‘Ata’ on Graves: Prohibition of mosques pointing to a graveyard

Ibn Jurayj reported: I said to ‘Ata’, may Allah have mercy on him, “Do you disapprove of us praying in the midst of graves or in a mosque pointing towards a grave?” ‘Ata’ said, “Yes, that has been prohibited.” I said, “What do you think if there is a small space between me and it, or in a mosque elevated by a cubit?” ‘Ata’ said, “It is hateful to pray in the midst of graves.”

Tawus said, “I do not know anything about it but that prayer in the midst of graves is severely disapproved.”

Source: Muṣannaf ‘Abd al-Razzāq 1579

عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِعَطَاءٍ رحمه الله أَتَكْرَهُ أَنْ نُصَلِّيَ فِي وَسَطِ الْقُبُورِ أَوْ فِي مَسْجِدٍ إِلَى قَبْرٍ قَالَ نَعَمْ كَانَ يُنْهَى عَنْ ذَلِكَ قُلْتُ أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَانَ قَبْرٌ وَبَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُ سَعَةٌ غَيْرُ بُعْدٍ أَوْ عَلَى مَسْجِدٍ ذِرَاعٌ فَصَاعِدًا قَالَ يُكْرَهُ أَنْ يُصَلَّى وَسَطَ الْقُبُورِ

قال طَاوُس لَا أَعْلَمُهُ إِلَّا كَانَ يَكْرَهُ الصَّلَاةَ وَسَطَ الْقُبُورِ كَرَاهَةً شَدِيدَةً

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