Q: My question here is in relation to spirituality astral projection and out of body experiences. I have been experimenting with such over the past few years and I have seen things and have connected them with Islam. I feel that it all basically boils down to light and darkness. And more and more one embraces the light the closer he gets to God. Our religion through the years has changed and now is termed Islam through our beloved prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The same message was preached to Isa (Alaihis Salaam) as Musa (Alaihis Salaam) as and all the one lakh 25 thousand prophets who have been sent to the earth. With astral projection and spirituality it’s like I have gone back to the roots of Islam before the prayers were sent down. Do not mistake me, I pray 5 times a day alhamdullilah. But if I can connect with the universe and the light and the creator on this level follow the tenants of the religion by only doing good and not wronging anyone. Isn’t it the same? Wasn’t Islam a way of life which was given to the people of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) so that they can embrace it live a better life on earth to their salvation and connect with their creator. Isn’t this because over the years since the time of Adam (Alaihis Salaam) we have been led astray and we have evolved to become smaller beings with no way to see divine power and energy to extents that people in the past used to. If I am able to do so at this point, must I not embrace the light and the blessings of Allah and delve deeper and try to understand this so that I can be closer to my creator and do more good and spread light in this universe?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)