The Souls Journey after Death By Ibn Al-Qayyim
Title name of the book is "The Souls Journey After Death". An abridgement of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Kitabar-Ruh. Commentary by Layla Mabrouk. When somebody dies, our sorrow and tears, our weeping and mourning soon cease. The funeral rites, the Thursday ceremony and finally the forty-day ceremony are held and then all is forgotten. We say to ourselves, the living go no and the dead do not ,' and put the dead person out of mind on the premise that he is dead and at rest. We forget or pretend to forget that he is in fact in even greater need of us than the living. He faces the future all alone, hidden away in the domain of the earthworms, buried under the earth in a desolate grave. He was in the light and now he is in darkness. He was surrounded by beauty and spaciousness and now he is enclosed in narrowness and gloom. He was in bliss and he now is in torment.
All this, however, is measured by criteria which are completely different from those that we, the living, use. We cannot perceive these things with our eyes or our inner senses or even our ears. The dead person is completely aware of them, but according to the criteria of the Next World. What are those criteria? What is death, What is life in the Nest World, the world after death? Questions, many questions come to mind.
This book is a comprehensive answer to all these questions, which is based on the Quran, the Sunna, Traditions and what the greatest scholars have said. Read in English language, download in pdf format to read offline.