Is Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) still alive in His Grave


Question :
Is the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) alive in his grave leading corporeal life or a Barzakh (is the barrier between this life and the Day of Resurrection. It includes the events that occur in the grave) life that is void of duties and obligatory functions; for the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said at the point of death:
O Allah let join the Supreme Company.
"O Allah let join the Supreme Company."
Al-Bukhari no. 4436-4440.

Or his honorable body lies in the grave while his soul is in the Supreme sphere pending the Day of Resurrection to join his body?

Answer :
Our Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is alive in his grave leading a Barzakh life enjoying therein the pleasure on account of what he had accomplished in this world. His soul however does not join his body in order to lead a life like that before his death nor does it join his body to lead a life like that of the world-to-come. It is rather a Barzakh life which is in between the past and the future life. hence it is known that he just like Prophets and the order humans who died before him. Allah the Exalted says:
And We have not granted eternal life to a human before then is it that when you die they live for ever.
"And We have not granted eternal life to a human before then is it that when you die they live for ever."
Al-Anbiya 21 :34.
And He says:
All that is on it will perish and there will remain the face of your Lord, the Possessor of majesty and nobility.
"All that is on it will perish and there will remain the face of your Lord, the Possessor of majesty and nobility."
Al-Rehman 55 :26-27.
And He says:
You certianly will died and they will too.
"You certianly will died and they will too."
Az-Zumar 39 :30.
All of the above along with a host of other texture proofs indicate that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) is died. Besides His Companions washed him performed funeral prayer for him and buried him. Were he to be leading a life such as ours they would not have buried him as other dead people are buried. Moreover, Fatimah his daughter may Allah be pleased with her, requested a share of her father's estate because she was certain that he died just as the Companions were certain of that fact. But Abu Bakr told her the Prophet are not to be inherited from and because the Companions were unanimously agreed to chose Abu Bakr as a caliph after him. Were the Prophet may Allah be pleased with him to be alive they would not have selected a caliph after him. This means that they were at unison with regard to his death. On the other hand many afflictions took place and during the reign of both Uthman and Ali and afterwards and yet they never wen to his grave to consult or seek his advice or solution. Were he to be alive as he was before his death they would have definitely consulted him for their dire need of someone to lead them out of their afflictions.
The Permanent Committee



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