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Continuing to use a graveyard that is full


A graveyard had been completely utilised and no spaces were available, but bereaved families insisted on burying their dead there, even though spaces  revealed bones  of previous dead bodies. Would it be acceptable to bury your dead in a graveyard which was completely full even if your forefathers were buried there? In addition, if there was a nearby graveyard that had spaces available for burial, but families disregarded this site; is it permissible to bury your dead in the old graveyard under these circumstances?


It is vehemently disallowed and it is Haram (forbidden).

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

Imam Ahmad Rida Khan رحمة الله تعالى عليه

Translation by Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari Translator of Majestic Quran,