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Re-incarnation in the Qur’an – 2


بسم الله الرّحمن الرّحیم

What is the Qur’an ?


Part 2


وَ قَالَ الرَّ‌سُولُ يَا رَ‌بِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَـٰذَا الْقُرْ‌آنَ مَهْجُورً‌ا

الفرقان – 30

And the Messenger said; O, Lord ! Indeed my people have abandoned this Qur’an.

The Criteria – 30

Maybe the strongest reason that most of our fellow Muslims reject the concept of Re-incarnation is the claim that the belief of “Re-birth” is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. And, because we Muslims must learn the teachings of the Qur’an and follow ONLY what it says, thus it justifies that there is no reason to believe in an idea which is NOT part of the teachings of the Qur’an. In other words, why should we say something which the Holy Qur’an has never said?

Besides, the Holy Qur’an has come with a belief which is an alternative to the idea of Re-incarnation; ie. the Resurrection.

This kind of rationalization is due to their unconsciousness about what kind of a book is the Qur’an .

 The second part of this discussion will thus address this important issue.



Let us begin with a contradiction in the statements given above. If the Qur’an didn’t mention “Re-birth” at all, and we must only follow the teachings of the Qur’an , then how can we reject something which is not mentioned as they claim?! Is the rejection of Re-birth part of the teachings of the Qur’an?

 By the way , where did such a rule or principle come from? Is such an attitude an Islamic one? Is this also part of the teachings of the Qur’an or the Pure Tradition of Muhammad? Why should we follow a rule, principle or an attitude which is neither MENTIONED in the Qur’an nor in the Pure Tradition of the Prophet ?! 

 Shouldn’t we believe and follow ONLY those statements which are MENTIONED, according to their own words?! 

Thus, the characteristic of a WRONG-UNDERSTANDING is nothing but one of CONTRADICTIONS. 

Besides, this is actually opposite to the teachings of the Qur’an. Listen;

و لقد ارسلنا رسلا من قبلک منهم من قصصنا علیک و منهم من لم نقصص علیک و ما کان لرسول ان یاتی بایه الا باذن الله

غافر – 78

And indeed We have sent Messengers before you. Some of them we have mentioned to you and the others we haven’t mentioned to you. And a Messenger will not bring an information (sign) without the permission of Allah.

The Forgiver/The Believer – 78

Does this mean that we should not believe in those Messengers because the Qur’an didn’t mention the stories of them ?! Is this a legitimate reason to reject those Messengers , just because we didn’t learn to know them in the Qur’an ? Isn’t it part of the Unknown World which the Qur’an repeatedly commands us to believe in as the criteria for our pure faith ?

 تلک من انباء الغیب نوحیها الیک ما کنت تعلمها انت و لا قومک من قبل هذا فاصبر ان العاقبه للمتقین

هود – 49

This is one excerpt of information from the Unknown World by Revelation. Neither you nor your people did know about it before. So be patient. Surely the Future belongs to those who hol
d on to the spiritual self-disciplinefirmly.

Hood – 49

That means there were other people who already knew about other divine masters, teachings and Realities.

ذلک الکتاب لا ریب فیه هدی للمتقین الذین یومنون بالغیب
البقره – 2 , 3

This Book within is undoubtedly a Guidance to those who hold on to spiritual self-discipline. These arepeople who believe in the Unknown World.

The Caw – 2 to 3

According to this verse, the people of Muttaqin are those who hold on to Spiritual Self-Discipline at the highest level of spiritual development. Because, they believe and have faith in the Unknown World. Thus, by not being mentioned specifically, in detail or extensively in the Qur’an, this does not imply that some of those unknown realities do not, in fact, exist.

 Or, they might say, if Allah mentioned Re-incarnation in His other Books, then He would also mention it in the Qur’an. But neither do they believein those other books, or at least, the concept of Re-incarnation in them. If they would do so, then they would change their understanding of the relevant verses in the Qur’an. However they reject ALL of them.

فلما جاءهم الحق من عندنا قالوا لولا اوتی مثل ما اوتی موسی اولم یکفروا بما اوتی موسی من قبل قالوا سحران تظاهرا و قالوا انا بکل کافرون
القصص – 48

 When from Us the Truth came to them , they said;” How come it didn’t bring to us those teachings like it is brought to Moses”? But, didn’t they, the disbelievers, even reject previously what was brought to Moses?! And they said; ” These are black magicians (ie. Moses & Muhammad) which support each other, and we are rejecting ALL of them”.

The Stories – 48

This verse show that even if some ideas are not mentioned in the Qur’an, it doesn’t mean that we should not believe in them. So it is, not only possible for the true Muslims to believe in those things which are NOT MENTIONED in the Qur’an, but in many cases we MUST believe in them as TRUE believers.

 Thus, the idea that says; ” because Re-incarnation is not mentioned in the Qur’an, therefore, it is a false idea “, is itself a false idea! 

The Right Way of Reading

How do they know that the belief of Re-birth isn’t mentioned in the Qur’an? For some other Muslims from the early history of Islam, the belief of Re-incarnation was mentioned in the Qur’an.

That means even the very claiming that the belief of Re-birth doesn’t exist in the Qur’an, depends on whether you are a believer or a dis-believer.

So, it is about how to read the Qur’an;


الذین ءاتیناهم الکتاب یتلونه حق تلاوه

البقره – 121

 Those who have been given the Book, will read it in a right way.

The Caw – 121

As I showed in part 1, according to the teachings of the Qur’an, once we have faith in a belief, we will be guided to the right path. Once we believe in Re-incarnation, then we will be guided to read the Qur’an in the right way which guides us to the clear and repeated mentioning of Re-incarnation in the Qur’an.

However, the most important thing is, we don’t know the Language of the Qur’an. We usually consider this Book of Allah as an Arabic text and we read it with a common human language. Because this is our secondary nature, which we inherited and learned. So we read the Qur’an with WRONG LANGUAGE.

That’s why – at least – most people don’t understand the Qur’an. For example, the brave ayatollah Khomeini said; ” my life is ending but I have never understood the Qur’an“. He’s right, but WHY ? Because we never can understand a book by wrong-reading which is due to wrong-language.


Also, how can Resurrection be an alternative belief to the idea of Re-incarnation , without rejecting it clearly ? For it might be understood that there are two different alternative ways of the Qur’anic concept of Returning (Maad معاد) in Islam. This is actually the reasonable

So, it’s not enough to consider a new idea like Resurrection. It is also necessary that a clear rejection of Re-incarnation be MENTIONED in the Qur’an. 

 That’s why according to a traditional Islamic principle; “if a belief or idea is not rejected clearly , by the Quran , then one is allowed to believe in that belief or idea“.

 Then main problem which I mentioned earlier is , most of us Muslims either didn’t understand what kind of the book is a Qur’an or have forgotten it. Then, let’s clarify this crucial issue right here;

The Unique Status of the Quran

The Qur’an itself describes its attributes, in order to teach us what kind of a book it is. I have chosen here those most important description of the Qur’an by itself;

1. The Best and Most convincing way of Guidance.

ان هذا القران یهدی الذی هی اقوم

الاسراء – 9

Surely this Qur’an will guide you in a manner which is the best and Most convincing.

The Mystical Journey in the Night – 9

2- The “Doubt Removing” Guidance

ذلک الکتاب لاریب فیه هدی للمتقین

البقره – 2

There is no doubt that this Book is the Guidance for those who hold on to spiritual self-discipline.

The Caw – 2

3- Criterion for the Truth.

 الله الذی انزل الکتاب بالحق و المیزان 

الشوری – 17

 Allah is Who has sent The Book of Truth and Criteria.

The Consultations – 17


4- Distinguishing  the Truth from the Untruth, and

5- Warning the whole mankind of Falsehood and Untruth.

تبارک الذی نزل الفرقان علی عبده لیکون للعالمین نذیرا

الفرقان – 1

The Glory is to Him Who has sent the Criteria to His servant (Muhammad) as a warning to the worlds.

The Criteria – 1 

6- Fair or Just Judgement

انا انزلنا الیک الکتاب بالحق لتحکم

النساء – 105 

We have sent down to you, based on the Truth, for Judgement.  

The Women – 105

7- CompletedBook 

Which means it MUST bring up and mention any issue which might be necessary to guide and help the whole of mankind.

و لقد صرفنا للناس فی هذا القران من کل مثل

الاسراء – 89

 And We have brought up and explained in this Qur’an issues of every subject. 

The Mystical Journey in the Night – 89

8- Enlightenment of everything 

و نزلنا علیک الکتاب تبیانا لکل شئی و هدی

النحل – 89

 And We have sent to you a Book which explains and enlightens EVERYTHING in order to guide you.

The Bee – 89

9-Unchangable words


و تمت کلمت ربک صدقا وعدلا لامبدل لکلمته 

الانعام – 115

 And the Words of your Lord are completed as a true promise. And they are unchangeable.

The Blessings – 115

10- Non difficulty and Non confusion; it should not cause any difficulty or confusion in searching and understanding the truths.

 11- Purifying; it should not only liberate us from any doubt, but even cleanse us from any impurity which we probably have in our minds.

We can find these two attributes in the verse below;

ما یرید الله لیجعل علیکم من حرج و لکن یرید لیطهرکم و لیتم نعمته علیکم لعلکم تشکرون

المائده – 6

 Allah doesn’t want to cause you troubles and difficulties. However, He wants to purify you. That’s why He has completed His blessings in order for you to become grateful.

The Table spread with foods – 6

Unfortunately, we have forgotten this Unique Status of the Qur’an. This Age is The Time of Returning to the Quran and its Unique Status.  


If we acknowledge the status of the Qur’an as Criteria (المیزان), which distinguishes (الفرقان) the Truth from Untruth, in order to guide the whole humanity in the best and most convincing way, without any doubt, confusion or difficulties, then the Qur’an should not only mention a false belief like Re-incarnation, but also reject it in the best and most clear way without needing any interpretation at all.

 Otherwise, it would be opposite to the ALL beautiful attributes of the Qur’an. In such a case, the Qur’an is NOT a legitimate authority for being a Guide Book for us all, and we have to turn to other books!

Also, the Qur’an describes itself as The Best Guidance Book for the WHOLE mankind. Amongst them, millions of Hindus and Buddhists.

If the Qur’an didn’t mention the concept of Re-incarnation at all and, more important, never rejected it openly, firmly and clearly, the responsibility of a false belief for millions of people would be on the Qur’an!

This is the reasonable outcome of such a Book which describes itself as Fair Judgement for the WHOLE of humanity. The verse below explains the reason of sending the Qur’an in another way;


افغیر الله ابتغی حکما و هو الذی انزل الیکم الکتاب مفصلا و الذین اتیناهم الکتاب یعلمون انه منزل من ربک بالحق فلاتکونن من الممترین و تمت کلمت ربک صدقا وعدلا لامبدل لکلمته و هو السمیع العلیم

الانعام – 115

Do you seek other than – the words of – Allah (in the Qur’an) for judgement?! Despite He is Who has sent down to you all, a Comprehensive Book. And those to whom We gave the books, they know that this Book is sent down from your Lord, based on the Truth, in a way in which you will be without doubt. Thus,the words of your Lord have been completed as He truely promised. These words are unchangeable and He Hears and Knows best. 

The Blessings – 115

Another attribute of the Qur’an is to ward off any kind of ACCUSATION, ie. including the concept of Re-incarnation.

The Hindus and Buddhists would say; “If  you are right that Re-incarnation is a false belief, please bring YOUR Divine Book which guides us better, in this issue, than OUR books“. 

 قل فاتوا بکتاب من عند الله هو اهدی منها اتبعه ان کنتم صادقین

القصص – 28 

Speak! if you are honest, then bring us another book of Allah which guides us better than the others! 

The Stories – 28

Or, Hindus and Buddhistswould come with an argument and EXCUSE that if we had yet another good guide book like your Holy book (the Qur’an), then we could be guided by it in the right way as well; 

و هذا کتاب انزلناه مبارک فاتبعوه و اتقوا لعلکم ترحمون ان تقولوا انما انزل الکتاب علی طائفتین من قبلنا و ان کنا عن دراسهم لغافلین او تقولوا لو انا انزل علینا الکتاب لکنا اهدی منهم فقد جائکم بینه من ربکم و هدی و رحمه فمن اظلم ممن کذب بآیات الله و صدف عنها

الانعام – 155 الی 157

And He has sent this Book as a blessing. Then follow this and hold on to spiritual self-discipline in order to be blessed by His Grace. Otherwise you would come with an excuse and say; “if a Book would be sent to us, then we would be the best guided people among them!” 

However, indeed Enlightenment, Guidance and Grace from your Lord has already come to you! Who is the most unjust than the one who denies the Signs of Allah and turns away from them?

The Blessings – 155 to 157

However, the Qur’an would make Hindus and Buddhists disappointed. Because it has neither mentioned the concept of Re-incarnation nor rejected it as a false belief. Despite it would be a  Comprehensive and the Ultimate Book of God!

In fact, those of my fellow Muslims, are lowering the status of the Qur’an to the lowest standard of a man-made book without noticing it! However, NOT even a man-made book can responsibly guide people, in a proper and right way, by merely choosing not to address a false idea or belief and disregard it without due consideration.

Millions of Hindus and Buddhists would tell us;Re-incarnation is neither rejected in OUR divine books nor in YOUR divine book. Then for Gods sake how should we know and be guided; that this is a false belief in the sight of God ?!

Ironically, this means that their books of those who reject Re-incarnation as a false belief would guide humanity BETTER to the Truth than ALL Books of Allah!!

فویل للذین یکتبون الکتاب بایدیهم ثم یقولون هذا من عند الله لیشتروا به ثمنا قلیلا

البقره – 79

 It is a serious responsibility of those who are writing their OWN books and then say ; “this is from Allah”!  In this way, they are lowering the value of His words and sell them  cheaply.

The Caw – 79

If the Qur’an is the final guide book for all humanity, it MUST clearly state and literally reject the idea or belief in Re-incarnation or Re-birth in the Qur’an, in order to even guide Hindus and Buddhists, and purify them from false notions.

The rejected subject, in the Qur’an, MUST be in direct words and clarifying language without any doubt. In other words, without needing any human interpretation of the Qur’an.

The difference between the two points of view; “there is no mention of an idea or a belief”, and, “there is no rejection or denial of it” in the Qur’an is; the first statement doesn’t imply that the concept of a belief is wrong, whilst the latter, means that the concept has been mentioned and rejected as a wrong or false belief. 

That’s why it is a crucial principle that the Qur’an as , at least , one of the world’s most reliable Divine Books which is supposed to guide the whole mankind from Darkness to Light would mention the wrong belief clearly and reject it decisively.

Answer to a question

Does it mean that the Qur’an as Criteria (المیزان), which Distinguishes (الفرقان) the Truth from Untruth, would bring up ALL the ideas of Mankind in order to discuss and finally judge them?!

The answer is; of course NOT! The Qur’an may has brought up few minor false ideas which were relevant and current in its own environment of advent. However it doesn’t mean that the Qur’an would bring up ALL minor and major issues and ideas in the world. 

The Qur’an has brought up and mentioned ALL those basic elements , subjects and also those controversial topics which are crucial for the spiritual life of human beings, higher consciousness and UNITY (Tawhid).

That’s why the Qur’an says; 

و لقد صرفنا للناس فی هذا القران من کل مثل

الاسراء – 89

 And We have brought up and explained in this Qur’an issues of every subject. 

The Mystical Journey  in the Night- 89

That means the Qur’an has selected issues from every subject which was necessary to mention for clarifying. Otherwise the Qur’an would express it in this way; ( فی هذا القران کل مثل ) without « من » !

New minor ideas regardless of their truth or falsity are still coming and going! The very “idea” that the Qur’an would bring up exactly every single idea of Mankind, itself is a FALSE idea!

The ideas of Karma and Re-incarnation are old and ancient religious or spirituality ideas which generally have always been the basic and among the most important faiths in the history of Mankind. Millions or billions of humanity on the earth have always believed in them.

According to most Muslim historians and Islamic thinkers and researchers, the belief of Re-incarnation, even was widespread in the society of the prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

We should not forget that Middle East, Iran and India as three neighboring Lands of Divinity and the main area of Divine Teachings on the earth for the whole Mankind.

Despite this reality, no divine book has ever reject this belief, at least, literally and without any doubt! That’s why the Ultimate Divine Book of Qur’an WOULD deal with this issue in order to clarify it once for ever.

Halal and Haram beliefs

Allah has described in the Qur’an, what is Halal (Allowed) and what is Haram (Forbidden). Nobody is allowed to change it;

و یحل لهم الطیبات و یحرم الخبائث 

الاعراف – 157

And he allows you all Those Pures Things and forbids all Those Impure.

Those Known – 157

Everything which is Pure and Beautiful is Halal (Allowed) and everything which is Impure  and Ugly is Haram (Forbidden). This includes the beliefs and faiths. This is the Universal Principle of the Qur’an.

One of them is to forbid the Returning of dead people, back to the life of this earthy world;

و حرام علی قریه اهلکنا انهم لا یرجعون 

الانبیاء – 95

And it is forbidden to those whom We destroyed (as a punishment of Allah), to return.

The Prophets – 95

The use of the word Haram, means it is against Divine Laws which are expressed in the form of the Laws of Nature, as His Kingdom. (By Nature it means both the material and immaterial and spiritual worlds).

Based on that Divine Principle and the Laws of Nature, other verses clearly reject the Returning of dead people, back to life. Plus, the Qur’an explains the reason for this, and even considers the alternative destiny of dead people.

حتی  اذا جاء احدهم  الموت قال رب ارجعون لعلی اعمل صالحا فیما ترک کلا انها کلمه هو قائلها و من ورائهم برزخ الی یوم یبعثون 

المومنون – 99 , 100

Once the time of death arrived, he said;”O, Lord send me back in order to do those good actions which I ignored”. No! Absolutely not! This is only what YOU believe. And before them, there the Hinder, the Intermediate World, until they will be raised up.

The believers – 99 to 100

Besides these two verses are supported and even completed by other verses. However, if we find a verse which in our view seems to contradict them, for instance, as an exception, then we have to immediately return to the Quranic Principles to confirm it. Provided that we have reviewed ALL the Qur’anic Principles very carefully and tested them in a proper way, then we can come to a conclusion. This is the ONLY way to get any confirmation and discover a new truth in the Qur’an. All other means are invalid and Unacceptable. 

 (Many believes, the mentioned verses above should be considered as a clear rejection of the belief of Re-incarnation by considering the idea of Resurrection in the Qur’an. However, I will prove the opposite in the near future and show that these verses are actually among the strongest verses which support the concept of Re-incarnation and reject the belief of Resurrection!)

So nobody can make something Halal or Haram which Allah  has never made reference to in His Guidance Book.

و لاتقولوا لما تصف السنتکم الکذب هذا حلال و هذا حرام لتفتروا علی الله الکذب

النحل – 116

Don’t explain by your language lies; “this is Allowed and that is Forbidden”. In order to put a lie on (create a lie about) Allah.

The Bee – 116

The Red Line of the Quran

There is a significant difference to distinguish Haram and Halal. According to an important principle, the Haram, must have been expressed clearly and firmly. Otherwise it considered to be Halal.  According to the Islamic Principle, based on the Qur’an, this is because;

 EVERYTHING (including belief and faith) IS HALAL (Allowed) unless it is clearly and literally proclaimed as Haram (Forbidden).

This means we have to access a very strong and reliable means for rejecting a belief and faith. In the lack of such  Qur’anic evidence we have to act according to another principle which says;

 In the worse cases we have to be silent and strictly avoid  any rejection and denial. And pray to be guided by Allah! 

 Because according this principle, rejection or denial, is a very sensitive and important decision and it demands a sufficiently high enough qualifications to do so. We have to be very careful because it ‘s about the freedom of human rights which is one of the basic blessing of Allah to humanity. Plus, it would be a very high risk to reject and deny the Truth and fall down to the Kufr (الکفر) or Disbelief which is Anti-Islamic. But, also leads other people into the Hell of Ignorance.

 That’s why Rejection and Denial is The Red Line in the Qur’an and Islam.
However, somebody may say that any new belief (for instance, Resurrection) in the Qur’an which is obviously in conflict with another belief (Re-incarnation), is enough to be judged as a rejection and denial of such a belief like Re-incarnation by the Qur’an. 

 This might be true, in some cases, regarding man-made books. But absolutely not in the case of the Qur’an, because of its Unique Status as The Ultimate Judgement.

That means even the new belief must distinguish literally and clearly between the Truth and Untruth without any need of interpretation. Such a new belief should have sounded like: “O mankind you will live on the Earth only once“! PLUS, it should not be in conflict and contradiction with other verses and beliefs in the Qur’an. 

Simply, the belief of some early Islamic branches in Re-birth is an example of, at least, its ambiguity.

Denial of Re-birth in Divine Books

 How can it be explained why not even the Final and Ultimate Messenger, Muhammad, rejected and denied directly the belief of Re-birth once and forever?! Despite the belief that Re-birth was a worldwide one in the time of Muhammad, even in Arabia, according to some Muslim historians! 

Interesting enough, not even other Divine Books of the Middle East, i.e the Torah or Bible, rejected and denied the re-birth of human beings either! Why’s that?! How can we explain it in a satisfying way? How can we reject and deny a belief which NONE OF THEM have ever done it before?!

On the other hand, religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism and their Divinely Revealed Books teach the belief of Re-birth.

Now, putting all those divine religions together will only lead  to one outcome; at least, the genuine possibility of Re-incarnation!

Because, the concept of Re-incarnation had first been heard and received in India. Then after that, three other Divine Books received in the Middle East NEVER questioned and refused that voice !

Today, at least one third of population on the earth believe in Re-birth as part of their religious belief. But there has never has been a clear Divine Guidance to help these oceans of peoples by telling them you’re WRONG! There is no RE-BIRTH!

Muslim Racism?

 You may say that the faiths of Hinduism and Buddhism were originally from Allah, however by the time passed, parts of their Holy books have got corrupted by Man.

This is up to you to prove it scientifically. But above all, by bringing undoubtedly evidence from the Ultimate Judgement Book i.e. the Holy Qur’an.

If Re-birth was an idea of the corrupted part of Hinduism and Buddhism according to you, then, that would be a controversial topic within them in, at least, many centuries. But how come, in thousands years, not even one single believer of millions of Hindus and Buddhists, ever questioned the idea of Re-incarnation as a true divine belief ?! This is just IMPOSSIBLE.

Controversial topics have always taken place in the history of Islam. One the hottest debates has actually been whether to believe in Resurrection or Re-incarnation. The Muslim theologians and philosophers were divided in this issue.

Now, how come WE Muslims who are outside the faiths of Hinduism and Buddhism, know better about something of these faiths which NOBODY of their own theologians and philosophers would ever know, just because they ARE Hindus and Buddhists? Doesn’t sound it as a kind of racial attitude?!

 انما المومنون اخوه فاصلحوا بین اخوانکم و اتقوالله لعلکم ترحمون یا ایها الذین آمنوا لایسخر قوم من قوم عسی ان یکون خیرا منهم

الحجرات – 11  

 ALL believers are brothers and sisters. So you have to make peace between yourselves and hold on to divinely spiritual self-discipline in order to be blessed by Allah.

 O, you believers of all peoples, don’t humiliate each other to show some of you are better than the others.

The Dwellings – 11 

By the way, as the religion of Moses had been corrupted, God sent Isa (Jesus) and when even the religion of Isa had met the same destiny, God sent Muhammad. Similarly if the concept of Re-incarnation shows that, even the religions of India have been corrupted, then it is on Allah to send new books to guide the followers of those religions. This is a reasonable demand.

Remember that the Qur’an emphasizes that the Messages of Allah would be sent to every people by means of their OWN people, language and culture and even their time;

لقد من الله علی المومنین اذ بعث فیهم رسولا من انفسهم یتلوا علیهم آیاته و یزکیهم و یعلمهم الکتاب و الحکمه

آل عمران – 164

Indeed it was a great blessing of Allah to the all believers that He has chosen Messengers from themselves in order to read for them His verses and purify them and teach them the Book and Wisdom.

The family of Imran – 164


و لقد بعثنا من کل امه رسولا

النحل – 36  

And surely We have sent a Messenger to EVERY society in ALL times.

The Bee – 36

Notice that the word « امّه » in the Qur’an means both “Society” and “Time“;

و لئن اخرنا عنهم العذاب الی امه معدوده

هود – 8

And if We defer their suffering for a period of time…

Hood – 8

و ما ارسلنا من رسول الا بلسان قومه لیبین لهم

ابراهیم – 4

And We have never sent a Messenger but, with the language of his own people in order to enlighten them.

Abraham – 4 

Re-birth; Invention or Revelation?

Luckily and thanks to Allah, the vast majority of Muslims consider Hinduism and Buddhism and their Holy books, at least originally, as divinely, based on the Qur’an which reveals that Allah has sent Masters , Messengers and Books in every culture and civilization. This Qur’anic fact is well known by ALL Muslims.

However, there may be some Muslims who question whether Hinduism and Buddhism, and their Holy books, are also from Allah’s Grace and Guidance.

It is up to these Muslims to prove it, ONLY based on the Qur’an as Criteria (المیزان) which Distinguishes (الفرقان) the Truth from the Untruth, i.e the Ultimate Judgement.

As long as they cannot do it, according ONLY to the Principles of Islam, they should consider Hinduism and Buddhism and their Holy books, as the Holy Guidance from Allah.

Re-birth as a man-made idea?!

But is it possible to Man, to create an idea such as Re-birth ?! How? This is scientifically impossible. Simply because it belongs to The Unknown World :  عالم الغیب

 It is not the ordinary people who manufactured the idea of Re-birth. It is, however, the ordinary people who may deny it!
 How can ordinary people make an idea like Re-birth easily, but it is difficult for Allah and His Messengers to reject that idea directly and clearly ?!

In fact, it would be impossible to come to such an idea like Re-birth without Divine Revelation.  

The scientists or atheists amongst you might disagree. But, the final conclusion to this discussion, is that we may not be able to prove or disprove Re-incarnation scientifically, but if we reject it, we deny our own possibility for Divine Revelation and Enlightenment on the Truth!

However, it is necessary for us Muslims to review the Qur’an on this issue with an open mind to allow Allah to reveal to us directly and personally more light and insight on this topic. 

Think about this !


Re-incarnation in the Qur’an – 1



بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّ‌حْمَـٰنِ الرَّ‌حِيمِ

قُلْ أُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ أَنَّهُ اسْتَمَعَ نَفَرٌ‌ مِّنَ الْجِنِّ فَقَالُوا إِنَّا سَمِعْنَا قُرْ‌آنًا عَجَبًا ﴿1 يَهْدِي إِلَى الرُّ‌شْدِ فَآمَنَّا بِهِ ۖ وَلَن نُّشْرِ‌كَ بِرَ‌بِّنَا أَحَدًا ﴿2 وَأَنَّهُ تَعَالَىٰ جَدُّ رَ‌بِّنَا مَا اتَّخَذَ صَاحِبَةً وَلَا وَلَدًا ﴿3﴾ – الجن

Speak! Once the revelation came to me, some of the Hidden Power listened to that. Then they said; We have heard the Qur’an. Indeed , it sounds very strange and amazing. It guides to development and progress. So we believed in that and we will never have something beside our Lord, at all . He is really The Highest Supreme. He is indeed our Lord who has neither taken someone as His father nor as His child!

The Hidden Power – 1 to 3

This is a work which for the first time in the history of Islam discusses the controversial topic of Re-incarnation, in a scientific method, based on the Holy Qur’an.
In this unique work I will prove, through a scientific meaning and definition, that not only the Holy Qur’an teaches the Re-incarnation, but also the Holy Qur’an is the only Divine Book, that brings up this belief, in a wide and profound and powerful scale. No other Ancient Divine Books, like the Holy Vedas of Hinduism discussed the belief of Re-incarnation in the same way!
In other words, not only the belief of Re-birth exists in the Holy Qur’an , but Re-birth is a significant characteristic of the Holy Qur’an, in comparison with ALL other original Divine Books!
Re-incarnation means re-birth of human beings physically after death through the same biological mechanism as it took place at our birth. Other eventual definitions of Re-incarnation are irrelevant here.
Most Muslim theologians and thinkers rejected the belief of Re-incarnation as an UN-Islamic belief. However, my work is based on a new understanding of the unique language of the Holy Qur’an. The Holy Qur’an is not only the new book of Divine Revelation, but it is also a new language which is not yet understood.
People in general see the Qur’an as a holy text in the Arabic language. However, this is only the background of the truth. On this background, the Holy Qur’an created a new and unique language which the Arabs as well as the foreigners need to understand. It would be very naive to think that the Arabs understand the Arabic Qur’an better. In fact, before the Holy Qur’an we ALL, including Arabs, were foreigners!
This new and unique language of the Holy Qur’an would be a new subject of linguistics. A comprehensive investigation of this new and unique language would lead to a new understanding of the Holy Qur’an and probably new discoveries of truths within it.
This is the first part of a serial of articles concerning this controversial topic. This work is actually a brief of a comprehensive researching of Re-incarnation in the Holy Qur’an which I ‘ve done in my mother language , Persian or Farsi. This never – ending research is still going on and by the Grace of Allah I will return with new updates in the near future.


Reza Asgharzadeh

The Final Proof of Re-birth in the Holy Qur’an

Part 1

The First Wisdom

Never deny !

The First “Denial

The first one who was in denial, was Iblis, the Father of satans !

One of the topics which is brought up at the top of the list of the Islamic debates, is the idea of Re-incarnation or Re-birth. As it has always been, the Muslims are divided on this subject; some believe in Re-incarnation and some others reject it. Because “denial”, is something very sensitive in Islam, let’s deal with it right here.

In order to “deny” something you have to have “knowledge“. Because the word implies  something “negative”, there is a risk you might miss something important in your life and lose something which belongs to you.

If you don’t have the knowledge about an idea and yet deny that, it would be considered “Ignorance” or Jaheliyateh ( جاهلیته ). And the task of Muhammad was to guide humanity from Ignorance to Knowledge . That’s why “Denial” is very sensitive in Islam.

و تقولون بافواهکم ما لیس لکم به علم و تحسبونه هینا و هو عند الله عظیم

 النور – 15

And you are saying with you mouths something you don’t have any knowledge about and you think it is negligible , whereas with Allah it is of tremendous importance.

 The Light-15 

On the contrary, it’s not necessary to have “knowledge” in order to believe in something. Because it is something “positive” and you don’t lose anything by believing it. Rather you gain something.
So this is about choosing between “to lose” or “to win” . To be sure you don’t lose anything, you have to choose “to win”. This is wisdom of staying open-minded.
That’s why in order to believe in something, the all you need is “trust“. You must have “trust” in your life, otherwise you will eventually be a “loser”. How can we win by losing “trust” in our life?! It’s already lost. This is a clear contradiction.

و العصر ان الانسان لفی خسر الا الذین امنوا و عملوا الصالحات 

العصر – 1 الی 3

On The Age  (these words), surely Mankind is a loser except those who believe and do good actions.

The Age-1 to 3

It’s about your choice!

Many Muslims don’t believe in Re-incarnation, because it does not exist in Islam or in the Qur’an. They may be right in claiming that Re-incarnation doesn’t exist. However, the idea of Re-incarnation does exist.

Now I have some questions to my fellow Muslims who either  don’t believe in Re-incarnation, or are in doubt about it;

 Do you like this idea of “Re-birth” or not ?! Would you like to be re-born in order to have another chance and opportunity to develop spiritually in your journey to Allah or not ? Do you think you need another life after this one? Are you happy for not believing in “Re-birth” and even rejecting it, or do you feel sorrow about it ?!

If the answer is “no”, then it means that the idea of “Rebirth” would not be good for you. So you wouldn’t like to find it in the Qur’an. Because it would eventually mean the Qur’an is not good for you. Wouldn’t it?

You may say; it’s not about me! It’s not about what like or wish. It is just that such a thing like Re-incarnation doesn’t exist in the Qur’an , and I, as a Muslim have to follow the teachings of the Qur’an.
But would you like that “Re-birth” is true in Islam or not ? Did you wish it existed in the Qur’an or not?

If the answer is “no”, then you might be right. Your answer is very important. Simply because you cannot find something in the Qur’an you don’t want to find, and you even guide your mind to find the opposite.

You want to follow what the Qur’an says. But what is more important; to follow the Qur’an or follow your Heart ?

Remember in order to follow the Qur’an you followed your Heart first. Otherwise you would never follow the Qur’an. In other words, your Heart told you and guided you to follow the Qur’an. So your Heart got a desire towards the Qur’an. And at this time you were ready to receive it. The verse below describes your condition too ;

نزل به الروح الامین علی قلبک

الشعراء – 193 , 194

The Holy Spirit has sent it (the Qur’an) down to your Heart.

The Poets – 193 to 194

So it ‘s about your Heart . And it is about YOU now and forever. Even at the Final Destination, YOU are The Center;

و ان الی ربک المنتهی

النجم – 42

And surely the Final Destination will be YOUR God.
The Shining Star – 42

YOUR God and YOUR position in the verse is at the CENTER , between God and the Final Destination. It means finally , finally He is YOURS !

You pray to Allah and ask Him for EVERYTHING and you expect Him to listen to you and respond ALL your asking as if  He is YOUR Servant.  

Now if you didn’t have a Heart, you would not have God either. If you didn’t have a Heart you wouldn’t like to WANT . So everything you want which is really good for you, it is because of your pure Heart. Because you ARE your Hear ,  your ears are your Heart, your eyes are your Heart, your tongue is your Heart, your thinking is your Heart.

 That’s why the Holy Qur’an teaches us to listen through the Heart, see through the Heart, talk through the Heart, understand through the  Heart and even think through the Heart; as the following verses denote;

و نطبغ علی قلوبهم و فهم لایسمعون

 الاعراف – 100

And We closed their Hearts so that they cannot hear!

Those Known – 100

فانها لاتعمی الابصار و لکن تعمی القلوب

الحج – 46

No,their eyes are not blind. But because of their Hearts, are blind!

The Pilgrimage – 46

یقولون بالسنتهم ما لیس فی قلوبهم

الفتح -11

They are saying things which doesn’t come through their Hearts!

The Victory – 11


فهم قلوبهم لایفقهون بها

الاعراف – 179

So they have such a Heart that they don’t understand by it !

Those Known – 179

لهم القلوب یعقلون بها

الحج – 46

They have such a Heart that they are thinking wisely by it !

The Pilgrimage – 46

And finally the best and most reliable way is to experience by Heart;

ما کذب الفؤاد ما رای افتمارونه علی ما یری 

النجم – 11 ,12  

The Heart doesn’t lie what it sees . Do you dispute with him (Muhammad) over what he saw by his Heart ?!

The Shining Star – 11 to 12

So, of course the idea of Re-birth is about YOU and YOUR Heart. What I am trying to say is ; don’t tell what Islam and the Qur’an says. That is just excuses. Non of them is YOU. However, both of them are the reflections of YOUR needs. Listen to the Qur’an;

ما یرید الله لیجعل علیکم من حرج و لکن یرید لیطهرکم و لیتم نعمته علیکم لعلکم تشکرون 

المائده – 6

Allah doesn’t want YOU to be in troubles and difficulties. However, He wants to purify you. That’s why He has fulfilled and completed His blessings to you . Maybe you will be thankful !

The Table spread with foods -6

If you never have another chance here, then you are probably in trouble now and after! So it is ABOUT YOU!

Besides without another chance to be born, the blessings of Allah are NOT  fulfilled and completed. This is ABOUT YOU to be completely purified. So do YOU want to be completely purified or not? If your answer is “yes” and you think that it should be so, as a perfect human being, then you have these verses. Because, the Qur’an is the reflection of your needs on the spiritual path. Otherwise you should NOT be thankful !

و اتیکم من کل ما سالتموه و ان تعدوا نعمت الله لاتحصوها ان الانسان لظلوم کفار 

ابراهیم – 34

And He has already given you EVERYTHING you ask for! And you cannot count the total number of blessings from Allah, if you wish to do that. Indeed, Man is an unjust disbeliever and very ungrateful.

Abraham – 34

So Allah has already given you what YOU need BEFORE asking for. Also here, it is ABOUT YOU! And YOUR needs and what YOU are asking for.

Forgiveness or Re-incarnation ?

However, you may say Allah will forgive us all and we don’t need to come back to this earthy life again, in order to be purified. In other words, what we need is, His Love and Forgiveness, and there , in the verses above, we’ve got it!

Wrong again! First of all, listen here;

اطلع الغیب ام اتخذ عند الرحمن عهدا 

مریم – 78  

How do you know about The Unknown World ?! Did you make an agreement with God about it ?!

Mary – 78

و منهم امیون لایعلمون الکتاب الا امانی و ان هم الا یظنون فویل للذین یکتبون الکتاب بایدیهم ثم یقولون هذا من عند الله لیشتروا به ثمنا قلیلاو قالوا لن تمسنا الا ایاما معدوده قل اتخذتم عند الله عهدا فلن یخلف الله عهده

 البقره – 78 الی 80

And there are among them, those who know nothing about the Divine Book but their desires and they are not doing anything but imagining falsely. It is a serious claim of those who are writing their OWN books and then say ; that is from AllahIn this way they are lowering the value of His words and sell them cheaply…And they said ; “The Fire will not touch us except for a couple of days !

Ask them; did you make an agreement with Allah, the One Who never breaks any promise?!

The Cow – 78 to 80

Secondly, are you sure you have understood the Forgiveness of Allah correctly? His Forgiveness is in various and different ways. One of them is to give another chance of earthly life in order to be FORGIVEN forever. Because His Love and Forgiveness is a practical process of purifying and progressing. Forgiveness doesn’t mean Ignoring.

In the training of your children you forgive their mistakes and you forgive them, in order to repeat the training. Why? Because you love them. You want them to develop.

Or, once your child gets dirty by a mistake, you forgive her. But it doesn’t mean you don’t need to give her a bath. You want her to be clean. Because you love your child and you love cleanliness.

Similarly Allah forgives ALL of our mistakes, but NOT our wrong-doings which means actions with wrong intentions from the Heart;

لایواخذکم الله باللغو فی ایمانکم و لکن یواخذکم بما کسبت قلوبکم و الله غفور حلیم

البقره – 225

Allah will not judge you by your mistakes in your faith. But He will judge you because of what your Hearts have gained. And Allah is Most Forgiving and Most Tolerant.

The Cow – 225 

By the way, where did you get that idea from?! From the Qur’an?! Then, let’s have a look at it;

و یقولون سیغفرلنا و ان یاتهم عرض مثله یاخذوه الم یوخذ علیهم میثاق الکتاب ان لایقولوا علی الله الا الحق و درسوا ما فیه و الدار الاخره خیر للذین یتقون افلا تعقلون

الاعراف – 169

And they are repeatedly saying; we will be forgiven soon!  And they want to take whatever comes to them in this world. Didn’t they make an agreement with The Book that they never say anything about Allah, but the truth, and learn from its content ?! And the Final Residence is much better for those who hold on to the Spiritual Self-Discipline firmly. Don’t you think wisely ?!

Those Known – 169

انی لغفار لمن تاب و امن و عمل صالحا ثم اهتدی

 طه – 82

I am indeed forgiving, again and again, but only for the one who has repented (and returned to Me) and has faith and has done good actions and then, afterwards s/he is guided

Taha – 82


الا من تاب و امن و عمل عملا صالحا فاولئک یبدل الله سیئاتهم حسنات و کان الله غفورا رحیما

الفرقان – 70

Only those who are repentant (and have returned to Allah) and have faith and do good actions, Allah will change them and replace their bad attributes by good attributes and  (this is the meaning of)  Allah is Forgiving and Most Merciful

The Criterion – 70 

ربنا فاغفرلنا ذنوبنا و کفر عنا سیئاتنا و توفنا مع الابرار

آل عمران – 193

Those who pray; Our Lord forgive our sins and remove our bad attributes and let us DIE together with the Abrar (those illumined souls mentioned in the Qur’an who attained the highest spiritual realization)

The Family of Imran – 193

افما نحن بمیتین الا موتتنا الاولی و ما نحن بمعذبین ان هذا لهو الفوز العظیم

الصافات – 58 الی 60

(The Abrar  happily said) ;Will we not die anymore after our previous dead ? And will we not suffer any more either ? This is indeed THAT! The Great Victory!

Those Ranged in Ranks – 58 to 60   

ان الحسنات یذهبن السیئات ذلک ذکری للذاکرین

هود – 114

Indeed, the good actions remove the bad actions. This is a remembrance to those who are always living in remembrance!

Hood – 114

A good example is, despite Allah forgiving the prophet Adam, yet He sent him back to the earthy life again;

قالا ربنا ظلمنا انفسنا و ان لم تغفرلنا و ترحمنا لنکونن من الخاسرین قال اهبطوا بعضکم لبعض عدو ولکم فی الارض مستقر و متاع الی حین قال فیها تحیون و فیها تموتون و منها تخرجون

 الاعراف – 23 الی 25

They (Adam and Eve) prayed; Our Lord we have harmed ourselves and if You don’t forgive us and don’t give us Your Love and Grace, surely we will be among those losers !

(after forgiving) He said; move down ! Parts of you will be as enemies to each other and you will be established on the earth for a while. THERE you will be given life and THERE you will die and THERE you will be brought again.

Those Known – 23 to 25

Now when Allah treated his own prophet in that way, how come He will treat us in a different way ?!

Thirdly, Allah doesn’t give or forgive anything without testing. The Test of Allah is a basic teaching in the Qur’an. Test is probably the most important spiritual training in our spiritual development.

و بلوناهم بالحسنات و السیئات لعلهم یرجعون

 الاعراف – 168

And We shall test them with both good things and bad things in order to change themselves and return to Us.

Those Known – 168

And even more important is the test of Heart;

امتحن الله قلوبهم للتقوی لهم مغفره

 الحجرات – 3

 Allah will test their Hearts towards Spiritual Self- Discipline. Forgiveness is for them !

The Dwellings – 3

So the idea that instead of being sent back to the earthly life, Allah will forgive us is a false and man-made idea which is opposite to the Divine Teachings of the Holy Qur’an.

As we saw, in the example of Adam, the inner meaning of Forgiveness is Re-incarnation! Because Forgiveness is about giving another chance to the spiritual development on earth. That’s because Allah is the Most Merciful.

 So it’s all about YOUR choice. To refer to the Qur’an, or Reason and Knowledge, in order to reject Re-incarnation, is just an excuse for hiding YOURSELF, your Heart.
Despite this being true that the Qur’an never rejects Re-birth, you are looking for the rejection of the concept of Re-birth according to the Qur’an! Because you change the Qur’an in your mind in a way to get that answer you like.

و ان منهم لفریقا یلوون السنتهم بالکتاب لتحسبوه من الکتاب و ما هو من الکتاب و یقولون هو من عند الله و ما هو من عند الله و یقولون علی الله الکذب و هم یعلمون

 آل عمران – 78 

And among you, there are people who change their tongues on reading the Book in a way, as if it were from the Book ! But it is not from the Book , and then they say; this is from Allah ! But it is not from Allah. They create a lie about Allah and they KNOW that.

The family of Imran – 78

The Red Line of Forgiveness

There is a principle in the Qur’an that Allah never forgive anybody and that is called “Sherk” (الشرک) or “Duality” which is against “Unity” or “Tawhid” (التوحید).

ان الله لایغفر ان یشرک به و یغفر ما دون ذلک لمن یشاء

النساء – 48 

Surely Allah will never forgive the one who choose ANYTHING beside Him. However, He will forgive the other sins for anyone He chooses, according to His Will.

Women – 48

According to the teachings of Islam, ANYTHING which is put with Allah would be considered  Sherk. This is Duality. Even if we believe God is one” which is The Principle of Tawhid or Unity, provided that “one” means numeral one“. This is Sherk! It means the “number onealready exists with Allah which gives His Identity!

But Allah is The Creator of EVERYTHING, includedthe number one“. However Allah is The One“. It means He is The Only One which exists. In other words; Everything is Him in the form of His manifestation. This is Tawhid.

So even though there are many gods, however, they are not separated. They ALL are ONE and this “ONENESS” is called Allah.

ء ارباب متفرقون خیر ام الله الواحد

یوسف – 39

Are separated gods better than Allah which is The One.

Yusef – 39

و قال الکافرون هذا ساحر کذاب اجعل الهه الها واحد ان هذا لشئی عجاب

ص – 5

And the disbelievers said; this man (Muhammad) is a black magician. He has turned all gods to ONE. This is something strange“!

S – 5

انا خلقنا الانسان من نطفه امشاج

الانسان – 2

WE created The human from a mixed semen.

Human -2

I am not saying that Allah will not forgive most of us Muslims because of such a misunderstanding. What I am trying to say is the concept of Sherk in Islam is a very vast and subtle one so that most of us Muslims are infected by Sherk or Duality in different ways. Even though it is about the concept of Tawhid or Unity !

Don’t forget that even Mushrekin or those dualists (المشرکین) believed that “God is one” in the Qur’an;

ولئن سالتهم من خلق السموات و الارض لیقولن الله قل افرایتم ما تدعون من دون الله

الزمر – 38

And if you ask them; “who created the heavens and the earth?” They will surely answer; Allah. Speak! (Tell the people); “did you notice what they are calling with Allah?”

The Groups – 38    

Another example of Sherk is, if we claim something that Allah, in His Ultimate Book, has never done it , like the rejection and denial of Re-birth !

افغیر الله ابتغی حکما و هو الذی انزل الیکم الکتاب مفصلا

الانعام – 115

Do you seek other than – the words of – Allah (in the Qur’an) for judgement?! Despite He is Who has sent down to you all a Comprehensive Book.

The Blessings – 115


Aisha, the wife of prophet had been asked about what kind of character Muhammad was? She answered; the Qur’an !

That’s why Muhammad never denied Re-birth either. This is Qur’anization of  Man, i.e, to be in complete unity with the Qur’an. 

Another example is, when the angel Gabriel was delivering verses of the Qur’an to Muhammad by starting to say; “Speak!“, even Muhammad respond the same; “Speak!“. This reflection, is due to the total purity of his soul or nothingness of a mirror;

وما ینطق عن الهو ی ان هو الا وحی یوحی

 النجم – 3 الی 4

He never talks after his empty desires. Whatever he says is nothing but the divine revelation.

The Shining Star – 3 to 4

This is the total Surrendering and Unity with Allah, at least, in word and from the tongue. That’s why the Qur’an asks the believers for having Muhammad as the best example of being a person surrendered; i.e, a Muslim.

لقد کان لکم فی رسول الله اسوه الحسنه لمن کان یرجوا الله

 الاحزاب – 21

Surely the Messenger of Allah is the best example for any of you who are seeking Allah.

The Parties – 21

But those who deny something which neither the Qur’an nor Muhammad has ever done are not surrendered (Muslims) yet. And their denial reveals the impurity in them.

The cycle of birth and faith

If the minority of the Muslim theologians, who believed in Re-incarnation would take over the leading of Muslim community in general, most of those disbelievers of our time, would acknowledge Re-incarnation.

This is because they have surrendered to their fathers and leaders, NOT to Allah which is Sherk or Duality (non-unity) in the Qur’an and it is absolutely unacceptable.
Also, if those disbelievers of Re-incarnation in Islam, would be born in a Muslim community which believed in Re-incarnation, or were born as Hindus and Buddhists, then they would have strong faith in Re-incarnation without questioning it.

This is the importance of the “birth” which most likely and usually determine the thought, belief, faith and fate of human beings.

So they deny Re-incarnation, not because of Islam and the Reason, but because they are born in the wrong place and time to believe in the concept of Re-incarnation. 

The whole truth is not that the “birth” may determine the “faith”, but even the “faith” may determine the “birth”.

 Yet human beings always have a choice to change, and change the choice. You see, this is still about YOU.

You may say, “OK”, the Qur’an has never denied Re-incarnation, however, it came with an alternative idea of Re-incarnation; the Resurrection. Therefore, you should also consider the idea of Re-incarnation, but don’t deny it ! You are always welcome with your ideas but respect the Red Line of the Qur’an , “Denial“.

If it would be good to deny it, the Messenger of Allah would have done it before as the best example for us to adapt.

Fathers as Masters

However, those who blindly reject Re-incarnation follow their ancestors and brothers, rather than to  follow the Messenger of Allah! Most of these disbelievers of Re-incarnation  just follow their religious fathers and brothers or their environment, like the community, family, school, masque and etc., which are also guided by their fathers from the past, without thinking for themselves.

یا ایها الذین امنوا لا تتخذوا ابائکم و اخوانکم اولیاء ان استحبوا الکفر علی الایمان

التوبه – 23

O, you believers don’t take your fathers and brothers as your  Masters, in case, they love the covering of the truth (disbelief), and deny it rather than to have Faith.

The Repentance (Returning) – 23

و اذا قیل لهم اتبعوا ما انزل الله قالوا بل نتبع ما الفینا علیه ابائنا او لو کان اباؤهم لایعقلون شئیا و لایهتدون

 البقره – 170

And whenever they were told, “follow what Allah has sent down to you”, they told; “Of course, we will follow our fathers”. Even though were their fathers neither thinking wisely nor were they guided at all ?!

The Cow – 170

ما کان لبشر ان یوتیه الله الکتاب و الحکم و النبوه ثم یقول للناس کونوا عبادا لی من دون الله ولکن کونوا ربانیین بما کنتم تعلمون الکتاب و بما کنتم تدرسون 

آل عمران – 79 

Any human being who is given the Book, the Wisdom, Judgement and the Messengers by Allah, has no right to tell people;  “follow me as your Master with Allah.”  Instead, you should be spiritual ones; learning and teaching (directly) from the Holy Book itself.

The family of Imran – 79

Asking question

The Muslim disbelievers of  Re-incarnation in Islam, usually ask many questions in order to reject it. However they never ask themselves this question; Where does this denial come from? From Islam? Or from the Qur’an? Or somewhere else outside them? Are we followers of Islam and the Qur’an, or something else? 
They think, by asking so many questions, they are right. But they are wrong because of them! For most of their questions are miss-understandings or wrong-understandings of  Re-incarnation and Islam as well.

Don’t ask about something you don’t know!

This is a strange message of the Holy Qur’an. For we ask a question because of we don’t know and want to know about what we are asking of. But the Qur’an teaches the opposite ! Don’t ask about something which you don’t have knowledge;

فلا تسئلن ما لیس لک به علم

 هود – 46

Never ask a question about something you don’t have knowledge about!

Hood – 46

This is because to ask a question is something valuable. Therefore, we have to ask the right question. And in order to do that we need to have some knowledge. Wrong questions either have wrong answers or no answers. Whereas the right question is half of the knowledge, as the Messenger Muhammad said.
The many wrong questions by those disbelievers in Re-incarnation , reveal their lack of knowledge about both Re-incarnation and Islam. That makes them become wrong.

One right question is more than a thousands words

The very many questions of those disbelievers also reveals that they are busy with their minds!

و هم یلعبون لاهیه قلوبهم

 الانبیاء 2 , 3

And they are just playing which makes their Hearts to be busy.

The Prophets – 2 to 3

They believe they are thinking. But they are playing. If they are thinking, they should ask only one question, not dozens or hundreds. There is always ONE right question in every topic which can make a BREAK THROUGH.

 At the time of Muhammad, someone told Salman of Persian that a man in Mecca claimed that he is the Messenger of God. Salman of Persia asked only one question; What does this man say? He said; There is no god but God !  Then, Salman of Persian answered; It’s him!

 But look in the Qur’an and read how many questions those disbelievers asked Muhammad and yet, they never believed in him.

ام تریدون ان تسئلوا رسولکم کما سئل موسی من قبل

 البقره – 108

Are you asking questions of your Messenger as Moses was asked before ?!

The Cow – 108

There is a serious risk that asking too many questions, will be a heavy burden to carry on the journey to the Truth, which can be an obstacle and even throw one far away into the darkness.

Because by asking so many questions, it may create a bad habit which eventually harms the Heart.

Ironically the disbelievers of Re-incarnation have never answered this one single question; Why the Holy Qur’an, the Divine Book of the Best Guidance , never denies or rejects the idea of Re-birth ?!

Indeed, even more basic questions remain unanswered like; what will happens to the millions of kids in the history who died of different circumstances and they would never experience the earthly life and its tests to move them forward toward spiritual growth?

 The answers

There may be questions we cannot answer or don’t have the proper answers yet. But it doesn’t mean there is no answer to them. Some others, in other places or times, may have had the right answers. Indeed, there are questions about many things in Re-incarnation as well Islam, and also the life in general, which takes a long time to be answered. Some of them we will get answers for after death, and some others, we will not get any answer until we have developed along the spiritual path and reached a certain level of awareness. And finally, some answers we will never know! We just experience it, like Love.

Right answer like right question is a blessing from God. So we also need to pray and have patience. Did those disbelievers of Re-incarnation try to pray to God and ask Him for guidance?

Question to believe

If their intention of asking questions is to learn and know in order to believe, then , that would be even stranger. Because Muhammad never asked a question to the angel Gabriel in order to believe. He just believed in what she told him. Nor the believers asked Muhammad questions in order to believe. They just believed in what he told them.

The only people who asked Muhammad many questions were those disbelievers !

 So even in this case those disbelievers of Re-incarnation are in the wrong and on an UN-Islamic way! That means the manner of The Disbelievers is the same as it has ALWAYS been.

بل قالوا مثل ما قال الاولون قالوا ء اذا متنا و کنا ترابا و عظاما ء انا لمبعوثون لقد وعدنا نحن و اباؤنا هذا من قبل ان هذا الا اساطیر الاولین

 المومنون – 81 الی 83

They asked questions like what the first ancient people asked; “once we are dead and turned to dust and stones we will rise up again?! In fact, we and our ancestors have been promised of this idea before. Indeed, this is nothing but of Ancient Myths and Legends”.

The Believers – 81 to 83

Guidance to faith or by faith ?

Now the question is how to be guided in a faith without having Knowledge about it?! Obviously, we should also ask questions in order to know.

We can also express the question in this way; “Is it Guidance which leads to Faith or Faith leads to Guidance?”

In other words; Should we be guided BY the knowledge, in order to believe in an idea, or  should we have to believe and have faith FIRST in order to be guided TO the knowledge?

 This is one of the greatest teachings of the Holy Qur’an. Accordingly , we have to have faith in a certain “belief “, in order to be guided to that “belief “!


ان الذین امنو و عملوالصالحات یهدیهم ربهم بایمانهم

 یونس – 9

Surely those who believe and have good actions, their Lord will guide them by their own  faith.

Yunus , Jonah – 9

There are plenty verses in the Qur’an which indicate this answer clearly. Like;

انی لغفار لمن تاب و امن و عمل صالحا ثم اهتدی

 طه – 82

And I am indeed Forgiving, again and again, only for the one who is repentant (returned)and has faith and good actions. Afterwards s/he will be guided

Taha – 82

کیف یهدی الله قوما کفروا بعد ایمانهم

 آل عمران – 86

How can Allah guide those who deny , after having faith before ?

The family of Imran – 86

و الله لایهدی قوم الکافرین

 البقره – 264

And Allah will not guide those disbelievers who cover the truth !

The Cow – 264

Denial and Guidance of Heart

These two verses show that disbelief eventually even makes the heart to deny . On the contrary , the belief and faith, will even guide the heart.

فالذین لا یومنون بالاخره قلوبهم منکره

 النحل – 22

Those who don’t believe in the “result of their actions in the next life”, it is their Hearts which deny it.

The Bee – 22

و من یومن بالله یهد قلبه 

التغابن – 11

And whoever believes in Allah , He will guide her/his Heart.

Mutual Loss or Gain – 11

So even our Heart must to be guided and this will not take place unless we believe first.

The conclusion is that those who think we have to know by learning and asking and analyzing in order to believe in Re-incarnation are wrong, according to the Teachings of the Holy Qur’an! This tells us we have to believe first and have faith , in order to be guided and to know.

Of course, we have the right to ask questions after having faith in a belief. Firstly, because in such a condition  we are in the right way to understand Knowledge. Secondly , which is more important , we will get at least some significant answers and understand them by mere faith in a belief. 

This is actually not that surprising because those who are asking many questions about the idea of  Re-incarnation, has never done the SAME about the concept of Resurrection. They just believed in it ! This is a clear double-standard position which is UN-Islamic. However, this is about the “Trust” which always comes first.

So instead of asking too much questions and rejecting blindly we should follow the beautiful teaching of the Qur’an which is: Listen and Think .

ولا تکونوا کالذین قالوا سمعنا و هم لایسمعون ان شر الدواب عندالله الصم البکم الذین لایعقلون

20, 21- الانفال

Don’t be like those who said; “We have listened ! But they are not listening. Indeed, in the sight of Allah, the worst of all creatures are those deaf and dumb who don’t think wisely.

The Spoils of War – 20 to 21 

Think about this !