Hadith on Graves: The disapproval of plastering and building structures over graves

November 11, 2015

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited plastering the graves, sitting upon them, and building structures over them.

Source: Sahih Muslim 970, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “In this tradition is the disapproval of plastering graves and building over them, and the prohibition of sitting upon them. This is the way of Ash-Shafi’ee and the majority of the scholars… Our scholars said that it is disapproved to plaster over them and forbidden to sit upon them.”

Source: Sharh Sahih Muslim 970

عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ نَهَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنْ يُجَصَّصَ الْقَبْرُ وَأَنْ يُقْعَدَ عَلَيْهِ وَأَنْ يُبْنَى عَلَيْهِ

970 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجنائز باب النهي عن تجصيص القبر والبناء عليه

قال النووي وَفِي هَذَا الْحَدِيثِ كَرَاهَةُ تَجْصِيصِ الْقَبْرِ وَالْبِنَاءِ عَلَيْهِ وَتَحْرِيمُ الْقُعُودُ هَذَا مَذْهَبُ الشَّافِعِيِّ وَجُمْهُورِ الْعُلَمَاءِ … قَالَ أَصْحَابُنَا تَجْصِيصُ الْقَبْرِ مَكْرُوهٌ وَالْقُعُودُ عَلَيْهِ حَرَامٌ

970 صحيح مسلم بشرح النووي كِتَاب الْجَنَائِزِ تجصيص القبر والبناء عليه