Hadith on Qubur: Great rewards or punishments in the grave

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the believer in his grave is within a green meadow. His grave welcomes him with seventy cubits of space and it is illuminated for him like the full moon on a clear night. Do you know why this verse was revealed: He will have a confined life and We will raise him blind on the Day of Resurrection (20:124)? Do you know what is a confined life?” They said, “Allah and His messenger know best.” The Prophet said, “It is the punishment of an unbeliever in his grave. By the One in whose hand is my soul, ninety-nine dragons will be given authority over him. Do you know what is a dragon? It is seventy serpents, each serpent with seven heads stinging him and maiming him until the Day of Resurrection.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 3122

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ فِي قَبْرِهِ لَفِي رَوْضَةٍ خَضْرَاءَ وَيُرْحَبُ لَهُ قَبْرُهُ سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا وَيُنَوَّرُ لَهُ كَالْقَمَرِ لَيْلَةَ الْبَدْرِ أَتَدْرُونَ فِيمَا أُنْزِلَتْ هَذِهِ الْآيَةُ فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنْكاً وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَى أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الْمَعِيشَةُ الضَّنْكَةُ قَالُوا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ قَالَ عَذَابُ الْكَافِرِ فِي قَبْرِهِ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ إِنَّهُ يُسَلَّطَ عَلَيْهِ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ تِنِّينًا أَتَدْرُونَ مَا التِّنِّينُ سبعونَ حيَّةً لكلِّ حيَّةٍ سبعُ رؤوسٍ يلسَعونَه ويخدِشونَه إلى يومِ القيامةِ

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