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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 ...

Picture Perfect : Death is certain, Age is not

Allah says: “Everyone shall taste death. And only on the day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the fire and admitted to Paradise he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).” (Surah Al-‘Imran 3:175) Allah says: “And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the agonies of death, while the angels are stretching forth their hands saying, “Deliver your souls! This day you shall be recompensed with the torment of degradation because of what you used to utter against Allah other than the truth. And you used to reject His ayat (proofs, Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Etiquette of visiting a Graveyard

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Educating the visitors about the Etiquette of visiting a Graveyard, Uhud in Madinah.

Three Arm Lengths For Everyone

Behlool liked to visit the graveyards. "People here are good friends," he used to say. "They do not backbite." Once, he sat in a corner of a graveyard. With a long stick he started prodding at some of the old skulls which were scattered around. Harun Rashid, the king, passed by and saw him. "O Behlool! What are you doing?" "Oh, nothing very important," said Behlool, "I am just trying to find out whether the skulls belong to kings or paupers. They are all the same." "And what is this stick for?" Harun asked. "Well, I am just measuring the earth," replied Behlool. "Measuring the earth? What are your findings?" Harun joked. "It is one and the same, Read more ...

Al-Baqi : The Madinah Graveyard

Al-Baqi is the principal graveyard of the people of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and has been so since the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Of all of the historic places in Madinah, it is the closest to Al-Masjid An-Nabawi (the Prophet’s Mosque). It is located opposite the southeastern section of the wall of the masjid. Recently, some contiguous property was added to it to increase the land area available for burials. An imposing new, high marble-clad wall has been erected around the entire perimeter of Al-Baqi, so that the old and new areas have been united. Its total area was increased to 56,000 square meters (13.8 acres). Read more ...