The du’a when entering a graveyard

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Can you reference this du’a for the graveyard

السلام عليكم يا أهل القبور يغفر الله لنا ولكم أنتم سلفنا ونحن بالأثر

As salamu ‘alaykum ya ahlal qubur yaghfirullahu lana wa lakum antum salafuna wa nahnu bil athar



Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this du’a. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had recited this du’a when he passed by some graves in Madinah Munawwarah.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1053. Also see: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 249 and 975)



Peace be upon you inhabitants of the grave! May Allah forgive us and you. You are our predecessors and we are to follow you.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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