Is The Quran the Word of Satan?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
The whole premise of this argument is based on the assumption that the Prophet Muhammad SAW was inspired by the devil, which on its own seems rather silly because if he was inspired by the devil then why would every chapter of the book given by the devil start with I seek refuge in Almighty Allah from the accursed Satan and in Arabic= أعوذُ بِٱللَّهِ مِنَ ٱلشَّيۡطَٰانِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ ?
Furthermore The Quran tells us to enjoin good and forbid evil, it also says that Satan is a clear enemy of mankind. Why on earth would Satan say that about himself if he was inspiring Prophet Muhammad SAW?
The Quran & bible prohibit falling into sins but unlike the Quran, the bible does not provide solutions to the problems created by Satan.
For example both Quran and Bible condemn adultery and fornication but it is the Quran which genuinely provides solutions.
Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do [An-Nur:30]
Why would Satan curse himself and put these measures to prevent people from sinning and encourage charity, feeding the poor or caring for orphans & widows?
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. [Mark 3:24-26]
Regarding these so-called proofs
Look at the hypocrisy, because believing in Allah without associating partners with him entitles Muslims to Jannah it is considered vile. What they forgot to mention is that the bible gives a complete free pass to murderers and adulterers, rapists, and other sinners as long as they accept Jesus PBUH as their lord, and they can all go to heaven. But Muslims do not have that luxury. A Muslim who sins will probably go to hell and is only entitled to enter heaven based on his faith when he has completed the period of his punishment. This is ultimate justice.
Non-Muslims make a choice to reject Allah and they must live with the consequences of those choices. This is free will.
Athiests, Christians, Jews and polytheists commit shirk a sin that Allah will never forgive, A muslim on the other hand will be rewarded for not comitting shirk but that does not mean he will automatically be absolved of all his/her sins.
I shall bring out of the Fire the one who possesses half a mustard seed of belief. [Tirmidhi]
The person using these ahadith is clearly looking at Muhammad SAW with glasses of christian divinity, and is trying to show that Muhammad SAW was not some how ‘divine’. These Christians miss the point, Muhammad SAW never claimed divinity. He was more like Moses pbuh than the biblical Jesus pbuh.
The prophet SAW was the perfect Human, but was human, and all of these ahadith point to that, that is how a normal human would react. It was after the first revelation that prophet Muhammad SAW was told he was a prophet. This shows his humility and humbleness.
The Christians on the other hand use their corrupt scriptures to define how a prophet should react to a revelation, claiming that prophets recognize angels or have unseen knowledge about God and his commands. So why then when angels came to Lot PBUH he kept referring to them as men? And weren’t the Angels following God’s command to the letter why did they need to know how many people are in Lots’s household in order to save them? Genesis:19. Did God need information before he made his decision?
They also say that because Muhammad SAW was purified, this means he was sinful and needed to be purified and therefore cannot be a prophet.
But speaking in terms of Christianity isn’t that the core of the christian faith that everyone is born in sin and needs to be purified by accepting God? And What do they have to say about the prophet hood of David AS? who according to their book committed adultery and killed Bathsheba’s husband. Samuel:11
Their Scriptures suggest that a Prophet wrestled with God and God asked the prophet’s name? Genesis:22 (Didn’t God know his name?) “Based on logic alone, the story reeks of error, stupidity and even blasphemy.”
The objections raised by this person are not even remotely based on logic and they are trying to judge every action according to their corrupt bible. Logic would entail considering the teachings the prophet SAW brought, and The Quran by far is superior in every regard to any other religious scripture.
The fact of the matter is that all of the things this guy is objecting to about prophet Muhammad are present 10 fold in the bible for their prophets and are much more bizarre, and you can clearly see from his writing that he is using translated works of arabic trying to “prove” his point. This is not new and has happened throughout history and even during the time of the prophet SAW. The Jews, Christian & pagan Arabs said exactly the same things to discredit the Prophet SAW.
They say: “O thou to whom the Message is being revealed! truly thou art mad (or possessed)! [Al-Hijr:6]
But they failed miserably and continue to do so.
They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it. [As-Saf:8]
According To the Biblical Jesus, THAT’S ABSURD!
The Quran makes it clear that God is the author of the Quran…
The Most Beneficent (Allah)! Has taught (you mankind) the Qur’an (by His Mercy).
The Quran also makes it clear that Satan is not the author of the Quran:
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…
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.
And if a slander from the devil wound thee, then seek refuge in Allah. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.
And when thou recitest the Qur’an, seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.
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 may (and some of them have) become desperate and claim that this supernatural source is Satan.
However, the Quran makes it clear that Satan is our enemy and commands believers to perform righteous deeds. But the desperate Christian missionary may reply back by saying 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 perform good deeds so that he will not expose himself. He would do anything to ensure that people won’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…
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…
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 although 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.
Using this argument, one could easily refute the Biblical Jesus’ argument this way. But the Christian will remain stubborn and will demand that Satan cannot be cast out by Satan just like the Biblical Jesus said. Well then, if he believes that Satan cannot be cast out by Satan, then what does he have to say about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) casting out Satan?
We present the following narrations:
Ya’laa ibn Murrah said:
I saw Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) 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 (peace be upon him) said: ‘Give him to me.’ So, she lifted him up to the Prophet.
He (peace be upon him) 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 hadith 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 Shaytan. 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 those three times, then he said, ‘Go and get on with your work.“’ (Sunan Ibn Maajah, Hadith no. 3538, Source, Sheikh Albani declared this hadith to be authentic in Sahih 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 with the devil’s 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 which 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 the Biblical Jesus’ logic is weak and that he was wrong and that he didn’t use good reasoning when he was defending himself. This argument can only lead to them “outsmarting” their own false God.
It is impossible to conclude that the 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.
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan
Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar-
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