Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Diabolic Connection
Over the years on The Hesperado, I have penned a few essays analyzing the interesting connections between the Allah of Islam and the Satan symbolism of the Judaeo-Christian mythologoumena which Mohammedans pirated and plagiarized.
Today I only supplement those lengthy essays with a couple of additional tidbits of information I have picked up which are fascinatingly suggestive:
1) The first is from the tafsir of al-Qortobi (one of the most important Muslim exegetes of the Koran -- and yet he remains largely untranslated into English), where he notes apparently in passing that "al Abyad (a demon) is the friend of the prophets and he is the one who went to the Prophet (pbuh) in the form of Gabriel (the angel). By the demon called Al Abyad (the White One), he was referring to the one who used to come to the Prophet (pbuh) in the form of Gabriel (the angel) wanting to seduce him."
What I find interesting is the designation of this demon (of the "Satanic Verses" fame -- cf. the Koran, 53:19-22 and 22:52-53) as the "White One": an eery echo of the tradition of Lucifer being an "Angel of Light".
2) The second tidbit is the ascription in the Koran to Allah of a certain behavior -- namely, deceiving Unbelievers into feeling good about their unbelief -- that in the same surah, only some 20 verses later, is almost verbatim also acribed to Satan (indicating either that Allah/Satan had Alzheimer's or he was taking wicked delight in not-so-subtly lifting his mask up for a moment).
Lo! as for those who believe not in the Hereafter, We [i.e., Allah] have made their works fairseeming unto them so that they are all astray. (24:4)
...Satan maketh their works fairseeming unto them, and debarreth them from the way (of Truth), so that they go not aright; (24:24)