Abu Dawud Book 14, Hadith Number 3117.

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Narated By Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As : We buried a deceased person in the company of the Apostle of Allah (PBUH). When we had finished, the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) returned and we also returned with him. When he approached his door, he stopped, and we saw a woman coming towards him.

He (the narrator) said: I think he recognized her. When she went away, we came to know that she was Fatimah.

The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) said to her: What brought you out of your house, Fatimah?

She replied: I came to the people of this house, Apostle of Allah, and I showed pity and expressed my condolences to them for their deceased relation.

The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) said: You might have gone to the graveyard with them.

She replied: I seek refuge in Allah! I heard you referring to what you mentioned.

He said: If you had gone to the graveyard…He then mentioned severe words about it.

I then asked Rabi’ah (a narrator of this tradition) about al-kuda (stony land). He replied: I think it means the graves.