Damn i havent logged in for ages, but been a lurker since,, just had to throw my 2 cents into this discussion..
I definitely believe that Aliens etc are mistaken for demons etc.. Not sure if i agree fully with the Christian analogy but ill bring forth the
Islamic viewpoint, im sure it will add to the evidence of Djinns etc.
First of all yes we believe that there are INTRADIMENTIONAL beings, we classify them as Djinns. Same as the Christian Demons, and can be applied to
all the spiritual being from all faiths tribes and backgrounds..
We believe they are describe to be made from smokeless fire.. not sure how that would be explained, but my opinion is that it is outside our plane of
Yes definitely djinns are attributed to all the same properties the OP describes in aliens with possession etc..
In Islam we also are told of the rebellion in heaven where Satan/Lucifer through his pride disobeyed God in prostrating to Adam who he thought was
inferior species etc than him... Im not totally knowledgeable of the history but i think it goes something like, most djinns were eradicated by God
and Satan was one of the few remaining, he was in heaven for a long while before being banished to Earth..
Where we contradict with Christian theology, we believe that Satan is a Djinn, made from the smokeless fire, and it is because of this that he
believes he is superior to Man - Clay/Carbon.. We do not believe he is a fallen angel as Angels do not have free will, they only conduct that which
God desires of them. And that Angels are made from Nur/Pure Light.
This comes to the conlusion why Lucifer/Satan would disguise himself as a fallen angel to show that he is still from a high rank etc, and to make him
seem infallible when in fact he is but a Djinn. We belive that There are only 2 species that have the ability of FREE WILL, and that belongs to the
Djinn and Mankind only..
To put more insight into Islamic teachings of history etc.. giants etc.. I dont think im totally knowledgeable but ill tell you all i know
There were 2 angels through whom God had instructed to be sent down to Mankind to teach them occult arts AKA black magic.. as a test to mankind..
These angels Harut and Marut were instructed to do this because they fell in love with human women etc.. So Allah sent them down to Man kind on his
behalf to teach them about black magic, though this was a test and that the Angels whilst teaching men the occult arts, they were instructed to say
that 'All praise belong to the One God, and that learning these occult arts is a test unto you humans, and that if you learnt these arts you will
lose favour with God' or something like that lol.
As for the Angels, we believe they do not have free will and that them falling in love with humans and being punished to spend time on earth to teach
mankind was all a scheme by Allah to TEST MANKIND..
As to offspring between Angels and humans, nephilim etc, i dont know whether its possible if angels can reproduce with humans, im sure we were taught
that it was impossible, im not sure i need to do more research, But Allah knows best..
As for Giants we are taught that The first Humans aka Adam Noah etc, they were all Giants, and in the hereafter we will go back to full height. Or
something like this..
These giants werent the offspring of Angels etc, not unless within the Djinn etc there is another race that may have been as tall etc..
We believe that there are malevolent (majority) and benevolent (minority) of djinns, and that they can shape shift etc etc.. they have the ability to
possess, whisper, perform sexual acts with Humans etc.
We believe that Satans throne is located on the bottom of an ocean.
We believe that Jesus will descend from the heavens accompanied by angels, he will descend to the white minaret in the east of Damascus.
Peace be upon all the Prophets i have mentioned.
I think thats about it for now, there are looads more i can write about djinns etc, feel free to ask more, and i shall hopefully ttry to answer as
best as i can from an Islamic viewpoint.
Peace and may blessing be upon all in this holy month of Ramzaan
And awesome thread OP! good work and i agre whole heartedly except on a few little