In Episode 5 of Ms. Marvel, the Veil separating the human world from the Noor dimension suddenly opens for no apparent reason. One of the Clan Destines tries to go through it and is gruesomely disintegrated.

Kamala manages to convince Najma not to try going through the Veil, and

Najma suddenly declares that she can close the Veil, which she somehow manages to do, despite it disintegrating her in the exact same way.

None of this is explained, nor does it make any sense to me.

How did the Veil open in the first place, and how was this character able to close it?

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    "None of this is explained" — which is understandable in-universe. The two people who explained the Noor dimension to Kamala (Najma and Waleed) are apparently dead, so unless Kareem was extensively briefed on its workings, no-one knows what's up with it. Presumably we'll learn a bit more in the final episode, although maybe we'll need to watch The Marvels (or even Thor: Love and Thunder?) to get the picture. Jul 7, 2022 at 14:53
  • Well, it makes quite a bit of sense to me, but I think it's better to wait for last episode.
    – Mithoron
    Jul 7, 2022 at 15:39
  • @Mithoron I've just finished watching the final episode and, beyond a vague mention of Najma "pierc[ing] the Veil", no further explanation is given. If it made sense to you, would you consider posting an answer?
    – F1Krazy
    Jul 14, 2022 at 12:17
  • Maybe. This last episode indeed didn't explain much, we only got Kamala's interpretation. It would be pretty speculative, but I could give it a shot.
    – Mithoron
    Jul 14, 2022 at 19:53
  • Note that it all connects with your next question scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/265515/…
    – Mithoron
    Jul 15, 2022 at 14:51

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OK, that's gonna be rather speculative, but the series kinda is rather enigmatic. Also, this is all like one big spoiler.

Lets start with "why did it open?". It was probably because of power output needed to send Kamala into the past.

Looks like there was an interplay between Aisha, Kamala and Najima. Aisha was trying to get help from a future user of the bangle. That caused Kamala's visions of the past, but didn't quite work out. Still, as Najima touched it, the vision not only came back, but even Kamala's grandma saw it. Seems this was a dance for three (or maybe even four...) - just after Najima stabbed the bangle, Kamala was finally sent back to past. This made a hole in our reality and apparently also in the veil.

Now, what about closing it?

It's hard to say what Najima could do and how. Like other jinn she had some connection to the Noor. Now this breach was a very big connection that she apparently could manipulate. So, what happened when she touched it? Her body was destroyed, but she managed to manipulate the breach and even influence Kamran at a distance. But what about "dying"? While perhaps she died, in a way, I think it was rather her succeeding in going back to Noor, leaving remains behind, while spirit, or actual "jinn" part, left where she wanted to go.

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