Questioning in the grave

Fatwa #720 Category: Death & Burial Country: Zambia Date: 21st December 2021
Fatwa #720 Date: 21st December 2021
Category: Death & Burial
Country: Zambia


I saw a video on youtube where a person said in the grave angel will give the deceased person pen and paper to write down what he/she did on the earth. It is true? I know that Munkir Nakir will ask three questions.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We have not come across any authentic narration of the deceased writing in the grave.

However, your understanding of the angels questioning the deceased is correct.

This is understood from the following hadeeth:

Translation: Sayyiduna Al Bara ibn ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said “….Two angels will appear and ask the person:

1) Who is your creator (rabb)?

2) What is your religion?

3) Who is this man that has been sent to your’ll (Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

(Sunan Abu Dawood)


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mufti Muhammad Patel

Checked and Approved by
Mufti Nabeel Valli


Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia