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It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said (or Abu’l-Qaasim (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said): “Whilst a man was walking, dragging his garment with pride, with his hair nicely combed, Allaah caused the earth to swallow him and he will go on sinking in it until the Day of Resurrection.”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3297; Muslim, 2088

How is it possible for him to keep sinking if he will die or melt due to heat?

  • He's not alive while continuously sinking.The earth swallowing him is actually the man's end (death). And what's being described @ "go on sinking" is the punishment of the grave. Since this is beyond the Dunya, no worldly limitations apply. – Muslimah يا رب العالمين Nov 3 at 15:20

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