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Denying the Punishment of the Grave

Having īmān in the punishment of the grave is an obligation upon all Muslims, and it was indeed part of the ʿaqīdah of our Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ, and was previously being denied only by a group of innovators. It is hoped that those who have erred from the way of the Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ – the way of Ahl al-Sunnah wa-al-Jamāʿah – would re-assess their stance in light of the evidences presented, hoping that they will return to the truth. Past History From those early sects which denied īmān (firm faith) in the Punishment of the Grave were the Khawārij and a group from the Muʾtazilah.1 The Muʾtazilah said,...

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On Visiting the Prophet’s ﷺ Grave

All of the aḥādīth about visiting his grave are daʿīf, and are not to be relied upon in matters of religion. For this reason none of the authors of books of Ṣaḥīḥ and Sunan reported them at all. Al-Daaraqutni reported in his Sunan (2/278) with an isnād from Haatib that the Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “Whoever visits me after I die, it is as if he visited me when I was still alive…” This is a ḥadīth that many of the scholars of ḥadīth judged to be false and not to have been reported with a ṣaḥīḥ isnād from the Prophet (peace and blessings of...

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The Prohibition of Taking Graves as Places of Worship

Shall I not send you for what the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ sent me? That you deface all statues and pictures and that you level all elevated graves. [1] Jundub Ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Bajalī said that he heard the Prophet ﷺ say – five days before he died: “Verily those before you took the graves of their Prophets and righteous people as places of worship, so do not take the graves as places of worship. Indeed I forbid you from this!” [2] From Abū Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “O Allāh, do not turn my grave into an idol. May the curse of Allāh be upon those...

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A Reply to Those Who Deny the Punishment of the Grave

The Muʿtazilah and whoever followed them from later generations, for example Shaykh Muḥammad Abduh, Maḥmūd Shaltūt, Aḥmad Shalbī, ʿAbd al-Karīm ʿUthmān, amongst others. Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn Information related to the Religion (al-khabar), is categorized in accordance to the manner in which it has reached us. There are two categories: [1]: al-Mutawaatir (recurrent): that which has been narrated from one group to another. Convention dictates: it is impossible that they would act in collusion upon a lie, from the beginning of the chain of narration to the end. [2]: al-Āhād...

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The Ḥadīth of the Grave

So when they reach the heaven, they open the door, but it closes upon him, and it is called out: “Return to the earth, since I created you from it, and to it I return you, and from it I shall raise you again. Shaykh Ḥamdī ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Salafī Muḥammad Ibn al-Nadr informed us saying: Muʿāwiyah Ibn ʿAmr said: Zaa‘idah informed us saying: Sulaymān al-A’mash informed me: al-Minhaal Ibn ʿAmr informed me saying: Zādān informed us saying: al-Baraa‘ informed me saying: We went out with the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) in the Funeral Prayer for a man from the Ansār (helpers)....

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