On admonition at the grave

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

160. Chapter: On admonition at the grave

945. 'Ali said, "We took part in a funeral prayer in Baqi' al-Gharqad. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came to us and sat and we sat around him. He was holding a stick and he lowered his head and began to strike the ground with his stick. Then he said, 'There is none of you, nor any created soul, who does not have his place written for him in the Garden or the Fire.' They said, 'Messenger of Allah, should we then rely on what is written for us? ' He said, 'Act. For that which he has been created for is made easy for every man.'" [Agreed upon]