Sufi Answers: Are the Prophets Living now?


Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
An Answer to heretics from the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam).
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
It was narrated from Abu Darda (R.A) that the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “Send a great deal of blessings upon me on Fridays,for it is witnessed by angels. No one sends blessings upon me but his blessing will be presented to me, until he finishes them”.
A Man said: “Even after death?”.
He (the Prophet) said: “Even after death, for Allah has forbidden the earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets, so the Prophet of Allah is alive and receives provision”

“Inna Allaha harrama alal Ardi an’ Ta’kula ajsaada’al ambiyaa’i.. Fa NabiyyuAllahi Hayyun Yurzaqu”

Sunan Ibn Majah Hadith 1637 Vol 2 [Arabic-English] Chapters Regarding Funerals, Page 471, Darussalam Publications, Saudi Salafi Publications!

Comments: The Hadith refer to the importance of reciting a lot of Salawat and Salam upon the Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)
This Hadith also gives clear information that the Prophets are alive in their graves. Though the Chain of this Hadith is Weak (Daif), there are other Hadiths from Bukhari, Muslim and other books that the Prophets are alive in their graves and their spirits visit heavens and meet with other Prophets.
The evidence is Prophet’s (alaihiswalathu wa salam)’s Journey to heavens (Al Isra Wal Miraj)
Further evidence: Sahih Muslim: Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I came. And in the narration transmitted on the authority of Haddib (the words are): I happened to pass by Moses on the occasion of the Night journey near the red mound (and found him) saying his prayer in his grave. (Sahih Muslim Book 30, Hadith 5858)

Adam (alaihissalam) and Musa (alaihissalam) arguing:

The normal life of Prophets after leaving from this mortal world!

Sahih Bukhari ,Volume 8, Book 77, Number 611: Narrated Abu Huraira (Radiyallahu Anhu(: The Prophet said, “Adam and Moses argued with each other. Moses said to Adam. ‘O Adam! You are our father who disappointed us and turned us out of Paradise.’ Then Adam said to him, ‘O Moses! Allah favored you with His talk (talked to you directly) and He wrote (the Torah) for you with His Own Hand. Do you blame me for action which Allah had written in my fate forty years before my creation?’ So Adam confuted Moses, Adam confuted Moses,” the Prophet added, repeating the Statement three times.

Before ascending to heavens in the Night of Journey (Miraj), prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) lead all prophets in prayer and prayed. 

Prophet Musa (alaihissalam) became the mediator between Allah and Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and the fifty prayers brought to five time prayers. This is another evidence that Prophets and Pious (heirs of the prophets) can assist people (see Quran 17:80)

Quran 17;80 Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Thy Presence an authority to aid (me).”:

Some people may claim, this is about Angels who are  the aiding authority to guide people to the truth, from Allah’s Presence!, Angels are not appointed for common people, except in things that is already made clear in the Quran .

See Quran 17:95 Say: “If there were on the earth, angels walking about in peace and security, We should certainly have sent down for them from the heaven an angel as a Messenger.”

Quran 2:154 And say not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah, “They are dead.” Nay, they are living, but you perceive (it) not

Quran 3:169 Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision.

Sunan Abdu Dawud: Narrated Aws ibn Aws (Radiyallahu Anhu): The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Among the most excellent of your days is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he died, on it the last trumpet will be blown, and on it the shout will be made, so invoke more blessings on me that day, for your blessings will be submitted to me. The people asked: Apostle of Allah, how can it be that our blessings will be submitted to you while your body is decayed? He replied: Allah, the Exalted, has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of Prophets. (Book 3, Hadith 1042)

There are some misguided and strayed scholars (?) who preach falsehood about the life of Prophets in the grave. Because they want to cause fitnah and dissension among Muslims in regards to such subjects in order to propagate their false sectarian religion and doctrines. So people who follow ahlu sunna wal Jamah must disassociate from following sects that have false beliefs (aqeedha) and are broken from Main body the Muslims and the Imams.

The Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah (true) Muslims, take care the graves of Prophets and their heirs (Pious scholars are heirs of the Prophets, Jami Tirmidhi 2606) and keep them as holy and well maintained.
Today, false sects and groups building palaces for themselves to sleep and to pray. They are giving luxurious five star seven star hotel accommodation for their celebrity (false) scholars, on the other side they are attacking Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah for keeping and protecting the graves of Prophets, more than they keep their houses and luxury cars!

You are loving Prophets more than yourself?, if so, then why you attacking those who build shrines for the Prophets graves and and at the same time you are building palaces for your ego?
Why you worshipping your ego?

Narrated Anas (Radiyallahu Anhu( : The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” (Book 2, Hadith 14)

Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?

Today, Firauns (Pharaohs) and their priests have hijacked Islam!. For them, Islam is just to have some knowledge about “Shirk, Bidha and Haram”. Not to implement any Sunnah in the life and in the Muslim community.


In the true Islam (AlJamah) a believer can join in the fellowship with this Living True Prophets of Allah.  Islam is the Religion of the Living. Nor  a Religion of the dead!. Those who are following religion of the dead, they are following a Zombie religion! Which is cut off from (see Quran 108:3)  heavenly fellowship ( see Quran 4:69)

Quran 4:69 All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!

Quran 108:3 Surely he that hates thee, he is the one cut off.

Those who hate Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam , those who refuse to accept all his heavenly orders , they have cut off from “Al Jamah” (the saved group) , of Prophets ,Siddiqin and Saliheen (Quran 4:69) have they have turned to many sects and groups ,with their printed books and their own ego as their Imam!.

So Seek the Islam that is Living and Guiding!, that the Islam of the Spirits of Prophets and their heirs (Pious Scholars-Awliya Allah- are heirs of the Prophets, See Hadith in Tirmidhi)

~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassani

Representative of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order