Taqammus in the Druze Belief
Fatwa No: 13149

  • Fatwa Date:14-2-2012 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 22, 1433
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What is the meant by Taqammus which is repeated by the Druze people? What is the evidence that it is not mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.


Taqammus, according to the Druze, means the transference of a soul from one human body to another.

They believe that the human soul does not die, but it is the body that dies. However, the soul moves to another body. This is a false belief that the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) refute it. In many verses Allaah The Almighty Stated that the souls die. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means):

{Allaah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that do not die [He takes] during their sleep.} [Quran 39:42]

{Every soul will taste death,} [Quran 3:185]

Allaah The Almighty Says that the soul dies and does not move to another body as they claim. However, the death of the soul does not mean its annihilation; rather, it remains in pleasure or torment until it is returned again to its body on the Day of Resurrection. There are many texts from the Quran and Sunnah that support this.

Allaah Knows best.

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