The Grave of the Founder of Jamaa’at-Tableegh in Inside Their Mosque
Muhammad Ilyas al-Kendahlawee (died, 1364H / 1945CE) is the founder of Jamaat at-Tableegh. He was a Deobandee, Sufi, a person of innovation who invented this new sect in the 1920’s. The Tableeghees revered him so much that they placed his grave within their Masjid, Nizam ad-Deen in India. Download this PDF and see the images of his grave in the Masjid:
Note: It is not permitted to utilise the grave of the Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) as a proof to show that a gave can be placed in the Mosque, for the following reason:
1. The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) died in the apartment of A’isha (radiy Allaahu ‘anhaa) and was buried there as proven by hadeeth and consensus of the Scholars of earlier and later times. Later when Abu Bakr and Umar (radiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) died, they too were buried there.
2. The apartment of A’ishaa was not, and is still not considered to be a part of the Prophet’s Masjid in Madeenah. Those who claim the apartments of the wives of the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) were a part of the masjid are deluded and ignorant. The Prophet slept with his wives in those dwellings and did what married couples do, and this is not permitted in the Masjid.
3. The Prophet’s Masjid was later expanded, and encircled the apartment of A’isha (radi Allaahu ‘anhaa) but it was not considered to be inside the Masjid, as Ibnul-Qayyim (d. 752H) mentioned in his “Nooniyah” and further elaborated by Shaikh al-Fawzaan. The scholars stated that the walls around her apartment remained as a demarcation between his grave and the Masjid.