18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Grave Widens for Believer

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When the believing worshipper is buried, the grave says to him, ‘Welcome, make yourself comfortable. Indeed, to me, you are the most beloved of those who walked upon me. Since you have been entrusted to me and delivered to me today, you shall see what I have arranged for you.’ It will then widen for him to the extent that his sight extends, and the door to Jannah is opened for him.” [Tirmidhi]

One day I will enter my grave. What will I feel then? Will my grave welcome me, widen for me till the limit of my sight? Will I feel comfortable in it and secure? Will a door to Jannah be opened from it so that I might see my place in Jannah from my grave, enjoy its sight and spend my time in my grave in joyful anticipation?

I hope so. I hope that I do such deeds that I become beloved to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). Then I will become beloved to all the angels, all the animals, birds, fish, and plants. I will also become beloved to the earth that I walk upon. Then when I enter my grave, it will be happy to see me and I will be happy to see it.

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