Recently for some reason, I guess because I am discovering more and more in depth about Islam, this great religion, by accessible means in today's world of technology and trusted scholars - I keep fearing (and this is good) the day of judgement.
No human is perfect. I am not perfect but I always ask Allah for forgiveness in anything I have done wrong.
This leads me to a general question.
We all know that we will be resurrected on the day of judgement. Until then we are in the grave - buried. Nothing can be done.
As days, weeks, months and years go by - I cannot understand or imagine how you can continue to lay buried. I mean of course, when the human elements are no more (heart stops), that is the end of human life but how can the human/spirit continue to "survive" until the day of judgement?
I am unsure how to ask the question or how to phrase it but I am just worried that humans/spirit suffers in the grave until that day comes. We know that there have been Muslims who have passed away hundreds of years ago and are in their graves, buried but what will happen/how will they feel when they are resurrected?
Only Allah knows when that day is going to happen. We don't. I cannot comprehend or understand how we can just "continue" as normal when we are resurrected. For all that period of time being dead in the grave and then to be given life again is just baffling and trying to make sense of it all.
I guess recently, I am just becoming more and more scared perhaps of the thought of dying (because many of our Muslim brothers and sisters, family members are dying) and it is just difficult to be without them no matter what. You want to join them and be with them by their side but when you are gone, you are gone. That's it.
I just hope Allah makes it easy for us when it is our time is up and that the time between our death and day of judgement is not too long.
When the human is buried, does Allah still make them alive in some way or is that a complete no?
What actually happens when a Muslim is buried? I know that the angel of death (PBUH) is there to ask us 3 questions and then we are handed the book on the left or right hand. But then what happens?
What about the time between the death of a human and before being buried?
Sorry for these distressing questions but... I cannot help my mind from thinking more and more about this.