Death and life predestined by Allah


A: We know no solid proof concerning the two kinds of men and women mentioned above (Part No. 1; Page No. 549) from the sanctified Shari`ah; it is not permissible even to think of the existence of such things. Death and life are predestined by Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He), and none save Allah knows the Ghayb (the Unseen), as Allah (Glorified be He) says, Say: "None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (Unseen) except Allâh, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected." Assuming that anything of the kind may happen, it should be nothing more than optically illusive magic that makes people see ghosts and bodies contrary to what they really are. All of this is prohibited by the Ijma` (consensus) of Muslim scholars, and it should not be acknowledged, but rather denied and warned against. These acts are forbidden as they lead to Kufr (disbelief) and resemble the sorcery practiced by the sorcerers of the Pharaoh in the past.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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