Barzakh: the living realm of the dead
From, “A Mercy Case” and an excellent summary.
An important Islamic belief is believing in the Barzakh, the realm where everyone who has ever died is currently existing.
It is mentioned in the Qur’an:
When death comes to one of them, he says, ‘My Lord! Take me back, that I may act righteously in what I have left behind.’ ‘By no means! These are mere words that he says.’ And ahead of them is a barrier (barzakh) until the day they will be resurrected.
The Intermediate Realm is the abode which lies between the world and the life-to-come. It has more affinity with the latter, and is in fact a part of it. It is a place where spirits and spiritual things are predominant, which physical bodies are secondary but share with the spirits in their…
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