The legality of Pilgrimage to Grave

Islamic Shariah Today: Hi all readers! Pilgrimage to grave is one of the rituals in Islam that is still practiced by many Muslims. On the other hand, there are some Muslims who are concerned about it. They consider that pilgrimage to grave is one of the rituals that should not be done. For this reason, in this article I will explain the legality of pilgrimage to grave.

As usual, before I explain this article, I will first quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows;

عَنْ بُرَيْدَةَ بْنِ الْحَصِيْبِ الْأَسْلَمِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ كُنْتُ نَهَيْتُكُمْ عَنْ زِيَارَةِ الْقُبُوْرِ فَزُوْرُوْهَا . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Buraidah bin al-Hashib al-Aslami radliyallahu Taala ‘anhu, he said, “Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “I once forbade you to pilgrimage to grave. (Now) pilgrimage the grave.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.


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There are some important things about the above hadith that we need to know;

One; The hadith explains that pilgrimage to grave is permissible, even though it was once banned.

Two; The main purpose of pilgrimage to grave is to pray for people who have died and so that people who make pilgrimage to grave can better embrace death.

Three; There are differences of opinion about the legality of pilgrimage to grave for women. Some say that women are forbidden to make the pilgrimage because of their little patience. But there are also those who say that women are allowed to make pilgrimage to grave like men.

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of this article. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you in the next article!


Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 198-199.


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