Friday, July 26, 2013

-485- THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GRAVE

THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GRAVE

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
03.18.2013 (Evening Dars)

NOTES typed by AT7 and AT3
Edited and Formatted by AT38 and AT7



Bismillah…



The prophet (saw) used to seek refuge from the punishment of the grave

Narrated By Masruq: 'Aisha said that a Jewess came to her and mentioned the punishment in the grave, saying to her, "May Allah protect you from the punishment of the grave." 'Aisha then asked Allah's Apostle about the punishment of the grave. He said, "Yes, (there is) punishment in the grave." 'Aisha added, "After that I never saw Allah's Apostle but seeking refuge with Allah from the punishment in the grave in every prayer he prayed." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #454]

Fadalah bin 'Ubaid (RA) reported that The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "The actions of every dead person come to a halt with his death except the one who is on the frontier in Allah's way (i.e., observing Ribat). This latter's deeds will be made to go on increasing for him till the Day of Resurrection, and he will be secure from the trials in the grave." [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/165) No. 1621 and Sunan Abu Dawud (3/9) No. 2500]

Salman (RA) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) as saying, "Observing Ribat in the way of Allah for a day and a night is far better than observing Saum (fasting) for a whole month and standing in Salat (prayer) in all its nights. If a person dies (while performing this duty), he will go on receiving his reward for his meritorious deeds perpetually, and he will be saved from Al-Fattan." [Sahih Muslim (3/1520) No. 1913]

Narrated By Ibn Abbas: The Prophet once passed by two graves, and those two persons (in the graves) were being tortured. He said, "They are being tortured not for a great thing (to avoid). One of them never saved himself from being soiled with his urine, while the other was going about with calumnies (to make enmity between friends). He then took a green leaf of a date-palm tree split it into two pieces and fixed one on each grave. The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Why have you done so?" He replied, "I hope that their punishment may be lessened till they (the leaf) become dry." [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #443]

The grave is the first stopping over
-and if it is pleasant, what will come after it will be pleasant
-and vice versa

It was narrated that Hani' the freed slave of 'Uthman bin 'Affan, said: "When 'Uthman bin 'Affan stood beside a grave, he would weep until his beard became wet. It was said to him: 'You remember Paradise and Hell, and you do not weep, but you weep for this?' He said: 'The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "The grave is the first stage of the Hereafter. Whoever is delivered from it, what comes after it is easier. If he is not delivered from it, then what comes after it is harder."' He said that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "I have never seen any horrible scene but the grave is more horrible." [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/553) No. 2308 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/333) No. 4267]

Abu Sa'eed narrated: "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) entered his Musalla and saw the people who looked as if they were smiling. So he said: 'Indeed, if you were to increase in remembrance of the severer of pleasures, then you would find yourselves too busy for what I see. So increase in remembrance of death, the severer of pleasures. For indeed there is no day that comes upon the grave except that it speaks, saying: "I am thee house of the estranged, I am the house of the solitude, I am the house of dust, and I am the house of the worm-eaten." When the believing worshipper is buried, the grave says to him: "Welcome, make yourself comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most beloved of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you." It will then widen for him so that his sight extends, and the door to Paradise is opened for him. And when the wicked worshipper or the disbeliever is buried , the grave says to him: "You are not welcome, do not get comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most hated of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you.'" He said: 'It will begin closing in on him (squeezing him) until his ribs are crushing each other.'" He said: " The Messenger of Allah (SAW) clasped some of his fingers between others and said: 'Seventy giant serpents will constrict him, if even one of them were to hiss on the earth, nothing upon it would grow as long as it remained. They will chew on him and bite him until he is brought to the Reckoning.'" He said: " The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: 'The grave is but a garden from the gardens of Paradise, or a pit from the pits of the Fire.'" [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/639) No. 2460]

Ali (RA) narrated: We did not cease to doubt punishment in the grave till the surah was revealed: Your rivalry in the accumulation of wealth diverts your minds. (102:1 etc.) [Sunan Tirmidhi (Vol. 5 pg. 447) No. 3355]

If something is mentioned in the Qur'an you are not allowed to doubt it
-so we are not allowed to doubt in the punishment of the grave

So Allah saved him from the evils that they plotted (against him), while an evil torment encompassed Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people. (Ghafir 40:45)

The Fire; they are exposed to it, morning and afternoon, and on the Day when the Hour will be established (it will be said to the angels): "Cause Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people to enter the severest torment!" (Ghafir 40:46)

Ibn Kathir said in his tafseer for (Ghafir 40:45-46) - "This Ayah contains one of the major proofs used by the Ahlus-Sunnah to prove that there will be torment in the grave during the period of Al-Barzakh"

WHAT DID THE 4 GREAT IMAMS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GRAVE?

اثبات عذاب القبر
قال ابو حنيفة من قال لا اعرف عذاب القبر فهو من الجهمية الهالكة لأنه انكر قوله تعالى {سنعذبهم مرتين} يعني عذاب القبر
وقوله تعالى {وإن للذين ظلموا عذابا دون ذلك} يعني في القبر فإن قال أؤمن بالآية ولا أؤمن بتأويلها وتفسيرها قال هو كافر لأن من القرآن ما هو تنزيله تأويله فإن جحد بها فقد كفر
قال ابو حنيفة رحمه الله حدثني عن المنهال بن عمرو عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (شرار أمتى يقولون أنا في الجنة دون النار)

THE AFFIRMATION OF THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GRAVE
Abu Hanifa said: Anyone who says "I do not acknowledge the punishment of the grave" then he is of the Jahmiyyah the losers, i.e. those who deny Allah's Names and Attributes. He is of the Jahmiyyah because he denies Allah's statement: ...We shall punish them twice, and thereafter they shall be brought back to a great (horrible) torment. (At-Tawbah 9:101). Also he's guilty of denying Allah's words: And verily, for those who do wrong, there is another punishment (i.e. the torment in this world and in their graves) before this, but most of them know not. (At-Tur 52:47). This ayah is referring to the punishment of the grave. And if he says: I believe in the ayah but not its interpretation then he becomes an infidel because some verses of the Qur'an are self-explanatory and stands in no need of an interpretation. Hence the verse explains itself. Therefore if anyone denies any of these verses that are self-explanatory he becomes a kaafir.
On the authority of Abu Hanifa who heard from al-Minhaal ibn Amru who narrated from Ibn Abbas (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) has said: The worst of my Ummah are those who claim I will be going to Paradise but definitely not the Hell-fire. [Abu Hanifah, al-Fiqh al-Akbar (pg. 137)]

Abu Hanifa used to make takfir on people
-who used to doubt in the punishment of the grave
-The Jahmiyya deny the punishment of the grave

...We shall punish them twice, and thereafter they shall be brought back to a great (horrible) torment. (At-Tawbah 9:101)

حدثنا محمد بن إسحاق الصاغاني، ثنا أبو نوح، أنبأ شعبة عن قتادة في قوله: سنعذبهم مرتين قال: عذاب القبر وعذاب النار
On the authority of Qataada who said: Allah's words, "...We shall punish them twice..." (Surah 9:101) means the punishment of the grave then the torment of the Hell-fire.
[Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (6/1870) No. 10304]

حدثنا القاسم قال، حدثنا الحسين قال، حدثني حجاج، عن ابن جريج قال: عذاب الدنيا، وعذاب القبر، = ثم يردون إلى عذاب النار
On the authority of Ibn Jareej who said: The ayah of Surah Taubah 9:101 means they shall receive a punishment in the dunya then in their graves and a final punishment in the Hell-fire. [Tafseer at-Tabari (14/444) No. 17133]

Imaam ash-Shafiee(d.204H)(rh) said: "Indeed al-Qadr (predestination): both the good and evil consequences are from Allaah -the Mighty and Majestic. Indeed Punishment of the Grave is a true fact, the questioning of those in the graves is a true fact, the Resurrection is a true fact, the Accountability is a true fact, Paradise and Hellfire are true facts. Whatever else is related in the Sunnah and so mentioned by the scholars and their followers throughout the lands of the Muslims is also true" (Manaaqibush-Shafiee(1/415) of al-Bayhaqee)

وقال المروذي قال: لنا أبو عبد الله عذاب القبر حق ما ينكره إلا ضال مضل
Murwadhi says: Abu 'Abdullah (Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (Allah have mercy on him)) told us; "The punishment of the grave is haqq and none deny it except a person who is deviated and one who deviates." [Tabaqat al-Hanabilah (1/62)]

Imaam Ahmad (d.241H)(rh) said: "From the essential Sunnah ,which if a person leaves anyone of its points-not accepting it and not having emaan in it-then he will not be from its people are: (he then mentions ) emaan in the Punishment of the Grave"(Usoolus-Sunnah(no.8) of Imaam Ahmad.) He also said: "Punishment of the Grave is a true fact. The servant will be questioned about his Religion and his Lord. Munkir and Nakeer and Paradise and Hellfire are also true facts" (Risaalatus-Sunnah(p.72) of Imaam Ahmad.)

Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab wrote the book 'Usool Thalatha'
-and he got this from the 3 questions we will be asked in the grave

Abu Sa'eed narrated: "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) entered his Musalla and saw the people who looked as if they were smiling. So he said: 'Indeed, if you were to increase in remembrance of the severer of pleasures, then you would find yourselves too busy for what I see. So increase in remembrance of death, the severer of pleasures. For indeed there is no day that comes upon the grave except that it speaks, saying: "I am thee house of the estranged, I am the house of the solitude, I am the house of dust, and I am the house of the worm-eaten." When the believing worshipper is buried, the grave says to him: "Welcome, make yourself comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most beloved of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you." It will then widen for him so that his sight extends, and the door to Paradise is opened for him. And when the wicked worshipper or the disbeliever is buried , the grave says to him: "You are not welcome, do not get comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most hated of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you.'" He said: 'It will begin closing in on him (squeezing him) until his ribs are crushing each other.'" He said: " The Messenger of Allah (SAW) clasped some of his fingers between others and said: 'Seventy giant serpents will constrict him, if even one of them were to hiss on the earth, nothing upon it would grow as long as it remained. They will chew on him and bite him until he is brought to the Reckoning.'" He said: " The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: 'The grave is but a garden from the gardens of Paradise, or a pit from the pits of the Fire.'" [Sunan Tirmidhi (4/639) No. 2460]

-It is your natural instinct to fear serpents
-when Musa (a.s) threw the stick and it became a snake he ran away without looking back
-think about being in the grave with all those serpents biting you

حدثنا محمد بن إسحاق الصاغاني، ثنا أبو نوح، أنبأ شعبة عن قتادة في قوله: سنعذبهم مرتين قال: عذاب القبر وعذاب النار
On the authority of Qataada who said: Allah's words, "...We shall punish them twice..." (Surah 9:101) means the punishment of the grave then the torment of the Hell-fire.
[Tafseer Ibn Abi Hatim (6/1870) No. 10304]

There are many reasons for which people may be punished in their graves, which Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) listed and said:
Some people may wonder about the reasons for which people may be punished in their graves. This may be answered in two ways: in general and in detail.
In general terms, they may be punished for their ignorance of Allaah, their ignoring His commands and their disobedience towards Him. Allaah does not punish any soul that acknowledged Him, loved Him, obeyed His commands and heeded His prohibitions, nor does He punish the body that was inhabited by that soul.
Punishment in the grave and in the Hereafter is due to the wrath and anger of Allaah towards His slave. Whoever angers Allaah in this world and does not repent, and dies like that, will be punished in al-Barzakh to a level commensurate with Allaah's anger with him.
As for the detailed answer:
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us about two men whom he saw being punished in their graves. One of them used to walk around spreading malicious gossip among people, and the other failed to take precautions to avoid getting urine on himself. So the latter failed to purify himself as required, and the former did something that creates enmity among people by talking, even if what he says is true.
Thus it may be noted that the one who stirs up enmity by telling lies and making false statements will be punished even more.
Failing to keep oneself clean from urine indicates that the one who neglects prayer, for which cleansing oneself from urine is a requirement and condition will be punished even more. In the hadeeth of Shu’bah it says: “One of them used to eat the flesh of people,” which refers to backbiting or malicious gossip.
According to the hadeeth of Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) a man was struck with a whip and his grave was filled with fire because he offered a single prayer without having purified himself, and he passed by one who was being wronged and did not help him.
According to the hadeeth of Samurah in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, a person who told a lie that spread far and wide was punished.
A man who read Qur’aan then slept at night and did not act upon it by day was punished.
Adulterers and adulteresses are punished.
The one who consumes riba is punished in al-Barzakh, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) testified.
According to the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), the heads of some people will be crushed with rock because they were too heavy for them to get up and pray.
Some will graze on al-daree’ and al-zaqqoom (horrid types of food in Hell) because they withheld the zakaah of their wealth.
Some will eat putrid, rotten meat because of their zina.
Some will have their lips cut off with iron scissors because they caused fitnah (fighting, civil war) with their words and their speech.
According to the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed, those who committed these crimes will be punished. Some of them will have bellies as big as houses; they are those who consumed riba. Some will open their mouths and have stones thrown into them that will emerge from their nether regions; they are the ones who consumed orphans’ wealth. Some will be hung up by their breasts; they are the adulterers. Some will have their sides cut and will be fed with their own flesh; they are the one who engaged in backbiting. Some will have nails of copper with which they will scratch their faces and chests; they are the ones who impugned people’s honour.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that the one who stole a cloak from the war booty will be wrapped in a cloak of fire in his grave. This is despite the fact that he was entitled to a share of the booty, so how about those who wrong others unlawfully?
The punishment of the grave is for sins of the heart, the eye, the ear, the mouth, the tongue, the stomach, the private parts, the hand, the foot, and the entire body.
Those who spread malicious gossip, tell lies, backbite, give false witness, slander those who are chaste and innocent, spread fitnah, promote bid’ah (innovation), say things about Allaah and His Messenger without knowledge, and speak in a reckless manner.
Those who consume riba, consume orphans’ wealth and consume haraam wealth such as bribes and the like.
Those who consume the wealth of their Muslim brothers unlawfully, or the wealth of non-Muslims living under Muslim protection, or consume intoxicants.
Adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, traitors, betrayers and plotters.
Those who consume riba, those who pay it, those who record it and those who witness it; those who enter into a marriage merely to divorce the woman so that it will become permissible for her to return to her former husband, and those for whom this is done; those who seek to waive the duties enjoined by Allaah and transgress His sacred limits.
Those who seek to harm the Muslims and seek to expose their faults.
Those who rule by something other than that which Allaah has revealed, those who issue rulings based on things which Allaah has not prescribed, and those who help others in sin and transgression.
Those who kill souls whom Allaah has forbidden us to kill, those who deny the names and attributes of Allaah, those who give their opinions and ideas precedence over the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah.
Those who wail for the dead and those who listen to them, those who will wail in Hell are those who sing songs that are forbidden by Allaah and His Messenger and those who listen to them. Those who build mosques over graves and set up lamps in them; those who try to take more when they take what they are owed and try to give less when they give what they owe.
Tyrants, the arrogant, those who show off, slanderers and backbiters, those who slander the salaf.
Those who go to soothsayers, astrologers and fortunetellers to ask them things and believe what they say.
Those who help wrongdoers, who have sold their Hereafter for the sake of others in this world.
Those who, if you remind them to fear Allaah do not pay any heed, but if you try to scare them by mentioning another person like themselves, they pay heed and refrain from what they are doing.
Those who are told of the words of Allaah and His Messenger but they do not pay any attention to it, but if they hear it from one of whom they think well, who may be right or wrong, they seize it and do not go against it.
Those to whom Qur’aan is recited but they are not affected by it, and it may be burdensome for them, but when they heard the “qur’aan” of the shaytaan or that which calls to zina (i.e., music) and words of hypocrisy, they feel good and it cheers them up, and they wish that the singer would not stop.
Those who swear by Allaah and tell lies, but when they swear by their shaykhs or relatives, or the life of one whom they love and respect, they will not lie, even if they are threatened and tortured.
Those who boast of their sins in front of their brothers.
Those from whom you do not feel that your possessions and dignity are safe. Those who engage in obscene speech, whom people shun for fear of their evil.
Those who delay prayer until the end of its time, and then peck out the prayer, remembering Allaah but little therein. Those who do not pay the zakaah of their wealth willingly. Those who do not perform Hajj even though they are able to, and do not do the duties required of them even though they are able to.
Those who are not cautious with regard to what they look at or say or eat or where they go, and they do not care what wealth they acquire, whether it is halaal or haraam.
Those who do not uphold the ties of kinship or show compassion towards the poor, widows, orphans, or animals, rather they forsake orphans and do not urge others to feed the poor. They show off to people, withhold small kindnesses, and seek out people’s faults and sins whilst ignoring their own.
All of these and their ilk will be punished in their graves for these sins, according to how great or small they were. Because most people are like this, most of the inhabitants of the graves will be punished, and those who succeed will be very few.
The outside of the grave is just earth, but inside it is regret and torment.
The outside may be earth and carved stones, whilst inside it is disaster and calamity, boiling with grief and sorrow like a kettle, and no wonder, when they no longer get what they want of their desires and wishes.
There are lessons in this world which need no further exhortation.
It calls out: O dwellers of the earth, you have focused on building a realm that will soon pass away, and you have neglected the realm to which you are moving quickly. You have built houses in which others will live and enjoy them, and you have neglected houses for which there are no other inhabitants but you.
This is the place where you will abide and bid farewell to work and toil. This is what matters, one of the gardens of Paradise or one of the chambers of Hell…
[Kitaab ar-Rooh by: Ibnul Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (pg. 77-79)]

-many scholars are being quoted from
-there are many reasons why people will be punished in the grave
-which are pointed out by Ibn Qayyim
-barzakh means a barrier, you can't return from the grave


REASONS WHY SOMEONE MAY BE PUNISHED IN THE GRAVE

1. DROPPING URINE ON YOUR TROUSERS

2. SPREADING NEWS BETWEEN PEOPLE (AN NAMMAM)

...Ibn Shihab said he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them). [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Hadith #6303]

-but you can lie to save a marriage or make 2 Muslims love each other again
-also in the battle field


3. TO MAKE UP LIES TO CAUSE ENMITY BETWEEN PEOPLE

Abu Huraira narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "It is enough to call a man a liar that he narrates everything he hears" [Sahih Muslim (1/10) No. 5, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (5/237) No. 25617, al-Zuhd al-Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (p. 41) No. 249]

Samura bin Jundub (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said, "I saw (in a dream), two men came to me." Then the Prophet narrated the story (saying), "They said, 'The person, the one whose cheek you saw being torn away (from the mouth to the ear) was a liar and used to tell lies and the people would report those lies on his authority till they spread all over the world. So he will be punished like that till the Day of Resurrection."' [Sahih Bukhari (8/25) No. 6096]

5. NEGLECTING PRAYERS

6. MAKING SALAH WITHOUT WUDU

7. SPREADING PROPAGANDA

It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (RA) said: The Prophet (SAW) said: “On the night on which I was taken on the Night Journey (Isra’), I saw men whose lips were being cut off with scissors of fire. I said: ‘Who are these, O Jibreel?’ He said: ‘These are the khateebs from among your ummah who used to enjoin righteousness on the people and forget themselves, and they used to recite the Book but they did not understand.’” [Narrated by Ahmad, 3/120]

8. CONSUMING RIBA

9. CONSUMING THE WEALTH OF THE ORPHAN

10. ADULTERY

11. BACKBITING

12. DESTROYING THE HONOURS OF PEOPLE

13. STEALING FROM THE BOOTY

-even if he is entitled to the share of the booty
-because he should have waited for the ameer to share it

14. SINS OF THE HEART:

a) HATING YOUR BROTHER

b) SUSPICION

O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (Al-Hujurat 49:12)

c) RACISM

d) TRIBALISM

e) LUST


15. ACCUSING A PIOUS BELIEVING WOMAN

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (SAW), said, "Avoid the seven fatal sins." They said, "Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating with Allah, sorcery, killing a soul which Allah has forbidden, except by legal right, consuming usury, consuming the property of an orphan, fleeing on the day of battle and slandering unthinking chaste believing women." [al-Bukhari (2766) and Muslim (89)]

16. SPREADING FITNA

17. PROMOTING BID'AH

18. SAYING THINGS ABOUT ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER THAT ARE FALSE

19. CONSUMING THE WEALTH OF THE MUSLIMS UNLAWFULLY OR THAT OF A DHIMMI

Abu Huraira narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.” [Ibn Hibban in ‘al-Majruheen’ (2/261) No. 941]

Suhaib al-Khair narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Any man who takes out a loan, having resolved not to pay it back, will meet Allah as a thief." [Sunan Ibn Majah (3/486) No. 2410]

-your hand is cut if you steal from a dhimmi
-because he is under the protection of the Muslims (his life and property)

20. HOMOSEXUALITY

21. THOSE WHO ENTER INTO MARRIAGE TO DIVORCE HER SO SHE CAN RETURN TO HER FORMER HUSBAND (HALALA)

Ali reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) cursed the muhill and the muhallil (the one who considers the unlawful as lawful, or makes it lawful for the first husband, and the one who gets it done for himself). [Sunan Abu Dawud, (Vol. 1 pg. 633) No. 2076; Sunan Ibn Majah, (Vol. 3 pg. 117) No. 1935 and Sunan at-Tirmidhi, (Vol. 3 pg. 427) No. 1119]

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: Tawus said: Abu Sahba' said to Ibn Abbas: Do you know that a divorce by three pronouncements was made a single one during the time of the Prophet (SAW), and of Abu Bakr and in the early days of the caliphate of Umar? He replied: Yes. [Sunan Abu Dawud (Vol. 1, pg. 669) No. 2200]


22. THOSE WHO SEEK TO HARM THE MUSLIMS AND EXPOSE THEIR FAULTS

23. THOSE WHO RULE BY OTHER THAN WHAT ALLAH HAS REVEALED

24. THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS IN SIN AND TRANSGRESSION

...Help you one another in Al¬Birr and At¬Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Ma'idah 5:2)

25. KILLING AN INNOCENT PERSON

Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind... (Al-Ma'idah 5:32)


26. GIVING YOUR OPINION PRECEDENCE OVER THE SUNNAH

Al-Hafiz Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin 'Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim bin Duhaym recorded that Damrah narrated that two men took their dispute to the Prophet (SAW), and he gave a judgment to the benefit of whoever among them had the right. The person who lost the dispute said, "I do not agree." The other person asked him, "What do you want then" He said, "Let us go to Abu Bakr As-Siddiq." They went to Abu Bakr and the person who won the dispute said, "We went to the Prophet (SAW) with our dispute and he issued a decision in my favor." Abu Bakr said, "Then the decision is that which the Messenger of Allah (SAW) issued." The person who lost the dispute still rejected the decision and said, "Let us go to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab." When they went to 'Umar, the person who won the dispute said, "We took our dispute to the Prophet (SAW) and he decided in my favor, but this man refused to submit to the decision." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked the second man and he concurred. 'Umar went to his house and emerged from it holding aloft his sword. He struck the head of the man who rejected the Prophet’s decision with the sword and killed him. Consequently, Allah revealed, [فَلا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّى يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ] (But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them... (An-Nisa 4:65)). [Tafseer Ibn Katheer (2/351-352)]

27. WAILING OVER THE DEAD

28. BUILDING MASAJID OVER THE GRAVE

28. THOSE WHO TAKE MORE THAN WHAT THEY ARE OWED AND GIVE LESS OF WHAT THEY OWE

29. THE ARROGANT

30. THOSE WHO SLANDER THE SALAF

31. THOSE WHO GO TO SOOTHSAYERS AND PALM READERS

32. THOSE WHO FEAR MEN MORE THAN ALLAH

33. THOSE TO WHOM QUR'AN IS RECITED BUT THEY FIND IT A BURDEN

34. THOSE WHO SAY WALLAHI AND LIE

Abu Hurayrah said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “All of my ummah will be forgiven except those who sin openly. It is a part of sinning openly when a man does something at night, then the following morning when Allaah has concealed his sin, he says, ‘O So and so, I did such and such last night,’ when all night his Lord has concealed him and the next morning he uncovers what Allaah had concealed.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5721; Muslim, 2990)

-a munafiq will seduce his neighbour’s wife and brag about it

On the authority of 'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As (RA) that the Prophet (SAW) said: "A Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hands the Muslims are safe; and a Muhajir (Emigrant) is the one who refrains from what Allah has forbidden." [al-Bukhari (10) and Muslim (40)]

-those who don’t care what they say or what they eat or where they go
-those who break the ties of kinship

Narrated By Jubair bin Mut'im: That he heard the Prophet saying, "The person who severs the bond of kinship will not enter Paradise." [al-Bukhari (5984) and Muslim (2556)]

-those who don’t show compassion to the widows and the orphans
-they like to point the finger at others though they are sinful
-they like to point out the faults of others
-Ibn Qayyim said most of the people are like this
-if a sinful person brings you news, verify it
-some quote fabricated hadith every day

These are the people who will be punished in the grave
-70 giant snakes are waiting in the grave
-the mu’tazilites say the evidence of the punishment of the grave is doubtful
-but it is proven clear from the ahadith

Narrated By 'Aisha: The Prophet used to seek refuge with Allah (by saying), "O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the affliction of the Fire and from the punishment in the Fire, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the grave, and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of wealth, and I seek refuge with You from the affliction of poverty, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 75, Hadith #387]

-why would the prophet seek refuge from something that didn’t exist?
-only a mad man would do this






QUESTION 1:-

Assalamu alaikum Shaikh, if a Kafir is buried in a mass grave, does his punishment count like it is his own space?


ANSWER_1:-

-Allah has the power to punish individually
-the punishment is on the body and soul
-if you were eaten by a lion Allah will reassemble you and give you a grave
-there are some graves you do not know about
-some people were burned up
-these are called the barzakh graves




QUESTION 2:-

Sheikh is it true that if a shaheed is dug up from his grave at any time his body will be fully preserved? And as for those who are punished, do their bodies show any physical damage from the punishment or is it a myth?


ANSWER_2:-

-if a prophet or a shaheed’s grave is dug up, you will find the body preserved
-one who is punished in the grave having signs cannot be ruled out
-they are punished in body and soul




QUESTION 3:-

Assalamu alaikum, if you divorce your wife, but not three times, and have been separated a long time, how do you take her back, do you remarry?


ANSWER_3:-

-you have to remarry her with a new dowry
-you have been separated for a long time
-with a short time you can take her back without a new nikah
-these issues cannot be solved on paltalk
-you have to take it to your local shaikh





QUESTION 4:-

Assalamu alaikum i work with kuffar at my workplace. I have been told I am rude, harsh and aggressive. On reflection this is true. However, I think this may be anti da’wah. Should I be kind and sociable or should I continue keeping my distance.


ANSWER_4:-

-you are not allowed to be harsh with kuffar who are not harsh with you

Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity. (Al-Mumtahinah 60:8)

-this ayah came down because of the way Asma treated her mother to correct her




QUESTION 5:-

A sheikh said that the Shafi’i school of fiqh said it’s not haram to shave the beard and a brother refuted me using this daleel. Is it true?


ANSWER_5:-

-forget about the Shafi’i school of fiqh or any other
- ask what the sahabah said
-they said that the beard is fard
-no sahabi allowed people to shave the beard