Previously I posted findings of no graves near the Ka'bah due to the the construction works carried out in the King Fahad era. However, these narrations say otherwise and I shall go by works of the scholars of Hadith even if the people of today fail to make any findings. It is in the infinite wisdom of Allah that we do not find the graves of these Prophets (as).
Also note another narration in which it is mentioned that people are buried in the same place from which they were created. i.e. when Allah created us, he gathered the soil from the location where we will be burried. (Abu Bakrرضي الله عنه proclaimed that he had heard the Prophet say that prophets should be buried wherever they die)
What is the status of the following Hadiths?
- “Whenever a Nabi would leave his nation, he would go to the Ka’bah to worship Allah and certainly there are 300 graves of Ambiya around the Ka’bah”
- “The grave of Hud, Salih and Shu’ayb (‘alayhimus salam) are in the Haram”
- “When a nation was destroyed, the Nabi went to Makkah to worship Allah Ta’ala until he passed away. The grave of Hud is between the Hajarul Aswad and the well of Zam Zam”
1) This narration is recorded in Kitabul Athar of Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan Ash Shaybani (rahimahullah) as the statement of the Tab’ut Tabi’i Salim ibn ‘Ajlan Al Aftas (rahimahullah), through a reliable chain. (Kitabul Athar, Hadith: 266)
2) This narration is also recorded in Kitabul Athar of Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan Ash Shaybani (rahimahullah) as the statement of ‘Ata ibn As Saib (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i through a suitable chain. (Kitabul Athar, Hadith: 267)
3) Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of ‘Abdur Rahman ibn Sabit (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i. (Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 563/564)
These narrations may be quoted as reported, i.e. attributed to the forenamed and not to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
So these must be fake or empty tombs
Tomb of Prophet Hud (A.S)
Hazrat Hud (A.S) was sent to the people of ‘Aad’ . These people were known uniquely for their mighty strength and size and for their construction of Mighty buildings. The majority however, rejected the invitation of Hud (A.S) and were destroyed by a powerful wind .The tomb of Hazrat Hud (A.S) is in Hadhramaut, Yemen.
Prophet Hood Tomb in Yemen
Tomb Of Prophet Hud (A.S) in Yemen
The Qabr-e-Anwar of Hazrat Prophet Shoaib (peace be upon him) in a room to the east of the main mosque and prayer area.
This black and white photograph was taken by W.H. Ingrams in the early twentieth century and published in the account of his travels to visit the tombs (Qabr) of Hazrat Salih (peace be upon him) and Hazrat Hud (peace be upon him) in the Hadhramawt. Ingrams reports that this tomb (Qabr) is 64 feet long. See: W.H. Ingrams, "Hadhramaut: A Journey to the Sei'ar Country and Through the Wadi Maseila," Geographic Journal 88 (1936): 524-51, esp. p. 535.
The Mazar of Hazrat Salih (peace be upon him) is said to be located in Mada'in Salih, in Hijaz, or in the Hadhramawt. According to the local people in the Hadhramawt, Salih was the father of the prophet Hud, corresponding to the biblical Shelah father of Eber. Both Hud and Salih are said to have been giants, thus accounting for the extraordinary length of their tombs. According some scholars this is the Mazar of Hazrat Salih at Hasik.