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Visiting the grave of Rasoolullah (pbuh)
  September 5, 2018

Visiting the grave of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)


A visit to the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) is one of the best worship

of a Muslim. Indeed it approaches the acts which are graded as those ‘required’ by the law.

If you have proceeded to visit the tomb of Rasoolullah (peace be upon him) you would invoke 

enormous blessings on him.


On seeing the walls of Madinah you will invoke blessings on Rasul (Sallallahu alayhi 

wasallam) by uttering the formula:


“Oh Allaah Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You blessed Ibrahim and the family 

of Ibrahim. Surely You are All laudable, Glorious”.

(Allaahumma, salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa aali Muhammadin: Kama sallayta ala Ibrahima, wa alaa aali Ibrahima.

 Innaka hamidun Majidun).


Then you will supplicate: Allaah, here is the sanctuary of Your Rasool (Sallallahu alayhi 

wasallam) and the place of the descent of your revelation.

 So bestow favour on me by enabling me to enter into this city; make it a means of my safeguard 

from Jahannum and my security from punishment in the Aakhirat (Hereafter); and make me 

one of those who will be successful through the intercession of the chosen one 

(Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)] on the Day of the final return.”


(Allaahumma, haazaa haramu nabiyyika, wa mahbatu wahyika. Fa nun alayya biddukhuli fihi, waa j’ahlu wiqaayatan li mina n-nari, wa amanan mina ladhibi, waaj’alni minaa l-faa’izina bi’shafa’ati yawma i-m abi).


You will enter Madinah with humility calmness and dignity, while being constantly aware of 

the majesty of the place, and supplicating:

“In the name of Allaah and by the Deen of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) Rabb make my 

entry a beneficent event and make my coming out also a beneficent event, and grant me from 

Yourself an authority and a helper”.


“Allaah bless our Guide, Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You blessed Ibrahim and 

the family of Ibrahim.  Surely You are All-laudable, Glorious.

 Allaah forgive me my sins and open for me the doors of Your mercy and Your Bounty”.


(bi-smi Allaahi, wa ‘alaa millati Rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)i Allaahi salli Allaahu ‘alayhi 

wa sallama.  rabbi adkhilni mudkhala sidqin wa akhrijni mikhraja sidqin, waj’al le min ladunka sultanan 

nasiran. Allaahumma salee ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin, wa alaa aali Muhammadin, kama sallayta ‘alaa 

Ibrahima, waa ‘alaa aali Ibrahima, Innaka hamdun majidun. Waghfir dhunubi, wa ftih li abwaaba rahmatika wa fadilika).


Then you will enter into Masjid-un-Nabi (the Masjid of Rasool (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)) and 

perform two rak’aats of ritual prayer for greeting the Masjid near the Mimbar, (pulpit), 

standing in such a way that the pillars of the pulpit are opposite to your right shoulder, because 

this was the standing place of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).


 Between his pulpit and his grave there exists a Rawdah (meadow) from the meadows of
Jannat, as Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) described it.



 Aside from the two rak’aats for greeting the Masjid, you will also perform two more rak’aats in 

gratitude to Allaah for His help in making you reach the Masjid of Rasul (Sallallahu alayhi


Then you will supplicate to Allaah for whatever you desire.

Then you will go straight to the tomb and stand at a distance of four cubits (about four arm 

lengths) from the Maqsura (closet) in extreme courtesy, keeping the direction of Makkah at 

your back, being opposite to the head of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and to his face, 

and assuming that he is looking at you, listening to you, returning your salutation to him, and
saying Ameen at the end of your prayer to Allaah. In this state you will read this greeting:


May peace be upon you O my Guide, O Rasool (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) of Allaah!

May peace be upon you, O Rasool (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) of Allaah!

 May peace be upon you, O beloved to Allaah! May peace be upon you, O Rasool (Sallallahu 

alayhi wasallam) of mercy!

May peace be upon you, O intercessor for the Muslim community! 

May peace be upon you, O the chief of all prophets (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) of Allaah!

May peace be upon you, O the last of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)!

May peace be upon you, O the one enwrapped in the mantle!

May peace be upon you, O the one enwrapped in a cloak! 

May peace be upon you, upon your forefathers, and upon the purified members of your family 

from whom Allaah removed all uncleanliness and whom He purified completely. 

May Allaah grant you such a reward on our behalf as is greater than that which He is to grant to 

any Rasool on behalf of his people, or to any Rasool on behalf of his community.


Source:Taleem ud Deen by Shykh Mufti Afzal Hoseen Eliase