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Is it bidat to call our Prophet’s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam grave) ‘roza’?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Tafseer Raheemi

Question

Is it bidat to call our Prophet grave ‘roza’?

Answer

No it is not bid’at. It is respect. Rawdha means ‘garden’. The area between his house and his mimbar is called ‘Rawdhatun min riyadhil jannah’ A garden from the gardens of jannah. So why would his grave not be a rawdha. It is reported in Sahih al Bukhari;

1755 – بَاب حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ عَنْ يَحْيَى عَنْ عُبَيْدِ الله بْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي خُبَيْبُ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ حَفْصِ بْنِ عَاصِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ الله عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَا بَيْنَ بَيْتِي وَمِنْبَرِي رَوْضَةٌ مِنْ رِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ وَمِنْبَرِي عَلَى حَوْضِي.

One hadith (in Tirmidhi) says;

قَالَ رَسُولُ الله صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّمَا الْقَبْرُ رَوْضَةٌ مِنْ رِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ أَوْ حُفْرَةٌ مِنْ حُفَرِ النَّارِ.

‘Qabr is either a garden from the gardens of Jannah’

So Rasulullah‘s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) qabr is definitely a Rawdha.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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