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I would like to know what does falling star means as i have heard that it a stone thrown on satan by Angels ? Please send details

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Shooting stars

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 15 Surah Hijr verses 16-18:

16 It is We who have set out fortified spheres in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to (all) beholders;

17 And We have guarded them from every evil Shaitaan, accursed:

18 But any (Shaitaan) that gains a hearing by eavesdropping, is pursued by a ‘flaming fire’ bright (to see).


The Majority of the commentators have taken the ‘Shehaab’ (flaming fire) in above Aayah to mean the shooting or falling stars that we see in the night sky.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,






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