Fatwa: # 17867
Category: Beliefs
Country: South Africa
Date: 24th April 2009

Title

Is it permissable or is it "Bidah" to visit a Wali's grave recite yasin and place your forehead and hands on the grave (like in sajda) and to ask the wali to make dua on your behalf for whatever you require. I refer to Badsha Peer, Soofie Saheb etc.

Question

Is it permissable or is it "Bidah" to visit a Wali's grave recite yasin and place your forehead and hands on the grave (like in sajda) and to ask the wali to make dua on your behalf for whatever you require. I refer to Badsha Peer, Soofie Saheb etc.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

It is advisable to visit the graveyard as much as possible as this reminds one of death and inspires one to prepare for ones final abode in the hereafter. When visiting any grave, it is advisable to make Dua (supplication) for the deceased. When making Dua, one should ask directly from Allah Taa’la and not from the deceased. However one could ask Allah Ta’la through the Waseela (intermediary) of the deceased.

Making Sajdah to a grave with the intention of showing honour, greeting etc is Haraam. If it is done with the intention of Ibaadat (worship) it will be Shirk (polytheism) and Kufr (disbelief). However to recite Quraan by the grave is permissible.

{Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah v3 pg231}

And Allah knows best

Wassalamu Alaikum

Ml. Mohammed Moola,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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