I hope all the team at eshaykh is well and Allah makes the continuation of your good work easier.
My question is concerned with Muslim headstones. My father passed away a couple of years ago and we are still to arrange a headstone to be placed on the grave. Currently there is a simple wooden plaque identifying the grave.
Is there permission and permissibility for headstones and if there is what is the Sunnah approach – what should the headstone include or not include?
We live in the UK and although the cemetery is sectioned with two large Muslim Areas – there are ‘non-Muslim’ areas and people often come and walk there dogs / allow there dogs to roam in the area.
wa `alaykum salam,
There is no harm in placing of Headstone which may include besides the name the dates of birth and death.