Silence in graveyard

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

 

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

I heard somewhere that when passing by a cemetary, you should not talk or listen to the radio if you are in a car for example. Is that true? 

 

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Answer:

 

Silence in graveyard

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

The reason one visits graveyards is either to pray to Allah Subhanah to have Mercy and forgive the deceased,  or so that he may contemplate and remember the life of the Hereafter.  

 

Thus,  it is in keeping with good manners and honorable character that one does not unnecessarily talk loudly,  or make noise,  or listen to a radio,  or watch TV,  or be joyous and happy when visiting a place where the dead are honorably laid,  and the alive are contemplating in silence.  

 

But there is absolutely no harm if one needs to talk,  or has to listen to radio for some valid reason like important news, etc.  

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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