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FQ 27: Will the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) perform Shafa?at in Qiyamah?
Answer: The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) will definitely perform Shafa’at (intercession) in Qiyamah as given in this Hadith of Sahih Bukhari:
Every Prophet has a Dua, which they use. I want to save my Dua, which is my Shafa’at for my Ummah in the hereafter. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 6304)
And Allah knows best.
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FQ 28: Is visiting Dargah permissible or not? If it is then why are there so many sects and is it permissible to raise hands and perform Sajdah?
Answer: Visiting graves is established by the Sahih (rigorously-authenticated) Hadith. The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said:
Translation of Hadith: I had (earlier) stopped you from visiting graves, now visit them.
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith No: 1623)
When this is established by the Hadith, then it is compulsory for every sect to follow it.
The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) had already informed us of the different sects, so their existence is not astonishing.
Please clarify what you mean by “raising hands and performing Sajdah.” Performing Sajdah to anybody except Allah Ta’ala, if with the intention of worship is Shirk (associating partners with Allah Ta’ala) and if with the intention of respect is Haraam (forbidden). However, it is permissible to kiss sacred things, so kissing the graves is also permissible, but Sajdah to the graves is Haraam.
And Allah The Most Beneficent and The Most Merciful knows best.
Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia, Founder-Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]