UFOs and Jinns

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Question: In the past before Islam. I know for a fact that I have seen things of the unexplained. As a child, I myself & my younger Brother actually saw a U.F.O. & photographed it, and on other occasions my brother and I have seen U.F.O.'s. How can this be explained Islamically? Has Allah Ta'ala created anything else in this galaxy that we are unaware of? At times we feel the presence of some unnatural thing. Could that be Jinn?

Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

The creation of Allah Almighty is such that a human being can never fully encompass it with his restricted research and knowledge. The human mind is very limited. Allah Most High says in the Qur’an: 

“And He creates what you do not know.” (al-Nahl, 9) 

Therefore, if there was something unnatural seen, then it is not beyond the power of Allah. 

With regards to Jinns, their existence is proven by many verses of the Qur’an and sayings of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace). The Traditions (hadiths) have reached the level of certainty (Tawatur). 

For example Allah Most High says in Surah al-Hijr: 
“And the Jinn, We had created them afore of the fire of scorching wind” (v.27) 

There is a whole Surah in the Qurn regarding the Jinn. 

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), many of his companions and countless pious (and irreligious) people have met (and continue to meet) the Jinn. They are just another creation of Allah and they will also be reckoned with on the Day of Judgment. They eat, travel, marry, have children, worship Allah Almighty, learn knowledge, give Fatwa, narrate Hadith, take Bay’a with a Shaykh etc... Just as humans, there are good and also evil Jinns. 

Therefore, if some un-natural presence was felt, then it could be a Jinn. However, one should avoid thinking to much about it. At times it’s just the mind playing games and it could be detrimental for the wellbeing of the person. 

What to do: 

Try to recite the Ayat al-Kursi and the 4 Qul’s (Kafirun, Ahad, Falaq, Nas) before retiring to bed. Also recite the Duas of entering and leaving the house. 

May Allah save us all from the calamities of both the worlds, Ameen.

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK

Article taken (with Thanks) from Daruliftaa.org


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