Fatwa: # 18614
Category: Beliefs
Country: United Arab Emirates
Date: 23rd April 2010


i want to ask that the baralvi say (ya rasoollah) which is not good or not allowed than why some body when cross the grave yard they say (ya ahlal qaboor) is it right to say if yes...


i want to ask that the baralvi say (ya rasoollah) which is not good or not allowed than why some body when cross the grave yard they say (ya ahlal qaboor) is it right to say if yes then or if not then y..if it is right then it means that it is also right to say(ya rasollah)..plz can u explan in the light of Quran and hadith..i will be very thank ful to u. and my next Question is that i want to take a suggestion from u mufti saab that i m a student of mbbs studying in china and i m in 2nd year..my age is 22 ...i want to take deene ilam..i think that after my completion of mbbs i will  learn the course of ilam. can u suggest me a right path..after completion of my mbbs my age will be 25...and also tell me the names of madrassa in pakistan..Asalamoalikum.



In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh


1) When visiting or passing by the graveyard of Muslims, the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) has taught us to say these words:


السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا أَهْلَ الْقُبُورِ يَغْفِرُ اللَّهُ لَنَا وَلَكُمْ أَنْتُمْ سَلَفُنَا وَنَحْنُ بِالْأَثَرِ


 “Peace be upon you O people of the graves. You have preceded us, and we will join you.”


The reason why we use second person pronoun is that according to the hadith, the people in the grave can actually hear the person saying salaam to them. And they even reply back. However, the living cannot hear them.


(Mirqatul Mafatih vol. 4 pg. 255-256, Maktaba Rasheediya)


Therefore, how can one use this to substantiate believing that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) is haazir and naazir i.e. omnipresent and omniscient?


The Barelwis, when they say ‘Ya Rasulallah’, say it believing that Rasulullah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) is haazir and naazir. It is this belief that is against the teachings of Islam, because according to Islamic teachings, only Allah Ta’ala has total and perfect knowledge of everything.


In other words, when the Barelwis say ‘Ya Rasulullah’, they say it with a corrupt and non-Islamic belief. However, when we say ‘Ya Ahlal Quboor’ we do not say it with any corrupt and non-Islamic belief. Therefore, how can one use the later to justify the former?



2) May Allah Ta’ala accept your pious intentions and may He make you a pious and righteous Alim of deen. In Karachi, , some of the famous madrasas are:


-          Darul Uloom Karachi, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi

-          Jamia Uloom-e Islamia, Binnori Town, Karachi

-          Jamia Binoria, S.I.T.E. Karachi

-          Jamia Farooqia, Shah Faisal Colony, Karachi


And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum


Ml. Faizal Riza
Correspondence Iftā Student, Australia


Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā

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