206. The reason due to which when the dead is buried, its face is made to (face) the Qiblah

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أبى رحمه الله قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن احمد بن ابى عبد الله عن ابيه عن حماد بن عيسى عن معاوية بن عمار عن ابى عبد الله عليه السلام قال: كان البراء بن معرور الانصاري بالمدينة، وكان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله بمكة، والمسلمون يصلون إلى بيت المقدس فأوصى إذا دفن ان يجعل وجهه إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فجرت فيه السنة ونزل به الكتاب.


1. My father said, Sa’ad Bin Abdullah narrated to us, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah, from his father, from Hamaad Bin Isa, from Muawiya Bin Amaar, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘Al-Bara’a Bin Marour, the Helper was at Al-Medina, and Rasool-Allah (saww) was at Makkah, and the Muslims were Praying (facing) towards Bayt Al-Maqdas. So when he died, he bequeathed that when he is buried, his face be turned to face towards Rasool-Allah (saww). So the Sunnah flowed with regards to it, and the Book was Revealed with regards to it’.