I heard you requested the congregation to face the Qiblah and make dua at the graveyard during your last trip to Zimbabwe. Does this mean one cannot face the grave and make dua? Please advise as this is what we have always done.
باسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحبه ومن والاه
Wa alaykumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
May Allah bless you for writing in and may Allah make me steadfast during this answer.
It is permissible at the graveyard to make dua whilst facing the grave or whilst facing the Qiblah. Both are permitted.