Wednesday, November 17, 2010
ON THE VISITING OF MAZAARAAT-E-AULIYA
(A Translation of Mas'ala No. 169 on Page 212 Volume 4 of Fatawa Razvia)
Sent by Hafiz Abdur Rahman Rafoogar on 28 Muharram 1332 A.H. from Muhalla Ahaatha Rohilla, Thana Bahloo Poora in Banaras. "My question directed at your office, Oh! Hazrat, is that whilst visiting the Mazaaraat of the Auliya-e-Kiraam, what should be the method of reading Fateha, and what items (Ayaats of the Quraan) ought to be recited in this Fateha?"
Al Jawaab (The Answer):-
Allah in the Name of, the Compassionate The Merciful. Praise be to Allah and Salutations upon the gracious Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). My dear Hafiz Saheb, Peace be upon You!
When one enters the Holy Shrines (Mazaaraat of Auliya-e-Kiraam) one should do so from the foot end (i.e. the feet side of the Wali), and as far as possible one should maintain one's presence at a distance of four hand lengths (from the foot end). Thereafter, in a moderate voice, one should announce Salaams in the following way:- "As Salaamu Alaikum! Ya Sayyidi ! Wa Rahmatullahi Wa barakaatuhu." Then, the following should be recited:-
1) Durood-e-Ghausia - 3 Times
2) Sura Fateha - Once
3) Ayatul Kursi - Once
4) Sura Ikhlaas - 7 times
5) Durood Ghausia - 7 times