Surah The Night Journey (al-Isra’): Chapter 17 line 40-50

40. Has your Lord favored you with sons, while choosing for Himself daughters from among the angels? You are indeed saying a terrible thing.

41. We have explained in this Quran in various ways, that they may remember, but it only adds to their rebellion.

42. Say, “If there were other gods with Him, as they say, they would have sought a way to the Lord of the Throne.”

43. Be He glorified. He is exalted, far above what they say.

44. Praising Him are the seven heavens, and the earth, and everyone in them. There is not a thing that does not glorify Him with praise, but you do not understand their praises. He is indeed Forbearing and Forgiving.

45. When you read the Quran, We place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier.

46. And We drape veils over their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Quran, they turn their backs in aversion.

47. We know well what they listen to, when they listen to you, as they conspire, when the wrongdoers say, “You only follow a man bewitched.”

48. Note what they compared you to. They are lost, and unable to find a way.

49. And they say, “When we have become bones and fragments, shall we really be resurrected as a new creation?”

50. Say, “Even if you become rocks or iron.

My Interpretations: 

Here Gabriel as the Angelic Messenger to Allah/Source is telling Muhammad that all the other gods and goddesses that the pagans of Mecca have created (or been evoked to worship by darker Satanic forces) truly come from ONE source. And humans attribute smaller gods and goddesses, but this consciousness is far greater than that even.

All things and beings praise Allah/God voluntarily and involuntarily because either they act in service to God, or they show the opposite of God, and that also is in service to God.

I can explain it better using this metaphor:

A dark night casts darkness, but the stars cast light, only because the night is so dark. So in essence BOTH good and evil work towards shining a light or “illuminating” mankind about God.

Line 45 is true. After I have read the Quran, I lost many people in connection, but I also have gained friends too. I saw the truth in the world very clearly, and those who refuse to read the Quran are lost without this wisdom of understanding what is REALLY going on in the world about Islam and the wars at hand. There is no other way. If you WANT wisdom and are a seeker of God, you need to read all the books brought down and learn about the truth from the source, about all religions. You can not rely on the news to give you the understanding about Islam-sadly this is what many people are choosing. I fear it will be a negative imprint on their soul to show this lack of wisdom and then judge Islam from this lack of wisdom.

The last few lines show Muhammad his struggle ahead. People are going to constantly mock, belittle, not believe him in these revelations. And that is ok, because THAT in itself was a test of people’s faith and letting go of their ego when they sought to listen to Muhammad instead of dismissing him.

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