The creation will die at their appointed term when their provisions are depleted and their traces are cut off. Then they, after the squeezing within the grave, will be questioned; after the trial they will be gathered and summonsed before their Lord; and they will be exposed to Him during their reckoning. (They will be reckoned) in the presence of the scales and the spreading of the recorded scrolls. Allah says in the Qu’ran:
“Allaah has kept account of it, while they have forgotten it.” (Al-Mujadilah 58:6).
Allah says: “In a Day the measure whereof is fifty thousand years,” (Al-Ma’arij 70:4)
(It is this measure) if other than Allaah had been the Judge between His creation. However, Allaah administers the rulings between them with His justice in accordance with that which is known within the Dunyaa; and He is the Swiftest of Reckoners.
From the Sunnah is his صلى الله عليه وسلم statement: “The Holy Spirit (Jibreel) revealed to me: Indeed a person will not die until his provisions have been completed. So have Taqwaa of Allaah and make good your seeking. Do not let
your deeming the provision to be slow cause you to seek it by disobeying Allaah. For that which is with Allaah is not attained except by obedience to Him.”
When a slave is put in his grave and his companions return he hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask, ‘What did you use to say about this man (i.e. Muhammad)?’ The faithful believer will say, ‘I testify that he is Allaah’s slave and His Apostle.’ Then it will be said to him say to him, ‘Look at your place in the Hell Fire; Allaah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.’ So he will see both his places.”
(Qataadah said, “We were informed that his grave would be made spacious.”
Then Qataadah went back to the narration of Anas who said;) Whereas a hypocrite or a nonbeliever will be sked, “What did you used to say about this man.” He will reply, “I do not know; but I used to say what the people used to say.” So they will say to him, “Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Qur’an).” Then he
will be hit with iron hammers once, that he will send such a cry as everything near to him will hear, except Jinn and human beings.