Islamic Studies Center: Hi all readers! In some of the previous articles I have explained many things about angel of death and death. There are many important things we can get if we understand the explanations. In this article I will explain the dialogue of spirit and angel of death. This dialogue occurs when angel of death comes to uproot the soul of believer.
Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli narrated in Daqqa’iqul Akhbaar fii Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, that if angel of death came to uproot the souls of believer, the spirit said, “I will not obey you as long as you are not ordered to do that.” Angel of death said,” I have been ordered to do that.” The spirit then asked for proof and said, “Indeed, my Lord created me and put me in my body, while at that time you were not there. Then now you want to take me.”
When angel of death hears the spirit’s words, then he returns to Allah Ta’ala. Allah then said, “Have you taken the spirit of my servant?” He replied, “O my Lord, verily your servants say like this and like this. He asked for proof from me.”
Allah Ta’ala then said, “The spirit of my servant is right. O angel of death, go to Heaven and take the apple from it on which is My mark. Show that to my spirit of my servant!”
Angel of death then went to Heaven and took the apple on which the sentence was written (بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَانِ الرَّحْيْمِ). When he showed that to the servant’s spirit, the spirit came out of his body with enthusiasm, joy, and holiness.
All Readers! That is a brief dialogue between the spirit of believer and angel of death. The spirit is only obedient to Allah. The spirit will not obey the orders of angel of death before he gives evidence that he has been ordered by Allah to take it.
Even the angel of death won’t be able to do anything. Why is that? Of course, because the spirit he will take is the spirit of the believer. The spirit knows very well his rights and who came to him.
I think that is enough for an explanation of the dialogue of the spirit and death angel. May our faith always be there and not disappearing from our hearts. Amen!
See you in the next article!
Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli, Daqqa’iqul Akhbaar fii Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, al-Haramain Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 8.