The Final Return | Part 5

State of the Soul After Passage through the Gate (continued) Abu Hurairah narrated from the Messenger of Allah (about Nakir and Munkir, who question the soul in its grave and test its faith): “When the dead of one of you is buried,…

The Final Return | Part 4

State of the Soul After Passage through the Gate Death separates the physical body from the soul, taking the body away from the comfort and familiarity of this world towards the confinement of the grave. The good soul will be taken to…

The Final Return | Part 3

Beyond the Gate: The New Reality Once one has passed through the one-way Gateway (Death) into the Barzakh, and is away from the material world, the soul witnesses the spiritual world and realizes how he neglected to prepare for the life ahead.…

The Final Return | Part 2

In Part 1, we noted how life and death are decreed by our Creator and how —after one’s allotted lifespan on earth— a person returns to his point of origin, which is Allah, Al– B a d î ‘ (the Primal Origin…

The Final Return | Part 1

In the physical world returning to the point of origin in a cyclic system is an observable phenomenon –be it in the rising of the sun, in the alteration of day and night, in seasonal changes, in the water cycle, in wind…
Far Beyond My Comprehension

Far Beyond My Comprehension

What are the imperceptible facts of our lives — the facts that are part and parcel of our lives and yet, we are either heedless or unaware of them? The purpose of this article is to highlight those facts on the basis…