Ali Albarghouthi – Life in the Grave – What Happens after Death

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The concept of death is a punishment, not a trial, and the body is the barrier between life and death. The presence of death experiences can be monitored through observation, and near death experiences can be monitored through observation. The punishment of death is revealed through the body, and the presence of death experiences can be seen through various methods. The punishment of death is a partial separation, and the presence of the dead is important for protecting from punishment and inspection of graven. The importance of fasting, praising the presence of the lord, and learning the truth is emphasized.
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So what comes

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after death

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is the grave

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or more generally

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the Aalamul Barzakh,

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the state of Al Barzakh.

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And

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what we want to know inshallah by the

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end of this lecture among other things is

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what do we mean by when we say

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Al Barzakh?

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What does it refer to?

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How is it similar

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and different

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from this

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worldly life, the duniya

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and the akhira?

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So what does it share with them and

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how is it different from them?

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What is

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fitnatulqabr,

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the trial of the grave? What is it

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if someone were to ask you?

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What are the blessings

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and the punishments in the grave?

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Do the people in the grave

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can they communicate

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with the living?

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Can the living communicate with the people of

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their grave?

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Do they hear us? Do they know what's

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happening to us? These are the

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some of the questions that I would hope

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by the end of this lecture inshallah, if

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someone were to ask you, you'd be able

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to answer. So keep them in mind, inshallah,

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because there is

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something you're supposed to get from this lecture.

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So Al Barzakh

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is

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something greater than the grave.

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So it's mentioned in the Quran.

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Allah Azzawajal said when death

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comes to one of them,

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they will say, You Allah, send me back.

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What will they say? You Allah,

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send me back. Why?

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Perhaps I can do something good in the

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life that I've left.

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So scholars say he does not wish to

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go back to earn more money

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or to be famous,

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to do anything in this life,

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meaning it misses nothing in this life

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except doing good. That's the thing. Just send

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me back

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That's my only regret. Send me back

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so I can do something good. Then Allah

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said no.

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He says no. This is just a word

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that he's saying.

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Right?

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That is

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if Allah

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gave you all the reminders that you need

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to see

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and all the chances you need to have.

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And after all of this,

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all the signs,

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then when you're about to die on where

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you are or when you're

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dead, they say send me back so I

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can do it differently.

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Allah said no,

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because you're just simply gonna go back to

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what you're used to do.

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It's like a person in this dunya

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who proclaims regret. I wish I could have

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done something differently in my youth

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or when I was strong or when I

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was rich,

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but is it sincere

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if Allah were to send you back with

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you something different or just simply a regret?

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And

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then Allah

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And then in front of them is a

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till the day where they will be resurrected.

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Meaning the language, a barrier between 2 things

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that separates them.

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So Allah says in another,

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between

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2 bodies of water is a barrier. They

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don't transgress.

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That's what a barzakh means.

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So a barzakh

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is greater

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than the grave

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Because the common question

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that someone sometimes you're asked, it says, what

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if a person

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is not buried?

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Will he be questioned?

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Because the question in one's mind is suaalulqabr,

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the question in the grave. What if someone

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is cremated?

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Will he be punished?

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So he's saying we call it the punishment

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or the trial of the grave because it

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most commonly happens where?

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In the grave. But if someone is cremated,

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it still

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is questioned and is still

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punished or blessed

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because it's on the soul connected to whatever

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is or remains of the body.

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So it doesn't matter you're never gonna escape

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it whether you are buried

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or in the belly of an animal or

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you've been burned,

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Right? So the barzakh is bigger.

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Does that make sense?

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Okay. So promise me none of you is

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going to ask me that question again.

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Okay.

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So

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you've heard the sheikh

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talk about the soul, it being extracted from

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the body.

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If it's righteous, it gets

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elevated and carried

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to the heavens, one after the other,

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and then it will be sent to the

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grave.

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We've heard that from him, so I'm gonna

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pick up from where he left.

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Before it's in the grave,

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when you're carrying

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the body

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on the shoulders

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to be taken

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to the cemetery.

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The Prophet

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said, when it's being carried on the shoulders

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of men,

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If it's righteous, it will say,

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put me forward, take me forward quickly

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to be buried.

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And if it's not righteous, it will say

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misery to me or woe to me,

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where are you taking me?

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So it knows where it's going. So you

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know when you pray Janazah on

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a body

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and then you carry it,

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the soul

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has consciousness of what is happening.

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It's around.

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And by the way, yeah, one of the

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things that I wanted to ask

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or wanted us to know about is near

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death experiences and how that is related to

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the Barzakh

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and our ability, I mentioned, our ability to

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communicate with the dead. Right?

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So can we conjure up spirits and ask

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them questions? So I hope you'll also be

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able to answer that question.

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So anyway, so the soul has consciousness

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when it's being carried

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on the shoulders of men and what is

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going to happen to it. So there's an

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awareness,

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right? It knows

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And then when you take that body and

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you bury it,

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as some of the sahaba

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said

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if

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I remember right he said, And even if

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you bury me,

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wait

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next

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to the grave,

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next to my grave.

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As long as it takes to slaughter a

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camel

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and cut up and dispute the meat.

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So about 20 minutes.

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Until

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what? Until I see what I will reply

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to the messengers of Allah, Azzawal, and so

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that you give me comfort with your presence.

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And the prophet alaihis salatu wasalam said after

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body.

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So he's down there.

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The soul is down there with the body

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and they are conscious and aware of what

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is happening on top.

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He hears the people around. He knows who

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is there, and he say,

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don't rush and leave.

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Why? What's happening?

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The person is being, what,

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questioned and asked.

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Okay?

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So give me comfort with your presence, and

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the prophet said,

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He says, Ask

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forgiveness

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and steadfastness

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for your brother because now he's being questioned.

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Now,

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so that tells you as soon as you

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bury the person and you finish the barrier,

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all of it,

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you wait for about 20 minutes because at

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that time they're being questioned.

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Right then,

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they're being questioned.

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Okay.

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Now

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anything that is going to happen

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to us

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after our death

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can only be known through news from Allah

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as the wajan and His Prophet, alaihis salatu

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was

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In other words, it's inaccessible

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through reason

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and experience,

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through reason and the senses.

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Were you to open a grave and monitor

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what is happening to that person, you will

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not see any of this.

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If you were to put a camera with

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him

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for

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days months years, you would not see any

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of it.

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So this is inaccessible,

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so there is no room for a person

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to know what is gonna happen except through

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Allah's revelation.

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So this is from As Samayat.

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Reason has no part to play in understanding

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what happens there.

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You wouldn't know about it unless Allah

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told you and Allah told you. So that's

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the only way that we know.

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So the first thing that a person experiences

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in the grave and if he is not

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buried

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wherever he may be, the soul comes back

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but goes up first, right?

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And then it comes back to the grave.

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The first thing is that there is the

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contraction of the grave.

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The grave, whether you are a believer or

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non believer, a Muslim, whatever you may be,

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the grave will contract

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and then expand.

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That contraction, wallahu alam, is softer on the

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believers,

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not so on the non believers.

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And the Prophet said:

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He says if a person were to survive

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or escape that contraction of the grave, Sa'd

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would have escaped it, but he did not.

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So that's the first thing that happened, a

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contraction

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and then it expands back.

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Then 2 angels descend,

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and what are the names of those angels?

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What are their names?

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Exactly. Munkar and Nakir.

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Now do you know why they're called Munkar

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and Nakeer?

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Because they're frightful,

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right?

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They're frightening.

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It's not a usual sight.

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They are stern

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and they are harsh

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and they will yell at you.

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Okay?

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That's a fitna.

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So the prophet, alaihi, sallallahu alaihi wasallam, said

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in the hadith,

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Okay,

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and it was revealed to me that you

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are you will be tested in the grave

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of fitna

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close to the fitna of Dajjal.

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You know that the Dajjal is the greatest

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fitna on earth,

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right?

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We said

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the fitna in the grave

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is close to the fitna, not exactly. He

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said

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close to the fitna of

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because

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will come

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and will ask this person,

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and this is the believer.

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He says,

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who's your

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rub? He says, Rabbi Allah. Allah is my

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rub.

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He says, Madinuk,

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what is your religion? He says, my religion

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is Islam.

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He says,

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What did you say about that man?

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So he knows. He says, Muhammad,

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he said, I used to say or I

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say he's the prophet

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and the messenger of Allah.

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He says, wama ilmukh.

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He says, how did you know?

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He says, qaraatukitaaballahiwasaddaqtuh.

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He says, I read the book of Allah

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Azzawajal

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and I believed it.

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That's when they yell at him.

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Stern.

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That is when the prophet the prophet, sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam said, that is when Allah

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said,

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Allah

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will establish those who have iman

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with the established or with the firm saying

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in this world and in the next. Meaning

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if Allah does not hold you still, you

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will

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not know what to say. That's the difficulty

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because they will yell at him.

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And if he is honest,

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he'll bring the same answer back.

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Whereas the other one,

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the disbeliever,

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will not know what to say.

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They will come and ask him, who is

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your rock? Doesn't know. Who is your what

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his religion does not know. What is this?

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What did he say? Did you what did

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he used to say about that man?

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He says

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he doesn't know who they're talking about. They

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say Muhammad.

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He said I used to hear people say

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something, so I said it.

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So there will be a voice coming down

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from the sky. He said,

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He says, My servant has lied.

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Means he's a liar.

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Write his book or put his book in

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sejeen. And for the believer,

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my servant has said the truth.

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Write or keep his book in alayeen, in

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the highest levels.

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Then the Prophet alaihi salallahu alaihi wasallam said,

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For the believer,

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a portal will be opened between him

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and Jannah,

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and he will see his place in paradise,

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and the angel will tell him, This is

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your place in paradise,

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and then a portal will be opened between

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him and hellfire. And he said, This was

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your place in hellfire

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if you would not have been a believer,

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but Allah saved you from it. This is

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your place in Jannah,

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and that portal between him and Jannah will

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bring him

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furnishing from Jannah,

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meaning he will have furniture

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from Jannah,

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and

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then

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perfume from Jannah,

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and clothing from Jannah, and light from Jannah,

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and his grave will be expanded as far

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as the eye can see,

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and will be lit like the moon.

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So then the person will then say,

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let me go and let my family know.

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Let me go so I can tell my

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family.

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It will be said to him, Be still.

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Let me go and tell my kids he's

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aware of his family,

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how worried they may be about him. Let

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me go and let them know, he said,

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be still.

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And up to some

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scholars,

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he'll be continuously

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shown his place

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in paradise

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day and night, day and night, so he'd

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be increasingly thankful

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to Allah

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Azzawajal,

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and he actually will say,

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You Allah, bring the day of judgment,

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because he or she knows what's waiting for

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him. You Allah,

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bring the day of judgment.

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But the other person, the disbeliever,

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a portal between him and heaven will open,

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and the angel will say,

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This would have been your place in paradise,

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have you believed, but you've lost it.

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And then a portal between Him

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and hellfire will open,

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and then some of its fire will enter

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His grave,

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some of its smoke will enter its grave,

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some of its punishment will enter His grave,

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and then

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the grave will contract

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so much

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that it rips with crush into each other.

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And we'll talk about some of the

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punishment that awaits

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people in the grave.

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That's the contrast between the two.

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Were you to open the grave of this

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person or that person, you probably would not

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see a thing.

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You would not be able to detect that

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with your eyes, but we believe in it

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as the prophet

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said so, and in fact, the scholars have

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said it is mutawatir.

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It is abundantly

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certain

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through the Quran and through the sunnah of

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the Prophet

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that the punishment of the grave and the

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trial of the grave is true,

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and that is why the prophet

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you'll find it among his dua

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that he would seek, and he would urge

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people to seek Allah's

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protection from fitna.

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You Allah protect me from the fitna,

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the trial of the cup,

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the grave, and the punishment of the grave,

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which means that both of them are true

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and both of them need to be in

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our du'a.

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What would

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explain to you the importance

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of the grave

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is that Uthman

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when he would visit the cemetery, he would

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cry so much that he would wet his

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beard.

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So they say

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or they asked him, it says when the

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day of judgment is mentioned, you don't cry

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as much but when the grave is mentioned

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or in the cemetery,

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you cry so much. He says, Why is

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that the case?

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He said, He says, The grave is the

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first station of the akhira.

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If it goes well, what's after it is

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easier

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than it, and if it doesn't, what's after

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it is more difficult than it.

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So that is the first station of the

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stations of the akhirah.

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It

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is predictive of what's going to happen later.

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So if a person survives this and is

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blessed, what comes later is only better and

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better. And if it doesn't survive it, then

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what comes later could be worse and worse.

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Now the Prophet

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also told us

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that it doesn't stop there. So let's

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tackle the believer first and then go to

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the non believers. It doesn't stop there.

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He said,

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He says, The soul of the believer

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is a bird

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is or like plants or perches

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on the trees of paradise.

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So after all this, after everything that we've

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talked about and the blessings that Allah Azzawajal

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had told us about in the grave for

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the believer, it doesn't just end there.

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As the body decays,

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and it doesn't all decay,

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the last part

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of his spine.

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The Prophet

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he said that part of the bone does

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not decay,

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and it is from that that the rest

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of the body Allah Azzajal sends rain on

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the day of judgment for resurrection.

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But as the body

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starts decaying,

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the soul of the believer

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starts having greater attachment

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to Jannah.

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So he said, alaihis salatu wasallam, that the

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soul of the believer is a bird.

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The soul is a bird. Where is this

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bird?

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Perching or sitting

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on a tree in Jannah, meaning inside Jannah.

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Inside

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Jannah. The soul of the shahid has an

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added advantage.

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The soul of the shahid

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is inside

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a green bird, as He said, alaihis salatu

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wasallam, that flies

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wherever it wants in Jannah.

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So that's the added advantage for the shahid

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because the soul of the believer

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is sitting on the tree.

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The soul of the mother does what?

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Lies around,

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right?

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So that tells you that people will have

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entry into jannah or a particular type of

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entry,

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a soul entry into jannah,

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if they are believers,

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and they will eat from

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the body that they are housed in. They

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will eat from the fruits of Jannah

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during that time of barzakh

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until Allah Azzawajal

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ends all of this

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and allows everybody to be resurrected and put

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into their bodies.

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That's what happens with the believers.

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What happens with the non believer

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and the hadith continues,

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so he said the grave will contract

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until it crushes his

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bones,

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and then he said also, Sada alaihi sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam in another hadith,

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Then

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a being

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could be an angel, it doesn't say, but

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a being

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who is blind, deaf, and mute,

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who carries a hammer with him,

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and that's authentic.

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He said if he were to hit a

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mountain with this, the mountain will turn into

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dust.

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So he takes this hammer and he hits

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him with it and he turns into dust.

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Then he is brought back to life

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and he hits him again with it and

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he screams

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so loud

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that everything hears it except the ins and

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the jinn, except humans and the jinn.

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Everything hears it except the ins and the

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jinn. And the Prophet

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on a couple of occasions he would be

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passing by graves

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and he would say, can you hear? And

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they said, no. What is it? He says

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the screams of people in the grave.

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I could ask Allah Azzawajal, and He could

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have you hear it.

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So we can't hear it.

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But when you walk by a cemetery,

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there could be people inside there being blessed,

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next beside people who are being punished, and

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they don't affect each other.

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The Prophet alaihis salam could hear that.

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He also said among the punishment that is

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there in the grave,

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he said, alaihis salatu wa sallam, what he

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called in some hadith,

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In the modern Arabic, you would translate this

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as a dragon, but what is explained in

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the hadith is a snake or multi headed

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snake

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that bites him,

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and that's part of the punishment that Allah

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has for people there, in addition to other

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things that we were not told about and

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we do not know.

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So

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that's what's happening to these believers. This is

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what is happening to the believers.

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Is the punishment

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in the grave

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continuous till the day of judgment? I mean

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does it continue till the day of judgment

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or can it stop?

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Scholars have said depends on the sin.

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Some people will be blessed

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until

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they are resurrected.

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Some people will be punished

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all the way until their resurrection, meaning continuous.

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It doesn't stop.

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And some people will only be punished

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so much as they have sinned,

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insomuch as they have sinned. And once the

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punishment is done

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because the sin is over, they'll be blessed

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after.

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So they have a time of when they

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are punished and a time when they will

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be blessed after, depending on the sin.

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And the Prophet

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in the hadith that you probably know,

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he was passing by a grave, and he

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2 of them,

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and he said,

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He said, they are being punished, and they're

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not being punished for something that is big.

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And then he said, but it is big.

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As for one of them,

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he would carry

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or divulge people's secrets or backbite, tail bearing.

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He's accused of that. He's guilty of that.

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He's being punished because of this in the

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grave. And as for the other, he would

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not cleanse himself

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from urine

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or conceal himself when he's urinating.

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So one of the reasons for a punishment

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is the grave is

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backbiting.

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Do we do that?

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Yeah.

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So is that a major sin?

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Uh-huh. So if you don't want to be

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punished in the grave,

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don't do it.

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It's not worth

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it. And also purify yourself from urine,

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right? Cleanse yourself from it.

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Right?

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So

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if a person is being punished

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and another is being blessed,

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Is there an ability?

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Can we communicate with them? Can we connect

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with them?

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Do they hear us

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if we are around them in the cemetery,

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if we speak to them?

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First of all,

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the dead are occupied.

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They're either being blessed or they're either being

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punished.

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Some people believe that

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that it can leave their graves and they

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can roam the earth

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on particular days,

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on particular occasions,

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on particulars,

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anniversaries,

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on Eid?

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Who has that belief? Let's

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spruce up the house on Eid because the

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dead are gonna visit,

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right? Or non Muslims

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would believe that.

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The right answer to this is that the

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dead are not free to roam the earth.

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They're not free to roam the heavens

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they're occupied,

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okay? As we've mentioned, if a person is

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being punished, they can't escape that punishment.

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And if a person is being blessed, he's

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between the grave and heaven,

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so they don't go to visit you. They're

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not looking down on you. They're not beside

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you taking care of you. And by the

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way, when a person loses a loved one

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that is a very emotional and vulnerable time,

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very vulnerable time.

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So a lot of us could tend to

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believe that the dead are around us because

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it's comforting,

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or they're looking out for us, or they

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know what is happening to us. It's very

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reassuring to know that my dad is right

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next to me, will take care of me.

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He's watching over me. He's wishing me the

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best.

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No, the dead are not are separated from

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what is happening to us. The evidence of

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this

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is that we have some hadith and some

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atha of the Prophet

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that when a new person dies,

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he is received by the dead

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and they want to ask him questions.

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Then

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then others will tell him, Come on, give

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him some break he has just been through

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a lot.

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Then they will ask him, What happened to

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so and so? Did she marry? What happened

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to so and so? What happened to this

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and that?

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So they will only get through their news

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through the newcomers.

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And if He had said,

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Oh, He died before me. Did you not

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see Him?

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They'll say, Oh God,

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He had gone to *.

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Meaning if they are righteous,

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they will have an opportunity to meet new

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dead people,

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And if they come, they'll ask them, What

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happened to this? What happened to this? What

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happened? They don't know what's happening in the

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dunya unless people tell them.

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And if you were to say, But so

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and so died before me, did he not

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come? Or if he did not come here,

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he went somewhere else,

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not to us.

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So they have no knowledge of what is

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happening in the dunya unless they are told.

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Right?

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Now

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can we talk to them?

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Can we conjure up the dead?

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What if you pass by a person who's

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a psychic

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and tells you, I can see your father

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and your mother right next to you and

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they're telling me X, Y, and Z about

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you, and it's accurate

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it's really accurate.

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They call you by the pet name that

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the only they could call you.

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And you say to yourself, maybe

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it is my father right next to me.

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It is my father mother right next to

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me. Is that true?

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Who's right next to you?

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The jinn

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who knows all of these details.

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Not your parents.

00:31:02 --> 00:31:04

So we don't have direct communication with the

00:31:04 --> 00:31:06

dead. We can't have a seance,

00:31:06 --> 00:31:09

a conjuring of the dead. We can say,

00:31:09 --> 00:31:11

Let's bring on the spirits, tell me, and

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that they will talk to you and you

00:31:12 --> 00:31:15

talk to them. That's not true. All that

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is nonsense.

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But there's a way

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where you can talk to the dead and

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the dead can talk to you.

00:31:24 --> 00:31:25

What is that?

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In what?

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Come on, it's fine, even if it's wrong.

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In what?

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Du'a? Well, I mean, I mean if you

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make du'a to them, so

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a person will have a particular

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station in Jannah

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and then he will be elevated, raised up,

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and he says, You Allah, Azzojal,

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by what did I deserve this elevation? He

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says, because of the dua of your child.

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So he will know that my child gave

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me this and that, did this and that

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to me, for me, that elevated me. So

00:32:02 --> 00:32:04

in a sense you could call that communication.

00:32:05 --> 00:32:06

There's another way.

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Dreams.

00:32:10 --> 00:32:10

Dreams,

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right?

00:32:13 --> 00:32:14

So in a dream, Allah says,

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Allah Allah Azzawajal, right, takes the soul of

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those people who sleep

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and those who

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are dead.

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That

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He takes the souls of both.

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So sleep is a minor death.

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It resembles death,

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where the soul

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separates not completely but partially from the body.

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In death, it separates completely

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still is connected but suction.

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For sleep, it's a partial separation,

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and in that the souls can meet.

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The souls can meet in the realm that

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Allah knows about. They can meet.

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So you could see the Prophet alaihis salatu

00:33:00 --> 00:33:02

wasalam and your vision could be true.

00:33:02 --> 00:33:05

You could see your mother and your father.

00:33:05 --> 00:33:07

You could see any dead scholar. That's always

00:33:07 --> 00:33:08

a possibility,

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and that could be a true genuine dream.

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The question here is it always true?

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No.

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So

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a dream could be a fantasy,

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something you wanted to see and you saw

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it. So you see your mother, you see

00:33:27 --> 00:33:29

your father, but they're not really your mother

00:33:29 --> 00:33:31

and your father. It's just images in your

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head of things that are inside of you.

00:33:35 --> 00:33:36

It could be that what you've seen

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is the trickery of the devil,

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the plot of the devil.

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So it's not true

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or it could be that you had seen

00:33:46 --> 00:33:47

is one of them indeed.

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How do you

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know? By the content.

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By the content. If the content

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is authentic, the content is

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agreeable with the Quran and the sunnah,

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does not contradict them.

00:34:03 --> 00:34:05

There's nothing haram in it, nothing doubtful about

00:34:05 --> 00:34:06

it,

00:34:06 --> 00:34:08

and it has in it signs that the

00:34:08 --> 00:34:09

one who is talking to you is in

00:34:09 --> 00:34:11

fact that person,

00:34:11 --> 00:34:13

then you've seen them, Wallahu 'alam.

00:34:13 --> 00:34:16

So they had visions or they had dreams

00:34:16 --> 00:34:18

of the scholars of Islam before. They would

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see Ibn Mubarak, they will see Athouri, they

00:34:20 --> 00:34:21

will see Ahmed

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and so on and so on and so

00:34:25 --> 00:34:27

on. They'll see these scholars and they'll ask

00:34:27 --> 00:34:29

him, what did the Allah do with you?

00:34:29 --> 00:34:31

I see Allah forgave me. Why did He

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

forgive you? Because of this, because of this,

00:34:33 --> 00:34:35

because of that. So they could see the

00:34:35 --> 00:34:37

scholars and on top of all of that

00:34:37 --> 00:34:38

they could see the prophet Muhammad

00:34:39 --> 00:34:40

alaihis salatu

00:34:40 --> 00:34:40

wasalam.

00:34:42 --> 00:34:44

Right? So it's indeed you could see

00:34:45 --> 00:34:47

those people, and there is this intersection

00:34:49 --> 00:34:51

between those who are asleep and the

00:34:51 --> 00:34:53

world of Al Barzah.

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Now

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near death experiences,

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do you know what that is?

00:35:02 --> 00:35:02

Right?

00:35:03 --> 00:35:04

When a person

00:35:05 --> 00:35:08

it's reversible death. You're clinically dead but you

00:35:08 --> 00:35:09

come back to life.

00:35:10 --> 00:35:11

And so some people

00:35:11 --> 00:35:14

say that what they've seen is their spirits

00:35:14 --> 00:35:15

hovering above their bodies

00:35:16 --> 00:35:17

and they have visions.

00:35:18 --> 00:35:20

It's a black tunnel at the end of

00:35:20 --> 00:35:21

it, there is light

00:35:21 --> 00:35:23

or they see their parents

00:35:23 --> 00:35:24

and they

00:35:24 --> 00:35:27

could be just a hallucination, something that you

00:35:27 --> 00:35:29

saw, a dream, a really vivid dream but

00:35:29 --> 00:35:30

it's just a dream.

00:35:31 --> 00:35:32

Or it could be the seitan playing with

00:35:32 --> 00:35:33

you, right?

00:35:35 --> 00:35:36

In a very

00:35:36 --> 00:35:39

weak state when your soul is kind of

00:35:39 --> 00:35:39

struggling,

00:35:40 --> 00:35:42

maybe the shaitan is playing with you, or

00:35:42 --> 00:35:44

maybe you saw something that is real,

00:35:44 --> 00:35:47

but we can neither confirm nor deny it's

00:35:47 --> 00:35:48

part of the barzakh.

00:35:50 --> 00:35:52

What we know is what the Prophet, alaihis

00:35:52 --> 00:35:53

salatu wa sallam said,

00:35:54 --> 00:35:56

so we don't have to investigate

00:35:56 --> 00:35:57

those phenomenons

00:35:57 --> 00:35:59

and put a lot of credence in them.

00:35:59 --> 00:36:01

What we have is enough from Him, alayhis

00:36:01 --> 00:36:02

salatu wa sallam.

00:36:03 --> 00:36:04

And that is the state of Al Barzakh

00:36:04 --> 00:36:06

that will continue, and as I said, it's

00:36:06 --> 00:36:08

predictive of what's gonna happen

00:36:09 --> 00:36:10

later on.

00:36:12 --> 00:36:13

So what do you want to take from

00:36:13 --> 00:36:15

it? And maybe before I

00:36:16 --> 00:36:16

leave,

00:36:17 --> 00:36:19

some of the things that will protect you

00:36:20 --> 00:36:20

from

00:36:21 --> 00:36:23

the punishment in the grave,

00:36:23 --> 00:36:25

and that is not exhaustive

00:36:26 --> 00:36:26

but some other

00:36:28 --> 00:36:31

things. So the prophet alaihe wa sallam, he

00:36:31 --> 00:36:33

said in the beginning, that's what the believer

00:36:34 --> 00:36:36

when the angel wants to come to him,

00:36:38 --> 00:36:39

the salah would be at his head,

00:36:40 --> 00:36:41

the deceased.

00:36:41 --> 00:36:43

So the salah will say you can't come

00:36:43 --> 00:36:44

from here.

00:36:44 --> 00:36:46

Fasting will be on the right. Fasting will

00:36:46 --> 00:36:49

say not from this side. Zakah will be

00:36:49 --> 00:36:51

on the left. Zakat, he said not from

00:36:51 --> 00:36:51

my side.

00:36:52 --> 00:36:54

And then the rest of righteous deeds will

00:36:54 --> 00:36:56

be next to His feet. So they say,

00:36:56 --> 00:36:57

Not from My side.

00:36:58 --> 00:37:00

So that protects him.

00:37:01 --> 00:37:03

And then the angel will set him up

00:37:03 --> 00:37:04

and ask him these questions, but

00:37:05 --> 00:37:05

initially,

00:37:05 --> 00:37:07

he wants to come in from this side,

00:37:07 --> 00:37:09

this side, that side, and that side. He's

00:37:09 --> 00:37:10

protected all over because

00:37:11 --> 00:37:13

of his good deeds. So salah,

00:37:14 --> 00:37:15

zakah,

00:37:15 --> 00:37:16

fasting,

00:37:16 --> 00:37:19

and then salatul Rahim, sadaqa, and all righteousness.

00:37:19 --> 00:37:20

So if you do this,

00:37:21 --> 00:37:22

it protects you.

00:37:23 --> 00:37:26

He said also, alaihis salatu wasalam, there's a

00:37:26 --> 00:37:28

surah in the Quran that has 30 aya's,

00:37:31 --> 00:37:32

it is the protection

00:37:32 --> 00:37:34

from the punishment in the grave, and that

00:37:34 --> 00:37:35

surah is what?

00:37:36 --> 00:37:37

Mulk.

00:37:38 --> 00:37:39

So the Prophet

00:37:39 --> 00:37:41

would recite it every night.

00:37:42 --> 00:37:44

So if you could recite it every night,

00:37:45 --> 00:37:47

eventually you'll memorize it, and if you memorize

00:37:47 --> 00:37:49

it and you make it a habit, by

00:37:49 --> 00:37:50

the will of Allah

00:37:51 --> 00:37:54

will protect you from the punishment in the

00:37:54 --> 00:37:57

grave. The shahid is protected from

00:37:57 --> 00:37:59

the trial and the punishment in the grave.

00:38:00 --> 00:38:01

The person who dies

00:38:01 --> 00:38:04

on the day or night of Friday is

00:38:04 --> 00:38:05

protected from the punishment

00:38:05 --> 00:38:07

and the trial of the grave. So it's

00:38:07 --> 00:38:09

an honor to die on a Friday,

00:38:10 --> 00:38:10

right?

00:38:11 --> 00:38:12

So

00:38:13 --> 00:38:15

that's why I have and again, that's not

00:38:15 --> 00:38:16

exhaustive,

00:38:16 --> 00:38:19

but before I leave you, Insha'Allah, I just

00:38:19 --> 00:38:21

want to give you an opportunity to ask

00:38:21 --> 00:38:22

a couple of questions,

00:38:24 --> 00:38:25

related, Insha'Allah, to the topic.

00:38:26 --> 00:38:28

So I'll give Insha'Allah the chance for the

00:38:28 --> 00:38:28

next speaker.

00:38:39 --> 00:38:41

I don't know whom whoever. Go ahead, please.

00:38:45 --> 00:38:47

How long will it feel like?

00:38:48 --> 00:38:50

So how long the duration? How long does

00:38:50 --> 00:38:51

it feel like?

00:38:51 --> 00:38:53

We don't have an accurate sense of how

00:38:53 --> 00:38:56

long will it feel like. He reminded me

00:38:56 --> 00:38:57

there was something I wanted to mention.

00:38:58 --> 00:39:00

There's a hadith in the Prophet about

00:39:01 --> 00:39:01

Panu Israel,

00:39:02 --> 00:39:02

and

00:39:06 --> 00:39:08

and he said He says narrate from the

00:39:08 --> 00:39:11

children of Israel because they've experienced wondrous things.

00:39:11 --> 00:39:12

He says there were a group of people

00:39:12 --> 00:39:15

who said to themselves from Banu Israel,

00:39:16 --> 00:39:18

let's pray to Allah azza wa Jal that

00:39:18 --> 00:39:19

He would bring us back a person from

00:39:19 --> 00:39:21

the dead so so we can ask him

00:39:21 --> 00:39:21

questions.

00:39:22 --> 00:39:23

So they went and they prayed

00:39:24 --> 00:39:25

and they waited

00:39:25 --> 00:39:26

in the cemetery,

00:39:26 --> 00:39:29

and then somebody actually rose from the dead,

00:39:30 --> 00:39:32

and he was black skinned, and there had

00:39:32 --> 00:39:35

a trace of salah on his forehead,

00:39:35 --> 00:39:37

and that's from Banu Israel, from the Israelites,

00:39:38 --> 00:39:40

so that you understand they prayed also.

00:39:41 --> 00:39:43

Not something similar to their prayer today, something

00:39:43 --> 00:39:45

similar to our salah.

00:39:46 --> 00:39:47

So

00:39:47 --> 00:39:49

he said, he says, Why did you ask

00:39:50 --> 00:39:52

for me to be brought back to life?

00:39:53 --> 00:39:56

I've died a 100 years ago and only

00:39:56 --> 00:39:59

now did that heat of death leave me.

00:39:59 --> 00:40:01

Pray that I would go back.

00:40:02 --> 00:40:03

And then he went back.

00:40:04 --> 00:40:04

So

00:40:05 --> 00:40:07

he died a 100 years ago and only

00:40:07 --> 00:40:10

then would that heat that he experienced during

00:40:10 --> 00:40:12

death depart him.

00:40:13 --> 00:40:16

So they don't experience or we don't experience

00:40:16 --> 00:40:18

time as we experience it here.

00:40:19 --> 00:40:20

Longer,

00:40:20 --> 00:40:23

shorter, Allah knows, but it's not the same.

00:40:24 --> 00:40:26

Does that answer your question? Insha'Allah.

00:40:27 --> 00:40:29

There was one here.

00:40:38 --> 00:40:39

How does it help and elevate?

00:40:40 --> 00:40:43

So the greater good that you do, the

00:40:43 --> 00:40:45

lesser your punishment will be. So if a

00:40:45 --> 00:40:47

person deserves punishment for whatever reason in the

00:40:47 --> 00:40:49

grave and he does good,

00:40:49 --> 00:40:51

that sadaqa, especially if it's continuous,

00:40:52 --> 00:40:55

will keep combating that punishment until it overcomes

00:40:55 --> 00:40:55

it.

00:40:56 --> 00:40:58

So that is one good thing to have,

00:40:59 --> 00:41:01

which is invest in a sadaqa jariyah that

00:41:01 --> 00:41:04

keeps benefiting you in your graven beyond,

00:41:05 --> 00:41:05

right?

00:41:06 --> 00:41:07

Just like fire,

00:41:07 --> 00:41:09

the fire could be great or could be

00:41:09 --> 00:41:11

small, and you're throwing water on it continuously.

00:41:11 --> 00:41:12

Eventually,

00:41:12 --> 00:41:14

it will extinguish it.

00:41:14 --> 00:41:16

But it depends how big the fire is

00:41:16 --> 00:41:18

and how much water you're throwing at it.

00:41:19 --> 00:41:22

Okay. Inshallah. I just wanna take 2 more,

00:41:22 --> 00:41:24

Insha'Allah. I don't want to do the sisters

00:41:24 --> 00:41:24

a disservice.

00:41:25 --> 00:41:25

Okay.

00:42:13 --> 00:42:15

Let me answer this one and if you

00:42:15 --> 00:42:17

cannot think of the next one, Insha'Allah, I'll

00:42:17 --> 00:42:20

answer it. So that's also another good question,

00:42:20 --> 00:42:20

insha'Allah.

00:42:21 --> 00:42:23

The evidence we have is the question is

00:42:23 --> 00:42:25

about whether the dead hear us and about

00:42:25 --> 00:42:27

when we visit the grave, do we recite

00:42:27 --> 00:42:28

Quran

00:42:29 --> 00:42:32

to benefit them, and they will know

00:42:33 --> 00:42:34

or be aware of our presence.

00:42:35 --> 00:42:37

So first of all, we only have evidence

00:42:37 --> 00:42:38

or,

00:42:40 --> 00:42:42

explicit evidence that they know what is happening

00:42:42 --> 00:42:44

around them at the beginning of the burial.

00:42:45 --> 00:42:47

We have no evidence that they will continuously

00:42:48 --> 00:42:49

know what is happening around them.

00:42:50 --> 00:42:52

So if you adhere strictly to the evidence

00:42:52 --> 00:42:55

here, although there's disagreement of opinion about it,

00:42:55 --> 00:42:55

to be honest,

00:42:56 --> 00:42:58

but if you adhere strictly to the evidence,

00:42:58 --> 00:43:00

you will say that initially they know what

00:43:00 --> 00:43:00

is happening,

00:43:01 --> 00:43:02

eventually they don't.

00:43:03 --> 00:43:04

So you can't just simply go to them

00:43:04 --> 00:43:07

and communicate whatever you want and think that

00:43:07 --> 00:43:08

they will listen,

00:43:08 --> 00:43:10

or they know. Even when you go to

00:43:10 --> 00:43:10

Muhammad

00:43:12 --> 00:43:13

all the way in Madinah

00:43:13 --> 00:43:16

and you pass by and you say, Assalamu

00:43:16 --> 00:43:17

alaikum Rasulullah,

00:43:17 --> 00:43:19

Assalamu alaikum, Assalamu alaikum, Assalamu alaikum, Assalamu alaikum

00:43:19 --> 00:43:22

Umar, The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam does

00:43:22 --> 00:43:24

not know your greeting of salam except through

00:43:24 --> 00:43:25

an angel.

00:43:26 --> 00:43:27

Right?

00:43:27 --> 00:43:30

It's not that he hears you, he knows

00:43:30 --> 00:43:32

it through an angel who tells him so

00:43:32 --> 00:43:34

and so said salaam. And so whether you

00:43:34 --> 00:43:36

are here in Toronto or over there in

00:43:36 --> 00:43:38

Medina when you say salam of the prophet,

00:43:38 --> 00:43:40

the medium is the same. It goes through

00:43:40 --> 00:43:41

the same process.

00:43:41 --> 00:43:43

So when you go to a grave, you

00:43:43 --> 00:43:44

think I'm gonna talk to them and they

00:43:44 --> 00:43:46

will hear and understand what I'm saying to

00:43:46 --> 00:43:48

them. That's not the case.

00:43:48 --> 00:43:50

Also, it's not the sunnah to go to

00:43:50 --> 00:43:52

the grave and recite the Quran.

00:43:53 --> 00:43:55

The sunnah is to say

00:44:01 --> 00:44:02

That's the greeting that you have. It's a

00:44:02 --> 00:44:06

dua, but there's no, evidence that the prophet

00:44:06 --> 00:44:06

either

00:44:07 --> 00:44:09

did or recommended the reading of the Quran

00:44:09 --> 00:44:11

in the cemetery or said that this is

00:44:11 --> 00:44:11

beneficial.

00:44:12 --> 00:44:14

Right? So if you want to do it,

00:44:14 --> 00:44:16

if you're among a group who thinks that,

00:44:16 --> 00:44:17

and there are scholars who do believe that,

00:44:17 --> 00:44:19

if you read Quran and give it as

00:44:19 --> 00:44:21

a gift to the dead, it benefits them,

00:44:21 --> 00:44:22

you can give it at home.

00:44:23 --> 00:44:25

But you don't do it in the cemetery.

00:44:25 --> 00:44:26

That becomes a biddah.

00:44:28 --> 00:44:28

I

00:44:28 --> 00:44:30

should probably conclude.

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