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What Happens To Your Soul When You Go to Sleep According to Islam?

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So often we hear our souls go to another realm when we are off to sleep but is it really true? Ever wonder what happens to your soul when you go to sleep according to Islam? Does it die while we sleep? Islam has various answers to our questions as scholars have diverse opinions. Here are some of the most popular narratives about what happens to our soul when we are off to sleep.

What Happens To Your Soul When You Go to Sleep According to Islam?

He Takes Your Soul Every Night

Allah says in Quran (interpretation of the meaning):

“It is He, Who takes your souls by night (when you are asleep), and has knowledge of all that you have done by day” [Al-An‘aam 6:60]. 

This indicates that every night Allah takes our souls with all others and knows what we have done throughout the day. Sounds a little scary, right? There’s a reason why we should be spending our each day meaningfully and the way we should spend in the light of Islam.

And He Does So, Whenever HE Wills

Here’s another proof of it.

Abu Qataadah, a companion of the Prophet, narrated (may Allah be pleased with him) that when they slept and missed the prayer, the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Verily Allah took your souls when He willed, and He returned them when He willed.” [Al-Bukhaari, 7474.]

Praise to God who Gives Us Life After Death (AKA Sleep)

Sayedina Hudhayfah narrated (may Allah be pleased with him) that when the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) woke up, he would say: “Al-hamdu Lillahi alladhi ahyaana ba‘da ma amaatanaa wa ilayhi an-nushoor (Praise be to Allah Who has given us life after He caused us to die, and to Him will be the resurrection).”

He Keeps Some of The Souls

“It is Allāh Who takes away the souls (Wafat) at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for people who think deeply” [verse 39:42].

Sleep is Brother of Death

The Prophet (PBUH) was asked, “Do people of Heaven sleep?” He answered: “Sleep is the brother of death. People of Heaven do not sleep” [Collected from Sheikh Albany’s Website]

Sleep: A Minor Death

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen said, “When a person goes to sleep, Allah takes away his soul in a form of minor death during which the soul goes to wherever Allah wills.” 

Your Soul Can Meet Other Souls During Sleep

While sleeping, also called ‘minor death’, your soul meets other souls of both living and dead people. Sayedina Khuzaymah reported that he had a dream, he was prostrating upon the Prophet’s forehead. Upon narrating this to the Prophet, he leaned back and said: “Indeed, a soul surely meets another soul (during sleep). Confirm your dream: sit and prostrate and do as you did in the dream.” [Recorded by Ahmad]

While some of the scholars have the above-mentioned narrative, others do not believe so. Whatever narrative you believe in, the study of souls, however, is an interesting yet mysterious thing to read about.

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  1. Afaaq

    February 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Great effort ♥♥
    Yeah it is true that sleep is the second name of death. As mentioned in Quran Pak *HE is the one WHO takes the Soul while you sleep* , my question here is What does TAKE means in this context ?? does it mean the soul is extracted or travel somewhere else. Or at that Insaan is in his pure form ??

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13 Most Common Things We All Do With Our Best Friends

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Best friends are for a reason, they meant to be something special. An internal bond, which lives through the rest of our lives. Your best of friends are like your pillars, which makes you feel stronger when you are down. They are your true strength and always someone you can rely on for an honest advice. Even, if it hurts they would put the truth on your face. Here are the most common things we all do with our best friends which make these relationships so special.

1. If they hate you, then so do I.

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can’t really do much about it, this is how it works.

2. TAG them, everywhere!

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Whenever you find something interesting on Facebook, they are the first ones to know.

3. They remember everything which is important to you

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They will always remind you of the submission dates of your assignments, exams schedule and even about meet-ups

4. You can gossip all night and day

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All those little secrets. 

5. You trust them with everything.

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You share with them all the good and bad things have happened to you. 

6. Find out everything about their crush

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Even though it’s their choice, but you will always have some doubts. In fact, you want the best and don’t want them to get hurt. Therefore, you always run your full inspection on them to find out everything you can. 

7. You are like a family, everybody knows you

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Everybody around the corner knows you, the only person they have seen their kid hanged out with is you, from phone calls to everything, they know you are important. 

8. You call their dad or mom directly when you can’t trace them

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You have all the emergency numbers.

9. Go down the memory lane and find all the embarrassing moments and share them on social media

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Where the f**k they find that.

10. Group calls!

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Getting on a conference call whether its a latest gossip or to discuss a meet-up plan

11. Borrow each other’s stuff without worrying when to return it.

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You know when you don’t have anything where to go to. In fact, at times on a special day, they would offer their things so that you look the best.

12. Staying at each other house for movies

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Watching your favorite movies together, staying at each other place and later discussing it.

13. Look for each other’s back.

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You are always ready to save each other’s ass. It could be a random call from their home, inquiring about them or maybe something else. You are always ready with a story proving your friend innocent and not-guilty. 

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10 Super Signs That You Are The Craziest Friend In Your Group

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I am sure we all have one insane person in our friend group. While reading this, you may realize that it could be you. Isn’t it? They have these supernatural powers. They can make you laugh on the worst possible day. When they are around, you know that you are not dying of boredom. We all have that one crazy friend in our group, who would make us laugh and be part of all the exciting adventures in your life. Here are 10 super signs that you are the craziest friend in your group

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1. You are super famous

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For good or bad, you are famous. People around you discuss you & you are always confident about whatever you do. 

2. And there is a reason behind your popularity, you have at least embarrassed your friends once at least.

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You like to do things & sometimes your actions can be way crazier than expected. 

3. But it doesn’t matter, You are so confident and have that special quality of laughing on your own self.

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Was it me? really?

4. And while people stare at you, all your friends have is to keep moving

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You just can’t help yourself.

5. You are often given a manual on ‘How to behave’ before they take you somewhere

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This is the only thing you don’t know.

6. Your phone calls are dangerous

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You are not like others & you often greet people after few ‘F’ words. And sometimes if you do, your greeting is full of such amazing vocabulary. 

7. You often wonder how normal people behave?

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You have never heard of anything normal, so how would you know?

8. In fact, you being normal starts worrying everyone.

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Hellooo??

9. You often hear your friends ‘WTF is that?’

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Your energy is unstoppable, nobody can stop you, not even yourself. 

10. They would never say ‘No’ to an adventure.

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This is what you were born to do, you live for doing such crazy stuff.

11. You often scare people with your ideas

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They are not scared of you actually, your ideas can hound anyone. 

12. Sometimes you sound so intelligent that people get confused

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What does that mean?

13. You speak the truth and nothing but the truth.

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Well if you are then you are, there is no filter. 

14. Friendship means everything for you, all you have to do is to think about them.

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No matter what people think, you are there for your friends. You can do anything to stand by them.

15. You are more excited about your friend’s wedding than they actually are.

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Because ‘meray yaar ki shaadi hai’

16. Life is short, why waste in worrying about everything?

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Yes! 

 

 

 

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10 Very Ordinary Things We Should Be Thankful For In Our Daily Lives

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We don’t really get a chance to all the not so important things in our lives. It’s always the luxuries and things we dream for, which comes on the list. Life has changed so much since last few decades. We are so busy with our lives that we don’t even realize the real beauty of life. It’s actually the small things in our life, which seems ordinary are the ones that make us happy. Here are 10 very ordinary things we should be thankful for in our daily lives.

Just take a seat and look around you and you would plenty to enjoy. It’s not about being selfish but there is so much more to life. Think about all those things and see what are the things which satisfy you the most.

1. When you have your favorite food on the table.

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You walk into your place and smells your favorite food. You can’t be more thankful to your mom/ wife or whoever cooks food at home for that. 

2. A good cup of ‘Chai’ in the morning

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We are a tea-loving nation & a good cup of tea is always a blessing. One good or bad cup in the morning can either make your day or just break your mood. 

3. A call or a message from a close friend

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You might be miles apart, but hearing from a close friend is the best feeling. Either its a message or a phone call, it means a lot. That’s one place where you can be yourself. 

4. Hanging out with the people, having good food, movies

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Having your friends around you, eat your favorite food and enjoy a good movie together. You can talk about all the crazy stuff and laugh at each other’s stupid jokes. 

5. Spending time with the little ones.

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Well, whether it’s your own or your sibling’s. The little ones are a sight of relief. Spending time with those innocent ones can really take your mind off all the stress. 

6. Listening to your favorite music.

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Your favorite music is your taste. Especially, when your favorite song pops up during a drive, that special feeling is irreplaceable. You quickly raise the volume as the song hits the floor. 

7. Having a conversation with the special one

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What else can you ask for? having someone special around you. Talking to them is like taking off the load of your shoulders. Even a small conversation can make your day. 

8. Your room, a world of your own.

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Yes, you can disappear there. It’s your own world, nobody would care what you do or don’t do inside it. 

9. Finding money in your pocket.

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Even if it’s a 50 rupee note, an old note recovered from your pocket make you feel like you have won a lottery.

10. Having a good night sleep.

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We don’t really have to explain this, do we?

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