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Is there punishment in Ramadan?

Question

I have heard “During the month of Ramadan Allah stops the punishment of the grave for everyone buried.”

Is it true?

Answer

Hafiz Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) has quoted a narration that is reported with a weak chain (by Imam Bayhaqi) from Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) that he said:

‘Indeed the punishment of the grave is uplifted/halted from the inmates of the graves in Ramadan’

(Ahwalul Qubur, pg.105-106 and Sharhus Sudur, pg.254)

It is also commonly said that those who pass away in Ramadan are saved from punishments of the grave etc.

This can be deduced from the Hadith that states that in Ramadan, the doors of Jahannam (Hell) are closed and the doors of Jannah are opened.

(Sahih Bukhari Hadith 3277; also refer to Fatawa Mahmudiyya vol.6 pg.63)

Also see here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar