Traveling with the aim of visiting his dead daughter's grave
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessing be upon the Last of the Prophets. To proceed:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has examined the letter His Eminence the General Chairman received from His Excellency the Deputy Minister of the Interior under no. 69199 dated 6/10/1411 A.H., which was referred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars under no. 4245 dated 20/10/1411 A.H. regarding which His Excellency asks for examining the petition submitted by the questioner M. A. A. Sh., for giving him permission to visit the grave of his daughter in
After the Committee examined the petition, it decided that it is not permissible for the questioner
to travel to the KSA with the aim of visiting his dead daughter's grave located in the Kingdom. This is because it is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
No journey should be undertaken except to three Masjids (mosques):
Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah),
Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa (the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem) and this Masjid of mine (the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah).
It is sufficient for the questioner to invoke Allah for her while he is in his homeland. (Part No. 7; Page No. 443) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.