Sunday 8 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 25 October 2020
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Does a tree growing on the grave indicate that the deceased person was righteous?

Question

I noticed that some people, when they see a tree growing on a grave, they describe the occupant of the grave as having such and such characteristics. If a tree grows on a grave does it mean anything?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

There is no basis for this. If trees or other plants grow on graves it is not a sign that their occupants were righteous. That is a false notion. Trees may grow on the graves of righteous and evil people alike, not only on the graves of the righteous. We should not be deceived by the claims of the myth-makers and followers of deviant beliefs who claim otherwise. And Allaah is the One Whose help we seek. 

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Source: Kitaab Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 4, p. 380