Rebirth Surah 4:97-99 Al Nisa (The Women)
When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls.
Except those who are weak and oppressed — Men, women and children who have no means in their power,
Nor ( a guide post) to direct their way.
For these, there is hope that Allah will forgive:
For Allah doth blot out (sins) and forgive again and again.
surah 4:97-99 Al Nisa (The Women)
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n, Amana Corporation, 1989.
All humans who are mentally incapable, ignorant, or still uncivilized will be forgiven for not being able to able to attain everlasting life. With a single stroke the Qur'n excuses those unfortunate to realize Him— the infirm, sick, mentally retarded, ignorant, those dying prematurely, illiterate tribes and other disadvantaged beings. When the Qur'n was revealed 1,400 years ago there were many backward communities and some still exist today. All these souls will be forgiven again and again for not being able to fulfill their obligation to Allah. But they will not be allowed to enter His Kingdom. Repeatedly (rebirth after rebirth) they will be forgiven as they slowly evolve towards increasing enlightenment in each succeeding life, until they realize the Ultimate Reality (Al-Haqqah).
Every human being will be given repeated chances, depending on his actions on Earth, to attain His Promised Paradise. Their past good karma unfailingly rewards them in each successive life and they are inexorably drawn higher up the Spiritual Spiral, no matter under what circumstances they are born. There are no short cuts or exemptions; all are equal in HIS eyes and have to perform their duties. Those unable will be forgiven again and again. His Mercy is only possible through rebirth, again and again. If this is not the case then Allah has already condemned hundreds of millions to hell through absolutely no fault of theirs. This is an outright atrocity and a deliberate mass genocide from a murderous, psychopathic god. Muslims should know even corrupt humans are capable of far better judgement and genuine compassion.
Homo sapiens have no knowledge of the number of times they are reborn before attaining complete spiritual Knowledge and purity. For primitive people such a state of being is still far away, but they will be forgiven again and again through repeated rebirths till they attain God-Realization. The Islamic interpreters have given no clue as to what will happen to these unfortunate souls; will they be allowed into Paradise or not? If the Qur'n says that they are eligible, then where is it stated? And if they are not allowed to enter then how are they going to redeem themselves? They have no answer and never will.
"Death is defined differently according to what people believe themselves to be. If they are only the body and brain (as with humanists or atheists), then death is the end of sensory experience, of self. If we live once, death ends our only sojourn on Earth and is naturally dreaded. If we are born again and again, it loses its dread in light of the soul's pilgrimage to eternity. No matter how ill, how infirm our condition, there is a serene and consoling center of our being to which we can adjourn, the Source within. It is more us than our body, more us than our mind and emotion. It will not die. It does not hurt or fear. As physical debility and death draw near, we seek this center, whether we call it Paramatma, God, Self or Divine Consciousness. In the Krishna Yajur Veda, Katha Upanishad, Yama, Lord of Death, explains: "Death is a mere illusion which appears to those who cannot grasp Absolute Reality. The soul is immortal, self-existent, self-luminous and never dies." "
Himalayan Academy, 1998,
"I know I am deathless. We have thus far exhausted trillions of winters and summers. There are trillions ahead, and trillions ahead of them."
Whalt Whitman, Leaves of Grass,
The Viking Press, New York 1965, p. 43.)
"I did not begin when I was born, nor when I was conceived. I have been growing, developing, through incalculable myriads of millenniums... . All my previous selves have their voices, echoes, promptings, in me... . Oh! Incalculable times again shall I be born... . There is no death."
Jack London, The Star Rover,
Macmillan Co., 1943, p. 241-42.
"I did not find it at all difficult to imagine that I might have lived centuries ago; and that I encountered problems that I still not able to solve at that time; therefore I had to get born again for not having been able to accomplish the task received."
Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections,
Pantheon, 1963, p. 323.
"We choose our next world through what we learn in this one... . But you, you learned so much at one time that you didn't have to go through a thousand lives to reach this one."
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston,
Pan Books Ltd., 1973, p. 54.
"There is inhalation, there is exhalation; there is death, there is rebirth. Such is the drama of continuity that sustains the all-pervading process in which we are enveloped. As the catalyst of transformation on which the evolution of all matter and spirit depends, reincarnation is ceaselessly within us and around us. From the tiniest micro to the macro most huge, cycles that hinge on rebirth and regeneration are proceeding at every conceivable level of life.
The idea of palingenesis (a word of Greek and Latin origin literally meaning"Again, birth") is as old as the human race. Eastern mystics have long viewed the universe in terms of samsara, or continuous death and rebirth ... The rational West, trussed for centuries in a strait-jacket tailored by scientific concepts that impeded any meeting of matter and spirit, looked condescendingly upon this exotic interpretation. Until, that is, science was pushed into a magnificent transformation of its own perceptions. The transformation was triggered by Einstein's theories of relativity which showed that there was much to time, space and motion in the universe than classical Newtonian physics allowed. Next came the development of quantum mechanics and its rigorous inquiry into the nature of subatomic phenomena ... Writes Gary Zukav in The Dancing Wu Li Masters:
Every subatomic interaction consists of the annihilation of the original particles and the creation of new subatomic particles. The subatomic world is a continual dance of creation and annihilation, of mass changing to energy and energy changing to mass. Transient forms sparkle in and out of existence creating a never-ending, forever-newly-created reality.
In other words, science advances the hypothesis that a microscopic form of rebirth underlies everything in the physical world. In The Tao of Physics Fritjof Capra refers to these subatomic particles as being"destructible and indestructible at the same time."This is precisely what is being implied by reincarnation: even as we die we are capable of activating another body. Destructible yet indestructible. Dead yet very much alive.
A similar process is taking place among the fifty trillion cells in the human body. At a rate that defies imagination, old cells perish and new ones are created from a mixture of the dead material and freshly absorbed nutrients. Every second, two million oxygen-carrying red cells are dying and being replaced while the hundreds of millions of cells in the human gut renew themselves completely every one or two days. Tracer studies have shown that, in the course of a year, approximately 98 per cent of the atoms in the human body are replaced by other atoms ingested with air, food and drink. Colin Wilson argues in his work The Occult that ... Life is not at the mercy of death. It is in control of death. Half a billion years ago, it learned the secret of reincarnation.
Shooting far beyond the body into the vastness of space, the same principle appears to be at work in the most macroscopic of worlds. While agreeing to disagree on the finer points of theory, many cosmologists and astro-physics suggest that the universe is oscillating, forever dying in order to be reborn ... Renowned astro-physicist John Gribben says he believes the universe"rolls on forever in an eternal cycle in which death is merely the necessary prelude to rebirth." "
Joe Fisher, The Case For Reincarnation
Collins Publishers, 1984, p. 23-5.
"7. East meets West. When the Beatles brought meditation and the sitar back from India, they helped popularize the Eastern spiritual and healing traditions that have changed the way the West thinks. Since then, Eastern methods and beliefs have become household words: meditation and yoga, yin-yang (non-dualist thinking), karma (the law of cause and effect), maya (belief that the world is only one insubstantial manifestation of reality), prana or chi (the life force flowing through the body), and nirvana (the state on non-attachment, i.e. enlightenment.) Hindu and Buddhist beliefs in reincarnation, and their appreciation for the present moment, differ from the Western model of redemption in the afterlife and encourage us to relax into the mysterious unfolding of eternity."
New Age Journal, The 10 Best of the New Age,
January/February 1997, p. 131.
"Individual action (karma) plays a key role in the preservation of universal harmony, but it also significantly affects a person's involvement in the social and material world. According to the law of karma, every deed generates a result that contributes to a person's further involvement or withdrawal from this world. The Hindu tradition recognizes a cycle of rebirth (samsara) in which the individual soul (atman) is repeatedly reincarnated. The actions performed in this life also contribute to an individual's fate in his or her next life. As the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad explains, one becomes virtuous by virtuous action, evil by evil action. Although karma ties a person to the pleasures as well as to the pains of this world, it is believed that the soul ultimately longs to escape from the cycle of rebirth. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna teaches that one cannot simply avoid acting, but one can strive to avoid attachment to actions and their results. Through virtuous living and detachment from the consequences of one's behavior — that is, acting disinterestedly, free of egotistical concern and desire — an individual can advance through a series of lives until he or she reaches spiritual perfection, realizing the final goal of moksa and achieving release from samsara."
Professor Mary McGee, Eastern Wisdom,
Duncan Baird Publishers, England, 1996, p. 26.
1. Surah 2.28 Al Baqarah (The Heifer)
2. Surah 4:97-99 Al Nisa (The Women)
3. Surah 22:5 Al Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
4. Surah 23:12-15 Al-Mu'minum (The True Believers)
5. Surah 39:42 Al Zumar (Crowds)
6. Surah 56:60-61 Al Waqi'h (The Inevitable)
7. Surah 71:13-14 Nuh (Noah)
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