The question about the souls has always interested me!
I want to know everything about the soul as the science haven't given so much of that subject to us yet. Most people believe that we have a soul. Christians and Jews too. But most of us don't know so much about the soul. We make up stories.
That is why islam is so fascinating. It does not talk only about life, rules and heart. Islam talks about life after death, the soul, the Ressurection day, The Paradise.
The souls cannot be ghosts.
Ghosts are not souls that are dead. Ghosts or more precisely "djinn" and they are made of fire. We cannot see the djinn with our own eyes, but the donkeys can, as the rooster is able to see the angels. That is why everytime you hear a donkey do his noisy loud you can be sure he has seen a djinn and every time a rooster makes his sound, he has seen an angel coming or leaving.
But for the souls, I will tell you the truth.
1. There are two sort of souls
Its answer is that the souls are two parts: /Those who are /tortured souls and /those who are/ benefactor souls. The tortured is in occupation with what it is in, of the torture from the exchange of visits and the colliding. The benefactor souls, are those related, not imprisoned meeting, exchanging visits and confering what was of it in the world, and what is of the people of the world.
2. The spirits meet at the death and talks to each other
"Saleh Al-Mari said: 'It reached me that the spirits meet at the death, and the souls of the dead say to the soul going out of earth: How was your dwelling, and in which of the two bodies were you? A Pleasant on or evil? Then he cried until the weeping had overcome him.'"
3. The people of the graves are waiting and asking about us
"The son of Abu ad-Dunia had mentioned from a hadith by Sufyan, from Amr ben Dinar, from Ubaida ben Umair. He said: 'The people of the graves are waiting and asking about the news. If the dead comes to them they would say: What did Such do? Thereupon he would say: He is righteous, what did Such do? He would say: He is righteous. What did Such do? Thereupon he would say: Did not he come to you? Did noo he come forward to you place? Thereupon they would say: We are to Allah, and we are to Him returning. He proceeded trough a way other than our way.'"
4. Not everybody meet each other
"Ubaid ben Umair said: 'If the dead dies the souls meet him asking him as the convoy ask what did Such do? If he says: He died, and they did not come to him, they would say: He went with it to Hell" (Fire).
This means that if a person dies and he is righteous he will meet other righteous people.
When the souls start to talk they ask each other about others they knew and what happened with them, and sometimes the answer is that the person they knew and had died never came to them at all.
Some related stuff:
- The hardness of the heart
- Does the dead person know about the visit of the livings and their salutations?
- Introduction from the Blogger
I do not accept any friends-invitations though.