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| The Prophets Alaihim as-Salam are Alive |


The Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama'ah holds an obstinate belief that the Prophets Alaihim as-Salam are Alive and life of the Prophets in their graves is firmly established through authentic and explicit proofs. The great Hadith Master, Imam Bayhaqi compiled them in a separate book. Imam Jalal Al-Suyuti, Master of Hadith, also authored a book on this topic. May Allah Most High have mercy on them both. Master of Hadith Ibn Hajar says:


"Al-Bayhaqi compiled a brilliant book regarding the life of prophets in their graves in which he mentions the hadith of Anas, 'The prophets are alive in their graves praying', which he transmits from the channel of Yahya Ibn Abu Katheer, who is a rigorously authenticated transmitter, on the authority of Al-Mustalim Ibn Sa'eed, whom Ahmad and Ibn Hibban deem reliable, on the authority of Al-Hajjaj Al-Aswad (a.k.a. Ibn Abu Ziyad Al-Basri), whom Ahmad and Ibn Ma'een deem reliable, on the authority of Thabit, on the authority of him."


Abu Ya'la also transmits it in his Musnad from this avenue. Al-Bazzar transmits it, but it appears with him on the authority of Hajjaj Al-Sawwaf, which is an error. Al-Hajjaj Al-Aswad is the correct name, as is explicitly mentioned in the narration of Al-Bayhaqi, which he rigorously authenticates.

Witness from Qur'an al-Kareem


ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala says in the Holy Qur'an:


ولا تحسبن الذين قتلوا في سبيل الله أمواتا بل أحياء عند ربهم يرزقون
And do not ever assume that those who are slain in Allah's cause, are dead; in fact they are alive with their Lord, receiving sustenance. [Surah Aal-e-Imran 3:169]



Qadi Thanaullah Pani Patti writes under this verse:



"One group of scholars believes that this life is specific to martyrs. I believe that it is not specific to them, rather, the life of the Prophets is superior to theirs and the effects of this are more apparent such as marriage being prohibited for the wives of the Prophet SallAllahu 'Alaihi wa Sallam after his demise whereas the widow of a martyr can remarry. The Siddiqin hold a higher rank than martyrs and the Salihin, meaning the Awliya, are adjoined to them as is the order in the verse, Of the Prophets and the truthful and the martyrs and the righteous. This is why the gnostics says that our souls are our bodies and our bodies are our souls. It is mass transmitted from many Awliya that they help their friends and damage their enemies. Allah guides whom He wills." [Tafsir Mazhari, Vol. 1, Page 151]



Qadi Thanaullah has proven the life of Prophets, Siddiqin and Awliya after their demise and also that they help and assist by the will of Allah.

Qadi Shawkani writes:


There is a verse of the Qur’an that martyrs are alive, are given sustenance and that their life is physical. What will be the state of Prophets and Messengers? The hadith proves that Prophets are alive in their graves and has been narrated by Imam Munziri and graded Sahih by Imam Bayhaqi. [Nayl al-Awtar, Vol. 3, Page 282]



Imam Jalal al-Din Suyuti writes:



The Prophet SallAllahu 'Alaihi wa Sallam is alive in his blessed grave. This is proven from either the generality of the verse or the meaning that is derived from it. [al-Hawi lil Fatawa, Vol. 2, Page 149]

Ahadith on the Life of the Prophets


1. Hadrat Abu al-Darda’ Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said,



إن الله حرم على الأرض أن تأكل أجساد الأنبياء فنبي الله حي يرزق
“Indeed Allah has made it Haram (forbidden) upon the earth to eat the bodies of the Prophets. Thus, the Prophets of Allah are alive and are given their sustenance.”


Sunan Ibn Maja, Vol. 5, Page 207, Hadith 1706
Mishkat al-Masabih, Vol. 1, Page 304, Hadith 1366

Hadrat Sheikh ‘Abd al-Haq “Muhaddith-e-Dehwli” states under the commentary of this Hadith:



"The Prophets of Allah are alive in their graves, just as they were alive in this world." [Ashi’ah al-Lam’at – Vol. 1 Page 576]



Imam Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari states under the commentary of this Hadith:



"There is no difference between the life of the Prophets after their demise and the life of them in this world. This is why it has been stated that the Awliyah (pious friends of Allah, the Most Exalted) do not die, but in fact, move from one place (the world) to another (the Hereafter). " [Mirqat – Vol. 2 Page 212]



2. Hadrat Aws ibn Aws Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said,



إن الله حرم على الأرض أجساد الأنبياء
“Allah has made the (eating of the) bodies of the Prophets Haram (unlawful) on the earth.



Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol. 3, Page 404, Hadith 1049
Sunan Nisa'ee, Vol. 5, Page 238, Hadith 1385
Sunan Ibn Maja, Vol. 3, Page 447, Hadith 1138
Mishkat al-Masabih, Vol. 1, Page 304, Hadith 1361

A sound (sahih) tradition related on the authority of Aws ibn Aws al-Thaqafi by Ahmad in his Musnad, Ibn Abi Shaybah in the Musannaf, Abu Dawud in the Sunan, Nisa'i in his Sunan, Ibn Majah in his Sunan, Darimi in his Musnad, Ibn Khuzaymah in his Sahih, ibn Hibban in his Sahih, Hakim in the Mustadrak, Tabarani in his Kabir, Bayhaqi in Hayat al-anbiya', Suyuti in Anba' al-adkhiya, Dhahabi who confirmed Hakim's grading, and Nawawi in the Adhkar.

Hadrat Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari states under the commentary of this Hadith:



"Indeed the Prophets are alive in their graves." [Mirqat – Vol. 2 Pg. 209]



Hadrat Sheikh ‘Abd al-Haq “Muhaddith-e-Dehlwi” states under the commentary of this Hadith:



"The Prophets are alive and everyone believes that they are alive; there is no disagreement in this. Their life (in their graves) is the real, physical life (which they possessed in this world); not like the martyrs whose life is only spiritual." [Ashi’ah al-Lam’at – Vol. 1 Page 574]



3. Hadrat Anas Ibn Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,



الأنبياء أحياء في قبورهم يصلون
"The Prophets are alive in their graves, praying to their Lord".



A sound (sahih) tradition related on the authority of Anas ibn Malik Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho by: al-Bazzar in his Musnad, Abu Ya`la in his Musnad (7:445), Ibn `Adi in al-Kamil fi al-du`afa', Tammam al-Razi in al-Fawa'id, al-Bayhaqi in Hayat al-anbiya' fi quburihim, Abu Nu`aym in Akhbar Asbahan, Ibn `Asakir in Târeekh Dimashq, al-Haythami in Majma` al-zawa'id (8:144), al-Suyuti in Anbâ' al-adhkiya' bi-hayat al-anbiya', and al-Albani, in Silsilat al-ahadith al-sahihah.

Imam Jalal al-Din Suyuti comments:



"The life of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, in his grave, and that of the rest of the prophets is known to us as definitive knowledge (`ilman qat`iyyan)."


4. Hadrat Anas Ibn Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,



ليلة أسري بي مررت على موسى وهو يصلي في قبره
"The night I was enraptured to my Lord I saw Mûsa standing in prayer in his grave".



A sound (sahih) tradition related on the authority of Anas and others by Muslim (4:1845), Nasa'i (3:216), and Bayhaqi in the dala'il al-nubuwwa (2:247) and the Hayât. Some mention the beginning (in parentheses), while others omit it.

5. Hadrat Abu Harayra narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,



ما من أحد يسلم على إلا رد الله على روحى حتى أرد عليه السلام
"No-one greets me except Allah has returned my soul to me so that I can return his salâm".



From Abu Hurayra, in Abu Dawud (6:214) with a sound (Sahih) chain. This hadith has been adduced by the scholars as the legal proof for the validity and modality of visiting and greeting the Prophet Peace and Blessings be Upon Him.

Imam Jala al-Din Suyuti said that



"radda" means "`ala al-dawâm," i.e. permanently, and not temporarily. In other words, Allah does not return the rûH and take it back, then return it again and then take it back again, but He returned it to the Prophet permanently, and the Prophet is alive permanently.



Sakhawi, Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalâni's student, said:



"As for us (Muslims) we believe and we confirm that he is alive and provided for in his Grave" [al Qawl al Badee` Page 161]



Ibn al-Qayyim said:



"It is obligatory knowledge to know that his body is in the earth tender and humid (i.e. as in life), and ...


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