An Outline of the Discussion

1. Arguments of those who consider it haraam to construct a building over graves and that it is necessary to raze them to the ground.

2. Arguments of those who consider the tombs of Prophets (a.s) as places of worship.

a) The Holy verse of Quran:

“Appoint for yourselves a place of prayer on the standing place of Ibrahim.” (Surah Baqarah 2:125) and

“Those who prevailed in their affair said: We will certainly raise a masjid over them.” (Surah Kahf 18:21)

b) The graves of Prophet Ismail (a.s) and his mother Hajra (s.a.) and the construction of ‘Hajre Ismail’ and circumbulation around it.

c) Graves of Prophets (a.s) in the vicinity of Kaaba.

d) The Prophet (S) visited the grave of his mother.

e) The Prophet’s (s.a.) grave in Madinah and the Divine rewards for those who visit it.

f) Fatima (s.a.) the daughter of the Prophet (S) visited his grave and the Prophet’s companion Abu Ayyub Ansari (r.a) also visited it.

g) Discussion of the arguments and conclusions.