Is this the reason Iblis/Shaytan/Satan had authority over Mohammad to bewitched and deceive him?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
In Quran 15:42, Allah testifies that Iblis/Shaytan/Satan could have no authority over people, except over those who follow him?
Jesus’ peace be upon him ‘pbuh’ was kidnapped by Satan for forty days, yet he is God.
Iblees/Shaytan/Satan is just a single being among Jins. Not every Jinn is called Iblees. Indeed, only one Jin is called Iblees in the Qur’an.
When Quran 15:42 says Iblees will not have a way to mislead true Muslims from the way of God (Arabic: sultan), it means only one of the Jins who is called Iblees.
Now, where does the hadith in which the Prophet was bewitched say he was bewitched by Iblees? Nowhere!
Secondly, what Quran 15:42 means is not that Jins will not afflict believers with illnesses. No, it means Iblees will never succeed in misleading true Muslims from God. He will try all the time tempting true Muslims, but he will not succeed in turning true Muslim from God.
Now, where does the Hadith about bewitchment say the Prophet was turned away from God?
The prophet was just tempted to see like he had an intimate relationship with his wife when he never did it. So, he was tempted concerning his personal affair only not concerning the Message of God or how he deals with the public.
He never complained that he had any problem concerning prayer or dhikr or delivering Allah’s message or even interacting with the people. His complaint was only on one personal thing in particular – thinking that he had an intimate relationship with his wife.
And at the end of the Hadith, he was cured of this.
So where does any Jin succeed in turning him away from God in the Hadith? Nowhere!
Jins have authority from God to afflict true Muslims with illnesses. This happens sometimes.
Bewitchment is an affliction with an illness.
But they have no authority to turn away true Muslims from Allah. This is what Qur’an 15:42 is saying.
Now, tell us
Where the Hadith of the bewitchment says the Prophet was not only afflicted with illness but turned away from God? Show me where it says this!!
Can we compare with the Prophets of the Bible?
Prophet Job was afflicted with illness by Satan. Does this mean he is not a prophet, or he was under the power of Satan throughout the period of the temptation?
What about the 2nd god of Christianity who was tempted for 40 days by Satan?
Was he not under the power of the temptation of Satan in that 40 days of temptation?
Does the temptation by Satan mean Jesus is a false Prophet, false Messiah?
If no, why similar temptation of the prophet Muhammad by Jin will make the prophet not a prophet while it never made Job and Jesus non prophets?
Paul in 1 Corinthians says he was afflicted by a messenger from Satan who tormented him!
When will Christians be consistent and honest in their arguments?
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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