Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256620 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Brussels Journal.

bmz

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#170848 Apr 6, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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Yes true, and using their curious logic he continues to be a Sinner by diverting worship away from GOD to him! lol..
And may the God forgive Jesus, who was created a sin and died a sinner, for all the sins he bore. Amen!

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#170849 Apr 6, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Yes, you are right in saying that you can never be sure because you have not really read Qur'aan at all. Any one, who reads Qur'aan can understand easily that it talks about Badr.
Ana was right. Surah 8 Al-Anfaal talks about events at Badr and it was revealed after the battle of Badr.
Regarding the name Badr, it is mentioned in Surah 3 Ale-Imraan, verse 123
Mahmood is completely right, while you're lying through your teeth. In chapter 8th there is no way you can deduce it was about the Badr battle since there is no mention of it, but it's clear that it talks about a battle.

The only way to understand which battle that chapter is referring to is to read the Hadiths,a compilation of tales. No external books like Hadiths Quran would be incomprehensible, as no one can have any clue about which place, time ect is the book referring to.

You are correct that Quran 3:123 mentions Badr but here it underlines a gross problem. If Quran Al-Anfal (8th chapter) was revealed after the battle of Badr, how is it possible that Ali Imran (3rd chapter) therefore 5 chapters before the previous one, already mention Badr?

If the battle referred to 8th chapter is rightly identified as of Badr, then it means that the chronological order of Quran is a mess. Uthman made things up.

If Quran contains this problems, rely on extra quranic sources for better understanding, messed chronological order, what else should we expect from the so called perfect book, the uncorrupt word of god?
bmz

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#170850 Apr 6, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Mahmood is completely right, while you're lying through your teeth. In chapter 8th there is no way you can deduce it was about the Badr battle since there is no mention of it, but it's clear that it talks about a battle.
The only way to understand which battle that chapter is referring to is to read the Hadiths,a compilation of tales. No external books like Hadiths Quran would be incomprehensible, as no one can have any clue about which place, time ect is the book referring to.
You are correct that Quran 3:123 mentions Badr but here it underlines a gross problem. If Quran Al-Anfal (8th chapter) was revealed after the battle of Badr, how is it possible that Ali Imran (3rd chapter) therefore 5 chapters before the previous one, already mention Badr?
If the battle referred to 8th chapter is rightly identified as of Badr, then it means that the chronological order of Quran is a mess. Uthman made things up.
If Quran contains this problems, rely on extra quranic sources for better understanding, messed chronological order, what else should we expect from the so called perfect book, the uncorrupt word of god?
I try my level best to ignore most of your silly posts. Now, you come up with another foolish post.
Chronology was not set by dates or the period.

Now, where does Hadith describe and explain Surah 8 or any other Surah?

Hadith came 3 centuries later and Hadith is just a collection of tales and narrations. Hadith is not our Scripture.

Qur'aan stands Supreme in Islam as the Scripture.

bmz

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#170851 Apr 6, 2013
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
if you use any other testament, except TheTorah. then you are being decieved, by some other errant new testament of alleged as men.
No, Rabbee

I will never use the OT and the NT, the News Testament. Both books have been forged.
Mahmood

Schomberg, Canada

#170852 Apr 6, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Yes, you are right in saying that you can never be sure because you have not really read Qur'aan at all. Any one, who reads Qur'aan can understand easily that it talks about Badr.
Ana was right. Surah 8 Al-Anfaal talks about events at Badr and it was revealed after the battle of Badr.
Regarding the name Badr, it is mentioned in Surah 3 Ale-Imraan, verse 123
How do you know it talks about Badr? To begin with, you reject all traditions and tafsirs, and yet when it comes to crunch time, you bank on them. We are talking about Anfaal and not Imran, so dont bring Imran in the picture.

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#170853 Apr 6, 2013
bmz wrote:
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And may the God forgive Jesus, who was created a sin and died a sinner, for all the sins he bore. Amen!
FROM IBN ISHAQ'S "SIRAT RASULALLAH", translated as, "THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD" by A. Guillaume, page 243.

"I have heard that it was of him that the apostle said, "Whoever wants to see Satan let him take a look at Nabtal b. al-Harith!" He was a sturdy black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks. He used to come and talk to the apostle and listen to him and then carry what he had said to the hypocrites. It was he who said: "Muhammad is all ears: if anyone tells him anything he believes it." God sent down concerning him: "And of them are those who annoy the prophet and say he is all ears, Say: Good ears for you. He believes in God and trusts the believers and is a mercy for those of you who believe; and those who annoy the apostle of God for them there is a painful punishment." (Sura 9:61)

COMMENT
Muhammad knew many people who were against him, some of them were tough, proven warriors. But of all the people, Muhammad picked out a peculiar looking black man and said that Satan looked like him! Muhammad said that Satan looks like a Negro! Certainly there were unusual looking Arab men in the area, but Muhammad picked out a black man as the image of Satan. Why?

QUESTIONS
Why would God allow Satan to put his words in Muhammad's mouth, and then make light of it? Shouldn't someone speaking the word of God be held accountable?

1) How is yawning from Satan?

2) How can Satan be everywhere touching new-born infants?

3) If Satan can be physical or spiritual, why did he allow Abu Huraira and Muhammad to capture him?

4) Why did Muhammad say Satan looks like a black man?

CONCLUSION

The Hadith clearly portrays the workings of Muhammad's mind. He accepted superstitions, myths, and made bizarre declarations whenever he had to say something about an event, or something he didn't understand.

Muhammad said that Satan's cunning was weak, but Satan tricked Muhammad into teaching and performing idol worship, and Satan was partly responsible for the harsh Muslim defeat at Uhud. These contradictions delineate Muhammad's ever changing ideas.

Muhammad was a very superstitious man. These statements prove that Muhammad was not listening to God, but to the machinations of his mind. Islam is partly built upon the Hadith; Islam is part superstition.



Mahmood

Schomberg, Canada

#170854 Apr 6, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>
Mahmood is completely right, while you're lying through your teeth. In chapter 8th there is no way you can deduce it was about the Badr battle since there is no mention of it, but it's clear that it talks about a battle.
The only way to understand which battle that chapter is referring to is to read the Hadiths,a compilation of tales. No external books like Hadiths Quran would be incomprehensible, as no one can have any clue about which place, time ect is the book referring to.
You are correct that Quran 3:123 mentions Badr but here it underlines a gross problem. If Quran Al-Anfal (8th chapter) was revealed after the battle of Badr, how is it possible that Ali Imran (3rd chapter) therefore 5 chapters before the previous one, already mention Badr?
If the battle referred to 8th chapter is rightly identified as of Badr, then it means that the chronological order of Quran is a mess. Uthman made things up.
If Quran contains this problems, rely on extra quranic sources for better understanding, messed chronological order, what else should we expect from the so called perfect book, the uncorrupt word of god?
Singaporian bmz rejects all sira and hadiths. As far as he is concerned, every muslim and non author is either and idiot or an asshole including Ishaq and Tabari. He is basically a Koran only Mohammadi. On one hand you have professors of Islamic studies such as Omid Safi relying on Islamic tradition while on the other we have bmz abusing them - that's the tragedy of Islam.

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#170855 Apr 6, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I try my level best to ignore most of your silly posts. Now, you come up with another foolish post.
Chronology was not set by dates or the period.
Now, where does Hadith describe and explain Surah 8 or any other Surah?
Hadith came 3 centuries later and Hadith is just a collection of tales and narrations. Hadith is not our Scripture.
Qur'aan stands Supreme in Islam as the Scripture.
Liar! You tell fairy tales.
FROM IBN ISHAQ'S "SIRAT RASULALLAH", translated as, "THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD" by A. Guillaume, page 243.

"I have heard that it was of him that the apostle said, "Whoever wants to see Satan let him take a look at Nabtal b. al-Harith!" He was a sturdy black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks. He used to come and talk to the apostle and listen to him and then carry what he had said to the hypocrites. It was he who said: "Muhammad is all ears: if anyone tells him anything he believes it." God sent down concerning him: "And of them are those who annoy the prophet and say he is all ears, Say: Good ears for you. He believes in God and trusts the believers and is a mercy for those of you who believe; and those who annoy the apostle of God for them there is a painful punishment." (Sura 9:61)

COMMENT
Muhammad knew many people who were against him, some of them were tough, proven warriors. But of all the people, Muhammad picked out a peculiar looking black man and said that Satan looked like him! Muhammad said that Satan looks like a Negro! Certainly there were unusual looking Arab men in the area, but Muhammad picked out a black man as the image of Satan. Why?

QUESTIONS
Why would God allow Satan to put his words in Muhammad's mouth, and then make light of it? Shouldn't someone speaking the word of God be held accountable?

1) How is yawning from Satan?

2) How can Satan be everywhere touching new-born infants?

3) If Satan can be physical or spiritual, why did he allow Abu Huraira and Muhammad to capture him?

4) Why did Muhammad say Satan looks like a black man?

CONCLUSION

The Hadith clearly portrays the workings of Muhammad's mind. He accepted superstitions, myths, and made bizarre declarations whenever he had to say something about an event, or something he didn't understand.

Muhammad said that Satan's cunning was weak, but Satan tricked Muhammad into teaching and performing idol worship, and Satan was partly responsible for the harsh Muslim defeat at Uhud. These contradictions delineate Muhammad's ever changing ideas.

Muhammad was a very superstitious man. These statements prove that Muhammad was not listening to God, but to the machinations of his mind. Islam is partly built upon the Hadith; Islam is part superstition.

Muhammad was possessed.
He was guided by jinn devils.
He so feared the pagan moon god Allah that he worshiped as a child that all other religions became demons in the eyes and mind of Muhammad.
He relied on superstition instilled into him by his mother as a child.

bmz

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#170856 Apr 6, 2013
Mahmood wrote:
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How do you know it talks about Badr? To begin with, you reject all traditions and tafsirs, and yet when it comes to crunch time, you bank on them. We are talking about Anfaal and not Imran, so dont bring Imran in the picture.
How do I know? Because I read and understand. I

Any sensible person, who reads will know. You cannot and that is the problem.

You do not need any tradition, tales, tafsirs or Hadith to understand Qur'aan.

Which came first? Hadith? Tafsirs?

I was talking about Anfaal. For the information of another clueless fool and your goodself, I let you know, as you never knew that Badr was mentioned in Surah 3 Ale Imraan. you learned that today.

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#170857 Apr 6, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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OK!!!!!!!!!!
Do us all a small favour.
Do you worship the God of Israel?
Technically L-rd G-d of Jews has been referred to by that name.
Why don't you join them in the worship of their God instead of worshipping a naked pagan satan oozing off a phallic pole seducing you to bite his flesh and such his bloody juices?
If you join the Jews in synagogues in the worship of their G-d, I shall take my hat off to you and leave you well alone!
Deal?
Muhammad said Black man is Satan.
Is that True Alex?

FROM IBN ISHAQ'S "SIRAT RASULALLAH", translated as, "THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD" by A. Guillaume, page 243.

"I have heard that it was of him that the apostle said, "Whoever wants to see Satan let him take a look at Nabtal b. al-Harith!" He was a sturdy black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks. He used to come and talk to the apostle and listen to him and then carry what he had said to the hypocrites. It was he who said: "Muhammad is all ears: if anyone tells him anything he believes it." God sent down concerning him: "And of them are those who annoy the prophet and say he is all ears, Say: Good ears for you. He believes in God and trusts the believers and is a mercy for those of you who believe; and those who annoy the apostle of God for them there is a painful punishment." (Sura 9:61)

COMMENT
Muhammad knew many people who were against him, some of them were tough, proven warriors. But of all the people, Muhammad picked out a peculiar looking black man and said that Satan looked like him! Muhammad said that Satan looks like a Negro! Certainly there were unusual looking Arab men in the area, but Muhammad picked out a black man as the image of Satan. Why?

QUESTIONS
Why would God allow Satan to put his words in Muhammad's mouth, and then make light of it? Shouldn't someone speaking the word of God be held accountable?

1) How is yawning from Satan?

2) How can Satan be everywhere touching new-born infants?

3) If Satan can be physical or spiritual, why did he allow Abu Huraira and Muhammad to capture him?

4) Why did Muhammad say Satan looks like a black man?

CONCLUSION

The Hadith clearly portrays the workings of Muhammad's mind. He accepted superstitions, myths, and made bizarre declarations whenever he had to say something about an event, or something he didn't understand.

Muhammad said that Satan's cunning was weak, but Satan tricked Muhammad into teaching and performing idol worship, and Satan was partly responsible for the harsh Muslim defeat at Uhud. These contradictions delineate Muhammad's ever changing ideas.

Muhammad was a very superstitious man. These statements prove that Muhammad was not listening to God, but to the machinations of his mind. Islam is partly built upon the Hadith; Islam is part superstition.

Muhammad was possessed.
He was guided by jinn devils.
He so feared the pagan moon god Allah that he worshiped as a child that all other religions became demons in the eyes and mind of Muhammad.
He relied on superstition instilled into him by his mother as a child.
http://religionresearchinstitute.org/Mohammad...
bmz

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#170858 Apr 6, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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FROM IBN ISHAQ'S "SIRAT RASULALLAH", translated as, "THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD" by A. Guillaume, page 243.
"I have heard that it was of him that the apostle said, "Whoever wants to see Satan let him take a look at Nabtal b. al-Harith!" He was a sturdy black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks. He used to come and talk to the apostle and listen to him and then carry what he had said to the hypocrites. It was he who said: "Muhammad is all ears: if anyone tells him anything he believes it." God sent down concerning him: "And of them are those who annoy the prophet and say he is all ears, Say: Good ears for you. He believes in God and trusts the believers and is a mercy for those of you who believe; and those who annoy the apostle of God for them there is a painful punishment." (Sura 9:61)
COMMENT
Muhammad knew many people who were against him, some of them were tough, proven warriors. But of all the people, Muhammad picked out a peculiar looking black man and said that Satan looked like him! Muhammad said that Satan looks like a Negro! Certainly there were unusual looking Arab men in the area, but Muhammad picked out a black man as the image of Satan. Why?
QUESTIONS
Why would God allow Satan to put his words in Muhammad's mouth, and then make light of it? Shouldn't someone speaking the word of God be held accountable?
1) How is yawning from Satan?
2) How can Satan be everywhere touching new-born infants?
3) If Satan can be physical or spiritual, why did he allow Abu Huraira and Muhammad to capture him?
4) Why did Muhammad say Satan looks like a black man?
CONCLUSION
The Hadith clearly portrays the workings of Muhammad's mind. He accepted superstitions, myths, and made bizarre declarations whenever he had to say something about an event, or something he didn't understand.
Muhammad said that Satan's cunning was weak, but Satan tricked Muhammad into teaching and performing idol worship, and Satan was partly responsible for the harsh Muslim defeat at Uhud. These contradictions delineate Muhammad's ever changing ideas.
Muhammad was a very superstitious man. These statements prove that Muhammad was not listening to God, but to the machinations of his mind. Islam is partly built upon the Hadith; Islam is part superstition.
Shamma,

Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham were bloody fools and idiots just like your Church fathers and the men, who penned the New Testament.

Satan had no effect on Muhammad. Satan had only afflicted Jesus, his disciples and anyone, who came along later. For example Paul and the Church fathers were the minions of Satan.

Satan is the author of all your books.

They were storey-tellers and collected stories from all sides. They were not scholars of Islam.

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#170859 Apr 6, 2013
bmz

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#170860 Apr 6, 2013
Mahmood wrote:
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Singaporian bmz rejects all sira and hadiths. As far as he is concerned, every muslim and non author is either and idiot or an asshole including Ishaq and Tabari. He is basically a Koran only Mohammadi. On one hand you have professors of Islamic studies such as Omid Safi relying on Islamic tradition while on the other we have bmz abusing them - that's the tragedy of Islam.
That Omid Safi relies on tradition already shows that he has no knowledge of Qur'aan.

When I read and studied Qur'aan, I had never touched any other book. I understood. How come you cannot? And after reading Qur'aan, then I studied Hadith and other books, which were full of junk and stuff. How can I accept them, when the fail to stand under the scrutiny of Qur'aan? 

The simple answer is that you never did and just make foolish remarks like internet junkies.

I ask you again. What came first? What did Muslims read 3-5 centuries before the arrival of other books? Only Qur'aan.

And you have the audacity to tell me that in order to understand Qur'aan, I need to read junk and stuff?

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#170861 Apr 6, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Shamma,
Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham were bloody fools and idiots just like your Church fathers and the men, who penned the New Testament.
Satan had no effect on Muhammad. Satan had only afflicted Jesus, his disciples and anyone, who came along later. For example Paul and the Church fathers were the minions of Satan.
Satan is the author of all your books.
They were storey-tellers and collected stories from all sides. They were not scholars of Islam.
You bull-shit Muslim.
You call them fools for telling the truth about Muhammad.
cry Muslim cry, you cannot hide the truth about Muhammad.
Its all here about Muhammad on this link.
http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/satan.ht...
bmz

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#170862 Apr 6, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text> Liar! You tell fairy tales.
No, I do not but I can assure you that the Church and her Satanic minions such as the missionaries, evangelists and presbyters are the Liars. You are not excluded.

Jesus never said that he was the son of God. Jesus never said that he was God, who came down to earth through the vagina of a woman. Jesus never said that God was a triune monstrosity? 

Jesus never made the most absurd statement that he was God.

So, where did these lied come from? Those lies came from the Liars of the Church founded by pagans. It is soooooo funny to see you repeating the same rotten lies.
bmz

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#170863 Apr 6, 2013
Shamma wrote:
Silas is an ignorant fool!

Shall I show your Jesus' incoherence through your gospels and how he went off-topic and avoided answers?

Shall I show how schizophrenic Jesus was?

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#170864 Apr 6, 2013
MUHAMMAD AND SATAN

by Silas

INTRODUCTION
Satan (Shaitan) occupies an important place in Islam and Christianity, and there are many parallels between their concepts. On the other hand, Muhammad said many things about Satan and the "Jinn",(beings similar to demons, they can have physical or spiritual bodies, and can be evil or good), that have no equivalent in Christianity. Muhammad's superstitions played a role in his statements and they are reflected in Islamic theology. Additionaly, Muhammad borrowed stories about Satan from other religions, and repeated those as his teachings.

SCOPE

Because of length constraints, this paper cannot be an exhaustive study on the topic of Satan and the Jinn in Islam. There is just too much data for one article. The scope of this paper is to present many of the irrational and queer things Muhammad said about Satan.

NOTE #1: Of the many topics I've studied on Islam, this one is the most intriguing because it showcases Muhammad's synthesis of pagan, Jewish, and Christian folklore, with his own odd ideas.

GENERAL COMMENTS

The Shorter Ency. of Islam,(H.A.R. Gibb, pub. by E.J. Brill), provides some necessary background information concerning Islam's Satan and the Jinn (Dijon). Under "Shaitan", it says:

"As applied to spirits Shaitan has two distinct meanings with separate histories. The sense of devil goes back to Jewish sources and that of superhuman being has its roots in Arab paganism, though the two meanings interact. In the stories about Solomon, a Shaitan is nothing more than a Dijon superior in knowledge and power to other Dijon.....There is some evidence that the pagan gods of Arabia were afterwards reduced to the rank of demons. Tabari says (Tafsir) that the Shaitan are those whom the infidels obeyed while disobeying God. The bow of Kuzah was afterwards called the bow of Shaitan and the two horns of Shaitan is a name for a phenomenon accompanying sunrise. Similarly old superstitions are preserved in the belief that a Shaitan eats excrement and all manner of filth and frequents the borderline between shade and sunlight.....

.....Satan is tacitly identified with Iblis who is obviously borrowed from Judaism. Thus al-Shaitan is the chief of the evil spirits and Shaitan is a spirit, though not necessarily evil." [1]

In Arthur Jeffery's "Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'an", pages 187 - 190, Jeffery lists some background material on the name "Shaitan". He ends by saying, "..... we may take it as certain that the word (Shaitan) was in use long before Muhammad's day, and he in his use of it was undoubtedly influenced by Christian, probably Abyssinian Christian, usage." [2]

All in all, there are a great many Islamic traditions that comment on Satan and the Jinn. Taken as a whole, the entire Islamic theology is confused. I will refer to the Quran, Bukhari's and Muslim's Hadith, and Ibn Ishaq's Sirat as Islamic source material. I will also quote a few other authors for special comments.





bmz

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#170865 Apr 6, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You bull-shit Muslim.
You call them fools for telling the truth about Muhammad.
cry Muslim cry, you cannot hide the truth about Muhammad.
Its all here about Muhammad on this link.
http://www.answering-islam.org/Silas/satan.ht...
I have told you many times that Ibn Ishaq and company were ignorant fools and liars just like Pat Robert, Sam Shamoun, Robert Spencer, Silas, Matt Slick and the Church fathers, including your goodself.

They are just like the writers of the New Testament , who wrote everything based upon hearsay.

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#170866 Apr 6, 2013
THE QURAN AND THE BIBLE ON SATAN

THE BIBLE

Satan tempts people: Gen. 3, 1 Chronicles 21:1, Matt. 4:1

Satan brings physical destruction: Job,

Satan physically afflicts people: Luke 13:16, 2 Cor. 12:7

Satan possesses people: Luke 22:3, 2 Cor. 12:7

Satan masquerades as an angel of light: 2 Cor. 11:14,

Satan fights against the work of God: 1 Thess. 2:18, 1 Peter 5:8

Satan spiritually dominates geographical areas: Rev. 2,

Satan is cunning: Eph. 6:11,

Satan holds the power of death: Hebrews 2:14

Satan is a murderer and a liar: John 8:44,

Satan will deceive the nations to rebel against God: Rev. 20,

THE QURAN
2:36, 268, 7:200 Satan tempts people and causes people to sin.

2:168, Satan is the enemy to the people.

2:275, Satan drives people to madness.

3:155, 175 Satan caused Muslims to be cowardly or afraid

4:76, Satan's cunning is weak.

4:120, Satan is a liar.

6:68, 18:63 Satan causes people to forget.

15:27, Satan,(and/or the Jinn) are created from smokeless fire.

22:52, Satan interjects thoughts or words into people's hearts.

28:15, Satan causes Moses to sin and kill an Egyptian.

37:9, The Jinn (and arguably Satan) are pelted by comets and meteors.

38:41, Satan afflicts Job

COMPARISON & COMMENT
Thus far we have a great deal of similar material. Satan is the enemy of the people, he is a liar and murderer, and tries to lead people away from God. He physically afflicts people, and entices them to sin.

There are some noticeable differences however. In Islam, Satan causes Muslims to forget and Satan interjects thoughts or words into peoples minds / mouth. This is the basis of the "Satanic Verses". Satan is created from some type of "smokeless fire", and God uses comets or meteors to strike at the Jinn and possibly Satan as well.

All in all, I see more similarities than differences thus far, but the differences are notable.

MATERIAL FROM THE HADITH
This is where the contrast becomes quite noticable and the strangeness in Islamic theology begins to show. As the saying goes: "the devil is in the details", and this is apparent when the details are examined.

QUOTES FROM BUKHARI [3]{all quotes are from Sahih al-Bukhari unless otherwise noted.}

4.510: Narrated 'Aisha:
On the day (of the battle) of Uhud when the pagans were defeated, Satan shouted, "O slaves of Allah! Beware of the forces at your back," and on that the Muslims of the front files fought with the Muslims of the back files (thinking they were pagans). Hudhaifa looked back to see his father "Al-Yaman," (being attacked by the Muslims). He shouted, "O Allah's Slaves! My father! My father!" By Allah, they did not stop till they killed him. Hudhaifa said, "May Allah forgive you." 'Urwa said that Hudhaifa continued to do good (invoking Allah to forgive the killer of his father till he met Allah (i.e. died).

COMMENT
Compare this with the Quran, 4:76 - "Satan's cunning is weak.". Obviously the Muslims wisdom was weaker. Uhud was a terrible defeat for the Muslims; many of them died and their people were demoralized afterwards. Additionally, Muhammad was severely wounded in the face; an arrow went through his jaw, he lost some teeth, and he was scared for life. This again illustrates Muhammad's bizarre statements found in the Quran and Hadith.

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#170867 Apr 6, 2013
HADITH CONTINUED



1.582: Narrated Abu Huraira:



Allah's Apostle said, "When the Adhan is pronounced Satan takes to his heels and passes wind with noise during his flight in order not to hear the Adhan. When the Adhan is completed he comes back and again takes to his heels when the Iqama is pronounced and after its completion he returns again till he whispers into the heart of the person (to divert his attention from his prayer) and makes him remember things which he does not recall to his mind before the prayer and that causes him to forget how much he has prayed."







FROM THE HADITH OF SAHIH MUSLIM, vol. 1,#751:



Abu Sufyan reported it on the authority of Jabir that he had heard the apostle of Allah say: "When Satan hears the call to prayer, he runs away to a distance like that of Rauha". Sulaiman said: "I asked him about Rauha." He replied, "It is at a distance of 36 miles from Medina."







BUKHARI 4.495:(cf. 3.505B and 6.530)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:



The Prophet said, "If while you are praying, somebody intends to pass in front of you, prevent him; and should he insist, prevent him again; and if he insists again, fight with him (i.e. prevent him violently e.g. pushing him violently), because such a person is (like) a devil."



Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin: Abu Huraira said, "Allah's Apostle put me in charge of the Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr). Someone came to me and started scooping some of the foodstuff of (Zakat) with both hands. I caught him and told him that I would take him to Allah's Apostle." Then Abu Huraira told the whole narration and added "He (i.e. the thief) said,'Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse of "Al-Kursi" (2.255) for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not approach you till dawn.' " On that the Prophet said, "He told you the truth, though he is a liar, and he (the thief) himself was the Satan."





BUKHARI 2.301:

Narrated Abu Huraira:



The Prophet once offered the prayer and said, "Satan came in front of me and tried to interrupt my prayer, but Allah gave me an upper hand on him and I choked him. No doubt, I thought of tying him to one of the pillars of the mosque till you get up in the morning and see him. Then I remembered the statement of Prophet Solomon,'My Lord ! Bestow on me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me.' Then Allah made him (Satan) return with his head down (humiliated)."





FROM SAHIH MUSLIM, vol. 3,# 5008:



Ibn Umar reported Allah's messenger as saying, "When anyone of you intends to eat (meal), he should eat with his right hand, and when he (intends) to drink he should drink with his right hand, for the Satan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand."





COMMENT

These are very bizarre statements. Satan runs, about 36 miles, and farts to prevent himself from hearing the Adhan? In order to have flatulence, you must ingest something. Earlier, the Shorter Ency. stated that there are Hadith that say that Satan eats dung and filth. I've read that Jinn eat bones and perhaps carrion. Here Muhammad's superstitions or pagan concepts present Satan as some type of desperate scavenger. And, if he is running 36 miles a day, he must be in great shape! I bet he could win the Boston Marathon!

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