‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab: The Prophet (s.a.w.) is Alive in His Grave

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is an excerpt from ad-Durar ats-Tsaniyyah fi al-Ajwibah an-Najdiyyah, by ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab, the son of the heretic, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab.  This letter was written 1218 AH / 1803 CE, after the Wahhabis conquered Makkah and Madina, perpetrating many atrocities before being driven off again.

He wrote, “And what we believe is that the status of our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) is absolutely the highest status of Creation, and that he is alive in his grave with the life of the barzakh, higher than the life of the shuhada’ that has been Mentioned in Revelation, because he is better than them without doubt.  And that he hears the Muslims’ sending salaam upon him, and that it is sunnah to visit him.  However, it is not allowed to set out on a journey except to visit the masjid and pray in it, and if he intends along with that to visit the grave of the Prophet (s.a.w.), then there is no objection.  And whoever spends his most precious time in sending the swalawat upon him according to the manner narrated from him, then he has succeeded in attaining the bliss of both worlds, and it will suffice him from his worries and stress, as it is mentioned in the hadits from him.”

In summary, unlike what later Wahhabis say, even the son of the founder of their sect believed as Sunni Muslims do, that the Prophet (s.a.w.) is alive in his grave.


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