Hadith on Hereafter: Firm Testimony in the Grave

📖Sahih Muslim 2871 a
Al-Bara’ b. `Azib reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying: This verse: “Allah grants steadfastness to those who believe with firm word,” was revealed in connection with the torment of the grave. It would be said to him: Who is your Lord? And he would say: Allah is my Lord and Muhammad is my Apostle (ﷺ), and that is (what is implied) by the words of Allah, the Exalted: “Allah keeps steadfast those who believe with firm word in this world and in the Hereafter.”

  • This hadith from Sahih Muslim (2871a) narrates that Al-Bara’ b. `Azib reported the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as saying that the verse “Allah grants steadfastness to those who believe with firm word” was revealed in relation to the torment of the grave. According to the hadith, when a person is questioned about their Lord in the grave, they should respond by affirming that Allah is their Lord and Muhammad is their Messenger (peace be upon him). This response reflects the firmness of their faith. The hadith highlights the importance of unwavering belief and the steadfastness of believers in acknowledging Allah and His Messenger even during the trial of the grave. It emphasizes that Allah keeps the believers steadfast not only in the present life but also in the Hereafter.