Hadith on Graves: It is forbidden to take graves as places of worship

| April 21, 2011

Jundub reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say five days before he passed away, “I stand acquitted before Allah that I took any one of you as an intimate friend, for Allah has taken me as His intimate friend, just as he took Abraham as His friend. Had I taken any one of my nation as an intimate friend, I would have taken Abu Bakr as my friend. Verily, those before you turned the graves of their prophets and righteous into places of worship, so do not take graves as places of worship. I forbid you from doing that.

Source: Sahih Muslim 532

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim

جُنْدَبٌ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَمُوتَ بِخَمْسٍ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ إِنِّي أَبْرَأُ إِلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يَكُونَ لِي مِنْكُمْ خَلِيلٌ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى قَدْ اتَّخَذَنِي خَلِيلًا كَمَا اتَّخَذَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلًا وَلَوْ كُنْتُ مُتَّخِذًا مِنْ أُمَّتِي خَلِيلًا لَاتَّخَذْتُ أَبَا بَكْرٍ خَلِيلًا أَلَا وَإِنَّ مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ كَانُوا يَتَّخِذُونَ قُبُورَ أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ وَصَالِحِيهِمْ مَسَاجِدَ أَلَا فَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا الْقُبُورَ مَسَاجِدَ إِنِّي أَنْهَاكُمْ عَنْ ذَلِكَ

532 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْمَسَاجِدِ وَمَوَاضِعِ الصَّلَاة لعنة الله على اليهود والنصارى اتخذوا قبور أنبيائهم مساجد يحذر مثل ما صنعوا

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