Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Reality of the Grave

At the point when the child of Adam passes away and his spirit withdraws and he is put in his grave, at that point he is in the main phase of the Hereafter, in light of the fact that the grave is the first of the phases of the Hereafter.

It was portrayed that Hani', the liberated slave of 'Uthman Ibn 'Affan may Allah be satisfied with them stated: "When 'Uthman Ibn 'Affan remained by a grave he would sob until his facial hair ended up wet. It was said to him, "You recall Paradise and Hell and you don't sob, yet you sob along these lines?" He may Allah be satisfied with him stated: "The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah lift up his notice ) stated: 'The grave is the first of the phases of the Hereafter; whoever is spared from it, what comes a short time later will be simpler for him, however on the off chance that he isn't spared from it, what comes a short time later will be more awful for him.'" And the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah commend his notice ) stated: "I have never observed any scene yet the grave is more startling than it." [At-Tirmithi]

In the grave, two holy messengers, who are accused of addressing, come to him and ask him what he used to have faith in this world, who was his Lord, what was his religion and who was his Prophet. In the event that he offers a right response, that spares him, yet in the event that he doesn't answer them they deliver a serious and excruciating beating on him.

On the off chance that he was one of the honorable, blessed messengers with white faces come to him, yet on the off chance that he was one of the scalawags, heavenly attendants with dim faces come to him. This is one of the tribulations that he will endure.

It was described from 'Aa'ishah may Allah be satisfied with her that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah commend his notice ) used to state: "O Allah! I look for asylum with You from apathy and maturity, and from obligations and sins; from the torment of the Fire and from the tribulation of the Fire, and from the tribulation of the grave and the torment of the grave, and from the insidiousness of the tribulation of riches, and from the malice of the tribulation of neediness, and from the abhorrence of the tribulation of the Dajjal (Antichrist). O Allah! Wash away my transgressions with the water of day off hail, and purge my heart from wrongdoing as a white piece of clothing is rinsed from foulness, and put an incredible separation among me and my transgressions, as extraordinary as the separation You have made between the East and the West)." [Al-Bukhari]

Ibn Hajar may Allah show leniency upon him stated: "The expression 'from the tribulation of the grave' signifies the scrutinizing of the two heavenly attendants."

As to the inquiries that the heavenly attendants will pose in the grave, this is clarified unmistakably in the accompanying portrayal. It was portrayed that the associates Al-Baraa' Ibn 'Aazib may Allah be satisfied with him stated: "We went out with the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah lift up his notice ) for the memorial service of a man from among the Ansar (occupants of Madeenah). We went to the grave and when (the expired) was put in the grave the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah lift up his notice ) plunked down and we lounged around him, as though there were feathered creatures on our heads (i.e., tranquil and still). In his grasp he had a stick with which he was scratching the ground. At that point he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah magnify his notice ) raised his head and stated: "Look for shelter with Allah from the torment of the grave", a few times. At that point he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah lift up his notice ) stated, "When the accepting slave is going to leave this world and enter the Hereafter, there come down to him from paradise heavenly attendants with white faces like the sun, and they lounge around him to the extent the eye can see. They carry with them covers and fragrances from Paradise. At that point the Angel of Death comes and sits by his head, and he says, 'O great soul, approach to absolution from Allah and His pleasure.' Then it turns out effectively like a drop of water from the mouth of a water-skin. When he holds onto it, they don't leave it in his grasp for a moment before they take it and put it in that cover with that scent, and there originates from it an aroma like the best musk on the essence of the earth. At that point they rise and they don't go by any gathering of blessed messengers yet they state, 'Who is this great soul?' and they state, 'It is someone or other, the child of someone or other, calling him by the best names by which he was known in this world, until they arrive at the most minimal paradise. They request it to be opened to them and it is opened, and (the spirit) is invited and went with to the following paradise by the individuals who are nearest to Allah, until they arrive at the unparalleled paradise. At that point Allah Says: 'Record the book of My slave in 'Illiyeen (the indescribable paradise), and return him to the earth, for from it I made them, to it I will return them and from it I will deliver them by and by.' So his spirit is come back to his body and there come to him two holy messengers who cause him to sit up and they state to him, 'Who is your Lord?' He says, 'Allah.' They state, 'What is your religion?' He says, 'My religion is Islam.' They state, 'Who is this man who was sent among you?' He says, 'He is the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah lift up his notice ).' They state, 'What did you do?' He says, 'I read the Book of Allah and I had faith in it.' Then a voice gets out from paradise, 'My slave has spoken reality, so plan for him a bed from Paradise and dress him from Paradise, and open for him an entryway to Paradise.' Then there comes to him a portion of its scent, and his grave is made wide, to the extent he can see. At that point there comes to him a man with an attractive face and attractive garments, and a decent scent, who says, 'Get the happy greetings that will bring you bliss this day.' He says, 'Who are you? Your face is a face which brings happy news.' He says, 'I am your noble deeds.' He says, 'O Lord, rush the Hour so I may come back to my family and my riches.' But when the doubting slave is going to leave this world and enter the Hereafter, there come down to him from paradise holy messengers with dark faces, bringing rough clothing, and they lounge around him to the extent the eye can see. At that point the Angel of Death comes and sits by his head, and he says, 'O underhanded soul, approach to the fierceness of Allah and His outrage.' Then his spirit scatters inside his body, and after that turns out cutting the veins and nerves, similar to a stick going through wet fleece. When he holds onto it, they don't leave it in his grasp for a moment before they take it and put it in that rough clothing, and there originates from it a stench like the foulest stench of a dead body on the essence of the earth. At that point they rise and they don't go by any gathering of holy messengers yet they state, 'Who is this abhorrent soul?' and they state, 'It is someone or other the child of someone or other, calling him by the most noticeably terrible names by which he was known in this world, until they arrive at the least paradise. They request it to be opened to them and it isn't opened." Then the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah magnify his notice ) presented Allah's idiom (which signifies): "The doors of Heaven won't be opened for them, nor will they enter Paradise until a camel goes into the aperture of a needle [i.e. never]" [Quran 7:40]

He sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah magnify his notice ) stated: "At that point Allah Says, 'Record the book of My slave in Sijjeen (in the most minimal earth), and return him to the earth, for from it I made them, to it I will return them and from it I will deliver them by and by.' So his spirit is cast down." Then the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah lift up his notice ) discussed the stanza (which signifies): "And he who partners with Allah — it is as if he had tumbled from the sky and was grabbed by the winged creatures or the breeze conveyed him down into a remote spot." [Quran 22:31]

He sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah commend his notice ) stated: "At that point his spirit is come back to his body, and there come to him two blessed messengers who cause him to sit up and they state to him, 'Who is your Lord?' He says, 'Goodness, gracious, I don't have the foggiest idea.' They state, 'What is your religion?' He says, 'Gracious, gracious, I don't have a clue.' Then a voice gets out from paradise, 'Plan for him a bed from Hell and dress him from Hell, and open for him a door to Hell.' Then there comes to him a portion of its warmth and hot breezes, and his grave is tightened and packs him until his ribs interlock. At that point there comes to him a man with a monstrous face, revolting garments, and a foul stench, who says, 'Get the terrible news, this is the day that you were guaranteed.' He says, 'Who are you? Your face is a face which forecasts detestable.' He says, 'I am your malicious deeds.' He says, 'O Lord, don't allow the To hour come, don't allow the To hour come.'" [Abu Dawood]