Mohammad Qutub – Stories of the Quran – Haroot and Maroot Fallen Angels

Mohammad Qutub
AI: Summary © The story of Harut Al Ma'ud follows a time span of several years before the birth of Prophetiterah Al Malakim Biba Bilaru to admit their desire to worship angels. The narratives include a woman who refuses to worship sooner-ever-ever and a man who killed a woman and drags alcohol. The narratives also mention the planet Khalkab Zuhra, which was not able to return to promised levels. The speaker discusses the origins of some stories, including the use of words of magic to impress people and teach them to worship sooner-ever-here, and notes that some stories have been described as " fallen angels" and that the narratives seem to be based on reality rather than just anecdotal stories.
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And today,

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we start from there,

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the story of because

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here,

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your head will spin as well.

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The story of Harut al Ma'ud.

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Of course, we said the correct opinion, O

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Allahu Ala, is that they are indeed angels,

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even though there

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are a lot of Mufasaerim who said otherwise,

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because they were trying to exonerate the angels

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from teaching

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magic.

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And furthermore,

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this was given to them by Allah.

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We mentioned the opinion of Ibad Bhattawari and

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many others,

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that this is all a test from Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. And Allah gave it to

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them as a test.

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So,

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and we will get to that part.

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Harut and Mamt.

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Who are they? Is there a story

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behind them?

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We mentioned the opinion of Imam Ibn Isha

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and others, that Harut and Ma'ud's time is

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way back from before the time of Nuhar

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alaihis salam.

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So there's a huge

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time span between the time of Prophet Sulaiman

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and

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Al Malakim Biba Bilaru to Mawd.

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There are many narrations

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that give us a story that goes something

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like this:

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When Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala created

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Adam and

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then sent him down,

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The

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Allah

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allowed the angels to see what the human

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beings were doing on earth.

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So they were amazed.

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And they said to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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Look at everything that they're doing despite

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all of your blessings upon them, oh Allah.

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So he said to them,

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if I send you down

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in a similar way that I sent them,

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you would do the same.

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Meaning that obviously Allah Subha Ta'ala in that

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case would give them

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the same desires

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that human beings have,

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and would also

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be

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subject to the insinuations and whispering of the

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shaytan and the shayateen for that matter.

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So

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the angels chose

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2

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of them,

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Hawat and Mawt,

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to be sent down.

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And Allah

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commanded them

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not to worship anyone but Him,

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not to steal, not to drink,

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not

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to commit fornication,

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not to kill, and so on.

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The story goes that

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as they were busy

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judging between people,

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a woman came

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complaining about her husband.

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And they saw her, and they were attracted

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to her, and they desired her.

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And when they asked her,

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she said she refused.

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She said, Until you worship an idol, and

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you drink alcohol.

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Some narrations mentioned that they first refused,

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but eventually,

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they did that

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in order for Ayad Abla to commit fornication

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with her.

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So they drank alcohol,

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they worshiped idols,

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and

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they committed fornication.

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And because someone was passing by that might

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expose them,

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they killed him.

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So the narration mentions that in 1 day,

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they had done everything

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that was prohibited upon man.

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And they are the ones that were shocked

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by what human beings were doing.

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Upon that,

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they taught her

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words,

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maybe words of magic that she could say

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in order to ascend into the heavens.

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And when she made her ascent into the

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heavens,

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she forgot the words that would bring her

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back down, and therefore Allah

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turned her into

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a planet or a star.

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Okay? The narration mentions that her name in

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Arabic is Zuhrah.

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Okay?

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The,

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the planet that we know, Khalkab Zuhra.

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For them,

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they were not able to go back

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and ascend into the heavens. And therefore, they

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stayed on earth, and they taught people magic.

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This is the

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basic idea of the story behind Hawut and

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Hawut

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that you may read in a lot of

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the books of tafsir.

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Of course,

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scholars had issues with this narration.

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It smacks

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clearly

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of the stories of B'nai Israel

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with a lot of strange things

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that,

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may lead scholars

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to say this is weak, just based on

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the content rather than the chain of narration.

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On the other hand,

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it has been narrated by many.

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Narrated by some of the Sahaba as well,

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ibn Abbas and Abdullah ibn

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Mas'ud, Abdullah ibn Ummam,

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and of course many of the targeting, like

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Mujahid and Qatada,

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Asudi

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and Rabi, and others. Okay?

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When,

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looking at the many different ways

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that this was narrated,

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Imam Ibn Hajar

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believes

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that

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there's some foundation for the story. It's not

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completely fabricated.

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Even though scholars of hadith may

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accuse ibn Hajab, Al Aqibayullah, of being a

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little bit

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easy and flexible when it comes to judging

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the authenticity of narrations.

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Ibn Kathir

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comments on this,

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and, or before that,

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when you look at the different narrations,

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you may find

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that actually,

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when you look at all of them, it's

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not correct to attribute any of this to

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the Prophet

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But possibly to Abdullah ibn Umar.

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Who took it from whom?

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Ta'Abil Akbar.

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Who is, of course, 1 of those who

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came, 1 of the the the Jewish scholars

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who came to Islam,

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and is known for narrating

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many of these stories of Bani Israel.

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So

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you go this way, you go that way,

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in the end, it seems to be based

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on the narration of Kaab al Abbar. So

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it is Israeliat,

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at the end it is Israeliat. And this

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is why Ibn Kathir says, yes, it has

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been narrated by many of the Tabi'im, and

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as I told you, even some of the

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sahara.

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He mentions it has been narrated by many

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of the Tabi'een,

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but it is clearly of the Ikhmar of

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Bani Salil,

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and there is no authentic

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narration

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from

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the 1 who does not speak of his

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own volition or of his own desire, the

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Prophet

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Nothing is properly and correctly attributed

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to him. And therefore, he says, Allah mentions

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it in brief, without any detail. We believe

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in it as Allah mentioned

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it with and we are not,

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obligated

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to believe that

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everything else that happened that we just mentioned.

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And indeed,

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of course, as you can see, the the

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embellishment

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in the narration is very clear. Right? Furthermore,

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it does seem to,

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contradict

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the

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rasma

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of the Malaika in this aspect. That the

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we believe that the angels do not

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sin or disobey Allah Of course,

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the retort might be of someone who says

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otherwise, is that this was an exception and

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that Allah made the plight of the human

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being, so it's kind of an exception, But

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as we said, when you look at the

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whole narration,

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there's a lot there that makes it hard

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to believe. And this is the difference, subhanAllah,

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between the fabricated narrations

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and a lot of these embellished stories of

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Bani Sahayin, and what is actually true and

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authentic.

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What is actually true and authentic is usually

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immediately

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believable

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and logical. It's easy to swallow and accept,

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as opposed to some of,

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these stories. So it seems, Wallahu Alai, that

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at least the way it has been mentioned

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is not true. Are they fallen angels?

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As this narration seems to indicate,

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Umaha.

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Umaha. Maybe they are fallen angels. Maybe that

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part is correct, which is that the angels

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were shocked and Allah allowed them to,

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try it. But

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maybe without the rest of the details about

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meeting a woman and killing that man and

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and all of that. Are they fallen angels?

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It's

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a it's an issue about which scholars,

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may differ. By the way, other,

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narrations mention that they were

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When they sit on earth and they were

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teaching magic, they were punished by being

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hanged from their feet.

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And you will find pictures online

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of them being

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hanged by their feet.

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And you will find stories also amongst the

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Jews, about 2 fallen angels.

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