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Submitted by Taj (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 15:01

If I may add to Bro Ahmed's opinion as well as Mansoor's citation regarding the soul - It would not be proper to opine that man is the only creature with a soul or that no other creatures have souls, etc...

There is evidence that creatures do have souls, based on the prohibition to paint pictures - for example:

Narrated Ibn Abbas: Abu Talha, a companion of Allah's Apostle and one of those who fought at Badr together with Allah's Apostle told me that Allah's Apostle said. "Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture" He meant the images of creatures that have souls.

Sahih Bukhari

From this hadith, it is clear that the Believers held the assumption that other creatures had souls.

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