• Prayers & Duties >> Death & Funeral

    Question ID: 168566Country: India

    Title: Looking after the Graves

    Question: How long one can look after the graves? After buried a person, after sometime the grave is sink into the ground. For how long it can be managed or it is makrooh to manage?

    Answer ID: 168566

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 606/541/M=06/1440)


    There is no need to look after the graves regularly. If the grave is new or only a short time has passed and the grave is swamped then it may be repaired with soil etc. there is no harm in it according to Shariah.

    وإذا خربت القبور فلا بأس بتطيينها وهو الأصح وعليه الفتوى (هنديه)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India