Being buried in partners grave

Sep 29, 2021 | Death and Burial


My question is that If I die first than I want my husband to be buried in the same grave of mine. Is it allowed in Islam ? Also I want to ask that if my husband dies first and when I die can I be buried in the same grave of my husband?
The reason for burial in the same grave for both of us is because he is always in fikr and worry to spread deen and always in the path of Allah. I am at home taking care of home and kids. So I have read it somewhere that good person’s grave is always showered with blessings and I want to be in it.
Please advice that is it allowed in Islam.
May Allah accepts your effort and give rewards in both of the worlds.


It is not permissible to bury a person in the grave of another without a strong need. For example, if there was a plague and many people died at once and it was not possible to bury them all in individual graves, there could be scope to bury people together in a single grave. The reason mentioned in the question will not be considered a strong need, hence it will not be permissible for you to be buried in your husbands grave or vice versa.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 233)
أنه لا يدفن اثنان في قبر إلا لضرورة، وهذا في الابتداء، وكذا بعده. قال في الفتح، ولا يحفر قبر لدفن آخر إلا إن بلي الأول فلم يبق له عظم إلا أن لا يوجد فتضم عظام الأول ويجعل بينهما حاجز من تراب

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel