Where is this hadith written? Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "It is much better for one of you to sit on a live coal, which will burn his clothes and get to his skin than to sit on a grave."

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This hadith is narrated in several collections including Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Daud, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan Nisai in their كتاب الجنائز (Book of Funerals)

The wording related by Muslim are:

عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لأن يجلس أحدكم على جمرة فتحرق ثيابه فتخلص إلى جلده خير له من أن يجلس على قبر

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

It is better that one of you should sit on live coals which would burn his clothing and come in contact with his skin than that he should sit on a grave.

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