Hadith on Funerals: The Prophet respectfully buries a hypocrite

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to the hypocrite Abdullah ibn ‘Ubayy after he was placed in his grave. The Prophet ordered him to be taken out, he placed him on his knees, he blew his blessed breath over him, and he wrapped him in his own shirt. And Allah knows best.

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

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1285, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2773

Al-Nawawi said, “The Prophet did all of that to honor his son, who was a righteous man… and as it was also part of his noble character, peace and blessings be upon him.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2773

عَنْ جَابِر بْن عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ أَتَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ أُبَيٍّ يعني المنفق بَعْدَ مَا أُدْخِلَ حُفْرَتَهُ فَأَمَرَ بِهِ فَأُخْرِجَ فَوَضَعَهُ عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ وَنَفَثَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ رِيقِهِ وَأَلْبَسَهُ قَمِيصَهُ فَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ

1285 صحيح البخاري كتاب الجنائز باب هل يخرج الميت من القبر واللحد لعلة

2773 صحيح مسلم كتاب صفات المنافقين وأحكامهم

قال النووي أنه صلى الله عليه وسلم فعل هذا كله إكراما لابنه وكان صالحا … ولأنه أيضا من مكارم أخلاقه صلى الله عليه وسلم

2773 شرح النووي على مسلم