Thursday, 18 October 2007 22:32

Hadrat (r.a) once said:

There are three aspects related to the hearing of the dead:

1) Istimaa`: This means that the dead are able to hear by their own voilition. This has been negated.

2) Ismaa`: This means that the living, by their voilition, make the dead hear. This has also been negated as mentioned in the Qur'an:

You are unable to make the dead hear [27:80]

In another verse Allah Ta`ala says: You are unable to make those in the graves hear [35:22]

3) Samaa`: This means that Allah Ta`ala grants them the ability to listen. This is subject to the will of Allah Ta`ala.