Saturday, 7 December 2013

The realm of souls

Prophet (pbuh) said: “Souls are like crowds which gather together. The ones who met before get along well. The ones who did not meet before, cannot get along very well and separate.” (Bukhari, Anbiya, 2; Muslim, Birr, 159; Abu Dawud, Adab, 19).

Ever get that moment where when you meet someone for the first time, and you suddenly just click? As if you knew or met each other before? This hadith clearly states that before we were born, our souls were already created. And we were able to talk and get along in a place, long before we were born. 

I found the hadith above quite some time ago and I find the idea of souls extremely interesting. We were something before Allah put us here. We were something before we came into this world, into these lives, and into these bodies. Then I did some research on the creation of the souls and found this piece of text:

"Did All Souls Prostrate Allah?
It's reported that, in the realm of souls some of the souls prostrated Allah while some didn't. Is it true? Were souls subjected to a test before coming into this world and some became rebellious while the others were obedient.

In the realm of souls, all souls prostrated Allah (swt). The rumours reporting the opposite are not authentic. This event took place in the realm of souls is not a test; it is a promise taken from humanbeings by Allah. Man has been sent to this world in order to be tested. Those who fail their tests are the ones who break their promises."

From ALLAH we come, and to ALLAH we shall return.

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