[38:67] Say, "Here
is awesome news. [38:68] "That you are totally oblivious to. [38:69] "I
had no knowledge previously, about the feud in the High Society.
When Satan rebelled against God and disobeyed his order of serving
Adam, he started spreading a vicious idea among the heavenly society
that the creatures around them, themselves and him have a power independent of God
means they are the source of it), what exposed him was the test of
Adam, when he said (i am better than he), this horrendous statement
comes from a total shift in belief, none of the angels or the heavenly
society ever dared to ascribe any power to other than God, when Satan
did and ascribed power to himself (i am better than he), he stepped out
of the line and developed a
(a god besides God).
The First Chance of
The vast majority of the innumerable creatures refused to follow
this new god or accept his blasphemious idea, they had a firm belief
that only God is the source of power (skill, knowledge, looks....and
all provisions), and that's why they willingly
Him alone (thus they took the first chance to redeem themselves), they
are the angels.
As for the minority of rebels who started having doubts about this idea
(they said maybe Satan is right!), they added more heat to the feud, so
God knowing their inner most thoughts, and out of His mercy, He decided
to give them another chance to repent and reform, He offered them
the trust (Al Amaana) which is the freedom of choice on Satan's
dominion, where they will be subjected to continous temptations by
Satan in his trying to prove his ability of being a god besides God,
because since this minority of rebels had doubts about God's absolute
power and authority, its better if they go study and check the
competence of that new god, in order to settle the doubts in their
minds and choose either Satan or God once and forall.
The Second chance of
The vast majority of this minority of rebels were scared of taking this
chance away of God's mercy, they were already perfectly happy and safe
in heaven enjoying God's infinite blessings, provisions and mercy, they
refused the offer and took the chance to repent but according to God's
system of justice they had to pay a price first (for harboring doubts
during the first chance of redemption) in order to be redeemed back to
Heaven, they had to perform submissive roles on earth and in the
universe as an expiation of their blasphemy. This majority are all the
creatures scattered around the universe and on earth other than the
angels, humans and jinns (e.g: Planets, particles, plants,
animals...etc). Only the human being
accepted to take this chance to see and decide if Satan is really
capable of doing anything independent of God !.
We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens
and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were
afraid of it. But the human
being accepted it; he was transgressing,
Last chance of redemption
Only the human beings accepted the earthly test !, a drop in the ocean
of creatures decided to take the challenge and see a live demonstration
of Satan's claim, whether he can grant them satisfaction and security
or not. God seeing their heart's direction, and their tendency to
follow Satan besides him, ordered all the Jinns (Satan's tribe) and all
the Humans (who were undecided) to go down to earth (a drop in the
ocean of planets), (willingly) to study, contemplate and reach a final
decision, and to ensure that the rebels will get a fair chance, God did
- He summoned all
the humans (as souls) and made them bear witness that He has absolute
power and control over all things, He is the only God, everyone of us
bore witness on that before we came to earth,(thus worshipping God
alone is a natural instinct).
[7:172] Recall that your Lord summoned all the descendants of Adam, and
had them bear witness for themselves: "Am I not your Lord?" They all said, "Yes. We bear
Thus, you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection, "We
were not aware of this."
As for the Jinn beings (the creatures who sided with Satan), they are
given longer life span and more powers of moving freely in the universe
to study and reach a decision)
God also gave a warning to us all through Adam not to worship satan,
[20:117] We then said, "O
Adam, this is an enemy of you and your wife. Do not let him evict you
from Paradise, lest you become miserable.
[36:60] Did I not covenant
with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship the devil?
That he is your most ardent enemy?
- Moreover because
He is the Merciful one, He decided to send us
guidance through His messengers (scriptures and human messengers) to
remind us of the truth which is deep rooted inside each one of us. So
everytime a baby is to be born, a human soul as well as a Jinn
companion are assigned to that body, after perfect calculation and
design of all the conditions surrounding this baby, from the gender,
nationality, family, dominant culture....etc so that this soul could
get a fair chance, specially tailored to suit its level of doubts
before it came here on earth, its a perfectly calculated test.
original sin that brought us here
God gave us a demonstration of
how Satan duped our father Aadam, (which is a test that everybody took
and failed as in [17:60] so that we could reflect on it, since we have
no recollection of what brought us here (the original sin of
following Satan, and thinking he might be right),
[7:19] "As for
you, Adam, dwell with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom as you
please, but do not approach
this one tree, lest you fall in sin." [7:20] The devil whispered to them, in
order to reveal their bodies, which were invisible to them. He
said, "Your Lord did not forbid you from this tree, except to prevent
you from becoming angels, and from attaining eternal existence." [7:21]
He swore to them, "I am giving you good advice." [7:22] He thus duped
them with lies. As soon as
they tasted the tree, their bodies became visible to them, and
they tried to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise. Their Lord
called upon them: "Did I not enjoin you from that tree, and warn you
that the devil is your most ardent enemy?" [7:23] They said, "Our Lord,
we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on
us, we will be losers." [7:24] He said, "Go down as enemies of one another.
On earth shall be your habitation and provision for awhile." [7:25] He
said, "On it you will live, on it you will die, and from it you will be
brought out." [7:26] O children of Adam, we have provided you with
garments to cover your bodies, as well as for luxury. But the best garment is the
garment of reverence. These are some of GOD's signs, that they
may take heed
children of Adam, do not let the devil dupe you as he did when he
caused the eviction of your parents from Paradise, and the removal of
their garments to expose their bodies. He and his tribe
see you, while you do not see them. We appoint the devils as companions
of those who do not believe.
We learn three important things from the above verses:
A) Satan's polythiestic ideology is focused on ascribing powers to
visible things (the visible world) rather than to the unseen (God),
that's why he said " [20:120]
But the devil whispered to him, saying, "O Adam, let me show you the
tree of eternity and unending kingship."
, he lied on himself,
and believed his lie that the tree has a power independent of God to
give eternal life. All the Satanic whispers are a replay of one of the
two main scenes in history, 1- The ( i am better than he) scene
from where discrimination, violence and war start., 2- Or the ( the tree which is a symbol
of the visible world and how it delluded Adam) scene
, for the
test on earth is about denying any power in things or people to harm or
benefit us, and ascribing and relating all power to God alone.
B) In verse [7:26] God gives us a clue to the reason why Satan (the
companion of Adam) wanted to reveal Adam and Eve's bodies to them (the
physical world), God says that the best garment is the garment of
reverence, Adam and Eve stayed in Heaven as long as they maintained
their reverence of God, once they listened to Satan and started seeing
a power in a creature (the tree), they lost their garment of reverence
by obeying Satan against God's command (thus taking him as a god
besides God) and their bodies became visible to them (thus Satan's aim
was to make them lose their garment of reverence, allegorically stated
as (he wanted to reveal their bodies to them).
C) We start anew on earth, because God redeemed us all as He did to our
father Adam and our mother Eve, we were forgiven for the original sin,
the record starts from zero on earth, there is no inheritance of sin
from the past, every minute is a new chance for you to start as
pure and truthful as the day you were born.
But the test requires that a Jinn companion is to constantly introduce
his father's Satan polytheistic ideas of ascribing powers to creatures
rather than God, its true that the most important war is fought within.
The devil is your enemy, so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his
party to be the dwellers of Hell.