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Chapter 348
ﺎﻬﻴﻠﻋ ءﺎﻨﺒﻟاو رﻮﺒﻘﻟا ﺺﻴﺼﺠﺗ ﻦﻋ ﻲﻬﻨﻟا بﺎﺑ
Prohibition of Plastering and Building over the Graves
َلﺎَﻗ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﺿر ٍﺮِﺑﺎَﺟ ْﻦَﻋ
َﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳَر ﻰَﻬَﻧ
َﺪَﻌْﻘُﻳ ْنَأَو ، ُﺮْﺒَﻘْﻟا َ
ﺺﱠﺼَﺠُﻳ ْنَأ ﻢﱠﻠ
ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ﻰَﻨْﺒُﻳ ْنَأو ، ِﻪﻴَﻠَﻋ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) forbade that the graves should
be plastered (made into permanent structures), used as sitting places (for the people) or building over them.
We learn the following points from this Hadith:
1. The construction of permanent graves is sheer extravagance because they do not benefit the dead. This act is
`disliked' and reaches the level of prohibition when graves are ornamented and embellished.
2. Sitting on the graves is a disliked act, as has been made clear in the previous Hadith.
3. It is such a respect for the dead which inclines people to Shirk. Construction of dome etc., over the graves have
also the same effect.