Submitted by Abid Aziz
I came across this article about alien life on bbc's website. It can be read on the following link.
I quote a little section from the article as follows
"If we wake up tomorrow morning to the news that we’ve made contact with intelligent aliens, how will religion respond? Some believe that the discovery will set us on a path the end goal of which will be to outgrow religion"
As far as Islam is concerned it clearly supports the existence of alien life. Following verse of Quran clearly refers to alien life.
"And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and what He has spread forth in both of them of living beings. And He is all-powerful to gather them together, when He will." (42:29)