Visit to the Cemetery
Hazrat Ummul Mu’mineen Saiyyidatunaa Aaishah Siddeeqah
[Radiyal Laahu ‘Anhaa]
“One night, which was the 15th of Shabaan, I did not find the Beloved Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam] in the house so I went in search of him. After a long search, I found him in Al-Baqee’ (the cemetery of Madeenah Shareef) offering Du’a for the deceased and praying for their forgiveness”.
A special point must be made to visit the cemetery during this night and pray for the deceased buried therein, as the Most Beloved Prophet [Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam] is been reported as having visited the cemetery on this night and spending a long time therein, lamenting, reading and praying for the deceased.
The visitors of this Night
It is narrated that the departed souls (Arwaah) of the Muslims visit the houses of their friends and relatives on this night and proclaim: “O people of the house! You stay in our houses and enjoy the wealth that we have left behind. You use our children and take work from them, please perform our Ieesaal e Sawaab. Verily our deeds have become complete, while your record of deeds is still spread”.