Is Taharah a condition for visiting graves?
The second question of Fatwa no.
Q 2: What is the ruling on a person who visits
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah)
in a state of Wudu’ (ablution) and visits
and the rest of the sites without Wudu’. Is there any blame on him for that?
There is no blame on him; visiting
Al-Baqi‘ or the Martyrs of
Uhud does not require that the visitor has Wudu‘. It is Mustahab (desirable) to visit graves, but Taharah (ritual purification) is not a condition. This is due to the general meaning of the Hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him):
Visit the graves for they remind you of the Hereafter.
Muslim in his Sahih [Authentic Hadith Book])
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
|(Part No. 9;
Page No. 101)|
Source: Fatwas of the Permanent Committee