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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Myth of "Satanic Verses"

The mischief of Rushdi originated from the lies of al-Tabari

The ones who have benefitted most from the misinterpretations of the Quran based on utterly ridiculous and untruthful Ahadith narratives have been the impious. The book of Salman Rushdi is a clear example.

The untruthful and slanderous "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdi gets its title from nowhere else but the fat bundle of lies fostered by the institution of Hadith.

According to a viciously false Hadith narrative written by Abu Jafar al-Tabari, it is alleged that one day, as the Prophet (S) was reciting the Quran (Surah An-Najam), Satan interrupted and caused him to compromise with the idolaters. The first of the two sources of this contrived Hadith is a book written by Tabari titled "Tarikh al-Tabari" and the second source is another book filled with cooked up stories called "Kitab Tabaqat Al-Kubra" also written by a 9th century so-called 'scholar & biographer' named Ibn Sa'd al- Baghdadi.

For once our modern Muslim scholars showed an element of wisdom. They analysed and rejected this alleged incident of the so-called "Satanic verses" as completely false and unauthentic. These books of Tabari and Ibn Sa'd have not been given any importance and neither have they been translated into English from Arabic. But the wisdom of our scholars and ulemas takes a tumble for not trashing the Arabic version of Tabari's garbage. Taking advantage of their negligence, Islamophobic orientalists like Salman Rushdi and G.R. Hawting consulted the fictions of Tabari and Ibn Saad and got them translated through their own sources for inclusion in their works.

Jafar al-Tabari (born 923 CE) was an early Persian historian and a so-called exegete of the Quran claiming to know fluent Arabic. But his insults and falsehoods against the Prophet (S) were stark evidences that he was a 'Muslim' only by title while still very much a Zorastrian at heart. This is nothing surprising as it was the same with with all imams who appeared from the 9th century onward, particularly the Persian imams of that era. Like all Hadith writers/compilers of his time, offensive fairy tales of Tabari have provided plenty of ammunition to mean and manipulative orientalists for attacking the Glorious Quran and the Prophet (S). According to many analysts it's also very doubtful if Tabari knew proper Arabic, let alone being an expert in the Arabic language to be called an exegetist of the Quran. All Persian imams of that era - Bukhari, Tirmidhi, Nasai etc. - knew only makeshift Arabic in which they compiled their Hadith narrations, the standard of which is internationally recognized as the poorest quality of Arabic.

This myth of the "Satanic verses" is completely and clearly refuted by the contents of Surah An-Najm from where Tabari deliberately constructed his false account in the name of "tafsir" and which was later exploited by crooks like Rushdi.

Before analysing and exposing Tabari's work which eventually earned Rushdi the title of 'knighhood' in the U.K., let me quote the entire 62 verses of Surah An-Najm, the 53rd Chapter of the Glorious Quran. Please read it carefully for reference.

SURAH AN-NAJAM - SURAH 53

1. By the Star when it setteth,

2. Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived;

3. Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire.

4. It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired,

5. Which one of mighty powers hath taught him,

6. One vigorous; and he grew clear to view

7. When he was on the uppermost horizon.

8. Then he drew nigh and came down

9. Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer,

10. And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed.

11. The heart lied not (in seeing) what it saw.

12. Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he seeth ?

13. And verily he saw him yet another time

14. By the lote-tree of the utmost boundary,

15. Nigh unto which is the Garden of Abode.

16. When that which shroudeth did enshroud the lote-tree,

17. The eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold.

18. Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord.

19. Have ye thought upon Al-Lat and Al-'Uzza

20. And Manat, the third, the other ?

21. Are yours the males and His the females ?

22. That indeed were an unfair division!

23. They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them.

24. Or shall man have what he coveteth ?

25. But unto Allah belongeth the after (life), and the former.

26. And how many angels are in the heavens whose intercession availeth naught save after Allah giveth leave to whom He chooseth and accepteth.

27. Lo! it is those who disbelieve in the Hereafter who name the angels with the names of females.

28. And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and lo! a guess can never take the place of the truth.

29. Then withdraw (O Muhammad) from him who fleeth from Our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world.

30. Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth, and He is Best Aware of him whom goeth right.

31. And unto Allah belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, that He may reward those who do evil with that which they have done, and reward those who do good with goodness.

32. Those who avoid enormities of sin and abominations, save the unwilled offences - (for them) lo! thy Lord is of vast mercy. He is Best Aware of you (from the time) when He created you from the earth, and when ye were hidden in the bellies of your mothers. Therefor ascribe not purity unto yourselves. He is Best Aware of him who wardeth off (evil).

33. Didst thou (O Muhammad) observe him who turned away,

34. And gave a little, then was grudging ?

35. Hath he knowledge of the Unseen so that he seeth ?

36. Or hath he not had news of what is in the books of Moses

37. And Abraham who paid his debt:

38. That no laden one shall bear another's load,

39. And that man hath only that for which he maketh effort,

40. And that his effort will be seen.

41. And afterward he will be repaid for it with fullest payment;

42. And that thy Lord, He is the goal;

43. And that He it is who maketh laugh, and maketh weep,

44. And that He it is Who giveth death and giveth life;

45. And that He createth the two spouses, the male and the female,

46. From a drop (of seed) when it is poured forth;

47. And that He hath ordained the second bringing forth;

48. And that He it is Who enricheth and contenteth;

49. And that He it is Who is the Lord of Sirius;

50. And that He destroyed the former (tribe of) A'ad,

51. And (the tribe of) Thamud He spared not;

52. And the folk of Noah aforetime, Lo! they were more unjust and more rebellious;

53. And Al-Mu'tafikah He destroyed

54. So that there covered them that which did cover.

55. Concerning which then, of the bounties of thy Lord, canst thou dispute ?

56. This is a warner of the warners of old.

57. The threatened Hour is nigh.

58. None beside Allah can disclose it.

59. Marvel ye then at this statement,

60. And laugh and not weep,

61. While ye amuse yourselves ?

62. Rather prostrate yourselves before Allah and serve Him.


I am sure that everyone in their right mind can perceive, understand and enjoy the beautiful rhythm and perfect chain of expressions in the Divine Words of Surah An-Najm from start to finish.

Al-Tabari began constructing his false story by picking Verses 19 and 20 of Surah An-Najm, claiming that the names of idols stated in these two Verses were the result of Satan's interruption when the Prophet (S) was reciting this Revelation, and the Prophet (S) let slip into his recitation the names of these idols as whispered by Satan.

Please read the following analysis carefully. It will prove that Tabari was not just a compulsive liar but also a very stupid one.

The names of idols mentioned in the 19th and 20th verses of Surah An-Najm were the three main idols of the pagan Arabs whom they worshipped and called them "the daughters of Allah." It's absolutely clear in this Surah that Allah mentions those names to chastise and rebuke the pagans for their extreme ignorance and obstinacy to recognize this falsehood even after receiving Allah's guidance. Anyone with a shred of common sense who has read Surah An-Najm can clearly perceive that its entire set of 62 verses are intact, serially linked and self-explanatory.

It's interesting to note that the glaring falsehood of Tabari's story is so obvious that even all Hadith scholars, who are generally quite comfortable with lies, have rejected the isnad (chain of narrators) of Tabari's work as "completely false." In fact, the isnad, as quoted below from Ibn Saad's al-Tabaqat al-Kubra sounds like a joke!

It starts with a person called Muhammad ibn Umar who was born more than 100 years after the death of the Prophet (pbuh) and had died in 207 AH. The isnad says: "Muhammad ibn Umar narrated to us: Yunus ibn Muhammad ibn Fadala al-Zafari narrated to me: from his father who said: from Kathir ibn Zayd: from al-Muttalib ibn AbdAllah ibn Hantab."

And here's what other medieval Hadith authors said of Muhammad Ibn Umar, the narrator of Tabari's Hadith.

Muhammad ibn Umar al-Waqidi [d.207], Ahmad ibn Hanbal said of him. "He is a liar." Al-Bukhari and Abu Hatim Al-Razi said: "Discarded." Ibn Adi said: "His narrations are not retained, and their bane comes from him." Ibn Al-Madini said: "He forgets hadiths." Al-Dhahabi said: "Consensus has settled over his debility." [Mizan-al-tidal 3:662-666 # 7993]

The illuminating analysis by Abbas Bahmanpour
Apart from the flaws of bad isnads, as Abbas Bahmanpour states: "The very composition of Surah An-Najam belies the story and makes it a poor selection for the insertion of satanic verses. In the beginning of Surah An-Najam (Verses 1 to 5), Allah rejects any possibilities that the Prophet (pbuh) would ever speak out of his desire or could be tricked." The following are the first 5 verses of Surah An-Najam, re-quoted for immediate reference, that flatly refute the lie of Tabari and the narrators of the false isnads.

1. "By the Star when it setteth,
2. Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived;
3. Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire.
4. It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired, 5. Which one of mighty powers hath taught him,"
(53:1-5) Surah An-Najam

Abbas Bahmanpour further explains that not only this, but subsequent to Verses 19 and 20 of Surah An-Najam which Tabari falsely claimed as "satanic verses," come the following three Ayahs of Surah An-Najam:

21. "Are yours the males and His the females ?
22. That indeed were an unfair division!
23. They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them." (53:21-23) Surah An-Najam

These three verses are a clear admonishment to the idol worshippers and their practices, and is a complete contradiction of the claims of Tabari and the narrators regarding 'Satanic verses.'

Al-Tabari's secret motive behind his myth
The reason why Tabari constructed this lie was to promote another lie floating within the circle of the imams. To reconcile their contradictory writings with the contents of the Quran, the Hadith writers in the 9th century came up another myth claiming that certain verses of the Quran had been "abrogated" in order to adjust their falsehoods within Islam. The fact is that none of the Quranic verses were ever "abrogated" and Verse 2:106 proves it.

"Nothing of our revelation (even a single verse) do we abrogate or cause be forgotten, but we bring (in place) one better or the like thereof. Knowest thou not that Allah is Able to do all things ?" 2:106 Surah Al-Baqrah

This verse became an obstacle for Tabari in propagating the false notion of "abrogation of verses." Thus, he scribbled his story because he needed to plant some "evidence" for the myth of abrogation. This game played by Tabari has been confirmed by many truth-seeking researchers and historians who have also asserted that Tabari's story has been fabricated further by several Muslims themselves who were looking to justify the "abrogation" issue.

In plain terms, Rushdi's "Satanic Verses" originate from the unauthentic 'Satanic Hadith' by al-Tabari - a liar borrowing from a liar.

4 comments:

  1. Salam,

    Verses 1 - 18 in this Surah do not refer to the prophet Muhamad but they refer to Moses. Moses as an apostle of God fits naturally to be called comrade to Muhamad for the same status they both share. Verses 1 - 18 of Surah 53 are actually referring to God's second descending to meet Moses. The first descending was when He met Moses one night to give the apostle some miracles/signs so that he could confront the Pharaoh with them. And the second descending was for Him to reveal the revelation as promised during the first meeting on condition that Moses succeeded his first assignment. Lets us study the verses carefully.

    53:1-18

    1. By the Star when it setteth,
    2. Your comrade erreth not, nor is deceived;
    3. Nor doth he speak of (his own) desire.
    4. It is naught save an inspiration that is inspired,
    5. Which one of mighty powers hath taught him,
    6. One vigorous; and he grew clear to view
    7. When he was on the uppermost horizon.
    8. Then he drew nigh and came down
    9. Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer,
    10. And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed.
    11. The heart lied not (in seeing) what it saw.
    12. Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he seeth ?
    13. And verily he saw him yet another time
    14. By the lote-tree of the utmost boundary,
    15. Nigh unto which is the Garden of Abode.
    16. When that which shroudeth did enshroud the lote-tree,
    17. The eye turned not aside nor yet was overbold.
    18. Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord.

    --> 1st part

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  2. Verse 53:13 provides us a hint about the first meeting between Moses and his Lord. The details of the meeting are told in the following verses. The promise of a second meeting could be found in 20:23.

    20:9-28

    9. Has the story of Moses reached thee?
    10. Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, "Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire."
    11. But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: "O Moses!
    12. "Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa.
    13. "I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee).
    14. "Verily, I am Allah. There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.
    15. "Verily the Hour is coming - My design is to keep it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.
    16. "Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!"..
    17. "And what is that in the right hand, O Moses?"
    18. He said, "It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it I find other uses."
    19. ((Allah)) said, "Throw it, O Moses!"
    20. He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.
    21. ((Allah)) said, "Seize it, and fear not: We shall return it at once to its former condition"..
    22. "Now draw thy hand close to thy side: It shall come forth white (and shining), without harm (or stain),- as another Sign,-
    23. "In order that We may show thee (two) of our Greater Signs.
    24. "Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds."
    25. (Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;
    26. "Ease my task for me;
    27. "And remove the impediment from my speech,
    28. "So they may understand what I say:

    --> 2nd part

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  3. Another details about the second appointment could also be found in these verses.

    7:142 - 144

    142. We appointed for Moses thirty nights, and completed (the period) with ten (more): thus was completed the term (of communion) with his Lord, forty nights. And Moses had charged his brother Aaron (before he went up): "Act for me amongst my people: Do right, and follow not the way of those who do mischief."
    143. When Moses came to the place appointed by Us, and his Lord addressed him, He said: "O my Lord! show (Thyself) to me, that I may look upon thee." Allah said: "By no means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its place, then shalt thou see Me." When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: "Glory be to Thee! to Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe."
    144. ((Allah)) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks."

    And upon understanding about those meetings between Moses and his Lord, you shall now have no problem to see that verse 17:1 is actually referring to Moses too and not Muhamad as believed generally.

    17:1-2

    1. Glory to ((Allah)) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).
    2. We gave Moses the Book, and made it a Guide to the Children of Israel, (commanding): "Take not other than Me as Disposer of (your) affairs."

    ... And there goes the story about Muhamad flying through the 7 heavens to receive the commandment of the daily prayers - straight into the drain.

    --> 3rd part

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  4. Walaikum Salaam, Tolokminda. I couldn't disagree with you more. Surah 53 has NOTHING to do with Prophet Moses. Period. No need for a further debate. It would be a waste of my precious time.

    The Verses of Surah Al-Araf you quoted do refer to Prophet Moses and the Exodus. Hurray! Surprisingly you are right for a change!!

    Coming to Surah Al-Isra, you again bungled it up. Just because the second verse mentions of Prophet Moses, you blindly conclude the first verse must also be regarding Moses, conveniently disregarding the descriptive details of V.17:1.

    The Glorious Quran is really so simply to follow, Praise be to Allah, yet most of you guys are only capable of misinterpreting facts with your own bundle of messed up analysis.

    Also, concerning the last 2 lines of your comments which I quote as follows:

    "And there goes the story about Muhamad flying through the 7 heavens to receive the commandment of the daily prayers - straight into the drain."

    Kindly do not use such disrespectful tone in future while discussing about any of the Messengers of Allah, otherwise you comment itself will go 'straight into the drain.'

    May God Almighty grant you guidance.

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