69. The reason due to which the graves are not to be taken as a direction for Prayer

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حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل قال: حدثنا علي بن ابراهيم عن أبيه عن حماد عن حريز عن زرارة عن أبي جعفر (ع) قال: قلت له الصلاة بين القبور قال: صل في خلالها ولا تتخذ شيئا منها قبلة فان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله نهى عن ذلك وقال: ولا تتخذوا قبري قبلة ولا مسجدا فان الله تعالى لعن الذين اتخذوا قبور أنبيائهم مساجد.


1. Muhammad Bin Musa Bin Al Mutawakkal narrated to us, from Ali Bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Hamaad, from Hareyz, from Zarara, The narrator says, ‘I said to Abu Ja’far (a.s.), ‘The Prayer between the graves?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘Pray in its empty spaces (between the graves) and do not take anything from these as a Qiblah (direction for the Prayer), for Rasool-Allah (saww) has forbidden from that’. And he (a.s.) said: ‘And do not take my (saww) grave as a Qiblah, nor as a Masjid, for Allah (azwj) the High has Cursed the one who took graves of their Prophets (as) as Masajids’.