— 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.
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.”
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.