The deceased hearing what the living say

Q 3: I read in a book titled Al-Hawy Li Al-Fatawy by Imam Al-Suyuty that the dead can hear what the living people say about them and their praise of them. (Part No. 9; Page No. 82) They also know the living people who visit them and that the dead pay visits to one another. Is this true and acceptable? Imam Al-Suyuty relied upon some Hadiths and Athar (narrations from the Companions) in the Vol. 2, P.169, 170, 171.

A: The basic ruling is that the dead do not hear the living except in cases supported with a Nas (Islamic text from the Qur’an or the Sunnah). Allah (Exalted be He) says to His Prophet (peace be upon him): So verily, you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) cannot make the dead to hear (i.e. The disbelievers) and He (Exalted be He) says: ...but you cannot make hear those who are in graves. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.