Iblis: "I will cause them all to deviate"
Image of the World Trade Center fire reveal
the face of Satan. The images below come
from, respectively, CNN's television coverage
and a photo taken by freelance photographer
Mark D. Phillips (who subsequently sold his
picture to Associated Press) as New York's
World Trade Center towers burned after the
terrorist attack on 11 September 2001.
Neither image was manipulated. "As if the images of conflagration and death that hijacked our TV screens and dominated our newspapers in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 weren't monstrous and unfathomable enough, some who examined those images frame-by-frame said they saw literal evidence of Satan's presence in the smoke billowing up from the Twin Towers. Albeit for only a split second, they claimed, the face of the Devil himself emerged from the fiery chaos to reveal his hand in the devastation. Skeptics objected that it was merely an example of pareidolia — the human tendency to perceive recognizable patterns in random sensori stimuli. A pair of computer scientists in Texas analyzed the images and concluded the phenomena were completely explicable in terms of natural physical processes. Whether one believes they were natural in origin or supernatural, the haunting, iconic images remain part of the legacy of 9/11, in particular our struggle to understand and cope with the enormity of this seminal event in world history." - David Emery's Urban Legends Blog
1st image of Satan (Iblis) at
point of impact
So the angels made obeisance, all of them together,
But Iblis (did it not); he refused to be with those who made obeisance.
He said: O Iblis! what excuse have you that you are not with those who make obeisance?
He said: I am not such that I should make obeisance to a mortal whom Thou hast created of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape.
He said: Then get out of it, for surely you are driven away:
And surely on you is curse until the day of judgment.
He said: My Lord! then respite me till the time when they are raised.
He said: So surely you are of the respited ones
Till the period of the time made known.
He said: My Lord! because Thou hast made life evil to me, I will certainly make (evil) fair-seeming to them on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate.
2nd image of Satan (Iblis) as
smoke billowed (Allah) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures)."
He said: "Give me respite till the day they are raised up." (Allah) said: "Be thou among those who have respite."
He said: "Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way:
"Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies)."
(Allah) said: "Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all."
"Some people believe they see
a face in the dark clouds
billowing from the World Trade
Center in this photo, taken by
Associated Press photographer
Mark D. Phillips from a vantage
point in Brooklyn." AP Many factors will bring on the disbelievers remorse; their meeting with Allah's punishment, watching their skins testify against them, sensing the terror of eternal suffering, seeing Hell and, comprehending the damnation that is awaiting them. But the worse offenders on Earth will see that Satan, whose path they followed consistently, also has deserted them. The Qur'an recounts what Satan will tell his followers on that Day in the following words:
When the affair is decided, Satan will say: "Allah made you a promise, a promise of truth, and I made you a promise but broke my promise. I had no authority over you, except that I called you and you responded to me. Do not, therefore, blame me, but blame yourselves. I cannot come to your aid, nor you to mine. I reject the way you associated me with Allah before." The wrongdoers will have a painful punishment. (The Holy Qur'an, 16:22 Ibrahim)
Christian fundamentalists such as Pat Robertson call themselves Christians while preaching hatred and intolerance, which is the exact opposite of the love and tolerance that is the foundation of Christianity. The same is true of Islamic fundamentalists and Islam, the religion of peace and submission. We must be aware that it is not Islam, but of those who distort it into hatred, that call for Jihad. We must beware not of religion, but of those who hide their evil under its cloak. Terrorists and religious fundamentalists are of the same stripe: They serve not God, but fulfill the promise made by Iblis that "I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will put them all in the wrong." (The Holy Qur'an 15.32-39 Al-Hijr)
These fundamentalists fools and followers of fanatics will be concerned more about triumphing in the temporary world than striving with all their heart, mind and soul for the eternal Hereafter. Those deluded by Iblis will be fighting, killing, maiming, blowing up, murdering and butchering fellow beings in the name of jihad:
Karachi protest against US
Islamic groups warn of Indonesia danger
Islamic clerics threaten jihad
British Muslim jihad
University of Jihad
In the Hereafter and before Allah the unbelievers will be extremely angry at their situation and furious with their leaders who led them away from His path. The dispute between those who led and those who followed is revealed, as follows:
"When those who were followed disown those who followed them, and they see the punishment and the connection between them is cut, those who followed will say: "If only we could have another chance, we would disown them just as they have disowned us." In that way Allah will show them their actions as a cause of anguish and remorse for them. They will never emerge from the Fire." (The Holy Qur'an, 2:166-67 Al-Baqara)
"They will say on the Day their faces are rolled over in the Fire: "If only we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger!" And they will say: "Our Lord, we obeyed our masters and great men, and they misguided us from the Way. Our Lord, give them double the punishment and curse them many times over!" (The Holy Qur'an, 33:66-68 Al-Ahzab)
Allah points out that such leaders are one of the factors that lead people away from the Straight Path. These religious fundamentalist have an enormous influence over their followers. Those who submit to these leaders are often deceived into performing evil deeds and thus waste their lives, unable to recognize their mistakes on Earth. When their misdeeds are exposed on this Day, they will begin to blame one another. Regardless of these accusations for being led astray, neither party will be saved from Hell.
Allah describes such leaders in the following terms:
"We made them leaders, summoning to the Fire, and on the Day of Resurrection they will not be helped. We pursued them with a curse in this world." (The Holy Qur'an, 28:41-42 Al-Qasas)
"If someone shuts his eyes to the remembrance of the All-Merciful, We assign him a devil who becomes his bosom friend-they debar them from the path, yet they still think they are guided-so that, when he reaches Us, he says: "If only there was the distance of the two Easts between you and me!" What an evil companion! It will not benefit you today, since you did wrong, that you share equally in the punishment." (The Holy Qur'an, 43:36-39 Az-Zukhruf)
The Call of Resurrection is now announced, and every individual is responsible for confirming Allah's Call and Universal Message with their own senses of comprehension. They may either announce or denounce His Universal Decree.
The Mighty War which will divide the True Believers (Al-Mu'minun) from the rest of humanity has now begun. The Great News (Al Naba) will force husband to part from unbelieving wife, mother from skeptical child, brother from doubting sister, friends from incredulous friends. They will desert those who reject the Good News.
Again it much be repeated that the only Sacred Sanctuary is meditating within, a solitude task Prophet Muhammad regularly performed in a cave at Mount Hira outside Medina prior to revelation. The Ummah must recognize this great sign that it was while Prophet Muhammad was meditating that Angel Gabriel appeared with the greatest revelations to humankind. It will be in the solitude of meditation that the Believers will be able to cleanse heart, mind and soul of all impurities and, most important of all, feel the Winds of Resurrection flowing out of their hands, head and other parts of the body.
There is no absolutely salvation in the corrupted temples, churches, synagogues, mosques and shrines who will resist Allah's Good News of Qiyamah during the Night of Power! Their guardians will never be able to give Believers the Baptism of Allah (Self-realization) nor trigger the Winds of Qiyamah during this most blessed Night of Al Qadr that precedes the dreaded Morn of Al Qariah!
Those who accept the Sure Signs (Bayyinat) of this universal Call will be looking towards their Lord. They will be the True Believers (Al-Mu'minun). May they never ever forget that Allah only allowed Iblis freedom to mislead till the time of the Resurrection is made known: "He said: So surely you are of the respited ones till the period of the time made known." (The Holy Qur'an 15:37-8). Those who surrender and submit to the Will of Allah to begin the Resurrection will know that they are indeed free from Iblis who has mislead humanity for centuries.
All Unbelievers (Al-Kafirun) and rejecters of His Grace and Compassion of this Great Announcement, and those who continue continue killing, butchering, massacring and massacring in His name will be bound for the Eternal Fire. Be cautioned fools and fanatics, be cautioned!
So the angels made obeisance, all of them together,
Baghdad blasts 'kill at least 62'
At least 62 people have been killed and 180 injured in two car bomb attacks in central Baghdad, police say.
The blasts hit the ministry of justice and a provincial government office near the Green Zone, causing severe damage.
They came in quick succession at 1030 local time (0730 GMT) as people headed to work during the morning rush hour.
BBC, 25 October 2009
WA-LAA UQSIM BI-AN-NAFSAL-LAWWAAMAH
I do call to witness the Resurrection Day;
And I do call to witness the self-reproaching Spirit.
Concerning what are they disputing?
Concerning the Great News. 
About which they cannot agree.
Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!
Verily, verily they shall soon (come to) know!
surah 78:1-5 Al Naba' (The Great News)
"5889. Great News: usually understood to mean the News or Message of the Resurrection."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an
Amana Corporation, 1989.
Types of Kufr (Disbelief) — Adapted from 'Tafseer ibn Katheer'
1. Kufrul-'Inaad: Disbelief out of stubbornness;
2. Kufrul-Inkaar: Disbelief out of denial;
3. Kufrul-Kibr: Disbelief out of arrogance and pride;
4. Kufrul-Juhood: Disbelief out of rejection;
5. Kufrul-Nifaaq: Disbelief out of hypocrisy;
6. Kufrul-Kurh: Disbelief out of detesting any of Allah's commands;
7. Kufrul-Istihzaha: Disbelief due to mockery and derision;
8. Kufrul-I'raadh: Disbelief due to avoidance;
In Abdullah Yusuf Ali's commentary Kufr, Kafara, Kafir, and derivative forms of the word imply a deliberate rejection of faith, revelation and truth of the Holy Qur'an: "The culmination of Allah's Revelation is in the Qur'an, which confirms previous scriptures, corrects the errors which men introduced into them, and explains many points in detail for all who seek right worship and service to Allah—whether they inherit the previous Books or not. It is a universal Message ... The worst and most hardened sinner is the man to whom Allah's Signs are actually brought home and who yet prefers Evil and turns away from the Light of Allah. The Signs may be in the words and guidance of a great Teacher or in some sorrow or warning, but from which he deliberately refuses to profit. The penalty—the Nemesis—must necessary come eventually."
According to Ibn Taymiyah (1263 – 1328) "kufr is the attribute of everyone who rejects something that God has commanded us to believe in, after news of that has reached him, whether he rejects it in his heart without uttering it, or he speaks those words of rejection without believing it in his heart, or he does both; or he does an action which is described in the texts as putting one beyond the pale of faith."
"Just as faith for Muslims has to do not with believing but with knowing, so kufr, rejection, is not a lack of belief, not an intellectual position that holds that something is otherwise than is the case, and certainly it is not mere ignorance. Rather it, too, like its correlative iman, presupposes knowledge; for it is an active repudiation of what one knows to be true. This is why it is a sin, and indeed a (the) monstrous sin. It is the one final, cosmic (or some would say, the one final human) wrong; the deliberate saying of 'no' to what one knows to be right." (Wilfred Cantwell Smith On understanding Islam: selected studies, page 154)
"Say "See ye if the (Revelation) is (really) from Allah, and yet ye reject it? Who is more astray than one who is in a schism far (from any purpose)? Soon will We show them Our Signs in the Regions (of the earth) and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth." - Quran 41:52-53. The Resurrection is a universal Message for all humanity. To confirm the absolute truth and evidence of its commencement Allah (SWT) and His Ruh have already shown ample and irrefutable Signs on Earth (exoteric/physical/external/ macrocosm) and souls of children (esoteric/spiritual/inner/microcosm). Abdullah Yusuf Ali's footnotes of surah 41:52-53 exhort human beings to deeply examine and introspect those Signs and Revelations: "Examine your own souls. See if you do not really find something unusual in Allah's Revelation! If you do, and yet you reject it, what a terrible responsibility fastens itself on you? Could anything be more foolish or more misguided than to reject a Message which is transforming the whole world?"
Therefore most of the Al-Kufr ul Akbar (major disbeliefs) are applicable to those rejecting or disbelieving Allah's (SWT) Signs and surahs upholding the collection, promulgation, recital, explanation and warning of the following:
i) His Call to witness Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection);
ii) His Call to witness His Ruh (self-reproaching Spirit);
iii) His Call to heed Al Naba (The Great News);
iv) His Call to participate in Al Qadr (The Night of Power and Destiny);
v) His Call to confirm His Revelations, Signs, and Warnings (of i-iv).
Thus kaffir (non-believer) here is applied to all humankind, both Muslim and non-Muslim, who reject the Call that God has commanded us to believe in after His Revelations, Signs and Warnings have reached us. The Qur'an clearly warns that many will disbelief, even mock, the Great News and Sure Signs of Al-Qiyamah.
So be forewarned, and in the Hereafter never deny deliverance of this clear Warning: "O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you messengers from amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" Qur'an 6.130
And those still rejecting, hesitant or unable to make up their minds even after hearing the Great News and shown the Signs, Allah (SWT) questions: "Are they waiting until the Hour comes to them suddenly? All the Signs thereof have already come. Once the Hour comes to them, how will they benefit from their message?" "Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?" Qur'an 47:18-24
The last paragraph is yet another warning from Allah (SWT) that prior to the Wrath of the End (Al Qariah) humans are offered the Mercy of the Resurrection (Al Qadr). And once the Hour of Al Qariah comes to them, how will they benefit from their contemporary message of Al Qadr i.e., from the Great News of the messengers from amongst you? How will those reading these lines benefit if they continue to doubt and wait, and the Striking Day comes suddenly? What use then will be the Mercy and Compassion of Al Qadr (Night of Destiny) if the morn of the Al Qariah (Striking Day) ends His Peace? Why doesn't the Ummah then not study the Quran with painstaking effort to avoid the errors, mistranslation and ignorance of the ulema that have presently paralyzed their minds from believing the Great News? Why don't they use their own brains and intelligence to understand Al Qiyamah, the heart and soul of the living, breathing Quran? Living and breathing because God Almighty is now talking directly to you through His Holy Book! After all, it is Allah (SWT) who has now called out to all Believers with this Decree: "I do call to witness the Resurrection Day; And I do call to witness the self-reproaching Spirit." He is specifically addressing you in particular (and Believers is general) to do so!
Only now in this modern age of universal education, mass media and publishing technology—after 14 centuries and unlike the illiterate past—is it possible to own and be sufficiently literate to "study the Quran carefully" in languages they understand best.* And just in case the Believers start studying the entire Qur'an, it must be stressed that Allah (SWT) is referring specifically to those eschatological Signs and surahs upholding His Call to bear witness of the Resurrection! They must thoroughly examine and understand the Signs that have already manifested, and set forth by messengers from amongst themselves.
Without question, to "study the Quran carefully" means using one's own mental faculties, not those of the ulema (Muslim clergy) who have for centuries put "locks on their minds" and are the very reason for the Ummah's present predicament i.e., their unprecedented kaffir-like mindset, reaction, rejection and mocking of His Call, Signs and Great News of the Resurrection. They must know that during Al Qadr no 'graves are going to open up' as this is His Night of Compassion and Mercy. So "Peace!... This until the rise of the morn!" (Quran 97:5)
"There is so much blind faith, there is so much of wrong ideas, so much of organizational fortresses they have built. All kinds of nonsensical things are going on in this world, but they'll all be finished."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Vienna, Austria, 8 June 1988
"We are now in the Blossom Time, as I call it, because many flowers are born and they are to become the fruits. This is the Resurrection Time, which is described in all the scriptures. But it’s not like this, the way they had described us. Something wrong with them that all the dead bodies who are in the graves will come out of the graves. I mean, how much is left out of them, God knows. Must be some bones or maybe some skulls there. So they’ll come out of the graves and they will get their Resurrection!!!? This is a very wrong idea.
Once I happened to meet a fellow, a Muslim from Bosnia and he told Me, "I want to die for my religion, for God’s sake." I said, "But why? Who told you to die?" He said, "Now, if I die in the name of God, I’ll be resurrected." I said, "It’s all wrong. That’s not the way it is going to work out. Resurrection is going to work out this way that at this time, all these souls will take their birth. All these souls will take their birth and they will be resurrected. As human beings they’ll have to come."
That’s why we find all kinds of funny people these days, all kinds of cruel, criminal, all kinds of idiotic, stupid, I mean very queer, weird, funny ideas which find such, such a variety of people and such a tremendous population that we should understand they have to have their chance of Resurrection. But how many will come? That’s the point. How many are going to come?"
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Philadelphia, USA — October 15, 1993
So Peace to all Believers bearing witness to the Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah)! So Peace to all Believers bearing witness to His self-reproaching Spirit (Ruh)! So Peace to all Believers resurrecting themselves during this blessed Night of Power and Destiny (Al Qadr)! So Peace to all Believers of the Great News (Al Naba)! So Peace until the dreadful morn of the Great Calamity, the Striking Day (Al Qariah) against the Unbelievers (Al-Kafirun)!
Last, but not the least, the Qur'an insists that ample warning of impending calamity must be always delivered by His messengers:
"That is because thy Lord would never destroy the cities unjustly, while their inhabitants were heedless." (Quran 6.131);
"Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners - By way of reminder; and We never are unjust." (Quran 26:208-209);
"And never did Thy Lord destroy the townships, till He had raised up in their mother-town a messenger reciting unto them Our revelations." (Quran 27:59);
This cardinal rule has been expressly complied with and Warning of the impending Great Calamity repeatedly announced and fearlessly upheld by the incarnation of His Ruh for more than three decades until Her retirement in 2008 at the age of 85. (Since Jesus is the mandatory Sign of the Hour [Quran 43:61], and as the Comforter promised and sent by God Almighty in Jesus' name, She has also ceaselessly glorified Christ and His Message of the Last Judgment.)
"I should do something to bring sense to these people (humanity). Something should happen to them otherwise what I see is a complete disaster. It is going to happen. I do not want to frighten you like Mrs Thatcher does about the Russians. That might be imaginary. But this is real. I am warning you that the Disaster is going to come as destruction itself."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
London, UK, 6 June 1983
"The Last Judgment has started. We are facing the Last Judgment today. We are not aware of it. And all the satanic forces have come out like the wolves in sheep's clothes. And they are trying to attract you and you do not judge them. You only sit down and judge the Reality. It has started! It is a fact! It has started!"
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Kingston, UK, 6 November 1980
"I have such respect for so many of them (Muslims). I wish they could accept that this is not Jihad time anymore but Qiyamah Time, the Resurrection Time, the Blossom Time. Are they going to miss it?"
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
— "Muslim illiteracy worldwide stands at about 51 percent for all age groups over fifteen. Despite a rapid increase in primary school enrollment, only 45 percent of Muslim children aged six to eleven attend primary school. An even larger gap exists at higher levels of research." - Martin S. Kramer, Arab awakening and Islamic revival, 1996, page 280;
— "The vast majority of Muslims do not speak Arabic as their native tongue" - Christine Huda Dodge, The everything understanding Islam, 2003, page 21;
— "The degree of knowledge of Arabic determines a person's understanding of the Islamic creed. The Quran, the Hadith and Sira traditions (Prophetic sayings and actions), and the writings of the early Islamic scholars and jurists were in Arabic. Imam Shafei (767- 820), the founder of the Shafei School of Sunni jurisprudence, advocated that every Muslim should learn Arabic, at least to the point of reciting the Quran (Hourani 1991, 68). Most non-Arab Muslims do not understand Arabic." - Elie Elhadj, The Islamic Shield, 2006, page 22;
— "If your mother tongue is not Arabic, Satan (or his troops) will encourage you to read the Quran in Arabic. Why does he do that? Because he knows that you will not understand enough of it. The majority of those who learn Arabic to study the Quran do not excel enough to understand the implication or interpretation of certain words when used in a special way in the Arabic language. They will have a lot of shortcomings. Many Pakistani and Indian Muslims are forced as children to read the Quran in Arabic and still as adults read the Quran in Arabic but they do not understand a single word of what they read... The Quran is a message, not just another beautiful language book. If you cannot read it in Arabic do not wait until the day you excel in your Arabic language, because this day may never come. Trust God and know that He is the teacher of the Quran. He will teach in any language and to any nationality, He created all things. Read your Quran today, (do not wait any longer,) in any language that you can understand and master and leave the rest to God.” Dr. Rashad Khalifa, Ph.d.
"The Khartoum, Sudan-based National Islamic Front (NIF) - the political umbrella organization to which AIM answers - did not take long to look for the appropriate solutions for the challenges in Bosnia- Herzegovina. . .
Being a theologically driven movement, the NIF supreme leadership sought legal precedents to serve as a guideline for the nature of jihad which they believe should be waged in Bosnia, Palestine, and Kashmir. In mid-August 1995, Khartoum informed the AIM senior officials in the front line - in such places as Sarajevo, Muzzaffarabad (Pakistan), and Damascus - of the precedent found.
The NIF leadership pointed to the text of "fatwa" originally issued by the Islamic Religious Conference held in El-Obaeid, State of Kordofan (Sudan), on April 27, 1993. It is presently used in Khartoum, at the highest levels of NIF, as the precedent-setting text for legislating relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in areas where the infidels are not willing to be simply subdued by the Muslim forces. The following places - Palestine, Bosnia, and Kashmir - are stated explicitly as areas to where the principles outlined by this fatwa are most applicable...
"Therefore, the rebels who are Muslims and are fighting against the Muslim state are hereby declared kaffirs (infidels) who are standing up against the efforts of preaching, proselytization, and spreading Islam into Africa. However, Islam has justified the fighting and killing of both categories without any hesitation whatsoever..." states the fatwa."
Bodansky, Offensive in the Balkans
(Mr. Bodansky is a world renowned expert on terrorism and Director of Research of the International Strategic Studies Association. These are excerpts from chapter 8 of his book, Offensive in the Balkans)
"The real sad commentary on the present day is that after a difficult and tortuous journey, Western civilisation had reached a point, where religious belief was of no significant political portent. Yet now, religion is back on the public agenda; in fact, we're choking on god related issues.
And now, after the atrocity in Bali, religion as a pretext for an all encompassing war, though not explicitly stated, is right back in the public mind. I fear that the world is being gripped by war psychosis, fuelled with ancient but not forgotten religous animosity. And it is here that the danger lies of ushering in another long era of the Dark Ages. All sides, and particularly Islamic minds, need to concentrate on what future we wish to see for mankind.
The alternative is truly ghastly. The prospect of a new Dark Age, filled with irrational certainty, divinely sanctioned murder and brutal imposition of a dominant ideology on a luckless minority, fills this commenter with nothing but dread."
S.R.Judah, October 16, 2002
"Muslims can and will live side to side with both Christians and Jews. It must not be forgotten that we Muslims will continue our struggle for the propagation of truth, tranquility, and true peace, until the flags of The (True) Islamic State decorate the entire world's landscape. Then mankind will be elevated from the worship of other Men and Material Goods, to the worship of the Creator of All Men, and the Universe."
Abu Salam, USA
"As long as the government is divided equally between Muslims and Christians there will not be any peace in Africa. Africa's main strength is religion, unlike the west which relies mostly on technology. In order to live peacefully we have to respect other people's religion but in Africa if a Christian rules even with minority Christians they call it a Christian state and give no respect for the rest others."
Amanuel Tecle, Eritrea
"Islam cannot co-exist with any other religion, as it is a backward and an authoritarian religion. Muslims cannot live in peace with anyone including him or herself. The majority of the world's problems are due to this priggish religion."
"Islam is in its origins an Arab religion. Everyone not an Arab who is a Muslim is a convert. Islam is not simply a matter of conscience or private belief. It makes imperial demands. A convert's world view alters. His holy places are in Arab lands: his sacred language is Arabic. His idea of history alters. He rejects his own; he becomes, whether he likes it or not, a part of the Arab story. . . . People develop fantasies about who and what they are; and in the Islam of converted countries there is an element of neurosis and nihilism. These countries can easily set in the boil."
V.S. Naipaul, Beyond Belief
2. Jeffry B. Russel (Professor of History, University of Califronia Santa Barbara), The Last Judgment