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(42:29) of the Quran,we are told, "Among His (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."
29:22, "Neither on earth nor in heaven shall you be beyond reach:nor have you any guardian or helper besides Allah." (53)
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 favours of your Lord will ye deny?" (52)
Originally posted by Smiler74
- "heavens and the earth": means the Universe."
how do you know this is what this sentence means ? can you prove that ?
it can be Interpreted in a manner of ways, depends how you think
and with that in mind i dont believe your explanation on what they mean to be valid until you can give 100% evidence that it does
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by oozyism
You could also have a look at the 'Djinn' from the Quran. They are described as interdimensional critters who've been in and on Earth since before we have. The biggest endorser of the idea of Djinn as extraterrestrial/interdimensional creatures responsible for UFOs, ghosts and the paranormal is UFO researcher Phil Imbrogno.
I'll be clear and say it's not an idea that appeals to me, but Phil's research is taken seriously by other UFO researchers and UFO fans. He did an interview with Don Ecker on Dark Matters Radio last month. Despite my disagreement, the interview is fascinating and well-paced. It could make a decent TV episode. It's available here by right-clicking save as...Don Ecker interviews Phil Imbrogno about Djin.
"Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire"
(Surah Al-Hijr 15:26-27)
"Indeed he (Iblis) and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot see them"
(Surah Al-A'raf 7:27)
Gordon Creighton and Chris Line, as far back as 1989, have argued that UFOs are in reality jinns in different issues of the "Flying Saucer Review". The idea that Earth's atmosphere could be the habitat of living aerial creatures which manifested as UFOs is not a new one. Charles Fort seemed to believe that too and Kenneth Arnold, who kick-started modern Ufology in 1947, also believed UFOs were living creatures. His belief that UFOs were space animals with the ability to change their density has bothered other Ufologists. Nevertheless, aerial jinns comprise only one category. Jinns are also believed to pervade the solid body of the Earth and its surface.
1. If one is mentioning the jinn purely of themselves, the are called jinni.*
2. If one is mentioning the jinn that live among mankind, they are called aamar whose plural is amaar.
3. If one is mentioning the ones that antagonize the young, they are called arwaah.
4. If one is mentioning the evil ones that antagonize humans they are called shaitan for the singular [and shayateen for plural].
The Prophet (pbuh) described how the Jinn gather information about the future. He related that the Jinn were able to travel to the lower reaches of the heavens and listen in on some of the information about the future, which the angels pass among themselves.
And another point on ayah (55:33-34), I think the challenge is directed at us when we are resurrected on the Day of Judgment and we realize we have no power at all to escape from Allah when we will finally face our deeds and hold account for our lives on Earth. I don't think these verses are a challenge to explore space but rather God reminding us of our inability that Day. However, it is open to interpretation. The opinion I expressed is the traditional one, but it does NOT mean you're wrong (I've heard your opinion before too )