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Allahu Akhbar. Bismillah Arrahmani Arrahim. Peace and blessings of Islam to everyone.

Before I became a Muslim, I planted two trees on top of my Muslim friend’s grave. They are growing well. After two and a half years now, the mother of my friend has objected to the trees and wants them removed. They are 2m tall already. I became a Muslim one and a half years ago. I am now aware of the ruling that it is Makrooh (Makrooh: it is not forbidden, but it's better not to do) to cut trees in graveyards. What should I do about this situation? Can the trees be cut down without violating any Islamic rule?

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              In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful

According to your inquiry as you asked

What should I do about this situation? Can the trees be cut down without violating any Islamic rule?

Firstly as you have mentioned, it would be better if you avoid cutting the trees. Since based on my research, cutting down the trees and especially cutting down the tree "date" is Makruh, consequently endeavor stop cutting it down as much as possible.

Secondly, as you and I pointed out, cutting down the trees is considered as a Makruh act, not a haram act. Therefore you are free to cut it down or not. So, as you probably are aware, makruh doesn’t mean haram. In other word, Allah will not punish you for makruh, haply makruh means it is better if you leave doing that. Then you can cut it down if there is a more important matter if you have to grub it up.


Reference:

wikifeqh.ir

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You should cut the tree if its growing on top of the grave. You are only permitted to keep some leaves or flowers on top of the grave as cited in the answer to a similar question here:

Is planting on the graves forbidden?

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