Question

Is there any authentic Hadith that states that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) visited his mother’s grave and cried?

 

Answer

Yes, this has been authentically recorded.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) visited his mother’s grave. He wept, causing those around him to weep as well. He then said, “I sought permission from my Rabb to seek forgiveness for her but I was not granted permission. I also sought permission to visit her grave and I was granted permission. Therefore, you too should visit graves, for they remind you of death.'”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 976)

 

Also see here and here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

صحيح مسلم:
(٩٧٦) – حدثنا أبو بكر بن أبي شيبة، وزهير بن حرب، قالا: حدثنا محمد بن عبيد، عن يزيد بن كيسان، عن أبي حازم، عن أبي هريرة، قال: زار النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قبر أمه، فبكى وأبكى من حوله، فقال: «استأذنت ربي في أن أستغفر لها فلم يؤذن لي، واستأذنته في أن أزور قبرها فأذن لي، فزوروا القبور فإنها تذكر الموت».