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The Barsakh Realm between the Souls of the Dead and the Souls of Those who Got Killed for The Lord God's Sake While Serving His Cause

 

The Barsakh Realm between the Souls of the Dead and the Souls of Those who Got Killed for The Lord God's Sake While Serving His Cause

 

Published in July 25, 2018

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

 

 

Introduction:

1- In May, 1985, we have been interrogated in an inquisition- like manner by high-rank Azharite sheikhs and clergymen inside Al-Azhar University because we have authored five books which include the one titled "Prophets in the Holy Quran: An Analytical Study". The one who headed this inquisition- like interrogation was the dean of Osol-Eddine faculty of the Asyut Governorate branch of Al-Azhar University, Dr. M. Sayed Tantawi, who later on became the servile head-sheikh of Al-Azhar within the Mubarak regime. One of the interrogators criticized our person severely because he accused us of placing those who were killed for God's sake while serving His cause above Muhammad and of being an arch-enemy of Muhammad, as we mention in our book titled "Prophets in the Holy Quran: An Analytical Study" that corpses of all prophets are decomposed inside earth and the same applies to good people who were killed for God's sake while serving His cause, but the difference is that their souls are alive in a Barsakh Paradise, whereas souls of prophets/messengers (who are not murdered) are in a state of slumber, timelessness, and senselessness in Barsakh. We replied that as a Quran-believing thinker, we must obey God and believe in the Quranic fact that souls of those who were killed for God's sake while serving His cause are alive and that Muhammad is dead. God has told Muhammad: "You will die..." (39:30), and He says in the Quran: "Do not consider those killed in the cause of God as dead. In fact, they are alive, at their Lord, well provided for. Delighting in what God has given them out of His grace, and happy for those who have not yet joined them; that they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. They rejoice in grace from God, and bounty, and that God will not waste the reward of the believers." (3:169-171).

2- We have mentioned the following in "The Book of Death" (found, in English, on this link within our website:http://www.ahl-alquran.com/arabic/book_main.php?main_id=120): (... When Muhammad was in Mecca and striving with the Quranic call against the polytheistic Qorayish leaders, God has told him the following: "You will die, and they will die. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be quarrelling before your Lord." (39:30-31). As we ponder both verses, we see that Muhammad received them when he was in Mecca in his early forties and he lived for some more years in Mecca and then for 10 years in Yathreb, if he really died at the age of 63 as per some historians. Yet, the verses 39:30-31 assert Muhammad's inevitable death, whatever the number of years remaining from his predestined life duration has been at this point in time. The same verses assert the death of his foes, the polytheists who rejected the Quran, and both he and they will argue against one another on the Last Day. Thus, 39:30-31 assert that there is equality in death: both Muhammad and his foes are mortals who have been told in 39:30-31 about their inescapable death. Pondering deeper on this verse: "You will die, and they will die." (39:30), we find that it emphasizes and foregrounds the death of Muhammad more than that of his polytheistic foes. This is not mentioned at random or in a haphazard manner; the Quran, God's Word, has no room at all for randomness, redundancy, or verbosity. Thus, 39:30 is mentioned by God the Omniscient to refute in advance the claims that Muhammad is immortal and goes on living inside a mausoleum; this means that God will never accept the excuses by the polytheists, on the Last Day, who have rejected the Quran, since God informs all people about the Quranic faith tenets to which they should adhere. Those Muhammadans of today would never consider any man among Muhammad's foes as alive in his tomb; yet, they assume that Muhammad is alive underneath their feet within the mausoleum ascribed falsely to him! This is why the verse 39:30 stresses Muhammad's death more than that of his foes, though both died like all mortals who are bound to die eventually. In addition, 39:30 asserts that Muhammad died a natural death;i.e., he was neither murdered/assassinated nor killed in one of the self-defense battles. This verse has predicted to him and to the early believers at the time that he will die in bed and never get killed or assassinated. We infer this clearly when we reflect on the Quranic fact that God prevents us from saying that those killed for His sake are dead, because they are alive in the Barsakh Paradise: "And do not say of those who are killed in the cause of God, "Dead." Rather, they are alive, but you do not perceive." (2:154); "Do not consider those killed in the cause of God as dead. In fact, they are alive, at their Lord, well provided for." (3:169). Thus, we are not to describe those killed in the cause of God as dead persons since they are alive at the Barsakh realm; we are not to disobey God by contradicting the Quran. At the same time, we are to believe in the Quranic fact that Muhammad is dead; no real believers would contradict the Quran by saying otherwise. We are to hear and obey the Quran wholeheartedly in this point and indeed in all other points ...).

3- What about the difference between the metaphysical Barsakh realm of the souls of the dead persons and the metaphysical Barsakh realm of souls of those who got killed for God's sake while serving His cause?

 

Firstly: Resurrection is for the dead ones, and not for those who got killed for the Almighty Lord God God's sake while serving His cause:

1- We have mentioned before in our previous books and articles that there are seven levels of earth: the physical planet earth and six metaphysical Barsakh levels that are overlapping with one another, and there are seven levels of heaven: the physical one and six metaphysical Barsakh levels that are overlapping with one another. All these levels exist in the same universe but in several dimensions; the higher level overlaps with the lower one; the lowest, weakest level of existence is the physical universe with its earth, stars, galaxies, etc.

2- Within the earth Barsakh levels, there are devils, jinn, and angels (e.g., angels of death and angels who record deeds of human beings), and they move within their metaphysical-realm dimensions in speeds which cannot be imagined by human beings. Of course, the human soul is a creature that belongs to the Barsakh level of existence; souls return temporarily to Barsakh when we are in deep slumber; souls return for good to Barsakh when people die and their souls leave their bodies forever; their corpses decompose into the soil of the physical earth.

3- At the moment of death, a person sees the ethereal, Barsakh creatures known as the angels of death; once they are seen by the soul of a dying person, this person cannot be brought back to life; if this person was a bad, disobedient person, this scene will be his/her fate: "Until, when death comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord, send me back. That I may do right in what I have neglected." By no means! It is just a word that he utters. And behind them is a Barsakh/barrier, until the Day they are resurrected." (23:99-100). Souls of good and bad persons are stored in a certain Barsakh level in a state of timelessness and senselessness; when the human beings are resurrected on the Last Day, they will feel as if they slept for a day or a part of a day: "On the Day when the Hour takes place, the sinners will swear they had stayed but an hour. Thus they were deluded. But those endowed with knowledge and faith will say, "You remained in God's Book until the Day of Resurrection. This is the Day of Resurrection, but you did not know."" (30:55-56). This truth is known by pious believers and not by sinners: "On the Day when they witness it - as though they only stayed an evening, or its morning." (79:46).  

4- Hence, the Resurrection is only for the souls of the dead human beings: "...As for the dead, God will resurrect them; then to Him they will be returned." (6:36); "Then, after that, you will die. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be resurrected." (23:15-16). The Almighty Lord God says the following about John: "And peace be upon him the day he was born, and the day he dies, and the Day he is raised alive." (19:15); the Quran mentions the words of the baby Jesus here: "So Peace is upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the Day I get resurrected alive."" (19:33). This means both prophets, John and Jesus, are dead and they will be resurrected on the Last Day. Likewise, Muhammad is dead and he will be resurrected on the Last Day; God has told him that he will die; this means that he will be among the resurrected souls. The senselessness and timelessness of souls of the dead people in Barsakh will make them feel as if they slept for a short while when they are resurrected on the Day of Judgment. It will be the same feeling when living ones wakes up during their lifetimes on earth.

5- It is very different in the case of those who got killed for God's sake while serving His cause; they are alive within the bliss and pleasures of the metaphysical Barsakh Paradise that overlaps with the physical earth; we cannot see their souls but their souls can see and feel those who are still alive. Their souls will be brought for judgment on the Last Day without being resurrected/raised from the dead – because they are not dead in the first place; they are alive in Barsakh Paradise.

 

Secondly: the Barsakh level of this world and the coming of the Hour:

1- God says in the Quran: "On the Day when the earth is changed into another earth, and the heavens, and they will emerge before God, the Dominant One." (14:48); thus, all physical and metaphysical levels of the universe of heavens and the earth will be destroyed and a New, Eternal Realm will be created and it will witness the manifestation of God Himself on the Last Day.

2- When the universe is destroyed when the Hour comes, the Barsakh level will throw souls of the dead to be resurrected on the Day of Judgment; the words of the Dominant Lord here will be fulfilled and realized: "When the sky is ruptured. And hearkens to its Lord, as it must. And when the earth is leveled out. And casts out what is in it, and becomes empty. And hearkens to its Lord, as it must. O man! You are laboring towards your Lord, and you will meet Him." (84:1-6).

3- God says in the Quran: "From it We created you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will bring you out another time." (20:55); the Lord God has created our bodies from the dust/mud of the physical earth and our souls as ethereal creatures in Barsakh before we are born. When we die, the dead bodies decompose into the earth and turn to dust and the soul return to Barsakh, its storehouse or origin. Upon the Day of  Resurrection, each soul will wear a body composed/woven of its good or bad deeds, and it will be judged to be either tormented in Hell or made to enjoy Paradise as per its deeds and faith: "Perish man! How disbelieving he is! From what did He create him? From a sperm drop He created him, and enabled him. Then He eased the way for him. Then He puts him to death, and buries him. Then, when He wills, He will resurrect him." (80:17-22).

 

Thirdly: there are two tombs for each dead person: the physical tomb on earth and the Barsakh tomb:

1- We conclude, then, that the dead person has two tombs: (1) a physical one on earth as the dead body rots and decomposes to turn eventually into dust which will be destroyed when the earth and the universe is destroyed when the Hour comes, and (2) a Barsakh tomb which is where the soul is stored and from which it will be resurrected and gathered on the Last Day.

2- Physical non-human creatures (e.g., animals) die and they will be resurrected and gathered; they will not be judged as they were not tested: "When the beasts are gathered." (81:5); "There is no animal on land, nor a bird flying with its wings, but are communities like you. We neglected nothing in the Book. Then to their Lord they will be gathered." (6:38). Hence, these non-human creatures die and their souls enter into Barsakh to be resurrected and gathered on the Last Day.

3- These non-human creatures die and their bodies rot and decompose to turn into dust within the earth; their souls, however, enter into a Barsakh level; they have two tombs like human beings: an earthly one and a Barsakh one.

4- This is important in relation to those human beings who die as animals/beasts eat/devour and digest them; the human victim's tomb here is the belly of such beast/animal who consumed the victim. The soul of this beast/animal is the Barsakh tomb of this human soul of the victim from which it will be resurrected on the Last Day; this is inferred from the Quranic story of Jonah: "Then the whale swallowed him, and he was to blame. Had he not been one of those who praised. He would have stayed in its belly until the Day they are raised." (37:142-144).  This means that if Jonah were to die inside the whale, his soul would have remained within the soul of the whale as his Barsakh tomb until the Day of Resurrection.

 

Fourthly: the Almighty, Dominant Lord God says the following about the Barsakh tomb:

1- God says in the Quran: "When the sky breaks apart. When the planets are scattered. When the oceans are exploded. When the tombs are strewn around. Each soul will know what it has advanced, and what it has deferred." (82:1-5). The physical realm with its galaxies, stars, etc. will be devastated completely; there is no mention of earthly tombs here; this means that the souls will be resurrected from its Barsakh tombs as all souls are stored in a certain metaphysical Barsakh level till the Last Day.

2- God says in the Quran: "That is because God is the Truth, and because He gives life to the dead, and because He is Capable of everything. And because the Hour is coming-there is no doubt about it-and because God will resurrect those in the graves." (22:6-7); this means that the Resurrection process means that they will be summoned from the Barsakh tombs to be gathered for Judgment within the New, Eternal Realm, and not from the earthly tombs as the whole earth will be destroyed along with the physical universe.

3- God says in the Quran: "Does he not know? When the contents of the graves are scattered around. And the contents of the hearts are obtained. Their Lord, on that Day, is fully informed of them." (100:9-11); the graves here are the Barsakh ones and NOT the earthly, physical ones. Souls will carry their deeds and nothing will be hidden during the Judgment Day controlled by the Dominant Lord God: "He is certainly able to return him. On the Day when the secrets are disclosed. He will have no strength, and no supporter." (86:8-10).

4- God says in the Quran: "All they can expect is a single blast, which will seize them while they feud. They will not be able to make a will, nor will they return to their families. The Trumpet will be blown, then behold, they will rush from the tombs to their Lord. They will say, "Woe to us! Who resurrected us from our resting-place?" This is what the Dominant Lord had promised, and the messengers have spoken the truth." It will be but a single scream; and behold, they will all be brought before Us." (36:49-53); this also means that souls will be summoned from the Barsakh tombs/graves and NOT earthly, physical ones.

5- God says in the Quran: "So turn away from them. On the Day when the Caller calls to something terrible. Their eyes humiliated, they will emerge from the graves, as if they were swarming locusts. Scrambling towards the Caller, the disbelievers will say, "This is a difficult Day."" (54:6-8); this means the souls will have no control or choice or freedom of action; they cannot disobey the commands of the Lord on the Last Day.

6- God says in the Quran: "So leave them to blunder and play, until they meet their Day which they are promised. The Day when they will emerge from the tombs in a rush, as though they were hurrying towards an edifice. Their eyes cast down; overwhelmed by humiliation. This is the Day which they were promised." (70:42-44); this is about the polytheists/disbelievers/deniers. In this physical world, many of them worshiped 'holy' edifices/mausoleums while feeling happy, but on the Last Day, they will feel humiliated as they are rushing despite of themselves to a severe/harsh Judgment and to their fate in Hell.   

7- God says in the Quran: "The Shocker. What is the Shocker? What will explain to you what the Shocker is? The Day when the people will be like scattered moths." (101:1-4); this also means that souls will be resurrected/summoned from the Barsakh tombs/graves and they will come in despite of themselves, as they cannot disobey the Dominant Lord, and they will be flying like moths as they will be gathered for Judgment.

8- God says in the Quran: "When the earth is shaken with its quake. And the earth brings out its loads. And man says, "What is the matter with it?" On that Day, it will tell its tales. For your Lord will have inspired it. On that Day, the people will emerge in droves, to be shown their works." (99:1-6); this means that the destroyed earth will bring out the souls exiting in the metaphysical Barsakh-level graves/tombs as per the commands of the Dominant Lord; the universe and the earth will be mere tales; they will no longer exist, and on the Day of Judgment within the New, Eternal Realm, the human beings will see their deeds recorded before by the angels.  

 

Lastly:

 Until when would the Muhammadans discard, reject, and abandon the Quran?!

 


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