Shaykh Abdul-Hameed Al-Hajooree mentioned in his book “The punishment of the grave and its bliss, Page 25”:

“I say: some of them say that the squeeze of the grave for the believers is like the squeezing of a compassionate mother. The narration refutes this statement since

the messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Indeed he was squeezed a squeeze and then relieved from it”

Thus the word ‘relieved’ indicates upon hardship, and Allah is the one who gives success [to being guided] to the truth”

End quote.

Note: It comes in a narration of the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم:

“In the grave there is a squeeze. If anyone were to be safe from it, it would have been Saad Ibn Muath”

This narration has an authentic chain

Another benefit that should be mentioned is the prophets and messengers won’t be squeezed in their graves:

Imam As Safaareeni mentioned in Lawaami’ Al Anwaar 2/16: “As for the prophets, then we don’t know [of any proof] that they will be squeezed in the grave”

Allah knows best

Translated by

Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee
Abu Layl