Graves in the masjids is permited in Islam.

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Just I want to know the fatawa regarding Graves in the masjids is permited in Islam, in the light of Qurana and Sunna Reply quickly brother I want Ibane-Baaz's Fatawas regarding this.



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Graves in masjid

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Dear and beloved brother in Islam, we will give you the ‘fatwa’ or ruling of one who is much more learned and much more God-fearing that Ibn-Baaz: the ruling of none other than the Last and Final Messenger, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws) himself!


Aishah reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Allah cursed the Jews and Christians [because] they took the graves of their Prophets as mosques."

Related by al-Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, and an-Nasai.


Abu Marthad al-Ghanawi reported that the Prophet (saws) said: "Do not pray facing a grave and do not sit on one."

Related by Muslim and Ahmad.


Jundub ibn 'Abdullah al-Bajali heard the Prophet say, five days before he died: "The people before you took graves as mosques. I prohibit this to you."

Related by Muslim and Ahmad.


Aishah reports that Umm Salamah mentioned the churches she saw in Abyssinia and the pictures they contained to the Messenger of Allah (saws). The Prophet (saws) said to her: "These are the people who, when a pious servant or pious man among them dies, build a mosque [place of worship] upon their graves and put those pictures in it. They are the worst of the whole creation in the Sight of Allah."

Related by al-Bukhari, Muslim, and an-Nasai.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 492   Narrated by Sa'id

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘The whole earth is a place of prayer (masjid) except public baths and graveyards.’


The Messenger of Allah (saws) categorically forbade the believers to place graves in the ‘masjids’, or build a place of worship around a grave, or even offer one’s prayers in a graveyard.


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