Aliens in Quran
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Since I happen to develop a likeness to science fiction and other related to it, I want to find out if there is a specific verse in the Quran that gives vivid or enough details about extraterrestrial life form, or so called "aliens" in the outer space or other universes. Scientific evidence of these matters does not apply to me unless I find proof from The Holy Quran.
If possible, I would appreciate it if you could provide me with a certain verse from The Quran talking about such subjects.
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Aliens in Quran
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Beloved brother in Islam, we must realize that the Quran, although it contains many an information about the sciences of medicine, astronomy, geology, psychology, etc., it was not revealed to teach mankind the knowledge of these sciences which one may discover through research and experience, but it was revealed as a Book of Guidance.
The Glorious Quran does not go against any confirmed scientific fact (like the earth revolves around its axis, or the sun being the only heavenly body which possesses light, or the details of the unborn child in a mothers womb, etc.), for indeed the Quran was sent by none other than the One Who Created Science and gave it its Nature.
The existence of extra-terrestrial beings or aliens is a theory, not a scientific fact. Allah Alone knows if such things as aliens exist in outer space, and the Quran and Sunnah are silent about this topic. The Quran and the Sunnah neither confirms the existence of aliens in outer space, nor does it deny it; thus the only way to know for sure is if and when science confirms or denies its existence as a fact, not as a theory.
Regardless of whether there are other forms of life existing in outer space or not, the one thing we must be absolutely sure of if they were indeed there, is that they will be a creation of, and governed by the laws of the One and Only Creator of all things in existence; for it is Allah Alone Who is the Creator of everything in existence!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 34 Surah Saba verse 1: Praise be to Allah to Whom belong all things in the heavens and on earth: to Him be Praise in the Hereafter: and He is Full of Wisdom acquainted with all things.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 3: Verily your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority) regulating and governing all things. No intercessor (can plead with Him) except after His leave (hath been obtained). This is Allah your Lord; Him therefore serve ye: will ye not celebrate His praises?
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,