Saying Salaams to the dead in graveyards
Fatwa No: 83013

  • Fatwa Date:28-6-2001 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 7, 1422
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Question

Is there any Hadith about saying salaam to the dead bodies in graves after entering the graveyard?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
One of the conducts that the Muslim is supposed to do when he enters a graveyard is to greet the dead Muslims that are there. The Prophet came to a graveyard and said: "Assalamu Alaikkum peace be upon the inhabitants of the city, among the believers and Muslims and, Allah willing, we shall join you. I beg of Allah peace for us and for you".

Allah knows best.

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