Those who are exempted from Questioning in the Grave – Sharhus Sudoor


flowers background rays wallpaper   Abul Qaasim Sa’adi (Radi Allahu anhu) mentions in Kitaab ur Ruh, ‘it is proven according to proper narrations that certain fortunate ones will not be questioned in the grave and Munkar and Nakeer will not come to them. This is either due to the personal excellence of that personality, or due to the difficulty he faced at the time of death, or because of the Blessed Era.’

Ahadith-e-Mubaaraka

1. A person asked Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) , ‘Why is it that with the exception of a Shaheed, every Momin (believer) will be put through a test in his grave?’ He (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘The flash of the sword is for him, instead of the torment of the grave.’

2. Hazrat Abu Ayub (Radi Allahu anhu) reported that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘One who fought against the enemy with patience until such time that he is victorious or martyred, (he) will not face the torment of the grave.’

3. Hazrat Salman Farsi (Radi Allahu anhu) reported that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) would say, ‘One who remained set at the boundary (of the enemy lines) for a day and night, for the sake of Jihad (then this action of his) is more valuable than one month’s Namaaz and fasting. If he dies in this way, then his deeds will be continued and his sustenance as well and he will be spared from the Munkar (and Nakeer).’

4. Hazrat Fudhala ibn Ubaid (Radi Allahu anhu) reported that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘The deeds of every person comes to an end, except for those of a person who is in preparation for Jihad in the way of Allah. This action of his will continue growing until Qiyaamat and he will be protected from the difficulty of the grave. Imam Abu Dawud added, ‘He will be spared from Munkar and Nakeer as well’.’ It is in the narration of Ibn Majah from Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu anhu), ‘he will also be protected from the anxiety on the day of Qiyaamat.’ Ahmed, Tabrani, Baz’zaz and Ibn Asaakir etc. have reported the same thing with their own chains of transmission.

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5. Hazrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu anhu) reported that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘One who passed away in an illness is a Shaheed and has been saved from the torment of the grave. The sustenance for the morning and evening is presented to him in Jannat.’ Qurtabi says, ‘Even though the illness here is mentioned in general, but in other Ahadith it is conditional, wherein it mentions that the one who suffers from dropsy or diarrhea will not face the torment of the grave. The reason for this is that such a person dies whilst in his actual senses, so now he will not be questioned further, which is opposite to those who die due to other illnesses, in which they lose their actual senses.’ Imam Suyuti has mentioned that there is no need for this condition, because the narrator in this Hadith erred in the use of the words. Instead of saying ًمرابطا  مات  من he said ًمريضا    مات  من and it is due to this that Ibn Jauzi has mentioned it in the category of ‘Maudu’aat’ (forged or improper narrations).

6. It is mentioned that Munkar and Nakeer will not question the one who recites Surah Tabaarak every night.

7. Hazrat Ibn Mas’ud (Radi Allahu anhu) reported that the one who recites Surah Mulk every night will be protected from the difficulties of the grave and (also the) one who punctually recites

‘Indeed I have believed in your Rub, so listen to me’
[Part 23, Surah Yaseen, Verse 25]

8. A narration is reported from Hazrat Ka’ab (Radi Allahu anhu) wherein he mentions, ‘We found it written in the Taurat that, ‘One who recites Surah Mulk every night, will be protected from the torment of the grave. This is reported on the authority of Sawaar ibn Mus’ab who is a very weak narrator. Hazrat Abu Ishaq reported (Marfu’an) from Hazrat Bar’ra (Radi Allahu anhu), ‘the one who recites Surah Alif Laam Meem Sajdah and Surah Mulk before sleeping, he has acquired salvation from the torment of the grave, and he will be spared from Munkar and Nakeer’.’

9. Imam Ahmed and Imam Tirmizi meriting it as a Hasan narration, Ibn Abi Duniya and Baihaqi reported from Hazrat Ibn Umar (Radi Allahu anhu) that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Almighty Allah protects a person who dies on a Friday or on the eve of a Friday from the difficulties of the grave.’

10. Ibn Wahb reported in Jaame’ and Baihaqi reported on the way of Ibn Umar (Radi Allahu anhu) with the addition of the following words, ‘he will be spared from the difficulties of the grave.’ Baihaqi reported from another narration with the addition of the following words, ‘he will be saved from Munkar and Nakeer.’

Excerpt From The Book : Sharhus Sudoor
by Imam Jalaluddin Al-Suyuti (Radi Allahu anhu)
courtesy – noori.org

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