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From which direction should the deceased be placed into the grave?

Question:

What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say: From which side should we place the dead body into the grave?

Answer:

It is written in Durr al-Mukhtar that it is Mustahab (preferred) to insert the deceased into the grave from the direction of Qibla.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

Imam Ahmad Rida Khan رحمة الله تعالى عليه

Translation by Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari Translator of Majestic Quran, www.majesticquran.co.uk