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The ruling on placing an inscription on the grave stating the name of the deceased, the date of his…

By almaas Sep 8, 2020

The ruling on placing an inscription on the grave stating the name of the deceased, the date of his death etc.

“It is not permissible to write on the grave [i.e. headstone] of the deceased, neither Qur’anic Āyāt, nor anything else, whether in metal, on a sign or on anything else. This is because of what has been authentically reported from the Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ via the Hadeeth of Jābir رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ, he [صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ] *forbade plastering over the graves, sitting on them and building over them.* This was narrated by [Imām] Muslim in his Saheeh [Muslim] and [Imām] at-Tirmidhi, and [Imām] an-Nasa’i, added with an authentic chain of narrators, [‘and writing on them].’

Majmū Fatāwa wa Maqā’lāt 4/337 | Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Bāz [may Allāh have mercy on him].

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