عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : «لا تجعلوا بيوتكم قبورا، ولا تجعلوا قبري عيدا، وصلوا عليّ فإن صلاتكم تبلغني حيث كنتم».
[صحيح] - [رواه أبو داود]
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Do not make your houses like graves, and do not make my grave a place for celebration, and invoke blessings (of Allah) on me for they will reach me wherever you may be."
Sahih/Authentic. - [Abu Dawood]
The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) prohibited abstention from performing voluntary prayers in homes and from making supplications and reciting the Qur'an therein thus making them resemble graves. This is because the prohibition of praying at graves was already established, so he prohibited them from making their houses like graves (by not praying in them). He also prohibited the practice of frequently visiting his grave and gathering there on a regular basis, because that is a means for polytheism. He ordered Muslims, instead, to frequently invoke the blessings and peace of Allah upon him anywhere on earth for it will reach him wherever they are, and there is no need, thus, to frequently visit his grave.