Purchasing a grave in advance

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Q: Some people reserve a piece of land for their graves in their lives so that after their demise their graves could remain near their passed away relatives. My question is that keeping this thing in mind, is it permissible to do so? If not than is it permissible for any other reason?


A: The Fuqaha have written that it is makrooh for one to purchase the grave in advance.

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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