Friday, 6 May 2011

Ruling on belief in reincarnation

Ruling on belief in reincarnation
I have a member of my family who believes in reincarnation which is a view i strongly oppose ,what (if there is ) is the muslim explanation behind this, as i wish to correct them (they have fallen from the faith and this may help)?


Praise be to Allaah.


What is
meant by reincarnation or the transmigration of souls is that when the body
dies, the soul moves to another body, where it will be happy or miserable as
the result of its previous actions, and thus it moves from one body to
another. This is one of the falsest of false beliefs, and one of the worst
forms of kufr or disbelief in Allaah, His Books and His Messengers. For
belief in the Hereafter, the Reckoning, Paradise and Hell are among the
things that are well-known in the teachings of the Messengers and in the
words of the Books which were revealed to them. Belief in reincarnation is
tantamount to disbelief in all of that. 

The Islamic
understanding of the Resurrection is stated clearly in the Book of Allaah
and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him). For example, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning]: 

shall taste death. Then unto Us you shall be returned”


“To Him
is the return of all of you. The Promise of Allaah is true. It is He Who
begins the creation and then will repeat it, that He may reward with justice
those who believed and did deeds of righteousness. But those who disbelieved
will have a drink of boiling fluids and painful torment because they used to


“The Day
We shall gather the Muttaqoon (the pious) unto the Most Gracious (Allaah),
like a delegation (presented before a king for honour).

And We
shall drive the Mujrimoon (polytheists, sinners, criminals, disbelievers in
the Oneness of Allaah) to Hell, in a thirsty state (like a thirsty herd
driven down to water)” [Maryam 19:85-86] 

He knows each one of them, and has counted them a full counting.

everyone of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without
any helper, or protector or defender)”


Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Surely,
He will gather you together on the Day of Resurrection about which there is
no doubt” [al-Nisa’ 4:87]

disbelievers pretend that they will never be resurrected (for the Account).
Say (O Muhammad): Yes! By my Lord, you will certainly be resurrected, then
you will be informed of (and recompensed for) what you did; and that is easy
for Allaah”


 And there
are other clear and unambiguous verses.

 There are
innumerable references in the Sunnah which mention and confirm the
Resurrection, and give details concerning it. For example, the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “You will be resurrected
barefoot, naked and uncircumcised.” Then he recited (interpretation of the
meaning): “As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is) a
promise binding upon Us. Truly, We shall do it” [al-Anbiya’ 21:104].
(Then he said:) “And the first one to be clothed on the Day of Resurrection
will be Ibraaheem…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3100; Muslim, 5104).

 And the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “In man there
is a bone which will not be consumed by the earth, and from it he will be
regenerated on the Day of Resurrection.” They asked, “What bone is that, O
Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “The tailbone.” (Narrated by Muslim, 5255).

 And he
said: “The sun will be brought close to mankind on the Day of Resurrection
until it will be as close to them as a meel.” Saleem ibn ‘Aamir [one
of the narrators of this hadeeth] said: “By Allaah, I do not know whether by
meel he meant a distance on land (a mile) or the stick with which
kohl is applied to the eyes. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “Then the people will be submerged in sweat according to
their deeds; some with be in sweat up to their ankles, some up to their
knees, some up to their groin and some up to their jaws.” He said: and the
Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) pointed
to his mouth. (Narrated by Muslim, 5108).

 And he
said: “I will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and
ask for it to be opened. The gatekeeper will ask, ‘Who are you?’ I will say:
‘Muhammad.’ He will say, ‘I was commanded not to open it for anyone before
you.’” (Narrated by Muslim, 292).

 And there
are other similar ahaadeeth.

 The idea of
the transmigration of souls is a rejection of these texts and a denial of
the Resurrection.

 The Islamic
teachings concerning torment or blessing in the grave and the questioning of
the two angels clearly prove that the soul of man does not move to another
body, rather it and the body experience torment or blessing, until mankind
will be gathered to their Lord.

 Imaam Ibn
Hazm (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “It is sufficient refutation of
their idea to note that there is consensus among all Muslims that they are
kaafirs and that those who believe in this idea are following something
other than Islam, and that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) taught something other than this.” (al-Fasl fi’l-Milal
wa’l-Ahwa’ wa’l-Nihal, 1/166).

 The belief
that the body will perish and will not be restored to experience blessing or
punishment is a means that leads man to indulge in desires, wrongdoing and
evil. This is what the Shaytaan wants for those who follow this corrupt
belief, in addition to pushing them further in to kufr when he makes them
believe in this false idea.

 What you
must do is to advise this person and remind him of the words of Allaah and
the words of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),
and call him to repent from this kufr. If he repents and turns to Allaah,
all well and good, otherwise keep away from him and warn others against
listening to him, and tell people that you reject his beliefs, lest people
be deceived by him.

 And Allaah
knows best.

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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