How Jesus and Muhammad confronted Satan

How Jesus and Muhammad confronted Satan

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Goodman, MO

#1 Apr 7, 2012
Few people know that Muhammad says in the Quran that he takes refuge in Allah from evil witches who may cast spells on him (Sura 113:4).

Few people know that early reliable Islamic sources reveal that before Muhammad’s ministry went public in Mecca, he nearly committed suicide multiple times.

Few people know that early reliable Islamic sources say that he was bewitched by a Jewish magician for "a long period" in Medina.

Few people know that the Quran itself reports that jinn (genii) secretly and invisibly listened to the Quran and became Muslims, while others refused.

But maybe more people know that early reliable Islamic sources say that Muhammad believed Satan inspired him, out of his despair, to recite some verses that made it into the Quran—the so-called Satanic verses.

To repeat, these facts come from early reliable Islamic sources, not from the imagination of non-Muslims. This cannot be overemphasized. Early Muslim scholars themselves report these events and beliefs held by their prophet.

This article analyzes these facts. First, we look at Muhammad’s life in Mecca, when these fears and suicidal thoughts and Satanic inspirations first came up. Second, we examine his life in Medina after his Emigration or Hijrah there in AD 622. It will be discovered that he maintained his fears and odd beliefs about dark powers even during this time.

Finally, in the interest of Comparative Religions, we will study how Jesus dealt with the kingdom of darkness. Suffice it to say here that he never once was fearful of it. In fact, the New Testament says he terrified demons, casting them out of harassed and oppressed people.

The purpose of this article is to explore ALL of Islam, so the uninformed and misinformed can gain some understanding of this worldwide religion. The purpose is not simply to put Muhammad down.

A warning, though.

C. S. Lewis says in the preface of his book Screwtape Letters that readers should avoid two extremes in the matter of dark powers. On the one hand, skeptics may believe that all of this talk about the devil is myth or rubbish. They have succumbed to modern rationalistic philosophy or scientific materialism. Satan is delighted that these skeptics no longer believe in him. Now he can ruin their lives without their knowing it.

Read full article: http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Arland...

Matthew 4:2-10

And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written,'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' " Then the devil *took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and *said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON {their} HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.' " Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written,'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' " Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written,'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' "

You noticed that Jesus upon being offered all the riches and kingdoms in the world by Lucifer said.'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.

I want to rewrite this to say.'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH YOUR MONEY, AND SERVE HIM ONLY WITH YOUR TREASURES

This would be easier to understand.
Hello

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Apr 7, 2012
This story is nothing but a poor copy of Buddha's confrontation with Mara, it is a part of Indian religious tradition where yogis are tempted and are able to overcome -- it is no where found in mid eastern traditions.

Buddha destroyed Satan's entire army. Buddha was the initiator of redemption of mankind in this generation.
Vinamese

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Jan 22, 2013
Buddha destroyed satan's entire army WITHOUT lifting a finger.

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