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A believer’s soul is removed like hair is removed from flour.


The soul of a believer is generally extracted easily, whereas the soul of a disbeliever refuses to leave the body easily.

Sayyiduna Buraydah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A Mu’mins passing away is merely his forehead breaking out into perspiration.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 982. Classified sound by Imam Tirmidhi -rahimahullah-)


Regarding the Hadith in question:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a believer is about to pass away, the angels come to him with silk which has musk and fragrance, his soul is then extracted like how hair is removed from flour….”

(Musnad Bazzar, Hadith: 9541)


This Hadith has been reported with a suitable chain of narrators.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar