Regarding the ruling on visiting graves on Friday, the Fatwa Committee of the Islamic Research Academy said that visiting graves is desirable and contains exhortation, consideration and a reminder of the death of its owner, as well as the benefit of the dead from this visit and supplication for them.
Visiting graves on Friday
The Fatwa Committee added, in its response to the ruling on visiting graves on Friday, that the best time to visit graves according to Hanafi imams is Friday, the day before and the day after.
She indicated that the best time to visit the graves, according to the Maliki imams, is on Friday and the day before and the day after, and the most correct time for them is from Thursday afternoon to sunrise on Saturday.
She mentioned that the best time to visit the graves, according to the Shafi’i imams, is from Thursday afternoon to sunrise on Saturday.
And she explained that the best time to visit the graves, according to the imams of the Hanbalis, is the day of dawn after dawn and before sunrise, and it was said that the visit is not confirmed on a day without a day.
Visiting graves for women-
And Dar Al-Iftaa mentioned that visiting graves is desirable for women according to the Hanafis, and it is permissible according to the majority, but with hatred in visiting other than the grave of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family. This is due to the softness of their hearts and their inability to be patient.-
The visit does not have a specific time, and the matter in that is broad, except that God Almighty made the feasts for Muslims a joy and joy. It is not desirable to renew sorrows on such days, and if there is no renewal of sorrows, then there is nothing wrong with visiting the dead on feasts, as they were visited during their lives on feasts.
Ruling on women visiting graves
And there are two things, the first is supplication for the dead and the second is for admonishment, so the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “I used to forbid you to visit graves, so visit them.”
Many scholars disliked women visiting cemeteries, citing the hadith of the Prophet, “May God curse those who visit graves.” However, there are those who said that women are not prohibited from visiting, because Mrs. I visit cemeteries and teach her a supplication to say, so it is permissible for women to visit cemeteries.
What is meant by God’s curse is the visits of the graves, they said, which means the one who visits the graves a lot, and if the woman is menstruating, then it is permissible for her to visit the graves while she is not purified, so there is no evidence that prevents the woman from visiting the graves when she is menstruating.
And he continued: “If a person sees the graves, his heart softens and he renounces the world and does not fight over it, so visiting the graves was something of education for the person from refining the cruel soul and the spirit that began to cling to the world and its desires.”