I'm sorry about a really awkward question.

My hubby unexpectedly lost his best friend of 25+ years. He was Persian, though I don't know offhand if he was Muslim or Christian.

I'm trying to prepare myself for an cultural sensitivities and what I might need to do to follow suit if they go with a traditional Persian funeral. If any of you have any insight, or any websites I should check out, please let me know. Google hasn't been very helpful, other than in Iran most people are buried quickly and in linen (similar to my own Jewish background).

Also - are flowers acceptable?

Thank you.