Will the Muslim benefit from the trials of the grave by having his sayi’aat (bad deeds) reduced or wiped out?
Praise be to Allaah.
One aspect of the bounty of Allaah towards this ummah is that He has created means of expiation before people are brought to account. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) mentioned ten things which will bring about expiation, one of which is the torment in the grave.
He (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
“Whatever befalls the believer in this world, in al-barzakh (the period between death and resurrection) and during the Day of Resurrection of pain which is a torment, Allaah will cause that to expiate for his sins. It was reported in al-Saheehayn that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Nothing befalls the believer of disease, affliction, grief or harm, even a thorn which pricks him, but Allaah will cause it to expiate for his sins.’” (Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, 24/375).
And he (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
“The eighth reason: whatever happens to him in the grave of trials, being squeezed, and terror. These are some of the things which will expiate for his sins.” (Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, 7/500).
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah also said, in Minhaaj al-Sunnah (6/238), that among the things which expiate for bad deeds is: what the believer is tested with in his grave of being squeezed, and the interrogation of the two angels.
And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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02-Apr-2012 05:29 PM
02-Apr-2012 05:31 PM
Subhanallah..I thought when you die, nothing will be of benefit to you except if you do sadaqa jaariya...بَدَأَ الإِسْلاَمُ غَرِيبًا وَسَيَعُودُ كَمَا بَدَأَ غَرِيبًا فَطُوبَى لِلْغُرَبَاءِ
02-Apr-2012 09:25 PM
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Abu Hurairah narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, and righteous offspring who will pray for him." (Muslim)
This is regarding their good deeds but what you posted was in relation to Allah SWT expiating their sins out of His infinite mercy, they're different accounts which will be weighed/judged accordingly...thats how I understood it. Wa'Allahu 'Arlam.The Biggest Enemy of Islam is Ignorance.
The Prophet S.A.W said, "An intelligent person is one who is constantly thinking about and preparing for death."
03-Apr-2012 08:37 AM
Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah said: "I said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, my mother has died. Should I give charity on her behalf?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ I asked, ‘What kind of charity is best?’ He said, ‘Providing water.’" (Reported by al-Nisaa’i)
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "When a person dies, all his deeds come to an end except three: sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity, e.g. a waqf or endowment), beneficial knowledge (which he has left behind), or a righteous child who will pray for him." (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no 1376; he said this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth)
Prayers for forgiveness offered by both sons and daughters of the deceased bring great benefits, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "A man’s status will be raised in Paradise and he will ask, ‘How did I get here?’ He will be told, ‘By your son’s du’aa’s (prayers) for forgiveness for you." (Reported by Ibn Maajah, no 3660; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1617)
ref:http://islamqa.info/en/ref/763Let not any Muslim belittle another Muslim, for the lowest of the Muslims is great in the Sight of Allah. - Abū Bakr As Siddiq (Radi allahu anhu)
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