Grave

A grave is a location where a dead body (typically that of a human, although sometimes that of an animal) is buried. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Yes of course. Ziyarat Ashura is a great Ziyarat and it is recommended to recite it every day. Reciting it on behalf of a deceased will make the deceased get great reward as well as the reciter himself.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

The grave of the pious believer is a part of Paradise. Read in Quran how the believers are best received by the angles when they die. (Those pious believers whose souls are taken by the angles, saying to them: Peace be upon you) (Sura 16, Verse 32).

Also you can read in in Sura Al-Waqi'a how the believers get peace and happiness when they die. (Sura 56, verse 90.)

Doing good deeds will make your grave a part of Paradise especially fulfilling your obligatory Prayers on time, paying charity,v helping people who are in need, performing Night Prayers, Ziyarat Ashura, remembering Allah and reciting Quran, etc.

No fear on the obedient servants of Allah (SWT) as we read in Quran ( Those who say: Our Lord is Allah and remained straight and pious, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve)  Sura 46, verse 13.

Death of the believer is the best moment is his life because he will transferred from life of challenges to a life of mercy of Allah (SWT).

Keep reciting ALLAHUMMA SALLI 'ALA MUHAMMAD WA AALI MUHAMMAD. اللهم صل على محمد وال محمد 

as many times as you can. It will enlighten your life and your grave.

'Keep on reciting ASTAGHFIRULLAH RABBI WA ATOOBU ELAYH,أستغفر الله ربي وأتوب إليه 

as it purify us and cleans us from sinful acts.

Have great hope in the Mercy of Allah. Surely Allah is The Most Merciful.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

Those who were been martyred in the way of Allah are alive ( Sura 2, verse 154 and Sura 3, verse 169). No doubt that the martyrs listen to us when we talk to them. In fact, every dead person can hear us when we talk to him loudly as the Prophet (SAWA) spoke to the dead Kafirs who were killed in the battle of Badr.

Martyrs have real life in which they can listen. Regarding the letters, it depends on the status of the martyr. Letters written to the Infallible Imams will be seen they them and might be even replied, but that is not for every martyr.

'Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 7 months ago

Many authentic Hadeeths stated that every persons will see during his death the Prophet (SAWA) and Ali (AS) and will get the good news of the happiness if he is sincere believer, or will see the bad result of his bad deeds if he was non believer. Al-Shaikh al-Sadouq narrated in his book al-Amaali أمالي الصدوق the statement from Ali: YA HAARA HAMDAN MAN YAMOT YARANI يا حار همدان ٬من يمت يرني O Harith of Hamdan, everyone who dies will see me.

Beside the fact that the sincere believer will see and get good news from Imam Ali (AS) on the moments of death, it is also confirmed that some very sincere and pious believers are been visited by the Infallible Imams in their grave to help them and remove hardships of grave from them. This is mentioned  for pious believers who are :

- Very nice to their parents and relatives.

 - Who recite Ziyarat Ashura every day.

- Who perform Night Prayer .

-Who sacrifice their wealth and comfort in the way if Allah.

- Who sacrifice their life in the love of Allah, the Prophet and Ahlul Bayt (AS).

- Who avoid sinful acts for sake of Allah.

and many other acts of pious and obedience of Allah.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb, Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb has a BA in Law from Guilan University, Iran and has also undertaken Hawzah studies in Qom. He is a Cultural Affairs director of Ethics Group of Al-Mustafa Open... Answer updated 9 months ago

Salam
Ruling 630. Exhuming the grave of a believer – i.e. opening his grave – is unlawful, even if the grave belongs to a child or to an insane person. However, there is no problem if the body has completely decomposed and has become dust.

So the reason mentioned in the question is not a necessity to justify the exhumation

To know more about the exhumation and its exceptions visit:
https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2189/

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 months ago

Barzakh is the world after this world which starts from death and goes on till the day of Judgment. It is mentioned in Quran (There is a Barzakh after their death till the day of they will be resurrected) (Sura 23, Verse 100).

Barzakh includes the grave but it is wider than the grave. Grave starts on burial  but Barzakh starts on death which is before burial.

The pious believer's grave is a garden from the Paradise while the grave of the disbeliever is a ditch from the hellfire, as the Hadeeth states.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 11 months ago

It is narrated that, before he passed away, Imam 'Ali (A) said that when they dug his grave, they would find a white rock shining with light and a shield, and that he should be buried by the shield. When the grave for Imam Ali (A) was dug, they found a white rock shining with light and a shield and on which was engraved: "This is one of the things which Nuh stored for 'Ali ibn Abi Talib." 

This is related in Kitab al-Irshad (you can find the English edition online) and Bihar al-Anwar (vol. 42, p. 217).

Obviously, none of us were alive during the time of Nuh (A) to see with our own eyes whether or not this is true. However, it is possible that it happened, and there is no reason why it could not have happened.

However, it would have happened much more than 700 years before the time of Imam 'Ali (A) because Nuh lived a long time ago, although it is not certain exactly when he lived. Islamic narrations place him as being about 9 generations after Adam (A), although it should be kept in mind that people were said to have lived longer then. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

Even if the heirs allow, it is not permissible to dig an existing grave to bury another dead body if the previous dead body still exists in the grave. If the previous dead body has completely decayed and became soil, then it will be permissible to bury another dead body in the grave which has no remaining. In such case, if the land of the grave was purchased by the heirs, their permission is must to bury another dead body in that empty grave.

'Wassalam.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

The grave is the beginning stage of Hereafter (Aakhirah). The grave of the believer is a garden from the Paradise, while the grave of the disbeliever is a part from the Hellfire.

Talqeen which is recited for very dead person mentions the main questions which are: Who is your Lord? Who is your prophet? Who are your Imams? etc.

The questions about the faith are the main questions in the grave. Nevertheless, our deeds will have an effect in out grave. Good deeds will have very good reflection in the grave, while bad deeds will have bad reflection as well.

Wassalam.

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Mateen Charbonneau, Sheikh Mateen Joshua Charbonneau achieved a certificate from Harvard University in Islamic Studies. He undertook Howza classes under esteemed scholars since 2013 and has been teaching at Imam Mahdi... Answered 1 year ago

"…Said those who prevailed in the matter, "We will surely take [for ourselves] over them a masjid." Quran 18:21

We can understand from this ayah, about the people of the cave, the permissibility of building masajid at burial sights of respected individuals.

Also, refer to Kamil al Ziyarat for many narrations about the significance of visiting Imam Hussain's (as) shrine.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

No one from us can suggest the exact nature of time in the grave, and how dead persons feel the time in their graves, simply because we have not yet experienced it. 

What we know for sure according to Quran and authentic Hadeeths that the grave of the believer will be like a garden from Paradise, while the grave of non believer will be a ditch from the hellfire. No doubt, there is morning and evening felt in the grave because we read in Quran that the punishment of Firaon and his supporters will be exposure to fire in the morning and evening النار يُعرًضون عليها غُدوا وعًشيا.(Sura 40, verse 46).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

No, it was not shifted. Ruqayyah Bit Al-Husain (AS) passed away in the same place where her grave is now. Yazeed put the captives from Ahlul Bayt (AS) when they reached to Shaam in a ruined ground not too far from his palace in Damascus. Ruqayyah was crying for her father Imam Husain (AS). Yazeed sent to her the head of her father covered in a tray. She got deadly shock when she saw the head of her father and passed away. She was buried in the same place.

Wassalam.