Fatwa: # 15187
Category: Hadith
Country: Pakistan
Date: 13th May 2007

Title

Whats the explaination of this : "May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets."?

Question

Please explain following Ahadees. Qadyanis says that Hazoor-e-Pak (SAW) cursed on jews and christians. What are correct meanings of these ahadees.

Saheeh Bukhari.

Volume 1, Book 8, Number 427:
Narrated 'Aisha and 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas:

When the last moment of the life of Allah's Apostle came he started putting his 'Khamisa' on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, "May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets." The Prophet was warning (Muslims) of what those had done.

 

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Volume 1, Book 8, Number 428:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah's curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets."


Second question is that give me reference of hadees in which Hazoor said that Ulema of my omat will be the worst creature and Swines and monkeys will be sitting on the mimber of mosque. Is it an authentic hadees?

 

Thanks

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

Hadith and its translation:

حدثنا أبو اليمان قال أخبرنا شعيب عن الزهري أخبرني عبيد الله بن عبد الله بن عتبة أن عائشة وعبد الله بن عباس قالا لما نزل برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم طفق يطرح خميصة له على وجهه فإذا اغتم بها كشفها عن وجهه فقال وهو كذلك لعنة الله على اليهود والنصارى اتخذوا قبور أنبيائهم مساجد يحذر ما صنعوا

Aisha and Abdullah bin Abbas (Radhiyallahu Anhum) narrated that when the last moment of the life of Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) came he started putting his Khasmisa on his face and when he felt hot and short of breath he took it off his face and said, “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.” (The narrators says) Rasulullah was warning (the Muslims) of what those (Jews and Christians) had done.

عن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال قاتل الله اليهود اتخذوا قبور أنبيائهم مساجد

Abu Hurairah narrates that Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said, “May Allah’s curse be on the Jews for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.”

Meaning of hadith:

The word La’nat means to be far from the mercy of Allah.  The Muhaditheen explain that the reason why Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) said this was that the time for Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) to leave this world was close at hand and he did not desire that his Ummah imitate the Jews and Christian by making his grave also into a place of worship.  The reason why he disliked the grave becoming a place of worship is that sooner or later people start worshipping the grave itself.  The whole mission of Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) was to eliminate Shirk and turn people towards the oneness of Allah.  How could he have approved that his grave becomes a means for people to do shirk?  Therefore such stern words were used so that people refrain from coming close to Shirk.  In another Hadith it comes:

 

عن أبي هريرة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم اللهم لا تجعل قبري وثنا لعن الله قوما اتخذوا قبور أنبيائهم مساجد

 (مسند احمد)

Abu Hurairah narrates that Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) supplicated, “O Allah, do not make my grave into an idol.  Allah’s curse be upon that nation who mad the graves of their Prophets into a place of worship. (Musnad Imam Ahmed)

Fath al-Bari

Fath al-Mulhim

- قال الابى (لما علم انه صلى الله عليه وسلم ميت عرّض بفعل اليهود والنصارى لئلا يفعل بقبره مثل ذلك وشدد فى النهى عن ذلك خوف ان يتناهى فى تعظيمه ويخرج عن حد المقبر الى حد النكير فيعبد عن دون الله عز وجل ، ولذا قال صلى الله عليه وسلم ((اللهم لا تجعل قبرى وثنا يعبد)) لان هذا العمل كان اصل عبادة الأوثان) – (فتح الملهم)

2.

أخبرنا نعيم بن حماد حدثنا بقية عن الأحوص بن حكيم عن أبيه قال سأل رجل النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الشر فقال لا تسألونى عن الشر وسلونى عن الخير يقولها ثلاثا ، ثم قال ألا إن شر الشر شرار العلماء  وإن خير الخير خيار العلماء.

Someone asked Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) pertaining to evil.  Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Do not ask me about evil and ask me concerning good.” He said this three times.  Then he said, “Listen, verily the worst amongst the worst people are the misguided Ulama.  And best amongst the best of people are the guided Ulama.

This hadith has been narrated in Sunan of Darami and Musnad of Bazzar.  Allama Zainudeen al-Iraqi in his takhreej on Ihya al-Uloom his says that both narrations are Dha’eef.

Imam Bayhaqi in Shub al-Imam narrates the following hadith:

عن علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوشك أن يأتي على الناس زمان لا يبقى من الإسلام إلا اسمه ولا يبقى من القرآن إلا رسمه مساجدهم عامرة وهي خراب من الهدى علماؤهم شر من تحت أديم السماء من عندهم تخرج الفتنة وفيهم تعود

Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Verily a time will dawn upon the Muslim that nothing will left from Islam excepts its name and nothing will be left from the Qur’an except its text.  Masjids will be built high, but they will be empty from guidance.  The Ulema of that time will be the worst people under the sky.  From them fitna will emerge and to them fitna will return.

As regards to the part of swine and monkeys sitting on member, we could not find that portion of hadith in our research.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Ehzaz Ajmeri,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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