The Excellence of the City of Madinah


Qadi `Iyad  رحمه الله states in his Shifa’, in the chapter on visiting the Prophet صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه وسلم,


” The consensus of the Muslims, is that we say that the site of the Prophet’s grave is the holiest site on earth….There is no dispute that the place of his grave is the best place on earth.”


{Kitab Ash-Shifa’ bi Ta’rif Huquq al-Mustafa, كتاب الشفاء بتعريف حقوق المصطفى ; also related by Imam an-Nawawi  رحمه الله in his Sharh Sahih Muslim شرح صحيح مسلم‎, Volume 6 pg. 101 and al-Majmu` Sharh al-Muhadhdhab المجموع شرح المهذب , Volume 7, pg.444}


Imam as-Shawkani  رحمه الله said:


 “The position of `Umar ibn al-Khattab  رضي الله عنه and some of the Companions and Imam Malik رحمه الله and the majority of the people of Madinah is that Madinah is better….

{Nayl al-Awtar نيل الاوطار شرح منتقى الاخبار

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