Evidence for Torment of the Grave


In which verse and sura ,the topic about the punishment at the Grave is written? Also can you mention any hadith related with that?


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Jazakumallahu khairan for your question. It is very nice to hear from you.

The Belief in the punishment of the grave is established in the Qur’an, Sunnah, and by the consensus of the Ulema.

Allah ta’ala says regarding the punishment that Firoun and his family are receiving while in their graves:

[النَّارُ يُعْرَضُونَ عَلَيْهَا غُدُوًّا وَعَشِيًّا وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ أَدْخِلُوا آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ أَشَدَّ الْعَذَابِ} [غافر : 46}

“Fire is exposed to their graves morning and evening, and on the Day of Resurrection, (it will be said:) ‘Enter Family of Firoun the Most Terrible Punishment!'”
[Surah Ghafir, Verse 46]

In the Sunnah, there are many texts that affirm the punishment in the grave. For example, the Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) once passed by the graves of two people who were being punished. He said, “These two are being punished for something not big (in terms of action). Rather they are big (in the sight of Allah). As for the one, he spread slanderous tales amongst people. As for the other, he did not protect himself from urine.” Narrated by Bukhari.

The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also said, “Were I not afraid that you would not bury your dead, I would have asked Allah to allow you to hear their torment.” Narrated by Muslim.

In addition, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) used to ask for safety from the punishment of the grave at the end of each prayer before the tasleem, saying, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from the punishment of the grave.”

May Allah ta’ala grant us and all the believers safety on the Day we meet Him.

And may He bless you with beneficial knowledge.

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