In debate forums, you will find non-Muslims (mostly Christians) attacking us by claiming SATAN INSPIRED MUHAMMAD IN HIRA CAVE. They claim, it’s not Gabriel but satan appeared in the form of Gabriel. I’ve experienced this in debate forums at least twice.
This is what I found in Youtube comment.
“Godless Muslim, I have worse news for you. Not only was it NOT the angel Gabriel who visited Muhammad in the Hira cave. It was SATAN who visited Muhammad in the Hira cave. Have fun in HELL, Godless Muslim. You will meet Muhammad there!”
This kind of claim comes nothing but from people who DO NOT UNDERSTAND ISLAM AND NEVER READ AL-QUR’AN AT ALL.
If you find this situation, first of all ask them about them the NATURE of SATAN.
This is SATAN from Wikipedia: “Satan (Hebrew: שָּׂטָן satan, “adversary,”) is a term, later a character appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions who personifies evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver that leads humanity astray. The term is often applied to an angel who fell out of favor with God, seducing humanity into the ways of sin, and who now rules over the fallen world.
One important character of satan according to Christianity : “The Devil and his demons are portrayed as able to possess and control humans“
Now we can ask them:”HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SATAN TO SEDUCE, POSSES AND CONTROL MUSLIMS WHEN:
1. DRUGS /ALCOHOL IN ISLAM IS PROHIBITED.
Look what I found in absolutebiblestudy.com: “At a certain point, a person who drinks alcohol in excess can and will become possessed with this spirit of leviathan. It is the trickiest spirit Satan has.”
“God tells us that the person who drinks is deceived. The adversary starts off people very slowly regarding addictions. No one, in their heart, wants to become an addict of any type. Satan deceives and lures a person into his trap.”
Now, if satan inspired the Prophet how is it possible DRUGS / ALCOHOLISM prohibited in Islam? How is it satan inspired something that make people away from their trap? How is it possible for satan to prefent people from DRUG ADDICTION?
Sura 5:90-91:“O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.” / “Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist?”
From the HADITHS: Tens of hadiths about intoxicant, but these are small part of them.
1. Jabir narrated that the Messenger of Allah said; “Whatever intoxicates in a greater quantity is also unlawful in its smaller quantity.” (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah)
2. Umme Salmah narrates that the Messenger of Allah prohibited every intoxicant and Mufattir (anything which excites and irritates the mind, body and heart). (Abu Dawood)
3. Ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah said’ “If a habitual drunkard dies, he will meet Allah like the one who worships idols.” (Ahmad, Ibn majah from Abu Hurrairah)
2. ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET URGE MUSLIMS TO DO FASTING?
This is from Christian’s website: “The Second Weapon Against satan: Fasting“
Again, fasting is a strong weapon against the devil: “The devil tries to impose his power on you, but you must remain strong and persevere in your faith. You must pray and fast. I will always be close to you.”
“The devil is trying to conquer us. Do not permit him. Keep the faith, fast, and pray. I will be with you at every step…”
Renew yourselves and fast. For I tell you truly, that Satan and his plagues may only be cast out by fasting and by prayer. Go by yourself and fast alone, and show your fasting to no man. The living God shall see it and great shall be your reward. And fast till all evils depart from you, and all the angels of our Earthly Mother come and serve you. For I tell you truly, except you fast, you shall never be freed from the power of Satan and from all diseases that come from Satan. Fast and pray fervently, seeking the power of the living God for your healing. While you fast, eschew the Sons of Men and seek our Earthly Mother’s angels, for he that seeks shall find.
Sura 2:183: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” –
Sura 2:184:” ……………..But to fast is best for you, if you only knew“.
Narrated Abu Huraira(r.a): The Messenger of Allah said:”… whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Imam Bukhari).
`Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah , said: “The fast and the Qur’an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: ‘O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.’ The Qur’an will say: ‘I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.’ And their intercession will be accepted.” [Imam Ahmad]
Abu Umaamah r.a.a. said: I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah , tell me of an action by which I may enter Paradise’. He said: ‘Take to Fasting, there is nothing like it.’ [Imam Nasai’, Ibn Hibbaan, Al-Haakim, Saheeh]
“Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire.” [Imam Ahmad, Saheeh]
THEN, PROPHET WILL NEVER BE INSPIRED BY SATAN BECAUSE ALLAH AND HIS PROPHET COMMAND MUSLIM TO DO FASTING.
3. AL-QUR’AN ADVICE MUSLIMS NOT FOLLOW SATAN AND MAKE THEM AS GREAT / CLEAR ENEMY?
Sura 2:168: “O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a CLEAR ENEMY.”
Sura 2:208:”O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a CLEAR ENEMY.”
Sura 6:142:”And of the grazing livestock are carriers [of burdens] and those [too] small. Eat of what Allah has provided for you and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a CLEAR ENEMY.”
Sura 7:22:”… tree and tell you that Satan is to you a CLEAR ENEMY?”
Sura 12:5: “He said, “O my son, do not relate your vision to your brothers or they will contrive against you a plan. Indeed Satan, to man, is a MANIFEST ENEMY.”
Sura 17:53: “And tell My servants to say that which is best. Indeed, Satan induces [dissension] among them. Indeed Satan is ever, to mankind, a CLEAR ENEMY.”
Sura 28:15:”… from the work of Satan. Indeed, he is a manifest, MISLEADING ENEMY.”
Sura 35:6: Indeed, Satan is an ENEMY to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.
Sura 36:60: “Did I not enjoin upon you, O children of Adam, that you not worship Satan – [for] indeed, he is to you a CLEAR ENEMY “
Sura 42:62:” And never let Satan avert you. Indeed, he is to you a CLEAR ENEMY.”
IS IT LOGIC FOR SATAN INSPIRED PROPHET TO MAKE THEM SELVES AS MUSLIMS’ CLEAR ENEMY? THEY WILL NEVER GET FOLLOWERS.