Is Prophet Muhammad (SAW) alive in his grave?
Submitted by on Mon, 15/12/2008 - 11:24
Dear Brother / Sister,
As it is known, any subject may be commented diffirently. As a pricipal we do not make any comment about individuals, especially those we do not know much about.
The view that our Prophet (pbuh) is alive in his grave is also the view of many Sunni scholars. Actually every person is alive in their grave, which is to say in the barzah (intermediate; the state of the soul after death and before the final judgment). Because the dying is only body, the soul is eternal and with Allah’s making it eternal it is eternal.
According to the hadith that Hazrath Enes narrated, Our Prophet (pbuh) when coming round Kudus (Jarusalem), He stopped at Hazrath Moses’ grave and saw him praying. (see Muslim, Fadâil, 42- hadith no 164). In that hadith it is stated that Hazrath Moses is alive in his grave after thousands years. The intention from grave is barzah realm (intermediate realm). As a matter of fact, Our Prophet (pbuh) when going up to heaven, He had seen Hazrath Abraham, Hazrath Moses and Hazrath Isa (Jesus) praying and He had served them as an imam. (See Muslim, Iman, 75; hadith No: 277; Nevevî, the explanation of the concerned hadith).
According to another hadith narration of Hazrath Enes, Our Prophet (pbuh) said that prophets are alive in their graves and praying there. Hafiz al- Haysami pointed that this hadith is sound (see Macmau’z-Zavaid, 8/211).
It is wrong to say “Our Prophet (pbuh) is present everywhere.” Because these attributes are belonging to Allah. Prophets or saint’s seeing something only can be with the permission and telling of Allah.
The subject that Our Prophet is made up light is clear. If the aim is to say that his body had been made up by light, it is clearly wrong. Because it is among the facts that his being created is like other people. But if the aim is to refer to the hadith “Allah firstly created my noor (light).” (Aclunî, 1/265), we can not say anything to that. May Allah not astray us from straight way, amin!
Questions on Islam
- How can we overcome the fear of death?
- In a hadith, it is stated that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wanted to see his brothers that would come at the end of time. What is the reason for this?
- Why was Jesus (pbuh) raised to the sky although some prophets were allowed to be killed why conveying the religion to people? Furthermore, one tooth of our Prophet was broken during a battle. From which property of Jesus does this incident originate?
- Is there penalty in the grave? What are the verses in the Quran related to penalty in the grave? If there is penalty in the grave, will it be for the body or the spirit? Is penalty in the grave contrary to Allah’s mercy?
- Can a dead person contact with the actual world? Can they see the people who visit their graves?
- When and how did the miracles of Isra and Miraj, which are among the greatest miracles of the Prophet (pbuh) take place? How did the Prophet (pbuh) narrate this incident?
- Life in the Grave is True
- Is it possible to see the prophet in one’s dream? Is it true that only those who saw the prophet alive could see him in their dreams and that nothing can replace his shape in dreams?
- What are the benefits of visiting graves? Do the dead people see those who come to their graves?
- Should I follow Qur'an or Hadiths? Are the Sunnah and Hadiths binding? To what extent are hadiths reliable?