Supplication Of Visiting A Graveyard

Question

What supplication did the Holy Prophet (sws) use to recite while visiting a graveyard?


Answer

The Holy Prophet has been reported to pray for the dead and remind himself of the fact that he too was going to pass away and meet his Lord. According to a tradition recorded Muslim he would say:

أبي هريرة أن رسول اللهأتى المقبرة فقال السلام عليكم دار قوم مؤمنين وإنا إن شاء الله بكم لاحقون

Abu Hurairah narrates: The Holy Prophet (sws) once came to a graveyard and said, 'Peace on you! [Oh] dwellers of the house of the believers. We will join you InshaAllah. {Muslim:No:249}

Ibn Habban has added the following words:

أنتم لنا فرط ونحن لكم تبع نسأل الله لنا ولكم العافية

You preceded us and we will follow you. We seek Allah's forgiveness both for you and for ourselves.[ Ibn-e Habban No: 3173]

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