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Occult (Unseen) Cases According to Islamic Teachings

By Unknown - February 15, 2018

 بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful

١  الم
1  Alif, Lam, Meem.

٢  ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
2  This is the Book in which there is no doubt, a guide for the righteous.

٣  الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ
3  Those who believe in the unseen, and perform the prayers, and give from what We have provided for them.
QS. Al Baqarah (2) : 1-3

According to his meaning, the occult means something hidden from observation. There are two kinds of occult, namely (1) magical mudhâfi and (2) magical muthlaq. Magical mudhâfi is something relative at a time and place. For example, a person who is not present at a meeting, means he is unseen in that place. He was unseen in that place, but not unseen in another place. The mystical muthlaq is something that the senses can not observe under any circumstances.
The language of the occult means anything that is not visible to you (kullu ma ghaba 'ank), or anything that is not visible to the eye, even to the heart (ma ghaba' anil 'uyun wa in kana muhasshalan fil qulub). A person who only hears a voice, regardless of the source of the sound, is spoken in a supernatural manner (Ibn Manzhur, 1998).


٥٩  وَعِنْدَهُ مَفَاتِحُ الْغَيْبِ لَا يَعْلَمُهَا إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ ۚ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِنْ وَرَقَةٍ إِلَّا يَعْلَمُهَا وَلَا حَبَّةٍ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ الْأَرْضِ وَلَا رَطْبٍ وَلَا يَابِسٍ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ
59  With Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except He. And He knows everything on land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but He knows it; and there is not a single grain in the darkness of earth, nor is there anything wet or dry, but is in a clear record.
QS. Al An'am (6) : 59

In the faith of the Muslims, only in the hands of God are the keys of the unseen. Every Muslim has an obligation to believe in God. Not only that, some other pillars of faith also oblige men to believe in something unseen, such as angels or destiny. This is what distinguishes between Muslims and atheists, who only trust the things that satisfy their logic.

٢٠  وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ يَوْمُ الْوَعِيدِ
20  And the Trumpet is blown: "This is the Promised Day."

٢١  وَجَاءَتْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَعَهَا سَائِقٌ وَشَهِيدٌ
21  And every soul will come forward, accompanied by a driver and a witness.

٢٢  لَقَدْ كُنْتَ فِي غَفْلَةٍ مِنْ هَٰذَا فَكَشَفْنَا عَنْكَ غِطَاءَكَ فَبَصَرُكَ الْيَوْمَ حَدِيدٌ
22  "You were in neglect of this, so We lifted your screen from you, and your vision today is keen."

٢٣  وَقَالَ قَرِينُهُ هَٰذَا مَا لَدَيَّ عَتِيدٌ
23  And His escort will say, "This is what I have ready with me."
QS. Qaf (50) : 20-23


According to the Qur'an, something unseen is something that is covered by a curtain, which blocks view. Ali bin Abi Talib ra. once said, "Suppose the curtain is lifted, my belief will not increase." That is, Ali's belief in religion has reached a certain peak. Thus, although occultation is revealed to him, his faith will not change, will not increase.

When we talk about an object that is not bound by space and time, it means we are talking about the unseen. For, something present, who is martyred, is bound by space and time. We are bound by space and time. For example I want to move from this seat to another seat. I have to move through space, and it takes time. It happened because I did not belong to the supernatural muthlaq, but the unseen mudhafi.

In Islam, there are some supernatural beings that can be believed. The following will be discussed by some unseen nature according to Islam: 

1. Nature Spirit 
Natural spirits are nature before man enters the natural womb. In nature, we do not even have a body yet. New when the age of the womb entering 120 days, the angels sent God to blow the spirit.
Before the soul is breathed into the fetus, God makes a covenant with that spirit. This is explained in the Qur'an in surrah:

١٧٢  وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِنْ بَنِي آدَمَ مِنْ ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ أَنْ تَقُولُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَٰذَا غَافِلِينَ
172  And when Your Lord summoned the descendants of Adam, and made them testify about themselves. "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we testify." Thus you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection, "We were unaware of this."
QS. Al A'raf (7) : 172


2. Grave
Every human will surely die. When man dies, that's when he enters the next unseen nature, that is the grave or nature of barzah. The nature of this barzah is nature before the next man enters the afterlife.

3. Nature of Jinn and Devils
In addition to creating human beings, Allah also created the jinn as God's servants who are also obliged to worship Him.


٢٧  يَا بَنِي آدَمَ لَا يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُمْ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنْزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْآتِهِمَا ۗ إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا تَرَوْنَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ
27  O Children of Adam! Do not let Satan seduce you, as he drove your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their garments, to show them their nakedness. He sees you, him and his clan, from where you cannot see them. We have made the devils friends of those who do not believe.
QS. Al A'raf (7) : 27


٢٧  وَالْجَانَّ خَلَقْنَاهُ مِنْ قَبْلُ مِنْ نَارِ السَّمُومِ
27  And the jinn We created before (Adam), from piercing fire.
QS. Al Hijr (15) : 27

١٥  وَخَلَقَ الْجَانَّ مِنْ مَارِجٍ مِنْ نَارٍ
15  And created the jinn from a fusion of fire
QS. Ar-Rahmaan (55) : 15

Like humans, jinn also have the intellect and duty to worship like humans. However, unlike humans created from the ground, the jinn are created by God from fire. The djinn also has the ability to fly transformed form.

4. Nature of Angels

Angels are also one of the supernatural beings who are part of the pillars of faith of every Muslim. The angels were created by God from the light and were given perfect obedience to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى Angels have different tasks.


As mentioned in a hadith sourced from Muhammad ibn Rafi "from Abd Razak:


حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ رَافِعٍ وَعَبْدُ بْنُ حُمَيْدٍ قَالَ عَبْدٌ أَخْبَرَنَا و قَالَ ابْنُ رَافِعٍ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ عَنْ الزُّهْرِيِّ عَنْ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ : قالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اَللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خُلِقَتْ الْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ نُورٍ وَخُلِقَ الْجَانُّ مِنْ مَارِجٍ مِنْ نَارٍ وَخُلِقَ آدَمُ مِمَّا وُصِفَ لَكُمْ (رواه مسلم عن محمد بن رافع عن عبد الرزاق)



The nearest translation: "The Messenger S.A.W  (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:" The angels are created from light, the jinn are created from the burning fire, and Adam is created from what you sifati (the land) "

(Narated By Imam Muslim).

5. The Hereafter

The Hereafter is the last supernatural according to Islam. This nature of the hereafter begins as human beings are resurrected from the grave to begin to reckon with their deeds. All the deeds done by man in this world will be held accountable.

We will discuss in more detail, about the four supernatural realms above in the next article.

Proof According to Modern Science Theory 

Long ago, from the Renaissance, or from the time of Descartes, people say that what determines something is thought. The empiricists in England say that something is there if it can be observed. The unseen must get away from science. For almost three hundred years more people do not want to question the unseen. So that thinking activity is considered as a mechanism of phosphorus elements that exist in the human brain. Even Feuerbach, a German national, says that if there is no phosphorus, one can not think. Phosphorus is what causes a person to think.

New around the 1970s, among physicists grew a renewed interest in the unseen world. Physics, when explored further, takes them to the world of metaphysics. A physicist once said, "We are suddenly walking toward the door of religion, the secrets of nature; suddenly exposing something unseen in this universe that can not be observed empirically, but the beat is there. "In the 1970s there began to be a backlash of scientist thinking. They began to recognize the existence of an invisible element in the universe, the elements that the senses could not observe, by laboratory devices. That is what is called the supernatural muthlaq, not the unseen mudhâfi.

Now they recognize the supernatural muthlaq. They are now formulating crazy hypotheses, crazy hypotheses. For example when they discover that electrons can move from one circle to another without passing through space, then they formulate a crazy hypothesis: Since the circulation of the earth-along with other planets-around the sun is like a circle of electrons surrounding a proton, it can be hypothesized that suddenly This earth moves into another orbit, without passing through space and time.

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