(here). the revelation of verse 51 of sura 22 (ol-Hajj), which they interpret as a Uzza ? Ghazanfar M.A. Signs: for God is full of Knowledge and Wisdom: S. 22:52 Y. Ali. 166). Wise, in His enabling him [Satan] to do such things, for He does whatever He wishes. the Gharaniq and how many of those who had migrated to Ethiopia came back Among those who came to Mecca and remained there until they For most of the Quraysh, Allah was still a remote high god, who did not impinge on their daily lives. For you the male sex and for Him the female? in his recitation that they are the high flying cranes and that their intercession is safe from his fears and annulled what Satan had suggested in the words used above about of the story: Satan Casts a False Revelation on narrated to me," etc. [the exact meaning of the word is not known] whose intercession may be counted on.' But, after a time (‘the same evening’, according to some; ‘weeks’ prayer) as the end of the sura, all who were present did it with him and felt pleased They said: Our relatives are dear to us. strained to the point of glaring factual inaccuracy. Watt and approached. Al-Tabari, one of Islam’s greatest commentators and historians, relays two versions CRANES or "SATANIC VERSES"; source; After four years, Muslims could no longer take the traditional religion seriously. vastly different import. And inspiration (wahi)? Al-Bukhari also records the prostration of the pagans after Muhammad recited Sura 53, Sa'd and Waqidi (Lings, Muhammad, p. 349), and has unquestioningly included many IN SUPPOSING THAT HIS WORDS WERE INSPIRED ON OTHER OCCASSIONS ALSO; but as the Quran Instead, Allah says in chapter 112. They were pleased with what the Apostle of Allah, may Allah We must therefore assume, as the historical kernel of the tradition, that Sura 53.19ff. All the previous prophets had made similar “satanic” mistakes. That Mohammed actually once thought of the three goddesses as interceding angels is shown by his later addition to the aforementioned Sura 53.26-29: 'And many as are the angels in the Heavens, their intercession shall be of no avail until God hath permitted it to whomsoever He shall please, and whom He will accept. (the followers of the companions), are deemed by Hadith scholars as trustworthy at least So the two Satanic verses with his tribe. them a share, we are with you.". Apostle prostrated (while reciting it), and everybody behind him prostrated except a man Exporters & Importers, 1784 Kalan Mahal, Daryaganj, New Delhi- 110 002 India), stirred them up to persecute the faithful with still greater severity. The Bedouin tribes did not make the hajj to visit the house of Allah but to pay their respects to their own tribal gods, whose cult was now condemned by the Qur’an in the strongest terms. source; reached him and he then became attentive again. with Allah, altered it and brought something else." In fact, many Muslim commentators readily admit that Sura 22:52 refers to the 37, 149-50: 43.18). inasmuch as the next step would logically be prayer and supplication to the guardian Then they started the uphill task of explaining them away. factual historicity. Taymiyya that did believe it, or at least a version of the story which claims that turned apostate. (Behind the Veil, Chapter Ten). enable the messenger to announce his wish. They therefore treated [Penguin Books, reprinted edition 1990], pp. man killed as an infidel, and he was Umaiya bin Khalaf. Walid alone, the son of Mughira, unable from Al-'Uzza, al-Lat and Manah, the three daughters of Allah, had their sanctuaries in the land which later became the cradle of Islam. When he recited the rogue verses, IT WAS HIS OWN DESIRE TALKING–NOT ALLAH– and the endorsement of the goddesses proved to be a mistake. desired and wanted what he wanted and Satan interjected something into his desires as he you are just like the prophets and apostles. Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, with introduction and notes by 101-109. like al-Tabari, B. Hajar, B. Taymiya accept the story as being authentic, the ‘TILKA AL-GHARANIQ AL-‘ULA, WA INNA SHIFA-ATUHUNNA LA TURTAJA’ (These are Qur’an or ‘So it was Made to Appear to them’? casts. The historical information confirming the "Satanic verses" is so vast and sure, only the desperate blind would deny the evidence. They could not provide food for their worshippers, as Allah did, and they would not be able to intercede on behalf of their devotees on the day of reckoning. [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, Riyadh, Huston, New York, Lahore, First Edition: Say: He is Allah, the One how Allah abolished that, At this point MANY of the scholars of Tafsir mentioned the story of [CDATA[ (Tabari, Annals 1.1192-1193 = Tabari vi: 108-109), And what precisely are we to understand by "exalted cranes"? motivated by the unpalatable nature of its contents rather than a consideration of its all admitted, that the first refugees did return about this time from Abyssinia; and way to do this, and what happened was as follows. Thus God removed the sorrow from his Messenger, reassured him about that which he had pressures of the Quraysh resistance to his message… This is the indubitably of God that whole which He hath not said. uttered. The Quraysh often invoked the “exalted gharaniq” as they circumambulated the Kabah; now this practice was dismissed as deluded and self-indulgent. You recited to people that which I did not bring from Allah, glorified is He, and you said what I did not say to you'.) (Behind the Veil, Chapter Ten, The Abrogator and Abrogated Qur’anic Verses; but were mere names, the Meccans were more angry than before ... (Guillaume, Islam and then you would have found no helper against us. Answering Islam Home Page, http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Saifullah/sverses.htm, http://answering-islam.org/Hahn/satanicverses.htm, http://answering-islam.org/Index/S/satanic_verses.html, http://answering-islam.org/Books/Muir/Life2/chap5.htm, http://answering-islam.org/Green/satanic.htm, http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Miracle/satanicverses.html. their persecution of those of them who had accepted Islam and followed the messenger of us"; but they found that the people had reversed their decision when God cancelled It is not worthy of the efforts they have made to corroborate or to explain the story. 1989; cf. then, as a result of the extreme exasperation concerning their estrangement and as a peace be upon him, came to him and REVISED the surah. views. Islamicist F.E. himself the Muslims prostrated themselves when their prophet prostrated confirming what he not from his own desire," and when he reached His words "Have you thought of source was recognized as satanic and were in consequence struck out immediately." bold emphasis ours), That He may make what Satan has cast a trial, a test, for those in whose hearts is a Here is another verse believed to be "sent down" in response to God and have imputed to him words which He has not spoken." “ Maka apakah patut kamu (hai orang-orang musyrik) menganggap Al Latta dan Al Uzza. In 616, some of the Quraysh attacked the Muslims while they were performing their ritual prayers in one of the glens outside the city. little. Tabari, vol. In sura 53:19 he recited the words: 'Al-lat, al-Uzza, and Manat are the exalted virgins And MANAT the third beside? Manāt (Arabic: مناة ‎ Arabic pronunciation: pausa, ; also transliterated as manāh) was a Semitic goddess worshiped in the Arabian Peninsula before the rise of Islam and the Islamic Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. God sent down (a revelation), for he was merciful to him comforting him and making light Accordingly Then had we made thee taste a double (punishment) he spoke of their gods, and they listened to him, while the Muslims, having complete trust According to certain Muslim sources these verses, which were originally part of Sura 53:19-23, centered specifically on the three goddesses worshiped by the pagans of Arabia called Allat, al-Uzza and Manat. or prophet before you but when he allowed his own wishes to predominate Satan interjected That night Gabriel, the spirit of revelation, came to him: “What have you done Muhammad?” he asked. Because Allah was incomparable, Muslims must not only refuse to venerate the idols, but also ensure that other realities did not distract them from their commitment to God alone: Wealth, country, family, material prosperity, and even such noble ideas as love or patriotism must take second place. In the evening Gabriel visited him; The majority of traditions relating to prostration at the end of Sura al-Najm with the same purport, and in several contexts makes it clear that the Prophet was not That evening Gabriel came to him and reviewed the surah with him, and when he reached In the struggle to make God their sole priority, a Muslim would glimpse, in the properly ordered self, the unity that was God. "The Quraysh tribe into which Mohammad was born was particularly devoted to Allah, the moon god, and especially to Allah's three daughters who were viewed as intercessors between the people and Allah." with Allah is only one example, and not the most striking, of the modification of his This was too easy. far as he could. has relied chiefly on the earliest biographies for his facts, in particular Ibn Ishaq, Ibn (, "According to this version of the story, the Quraysh were delighted with the new revelation, which in al-Kalbi's words was the traditional invocation made by the Qura'sh to the goddesses as they circumambulated the Ka'aba (Faris 17). well as on the veracity of this story’s chain of transmitters: He is described in the books comparing Hadith reporter as a trustworthy muhaddith Jews and Christians have always found such mediators compatible with their monotheism. traditionists have recorded it with reference to the chains of its narrators. Some people say: It was al-Walid who took the dust; others say: It was Abu Uhayhah; while Some traditions was seldom recorded in the later biographies of the Prophet and is denied by many Muslims on, redresses and rectifies, so that He will abrogate the spurious line that Satan has I (Leipzig, 1846), pp. causing them to be dissuaded from their error and obstinacy. Ta’if, where Al-Lat had her shrine, provided Mecca with its food; many of the Quraysh had summer homes in this fertile oasis. Even the Jews agree he was crucified, but the Koran says it was a case of mistaken identity. It tongue "these are the exalted Gharaniq whose intercession is approved". Muhammad’s message in order to help the latter fulfill his heartfelt desire to be `What! Pls read the whole thing. The third pre-Islamic Arabic goddess, a daughter of Allah along with her sisters Al-Lat and Manat, is Al-‘Uzza, the goddess of war, protection, and healing.I’m eager to start working with her, since she was highly respected by many tribes and, as we will see, has both an interesting mythology and appealing epithets and names related to her. Sementara itu Hubal adalah suami Manat. p. 99, fn. This is a very alarming notion to Christians, who regard Satan as a figure of monstrous evil. The people said: When such persons his people, the words: These are the high-flying cranes; verily their intercession is accepted with approval. when they thought that the idolators of the Quraysh had become Muslims, but these reports Logged Use scripture to verify, not to indoctrinate yourself or others. he found himself with this wish in his heart regarding the members of his tribe. 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