Questions and answers from Madani Muzakarah

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  1. Does the soul die?

Question: Does a person’s soul also die at the time of death?

Answer: A person’s soul does not die at the time of death, rather it leaves the body. Death refers to the separation of the soul from the body. Believing that the soul dies is heresy.[1]

  1. A hen that utters the azan

Question: If a hen starts to utter the azan, can we eat its eggs and meat?

Answer: It is permissible to eat the eggs and meat of a hen that utters the azan. Some people consider such hens to be unlucky and slaughter them, whereas considering them to be ill-omened is superstition, and superstition is forbidden in shari’ah. Many such beliefs are widespread in society. For example, considering the month of Safar or any other specific date to be unlucky, considering it to be a sign of problems starting to occur if a cat crosses your path or one’s left eye twitches, are all superstitions. It is necessary to avoid this. To find out more about such misconceptions, refer to Maktaba-tul-Madina’s (Dawat-e-Islami’s publishing department) book entitled ‘Badshaguni’ consisting of 127 pages.[2]

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