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The Cursed, Outcast Satan and Entrapping Human Beings into the Hell-Torment

 

The Cursed, Outcast Satan and Entrapping Human Beings into the Hell-Torment

 

Published in May 15, 2018

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

 

Firstly: Iblis/Satan the outcast:

1- The Quranic story of Satan's being cursed and expelled from the Upper Realm is linked to Satan's being described as the outcast: "He said, "Then get out of here, for you are an outcast". "And the curse will be upon you until the Day of Judgment."" (15:34-35); "He said, "I am better than he; You created me from fire, and You created him from clay." He said, "Then get out of here! You are an outcast! And My curse will be upon you until the Day of Judgment."" (38:76-78).

2- Iblis, or Satan now, exists in the terrestrial Barsakh-realm levels after his being cursed/expelled; he was transformed into a devil/Jinn; he and his progeny of devils do not cease to attempt to eavesdrop on the angels within the borders of the physical sky/heaven of this universe, but piercing missiles, projectiles, and comets are thrown at them to deter them and keep them away. This is why the devils are outcasts; i.e., they are expelled and moved away by such missiles thrown at them: "We placed constellations in the sky, and made them beautiful to the beholders. And We guarded them from every outcast devil." (15:16-18); "We have adorned the lower heaven with lanterns, and made them missiles against the devils..." (67:5).  

 

Secondly: Satan the outcast and devils' ceaseless attempts to tempt and to lead human beings astray:

1- Satan has declared his being bent on tempting, misguiding, and misleading most of the progeny of Adam to make them enter into Hell to suffer its torment for eternity with him: "He said, "Then get out of here! You are an outcast! And My curse will be upon you until the Day of Judgment." He said, "Lord, defer me until the Day they are resurrected." He said, "You are one of those deferred. Until the Day of the Time Appointed." He said, "By Your majesty, I will seduce them all. Except for your loyal servants among them."  He said, "The Truth is, and I say the Truth. I will fill Hell with you, and with every one of them who follows you."" (38:77-85).

2- In order to save human beings from the evil machinations of Satan, God has sent messengers/prophets with Divine Scripture/Books. Satan destroys the wish of every man among God's messengers/prophets who wish that all his people would believe and become monotheists: "We never sent a messenger before you, or a prophet, but when he had a desire Satan interfered in his wishes. But God copies what Satan interjects, and God affirms His Verses. God is Omniscient and Wise. In order to make Satan's revelations a test for those whose hearts are diseased, and those whose hearts are hardened. The unjust ones are in profound discord. And so that those endowed with knowledge may know that it is the Truth from your Lord, and so believe in it, and their hearts soften to it. God guides those who believe to a Straight Path." (22:52-54). God has given Satan the freedom to tempt and seduce human beings; He has also given human beings the freedom to choose to (dis)believe and to (dis)believe as a test of them during their lifetimes on earth.  

3- The main evil ways of Satan and devil include to inspire into their human allies false revelations ascribed falsely to God and to His Religion; such falsehoods and lies are spread by the enemies of God's messengers/prophets. Thus, each man among God's messengers/prophets has his foes/enemies; on the Day of Resurrection, Muhammad will disown those followers of Satan who have abandoned the Quran: "And the Messenger will say, "My Lord, my people have abandoned this Quran." Likewise, to every prophet We assign enemies from among the criminals. But your Lord suffices as a Guide and Savior." (25:30-31). 

4- Those enemies of God's messengers/prophets spread the Satanist/devilish revelations of falsehoods and lies. God's Divine Will includes allowing such Satanist revelations/narratives/hadiths to spread in millions of copies of books revered and sanctified by polytheists: Sunnites, Shiites, Sufis, Christians, Jews, Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. In contrast, God has preserved the Quranic text and this will go on until the end of days, so that no one (one the Last Day) would have any excuse for disbelief by saying that there was no source of guidance from the Lord God. 

5- God has revealed this Quran as a warning to all humanity: "Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion upon His servant, to be a warning to humanity." (25:1); this means we are warned against the torment/torture of Hell. The Quran is a mercy to the humankind sent by God via Muhammad: "We did not send you except as mercy to the humankind." (21:107). Hence, those who believe in the Quran and apply it will be saved by God's mercy from the Hell-torment. God says the following about those living people who take heed of the Quran (the Divine Message conveyed by Muhammad) and are warned by it before they die: "We did not teach him poetry, nor is it proper for him. It is only a Remembrance, and a Clear Quran. That he may warn whoever is alive, and prove the Word against the disbelievers." (36:69-70).

6- Muhammad warned living human beings, among his contemporaries, using only the Quran: "...So remind by the Quran whoever fears My warning." (50:45); "And warn with it those who fear to be gathered before their Lord - they have no protector or intercessor apart from Him - perhaps they will grow in piety." (6:51); "So leave alone those who take their religion for play and pastime, and whom the worldly life has deceived. But remind with it, lest a soul becomes damned on account of what it has earned. It has no helper or intercessor besides God. Even if it offers every equivalent, none will be accepted from it. These are the ones who are delivered to perdition by their actions. They will have a drink of scalding water, and a painful torment, because they used to disbelieve." (6:70).

7- In this book about torture and torment within a Quranist vision, we remind readers, using the Quran, about the topic of torment so as to warn readers against Satan the outcast.

 

Thirdly: God protects the Quranic revelation, when given to Muhammad, from the eavesdropping of Satan, devils, and Jinn:

1- God is preserving the Quranic text; it cannot be distorted or changed: "Surely We revealed the Remembrance, and We will surely preserve it." (15:9). God has preserved the Quran within three stages: (A) preserving it when it descended into the soul/heart of Muhammad, (B) preserving it when it settled into the soul/heart of Muhammad and within his tongue to utter it and preach his contemporaries with it, and (C) preserving its written unique text until the end of days. We focus here on preserving it when it descended into the soul/heart of Muhammad and as he uttered and preached it to convey it to all people.

2- The first stage is preserving it when it descended into the soul/heart of Muhammad: "We have adorned the lower heaven with the beauty of the planets. And guarded it against every defiant devil. They cannot eavesdrop on the Upper Realm, for they get bombarded from every side. Repelled - they will have a lingering torment. Except for him who snatches a fragment - he gets pursued by a piercing projectile." (37:6-10); the Jinn said the following about the time when the Quran descended unto the earth: "We probed the heaven, and found it filled with stern guards and projectiles. We used to take up positions to listen in; but whoever listens now finds a projectile in wait for him. We do not know whether ill is intended for those on earth, or if their Lord intends guidance for them." (72:8-10).

3- This is about preserving the Quranic Revelation by God during its descent from the Upper Realm into the physical realm of earth unto the heart/soul of Muhammad. This Barsakh ethereal realm is unknown to human beings, though it overlaps within the physical universe. Within the levels of the Barsakh realm, there are a sense of timelessness; i.e., there is no time in the sense known to us on earth, and there are speeds of movement never imagined by mortals; we have concluded these facts (within our previous writings) from the Quranic indications of them. This is why God has preserved the Quranic Revelation when its waves were transmitted through the Barsakh levels into the earth by never allowing any interference from the ethereal creatures/beings of Barsakh: Jinn and devils. God controls the celestial and terrestrial Barsakh levels and He challenges  Jinn and human beings if they could enter into them without God's authorization or permission: "O society of Jinn and humans! If you can pass through the bounds of the heavens and the earth, go ahead and pass. But you will not pass except with authorization." (55:33); "You will be bombarded with flares of fire and brass, and you will not succeed." (55:35).

 

Fourthly: Muhammad never committed any errors regarding delivering and conveying the entire Quranic message:

  The second stage is preserving the Quranic Revelation after Gabriel has inscribed it inside the heart/soul of Muhammad; Muhammad was a weak mortal human being with whims (i.e., like the rest of humanity), and yet, he could not have negatively influenced the conveying and preserving of the Quranic Revelation; God addresses him directly here: "O messenger, convey what was revealed to you from your Lord. But if you do not, then you would not have delivered His Message. And God protects you from the people. God does not guide the disbelieving people." (5:67). We trace the means of preserving the Quranic Revelation in the following points.

1- The Almighty Lord God has commanded Muhammad to seek refuge in Him against Satan the outcast.

1/1: God has commanded Muhammad to seek refuge in Him against Satan the outcast in all cases during his lifetime in Arabia; this is repeated because Muhammad had to be protect himself from the devilish whispers and Satanist inspirations while he was conveying the Quran to his contemporaries: "When a temptation from the Devil provokes you, seek refuge in God; He is the Hearer, the Knower." (41:36); "And when a suggestion from Satan assails you, take refuge in God. He is Hearing and Knowing." (7:200); "And say, "My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the urgings of the devils. And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they become present."" (23:97-98); "Say, "I take refuge in the Lord of Daybreak. From the evil of what He created. And from the evil of the darkness as it gathers. And from the evil of those who practice sorcery. And from the evil of an envious when he envies."" (113:1-5); "Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of the humankind. The King of the humankind. The God of the humankind. From the evil of the sneaky whisperer. Who whispers into the hearts of the humankind. From among Jinn and among the humankind."" (114:1-6).

1/2: Especially before reading the Quran, Muhammad has been commanded by God to seek refuge in Him against Satan the outcast; as we know from the following verse: "When you read the Quran, seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast." (16:98).

1/3: Again, Muhammad has been commanded by God to seek refuge in Him against Satan's followers who argue against Quranic Verses, seeking to undermine and ridicule them: "Those who dispute regarding God's Verses without any authority having come to them - there is nothing in their hearts but the feeling of greatness, which they will never attain. So seek refuge in God; for He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing." (40:56).

1/4: These commands addressing Muhammad mentioned in the above points are also addressed to all Quran-believing monotheists, of course. 

2- The Almighty Lord God in the Quran has threatened Muhammad with punishment if he would not perform his mission of conveying the Quranic Message.

2/1: God has commanded Muhammad to announce to his contemporaries that no one would protect/save him from God; nothing will protect/save him except conveying the Quranic verses: "Say, "No one can protect me from God, and I will not find any refuge except in Him. Except for a proclamation from God and His messages..." (72:22-23).

2/2: The followers and allies of Satan and devils among the contemporaries of Muhammad tried to negatively influence Muhammad so that he would invent/fabricate devilish revelations and would ascribe them to God's Religion; they were about to succeed in this scheme, within their evil plans that could eliminate mountains. God has threatened Muhammad by being punished if he inclined towards committing such a grave sin: "They almost lured you away from what We have revealed to you, so that you would invent something else in Our Name. In that case, they would have taken you for a friend. Had We not given you stability, you might have inclined towards them a little. Then We would have made you taste double in life, and double at death; then you would have found for yourself no helper against Us." (17:73-75).

2/3: God has asserted to Muhammad that if he would ascribe lies to God and to His Religion, He will inflict torment on him seen by others around him and they will not be able to help him or to keep the torment away from him: "It is the Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. Had he falsely attributed some statements to Us. We would have seized him by the right arm. Then slashed his lifeline. And none of you could have restrained Us from him." (69:43-47).

3- Despite the above, God asserts His full control over the Quranic Revelation after it was inscribed into the soul/heart of Muhammad.

3/1: The angels supervised the process of conveying the Quranic Message by Muhammad: "The Knower of the Invisible Realm; He does not disclose His Invisible to anyone. Except to a messenger of His choosing. He then dispatches guards before him and behind him." (72:26-28).

3/2: God refutes here the false claims of the followers of Satan the outcast that Muhammad has invented and fabricated the Quranic verses: "Or do they say, "He forged a lie about God." If God so willed, He could have sealed your heart. But God obliterates the falsehoods, and confirm the Truth by His Words. He knows what is in the hearts." (42:24). This means that if Satan and devils have tried to whisper into the hart/soul of Muhammad to negatively influence the Quranic Revelation he uttered and to insert any falsehoods or lies, God foils such evil attempts by preserving Muhammad's heart/soul and the Quranic text. The Quranic verses contain no falsehoods or devilish revelations at all.

3/3: God would have removed the entirety of the Quran from Muhammad's heart/soul if He has willed this to occur, if it had not been for His mercy: "If We willed, We could take away what We revealed to you. Then you will find for yourself no protecting guardian against Us. Except through a mercy from your Lord. His favors upon you have been great." (17:86-87).

4- God has commanded Muhammad several times so as he would not follow or obey the followers/allies of Satan the outcast.

4/1: Within the verses revealed inside Mecca, God has warned Muhammad against obeying and flattering the disbelievers: "So do not obey the deniers. They would like you to compromise, so they would compromise. And do not obey any vile swearer. Backbiter, spreader of slander. Preventer of good, transgressor, sinner. Rude and fake besides. Just because he has money and children. When Our Verses are recited to him, he says, "Myths of the ancients!" We will brand him on the muzzle." (68:8-16).

4/2: Within the verses revealed inside Yathreb, God has commanded Muhammad to adhere to piety and to follow only the Quran while relying on the Lord God; in fact, within these verses directly addressing Muhammad, God has prohibited him from obeying the disbelievers and the hypocrites: "O prophet! Fear God, and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites. God is Knowledgeable and Wise. And follow what is revealed to you from your Lord. God is fully Aware of what you do. And put your trust in God. God is enough as a Guardian." (33:1-3); "And do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and ignore their insults, and rely on God. God is a Sufficient Protector." (33:48).

 

Lastly: this is about real monotheists:

1- Real monotheistic believers must seek refuge in the Great Lord God against Satan the outcast when they feel they are about to commit a sin and disobey God and when they are about to read the Quran.

2- God asserts that only purified hearts of monotheists can be in touch with the Quranic Message, because they never believe in Satanist/devilish revelations/discourses as they believe only in the Quran as the Only Discourse in Islam and the only source of guidance within God's Religion. God says in the Quran: "I swear by the locations of the stars. It is an oath, if you only knew, that is tremendous. It is a Noble Quran. In a well-protected Book. None can grasp it except the purified ones. The Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds." (56:75-80).


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