Tag Archives: Graves

The Etiquette of Visiting Graves in Islam

Praise be to Allah. Visiting graves to pray to their occupants or seek their help or ask them to intercede – this is a reprehensible action, and indeed it is major shirk. It is not permissible to build mosques or domes etc over graves, because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.” (Sahih – agreed upon). And because it was narrated from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) in al-Sahih that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade plastering over graves, sitting on them and erecting structures Read more ...

Ramadan : We are Human, we eat Food

Fasting is difficult in the hot weather isn't it? Pretty much everyone around the world today will have felt thirsty and possibly a tad hungry too. So perhaps it's understandable that many people don't get it when we praise fasting and say it's the gateway to the Divine. Being able to fast the month of Ramadan is truly a gift and requires some sacrifice and determination, if you wish to truly benefit from this gift and protect this trust. For most people, fasting is a mission and therefore sadly few fast outside of Ramadan. It's a struggle. But that's the rules of the game - the very special amongst us such as the Prophets and Companions of Rasulullah Read more ...