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The Sunnah to visit the Graves of the Believers and to Remember (Reflect) on Death

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  • The Sunnah to visit the Graves of the Believers and to Remember (Reflect) on Death


    It is the Sunnah to visit the graves of the believers.


    The Messenger of Allah :saw: said: "I forbade you to visit the graves but [now] do visit them!" (Muslim)

    Imam Nawawi comments saying, "It explicitly states that the prohibition of men visitation graves has been lifted, and scholars unanimously concur that visiting them is a sunna for men. As for women, there is a disagreement..." (Sharh Sahih Muslim)

    `A'isha - Allah be well-pleased with her said: "The Prophet :saw: forbade the visitation of graves then permitted it, and I think he :saw: said: `For, truly, they remind you of the hereafter.' (Narrated by al-Bazzar with a chain of trustworthy narrators as stated by al-Haythami (3:58).)

    What visitors say when they visit the graves.

    We relate in he Sahih of Muslim from Aishah who asked: "What should I say, Messenger of Allah?" That is, when visiting a grave. He :saw: replied, "Say, Peace be upon you, dwellers in these homes of the believers and Muslims. May Allah have mercy on those who have gone before you or us and those who come afterwards. We shall, if Allah wills, be joining you." (Muslim)

    We related with Sahih isnads from the Sunans of Abu Dawoud, an Nasai and Ibn Majah from Abu Hurayra who reported that the Messenger of Allah :saw: went out to a graveyard and said, "Peace be upon you, dwellers in the homes of thge believers. We shall, if Allah wills be joining you." (Abu Dawud, Nasai and Ibn Majah)

    And Allah knows best.
    My Blog ---> Reflections of the Traveler http://baraka.wordpress.com

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    Re: The Sunnah to visit the Graves of the Believers and to Remember (Reflect) on Deat

    jzk khair akhi

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      Re: The Sunnah to visit the Graves of the Believers and to Remember (Reflect) on Deat

      :jkk:
      And whoever puts their trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. - سورة الطلاق : 3

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        Re: The Sunnah to visit the Graves of the Believers and to Remember (Reflect) on Deat

        Originally posted by aMuslimForLife View Post
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        `A'isha - Allah be well-pleased with her said: "The Prophet :saw: forbade the visitation of graves then permitted it, and I think he :saw: said: `For, truly, they remind you of the hereafter.' (Narrated by al-Bazzar with a chain of trustworthy narrators as stated by al-Haythami (3:58).)
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        Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, :saw:, said, "Remember frequently the thing that cuts off pleasures," i.e. death." [-Sahih: at-Tirmidhi]

        Imam al Ghazali said, “The entire reason for this merit in that the remembrance of death must needs result in an aversion to the abode of beguilement and demand that one make preparations for the afterlife, while heedlessness of death summons one to indulgence in worldly desires.” (Ihya Ulum al Din)

        Imam al Ghazali also said, “KNOW THAT the heart of the man who is engrossed in this world and is given over to its vanities and harbors love for its appetites must certainly be neglectful of the remembrance of death. Thus failing to recall it, when reminded of it he finds it odious and shies away. Such are the people whom Allah has said, Say, "Indeed, death from which you flee - will surely meet you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the visible, and He will inform you about what you used to do." (62:8)

        "The Penitent man recalls death frequently, so that fear and apprehension might thereby proceed from his heart, making his repentance complete. It may be that he is in fear of of death lest it carry him off before his repentance is complete and before his provision for the journey are replenished; he is excusable in his aversion to death, and is not included in the saying of the Prophet :saw:, "Whoever would abhor meeting with Allah, Allah abhor meeting with him.' (Tabarani, al Mujam al Awsat -Suyuti, Sharh, 20) Such a man does not abhor death and meeting Allah, but only fears meeting with Allah passing him by as a result of his deficiency and remissness, He is like the man who is made late for a meeting with his beloved by busying himself with preparations for the encounter in a way that will find approval: he is not deemed to be reluctant about the meeting! The distinguishing mark of the penitent man in his constant preparation for this matter and his lack of any concern. Were he to be otherwise he would associate with the man engrossed in the world." (Ihya Ulum al Din)
        Last edited by aMuslimForLife; 27-10-16, 12:46 PM.
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          Re: The Sunnah to visit the Graves of the Believers and to Remember (Reflect) on Deat

          Originally posted by aMuslimForLife View Post
          Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, :saw:, said, "Remember frequently the thing that cuts off pleasures," i.e. death." [-Sahih: at-Tirmidhi]

          Imam al Ghazali said, “The entire reason for this merit in that the remembrance of death must needs result in an aversion to the abode of beguilement and demand that one make preparations for the afterlife, while heedlessness of death summons one to indulgence in worldly desires.” (Ihya Ulum al Din)

          Imam al Ghazali also said, “KNOW THAT the heart of the man who is engrossed in this world and is given over to its vanities and harbors love for its appetites must certainly be neglectful of the remembrance of death. Thus failing to recall it, when reminded of it he finds it odious and shies away. Such are the people whom Allah has said, Say, "Indeed, death from which you flee - will surely meet you. Then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the visible, and He will inform you about what you used to do." (62:8)

          "The Penitent man recalls death frequently, so that fear and apprehension might thereby proceed from his heart, making his repentance complete. It may be that he is in fear of of death lest it carry him off before his repentance is complete and before his provision for the journey are replenished; he is excusable in his aversion to death, and is not included in the saying of the Prophet :saw:, "Whoever would abhor meeting with Allah, Allah abhor meeting with him.' (Tabarani, al Mujam al Awsat -Suyuti, Sharh, 20) Such a man does not abhor death and meeting Allah, but only fears meeting with Allah passing him by as a result of his deficiency and remissness, He is like the man who is made late for a meeting with his beloved by busying himself with preparations for the encounter in a way that will find approval: he is not deemed to be reluctant about the meeting! The distinguishing mark of the penitent man in his constant preparation for this matter and his lack of any concern. Were he to be otherwise he would associate with the man engrossed in the world." (Ihya Ulum al Din)
          :jkk:
          ".......He giveth and spendeth (of His bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that cometh to thee from Allah increaseth in most of them (kuffar) their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy.Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every time they kindle the fire of war, Allah doth extinguish it;but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief."(5:64)

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