Establishing buildings in cemeteries

A: The land that is used for burying the dead is a Waqf (endowment) confined to those who were buried there. No one, whether rich or poor, is allowed either to use it for building a house for themselves or to dispose of it for any private purpose. This even applies if the land is unused. The earth of Allah (Exalted be He) is spacious and there are many ways to obtain that which is pure and Halal (lawful). Thus, Muslims should follow the ways of Halal which are made easy for them. There are so many of these ways! Then, let Muslims avoid all that Allah (Exalted be He) made Haram (prohibited) for He says: And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.