Soul

The soul, in many religious, philosophical, and mythological traditions, is the incorporeal essence of a living being. Soul or psyche are the mental abilities of a living being: reason, character, feeling, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, etc.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Soul is created by Allah and gifted to us as a bounty from Him on us. Soul is never part from Allah (SWT). Nothing at all can be like Allah or part from Him.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 month ago

You are not responsible for the Khums of the gifts received by you. You can eat the eatables. If it remains with you for a full year unused fully or partly, you will be responsible to pay the Khums of the remaining after full year if anything remains unused.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Yes, Islam like Judaism and Christianity believe in the immortality of the soul, which means death is not the end of the soul but it remains facing the results of our faith and deeds in this worldly life. 
Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Allah's Wisdom and Knowledge and Mercy determine which age, country, place, family ,father, mother, etc each one should come to this world.

We believe in His Absolute Wisdom and Mercy and thank Him that created us in the age, place, family from which He created us. Allah says in Quran ( Your Lord Creates whatever He Wills and Choose, no choice have they) Sura 28, Verse 68.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 4 months ago

Soul is taken back to Allah when we die. (IT IS ALLAH WHO TAKES BACK THE SOULS AT THE TIME OF ITS DEATH) (Sura 39, Verse 42.

Our soul remains alive after our body dies. Souls of the believer will feel and enjoy the great Mercy of Allah, while souls of the enemies of Allah will suffer the results of their bad deeds. Sura al-Waqi'ah, Verses 89, 90, 91, 92 , 93 and 94. Our souls remain able to listen as we do Talqeen to the dead during and after burial. It is recommended for us to call the dead in their graves saying to them: Salaam upon you, O people of LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAH, how did find LAA ILAHA ILLALLAH.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 6 months ago

Yes, every human being has a soul. No, no one is exempted from the Resurrection. If anyone claims otherwise, they are lying or confused. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 8 months ago

When there is a possibility and a certainty, it is better to plan for the certainty.

The certainty is that hell exists. The possibility is that people might leave it.

Better to be careful! :)

Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 8 months ago

1. Enemies of Allah (SWT) will remain in hellfire forever as we read in Quran, Sura 41, Verse 28: That is the recommence of the enemies of Allah; the Fire, therein will be for them the eternal place, a recommence for that they used to deny Our signs. 
2. Those sinners who believed in Allah but disobeyed Him and insisted on sins and did not seek forgiveness till death, will be punished for their sins for periods depending on their sins. It is not a matter of minutes of hours but it can be years , decades or even hundreds of years.

3. Can any human being tolerate being inside big fire for a minute? What if it is for years and years which can reach to centuries? Those who think that committing sinful acts are easy, should ask themselves how much can they tolerate hellfire? may Allah (SWT) protect us from it.

4. We beg to Allah, The Most Merciful , The Best Forgiver, to protect us from any sin and forgive our previous sins and save us from the punishment of Hellfire. Allah (SWT) says in Quran about the servants of Allah : They supplicate to Allah: Our Lord, Avert from us the torment of Jahannam (Hell), verily, it's torment is unbearable. Sura 25, Verse 65.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 9 months ago

Sura Al-Fatiha, Sura Yaseen, Sura Al-Mulk, Sura Arrahman and any Quranic Sura beside Sadaqa and Du'a for forgiveness.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 11 months ago

Our source of knowledge should be from Qur’an, The Prophet and Ahlul Bayt  (Peace and Blessings be upon Him and them). There are some people who thought that soul and spirit are same, but we read in Qur’an that soul is not the spirit and spirit is not the soul. 
    1.    Allah takes our souls when we sleep, and Allah sends it back when we wake up. Again, Allah takes our souls when we die than it will not be sent back after death except in Raj’aa. 
    2.    We don’t have in Qur’an that during death our spirit dies but our souls are being taken back by Allah (S.W.T.). 
    3.    While the spirit goes back to Allah. 
    4.    We have no details about the spirit because Allah has mentioned in Quran قل الروحُ مِ أمرِ رَبّي “Say the spirit matters belong to Allah"  (Sura 17, verse 85) means Allah only knows about the details of the spirit. We have very limited knowledge about the spirit. 
    5.    Soul can be good and can be medium and can be very good. It depends on the faith and deeds. We read in Qur’an about النفس آلأمّارة بالسوء Nafs Soul “Ammarah Bis_Soou’” which is ordering bad. Sura 12, verse 53.
    6.    There is another type of soul which is called Nafs Al “Lawwama” “the blaming soul” which blames the person when he or she does bad.  Sura 75, verse 2.
    7.    There is Nafs Al “Mutmaenna” the peaceful soul which is the soul of the most humble servants of Allah (S.W.T.). Sura 89, verse 27.
    8.    In Qur’an we read that the soul can be indulged in bad deeds and can be enjoying good deeds “Wa Nafsin Wa Ma Sawwaha Fa Al Hamha Fujuraha Wa Taqwaha”. Sura 91, verse 8.
    9.    Life and death are on the souls not on the spirit. Allah says “كُلُّ نَفسٍ ذائقةُ الموت ” Every soul will taste death.”Allah didn’t say every spirit will taste death. 
    10.    Soul is mentioned in Qur’an as the self when we say that myself, yourself that’s why Allah says in Qur’an “مَن عَمِلَ صالحاً فلنفسه” Whosoever does good he is doing good for himself. “ومن أساءَ فَعليها ” and whosoever does bad he is doing bad on himself. 
    11.    These are few differences between soul and spirit but we must admit that our knowledge of spirit is very much limited.   Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 11 months ago

There are different ways that people try to gain knowledge about what happens after death. Usually, Muslims look to scripture (Quran and hadith) for information about life after death.

The majority of Muslims interpret the Qur'an and hadith to say that people are only born once and die once (apart from the possibility of the raj'ah, as held by Shi'is, and which is not reincarnation). The standard view among Sunnis and Twelver Shi'is is that people do not reincarnate or transmigrate, and every being has its own soul. 

Beyond that, it is hard to say with full certainty what happens after death, since we cannot learn about life after death through conventional means.

If it were possible to prove what happens after death with full certainty in a way that all people would agree and accept it, these things would not be questions. No one disagrees about what happens immediately when you arrive at Los Angeles airport, because it is known and provable. Life after death is a different sort of subject.

While some people argue for reincarnation on the grounds that some young children seem to remember things about previous lives, there are also other non-physical explanations for how they could have this sort of knowledge, so it isn't necessarily proof for reincarnation.

What one can say that, if there were a possibility that people reincarnate, the Qur'an did not consider it important to tell us about it. Instead, it tells us to focus on this life and how we are living right now, and not to guess whether we might be suffering due to wrongdoing in a previous life.

It also tells us to interact with others equally and fairly, based on the idea that they have come to this life newly, rather than what one might guess about their previous life. 

Sometimes, belief in reincarnation can lead people to limit themselves or treat others wrongly, due to the belief that they are bearing a karmic burden or something equivalent, and this is against the Qur'anic ethos of justice. 

As with all things, God knows best.

Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 11 months ago

The claim of some people that the soul of somebody will be transferred to another person is baseless and it goes against the justice of God. Allah is fully able and He creates for every one his own body and his own soul. Allah's Justice will never put a burden on any one because of the acts of another person. Body and soul of every one will get the results of his faith and deeds and there is no point at all in a person having the soul of someone else. This false claim of incarnation came from non Muslims.

Those who claim incarnation need to prove it, and they could not and will never be able to prove their claim. It is just imagination with no evidence whatsoever.

Wassalam.