The best honor for a dead Muslim who built a mosque is that he be remembered with supplication that Allah forgive him and accept his good deeds. That good act of his is enough honor as he earns everlasting rewards for it from the Almighty Allah.

Burying such a person in the mosque as is common in our land is an innovation. No text suggests that any grave attracts special mercy from Allah to its occupant on account of its closeness to the mosque. Worse still, it may invite people in the distant future to serious acts of associating partners with Allah (if not immediately); that is no honor to the dead.

نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن يجصص القبر وأن يبنى عليه وأن يقعد عليه( وأن يكتب عليه). أبو داود

“The Prophet forbade that a grave be plastered or built upon or sat on” (by Abu Dawud).”

وقال صلى الله عليه وسلم :إن من شرار الناس من تدركه الساعة وهم أحياء ومن يتخذ القبور مساجد. رواه إبن خزيمة

He also said: “From the worst of people is the one who is alive when the Hour comes and the one who makes grave sites places of worship” (Ibnu Khuzaymah).

The scholars instruct that mosques built over graves be demolished, and the remains in graves built inside existing mosques be exhumed and buried elsewhere and it must not be in our houses because the Prophet also said:

وقال: لا تجعلوا بيوتكم مقابر. رواه الترمذي

“Do not turn your houses to burial grounds.” (by Attirmithee).

May Allah forgive our dead and grant them rest in death. Let us not dishonor them by our acts.

Written by: Sheikh Murtado Adedokun, Hafidhahullah.


What if we know that death is imminent and certain?

Has our knowledge of it impelled us to do good or bad??

Sometimes I wonder what goes in the heart of Man when he hears about the death of another, He feels sorry, sad and he worries about when he would meet the same fate.

But these feelings are just for a while before the worldly affairs devour his thoughts and he gets carried away.

As a Muslim, we should know that the world is not a place to rest, because the days and years we are to spend in this world are nothing compared to the time we would spend in the grave (Subhanallah!)

Everyone wants to feel the giety of life, relax and live life to its fullest, not minding the time they waste going after their desires.

Every minutes of our life is precious and we don’t even know which may be the last, why not let us work harder just so to make our days alone in the grave bearable, because once we are six feet under the ground, there won’t be a chance to do the usual act of ibadah.

A time when the soul that follows the will of Allah wishes he had done more on earth, while the heathen who rejected the words of Allah will regret and also wishes he had another chance to come back to the world and live his life as a Muslim.

Being alive means we’ve still got a chance to tread on the path of truth and follow sincerely the words of Allah and His Prophet (peace be upon him).

Because we never can say when we will answer the call of Death!!!.

But One Day…

Written by: BY