Be cautious! Do not take as an example what some ignorant people do next to the grave of the Prophet when they deviate from the aforementioned matter. One should follow the examples of the pious people and the knowledgeable pious scholars in this matter.
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadiyy narrated from al-Fudayl Ibn ^Iyad that he said: “Follow the ways of guidance. It will not harm you if the number of people following that way are few. Beware of the ways of misguidance. Do not be fooled by the large number of losers.”
It is disliked to wipe your hands or clothes on the walls surrounding the grave of the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam.
“The return trip home is a solemn, reflective time for many pilgrims.
The joy of completing the Pilgrimage (Hajj or ^Umrah) is satisfying but bittersweet (bittersweet is defined as pleasure mixed with overtones of sadness).
The obligation is complete, but each Muslim must end that special event which has changed his life so profoundly.
There is an unsettling realization he may never return again to walk those spots the Prophet himself once walked.
The Pilgrim has earned the title of “Hajj” (m.) or “Hajjah” (f.) The eyes of “the Hajj” and “the Hajjah” show what is in the heart. . . the twinkle at the mention of the experience; the tears for the yearning to return once more.”