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Is the Koran Satanic?

Some people have been posting things on the internet that are very hateful regarding Muslims. These people even claim to be Christians, but in my opinion they are not practicing the Christian faith very well. In other words, they are not obeying the commandments of Jesus. Some people go as far as to say that the Koran is Satanic and inspired by the devil. Is this really true?

First, let us look at some words of our Lord in the Gospels, in particular this passage from St. Matthew’s Gospel.

Then was brought unto Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the Son of David? But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.” And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:  and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house. He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.” (St. Matthew 12:22-30, KJV)

The verse that I primarily want to focus on in this passage is St. Matthew 12:26:

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

If the Koran teaches people to worship Satan and/or to follow Satan, then it is clearly Satanic. However, if it teaches just the opposite, it cannot possibly be Satanic. Otherwise, Satan would be casting himself out. The devil would be divided against himself and according to the words of our Lord, “How shall then his kingdom stand?”

Let us look at a few passages from the Koran about Satan to see if the Koran encourages Satan worship or adopting a lifestyle promoted by the devil.

O ye who believe! Come, all of you, into submission (unto Him); and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you. (Koran 2:208, Pickthall)

O ye who believe! Follow not the footsteps of the devil. Unto whomsoever followeth the footsteps of the devil, lo! he commandeth filthiness and wrong. Had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you, not one of you would ever have grown pure. But Allah causeth whom He will to grow. And Allah is Hearer, Knower. (Koran 24:21, Pickthall)

Notice in the two verses that I just cited that the Koran says that we should not “follow the footsteps of the devil.” The words, “Had it not been for the grace of Allah and His mercy unto you, not one of you would ever have grown pure,” clearly indicate that the Koran does not teach the Pelagian heresy. The heretic, Pelagius, taught that it is possible to keep all of the commandments of God and never sin without ever receiving God’s grace. The Koran teaches just the opposite of what Pelagius taught.

Jesus told the Jews that rejected Him:

If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear My word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (St. John 8:42-44, KJV)

He also said:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (St. John 10:10, KJV)

Stealing, killing, destroying, and lying are the deeds of the devil. Hating Jesus is also a deed of the devil. The Koran teaches us not to do these things when it says: “Follow not the footsteps of the devil.”

The Koran says in several places that we should accept the Bible and its teachings. Here are just a few of those passages.

And believe in that which I reveal, confirming that which ye possess already (of the Scripture), and be not first to disbelieve therein, and part not with My revelations for a trifling price, and keep your duty unto Me. (Koran 2:41, Pickthall)

Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered. (Koran 2:136, Pickthall)

Lo! those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers, and seek to make distinction between Allah and His messengers, and say: We believe in some and disbelieve in others, and seek to choose a way in between;  such are disbelievers in truth; and for disbelievers We prepare a shameful doom. But those who believe in Allah and His messengers and make no distinction between any of them, unto them Allah will give their wages; and Allah was ever Forgiving, Merciful. (Koran 4:150-152)

If they had observed the Torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto them from their Lord, they would surely have been nourished from above them and from beneath their feet. Among them there are people who are moderate, but many of them are of evil conduct. (Koran 5:66, Pickthall)

Muhammad was told according to this next passage to tell the Jews and Christians that he believes in whatever Scripture God has sent down, INCLUDING THE BIBLE.

Unto this, then, summon (O Muhammad). And be thou upright as thou art commanded, and follow not their lusts, but say: I believe in whatever Scripture Allah hath sent down, and I am commanded to be just among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. Unto us our works and unto you your works; no argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and unto Him is the journeying. (Koran 42:15, Pickthall)

Therefore, the words of Jesus are very important for any Muslim who is truly following the teachings of the Koran. So, those words of Jesus that I have just cited are applicable to Muslims. [I know that there are Muslims religious leaders who are teaching that the Bible has been corrupted so much that it can no longer be trusted, but there are in existence complete codices of the Bible which date back to the fourth century. There are fragments of the New Testament which date back to the second century, not to mention the Dead Sea Scrolls. Plus, there are many citations of the Biblical Scriptures found in the writings of the Church Fathers. So, to those Muslim religious leaders, I quote the Koran: “(O man), follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the hearing and the sight and the heart – of each of these it will be asked.” (Koran 17:36, Pickthall) and “Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful.” (Koran 2:111, Pickthall)]

The Koran also says:

The devil promiseth you destitution and enjoineth on you lewdness. But Allah promiseth you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. Allah is All-Embracing, All-knowing. (Koran 2:268, Pickthall)

Here, in this verse the Koran contrasts the kind of life the devil promises to people and the kind of life that God offers people.

The next verse says that Satan is a bad friend for anyone to have.

And (also) those who spend their wealth in order to be seen of men, and believe not in Allah nor the Last Day. Whoso taketh Satan for a comrade, a bad comrade hath he. (Koran 4:38, Pickthall)

This verse from the seventeenth chapter of the Koran says that the devil sows discord among people and is an “open foe” for mankind.

Tell My bondmen to speak that which is kindlier. Lo! the devil soweth discord among them. Lo! the devil is for man an open foe. (Koran 17:53, Pickthall)

Then, these verses from the Koran clearly state that one should not worship the devil.

Did I not charge you, O ye sons of Adam, that ye worship not the devil – Lo! he is your open foe! – But that ye worship Me? That was the right path. Yet he hath led astray of you a great multitude. Had ye then no sense? (Koran 36:59-61, Pickthall)

Can’t you just imagine Satan telling people, “Do not follow in my footsteps. Do not accept me as your friend. Remember that I am your enemy. Do not worship me?” So, then, if the Koran is inspired by Satan, then Satan is clearly divided against himself, because the Koran tells people that Satan is our enemy, that we should not have him for a friend, that we should not follow in his footsteps, and that we should not worship him. The answer to the question about whether or not the Koran is Satanic must clearly be, “No.” If the Koran is Satanic, “how shall then his kingdom stand?” (St. Matt. 12:26, KJV)

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