Do Souls of the Dead Return Back to this World? part II

Written by Dr zakir naik


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Whenrepparttar spiritualist contacts a Jinni,repparttar 116313 Jinni takes advantage of his ability to acquire different forms and adoptsrepparttar 116314 appearance ofrepparttar 116315 dead and pretends to berepparttar 116316 returned souls. This is one ofrepparttar 116317 ways by whichrepparttar 116318 Shaytaan attempts to deceive humans and lead them astray. For example, onrepparttar 116319 Day ofrepparttar 116320 Battle of Badr, a devil came torepparttar 116321 polytheist of Quraysh inrepparttar 116322 shape of Suraqah bin Malik. This incident is also related inrepparttar 116323 Qur'aan in Soorah al-Anfal (8): 48: "(Remember) whenrepparttar 116324 Shaytaan (evil Jinn are called Shaytaan meaning 'devils') made their (evil) deeds seem fair to them and said: 'No one of mankind can overcome you this Day (ofrepparttar 116325 battle of Badr) and verily, I am your neighbor (for each and every help).' But whenrepparttar 116326 two forces came in sight of each other, he ran away and said: 'Verily, I have nothing to do with you. Verily! I see what you see not. Verily, I fear Allah for Allah is severe in punishment."

Another incident is related in Saheeh al-Bukharee; a Jinni came to Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu anhu) several times, when he was in charge ofrepparttar 116327 alms in Ramadan. Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu anhu) narrates: "Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) ordered me to keep Sadaqah (al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A man came and started taking handfuls ofrepparttar 116328 foodstuff (ofrepparttar 116329 Sadaqah, stealthily). I took hold of him and said: "By Allah, I will take you to Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam)." He said: "I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need." I released him, and inrepparttar 116330 morning Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) asked me: "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I said: "O Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam)! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go." Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Indeed, he told you a lie and he will come again." Thenrepparttar 116331 visitor came again andrepparttar 116332 same episode repeated twice, after which Allah's Messenger asked: "O Abu Hurayrah! … Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights?" Abu Hurayrah said: "No!" He (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "It was Shaytaan." [Saheeh al-Bukharee 3/ 505]

Similarly,repparttar 116333 Shaytaan makes use of this extraordinary ability of takingrepparttar 116334 appearance ofrepparttar 116335 dead people, and performs supernatural feats at graves and tombs. People witness these unusual events and increase inrepparttar 116336 veneration ofrepparttar 116337 dead. Eventually, these unusual events cause people to have faith and hope inrepparttar 116338 powers ofrepparttar 116339 dead and they call uponrepparttar 116340 engraved to fulfill their needs instead of Allah and thus commit Shirk...and this is exactly whatrepparttar 116341 Shaytaan (Kafir Jinn) intends.

Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said: "To takerepparttar 116342 graves as idols isrepparttar 116343 first step towards polytheism; it is why some visitors to graves hearrepparttar 116344 voices nearrepparttar 116345 graves, see certain visions before them, witness strange forces in operation which are taken for a miracle of some righteous deceased people whereas sometimes they arerepparttar 116346 Jinn andrepparttar 116347 Shaytaan. For instance, they observe a grave being cleft andrepparttar 116348 deceased comes out of it, talks with people and embraces them. Such a thing you will witness nearrepparttar 116349 graves ofrepparttar 116350 Divine Apostles and other people, whereas in reality it is Shaytaan. Indeed,repparttar 116351 Shaytaan assumesrepparttar 116352 form of a human being and says: 'I am so and so Prophet.' 'I am so and so Shaikh'; and he tells a lie… The ignorant person believes thatrepparttar 116353 one who came out ofrepparttar 116354 grave, who caressed him or conversed with him, wasrepparttar 116355 inmate ofrepparttar 116356 grave, or was a righteous person or a Divine person. In contrast to it, a perfect believer knows without any shadow of doubt that he is Shaytaan." [Kitab al-Wasilah (English Translation) pp. 42] The Qareen: Every human has been assigned a Jinni to be his constant companion. He is called 'Qareen' and he encourages evil desires. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) once told his companions: "Everyone of you has been assigned a companion fromrepparttar 116357 Jinn." They asked: "Even you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam)!" He replied: "Even me, except that Allah has helped me against him and he has submitted. Now he only tells me to do good." [Saheeh Muslim]

It is this Qareen, who is responsible for knowingrepparttar 116358 character and deeds ofrepparttar 116359 dead. For example, during séances (apparently) a Jinni often pretends to contactrepparttar 116360 dead and allows them to speak torepparttar 116361 living. In fact,repparttar 116362 Jinn had contactedrepparttar 116363 Qareen ofrepparttar 116364 dead. The Qareen, who was a constant companion ofrepparttar 116365 dead person and knew his entire life history, will be able to mimicrepparttar 116366 voice ofrepparttar 116367 deceased and answer any questions accurately (aboutrepparttar 116368 dead person's life), thus fooling those present into believing that they are inrepparttar 116369 presence of spirits.

In Conclusion, souls ofrepparttar 116370 dead cannot and do not come back to earth, they cannot appear to or converse withrepparttar 116371 living inhabitants ofrepparttar 116372 Earth. Causing people to believe inrepparttar 116373 return ofrepparttar 116374 souls is one ofrepparttar 116375 means adopted by Shaytaan to misguide mankind. By pretending to be returned souls ofrepparttar 116376 dead along withrepparttar 116377 performance of extraordinary feats, they deceive people into believing inrepparttar 116378 powers ofrepparttar 116379 dead. This has become a religious science of its own having no basis inrepparttar 116380 Qur'aan orrepparttar 116381 Sunnah. Ultimately, it leads torepparttar 116382 worship ofrepparttar 116383 souls ofrepparttar 116384 dead and in reality worship ofrepparttar 116385 Shaytaan himself. [See Majmoo al-Fatawa v.1/p.359-61]

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Do Souls of the Dead Return Back to this World?

Written by Dr zakir naik


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(b) The Disbelieving Soul: Angels approachrepparttar disbelieving soul for questioning, but he can barely answer their questions by saying: 'Alas! I do not know…'

The Abode and Companion (a) The Believing Soul: Some ofrepparttar 116312 joys of Paradise and its fragrance come to him and his grave is made spacious for him as far as an eye can see. A man with a beautiful face, beautiful garments and sweet odor comes torepparttar 116313 righteous slave and says: "Rejoice in what pleases you, for this is your day which you have been promised." He asks: "Who are you?" He replies: "I am your good deeds." He then says: "My Lord, bringrepparttar 116314 Last Hour; my Lord bringrepparttar 116315 Last Hour, so I may return to my people and my property."

(b) The Disbelieving Soul: Some ofrepparttar 116316 Hell's heat and hot air comes to him, his grave is made narrow for him such that his ribs interpenetrate into each other. A man with an ugly face, ugly garments and an offensive odor comes to him and says: "Be grieved with what displeases you, for this is your day which you have been promised." He asks: "Who are you? For your face is most ugly and brings evil." He replies: "I am your wicked deeds." He then says: "My Lord, do not bringrepparttar 116317 Last Hour." Fromrepparttar 116318 above we know howrepparttar 116319 soul is taken out ofrepparttar 116320 human body upon death and presented before Allah. Ifrepparttar 116321 soul is righteous, it enjoysrepparttar 116322 bounties of Allah and if it is wicked, it suffersrepparttar 116323 torment ofrepparttar 116324 grave, which is very severe and none can escape its anguish and suffering. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "This Ummah will be tried in its grave. If it were not forrepparttar 116325 fear that you might not bury your dead, I would pray to Allah to make you hear what I hear." [Saheeh Muslim] Uthman Ibn Affan (radhiallahu anhu) used to cry until he wet his beard, if he was to stand on a grave. He was told: 'You mentionrepparttar 116326 Heaven andrepparttar 116327 Hell-Fire and you don't cry, but when you mentionrepparttar 116328 grave, you burst in tears!' He said: 'I heardrepparttar 116329 Prophet of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) saying: "The grave isrepparttar 116330 first stage ofrepparttar 116331 Hereafter, whoever passes it will be at ease afterwards, and if he does not succeed in it, he will be in worst of conditions." I also heard him saying: "Never have I seen a sight more horrifying than that of grave."

Torepparttar 116332 living,repparttar 116333 grave is simply an empty, dark hole inrepparttar 116334 ground, but torepparttar 116335 dead it is a window into either Paradise or Hell, where he facesrepparttar 116336 realities ofrepparttar 116337 Hereafter all by himself. The grave is a place of solitude, and there is no greater isolation than this! What can be a bigger isolation for someone, than being separated from parents, family, and relatives? One leaves back all his possession and wealth and is put inrepparttar 116338 grave, under gravel and sand? Nothing accompaniesrepparttar 116339 dead in his grave except his deeds, Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Three things follow a dead man, two of which will return and one will remain with him. His people, his property and his deeds follow him but his people and property return, while his deeds remain with him." [Saheeh al-Bukharee (8/ 521)]

At this time, if one's deeds are good and righteous, they become for him a good company. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "(Afterrepparttar 116340 questioning) a man with a beautiful face, beautiful garments and sweet odor comes torepparttar 116341 righteous slave and says: "Rejoice in what pleases you, for this is your day which you have been promised." He asks: "Who are you? For your face is perfectly beautiful and brings good." He replies: "I am your good deeds." He then says: "My Lord, bringrepparttar 116342 Last Hour; my Lord bringrepparttar 116343 Last Hour, so I may return to my people and my property." Regardingrepparttar 116344 evildoer, he (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "… a man with an ugly face, ugly garments and an offensive odor comes to him and says: "Be grieved with what displeases you, for this is your day which you have been promised." He asks: "Who are you? For your face is most ugly and brings evil." He replies: "I am your wicked deeds." He then says: "My Lord, do not bringrepparttar 116345 Last Hour." [Saheeh al-Jami as-Sageer, 1/1676]

All this andrepparttar 116346 Hereafter has still not commenced for us. So, let this be a reminder for all to prepare for death by doing good deeds in accordance torepparttar 116347 Qur'aan andrepparttar 116348 Sunnah, even if it means to give a trifle in charity. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Protect yourself fromrepparttar 116349 Hellfire, even by a part of a date (that is given in charity)." [Saheeh al-Bukharee]

After clarifyingrepparttar 116350 good and evil in this world, Allah,repparttar 116351 Exalted, has given every man a free will to choose between them. It is up torepparttar 116352 individual, whether he takes enough good deeds to accompany him in his grave, or he chooses to carryrepparttar 116353 burden of evil deeds. This choice of evil and good is only valid as long as one is alive. As death approaches, all deeds come to an end andrepparttar 116354 person becomes weak and helpless; so helpless that after death he is in need ofrepparttar 116355 living to give him ghusl, shroud him, place him in his grave and make Du'aa for his forgiveness. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Whenrepparttar 116356 coffin is ready (for its burial) and people lift it on their shoulders, then ifrepparttar 116357 deceased is a righteous person he says, 'Take me ahead,' if he is not a righteous one, then he says, 'Woe to it (me)! Where are you taking it (me)!' And his voice is audible to everything except human beings; if they heard it they would fall down unconscious." [Bukharee (2/ 462)]

After knowingrepparttar 116358 realities of death, how helpless and weak man becomes after death, and how he facesrepparttar 116359 realities ofrepparttar 116360 Hereafter and witnessesrepparttar 116361 great Power of Allah… Can a Muslim, who believes that Allah alone hasrepparttar 116362 Power to benefit and harm, accept that a dead man's soul can come back to this world and helprepparttar 116363 living? Or after witnessingrepparttar 116364 Power of Allahrepparttar 116365 dead would dare to scarerepparttar 116366 living, harm them, possess them or demand offerings from them, etc…etc…?

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