Visiting the Graveyard on ‘Īd Day


Is it Bid’ah to visit the Qabrastān (graveyard) on Eid day? I hear some say you shouldn’t go. Is that true?

(Question published as received)


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

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

It is permissible to visit the Qabristān (graveyard) on the days of ‘Īd. As long as one does not regard it as something sanctioned in the Sunnah or compulsory in Dīn, it will not be regarded as Bid‘ah. In fact, some have even considered it as Mustaḥabb.[1]

The rationale behind such permissibility is to remind oneself of the ākhirah (hereafter) even on a joyous occasion like ‘Īd, wherein people usually become oblivious of the realities of life and remain engrossed in rejoicing the day. [2]

And Allah Ta‘ālā knows best          

(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi

Concurred by,
Mufti Faisal al-Mahmudi


قال في الهندية : وأفضل أيام الزيارة أربعة يوم الاثنين والخميس والجمعة والسبت والزيارة يوم الجمعة بعد الصلاة حسن ويوم السبت إلى طلوع الشمس ويوم الخميس في أول النهار وقيل في آخر النهار وكذا في الليالي المتبركة لا سيما ليلة براءة وكذلك في الأزمنة المتبركة كعشر ذي الحجة والعيدين وعاشوراء
الفتاوى الهندية في مذهب الإمام الأعظم أبي حنيفة، ج ٥، ص ٣٥٠. دار الفكر

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا، ج ٢، ص ٦٩٥. زمزم

فتاوى محمودية ، ج ٩ ، ص ٢٠١. جامعة فاروقية

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