Wed, 22nd Sep, 2021 / 15 Safar, 1443
الأربعاء ٢٢ , سبتمبر , ٢٠٢١ / 15 صَفَر‎ , 1443
Wed, 22nd Sep, 2021 /
15 Safar, 1443
الأربعاء ٢٢ , سبتمبر , ٢٠٢١ / 15 صَفَر‎ , 1443

Believing in what the Prophet Conveyed

 

The Torture and Enjoyment in the Grave and

 

The Questioning by the Two Angels: Munkar and Nakir

 

The Day of Judgment, Resurrection, and Assembly

 

 

 

Allah, ta^ala, said in the Qur’an:

 

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى 3 إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى 4

 

Wa ma yantiqu ^anil-hawa. In huwa illa wahyuy yuha.

 

Ayahs 3-4 of Suratun-Najm mean: {He (Prophet Muhammad) does not convey to the people out of his own inclinations. Rather, he conveys what Allah reveals to him.}

 

Allah, ta^ala, sent Prophet Muhammad, the son of ^Abdullah, the son of ^Abdul-Muttalib, with the true Religion. Allah ordered Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, to convey the message to the people, which he fulfilled. He conveyed the message truthfully and bravely.

 

Everything that the Prophet told is true and right, whether it is among the issues of halal or haram, the stories of the prophets, or matters that will happen in the future during this life and in the Hereafter.

 

Among the matters that the Prophet informed about are: the torture in the grave and the enjoyment therein, and the questioning by the two angels: Munkar and Nakir.

 

The torture in the grave: It is obligatory to believe that Allah tortures all the accountable blasphemers in their graves. Allah orders the harmful insects of the Earth to eat their bodies. Also, He orders the Earth to close in on them. Other types of torture will also be inflicted on them. Their graves will become like ditches of Hell. On the other hand, the Muslims who are major sinners, and died without repenting are of two groups:

 

Those tortured in their graves.

 

Others forgiven by Allah from being tortured therein.

 

The enjoyment in the grave: It is obligatory to believe that Allah endows his pious Muslim slaves with enjoyment in their graves. Among the enjoyment is for their graves to be lit up like the light of a full moon, and to be widened seventy (70) cubits[1] by seventy (70) cubits. There are also other types of enjoyment.

The questioning of the two angels Munkar and Nakir : It is obligatory to believe in the two angels Munkar and Nakir. They are navy blue and they ask the dead person in his grave: "What did you say about this man Muhammad?" If the dead was Muslim he will say: I bear witness that he is the slave of Allah and His Messenger. If he was among the blasphemers, he will not say the Two Testifications of Faith. The angels will hit him with a hammer between his ears. Had the mountains been hit with this hammer, they would have melted away.

 

The questioning by the two angels happens to the Muslim and the blasphemer alike. However, the perfect Muslim will not be frightened or bothered by the questioning, because Allah will make his heart steadfast. The prophets, martyrs, and children (who died before pubescence) are exempted from the questioning in the grave.

 

in addition Among what the Prophet conveyed and is obligatory to believe in are: the Day of Judgment, Resurrection, and Assembly.

 

The Day of Judgment: It is also called the Qiyamah Day. It begins when the people come out of their graves and lasts until the people of Paradise reside in Paradise and the people of Hell in Hell. On that day, the sun will be very close to the heads of the people. Also, many hardships will occur from which the pious Muslims will be safe. The people will be gathered for the judgment, and their deeds will be presented to them. Also, their deeds will be weighed in the Balance. One pan will hold the good deeds and one pan will hold the bad deeds.

 

Resurrection: It is when the graves open and the people come out of them for the judgment. The bodies that have decayed will be recreated. These will be the bodies of other than the prophets and martyrs. The Earth will not eat the bodies of such honorable people, i.e., their bodies will not decay. Similarly, the Earth will not eat the bodies of some highly righteous Muslims (waliyys), i.e., their bodies will not decay.

 

Assembly: This occurs after Resurrection. The people will be gathered at a place to be questioned about their deeds. This place is the changed Earth. This Earth that we are on now will be changed on the Day of Judgment to a flat Earth with no mountains or valleys.

 

The assembled people are in three categories:

 

The first type will be assembled fed, riding, and dressed. These people are the pious Muslims who were in this life performing the obligations and avoiding the sins.

 

The second type will be assembled barefoot and naked. These are the Muslim major sinners.

 

The third and final type will be assembled and dragged on their faces. These are the blasphemers.

It was mentioned concerning the torture of the arrogant people that they would be gathered having the size of ants but the shape of humans. As an insult, the other people will step on the arrogant people, but they will not die.

 

[1] A cubit is the distance from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow of an average-size man.

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