Javid Saleem from Lahore writes:
You have indicated two aspects of thoughts the low and the high. High thinking has been termed as the thinking of righteousness by you. According to religious point of view living in strict accordance with the principles of Islam is righteousness and there we find no mention of telepathy in Islam. Telepathy, in fact, is one of those sciences which the European scientists have deduced from other metaphysical sciences. It is quite disturbing that you have conflated telepathy in Islam. I agree that telepathy has become quite an important branch of knowledge but it does not mean that one who wants to learn telepathy should also have the thinking approach of righteousness that is, he should be a Muslim.
Can you indicate even a single instance that has been experienced by our ancestors and has some coordination with telepathy? I would like to make this appeal to you that kindly present this knowledge in its original form and shape so that the distinction between telepathy and Islam should remain there.
Answer: As far as the thinking approach of righteousness is concerned it cannot be claimed that it is the property or heritage of only one particular nation. In fact, it is another name for human values. If a non-muslim has these values he will be called a human after all. And if a Muslim does not has these values. Then he is not worthy to be called even a human being. It has been declared by Allah the most high in Surah Maida Verse 72.
It has been proclaimed in the Holy Quran, “Those who believe in the Quran, those who follow the Jewish scriptures and the Sabians, and the Christians, anyone who believes in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve” (S:5 V:72). It has been clarified in this verse that the good deeds and actions based upon the righteousness of any individual or a nation are not wasted and these are rewarded provided such righteousness is observed purely for the sake of Allah. All those deeds that are done for the sake of Allah are always based upon right-mindedness.
According to the spiritualists, right-mindedness enables us to become closer to our soul. In fact, closeness to our soul and the cognition of the soul is the only yardstick of humanity. All the sacred and divine books and scriptures have invited man to have this thinking approach and preached those programs which could induce right-mindedness after having the proper cognition of the soul.
Cognition of the soul is the only via media for Now coming to this point that telepathy is not found in Islam. Telepathy, in fact, is the cognition of our Lord God still living in this phenomenal world. Cognition of the soul on one hand enables us to make use of the latent potentialities of the soul while on the other it enables us to have the proper cognition of the Lord of the worlds in a better perspective of His creations. Thus the thinking approach aimed at the cognition of the inner self or the soul is right-mindedness.
All the prophets strived throughout their lives to spread that right-mindedness that was bestowed upon them by the Almighty Allah. It remained their mission that the thinking approach granted to them should be transferred to their fellow beings so that they could be saved from the rebelliousness and the evilness.
Name of that knowledge in which one transfers one’s thoughts, ideas and the thinking pattern to other creatures of Allah. It had been the mission of all the prophets of God that the thinking pattern bestowed upon them under special arrangements could be presented to mankind for its benefit and to safeguard them from evil and transgressional thinking. It does not make any difference if instead of inspiration or suggestion this knowledge is called telepathy just as Allah is called God in English and Bhagvan in Hindi.
You have also asked to cite even one single instance from Islamic history that has any coordination with telepathy. Once the Holy Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), happened to pass by a camel. Upon seeing the tears in the eyes of the camel he told the owner of that camel that the camel is complaining against him that he makes him carry the full load but is maltreated and is kept undernourished. Similarly, the incident of Hazarat Omer Farooq (R.A.) is recorded in the History of Islam in golden letters. During the course of the war with Iran. Hazarat Sariya, the commander of the Muslim army besieged the enemy. The enemy had reinforcement. At the same time, Hazarat Omer was addressing the Friday congregation of Muslim prayer at Madina. During his address he stated, “I am witnessing the two battling forces” And he described the positions of both sides. Then all of a sudden he called out, “0, Sariya- go behind the cliff— go behind the cliff.” History testifies that Hazrat Sariya heard the voice of Hazrat Omer on the battlefield and acted upon the suggestion which saved him from a sure defeat. In this regard, hundreds of incidents of prophets, auliyas, saints, sages and geniuses could be cited as examples.