Hadith on Idolatry: Those who made graves into places of worship

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said during his illness from which he did not recover, “Allah has cursed the Jews and Christians, who have taken the graves of their prophets as places of worship.”

Aisha said, “His grave would be in an open place were it not for that, but it was feared that it would be taken as a place of worship.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1324, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 529

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي مَرَضِهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَقُمْ مِنْهُ لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى اتَّخَذُوا قُبُورَ أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ مَسَاجِدَ

قَالَتْ عَائِشَةَ فَلَوْلَا ذَاكَ أُبْرِزَ قَبْرُهُ غَيْرَ أَنَّهُ خُشِيَ أَنْ يُتَّخَذَ مَسْجِدًا

1324 صحيح البخاري كتاب الجنائز باب ما جاء في قبر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأبي بكر وعمر رضي الله عنهما

529 صحيح مسلم كتاب المساجد ومواضع الصلاة باب النهي عن بناء المساجد على القبور واتخاذ الصور فيها والنهي عن اتخاذ القبور مساجد