Visiting the graves of the awliya

Question ID: 34717

I found this in a website

”Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (may Allah be pleased with him) had an ailment in his arm which no doctor could treat. He went to Ma’rrof’s grave and wiped his arm upon his grave and his arm was healed. So the visiting of graves of the Awliya is something that has been done for centuries”.
Could this be true? And is something like this Shirk?

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Asked on December 13, 2017 8:15 pm
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I do not know about this story.
But know, it is permissible to visit the graves of any Muslim.

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Answered on January 14, 2018 10:10 pm