Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Do the bodies of the Prophets decompose after burial?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
No, the bodies of the Prophets (peace and blessings be on them all) do not decompose. It is forbidden for the ground to consume them.
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Indeed, the best of your days is the day of Friday. On it, Adam was created, his soul was taken, the resurrecting blast will be, and the destroying blast will be. So, send many blessings on me on [Fridays] because, truly, your blessings will be presented to me.“
The Companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah, how will our blessings on you be presented to you when you have decomposed?“ He replied, “Indeed, Allah – Mighty and Majestic – has made the bodies of the Prophets forbidden for the ground.“ (Abu Dawud)
May Allah resurrect us with the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and grant us his company in Paradise. Amin.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani