I just watched an amazing movie, that left me really filled with beautiful emotions. God is so much more wondrous than we realize, and created a universe so vast and so complex than we can imagine.
23:17 And We have created above you seven layered heavens, and never have We been of [Our] creation unaware.
65:12 It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. [His] command descends among them so you may know that Allah is over all things competent and that Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.
The Quran speaks about different dimensions unseen many times in the Quran. There are beings in the universe that God created using different elements and building blocks of their nature. We are carbon based creatures, living on earth with water and greenery. But there are so many other different beings living on different elements needing different atmospheres to survive. Two of the species we hear about in the Quran are the Angels, and the Jinns. Angels are made of Light. Jinns are made of smokeless fire. These are two different forms of energy that God created conscious beings with.
The movie is about a boy with an unusual gift. He shoots light out of his eyes and is extremely technologically advanced and sensitive. As the movie progresses you realize that light is not just in his eyes, but actually is a part of who he really is. He and his family realize that he is not from earth, but belongs to a civilization that lives ON TOP of our earth, but in a different dimension or layer of space. Towards the end, the veil thins and we get a glimpse into the beautiful and highly advanced world this boy is really from being really a Light being.
Several references of veils concealing the spiritual world from the physical one:
7:46 Between them shall be a veil, and on the heights will be men who would know every one by his marks: they will call out to the Companions of the Garden, “peace on you”: they will not have entered, but they will have an assurance (thereof).
42:51 It is not given to any human being that Allah should speak to him unless (it be) by Inspiration, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His Leave. Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise.
50:22 Certainly you were heedless of it, but now We have removed from you your veil, so your sight today is sharp.
The way the movie used the idea of the different dimension on top of our world, but separated by a veil or fabric of space, is well done. It is a low budget Indie film with Kirstin Dunst, and some other well known actors, but they do a great job with the effects being an independent film.
Something interesting to note is you learn the boy is being worshipped as part of a cult at first, because when he stares at people or gives a glimpse of his eyes, they feel a sense of peace and comfort. This is probably why they felt he was from Heaven showing them Heaven. What he really was showing was images of his home, an older advanced society that lives peacefully watching over us.
This movie makes you really think about the connection between Angels and aliens living in other dimension besides us. I highly recommend it and I hope you enjoy it for it’s simplistic beauty and other worldly trip.