grave life It is the time between people’s death in this world and the end of the world until they are resurrected. At the same time to the life of the grave isthmus Also called life.
The word grave is in Arabic and comes from the word grave and means the place where the dead are buried. The word Makber is also used. In Turkish, the word grave, which is synonymous with grave, is used.
Is There a Life in the Grave?
We, as Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jamaat, say of course there is. The following verses and hadiths are clear. However, for a person to start or live in the grave, it is not necessary for his body to be placed in the grave.
Whether the deceased is buried in the grave, eaten by wild animals, drowned in the sea or burned to ashes, life in the grave begins when a person dies.
In this respect, instead of grave life in order to prevent misunderstandings, since the grave evokes the meaning of an excavated grave. “barzakh life” It would be more correct to say. Because isthmus is the curtain and border between two things. means income.
Hadiths About Life in the Grave
In a hadith it is stated: “Grave, hereafter is the first stop. If a person escapes from that stop, the next stops will pass more easily. If he cannot get rid of it, it is more difficult to pass the next ones.” (Tirmidhi) It has been stated that the life in the hereafter begins after death.
Our Prophet For another grave, the Prophet Muhammad (saas) said, “The grave is either a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a pit from the pits of Hell.” (Tirmidhi) and stated that there will be either punishment or reward in the grave life.
Hz. The Prophet (saas) was passing through a cemetery. He saw that the dead in the two graves were suffering from some small things. While one of these two dead was alive, the other was urinating standing up.
Thereupon, Hz. The Prophet (saas) took a wet branch, cut it in half, and planted each piece in two graves. When his Companions, who saw this, asked about his wisdom, he said, “Unless these two branches dry up, it is hoped that the torment they both suffer will be alleviated.” (Bukhari Cenaiz, 8)
Hz. The Prophet (saas) states in one of his hadiths, “The grave is either a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a pit from the pits of Hell.” (Tirmidhi)
Questions to Ask in the Grave
In a hadith, a person is put in a grave after he dies. Munker and Nakir two angels called “Who is your Lord?”, “Who is your prophet?” “What is your religion?” he asks. A believer can easily answer these questions. A disbeliever cannot answer and suffers torment in the grave.” (Tirmidhi Cenaiz 70)
In other words, if that person has faith and good deeds, he will give correct answers to these questions and that grave will be a garden from the gardens of paradise by showing Paradise. If that person is a disbeliever or a hypocrite, he will not be able to answer these questions, and that grave will be a pit from the pits of Hell, by showing Hell.
There is a variety of information both in the Qur’an and in authentic hadiths about whether life in the grave will be a torment or a blessing.
Is There Torment in the Grave?
When we say life in the grave, torment and its provisions are found in the Qur’an and sound hadiths, it exists according to Ahl as-Sunnah and is true.
Hadrat Imam-i Azam said that the torment in the grave exists in the following two verses of the Qur’an.
Surah Repentance Verse 101 “We will punish them twice. Then they will be subjected to a great punishment.” The mufessie declares that one of the two torments here is worldly misfortunes and the other is grave torment.
Surah Tur, verse 47: “For the wrongdoers, there is certainly another torment; but most of them do not know.” Imam-i Azam has said “torment in the grave” for “another punishment” in this verse.
In addition, in verse 46 of the chapter of believers, it refers to the torment of the grave. “Morning and evening, they are presented to the fire. On the Day of Judgment, it is said, “Drag the family of Pharaoh to the most severe punishment!”
Well, if there is life in the grave and it is in front of us and there is no way to remove it, then our duty is to take a lesson and go there prepared.