The claim that the Musaffal or Musaffalah know the condition of the deceased
Q 9: In
when people want to know the state of the dead in his grave, they bring a man or woman whom they call Musaffal or Musaffalah. The person enters a dark room on condition that he hears no sound or movement around him. People say, he gets down into the grave where the deceased informs him whether he is in good or bad condition. What is the ruling on this practice, bearing in mind that they say permissible words such as, he is a religious man or he stole something or treated someone unjustly?
This is an invalid and evil practice which is from the promptings of Satan.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.