On Dying Somewhere Which Isn’t Your Birthplace

by The Albaani Site


ʾAbdullah ibn ʾAmr said, “A man passed away in Madinah and he was someone who was [actually] born there. The Prophet ﷺ performed the funeral prayer over him and then said, ‘Would that he had died somewhere else apart from his birthplace.’ So a man said, ‘Why, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He replied, ‘When a person dies somewhere which isn’t his birthplace a space is measured for him in Paradise [equal to the distance] from his birthplace to the place where he died.’”

Al-Albaani said, ‘Ḥasan.’

Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Mājah, 1309.