Talking to a Deceased
Question :

When a person dies, can we talk to him/her? Can a deceased person hear our voice?

Answer :

We have no way of knowing the status of the dead and their relationship to this world. However, it was reported that it is recommended to indoctrinate him before the burial, perform recommended acts on behalf of the dead and it was reported in some narrations that they benefit from the reward of such deeds.

Burial
Question :

If the body of the deceased is crooked, is it necessary to straighten his body and legs for burial, or do we bury him the way he is?

Answer :

If his body is bent like that permanently in such a way that it cannot be placed straight, then it is not obligatory to straighten the body.

Artificial Tooth
Question :

If somebody places permanent artificial teeth in his mouth, will they need to be removed when he dies, or can he be buried with them?

Answer :

It is permissible to leave them in the body of the deceased and bury him with it.

Burying the Body of the Deceased in a Coffin
Question :

Is it allowed to bury the dead in a coffin?

Answer :

It is permissible to bury the body of the deceased in a coffin.

Placing Something with the Deceased
Question :

What is the rule about placing a symbolic things and personal effects with the deceased in the grave, like burying a girl's doll with her?

Answer :

It is permissible place items such as dolls in the grave; but, one should be concerned about what benefits the deceased in his grave.

Placing a Deceased in a Previously Used Grave
Question :

Can we bury a man in the same grave in which his grandfather was buried in?

Answer :

If the corpse of the deceased previously buried in that grave has completely decayed and become earth, in such a way that the grave is no longer considered as his grave, then one can bury another deceased in it.

Miscarriage
Question :

At what gestational age should the deceased baby be buried?

Answer :

It is obligatory to bury the miscarried fetus at all stages. However, if its body and limbs are complete in its basic formation, it is obligatory to give it Ghusl, and apply the camphor on its body and place it into a Kafan (burial shroud) before burying it. The said applies based on an obligatory precaution if the age of the embryo is less than four months.

Tombstone
Question :

Is it obligatory in Islam to have a tombstone - be it recumbent or standing - on the grave?

Answer :

No, it is not obligatory.