The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, didn't put palm branches in graves
Fatwa No: 91703

  • Fatwa Date:1-4-2006 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 3, 1427
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Question

When my father was buried, a palm branch was buried with him. Is this permissible or not?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

According to the most preponderant opinion of the scholars may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them putting green palm-tree leaves on graves is something peculiar to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) because of the evidence that is reported in this regard. As regards putting palm branches stripped of their leaves inside the grave with the dead, this is something that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) never did. Therefore, you must shun such an action. Moreover, the difference of opinion among the scholars may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them is only regarding putting this kind of leaves on graves.

Allaah Knows best.

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