Muslims & The Satanic Verses Controversy
Why are Muslims extremely sensitive when their scripture is subjected to legitimate questioning but are utterly impervious to their own hate mongering and relentless attacks against the beliefs of all non Muslims such as Christians, Jews, Zoroasterians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans and all Others?
Any criticism of Islamic characters or scripture brings about immense hateful demonstrations by Muslims all over the globe as happened with the Muhammad cartoons.
Salman Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses” book of 1988 raised extremely relevant questions regarding the alleged ‘prophet’ of Islam, Muhammad bin Abd Allah and the so called ‘revelations’ that Muhammad received from Jibreel (Gabriel).
To put it as succinctly as possible, all that humanity has ever had for the last 1400 years, are the assertions of one person, Muhammad bin abd Allah, that Allah was revealing to him the verses of the Quran through the angel Jibreel.
There is not a single other witness to corroborate Muhammad’s claims, either visual or hearing, by any of Muhammad’s wives (about 11 of them) or by any of his intimate companions, that assert they either ever saw or heard Jibreel communicating with Muhammad.
In any sane court of law, such claims would not be admissible.
The reason why Muslims invariably resort to violence to silence anyone revealing the truth about Islam, is not because such people are insulting or perverting the Islamic message, but on the contrary, it is because Muslims “cannot handle the truth about their own scripture”. They cannot defend the indefensible.
The tragedy in both Europe and the USA is the fact, that over the past 60 years, Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and others, have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Western universities to establish courses about Islam that not only are deceptive but also prohibit any questioning or criticism of Islam in any way shape or form.
They invariably use the utterly inane and oxymoronic accusation of Islamophobia, to silence any and all revelations about the Islamic scripture that exposes the following inherent facts: hate mongering, warmongering, racist, misogynist, duplicitous, hypocritical, treasonous, intolerant, utterly evil and ungodly characters.
Because of these enormous investments, thousands of Western so-called professors, politicians, many clergy and academics, either fall in line or keep their mouths shut (including pope Francis of the Catholics and all the Protestant leaders also). Almost all the Main Line Media and Social Platforms are complicit in the same.
It is absolutely sickening that while the Muslims teach their children and followers in their mosques and Madrassas (religious Islamic schools) in the West to follow only Sharia and abhor not only all Western man made laws and constitutions, but also all other belief systems, no one in the West addresses this fact which is actually, an Islamic treasonous act.
As you are reading this article, there are not more than a few dozen Americans from among 330,000,000 who actually know that the “Satanic Verses” controversy plagued Muhammad 1400 years ago and are mentioned in Muhammad’s Quran.
For 1400 years and continuing, the world has been deceived into believing that Allah – the god of Muhammad and Muslims – is the same as the God of the Bible, which should have been abundantly clear from reading about the Biblical characters and stories mentioned therein that totally contradict both the Bible and New Testament.
Centuries before Muhammad, the Arabs of the peninsula were pagans who had 360 gods and goddesses whose supreme god was called Allah. According to their mythology, Allah had three daughters: al Lat (Crescent moon); al Uzza (Venus star/planet) and al Manat (Hope). They were intercessors between the pagan Arabs and Allah.
From 610 till 622/3 Muhammad was trying his utmost to bring his Quraysh tribe to believe only in ONE god. To convince his people to believe in his mission, he allowed that Allah would remain the supreme god of his followers while Muhammad very cleverly metamorphosed him into the God of Israel to give his new theology, divine legitimacy.
After all, there were both Jewish and Christian Arab tribes in the Arabian Peninsula centuries before Muhammad. These were Arabs who willingly – without coercion – accepted to follow either Moses or Jesus. Therefore, many of his tribe were already cognizant of the God of the Bible and the aspirations of both Jews and Christians for the coming of their Messiah. Muhammad therefore, took up the mantle of the Messiah of the Arabs.
Although the Quran, in its present form, obviously rejects these deities, ‘Muslim’ history asserts otherwise. As always, America Out Loud shares with its readers the full account as recorded in Islamic history.
The Islamic records assert that Muhammad actually spoke Satan’s words as if they were the words of Allah. This event is documented by several early Muslim scholars and is referenced in the Hadith and the Quran. No one should think that it is a story made up by people who are critical of ‘Islam’.
Later Muslim scholars, ashamed and embarrassed that their self- declared prophet spoke Satan’s words, denied the event occurred. A myriad of excuses and contorted stories have been put forth by these later scholars to cover up Muhammad’s sinful error.
It must be very clearly pointed out that the “Satanic Verses” event is not something made up by non-Muslims.
This subject is one of the most controversial in Islam because, Satan was able to deceive Muhammad and thus insinuate himself in the Quran by causing Muhammad to recite his words as if they were Allah’s words.
Muslims always use the mantra “bring forth the proof”. Well, the proof is as follows:
This event is actually documented by the four earliest biographical writers of Muhammad’s life:
Ibn Ishaq’s “Sirat Rasulallah”, Wakidi’s “al Maghazi”, Ibn Sa’d’s “Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir”, and Tabari’s “History”
The Hadith and Quran also contain direct references. Additionally, several other Islamic scholars on Hadith (traditions) support the event’s occurrence such as:
Ibn Abi Hatim, Ibn al-Mundhir, Ibn Mardauyah, Musa ibn ‘Uqba, and Abu Ma’shar.
It is very revealing that Ibn Hajar, a recognized authority on traditions, insists on the truth of this report and says,
“As we have mentioned above, three of its chains of narrators satisfy the conditions requisite for an authentic report.”
Because of printing constraints, we shall explore al Tabari’s version of the events and those who need more detail should go to our Definitions Section in our Website of www.InTheNameofAllah.org.
Tabari VI.107 : SATAN CASTS A FALSE REVELATION ON THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH’S TONGUE
The messenger of Allah was eager for the welfare of his people and wished to effect a reconciliation with them in whatever ways he could. He longed in his soul that something would come to him from Allah which would reconcile him with his tribe.
With his love for his tribe and his eagerness for their welfare it would have delighted him if some of the difficulties which they made for him could have been smoothed out, and he debated with himself and fervently desired such an outcome. Then Allah revealed:
Al Najm 53:19 “Have ye thought upon al-Lat and al-Uzza 20 And Manat, the third, the other?
At this very moment, Satan allegedly cast on his tongue, because of his inner debates and what he desired to bring to his people, the words:
53:21 These are the exalted cranes [Gharaniq] (intermediaries) 22 Whose intercession is to be hoped for”
When the Quraysh heard this, they rejoiced and were happy and delighted at the way in which he spoke of their gods, and they listened to him, while the Muslims, having complete trust in their prophet in respect of the messages which he brought from Allah, did not suspect him of error, illusion, or mistake.
When he came to the prostration, having completed the surah, he prostrated himself and the Muslims did likewise, following their prophet, trusting in the message which he had brought and following his example.
Those polytheists of the Quraysh and others who were in the mosque likewise prostrated themselves because of the reference to their gods which they had heard, so that there was no one in the mosque, believer or unbeliever, who did not prostrate himself.
The Quraysh left delighted by the mention of their gods which they had heard, saying, “Muhammad has mentioned our gods in the most favourable way possible, stating in his recitation that they are the high flying cranes [Gharaniq] and that their intercession is received with approval.”
It is extremely important to point out here and now, that Muhammad and his Muslim followers were prostrating themselves and praying in a purely pagan mosque, a House of idolatry, since they were surrounded by the rock gods of the Quraysh.
Muhammad should not have done so at all as an alleged monotheist.
Then Jibreel came to the Messenger of Allah and said,
“Muhammad, what have you done? You have recited to the people that which I did not bring to you from Allah, and you have said that which was not said to you.”
Then the messenger of Allah was much grieved and feared Allah greatly, but Allah sent down a revelation to him, for He was merciful to him, consoling him and making the matter light for him, informing him that there had never been a prophet or a messenger before him who desired as he desired and wished as he wished but that Satan had cast words into his recitation, as he had cast words on Muhammad’s tongue.
Then Allah cancelled what Satan had thus cast, and established his verses by telling him that he was like other prophets and messengers, and replaced the offending Satanic Verses with:
Al Najm 50: 21 “What! for you the male sex and for Him the female? 22 Behold such would be indeed a division most unfair”
The question that any inquisitive mind will ask is:
How many other verses in the Quran were actually revealed to Muhammad by SATAN and Not Jibreel?
Therefore, what Salman Rushdie was addressing in his book was NOT an attack on Muhammad or Islam but a rendition of real events turned into a fiction. Not a single Muslim can deny any of what we are revealing in this article and their anger is purely to distract from the facts that they cannot deny anything herein revealed.
The worst criminal in this event is Joseph Biden with his deafening silence and total and unconscionable grovelling to the very terrorist Ayatollahs who demanded Rushdie’s death and glorified his attacker.