muslium visitng a muslium and/or a non Muslims grave site

Q:

As Salumu alakium

What is the islamic rulings on a muslium visitng a muslium and/or a non Muslims grave site

Jazkalah khair

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Visiting the graves is prescribed for twin purposes:

First, to serve as a reminder for us so that we know death is our destiny and like the person or people who are buried in the graveyard, and sooner or later, we also will join them.

A second purpose is to pray to Allah to shower them with His mercy.

In the case of visiting those who chose to reject the truth, we should leave them to accept the responsibility for the choice they have made; Islam does not permit us to force them to convert; likewise, it would be wrong to impose something on them which they never chose to believe.

It is like forcing someone to pray when he mocks the prayer. It is of no benefit to such a person.

As for the first point we mentioned, it does apply here:

In other words, by visiting their graves, we can also think of our destiny; it may even inspire us to strengthen our faith so that we are motivated not to allow ourselves to go astray and die in a state of disbelief.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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