Grave Torture

Um Ibrahim

Alhamdulilah :)

Hope everyone is doing good. Last week, in one of my classes, there was a discussion about how different people from around the world bury their dead, and how some don't even bury but burn their dead:astag: so that conversation in the class just got me wondering about grave torture; Do people who cremate themselves go through torture? even if there's no physical body anymore after the cremation?


I'm not what you believe
our lives don't really belong to usa,as like as our bodies.when wi'e'll die we must give back What Allah has gives us,as like as it was,because in the Day of Judgemente every part of our body will speak at our place and will say what we reallt did in our terrestrial life.:wasalam:


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Assalamu alaykum sister Nimah,

I hope following fatwa answers the question, inshaAllaah.

114- An issue about questioning and torturing the dead if they are not buried in a grave

Q: A lot of people believe that if the dead are buried in a place other than the grave they will be saved from the torture of the grave. What is your advice to those people? May Allah reward you with the best.

A: The dead are to be questioned whether they are in their graves, or in any place; in the desert, the sea, or in the belly of a beast of prey. In all cases they will be questioned; their spirits will be questioned. They will be questioned and tortured if they are evildoers, and they will live in comfort and ease if they are pious. Their spirits will enjoy Paradise or suffer Hell. The remaining part of their body will go either to Paradise or to Hell in the way that Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) Alone wills, but the spirit will suffer largely the torments in Barzakh (period between death and the Resurrection) whereas both the body and the spirit will suffer torment and pain or will feel happy and enjoy Paradise on the Day of Judgment. Thus, those who lead a virtuous life will enjoy Paradise, and those who lead a sinful life will suffer in Hell. In brief, either bliss or torment will apply to both the spirit and the body together, but in Barzakh the spirit either enjoys or suffers the largest part of the bliss or the punishment, respectively. But the body takes its portion, regardless of the place where it lies, whether in the sea, or in any place. Thus, the spirit in general takes its share of the bliss or torture, but in Barzakh it takes the lion's share of the bliss or the torture. On the Day of Judgment, both the spirit and the body of the faithful will enjoy Paradise whereas

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both the spirit and the body of the evildoers will suffer in Hell. We ask Allah for safety! Similarly, those who are disobedient take their share of torture; both their spirit and body will suffer pain, but if they are saved from entering Hell, both their spirit and body will enjoy Paradise. After being removed from Hell, most of the disobedient will enter Paradise; their torture is not eternal, except for the disbelievers. Those who commit sins such as adultery and murder will abide in Hell for a certain period of time, but not forever. As for adulterers and murderers, Allah (Glorified be He) says: and he will abide therein in disgrace Concerning the murderer, Allah (Exalted be He) says: And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein; and the Wrath of Allâh is upon him. This is a limited eternity, unlike the disbelievers whose abode in Hell will be forever. We ask Allah for safety. It is a timeless abode. In this regard, Allah (Exalted be He) says: Thus Allâh will show them their deeds as regrets for them. And they will never get out of the Fire. Also, Allah (Glorified be He) says: Neither will it have a complete killing effect on them so that they die, nor shall its torment be lightened for them. Thus do We requite every disbeliever! We ask Allah for safety.

- Fatwas of Nur `Ala Al-Darb>Volume 14>Book on Salah (section 9)>Chapter on the rulings on Janazah Prayer continued>Questioning and torturing the deceased not buried