The Squeezing of the body
in the Grave.
The squeezing of the body takes place in
the grave on the first night. For some, this squeezing will be as two intimate
friends embrace each other when they meet after a long time. But, for others this
will be so severe that the ribs of right and left side will penetrate into each
How does a soul live in Barzakh?
after death, we will find ourselves in an entirely new world. How would be this
world and what will be the nature of life there?
From Quran and hadith, our
ulema explains that immediately after death, man enters a new stage of life in
which he feels everything. i.e., after the death, the body becomes motionless
and useless, but the soul does not die and the sense of feelings remains. The
soul of the dead person feels both pain and pleasure. But the pain and pleasure
in barzakh depends on the conduct of the previous life. The place and the living
conditions in the barzakh will be different for different people. The Holy Prophet
(sws) said: Grave is the first encounter with the events leading to the Resurrection.
If one finds it easy, his future will also be secured, but if this is not good
for him, then the remaining events of the resurrection might be even worse for
him. Allama Mutahhaeri has mentioned 15 verses of the Holy Quran which tell about
the nature of life in barzakh.
We can send gifts and
presents to our dear relatives and friends who live in barzakh. The meritorious
deeds performed by the relatives of the dead person with intention that their
reward should go to his dead relative reaches him and makes the dead person happy.
If almsand charities are given with an intention that their reward should go to
ones depar ted father, mother, brother, husband, wife , friend, teacher,
or anyone else, these charities in form of gifts are delivered to the concerned
deceased person. This makes him cheerful and happy. Similarly if anyone performs
salat, fasting, tawaaf of Kaaba, hajj, or any other mustahab act on behalf of
a dead person, its reward goes to him and make the dead person blissful. It has
been advised that those who have displeased their parents during their lifetime,
should take the advantage of this privilege. They should do something to please
them after their death if they did not please them when they were alive.