Does the Soul
Syed Kamran Mirza
Note: This article
has been prepared out of my sincere quest to answer the ancient
question of “soul”. I have utilized my many years of gathering
knowledge and own observations around me in the matter of deaths and
survivals. I did not use very complex scientific puzzles and used very
simple theory in order to make it very plausible for the general
readers. However, I have used all possible logical explanations to
justify my claim. My intention is not to hurt anybody’s feelings
about soul, nor to hurt anybody’s religious sentiment. I do admit
sincerely that all humans (me included) would like to believe that
each of us posses a soul which is different then the others.
Scientific revolution has shaken that ancient belief. Soul theory is
diminishing day by day by the advancement of biological science today.
Readers please read this article with your open minds and judge
yourself why I am asserting this.]
is a miracle to all mankind. For
millions of years mankind asked following questions: what is life? Why
do we die and where shall we go after death? Ancient people could not
answer these questions of mysterious life.
Human being did not like to believe that there is no life after
death. Hence ancient clever people invented the very simple answer.
They first invented soul, the most important ingredient every religion. And
then they invented God, angels
and life after death. God created man, animals, earth, sky, stars,
Sun, Moon everything one can see in this universe.
About the human making—they gave the simplest solution. God
made humans with wet mud/sounding
clay (just like the Hindu sculptor make Durga’s statute) and gave life
(soul) in it by blowing his big holy mouth. This was the first and
famous “grandma story”
every child was infected with this virus during his/her childhood.
Surprisingly, they did not tell how God made animals! That’s it!
This is called religious creation theory
clever people were born to become prophets and thereby exploited
simple people. For some centuries—this simplistic tablet worked
quite good to the gullible people. This
is simply blind faith!
please consider what Islam says about the soul:
From our childhood, our
religious teachers/seniors/Huzurs have taught us one thing very clear
that Allah created each of us with a definite/fixed program. That is
to say, Allah creates each human being with certain program, purpose,
fate, and destination — which are predetermined by Him (Allah) and
no power on earth and heaven except Allah can change that program,
(longevity), Mowutt (death), and Rizik (fate) are well
fixed (in louhe Mahfuz) by Allah at the time of creation of
that soul. A true
believer do believe that — all the souls of human beings have been
created by Allah at the same day and souls are locked up or stored in
a cell (Louhe Mahfuz) in the heaven.
It is by only Allah’s wish, a particular soul is sent to
this mortal earth with a fixed program.
In addition, every Muslims should believe that his or her
entire life is overseen/control by Allah. If a Muslim does not believe
this fact — then he is not a Muslim.
readers please judge yourself what Allah says in Qur’an:
( 35:11) …And no
female conceives, or lays down (her load), but with His Knowledge. Nor is a man long-lived
granted length of days, nor is a part cut off from his life, but is in
a Decree (ordained). All this is easy to God.
Quran: (56:60)- We
have decreed (ordained) your time of death fixed, and I am not
incapable of doing that…
If we are to believe these two Quanic dictums, I do not see how the
average longevity of humans is increasing today. I will elaborate this
later in my essay.]
There are several
Sahi Hadiths which clearly states following:
Muslim: Narrated by: Abdullah Bin Mashwood (sws), and Hujaifa Bin
Achid (ra) from the saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)]:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said-every human remains as semen
inside the mother’s womb for 40 days. After 40 days semen becomes
blood-clot and mother is conceived. Then immediately after mother is
conceived, Allah appoints one Farestha (Angel) right near the women’s genital
(Vagina) to oversee the continuous development of the whole scenario
of birth. That particular Farestha records and informs every bit of
development and progress of the embryo-to-baby’s birth.
This robotic Angel even tells Allah the movement-paths such as
embryo is moved from vagina to uterus, settled there, growing alright
etc. etc. And, After 120
days, when baby is full grown, Allah orders that particular selected
soul (from the louh-e-Mahfuz) to be taken their to the womb and fix
the soul to the fetus only when life starts.
After putting that soul this robotic Farestha (Angel) ask Allah
to give His decree, as to, what would be the longevity/fate/rizik and
also ask Allah’s permission to fix the destiny of the future baby
whether this human being will be a Mumeen Banda or Bandi
(true believer) or Nafr (Kafir) etc. etc.
Hadith is a Sahi hadith, and Mumeen Mussalman believes it up to their
bone. Afghan Talibans,
all Mullahs/Karri/ Maoulanas truly believe this Hadith by their heart.
According to this Hadith — every soul’s destiny/fate is
categorically and precisely determined by Merciful Allah as per His
wish. The new-born baby
may be wished by Allah’s choice — a true believer (Mumeen), a
thief, a serial killer, a prostitute, a thug/bandit, a cheater, black
marketer, drug addicts etc. etc. are all merciful Allah’s choice.
well-dressed soul may be naked hereafter for not praying in time…”
souls of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their
nests in the chandeliers hung from the throne of Allah; they eat the
fruits of paradise; they would request Allah to return their souls to
their bodies so that they may be slain in the path of Allah
Sahi Muslim-40:6867: “Two
angels take the soul of dead person into sky to Allah; if the soul is
a believer’s then it has a beautiful fragrance; if the soul is of a
non-believer then it has a foul smell…”
As per Islamic dogmas, we can solely come to the conclusion that the
soul is under the total
control of Allah, and humans have no clue to play around with
soul by any means! So much for Islamic insanity about soul!
let us examine what science can tell about soul :
of now, science could not find or identify anything inside the human
body which can be named as soul.
No scientists ever believed in creation
theory of religionists, nor any sensible freethinking human being
ever swallowed it. Then
came the greatest human ever walked on the surface of this earth. His
name was Charles Darwin.
The greatest scientist Charles Darwin gave the most acceptable and
revolutionary theory called ‘evolution
theory’ and he explained the origin of life, how simple organic
and inorganic materials might have formed primordial organism and how
humans and other animals were evolved by millions of years of
evolutionary process from the single cells. Today, 98% of world
biologists and other scientists believe in evolution theory, because
Darwin’s evolution theory is the most acceptable theory to explain
life. Besides, entire
biological phenomena are only compatible with Darwin’s evolution
theory, and not compatible at all with the creation theory.
today, I shall not explain the mystery of life by scientific theory or
evolution theory only. I shall try to explain mystery of life by my
own rational theory out of my own observations of life. I shall use
some science, philosophy, rational logic and most of all day to day
circumstantial happenings around us. I am not expecting that everybody
will agree with me; but I will urge the readers who will not be
agreeing with me to explain this mystery of life with adequate or
better logic than mine.
Life is a property of material
Life is a result of self organization of matter (physical and chemical
reaction) driven by the requirements to maximize entropy and reduce
the gradient of temperature difference between Sun and earth.
Molecules of matter arranged in particular manner react with each
other to produce energy—which
is called life. In the body the energy is produced by the
material/chemical interaction of total molecular elements or system. From
single cells through the process of millions of years of evolution
several systems (e.g. Nervous, Circulatory, Digestive, Respiratory,
Urinary, Reproductive etc.) were developed. The
total output of these vital systems together is called life.
The material organization looses its property due to mal-function or
stoppage of one or more of the power houses (e.g. Brain, heart, lungs,
liver, and kidney). But state of matter (other power houses) remains
the same, though it looses the interactive organization. That
is, body actually looses the total output of these vital systems.
few practical examples/scenarios to explain death and life:
What is brain-dead mean? A person is alive with all the
organs/tissues very well living and functioning normally except the
brain which is dead. Take this case of comatose patient of Florida.
This beautiful young lady is the best example of brain-dead person. She
is not dead but she is brain-dead, i.e., her brain the master
control does not function. All her body organs are normal
functioning, her eyes are moving, she can see the objects, she can
consume food and digest it and her body tissues are getting
nourishment from test tube feeding. She was kept alive (but
brain-dead) by the help of tube feeding for more than 10 years now.
She is not dead yet, and her soul (?) is still not leaving her body!
If the test tube is removed—she will die within a week or 10 days.
Her soul will say good bye only then! Why? Her body needs food
(fuel) for survival and without food nothing (not even soul) can keep
her alive even for a minute. Now if somebody needs organ
transplantation, this lady’s organ is the very good source, isn’t
Where is her soul? Why soul can not keep her alive? Why soul can not
keep her brain working and keep systems functioning? When her feeding
tube is removed why her soul is not able to keep her alive?
Is it possible that her soul is not leaving the body because
feeding tube is still attached? Or,
is the soul just waiting for some one to remove the feeding tube so
that soul can say good bye to her and go to Allah only to get hell or
Islamic lustrous heaven? What is the logical answer?
a case of motor car:
What is the car all about and how it runs 100/200 miles
speed? A car is pretty much like a human/animal. It has a body and it
has a belly where all those vital organ-systems (various parts)
reside. It runs because it’s every systems work with a proper
synchronization producing total energy, or total
output. It gets
fuel from outside and burn them into energy by which it moves and run.
It can stop by either shortage of (a) fuel, or (b) due to mal-function
of one system. Without fuel—car is dead even though it has all the
organs intact and normal. Just
like a human body, no food, no life. And
no life and no so called soul.
there is tank full of fuel, yet the car is not running (dead),
because one of its organ systems does not function. Say, car alternator
(master control) is not working and all other organs are totally
normal and functioning. Will that car run? Certainly not!
This is just like that
comatose lady of Florida
(brain the human
alternator which carries energy everywhere in the body is
not functioning). Now, if you want to use those normal parts of that
car to another car (transplantation) those organs/parts will function
normally in the second car, just like that comatose lady’s organs.
Or, if you replace the bad alternator with a new one—the same car
will run again 100/200 mile speed. Isn’t it true? Same
is the case with that Florida comatose lady. If you could change her
non-functioning brain with a new one—she will live again (her soul
will stop departing her) as perfectly normal human being, no doubt
about it. WHO KNOWS, SOME DAY SCIENTISTS MAY
BE ABLE TO GIVE A NEW BRAIN (alternator) TO A COMATOSE
dead woman in California:
In 1993 a California woman declared brain
dead, was found to be in her fifth month of pregnancy. She was
maintained on life support systems for three months until the baby
could be delivered by caesarian section. The baby did very well and
the mother was disconnected from life support at the end of the
delivery. (From Clark: "Sex and the Origin of Death",
(God or the doctors)
controlled the life of this brain-dead woman in California? What would
happen to that baby if the doctor did not connect the mother with life
support? If there was no life support available today—how would that
baby born alive?
it is true that God is
Merciful, Omnipotent and Omniscient, why would God send souls to
the following wasted human babies?
Baby with no legs or hands
Baby with multiple legs and hands
Baby looks like a monster
Baby that will survive only a few hours.
Baby that is going to be a seriously mentally retarded.
Heart failure (temporary cardiac arrest) patient:
Many (temporary) heart-failure patients are cured by Simple cardiac resuscitation techniques, or by heart
stimulant drugs, or by electric shock therapy. In these types of fit
patient heart-beat stops temporarily. Patients
do not have any pulse because heart stops and that patient is
same as a dead patient, no difference. Only difference is, before the death of total cell masses in the vital organ systems—doctors
can revive this dead patient back to life by using modern techniques I
described above. But if delayed and proper treatment was not
given—total cell mass of most vital organs will happened and patient
is dead, hence the patient can not be revived by any available means.
Just 50 years back, there was
no such technique to revive this patient and millions of souls
probably told the body good bye
very readily and routinely. Today by timely applying these new scientific
treatments doctors are able to save over 60% percent of heart-failure
did you not hear snake-bite patient came to life after several days;
or, dead man came to alive inside the grave after some days? Readers
(from Bangladesh) must have heard the folklore story of ‘Lakindhar and Behoola’ where Lakindhar was bitten by
poisonous snake and his body was floated in the river placing over a
raft! According to folklore story---Lakindhar came to life after
several days. It could be unbelievable but this type of recovery does
happen even today!
about the famous novel (“Kadombini”)
Indian Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore. Did not Kadombini come
to life (after intense rain-storm) over her Hindu grave ready to be
burning to ashes? Writer’s last sentence was like this: “Kadombini
Moria proman karilo, shea more
nai”—(meaning Kadombibni proved by her death that she actually did
Why soul stop-short of leaving the body, or can not leave the body
voluntarily because of timely and adequate cardiac resuscitation? Was
it possible that soul was out of the body of the “Kadombini” for a
few hours or moments and intense rain waters prevented the soul from
leaving her body? Is it possible that clever doctor’s techniques
forbade the exit of soul from the body of a sudden cardiac arrest
patient, so the soul is bound or be compelled to re-enter the
body—only to stay with that body for another 20 years? Snake-bitten
patient can be revived after several days of total fit almost dead
with no pulse. Why soul can not exit the body in this case? Is it the
soul comes back again (unwillingly) after successful treatment (by
resuscitation or electric shock therapy etc.)? Or,
resuscitation actually causes electric spark which help
heart-muscle to start beating again? Which one is true and logical?
Even 30 years back people did not even dream to get a baby made
inside a test tube. Now it is almost a daily business and as easy as
planting seeds to get a big tree to grow. Today world have more than
50,000 normal test tube babies and their numbers are increasing
everyday. In the process of test tube baby, scientists deliberately
manipulate the union of egg and
sperm inside the test tube to form the Zygote the starting stage
of a future baby which is then placed inside the mother’s womb. Now,
this is purely a human
manipulation and Allah has nothing to do with it. In future,
scientists will be able produce baby right inside the larger test tube
by creating the same atmosphere of mother’s womb. Who gives soul in this particular baby? Why Allah should send a soul for
the sake of that scientist who has performed an anti-God act?
are equipped with enough knowledge and skills to make a human in the
lab by the cloning technique. We know the miraculous story of
“Dolly” the sheep made by cloning. Who sent soul to that cloning
sheep? When kaffir scientists will soon start making human baby by
cloning, who will send soul for those un-licensed human baby?
Is Allah the servant of scientists? Why
Allah has to send a soul to any cloning baby? And without
soul sent by Allah how in the world any scientists can create a living
baby (without a soul)? So
where is the soul?
Kaffir scientists are able to produce SPERM
cells and Egg cells right
from the stem cells. Now scientists hope that they will be able to
make human baby right in the laboratory, that is, they don’t need
any male or female to reproduce baby. Kafir Scientists also hope that
soon they can make human baby from nothing more than two laboratory-grown stem cells. Prudent
questions are who is going to supply soul for those unruly kaffir
scientists? Is the merciful Allah going to approve soul ( from the
Louhe-Mehfuz) for these kaffir scientists?
All most all religions in general and Islam in
particular says that, Allah or God sends soul on earth to born as baby
into some lady’s womb. That soul is picked (selected) by Allah
himself and sends to this mortal earth with some fixed purpose and
destiny. Believers do believe that without the wish of Allah no soul
can come to this mortal earth. Allah hates most the bastard child,
no doubt about it. Question
is who sends the soul of bastard child? Why Allah should send a soul
to that bastard child that he hates most?
Just 40 some years back transplantation of human organ was
unthinkable. I still remember when in 1968 (?) world’s first heart
transplantation was performed by a Kaffir doctor of South Africa
(Christian Bernard ) all the Christian mullahs including Pope were
making hue and cry (Muslim mullah did not even have any clue about
this) against it and all religionist were in great panic about this
anti-God activity of that kaffir doctor.
Today, organ transplantation in humans is almost like changing
a part of a motor engine. Hundreds of thousands of terminal patients
are getting various organ transplantations and getting their life
longer and longer day by day. Just 30 years back and for thousands of
years previously—humans used to die due to heart ailments without
any known treatment. Even by-pass surgeries of
coronary arteries are keeping hundreds of thousands of humans
alive today. It
is plain and simple—had there been no heart transplantation or heart
by-pass surgery—all these humans (who are alive today and walking on
the surface of earth) would have
been long dead
and perished. Nobody
can deny that!
Is it possible that souls are taking extra vacation period in the
earth from Allah, because Kaffir (enemy
scientists invented heart transplantation technique and by pass
surgery technique? Why those souls are not saying good bye to those
heart transplantation patients, who otherwise (if there was no method
existed for transplantation) would die for sure? For million of years
soul from heart patients never stopped saying good bye to those
unfortunate heart patients. Why souls are so weak today and can not
leave the human body so easily? Does any
erudite Mullah have any answer for this?
average longevity has increased tremendously world-wide. Nobody can
deny that today! Surprisingly, this average longevity increase is
directly proportional to the economic and social status of the
particular country or nation. Plain and simple—richer country
getting highest average longevity, on the other hand, the poorer
country getting lowest average longevity. Richer country like America,
Japan, Sweden etc. have the average longevity around 80 years and
increasing. On the contrary, poorer nations like Bangladesh, Nepal,
Ethiopia, Somalia etc. have an average longevity around 42 years. Just
1000 years back—human average longevity was only 30 years. Most
souls used to say good bye from this mortal earth very quickly due to
uncontrollable diseases, epidemics, wars, famines and natural
Why was it like that? Do
we have any good reason to believe that—1000 years back, Allah used
to send people with shorter life span? Why human soul used to depart
human body so readily and so quickly?
Is the Merciful Allah
doing partiality by sending people with longer life in the rich
country like America, Japan or Sweden (infidel lands) and sending
people with shorter life in Bangladesh, Pakistan or in Nepal?
In the humans—both
male and female do get natural sex changes. It is happening all over
the world. Many mothers become male and many brothers become female
and their names also do get changes.
How a soul can change it’s sex?
Is it possible that Allah erroneously sent a wrong-sexed soul to a
Allah can do such horrendous mistake?
Had there been soul
(exist) inside the every humans sent by Allah and totally
controlled by Allah, there could be: (a)
no organ transplantation, (b) no test tube baby, (c) no heart surgery,
(d) no revival of heart patient by cardiac resuscitation, (e) no
longevity changes, (f) no bastard child, (g) no cloning baby, (h) no
sex changes, (i) no sperm cells making from the stem cell and bla bla
bla…..Simply because Allah (SBT) would NOT let
humans (kaffirs) to exploit and play with Allah’s mystery of
would be an utter insult to the Allah’s divine authority!
He would simply put an iron-ban on the supply of
souls coming down from the Allah’s Louhe-Mehfuz
the store house of souls
All the above things and
more and more scientific miracles will keep on happening—because THERE
IS NO SUCH THING CALLED SOUL AND PERHAPS, ALLAH HAS NO CONTROL ON
Readers I am humbly
requesting you to think about all the logical scenarios that I have
described above. Which kind of argument do you accept? Is it the so
called soul of grandma story keeping life alive? Or, is it the total
out put energy of the vital systems keeps a body alive? Which is more logical and acceptable to you?
brain acts as the soul?
Surprisingly, all theologians think that
animal and plants do not have any soul! Only humans have soul. Islamic
dictum even claimed that plants and vines have no life. But
today’s knowledge clearly established the fact that plants and
animals do have life and feelings just like humans. In fact, humans
also an animal only that—humans are higher form of animal. Just as plants and animals do not need souls to be alive, humans perhaps
also do not need soul to be alive. Humans and animals are just biological machines that is
all there is to it. Thinking,
awareness, after-death experience, remembrances, personality etc are
all human brain functions and nothing
problem which needs to be mentioned in this essay which the
Islamic dictum is dealing witnessing scenarios of body parts of
Muslims during the Day of Judgment. In the judgment day—body parts
will witness to Allah (SBT) against the Muslim soul. Now, suppose a
Muslim got his heart (from an Munafekh), two hands (from a serial
killer), and stomach (from a wine and pork eating Christian)
transplanted. After the death of this Muslim—all his transplanted
organs will ruin his piety of his entire life! He will definitely go
to hell! What can be done to
Scientists (kaffirs) are
predicting that human will live 1-2 hundred years by the end of this
21st century, in the following centuries on words—human
longevity will increase to 5-6 hundreds years or more. There will be human
organ stores (just like Motor parts store) existing in various
big cities from where diseased humans can purchase needed organs (body
parts) and prolong their life span. Don’t you believe me? Fifty
years back did anybody believed that humans will change their (discard
the diseased vital organ and replace it with normal) diseased heart,
liver, stomach, intestine, kidneys etc?
about those Muslim mullahs,
ever imagine this?
If science was around for as long as the
religions are around, human lives would have enjoyed much more
pleasures and happiness in this earth today. Unfortunately, religions
are always pulling the legs of science backward to the darkness again.
Discovery of DNA and Genes have revolutionized our life. Many
more bio-medical miracles bound to occur in the future, which will be
very hard even to imagine by humans today. Most
importantly, all these incoming bio-medical miracles will happen as
per the principles of Darwin’s evolution theory, and definitely
not by the principles of
theory. Hope nobody can dispute that!
readers you are my judge! I have tried to tell all truth and nothing
but the truth. I am very sorry if my essay has caused pains to
anybody’s sentiment, because my essay has categorically proved that
there is no such thing called soul. I myself also would like to
believe that there is a soul inside everybody! Believe me I would be
the happiest human being in that case. Unfortunately, scientific
advancement has prevented that chance of believing in soul theory. All
the miracles of modern biological science do not allow me to prove
otherwise! Thanks for reading my essay.