Brothers and Sisters,
I have posted this up so anyone who doesnt know will inshallah get know. We should see refuge in Allah (SWT) from the trials of the grave. The Prophet Muhammed (SWH) said we should say everyday "Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the Hellfire, and from the torment of the grave, and from the trials of life and death and from the trials of the Dajjal (False Messiah)."
Also I heard in a talk according to a hadeeth (not sure of number and location hopefully some can post it up) that we, me and you will go through in the grave trials similar to the of the Dajjal, the sahahba (peace be upon them) where crying out load through the whole masjid when they heard this news from the Prophet Muhammed (SWH). This says to me we will have biengs coming to us saying they are Allah, but I have no knowledge just my opinion but everyday seek refuge in Allah (SWT) by the trials of the grave.
Download excellent talk (7.5MB) by Anwar Al-Awlaki about it:
To be saved from the torments of the grave and the punishments from the Hell-Fire
It is imperative that we must know and believe in Islâm. One of the basic truth and realities of life is that all of us will taste death. When we die, we will be questioned about our Faith. Those who are ignorant of Islâm will surely taste the torments of the grave and the grievous punishments that await them for their ignorance and disbelief:
Anas Bin Malik t narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said, “When (Allâh’s) slave is put in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask, 'What did you use to say about this man (i.e. Muhammad)?’ The faithful believer will say, 'I testify that he is Allâh’s slave and His Messenger.’ Then they will say to him, 'Look at your place in the Hell Fire; Allâh has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.’ So he will see both his places.” (Qatada said, “We were informed that his grave would be made spacious.” Then Qatada went back to the narration of Anas who said;) Whereas a hypocrite or a non-believer will be asked, “What did you use to say about this man.” He will reply, “I do not know; but I used to say what the people used to say.” So they will say to him, “Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Qur’ân).” Then he will be hit with iron hammers once, that he will send such a cry as everything near to him will hear, except Jinn and human beings.” (Bukhâri 2/456 and 422)
Anas Bin Malik t narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said “If you were not (to abandon) the burying of the dead (in the grave), I would have certainly supplicated Allâh that He should make you listen to the torment of the grave.” (Muslim 6860)
Abu Sa’id t narrated that when the Prophet r went out to the prayer and saw the people looking as if they were grinning he said, “If you were to keep much in remembrance death which is the cutter-off of pleasures, it would distract you from what I see. Keep much in remembrance death, which is the cutter-off of pleasure, for a day does not come to the grave without its saying, 'I am the house of exile, I am the house of solitude, I am the house of dust, I am the house of worms.’ When a believer dies the grave says to him, 'Welcome and greeting; you are indeed the dearest to me of those who walk upon me. I have been given charge of you today and you have come to me and you will see how I shall treat you.’ It will then expand for him as far as the eye can see and a door to Paradise will be opened for him. But when the profligate or infidel is buried the grave says to him, ‘No welcome and no greeting to you; you are the most hateful to me of those who walk upon me. I have been given charge of you today and you have come to me and you will see how I shall treat you.’ 'Abu Sa'id told that Allâh’s Messenger r indicated it by interlacing his fingers. Then he said, “Seventy dragons will be put in charge of him of such a nature that if one of them were to breathe on the earth it would produce no crops as long as the world lasted; and they will bite and scratch him till he is brought to the reckoning.” He also reported Allâh’s Messenger r as saying, “The grave is one of the gardens of Paradise, or one of the pits of Hell.” (Tirmidhi 5352)
Al Bara Bin Azib t narrated: “We went out with Allâh’s Messenger r accompanying the bier of a man of the Ansar. When we reached his grave, it was not yet dug. So Allâh’s Messenger r sat down and we also sat down around him as if birds were over our heads. He had in his hand a stick with which he was scratching the ground. He then raised his head and said Seek refuge with Allâh from the punishment in the grave. He said it twice or thrice. The version of Jabir adds here: He hears the beat of their sandals when they go back, and at that moment he is asked: “O so and so! Who is your Rabb, what is your religion, and who is your Prophet?” Hannad’s version says, “Two angels will come to him. They will make him sit up and ask him, “Who is your Rabb?” He will reply, “My Rabb is Allâh.” They will ask him, “What is your religion?” He will reply, “My religion is Islâm.” They will ask him: “What is your opinion about the man who was sent on a mission among you?” He will reply, “He is Allâh’s Messenger.” They will ask, “Who made you aware of this?” He will reply: “I read Allâh’s Book, believed in it, and considered it true; which is verified by Allâh’s words: ‘Allâh establishes those who believe with the word that stands firm in this world and the next.’” The agreed version reads: “Then a crier will call from Heaven: ‘My servant has spoken the truth, so spread a bed for him from Paradise; clothe him from Paradise; and open a door for him into Paradise.’ So some of its air and perfume will come to him, and a space will be made for him as far as the eye can see. He also mentioned the death of the infidel saying, His spirit will be restored to his body. Two angels will come to him, make him sit up and ask him: “Who is your Rabb?” He will reply, “Alas, alas! I do not know.” They will ask him: “What is your religion?” He will reply, Alas, alas! “I do not know.” They will ask, “Who was the man who was sent on a mission among you?” He will reply, “Alas, alas! I do not know.” Then a crier will call from Heaven: “He has lied, so spread a bed for him from Hell; clothe him from Hell; and open for him a door into Hell.” Then some of its heat and pestilential wind will come to him, and his grave will be compressed, so that his ribs will be crushed together. Jabir’s version adds: One who is blind and dumb will then be placed in charge of him, having a sledge-hammer such that if a mountain were struck with it, it would become dust. He will give him a blow with it which will be heard by everything between the east and the west except by men and jinn, and he will become dust. Then his spirit will be restored to him. (Abu Dawud 4735)
Those who will fail to answer the questions in the grave will be doomed to stay in the Hell-Fire. They will suffer the severe punishments for not knowing Islâm and denying it as the True Religion from Allâh I. The following are some Ahâdîth that further describe the worst life that the unbelievers will suffer in the eternal world to come:
Anuman ibn Bashir t narrated: “I heard the Prophet r saying, ‘The least punished person of the (Hell) Fire people on the Day of Resurrection will be a man under whose arch of the feet two smoldering embers will be placed. Because of which his brain will boil just like Al-Mirjal (copper vessel) or a Qum-qum (narrow-necked vessel) is boiling with water.’” (Bukhâri 8/ 567)
Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allâh’s Messenger r said, “Your (ordinary) fire is one of 70 parts of the (Hell) Fire.” Someone asked, “O Allâh’s Messenger r! This (ordinary) fire would have been sufficient (torture the non-believers).” Allâh’s Messenger r said, “The (Hell) Fire has 69 parts more than the ordinary (worldly) fire, each part is as hot as this (worldly) fire.” (Bukhâri 4/487 and Muslim)
It is for our own salvation, therefore, that we must have an ample knowledge of Islâm to be able to save ourselves from the torments of the grave and the grievous punishments in the Hell-Fire. We must know how to strengthen our Faith and to be Righteous by doing good deeds based on the Qur’ân and the Sunnah for the sole pleasure of Allâh the Almighty.