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What is the ruling on visiting the graveyard on Eid day and Eid night?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. What is the ruling on visiting the graveyard on Eid day and Eid night? My family visits the graveyards on Eid Days and Eid nights and if any of us do not join them, my family and my father reprimands us as if we have committed a sin? What’s the ruling?


A. Visiting the graveyard on any day and at any time is considered Mustahab (preferable) and an act of great virtue. (Shaami 2/242).

To consider it compulsory or necessary to visit the graveyard on the days of Eid specifically, as in the enquired case, will be an act of Bidah (innovation) in Deen.

Therefore, it will remain Mustahab (preferable) to visit the graveyard on any day and at any time including the days and nights of Eid. However, it should not be considered compulsory nor should one be frowned upon or reprimanded for not doing so.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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