Is this Hadith authentic?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“…There is no piece of land in this entire world more beloved to me that I be buried in [than Madinah Munawwarah]”
Imam Malik (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration mursalan (a chain with an omission after the Tabi’i).
(Muwatta Imam Malik, Hadith: 1330)
The Hadith is suitable to quote.
(Refer: At Tamhid, vol. 10 pg. 148)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar