Visiting The Graveyard Daily

Question

A mother of one of my friends passed away 3 weeks ago. It was a sudden death. It was a very big shock for everyone.

He wants to know if he goes to the cemetery every day for a few minutes would that be a problem?

Answer

 There is no harm in visiting the graveyard in fact it is beneficial. The Hadith states that there are great lessons to be taken by visiting the graveyard. In another Hadith Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam is reported to have said, “Visiting the graveyard softens the heart, causes tears to flow and reminds one of the hereafter, therefore visit the graveyard.” 

There would hence be no problem for this person to visit the cemetery even every day for a few minutes. However, he should not regard it as compulsory to visit the cemetery everyday with such punctuality that he regards it as a sin to miss a single day. To avoid creating the impression that he regards daily visits as being compulsory, he should occasionally leave a gap of a day or two. Visiting the graveyard is to remind us of the Hereafter which is our final abode. 

A person may recite for his deceased family members from anywhere in the world. It is not necessary to be present at the graveyard. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

(يجب) وظاهر الآية أنه فرض نهر ج ٦ ٥ نهيتكم عن زيارة القبور فزوروها فإن فيها عبرة 

عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: فزوروها فإنها ترق القلب ، وتدمع العين ، وتذكر الآخرة فزوروا ، ولا تقولوا هجرا ” 

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