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

Written by Dr zakir naik

The Supernatural is thus notrepparttar World of Spirits and Lost Souls, butrepparttar 116314 World of Jinn SPIRIT POSSESSION Another widespread fallacy isrepparttar 116315 concept of spirit-possession, during which a supposed spirit (of a dead person) occupiesrepparttar 116316 human body andrepparttar 116317 individual experiences fits and epilepsy. The Shaytaan has used this false belief so strongly to corrupt people's Aqeedah that some of those who believe in spirit possession even commit acts of Shirk, like performing un-Islamic rituals and offerings atrepparttar 116318 tombs, hanging amulets containing words of disbelief, etc. to protect themselves from possession and to seek treatment. It should be made known that most of these cases are due to psychological illness, mistakenly understood to be spirit-possession. The reason behindrepparttar 116319 prevalence of this misconception, to some extent, isrepparttar 116320 practice of some exorcists, who have made exorcism a way of obtaining money fromrepparttar 116321 common masses. They convince people into believing that they have been possessed by spirits and earn money inrepparttar 116322 name of treatment. However, real cases of possession are very few and they are due torepparttar 116323 Jinn, who occupyrepparttar 116324 human body and not spirits. And Al-hamdulillah, Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) have rightly guided us in this regard; anybody possessed byrepparttar 116325 Jinn can be cured byrepparttar 116326 prescribed treatment mentioned inrepparttar 116327 Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam), Insha'Allah. The Reality : In light of what has preceded (aboutrepparttar 116328 soul and its journey after death inrepparttar 116329 previous article), it can be undoubtedly said that spirits ofrepparttar 116330 dead do not return back torepparttar 116331 world after death. Thus, it is not possible thatrepparttar 116332 spirits can possessrepparttar 116333 human body. The only possible source, which could be involved in possessing human body, isrepparttar 116334 Jinn. Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) states in Majmoo al-Fatawa, "The existence ofrepparttar 116335 Jinn is an established fact, according torepparttar 116336 Book,repparttar 116337 Sunnah andrepparttar 116338 agreement ofrepparttar 116339 early scholars. Likewise,repparttar 116340 penetration of a Jinni into a human body is also an established fact, according torepparttar 116341 consensus of leading Sunni scholars. It is also a fact witnessed and experienced by anyone who reflects on it. The Jinni entersrepparttar 116342 one seized by fits and causes him to speak incomprehensible words, unknown to himself; ifrepparttar 116343 one seized by fits is struck a blow sufficient to kill a camel, he does not feel it."

Evidence for Jinn Possession

Allah says: "Those who eat Riba (interest) will not stand (onrepparttar 116344 Day of Judgment) except likerepparttar 116345 standing of a person beaten byrepparttar 116346 Shaytaan leading him to insanity ('mass')." [Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 275] In this verse, Allah comparesrepparttar 116347 state of those who eat Riba, onrepparttar 116348 Day of Judgment, withrepparttar 116349 one beaten byrepparttar 116350 Shaytan leading him to insanity. The word used in this verse for insanity is 'mass', which also means devil possession. Since Allah has maderepparttar 116351 Qur'aan,repparttar 116352 most truthful book, it can never contain a false comparison. Therefore, this verse provesrepparttar 116353 truthfulness of Jinn-possession. Al-Qurtubee writes in his Tafseer of this verse: "This verse contains proof against those who denyrepparttar 116354 possession by way of Jinn, claiming that it is a result of natural causes, as well as those who claim that Shaytaan does not enter humans nor does he touch them." Clear Evidence of Jinn possession fromrepparttar 116355 Sunnah are in a number of authentic tradition, one of which is related by, Ya'la Ibn Murah (radhiallahu anhu), who says: "I saw Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) do three things which no one before or after me saw. I went with him on a trip. Onrepparttar 116356 way, we passed by a woman sitting atrepparttar 116357 roadside with a young boy. She called out, 'O Messenger of Allah, this boy is afflicted with a trial, and from him we have also been afflicted with a trial. I don't know how many times per day he is seized by fits.' He (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: 'Give him to me.' So she lifted him up torepparttar 116358 Prophet. He (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) then placedrepparttar 116359 boy between himself andrepparttar 116360 middle ofrepparttar 116361 saddle, openedrepparttar 116362 boy's mouth and blew in it three times, saying, 'Inrepparttar 116363 name of Allah, I amrepparttar 116364 slave of Allah, get out, enemy of Allah!' Then he gaverepparttar 116365 boy back to her and said: 'Meet us on our return at this same place and inform us how he has fared.' We then went. On our return, we found her inrepparttar 116366 same place with three sheep. When he said to her, 'How has your son fared?' She replied: 'Byrepparttar 116367 One who sent you withrepparttar 116368 truth, we have not detected anything (unusual) in his behavior up to this time…" [Musnad Ahmad (vol: 4, p. 170), and al-Haakim, who declared it Saheeh]

This authentic narration describes how Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) commandedrepparttar 116369 Jinn possessingrepparttar 116370 boy, to leave. Also,repparttar 116371 Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) is reported to have said: "Verily, Shaytaan flows inrepparttar 116372 blood-streams of Adam's descendants." [Saheeh Muslim (vol: 3, no: 5404)]

Causes of Possession There could be three main reasons for possession, as suggested by Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah):

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

Written by Dr zakir naik

Barzakh forbids any Return Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) have clearly defined to us journey ofrepparttar soul after death andrepparttar 116313 abode of both,repparttar 116314 disbelieving souls andrepparttar 116315 righteous souls. This period betweenrepparttar 116316 death andrepparttar 116317 Hereafter is known as 'Barzakh'. Linguistically, 'Barzakh' means a veil, barrier or partition between two things. Ibn Abbas (radhiallahu anhu) defines Barzakh as a Hijab (a partition of veil). Al-Qurtubi, in his exposition states: 'The Barzakh is a barrier between two things. It isrepparttar 116318 stage between this world andrepparttar 116319 other world - fromrepparttar 116320 time of death untilrepparttar 116321 time Resurrection. Thus, whoever dies entersrepparttar 116322 Barzakh" [See al-Qurtubi's Tafseer, vol.12, p.150] Oncerepparttar 116323 soul entersrepparttar 116324 realm of Barzakh, there is no return for it back intorepparttar 116325 world as is clearly known fromrepparttar 116326 Qur'aan andrepparttar 116327 Ahaadeeth of Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam). Allah says regardingrepparttar 116328 evil soul: "…when death comes to one of them (who joins partners with Allah), he says: "O My Lord! Send me back to life. In order that I may do good deeds inrepparttar 116329 things that I neglected. By no means! It is but a word he says. And before him is a Barzakh untilrepparttar 116330 day they are raised up." [Soorah al-Mu'minoon (23): 99-100] This verse revealsrepparttar 116331 condition ofrepparttar 116332 disbeliever upon death; when he facesrepparttar 116333 realities ofrepparttar 116334 Hereafter, he wishes to return back torepparttar 116335 world and mend his mistakes, in order to avertrepparttar 116336 punishment. But he is plainly refused and confined inrepparttar 116337 grave and punished for his sinful actions because he has enteredrepparttar 116338 Barzakh. It is impossible for him to escaperepparttar 116339 strong Guardian Angels of Allah and return back to this world. The abode ofrepparttar 116340 righteous soul is Paradise,repparttar 116341 Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "The soul of a believer is a bird eating fromrepparttar 116342 trees of Paradise until Allah restores it to its body onrepparttar 116343 Day of Resurrection." [An-Nasa'ee, Ibn Majah and others. Authenticated by Shaikh al-Albanee Sharh al-Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah (p. 455, footnote: 1)] It is unlikely thatrepparttar 116344 righteous soul, who is surrounded byrepparttar 116345 bounties of Allah, would leaverepparttar 116346 blessings of Allah and come torepparttar 116347 world. Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "No servant who has good in store for him with Allah and dies ever wants to return torepparttar 116348 Earth - even if he were to haverepparttar 116349 whole world and everything that is in it - except forrepparttar 116350 martyr. That is due to what he sees inrepparttar 116351 nobility of martyrdom. Verily, he would like to return back torepparttar 116352 Earth, in order to be martyred another time." [(Saheeh) Saheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee (1341)] But asrepparttar 116353 Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) informed, evenrepparttar 116354 martyr is refusedrepparttar 116355 permission to return, he (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "The souls ofrepparttar 116356 martyrs live inrepparttar 116357 bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung fromrepparttar 116358 throne ofrepparttar 116359 Almighty. They eatrepparttar 116360 fruits of Paradise wherever they like and then nestle in these chandeliers. Once, their Lord cast a glance at them and said: "Do you want anything?" They said: "What more can we desire? We eatrepparttar 116361 fruit of Paradise wherever we like." Their Lord asked themrepparttar 116362 same question thrice. When they saw that they would be continued to be asked and not left (without answeringrepparttar 116363 question), they said: "O Lord, we wish that You may return our souls to our bodies so that we may be slain in Your cause once again. When He (Allah) saw that they had no need, they were left (to their joy in Heaven)." [Saheeh Muslim (4651)]

These and many other proofs fromrepparttar 116364 Qur'aan andrepparttar 116365 Sunnah denyrepparttar 116366 concept ofrepparttar 116367 soul's return, and thus there remains no doubt that souls ofrepparttar 116368 dead do not return back torepparttar 116369 world.

Observed Phenomenon If spirits do not return back to this world, then what isrepparttar 116370 explanation forrepparttar 116371 Observed Phenomenon, likerepparttar 116372 physical appearance ofrepparttar 116373 dead, speaking ofrepparttar 116374 souls through medium, and leaving messages forrepparttar 116375 living using Ouija boards? And how do these spirits answer every question correctly aboutrepparttar 116376 life and character ofrepparttar 116377 dead?

Appearing ofrepparttar 116378 Spirits: The alleged appearing ofrepparttar 116379 spirits is an ancient claim. Many a time, it is fabrication simply through deception, trickery, and psychological influence. In other cases, it is done throughrepparttar 116380 use of Jinn. Deception is an old and well-known trick thatrepparttar 116381 Jinn use to mislead mankind; they play withrepparttar 116382 minds of humans in order to ruin their religion and cause them to commit Shirk. A clear understanding ofrepparttar 116383 topic should helprepparttar 116384 Muslims not to be deceived byrepparttar 116385 spiritualists. The spiritualists, who claim to have contacts withrepparttar 116386 spirits ofrepparttar 116387 dead from an Islamic point of view, are in fact un-religious and liars. They make contacts withrepparttar 116388 Jinn through evil incantations and demonic rituals and perform extraordinary feats with ease through them. Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) said: "Many of those people (the so called spiritualists) writerepparttar 116389 Words of Allah in blood or other impure substances. They write or make other statements that are pleasing to Shaytaan." [See Majmoo al-Fatawa, v.19, p.35]

The Jinn (sing. Jinni): The Jinn are a living creation of Allah, created from smokeless flame of fire. They sharerepparttar 116390 material world withrepparttar 116391 humans. Though they are invisible to us, they eat and drink with us, and also haverepparttar 116392 ability to inhabitrepparttar 116393 human body and influence our thoughts. They are stronger than humans and can take different forms and shapes. Amongst them are Muslims and Kafirs;repparttar 116394 Kafir Jinn help their counterpart amongrepparttar 116395 humans in evil acts.

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