Is it right to go to darga(shrine).
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Is it right to go to darga(shrine).women r nt allowed to go to graveyard bt many women visits shrines.is nt this a grave of a holy person.plz brother help me out as my family visits darga and me too.i dont want to make any sin
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Visit darga shrine tomb
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Your Question: Is it right to go to darga(shrine).
Jabir reported: "The Prophet(saws) forbade the whitewashing of a grave, sitting on it, or erecting any structure on it." (Reported by Ahmad, Muslim, Nasa'i, Abu Daw'ud, and Tirmidhi.)
Abu Hurairah reported: "The Prophet (saws) said: 'May Allah destroy the Jews, because they used the graves of their prophets as places of worship (shrines).'' (Bukhari and Muslim)
Aishah reported: "Umm Habibah and Umm Salamah mentioned to Allah's Messenger (saws) a church in which they saw drawings while in Abyssinia, whereupon he said: 'Those people used to build a place of worship (shrine, tomb, etc.) over the grave of a righteous man among them when he died, and make such drawings in it. These will be the worst of people in the Sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection.'' (Bukhari and Muslim)
In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is absolutely prohibited in Islam to make a shrine over the dead, leave alone visiting or invoking those buried in the shrines!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 3:
Is it not to Allah that sincere devotion is due? But those who take ‘awliyaas’ other than Allah (say): "We only serve them (the awliyaas) in order that they may bring us nearer to Allah." Truly Allah will judge between them in that wherein they differ. But Allah guides not such as are false and ungrateful.
It has indeed always happened that when some true and pious servant of Allah Subhanah died, some people declared him after his death as a ‘Wali’ (plural Awliya) from themselves, and shared some of Allah Rights and Attributes with this departed person! Some made images and worshipped them, some made idols and invoked them, and some turned their graves into places of worship and invocations!
Allah Alone is All-Hearing; but some ignorant people shared this Noble Attribute of Allah with their Awliyaas and stared falsely assuming that those buried in their graves can hear and respond to their supplications and invocations; this is precisely what is termed ‘shirk’ in the Glorious Quran!
Similarly, Allah Alone is All-Knowing and All-Seeing; but some ignorant people shared these Noble Attributes of Allah with their Awliyaas and started falsely assuming that those buried in their graves sees and knows their condition and has the power to help them. They thus started invoking them in their graves and this is precisely what has been termed as manifest ‘shirk’ in the Glorious Quran!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18:
These people serve beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, “These are our ‘shofa’a’ (intercessors) with Allah!” (O Mohammed), tell them, “Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows not in the heavens, or in the earth?” He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the shirk that they commit.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaf verses 4-6:
Prophet, say to them, "Have you ever seen them with open eyes those whom you invoke instead of Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth? Or have they any share in the creation and control of the heavens? Bring me a Book revealed before this, or produce some remnant of knowledge in support of your beliefs if you are truthful." And who could be further astray than the one who invokes, instead of Allah, those who cannot answer him till the Day of Resurrection. Nay, they are even UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVOKED. And when all mankind shall be gathered together (on the Day of Qiyamah), they (the so called leaders and intercessors) will become enemies of those who invoked them and they will DISOWN THEIR WORSHIP!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 102:
What? Do these people, who have disbelieved, presume that they would make My servants their ‘auliyaas’ besides Me? We have prepared Hell for the hospitality of such people.
It is indeed unfortunate and absolute and utter ignorance, that after being specifically warned by the Messenger of Allah (saws); some people who profess their belief in him and his message start making and using the dargahs of the deceased pious slaves of Allah Subhanah as places of worship and invocation!
If one invokes anything or anyone other than Allah Subhanah, or if one invokes or call upon anything or anyone with Allah Subhanah… there is absolutely no doubt that such a person will be committing the heinous and abomination of ‘shirk’!!!
It is the strict command and sole Right of Allah Subhanah, as the Creator and Sustainer of the World, that He and He Alone should be invoked for anything one desires and needs; for there is none in the Universe who can give anything if Allah does not will to give, and there is none in the Universe who can stop Allah if He wills to show mercy on His slaves!
If one so much so as even tries to invoke someone or something other than Allah Subhanah in the unseen, he will be committing the most heinous of crimes in the sight of Allah Subhanah; that is, ‘shirk’!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:
‘shirk’ (invoking anything with Allah),
Allah shall forbid for him
Your Statement: women r nt allowed to go to graveyard bt many women visits shrines
There is absolutely no harm in Islam if a believing woman wishes to occasionally visit a graveyard.
Hadrat Abdallah ibn Abi Mulaikah (r.a.) said, "Once Aishah (the wife of the Prophet (saws)) returned after visiting the graveyard. I asked, 'O Mother of the Believers, where have you been?' She said: 'I went out to visit the grave of my brother Abd ar-Rahman.' I asked her: 'Didn't the Messenger of Allah (saws) prohibit visiting graves?' She said, 'Yes, he did forbid visiting graves during the early days (of Islam), but later on he ordered us to visit them'."
Related by Al-Hakim and Al-Baihaqi.
The purpose of visiting graves is to remember the Hereafter, which is something that both men and women need. Men are by no means more in need of this reminder than women. Thus provided the woman does not violate the rights of her husband, or her duties towards her house and her children, and she does not violate any of the guidelines of Shariah in her dressing and adornment and speech, there is absolutely no harm if the believing woman occasionally visits the graveyards, if she wishes to do so.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “, "May Allah curse the women who are frequent visitors of the graves."
Related by Ahmad and Tirmidhi.
Al-Qurtubi explains the implications of the above hadith: "The curse mentioned in this hadith applies only to those women who visit graves ‘frequently’. The reason for this curse lies perhaps in the fact that it involves infringement of the rights of the husband, and leads to adornment and exhibition of their beauty to strangers, and shouting, yelling, and other similar things." It may be said that, "If no such harm is feared from women visiting graves, then there is no valid reason for preventing them from visiting graves, for indeed remembrance of death is something that both men and women equally need."
Most of the scholars in Islam hold it permissible for the women to visit the graves occasionally; but hold it forbidden for the women to visit the graves frequently as stated by the Messenger of Allah (saws).
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