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According to the Qatari Fatwa Authority, the human body possesses dignity even after death, therefore burning the body is not permitted. An authentic hadith tells us that breaking a corpse’s bones is similar to breaking a living person’s bones.
However, the Fatwa goes on to say that if burning human bodies is medically justified (for example when there is a large number of bodies and burying them is not an option, and the spread of disease may be feared because of the decaying bodies), then it is permitted.
And God knows best.
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