When Imam Ali al-Ridha (as) was asked; “Does a believer who has passed away know those people who visit the grave?” The Imam replied, “Of course, he is acquainted with those who visit him as long as they are sitting beside the grave. As soon as they get up from his grave side and leave, the fear takes over the person in the grave because of his leaving.”
VISITING THE CEMETERY
It is recommended for men to visit the graves of the Marhumeen on Mondays and Saturdays and also at the time of Asr on Thursdays and Fridays.
The following should be recited on the graves:
- Surah al-Fateha (x3)
- Surah al-Qadr (x3)
- Surah al-Falaq (x3)
- Surah an-Naas (x3)
- Ayat al-Kursi (x3)
- Surah Yaseen (x1)
- Any Du’a asking Allah (swt)’s forgiveness for the Marhum
MAJALIS AT THE CEMETERY
Majlis for ladies and gents is held at the Eastfield Road cemetery on the first Sunday of every calendar month after the Zohrain Jamaat prayers.
The Majalis times and dates for 2014 are:
- 05-Jan-14 – 1:00pm
- 02-Feb-14 – 1:00pm
- 02-Mar-14 – 1:00pm
- 06-Apr-14 – 2:00pm
- 04-May-14 – 2:00pm
- 01-Jun-14 – 2:00pm
- 06-Jul-14 – 2:00pm
- 03-Aug-14 – 2:00pm
- 07-Sep-14 – 2:00pm
- 05-Oct-14 – 2:00pm
- 02-Nov-14 – 1:00pm
- 07-Dec-14 – 1:00pm
DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY & OPENING TIMES
The entrance of the cemetery is located on the corner of Eastfield Road and Newark Avenue.
Opening times are 9:00am to 6:00pm during British Summer Time and 9:00am to 4:00pm for the remainder of the year.
Address: Eastfield Road Cemetery, Eastfield Road, Peterborough PE1 4RE.