Traveling to visit the graves of the prophets, righteous people, and others

Question: Is it permissible to intend to undertake a journey to visit the graves of prophets and righteous peopleas the grave of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and others? Is this a Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) visit or not?

Answer: It is not permissible to undertake journeys to visit graves of the prophets, righteous people and others. Doing so is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion). The evidence for this is the Hadeeth of the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

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