Shirk at the Rawdha of Rasulallah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam


Surah aZumar 30

Verily, you (O Muhammad Salalahu Alayhi Wasallam) will die and verily,

they (too) will die.



What many believe?

Many claim that Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is Alive in his grave, and he has power and knowledge to see the Unseen.



What does the Quran & Sunnah say?


Surah aZumar 30

Verily, you (O Muhammad Salalahu Alayhi Wasallam) will die and verily,

they (too) will die.



Surah aZumar 30

Verily, you (O Muhammad Salalahu Alayhi Wasallam) will die and verily,

they (too) will die.



Surah Al Baqarah 2:154.

And say not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah,

“They are dead.”

Nay, they are living, but you perceive (it) not”.



Surah Faatir:22.

Nor are (alike) the living (believers) and the dead (disbelievers).

Verily, Allah makes whom He will hear,

but you cannot make hear those who are in graves.



Surah Jinn:

26“(He Alone) the All-Knower of the Gha’ib (unseen),


He reveals to none His Gha’ib (unseen).”

27. Except to a Messenger (from mankind)

whom He has chosen (He informs him of unseen as much as He likes),

and then He makes a band of watching guards (angels) to march

before him and behind him.



Surah A’nam:

59. And with Him are the keys of the Ghaib (all that is hidden),

none knows them but He.

And He knows whatever there is in (or on) the earth

and in the sea; not a leaf falls,

but he knows it.

There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth

nor anything fresh or dry

but is written in a Clear Record.



Anas b. malik reported:

Rasulallah salalahu alayhi wasalam as saying:

I came. And in the narration transmitted on the authority of Haddib (the words are), I happened to pass

by Moses on the occasion of the Night journey

near the red mound

(and found him) saying his prayer

in his Grave.

Source: Sahih Muslim Book 030, Number 5858



From the verses of Quran and Sunnah we have clarity in understanding that;


  • Rasulallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam has passed away (thus he has died).


  • Like other Prophets, RasulAllah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is alive in his grave, however;


  • Rasulallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam cannot hear in the grave.


  • RasulAllah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is in the highest levels of barzakh, it is called illiyeen. RasulAllah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is given the honor to reply from barzakh. (In our belief; the souls of those who passed away reside in Barzakh)


  • We give salawat upon him in the prescribed method as we find in authentic duas from Quran and Sunnah.


  • The salawat and baraka of dua are carried by Angels who are selected to do this task.


  • It is Allah subhana wa taala alone who knows al-ghaib (the unseen) and it is only Allah subhana wa taala who permits the messengers such insight, to the extent which Allah subhana wa taala permits.


  • The Prophets of Allah alayhi salam therefore are reliant on the knowledge given to them as they themselves do not possess such knowledge or sight.



Abu Huraira reported:

Rasulallah Sallallahu alayhi wasalam, said, “

Do not turn your houses into graves,

and do not turn graves into a place of festivity.

Send blessings upon me,

for your blessings will reach me wherever you are.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 2044

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani



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