Traveling to Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah to visit the grave of the Messenger

Q: I am an Egyptian person working in Qatar. I am religiously committed and I wish to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and I have been saving the necessary money for travel. However, my mother's sickness consumed all the money I saved. One day, I saw in a dream a man with a face full of light who was wearing a white Jilbab (loose outer garment with no front opening) and a white turban. He said to me: "I am the one who will intercede with your Lord on your behalf on the Day of Resurrection." What is the ruling on this?

A: It is not permissible to travel to Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah for the purpose of visiting the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Rather, it is prescribed to travel to visit Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah) to offer Salah (Prayer) in it. Anyone who visits Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy should greet the Prophet (peace be upon him) with Salam (Islamic greeting of peace). This dream of yours was from Satan who wants to frighten and mislead you from the Way of Allah. So you should not pay any attention to this dream or think about it. (Part No. 7; Page No. 445) If a person intends to visit Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy, it is not incumbent on them to visit it; they may cancel the travel and no compensation is required.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.