2) Is it permissible to visit the graves of pious people? What about singing qawali and doing dhamaal there?
2) Yes, it is permissible to visit the graves of pious people provided that one does not engage in any type of bid’ah (innovation) there. Qawali is prohibited in Islam. What is dhamaal? If dhamaal is to sing and to dance then it is also strictly prohibited in Islam.
(Raddul Muhtaar: 2/242, Saeed; Fatawa Mahmudiya: 9/195)
Mufti Faizal Riza