Going to grave(Mazar) of Auliya Allah(Friends of Allah) : In The Light Of Quran And Sunnah

Assalamo alaikum,

I got following post from somewhere in internet. I will search for the source and give the reference here. May Allah(SWT) bless the original writer.

Assalam-o-Alaikum !
The issue under discussion is undoutedly sensitve because it has been made sensitive and disputable amongs Muslim Ummah since last few centuries.
Lets see its legitimacy in the light of Quran and Sunnah .. and .. not in the light of practices of people.

1. Ziyarat-ul-Quboor (Visiting or Seeing the graves)

The meaning of Ziyarat or Ziyarah are derived from Arabic root word “زَارَ، يَزُوْرُ، زَوْرًا، zaar, yazoor, Zaura” which means to meet, to see or to intend to go to someone… (Zubaidi : Taj-ul-Urus, 6: 477)

Meaning of Ziyarat are : to come to meet someone, or to meet closely, or to join, proclivity, effection are also meant by this word (Batrus Bustami, Moheet-ul-Moheet 384)

Usually this word is used for : to go to meet someone out of love, respect or effection (Fuyoomi Al-Misbah-ul-Munir 1 : 260)

Mazar means the place of Ziyarat (Ibn-e-Manzoor Afriqui, Lissan-ul-Arab 4 : 333)


In Islam, the practice of Ziyarah has a great significance as Quran in Surah Nissa 4: 64 says to Muslims who have done some unjust or sinns

when they were unjust to themselves, come to you (Holy Prophet (saw)) and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger (saw) had (also) asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.

Here comes the importance of Visiting someone who is dear to Allah. No doubt Allah is the one who gives forgiveness and mercy, but in this part of Quran, the unjust and sinner Muslims are directed to come to Holy Prophet (saw), and Holy Prophet (saw) would also ask to Allah to forgive that sinner (Recommendation or Intermediatoin), then the sinner would have found Allah oft-returning to mercy, The Merciful.

Since the whole Quran is perpatual, its teachings are also perpatual, this verse DOES NOT referes only to life of Holy Prophet (saw) rather its also valid for the rest of ages… for details please see the references :-

1..Ibn-e-Kathir tafseer-ul-quran, 1 : 519-520
2.. Behaqui Shob-ul-Iman, 3: 495-496
3.. Qurtabi, Al-jame-ul-Ahkam-ul-Quran, 5:265

Imam ibn-e-Qayyam (ra) in his ” Qaseed-tun-Nuniya” describes the virtues of Visitng Prophet’s (saw) grave:-

فکأنه فی القبر حيّ ناطق
فالواقفون نواکس الأذقان

Keep in mind & heart that Holy Prophet (saw) is alive in his grave and talks
So keep your head down when you stand in the court of Holy Prophet (saw).


Ibrahim bin Muhammad (ra) reported that Holy Prophet used to visit the graves of martyers of Ohud War in the beginning of year and said : السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْکُمْ بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَي الدَّارِ.
Salaam on you ! As a result of your patience, what a nice place you got in Akhirah
Abu Bakr, Umar and Usman (ra) also used to visit in the same way.

ref :-
1.. Abdur Razzaq al-musnaf : 3:573
2.. Aini , Umdat-ul-Qari, 8:70
3.. Tabri, Jami Al-Quran, 13:142
4.. Imam Suyuti, Dur-ul-Mansoor, 4:641
5.. Ibn-e-Kathir, tafseer-ul-Quran-ul-Azeem,

After Having made clear from Quranic Verse, lets see this subject in the light of Hadith :-

Holy Prophet (saw) said: “Do Visit the graves because this practice reminds the aakhirah (life hereafter)

1.. Muslim 2:671..976
2.. Haakim al-mustadrak: 1:531..1390

Blessings of Visiting Holy Prophet (saw)’s grave :-

Holy Prophet (saw) said : The one who Visits my grave, My intercession (Shifa’ah) is due for him (Essentially the visitor will get Shifa’ah) of the Holy Prophet (saw) on the day of judgement)
ref :
1. (Dar Qutni, Al-Sunnan 2: 278)
2. (Behaqui, Shohb-ul-Imaan 3: 490, and 4159 and 4160)
3. (Hakeem Tirmazi, Nawadirul Usool, 2 : 67)


Holy Quran In Sura Al-Kahf 18, in Verse 60 – 82, describes the event of Prophet Moses (Musa) (AS) when Allah (swt) ordered Moses to visit a Wali-Allah (Friend of Allah) Khidhar (AS) to seek knowledge and wisdome and Moses along with his servant, went in search of Khidhar.
We should remember that each Prophet’s practice is his sunnah and Prophet’s sunnah is always admissible, permissible and rightful in the eyes of Allah (swt) thats why Allah made it part of Quran.

(Note: the details can be read from Quranic translation of Sura Al-Kahf (The cave) verse 60 to 82).

Now Lets see the legitimacy in the light of Hadith :-

Hadith 1 –

Holy Prophet (saw) said in a Hadith Qudsi that Allah (swt) says “My Love is due for the people who Love each other only for the sake of My Love, Who sit close to each other only for my sake, Who go & meet each other only for My Willingness (Radha) and Who spend the money only for my Willingness ”

1. Imam Al-Malik, Al-Mo’ta 2: 953 : 1711
2. Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal, Al-Musnad : 5: 233 : 22083

Hadith 2 –

Holy Prophet (saw) said : The one who visited his parent’s grave (both or single) on Friday, he is forgiven (by Allah) and his name is mentioned in the list of righteous and pious people.

ref :
1.. Al-Tabrani, Mojam-ul-Ausat 6:185
2.. Behaqui , Shob-ul-Imaan : 6:201
3.. Suyooti, Durr-ul-Mansoor : 5:267



Muhammad bin Ibrahim (ra) reported : Holy Prophet (saw) used to visit the graves of martyers of Ohud, in the beginning of every year, and He used to say : السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْکُمْ بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَي الدَّارِ
and Abu Bakr, Umar and Usman also used to practice like this.

1.. Abdur Razzaq al-musnaf, 3:573
2.. Aini, umdat-ul-Qadri, 8:70
3.. Tabri Jam-ul-Bayan, 13:142
4.. Imam Suyuti, Durru-ul-mansoor, 4:641

Practice of Umar-e-Farooq (ra) :-

When Ka’ab Al-Ahbar accepted Islam, he was offered by great Sehabi & Ameer-ul-Momineen Hazrat Umar (RA) to visit the grave of Holy Propeht (saw). Ka’ab Al-Ahbar agreed and both visited the grave of Holy Prophet (saw), paid SALAM and then to grave of Hazrat Abu-Bakar Siddique (ra) and paid SALAM. Moreover the both performed 2 Rakah Nafl.

ref :-
1.. Waqdi, Futu-ush-Sham : 1:244
2… Hathmi, Al-johar Al-Munzam 27 . 28

Practice of Sayyeda Ayesha Siddiqua (ra).. She says ..

When the Holy Prophet (saw) and my father Abu-Bakr’s graves were in my House, I used to visit the graves without shaal (Hijaab) because they were my Husband & father. But when Umar (ra) was burried there, I swear, I never entered there without Hijaab because of Haya (modesty).

1.. Ahmad bin Hanbal, Al-musnad 6: 202
2.. Haakim, Al-mustadrak, 3:61 .. 4402

Important point : ARE THE ALL DEAD EQUAL ????

No, all dead people are not equal in the light of Quran & Sunnah

There are some beloved people of Allah (swt) who have sacrified their whole lives for the sake of Allah Almighty and they are blessed with another type of life which our minds cannot conceive …
as Quran says for the martyerd ..
“Do not even think they are dead, rather they are alive, they are given food by Allah, (Aal-Imran 3 : 169 )”
As we also see of practice and faith of Sehaba karam in the above Traditions, its clear that ..

The salam can not be said to dead people. Its only said to the one who can listens it. Neither the Hijaab can be made from dead people because Hijaab is only essential for a Na-Mehram who can see a Muslim Lady. Above practice of Umm-ul-momineen Ayesha Siddiqua (ra) expresses her views and faith that Umar was not dead like others rather he was able to see and listen even in grave.

In the light of above Quranic and Hadith fact, this misunderstanding should be removed from our minds that all the people are equal in the eyes of Allah Almighty because here Allah (swt) Himself has given a superior and higher kind of life after death to those who are killed in the way of Allah (swt).


Making Tomb (or Building) on a grave is also act of Sehaba and the first tomb was made by Sehaba was the Tomb of Holy Prophet (saw). for details .. lets see the Hadith below :-

Once the city of madina came under droughty (shortage of water/rain), the people complained to Ayesha (ra) and she suggested them ” Go & see the grave of Holy Prophet (saw) and open above small window (for ventilation) in the way that there should be no veil between grave and sky. As the people opend the window above the grave, heavy rain came and whole city got green after that rain. The camels got fed & fat and this year was called ” AAM-UL-FATAQ” (the year of excess).

1.. Daarmi, Assunan, 1:56 .. 92
2.. Ibn-e-Jaozi, Al-wafa be-Ahwal-lil-Mustafa, 817, 818 : 1534
3.. Sibki, al-shifa siqaam fi ziyarat-ul-khair-ul-anaam, 128

NOTE that Ayesha Siddiqua (ra) advised the people to open the window which was above the grave of holy Prophet (saw) with the angle that there should be no veil between grave and sky, which means there was already some building on the grave and no Sehabi (ra) dare to demolish that building even Abu-Bakar and Umar (ra) preffered to be burried under that building in the side of Holy Prophet (saw) and other Sehaba (ra) fulfilled their desire.
If making any building or Tomb on a grave was strictly forbidden and against the teachings of Islam, Holy Prophet (saw) himself would have ordered in His life not to build up any building, or Sehaba karam (ra) would have removed the building above the grave of Holy Prophet (saw). But the building was kept on the grave of Holy Prophet (saw).
And REMEMBER that act of Holy Prophet (saw) as well as act of Sehaba Karam (ra) is enough reason for us to practice.


Imam Shams-ud-din Sakhawi (ra) writes about the grave of Holy Prophet (saw)’s uncle Hamza (ra)’s grave :-

A Qubba (TOMB) was made on his grave and it was visited and was source of blessings (Barakah)

Sakhawi, Al-Tohfa-tul-Latifa 1:307

Now lets go ahead :-

Abdullah bin Umar, the son of Hazrat Umar (ra) used to visit the graves of Holy Prophet (saw), Abu Bakar and Umar (ra) and he used to say :-
السّلام عليک يا رسول اﷲ! السّلام عليک يا أبا بکر! السّلام عليک يا أبتاه!
Assalam-o-Alaika Oh Messenger of Allah, Assalam-o-Alaika Oh Abu-Bakar and Assalam-o-Alaika Oh my father !

1.. Abdur Razzaq al-musnaf, 3: 576 .. 6724
2.. Ibn-e-Abi-Shaibah, Almusnaf, 3 : 28.. 11793
3.. Behaqui, al-Sunan-ul-kubra, 5:245..10051
4.. Ibn-e-Ishaq Azdi, Fadhal-us-Salat Ala-Nabi (saw), 90,91.. 97-98

PLEASE Again read carefully his way of Salam as he was saying salam to alive people :-

Once Abu-Ayyub Ansari (ra) came to grave of Holy Prophet (saw) and put his face on the grave.
Caliph of that time, Marwan saw him and asked him ” Do you know what are you doing ?”
Abu Ayyub Ansari (ra) replied : نَعَمْ، جِئْتُ رَسُوْلَ اﷲِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم وَ لَمْ آتِ الْحَجَرَ.
“YES (I know what i am doing) because I came to Holy Prophet (saw) and not to a stone”

1.. Ahmad bin Hanbal, Al-musnad 5: 422
2.. Haakim, Al-mustadrak, 4:560 .. 8571
3.. Tabrani, al-mojimul kabeer, 4:158 .. 3999

NOTE the faith of Abu Ayub Ansari (ra) who believed here is Holy Prophet (saw) and not only stones or dust.

IMAM SHAFAI (RA) used to visit the grave of IMAM-e-AZAM ABU HANIFA (RA) for getting Barakah (blessings) :-
Imam Shafai (ra) himself says :-

” I get blessings from Abu-Hanifa (ra) by daily visiting his grave, whenever I fell in trouble, I pray 2 rakaat and come to grave of Abu-Hanifa (ra), and standing near his grave I pray to Allah Almighty, and does not move from there until my problem is solved and my trouble is over.

1.. Khateeb Baghdadi, Tareekh-e-baghdad, 1:123
2.. Ibn-e-Hajar Haithmi, Al-Khaikhrat-ul-Hassan, 94
3.. Ibn-e-Adam Shaami, Radd-ul-Mukhtar, 1:41


Ziyarah or Visiting to Mazar, graves
Making Tomb or Building over graves
Saying Salam direct to pious and righteous person inside the grave
Getting Blessings from this holy place

all are permissible acts and not shirk. because the Auliya Allah are friends and beloved of Allah (saw) and not the enemy of Allah… So if there is some blessings around the place of Wali-Ullah (friend of Allah) Its only blessings of Allah.

May Allah (swt) bless all of us with true light of faith. Ameen.

Wassalam o Alaikum


26 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ali on March 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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  2. Posted by Nisar Ahmad on May 31, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Jazakallah brother!!! May Allah bless you for providing us with such an informative article!!! Aameen!!!


  3. Posted by fareed on November 27, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Assalam o alikum warahmatullahe wa barakatohu.
    Jazak allah o kahir birader for such strong points. May ALLAH bless u.


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  5. Posted by A. on March 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm


    Fear AllahSWT and dont twist the verses and ahadith!
    you took some sayings from Ibn Kathir, Imam Ahmad, Imam Malik, Imam Muslim and others (may AllahSWT be pleased with them all) but you quoted it out of context. Read about how these great scholars were against going to graves to seek intercession. This is a form of shirk (associating partners with AllahSWT).
    And there’s difference in just giving salam and asking for intercession.Half knowledge is a very dangerous thing.
    May AllahSWT guide me, you and the Muslim Ummah to His Way of truth and justice!


    • Posted by Ghulaam Alei on May 20, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Dear Muslim brother,
      Nobody is twisting the verses and hadith.Please make sure what you are saying.These Imams whoms you have named also use practice going to Mazar-e-mubarak of holy people(in Mecca & Madinah) not just any mazar of ordinary human beings.
      This is very helpful information, please dont spread negative message by saying it is shirk.It is upto you wether to take it or leave it.
      May Allah(SWT) & Hazrat Mohammad(SAWM)& all the Wali Allah guide us on the righteous Path.


    • Posted by Raihan on October 5, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Do u really realize the meaning of SHIRK? Who is associating partners with AllahSWT going to MAZAR? Nobody does that. Only u people think like that negative way. People go to Mazar only for the purpose of Zia-rat. Besides, please recite Quran with meaning and know about whether Allah said anything about intercession or not


  6. Posted by Imran on August 16, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Astagfirullah…..Brother u are spreading pure SHIRK! When u give references, give it from Sahih Hadith and dont qoute out of context……

    O Brothers, dont read and believe this neither believe me….pick up the Quran and Sahih Hadith and do a little research…this is very important as SHIRK is unforgivable.

    May Allah guide us all to the straight path.


  7. Aslam o Alaikum,
    I dont know much about history or knowledge as mentioned above, but I would like to say plzzzzzzzz…
    Do not say any muslim Mushrik/Kaafir as one of Hadith e Nabwi S.A.W.W narrates that if one Muslim says to other Muslim as Kaafir’ and if in reall second one is not so then the Word Kafer will return to the first person who calls other.

    And dear brother and sisters, no Muslim can be called a Kaafir because Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W said, ” mujhe apni ummat men se shirk ka khauf nahin hai”

    I am sorry my Muslim bro ans sis that I cannot remember exact reference, but I am 100% sure that you all have good knowledge and can varify it from any where.
    Say alway, ” We are Muslim”
    that is it !
    Allah hum sab ko aapas men payar o khuloos ki dolat se nazazay ameen.



  8. Aslam o Alaikum,
    I dont know much about history or knowledge as mentioned above, but I would like to say plzzzzzzzz…
    Do not say any muslim Mushrik/Kaafir as one of Hadith e Nabwi S.A.W.W narrates that if one Muslim says to other Muslim as Kaafir’ and if in reall second one is not so then the Word Kafer will return to the first person who calls other.

    And dear brother and sisters, no Muslim can be called a Kaafir because Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W said, ” mujhe apni ummat men se shirk ka khauf nahin hai”

    I am sorry my Muslim bro ans sis that I cannot remember exact reference, but I am 100% sure that you all have good knowledge and can varify it from any where.
    Say alway, ” We are Muslim”
    that is it !
    Allah hum sab ko aapas men payar o khuloos ki dolat se nawazay ameen.



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  10. Posted by Shahadat on January 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Jajakallah fiddarain………….


  11. Posted by aamir khurram on February 18, 2012 at 8:02 am


    As u told Ziyarah or Visiting to Mazar, graves
    Making Tomb or Building over graves
    Saying Salam direct to pious and righteous person inside the grave
    Getting Blessings from this holy place
    all are permissible acts..

    But my question is, some muslims or u can say many muslims visit mazars and request waliAllah(those inside the grave) to pray for them(person visiting mazar) from Allah… I mean to say, they establish a reference kind of thing.. Is it permissible??? And if its Permissible/not permissible, can you kindly enlighten me by some references like verses from quran sharif or hadiths???


  12. Posted by HumaFarooq on March 9, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Thanks Alot for giving us such a beautiful info.JzakAllah.


  13. Posted by ahmad hasan on March 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    may Allah bless you and all muslims . This information is really
    haviny great importance as it will help to those who think as shirk.
    what wesee these days muslims are going remote to their right way. they feel what they are doing is right. in my opinion if some body
    reads the Quran carefully by understanding with meaning his doubt
    will be over.
    ahmad hasan


  14. Posted by salim boodhoo on April 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm


    Dear Brother,

    is permissible to go to a mazar and ask for something.

    for example:i ask the to the mazar”oh Allah give me something with the wasila of phophet muhammad (SAW)



  15. Posted by shamshuddin on June 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatahu

    Subhanallah my dear sweet brother such good references that you given but sarkar jise chahte hain sirf ussi ko pilate hain in sab references se jisko bhi hidayat milti hai to sirf mere sarkar ki taraf se jo koi bhi against hai bas yeh samhajna ke khuda nahi chahta hai usse inshaallah allah tala achchi hidayat de sab humare musalmaan bhaiyoan ko jo koi bhi against hai, really such a useful thing that u have posted for this generation and for upcoming generation allah may reward you for this

    Jazakallah mere bhai


    Furfura sharif is one of the great place of India.
    sharial islam


  17. Posted by Mateen Khan on July 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Masha Allah good post ! May Allah guide all those who are going against it … ameen !!


  18. Posted by Fakhr on July 23, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Point No.1
    It is the sunnah to visit Graves and mazars of shaheeds, saleheens etc and also it is sunnah to raise hands near mazar shareefs ( Taweez / Makbarahs / Roza-e-Mubaraks )

    Point No. 2 ( Hadith Shareef in Muslim Shareef for raising hands and making duas near mazars etc )
    Hazrat Aaisha ( Razi Allahu anha ) narrates: “Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam use to visit Baqee Shareef on late nights and Sarkar Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam prayed there three times raising his Blessed Hands” ( Muslim Shareef )

    Point No.3
    Allama Nabalsi states: “Sarkar use to visit Baqee Shareef and pray standing beside their graves ‘I ask comfort for you people and ourselves”. ( Muslim Shareef )

    ( Baba You raise your hands behind the Imam when you read fazr Salah five times in Masjids .
    Baba You read namaz-e-Janazah behind the janaza and raise your hands for duas Similarly we do the same and also we make duas etc )

    4. Syyeduna Rasulullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: “Recite Sura Yaseen for your died ones” (Abu Dawud, Ibn-e-Maaja, Mishkaat – Kitaabul Janaiz)

    5. According to Imam Baheeqi: “Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam regularly visits the grave of Shuhda-e-Ahud every year. And Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq, Hazrat Umer, Hazat Usman and Hazrat Fatima (Ridwanulla Alaihim Ajamain) use to go there and praying there”. (Baheeqi)

    6. Syyeduna Rasolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: “One who visits my grave, my Shafa’at will be necessary (wajib) upon him”. (Daar Qutni, Bazaz, Baheeqi, Ibn-e-Khuzaima)

    7. Syyeduna Rasolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: “One who perform HAJJ after me and then visits my grave, that means he visits me in my life”. (Daar Qutni, Baheeqi, Mishkaat, Tibrani Fiss Sageeril Ausat, Majma’ al zawaid)

    8. Syyeduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam said: “I ordered you to not to visit garves; I now order you to visit graves, because it reminds you of Hereafter and keeps you away from world (Dunya)”
    (Narrated By Hazrat Ibn-e-Masud Radi ALLAH Anho in Ibn-e-Maaja, Mishkaat – Baab Ziaratul Quboor, Sarhus Sudoor – Page No: 28, Ziaul Hadeeth – Page No: 96)

    9. Hazrat Muhammad Bin Noman Radi ALLAH Anho narrates that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “ALLAH
    forgives the sins of those , who on fridays regularly visits the grave of his mother and father or any one of them and his name will be recorded amongst those who exercise kindness with parents”. (Baheeqi, Mishkaat, Ziaul Hadeeth – Page No: 108)

    10. Hazrat Aaisha Radi ALLAH Anha narrates that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: “When ever a person visits the grave of his Muslim brother and sits besides him; then his Muslim brother feels comfort, and this condition remain until the visitor left the grave” (Hayatul Amwaat Page No: 47, Ibn-e-Ibid dunya)

    11. When Nabi Kareem Sallallahu Alaihi passed near graveyard of Madina Munawwarah then he said:

    “Assalam O Aalaikum Ya Ahlul Quboor Yagfirullahu Lana Walakum wa antum salfuna wa nahnu bil asari” (Mishkaat – Baab Ziaratul Quboor, Tirmizi)

    12. Syyeduna Rasoolullah said: “when ever some on send salam to saahib-e-Qabr then he replies, and if he know him in his life then he do know him after death” (Baheeqi Fee Su’Bil Iman, Ibn-e-Abi Dunya)

    13. Imam Bukhari states Hadeeth-e-Qudsi in his Sahi: “One who hates my WALI (freind), I declear Battle with him”. (Sahih Bukhari, Mishakaat Bab Ziktullah Wat Taqrib Ilahiyyah)


  19. Posted by Fakhr on July 23, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Hadith #1

    حدثنا ‏ ‏أحمد بن منصور بن سيار ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏عثمان بن عمر ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏شعبة ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي جعفر المدني ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏عمارة بن خزيمة بن ثابت ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏عثمان بن حنيف
    أن رجلا ضرير البصر أتى النبي ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏فقال ادع الله لي أن يعافيني فقال إن شئت أخرت لك وهو خير وإن شئت دعوت فقال ‏ ‏ادعه ‏ ‏فأمره أن يتوضأ فيحسن وضوءه ويصلي ركعتين ويدعو بهذا الدعاء اللهم إني أسألك وأتوجه إليك ‏ ‏بمحمد ‏ ‏نبي الرحمة يا ‏ ‏محمد ‏ ‏إني قد توجهت بك إلى ربي في حاجتي هذه ‏ ‏لتقضى اللهم شفعه في

    The Hadith states: It was narrated from ‘Uthman bin Hunaif that a blind man came to the Prophet (Peaxce be upon him) and said: “Pray to Allah to heal me.” He said: “If you wish to store your reward for the Hereafter, that is better, or if you wish, I will supplicate for you.” He said: “Supplicate.” So he told him to perform ablution and do it well, to pray two Rak’ah, and to say this supplication: “Allahumma lnni as’aluka wa atawajjahu ilaika bimuhammadin nabiyyir-rahma. Ya Muhammadu inni qad tawajjahtu bika ila rabbi fi hajati hadhihi lituqda. Allahumma fashaffi’hu fiya (O Allah, I ask of You and I turn my face towards You by virtue of the intercession of Muhammad the Prophet of mercy. O Muhammad, I have turned to my Lord by virtue of your intercession concerning this need of mine so that it may be met. O Allah, accept his intercession concerning me)”.


    ►Ibn Majah transmitted it in his Sunan, book of Iqamat al-salat wa al-sunnat (establishing prayer and its sunnahs)[Page 197, Hadith No#1385) Click here for Scanned Page (87)

    In Sunnan Ibn Majah then it says:

    قال ‏ ‏أبو إسحق ‏ ‏هذا ‏ ‏حديث صحيح

    Translation: Imam Abu Ishaaq (rah) said: This hadith is “SAHIH” [ibid]

    ►Tirmidhī in al-Jami-us-sahīh, book of da’awat (supplications) ch.119 (5:569#3578) where he declared it “HASAN SAHIH GHARIB”

    ►Nasa’i, ‘Amal-ul-yawm wal-laylah (p.417#658-659)

    ►Ahmad bin Hambal in his Musnad (4:138 #17246-17247)

    ►Hākim, al-Mustadrak (1:313,519) where he declared it “SAHIH”

    ►Nawawī, al-Adhkār (p.83)

    ►Ibn Kathīr, al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:558)

    ►Ibn Hajar Haythamī, al-Jawhar-ul-munazzam (p.61)

    ►Ibn Mājah, Hākim and Dhahabī have declared it a sound (sahīh) tradition while Tirmidhī graded it hasan (fair) sahīh, gharīb (unfamiliar or rare)

    Similarly, another tradition narrated by Imam Hākim is present in different words. In this tradition, ‘Uthmān bin Hunayf says that he was present in the Prophet’s company. A blind person called on the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and complained about the loss of his eyesight. He added: ‘O Messenger of Allah, there is no one to guide me and I am in great trouble.’ On hearing his complaint, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:

    Bring an earthen pot for ablution, then perform the ablution and offer two cycles of optional prayer. Then say: “O Allah, I appeal to You, and submit to You through the mediation of Your merciful Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). O Muhammad, through your mediation I submit myself to your Lord that He should give light to my eyes. O Allah, acknowledge his intercession in my favour and accept my supplication also in my favour.” ‘Uthmān bin Hunayf says: I swear by Allah that we had neither left the company nor had we carried on a long conversation that the man entered (with his sight fully restored) and it seemed as if he had never been blind.


    ►Nasā’ī, ‘Amal-ul-yawm wal-laylah (p.418#660)

    ►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (4:138)

    ►Ibn Kathīr, al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:559)

    ►Suyūtī, al-Khasā’is-ul-kubrā (2:201)

    ►Qastallānī, al-Mawāhib-ul-laduniyyah (4:594)

    ►Bayhaqī, Dalā’il-un-nubuwwah (6:166-7)


  20. Posted by Mohammed Rafiq on July 31, 2012 at 6:33 am

    These are strong points enough to teach a lesson for a people like zakir nayak


  21. Posted by Raihan on October 5, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Those who said that going to Mazar and parforming Ziarat is SHIRK, Please, be careful because we do the same for our beloved Hazrat Muhammad(SA).


  22. Posted by Wajahat on May 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    As-salaam-mu-alaikum brethren.
    Jazakallah for such an informative article and for the comments… Yes . I agree about visiting the roza mubarak of holy prophet (saw) please can some one inform me if it is right to visit other pir or auliya Allahs grave … I mean they go there … Asking for their wasila .. Is it right ? I have heard it is in quran that we can only ask wasila of our holy prophet (saw).

    May Allah guide us all to the right path … And yes it is very easy to do shirk and I am really afraid of it.


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