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The Deobandis support the Theory of the Soul’s Return

Mufti Abdur Rahim Lajpuri, a prominent Deobandi scholar, says in Fatawa Rahimiyyah, “The soul can and does come. Events and observations bear witness to this fact.”[1]

 

From Kitabul Janaiz, “The belief that the Ruh (soul) of the mayyit (dead) remains in the house or visits the house for forty days is baseless. While it is possible for the Ruh to visit any place with the permission of Allah, the belief that it does in fact visit the home on specific days is not correct.”[2]

 

Another popular book, “What happens after death?” mentions many such incidences and has in it a chapter named, “The dead spoke after death.”[3]


[1] Fatawa Rahimiyyah (Eng. Trans.) vol. 2, p.252, Question no. 355.

[2] Kitabul Janaiz (Hanafee), p.36 by Majlis-Ulema, the pro-Deobandi lobby of South Africa.

[3] ‘What happens after death?’ by Ahmad Sa’eed Dehlavi, published by Saeed international, part.1, pg.96.