The Grave Punishment and Blessings (Part-17)

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The Prophet (SM) said: "Who ever prays for for giveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will give him one reward for each believing man and believing women (he prayed for)"4.

7- Defending the borders of Islam for the sake of Allah (SWT) in this world.

The Prophet (SM) said: "When a person dies his good deeds come to an end, except for his defending the borders of Islam for the sake of Allah (fi sabililJah). This deed will grow (i.e. in reward) until the Day of Judgement, and he will be protected from the Fitnah of the grave"5.

THINGS WHICH SAVE A PERSON FROM THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GRAVE

1-  Martyrdom on the battlefield.

(a) The Prophet (SM) said: "The martyr enjoys six specific blessings from Allah: his sins will be forgiven from the first moment his blood is shed; he will see his place in Paradise; he will be protected from the punishment of the grave; he will feel secure on the most fearful Day (i.e. the Day of Judgement); he will be clothed in the robes of faith; he will be married to al-Hur aI-'Ayn he will be able to intercede for seventy members of his family"'.

(b) From a man from among the Companions of the Prophet (SM): A man asked the Prophet (SM): "O Messenger of Allah, why will all the believers except the martyr suffer the Fitnah of the grave? He said: "The shining swords above the head of the martyr are Fitnah enough!"2.

mach disease. They expressed their wish to be present at his funeral, and one of them said to the other, Don't the Messenger of Allah (SWT) say: "Who- ever is killed by a stomach disease will not be punished in the grave?". The other said: Yes, indeed', (in another report: You have spoken the truth)3.

4- Reciting Surah Tabaraka (i.c. al-Mulk, 67).

The Prophet (SM) said: "Surah Tabaraka is a shield from the punishment of the grave"4.

5- Dying on a Friday (day or night).

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