The Hadith:

“If anyone were to be saved from the squeezing of the grave, Sa’d bin Mu‘adh would have been saved from it.”

[Imâm-i Ahmad]

Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah, said:

ضمة القبر للمؤمن إذا صح الحديث فيها فإنها ضمة رحمة وحنان كضم الأم الحنون ابنها إلى صدرها، وأما ضم القبر للفاجر فإنه -والعياذ بالله- يضيق عليه قبره حتى تختلف أضلاعه

“… With regards to the squeeze of the grave for the believer – upon the authenticity of the hadeeth – then it is a squeeze of mercy and warm-heartedness. Similar to the squeeze of the compassionate mother for her son when squeezing him to her chest. As for the squeeze of the evil-doer then verily – while refuge with Allah is sought from it – the person’s grave will become narrow for him to the extent his ribs will overlap one another… ”


Ash-Shaykh Abdul-Azeez ar-Raajihi, may Allaah preserve him, said:

وأما الأنبياء فلا نعلم أن لهم في قبورهم ضمة

“And with regards to the Prophets, then we aren’t aware that they will be squeezed in their grave”

[Sharh at-Tahaawiyyah (pg.307)]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr