visiting the "Seven Masaajid" and other places in Madeenah
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Question: What is the ruling regarding visiting
the "Seven Masaajid"
al-Ghamaamah or some of the other places that some of the
(previously) mentioned that only the following five places
should be visited:
1) The Prophet's (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) Masjid;
2) His grave and the graves of his two companions (Abu Bakr
and 'Umar (radhi-yallaahu
'anhumaa)), and the three graves are all in one place;
3) al-Baqee (graveyard) wherein is the grave of 'Uthmaan Ibn
4) The martyrs of (the battle of) Uhud, and amongst them the
grave of Hamzah Ibn 'Abdul-Muttalib (radhi-yallaahu
place other than these should not be visited. That which you
mention of the "Seven Masaajid"
or other than these (which you did not mention), then visiting
all of these has no basis. Visiting them with the intention
as a form of worshipping Allaah the Almighty is an innovation.
This is because (visiting) these have not been mentioned on
the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and it is not permissible for anyone
to establish a time, place or action if done intending to
draw nearness to Allaah (as a form of worship), except with
evidences from the Sharee'ah.
al-Bid'u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu - Page 400;
Daleel al-Akhtaa. allatee yaqa'a feehaa al-Haaj wal-Mu'tamir
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