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46:7 But when Our clear messages are conveyed to them, the rejecters say of the truth as soon as it reaches them, “This is obviously a magical lie.”
[Sihr = Magic = Lie = Delusion = Spellbinding eloquence = Amazing = Incredible]
7:111 (After consulting) they said, "Put him and his brother off for a while and send to the cities men to summon.
7:112 To bring all master debaters to your court.” [Saahir from Sihr = Magician, liar, stunningly eloquent, smart poet, deceitful, trickster, cheater, defrauder, dodger, hoaxer, swindler]
[Saahir from Sihr = Magician, liar, stunningly eloquent, smart poet, deceitful, trickster, cheater, defrauder, dodger, hoaxer, swindler.
2:102 (They had followed conjecture in the past as well.) Some satanic people spread a rumor in the Kingdom of Solomon (Sulaiman). Solomon never disbelieved in the Divine laws, but the satanic people did. They fabricated a story that two angels Haaroot and Maaroot had descended in Babylon and taught magic to some people; and that they used to warn people, “We are only a temptation, therefore be not oblivious to the rational Divine laws.” The rumor further stated that people learned magic from both of them and learned how to create discord between a man and his wife. They could harm none against the Divine laws. And what they try to learn only harms them and does not profit them. They ought to know that any person indulging in this trade (the so-called occult sciences) will be a loser in the long run, and shall have no portion in the Hereafter. Evil is the price for which they sell their humanity, if they remember to make good use of their intellect.
[The entire story of Haaroot Maaroot was a fabricated rumor. Magic, amulets, ghoul, demon-possession, exorcism, witchcraft, evil eye, fortune telling, astrology, palm reading, clairvoyance, knowledge of the future, Voodoo, are nothing but conjecture. These things can neither harm nor benefit anyone since nothing happens in the Universe contrary to the immutable Divine laws in nature. However, superstitions can harm people by becoming self-fulfilling prophecies. 3:123-127, 6:73, 7:54, 45:22]
IMP: Qur'anic Terms & Context
Date: Friday, 9 April 2010, 8:32 am
I wish to share with you a very important point.
I frequently receive calls and emails where the senders got confused on understanding the Qur'an for a simple reason. They think that every term of the Book has a fixed meaning. Then they try to apply that fixed meaning wherever the term appears in the Qur'an.
The Qur'anic terms have many shades of meanings. Which one shall we choose in a given situation? Context, the context (preferably include one verse before and one after) will let you decide easily which meaning applies here.
A lifelong student