Specifying an area in the Masjid to bury the person who built it or any other person

Question: Some benevolent people build Masjids (mosques) at their expense and specify a space at the side or in front of these Masjids for themselves or their families to be buried in. They do so thinking that this is a means of drawing closer to Allaah. Some scholars have told them that it is permissible to place a grave near the Masjid (mosque) or in front of it provided that they build a wall to separate the Masjid from the grave.

Answer: It is not permissible to specify an area in the Masjid to bury the person who built it at his expense or any other person, because there are substantiated evidence indicating that it is not permissible to build Masjids on the graves… read more here.

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