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Soul’s Journey in Reincarnation Revisited

After publishing The Soul’s Journey in Reincarnation on Druze Times in August 2019, I noticed many people discussing this topic online, questioning popular beliefs, and picking up new things. Many readers online asked me for more clarification on this subject.  So, let’s keep it simple and make this topic of Reincarnation and Judgement Day easy to understand. 

Our worldly lives are just like an education process. The world is the school, the classes are our lives, we are the students, and the graduation ceremony is the final Judgment Day.

A first-grade student cannot enroll in the twelfth grade; they have to go through all the grades in between. The student must be able to understand the lessons taught with his young, developing mind. The education process is a period of learning and development. 

We cannot move up a grade unless we learn from mistakes and avoid them in the future. Life continues this way until we reach a point where we can identify right from wrong, good from bad. 

The laws of nature include making mistakes, learning to avoid or correct them, and progressing to a higher stage (السير نحو الكمال\ الترقّي).

In our analogy, students take partial and final exams and the results earned represent the outcome of each school year, which then shapes the next year. These school years are like the different lives we live. There is a clear reference on the “partial results”:

{ ليجزي اللّه كل نفس ما كسبت إن اللّه سريع الحساب} سورة ابراهيم – الآية 51

Translation: Allah rewards each person according to what he/she has earned, Allah is swift at reckoning. Ibrahim- Verse 51

Then comes the sum of the results earned during those academic years: the final grade upon graduation which represents Judgement Day. Allah’s rewards and punishments are all perfectly timed and planned. He knows when and how to judge, whether it’s in the worldly life or on Resurrection Day.

The notion that your next life is shaped by your current life is intimidation enough to cause you to re-think your decisions and actions. To clarify the source of the passages in the previous article:

يَا عِبَادِي إِنَّمَا هِيَ أَعْمَالُكُمْ تُرَدُّ إِلَيْكُمْ ، فَمَنْ وَجَدَ خَيْرًا فَلْيَحْمَدْنِي ، وَمَنْ وَجَدَ غَيْرَ ذَلِكَ يَلُومَنَّ إِلَّا نَفْسَهُ

Translation: “O servants, as you sow so shall you reap, those who feel satisfied shall thank me, and those who don’t, blame no one but themselves.”  

This is a “Hadeeth Qudsy” (حديث قدسيّ) said by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)  and conveyed by الصحابة Aba-Thar al-Ghifari (أبا ذرّ الغفاري) (pbuh)

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About Loujein Amaneddine

Loujein Amaneddine is a Multilingual Translator with a background in English Literature. Loujein currently resides in Chouf, Lebanon, where she is an avid blogger and writer.

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