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Muslims can be buried or cremated.
Muslims are buried facing Madinah.
Muslims may ask Allah for help when they are dying.
Muslim funerals take place after one week.
The body is wrapped in white cloth.
Muslims prefer not to use coffins.
Allah will put the bodies back together after death.
Muslims read Surah 2 at the graveside.
Graves are raised above ground level.