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. Read the rest of this entry »

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A CONVERSATION between Hazrat Mohammad(Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Salam) and a traveler.

A traveler once came to the mosque to see the Prophet Mohammad (Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Salam). After greeting the Prophet he was asked where he was from. The traveler replied that he came from very far just to get a few questions answered. Following is the dialogue between the traveler and the Prophet.

Traveler : I do not want aazab to be written in my account.
Prophet : Behave well with your parents

Traveler : I want to be known amongst people as an intelligent person.
Prophet : Fear Allah always.

Traveler : I want to be counted amongst Allah’s favorites.
Prophet : Recite Quran every morning and evening.

Traveler : I want my heart to always be enlightened. (Roshan and Munawer)
Prophet : Never forget death

Traveler : I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
Prophet : Always treat fellow creatures well.

Traveler : I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
Prophet : Always have faith in only Allah.

Traveler : I never want to be humiliated.
Prophet : Be careful of your actions.

Traveler : I wish to live long.
Prophet : Always do Sile Rahm. (Goodness towards blood relations)

Traveler : I want my sustenance to increase.
Prophet : Always be in Wudhoo.

Traveler : I wish to stay free of aazab in the grave.
Prophet : Always wear pure (Paak) clothes.

Traveler : I never want to burn in hell.
Prophet : Control your eyes and tongue.

Traveler : How do I get my sins forgiven.
Prophet : Always ask forgiveness from Allah with a lot of humility.

Traveler : I want people to respect me always.
Prophet : Never extend your hands of need at people.

Traveler : I want to always be honored.
Prophet : Never humiliate or put down anyone.

Traveler : I don’t want to be squeezed by fishare qabr.( squeezing in the grave)
Prophet : Recite sura e mulk often.

Traveler : I want my wealth to increase.
Prophet : Recite Sura E Waqia every night.

Traveler : I want to be safe and at peace on day of judgement.
Prophet : Do Zikr of Allah from dusk to night.

Traveler : I want to be in full attention and concentration during namaaz.
Prophet : Always do Wudhoo with concentration and attention.

VISITING THE GRAVE OF THE PROPHET

Visiting the grave is part of the Sunnah and is both excellent and desirable. Hazrat Ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhu) said that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “My intercession is assured for all who visit me.” (at-Tabarni) Hazrat Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) said that the Messenger of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Anyone who visits me in Madina for the sake of Allah is near to me and I will intercede for him on the Day of Rising.” (Al-Bayhaqi).

Imam Malik (radi Allahu anhu) disliked anyone saying “the tawaf of the visit,” or “we visited the grave of the Prophet,” because people normally use that for visits between themselves, and he did not like to put the Prophet on the same level as other people. He preferred a specific statement like “We greeted the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). He did not dislike people saying, “We visited the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).” (Ash-Shifa)

Death & The Grave.

It is a well-known reality that everyone has to taste death. Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran: “Every soul shall have the taste of death”. (3:185) The time of death is fixed for everyone. Every single person’s age is fixed. It cannot increase from its fixed time nor can it decrease. Nothing can save one from death. Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up high. When the time of death comes, nothing can delay it.

When a person?s life is ending, Sayyiduna Izraeel (alaihis salaam) comes to extract the dying person’s soul. The person dying looks to his left and right and sees Angels everywhere. The Angels of Mercy come to a Muslim and for the Kaafirs, the Angels of Punishment appear. At this time, even the Kaafirs believe the truth about Islam, but their faith at this time is not counted. This is because faith is the name of believing the Message of Allah Ta’ala and his beloved Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) without seeing proof. At this time one sees the Angels and then believes and this is therefore, not accepted as a Muslim.

A Muslim’s soul is taken out with ease and is then taken with respect by the Angels of Mercy. A Kaafir’s soul is taken out with great pain and the Angels of Punishment take it with disgrace.

After death, the soul does not go into another body and is then reborn, but it stays in the world of “Barzakh” till the Day of Judgement. “Barzakh” means the interval between death and resurrection.

To believe in reincarnation – that the soul goes into another human body, or into an animal’s body, or into trees or plants, etc. is wrong and is Kufr.

DOES THE SOUL DIE?

In any situation, the soul does not die nor does it disintegrate but it remains unchanged. Whatever it’s position and whatever it’s state is, it always remains connected to the body. Those who believe that the soul can die and disintegrate are a “Bud Mazhab” (from a deviated sect). If the body experiences pain, the soul also feels the pain. If the body is relaxed, then the soul is also relaxed. When someone visits the grave, the soul sees the person, recognises him or her and listens to what they are saying. In relation to the Muslim’s soul, it is stated in the Hadith Shareef that when a Muslim dies, the soul?s path is opened and it can go wherever it pleases. The dead also speaks. Animals, etc. except for normal humans and Jinn hear its voice.

WHERE DOES THE SOUL REMAIN AFTER DEATH?

Death is when the soul comes out of the body. According to the faith and deeds performed by that person, a different place is fixed for the soul to remain. It stays in that place until the Day of Resurrection. Some stay underneath the “Arsh” (above the skies), some remain at “Aala Illiyyeen” (the highest point), some remain at the well of Zam Zam, and some remain in their grave. The souls of infidels are imprisoned. Some are imprisoned in the well of “Barhoot”, some in “Sajeen” (the lowest point in Earth), and some at their place of cremation or burial.Death is when the soul comes out of the body. According to the faith and deeds performed by that person, a different place is fixed for the soul to remain. It stays in that place until the Day of Resurrection. Some stay underneath the “Arsh” (above the skies), some remain at “Aala Illiyyeen” (the highest point), some remain at the well of Zam Zam, and some remain in their grave. The souls of infidels are imprisoned. Some are imprisoned in the well of “Barhoot”, some in “Sajeen” (the lowest point in Earth), and some at their place of cremation or burial.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER BURIAL?

After burial, the grave tightens up and presses the dead. It presses the Muslim like a mother holds a child. It presses the Kaafir (infidel) to the extent of crushing them, like the left side bones end up on the right side. When the people leave after burial, the dead hears the footsteps.

At that time, two Angels called Munkar and Nakeer come ripping through the earth. Their faces look very fearful and scary. Their bodies are black in colour. They have green and black eyes, which are very large in size popping out, like the Jinn’s eyes and they are made of fire. Their hair is very scary and long from head to toe. Their teeth are very long with which they rip through the earth. They wake up the dead shaking and rattling them.

With great strength with a deep voice, they ask these three questions:

a. “MAN RABBUKA” meaning “Who is your Lord?”
b. “MAA DEENUKA” meaning “What is your religion?”
c. MAA KUNTA TAQUL FEE HAJAR RAJUL” meaning “What did you use to say about this person?”

If the dead person is a Muslim, he will reply as follows:
a. “RABBI ALLAH” ? “My Lord is Allah.”
b. “DEENIL ISLAM” ? “My Religion is Islam.”
c. HUWA RASOOLULLAHE SALLALHO ALAIHI WASSALLAM” ? “This is Allah’s Messenger”

Now, a Voice from the skies will be heard saying: “My servant has said the truth. Lay the tablecloth of Paradise for him. Give him clothes from Paradise to wear and open the doors of Paradise (Jannat) for him.” The cool air and the sweet fragrance of Jannat will continue to come and wherever the eyesight can reach, the grave will be made wide and large. Angels will say: “Sleep like a groom sleeps”. All this will be for the good pious Muslims. For the sinful, there will be punishment according to their sins.This punishment will continue for a time. Then from the prayers of the pious or from “Esaale Sawaab” (good acts performed by people for the dead’s forgiveness) or from prayers for their forgiveness or simply from the Mercy of Allah Ta’ala, this punishment will stop. Then, there will be relaxation.

If the dead is a Kaafir, then he will not be able to answer the questions and will say “Haa Haa Ladri” meaning “Shame for I know nothing’”. Now a caller will shout: “He is a liar, lay the table-cloth of fire for him, and give him clothes of fire to wear and open the doors of Hell (Dozakh) for him, from which the heat of Hell will reach him.” There will be two Angels allocated to him to give him punishment and will hit him with great big hammers. Big scorpions and snakes will also bite him. All different kinds of punishment will continue until the Day of Resurrection.

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