Communicating with people beyond the grave
Wslm. I would like to pose a question on Crossing Over. That is a MEDIUM communicating with people beyond the grave. Is it right for me to say it isn’t possible. What is the ruling. Annie Dewani according to the Argus has contacted a local psychic to call her parents. Wslm.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
People who claim to be psychics are tricksters and charlatans, while some are satanists who deal with the Shayaateen and receive information from them, but definitely they are not contacting the dead.
Allaah says in Surah Faatir Aayah 22: “And you cannot make the inmates of the grave hear.” [i]
Nor do the dead contact the living.
Hadhrat Jaabir Ibn `Abdillaah Radhiallaahu `Anhu narrates that when Hadhrat `Abdullaah Ibn `Amr Radhiallaahu `Anhu (his father) was martyred on the day of Uhud, Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “O Jaabir, should I not inform you of what Allaah `Azza Wa Jall told your father?” I said: “Indeed.” He (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Allaah has not spoken to anyone but from behind a screen, but He spoke to your father openly.” He (Allaah) said: “O My servant, request anything from Me and I shall give it to you.” He (Hadhrat `Abdullaah Radhiallaahu `Anhu) said: “O my Lord, return me to life so that I can be killed for Your sake again.” He (Allaah) said: “The decision has already been passed by Me that none of them (people) shall return to it (the world).” He (Hadhrat `Abdullaah Radhiallaahu `Anhu) said: “O my Lord, inform those (who I have left) behind me.” Then Allaah `Azza Wa Jall revealed this verse in its entirety: “And do not think that those who are killed in the path of Allaah are dead…” [ii] [iii]
The same happened with the seventy Qurraa that were martyred.
These were the greatest of people after the Ambiyaa `Alayhimus Salaam yet they could not just make contact with the living as they wished, so how can the Kuffaar simply contact the living whenever they want?
When a person dies he is either a good Mu’min, and he finds himself in peace and tranquillity, or he’s evil, and he finds himself in pain and punishment. If anyone were to have the ability to interact with this world after death it would be the good people, but they cannot do so, so what still about evil people who neither has the time nor the ability to do anything.
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Monday 7th Dhul Qa`dah 1433 – 24th September 2012.
[i] وَمَا أَنْتَ بِمُسْمِعٍ مَنْ فِي الْقُبُورِ. – سورة فاطر آية ٢٢.
[ii] وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتًا. – سورة آل عمران آية ١٦٩.