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…
My father died a long while ago, and he is [buried in a graveyard] far away from [where I live], and [as such] I am unable to visit him except after two or three years. So is it possible for me to honour him with anything, since I [live so] far away from him?
If there is a [genuine] need to do so, is it permissible to dig open the grave of someone who was only buried some days ago?
My mother died when I was in my infancy, and now I visit her in the graveyard; Is that permissible for me [to do]? And what supplication is it [that I make to Allaah and its benefit] will reach her, and what reward will [Allaah permit to] reach her?
The Shaykh was asked about buying and selling in graveyards?