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The graveyard of Makkah

Question

Is this Hadith sahih?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said, “What an excellent graveyard this is” [referring to the graveyard of Makkah Mukarramah”

 

Answer

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) with an acceptable chain.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 367. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 297)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar