Aliens in Quran and Islam

Aliens in Quran and Islam

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Aliens (Extraterrestrial Life Form- Jinn- Genie) In The Glorious Quran…Those are people of whom the statement about the nations, both of jinn and humanity, who passed away before them, has also proved true; truly, they were the lost. (Qur’an, 46:18)

On February 1997, Galileo spacecraft discovered a possible red-colored sea under the ice crust of Jupiter’s moon, Europa. This gave rising hopes that we may soon be able to get an answer to one of the oldest and most interesting questions asked by humans-“Is anyone out there, or are we alone in the universe?”

However, most people today outside the field of science due to religious degeneration and believe that none of us may live to see the day when scientists will give us a definitive answer to this question. For Muslims, this is not a problem. We already have the answer. Although many Muslims are unaware of the fact, the Quran explicitly mentions the existence of extraterrestrial life.

The existence of creatures of a spiritual nature, such as angels, in the universe, is accepted as a fact by all Muslims, as well as people of other religions, such as Christians. The point that generates excitement among the public, and scientists is the question of whether material life forms like us, which can be found by science, do actually exist outside the earth. The objective of this article is to present evidence from the Quran for the existence in the universe, of MATERIAL life forms (“Life as we know it”).


The Messenger of Allah said, ‘There are three types of jinn. One type flies through the air (winged like Satan). Another type consists of snakes and dogs ( ghouls, etc.). A third type is based in one place but travels about (like humans in looks, humanoids).’(Related by al-Hakam, at-Tabrani and al-Bayhaqi.)

In Surah 42, Verse 29 (42:29) of the Quran, we are told, “Among His (Allah’s [God’s]) 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.” Before proceeding further, a point or two must be noted. The word “sama”, translated “heavens”, is also the Arabic for “sky”. One may object that the verse refers to creatures in the sky (which would be birds), not in the heavens. However, birds are mentioned separately from creatures of the heavens in 24:41, “Seest thou not that it is God (Allah) Whose praise all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread?…” In a note to 42; 29, Muhammad Asad states,” In the Quran, the expression “the heavens and earth” invariably denotes the universe in its entirety.” The Quran mentions that inanimate objects also worship God (Allah):”Do they not look at God’s (Allah’s)creation, (even) among (inanimate) things- how their (very) shadows turn round, from right to left, prostrating themselves to God (Allah)…”(16:48). Therefore, may not the creatures spoken of in 42:29 in the heavens

[ And of his signs is the creation of the heavens and earth and what He has dispersed throughout them of creatures],

be inanimate creatures of God (Allah). No. The next verse, 16:49 goes, “And to God (Allah) doth obeisance all that is in the heavens and earth, whether moving (living) creatures or the angels…”. The word translated “living creatures” here is the same as that in 42:29- “Dabbatun”. Muhammad Asad comments,” The word dabbah denotes any sentient, corporeal being capable of spontaneous movement and is contrasted here with the non-corporeal, spiritual beings designated as “angels” “. (13) In other words, 42:29 is referring to precisely the type of life forms that science is searching for, not some metaphysical entities. Yusuf Ali says, “Dabbatun: beasts, living, crawling creatures of all kind.” This is the same word used in 2:164,”…in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth…are signs for a people that are wise,” and in 24:45,”And God (Allah) has created every animal from water: of them are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. God creates what he wills…” Commenting on 42:29, Allama Shabbir Ahmad Usmani says,” From the verse it appears that like on the earth, there are some kinds of animals- living creatures- in the heavens also.” On the same verse, Yusuf Ali comments, “Life is not confined to our one little Planet. It is a very old speculation to imagine some life like human life on the planet Mars…it is reasonable to suppose that Life in some form or other is scattered through some of the millions of heavenly bodies scattered through space.” From such remarks, the reader will realize that Muslim scholars are well aware of the fact that 42:29 clearly mentions the existence of aliens. [ S.M-Note: According to the western man anything foreign not belonging to their land is considered alien].

Is there any alien intelligent life?

Although the discovery of any form of life outside the earth would be dramatic, those in humankinds’ higher fields of education and opportunities is especially interested in knowing whether there is any alien intelligent life in the universe. One of those organizations which show ardent interest in this field is The Planetary Society, a private organization, in which the film director Steven Spielberg is a member of the Board of Directors. It is the largest SETI program in the world followed by other private organizations who are continuing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence life form after NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration an Executive Branch agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research, had scrapped their program extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) due to budget cuts.

[ S.M: however we can see with such names as ‘ Steven Spielberg ‘ why so many of their movies and TV series have unbelievable alien characters. Its like being unable to keep hidden the truth they have known for centuries. Ahadith mentions the tidings of the Dajjal being able to travel on his donkey. The creation of the spacecrafts were first invented by the nations who serve the Dajjal foremost. Nasa is also an entity existing in the land under the Dajjal rule. Hadiths tells us that Allah will grant him many blessings as trials in order to test mankind. Other hadith mentioned that some from among the Ummah will go to him as a believer and return as a disbeliever supporting his way by either force or willingness since one hadith makes mentioned that they will say with knowledge of knowing what he is no good or what he invites them to ‘ we know he is the dajjal but we only wish to partake in what his given to him]

Can the Quran provide an answer?

Surah 27:65 commands, “Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except God (Allah), knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).” This shows that, like humans, there are other creatures in the universe that will also be raised from the dead. We are told in 19:93-96,”Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to (God [Allah]) Most Gracious as a servant. He does take an account of them (all), and hath numbered them (all) exactly. And every one of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Judgment. On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (God [Allah]) Most Gracious bestow love.” From these verses we learn that there are alien life forms that, like us, will also be judged according to the works that they do during their lives. Among them are believers. Therefore, naturally, there will also be those aliens who are unbelievers. The believers will be rewarded. The life forms being described in the above verses can hardly be expected to be micro-organisms (a single cell or multicellular organism). The Quran is referring to creatures of a level of development that makes them morally accountable beings. They must be organisms possessing qualities which we would ascribe to intelligent life forms.

In Surah 72:14-15, Djinn (a type of spiritual life form, which the Quran mention as living on the earth) say, “Amongst us are some that submit their wills (to God [Allah]), and some that swerve from justice. Now those who submit their wills- they have sought out (the path) of right conduct: But those who swerve- they are (but) fuel for Hell-fire.” The Quran mentions that good Djinns will be rewarded with Paradise. Summing up from all the above verses, it is clear that Judgment Day is for creatures in the whole universe (Surah 39:68-“The Trumpet will [just] be sounded when all that are in the heavens and on earth will swoon, except such as it will please God [Allah] (to exempt).Then will a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be standing and looking on!”) and like Djinn (aliens) will also be sharing Paradise and Hell with humans. In fact, the Quran mentions that Paradise is of a size like that of our present universe- 57:21,”Therefore (vie) with one another for the pardon of your Lord, and for a Paradise as vast as heaven and earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His apostles.” Therefore, it is not surprising that when we are sharing this universe with the Djinns (aliens), we should share Paradise and Hell with them too. The Quran shows us, therefore, that not only do aliens exist, but among them are also intelligent beings.

(S.M: See Surah Ar-Rahman. Hadith mentioned that the animals will be judge first, those who were weak will given a time to return that hurt, then the Jinns and Humans would be Judge while Satan would be the Last deserving the beating of the Lord’s Sword by then hands of Angle Mikail {as})

Where can aliens (or Djinns) be found?

Knowing that aliens or intelligent life forms exist elsewhere, our next question would be, “Where do they live? “Scientists naturally expect them to live on planets. They look for other planets around other stars- planets that have the right conditions to harbor life- in other words, other earths. In October 1995, scientists announced the discovery of the first extra solar planet around the star 51 Pegasi. Since then, there have been a string of discoveries of other planets including fifteen more planets have been claimed to have been discovered. Although some of these objects have been dismissed as brown dwarfs (including the object around Pegasi 51 by some scientists, at least some of the fifteen objects are agreed upon as being planets. Scientists believe that on potential moons around planets found to be orbiting two stars, the right conditions may exist for life to be present.

[S.M: Moon is very important for the life of Jinns as it is for us. It is also works in favor of demonic Jinn or human Shaytans who wishes to harm others with magic].

Knowing that aliens, including intelligent life forms exist elsewhere, our next question would be, “Where do they live?” Scientists naturally expect them to live on planets. They look for other planets around other stars- planets that have the right conditions to harbor life- in other words, other earths. In October 1995, scientists announced the discovery of the first extra solar planet around the star 51 Pegasi. Since then, there have been a string of discoveries of other planets. After October 1995 till March 1999 [Hijjah, 1419]), fifteen more planets was claimed to be discovered. Although some of these objects have been dismissed as brown dwarfs (including the object around Pegasi 51) by some scientists, at least some of the fifteen objects are agreed upon as being planets. Scientists believe that on potential moons around planets found to be orbiting two stars, the right conditions may exist for life to be present.

In Surah 65:12, we are informed, “God (Allah) is He Who created seven heavens and of the earth a similar number…”This verse, although usually translated properly, is very commonly misinterpreted by commentators. They give their interpretation that space is divided into seven zones, and likewise, as Yusuf Ali puts it, “the crust of the earth is built up of geological strata one above another”. This interpretation arises due to a misunderstanding of what a “heaven” is as mentioned in the Quran. Before continuing further about the topic of aliens (or Djinns), it is necessary to clear up this confusion. The answer can be deduced from verses in the Quran itself and comparing them with our current scientific knowledge about the universe.

Surah 21:30 asks, “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder?…” Surah 41:11-12 tell us, “Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it and unto the earth: come both of you, willingly or loth…Then We ordained them seven heavens…and inspired in each heaven its mandate; and We decked the lowest heaven with lamps…” and Surah 71:15-16,”See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony, and hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?” Surah 51:47 informs us, “And it is We who have built the universe with (Our creative) power; and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it ( big bang theory).” Muhammad Asad, comments on the above verses as follows: about 21:30,”…the above unmistakable reference to the unitary origin of the universe- metonymically (A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as “crown” for “royalty”). described in the Quran as “the heavens and the earth”- strikingly anticipates the view of almost all modern astrophysicists that this universe has originated as one entity from one single element, namely, hydrogen, which became subsequently consolidated through gravity and then separated into individual nebulae, galaxies, and solar systems, with individual parts progressively breaking away to form new entities in the shape of stars, planets and the latter’s satellites”; about 41:11,he explains the word “smoke” as, “a gas- evidently hydrogen gas, which physicists regard as the primal element from which all material particles of the universe have evolved and still evolve…” and says about the verse, “explaining this passage, Zamakhshari observes: “The meaning of God’s (Allah’s) command to the skies (heavens) and the earth to “come”… is this: He willed their coming into being…””;for 41:12,he explains “seven heavens” as, “a multiplicity of cosmic systems”; (39) about 51:47 he says, “the phrase “inna la-musi’un” clearly foreshadows the modern notion of the “expanding universe”- that is, the fact that the cosmos, though finite in extent, is continuously expanding in space.” Finally, three more verses need to be referred to- 50:38,”And verily We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them…and naught of weariness touched us”, 21:104,”The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll (big crunch, hadith sign of the coming of the hour as “Smoke “) . As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is a promise binding) upon Us. Lo! We are to perform it”, and 14:48, “One day the Earth will be changed to a different Earth, and so will be the heavens…” ( See surah concerning ‘ the earth will be grounded to powder and the Lord’s throne will be brought)

From the verses above, we learn this from the Quran: a heaven is a material entity which arose from the same material as the earth originated from. Initially, there was one gaseous mass. A cleavage process occurred resulting in the making of the “seven heavens” and “all that lies between them”. The sun, moon and earth are constituents of a heaven. Therefore, a heaven must be larger than a star (sun).When the end of the universe is at hand ( The Hour- Ressurrection), the heavens, which till then were in an expanding universe (51:47) will come together ( see Quran Big Crunch Theory). Then, the way our present universe came into being, in a similar manner (See Quran Big Bang Theory), a new creation will come into being, containing other heavens and another earth (Reward Of Paradise). Any astronomer reading these verses can tell you that there is only one entity that fits the description of a heaven in the Quran- a “heaven” in the Quran must be referring to a ” GALAXY”. According to modern science, the universe arose from a singularity, at the Big Bang, and has since, been expanding. From a primordial gas cloud huge fragments from which the galaxies and their clusters arose. Today, the galaxies are moving apart from each other in space. They are separated by intergalactic space in which may lurk invisible dark matter, making up to 90% of the total mass of the universe. If there is sufficient dark matter, at some time in the future, the universe will stop expanding and enter a contraction phase in which the galaxies will finally come close together in a Big Crunch marking an end to the present universe. The universe would have returned to a singularity state similar to that from which the present universe arose. Then, once again, scientists predict, a new universe may rebound from the singularity of the Big Crunch, as another Big Bang gives rise to a universe with its own galaxies and planets etc. Verses in the Quran agree amazingly with our current ideas about the universe!

The purpose of our lengthy divergence from the main topic of this article was to prove that the “seven heavens” are not zones into which the universe is divided, but large astronomical entities, the galaxies. Some people have interpreted a heaven as being a solar system. However, while this view may seem appropriate for some verses, it does not tally with all the verses.

The Quran mentions the creation of seven heavens. Muhammad Asad explains that,”…as regards to the “seven heavens”, it is to be borne in mind that in Arabic usage…the number “seven” is often synonymous with “several”. I have shown that the heavens are the galaxies and we can see that millions of them exist. Even if we assume that the heavens are some other astronomical objects that arose from the primary gas cloud, they definitely are not literally seven in number, but in the millions.

The relevance of this to our discussion on aliens (or Djinns) is that Surah 65:12 tells us, as God has created “seven ( several) Heavens”, He has created, “of the earth a similar number…” Therefore, as there are millions of galaxies, God (Allah) have also created millions of earths scattered throughout the universe. Usmani comments on 65:12,”The earths as well, He created seven (Usmani thinks literally seven. We know it actually means “many”), as given in the Tradition of Tirmidhi etc. It is possible they are not visible, while some are visible, but people think them to be stars or planets, as the scientists of today have predicted the possibility of life on Mars etc…” An important thing to point out in 65:12 is that God does not use the word “worlds”, but specifically, “earth”. An ‘earth’ would be a planet that harbors life. Scientists also often speak of looking for other earths. They mean not just any planet, but one sustaining or capable of sustaining life. In his book, The Bible, The Quran and Science, Maurice Bucaille writes,”…it comes as no small surprise to the reader of the Quran to find that earths such as our own may be found in the Universe…”

We have finally arrived at the Quran’s answer as to where aliens can be found. They inhabit the millions of earths that God has created among the millions of heavens (galaxies) in the universe. The Quran therefore, gives us a magnificent view of the universe- a universe teeming (to be full of things) with life, a place that the late astronomer Carl Sagan described as a “cosmic fugue (unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity), with themes and counter- points, dissonances and harmonies, a billion different voices playing the life music.”

[ S.M: That is why on the night of Miraj these words used in our daily Salaat during the Tashahud were converse with Angel Jabrail And Prophet Muhammad – “ As-Salaamu Alaina Wa’ala Iba Dalis Saliheen ( Peace Be On Us The Righteous Servants Of Allah). On “Us” includes every abiding living creature Allah has created]

Will we ever discover aliens?

So far, we have learnt from the Quran that extraterrestrial life, including intelligent life, exists throughout countless earths in the universe. But this is not sufficient to satisfy our curiosity. We want scientists to actually discover aliens. Only after we have found incontrovertible scientific evidence that aliens exist, will our (unbelieving) hearts see that the Quran was correct all along. We actually won’t be satisfied till we meet an alien face to face. Is there any chance that in the future we will actually discover, through science, the existence of aliens and establish some kind of contact with them or even meet them?

[S. M: certainly since aliens are really Jinns, they communicated with Prophet Solomon (as) through the most sophisticated forms of scientific mediums in his time so too they will during the time of the Mahdi as mentioned in the hadiths. See hadith ‘ Hz. Mahdi will rule like prophet Solomon].

To get some idea on this matter, we must return to Surah 42:29.We are told there that the scattering of living creatures in the heavens and the earth is a “sign”. What is a sign? Surah 6:104 says, “Momentous signs have come to you from your Lord. He that sees them shall himself have much to gain, but he who is blind to them shall lose much.” Surah 6:109, “They solemnly swear by Allah that if a sign be given them they would believe in it.” Surah 7:73,”A clear proof has come to you from your Lord. Here is Allah’s she-camel: a sign for you.” Clearly, a sign is something which we can see, or at least, experience with our senses. Otherwise, it would not be a sign. Some signs are those that God (Allah) showed to humans in the past. Other signs remain for God (Allah) to show us in the future-“Soon we will show them Our Signs in the (furthest) regions, and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth” (41:53).

[S.M: Another sign waiting to be shown to the people of the book of the end times is ” the Christ.” See Quran pertaining to ‘He is a sign of the hour (Resurrection)’]


In Surah 55:33-34, we are addressed,”O ye assembly of Jinn and men! If it be you can pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! Not without authority will ye be able to pass! Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?” Why does God (Allah) ask us to go into space? There must be some purpose. Maybe it is for us to fulfill some grand destiny in store for our species- maybe to become a galactic race, a respectable part of the galactic community of civilizations

[S.M: one of the biggest Galactic Race Of The Jinns Are Andromeda, friendly awaiting the Mahdi’s call of help without asking they do not meddle in human affairs].

Maybe, it is our travels in space that may lead to our encounter with aliens and the fulfillment of this prophesy in 42:29.Only time will tell. In anticipation of the time when we become space-travelers, we are told in Surah 29:22, “Neither on earth nor in heaven shall you be beyond reach: nor have you any guardian or helper besides Allah.”

[S.M: we all remember the name given to the 1986 Space Shuttle – Challenger and what became of its voyage and others of its kind. For a list of the planets they have sent out expedition to and are a part of the Shadow government complex agreement see the following link:]

To reach other civilizations, we must be capable of feasible interstellar transport. Might we one day be capable of undertaking such a voyage? Surah 16:8 says, “And (it is He Who creates) horses and mules for you to ride…and He will yet create things of which (today) you have no knowledge.” The latter part of this verse is often translated in the present tense but as Muhammad Asad points out, “The use in this context, of the aorist (a form of verb that expresses action without indicating its completion or continuation)”yakhluqu” implies the future tense (“He will create”) …Since this reference to God’s (Allah’s) continuing creation comes immediately after a mention of primitive means of transport, it obviously relates to other- as yet unknown- things of the same category: that is to say, to new means of transport which God (Allah) unceasingly creates through the instrumentality of the inventiveness with which He has endowed man’s mind.” Therefore, it is possible that we may one day make the spacecraft required for interstellar travel. After all, God (Allah) Himself has encouraged us to, “pass beyond the regions of the heavens”. Surah 42:29 ends with the statement that God (Allah) has the power to gather the creatures of the heavens and earth together if He wills. This also points to the possibility of our meeting aliens in the future.

[S.M: We would only cross the boundaries if Allah wills it. The gathering of the creatures of the heavens and earth together would place through the inflation process which would eventually lead to the inevitable ‘ Big Crunch’, the folding up of the universe. It is mentioned that the Mahdi will rule like Prophet Solomon (as). The Jinn must give allegiance to the Mahdi, thus Allah is preparing the way by bringing all the creation of Jinnkind who have been living in error to the leader ship of the Mahdi which hadith foretells, ‘he would be instrumental in causing Islam (Quran and Sunnah) to enfold the world and the habitants of heaven and earth will be please with him. Jinnkind error- …Those are people of whom the statement about the nations, both of jinn and humanity, who passed away before them, has also proved true; truly, they were the lost. (Qur’an, 46:18].

Man’s position among creation

The most revolutionary discoveries in history have been those which altered the way humans perceived themselves in the universe. We discovered that the earth was not at the center of the universe. We discovered that our Sun was a very ordinary star located in an insignificant part of an ordinary galaxy, which was only one of millions of galaxies. These discoveries should have humbled us. Yet, even today, many of us triumphantly proclaim ourselves as being the most supreme creation of God (Allah). It is common to ascribe our cherished position among all living things to our higher intellectual abilities. If we were to find out that there are other intelligent beings in the universe, and that some may be intellectually more superior to us , where would that leave us ? Would we finally be dethroned?

[S.M: There are some Jinn race who are quite advance since they existed before us, unseen and we are using their technologies]

Surah 17:70 informs us, “Verily We have honored the children of Adam…and preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment.” Many translations fail to mention the “marked preferment” in the verse, although the verse contains the Arabic “tafzelan” which conveys this. Note that the verse mentions that there are other creatures besides humans, who have also been given a position of distinction, and humans have been preferred above many, not all, of these creatures. Usmani states in a comment on this verse, “Under this verse a debate is opened: Who is superior- Man or Angel? But logically this verse does not decide the issue.” Another scholar has written, “From this (verse) it is evident that whatever superiority humans have got over other creatures is not whole. Allah’s creatures contain such creatures upon which humans have got no superiority. “It must be remembered here that while so far we have been discussing material alien life forms, the debate of man’s position in creation includes both material and spiritual creatures of God (Allah).Some early authorities, such as Hasan, have not accepted the word “akser” mentioned in 17:70 as meaning “many”. Hasan maintains that the word “akser”, as used in 17:70, should be understood as meaning “all”, since the same word is used in 26:233 and 10:36, where it would be inappropriate to take its meaning as “many” but rather as “all”. With such a substitution in verse 17:70, the meaning would be altered to mean that man is preferred by God (Allah) over all creatures.

The debate on man’s status continues among scholars and also among the public. Let us make an analogy to the debate of whether man is superior to woman. Suppose for a moment that we hand the trophy to man and let him enjoy his “superior” position. On the Day of Judgment, it will only be deeds that count and good women will go to Paradise and bad men will burn in Hell. Who would have been more superior? As you can see, in the final analysis, any debate on the status of a race, or species is useless. From earlier verses mentioned in this article, the reader will remember that, according to the Quran, God (Allah) will judge humans as well as aliens (or Djinns) on the basis of their deeds and reward those accordingly. Many humans will be sent to Hell for their wrongdoings. At the same time there will be aliens who will be rewarded for their good deeds. Who would be more superior- the unbelieving human or the faithful alien? The answer is obvious. Therefore, what’s the use of debating this point? Status of a creature is relative to its moral conduct. Surah 95:4-5 states, “Surely We created man of the best stature, then We reduced him to the lowest of the low.”

[ S.M: Man has been created in the best of mould ( stature) but many through his trials loses his innocence. Same could be said about Jinnkind)

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