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The severity of the squeeze of the grave as described by Imam Shafi'i (rahimahullah)

Question

Is it true that the first squeeze of the grave will make you forget every warm hug you have had in your life? Is this a Hadith?

Answer

I have not seen this statement as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

 

The following statement is attributed to Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah):

“The squeeze of the grave will cause you to forget your wedding night”

 

(Diwanul Imam Ash Shafi’i, pg. 68)

 

However the squeezing of the grave has indeed been proved through other authentic narrations. See here for more details.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar