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Islamic View on Dinosaurs

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question:

Assalamualaikum,

As far as I’m aware of the Quran or Ahadith don’t mention anything of dinosaurs. What is the Islamic view on them? Does Islam consider that they ever existed? Is it haraam to believe they existed? Please answer the above questions and let me know of any other information concerning Islam and dinosaurs.

Answer:

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

There is no mention in the Holy Quran and Ahadith regarding these creatures. These texts do not confirm the existence of them, nor do they deny their existence?

In the Holy Quran, Allah tells us that ‘He created beasts of all kinds on the earth.’ (Quran Chapter 2 verse 164 & Chapter 31 verse 10).

These being from among the beasts/animals could have existed since the Holy Quran did not mention every animal that was created.

As such, if the existence of the dinosaurs is proven through scientific facts and investigation, and it is well established that such creatures existed, then it will not be Haram to believe that they existed. However, if it is based only on speculation, then one should not put his belief on them.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

6/10/16.

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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