Is it appropriate to pour water on the grave? How does our religion view this practice?

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Is it appropriate to pour water on the grave? How does our religion view this practice?

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Water can be poured on the grave after the dead body is buried in order to make the soil stay firm.

It is narrated that the greenery on the grave helps the person in the grave and that the worshipping of the greenery is written in the book of deeds of the person in the grave. The reason why water is poured may be to make the grass and seeds sprout and turn green quickly and lengthen the life of the greenery.

When the water is poured, the soil covering the grave settles and is prevented from being moved away by the wind.

Besides, it prevents the soil from slumping and the dead body from being exposed and being harmed by wild animals.

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