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The Soul World

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 and mysterious 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, 17:85

But the riser from the family of Mohammed has 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 – Ahlul Bayt- Qa’im rises, the brother inherits his brother in the Shadows, and he does not inherit his brother from the physical birth.”

– Mustadrak AlWasa’il by Al-Mirza AlNouri Volume 17 Page 186

Meaning, 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 Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) revealed that the soul is eternal and never dies, 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 Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) was once asked about the following narration, which states that Imam Hussain (pbuh) comes out with the imam who has no lineage: 

I entered to Ali ibn Abi Hamza who was with Abi al-Hasan al-Ridha (pbuh), he told him (pbuh): “Are you an Imam?” He (pbuh) said: “Yes.” So he said: “I heard you grandfather Ja’far bin Muhammad (pbuh) 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-Hussayn ibn Ali (pbuh) emerges to, he has no decendants.” So he said to him (pbuh): “You have told the truth, may I be your ransom, this is what I heard your grandfather saying.”

– Mirza Al-Noori in Najm Al-Thaaqib v.2 p.73; Ghaiba Al-Tusi, p.224, hadith.188

Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) stated, about this narration:

“The narration is true, and it is about Imam Mahdi Muhammad son of Al-Hassan (pbuh), and he does not have a lineage from his seed.”

Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh)

Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) is the son of Imam Al-Mahdi (pbuh) in the soul world.

Every soul has one true father and we came to this world multiple times, and in each incarnation the father and the mother and the siblings can be different.

The revelation of the knowledge is an important sign, by which we will know the Qaim (pbuh). And this is the ultimate proof.

Centuries ago, Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (pbuh) said:

“Verily, Allah chose between the souls in the Shadows, then made it enter the bodies. So when our Qaim emerges, he inherits the brother whom Allah chose in the shadows. And he does not inherit the brother from the physical birth. Know him from that, and whoever does, there remains no further proof.“

Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (pbuh), Al Haft Al-Shareef

The knowledge about the soul, which Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (pbuh) has revealed is fulfillment of prophecy and a proof upon us.

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