Religious police in Saudi Arabia advise against this practice of visiting graves of religious scholars and making duas. They claim this is against their Wahabist interpretation of fundamentalist Islam in that it encourages shirk (associating partners to Allah).

As much as this doesn't make sense, I beleıve this contradicts my assumption that the prophet himself visited graves and made supplications (duas) for the dead. Is this confırmed in the seerah and hadith?

  • IMO your question does not represent the position correctly. There is a difference between supplicating for the dead and supplicating from the dead, i.e. making them a wasilah. – UmH Oct 11 at 11:44
  • @UmH How do the religious police determine in which direction the dua is? – 0tyranny 0poverty Oct 11 at 12:00
  • I have no idea what the religious police do. My point is that you are likely misrepresenting their doctrinal stance as they have issues with intercession and not with praying for the dead, see for example Ibn Baaz's fatawa – UmH Oct 11 at 12:22
  • Have you witnessed what you are saying or is it a claim based on hear say? Making du'a for a death person or visiting the graves per se is halal, however some scholars consider the later not permitted for women. – Medi1Saif Oct 12 at 5:35

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