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VISITING THE TOMB OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD

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but the $arden of the Prophet is better because the Prophet said. the places connected with his *ompanions and the leaders of Muslims who lived there. If one prays in another part of the Mos%ue it is permissible. as reported by -ady .Visiting the Tomb of the Prophet Its Rules and Etiquette The verdict of visiting the tomb of the Prophet how he should be greeted and the virtue of one’s visit and the manner in which one should supplicate. Isaac. and as# 1im to complete what one came for. !braham"s son said that. but now you may visit them. +hen one enters the Mos%ue of the Messenger of !llah one should say . places where his blessed feet wal#ed. as one praises !llah. and my pulpit is by a 3oor of 2 . "The Prophet said. The consensus of scholars is that visiting the tomb of Prophet Muhammad is not only excellent and sunnah. but a matter to be desired as the Prophet said. with the intention of praying in the Prophet"s Mos%ue. "2etween my house and my pulpit is a $arden of Paradise. &ne should see# the blessings of seeing his $arden '(awdah). and the pillar on which he would lean.atima. the places where $abriel descended and brought the (evelation to him." Thereafter then one should go to the $arden of the Prophet '(awdah) which is between his pulpit and his tomb. "I forbade you to visit graves. peace be upon her . pulpit. pronounce the praise and veneration on me and say/ & !llah forgive me my sins and open for me the door of your Mercy. repeat the pronouncing of the praise and veneration on me and say/ & !llah forgive my sins and open the doors of 0our virtue. !ll that should be a matter for consideration. the 1igh. and offer two units of prayer before coming to the visitation." The urist. "+hen you enter the Mos%ue. the place where he sat. tomb. when one ma#es the $reater Pilgrimage one should go to Medina. places that were touched by his blessed hand. +hen you leave.

the Pulpit and the Tomb The Virtue of Praying in the Two Holy Mosques Mecca and Medina! !llah says. the mercy of !llah and 1is blessings. and greeted. and the nec laces. 1e tells us. The door is on one side of the Pulpit and the Pool is on the other side and it is the Pool good believers who did not change will come to drin#. as an establishment for people./6<) !llah says. but would not touch the tomb with his hand. however many people have mistranslated this word as "canal". "My Mos%ue. "#hey say.<) ) . most of them do not now" '=9/. then leave. and peace. stand before the front of the tomb and deliver the pronouncing of the praise. and that Allah has nowledge of all things"" '. Mecca. and peace be upon my father. with great respect. 1e came close to the tomb." The !rabic word "Turah" means door. and the Sacred Month. we shall be dri!en from our land"' %ut ha!e &e not gi!en them a secure sanctuary from which fruits of e!ery ind are collected as a pro!ision from 's( $ndeed. "A mosque founded upon piety from the first day is worthier for you to stand in" '6/789). "Peace be upon you & Prophet. and the offering. although it suffices to say "peace be upon you & Prophet. Thereafter one should go and humbly. peace be upon you !bu 2a#r. then &mar and greet each of them in turn and supplicate for them in the manner they deserve. not in the direction of the 5ibla. "1e saw &mar"s son greeting the tomb the Prophet over one hundred times and he would say. 1e would stand facing the tomb. in order that you now that Allah has nowledge of all that is in the hea!ens and the earth. "Allah has made the Ka'bah the Sacred House." The Virtue of Medina." It also includes the :uba Mos%ue. +hen the Prophet was as#ed to which mos%ue the verse referred he replied. veneration. upon him and whatever comes to one"s mind." 1aving done this one should move to the front of the tomb of !bu 2a#r.Paradise. 4afer said. '$f we follow the guidance with you.

"My Mos%ue. and the Mount. "%y the fig and the oli!e. $ swear by this country . "+o. and those who clea!e to it.) +hen the Prophet was as#ed to which mos%ue the verse referred he replied.a !isitation and a sanctuary for the people .Mecca. to those who bow and prostrate"'" '=/7=. "And when &e made the House . '/urify My House for those who circumambulate around it.Ka'bah. "Mounts should only be saddled to visit three mos%ues. my Mos%ue and the Mos%ue of !l !%sa 'Cerusalem). the Bacred Mos%ue." Mali# explained the meaning of the word "except" in the preceding Prophetic :uotation to be that a prayer offered in the Prophet"s Mos%ue is better than a thousand prayers in all other mos%ues except the Bacred Mos%ue. ")o they not see how &e appointed a safe Sanctuary while all around them people are snatched away( &ould they belie!e in falsehood and do they disbelie!e in the fa!or of Allah> '=6/?<) !nd "#herefore let them worship the *ord of this House"" '78?/@) !nd./7A@) !llah tells us.'Ma e the place where Abraham stood a place of prayer" 'And &e made a co!enant with Abraham and $shmael. "#he first House e!er to be built for people was that at %a ah ." It also includes the :uba Mos%ue. 4 . !bu 1urayrah tells us the Prophet told his *ompanions. Sinai.blessed and a guidance for the worlds"" '@/6?) !llah says.saying.He says." Meaning the greater reward one receives for praying in them. and you are a lodger in this country"" '68/7A=) !nd. and this safe country ." '6. "The prayer in my Mos%ue is better than a thousand prayers in any other mos%ue except the Bacred Mos%ue.Mecca-.Mecca-. who tells us that the Prophet said. The value of a prayer offered in the Prophet"s Mos%ue has been reported by !bu 1urayrah.

" !nd." &mar"s son reported the Prophet saying. the station where Abraham stood" &hosoe!er enters it let him be safe0"" " '@/6?A6<) .a !isitation and a sanctuary for the * ." There is no difference in opinion that the position of the tomb of the Prophet is better than any other part of the earth." said. &f Medina. ! scholar said The word "safe" means safety from 1ell. In addition to this hadith is the phrase. who has been steadfast in the face of its difficulties and hardship. "+hosoever can die in Medina should do so. It also includes a sanctuary from those who pursue. "Medina is li#e a furnace. because I will intercede for all who die in it. the Prophet them if they but #new. "#he first House e!er to be built for people was that of %a ah . "2etween my house and my pulpit is a $arden of the $ardens of Paradise." !s for those who left Medina. "!llah gives Medina to someone who is better than he who leaves Medina on account of his aversion 'to it). is better than a hundred prayers in my Mos%ue.Mecca-. report the saying of the Prophet that. "&n the 3ay or (esurrection I will be the witness. it has been interpreted with two meanings one of which is that it assures the supplication and prayer offered in the Prophetic $arden '(awdah) A which is the area between the tomb of the Prophet and his pulpit A are sub ect to that reward." 1is house mentioned in the hadith is where he lived and also where he is buried. &mar"s son and several other *ompanions. "&ne prayer in the Bacred Mos%ue. and this is as the verse. "And when &e made the House . which is the room of -ady !yesha.!s proof the Prophetic saying is %uoted which says. and that this area will be transported by !llah in due course and is actually in Paradise. The Prophet said. and it is there that people visit him. and intercede for the person.888 prayers in other mos%ues." !llah says. "Medina is better for The Prophet also said." "The prayer in the Mos%ue of Mecca is better than 788. "1is pulpit is by his Pool.Ka'bah. it casts out what is impure. blessed and a guidance for the worlds" $n it. and leaves what is pure." !s for "&ne of $ardens in Paradise". there are clear signs.

and also the Prophet himself.'Ma e the place where Abraham stood a place of prayer" 'And &e made a co!enant with Abraham and $shmael. to those who bow and prostrate" '=/7=. who represents and honors all the prophets before him. !llah. and that 1ell is a truth. and that all 1is Prophets and Messengers were sealed by Prophet Muhammad and that Paradise is a truth. and those who clea!e to it. and also safety and guidance for us. Therefore we bear witness that there is no god except the *reator. + . and the (esurrection is a truth.people .saying.) In conclusion the 5oran is guidance and safety for us and the family of the Prophet. '/urify My House for those who circumambulate around it. Prophet Muhammad is the Beal of all the Prophets and Messengers.