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THE HEREAFTER
(Ma'aad)

BY:
The Martyr of the Prayer Niche (Shaheed-e-Mihrab)
Ayatullah Dastghaib Shiraazi (q.s.)

Translated by:
Syed Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi


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Dastghayb Shirazi, The Hereafter (Ma'aad) / by Dastghayb Shirazi; translated by Syed Athar Husayn S.H. Rizvi.-Qum: Ansariyan, 2004. 192 P ISBN: 964-438- - 1. Hereafter. 2. Barzakh. I. Title. 297. BP

معاد

The Hereafter (Ma'aad)

Author: Ayatollah Dastghayb Shirazi
Translator: Sayed Athar Husayn S.H. Rizvi
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications - Qum
First Edition 1425 -1383 - 2004
Sadr Press
Quantity: 2000
Number of Pages: 192
Size: 143X205 mm
ISBN: 964-438-616-7
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Contents

  • Preface. 17
  • Some Convincing Things about the Hereafter 17
  • His Blood Proved More Effective Than His Speech. 17
  • The Precious Pearl which could not be Appreciated. 18
  • A Strange Request 18
  • Double Burial 19
  • Two Other Persons also had that Dream.. 20
  • A Story More Revealing Than a Book. 21
  • Ocean in a Nutshell 21
  • CHAPTER ONE

  • DEATH. 23
  • No Other Source of Knowledge Except Revelation. 23
  • Characteristics of the Hereafter have nothing to do with Intellect 24
  • Does a Dead Body Talk?. 24
  • Talking is not Limited to the Tongue. 24
  • Death: The First Station. 25
  • What is Death?. 26
  • The Soul Neither Enters the Body nor Gets Out of it 26
  • How the soul is taken. 27
  • Who causes death? God, Izra'eel or the angels?. 27
  • The Lord of the Universe has Fixed Some Causes for Death. 28
  • Appearance of Izra'eel According to the Deeds of the Dying Person 28
  • Arrival of Angels and Satans at the time of Death. 29
  • Comfort and Discomfort at the Time of Death. 30
  • Sometimes Discomfort at the Time of Death Redeems Sins 30
  • Comfort on Deathbed, Reward of Good Deeds of the Dying Disbeliever 31
  • Confiscating a disbeliever's Soul through Torture. 31
  • A Student of Fuzail who Died the Death of a Disbeliever 32
  • Dying in Disbelief Due to Sinning. 33
  • Being Pleased with Death. 34
  • Love for the World-Condemned by reason and Shariat 34
  • Love for this World is an Attribute of Infidels and a Source of Sins 35
  • Dislike for Death and Weeping Over Demise of the Beloved. 36
  • Expression of Impatience is the Result of Carelessness about the Hereafter 37
  • Divine Mercies and Bounties 37
  • The Arrival of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) at the Moment of Death. 38
  • Even After Death. 39
  • Questioning of the Grave. 40
  • Questioning about Beliefs and Deeds 40
  • Why this Questioning?. 41
  • Unbelievers will see the Divine Punishment and the Beginning of their Pains 42
  • The Disbeliever will Fail to Reply all Questions 42
  • There will be Questioning about Deeds too. 42
  • Deeds are the Companions in Grave. 43
  • The Lord of the World Warns 44
  • The Disbeliever will be accompanied by a Fearsome Face. 44
  • Squeeze of the Grave is a Fact 45
  • Squeeze of Grave is Possible Everywhere. 47
  • Reasons of Squeeze of the Grave. 47
  • CHAPTER TWO

  • BARZAKH (PURGATORY)- THE STAGE BETWEEN THIS WORLD AND THE HEREAFTER 49
  • Halfway between Reward and Punishment 49
  • The Facsimile World and the Facsimile Body. 50
  • Picture in the Mirror, with Two Stipulations 51
  • All Food Articles and Fruits Combined in Only One Thing. 51
  • The Degree of Effects 52
  • A Man in the Grave Who Hosted Others 53
  • Reward of Fair dealing and Offering Prayers in Time. 54
  • Lasting Pleasure in the Realm of Barzakh. 55
  • A Cloak Full of Rice in the Valley of Peace. 55
  • Animals Hear the Voice of the Dead. 56
  • Cries Raised by a Hashimi Murderer in his Dream.. 57
  • Advice of a Perfumer and Demand by a Jew of His Trust 57
  • Can Such Things be Denied Absolutely. 59
  • Three Kinds of News 60
  • There is no Logical Argument against Resurrection. 60
  • Burial of Fatima Binte Asad, Mother of Amirul Mo-mineen (a.s.) 61
  • Fatima Binte Asad was much Fearful about the Events after Death 62
  • Effectiveness of Soul in Physical Body. 62
  • The Fresh Body of Hurr and the Handkerchief on his Head. 63
  • A Suckling Babe in the Grave of Abu Ja'far Kulaini (r.a.) 64
  • Fire of Barzakh leaps out of a Grave. 64
  • Fire Hotter than the fire of this World. 65
  • Lightning is the Biggest Fire in the World. 65
  • Those who do not Experience Fear 66
  • Death at a Time of the Descent of Mercy. 67
  • Two Green Branches and Testimony of Forty Persons 67
  • Prophet Dawood did not offer Burial Prayer for a Worshipper 68
  • Testimony of Believers by Dust of Kerbala on the Shroud of Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) 68
  • The Good Deeds which Reach the Dead after Death. 69
  • Numerous Gifts as Reward of Charity on behalf of the Dead. 69
  • Request of the Dead to the Living. 70
  • Barzakh is Veiled in this World. 70
  • The Realm of Barzakh Encircles this World. 70
  • Souls are Friendly with One Another and Please One Another 71
  • The Valley of Peace is the Station of the Spirits of the Faithful 71
  • Nearness to Amirul Mo-mineen Ali (a.s) Attainable through Knowledge and Virtues 72
  • A Dead Body which was brought from Yemen to Najaf-e-Ashraf 72
  • One who gave Shelter to Locusts around his Tent 73
  • Close Relation between the Soul and the Grave. 73
  • Reflection of Sunrays in a Mirror 74
  • Why no Reward or Punishment is Given to this Earthly Body?. 74
  • Every Soul has Two Kinds of Bodies 74
  • The Soul is either Punished or Rewarded. 75
  • Quranic Description of Reward and Punishment in Barzakh. 75
  • In Comfort or in Pain so long as Days and Nights endure. 76
  • Habib Najjar in the Paradise of Barzakh. 76
  • Hard Life and Punishment in the Grave. 77
  • Barzakh till everyone would be raised from the Graves on the Day of Judgement 77
  • Personality of Man Due to his Spirit or Soul 78
  • Paradise in Barzakh for the Content Soul 78
  • Rewards and Punishments of Barzakh as Mentioned in Reports and Traditions 79
  • Faces in Barzakh would be like People's Faces in this World. 81
  • New arrivals questioned about Others 81
  • Spirits Meet their Worldly Relatives and Friends 82
  • The Pool of Kauthar in Barzakh. 82
  • Kauthar and Hameem at the Moment of Death. 83
  • Barhoot - A Sample of Hell in Barzakh. 84
  • CHAPTER THREE

  • DAY OF JUDGEMENT (QIYAMAT) 85
  • Qiyamat from viewpoint of logic. 85
  • Unbelievers of Hereafter do not understand God's Wisdom.. 85
  • Nail as a Support 86
  • Exit of Excessive Matter through Hair 86
  • Medicine from Cow dung Beetle Proved Effective for Eye Trouble 87
  • Is the World's Existence Void of Wisdom?. 87
  • Not a Single Tooth is Without Wisdom.. 88
  • Creation would have been Aimless had there been Only Happiness 88
  • Every Gulp after Thousands of Stings 89
  • For the Sake of a Joy which will be Without Sorrow or Pain. 89
  • Qiyamat Cannot be Doubted. 90
  • Divine Justice Demands a Day of Judgement 91
  • True People have Informed about Qiyamat 92
  • The Best Proof of Resurrection is the Possibility of its Coming. 92
  • There is no Return of a Perished Thing in Qiyamat 93
  • The Strongest Argument is the Possibility of its Occurrence. 93
  • He will Gather them for the Third Time too. 94
  • Dead Coming to Life in the World. 95
  • Uzair (a.s.) Remained Dead For a Hundred Years 95
  • Four Birds whom God Made Alive after Dissection. 97
  • Almighty Allah has Power over Everything. 97
  • Fire and Water Together 98
  • How will the Powdered Bones Become Alive?. 99
  • No Scope for Doubt in Divine Knowledge. 100
  • Creation of Skies is More Difficult and Important than Creation of Man 100
  • It is obligatory to remove the Harm if there is any Likelihood of it 101
  • If Mind Hints at a Danger or Harm, Attention Must be Paid. 101
  • All Prophets and Messengers Warned People. 102
  • Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.) Admonishes an unbeliever of Resurrection 102
  • Resurrection is Great 103
  • Amr Became Frightened by Qiyamat 103
  • Red Hot Earth Under the Unbeliever's Feet 104
  • Different Faces in the Field of Mahshar (Grand Assembly) 105
  • Fate of Backbiters, Usurers and Corrupt People. 105
  • Those who Harassed Their Neighbours, the Oppressive Rulers and the Proud 106
  • Offenders will be Recognised by their Faces in the Grand Gathering 106
  • How will they Walk with their Disfigured Faces?. 107
  • Hearts will Stick to Throats 107
  • The Fortunate Ones who will be Safe from the Fear of Qiyamat 108
  • Masjid will be the Ark of Salvation in Qiyamat 108
  • Death in or En-route to Mecca. 109
  • Patience in Passion and Anger 109
  • The Love and Guardianship (Wilayat) of Ali is a Guarantee of True Safety and Protection 110
  • The Absolute 'Hasana' (Good) is the Wilayat of Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) 110
  • Precaution or Preparation for the Future. 111
  • Efforts for Betterment of Future and Entanglement in Greed. 111
  • The True Savings Account is with God. 112
  • Israfil will Blow the Trumpet 113
  • Four Favourite Angels and their Responsibilities 113
  • Noise in Skies at the Thought of Qiyamat 113
  • Only God will be there. 114
  • Wonders before the Arrival of Qiyamat 114
  • Blowing of the Second Trumpet 115
  • Thank God who Fulfilled His Promise. 115
  • How will they Raise their Heads from Graves?. 116
  • Two Contradictory Hopes about Qiyamat 116
  • All Secrets will become known. 117
  • The Dress on the Day of Judgement will be Piety. 117
  • Adam (a.s.) Covered his Body with Leaves 118
  • The Sinners will be Recognised. 118
  • Scene of a Drunkard in the Gathering. 119
  • Faces of Usurers and Musicians 119
  • The Musician's Instruments will be with him.. 119
  • The Condition of Double Talkers 119
  • Arrogant People and Adulterers 120
  • Day of Fifty Thousand Years' Duration. 120
  • Why Qiyamat is Called a 'Day'?. 120
  • Sun of Truth will Shine in Qiyamat 121
  • The Station of Fear in Qiyamat 121
  • Flying Away from one another like Locusts 121
  • Their Fleeing will be of no Use. 122
  • They will Beg Even for a Single Good on the Day of Judgement 122
  • Records of Deeds 123
  • The Fragrance of Good Intention Alerts the Angels 123
  • Respite in Recording Good and Evil 124
  • They Note Even the Blowing at Fire. 124
  • The Master of the Universe Ali (a.s.) Addresses Indecent Youth Talkers 125
  • Wisdom Behind Record of Deeds 125
  • Come! Look at My Mark sheet 126
  • I Wish they had not Given me my Record of Deeds 126
  • How the Record will be Given from Behind. 127
  • Severe Pain after Reading the Record. 128
  • No Suspension or a Suspension for a Thousand Years 128
  • Good Tidings for the Friends of Ahle Bayt (a.s.) 128
  • The Holy Prophet will Pay Up for the Rights of the Shias 129
  • Thanks to God our Account has been Entrusted to Generous Persons 129
  • Balance (Mizan) 129
  • What Wrong have we ever seen in Truth and Justice that we may turn towards the Wrong Path 130
  • Peace and Comfort is Only for the Faithful 131
  • The Profit of Materialists is Doubtful 131
  • Four Groups of People according to their Accounting. 132
  • Punishment for a Hundred Years due to One Sin. 132
  • The Provision of Righteousness is to Die with Faith. 133
  • Nullifying of Deeds and Expiation of Sins 133
  • Curtain between Hatim and Nausherwan and the Fire of Hell 134
  • Sins which make a Man Die Faithless 135
  • Faith is the Expiation of Disbelief and Repentance is the Atonement of Sins 135
  • Good Deeds which Remove Evils 136
  • Questions on the Day of Resurrection. 136
  • Bounties would be Questioned. 137
  • How was your Behaviour with the Bounty of Wilayat?. 138
  • Everyone will be Questioned about Four Things 138
  • Questioning about Worship Acts 139
  • Sins are of Three Kinds 139
  • Mirsad or the Valley of People's Rights 139
  • Suspension for One Year because of a Straw.. 140
  • A Thousand Years in the Valley of Oppressions 140
  • Encroachment of Others' Rights 140
  • No Oppressor will Escape the Punishment due to Him.. 141
  • Repayment of Dues of Believers from Unbelievers and Vice Versa 141
  • Cut in Punishment Equal to Right 142
  • Fear of the Claim of Rights 142
  • Most Poor on the Day of Judgement 142
  • Dealing Based on Grace. 143
  • The Cistern of Kauthar 143
  • Kauthar, Heavenly Wine - Springs of Milk and Honey. 144
  • Kauthar becomes Happy with the Mourners of Husain (a.s.) 144
  • The Ears Acquainted with the Heavenly Song. 144
  • Appearance of Muhammad and Aale Muhammad (a.s.) 145
  • The Pulpit of the Medium (Wasilah) 145
  • Praised Position (Maqam-e-Mahmood) 146
  • Ali Ibne Abi Talib, the Distributor of Paradise and Hell 146
  • Sirat Bridge. 147
  • A Thousand Bridles of Hell in the Hands of a Thousand Angels 147
  • The first Valley. 148
  • Dishonesty in Wealth and Talk. 148
  • Permit of the Wilayat of Ali (a.s.) for Crossing the Sirat 149
  • Second Valley -Prayer 149
  • Teach the Prayer to Children and make them Habituated to it 150
  • Reciting 'Bismillah' by a Child Ends the Chastisement of his father 150
  • Third Valley - Khums and Zakat 151
  • When the Intercessor himself will become the Opponent (claimant) 151
  • Fourth Valley - Fasting. 152
  • Fifth Valley - Hajj 152
  • Sixth Valley - Ritual Purity. 153
  • Seventh Valley - Oppression. 153
  • Forty Years Imprisonment and Forty Years of Chastisement and Scolding 154
  • A Strange Story about Burning in Barzakh. 154
  • Intercession. 155
  • The Entire Creation including Messengers will need the Intercession of Prophet Muhammad 156
  • Greater Intercession is the Prerogative of Only Muhammad and Aale Muhammad (a.s.) 156
  • Intercession at Every Stage. 157
  • Student who Became a Doctor 157
  • An Indian Syed Lady and Leprosy. 158
  • You will Die after Ten Days 158
  • Double Life Due to Blessings of Husain (a.s.) 159
  • Our Hope is Closely Connected with the Intercession of the Holy Prophet 160
  • Intercession is the Anchor of Hope, not of Pride. 160
  • The Raised Places (Araaf) 161
  • Wall between People of Paradise and People of Hell 161
  • One's Radiance (Noor) will be of no use to others 162
  • Be Anxious about that Day's Noor only Today. 162
  • Araaf, a Place between Paradise and Hell 162
  • Paradise, the Greatest and Everlasting Bounty. 163
  • True Abode of Peace (Darus Salaam) is Paradise. 163
  • Heavenly Rivers mentioned in the Holy Quran. 164
  • Heavenly Dresses 165
  • Palaces and Precincts in Paradise. 165
  • Sample of Heavenly Chambers 166
  • Chairs, Carpets and Vessels in Paradise. 166
  • Heavenly Women and Houries 167
  • Houries are Very Far from Impurities 168
  • Heavenly Women are Much More Beautiful and Attractive. 169
  • The Marriage of the Women of Paradise will be of their Own Choice 169
  • Flowers and Scents in Paradise. 169
  • Light in Paradise. 170
  • Songs and Voices in Paradise. 171
  • Prophet Dawood (a.s.) and the Singing Houries of Paradise. 171
  • Reward of Discarding Singing in this World. 171
  • Spiritual Favours and Tastes 172
  • Greetings by Angels and the Honour of Communicating with the Lord of Universe 173
  • Neighbourhood of the Prophet and his Progeny. 174
  • Daily Feasts Hosted by the Messengers (a.s.) 174
  • Admonition - Why Do We Not Try To Get Paradise?. 174
  • Paradise as Described by the Ever-truthful, Amirul Mo-mineen (a.s.) 175
  • The Hell 176
  • Punishment of Hunger and Thirst in Hell 177
  • Zaqqoom - Burning Food for Sinners 177
  • It will Melt the Outer and the Inner Bodies of the Offenders 178
  • Ghisleen, Zaree, Sadeed and Ghassaq. 178
  • Dress of the People of Hell 179
  • Discharge, Shackles and Chains 179
  • Guardians of Hell 180
  • Hell and its Gates 180
  • Hellfire has Intelligence. 181
  • The Light of the Faithfuls will Lower Flames of Hell 181
  • Sinners will Live in a Very Congested Place. 182
  • Mental or Spiritual Torture. 182
  • Unbeliever will not Enter Paradise. 183
  • Deprivation from Divine Bounties is the Worst Punishment 183
  • Deadly Regrets in Hell 184
  • Scolding and Spiritual Punishment in Hell 184
  • Taunting by Satans and Withholding of Weeping by Hell Dwellers 185
  • You too Found it True what was Promised to you. 186
  • Stay with the Satans in Hell will be a Painful Punishment 186
  • They will Deny one another 187
  • Blaming One Another in Hell 188
  • Will this Weak Body be able to bear such Punishments?. 188
  • Man's Body will also become as Hard as his Heart 188
  • In the Hereafter, Truth will Overtake Appearance. 189
  • Is Painful Punishment Becoming Divine Justice?. 189
  • Self Prepared Punishment 190
  • Adoration Before the Blind and Singing Before the Deaf! 190
  • What has the Merciful to do with Punishment! 191
  • Forced Repentance is Useless 191
  • A Short Lifespan and Permanent Punishment 192

  • Eternity will be Based on the Intention of Good or Evil 192