The Grave Punishment and Blessings (Part-12)

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THE SINS FOR WHICH THE SINNERS WILL BE PUNISHED IN THE GRAVE

1- Punishment for the one who learnt the Qur'an and refused to act upon it' and for sleeping through the prescribed prayers.

We have already quoted the Hadith of Samurah Ibn Jundub in full. It includes the words: ".. We came to a man who was lying down' with another man standing over him holding a big rock. He was throwing the rock down on the other man's head, smashing it. The rock rolled away' and the thrower went after it and brought it back. By the time he came back to the man' his head has been restored' then he proceeded to do the same thing again..' At the end of the Ha­ dith' the two angels told the Messenger of Allah (SWT): ".. The first man whom you saw having his head smashed with a rock' is the man who studies the Qur'an but neither recites nor acts upon it' and who sleeps and neglects the prescribed prayers". In another report it was said: "They will carry on doing that to him until the Day of Resurrections

2-  Punishment for Lying.

In the Hadith of Samurah Ibn Jundub' it also says: ".. So we went on, and came to a man lying flat on his back' with another man standing over him hold- ing an iron hook. He put the hook in one side of the man's mouth and tore off that side of his face to the back (of his neck)' and then tear his nose likewise from front to back' and his eye from front to back' and then do the same on the other side of the man's face. He had hardly finished on the second side' when the first side was restored' so he went back and started again". And at the end of the Hadith: ".. The man you saw having his face torn from his mouth' nose and eyes' front to back' is the man who goes out of his house in the morning and tells so many lies that it spreads all over the world". And in another report it is said: "They will carry on doing that to him until the Day of Resurrections

3-  Punishment for adulterers and adulteresses.

The  Hadith quoted above also says: "So we went on,

and came across something like a Tannur[a.kind of oven: usually a pit lined with clay for baking bread].- I think he said: In it there was much noise and voices.- We looked into it' and inside it were naked men and women' with flames were coming up to them from underneath; when the flames reached them' they cried loudly". This is explained as follows: "The naked men and women who were in something like a Tannurare the adulterers and adulteresses)).

4-  Punishment for consuming  Riba(usury).
Also mentioned in the Hadith quoted: ".. So we went on and came to a river- I think he said: red like blood- and in the river there was a man swimming' and another man on the bank who had gathered many stones. The man who was swimming came to the one who had gathered many stones, and opened his mouth' and the man on the river-bank placed a stone in his mouth. The man in the river swam away' then came back, and everytime he came back' he opened his mouth and a stone was put in it".

At the end of the Hadith: ".. and the man whom you i saw swimming in the river and having stones thrown in his mouth was one who used to consume Riba (usury)"

5-  Punishment  for  not  cleaning  oneself properly after urinating.

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