the next life
Submitted by on Sat, 20/09/2008 - 11:36
Dear Brother / Sister,
It is understood from the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that the spirits of the believers come together with each other in the realm of the grave. Also, the deceased people get news from the ones who are alive and they see the ones who meet their graves. They know who pray for them. Because the believing spirits are free and blessings are bestowed upon them, they can travel freely wherever they want. However, the spirits of the non-believer and the believers whose sins are more are busy with their torments only.
When we recite Quran for a deceased person it is possible that his spirit comes next to you, but this is not current for all deceased ones.
The spirits of the realm of the grave are divided into two groups. The first is the ones upon whom are bestowed blessings; and the second ones are the ones suffer torment. According to the explanation of Ibnuu’l Kayyim (an Islamic scholar) the ones who suffer torment do not be able to meet each other. It seems as if they are prisoners. But the ones who are free and not arrested, that is the ones upon whom are bestowed blessings, are able to come together, meet and visit each other. They mentioned the events of the world life, which happened and are going to happen, wit each other. Each spirit is with the ones who have the same degree in their good and bad deeds. The spirit of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is at the highest level (Refiku’l-A’la).
In the surah An-Nisa (Woman) it is said; “All who obey Allah and the messenger are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the Sincere (lovers of Truth), the martyrs, and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! How beautiful is there fellowship!” (1) Such togetherness is during the life of this world, the life of grave and the life of afterlife. Ones are with their loved ones in these three realm. (2)
1- Nisa, 4/69.
2- Îbnu'l-Kayyim, s. 17; Suyûti, Büşra'1-Keîb, v. 147 b; Hasan el-'Idvî, s. 74; Rodosîzâde, Ahval-i Alem-i Berzah, handprint
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