Allah’s Apostle would receive his divine inspiration from the ringing of a bell, yet ALlah’s apostle also said that the bell is the musical instrument of satan:
Sahih Muslim – Book 030, Number 5765:
‘A’isha reported that Harith b. Hisham asked Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him): How does the the wahi (inspiration) come to you? He said: At times it comes to me like the ringing of a bell and that is most severe for me and when it is over I retain that (what I had received in the form of wahi), and at times an Angel in the form of a human being comes to me (and speaks) and I retain whatever he speaks.
Sahih Muslim – Book 024, Number 5279:
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The bell is the musical instrument of the Satan.
1) Does this mean that Satan inspired Mohammad to come up with quranic revelations?
2) Why would Sahih Muslim include the above hadiths?
a) Was Muslim trying to show credence to the fact that Mohammad himself was not always divinely inspired, and in fact influenced by an evil supernatural force?
b) Was Sahih Muslim influenced by Al-Tabari’s Takrih, and as such, trying to pay tribute and homage to Imam Tabari, who wrote –
Tabari VI:110 “Thus Allah removed the sorrow from his Messenger, reassured him about that which he had feared, and cancelled the words which Satan had cast on his tongue, that their gods were exalted high-flying cranes (goddesses) whose intercession was accepted with approval. He now revealed, following the mention of ‘Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat.’ the words: ‘are yours the males and his the females? That indeed is an unfair division! They are but names which you and your fathers have given.’ to the words: ‘to whom he wills and accepts.” [Qur’an 53:21]
c) Or was Sahih Muslim alluding to ALlah’s own words in “Quran 022.052 YUSUFALI” where he said that Allah will remove verses from the Quran where Satan inspired Mohammad’s Quran recitals?
“Never did We send a messenger or a prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but Allah will cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and Allah will confirm (and establish) His Signs: for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom”
3) Why would Allah say that Mohammad threw in verses inspired by Satan?
4) Were the infamous verses recited to Mohammad by the ringing of a bell, Satan’s instrument?
a) How many other times did Mohammad’s divine inspiration come to him through Satan’s preferred instrument, the bell?
5) Did only good verses come to Mohammad when he was under the covers with his teenage bride Aisha? http://muslimhadith.blogspot.com/2008/04/mohammed-would-get-divine-inspiration.html
I do not know the answers to these questions…
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