The Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam) are alive in their graves

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What is the authentification of this Hadith?:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

The Ambiya are alive in their graves and they perform Salah.

Some salafis say this is weak (dai’f) !

Please assist.



This is recorded by Imams Abu Ya’la and Bazzar (rahimahumallah) in their respective Musnads.

(Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 3425 & Kashful Astar, Hadith: 2339-2340)

‘Allamah Haythami & Hafiz Busiri (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators of Abu Ya’la as reliable (thiqat) and ‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith as authentic (sahih)

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.8 pg.211, Mukhtasar Ithaf, Hadith: 7297 & Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 3089)

Another narration supporting this is found in Sahih Muslim too (Hadith: 6107, 6108).

In light of this, those who you have mentioned in your question have erred.

One should avoid mixing with such people, as they continuously confuse the general masses.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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