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How should graves be dug to avoid harming those living near

Question:

Can graveyards cause health issues for the surrounding inhabitants?

Answer:

According to Shari’ah, graves should be dug deep and at least half the height of a normal person, in order to avoid any health problems for surrounding inhabitants.

Thousands of people live within close proximity to graveyards and many people choose to live near the graves. As a result of these guidelines, we do not see any health issues associated with them.

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, www.majesticquran.co.uk