The Hadith : “whoever visits my grave”
Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Tuesday 7th April, 2009
The h.adīth “Whoever visits my grave, my intercession will be guaranteed for him” is a fair (h.asan) narration as concluded by Imām Abū al-H. asanāt al-Lacknawī and his editor ‘Abd al-Fattāh. Abū Ghudda in the latter’s notes on the Muwat.t. a’ in Muh.ammad ibn al-H. asan’s narration (chapter 49: On theProphet’s grave) as well as Shaykh Mah.mūd Mamdūh. ,although some early scholars declared it sound (s.ah.īh.) such as Ibn al-Sakan in al-Sunan al-S.ih.āh. and ‘Abd al-H.aqq al-Ishbīlī in al-Ah.kām, followed by Shaykh al-Islām al-Taqī al-Subkī in Shifā’ al-Siqām in view of the totality of the chains. Other h.adīth scholars who considered it authentic are Ibn H.ajar’s student the h.adīth Master al-Sakhāwī, the h.adīth Master of Madīna al-Samhūdī and Imām Ibn H.ajar al-Haytamī in al-Jawhar al-Munaz.z.am fī Ziyārat al-Qabr al-Mukarram. Al-Ghassāni (d. 682) did not include it in his recension of al-Dāraqut.nī’s weak narrations entitled Takhrīj al-Ahādīth al-D. i‘āf min Sunan al-Dāraqut.nī. Some late scholars, beginning with Ibn Taymiyya, are undecided whether to grade this h.adīth weak or forged.