Standing at the feet side of the grave

Q: Would ziyarat for the deceased be performed within the boundary of the qabarstan? Is it not an ibadat of ziyarat if I prayed from outside the boundary?

A: The ziyaarat of general deceased can be done from any spot in the qabrastan. If it is a specific person it should be done near him, preferably at his feet side. You should be face to face with the deceased.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)