Does Islam Believe in Rebirth If Suicide is Prohibited, why Muslims Blow Themselves Killing Others
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Good evening, everyone. My name is Sanjay.
I'm working here in landmark our company as an admin executive.
I got a few cautious but I lost one or two questions regarding this the Islam. First question is
dual Islam believe in rebirth? And second question is in Islam. It's not allowed to commit suicide. But many people that are in Pakistan in Arabic countries, they are blowing themselves up and they are killing many people. So who are they? Who are the peoples they are motivating them whether they are for really Polonaise Lama, who is motivating them? That is my question. Is
there one of those two questions? The first question, Does Islam believe in rebirth? And the second question that is suicide prohibited in Islam? How come people in Pakistan other part of the world, they're blowing up themselves and killing themselves? The two questions, as far as the first question is concerned that does Islam believe in rebirth?
If you ask only in rebirth, yes, Islam believes in rebirth.
What we believe that a human beings come to this world once the Quran says that if we give you life and come on this earth, then we cause you to die. And then we redirect you again in the next life.
This is exactly what is mentioned in the Vedas. If you read Rick with book number 10, it speaks about Punar genome corner, Miss next, genome, Ms life. So the way he speaks about Punar genome about the next life, but unfortunately, most of the Hindus, they misunderstand the meaning of poner genome
poner miss next gentleman's life, we believe in the next life. You say poner Jana Musa rebirth we have no problem. But
most of the Hindus, they believe in a philosophy known as samsara. It's a Sanskrit word samsara which means birth, that birth that a cycle of reincarnation, a cycle of birth, that birth, that birth or death, this cycle of birth, that birth that all samsara or reincarnation is nowhere to be found in the Vedas. What the code is a verse of Bhagavad Gita.
Chapter number two, was the modernity, which says that, like a human being, takes off the old clothes, and puts on new clothes. Same way, the soul throws away the old body and puts on the new body. As far as this is concerned, I've got no objection with Gita. It further mentioned, even in the Upanishads
that like a caterpillar walks up a grass of blade, it jumps on to the new grass. I've got no problem. Now, as far as the scriptures are concerned, if you take the literal meaning of the way, we does not speak about the cycle of birth, that the birth death, but only speaks about poner Genom. Next life, Islam speak the same, but most of the scholars of Hinduism, they could not understand that how can a human being be born with some congenital defect?
How can you be born as a handicap? Some are born healthy, some are born handicap, some are born in rich family, some are born in poor family, so they thought this was injustice. So how could God be unjust therefore, the propounded the theory of samsara, which is nowhere to be found in the Vedas, the Vedas are considered as the highest Hindu scriptures. In the Hindu scriptures, we have this Murthy and you have the Shruti smithy means scripture that in by the human beings, and Shruti or the Vedas and Upanishads, considered to be the word of God. No, because they could not justify why some people are born in rich families, some in poor families, some are born healthy, some with Kensal
defect, they propounded this theory of samsara as far as Islam is concerned. Allah says in the Quran in Faribault, chapter number 67, verse number two Alesi Khaliqul Mata will Hatta its Allah was created that life to test which of his good deeds, this life you're leading is a test for the hereafter.
And we believe that every child is born sinless is born muscle
irrespective whether is born handicap or healthy by the rich family, poor family. All these things are a test for human beings, as Allah says in the Quran. In surah, Baqarah Chapter number two and four and five, chapter number eight was the modern date. He says that surely we will test you with fear and hunger, with loss of life
and loss of what you have earned. As mentioned for Unfall chapter number eight was number one date that your children
You and your wife are a test for you. Now your V realize, the Quran says the children are a test for you. Now, if a child
suppose is born, handicapped
it's a test.
For the parents, the parents may be very good, they may be pass. Maybe Allah wants to test them more, after giving them a child, which is handicap, yet do their faith in Allah or not. It's a test. So whenever any calamity befalls the human being, it's either a punishment, or a test. Whenever any good thing happens in your life, it's either a reward, or it's a test.
That does not mean if something bad happens, it has to be a punishment. It can be a punishment, it can be a test, if something good happens in your life, it can be a reward, or it can be a test. So yeah, Almighty God is testing the parents that do they have faith in Almighty God. So if a handicapped child is born, the parent may be an average Muslim. And if he says, Oh, why my child only has to be born handicap. Why my child has to be born with a congenital heart disease, unless testing them, the people who are good Muslims, they'll say,
Allah at this time, no problem yet. We thank Allah subhanho wa taala. And more difficult the test.
More higher is the reward. To pass a simple graduation of BA is easy. But to pass MBBS is difficult. The moment you pass MBBS in front of any of you get Dr. Dr. Phil stop. high status. examination is difficult. The honor is more. So Almighty God test different people different way the child that is born, what the Hindu said, then the scholars in his previous gentleman, in his previous birth, he did a sin, therefore he was born handicapped.
They didn't have any other justification. If you do good deeds, then you are born healthy. So what Hindu scholars they propounded that every living creature, it keeps on changing according to them. The Universal Basic or Hinduism is all living creatures, I have brothers.
So sometimes you're born as an animal, sometime as a bird, sometime as a rat, sometime as a cockroach, sometimes human being, and the human being is the highest level and a bond as a human being seven times. So they came with this philosophy because they could not justify why a child is born rich or poor, handicapped or healthy. Similarly, for a person who's born poor is the test for him. For the rich people, he has to give zakat, every rich person or the saving of more than the sub level 85 grams of gold, he or she should give 2.5% of that saving every lunar year charity for the poor person.
he gets full marks in soccer is poor. So he has to give those 100 out of 100 but we say a Gary Badme poor man.
Poor man he is 100 100 in his pocket, the rich man if he gets proper, he make 100 out of 100 he says okay, fine, I've got so much well, this part is exempted from zakat, he may give 50%
of zakat, so you can make it a point he may not at all imagine, suppose there is a question or the question in a question paper which is very easy, should you be happy or sad.
So when a person is born poor, actually in Xhaka, he get 100 out of 100 therefore, Beloved Prophet said it's easier for a poor man to go to Jannah than a rich man. But we are agree bothering a poor man. How sad.
Not sad 100 100 things occur.
For the rich man you have to give charity has to give saga they have to give donation, he'll be accountable for his wealth.
So what in Islam, we are born in this world once and once a sufficient once we die, we are resurrected on the Day of Judgment. You want to call it rebirth? I have no problem you want to call upon Arjuna I've got no problem, we say life after death.
But surely, if I agree with you for sake of argument for sake of argument, what the Hindu scholars propound that you know,
some time you're born animals sometime but sometime human being I want to ask you the question whether in this world
as every year is passing on, is the population of the human beings increasing or decreasing rather
increasing or decreasing?
Increasing Very good.
Is the sin in the world increasing or decreasing?
I can't tell you
increasing or decreasing.
Sorry, engraving, human being the engraving and everything is increasing. If I agree with the philosopher Hindu scholars, more recent increases the population of human beings should decrease
So therefore, I believe in going to the highest scriptures VEDA when I talk which are given the talk earlier in Chennai, during the first peace conference, that was in 2004, similarities between Islam and Hinduism. And there, I showed and compared that even invaded peace about one God, no idol worship, and everything, to what is common between the Scriptures we follow. So this, the cycle of samsara birth, that the bird that is nowhere to be found in the Vedas, it's the philosophy of the Hindus scholars to justify because they could not justify why human beings are born poor or healthy, which I've given you the answer in Islam.
As far as the second question is concerned, that is suicide haram in Islam. Is it privated? If yes, then why do people commit suicide as somebody instigating them suicide bombing? The Quran says in Surah Baqarah Chapter number two was the 195 that do not make your own hand the cause of a destruction. So according to the Quran, committing suicide is haram, it is prohibited.
So as far as committing suicide, it is prohibited as far as killing any other innocent human being. The Quran says in Surah Majda chapter number five was committed to that if anyone kills any other human being, whether it be Muslim or non Muslim, unless it be for murder, or for spreading corruption in the land, it is as though yes, kill the whole of humanity. And if anyone save than human being, it's as though you saved all of humanity. So killing any innocent human being, whether it be a Muslim or non Muslim, it is prohibited in Islam. So if anyone
whether he puts a bomb without killing himself or with killing himself, if he kills innocent human being, it is prohibited.
So as far as killing innocent human being is concerned, it is prohibited if you use it as a strategy of law.
You know, the Japanese used to do the suicide, you know, initially very good suicide bombing from according to a professor who wrote a book, dying to win America.
He says that the first people who did suicide bombing were the ltt
Tamil Tigers, but did the blame is put on Muslims. And why is the media?
Have you ever heard
of any Muslim doing suicide bombing? It was first the ltt.
And then the Americans, and maybe some of the Muslims, black sheep may have picked up. But who were the originators. But yet when future bombing comes, the terrorists are labeled as Muslims in China a few years back, and also given the talk on terrorism and Jihad and Islamic perspective, which are described in detail about this and sort of suicide bombing as far as Islamic perspective is concerned, but killing innocent human being and company suicide is haram for them, so the question