remarked, "O my son, rejoice at the attainment of Paradise". The holy Prophet (S.A.W.S) says that, if a believer (Mo'min) does not help his believer brother even
after having capacity to do so, Allah will send a large serpent named Ajar in his grave, who will keep biting at his fingers". In another narration it is stated that the serpent will keep on biting his fingers even though his sin will have been forgiven.
Do people who are drowned or are hanged have to face the Squeeze in the Grave?
Shaikh Kulaini narrates from Yunus who says that once Imam Ali-ar-Reza (A.S.) was asked whether a person who is hanged also faces squeezing. (In the olden days it was a custom that when a person was hanged, his body was not brought down from the gallows, but was kept hanging there. As in the case of Zaid bin Ali bin Husain (A.S.), he lay in that manner for three years). Imam Reza (A.S.) answered, "Yes, they too shall face it, because Allah (who has power over all things) orders the wind to
squeeze him as the earth does". Imam Ja'far-as-Sadiq (A.S.) says that, "Verily the Lord of the earth and the wind is One and the same, He commands the wind to squeeze the dead man, and this squeezing is more painful than the squeezing by the earth". In the same manner those who are drowned or are killed and eaten up by the beasts have to