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.]
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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]

Explanation

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.

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1: It is prohibited to make one’s home void of the worship of Allah.
2: Blocking the means leading to polytheism, like offering prayer at graves or showing extreme reverence for the Prophet’s grave by designating it as a place for gathering and special visits.
3: It is forbidden to travel exclusively to visit the Prophet’s grave (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
4: The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was keen on protecting monotheism.
5: There is no advantage in being close to the Prophet’s grave (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him).
6: The legitimacy of invoking Allah’s peace and blessings upon the Prophet anywhere in the world.
7: Offering prayer at graves is prohibited.
8: It is forbidden to make the visitation of the Prophet’s grave a celebratory occasion by repeating it regularly in a specific manner at a specific time. The same applies to visiting any other grave.
9: Dead people benefit from supplications made by living people for their sake.
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