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Question # : 145699


Is it permissible to send salam on people and doing handshake (musafaha) and hugging (muanaqah) inside a graveyard?

Answer : 145699

Published on: Dec 22, 2016

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 119/156/N=3/1438)

According to Fiqh scholars, it is makrooh to condole near a grave as one should do dua for the forgiveness of dead person at his grave and think about the death and the stages after the death so that the love for the world is decreased and the concern of hereafter and the readiness for death is achieved; therefore it is not good to do something in the graveyard which shows happiness, but  there is no harm in doing salam.

قوله: "و- تكره التعزية – عندالقبر": عزاه فى الحلبة إلى المبتغى بالغين المعجمة ، قال: ويشهد له ما أخرج ابن شاهين عن إبراهمي : التعزية عند القبر بدعة اهـ ، ولعل وجهه أن المطلوب هناك القراءة والدعاء للميت بالتثبيت (رد المحتار ، كتاب الصلاة ، باب صلاة الجنازة ، 3: 149، 150، ط: مكتبة زكريا ديوبند)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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