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f:1060 -    Visting Dargah
Country : Hyderabad,
Name : XYZ
Question:     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?
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Answer:     Visiting graves is established by the Sahih (rigorously-authenticated) Hadith.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) 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 (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) 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 Merciful and the Most Beneficent knows best.

Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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