Hadith on Ruh: Souls of people are like troops collected

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The souls are troops collected together. They come close upon what they recognize, and they differ upon what they reject.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3109, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2638

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “When bodies meet in the world, they come together or differ according to how they were created. The righteous will incline to the righteous, and the evil will incline to the evil.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2638

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ الْأَرْوَاحُ جُنُودٌ مُجَنَّدَةٌ فَمَا تَعَارَفَ مِنْهَا ائْتَلَفَ وَمَا تَنَاكَرَ مِنْهَا اخْتَلَفَ

3109 صحيح البخاري كتاب أحاديث الأنبياء باب الأرواح جنود مجندة

2638 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب الأرواح جنود مجندة

قال النووي فَإِذَا تَلَاقَتِ الْأَجْسَادُ فِي الدُّنْيَا ائْتَلَفَتْ وَاخْتَلَفَتْ بِحَسَبِ مَا خُلِقَتْ عَلَيْهِ فَيَمِيلُ الْأَخْيَارُ إِلَى الْأَخْيَارِ وَالْأَشْرَارُ إِلَى الْأَشْرَارِ

2638 شرح النووي على مسلم