Imam Abu Hanifah and building on graves


by SunniMuslim

It says in Sharh Mukhtasar al-Karkhi by al-Quduri al-Hanafi (d. 428):

وكره أبو حنيفة البناء على القبر

Abu Hanifah deemed building over graves makruh [tahrimi].” (Quoted in the footnote to Kitab al-Athar, 2:191)

Also in Bada’i’ al-Sana’i’ by al-Kasani al-Hanafi (d. 587):

وكره أبو حنيفة رحمه الله البناء على القبور

“Abu Hanifah deemed building over graves makruh [tahrimi]”

In Radd al-Muhtar of Ibn ‘Abidin al-Shami al-Hanafi (d. 1252):

وأما البناء عليه فلم أر من اختار جوازه

“As for building over it [i.e. the grave] I have not seen any who have preferred its permissibility.”

Meaning, there are no Hanafi jurists up to his time that he had come across that allowed building over graves.

Then he said:

وعن أبي حنيفة يكره أن يبنى عليه بناء من بيت أو قبة أو نحو ذلك

“And it was narrated from Abu Hanifah: It is makruh to construct a building over it, whether a house or a dome/tent or the like of that.”

In Hashiyat al-Tahtawi ‘ala Maraqi al-Fallah:

ولا يجصص به قالت الثلاثة

“It is not to be plastered. The three [Imams, Abu Hanifah, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad] stated this.”

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