Q. Can a Muslim be buried in a coffin or casket and can a Muslim sell them?
A. In normal circumstances, it is disliked (Makrooh) to use a coffin or casket to bury the deceased’s body. However, if there is a need for it, such as the ground being soft, wet or loose, it would be permitted to use a coffin or casket to bury the deceased’s body to protect the deceased’s body from being exposed.
In regards to the sale of coffins or caskets, there is no prohibition for a Muslim to sell coffins or caskets. The income derived from the sale of coffins or caskets is permissible. (Shaami 2/234 – Durarul Hukkaam 1/167 – Al Bahrur-Raaiq 2/209)
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa