Question: I have heard of a Hadees-e-Shareef that the Prophet (as) says that the first night the deceased goes through within the grave is the toughest, so sadaqa should be given in the name of the deceased. What is the truth behind this Hadees-e-Shareef?
The truth behind this Hadith is the Prophet, and the Prophet speaks the truth. Follow this Hadith, don’t be like Wahabbi that say they reject and they put doubt into everything that is coming from the Prophet. Don’t.
This is Ahli Sunnah mentality, it’s that, you are saying the Prophet is doing this? We put it on top of our heads. We don’t argue with it, we don’t fight with it. Because, what is that Hadith saying? Is that Hadith saying for you to do something bad, something wrong, something evil, something against Allah? No. It is saying for you to pray. It is saying for you to be good. It is saying for you to do good things. Isn’t that what Allah and His Prophet is bringing? Yes. Understand, if the Hadith is saying that, if that is the basic understanding of that Hadith, don’t reject it. If you reject it, it is going to be very bad for you. Do you understand? Because now you are saying you are rejecting the words of the Prophet. Do you need to be a scholar to know that that Hadith, that is saying ‘give sadaqah for someone who has passed,’ you need to be a scholar to know whether that is true or not? This is common sense.
The Prophet (AS) did not come to bring this religion to scholars. In fact, the scholars of that nation, they were against him. He came to bring to everyone, that everyone can understand. So understand it simply. Understand? If you ask about that Hadith, stick to that Hadith, it’s okay. Other Hadith, we may talk about that if it is necessary, if it’s not necessary. But whatever Hadith that you come across and it’s saying nothing wrong, nothing evil, don’t be scared. Say ‘ya Rabbi, I don’t know anything, my intention,’ it’s very important, ‘my intention is to please You.’ Do it. Is that Hadith saying ‘do wrong things’? No. Then go ahead. Nothing is going to happen. More blessing is going to reach to you, insyaAllah. Don’t listen to the squarehead wahabbis.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
Osmanli Dergahi New York
10 Rabiulawwal, 1440
17 November, 2018