When the believer is close to death:
They will see bright light as far as the eye can see, coming towards them. These will be Angels with faces shining bright like the sun descend from the Heavens, carrying the most beautiful shroud scented with the fragrance of Paradise. The Angle of Death then appears and gently with great care removes the soul from the body like water falling from a cup and wraps the soul around the shroud making the soul smell greater than any fragrance ever found on earth. Heaven like Hell is composed of seven layers; the Angles ascend to the highest (seventh) heaven. On the way there they will be stopped by Angles at every level and be asked who does this good soul belongs to. Then the Angles will replay by calling you by every good name that you were ever called on earth. When the soul reaches the highest heaven where the throne of God is and is presented to the All Mighty. Allah, the Great and Glorious, says: "Record the Book of My servant in the Illiyyoon and take him back to Earth, for I created mankind from it, and I shall return them to it, from it I shall bring them forth again."
You see each person has a book in which all of their actions on earth are recorded, this book will be placed in an honored place (Illiyyoon) until the day of judgment when you are judged by what is in your book. When all of this is happening your body has been prepared for burial and is now in its grave. The Angles place the soul into the grave where it a waits to be questioned. Two different Angles named Munkar and Nakeer who have a set of questions that they ask you.
- Who is your Lord?
- What is your religion?
- Who is your prophet/messenger?
- What is your book?
God set down to his creation many prophets and messengers with a book of knowledge which one different but the same because they all carried the message; there is one God, worship him. The people would but after several generations people start to add or taking away the message in their book and when that happens, God sends them another messenger to correct the people and led them back to God. Each generation will answer these questions differently. Those in Moses (pbuh) time will answer him as their prophet and the torah as their book. David or Dawood (pbuh) to us was given the palms and his people will answer that.
The true believer will answer correctly and his grave will be made as spacious as far as the eye can see. A window towards heaven will be opened and they will be able to see what a waits them in the hereafter. Then the most beautiful being will come before them and the person will ask who are you and it will replay I am your good deeds. Then the soul will sit there and a wait the final hour and pray for it to come.
When the disbeliever dies:
They will see Angles with black faces with the fiercest expression carrying the foulest shroud made of the roughest and worst material and will set as far away as the eye can see. Then the Angle of Death will rip the soul out of the body in the most violent manner because the soul does not wish to come out for fear of facing its creator’s rage. The soul will then be wrapped in the shroud and sprayed with the foulest smell, worst then routing meat. The Angles the will ascend to the highest heaven and on the way there, they will be stopped by Angles and be asked who is this evil soul. The Angles will answer by calling the soul by the worst names it was known on earth by. But when the Angles reach the lowest heaven to get to the highest heaven and ask for the gates to be open they will not be open and Allah answers by saying “Record his Book in Sijjin (the lowest place) and his soul is thrown down to Earth.” Then their book will be kept in the lowest place until the Day of Judgment. By this time the funeral is over and the body is placed in the grave so then the soul will also be placed in the grave. When it becomes time for the questioning, the disbelieving souls will not be able to answer any of the questions. The grave will then be compacted until the person’s ribs are touching and an open to hell will be open, showing the soul what awaits it in the hereafter. A being of unspeakable horror will appear before the soul and the soul will ask who are you and the being will reply ‘I am your wicked sins’.