All Praises are due to Allaah, the All-Knowing, the All-Powerful…….
"The Blessing of Visiting Shrines"
IN THE LIGHT OF
Quraan and Ahadees
We humbly Dedicate our Effort’s To
Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad , (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) his noble family and all the Devoted Auliyaa’s,Sahabaa’s, Shuhaada’s and eminent Ulamaa's of his beloved Ummaah….
Choicest Durood, Salaams and Salutation upon Him.
May the Gracious Allaah sanctify and Bless their Souls. A'ameen.
The Blog is also dedicated to all the Shuhaada’s who were the victim of unfortunate Tragic happening at 'Data Darbar'…Lahore…..recently.
"Inna Lil Laahi wa Inna Ilaihi Raaji'oon"
May Allaah (All Mighty) grant all the martyrs a high Makaam in Jannat Al Firdous and return to good health all those who are injured. May Allaah Kareem (All Mighty) also grant Sabr to the families of all who have been affected. Our Dua’s Prayers our thoughts are with those who died and their loved ones.
For 1400 years, the Honorable Mazaar’s of the Great Auliyaa’s Scholars, Pious Men and Women of Islaam, throughout the Islamic World, have been a symbols of inspiration and glory for all Muslims, as well as a source of Barakaah and Spirituality. Millions of Muslims all around the world visit the Blessed places associated with these Beloved Auliyaa’s .They are respected and loved and honored…..because they bring us close to the Divine Love.
Allaah has given His Prophet the Exalted Station (Al-Maaqaam al-Mahmud) -- the station of the Great Intercession (Al-Shaafa'a Al-'Uzmaa), and He has instructed creation to ask for that station for him and to request his intercession, and He said to him:
"Ask and you shall be granted what you asked! Intercede and you shall be granted what you interceded for!" And in His Book He has made this dependence on the fact that there is no intercession except by His leave, and that none shall possess it except those whom He pleases...
To God [Allaah] we belong, and to Him we return……… Quraan
Death comes with the command of Allaah.
(Almighty and Glorious is He) says in the Holy Qur'aan, Soorah Imraan:
Nor can a soul die except by Allaah's leave
The time of death has also been fixed. Allaah (Almighty and Glorious is He) says in the Holy Qur'aan…
To every people is a term appointed; when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).
The word Maazāar in Arabic means a tomb or a mausoleum. The word is derived from the Arabic verb “Zāara” to visit—hence ‘Ziyaarat’ its correlation with the act of visiting a shrine.
Qur'anic evidences supporting the building of structures at graves.
speaks about the honourable Ashab al-Kahf
[The Men Of the Cave].
'The believers' built a Maasjid at their Qubuur. This was to derive extra blessings from the pious ones buried there, ………
Surah al-Kahf, …..Quraan
Tafseers of Khaffaji, Baydawi, Razi and Ruh Al-Bayan Tafsir al-Jalalayn
Imaam Fakhrud'deen Raazi (Radi Allaahu-Anhu).writes:
"The leaders of the city said that we will build a Mosque over them so that we will worship Allaah Ta'aala and by the means of this Mosque the monument of As'haab Khaaf will remain."
Symbol of Love...
"And those who venerate the Sign’s [Sha'a'ir Allaahi] (Symbols of Allaah), then that is from the Taqwaa [Piety] in their hearts".
It is permitted to get Barakaah from Pious People and objects connected to them.
(wa man yuazzim sha'a'ir Allahi fa innaha min Taqwal Qulub)
The feet of a beloved bonds woman of Allaah Kareem, Hazrat Haajrah
(Alaiehis Salaam) touched the hillocks of Safaa and Marwaah, these hillocks turned into the signs of Allaah (Sha'a'iril-Laah). We learn through the Qur'aan that the places which are touched by the feet of the friends of Allaah Almighty become signs of Allaah Kareem, how can we can deny the greatness and grandeur to those places where the friends of Allaah Almighty are resting with their whole being?
The Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone) is kissed by everybody although it also is a stone.It is kissed because it is a stone from Paradise, so it has gained distinction and importance because of its association with Paradise.A Mu'min's grave also becomes associated with Paradise, for the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam) is reported to have said:
"A Mu'min's Grave Is A Garden From Among-st The Gardens Of Paradise".
We also pray at the Maqaam e Ibraheem, as we are clearly instructed to in the Holy Qur'aan
"And take Maqaam Ibraaheem as a place of Prayer"
(wat takhizu min Maqaam Ibraaheema Musallaa ) .
Maqaam Ibraaheem is thousand years old large slab of stone containing the footprints of Nabi Ibraaheem,[Alaiehis Salaam]
In Makkaah, it is recommended to pray in Hijr Ismaaeel (also called Hateem), as it has the Qabr of Nabi Ismaeel [Alaiehis Salaam] in it as many scholars have said
(Qisaas al- Ambiyaaa by Ibn Katheer).
Nabi Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) who instructed us to destroy all the idols in the Kaabah also instructed us to kiss the black stone - not for worship - but because of the stones closeness to Allaah, [Allaah Subhaanahu - Wa - Ta'aala.]
The Ka'baah is also a stone building. We pray towards it and tawwaaf around it. We do not worship the Ka'baah but revere it because it represents the presence Allaah,[ Almighty], just as the shrines of the Auliyaa are places where Allaah's, [SubhanaHu wa Ta`aala], Rahmah descends.
These Symbols places [Maaqaamat ] are honored for the sake of Allaah Almighty.
We draw an analogy between this stone and the tombs of the Auliyaa Allaah.
In the above Blessed Verse, Allaah (Subhanahu wa Ta'aala) tells people who have committed wrongs to go to the Beloved Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam). and in his presence ask forgiveness of Allaah. [Subhaanahu - Wa - Ta'aala.]
In Soorah 7 Al-A’raf
It is those who believe in him, honor him (respect and revere), help him and follow the light, which is sent down with him. It is they who will achieve success.
Rasoolul laah ( صلى الله عايه وسالم ) said:
"Verily, the world has been created for you and you have been created for the Aakhirah."
Allaah has mentioned all this about His Prophet because it is through His Prophet that He Himself has shown His greatest mercy and most comprehensive forgiveness, and it is by coming to the Prophet that the believers seek to obtain these from Almighty Allaah. This is clear evidence, both now as it was then, that the mediation of the Prophet -- for that is the meaning of intercession -- can be sought to obtain forgiveness from Allaah Kareem.
Rasoolul lah [Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam] said:
"One who perform HAJJ after me and then visits my grave, that means he visits me in my life".
(Daar Qutni, Baheeqi, Mishkaat, Tibrani Fiss Sageeril Ausat, Majma' al zawaid)
Rasoolul laah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam). said:
"One who visits my grave, my Shaafa'at will be necessary (waajib) upon him".
(Daar Qutni, Bazaz, Baheeqi, Ibn-e-Khuzaima)
Belief (Aqeeda) is formulated by the directives of the Holy Qur'aan and the Hadees and not by the saying of any Imaam or Scholar (Aa’lim). If the statement of any Imaam or Scholar (Aa’lim) is not in conformity with the teachings of the Holy Qur'aan and the Hadees then it does not warrant acceptance. Read the Holy Qur'aan, Allaah (Almighty and Glorious is He) says in the 2nd Soorah, al-Baqarah, verses …..
And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allaah: "They are dead." Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not.
Here Allaah is saying that we should not say that those slain in the path of Allaah are dead for they are alive and we cannot comprehend their existence.
Think not of those who are slain in Allaah's Way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord;.
They rejoice in the status accorded to them by Allaah Almighty:
These two verses prove that the martyrs are alive so neither should they be called dead nor thought of as dead. To think of the dead is denying the Holy Qur'aan. It has been thousand of years since the martyrs were made shaheed their bodies buried. Thousands of years passed since they were buried? Yet Allaah says we should not think of them as dead. This proves that the removal of the soul from the body, or the body being buried is not proof of death or the termination of a functioning life. The People who follow the Prophet’s Sunnah and the Example of his Community (Ahle -Sunnat wa Jamaa’at).
This is the belief (aqeedah), of (Ahle -Sunnat wa Jamaa’at) The Prophets, Martyrs, Saints and True believers are Alive. The levels of existence after death are of a different quality. The life after death of the Friend Of Allaah (Auliyaa) is of a higher degree than the life after death of an ordinary Muslim. The life after death of the martyrs (Shuhaada) is of a higher degree than the life after death of Auliyaa, whilst the quality of life of the Prophets (Ambiyaa) is of a higher state than the Shuhaada. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) is the Leader Of All Prophets hence his quality of existence and interference is of the highest state and degree.
Therefore A’laa Hazrat, The Imaam of the People of the Ahle- Sunna Wa Jamaaat
(may Allaah Almighty be well pleased with them ),
Maulana Shah Ahmad Razaa Khan says:
Tu Zinda Heh Walla, Tu Zinda Heh Walla
Mere Chasme A’lam Se Chup Jaane Wale
You are alive, I take an oath by Allaah; you are alive, I take an oath by Allaah
You have only veiled yourself from the world of my limited vision
According to the Righteous Muslim 'Ulaama’s of Ahle Sunnat Wa Jamaa'at …
It is permissible to make [Intercession] Waseela’s of Prophets and their inheritors –Auliyaa’s' and Pious Muslims- ……….to approach Allaahu ta'aala with their help.
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam).
"Wallaahu Yu'ti waa anal QAASIMU Rizqihi"
"ALLAAH gives and I am the (Muhammad) is the distributer".
(Bukhari Shareef, Muslim)
Muslim all over the world says salaam on Sayyidina Rasulullah and prays for that exalted Prophet in every salaat by reciting the prayer,
"As-salamu 'alaika ayyuha 'n-Nabiyyu wa rahmat-Allaah."
"The Muslim is the mirror of his Muslim brother."
It is understood from these hadees that souls are like mirrors for one another. They are seen in one another. They get strength from each other
Faaiz [Blessing] emanates from the soul of a Walee to the heart of a person who thinks of him and makes a Waseela of him while visiting the grave of that Walee. The weaker of the two souls gains strength.
This is the reason why visiting graves was forbidden in the beginning of Islaam, since the dead in the graves belonged to the Jahiliyya Ages at that time.
It was permitted later when there were dead Muslims who could be visited.
One will be thinking about the Prophet or the Parents or Walee when visiting his grave.
Sayyidinaah Rasulullah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) also said:
"I had previously forbidden you to visit graves, but I now permit you to visit them, for it will remind you of the Hereafter."
(Narrated By Hazrat Ibn-e-Masud Radi ALLAH Anho in Ibn-e-Maaja, Mishkaat - Baab Ziaratul Quboor, Sarhus Sudoor - Ziaul Hadeeth -)
To visit the graveyard is the Sunnah of Rasoolul laAh (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam)
The Teaching of Islaam insists that we honor all those whom Allaah, subhanahu wa Ta`aala, has honoured, the Ambiyaa, Siddiqin, Shuhaadaa and Saalayheen, all the honorable Prophets and Friends of Allaah, [subhana Hu wa Ta`aala]
Those graveyards in which holy people are buried are definitely higher in status and barakah, and that is also the reason why the Muslims visit Jannat ul-Baaqi' in Madinah and Jannat ul-M'aala in Makkaah more than other graveyards.
One should also wonder - according to different Hadees- Jannat al-Baaqi' in Madinah is regarded as the Holiest graveyard on earth for centuries.
This precisely happens because of the holy people who are buried there. This clearly shows that not all graves and graveyards are the same in status according to the Shari'ah.
“All of the Ambiyaa are Alive and Praying in their graves.
(al-Anbiya Ahyaa'un fi Quburihim yusalloon).
A Saheeh Hadees narrated by Imaam Muslim states that the Nabi Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) said that on the night of Mi'raaj,
"He, passed by the grave of Sayyidina Moosaa (Alayhi sallam’s), and saw him praying in his grave
(iza bi Musa yusalli fi Qabrihi)".
We also know that on the night of Mi'raaj, all the Prophets, [Alehis Salaam] assembled in Masjid al-Aqsaa, met the Nabi Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) spoke to him and prayed behind him.
And when he went into the samawat (the skies) the Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam).met them again.
But what is enlightening about this incident is that Moosaa, `Alaiehis Salaam, had passed away thousands of years before that night of Mi'raaj, yet there he was, acting as an intermediary for the Ummah of the Nabi Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam).
We ask for the intercession of the dead person every time we pray janaaza, when we say: Allahumma La Tuhrimna Ajrahum which means "O Allaah, do not prevent their benefit from reaching us." Allaah declares that the best people are the Prophets, then those who are absolutely truthful (siddiqin) and these are the great saints, then the martyrs (shuhaada), then the righteous (saliheen), and the Prophet declared that every person will be making intercession on the Day of Resurrection, but with an order of priority among them, just as Allaah gives precedence in this world to those who are closest to Him
It is narrated in Sharh as-Sudur by Imam al-Suyuti that the Prophet Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam., said when one visits the graveyard, he should read Soorah al-Ikhlas, Soorah at-Takathur and Soorah al-Faatihaa, and present the reward of the recitations as a gift to the inhabitants of the graves.
He, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam), aslo explained that these souls will then ask forgiveness make for him, asking Allaah Ta'aala to forgive and bless him.
It is narrated in a Sahih Hadith that Nabi Muhammad (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) said that every person's grave would be either a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a hole from the holes of hell.
Hazrat Ali Karamulawaajhu, and Hazrat Abu Hurairaah (Radi Allaahu-Anhu).
and many other sahaabaa's narrate that the prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) would regularly visit the grave of his much loved uncle Hazrat Aameer e Hamzaa
We ask from Allaah Kareem for the love and credit of our predecessor and grants what is asked out of His love for the beloved servants of His.
Muslims request Faaiz and Maarifaa from the soul of an Arif or Wali and thus receive Faaiz from the soul of that Wali and gets help.
Al-`Utbi, a Sahabi, [May Allaah be pleased with him].....said: "As I was sitting by the grave of the Prophet [Sallal-Laahu 'Alaiehi Wa Sallam] a Bedouin Arab came and said:
"Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allaah! I have heard Allaah saying: "If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked Allaah's forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they
would have found Allaah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful"
soI have come to you asking forgiveness for my sin, seeking your
intecession with my Lord."
Then he began to recite poetry:
'O best of those whose bones are buried in the deep earth,
And from whose fragrance the depth and the height have become sweet,
May I be the ransom for a grave which thou inhabit,
And in which are found purity, bounty and munificence!'
Then he left, and I dozed and saw the Prophet [Sallal-Laahu 'Alaiehi Wa Sallam] in my sleep. He said to me: "O `Utbi, run after the Bedouin and give him glad tidings that
Allaah has forgiven him.""
Hadrat Ibn Masud Radi Allahu anhu relates that a man came to the Noble Prophet [Sallal-Laahu 'Alaiehi Wa Sallam] and asked: "O Messenger of Allah! What would you say about a person who loves (certain) people but does not share their period?
He [Sallal-Laahu 'Alaiehi Wa Sallam] replied, "A person will be with those he loves."
[Bukhari and Muslim]
So by sending this gift of blessings to Hazrat Gaus ul-'Azam [Radi Allahu anhu] and other friends of Allaah (Subhaana hu Wa Taala), we are showing love and affection for them.
Whenever we see any Dargah of Auliyaa we do ziyarat and convey our salaams and we recite Fatehaa Quls and we sent these to their Bargaahs. We love and respect all Auliyaa’s
When we see Dargahs whenever we are traveling in trains, Buses or on vehicles then we always recite Durood Shareefs on seeing Dargah of a Auliyaa and also do salaams to the Auliyaa Allaah.
And on the Day of Judgment when our association with these people will be established through our gifts to them, we will be counted within their lines. As the Messenger [Sallal-Laahu 'Alaiehi Wa Sallam] said,
"A person will be with those who he loves."
It is Sunnah to recite Qur'aan and Tasbeeh at the Qabr [grave yard]
There is Barakaah at the Qabr of the Auliyaa Allaah
Graveyards become more blessed and significant when pious people are buried there.
Let us remember that the Naabi, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam). himself put a large stone to mark the grave of his Saahaabi Usmaan bin Maaz'un (Radi Allaahu-Anhu) and said:
(li A'alama bihi Qabra Akhi)
"So that I can know the Qabr of my brother".
(Abu Dawud and Mishkat al-Masabih).
The most significant proof for the permissibility of having structures over graves is the example of Nabi Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) himself. He said that a Prophet should be buried where he passed away.
(Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam).
He passed away inside his house and was subsequently buried inside it, and the Sahaabah did not destroy that structure.
Sayyidina Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, radi (Radi Allaahu-Anhu) also desired to be buried inside this structure? The very same holds true for Sayyidina Umar, (Radi Allaahu-Anhu). who was also buried inside this structure.
The Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) Himself, used to visit the graves of his companions who had passed away at that time.
It is narrated in Sahih Muslim and Sunan of at-Tirmidhi that the Rasool-Ullah, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) used to regularly visit the graveyard of Madinah, Jannaat Al-Baaqi', and make supplications there.
It is also narrated in Sahih Muslim that Rasool-Ullah, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam).
taught his wife, our mother Sayyidah Aishaah, (Radi Allaahu-Anha).
the etiquette of visiting graves and the way of greeting the dead.
Um mul Mu’mineen Hazrat Aa‘ishah Siddeeqah (Radiyal Allaahu Ta’aalaa ‘Anhaa)
Sayyidinaah Rasulullah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam)
Hazrat Ali (may Allaah be well pleased with him) reports that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) said:
Mam marra alal makabere
He who passes or visits a graveyard
wa qara Kul huwalla hu ahad ehdaa asharata marratan
And recites Qul Huwalla Shareef 11 times
Summa wahaba ajrahu lil amwaat
Then offer it as a reward for the dead
Uhtiya minal ajere bi adabil amwaat
He is given the reward of the collective reward of the number of souls buried there
This hadees mentions the recitation of Sura Ikhlaas 11 times;
Hazrat Abu Hurraira says that the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon him, his family and his companions) said:
Mam Dakhalal Makabera
He Who Enters A Graveyard
Summa Qara Fatihatal Kitaab
And Recites Sura Fatihaa
Wa Qul Huwalla Hu Ahad
And Recites Qul Huwalla Shareef
Wa Alhaaku Muttakasur
And Alhaaku Muttakasir
Allaahuma Inni Kadjau Sawwaba Ma Karatu Min Qalaamika
Li Ahlil Makabere Minal Muminina Wal Muminaat
O Allaah! Whatever I have recited from your book I dedicate the reward to the dwellers of the grave
Kalu sufaa lahu illallahi ta aala
Then all the dwellers of the grave pray for the reader’s salvation
This proves from the Holy Prophet’s Hadees, both of which are recorded by Imaam Jalalluddin Suyuti (may Allah be well pleased with him), the Imam of Muhaddithin in his book Shar hus Sudoor.
"Recite Soorah Yaseen for your died ones"
It is also stated in the hadith that Sura Yaseen must be recited in the graveyard and the sum total of reward that is given to the dead will be recorded for the reciter.
(Abu Dawud, Ibn-e-Maaja, Mishkaat - Kitaabul Janaiz)
"Rasool ul laah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) use to visit Baqee Shareef on late nights and prayed there three times raising his Blessed Hands"
According to Imaam Baheeqi:
Rasool ul laah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) regularly visits the grave of Shuhaada-e-Ahud every year. And Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddeeq, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Usmaan and Hazrat Fatimaa (Ridwaan ul laah Ajmaien) use to go there and praying there".
Al-Bayhaqi, narrates that Rasool-ul laah, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) used to visit the graveyard of the martyrs of Uhud annually.
Al-Bazzar narrates that the Prophet Muhammad, (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) visited the Jaannat al-Maa'laa graveyard in Makkah, where his dear wife, Saiyyidah Khadijaah, (Radi Allaahu-Anha) is buried and said about the place what means
"This is a blessed graveyard"
(Ni'mah al-maqbarah hadhih).
Hazrat Imaam Muslim [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] narrates that the Prophet Muhammad, [Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam] also visited his Honorable mother's grave, which is in a place between Makkah and Madinah. He weeped there and those who were present also wept.
Hazrat Muhammad Bin Numaan [Radi Allaahu-Anhu] narrates that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
"Allaah forgives the sins of those, who on Fridays regularly visits the grave of his mother and father or any one of them and his name will be recorded amongst those who exercise kindness with parents".
(Baheeqi, Mishkaat, Ziaul Hadeeth -)
Ummul Mu’mineen Hazrat Aa‘ishah Siddeeqah [Radiyal Allaahu Ta’aalaa ‘Anhaa]
narrates that Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:
When Nabi Kareem (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) passed near graveyard of Madinah Munawwarah then he said:
"As salam O Alaiekum Ya Ahlul Quboor Yagfirul laahu Lana Waalaakum wa antum salfuna wa nahnu bil asari"
(Mishkaat - Baab Ziaratul Quboor, Tirmizi)
Rasool ul laah (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam).
"Whenever someone send salaam to Saahib-e-Qabr then he replies, and if he know him in his life then he do know him after death"
(Baheeqi Fee Su'Bil Iman, Ibn-e-Abi Dunya)
Prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam), also explained that these souls will then ask forgiveness make for him, asking Allaah Ta'aalaa to forgive and bless him.
It is narrated in a Saheeh Hadees that Nabi Muhammad (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam)
said that every person's grave would be either a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a hole from the holes of hell.
Hazrat Ali, and Hazrat Abu Hurairaah (Radi Allaahu-Anhu).
and many other Sahabaa's narrate that the prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) would regularly visit the grave of his much loved uncle Hazrat Ameer e Hamzaa [Radiyal Laahu Anhu].
Before Hazrat Abu Baakr (Radi Allaahu-Anhu).left for heavenly abode, he had made a will that after his demise, and after performing all the rites, his body should be placed before the gates surrounding the Holy Grave of Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) and the prophets permission should be asked. And if permitted, he should be buried near the feet of the prophet. It should be noted that the Sahaabaa were of the opinion that the prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam) could see, hear, reply and act even while resting in the Qaabr Mubaaraak.
The gate opened on its own and Hazrat Abu Baakr (Radi Allaahu-Anhu) is resting besides the prophet (Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam)even to this day.
Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, around which hundreds of Mazara’at of Prophets and Messengers of Allaah
(Peace be upon them) and Auliyaa Allaah (May Allaah be pleased with them) are located. This is the mosque Allaah mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. This is the mosque where Prophet Muhammad lead the prayers of all Prophets and Messengers of Allaah on the night of Al Asra Wal Mi’raaj.
All Glory and Praises are due to Allaah Kareem, Who Entrust His intimate servants with Divinely-blessed powers. Therefore, He states in a Hadees-e-Qudsi............
اوليائى تحت قبائى لا يعلمهم سوائى
My confidants (Auliyaa) are concealed under my Divine Garb (Veil of Secrets) and no one knows them besides Me.
Reported the Prophet (peace be upon him)
There are people from the servants of Allaah Kareem who are neither Prophets nor Martyrs; the Prophets and Martyrs will envy them on the Day of Resurrection for their rank from Almighty Allaah,the Most High.
They are people who love one another for the spirit of Allaah Kareem without having any mutual kinship and giving property to one. I swear by Allaah, Subhaanahu-wa ta'aala. their faces will glow and they will be (sitting) in (pulpits of) light. They will have no fear (on the Day) when the people will have fear, and they will not grieve when the people will grieve.
Prophet Muhammad (Sallal-Laahu 'Alaiehi Wa Sallam) said, "I am the city of knowledge, and 'Ali is its gate,"
laa fataa illaa Ali
laa saif illaa zulfiqaar
King of the brave,
lion of God,
[and] strength of God.
There is no one like Ali [and]there is no sword like Zulfiqaar