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The du’a when entering a graveyard

Question

Can you reference this du’a for the graveyard

السلام عليكم يا أهل القبور يغفر الله لنا ولكم أنتم سلفنا ونحن بالأثر

As salamu ‘alaykum ya ahlal qubur yaghfirullahu lana wa lakum antum salafuna wa nahnu bil athar

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this du’a. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had recited this du’a when he passed by some graves in Madinah Munawwarah.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1053. Also see: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 249 and 975)

 

Translation

Peace be upon you inhabitants of the grave! May Allah forgive us and you. You are our predecessors and we are to follow you.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar