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The Sufis Can Teach the Answers to the Three Questions of the Grave Even After You Die

September 10, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It is amazing to watch the following video in which Tahirul Qadri (well known Sufi Shaykh) is teaching the dead to say La Ilaha Illalah and then the answers to the three questions in the grave, subhanAllah. In other words, you don’t have to spend hours and hours to learn and memorize Usuulu Thalaatha (The Three Fundamental Principles). Rather, these Sufis will come to your grave and teach you everything which you couldn’t learn while you were alive.  He (Tahirul Qadri) pretends that he can hear the dead person and the dead person is responding back to him, Allahul Mustaan. My questions to the follower of these extreme Sufis is that when the person was alive, he couldn’t even understand the Arabic language but once he dies you can go to his grave and teach him the answers in Arabic, how can it be possible.

May Allah protect us, ameen.

وَمَا أَنتَ بِمُسْمِعٍ مَّن فِي الْقُبُورِ

but you cannot make hear those who are in graves. Surah Fatir 35:22



  1. abdulkareem permalink

    these people (the sufis) will lead you right to the HELLFIRE…

  2. He is shaheed, apparently Tahir Qadir quotes, so angels dont ask questions to shaheed.. These people are biddati and we need to help them.

  3. Abu Amir Salafiyoon Al Hasan As-Salafi permalink

    Indeed Such people have been cursed and deprived of the The Correct Methodology …. Maskeen Indeed.

  4. I am a abdullaah permalink

    The Sufis “claim” they can teach. You forgot to put the word “claim” in the headline. This headline makes it seem that they can do this. And as for your response regarding the Arabic language, this is from the matters of the Unseen. Perhaps you should ask the people of knowledge before making that statement, akhee. Tasawuf is an extremely deviant sect and it is upon us to refute them with baseeraa

  5. اللهُمَّ أَرِنَا الحَقَّ حَقّاً وَارْزُقْنَا التِبَاعَةَ وَأَرِنَا البَاطِلَ بَاطِلاً وَارْزُقْنَا

    اجْتِنَابَهُ، بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

  6. Rafiq permalink

    Nothing to do with Shaykh Tahir al-Qadri or Sufis. Talqin al-mayyit (instructing the dead) was approved of and considered mustahab by many of the classical authorities of Islam from the past. The details are mentioned by al-Imam an-Nawawi (rahimahullahu ta`ala) in his al-Adhkar, p. 212 and I can send you a photocopy if interested.

    As for the dead hearing, many if not the majority of the scholars of the past held the view that the dead could indeed hear including Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya and they interpreted the Ayah from Surah Fatir differently.

    These are accepted positions among the classical authorities and scholars from the past and we as late comers have no choice but to respect that.

    • JazakAllahu khair. May Allah increase you in beneficial knowledge ameen. The general principle is that the dead don’t hear unless otherwise established from the Quran and the Sunnah. You have to keep in mind that no Shaykh, no Aalim, no Mufti can change the Islamic legislation. We have the Quran and Sunnah to establish the proof. You can read more about this issue in the following: If you understand Urdu, i would highly encourage you to listen to Dr. Murtaza Bakhsh’s lecture on the dead at BarakAllahu feekum,

      A: The basic rule states that the dead people, pious or not, do not hear people’s talk. Allah (Exalted be He) says: If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call; and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) like Him Who is the All-Knower (of everything). Also Allah (Glorified be He) says: …but you cannot make hear those who are in graves. But Allah may make the dead hear the voice of one of His Messengers due to a particular wisdom as was the case with the dead Kafirs (disbelievers) in the Battle of Badr. Their hearing of the voice of the Messenger (peace be upon him) was to insult and reproach them and to honor His Messenger (peace be upon him). When his Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) wondered about him talking to the dead, he (peace be upon him) said: You are not more aware of my saying than them, but they cannot reply. For a better explanation on the subject, refer to Al-Nubuwwat, Al-Tawassul Wal Wasilah, and Al-Furqan by Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah. These references provide sufficient information on the subject.
      As for hearing the footsteps of the participants in a person’s funeral after burial,
      (Part No. 1; Page No. 152)
      it is a specific hearing authentically reported in the Shar`y (Islamic legal) text and confined only to such cases; it is just an exception to the general evidence stating that the dead do not hear as mentioned previously.
      May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


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