Ziyarah of the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam)
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Introduction
>> A Bedouin coming 3 days after the demise
>> Visiting the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) – Clarification by ‘Allama Ibn Katheer
>> Visiting the blessed grave is nothing but prosperity
>> Glad tidings of intercession for those who visit the blessed grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Hadith of visiting the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is rigorously authenticated – Clarification by the Hadith-experts
>> Glad tidings of intercession and reward of an accepted Haj on visiting Madina only to pay one’s respects to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Reward for 2 accepted Haj for those who visit the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Glad tidings of being with the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) in Qiyamah
>> Why is the blessed grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) in Madina
>> Not visiting the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) – A sign of deprivation
>> How to present one’s greetings in the court of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Where should one turn when presenting one’s greetings
>> Clarification of ‘Allama Ibn Taimiya
>> Present the Salaam in the following words
>> Requesting those who visit the sacred grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) to present our Salaam
>> Excellence of offering Salaat in Masjid Nabawi
>> Excellence of offering 40 Salaat in Masjid Nabawi
>> Excellence of Riyaz Ul Jannah
>> Advice of Hadhrat Abul Barakaat (May Allah shower His mercy on him) for those who go to Madina
>> Slamming slippers on the ground in Masjid Nabawi
>> Raising one’s voice in Masjid Nabawi is prohibited

 
 
Visiting the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) – Clarification by ‘Allama Ibn Katheer

Visiting the grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) – Clarification by ‘Allama Ibn Katheer

 

Allama Ibn Katheer has written under the aforementioned verse:

 

Translation: Allah says:  (O Beloved,) if they, having wronged their souls, had come to you imploring the forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) had also asked forgiveness for them, then (owing to this mediation and intercession) they would certainly have found Allah Most Relenting, Ever-Merciful.  Through this verse, Allah is guiding the sinners and transgressors that when they slip up and commit a sin, they should present themselves before the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and should ask for forgiveness there and should request the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) to intercede in their favor.  Because, when they do so, Allah will accept their repentance and will shower His special mercy on them and will forgive their sins.  For this reason, Allah says: the Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) had also asked forgiveness for them, then (owing to this mediation and intercession) they would certainly have found Allah Most Relenting, Ever-Merciful.  One section of the scholars and exegetes have opined, among them Shaykh Abu Nasr Bin Sabagh (May Allah shower His mercy on him), who has recorded the anecdote of Hadhrat ‘Utba (May Allah shower His mercy on him), he says:  I was present at the blessed grave of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  One Bedouin came, presented his greetings (Salaat) and said: O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), I have heard Allah say (in the Holy Quran):  Surah Nisa-64.  the Bedouin said:  Indeed I have come to you to make you the means for forgiveness of my sins in the court of Allah.  Then he recited the following couplets:

 

O most distinguished one of the universe

Whose personage the earth has kissed

By your presence, the lands and the mounds have been rendered pure and fragrant

I would sacrifice my life for the sanctuary in which you are there

Which has purity, benevolence and generosity.

 

Hadhrat ‘Utba (May Allah shower His mercy on him) says:

 

When that Bedouin returned, I was overcome by sleep.  In a dream, I saw the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and He said:  O ‘Utba!  Meet that Bedouin and give him the glad tidings that Allah has indeed forgiven him.

 

(Tafseer Ibn Katheer, Vol. 2, Pg. No. 384, Surah Nisa-64; Mo’jam Ibn Asaker, Hadith No. 738; Shu‘abul Iman, Hadith No. 4019; Al Jawahir Ul Ihsaan Li Tafseeril Quran, Surah Nisa -64; Ad Durr Al Manthur, Surah Baqarah-203; Tafseer Bahr Al Muheet, Surah Nisa – 64)

 

Allah has granted such universal acceptance to these couplets that even today, they are inscribed on the pillars adjacent to the mesh of the sanctuary of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
 

 
 
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