Removing tree branches and ashes from the cemetery of Bish
Q: We would like to inform your Eminence that a citizen named
Ahmad Musa Kharmy
submitted petition no. (2105) on 17/6/1417 A.H. to the municipality, in which he expressed his wish to volunteer to remove
tree branches and ashes from the cemetery of Bish for the sake of Allah.
In order to preserve the sanctity of the dead, we would like your Eminence to review the matter and guide us as to the legal course of action so that we may allow the above mentioned citizen to clear the branches and ashes from the cemetery and assist him in taking them outside the cemetery walls.
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If the tree branches and ashes, which may contain thorns and the like, cause damage to the cemetery in any manner or pose any harm to people during the burial or during their visits, then there is no objection to removing them provided that this be conducted through the municipality or under its supervision using manual tools that do not cause any damage to the graves and which will preserve the sanctity of the dead.May Allah grant you success! May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions!