Islamic Burials Are in Graves, Not at Sea (Traditionally)
The correct Islamic traditions for burying the dead is not at sea. These are the correct burial methods:
…BURIAL OF THE DEAD BODY IN A GRAVE ON THEIR RIGHT SIDE WITH THEIR HEAD FACING MECCA!
Burial rituals should normally take place as soon as possible
Bathing the body, except in extraordinary circumstances (as in battle of Uhud)
After enshrouding the dead body in a white cotton or linen cloth. Funeral prayer is also included.
Here is one of many references: http://islam.about.com/cs/elderly/a/funerals.htm
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