تصفح برقم المجلد > Dhul-Hijjah Fatwas > Women visiting the grave of the Prophet: Is it permissible?

Q: Is it permissible for women to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him)?
A: It is not permissible for them to do so because of the Hadiths which forbid women from visiting graves and indicate that they are cursed for doing so. It is known that there is a difference of opinion among scholars concerning women visiting the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him), but avoiding this is safer and closer to the Sunnah. The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not exclude his grave or the grave of anyone else from the ruling; rather, he (peace be upon him) gave a general prohibition and cursed women who do so. General evidence is to be observed if there is no specific Nas (Islamic text from the Qur’an or the Sunnah) and there is no evidence that excludes the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him) from this ruling. May Allah grant us success!

Source: Fatwas of Ibn Baz



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