• ICP Web

Where does a person’s ruh (soul) go when they pass away ?

Question:

Where does a person’s ruh (soul) go when they pass away? Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

This is a matter in regards to which many scholars have differed. Here is a list of some of their opinions: 1) The souls of the believers will be in Illiyeen which is in the seventh sky, and the souls of the disbelievers will be in Sijjeen which is in the seventh Earth. 2) The souls of the believers will be on the right side of Adam (A.S.), and the souls of the disbelievers will be on his left side. 3) The souls of the believers will be in Paradise, and the souls of the disbelievers will be in the Fire. 4) The souls will remain in the courtyards of their graves. Ibn Qayyim (R.A.) in his book “Al-Ruh” reconciles between these differing opinions by saying, “The souls vary in regards to their abode during the life of Barzakh (the period between death and the Day of Resurrection).” [1] Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham


1 Al-Ruh: p. 115-116 & 142 (Maktaba Asriya)

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Non muslim family member

Question: I wanted to ask you about what to say for those who have passed away but weren't Muslim. I came from a Christian family and converted to Islam almost 5 years ago, Alhamdulillah. However, I'm

Taweez and Tawba

Question A sister in the community has asked a couple of questions that I would like to ask and answer please: 1. In the past, this sister used to go to people who made taweez, and she would do what t

Topsoil for grave

Question: One of our brother’s dad passed away recently and he waters his grave regularly. As you are aware that Bolton's kabristan land is full of pebbles and wood twigs. He wanted to top up the soil