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Funerals in the Bahá’í Faith are characterized by not embalming, a prohibition against cremation, using a chrysolite or hardwood casket, wrapping the body in silk or cotton, burial not farther than an hour (including flights) from the place of death, and placing a ring on the deceased’s finger stating, “I came forth from God, and return unto Him, detached from all save Him, holding fast to His Name, the Merciful, the Compassionate. ” The Bahá’í funeral service also contains the only prayer that’s permitted to be read as a group – congregational prayer, although most of the prayer is read by one person in the gathering. The Bahá’í decedent often controls some aspects of the Bahá’í funeral service, since leaving a will and testament is a requirement for Bahá’ís. Since there is no Bahá’í clergy, services are usually conducted under the guise, or with the assistance of, a Local Spiritual Assembly.