Taking off Shoes while Walking between Graves

Auther : Abdul Malik Al-Qassim
Article translated to : العربية Español

Taking off the Shoes While Walking Between Graves


»Narrated Bashir, the servant of the Apostle of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon Him): Bashir's name in pre-Islamic days was Zahm ibn Ma'bad. When he immigrated to the Apostle of Allah (PBUH), He asked him: What is your name? He replied: Zahm. The Apostle said: No, you are Bashir.


He (Bashir) said: When I was walking with the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) he passed by the graves of the polytheists. He said: They used to live before (a period of) abundant goodness. He said this three times.

He then passed by the graves of Muslims. He said: They received abundant goodness. The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) suddenly saw a man walking in his shoes between the graves. He said: O man, wearing the shoes! Woe to you! Take off your shoes. So the man looked (around), when he recognized the Apostle of Allah (PBUH), he took them off and threw them away. «([1])


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([1]) Sunan Abi Dawoud – Kitab al-Jana'iz (0323), Sunan al-Nisa'i – Kitab al-Jana'iz (8402), Sunan Ibn Majah – Ma Ja'a fi al-Jana'iz (About the Funerals).


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