Sunday, May 10, 2020

THE GREEN DOME OF MADINAH AL-MUNAWWARAH

GREEN DOME OVER THE GRAVE OF THE PROPHET (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) - A HARAAM ACTION

We often see the images of the green dome over the grave of Rasool Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in Madinah as symbols of Islaam all around us and people venerate these images and many Nasheeds have been made and sung on this subject. It has been exaggerated so much so that the children are raised with the image of the Green Dome in Madinah with equal regard to that of the Ka’bah - the House of Allaah! Astaghfirullaah!

While I have been refuting people for years that this paves the way towards shirk (with Shaytan sowing seeds of shirk in the form of grave worship - with twisted analogies that it is not worship, mere respect etc,.), I would today want my readers to read, understand and teach this subject to their loved ones in the right perspective.

Always Remember that NO action which was not done or recommended by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or by the Sahaaba (may Allaah be pleased with them) can be a part of Islaam, no matter which land or which personality does it. 

Kindly read the Islamic ruling below regarding the Green Done over the grave of Rasool Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):


The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatawaas were asked:

There are those who take the building of the green dome over the Prophet’s grave in the Prophet’s Mosque as evidence that it is permissible to build domes over other graves, such as those of the righteous and others. Is this argument correct or what should our response to them be?

They replied:

It is not correct to quote the fact that people built a dome over the grave of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as evidence that it is permissible to build domes over the graves of the righteous dead and others, because those people’s building a dome over his grave (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was haraam and those who did it sinned thereby, because they went against what is proven in a report from Abu’l-Hayaaj al-Asadi who said: ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said to me: Shall I not send you on the same mission as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent me? Do not leave any image without erasing it or any high grave without levelling it.

And it was narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade plastering over graves, or sitting on them or building over them. Both reports were narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh. So it is not correct for anyone to quote the haraam action of some people as evidence that it is permissible to do similar haraam actions, because it is not permissible to go against the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by citing the words or actions of anyone else. And because he is the one who conveyed the command from Allaah, and he is the one who is to be obeyed, and we must beware of going against his commands, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
 “And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)”. 

[al-Hashr 59:7]

And there are other verses which enjoin obedience to Allaah and to His Messenger. And because building up graves and erecting domes over them are means that lead to associating their occupants with Allaah, and the means that lead to shirk must be blocked. End quote.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (9/83, 84) 

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al-San’aani (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Ta-theer al-I’tiqaad: 

If you say: A great dome has been built over the grave of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), costing a great deal of money, I say: This is in fact great ignorance of the situation, because this dome was not built by him (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or by his Sahaabah or by those who followed them, or by those who followed the Taabi’een, or by the scholars and imams of the ummah. Rather this dome was built over his grave (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) on the orders of one of the later kings of Egypt, namely the Sultan Qalawoon al-Saalihi who is known as King Mansoor, in 678 AH, and was mentioned in Tahqeeq al-Nasrah bi Talkhees Ma’aalim Dar al-Hijrah. These are things that were done on the orders of the state and not on the basis of shar’i evidence. End quote.

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The scholars of the Standing Committee also said:

There is no proof in the fact that a dome was set up over the Prophet’s grave for those who take it as an excuse for building domes of the graves of the awliya’ (“saints”) and righteous people, because the building of a dome over his grave was not done on his instructions and was not done by any of his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them), or by the Taabi’een, or by any of the imams of guidance in the early generations whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) testified were good. Rather it was done by people of bid’ah (innovation). 

It was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” And it was proven that ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him) said to Abu’l-Hayaaj: Shall I not send you on the same mission as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent me? Do not leave any image without erasing it or any high grave without levelling it.Narrated by Muslim. As it is not proven that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) built a dome over his grave, and it is not proven from any of the leading imams; rather what is proven shows that to be an invalid action, and no Muslim should feel any attachment to the action of innovators who built a dome over the grave of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

_Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azzez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood_

Fatawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (2/264, 265)

May Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala guide us and our families towards what HE has enjoined and help us to take the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the halaal things and safeguard our lives and hearts from the Haraam in entirety. May HE protect us from THE FIRE whose fuel is men and stones.

Ameen Ya Allaah!

~UmmHashiR

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