Sunday, March 16, 2008

Is The Quran The Word of Satan? According To The Biblical Jesus, THAT'S ABSURD!


By Bassam Zawadi

The Quran makes it clear that God is the author of the Quran...

Surah 55:1-2
The Most Beneficent (Allah)! Has taught (you mankind) the Qur'an (by His Mercy).

Not Satan...

Surah 26:210-212
The devils did not bring it (the Quran) down. It is not meet for them, nor is it in their power, Lo! verily they are banished from the hearing.

The Quran opposes Satan as a staunch enemy...

Surah 2:168
O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.
Surah 7:200
And if a slander from the devil wound thee, then seek refuge in Allah. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.
Surah 16:98
And when thou recitest the Qur'an, seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.
Surah 36:60
Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, that ye worship not the devil - Lo! he is your open foe! -

Now anyone who studies the Quran and knows about its scientific miracles (*), prophecies (*), falsification tests (*) etc. can do nothing but conclude that it came from a supernatural source.
Now Christian missionaries get desperate and say that this supernatural source is Satan.
However, the Quran makes it clear that Satan is our enemy and commands believers to do righteous things. But the desperate Christian missionary replies back that Satan is only disguising himself and pretending to attack himself only to deviate people from the true path. Satan is being very tricky when telling the believers to do good deeds so that he won't expose himself. He would do anything to ensure that people don't believe that Jesus died for their sins.
However, if Jesus Christ heard this argument he would have refuted it just like how he refuted the Pharisees who accused him of casting out Satan with the power of Satan...

Mark 3:22-26
22And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub[c]! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."
23So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.

The story is repeated in the gospel of Matthew...

Matthew 12:24-26
24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub,[d] the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
25Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

John Gill says in his commentary...

how can Satan cast out Satan?or one devil cast out another? how unreasonable is it to suppose it? can it ever be thought that such, whose interest it is to unite, would ever oppose and dispossess one another? if therefore, as if he should say, I am Beelzebub, or have him, and he is in me, and I am in confederacy with him; was this the case, can any think I should ever cast him out of others, as I do? (John Gill's Exposition of the Bible, Commentary on Mark 3:23, Source)

how shall then his kingdom stand?he will never be able to maintain his authority, and keep up the show of a government, as he does: for these words suggest, that there is a form of government among the devils, who are united in one body, under one head; and whose unity and concord are their greatest strength, as in all other governments. Our Lord's argument, and which is his first, for others follow, is, that since Satan, who is so cunning and crafty, can never be thought to act such an opposite part to himself, subversive of his kingdom and government; and which would give so much credit to Christ, and serve so much to strengthen his interest, as to assist him in the casting out of devils; the weakness, and maliciousness of such a suggestion, must be clear and evident to all. (John Gill's Exposition of the Bible, Commentary on Matthew 12:26, Source)

John Darby says in his commentary...

Jesus demonstrates the absurdity of what they had said. Satan would not destroy his own kingdom (John Darby's Synopsis of the Bible, Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 12, Source)

In another commentary it also says...

26. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?--The argument here is irresistible. "No organized society can stand--whether kingdom, city, or household--when turned against itself; such intestine war is suicidal: But the works I do are destructive of Satan's kingdom: That I should be in league with Satan, therefore, is incredible and absurd." (Jamieson, Faussett, and Brown, Commentary on Matthew 12:26, Source)

The Christian missionary will reply back and say that the author of the Quran is Satan and is only deceiving people and making them think that he is attacking himself. While he is only doing this in order to trick the people and convince them even more that Satan is not the author of the Quran while he really is and that the Quran is taking the people away from the truth of Christianity.
Well if that is the case then I can easily argue back and claim that the devils were pretending to go against themselves when they cast each other out of people's bodies. They would do this in cooperation in order to make people think that the one casting out the devils is not Satan. So one could easily refute the Biblical Jesus' argument this way. But the Christian will remain stubborn and will demand that the Satan cannot be cast out by Satan just like the Biblical Jesus said. Well then what does he have to say about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) casting out Satan?...

Ya'laa ibn Murrah said:
I saw Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) do three things which no one before or after me saw. I went with him on a trip. On the way, we passed by a woman sitting at the roadside with a young boy. She called out, 'O Messenger of Allah, this boy is afflicted with a trial, and from him we have also been afflicted with a trial. I don't know how many times per day he is seized by fits.' He (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: 'Give him to me.' So she lifted him up to the Prophet.
He (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) then placed the boy between himself and the middle of the saddle, opened the boy's mouth and blew in it three times, saying, 'In the name of Allah, I am the slave of Allah, get out, enemy of Allah!' Then he gave the boy back to her and said: 'Meet us on our return at this same place and inform us how he has fared.' We then went. On our return, we found her in the same place with three sheep. When he said to her, 'How has your son fared?' She replied: 'By the One who sent you with the truth, we have not detected anything (unusual) in his behavior up to this time... (Narrated by Ahmad in his Musnad, 4/170. Sheikh Shu'ayb Al Arna'ut declared this hadeeth to be authentic. This hadeeth is also reported in Al Mustadrak for Al Hakim and Imam Al Dhahabi declared it to be authentic)
It is narrated that 'Uthman ibn Abi'l-'Aas said: "When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) appointed me as a governor of Al-Taai'if, I started to experience problems with my prayer, such that I did not know what I was doing in my prayer. When I noticed that, I went to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). He said, 'The son of Abi'l-'Aas?' I said, 'Yes, O' Messenger of Allah.' He said, 'What brings you here?' I said, 'O' Messenger of Allah, I am experiencing problems with my prayers, so that I do not know what I am doing in my prayer.' He said, 'That is the Shaytaan. Come closer.' So I came closer to him and squatted. He tapped me on the chest three times with his hand and blew in my mouth, and said, 'Get out, enemy of Allah!' He did that three times, then he said, 'Go and get on with your work."' (Sunan Ibn Maajah, Hadith no. 3538, Source, Sheikh Albani declared this hadeeth to be authentic in Saheeh Ibn Majah, Hadith no. 2858)

The Qur'an has also been found to be effective in exorcism. Ibn Taymiyyah said:
Innumerable people have found that it is effective in warding off the devils and neutralizing their influence. It is also very effective in warding off the devils from the human soul and from the one who is possessed, and from those whom the devils help, such as those who do wrong to others, those who get angry, those who follow their whims and desires and those who perform singing and music. (Majmoo' al-Fataawa, 19/55, cited in Umar S. Al Ashqar's book The World of the Jinn and Devils, p. 206)

So we even see that in Islam we have the ability to cast out devils from people.
Now Christians are obliged to stop using this argument because this is the same argument that Jesus refuted when the Pharisees tried to use it against him and showed them how absurd such a statement was. If Christians don't stop using this argument then they are indirectly admitting that Jesus' logic is weak and that he was wrong and didn't use good reasoning when defending himself. So they would only end up outsmarting their own false God.
It is impossible to conclude that Quran is the word of Satan and Christianity is the religion of God. Because according to the Christian criteria, the Quran cannot be the word of Satan. We are left with the conclusion that the only supernatural source that this Quran could be coming from is indeed God Almighty.

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