Spiritualism & Islam at a Glance;

By Ijaz Chaudry

 

Difference between Spiritualism and Islam, Islamic point of view;

 

Spiritualism;

Spiritualists communicate with the spirits of people who have physically died. Such communication is thought to be beneficial to the dead and the living.

The validity of Spiritualism has always been controversial, partly because of the negative image that fraudulent people have given of communications from the 'other side'.

 

Islam;

Islam recognizes the fact that there are spirits which are called Jinn's in Arabic in the language the Quran was revealed. Quran is the Final Testament from God. Jinn's are part of the human being and are born when the human being dies. The following verses are talking about Jinn's who is herder in a sense that eggs you on the devils path and also a witness (like conscious and sub-conscious and the sub-conscious would be Jinn);

[50:21] Every soul comes with a herder and a witness.

[50:22] You used to be oblivious to this. We now remove your veil; today, your vision is (as strong as) steel.

[50:23] The companion said, "Here is my formidable testimony."

So how do we know the herder and a witness is the devil. The following verse is talking about devil being companion of the disbelievers;

[43:36] Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we appoint a devil to be his constant companion.

When we add verses from (50:21) where the herder is described and (43:36) where the devil is the companion we get 21 + 36 = 57 which is 19 x 3 a complete multiple of 19 the miracle of the Quran. Position 3 describes Principal or Rule clarified, thus here a rule is clarified in (50:21) with the help of (43:36) and the code (57).

God tells us in the Quran that God pairs the humans with Jinn's according to what their intentions might be. God knows our future and the past thus He can judge us and pair us accordingly;

[7:27] O children of Adam, do not let the devil dupe you as he did when he caused the eviction of your parents from Paradise, and the removal of their garments to expose their bodies. He and his tribe see you, while you do not see them. We appoint the devils as companions of those who do not believe.

Since Jinn's preborn life is long (about 70 to 90 years an average human life expectancy) Jinn's live hundreds of years (this is God's grace to give them long life in order for them to redeem their Souls by becoming righteous and stop idol worship) but they die like humans. Jinn's are invisible to humans but they can see us and they are more powerful than humans an example of their power is where Solomon asked a Jinn to bring Sheba's castle in a blink of an eye;

Faster Than the Speed of Light

[27:38] He said, "O you elders, which of you can bring me her mansion, before they arrive here as submitters?"

[27:39] One a frit from the jinn’s said, "I can bring it to you before you stand up. I am powerful enough to do this."

[27:40] The one who possessed knowledge from the book said, "I can bring it to you in the blink of your eye." When he saw it settled in front of him, he said, "This is a blessing from my Lord, whereby He tests me, to show whether I am appreciative or unappreciative. Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good, and if one turns unappreciative, then my Lord is in no need for him, Most Honorable."

Muslims are told to stay well away from Jinn's because majority of Jinn's are not believers and they are used by men to breakup marriages. Jinn's and Human's both will be judged on the Day of Judgment. Worshiping Jinn's is common in the world but it is a great sin as well;

[6:128] The day will come when He summons all of them (and says): "O you jinn's, you have claimed multitudes of humans." Their human companions will say, "Our Lord, we enjoyed each others' company until we wasted the life span You had set for us." He will say, "Hell is your destiny." They abide therein forever, in accordance with GOD's will. Your Lord is Wise, Omniscient.

[15:27] As for the jinn's, we created them, before that, from blazing fire.

[6:100] Yet, they set up beside GOD idols from among the jinn's, though He is the One who created them. They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.

As for thinking that Jinn is God, it is totally absurd. God is more powerful and the Creator of the Heavens and Earth and Jinn's themselves, so there is no comparison between Jinn's and God;

[6:102] Such is GOD your Lord, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him alone. He is in control of all things.

[36:81] Is not the One who created the heavens and the earth able to recreate the same? Yes indeed; He is the Creator, the Omniscient.

Indeed both humans and jinns should worship God Alone

     The Purpose of Our Existence

[51:56]  I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.

 

Spiritualism;

Spiritualism is too diverse to have a universal code of beliefs; instead, Spiritualists accept sets of more wide ranging principles.

We believe in freedom of religion and freedom of worship - and that you worship God in your own way. Spiritualism gives you a set of values that enables you to think about how your relationship with God should be.

Alan Baker, President of the Havant Spiritualist Church

 

**A authors note;

Thus based on the fact that Spiritualists do not have universal code of beliefs and has freedom of religion and worship, there is not much more which can be compared with Islam.  Islam is based on belief system encouraged with commandments from God rules and principles which one has to abide by.  Thus there are fundamental differences between the two religions which cannot be compared.  Thus I finish this article here.

 

This article has direct reference to material on www.bbc.co.uk/religion.  Thus the paragraphs under the heading Spiritualism is from BBC.  Lot of effort has been taken to leave this material in its original form and minimize the amount of material in proportion to what BBC has put on their site.   This is done in compliance with Section 110 (5) of the Copyright Act 1976