As Muslims, we believe that there is what is known as life after death. However, we don’t believe in rebirth after death. Life after death itself is part of the Unseen or ghayb, and no way either through science or empirical studies to know about it.
Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states the following: “The issue of life after death belongs to what is known as ghayb or the Unseen in Islam. These are the things that are hidden from our knowledge. There is no way through science, empiricism or anything else that you might find about life after death. The only way is to know what Allah said. Revelation is the only way to give us information about things that are beyond our sense of perception and Allah Almighty has informed us very clearly that we will be resurrected in the Hereafter.
Here, I should affirm that there is no Qur’anic verse or Prophetic Hadith which indicate that after death, we come back to life here in this world again. Logically, how do you know that a person is reborn? He existed before and know he is the same person again? There is no way to prove that. Those who claim this, do that out of conjecture. Allah Almighty says, “But they have no knowledge of it. They follow nothing but conjecture and conjecture avails nothing over truth.”” (An-Najm: 28)