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Yes, it is allowed, although I am not aware of any traditions recommending it.

However, I think it is better not to use plastic flowers (which you see in some places instead of real flowers) for environmental reasons.

We do not have any Hadeeth or narration or practice of Ulama to place flowers on the grave. It is a habit from non Muslims. It can be waste of money. The deceased will get no benefit from it. It is good to pay the cost of the flowers to poor and needy on behalf of the deceased.


A lot of things are said about what is and is not possible regarding dreams about Ahl al-Bayt (A), however, as far as I know, most of them have no basis.

It is possible for the Shaytan to appear as something he is not; in fact, the main feature of Shaytan is deception. 

However, even if you were dreaming about something other than Ahl al-Bayt, there are a lot of things between Ahl al-Bayt and Shaytan that you could have been dreaming about. (Including your own subconscious!)

If, in your dream, the being told you to do something evil or which you know is wrong, it is good to ignore it. It doesn't really  matter where it came from. It could have been Shaytan or something else. 

If it told you to do something good, it is good to accept it.  

If it told you something else, you can also look into it and see if it is a beneficial or destructive thing. 

If it just stood there and didn't do anything, then it doesn't really matter - all you can say is, you don't know. 

So, I don't think you should worry too much about Shaytan being in your dreams. While it is good to be conscious of Shaytan's existence, it is not good to get too paranoid about it (indeed, that could also be a trick of Shaytan!). I think Shaytan is probably busy in other places and maybe doesn't have too much time for dreams unless there is some very specific reason why you think this is the case. 

(This is assuming you actually had a dream about this and are not just asking in general)

Yes, there are many authentic Hadeeths from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) encouraging building their shrines. In Kitab Al-Tahtheeb ( V.6, P. 22 ) which is one of our most authentic books of Hadeeth, narrated by 'Omara Ibn Zaid, from Abi 'Aamir the preacher of Hijaz who sai: I went to Abi Abdillah Jafar Ibn Mohammad ( Al-Sadiq) (AS) and asked him about the reward of visiting and building the shrine of Ameerul Mo'mineen (AS). Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq ( AS) narrated from his father, from his grand fathers, from Imam Ali, from the Prophet  (SAWA) great reward for those believers build the shrines of Ahlul Bayt (AS) and visit them. They will get special intercetion Shafa'ah of the Prophet and Ahlul Bayt and will be with the Prophet in the Paradise. Those who help in building the shrines of Ahlul Bayt (AS) will get the reward of helping the Prophet Sulaiman in building Baitul Maqdis holy Masjid.
There is another Hadeeth in this meaning in Al-Tahtheeb, V. 6, P. 107.