They say they want to venerate the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam); so how is true veneration of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to be done?
Is the invocation of peace upon the dead to be uttered only upon entering the graveyard, or can it also be uttered when passing by [the graveyard]?
Shaykh Ihsaan Ilaahee Zaheer spent his life defending the Sahaabah; when he was injured by the bomb explosion, he was brought to Saudi Arabia for treatment and died here. He was buried in al-Baqee’ [graveyard – in Madeenah] along with the Sahaabah.
[In preparation for their burial], al-Muzanee would wash the dead as an act of worship, and he would say…
If the remembrance of death departed my heart, I would certainly fear my heart[‘s pursuit of desires] will corrupt me.