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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) desire to be buried in Madinah Munawwarah

Question

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]”

 

Answer

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