The bodies of Prophets intact in grave

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

I have heard that bodies of Prohets will never get mixed with soiled and they are as it is till today? is it right. if so it means still body of Prophet ADAM (A.S.) is still there as it was burried ? and also of all others Prophets.

A Muslim 


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The bodies of Prophets intact in grave

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 1042  Narrated by Aws ibn Aws

The Prophet (saws) said:  “Among the most excellent of your days is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he died, on it the last trumpet will be blown, and on it the shout will be made, so invoke more blessings on me that day, for your blessings will be submitted to me.”  The people asked:  “O Messenger of Allah (saws), how can it be that our blessings will be submitted to you while your body is decayed?”  He (saws) replied:  “Allah, the Exalted, has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of Prophets.”


In light of the above authentic narration,  it is indeed true that the bodies of the Prophets of Allah (saws) do not decay after being buried in the ground.   Indeed,  the body of Prophet Adam (a.s.) and all the other Prophets of Allah will still be as it was on the day it was buried,  for the Prophet Mohamed (saws) never spoke anything except the very Truth.


In another authentic narration,  the Prophet (saws) also mentioned that the earth does not consume the bodies of the true Martyrs or Shaheeds who gave their lives in the Cause of Allah Subhanah.    There have been several reports,  the most famous amongst them being of the bodies of the Martyrs of the Battle of Uhud,  which were witnessed by some believers almost 1400 years after their burial and those who witnessed the bodies of these blessed Martyrs swore that it seemed that they were buried only a day ago!  


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,






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