Planting a fig tree

Q: My husband and I recently planted a fig tree in our yard and my mum has advised us to remove it. She said that jinns are known to live on the fig tree more frequently than other trees. Please can you advise me if there is any truth to this and if yes please refer me to the hadith or section in the Quran.

A: Don't pay attention to superstitions. There is no problem with planting a fig tree.  

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)