Intrusive Funeral procedures
Loss of a dear person is a painful experience, and it causes severe emotional pain and sorrow. In U.S., there are established funeral procedures that are intrusive or invasive, and these include embalming and cremation (burning) to relief the sadness of the families who lost their dearests.
One of these unnecessary funeral procedures is embalming, and it is a process that begins with the injection of about two gallons of fluid containing formaldehyde in the carotid artery to eject the blood from the jugular vein. After that, the bodily fluids of the stomach, urinary bladder and lung are vacuumed through aspiration punctures. Stitches in the mouth are performed to keep it closed and caps are placed on the eyes. Then the whole body is cleaned with a strong disinfectant. Finally, makeup is applied, and the deceased is dressed up for the visitation of his dearest people. http://www.chc.org.sg/_eng/download/Funeral-Procedure-Guide.pdf. After the funeral service, some deceased bodies undergo cremation, which is the burning the body in a high-temperature oven to turn it into ash.
Embalming procedures are similar to ancient Egyptians mummification procedures in keeping the body, while cremation procedures are commonly used in India; ancient Egyptians are unbelievers of the Heavenly God. Allah promised those unbelievers, for example the Pharaoh who fought with Moses, the fire of hell and a series of severe punishments by authorized Angels that begin immediately following death. The first type of punishment is the punishment of the grave and other punishments are continued on the Day of Judgment. http://quran.com/40/40-46.
In fact, the best thing to do to the lost dear person is to bury him or her without performing any of these procedures within 24 hours. Just ask the person who will prepare the funeral procedure to wash the body by soap and water, put cotton in the openings and wrap it in cloth coffin. Then the family may pray to the God (Allah in Arabic, Elohim in Hebrew) asking the God to forgive the deceased and guide him to walk on the straight path to the Paradise. Then the deceased should be buried in a grave in a safe cemetery. Other things that can help the deceased on the Day of Judgment is to pay charity to the poor and orphans in his honor while asking the God for him or her forgiveness.
Additionally, Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in one Heavenly God. So, they should choose the best funeral procedures to bury the dead body by sending him or her to be buried immediately without intrusive procedures. The family can use pictures or videos in the funeral services and ask visitors to pray to the God to place mercy and forgiveness upon the deceased and provide the family with patience. http://quran.com/55/24-28