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The dream of the Custodian of the Prophet's Chamber
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Question:It is mentioned therein the advice from Makkah al-Mukarramah that al-Haaj 'Abdullaah ibn Mustafaa said:

"I was asleep and saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) commanding me to spread this message to the Muslims with mutual co-operation and firm belief; Whomsoever reads this message, then he is required to write it 8 times (i.e. make 8 copies and distribute them), and whoever does not spread (this message) then he will be punished with illness. And whoever spreads (this message) then he will (be given cause to) be delighted after 10 days.

And if I am lying, then may I die upon the religion of disbelief (kufr)."

Is this statement true or a lie?

Are the people who go and visit the dome, carrying with them a chicken or a female sheep (ewe) and then slaughter it by the dome wherein lies the deceased, saying that the deceased is a marabout[1]; Is this halaal or haraam?

Response: Firstly, this dream is falsehood. There is no source to (confirm) it's (authenticity with respect to the teachings of the Qur.aan and the authentic) Sunnah; It is from the type of dream attributed to the custodian of the Prophet's Chamber (in Madeenah), and the Noble Shaykh, 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz has already written a comprehensive refutation which has been published in the local (Saudi) newspapers and elsewhere.

Secondly, circumambulating around the graves is prohibited, and if he intended by it to (spiritually) draw near to the deceased (lying therein) then this is (classified as) major shirk which renders him out of the fold of Islaam; Because (the physical act of) circumambulating is an (act of) worship, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:

{...and circumambulate the Ancient House (the Ka'bah at Makkah)}, Soorah al-Hajj, Aayah 29

...and performing an act of worship or anything of it for other than Allaah is shirk.

Thirdly, offering a sacrifice by the grave side is prohibited, and if he intended by it to (spiritually) draw near to the deceased lying in the grave, then it is (classified as) major shirk, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:

{Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam]): "Verily, my Salaah (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the 'Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists). "He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims."}, Soorah al-An'aam, Aayah 162-163

And an-Nusuk (the sacrifice), is the slaughter, as the Prophet's (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

((Allaah has cursed the one who slaughters for other than (the name of) Allaah)), transmitted by Muslim.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts
Fataawa al-'Aqeedah - Question 474, Page 456-457

[1] Arabic murabit (“one who is garrisoned”); member of a Muslim religious community of ascetics living in a ribat, a fortified monastery, serving both religious and military functions.