Planting flowers on graves

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What is the Shar’ee law of planting flowers or planting trees on graves?


A: There is no basis for this. It was not the general practice of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum).

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

فترى العامة يلقون الزهور على القبور، لا أصل لها في الدين ولا مستند لها من الكتاب والسنة (معارف السنن 1/265)

Answered by:

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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