Monday, November 29, 2010

Punishment in the Grave

The punishment in the grave is the result of the sins committed by the heart,
the eyes, the ears, the mouth, the tongue, the stomach, the private parts, the
hands, the feet, and the body as a whole. The following are some sins which
bring about punishment in the grave:

􀁸 􀀃 Tale-bearing, backbiting, and slandering.


􀁸 􀀃 Giving false testimony.


􀁸 􀀃 Causing disputes between people.


􀁸 􀀃 Innovating in matters of religion.


􀁸 􀀃 Talking on behalf of Allaah and His Messenger without knowledge.


􀁸 􀀃 Consuming Riba (interest and usury).


􀁸 􀀃 Devouring the wealth of orphans without due right.


􀁸 􀀃 Dealing with bribery.


􀁸 􀀃 Consuming the money of fellow Muslims, or one with whom a person has
an agreement, without due right.



􀁸 􀀃 Consuming intoxicants.


􀁸 􀀃 Fornication, adultery, and homosexuality.


􀁸 􀀃 Theft and murder.


􀁸 􀀃 Deception, betrayal, and fraud.


􀁸 􀀃 Usage of deception to change what is Islamically unlawful to lawful, or to
prevent the performance of Islamic obligations and encourage committing
of prohibitions.


􀁸 􀀃 Harming Muslims and hunting for their mistakes.


􀁸 􀀃 Ruling with other than what Allaah legislated, or passing Islamic rulings
which differ from what Allaah prescribed and legislated.


􀁸 􀀃 Assisting oppressors and evil doers.


􀁸 􀀃 Incapacitating the meaning of the Names and Attributes of Allaah or
disbelieving in them.


􀁸 􀀃 Giving precedence to one's own opinions, tastes or politics over the
Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, or slandering our
Salaf (pious predecessors).


􀁸 􀀃 Being a woman who is hired by the family of a deceased person to cry
loudly upon his death, or being one of those who listen to her.


􀁸 􀀃 Singing, being a musician, or being one who listens to them.


􀁸 􀀃 Building mosques over graves.


􀁸 􀀃 Giving less in measure to others when one is weighing, but taking more
for oneself when being weighed for.


􀁸 􀀃 Tyranny, arrogance, boasting, and aiding those who have such
characteristics in these qualities.


􀁸 􀀃 Indifference to being reminded of Allaah, but refraining from what one is
doing when threatened by mere humans.


􀁸 􀀃 Going to fortunetellers and magicians, and believing them.


􀁸 􀀃 Not paying attention or giving importance to the words of the Prophet
sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, but listening and adhering to admonition
from a regular human being,


􀁸 􀀃 Reciting the Quran, but not being affected by it, and even becoming
preoccupied by something else during it; but when listening to music,
which is an introduction to adultery and the substance for hypocrisy,
rejoicing and becoming excited, and even wishing that the music would
never stop.


􀁸 􀀃 Giving false oaths when swearing by Allaah, but being truthful when
swearing by the name of one's Shaykh, father, leader or anyone else whom
one loves dearly.


􀁸 􀀃 Openly bragging about one's sins.


􀁸 􀀃 Being untrustworthy with regards to people's wealth or honor.


􀁸 􀀃 Having a licentious tongue, which causes others to avoid one for fear of
his evil.


􀁸 􀀃 Delaying prayer to the end of its prescribed time, then praying it
hurriedly.


􀁸 􀀃 Paying Zakaah resentfully and only due to coercion.


􀁸 􀀃 Not performing Hajj despite being physically and financially capable.


􀁸 􀀃 Not fulfilling people’s due rights despite being capable of doing so.


􀁸 􀀃 Not fearing Allaah in one's means of earning provisions.


􀁸 􀀃 Severing ties of kinship.


􀁸 􀀃 Showing no mercy to the needy, widows and orphans.


􀁸 􀀃 Showing no mercy to animals.


All of the above mentioned categories of people, and others like them, will
be punished in their graves on account of their crimes, each according to
how much he committed. He will be punished accordingly unless he repents
to Allaah and Allaah forgives him due to his repentance, or due to His
general mercy upon the Muslims