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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...