Is it permissible to tell a person who is going to visit the grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to convey ones Salaam?

Question:

Is it permissible to tell a third person, who’s going to visit the blessed grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), to convey ones Salaam to our beloved Master (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)? Some people say it should be avoided as it was not the practise of the Sahabah or our Salaf, jazak’Allah khayran.

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to tell someone who is going to visit the grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to convey ones Salaam. Ulama have stated that the person visiting the blessed grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) should convey the Salaam of those who asked him, and also ask for their Shafa’ah (intercession on the Day of Judgement). [1]

It is narrated that Umar bin Abdul Aziz (Rahimahullah), the caliph and great grandson of Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) used to send letters to Madinah, asking to convey his Salaam to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).[2]

 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

www.fatwa-tt.com /www.jaamia.net

[1] حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 749)

سلام من أوصاك به فتقول: السلام عليك يا رسول الله من فلان بن فلان يتشفع بك إلى ربك فاشفع له وللمسلمين ثم تصلي عليه وتدعو بما شئت

 

الاختيار لتعليل المختار (1/ 176)

وَيُبَلِّغُهُ سَلَامَ مَنْ أَوْصَاهُ فَيَقُولُ: السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مِنْ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ، يَسْتَشْفِعُ بِكَ إِلَى رَبِّكِ فَاشْفَعْ لَهُ وَلِجَمِيعِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

 

[2] فتح القدير – ط. الفكر (3/ 181)

وليبلغ سلام من أوصاه بتبليغ سلامه فيقول السلام عليك يا رسول الله من فلان ابن فلان أو فلان بن فلان يسلم عليك يا رسول الله يروي أن عمر بن عبد العزيز رحمه الله كان يوصي بذلك ويرسل البريد من الشام إلى المدينة الشريفة بذلك

 

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