Ahmed Shaaban (Cairo)
A video spread on social networking sites “Tik Tok” a few days ago for a Spanish citizen claiming that he moved to the year 2027, sparked widespread controversy among social media pioneers, after millions of viewers were divided between a liar and a believer for this young man.
After the revolting controversy over this incident, the Egyptian Dar Al Iftaa gave its answer by answering the question of many followers about this theory of “time travel”, and are there texts that say that the idea of time travel does not happen or can happen? Does anyone who believes in it have committed a sin? And the Egyptian Dar Al-Iftaa clarified in an official fatwa issued by it under No. 4376 and published on the official Dar Al-Ifta website on the Internet, the legal ruling on time travel.
The Fatwa Secretariat in the house said that God Almighty is capable of everything, and that the ability is related to the rational possible, and is not related to the impossible or the rational duty, and that everything that was under the realm of possibility and nothing was mentioned in the Shariah that prevents it from happening is within the ability, and no claim is heard about it. Istihala, not atonement, misleading, or sinning in that.
And the Dar Al-Iftaa indicated that Islam urged scientific research and touching the verses of God Almighty seen in the universe and written in the revelation, with what God Almighty indicates existence and attributes, and indicates His Sunnah and His system in souls and horizons; The source of knowledge in Islam is two things: revelation and existence, and the divine command came to read revelation and read the universe; Because they are from God, they do not differ or conflict between them; What is from God Almighty is not different or contradictory.
Dar Al Iftaa added: “Such researches should not be rushed to a claim that contradicts the Qur’an and Sunnah. Because Sharia accommodates all cognitive ceilings and is consistent with all scientific facts. It also encourages research endeavors as long as it is in the process of serious research and scientific endeavor.
And Dar Al-Iftaa continued: “Muslim scholars have scientific research on the scientific miracles related to the transition through time in the Qur’an and the Sunnah, in which they compare modern theories in this field with the events mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah that indicate it and are interpreted with an acceptable scientific explanation.”
The Dar Al-Iftaa noted that the transition through time is envisaged by the different worlds, which makes there is a disparity in the standards of time for each world, and this transition has forms: the transition may be to the future, and it may be to the past, and this is also by seeing any of the past or the future, and all of them Matters that are reasonably permissible, and they are included in the Almighty’s saying: “The Knower of the Unseen does not appear over his unseen, except for the one whom He approves of a Messenger, for he walks in front of him and behind him as a watch.”
The fatwa indicated that life after death is a transition to the future, and that life after death is one of the things that are permissible in reason and in reality, as happened with our master Aziz, peace be upon him, whom God killed for a hundred years and then resurrected, and as happened with our master Jesus, peace be upon him, in reviving the dead, God willing.
The Dar al-Iftaa concluded its fatwa that God Almighty is capable of everything, and that power is related to the rational possible, but it is not related to the impossible nor to the rational duty.