What Is the Ruling of Having the Names of Allah on the Gravestones

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Fatwa ID: 05421

 

Answered by: Mufti Belaal Ahmed 

 

Question

 

What is the hukm of putting a name that has Allah like Amanullah on a gravestone?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

In regards to gravestone fuqaha have mentioned that one may only place a gravestone in order to recognize whose grave it is, now in regards to names with Allah it is best not to place the name on the gravestone and maybe just use initials so one can recognize the graves,

 

With regards to Quranic verses and Allah’s names on the gravestones, one should be very careful and avoid doing so as this can be a result of disrespect.[i]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Mufti Belaal Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

 

 

 

[i] Raddul Muhtar vol 2 pg 238

 

 

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