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A Non-Muslim Visiting a Muslim Grave

Question: How should a non-Muslim visit a Muslim grave?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

It is perfectly fine for a non-Muslim to visit a Muslim grave (Mawahib al Jalil, Hattab).

When they go to visit the dead Muslim, they should not pray for them but only call upon God Himself. They should also dress modestly.

It may well be that the dead hears the prayers and words of the people visiting them.

Please also see:
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/can-the-dead-hear-us/

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

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