Date: 9th September 2016; 8th or 9th Dhu al-Hijja 1437;
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MAGICIANS – Part 8 – POSSESSIONS (2 out of 2)
This week’s topic will be covered in two pages. Now before we proceed, please read the following two articles to understand about pain and possession first:
IARLG: – WHY DON’T JINNS OR DEMONS POSSESS PEOPLE AND CAUSE HAVOC OR MAKE PEOPLE SIN?
If a jinn possesses you and does evil acts, it is only the jinn who gets the evil deeds while the person who is possessed is treated as unconscious and his deeds stop from the moment he is possessed till when he regains possession. This is assuming that he didn’t willfully allow himself to be possessed.
What about those musicians and actors who purposely allow themselves to be possessed? Well since they did agree with the jinns and allow themselves to be possessed as we will see next week In Shaa Allah. They will also get the evil deeds for allowing themselves to be possessed and anything that happens, and Allah Knows Best.
Before we begin giving further explanations, you have to realize that in order to understand the Quran fully; you need to know the Arabic language, especially the ancient/classical Arabic. Let us look at (Qur’an 43:3) before we proceed.
We verily, have made it a Quran in Arabic, that you may be able to understand (its meanings and its admonitions). (Qur’an 43:3)
There are many Ayats in the Qur’an which states than Satan is an enemy to us. Let us take a look at (Qur’an 12:5):
….Verily! Satan is to man an open enemy! (Qur’an 12:5)
Satan is an open enemy to the spiritual part of man. Once the spiritual part of man is corrupt; the other things will follow. If Satan makes the spiritual part of man corrupt; man will automatically harm the physical part of man eg. Killing, robbing, sorcery etc. To understand the Quran you need to understand the Arabic language. The translations leave things hanging and that is why you get only partial meanings. With this definition, you now know that Satan is focusing on only your spiritual part of being human. May Allah not make us of those who have to be addressed by Satan’s speech in the Day of Judgement:
And Shaitan (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: “Verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allah (by obeying me in the life of the world). Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).” (Qur’an 14:22)
There are two words used for human beings or man in Arabic and they are Al-Insan & Al-Bashara. What is the difference between these two words since they are all used for human beings.. The inner aspects that make us human.
Al-Insan =>>> comes from the verb anisa which means to be social, friendly or intimate. From the word intimate you get the word unsi which means intimacy. Every human being has the need for intimacy and the true source of happiness is intimacy with Allah. Using the faculties of perception i.e. sight, hearing…to obtain knowledge and understanding. In (Qur’an 27:7) when Musa observes the fire from a distance; he says, “innee anastu naran”. Which means, “Most certainly, I have seen a fire” and uses the word “anastu naran” from actually the same root anisa. And he was the only one who could actually perceive the fire even though his family and other people were around. Only Musa saw the fire; Musa was seeking information but when he got to the fire he actually spoke with Allah and experienced intimacy with the Creator. Therefore Al-Insan is the inner aspects that make us human and therefore has something related to the soul and this is what makes the human being distinct from other creatures.
Al-Bashara=>>> from the word Al-Bashara we get the word Bashara which means it refers to the outer surface of the skin and also the complexion of somebody. We also get the word Bashira for a female which describes the physical beauty of somebody. The word Basshara which means to give very good or very bad news. It has to be big news. For example Ibrahim in the Quran is given news of a son, the word is Bassharna, the same word is used when giving good news. Even when giving the news of going to hell fire. Therefore in summary Al-Bashara is the external characteristics of humans as opposed to Insan which is internal
Al-Insan & Al-Bashara =è Al-Insan is part of Al-Bashara. Not everyone has Insan; they are those who commit great crimes and live intimately with other people. Which aspects of the human is Allah interacting with? Is it the spiritual (Al-Insan) or the physical (Al-Bashara)? Obviously it’s the spiritual (Al-Insan).
Some examples of the word Insan being used in the Qur’an:
O mankind (Insan)! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Most Generous? (Qur’an 82:6)
Has there not been over man (Insan) a period of time, when he was nothing to be mentioned? Verily, We have created man (Insan) from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer. (Qur’an 76:1-2)
By Al-‘Asr (the time). Verily! Man (Insan) is in loss, Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth and recommend one another to patience. (Qur’an 103:1-3)
Verily, We have created man (Insan) in toil. (Qur’an 90:4)
….Verily! Satan is to man (Insan) an open enemy! (Qur’an 12:5)
‘And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the masculine among the jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief. (Qur’an 72:6)
We can see in all the Ayats above that the spiritual side is highlighted and not the physical side. There are more examples found in the Quran but we will focus on only the above.
In (Qur’an 82:6), Allah is addressing man’s spiritual side in the Day of Judgement.
In (Qur’an 103:2), Allah is saying the spiritual side of man is in loss with the exception of those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth and recommend one another to patience. That is why if you see someone is enjoying life and fails to meet any of the requirements in (Qur’an 103:3), then that person is clearly in loss. That is why if you see someone tortured for the sake of Allah and meets all of the requirements in (Qur’an 103:3) then that person is successful.
We know not all of mankind goes through physical toil while in this life. The spiritual side of man however must go through toil in this life especially after puberty as seen in (Qur’an 90:4).
(Qur’an 12:5) has been explained above. Now with (Qur’an 72:6) we get an idea of how men take shelter with the jinns; they do it spiritually since the word Insan is used for men in (Qur’an 72:6).
Some examples of the word Bashara being used in the Qur’an:
And We granted not to any human being immortality before you (O Muhammad SAW), then if you die, would they live forever? (Qur’an 21:34)
So when she heard of their accusation, she sent for them and prepared a banquet for them; she gave each one of them a knife (to cut the foodstuff with), and she said [(to Yusuf (Joseph)]: “Come out before them.” Then, when they saw him, they exalted him (at his beauty) and (in their astonishment) cut their hands. They said: “How perfect is Allah (or Allah forbid)! No man is this! This is none other than a noble angel!” (Qur’an 12:31)
She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh [angel Jibrael (Gabriel)], and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects. (Qur’an 19:17)
She said: “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I unchaste?” (Qur’an 19:20)
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” (Qur’an 18:110)
[Iblis (Satan)] said: “I am not the one to prostrate myself to a human being, whom You created from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud.” (Qur’an 15:33)
In (Qur’an 21:34) the word Basharin suits this situation since the physical body really is not immortal while the soul or spiritual side is. The spiritual side is immortal and that is why it will stay forever in Paradise or Hell with the new forms we know not explained in (Qur’an 56:61).
In (Qur’an 12:31), we can deduce two things. The women were amazed at the physical beauty/handsomeness of Yusuf which is true. It also shows that they were only impressed by his outward appearance not his spiritual side.
In (Qur’an 19:17) we see that the angel Jibrael appeared before Maryam in the physical form in all respects and did not adopt the spiritual part of a man since that would leave a flaw in his angelic qualities. This is proof that the angels Harut and Marut when teaching men magic were only teaching them as commanded by Allah since they only had the actual physical forms of men and not the Insan of men.
In (Qur’an 19:20), Maryam states that no physical man has touched her which is true.
In (Qur’an 18:110), Allah commands Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to say, “I am only a man like you…” The word Bashara is used. Why isn’t the word Insan used? Bashar is the physical aspects of the human being and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is similar to the disbelievers in what way? In that he is physically a human being but can we say that he is the same internally, spiritually? Obviously not, so Bashar was the most appropriate word to use. Since Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is better than all of us Muslims spiritually, then this statement does not apply only to the disbelievers but to us as well.
In (Qur’an 15:33); it actually talks about Satan (Iblis) when he was commanded with the angels to bow down to Adam in a form of respect and to show the greatness of the creation of the human being. Satan refused, what was his reasoning? The word Satan used for the human being was Bashara. What does this signify? It shows that he only saw the external aspect of Adam. He thought to himself that fire is better than mud so I am better than Adam. But there is one thing he didn’t see and that was the soul that Allah put into Adam. So his pride got the better of him and he disobeyed Allah.
Ayats where the word Bashara is being used in the Qur’an: (Qur’an 3:47:9), (Qur’an 3:79:3), (Qur’an 5:18:14), (Qur’an 6:91:12), (Qur’an 11:27:10), (Qur’an 12:31:27), (Qur’an 14:10:22), (Qur’an 14:11:7), (Qur’an 15:28:7), (Qur’an 15:33:5), (Qur’an 16:103:7), (Qur’an 17:93:25), (Qur’an 17:94:14), (Qur’an 18:110:4), (Qur’an 19:17:10), (Qur’an 19:20:8), (Qur’an 19:26:8), (Qur’an 21:3:10), (Qur’an 21:34:3), (Qur’an 23:24:10), (Qur’an 23:33:17), (Qur’an 23:34:3), (Qur’an 23:47:3), (Qur’an 25:54:6), (Qur’an 26:154:4), (Qur’an 26:186:4), (Qur’an 30:20:10), (Qur’an 36:15:5), (Qur’an 38:71:7), (Qur’an 41:6:4), (Qur’an 42:51:3), (Qur’an 54:24:2), (Qur’an 64:6:8), (Qur’an 74:25:5), (Qur’an 74:29:2), (Qur’an 74:31:57) & (Qur’an 74:36:2)
Ayats where the word Insan is being used in the Qur’an: (Qur’an 2:60:17), (Qur’an 4:28:7), (Qur’an 6:112:7), (Qur’an 6:128:9), (Qur’an 6:128:13), (Qur’an 6:130:3), (Qur’an 7:38:11), (Qur’an 7:179:7), (Qur’an 10:12:3), (Qur’an 11:9:3), (Qur’an 12:5:13), (Qur’an 14:34:13), (Qur’an 15:26:3), (Qur’an 16:4:2), (Qur’an 17:11:2), (Qur’an 17:11:7), (Qur’an 17:13:2), (Qur’an 17:53:14), (Qur’an 17:67:17), (Qur’an 17:71:4), (Qur’an 17:83:4), (Qur’an 17:88:4), (Qur’an 17:100:13), (Qur’an 18:54:11), (Qur’an 19:26:18), (Qur’an 19:66:2), (Qur’an 19:67:3), (Qur’an 21:37:2), (Qur’an 22:66:9), (Qur’an 23:12:3), (Qur’an 25:29:10), (Qur’an 25:49:9), (Qur’an 27:17:6), (Qur’an 27:56:14), (Qur’an 29:8:2), (Qur’an 31:14:2), (Qur’an 32:7:8), (Qur’an 33:72:14), (Qur’an 36:77:3), (Qur’an 39:8:3), (Qur’an 39:49:3), (Qur’an 41:25:22), (Qur’an 41:29:10), (Qur’an 41:49:3), (Qur’an 41:51:4), (Qur’an 42:48:14), (Qur’an 42:48:26), (Qur’an 43:15:7), (Qur’an 46:15:2), (Qur’an 46:18:14), (Qur’an 50:16:3), (Qur’an 51:56:4), (Qur’an 53:24:2), (Qur’an 53:39:3), (Qur’an 55:3:2), (Qur’an 55:14:2), (Qur’an 55:33:3), (Qur’an 55:39:6), (Qur’an 55:56:6), (Qur’an 55:74:3), (Qur’an 59:16:5), (Qur’an 70:19:2), (Qur’an 72:5:6), (Qur’an 72:6:5), (Qur’an 75:3:2), (Qur’an 75:5:3), (Qur’an 75:10:2), (Qur’an 75:13:2), (Qur’an 75:14:2), (Qur’an 75:36:2), (Qur’an 76:1:4), (Qur’an 76:2:3), (Qur’an 79:35:3), (Qur’an 80:17:2), (Qur’an 80:24:2), (Qur’an 82:6:2), (Qur’an 84:6:2), (Qur’an 86:5:2), (Qur’an 89:15:2), (Qur’an 89:23:6), (Qur’an 90:4:3), (Qur’an 95:4:3), (Qur’an 96:2:2), (Qur’an 96:5:2), (Qur’an 96:6:3), (Qur’an 99:3:2), (Qur’an 100:6:2) & (Qur’an 103:2:2)
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