Spiritualism is based on a belief that departed spirits hold intercourse with mortals usually through a medium by means of rapping and other physical phenomena or during abnormal mental states (as trances). There is no detailed information in the Qur'an about spirit which is said to be immortal. The characteristic thing about spirit is that when it enters the body of an object it infuses it with life. Following the death of the human being his/her soul or spirit is brought in the presence of God. He/she is rewarded for his/her good deeds or punished for its iniquities. However, they have to wait for the doomsday for this when they will be clad in their former bodies.

Invoking spirits during the spiritualistic séances is a matter of prestidigitation and has no truth in it.


They ask thee concerning the Spirit (of inspiration). Say: "The Spirit (cometh) by command of my Lord: of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men!)" (17/85)

We are told that the spirit or soul is in the custody of God who disposes of it as it pleases Him. I feel its presence within me by intuition. Yunus Emre, the mystic poet said: "There is an I within me other than me"

I am not totally unconscious of its presence but I do sense its existence as a power that drives me and gives me my energy.


Behold! thy Lord said to the angels: "I am about to create man, from sounding clay from mud molded into shape; "When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him." (15/28-29)

He Who has made everything which He has created most good: He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay, And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised: But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give! (32/7-9)

Adam shaped first out of clay had partaken from God's own spirit. This is the beginning of the birth of humanity that afterward carried on the procreation by the conjunction of the sperm of the male with the ovum of the female. God infuses spirit into the embryo after about four months of uterine existence.


Then are men returned unto Allah, their protector, the (only) reality: Is not His the command? and He is the swiftest in taking account. Say: "Who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea, when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: 'If He only delivers us from these (dangers), (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude'.?" (6/61-62)

"To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return":- (2/156)

God created man conferred him a soul and a body. The latter perishes at death while the former being immortal remains to be rewarded or punished on the Judgment Day. Then He causeth him to die, and putteth him in his grave; Then, when it is His Will, He will raise him up (again). (80/21-22) We have created (their Companions) of special creation. And made them virgin - pure (and undefiled), - Beloved (by nature), equal in age,- For the Companions of the Right Hand. (56/35-38)

We are told that the spirits or souls do not return to their earthly existence but await the Doomsday in another dimension. Under the circumstances, invoking spirits to this world is not possible.


Spiritism can be defined as practices based upon the belief, that departed souls hold intercourse with mortals, usually through a medium by means of physical phenomena or during abnormal mental states, such as trances.

It is believed that the human personality survives death and can communicate with the living through a medium sensitive to its vibrations. The communication may be psychic, as in clairvoyance or trance speaking, or physical, as in automatic writing or ectoplasmic materializations.

Although they say that jinns have their fingers in pie no justification has been discovered as yet. Therefore, such practices should be conceived as fraudulent aimed to delude the gullible persons.