Raising the hand while making Du’a at the cemetery
Fatwa No: 87633

  • Fatwa Date:26-4-2004 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 7, 1425
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Question

Is it permissible to raise your hands when making Du’a after burying the dead person and while visiting the graveyard? Please give evidence.

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

 

There is no harm in raising hands while making a supplication for the dead at his grave, or at graves in general; in fact, this is a desirable thing.  In principle, we should raise hands when making a supplication. However, it is not permissible for the Imam when making Khutba on Friday to raise his hands according to the opinion of the majority of scholars.

Al-Nawawi, may Allah have Mercy on him, said that the Ahadith of raising hands have been narrated by companions who are impossible to agree on a lie.

 

Allah knows best.

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