Planting flowers on a grave and cordoning off the grave with bricks

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1. Is it permissible to plant flowers and plants on the kabr of the deceased.

2. Also advise if bricks are allowed to be built around the kabr.



1. Avoid this.

2. Cordoning off the grave with bricks in a privately owned graveyard is permissible. However, this is not permissible in a graveyard that is waqf .

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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