Islamic View of Aliens


28 Sep 2011

Extraterrestrials, Medicine / Health

This undated clip from a show called “Ask Huda” (on Huda TV) shows the conversation between a host and a religious scholar (both unnamed), answering a question about extraterrestrial life.  The religious scholar’s answer begins with “He creates what you do not know” (16:8), don’t think we’re the only creation in this universe.  He compares the microscopic world, previously poorly understood, to whatever might be out in space.


The material on Islam is within the bounds of what Muslims have historically understood as acceptable.

Although the answer about extraterrestrials — we don’t know — is accurate, the off-hand comments about leprosy’s bacteria’s shape is not.  The Mycobacterium leprae bacteria that causes leprosy is rod-shaped.

There is insufficient historical material on which to base an evaluation.