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Question # : 29912

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ASSALAMUALAIKUM
1.Is Going to graves and asking for blessings shirk or biddat.
2.Will the salah be accepted if prayed behind such a person.
3.IF no then what should a person who has such an imam in his locality do.
(it is a known fact that praying in Jamaat is 27 times better than individual prayer).
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Answer : 29912

Published on: Feb 10, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 305/L=85/tl=1432)

(1) It is not shirk or bida'h to supplicate for blessings (from Allah) in graveyard provided one does not ask the dead ones. However, it is not proved to go for this very purpose to graveyard. A man can supplicate Allah at his home or in a mosque. However, it is lawful to go to graveyard and do dua for dead ones.
(2) Salah shall be valid behind such Imam. If this Imam has any other fault, write it and request for a fatwa.
(3) Such person should keep on offering salah behind this Imam so that he could not be deprived of the blessing of jama’ah.


Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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