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Islamic Rules For a Cemetery. (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum In our city the government is giving us a place for an Islamic cemetary. I am involved in this project. The government asked us to note down the Islamic rules of a cemetery (for example Facing qibla). Could you kindly explain to us what the rules are […]

Is it permissible to erect gravestones at graves for identification?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: The only Muslim cemetery where I live is  controlled by a mosque of a different islamic sensibility. We have been trying to get their leader to allow us to bury our dead with gravestones, but their shaykh says it is shirk. Could you clarify the Hanafi position on gravestones? […]