Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour, Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour is lecturer of Islamic Studies at the Islamic College for Advanced Studies, London, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Oriental... Answered 3 years ago

Salamun alaykum

Peoples' rank may be elevated in Barzakh, however, not due to any voluntary act they perform there since the book for their actions is closed. It may be elevated because of some good work that they have left behind and the effects of it reaches them after their death, or due to charities or acts done on their behalf by their friends or relatives. There may also be other causes like breezes of mercy coming from the Lord every now and then.