We continue from where we left off https://answeringislamblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/how-the-incident-of-the-satanic-verses-exposes-muhammad-as-an-accursed-false-prophet/.
There are several crucial points to glean from this particular narration.
First, Muhammad’s characterization of his error is astonishing to say the least. Notice his words once again:
“I have obeyed Satan, and spoken his words, and he has become a partner in God’s matter with me (wa sharika-ni fi amr Allah).”
Muhammad’s use of the verb sharika means that he committed the rather grievous error of joining Satan with Allah, which is the unforgiveable sin according to the Quran:
Verily! Allah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom he pleases sins other than that, and whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far away. They (all those who worship others than Allah) invoke nothing but female deities besides Him (Allah), and they invoke nothing but Shaitan (Satan), a persistent rebel! S. 4:116-117 Hilali-Khan
Second, Muhammad compounded the problem by complying with the pagans in praising their false goddesses even though he was specifically told by his deity never to commit this mistake, otherwise he would be condemned to hell with all his deeds going to waste:
This is (part) of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired thee (O Muhammad). And set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be cast into hell, reproved, abandoned. S. 17:39 Pickthall
O Prophet! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and do not comply with (the wishes of) the unbelievers and the hypocrites; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise; S. 33:1
And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to those before you: Surely if you associate (ashrakta) (with Allah), your work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers. S. 39:65 Shakir
Therefore, Muhammad stands condemned according to the Quran, which means that he must now be in hell suffering eternal wrath and torture.
More importantly, Muhammad is also condemned by the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as he has revealed himself in his only inspired Scripture. According to the Holy Bible, any self-professed prophet who speaks in the name of other gods or proclaims a word which did not come from God is nothing more than a false prophet and must die.
“If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.” Deuteronomy 18:19-20
Since Muhammad spoke something in the name of Allah (whom he claimed was the God of the Biblical prophets such as Abraham and Moses), which he did not command, and further mentioned and actually praised the names of false goddesses, he is nothing more than a false prophet who stands eternally condemned by the true God of the Holy Bible.
Thirdly, the response of the pagans to Muhammad glorifying and honoring their goddesses is striking since it proves that Muhammad initially worship these pagan daughters of Allah. Again, notice their words carefully:
Those two phrases became lodged in the heart of every Mushrik; their tongues were debased by them, they rejoiced at them [dhallat bi-ha alsinatu-hum wa istabsharu bi-ha] and said: “MUHAMMAD HAS RETURNED TO HIS ORIGINAL RELIGION AND THE RELIGION OF HIS TRIBE [qad raja’a Muhammad ila dini-hi al-awwal wa din qawmi-hi]”…
The pagans claimed that, in magnifying these goddesses, Muhammad had actually returned to his original religion, that being the religion of his tribe the Quraysh. Nor is this the only report that mentions this specific reaction of the pagans:
Ibn Abi Hatim – Musa b. ‘Uqbah – al-Zuhri.
The Mushrikun of Quraysh had been saying: “If only this man would speak favourably of our gods [yadhkuru alihata-na bi-khayr], we would secure him [aqrarna-hu] and his companions. He does not speak of the Jews and Christians who oppose his religion with the abuse and invective [al-shatm wa al-sharr] with which he speaks of our gods.”
The Messenger of God was greatly distressed [ishtadda ‘alay-hi] by the persecution [adha] he and his Companions had suffered from them (Quraysh) and by their calling him a liar. Their errant conduct saddened him and he desired an end to their persecution [yatamanna kaffa adha-hum].
When God sent down Surat al-Najm, he (the Prophet) said [qala], “Have you considered al-Lat, al-‘Uzza and Manat, the third, the other?” And Satan cast some words at this point when God mentioned the evil ones [alqa al-shaytanu ‘inda-ha kalimatin hina dhakara Allahu ‘azza wa jalla Akhir al-tawaghit], and he said [fa-qala]: “Indeed they, they are the high-flying cranes! And, indeed, their intercession is what is to be hoped for!” [inna-hunna la-min al-gharaniq al-‘ula wa inna shafa’ata-hunna la-hiya allati turtaja].
That was the rhyming prose of Satan and was an instance of his sedition [min fitnati-hi]. Those two phrases became lodged in the heart of every Mushrik in Mecca. Their tongues were sharpened by them [dhaliqat bi-ha]; they rejoiced in telling them to each other [tabasharu bi-ha], and said: “MUHAMMAD HAS RETURNED TO HIS ORIGINAL RELIGION AND TO THE RELIGION OF HIS TRIBE.” (Jalaludin al-Suyuti, Al-Durr al-manthur, 6:66-67)
It makes absolutely no sense to speak of Muhammad returning back to a religion, which he neither believed in, nor ever practiced. This only makes sense if Muhammad at one time worshiped the false gods and goddesses of his pagan tribe.
What makes the response of the pagans all the more significant is that this was stated in connection to Muhammad having just praised and glorified Allat, al-Uzza, and Manat, thereby implying that Muhammad had in fact worshiped them in the past.
As it stands, this story of Satan influencing Muhammad into praising and magnifying the false goddesses of the Meccans is one of the strongest proofs that he was an accursed false apostle who stands condemned by the one true God revealed in the glorious Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s unique, beloved Son.
STORY OF THE CRANES or “SATANIC VERSES” https://www.abc.se/~m9783/n/stcr_e.html
Satanic Verses https://www.answeringislam.net/Index/S/satanic_verses.html
The Satanic Verses https://www.answeringislam.net/Hahn/satanicverses.htm
The Satanic Verses and their implications for the Miracle of the Qur’an https://answeringislam.net/Quran/Miracle/satanicverses.html
The Satanic Verses and Their Implications https://www.answeringislam.net/Green/satanic.htm
The Deuteronomy Deductions https://www.answeringislam.net/Authors/Wood/deuteronomy_deductions.htm
Muhammad and the Satanic Verses https://answeringislam.net/Responses/Saifullah/sverses.htm
Muhammad and the Daughters of Allah: A Summation of the Evidence for the Satanic Verses https://answering-islam.org/Shamoun/satanic_verses.htm
A Muslim Scholar’s Incriminating Statements on Islam Pt. 2 https://www.answeringislam.net/authors/shamoun/rebuttals/jonathan_brown/incriminating2.html
How Satan Trumped Allah and his “Messenger” https://www.answeringislam.net/authors/shamoun/satan_trumped.html
Revisiting Muhammad’s Idolatry https://www.answering-islam.org/authors/shamoun/rebuttals/zawadi/mo_dimitrius.html
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