Reincarnation: do you believe in it?
Well, this is going to be a short and sweet post. No, I don’t believe in reincarnation. I am Muslim and I believe in an afterlife. I believe that we will be resurrected and judged on the lives we led here on Earth. Then we will spend Eternity either in Paradise if we have been among the righteous or in Hell if we have been among the wicked.
I know that’s a rather simplistic view of the afterlife, but for me, it is rather that simple. That is why I try to lead a good life here on Earth now and try to do what is right. I do want to be among the righteous, not among the wicked. I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it. I do the best that I can do. I know that I am doing the right thing for me. I believe I will be among the righteous. I hope that doesn’t sound presumptuous. But I don’t do anything evil or wicked. I ask God to forgive me my sins, both of commission and omission every morning, and we believe that if we ask God to forgive our sins, He will because He is the Forgiving, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Our God is not Vengeful, not Spiteful. I believe that.
So no, I don’t believe that we have a soul that keeps returning to the Earth and keeps living lives over and over again. That is not my religious belief. But if someone else chooses to believe that, that is their choice. It is not my place to tell them not to believe in reincarnation. But for me, it is not the right belief.