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 Does Quran mention reincarnation?

Objection of Reincarnation in the Quran


As some people try to adduce some verses of Torah and Bible as evidence of reincarnation, some also try to support their view by Quranic verses. However, since the reincarnation doctrine is a fabricated idea that is not based on any divine source, it totally contradicts Islam, so it is out of question to have evidences of reincarnation in the holy Quran. As a matter of fact, the aforementioned so-called evidences are just the personal commends about some verses of those who do not have any Quranic knowledge.


So-called reincarnation evidences in Quran

“How disbelieve ye in Allah when ye were dead and He gave life to you! Then He will give you death, then life again, and then unto Him ye will return.” (Surah al Baqara, 28)

“They say: Our Lord! Twice hast Thou made us die, and twice hast Thou made us live. Now we confess our sins. Is there any way to go out?” (Surah al Mu’min, 11)

The first death mentioned in this verse refers to the zygote form of man that is in the mother’s womb without his soul yet.  The first creation is the enlivening of zygote by soul being blown in the womb. The second death is man’s passing away and his second creation is his resurrection coming out of the graves and gathering in the grand field called “mahshar”. (The Quranic Interpretation of Jalalayn)


Quran definitely rejects the reincarnation doctrine:

There are so many Quranic verses obviously rejecting the reincarnation doctrine

“And there is a ban upon any community which We have destroyed: that they shall not return.” (Surah al Anbiya, 95

“Have they not seen how many generations We destroyed before them, which indeed returned not unto them; “ (Surah al Yasin, 31)

“Until, when death cometh unto one of them, he saith: My Lord! Send me back,

That I may do right in that which I have left behind! But nay! It is but a word that he speaketh; and behind them is a barrier until the day when they are raised.” (Surah al Mu’minun, 99-100)

As stated in the verses, there is no return to worldly life after death;  souls will wait in al-barzakh (the realm of the grave after death, the intervening state, intermediate state) till the Judgement Day.


“And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and hearts that haply ye might give thanks.” (Surah al Nahl, 78)

According to reincarnation that is claimed to be necessary for the perfection of soul, people should be born learned, educated and knowing. However, Quran, the word of Lord, says that man is born with no knowledge; that’s what exactly what we observe for all babies.

As seen in all these verses, it is obvious for a Muslim who believes in Quran that there is no return to the world for neither soul nor body after death. Believing in reincarnation is also a denial of these verses. Now a Muslim or a Christian should ask himself: should I believe in a religion that has countless proves and that has been informed and established by Lord, or should I believe in a doubtful fabricated idea which has no divine and certain proof although many people are eager to prove it?

“Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” (Surah al Baqara, 62) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Does Quran mention reincarnation?


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