Come to think of it.. it is actually for us. The ones left behind.
In movies, I see those who frequent the cemetery would bring flowers or anything to lay on the grave. Here, at the Muslim graveyard, we don’t get flowers but sit there for a while and recite Surah Yasin as a gift for the deceased. Hoping that their space will be lit with Nur and that they are resting in peace.
At the place where we buried mom, the individual plots have grass on top and sometimes some sort of plant. We would water the soil on every visit. In a way, I guess it is comforting to see that the plants we water would thrive well. It also serves as a reminder that we should visit more often. Make dua more often too.
I should visit more often.