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Prophet talked to Satan not Jibrael a.s.

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I read your Islam page and found it very interesting, and quite informative. However one question comes to mind, that until fully answered, leaves every thing else in question. The big question is this. What proof, historical evidence, archeological proof, eye witness, or scriptural support is there that Mohammad really talked to Gabriel and not one of Satan`s Demons, or that Mohammad didn`t simply consult with his uncle who had knowledge of the Bible, and invent the whole religion as he went along over the next 23 years?

Mohammad "claimed" to have talked to the Angel Gabriel in a cave and that the Angel dictated the Quran to him over (I think it was) 23 years. I read that at first Mohammad thought it might be evil jinn that was trying to trick him. However his wife and a cousin convinced him that it really was the Angel Gabriel. What did the wife and cousin know that would make it absolutely infallible, and beyond the possibility the this alleged angel wasn`t in fact Satan or one of his minions. Isn`t it possible that the wife and cousin were possessed by a demon, and given the power to persuade Mohammad that he had really talked to an angel?

 

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Prophet talked to Satan not Jibrael a.s.

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Dear Brother in humanity, the questions that you have posed are indeed something which every intelligent person must ask, and investigate thoroughly whether one who is claiming to be a Prophet and Messenger of God is indeed a true Prophet or not. Because if one is indeed a true Messenger of God, everything he says must be from the Creator; and thus he has to be obeyed and followed unconditionally. To ask these questions, and indeed to satisfy oneself thoroughly with the answers, is a right the Creator has given to every individual who sincerely seeks to determine the Truth.

 

So how can one recognize the True Prophets of God? Did God Almighty write their identification and status of Prophethood on their foreheads? Did the Creator send visible Angels to accompany His Prophets, so that all of mankind could recognize them? Did the Creator of the heavens and the earth proclaim the coming of His Prophets verbally in a sound which everyone could hear and recognize? Did the animate and inanimate creation of the All Mighty behave differently everytime the Prophets of God went by???

 

Although the All Mighty and All Powerful Creator is able to do all the above things easily, that is not the Way of Affairs of the All Mighty Lord! The Creator has bestowed upon man two things which He has not given to any amongst His creation:

  1. Intelligence and the Power of Reasoning
  2. A Free Will for a limited time of one life, to lead any path of life one chooses.

 

God wants man to use his intelligence and power of reasoning to recognize His appointed Prophets through their revealed Message, their character, their manners, their deeds, their honesty, and at times the miracles which God performs at their hands.

 

Contrary to some who believe in the rebirth concept, or some who believe that man was sent on earth to pay for the eternal sin committed by his ancestors; Islam teaches that man was sent on earth with these two unique faculties as a test from their Creator. The Creator left countless Signs in each of His innumerable creations; and put mankind to a test: Who amongst mankind, using his intelligence and of his own free will, recognizes his Lord and Creator from His Signs, believes in Him, obeys Him and His appointed Messengers, follows the Commands and the Way of Life approved by Him, and submits his will to the Will of his Creator.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2: He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you, to see which of you is the best in deeds.

 

Whoever amongst mankind uses his intelligence and power of reasoning, and of his own free will, recognizes and submits his will to His Creator, will receive the Forgiveness and Mercy of his Lord.

 

And whoever amongst mankind dares to deny and disobey his Creator, he will deserve the Wrath and Anger of the All-Mighty Lord of the Worlds!

 

Your Question: The big question is this. What proof, historical evidence, archeological proof, eye witness, or scriptural support is there that Mohammad really talked to Gabriel and not one of Satan`s Demons, or that Mohammad didn`t simply consult with his uncle who had knowledge of the Bible, and invent the whole religion as he went along over the next 23 years?
We could talk about any religion, but for brevitys sake, lets take the two religions which or probably almost 2/3rd of the world claim to follow: Christianity and Islam.

 

What if today we were to ask our Christian brethren to give us proof, historical evidence, archeological proof, eye witnesses, scriptural support, etc. regarding the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him), or his miracles of curing the blind, or curing the lepers, or bringing the dead back to life, etc.??? What if someone were to say that the Bible in its present form is not the Revealed Book of God??? What proof could our Christian brethren possibly offer??

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verses 16-22 confirming the miraculous birth of Prophet Jesus (a.s.):

16 Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

17 She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them: then We sent to her Our Angel (Gabriel) and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.

18 She said: "I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah."

19 He said: "Nay I am only a messenger from thy Lord (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son."

20 She said: "How shall I have a son seeing that no man has touched me and I am not unchaste?"

21 He (Gabriel) said: "So (it will be): thy Lord saith `That is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us': it is a matter (so) decreed."

22 So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

 

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verses 45-51:

45 Behold! the Angel said "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus the son of Mary held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

46 "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity and he shall be (of the company) of the righteous."

47 She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah createth what He willeth; when He hath decreed a plan He but saith to it `Be' and it is!

48 "And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom the Law and the Gospel.

49 "And (appoint him) a Messenger to the Children of Israel (with this message): I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord in that I make for you out of clay as it were the figure of a bird and breathe into it and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave; and I heal those born blind and the lepers and I bring to life the dead by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what ye eat and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe.

50 "(I have come to you) to attest the Law which was before me and to make lawful to you part of what was (before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah and obey me.


51 "It is Allah who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a way that is Straight."

 

A muslim in not a muslim unless he believes in the miraculous birth of the Noble Prophet Christ Jesus (a.s.), and the miracles he performed in the name of the Lord! A true muslim neither needs eye-witnesses, nor archeological proof, nor historical evidence to believe in Christ Jesus as the Messenger of God; for his belief is based on the very Words of God in His Last Testament; The Holy Quran!

 

Thus, if one is indeed seeking the Truth, then historical or archeological evidence, or eye-witnesses after 1400 or 2000 years is neither the best nor the only way to determine the Truth; but the absolute best way to determine the Truth is evaluate the Message claimed to be from God in its present form. For if the Message is indeed from the All Wise, All Knowing Lord, then it must stand the test of time without an iota of contradiction or mistakes! If even one mistake or contradiction is found in the claimed Message, then it cannot be from the All Knowing Lord of the Worlds.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 82: Do they (the disbelievers) not ponder over the Quran? Had it been from any other than Allah, surely there would have been many contradictions in it.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 23-24: And if you (the disbelievers) be in doubt whether the Book (The Quran) We have sent down to Our Servant (Mohamed (saws)) is from Us or not, then produce, at least, one Surah like this. You may call all your associates to assist you and avail yourselves of the help of any, other than Allah. If you are genuine in your doubt, do this! But if you do not do this, and you can never do this, then fear the Fire which has been prepared for the disbelievers, and which shall have men and stones for fuel.

 

Here are a few blatant contradictions from the Bible:

Contradiction example 1:

And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and He moved David against them to say: Go, number Israel and Judah (II Samuel 24)

 

And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. (I Chronicles 21)

 

         Was it the Lord who provoked David, or was it the Satan?

 

Contradiction example 2:

So Gad came to David and told him and said unto him, shall Seven Years of famine come unto thee in they land? Or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? (II Samuel 24:13)

 

11. So Gad came to David and said unto him, thus saith the Lord, choose thee:

12. Either Three Years famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee. (I Chronicles 21:11-12)

 

  • Was it Seven Years or Three Years?

 

Contradiction example 3:

Jehoiachin was Eight Years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem; and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. (II Chronicles 36)

 

Jehoiachin was Eighteen Years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mothers name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. (II Kings 24)

 

         Was Jehoiachin Eight or Eighteen years old when he began to reign?

 

Contradiction example 4:

And Solomon had Four Thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen whom he bestowed in the chariot cities and with the King at Jerusalem. (II Chronicles 9:25)

 

And Solomon had Forty Thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. (I Kings 4:26)

 

  • Did Solomon have Four thousand or Forty thousand stalls?

I can go on an on with the contradictions of the presently available Bible, which our brethren claim to be the words of God; when only one needs to find ONE error or contradiction to determine whether it is indeed the Word of God or not.

 

Now, lets turn to Mohamed (saws) and the Message revealed unto him in the Holy Quran:

Historical Fact: Mohamed (saws) was an orphan.

Historical Fact: Mohamed (saws) could not read or write, ie. Illeterate.

Historical Fact: Mohamed (saws) did not attend any school, or university or library, etc.

Historical Fact: Mohamed (saws), except for his one trading trip to Damascus, never ever traveled anywhere prior to his appointment to Prophethood at the age of forty.

 

Now lets study what this illerate orphan from the desert of Arabia had to say about aspects of astronomy, geology, biology, etc. 1,424 years ago, which the modern scientists have only recently confirmed in the past 100 years as scientific facts!

 

Scientific Fact from the Quran example 1:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 30: Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation) before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?

 

How did the illiterate shepherd from the deserts of Arabia possibly form what the scientists today call the Big Bang theory describing the beginning of the Universe?

Is there any difference in what the scientists with all their books, and libraries, and telescopes, and data say with what is said in the Quran: the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation) before We clove them asunder?

 

The biologists today have confirmed as a scientific fact that the origination of every living thing is from water; exactly as declared by the Message revealed unto this unlettered man from the Arabian desert 1,424 years ago: We made from water every living thing.

 

Scientific Fact from the Quran example 2:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 23 Surah Muminoon verses 12-14:

12 Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay);

13 Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest firmly fixed;

14 Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then We made out of that lump: bones, and clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed out of it another creature: so blessed be Allah the Best to create!

 

What modern medicine, with all its ultra modern advances and technologies have only recently discovered, Mohamed (saws) declared in the Quran 1400+ years ago exactly how the Creator created the nature of birth: first the sperm was placed in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then into a clot of congealed blood, then that clot became a lump, and the lump became bones, and the bones were then covered with flesh!

 

Modern medicine today confirms that this is the exact sequence of events when a child is conceived in the mothers womb, which an illiterate man from the desert was able to declare without any machines or tools 1400+ years ago!

 

Scientific Fact from the Quran 3:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 33: It is He (Allah) Who created the night and the day; and the sun and the moon, each floating in its orbit.

 

At the time of the Revelation of the Quran, it was believed that the Sun moved while the Earth stood still! This system and belief of geocentrism had held sway since the time of Plotemy 2nd Century BC and was to continue until Copernicus in the 16th Century AD! Only in the 16th Century AD did the astronomists confirm what this illeterate Arab declared 1400+ years ago in the Quran: that the sun, the moon, and the earth all move in their own orbits!

 

Scientific Fact from the Quran 4:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verse 53: It is He (Allah) Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: one palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has He made a barrier between them a partition, that is forbidden to be passed.

 

The study of oceanography has only in the last century confirmed this phenomina of the currents in the seas where these two bodies of water never ever meet, which the Quran declared almost 1400+ years ago!

 

I can go on and on declaring the Truths from the Holy Quran, which science has only recognized and confirmed recently If one ponders over the verses of the Glorious Quran without any prejudice or malice, he will have no choice but to admit that there is absolutely no way an illiterate man from the deserts of Arabia could have declared these scientific phenominas of nature, unless these were revealed to him by none other than the One Who Created nature!

 

There is not a single phrase in the Holy Quran which goes against any established Scientific Fact, nor is there an iota of an error or discrepancy or contradiction in the whole of the Glorious Quran, which was revealed to and declared by this illiterate man from the Arabian desert 1400+ years ago!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 82: Do they (the disbelievers) not ponder over the Quran? Had it been from any other than Allah, surely there would have been many contradictions in it.

 

My beloved brother in humanity, every single allegation which the people, who do not believe in Prophet Mohamed (saws) and the Quran, levy today, are not new! These exact allegations which you have posed today were posed when the Message was being revealed to Prophet Mohamed (saws), and the Lord Himself answered these allegations in His Glorious Revelations of the Quran in His Own Inimitable Way:

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 4-6:

4 But the disbelievers say: "Naught is this (Quran) but a lie which he (Mohamed (saws)) has forged and others have helped him at it." In truth it is they (the disbelievers) who have put forward an iniquity and a falsehood.

5 And they say: "Tales of the ancients which he has caused to be written: and they are dictated before him morning and evening."

6 Say (O Mohamed (saws)): "The (Qur'an) was sent down by Him, Who knows the Mystery (that is) in the heavens and the earth: verily He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful."

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 81 Surah Takwir verses 19-27:

19 Verily this is the word of a most Honorable Messenger (Gabriel)

20 Endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne

21 With authority there, (and) faithful of His trust.

22 And (O people!) your companion (Mohamed (saws)) is not one possessed;

23 And without doubt he saw him (Gabriel) in the clear horizon.

24 Neither doth he withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.

25 Nor is it the word of an evil Satan accursed.

26 Then whither go ye?

27 Verily this is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds:

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Isra verse 88: Declare this! Even if human beings and the jinns should co-operate with one another to bring forth a book like the Quran, they would never be able to bring anything like it, even though they all helped one another!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 33: We know that what they say grieves you (O Mohamed (saws)). But it is not you whom they charge with falsehood! These wicked people are in fact, denying the Revelations of Allah!

 

Thus, all proofs, historical or archeological evidences and eye-witnesses apart, the best way to determine whether the Message revealed to the Last Messenger of God, Mohamed (saws), is indeed from the Creator or not, is to read the Message and determine its authenticity! Only those who, without any prejudice or malice or pre-conceived notions sincerely seek to determine the Truth, and have the courage and the wisdom to accept the Truth when they see it can be guided to the Right Path.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 40-44: Some of these people will believe in (The Quran), and others will not. Your Lord knows these mischief-makers very well indeed. If these people deny you (O Mohamed (saws)), say to them: I am responsible for my deeds and you are for yours. You are not accountable for what I do, nor am I for what you do. There are many among them who hear what you say, but will you make the deaf to listen to you, even though they be incapable of understanding this? Then there are many others among them who see you. But will you show the way to the blind, even though they be bereft of sight? The fact is that Allah does not in any way wrong the people, but they wronged themselves!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 7: (O Prophet) even if We had sent down to you a Book written on paper, and even if they had touched it with their own hands, the disbelievers would have said, This is nothing but manifest sorcery!.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 157-158: Now that a clear proof, a Guidance and Blessing, has come to you from your Lord, who can be more unjust than the one who treats Our Revelations as false and turns away from them? We will inflict the severest torment on those who turn away from Our Revelations because of their aversion. Do the people now await that the Angels should come down before them? Or that your Lord may Himself come down? Or that the manifest Signs of your Lord should appear?

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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