Women visiting the graveyard

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1. Further to your advice that grave photography is undesirable, please advise in detail.

2. Are women forbidden to visit the graveyard? Under what circumstances are women forbidden to join salatul-Janazah?



1. We have prepared a kitaab on this topic. This issue has been discussed in great detail in the kitaab. You may refer to it

2. Refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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