Book Name:Seerat e Data Ali Hajveri

Importance of Isal-e-Sawab

Dear Islamic brothers! From the abovementioned incidents it has been learnt that Du’as are answered at the shrines of saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی. Furthermore, the importance of making Isal-e-Sawab to saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی has also been learnt, therefore we should also have this habit that whenever we have the privilege of visiting a saint’s shrine, we must make Isal-e-Sawab to the blessed saint belonging to that shrine. We will receive lots of blessings for this, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

Sayyiduna Imam Abul Qaasim ‘Abdul Kareem Bin Hawazin Qushayri رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has narrated: It is the description of a saint: I used to make Du’a for Sayyidatuna Raabi’ah Basariyyah رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْهَا, once I saw her in my dream saying, ‘Your gifts (i.e. Du’as and Isal-e-Sawab) are brought to us in large trays of Noor which are covered by coverings of Noor.’ (Ar-Risala-tul-Qushayriyyah, pp. 424)

Manners of visiting the shrines

Dear Islamic brothers! There are some manners to visit the shrines of saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی if you want to attain their blessings. In order to know: What good intentions should be made before the visit? What Du’as should be made at the shrines? What are the advantages of visiting shrines? etc., etc., obtain the 48-page published booklet named ‘Mazaraat-e-Awliya ki Hikayaat’ published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah the publishing house of Dawat-e-Islami. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, it will increase your knowledge a lot. Let’s listen to the manner of visiting shrines and some Madani pearls from this booklet:


§  When wanting to visiting the blessed tomb of a pious saint or the grave of any Muslim, then it is Mustahab to perform two Rak’aat of Nafl (supererogatory) Salah (as long as it is not a Makruh time) in your home. In each Rak’at, after Surah Al-Fatihah recite Ayat-ul-Kursi once and Surah Al-Ikhlas three times and donate the reward of this Salah to the deceased whose grave you are to visit. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will create brilliance in the grave of that deceased individual and He will bestow an extremely great reward on the one who donated the reward. (Fatawa ‘Aalamgiri, vol. 5, pp. 350)