Friday, June 1, 2012

Angels Telling the Believers and Unbelievers

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) reports the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of  Allah be upon him) to have said:

"When the dead body is placed in the grave, two angels, dark-complexioned and blue-eyed turn up ; one of  them is called Munkir and another Nakir. Both of them ask him, "What do you say about him (who was sent to you)?" In case he is a Believer he says, "He is the servant and the Messenger of Allah; I bear witness that  there is none worthy of worship save Allah." Having heard this, they say, 'We were sure you will make a reply like this.' Thereafter his grave is widened seventy cubits and made lighted from within. He then wants  to go and narrate his condition to his family members. The angels then tell him (he cannot go from here) to  sleep like a bride whom nobody can awake except her husband.

In case the dead person is a hypocrite (or an infidel), he tells Munkir and Nakir. "I said what I heard others  saying; I know nothing more than that". The angels then say,"We were sure that he would make such a  reply." Thereafter the earth is asked to get him squeezed.The earth carries out the order and he suffers  torment inside the grave till he is raised from the grave on the Day of Resurrection. (Tirmidhi)

The above ahadith make it clear that during the period of Barzakh every person will keep his senses as he  had during his life in the world.

"Allah strengthens the Faithful with (His) steadfast Word, both in this life and the Hereafter." (Q. 14:27)

Once the Messenger of Allah (peace an blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"O Umar! What will happen to you when people will come back after placing you in the grave and pouring earth on you? What would happen to you when the Examiners of the grave with thundering voice and lightning eyes will visit you in the grave? Hadrat Umar (Allah be pleased with him) replied, "O Messenger of Allah! shall I  have my senses with me then?" The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'yes  of course! you will retain your senses as if you have today, 'Hearing this Hadrat Umar (Allah be pleased with  him) submitted, "I shall then deal with the situation." (Tabarani).

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