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    Question ID: 151Country: United Kingdom

    Title: Are you allowed to put a gravestone on a grave?

    Question: Are you allowed to put a gravestone on a grave?

    Answer ID: 151Posted on: Aug 30, 2020

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 378/J)

     

    To put a gravestone on a grave is allowed for identification purpose, but it should have only the name of the dead, not any Quranic verse:

    اخرج ابوداؤد (في سننہ ص 457 باب جمع الموتی قبر والقبر یعلم ، من ابواب الجنائز) باسناد جید ان رسول اللہ صلی اللہ وعلیہ وسلم حمل حجراً فوضعھا عند راس عثمان بن مظعون وقال اتعلم بھا قبر اخي و ادفن الیہ من مات من اھلي۔ (رد المحتار، 3/144، ط زکریا، دیوبند)

    And, if there is no need for identification then one should not put a gravestone.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India