Salaam. 1.) Do fairies exist? 2.) Where does the soul go when taken from the body? (as it awaits for the day of resurrection.) and does it experience any state (good or bad) 3.) Can you recommend some hadith(s) on the subject of Heaven, its contents etc. 4.) Was King Hussain of Jordan a descendant of Fatima, the daughter of our prophet. (PBU them) 5.) How can the King of Saudi Arabia sit and watch our brothers and sisters in Palestine being brutally murdered? Why does he remain so hush? Why does he allow American air bases to be located in his land, when they are used to spy and launch attacks against the Muslim nations. 6.) A very respected member of our family owns an off-license, where he distributes a wide range of alcoholic drinks. How can I approach him and tell him the errors of his ways?
Q: What does the Shari’ah say regarding, Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs),
A: The creation of Allah Taãla is very vast and beyond our comprehension. In
every time and era scientists have made strange discoveries of the creation
of Allah and they will continue to do so. However, the research of the
scientists will be exhausted yet they will never be able to conquer the
reality of the creations of Allah, nor will they be able to discover even a
fraction of the entire creation.
However, the creation of Allah is a manifestation of the Power of Allah.
Allah invites us to ponder upon His creation and understand His Power. With
regard to aliens and flying objects, since the reality of these objects are
not known, it is not possible to comment upon them. For our belief, if there
is reality in those objects, it should be seen as another manifestation of
The souls of pious people rest in Illiyyeen (a sacred place in the heavens)
and the souls of disbelievers and the sinful are kept in Sijjeen (a place at
the bottom of earth).
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, Allah Ta’ala said, ‘I have
prepared for my pious slaves such bounties that no eye has seen, no ear has
heard and the thought of such bounties have not crossed any heart.’ After
quoting this Hadith, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Recite
this verse if you wish.’ And for you in Jannah are those bounties which you
Hereunder is a brief description of paradise:
The gound of paradise will be of Saffron. The sand on the ground of Jannah
(saffron) will be of pebbles and rubies. The bricks of the palaces in Jannah
will be of gold and silver. The cement between the bricks will be of strong
musk. The thickness of the carpets in those palaces will be equivalent to
the journey of 500 years. The gardens outside the palaces will have streams
flowing beneath them.
The streams of Jannah will be crystal clear water, of pure milk, and of
honey. There will be no evil, anger, pride, jealousy, etc. in Jannah. Upon
enjoying the food and fruits in Jannah, there will be no need to relieve
oneself. Passing wind and sweat will be sufficient for digestion. The
greatest bounty in Jannah will be the announcement from Allah about His
eternal Ridhaa (pleasure) for the dwellers of Jannah.
Allah Ta’ala says in the noble Qur’aan, ‘And the Ridhwaan of Allah Ta’ala is
the greatest. The greatest pleasure of Jannah can be achieved by one doing
acts of virtue for the sole pleasure of Allah, thus making his life on earth
or brief experience of the greatest pleasure in Jannah.
May Allah Almighty grant us all His Ridhwaan and enterance into Jannah,
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai