Selling one’s late mothers bangles to pay for her headstone

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can I sell my mothers gold bangles and use the money to pay for her grave headstone? She didn’t assign her gold to any person/children.


A: It is not permissible. Purchasing a headstone is not from among the burial expenses, and therefore cannot be paid from the estate. The gold bangles will form part of the estate and will have to be distributed among the heirs according to the stipulated shares of inheritance.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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