Setting on a journey to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Question 66: I was born in 13/4/1903 A.D.; I am now eighty years old, but Allaah has not willed it for me yet during this lifetime to visit the Honored Ka`bah or the Prophet’s Mosque. Out of my love for the Prophet (peace be upon him), I invoke Allaah’s blessings upon him day and night. I see him often in my dreams and the last was today. Today I only felt that I wanted to disclose this.I have a simple home and I am blessed with only one daughter and her orphaned child. They live with me to take care of me. I live on a modest income and I yearn so much to visit the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him). Should I sell this house to enjoy visiting the beloved Prophet?

Answer: First, We hope that your dreams be good dreams that come true. Second: It is not permissible to travel specifically to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him). What is permissible is to visit his Masjid (mosque) and pray there; and this visit is not obligatory. It is also permissible for any Muslim visiting the Prophet’s Masjid to greet him and his two Companions (‘Aboo Bakr and Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them both)… read more here.

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