Burying A Believer Among Non-Muslims

Also, living abroad, is it preferable for Muslim to be buried in only a Muslim graveyard or does it not matter that non-Muslims are also buried there?

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Burying The Dead

I am a student at a famous university in Lahore. In my university the element of atheism and nonconformist is getting stronger each day.

Today one of them argued on the way Muslims bury their relatives, he said that in his point of view when a loved one dies, the place of his body should be preserved and should not be left the way it is ordered in Islam, i.e. it should not remain as wet mud, rather it should be in form of marble or something else.

My argument was entirely social in that I argued that even if he was not Muslim follower, it was easy to see that if a person dies and the place is reserved forever, there will come a time when we will run out of places to live. He demanded that I show to him any authentic proof of Islamic way of burial and also give more logic if possible.

I would be grateful to you if you could help me out and help me bring this person to the right path.

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Greeting While Visiting The Prophet’s Grave

When we visit the grave of prophet (sws) we say assalaamu alaykum yā ayyuhā al-Nabi (Peace be upon you O Prophet (sws) as if he is alive or in front of us. My question is what we can say when visiting the graves of other pious people called awliya of Allah? Can we address them in a similar wording or we should say something like this as-salamu-alaikum ya ahl al-kubur (Peace be upon you O residents of the graves)? What about visiting the graveyard of the non-Muslims?

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Women Visiting The Graves

Please give me reference of the hadith which says that in the days of the Prophet (sws), women were initially stopped from visiting the graves because they used to vociferously wail. Once the women had learned to restrain themselves at such places, they were allowed to visit the graveyards.

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Graveyards

Kindly give me answers to these questions.

1. Can Muslims be buried in non-Muslim graveyards?

2. Can Non-Muslims be buried in Muslim graveyards?

3. Where do you bury a person who has a religion different from others and he has no graveyard of his own in Pakistan?

4. Can Qadianis/Bahais be buried in Muslim graveyards?

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Supplication Of Visiting A Graveyard

What supplication did the Holy Prophet (sws) use to recite while visiting a graveyard?

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Visting Graves Of The Walis And Awliyas

I was listening to one of the scholars in Pakistan. He said that before prophet (sws) died, he went to the tomb / graves of the martyrs of Uhad. He said that this hadith has consensus and is present in reliable ahadith books. The speech was in the context of visiting the graves of Aulia and Martyrs.


My second questions pertains to Prophet Noah and the flood which came as a punishment in Quran for the addresees of Noah (sws). Your point of view says that the flood only came in that specific area where the addresees of Noah (sws) resided. If this is true then there are suppose to be other people/human beings around the globe which might have their decendents. But in one of your views regarding Gog magog, you said that Noah (sws) has three sons and they are from one of them.

The statement gave the impression that the people on the whole world currently are decendents of those three sons. If that is true then that means the whole world was destroyed in Noah (sws) flood and only Noah (sws) and his followers were saved. Kindly shed some light.

Thirdly, kindly tell that where exactly does the people from the decendents of the tribe gog magog residing in current era, to whom we believe that the rule of the world will transfer before the day of judgment. Are these Americans, British or Chinese?
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Removing A Dead Body From The Grave

What are the religious rulings about opening a grave or removing a body?

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Building Mosques On Graves

My question is regarding building mosques on graves. Verse 21 of Sura al-Kahf says: Behold, they dispute among themselves as to their affair. Some said: Construct a building over them. Their Lord knows best about them. Those who prevailed over their affair said: Let us surely build a place of worship over them. (Q 18:21)

Does this ayah, tells us that we can build the mosque on graves of pious people?

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Does The Prophet (sws) Respond To Us?

Is it correct that the Prophet (sws) answers those who send blessings on him in the grave. I have been told that the Prophet (sws) himself has said that whenever someone invokes Allah’s blessings for him, Allah returns the soul to his body until he replies to his salutation. Is the Hadith authentic?

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خواتین کا قبرستان میں جانا

کیا عورتیں قبرستان میں جا سکتی ہیں؟

کیا کوئی خاتون فاتحہ پڑھنے کے لیے اپنے طہر کے زمانے میں قبرستان میں جا سکتی ہے؟

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قبر میں سوال و جواب سے متعلق حدیث کی توضیح

مشکوۃ کي درج ذيل حديث کے بارے ميں وضاحت درکار ہے

اس کے بعد قبر ميں دو فرشتے قبر ميں مومن کے پاس آتے ہيں۔ آ کر اسے اٹھاتے ہيں اور اس سے سوال کرتے ہيں: تيرا رب کون ہے؟ وہ جواب ديتا ہے: ميرا رب اللہ ہے۔ پھر پوچھتے ہيں: تمھارا دين کيا ہے؟ وہ جواب ديتا ہے: ميرا دين اسلام ہے۔ پھر پوچھتے ہيں: يہ کون صاحب ہيں جو تمھارے اندر بھيجے گئے؟ وہ کہتا ہے يہ اللہ کے رسول ہيں۔ پھر اس سے پوچھتے ہيں تيرا عمل کيا ہے؟ وہ کہتا ہے: ميں نے اللہ کي کتاب پڑھي ، اس پر ايمان لايا اور دل سے اس کي تصديق کي۔ اس کے بعد ايک منادي آسمان سے پکارتا ہے کہ ميرے بندے نے سچ کہا۔ اس کے ليے جنت کے بچھونے بچھا دو ، اس کو جنت کے کپڑے پہنا دو اور اس کے ليے جنت کے دروازے کھول دو۔ چنانچہ جنت کا دروازہ اس کے ليے کھول ديا جاتا ہے جس کے ذريعے سے جنت کي خوشبو اور آرام اسے نصيب ہوتا رہتا ہے۔ اس کي قبر اتني کشادہ کر دي جاتي ہے کہ جہاں تک اس کي نظر پہنچے۔ اس کے بعد ايک نہايت خوبصورت چہرے والا بہترين لباس والا اور پاکيزہ خوشبو والا شخص اس کے پاس آ کر کہتا کہ خوشيوں کي بشارت سن لے۔ تيرا وہ دن ہے جس کا تجھ سے وعدہ کيا جاتا ہے۔ وہ کہتا ہے کہ تم کون ہو کہ تمھارا چہرا حقيقت ميں چہرا کہنے کے لائق ہے اور اس لائق ہے کہ اچھي خبر لاۓ۔ وہ کہتا ہے کہ ميں تيرا نيک عمل ہوں۔ اس کے بعد وہ خوشي ميں کہتا ہے کہ اے رب قيامت قائم فرما۔ اے رب قيامت قائم فرما۔ اے رب قيامت قائم فرما تاکہ ميں اپنے اہل وعيال اور مال ميں پہنچ جاؤں۔

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قبر کو پختہ بنانے کی شرعی حیثیت

کیا قبر کو پختہ بنایا جاسکتا ہے یا نہیں ؟ میں نے سنا ہے کہ قبر کو پکا بنوانا جائز نہیں ہے ۔ کیا یہ بات درست ہے ؟ دین میں یہ حکم اگر ثابت ہے تو پھر میرا سوال یہ ہے کہ اِس ممانعت کی اصل وجہ کیا ہے ؟

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