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« on: July 27, 2013, 12:24:09 AM »

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There is a belief that its more blessed to die at Makkah or Madina al Munawwara.(specifically when someone went for umrah or hajj)
I need to know how far is it true and is there any sunnah regarding this?

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 06:52:03 AM »

سۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

وعليكم السللام ورحمة الله وبركاته


Is there any saheeh hadeeth that speaks of the virtue of burying the deceased in Makkah or Madinah? Is there any saheeh hadeeth that speaks of the virtue of one who died in Makkah or Madinah?


Praise be to Allaah.
The fuqaha’ are unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb to bury the deceased in the graveyard of the righteous and in virtuous places. They quote a great deal of evidence for that, including the following:

-1-It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever can manage to die in Madinah, let him die there, for I will intercede for whoever dies there.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, no. 3917. He said: (|It is) hasan saheeh ghareeb. It was classed as saheeh by al-Nasaa’i in al-Sunan al-Kubra, 1/602; by Ibn ‘Abd al-Haadi in al-Saarim al-Makki, p. 96; and by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 4/1034

Al-Teebi said:
He recommended dying there but that is not in the hands of any person; rather that is up to the decree of Allah, may He be exalted. But he enjoined staying there and settling there and not leaving it, and that may be a cause of dying there. This is like the verse in which Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “then die not except in the Faith of Islâm (as Muslims - Islâmic Monotheism)” [al-Baqarah 2:132].
Quoted from Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi, 10/286
Ibn al-Haaj said: It seems that whoever dies elsewhere then is transported and buried there will have a share of this intercession, but I did not see any shar‘i text (to that effect).
End quote from Fayd al-Qadeer, 6/70

-2- It was narrated that ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
“O Allah, grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make my death in the land of Your Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 1890
Imam al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) commented on this by saying:
It is mustahabb to seek to die in a virtuous land. End quote
Al-Majmoo‘, 5/106.
In fact, he included it in a chapter entitled: Chapter on the recommendation for a person to pray that his death will be in the virtuous land. End quote.
Al-Adhkaar, p. 98

And Allah knows best.

Source: http://islamqa.info/en/ref/146927

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