Writing the formula of bidding Salam to the dead on large boards
Q: Al-Birr charitable society in
has a plan to write the formula of bidding Salam (Islamic greeting of peace) to the dead on a large board and in clear inscription and post it at the entrance of the local cemetery. They do so to help remind the people to recite it during burials and during their visits to the dead. Therefore, we hope, your Eminence, that you give us the correct formula that we may write on the board.
Great priority should be given to teaching people during religious lessons, sermons and the like, the Du`a' (supplication) and etiquettes related to the rulings on entering cemeteries and the manner of sending Salam to the dead from among the Muslims. As for
writing the formula of Salam on boards and putting them up on the walls of the cemetery, this act was not observed by the Salaf (righteous predecessors) so you must refrain from doing it.May Allah grant you success! May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions!