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Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2006 00:45

THE LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE THE CONDITIONS OF BARZAKH

The interval between death and the Day of Resurrection is called
Barzakh in arabic. The literal meaning of Barzakh is obstruction or
barrier. Since this period is a barrier is between this world and
the life Hereafter, that is why it called Barzakh.

The grave is either the garden of Paradise or the pit of Hell-Fire.
O People, make your graves as gardens of Paradise by doing
righteous deeds; and do not make your graves the pits of Hell-Fire
by doing evil deeds.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Mercy- All Praise be to
Allah, Lord of the worlds, and blessings be upon the best of His
creation, Muhammad, the Chief of Prophets, and upon his progeny and
upon his companions and those guided aright through the firm faith
and those who followed them earnestly up to the Day of
Resurrection. |

From the teachings of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) it becomes clear that after the demise of a
person we apparently take him to be lifeless, but he remains alive,
although his life is different is different from our lives. The
Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is
reported to have said that the act of breaking a bone of the dead
body causes him as much pain as is felt by a living person. One
day the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saw
Z. Amr b. Hazm (Allah be pleased with him) leaning over a grave.
he forbade him to vex the dead body.

When a man dies, he is consigned from this world to to Barzakh.
Regardless of the fact whether the dead body is laid in the grave
or cremated, he retains the power of understanding and
comprehension.

The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is
reported to have said that when the corpse is put in the bier and
the people carry the dead body to the graveyard, if he is a pious
person, he requests them to carry him as fast as they can and if he
is a wrong doer, he curses the wretchedness in store for him and
asks where he is being led to.

He is also reported to have said that except human beings
everything else hears the cries of the dead body. If a man were to
hear the cries of the dead body, he would faint.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 21, 2007 02:07

miss shumaila you have stated a very authentic document along with refrences but the problem here as you might have noticed that our generation has gone very far from practical islam.We know all about SALAT but do not pray.We learnt quran but we dont recite.We know the commandments of allah but we dont obey,We know what is forbidden but we do not restrain ourselves from haram.the need of the hour is to motivate the ummah in such a manner that they become practical muslims.We got "ILM" but with no "AMAL" . The Prophet Rasullalh (Sallahu alihe wa aalihe Wassallam) taught his ummah to remmember death by talking about it more but we here get frightened by dicussing it and cant bear it ,what a pity.the whole of the quran is filled with the subject of heaven and hell and death and the aftermath but look at us we even dont like to hear it or mention it.keep it up shumaila , you are bold and brave and learned.like to hear about other topics as well.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 20, 2006 05:21

salaam sweet sister shumailaa 2000,

u are so young n yet have a great knowledge of Ur deen..may Allah bless u with a husband who is full of the same knowledge as u..and may u live a happy and prosperous life..

unfortunately we in the western world do not have the same facilities as u do back home..its only been a few years now that all these Islamic schools n distant learning colleges have come up..i teach my children wot i learn through books but hopefully inshallah i have made arrangements to complete my BA in Islamic studies for next year.

u are an inspiring young women ..dont let anyone break u..god bless



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Posted on Tue, Sep 19, 2006 03:26

Under the Grave

When a pious man dies, he is made to sit by the angels. He attains a position that neither anxiety nor grief overtakes him. First of all, a question pertaining to Islam is put to him. After that he is asked about the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). He says that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had brought clear signs from God and that he believed those signs to be true in their entirety. After that he is shown a place in hell which presents scene of pandemonium. Then diverting his attention to the scene, he is told that God had saved him from that punishment. After that he is shown a place in paradise, richly bedecked' and elegantly adorned, where he observes pleasant sights. Then he is told that he would be given the very abode when he would be brought after the Last Day since during his life in the world, he believed in the Last Day and he died when he held the same belief, so on the Day of Resurrection, he would be resurrected from the grave in the very same state.

When a wicked man dies, he is seated in the grave but he is overwhelmed with anxiety and fear. The same questions that have been mentioned above, are put to him. He says that he knows nothing about anything. He used to repeat what he heard from the people. At first, the gate of paradise is opened. After displaying its adornment and elegance, and all riches contained therein, he is told that it was his original dwelling place. But it had been denied to him. Then a spectacle of hell is shown to him. He observes there a state of pandemonium. Then he is informed that he would be given that abode because during his life in the world he entertained doubts and died in the same state, so, on the Day of Resurrection, he would be resurrected from the grave in the same state.

Abu Qatada (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that one day a funeral procession happened to pass by the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). When the latter saw it, he remembered that either that man would feel pleasure or would cause others to feel pleasure. He explained that it is after death that a believer feels pleasure when he is relieved of the worldly worries and troubles to find place in the neighborhood of the Almighty God. This was the case of a man who feels pleasure. On the death of a wrong doer, the other men, inhabiting towns and villages and the trees and animals feel pleasure since with his death the creation is relieved of the calamities which fall upon the earth because of his outburst of riots in the cities; the trees dry up and the animals hardly get fodder. It is for this reason that on his death all feel pleasure because evil shadow of his sins create troubles for everyone.

Ibn 'Umar (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that once the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) caught hold of his shoulder and advised him to live in the world like a stranger or like a traveler. Ibn 'Umar (Allah be pleased with him) is reported to have said that at dawn one should not wait for night and at night one should not wait for dawn. When one enjoys good health, one should make provision for combating with disease (because during the period of his illness he would be getting reward for his good } good deeds done in the state of health, so one should make provision for death.



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Posted on Tue, Sep 19, 2006 03:21

Sis i dont want to fight any one



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Posted on Tue, Sep 19, 2006 03:16

The Description of Barzakh

The literal meaning of the word Barzakh is 'barrier between two things'. From Islamic point of view Barzakh is the period which intervenes between this world and the life Hereafter commencing immediately after the death of a man and ending on the Day of Resurrection. As soon as a man dies, he enters Barzakh.

God by His Divine Power and Sound Judgment, created Adam (blessings of Allah be upon him) from dust and taught him the name of everything, glorified his position by enjoining upon the angels to fall down before him in prostration and He made his abode in paradise, caused him to fall down on the earth with a view to fulfilling {he purpose for which He had created him. In this way, his first lodging was paradise, the Second was the world, the third was Barzakh and the fourth again paradise. The first dwelling place of his offspring is the belly of mother, the second is the world, the third is Barzakh and the fourth is either Paradise or Hell. God allotted appropriate functions for each abode and called the world a field for practical work and a cultivation ground for the Hereafter. He bestowed a great favor upon man by sending Prophets for guidance in order to enable humanity to discriminate between right and wrong. Those who followed the teachings of the prophets and were known as believers and those who went astray were called disbeliever. The interval between Death and Resurrection is called Barzakh. During this period a believer feels happy whereas a disbeliever suffers torments. The real reward or punishment will be given on the Day of Judgment after due reckoning. .,
Origin of Death

Hasan (blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said that when God created Adam (blessings of Allah be upon him) and his progeny, the angels humbly pointed out to God that the offspring of Adam would not be accommodated on the earth. God proclaimed that He would then bring death into Being. The angels said that it He created death they would not be able to lead a pleasant life. God proclaimed that He shall inspire them with hope (Ibne Abi Shaiba).

Mujahid (mercy of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said that when Adam (blessings of Allah be upon him) was caused to fall down on the earth, God enjoined upon him to construct for destruction and to beget children for death. (Abu Naeem)

O then who dwell in the highest palace, you will soon be buried in dust. An angel makes an announcement daily "Give birth to the children for death and fashion then, for destruction".



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Posted on Fri, Sep 15, 2006 06:50

R u here to frighten us sis??????...coz most of us are god fearing..tell me more...im gonna be doing islamic escoloism..something like that...its kinda of the same stuff..have u done it?



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