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The True Religion is NOT a Fantasy!
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018, 5:35 pm
In Response To: Religion is a Fantasy! (Saeed Qureshi, TX)

Janab Qureshi Saheb,

No debates required. I have only two simple requests.

1. Tell me one single fault in the Qur'an.

2. Correct your concept of SATAN or IBLIS.

WHAT IS SATAN?

A’UZUBILLAHI-MIN-ASH-SHAYITAAN-IR-RAJEEM
I most humbly seek shelter with God against the promptings of all evil sources including my own ego. [‘Shayitaan’ = Satan = The straying Ego = Selfish desires = Desire that rebels against the higher controls of sound judgment = Emotions that overpower Permanent Moral Values = Intrinsic or extrinsic evil prompting = Negative peer pressure = Violent emotions = Self-glorification = Anything distant from goodness and progress = False pride = A rumor monger = Fiery temperament = Slanderer = A hinderer of good = He who spreads corruption and disorder on earth = Anyone who impels others into violating Divine Commands = Bad companionship = One who deceives or charms people into violating Divine Laws = Any being or influence that alienates humans from the Creator = One who deprives himself of Divine grace. 2:14, 4:38, 4:60, 4:83, 4:119, 5:90-91, 6:43, 6:143, 7:200, 17:26-27, 22:3-4, 25:28-29, 31:21, 67:5. In Hebrew, Satan = Adversary = Hinderer = One who plots against another]

Satan is nothing but our selfish desire. The exalted Messenger is reported to have said, "Every person has a Satan/Iblis within." The noble companions asked, "Even you O Messenger of Allah!" He said, "Yes! I have made it Muslim". This obviously means that he had absolute control over his desires.

Again, where is Satan?
The exalted Prophet once said that everyone has a Satan/Iblees within. Sahaba Kiraam respectfully asked, “Even you O Rasullullah?” He said, “Yes, I have made him a Muslim.” [Muslim 2:153, Ibn Majah, 1:191]

So, the Satan is not an extrinsic entity, it is our own selfish, unchecked or rebellious desire. Please remember that Satan & Iblees are the two sides of the same coin. Satan, the fiery emotions instigate humans to sinister actions. Then the sorry emotions make us fall into despair and regret.

Messages In This Thread

Religion is a Fantasy!
Saeed Qureshi, TX -- Saturday, 23 June 2018, 11:41 pm
Re: Religion is a Fantasy!
Qasim Abbas, Haiti -- Sunday, 24 June 2018, 3:10 pm
Re: Religion is a Fantasy!
shahalam,TX -- Sunday, 24 June 2018, 4:27 pm
The True Religion is NOT a Fantasy!
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 24 June 2018, 5:35 pm
Re: The True Religion is NOT a Fantasy!
Saeed Qureshi, TX -- Sunday, 24 June 2018, 10:38 pm
The Forbidden Tree/Fruit?
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Sunday, 24 June 2018, 10:47 pm
Re: The True Religion is NOT a Fantasy!
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Monday, 25 June 2018, 8:19 am
The True Religion is NOT a Fantasy!
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Monday, 25 June 2018, 6:23 pm
The True Religion is NOT a Fantasy!
Shangrila Suhag, Spain -- Monday, 25 June 2018, 7:17 pm
The True - Pl do not change this line (Moderators)
A Sayed (South Africa) -- Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 1:50 am
Re: The True - Pl do not change this line (Moderat
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 7:44 am