The World of Souls

— Firstly, I am Muslim. Secondly, this blog post will include islamic perspectives, however this shouldn’t stop you from reading as this topic is extremely intriguing and for those with islamophobia… well, you should still read… the more knowledge the better 😉 —

So, this is my newest discovery. The World of Souls.

As usual, I was scrolling through Instagram, looking at the same posts for the 10th time but came across the post below.

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Let me explain the post- “When it’s not halal they end up as strangers with all your secrets”… talking about relationships. Now in Islam, dating is haram, in other words not halal. The only time a relationship is halal is marriage.

Now, we know how most relationships outside of marriage end up. You break up, and normally don’t continue speaking to your ex. Therefore, the post is saying that if it’s a non-halal relationship (dating), in the end of the day, the person you were dating will end up being a stranger who holds all your most precious secrets. However, if the relationship were halal (marriage), you would have told all your secrets solely to that one person who you plan to spend the rest of your life with.

The post itself is powerful, however it wasn’t the post which made me discover “The World of Souls”, but a comment which I somehow managed to stumble upon. I tend not to read comments on popular posts, but luckily I did this time.

Here’s the comment:

@shuminion97- “When it’s not halal, you have basically cheated on your future partner who was written to be with you thousands of years before birth. The one you actually met in the world of souls before. Yes that’s right. Everyone we come across in our life we have met before. If we were with them in the world of souls…those beings in this world are those we get along with. Ever met someone the first time and you just click? Like you get on straight away as if you known each other for years? Everybody knows this feeling, everyone makes posts on it..but nobody knows that it’s just the souls that are happy to find each other again. Your future partner has already been met by you…” (The comment continued however was insignificant to this blog post).

When I started reading this comment, goosebumps emerged. When I read the part in bold, a new reality, a new world was opened. I didn’t consider this view as part of Islam, I looked at it as another perspective which I deeply wished were true.

Turns out in my religion, this view is true. Here is an explanation to the view:

“We are on a journey starting from the world of souls and continuing through our mothers’ wombs, then childhood, youth, adulthood, graveyard, purgatory (waiting place between Hell and Heaven), and finally ending in Hell or Heaven. The beginning of the journey is the world of souls. In this sense, the creation of souls was before the creation of bodies” (1).

According to Abu Huraira, our prophet Mohammed (s.a.a.w) companion, Mohammed (s.a.a.w) said, “Souls are like recruited soldiers, those that recognise one another unite in harmony and those that do not recognise one another are at an aversion.” 

Wow.

The recognition between the souls is the reasoning behind the concordance and the harmony between people. The aversion between the souls is the reasoning behind the discord and the separation between people. Good people are inclined to good people, as bad people are inclined to bad people. If the souls nature are similar, they will get along, otherwise there will be conflict.

In terms of finding your partner, people always say that “You just know when you have found the right one, you just know”. I have always wondered how? How do I just… know? Do I get signs? Do I get an email? A Facebook message? How do I know when I have found the one? The one I am to uncover my deepest desires, my insecurities.. my fears? Marriage has always been an exciting part of life which I have always looked forward to, but I had the lingering fear of marrying the wrong person. Now with the recognition between souls in a world before Earth and my religions belief that our future partner was written to be with you ever since the World of Souls, I am more at ease with knowing when I have met “The One”.

Now of course this is not fact, this is a view, a belief and everyone has different views and beliefs but just to value this view and to think about it, it’s comforting and beautiful.

This was extremely brief, but I wanted to introduce my newest discovery and if you want to read more into the World of Souls, simply search online. There is an entire new world that you can indulge yourself in with just a couple clicks.

1- http://www.questionsonislam.com/question/were-all-souls-created-same-time-or-different-times-do-souls-have-genders

 

 

 

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. bexpops123 says:

    I love this so much 👌🏼😍 coming from a different religion, I have similar beliefs as you and I’m so lucky to have found you.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      love you best friend 💖

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  2. There’s a Christian denomination that believes that everyone lived with God for eons before this world was created. They’re call the Latter Day Saints (a.k.a. Mormons). I have LDS neighbors who are wonderful people.

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  3. Cassidy says:

    I always feel that this body is like a television set that has been tuned in to my personality. One day the tv set will break and it will go dead, dark and silent – but my tv channel is still broadcasting loud and clear… Maybe the “world of souls” is the television station where we’re all chatting, laughing and sipping tea together in between shows 🙂

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    1. artybiotics says:

      That is a very interesting and unique perception!

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  4. lexystorm says:

    I’m not Muslim but I actually enjoyed reading this and yes if you do attempt haram you’re cheating. i also feel that everyone has a pre-ordained partner.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      it is very a very interesting topic, you should read more about it

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  5. An interesting viewpoint. As a Christian, the Bible says that I was predestined from before the creation of the world. It does not, however, state that I came from a world of souls where I knew people before my life on earth. Again, interesting viewpoint.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      that is very interesting

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  6. Jane Widdop says:

    I just came back from a two-week pilgrimage to the holy land as a Christian. Even though, I’m currently in between two religions right now and deciding how I want to incorporate them in my life. We learned a lot about Islam and what a beautiful religion it is. We didn’t learn about this, though. I just think it is so cool how you can find certain ideas in religions that you didn’t even know about before and just be completely amazed by the beauty of it all. It makes you question why we are all searching for something bigger than ourselves and how that impacts us all.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      yes, i find it very intriguing learning about different religions and their ideas as they are all unique in someway but similar in ways as well

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  7. Mr. Ochwaya says:

    Wow! This is epic. ✌

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    1. artybiotics says:

      thank you! it’s very interesting indeed

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  8. wordsofpanda says:

    Hey thanks for reading and liking my post!
    I’m not Muslim, I’m Hindu. Hindus have the same concept just different name for it, i.e. ‘Atman’. Your post made me think that we all have same concepts in our religious books, just different names for it. All our gods, irrespective of any caste or religion say same things “Humanity and love above all.” and we still fail to understand it and start discrimination and wars based on religion, again and again. It’s disappointing to see and live the fact that we , humans never learn.
    About your future partner, I hope that you will find your “The One” at the right time in your life, as God has destined it to be. 🙂

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    1. artybiotics says:

      That is very true and its so upsetting to see humanity turn out this way 😦 thanks so much for your comment 🙂

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  9. blottedmind says:

    Loved the quoted text. I’d like to believe it to be true. We keep meeting the same ppl across many lives. I guess we experience it. I’m not good with words to articulate on that.

    One reaches a point where one doesn’t care of or proofs. We believe in it because we do 🙂

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  10. Sheryl says:

    I believe that there is so much that our finite human minds cannot grasp nor fully understand. There is a comfort in the concept of the world of souls. I’m not sure how that meshes with my Protestant faith, but it is an enlightening perspective.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      It is a very comforting thought indeed 🙂

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  11. Aparna Nair says:

    I loved this!! Amazing!

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  12. Gaurav Sutar says:

    I believe in whichever part one lives in and the religion one practices, the principles followed are almost similar. Again, its my belief and a point of view. Good insight and Beautifully written.🙂

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    1. artybiotics says:

      Thank you very much! and thank you for your point of view.

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  13. Beautiful heart! Beautiful mind. First off I was raised Baptist Christian but I am of follower of the faith of humanity love and peace and believe religion shouldn’t matter if we all learn unconditional love and respect!

    And I wanted to give you an answer to the question I myself used to ask myself until I had given up on the concept of having “the one” and if it were real… it’s real. I promise it is! I am almost 40 and i found him much later than I wanted to and much later than expected , in fact I had given up on that kind of live move as fairytales and movie plots. Fiction. How did I know?! You will know and there will be no question. You’ll know it’s the one in the sane way you know how to breathe and make your heart beat. You don’t know how you do it… it’s automatic and you do it because it’s how you’re made. This person will be like that! And what never made sense will and you’ll understand wow, My creater made another person for me and me for them and the journey of life takes on a new role one of amazement and reverence to ALL life. You’ll know this person like you know your own reflection because it’s what they will be.

    Love is the greatest of all things, it’s my prayer that you find the love you’re looking for … and in the process also love yourself the way you deserve, I believe that’s what this life’s journey is about for us all!

    I know my views may be different but I know Love is the base need us ALL of us.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      This was very reassuring, your words have comforted me and thank you for your prayers and wisdom!!!

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  14. * says:

    Hey, interesting post. I’m no Islamic scholar or expert, but if you would care to think of me as a fellow Muslim, and perhaps an elder sister, I’d only make the recommendation that don’t base your expectations and rules on a very concrete and limited understanding and interpretations of our faith. I read these teachings and hadiths as well, and try to learn from them. But I also believe that Allah’s love and compassion is infinite, and that he has the capacity to see things far differently than we do. I try to keep my principles to very bare minimums, the most essential facts that I know will never change– and I never allow anyone between me and Allah. If you ever need an answer, all you have to do is speak to Allah, pray to him, ask him to make it known to you, and then be patient. I don’t trust in every specific teaching, especially if I feel that the teaching is being judgmental. Judgement are not for us, they’re for Allah. Try to stay open-minded, and just trust in God. What I’m trying to say is that, condemning specific actions like dating is not fair, because life is not black and white, and every decision isn’t easy. What matters, is your intention. If you date someone with the intention of having a permanent and long-term relationship within the rules set by God, I don’t see why God would condemn you for that. The more we restrict ourselves in this way, the less likely we will be able to forgive ourselves in the future, even when Allah has forgiven us. And for something that Allah has forgiven, I do not want people to suffer and torture themselves about their entire life. We each have a conscience, that is our personal police. As long as we’re listening to it, we are already being guided. Let’s be more compassionate and forgiving of ourselves and others. I believe that’s what Allah would want for us. More love, more forgiveness, more compassion.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      I respect your point of view and take it into consideration- I agree with you in many aspects and would like to thank you for your time in giving me advice 🙂 it was much needed

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      1. BollyReview says:

        Again, I don’t claim to be an expert, or claim to know what Allah wants. Allah knows best. I may be wrong in what I believe. You study on your own, and decide on your own. At the end of the day, we each have to live with ourselves and with our own conscience. I just wanted to emphasize forgiveness in Islam, which I think doesn’t get emphasized enough sometimes. Best of luck to you, may you find every guidance you need.

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  15. followed you. I’m Christian so this post was interesting.

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    1. artybiotics says:

      Im glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  16. Ravisingh says:

    Superb! Actually a splendid post. i loved it. Thanks for sharing.
    ravi

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    1. artybiotics says:

      Thank you very much Ravi

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  17. Ravisingh says:

    You are most welcome,Artybiotics!

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  18. msw blog says:

    Beautiful, interesting, posts. Thank you for sharing.

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