Prostrating and slaughtering animals at graves

Question: What is the ruling on performing Sujood (prostration) on graves and slaughtering sacrificial animals on them?

Answer: Prostrating on graves and slaughtering animals on them are pagan acts that were practiced in Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islaamic time of ignorance) and also acts of major Shirk (major form of associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or in worship), as both of them are acts of ‘Ibaadah (worship) and ‘Ibaadah must wholly be for Allaah Alone… read more here.


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