Visiting the graves of the Awliyaa, attending Meelad and sending durood on Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

Q: I want to know the ruling on:

1. Visiting the graves of the Awliyaa.

2. Attending Meeladun Nabi and Urs Shareef. 

3. The reading of Salaami or sending Salaams to Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).


1. If there are no shirk and bid'at practices performed at the grave, you may visit.

2. These practices are not established in the sunnat.

3. To read durood shareef and salaam on Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is most virtuous. In fact, it is fardh once in a lifetime, thereafter waajib once in every sitting wherein the blessed name of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is taken.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)