Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states: “Hypnosis is defined as “altered state of consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestions.” In a normal person it is induced by a variety of methods and has been used occasionally in medical and psychiatric treatment. It, probably, has some medical and psychiatric benefits and for this purpose it can be permitted in Islam. But hypnosis is not a definite source of knowledge. The scholars on this subject point out that hypnosis lends itself to misinterpretation. It is said, “The revival through hypnosis of early, forgotten memories may be fused with fantasies. Research into hypnotically induced memories in recent years has in fact stressed their uncertain reliability. For this reason, a number of state court systems in the US have placed increasing constraints on the use of evidence hypnotically obtained from witnesses…”
The doctrines and beliefs in Islam are not taken from hypnotic experiences, they are taken from the Divine Revelations that came to the most trustworthy Messenger of Allah. According to the Qur’an and Sunnah there is no “reincarnation” (tanasukh al-arwah) but there will be indeed “resurrection” (ba`th).