Can women visit grave of her parents
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Can Women visit graves of Parents
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There is absolutely no harm in Islam if a believing woman wishes to occasionally visit the grave of her parents or loved ones.
Related by Al-Hakim and Al-Baihaqi.
The purpose of visiting graves is to remember the Hereafter, which is something that both men and women need. Men are by no means more in need of this reminder than women.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “, "May Allah curse the women who are frequent visitors of the graves."
Al-Qurtubi explains the implications of the above hadith: "The curse mentioned in this hadith applies only to those women who visit graves ‘frequently’. The reason for this curse lies perhaps in the fact that it involves infringement of the rights of the husband, and leads to adornment and exhibition of their beauty to strangers, and shouting, yelling, and other similar things." It may be said that, "If no such harm is feared from women visiting graves, then there is no valid reason for preventing them from visiting graves, for indeed remembrance of death is something that both men and women equally need."
Most of the scholars in Islam hold it permissible for the women to visit the graves occasionally; but hold it forbidden for the women to visit the graves frequently as stated by the Messenger of Allah (saws).
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