Ziarahs in and around Tareem
Done outside of Dar al-Mustafa’s Dowra program
Dar al-Mustafa’s dowra program itself does not include much ziarahs as the focus is on studies, and Muslimah participants in general are not allowed to travel out to explore on their own. We understand that not everyone has the opportunity to travel regularly to Tareem, and so we will try our best to arrange for ziarahs to be conducted outside of the Dowra program (i.e. after the 40 days dowra is over). Because we are travelling as a group, all full-time Dowra participants are required to return to Singapore at the same time regardless if they opt to follow the ziarahs (in which case they will remain in their accommodation while the rest do the ziarahs).
In and Out of Tareem
InshaAllah, we will try our best to arrange for ziarahs in the following areas:
- Salalah, Oman (while in Transit to Oman): Nabi Ayyub, Nabi Imran ala nabiyyina wa alaihim solatu wa salam, Sohib Mirbath (Father of Sayyiduna Faqih Muqaddam) & more
- In Tareem: Zanbal, Masajids and other maqamats, Rubat Tareem, Syeikh Umar Al-Khatib’s library & more
- Outside of Tareem: Do’an, Huraidhoh, Seiyun, Inat, Houthoh & more
Note: While we can plan to visit these places, all ziarahs are subject to changes depending on conditions and situations.
Intentions in Making Ziarahs
There are many intentions one can make in making ziarahs – specifically, of the maqamats – some of which are:
- Following the sunnah of the Prophet SAW
- To remind one’s self of death and the afterlife
- To make du’a for the deceased
- To fulfill the rights of the deceased
- To seek tawassul from the saliheen and the beloveds of Allah
* For the permissibility of tawassul, we highly recommend reading the book “Seeking Allah through the Means of Tawassul and Istigatha” by Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf. The following article by Seekershub also contains proofs and explanations.
The Etiquette of Ziarahs
There are some adab (etiquette) that one should adhere to during these ziarahs, some of which include:
- Being in a state of wudhu’
- Covering one’s aurah with proper clothing items
- Standing is recommended unless one is not able to
- Facing the area where the head of the deceased is
- Facing the qiblah
- Sending salaam and making du’a for the deceased
- Reciting Surah YaSeen and intending its rewards for the deceased
- Reciting Ayat Kursi x 1 and Surah Al- Ikhlas x 11
- To speak good of the deceased and cover his shortcomings
- Avoid cursing or speaking ill
- Avoid sitting on the burial place
- Being fully present and respectful
- Visiting in a recommended time, ie. Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays
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