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Quote fanaofallah Replybullet Topic: what happens after death
    Posted: 01 May 2005 at 10:33am or e-mial [email protected] for more information on the tareeqah or the course of self purification


1. It is a well-known reality that everyone has to taste death. Allah Ta'ala says in the Holy Quran: "Every soul shall have the taste of death". (3:185)

2. The time of death is fixed for everyone. Every single person's age is fixed. It cannot increase from its fixed time nor can it decrease. Nothing can save one from death. Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up high. When the time of death comes, nothing can delay it.

3. When a person’s life is ending, Hazrat Izraeel (alaihis salaam) comes to extract the dying person's soul.

4. The person dying looks to his left and right and sees Angels everywhere. The Angels of Mercy come to a Muslim and for the Kaafirs, the Angels of Punishment appear. At this time, even the Kaafirs believe the truth about Islam, but their faith at this time is not counted. This is because faith is the name of believing the Message of Allah Ta'ala and his beloved Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) without seeing proof. At this time one sees the Angels and then believes and this is therefore, not accepted as a Muslim.

5. A Muslim's soul is taken out with ease and is then taken with respect by the Angels of Mercy.

6. A Kaafir's soul is taken out with great pain and the Angels of Punishment take it with disgrace.

7. After death, the soul does not go into another body and is then reborn, but it stays in the world of "Barzakh" till the Day of Judgement. "Barzakh" means the interval between death and resurrection.

8. To believe in reincarnation - that the soul goes into another human body, or into an animal's body, or into trees or plants, etc. is wrong and is Kufr.


1. Death is when the soul comes out of the body.

2. According to the faith and deeds performed by that person, a different place is fixed for the soul to remain. It stays in that place until the Day of Resurrection. Some stay underneath the "Arsh" (above the skies), some remain at "Aala Illiyyeen" (the highest point), some remain at the well of Zam Zam, and some remain in their grave.

3. The souls of infidels are imprisoned. Some are imprisoned in the well of "Barhoot", some in "Sajeen" (the lowest point in Earth), and some at their place of cremation or burial.


1. In any situation, the soul does not die nor does it disintegrate but it remains unchanged. Whatever it's position and whatever it's state is, it always remains connected to the body.

2. Those who believe that the soul can die and disintegrate are a "Bud Mazhab" (from a deviated sect).

3. If the body experiences pain, the soul also feels the pain. If the body is relaxed, then the soul is also relaxed.

4. When someone visits the grave, the soul sees the person, recognises him or her and listens to what they are saying.

5. In relation to the Muslim's soul, it is stated in the Hadith Shareef that when a Muslim dies, the soul’s path is opened and it can go wherever it pleases.

6. The dead also speaks. Animals, etc. except for normal humans and Jinn hear its voice.


1. After burial, the grave tightens up and presses the dead.

2. It presses the Muslim like a mother holds a child. It presses the Kaafir (infidel) to the extent of crushing them, like the left side bones end up on the right side.

3. When the people leave after burial, the dead hears the footsteps.

4. At that time, two Angels called Munkar and Nakeer come ripping through the earth. Their faces look very fearful and scary. Their bodies are black in colour. They have green and black eyes, which are very large in size popping out, like the Jinn's eyes and they are made of fire. Their hair is very scary and long from head to toe. Their teeth are very long with which they rip through the earth. They wake up the dead shaking and rattling them.

5. With great strength with a deep voice, they ask these three questions:

a. "MAN RABBUKA" meaning "Who is your Lord?"

b. "MAA DEENUKA" meaning "What is your religion?"

c. "MAA KUNTA TAQUL FEE HAJAR RAJL" meaning "What did you use to say about this person?"

If the dead person is a Muslim, he will reply as follows:

a. "RABBALLAH" – "My Lord is Allah."

b. "DEENIL ISLAM" – "My Religion is Islam."

c. "HUWA RASOOLULLAHE SALLALHO ALAIHI WASSALLAM" – "This is Allah's Messenger, He has been embraced with Allah Ta'ala's Mercy, greetings to him."

6. Now, a Voice from the skies will be heard saying: "My servant has said the truth. Lay the tablecloth of Paradise for him. Give him clothes from Paradise to wear and open the doors of Paradise (Jannat) for him." The cool air and the sweet fragrance of Jannat will continue to come and wherever the eyesight can reach, the grave will be made wide and large. Angels will say: "Sleep like a groom sleeps". All this will be for the good pious Muslims.

7. For the sinful, there will be punishment according to their sins.

8. This punishment will continue for a time. Then from the prayers of the pious or from "Esaale Sawaab" (good acts performed by people for the dead's forgiveness) or from prayers for their forgiveness or simply from the Mercy of Allah Ta'ala, this punishment will stop. Then, there will be relaxation.

9. If the dead is a Kaafir, then he will not be able to answer the questions and will say "HAA HAA LADRI" meaning "Shame for I know nothing'". Now a caller will shout: "He is a liar, lay the table-cloth of fire for him, and give him clothes of fire to wear and open the doors of Hell (Dozakh) for him, from which the heat of Hell will reach him." There will be two Angels allocated to him to give him punishment and will hit him with great big hammers. Big scorpions and snakes will also bite him. All different kinds of punishment will continue until the Day of Resurrection.


1. The Prophets will not be asked questions in their graves nor will their graves tighten.

2. Many followers will also not be asked the questions, like those Muslims who die on a Friday or in the month of Ramadaan.

3. The situation of relaxation and punishment in the grave is a fact. This punishment or reward is for both the body and the soul.

4. Whether the body disintegrates or burns or mixes in the soil, it's original parts remains until the Day of Resurrection. It will receive reward or punishment. On the Day of Judgement it will be reformed back to a body. These original parts are actually situated in the spine and cannot be seen by humans. It also cannot be eaten by the soil nor can they be burned. These are the seeds of the body and from these Allah Ta'ala joins the rest of the parts of the body, which have been spread by either being turned into ashes or soil and are reformed into the original body.

5. The soul then comes back into that body and is presented in the field of Resurrection. This day is known as "Hashr".

6. The questions will be asked at that place at which a person has been buried or has been left to rot. Punishment will also occur there. For example, if a tiger has eaten a person, the questions will be asked inside the tiger's stomach, and the punishment and reward will also happen there.

7. A person who rejects the fact of the punishment and reward of the grave is a misguided person.


1. The Prophets, the Awliya (Friends of Allah Ta'ala), the Shuhada (Martyrs), a Hafiz of the Quran who also acts upon the instructions of the Holy Quran, a person who has never committed a sin and those who pray the Durood Shareef at all times, their bodies are not eaten by the soil.

2. Those who say that the Prophet's bodies "have died and eaten by the soil" is a misguided person, from the wrong sect, or an evil and an insulting person.



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Quote bharatiya Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2005 at 6:18am
Thank you very much fanaofallah...

But I did not understand the part of Angels coming and asking about religion etc.

Can you please explain?


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Quote Guests Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2005 at 6:18pm
Thank You For your post, I learned a lot.
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Quote arshad3108 Replybullet Posted: 03 June 2009 at 2:09am
A small correction, just because a person is muslim he cannot enter heaven instead it is based on his deeds. If the person is a muslim and he has not performed his farz and sunnahs properly there will be great pain when his soul is pulled out.
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Quote honeto Replybullet Posted: 04 June 2009 at 6:49pm
Allah has mentioned in the Quran that those who turn to Him in repentance and ask for forgiveness, they will find Allah turning to them in Mercy and will forgive them their shortcomings.
However, One sin Allah has said not to forgive is if one dies in the state of denying Him and worshipping someone/something other than Him. That person will not recieve His forgiveness if he /she dies in that state of denial.

Edited by honeto - 04 June 2009 at 6:51pm
39:64 Proclaim: Is it some one other than God that you order me to worship, O you ignorant ones?"
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Quote Hanzala Replybullet Posted: 09 July 2009 at 12:33am
"When the people leave after burial, the dead hears the footsteps.

4. At that time, two Angels called Munkar and Nakeer come ripping through the earth."

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My question is "if someone is not buried,let say sink in the ocean, eaten by a fish, burn in the fire (as hindus do), then how can that person hear the footsteps of his relatives and where the 2 angels come for questioning?
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Quote Nazleen Replybullet Posted: 15 November 2009 at 8:37pm
Nice posti've learnt something. Very informative.
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Quote koran1400 Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2012 at 5:15pm
Actualy 1st u need to learn more about Islam here is some info about Quran ...


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We have revealed for you (O men!) a book in which is a Message for you: will ye not then understand? (Quran 21:10).

 Almost all sources, classical and modern, agree that the Quran encourages the acquisition of science and scientific knowledge.

 And God has created every living creature from water. (Quran 24:45)

 Do we know that cytoplasm; the basic substance of the cell is made up of 80% water modern research has also revealed that most organisms consist of 50% to 90% water & that every living entity requires water for its existence.

 … Do they not see how We come to the land eroding it from its extremities?… (Qur'an, 21:44)

 Dear EarthTalk: I’ve noticed a lot of beach erosion along the eastern U.S. coast. Beaches are virtually nonexistent in places. Is this a usual cycle that will self-correct, or are these beaches permanently gone from sea level rise or other environmental causes? -- Jan Jesse, Morristown, TN.

 Apart from the miraculous characteristics of the Qur'an which we have looked into so far, it also contains what we can term "mathematical miracles." There are many examples of this fascinating Qur'anic aspect. One example of this is the number of repetitions of certain words in the Qur'an. Some related words are surprisingly repeated the same number of times. Below are few examples of such words and the number of repetitions in the Qur'an.

 Day (yawm)" is repeated 365 times in singular form, while its plural and dual forms "days (ayyam and yawmayn)" together are repeated 30 times. The number of repetitions of the word "month" (shahar) is 12.

The word "salaat" appear five times in the Qur'an, and Allah has commanded man to perform the prayer (salat / Namaz) five times a day.

 The miracle of the number 19 in the Quran proves that the Quran is beyond of human being to make it other than the Supreme Being!

 O MANKIND! Be conscious of your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity(Equal), and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women.(Quran 4.1)

 The words "man" and "woman" are also employed equally: 23 times.

 Therefore woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, "This is from Allah," that they may purchase a small gain therewith. Woe unto them for that their hands have written, and woe unto them for that they earn thereby. (Quran 2.79)

 Everyone is aware that there are contradictions in the Bible:-

God creates animals and then man - Gen 1:25-26 vs. God creates man and then the animals - Gen 2:18-19

God commands killing - Ex 32:27 vs. God forbids killing - Ex 20:13

God forsakes Jesus - Mark 15:34 vs. Jesus is inseparable from God - John 10:30, 14:10, 16:32

And so on..!

Will they not ponder the Qur’an? If it had been from other than Allah, they would have found many inconsistencies in it. (Qur’an, 4:82).

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