posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 11:40 PM
My understanding in this particular grey-area is crystal clear, as a Muslim. I don't have any doubts in this topic. This is what I
There are other creations in the universe. Some are extra-terrestrial and some are extra-dimensional. But for the time being, earth is here for us,
the humans. We are the lord, we rule over all the other kingdoms that live on earth nowadays such as the animal kingdom and the kingdoms in which we
cannot see with our naked eyes. A ruler of the earth can harness the physical resources that this planet can offer. Being able to live in a physical
form in the physical world is a gift, but a gift that comes with responsibility. Oh yes, the whole universe is physical. And the heaven is not. It's
a place but it's not physical.
As a ruler, we have the power (will) to make a decision over the decision of other beings who make earth as their home. But between us, our wills
clash. And from the clashes, came all the pain and suffering. With that in our mind, we are reminded by His prophets about His existence over and over
again, and to rule the earth with kindness and love. To find peace and truth. To live and to submit to our only Creator. And to ask Him for
forgiveness and be grateful. We are here not just to rule but to reclaim our special place in The Heaven and Time. And thus, our long-term mission is
the death and life beyond it. But our short-term missions here on earth are important as well. It's important because what we do here will determine
our place in 'the next universe'.
But mind you, we believe that before Adam (and Eve) was casted away from The Heaven (a non-physical place, a heavenly place), and made the ruler of
the Earth, there are other creations that were sent to this planet to rule over the others. They were being replaced one after another over the entire
lifespan of Earth. Some still live, and some were long gone. They might be anything that you can relate to, over the discoveries of ancient fossils,
technology, knowledge, structures etc, in which they were found to be older than Adam himself.
So the angels are simply angels, and the demons are simply demons. They are extra-dimensional. And they were given the power to travel between
dimensions. Angels and demons are created long before Adam was created. The history between them are well narrated in the Quran.
ET is, well a different story all together. They are extra-terrestrial. So, the Muslims can develop a belief system that aliens are out there. And God
tells us there are other creations that we do not know about (yet). We might as well never found out about them in this vast universe. So, if you said
you'd have had an unexplainable experience, we might agree with you.
Ask any other Muslims, and they will have this same general idea, told by the Quran and his prophets to those who have faith in His words.
Last but not least, it's still a belief. For that, I have to have faith. And only with faith I can move on. Only with faith I can find
May God bless you all. Seekers of the Truth.
To OP: I established Heaven as a place, real but not physical.
[edit on 4-9-2009 by pendekar]