GRAVEYARD

WHEN VISITING A GRAVEYARD

1. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ الدِّيَارِ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ والْمُسْلِمِيْنَ ، وَإِنَّا إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ بِكُمْ لاَحِقُونَ ، نَسْأَلُ اللهَ لَنَا وَلَكُمُ الْعَافِيَةَ.

Peace be upon you, O believing and Muslim dwellers of this place. Certainly, Allah willing, we will join you. We ask Allah to grant us and you well-being.

As-salāmu ʿalaykum ahla-d-diyāri minal-mu’minīna wal-muslimīn, wa innā in shā’a-llahu bikum lāḥiqūn, as’alullāha lanā wa-lakumu-l-ʿāfiyah.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to teach them, when they went out to the graveyard, to say [the above]. (Ibn Mājah 1547)

The Messenger of Allah said: “Visit the graves, for they will remind you of the Hereafter.” (Ibn Mājah 1569, Amad 1240)

2. السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا أَهْلَ الْقُبُورِ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏يَغْفِرُ اللَّهُ لَنَا وَلَكُمْ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏أَنْتُمْ سَلَفُنَا وَنَحْنُ بِالْأَثَرِ.

Peace be upon you, O dwellers of the grave! May Allah forgive us and you; you are our predecessors and we are to follow you.

As-salāmu ʿalaykum yā ahla-l-qubūr, yaghfiru-llāhu lanā wa lakum, antum salafunā wa naḥnu bi-l-athar.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ passed by the graves of Madinah, and he turned his face towards them and said [the above]. (Tirmidhi 1053)

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