Shaykh Sayyid Zahid Husain Rizwi has replied to our questions:
Are Muslim women allowed to go to a graveyard
Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:58 AM (#1)
My question is that are Muslim women allowed to go to the graveyard. I've heard that they are not due to the reason that the dead see them naked. Is that a valid reason? If women are, or arent allowed to go, can someone please answer the question with some Quranic or Hadith refrence. Thanks.
God Bless all Muslims.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:23 AM (#2)
Assalamu alaikum dear sister.
it is that women "were" allowed to go at the time when the full parda and a women observing the veil..i.e..Bibi Aisha r.a was known to go to the graveyard to pray,alongside our beloved messengerbut you have to realise the pious women of that time and the way they dressed and observed their respect and honours...because as they say "times have changed" really it is attitudes and false beleifs that have influenced us to take awy that respect
from our lives when now women go to the graveyards they are practically not
accordance to the proper rulings and law..and yes the dead can see that state of women as naked...it is a sin to go into a graveyard without the proper islamic parda...so it is not the fault of the ulama that have in some cases put a stop to women entering graveyards...and this is the same that applies to a women going into mosques too...we see many women even applying perfume and makeup that is total disrespect to a place that should be just for remembrance and to prepare for our own time to come...we need to always be in full observing parda and in wudu,i do not think anyone would have a problem to that...it is the same as a women going outside she cannot really allow her beauty to be displayed to men outside as parda is a right of women...it should be practiced with great joy and to know we are in a special position as women
to be known for our strenghs an not our looks..."that is the beauty and position of a muslim women"...it is an honour not to be missed....
take care sister....
Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:33 PM (#3)
Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:39 PM (#5)
Asalaamu Alai Kum, Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu;
Here is a search of hadiths on the topic; Please also see below answer as to if women can visit the graves of awliya or visit the link below. Pray that sufficiently answers the question.
Wa 'Asalaamu Alai Kum, Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.
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QUESTION 217 TOPIC : Dargah
Assalam-o-Alaikum. I am concerned about this question for a long period of time. I believe to go to Dargah of Allah's beloved men, but I have heard from many sources that it is not good for a woman to go to any Dargah (Darbar) as Allah appoint angels to curse the woman soon she starts her Journey from Home to any Dargah (Darbar) and that curse continues by the Angels until she comes back home. Can you please clarify this for me along with the relevant citations of Quran (where Possible) and Hadith. Wasalaam
Wa Alai Kum Asalaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu. Sister we hope this reaches you in good state of health and Imaan inshallah. Your question with the reference refers to a particular Islamic methodology of visiting the graves of the pious people. Ulama have a difference of opinion on the matter, but to the Majority of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jammah; Hanafi school scholars it is permissible for a female to visit Darbars of Awlia Allah alaihi rahmah (with some rules to adhere to). We will explain this below as simply as possible.
We must understand that all the Quran Pak and Hadith Shareef was revealed in events, therefore the reference you refer to (in your question) was given when there was the fear that people who were new to Islam, may indulge themselves into the habit of worshipping graves after so many years of having the habit of worshipping idols. When Islam was fully established and confirmed (rasikh), then that prohibition became mansukh (abrogated).
Then RasoolAllah (SAW) said "nahayta kum an ziyaratil quburi fa zuruha" interpretation of the meaning "I prohibited you from visiting the graves, NOW VISIT THEM" and furthermore Hazrat-e-Aisha RA visited the Grave of the Prophet (SAW) and did so without veil (Hijab) and she later again visited Roza tun Nabi (SAW) after Hazret Abu Bakr Siddique RA was buried next to RasoolAllah SAW and did so without veil (Hijab) and then she visited again after Hazret Umar-e-Farooque RA was buried next and this time she observed the veil (Hijab). Another Hadith relates that Hazret e Aisha (RA) asked RasoolAllah (SAW) what she (RA) should read when visiting a grave and he (SAW) taught her a dua, and not prohibited her from visiting.
So on the basis of the above evidences a woman can visit Dargah. However there are some guidelines to follow i.e. she is with a Mehram in travel and does not mix with Gher Mehrams at the Dargah (Most Dargahs now provide separate facility). The visiting woman should know the etiquettes of visiting a Dargah of an Awlia Allah RA.
Mujeh tu jo be mila Mustafa SAW key dar sey mila, Kasam Khuda ki woh dar Khuda key karam sey mila.