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Lactantius Jr

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in response to reader comment: "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of Grace and Truth"

Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Dec 19, 2006 at 09:24

According to the Qur'an, Satan is one of the jinn, and we learn that he gave revelation which Muhammad recited as being divine Qur'an. This revelation was sufficiently "like it" because Muhammad himself was not able to recognize that those verses were from Satan instead of from Allah. He was not able to distinguish those verses from the rest of the Qur'an based on their language. Instead, he needed another revelation from Allah to be informed about the falsehood of the former.

This incident has several implications Sohail. The challenge of the Qur'an to "bring a surah like it" was actually met by those satanic verses in Muhammad's own time, which in turn leads to the possibility that the rest of the Qur'an is not from Allah either.

It would be an easy matter to provide you with a long list of contradictions in the Qur'an Sohail, and I will readily do so if you want to tackle them, but before doing that, please let me have your carefully considered response to the "challenge" of Surah 2:23 and it being met by Satan, with Muhammad reciting his words, being unable to distinguish between them and Allah's words, the "satanic verses" at one time being included in the Qur'an, before being removed later, when Allah supposedly pointed out to Muhammad through Jibril, that they weren't his words

My answer is here:

Never did We send an apostle or a prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but God will CANCEL anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and God will confirm (and establish) His Signs: for God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom: That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrong-doers are in a schism far (from the Truth): And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Quran) is the Truth from thy Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their hearts may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily God is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Way. Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until the Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster. (The Noble Quran, 22:52-55)

Did know that Jesus was tempted by Satan in the New Testament?

Sohail

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