Question 6: My son and I arrived after my wife had died. We attended the funeral and helped in burying her. My son, her cousin and I placed her in the grave, but I heard that it is impermissible for me to place her in the grave. Is this true? If so, is there a Kaffaarah (expiation) I can do for this?
Answer: It is permissible for you to place your dead wife in the grave. Those who say you do not have the right to do so are wrong. You do not have to pay Kaffaarah. On the contrary, you are going to be rewarded In-shaa’-Allaah (if Allaah wills)… read more here.