Learn more about the reality of the soul world.
In theology, the soul is defined as that part of the individual which is divine and is considered to survive the death of the body.
The Holy Quran contains an intriguing statement about this topic:
“And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, “The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little.””
– Holy Quran, Al-Isra verse 85
The soul has long been a mystery but the Second Mahdi Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip) and Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) have come forth with brand new knowledge about the soul, fulfilling an age-old prophecy.
Long ago, Imam Al-Sadiq (pbuh) said:
“Verily, 2000 years before Allah SWT created the bodies, He made brothers between the souls in the Shadows. So when our – Ahlulbayt – Qa’im rises, the brother inherits his brother in the Shadows, and he does not inherit his brother from the physical birth.”
– Mustadrak Al-Wasa’il, Al-Mirza Al-Nouri, 1st ed., v.17, p.186, hadith 1
– Bihar Al-Anwar, Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi, 3rd ed., v.58, p.79
Meaning, that there is another world – one, which has existed much longer than the physical world and it is more real than anything you can reach out and touch.
The physical bodies in this world were designed as vessels for something much greater: the soul, the spark of the divine. The body is in this world and of this world but the spirit within was created in the soul world and that is its true home.
Not only has Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) stated that the soul is eternal and never dies, but he has also revealed secret wisdom about the soul, which changes everything about who we think we are. Just as we have a mother and a father in the physical world, souls also have a lineage.
Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) was once asked about the following narration, which states that Imam Al-Hussain (pbuh) comes out with the Imam who has no lineage:
From Al-Hassan ibn Al-Khazzaz said: Ali ibn Abi Hamza entered upon Aba Al-Hasan Al-Ridha (pbuh) and said to him (pbuh): “Are you an Imam?” He (pbuh) said: “Yes.” So he said to him: “I heard your grandfather Ja’far ibn Muhammad (pbut) say: “There will not be an Imam unless he has descendants.” So he (pbuh) said: “Did you forget, O Sheikh (old person), or did you try to forget? This is not what Ja’far (pbuh) said, rather Ja’far (pbuh) said: There will not be an Imam unless he has descendants, except the Imam that Al-Hussain ibn Ali (pbut) emerges upon, for he has no descendants.” So he said to him (pbuh): “You have told the truth, may I be your ransom, this is what I heard your grandfather say.”
– Bihar Al-Anwar, Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi, 3rd ed., v.25, p.251, hadith 5
– Al-Ghayba, Muhammad ibn Al-Hassan ‘Al-Toosi’, 3rd ed., p.224, hadith 188 (Online book: p.248)
When asked about this narration, Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) stated:
“This narration is authentic and it is about Imam Al-Mahdi Mohammed Ibn Al-Hassan (pbuh) and he has no offspring from his seed”
– Sayings of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (PBUH), p.123, hadith 211
Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) is the son of Imam Al-Mahdi (pbuhahf) in the soul world and Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip) is the soul son of Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip)
Each soul comes to this world multiple times, and in each incarnation, the father, mother and siblings are often different. However, the soul has one true father: The father in the soul world. This groundbreaking knowledge is an important sign, by which people will recognise the Qa’im (fhip).
Centuries ago, Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (pbuh) said:
“Verily, Allah chose between the Spirits in the Shadows then He made it inhabit the Bodies. So when our Qa’im emerges, he inherits from the brother that Allah partnered him with in the Shadows and he does not inherit from the brother from Bodily/Physical Birth. Know him from that and whoever knows then there remains on him no further proof.”
– Al-Haft Al-Shareef, Al-Muffadhal Ibn Omar, Door 66, p. 129
The knowledge about the soul, which Aba Al-Sadiq (fhip), the Qa’im of the family of Muhammad, and his father Imam Ahmad Al-Hassan (fhip) have disclosed is proof upon us.