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There have been numerous reports of visits by aliens from so many quarters. Are there verses in the Quran which have not been deciphered as yet to indicate the existence of these space beings?

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edited Oct 17 '12 at 08:47 Al Ummat ♦ 131878 Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

Asalaamu Alaikum,

Allah it is who hath created seven heavens, and of the earth the like thereof. The commandment cometh down among them slowly, that ye may know that Allah is Able to do all things, and that Allah surroundeth all things in knowledge. [Quran 65:12]

Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not. [Quran 40:57]

And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them: and He has power to gather them together when He wills. [Quran 42:49]

We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Quran) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? [Quran 41:53]

''The case of Ibn-e-Abbas is interesting.He was one of the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh).The Prophet (pbuh) had prayed to God specially to endow Ibn-e-Abbas(73) with knowledge of the Quran,and he became one of the great scholars of the Quran.Maulana Maududi writing in his Tafhim-ul-Quran,tells us that,"Ibn-e-Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him)...believed with confidence that there are many more earth-like bodies in the heavens. ...He not only thought that such earths are inhabited by intelligent beings but also that their people are exactly like the inhabitants on the Earth.He even went so far as to say that they may have a Prophet like Muhammad (pbuh),and had a Adam,like our Adam,a Noah,like our Noah,an Ibrahim like our Ibrahim,and a Jesus like our Jesus (pbut)." (74) The knowledge of the existence of aliens and that they are mentioned in the Quran, has been present among Muslims from the earliest days of Islam!''


73.Ibn-e-Abbas- a short biographical note 74.Maududi,Abul Ala.Tahfhim-ul-Quran.

Imam Ghazali

Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood writes,"The idea that there is life elsewhere in the universe also,was derived from the Prophet of Allah (pbuh) when he told Muslims,"When you sit down in the prayer for the Attahiyat and say: "Peace be upon us,and the righteous servants of Allah" you actually send peace on all the righteous people living on the Earth and in the heavens."This clearly implies that all type of people,good and bad live in the other worlds as they live on our Earth." (71) He also writes,with reference to the Rasial Imam Ghazali,"According to Imam Muhammad Ghazali (11th Century),people in some of these planetary worlds have learnt to travel and communicate with each other." (72)


71.Ref:Mahmood,Bashir-ud-din.Doomsday and Life After Death.Chapter 18, 71.Sub-heading:Life in Other Worlds. 72.Ref:Mahmood,Bashir-ud-din.Doomsday and Life After Death.Chapter 18,

And only Allah knows best.

answered 481 Perseveranze's gravatar image
edited Feb 28 '12 at 04:13

Jinns can form shapes so they can be visible if they want you to see them:-)

answered 23124 Fam's gravatar image

Just to note, there's no right or wrong answer to this. You can believe in Aliens or you can't, Islam doesn't necassarily have an official standing, since nothing in the Qur'an or hadith's contradict it.

answered 481 Perseveranze's gravatar image

I thank you all for your answers to my question. Same question is often asked of me by some non-muslim friends.

answered 3014 nashiko's gravatar image

Assalamalikum Al Ummat. I thank you sincerely for your very detailed answer to my question which I can now extend to some Christian friends who have been curious on the question of aliens in the scriptures (in this case, the Quran). I hope there will be many brothers and sisters who will make similar efforts to "dig" up "hidden" answers like you did to the many forthcoming queries on the many aspects of Islam. I thank you again........

answered 3014 nashiko's gravatar image

I´m sure there is a reason why Subhana wa ta'ala has made such a big universe with so many stars and planets.. And I think the reason is so that we humans have plenty to discover.. I am pretty sure that there must be some kind of creatures in any of the planets in this huge universe.. Maybe very far far away.. But i do not believe in all those aliens stories and their look.. All those alien stories is just a fictional story, but im sure there is other kind of creatures, with maybe same technology as us or maybe 10x ahead? Only Allah knows, but thats why theres still a lot left for us to discover right :D

answered 8637 Sahak's gravatar image

only Allah knows what things may or may not look like.

(Mar 01 '12 at 10:18) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

I thank you for your response. Yes, angels and jinns are mentioned on the Quran but these are invisible beings. My interest is in those visible beings(according to those who came into a contact and whose sheer number cannot be totally dismissed as hoax). Are there mentioned of a more technologically advance beings from other planets in this vast universe of ours? I suspect there are verses in the Quran which mention these but yet to be "disciphered" just as many of the scientific facts in the Holy Book only became known as we progress in science today (Allah Waalam).

answered 3014 nashiko's gravatar image

Assalamualaikum,I believe that scientists consider jinns as aliens and jinns are obviously mentionned in the holy Quran.

answered 10 allynah's gravatar image
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