What’s the Ruling on Asking Allah to Bring Life to a Dead Planet?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


I wish I can see how Allah brings life to our star system called Solar System. Because I wish to see myself in Sci-Fi.

Can I make dua for this to happen?


In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

While the general call of Allah Most High is, “Call upon Me, and I will answer you,” [Quran, 40:60] it is contrary to propriety (adab) and our duty of deference and respect to Allah Most High to ask Allah for that which is normally impossible (mustahil ‘adatan). [Zakariyya al-Ansari, Talkhis al-Azhiya fi Ahkam al-Ad‘iya]

We can, however, ask for such matters in the Hereafter.

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.