Q: Keeping in mind that Allah Ta’ala is the power behind everything, can Muslims believe in the following:
1) Global warming, and that people should be environment-friendly.
2) Life in Mars might be possible.
3) People have gone to the moon.
4) The big bang theory.
Schools drill these into students’ minds.
A: These are not part of your beliefs. The big bang theory is called a theory because a theory is something that is not conclusively proven. Isn’t it foolish that they have not proven it; it is just an imagination yet you wish to take it to the level of belief when they have not proven it to be a factual reality.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)