Throwing three handfuls of sand in the grave before using a spade

Q: After laying the deceased in the qabr, does one have to first throw three handfuls, and then use the spade or just using the spade suffices.

A: Both ways are permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)