I cam across this Hadith - Chapters Regarding Funerals - Sunan Ibn Majah

for Allah has forbidden the earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets

Which is classified as Da'if.

And in Earth Does Not Consume Prophet's Body - Islamhelpline

The above authentic hadith specifically mentions that the earth does not consume ....

I would like to ask if this narration is true or false because I was about to write an article on it. Is there any hint from Quran?

  • Answering with "True" or "False" is difficult as neither you nor me nor anybody alive have heard the hadith. We can only give a qualification which can be right but could also be wrong, as we have no witnesses. Scholars have qualified ahadith and narrators according some rules, but this doesn't automatically imply that a hadith which has been qualified as sane by them was truly a saying of our Prophet (Peace be upon him) nor will this imply that a hadith qualified as weak was not. Of course when we have some kind of tawatur the degree of truth might get higher! We have no 100% certainty!
    – Medi1Saif
    Apr 12, 2016 at 7:22

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This hadith is saheh "ibn heban" said it is saheh. 

  • مِن أفضلِ أيَّامِكم يومُ الجمعةِ ، فيهِ خُلقَ آدمُ وفيهِ قبضَ وفيهِ النَّفخةُ وفيهِ الصَّعقةُ فأكثِروا عليَّ مِن الصَّلاةِ فيهِ فإنَّ صلاتَكم معروضةٌ عليَّ ، قالوا : يا رسولَ اللَّهِ وَكيفَ تُعرضُ علَيكَ صلاتُنا وقد أرِمتَ ؟ يعني وقد بليتَ قال : إنَّ اللَّهَ حرَّمَ علَى الأرضِ أن تأكلَ أجسادَ الأنبياءِ الراوي: أوس بن أبي أوس وقيل أوس بن أوس والد عمرو المحدث: الدارقطني - المصدر: تفسير القرآن - الصفحة أو الرقم: 6/463خلاصة حكم المحدث: [صحيح]

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