Pouring water on the graves

Q: Is it a sunnah to pour water over the graves when visiting or is it something of a tradition. Also, if it is sunnah, should it be done everytime or would it be better to do it seldomly since the graveyards are looked after with public money.


A: It is not a Sunnah to pour water on the grave when one visits the grave.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها ، قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : (من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد (رياض الصالحين)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)