Quran: Difficulty Allah Tempts People To Sin Pt. 2

We continue from where we left off https://answeringislamblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/quran-difficulty-allah-tempts-people-to-sin-pt-1/.

A Muslim cannot explain away these events of Allah tempting Israel to sin by arguing that the Islamic deity was using these temptations to simply expose the evil desires of their hearts, since the Quran and ahadith make it abundantly clear that Muhammad’s god is also responsible for creating people with sinful inclinations. These same sources also confirm that Allah not only determines who will go to hell, but that he even compels people to commit wicked acts against him so he can then torture them in the most sadistic and inhumane ways imaginable:

By a Soul and Him who balanced it, And BREATHED INTO IT ITS WICKEDNESS and its piety, S. 91:8 Rodwell

Knowest thou not that to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth? He chastises whom He will, and forgives whom He will; and Allah is powerful over everything… Whomsoever Allah desires to tempt, thou cannot avail him anything with Allah. Those are they whose hearts Allah desires not to purify; for them is degradation in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement; S. 5:40-41

Had Allah willed, they had not been idolatrous. We have not set thee as a keeper over them, nor art thou responsible for them. S. 6:107 Pickthall

And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise. S. 14:4 Pickthall

What’s more, the Quran further affirms that it is Allah who makes immorality and evil alluring and pleasant to people, in order to entice them to indulge in them:

Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides God, lest they out of spite revile God in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they return to their Lord, and We shall then tell them the truth of all that they did. S. 6:108 Y. Ali

Lo! as for those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their works fairseeming unto them so that they are all astray. S. 27:4

And here is what the ahadith record Muhammad reportedly teaching concerning this issue of Allah determining beforehand all the evil and immorality that a person must necessarily carry out:

(Then He showed it its Fujur and its Taqwa.) “He explained the good and the evil to it (the soul).” Mujahid, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and Ath-Thawri all said the same. Sa`id bin Jubayr said, “He gave him inspiration (to see what was) good and evil.” Ibn Zayd said, “He made its Fujur and its Taqwa inside of it.” Ibn Jarir recorded from Abul-Aswad Ad-Dili that he said, “`Imran bin Husayn said to me, `Do you think that what the people do, and what they strive for is a thing that is pre-ordained and predestined for them, or is it a thing which is only written after the Message comes to them from the Prophet, when there will be an evidence against them?’ I said, `Rather IT IS SOMETHING PREORDAINED UPON THEM.’ Then he said, `Is that an injustice?’ Then I became extremely frightened of him (due to what he was saying), and I said to him, `There is nothing except that He (Allah) created it and possesses it in His Hand. He is not asked about what He does, while they (His creation) will be asked.’ He (`Imran) then said, `May Allah guide you! I only asked you about that in order to inform you that a man from Muzaynah or Juhaynah tribe came to the Allah’s Messenger and asked him: “O Messenger of Allah! Do you consider the actions of mankind and their struggles to be preordained for them and written for them from Qadr, or something written for them only after the Message came to them from their Prophet, when there will be an evidence against them?” He (the Prophet) replied…

<<Rather it is something preordained for them.>> So the man said, “Then what is the point of our actions?” The Prophet replied…

<<Whoever Allah created for one of the two positions (Paradise or Hell), He makes it easy for him (to attain). The proof of that is in the Book of Allah (By Nafs, and Ma Sawwaha (Who apportioned it). Then He showed it its Fujur and its Taqwa).>> Ahmad and Muslim both recorded this Hadith… (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Q. 91:8 http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1166&Itemid=147; bold and capital emphasis mine)

Abu al-Aswad reported that ‘Imran b Husain asked him: What is your view, what the people do today in the world, and strive for, is it something decreed for them or preordained for them or will their fate in the Hereafter be determined by the fact that their Prophets brought them teaching which they did not act upon? I said: Of course, it is something which is predetermined for them and preordained for them. He (further) said: Then, would it not be an injustice (to punish them)? I felt greatly disturbed because of that, and said: Everything is created by Allah and lies in His Power. He would not be questioned as to what He does, but they would be questioned; thereupon he said to me: May Allah have mercy upon you, I did not mean to ask you but for testing your intelligence. Two men of the tribe of Muzaina came to Allah’s Messenger and said: Allah’s Messenger, what is your opinion that the people do in the world and strive for, is it something decreed for them, something preordained for them, and will their fate in the Hereafter be determined by the fact that their Prophets brought them teachings which they did not act upon, and thus they became deserving of punishment? Thereupon, he said: Of course, IT HAPPENS AS IT IS DECREED BY DESTINY AND PREORDAINED FOR THEM, AND THIS VIEW IS CONFIRMED BY THIS VERSE OF THE BOOK OF ALLAH, the Exalted and Glorious: “Consider the soul and Him Who made it perfect, THEN BREATHED INTO IT ITS SIN and its piety” (xci. 8). (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6406 http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=033&translator=2&start=0&number=6406)

‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud reported: Evil one is he WHO IS EVIL IN THE WOMB OF HIS MOTHER and the good one is he who takes lesson from the (fate of) others. The narrator came to a person from amongst the Companion of Allah’s Messenger who was called Hudhaifa b. Usaid Ghifari and said: How can a person be an evil one without (committing an evil) deed? Thereupon the person said to him: You are surprised at this, whereas I have heard Allah’s Messenger as saying: When forty nights pass after the semen gets into the womb, Allah sends the angel and gives him the shape. Then he creates his sense of hearing, sense of sight, his skin, his flesh, his bones, and then says: My Lord, would he be male or female? And your Lord decides as He desires and the angel then puts down that also and then says: My Lord, what about his age? And your Lord decides as He likes it and the angel puts it down. Then he says: My Lord, what about his livelihood? And then the Lord decides as He likes and the angel writes it down, and then the angel gets out with his scroll of destiny in his hand and nothing is added to it and nothing is subtracted from it. (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6393 http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=033&translator=2&start=0&number=6393)

‘Ali reported: We were in a funeral in the graveyard of Gharqad that Allah’s Messenger came to us and we sat around him. He had a stick with him. He lowered his head and began to scratch the earth with his stick, and then raid: There is not one amongst you whom a seat in Paradise or Hell has not been allotted and about whom it has not been written down whether he would be an evil person or a blessed person. A person said: Allah’s Messenger, should we not then depend upon our destiny and abandon our deeds? Thereupon he said: Acts of everyone will be facilitated in that WHICH HAS BEEN CREATED FOR HIM so that whoever belongs to the company of the blessed will have good works made easier for him and whoever belongs to the unfortunate ones WILL HAVE EVIL ACTS MADE EASIER FOR HIM. He then recited this verse (from the Qur’an): “Then, who gives to the needy and guards against evil and accepts the excellent (the truth of Islam and the path of righteousness it prescribes), We shall make easy for him the easy end and who is miserly and considers himself above need, We shall make easy for him the difficult end.” (xcii. 5-10) (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6398 http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=033&translator=2&start=0&number=6398)

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
I did not see anything so resembling minor sins as what Abu Huraira said from the Prophet, who said, “Allah has written for the son of Adam his INEVITABLE share of adultery whether he is aware of it or not: The adultery of the eye is the looking (at something which is sinful to look at), and the adultery of the tongue is to utter (what it is unlawful to utter), and the innerself wishes and longs for (adultery) and the private parts turn that into reality or refrain from submitting to the temptation.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 77, Number 609 http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=77&translator=1&start=0&number=609)

Verily Allah has FIXED the very portion of adultery which a man will indulge in, and which he OF NECESSITY MUST COMMIT (or there would be no escape from it). (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6421 http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=033&translator=2&start=0&number=6421 see also Number 6422)

What this basically means is that these Israelites were purposely created to desire evil, and then compelled to act wickedly so that Allah could then punish them for the very crimes which he had ordained for them to commit.

The foregoing simply provides further evidence that Allah is not the same as the God revealed in the Holy Bible, but is a counterfeit deity erected to mislead people away from the one true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The character of Allah resembles the being of Satan more so than it does of the true God revealed in the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

May our risen Lord and majestic Savior Jesus Christ save us from such satanic counterfeits and deceptions.

 

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