Punishment of graves

Punishment of graves

Narrated Ibn Abbas (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) once passed by two graves, and

those two persons (in the graves) were being tortured. He said, “They are

being tortured not for a great thing (to avoid). One of them never saved

himself from being soiled with his urine, while the other was going about

with calumnies (to make enmity between friends). He then took a green leaf

of a date-palm tree split it into two pieces and fixed one on each grave.

The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Why have you done so?” He replied, “I

hope that their punishment may be lessened till they (the leaf) become


Bukhari Vol. 2 : No. 443

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