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Question # : 23583


I would like to refer to book Fadaail-e-Hajj (English version) by Shaykh al Hadeeth Maulana Mohammad Zakariyya published by Kutub Khana Faizi Lahore, Pakistan, on Section 9; Manners of Ziarat, story no 9, a story about Syed Ahmad Rifaee (rahmatullahi alaih) which perform a hajj and ziarah rasulullah grave. On the grave, he recited a couple of poem. After that, the sacred hand of rasulullah came out of the grave and the syed kissed it. It is said that the occasion is witnessed by 90,000 people. My question, 1. can I trust the story because as what i knew, dead people cannot at any circumstances be brought alive. So, can dead people become alive? 2. The 90,000 witnessess is also seem superflous as can people with that huge number see the hand of rasulullah comes out from the grave and kissed by the syaikh? To me, the story is merely sufism in nature which laypeople like me could potentially misunderstood about the story and brought forward false story to other. Only Allah knows best.

Answer : 23583

Published on: Jul 28, 2010

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1118/L=306/tl=1431)

This event does not belong to tasawwuf (mysticism), rather the people saw the holy hand coming out of the blessed grave with their naked eyes. It is proved that the dead can be alive with the permission of Allah. The book "Tazkira Shah Abdur Rahim Dehlavi (رحمة الله عليه)", published from Al-Furqan Lucknow, contains a booklet with the title "Murdon Ki Zindon Se Ham Kalami". In this booklet, Hadhrat Maulana Manzoor Nomani (رحمة الله عليه) has substantially proved in detail that the dead can talk to those who are alive. For details, study the same.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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