Building a wall around a grave to prevent drain water from gathering around it

Q: During the rainy season, water and water from the drain gets collected by the side of my father's grave. Is it right to build a small wall around the grave to prevent the grave from getting contaminated with the water?

A: If the grave is on your private land then you may erect a wall for this purpose. If it is a waqf property then you may think of another way to drain out the water.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)