I am afraid the issue of
cremation never arose during the life of the Prophet (sws). Therefore, we do not
have any Qur’anic verse or a prophetic saying in this regard. The Sunnah
(practices established as a part of the religion) requires the Muslims to bury
their dead after washing the corpse and clothing it in a shroud. This practice
is based on divine guidance, and it distinguishes the Muslim tradition from
others. We see that all three Abrahamic religious traditions follow this
practice. Therefore, we believe that cremation should be avoided.