Question: Is there torture in the grave after death?
Imam Nasser Elyemeni
My dear brother, let us see what the Koran has said about those corrupt ones that God has killed and who were disbelievers and objecting against the truth. Where did they go after their death?
مِّمَّا خَطِيئَاتِهِمْ أُغْرِقُوا فَأُدْخِلُوا نَارًا
Because of their sins they were drowned, then were made to enter the Fire.
Nooh, Chapter #71, Verse #25)
Meaning God send them to hell after they were drowned. This is a clear verse for those who have knowledge and for those who are ignorant.
Then we have a look at those who disbelieved prophet Moses peace be on him. Where did they go after they drowned?
وَحَاقَ بِآلِ فِرْعَوْنَ سُوءُ الْعَذَابِ - النَّارُ يُعْرَضُونَ عَلَيْهَا غُدُوًّا وَعَشِيًّا ۖ وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ أَدْخِلُوا آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ أَشَدَّ الْعَذَابِ
while an evil torment encompassed Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people. The Fire, they are exposed to it, morning and afternoon. And on the Day when the Hour will be established (it will be said to the angels): "Cause Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people to enter the severest torment!"
Ghafir, Chapter #40, Verse #46)
) الَّذِينَ تَتَوَفَّاهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ ظَالِمِي أَنفُسِهِمْ ۖ فَأَلْقَوُا السَّلَمَ مَا كُنَّا نَعْمَلُ مِن سُوءٍ ۚ بَلَىٰ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ - فَادْخُلُوا أَبْوَابَ جَهَنَّمَ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ۖ فَلَبِئْسَ مَثْوَى الْمُتَكَبِّرِينَ
Those whose lives the angels take while they are doing wrong to themselves (by disbelief and by associating partners in worship with Allah and by committing all kinds of crimes and evil deeds)." Then, they will make (false) submission (saying): "We used not to do any evil." (The angels will reply): "Yes! Truly, Allah is All-Knower of what you used to do. - So enter the gates of Hell, to abide therein, and indeed, what an evil abode will be for the arrogant - سورة النحل , An-Nahl, Chapter #16, Verse #28
And here again the verse is clear showing that those of the corrupt ones whom the angel capture their soul they enter the gates of hell immediately after death. Their soul enters directly in the same day the gates of hell. They enter with their souls without their bodies. For the body returns to dust. Let us have a look if they enter the hell fire with their body and the soul, or the body and soul are split then they enter with their souls:
وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ بَاسِطُو أَيْدِيهِمْ أَخْرِجُوا أَنفُسَكُمُ ۖ الْيَوْمَ تُجْزَوْنَ عَذَابَ الْهُونِ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَقُولُونَ عَلَى اللَّهِ غَيْرَ الْحَقِّ وَكُنتُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِهِ تَسْتَكْبِرُونَ
while the angels are stretching forth their hands (saying): "Deliver your souls! This day you shall be recompensed with the torment of degradation because of what you used to utter against Allah other than the truth. And you used to reject His Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) with disrespect! "
Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse #93)
This torture of the grave idea has scared so many people from entering Islam. We still have a many proofs that there is no torture of the grave, and that this is against the Koran hence I announce that those Hadith speaking of torture of the grave, are fabricated because they are not in line with the Koran.
Imam Nasser Mohamed ElYemeni