Islamic View on Paranormal

Islam Reigns

Throughout history people have reported supernatural phenomena. Stories of ghosts, demons, and the like are present in virtually all cultures, transcending language and religion. Are all these supernatural experiences independent phenomena, or are they somehow related? In this article we will see that Islam provides a “theory of everything”, an all-encompassing, coherent explanation that ties all these seemingly unrelated phenomena together.

The world of the Paranormal

In modern times all such supernatural incidents are collectively labelled as ‘the paranormal’. The paranormal is defined as events that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. The list that follows details the most commonly reported occurrences of paranormal activity:


Believed to be spirits of people who have died and haunt the living. Ghosts are mentioned in the oldest literature that we know of. The Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest known works of all, references them. In table 12 of…

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