Thu 15 Saf 1435 - 19 December 2013
If a woman passes by a graveyard, should she say salaam to the occupants?
We know that women are not allowed to visit graveyards but what do you say about a woman who passes alongside the wall of the graveyard when she is on her way somewhere and she can see the graves – should she recite the du’aa’ narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), or is she not allowed to, or what should she do?.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is nothing wrong with her reciting the
du’aa’ narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) (“Al-salaamu ‘alaykum ahl al-diyaar…”) and there is no
sin on her, because she is not intending to visit the graves and she has not entered the graveyard, rather she is just passing by
From Madha taf’al fi’l-haalaat al-aatiyah, p. 18.