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Ruling 619

It is recommended that the grave be four-sided, and raised to the height of four fingers from the ground. A sign should be kept over it so that it is not mistaken, and water should be splashed over it. After splashing water over it, those who are present should place their hands on the grave, spread their fingers, press them into the soil, recite the blessed Sūrat al-Qadr74 seven times, ask forgiveness for the deceased, and recite this duʿāʾ:

اَللّٰهُمَّ جَافِ الْأَرْضَ عَنْ جَنْـبَـیْهِ (جَنْـبَـيْـهَا)، وَ أَصْعِدْ إِلَیْكَ رُوحَهُ (رُوحَهَا)، وَ لَقِّهِ (لَقِّهَا) مِنْكَ رِضْوَاناً، وَ أَسْكِنْ قَـبْـرَهُ (قَـبْـرَها) مِن رَّحْمَتِكَ مَا تُـغْنِيهِ (تُـغْنِيهَا) بِهِ عَن رَّحْمَةِ مَنْ سِوَاكَ

allāhumma jāfil arḍa ʿan jambayh (jambayhā), wa aṣʿid ilayka ruḥahu (ruḥahā), wa laqqihi (laqqihā) minka riḍwānā, wa askin qabrahu (qabrahā) min raḥmatika mā tughnīhi (tughnīhā) bihi ʿan raḥmati man siwāk

O Allah! Make the ground spacious for him (her) on both of his (her) sides, and elevate his (her) soul, and direct Your pleasure to him (her), and settle Your mercy in his (her) grave, which will make him (her) needless of the mercy of anyone other than You.

74 Chapter 97 of the Qur’an.