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What is the concept of soul in islam

Does soul exist inside our body, does soul has any gender, how can I find that I have a soul , what is the concept of soul in Islam.
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Do the souls sleep in their graves?

I know that it has been discussed here this matter, but still it doesn't answer to my questions. There is a narration I found about this matter, but still unclear. The Messenger of Allaah (...
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Can dead souls benefit living

Assalamu Alaikum, I read the below references which says that righteous dead souls can benefit the living. hence supplicating to them is permissible. Imam Razi wrote, If a person went to the grave ...
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Is our souls, angles never destroyed when it create or why Allah does not finish devil when he disrespect the order of Allah? [duplicate]

My question is as we know that our body is nothing we are just because of our soul . Devil (iblees) disrespect the order of Allah and does not prostrate Adam (A.S). As we know that Allah is one and he ...
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What is the hadith mentioned in the ibn Kathir tafsir on Quran 7:172-174?

I'm trying to find the hadith mentioned in the ibn Kathir tafsir on Quran 7:172-174, which says Quran 7:172-174 “When your Lord drew forth from the children of Adam - from their loins - their ...
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When are souls created according to Islam?

Does Islam teach that souls are eternal to the past? And if so, where is this teaching found? In other words, are souls "pre-eternal" (a term found here) or "past-complete" (a term found here), both ...
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Few Questions about the soul and body

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters, I am quite curious about the body - soul relationship in human beings. What I wanted to know is : Can the soul have senses (see, hear, smell, etc.), speak, or ...
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What is the relationship between heart and mind?

I need to know the relation between our heart and mind according to Islam. When we think bad does it has an effect on our spiritual heart and our soul? Like thinking of kufr shirk and sins. But as ...
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How can we purify our soul, and why is it important?

How can we purify our soul? Why is it important in Islam?
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Can the dead see us?

Someone I know recently died by killing himself. I don't know if he is going to Jannah or not, that's is why I wonder if he can see and hear us now.
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Do all creations of Allah possess a soul?

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters, I wanted to know if inanimate or nonliving objects possess souls too. If so, does that include atoms, molecules, cells, and so on? Also, if an inanimate object (...
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Can I draw something with a 'soul' if it's for school?

I had read an answer from another post which stated that I may not draw something with a 'soul' like a human. I have many school projects which require drawing a human or living thing. Also, am I ...
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After death, can a soul travel to Earth to visit family, etc.?

After a person dies, can that person soul travel to earth to visit his family and stuff? I am asking this because I see a lot of passed away people in my dreams.
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Will I feel or get disturbed when insects eat my body in the grave?

Is there any hadith from the prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) that any believer or disbeliever feel when their body is being eaten in the grave? If so, what are the effects on the soul and how the soul feels ...
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What happens to the soul of a person who was cremated?

I have read a couple of threads regarding this topic but none answered my questions. After a person dies and is buried, the question and answer trial happen. If a person was a bad person, they will ...
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Does the spirit have the same form as his/ her body? And what are the rights for a spirit?

I know that the spirit of a person remains in grave till the day of judgement. If a person die then the spirit will have the same form as his body? And the spirit can walk,talk and etc? Can a good ...
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Are our biological parents our spiritual brothers and sisters?

I have been wondering lately is that Allah created all as souls at same time so that's makes us all brothers and sister but when we are born those who bore us makes them our parent. So does that mean ...
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Do animals have souls? If they do is killing them a major sin? [duplicate]

Do animals have souls because one of the major sins that doom one to Hell is killing a soul. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Avoid the seven sins that doom a person to Hell.” We said: What are ...
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How can the soul of a person return to its body if it was cremated?

People like Hindus cremate dead bodies when they die. When the soul is supposed to return to their grave and body , what will happen to them because they don't have a body?
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Does a soul have a gender?

Question: Does a soul have a gender in Islam? As in, is there such a thing as a "female soul" and a "male soul"? I'm tempted to think souls should have genders, because how otherwise would we have ...
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Was whether or not women have souls in debate prior to Islam?

I've seen this claim repeatedly: The lives of the people who responded to the Quran have changed drastically. It had a tremendous impact on so many people, especially women, since this was the ...
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What creatures are accountable on the day of judgement?

As far as I'm aware, only humans and jinn are accountable for their actions and beliefs - is this a correct assessment? If it isn't, are there other creatures on earth that we can interact with that ...
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What is the difference between the soul and the spirit in Islam?

I've read about the soul. What does spirit mean? Is there any difference between the soul and the spirit?
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What does Islam say about birth of living being?

What does Islam say about birth of living being? I've read that according to Quran, God(Allah) is creator, destroyer, judge,..etc. So, as we know that world is made of two things 1.sentient/living(सजी...
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In Islam, what happens to a person after his death?

If a person dies and his/her relatives bury him, he will be asked three questions in the grave. What happens after that? Where does his/her soul go?
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When and why does Allah's mercy become unavailable?

I have read that the "doors of mercy" are open until the day when the Sun changes direction. However recently I heard that the doors of mercy will shut when a smoke enters the Earth as a sign that ...
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Does the soul ever die?

When we die, our bodies die and our rooh/arwah/soul goes to a place known as barzakh. Everything is destined to die, even the Angel of Death. Then Allah will ask if there is anybody alive, and there ...
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Will Azrael himself get the souls of animals? (To die)

As probably many of you know, Azrael (عزرائیل) has been appointed as the responsible angel who gets the souls of humans at the time of their life (when dying). But I was wondering if he (Azrael) is ...
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If someone forcefully sacrificed me… Would I go to hell?

Assalamou alaikoum I am a Muslimah (female Muslim) and Recently we have heard of people kidnapping children and sacrificing them to the evil for their selfish purpose ... and also we heard of the ...
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After the day of judgement, what happens to heaven and hell, the universe, and man and living things?

This is not a duplicate of What will happen after the Judgement Day? I read here that On the day of judgment, earth will not be the only thing to be destroyed, everything that exists, ...
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Does putting a Muslim body in the pig's body prevent his soul from going to paradise?

I have heard that while a Muslim body is in a pig's body, his soul is prevented from reaching paradise. Is this true or false?
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What is the size of soul according to Quran?

From Quran, it is clear that soul exists. But is there any mentioning in Quran about the size/ volume of soul of human being? If Quran says about size/ volume of souls, then is the size/ volume for ...
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Were our souls created when we were born?

From what I know about Islam (which I learned from my parents mostly), we have a soul and our soul is different to our physical body form (right?). It is something that can leave our body when we are ...
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Do plants have souls

According to science plants are made up of living cells and can grow and reproduce and many of their biological systems are similar to animals and humans. So do plants have souls like animals and ...
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What is soul made of; as per Islam?

As per Islam, What are elements of Soul or What is soul made of? (If we split Body and Soul to seperately then what are elements of soul?)
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How to create interest in prayers? [closed]

My problem is that i really wish to say prayers by heart. When its a favorite food to eat, then i get up quickly from my place but when it comes to prayers, I delay them as long as I can or don't ...
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Is there a distinction between ruh and nafs/nafas in Islam? [duplicate]

This question is motivated by a comment by the user @Ali here that says that ruh is a spirit that God gave Adam and every human from birth, while nafs is the soul. I am interested to know if this ...
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Should we believe exorcism and spirit?

We know that after people die Angel of Death takes their spirit to another world. In the world today, we see that some people believe in exorcism and some times they say spirit going into a body. Is ...
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What happens exactly to a person when he is dying?

According to Islam, what happens exactly to a person when his time ends on earth? I want to focus on the moment of death itself not what happens afterwards. As far as I know the angel of death comes ...
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When people die, do they go directly go to heaven or hell until judgement day?

When a person dies. Where will their soul go? As judgement day is known by Allah Almighty and what I have read, after day of judgement a person will go to either hell or paradise. But what happens ...
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Do animals have souls?

I was talking to my Muslim friend the other day and he informed me that the Quran teaches that animals do not have souls and they are only tools here for human's to use. If that is true then how come ...
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What are the things that have souls?

There was a question about drawing. From hadith, we should not draw anything with soul. But what are the things with souls? In particular, do animals (apart from humans) have souls? I have ...
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Up to what extent is drawing living things permissible? [duplicate]

What is Islamic ruling on the drawing of the shape/body of an object? Is it true that the objects could be living objects with a soul as long as no face is drawn? Or in general, can we draw a living ...
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Do souls inter-communicate among themselves after death?

Do souls of dead Muslims who knew each other during their lifetimes communicate with each other after death? If so, can the soul of the person that died later communicate news of the ones left behind (...
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Is there any mention about the soul leaving the body in the Qur'an or Sunnah?

It is known that there is a phenomenon known as Astral Projection, or OBE (Out of Body Experience); many people have been reported to have experienced this. So my question is: is there any mention in ...
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Does the soul have a physical body in the hereafter? (Sunni view)

Will the people of paradise/heaven be physical beings or spiritual beings? Here on Earth, I understand that we are physical beings with souls. My question is, will the people of paradise/heaven also ...
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Do women have soul according to Islam or its various sects?

I was reading Alan Turing's 1950 paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence and suddenly stumbled upon the following statement: How do Christians regard the Moslem view that women have no souls? I ...