Crossing a water pipe through the grave yard

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Q: I want to cross a water pipe that may be ¾” to 2” in diameter from a grave yard nearer to my home to access the water from a water well beside the grave yard. Moreover I also want to clear that the grave yard is almost full of graves and a new grave yard has been inaugurated in the village. Old Grave yard has also a boundary of concrete pillars having barbed wire and I will layout the pipe with the pillars from grave yard side without damaging any grave or pillar because graves are a bit far from the pillars. Please let me know that according to Islamic Point of View, it is permissible to cross the water pipe from a grave yard or not?


A: We advise you to the best of your ability not to use the graveyard property. Rather let the pipes run alongside the graveyard.

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


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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