Pilgrims visiting the Prophet’s grave and Al-Baqee`

Question: Are pilgrims whether men or women required to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Al-Baqee` (the graveyard of Madeenah, near the Prophet’s Mosque), Uhud (mountain site of the Battle of Uhud [3 A.H./625 A.D.] the second battle between Muslims and the disbelievers of Makkah), and Quba’ (a town near Madeenah where the Prophet established the first mosque)? Or is that for men only?

Answer: Pilgrims whether men or women are not required to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or Al-Baqee`. One should not undertake a journey to visit graves. Moreover, it is forbidden for women to visit graves even without undertaking journeys. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said.. read more here.

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