"And when they impose on their lives (sin), they must come to your (the Nabi's) presence, then seek repentance from ALLAH and the Rasool (Peace be upon Him) also asks for their forgiveness. Then, they will indeed find ALLAH Most Forgiving and Compassionate." [An-Nisa:61]
Dawud ibn Salih says: " Marwan [ibn al-Hakam] one day saw a man placing his face on top of the grave of the Prophet. He said: "Do you know what you are doing?" When he came near him, he realized it was Abu Ayyub al-Ansari. The latter said: "Yes; I came to the Prophet, not to a stone."
Ibn Hibban in his Sahih, Ahmad (5:422), Tabarani in his Mu`jam al-kabir (4:189) and his Awsat according to Haythami in al-Zawa'id (5:245), al-Hakim in his Mustadrak (4:515); both the latter and al-Dhahabi said it was sahih. It is also cited by al-Subki in Shifa' al-siqam (p. 126), Ibn Taymiyya in al-Muntaqa (2:261f.), and Haythami in al-Zawa'id (4:2).
Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho), The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said, "I have made Madinah a sanctuary between its two (Harrat) mountains." The Prophet(Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) went to the tribe of Bani Haritha and said (to them), "I see that you have gone out of the sanctuary," but looking around, he added, "No, you are inside the sanctuary."
Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho): Allah's Apostle said, "I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns and is called Yathrib and that is Madinah, and it turns out (bad) persons as a furnace removes the impurities of iron."
Jaabir bin Samurah (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) says; "I heard Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) say: ' Verily Allah named Madinah, Taabah (meaning the good one) or Tayyibah (the pure)."
Sa'ad (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) reports that Rasulullullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said: "I declare haraam that area between the rocky lands on both sides of Madinah, that it's vegetation be not cut down nor that animals be hunted within it's area." Rasullullah(Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) also said: " For the believer, Madinah is the best place. If only they could understand it's virtue fully, they would never leave it, and whoever departs from Madinah, having become disenchanted with it, Allah will send someone better to replace him. And whoever bears patiently the ordeals of Madinah, for him shall I be an intercessor(or witness) on the Day of Qiyaamah."
Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho): Allah's Apostle (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said, "Verily, Belief returns and goes back to Madinah as a snake returns and goes back to its hole (when in danger)."
Narrated Sa'ad (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho): I heard the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) saying, "None plots against the people of Madinah but that he will be dissolved (destroyed) like the salt is dissolved in water."
Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho): Allah's Apostle (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said, "There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Madinah, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it."
Narrated Anas (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho): The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said, "O Allah! Bestow on Madinah twice the blessings You bestowed on Makkah."
Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father: Umar (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) said, O Allah! Grant me martyrdom in Your cause, and let my death be in the city of
Ibn Umar (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) reports that Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said: "Whoever has the means to die in Madinah, let him die there for I shall intercede on behalf of everyone who dies there." [Musnad Ahmad, Sunan al-Tirmidhi]
Syyeduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: "One who visits my grave, my Shafa'at (Intersession) will be necessary (wajib) upon him". [Daar Qutni, Bazaz, Baheeqi, Ibn-e-Khuzaima]
The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) once said: "The person who comes solely for the purpose of paying a visit to my grave, has a right on me that I should intercede for him." [‘Ilm al-Fiqh, Vol 5]
Syyeduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: "One who performs Hajj after me and then visits my grave, that means he visits me in my life". [Daar Qutni, Bayhaqi, Mishkaat, Tibrani Fil Saghir al-Awsat, Majma' al-Zawaid]
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: "Piece of earth where I would like to have my grave is Madinatul Munawarah" [Mishkat al-Masabih, Page 426]
Syyeduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam said: "One who traveled to visit me he will be my neighbour in paradise and one who bears the difficulties in the stay of Madina Munawwarah; I will be His Intercessor on the day of judgment." [Sunan al-Bayhaqi, Mishkat Sharif]
Hadrat Ka'ab narrated, "70,000 angles use to visit the
Recorded (with authentic chains to Ka’b) by Darimi (1:57 #94), Bayhaqi (Shu’ab, 3:492), Ibn Mubarak in Kitab az-Zuhd (1:558), Abu Nu’aym (Hilya, 5:390), Qadi Isma’il (Fadl as-Salat, #102), and Abu’l Shaykh.
Consensus on this is documented by: Ibn Habira in Fiqh ‘ala Madhahib al-A’imma al-Arba’a 1:337. Also: (Hanafi): Ibn ‘Abidin (Hashiya, 2:626), Tahtawi (Hashiya Maraqi Falah, p. 70). (Maliki): Qadi ‘Iyad (Shifa’, 2:58),Hattab (Mawahib Jalil, 3:344-45), Qarafi (Dhakhira, 3:378, 381), Nafrawi (Fawakih Dawani, 1:45). (Shafi’i):Nawawi (Majmu’, 7:389), Ibn Kathir (Bidaya, 3:205), Suyuti (Khasa’is, 2:351), Munawi (Fayd Qadir, 6:264). (Hanbali): Ibn ‘Aqil (see: Subki’s Shifa’ Siqam and Ibn Qayyim’s Bada’i Fawa’id 2:147), Ibn Muflih (Mubdi’, 3:70).
Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho), The Prophet said: "Madina's fresh grass is not to be cut, its game is not to be driven away, and things dropped in it are to be picked up only by one who publicly announces it, and it is not permissible for any man to carry weapons in it for fighting, and it is not advisable that its trees are cut except what a man cuts for the fodder of his camel. [Abu Dawud, Vol. 10, Hadith 2030]
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar, The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said: (The standard) weight is the weight of the people of
Imam Maalik (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) says, "Its not lawful to say that I visited the grave of Syyeduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wa Sallam. One must say I visited the august presence of Syyeduna Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi Wa Sallam"
Allama Alauddin says, "Consensus says that the part of earth contacted with body of Sarkar Sallallaho Alaihi Wa Sallam is better then the whole universe, Ka'ba Shareef, Arsh-o-Kursi" [
Hadrat Shaykh Ziauddin Ahmed Madani said, "A person who's latter is read in Madina Munawwarah or his name is taken; he is surely blessed."
According to Hadrat Anas, the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) has said: "The person who offers 40 prayers consecutively in my Mosque, without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the fire of Hell and other torments and also from hypocrisy."
Hadrat Usaid bin Huzair (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) reports that Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) said that the merit of salaah in the Masjid of Quba is equal to performing one Umrah. [Sunan al-Tirmidhi]
Hadrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) reports that every Satrurday Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) would go to Masjid-e-Quba, sometimes walking and sometimes by conveyance, and he would perform two raka'at of salaah there." [Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim]
Hadrat Anas bin Malik (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) reports that Rasullullah (Sallallaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) has said that the mountain of Uhud loved him and he loved it. (Muslim). In Tibraani, It is also described by Hadrat Sahal bin Sa'ad (Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho) that Uhud is one of the pillars of Jannah.
It is impermissible and forbidden to call Madina Tayyiba as Yathrib. It is a sin and the one who says it a sinner. RasulAllah Sallallaho Alahi wa Aalihi wa Sallamwasallam said: “Whoever calls Madina Yathrib, it is necessary for him to repent. Madina is Taabah, Madina is Taabah. [Narrated by Bara’ bin ‘Azin, Musnad Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, 4:285]
‘Allama Manawi writes: From this hadith we learn that it is Haram to name Madina Tayyiba as Yathrib. We are told to repent after calling it so and repentance is only after a sin. [al-Taysir Sharh al-Jami’ al-Saghir, 2:424]
Mulla ‘Ali Qari rahimahu’l Bari writes: It is reported from some of the predecessors that calling Madina as Yathrib is Haram. This is supported by the hadith which is recorded by Imam Ahmad . ‘Allama Tayyibi rahimahullah said that it is evident from this that whoever disrespects anything that Allah has honoured and has given the name Iman and this person talks about it in a way that is unbefitting, then he is worthy of being names ‘Aasi . [al-Mirqat Sharh Mishkat, 5:622]
When the Qur’an mentions the word Yathrib, it is to inform us what the hypocrites would say:
And when a party of them said: O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand (possible) for you, therefore turn back. [33:13]
The word Yathrib means fighting and censure. This is why these filthy people referred to it as such. Allah refuted them by naming it Taabah. RasulAllah Sallallaho Alahi wa Aalihi wa Sallamwasallam said: They call it Yathrib but it is Madina. [Sahih Bukhari, 1:252]
He Sallallaho Alahi wa Aalihi wa Sallamwasallam also said: Indeed Allah has named Madina as Taabah. [Narrated by Jabir bin Sumrah, Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, 5:89, Muslim, 1:445]
Mulla ‘Ali Qari writes: It means that Allah had names Madina Munawwara as Taabah on the preserved tablet or He ordered his beloved Prophet Sallallaho Alahi wa Aalihi wa Sallamwasallam to name it such. Allah has castigated the hypocrites for reverting to the disreputable name Yathrib. [al-Mirqat Sharh Mishkat, 5:622]
He also writes: Imam Nawawi rahimahullah states that it is reported regarding ‘Isa bin Dinar that whoever calls Madina as Yathrib, he is a sinner. When the Qur’an refers to Yathrib, it is only to let us know of the illness present in the hearts of the hypocrites. [al-Mirqat Sharh Mishkat, 5:622]
Some verses of poetry from the scholars contain this word. Our excuse for them is that they did not know of this hadith and ruling. He who knows the ruling and persists has no excuse, whether it is poetry or otherwise. The Shari’ah governs the poetry, not vice versa. Mawlana Shaykh Muhaqqiq ‘Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dihlawi quddassa sirrahu writes:
The Prophet Sallallaho Alahi wa Aalihi wa Sallamwasallam names it Madina. This is because people lived and gathered there and loved the city. He warned against calling it Yathrib because this is the name from the days of ignorance or because it is derived from either Tharb which means destruction and fighting or Tathrib which means reprimand and censure or because Yathrib was the name of an idol or an oppressive and rebellious person. Imam Bukhari narrates a hadith in his Tarikh that whoever says Yathrib once, he should say Madina ten times so that he compensates for it. When the Qur’an says, “Ya ahla yathrib”, it is from the tongues of the hypocrites and by saying Yathrib, they wanted to disrespect Madina. Another narration mentions that whoever says Yathrib should repent towards Allah and seek forgiveness. And some have said that he be punished. Amazing is the fact that some leading people have used Yathrib in their poems. And Allah knows well, the knowledge of the glorious is complete and strong. [Ashi'atul Lum'aat Sharh Mishkat, 2:393-394]
Once a companion said to the Noble Ameer, "Makkah Mu'azzama is more excellent." Sayyiduna Omar replied, "Do you say that Makkah Mukarrama is more excellent then Madina Munawwara?" The Sahabi replied, "By Allah! The House and Haram of Allah." Ameeril Moh'mineen then said, "I am not commenting and asking you about the Haram of Allah, but inquiring whether you say Makkah Mukarrama is more excellent than Madina Munawwara." He replied, "By Allah! The Haram of Allah." The illustrious Khalifa of Islam said, "I am not commenting on the Haram of Allah." The Sahabi and Ameeril Moh'mineen kept to their words.
Ala' Hadrat Imam Ahmad Rida states that his view on this matter is the same as Ameeril Mo'mineen Sayyiduna Omar Farooq. In a Sahih Hadith, it is mentioned,
Madina is better for him who understands.
In another, Hadith Shareef it explicitly states,
Madina is more excellent than Makkah.
So far as the quantity of Thawaab and excellence are concerned, Sheikh-e-Muhaqqiq Abd al-Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi gave a most beautiful explanation.
He said, "There is quantity and number in Makkah, but spiritual elevation in Madina."
This means that, in Makkah the Thawaab is greater, but in Madina, the spirituality is great. The following example will assist in understanding the above reality. Which is greater in value, 100 000 bank notes or 50 000 gold sovereigns?
In quantity, the former is double but in value, the latter is 10 times greater in value. In Makkah Mukarrama, as you receive 100 000 Thawaab for a single good deed, similarly, there are 100 000 sins recorded for every sin committed. As one is blessed with virtues for the thought of good, likewise penalized for every thought of sin.
On the contrary, in Madina Munawwara there is Thawaab for the thought of good and no penalty for the thought of sin. For every wrong committed, a single sin is recorded while 50000 Thawaab is blessed for every good deed done. It is not surprising that the words of the Hadith "Better for you" points out to the fact that, "For you Madinah is better."
b. Aisha b. Abu Bakr’s RA residence
c. Hafsa b. Umar’s RA residence
d. Zainab b. Jahsh’s RA residence (not pictured)
e. Zainab b. Kuzayma’s RA) residence (not pictured)
f. Fatima’s RA residence (not pictured)
g. Baab-Uthman b. Affan RA
h. Ahlul Suffa Residence
i. Juwayriya’s RA residence (not pictured)
j. Rumla’s RA residence (not pictured)
k. Saffiya’s RA residence (not pictured)
m. Abu Bakr’s RA residence
n. Sa’d b. Abi Waqaas RA residence (not pictured)
o. al-Abbas b. Abdul Muttalib RA (Prophet’s SAWS uncle) residence
p. Jafar b. Abi Sadiq RA residence
Volume 3, Book 34, Number 339: (Sahih Bukhari)Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid: The Prophet said, "The Prophet Abraham made
As we know Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is seuprior in status to Ibrahim (alaih salam) so the sanctuary which he made is also superior by analogical point of view.
Volume 3, Book 30, Number 114: (Sahih Bukhari)Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father: Umar said, O Allah! Grant me martyrdom in Your cause, and let my death be in the city of
If Sayyidna Umar (ra) considered Makkah as more superior then he would have asked for martyrdom in Makkah not Madina and with the Grace of Allah Sayyidna Farooqal-Azam was also martyred in Madina and his dua was accepted.
Hadith: Book 45, Number 45.2.6: (Muwatta Imam Malik)
Malik related to me from Hisham ibn Urwa from his father that the
Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "No one leaves Madina preferring to live elsewhere, but that Allah will give it better than him in place of him ."
Book 45, Number 45.4.14: (Muwatta Imam Malik)
Yahya related to me from Malik from Hisham ibn Urwa from his father that A'isha, umm al-muminin said, "When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came to Madina, Abu Bakr and Bilal came down with a fever.I visited them and said, 'Father, how are you? Bilal, how are you?'" She continued, "When Abu Bakr's fever worsened he would say, 'Every man is struck down among his people in the morning - death is nearer than the strap of his sandal.'"
When it left Bilal, he raised his voice and said, 'Would that I knew whether I will spend a night at the
A'isha continued, "I went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and informed him. He said, 'O Allah! Make us love Madina “AS MUCH AS WE LOVE MAKKA OR EVEN MORE. Make it sound and bless us in our sa' and mudd. Remove its fever and put it in al-Juhfa.' "
Note at: “OR EVEN MORE” so no wonder Imam Malik (rah) the great Imam of fiqh was of opinion that Madina was superior to Makkah in status.
This is why great Imams went to the extent of saying:
Qadhi Iyadh and others (Allah have mercy on them all) have related the consensus of the Ummah on the fact that the land on which lies the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) is more virtuous than even Ka’ba, and that the difference of opinion among the scholars is besides the grave.” (Manasik Mulla Ali al-Qari, p. 531-532)
First of all we want to clarify again that we do not condemn people who consider Makkah al-Muqaramah as more superior (except Wahabis as they do not follow proper Usool and without proper principles all deductions are false). Even I used to have same viewpoint but then after doing thorough research I came to conclusion that Madina is deemed Superior by Prophet (Peace be upon him) himself and the great Khalifa Sayyidna Umar bin Khattab (ra), so combination of Qur'an and Sunnah makes us reach the conclusion that Madina is superior.
Regarding the oath you are talking about then Allah has taken oaths of many blessed creations, for example Qur'an states:
Verily, by thy life (O Prophet), in their wild intoxication, they wander in distraction, to and fro. [The Glorious Qur'an 15:72]
So here Allah has taken oath on "LIFE OF PROPHET (PEACE BE UPON HIM)" now remember Life of Prophet (Peace be upon him) was both in Madina and Makkah and If we analyze life of Prophet we come to conclusion that Prophet + Khulafa ar Rashideen made Madina the welfare state + headquarter of Islam not Makkah.
Sayyidina Anas ibn Maalik (RA) reported that on seeing Uhud, Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said, “This Mountain loves us and we love it. O Allah, surely, Ibrahim declared Makkah to be sacred and I declare sacred that which lies between the two rocks (Madinah).”
Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith No (3948) Chapter 141 About the excellence of Madinah
[Ahmed 12612, Muslim 1365]
Sayyidina Ibn Umar (RA) reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “If anyone can die in Madinah, let him die there for, I will intercede for one who dies there.”
Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith No (3943) Chapter 141 About the excellence of Madinah
[Ahmed 5438, Ibn e Majah 311]
Sayyidina Ali ibn Abu Talib narrated: we went forth with Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) till we were at Harrah Suqya, The locality of Sa’d ibn Abu Waqqas. Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said, “Fetch me water for ablultion.” He performed ablution and stood up and faced the qiblah. Then he prayed:
"O Allah! Surely, Ibrahim was Your slave and Your friend. He prayed (to You) for the people of Makkah to be blessed. And, I am Your slave and Your Messenger. I pray to You for the people of Madinah that You bless them in their mudd and their Sa’ like You blessed for the people of Makkah, with a blessing twice over."
Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith No (3940) Chapter 141 About the excellence of Madinah
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Verily, Belief returns and goes back to
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle Sallallahu alyhi wa sallam said, "I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns and is called Yathrib and that is
Sahih Bukhari : Volume 3 : Hadith 101
Narrated Sa`d: I heard the Prophet saying, "None plots against the people of Medina but that he will be dissolved (destroyed) like the salt is dissolved in water."
This is a straight warning from Rasul-Allah (Sallal laho alaihe wasallam)
Narrated 'Aisha: When Allah's Apostle reached
Qadi `Iyad states in al-Shifa', in the chapter on visiting the Prophet, the consensus of the Muslims whereby the site of the Prophet's grave is the holiest site on earth. This particular consensus has been questioned by Ibn Taymiyya in his al-Ziyara and Shawkani in Nayl al-awtar, however, it is established that some of the major scholars of all four schools agree to this view whether or not it is a consensus, among whom are the following:
Hanafis: Mulla `Ali al-Qari in his Sharh al-Shifa' already quoted.
Malikis: Qadi `Iyad in al-Shifa' already quoted. He cited ijma` on this question.
Shafi`is: Imam Nawawi in his Sharh Sahih Muslim 6:101  and al-Majmu` sharh al-muhadhdhab 7:444 . He reported `Iyad's statement and did not contradict it.
Hanbalis: Shaykh Ibn `Aqil as quoted by Ibn Qayyim in Bada'i` al-fawa'id
See also: Sa`di Abu Habib, Mawsu`at al-ijma` fi al-fiqh al-islami 2:919.
"The position of `Umar and some of the Companions and Malik and the majority of the people of Madina is that Madina is better."
Shawkani, Nayl al-awtar, Dar al-kutub al-`ilmiyya, 5:28.
Mulla 'Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa', Dar al-kutub al-`ilmiyya ed., 2:162.
Note: Some ignorant people do not realize that Ka'ba and Arsh are also creations of Allah not that Allah is sitting over or inside any of these two! Hence amongst best of Allah's creations is Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) so his resting place is also most superior!
Narrated by Ibn Umar (ra) that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Whosoever visits my grave then my intercession becomes Wajib for him [Sunnan al-Daraqutni Volume No. 2, Page No. 244, Imam al-Bayhaqi in Shu‘ab al-Iman (3/490) and others]
1) Musa bin Hilal
Translation:Ibn Adi (rah) said: There is no harm in him and he said he is “SALIH UL HADITH” i.e. his ahadith are passable. From him have narrated Imam Ahmed and Fudhayl bin Sahl [Lisan ul Mizan, Volume No. 8, Page No. 157]
Imam Abu Hatim said that he saw Imam Ahmed praising him a lot. And Yahya bin Ma’een said: There is no harm in him and his ahadith are written. Ibn Adi said: There is no harm in him and he “Truthful” [Shifa us Siqaam fi Ziyaratal Khayr al Anaam, Page No.9]
Imam al-Dhahabi said: The chains of the hadith of visitation are all ‘soft’ (layyina) but strengthen each other because none of them contains any liar [Imam Sakhawi in al-Maqasid al Hasana, Volume No.1, Page No. 472]
Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar:
Allah's Messenger(s) said: Whoever visits my grave after my death it is same as him visiting me in my life [Imam Tabrani in his Al-Kabir Volume No. 12, Page No. 291. Imam Bayhaqi in Shu’ab ul Iman Volume No. 3: Hadith #489]
Note: This hadith is also narrated by Ibn Umar (ra) but the "chain of narrators in this case are totally different" hence the hadith becomes Hassan (Good and sound)
It is recommended to do Ziyarah of Prophet’s grave as it is narrated by Daraqutni with his Isnaad from Ibn Umar (ra) that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Whosoever performs the Hajj after my death then he should visit my grave because It is as If he has visited me during my life. And he also narrated (another hadith) that Whosoever visits my grave then my intercession becomes Wajib for him [Imam Ibn Qudama in al-Mughni, Volume No. 5, Page No. 381]
Translation: Chapter: The order of visiting the grave of Prophet (Peace be upon him) and the Virtue of the one visiting it and sending Salam.
It should be known that visiting the grave of Prophet (Peace be upon him) is“Masnoon” for all Muslims and they have “IJMA” over it, It has such a virtue that It has been prescribed to us as it comes in the hadith of Ibn Umar (ra) [i.e. whosoever visits my grave then my intercession becomes Wajib for him] [Qadhi Iyaad in Ash-Shifa, Volume No.2, Page No. 53]
Ibn Umar (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Anyone who comes to visit me and he came solely for this purpose then It becomes Wajib upon me to do intercession for him on the Day of Judgment [Imam Tabrani in Mu’ajm al Kabir, Volume No. 12, Page No. 291 and as mentioned in Al-Talkhis al Habir by al-Asqalani 2:241]
Note: The chain of this hadith is totally different from the first two which were mentioned therefore due to overwhelming different Turaq (paths of transmission) the hadith definitely becomes Hassan if not Sahih
This hadith also has a different chain. It can be shown from 5 more hadiths with different chains plus the 2 outstanding Imams i.e. Sheikh ul Islam Taqi ud din as-Subki (rah) in his magnificent Shifa us Siqaam fi Ziyaratil Khayr al Anaam, and Imam al-Faqih Ibn Hajr al Haythami (rah) in Al-Jawhar al Munazzam who have written their whole works on these hadiths and established all rulings in regards to visiting the blessed grave of Prophet (Peace be upon him) including detailed verdict of Tawassul and Istighatha through him to be fair. Hence these ahadith combined together reach the status of Hassan at least if not Sahih and this is accepted Usool in hadith methodology that ahadith coming from different ways become Hassan even if their chains are weak.
He writes in his Kitab ul Adhkaar:
It should be known that “EVERYONE” who performs the hajj should set out to visit the Messenger of Allah (Salallaho alaihi wasalam), “WHETHER IT IS ON ONE’S WAY OR NOT” because visiting him (Salallaho alaihi wasalam) is one of the most important acts of worship, the most rewarded of efforts, and best of goals. When one sets out to perform the visit, one should do much of the blessings and peace upon him (salallaho alaihi wasalam) on the way. And when one’s eye falls on the trees of Medina, and its sanctum and landmarks, one should increase sending the blessings and peace upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), asking Allah Most High to benefit one by one’s “VISIT TO HIM” (Allah bless him and give him peace)...and grant one felicity in this world and the next through it. One should say,"O Allah, open for me the doors of Your mercy, and bestow upon me,through the visit to the Grave of Your prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), that which You have bestowed upon Your friends, those who obey You. Forgive me and show me mercy, O Best of Those Asked" (Imam an-Nawawi in Kitab ul Adhkaar, Page No. 178)
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