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Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Question: Please inform us about the legislated way for visiting the graves. If the supplicant supplicates for the dead, are blessings received by the (one in the) grave, please explain?

Answer: Yes, blessings are received by the (one in the) grave. And send salutations upon them saying: “Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings. Peace be upon you so and so and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings. O Allaah, forgive him. O Allaah, have mercy on him.” [1]

Ibn ‘Umar (رضى الله عنهما) would, if he visited the grave of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) would say: “Peace be upon you O Messenger of Allaah and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings.” Then he would pause and say: “Peace be upon you O Abu Bakr and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings.” Then he would say: “Peace be upon you O my father and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings.”

He greeted them and he departed. And the graves received the blessings but he did not recite the Qur’aan upon them. And he did not pray towards the graves. All these are from the ways of shirk. And he did not lengthen his visit. Rather, he greeted them and departed.

[1] Transliteration of the du’a: As Salaamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu. As Salaamu ‘Alaika Ya Fulaan Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakatuhu. Allaahumma Aghfir Lahu. Allaahumma Arhamahu.

Written by/Said by: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ar-Rajhi
Taken from: Ajwibah Mufeedah 'An As'ilah 'Adeedah