Are women allowed to visit grave yards


Are women allowed to go to graves of relatives? Please clarify


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum Wa-rahmatullāhi Wa-barakātuh.

Respected Sister

If a woman visits the grave yard whilst adhering to the laws of Shariah which consist of wearing proper Hijaab and clothing and no intermingling or mourning etc. takes place and she visits the graves to remember death and soften her heart without crying, then it will be permissible. However if the women visiting the grave yards are not free from the above aspects, it will not be permissible.[1]

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best      
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

[1] (Shaami, Maajidiyya Vol. 1 p. 665
(Umdatul Qaari Vol 8, Pg 69)
(Fatawa al-Hindiyya, Vol 5, Pg 350)

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