Islam’s Perspective on Astral Projection

There are some other names as well like remote viewing, trance channeling or one other famous is a lucid dream and near-death experiences, etc.

In my and most people understanding that astral projection is an intentional experience in which a person has the feeling that their astral body (spiritual being) is temporarily separated from their physical body.

Astral Projection ‘s Facts & Theories

Astral projection is a term commonly used by practitioners in the metaphysical spirituality community to describe an intentional out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes

the existence of a soul or consciousness called an “astral body” for the human being other than the physical body

The theory relies upon the notion that the soul and body are two distinct entities, and that the soul (or consciousness) can leave the physical body and separates from it in specific and delicate conditions and travel throughout the astral plane.

Astral projection is fun and fascinating — but is it real?

As Astral Projection became a subject of popular fiction, we can see some of the origins of its use in films such as ‘Doctor Strange’. Astral travel can be a big business, and there are many books, seminars, DVDs, and other materials that promise to teach students how to leave their physical bodies and access other dimensions.

Astral Projection Experiences

Practitioners of astral travel insist that the experience is real because it seems so vivid, and because some of the experiences are similar, even for people from different cultures. Most intellectuals think that sleep paralysis, hypnosis, and astral projections are the same; although they have major similarities, these things are completely different.

Astral Projection Unverifiable Personal Gnosis

According to some people and some studies, Astral projection and out-of-body experiences are examples of unverifiable personal gnosis. The phenomenon of unverifiable personal gnosis is the concept that each person’s spiritual insights are unprovable and, while right for them, may not apply to everyone. Astral projection and out-of-body experiences are examples of unverifiable personal gnosis.

Astral Projection Scientific Studies

Astral Projection in Islam

First, we all should know and understand that spirituality holds a high position in Islam, and the only spirituality acceptable is that which is mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith. It is only with the spirituality mentioned in the Qur'an and Hadith that a person can achieve his goal, i.e. closeness to Allah. All other types are mere deception and should necessarily be avoided.

What is the perspective of Islam about astral travel?

The Answer is Islam has nothing to do with this practice of astral projection.

“And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart — about all those [one] will be questioned.” (Quran 17:36)

During the research, I learned there are some conflicts between different Islamic sects and some Muslims some people talked that there is no claim in Quran and hadith about it and that astral projection is prohibited.

Isra and Miraj: The Miraculous Night Journey

The Israa and Miraj (Miraj is an Arabic word meaning “ladder, to elevate, or to ascend”.) refer to, two parts of a miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad PBUH took in one night from Makka to Jerusalem and then an ascension to the heavens in the month of Rajab before his migration to Madinah.

Holy is He Who carried His servant by night from the Holy Mosque (in Makka) to the farther Mosque (in Jerusalem) — whose surroundings We have blessed — that We might show him some of Our signs 1. Indeed He alone is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (Quran 17:1)

How the miraculous journey occurred is a matter of differing opinions among Muslim theologians. Some maintain that it occurred only spiritually while others assert that it happened both bodily and spiritually.

Allah Knows better than us and may Allah forgive us. As we got the idea that Astral projection is linked with some sort of sorcery or magic by many scholars. So as Islam has forbidden the practice of magic or sorcery. Astral projection is also Forbidden in Islam. Although there are many similarities between Astral Dimensions and Alam-e-Barzakh (The land of After Life).

Astral Projection: A Multi-Million Dollar Industry

In most people's understanding, it is a million-dollar business industry. There are many movies, books and different courses on astral projection and many people earn a lot of money in this industry.

To fill in the spiritual vacuum generated, different things are used like drugs and astral projection, etc.

As there is money in it, the whole thing is commercialized and globalized now, especially by drug dealers who wish to capitalize on the idea that psychedelic drugs are a great facilitator of the out-of-body experience.

Final Thoughts:

According to my research which I just did, not everyone believes astral projection is an actual OBE. Many have said they’re simply a product of lucid dreaming. Others say they’re real OBEs. So, it may come down to how astral projection is defined by an individual.

Islam has nothing to do with this practice of astral projection. Rather, Muslims must give a wide berth to any persons who practice or propagate this patently pernicious superstition.

It should be understood that spirituality holds a high position in Islam and the only spirituality acceptable is that which is mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith. It is only with the spirituality mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith that a person can achieve his goal, i.e. closeness to Allah. All other types are mere deception and should necessarily be avoided. and Allah Knows Best.

Thank you for reading!

Finally, I pray to Allah to benefit those who read this article and others, grant me truthfulness in what I say and do, preserve my thoughts and my pen from deviation and guide me in all my affairs.

And all praise and thanks are due to Allah, without Whose help and guidance nothing can be accomplished. May Allah bless you with happiness, success, guidance, health, and knowledge. May Almighty Allah give us the strength to follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and make us part of the group who is among the most righteous! Ameen.

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