Can the dead hear people’s talk?

Question: Do the Awliyaa’ (righteous people), hear the call of those who make Du`aa’ (supplication) to them? What is the meaning of the Saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): By Allaah, the dead hear your footsteps. We appreciate your guidance.

Answer: The basic rule states that the dead people, pious or not, do not hear people’s talk. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.