Month: September 2012

Resting in Peace Part 2: Burial in the Prophetic Chamber

Salam Summary A common misunderstanding is that burial of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in the room of Sayyidah Aishah (Allah be pleased with her) is from the special prophetic qualities (khasais al-nubuwwah) which do not apply to others.  Scholars have argued that this in incorrect as Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, …

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Resting in Peace Part 1: What Does Taking a Grave as a Masjid Mean?

Salam Many people have been shocked at the behaviour of the violent thugs in Libya and their desecration of the Maqams of pious Muslims not least a companion of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).  There seems to be a fair amount of misinformation circulating amongst Muslims regarding the common phenomenon of …

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