Are women allowed to visit graves

QUESTION:
I have few questions;
1. What does the Sharia say about women going to graves?
2. Are women allowed to visit graves?

ANSWER:

The Shariah has given permission to women to visit graves, with certain regulations. Thus, if the visit is done for learning a lesson about the inevitable occurrence of death, or to soften one’s heart, or to gain Baraka by seeing the graves of the pious then there is no prohibition. However, she must not dress indecently nor should she adorn herself, for that has been prohibited.

And Allah Ta’aala knows best

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
28 SEPTEMBER 2010 / 19 SHAWWAAL 1431