Hadith on Graves: Punishment in graves for failing to help oppressed

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “One of the servants of Allah was commanded to be flogged in his grave with a hundred lashings. He continued to beg and plead until it was reduced to a single lashing, then his grave became filled with fire. When it was taken away from him, he said: May I know why you flogged me? It will be said: You performed prayer without ablution, and when you passed by an oppressed person, you did not help him.”

Source: Sharḥ Mushkil al-Āthār 3185

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

عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قَالَ أُمِرَ بِعَبْدٍ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ أَنْ يُضْرَبَ فِي قَبْرِهِ مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ فَلَمْ يَزَلْ يَسْأَلُ وَيَدْعُو حَتَّى صَارَتْ جَلْدَةً وَاحِدَةً فَجُلِدَ جَلْدَةً وَاحِدَةً فَامْتَلَأَ قَبْرُهُ عَلَيْهِ نَارًا فَلَمَّا ارْتَفَعَ عَنْهُ قَال عَلَامَ جَلَدْتُمُونِي قَالُوا إِنَّكَ صَلَّيْتَ صَلَاةً بِغَيْرِ طُهُورٍ وَمَرَرْتَ عَلَى مَظْلُومٍ فَلَمْ تَنْصُرْهُ

3185 شرح مشكل الآثار

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