What is the meaning of the throwing of Satan into the wish of the prophet?

Question 42: The Almighty said, {And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he wished, Satan threw into it . But Allah abrogates that which Satan throws in; then Allah makes His verses explicit. And Allah is Knowing and Wise. * so He may make what Satan throws a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard of heart. And indeed, the unjust are in extreme dissension.} [Quran 22:52-53]. What is the meaning of the throwing of Satan into the wish of the prophet?

 

Answer: There is no prophet or messenger, and as narrated from Ahlulbayt , {or one spoken to}, and they are spoken to, who wished for something, meaning that he hoped for a good matter to occur, which he learned from Allah that it would occur even if generally at times, meaning that his wish came from the matter of Allah swt and not from the wishes of the self and its desires like some people imagine, without it happening that {Satan threw into it}, meaning that after the messenger (whether he was a messenger, a prophet, or one spoken to) starts to show his hope for the people who followed him in his call, Satan casts falsehood into the hearts of some of those people about the wish of the messenger which he showed them entirely or partly.

{But Allah abrogates that which Satan throws in} by sending angels who throw the truth into the hearts of some of those people, clarifying the falsehood of what Satan threw into the hearts of some of them.

{then Allah makes His verses explicit. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.} Allah makes His verses explicit by throwing tranquility, calmness, reverence and certitude into the hearts of those who believed, after he threw into their hearts the knowledge from Him swt that the truth is not what Satan threw into the hearts of some of them; rather it is what the messenger calls to. And the throwing of Satan is by whispering into the heart, or by the malicious vision during wake or sleep. And he throws into his supporters, whose selves dominated them and were dominated by the love of the “I”, appearances, leadership, false presidency and the following of desires. {Shall I inform you upon whom the satans descend? * They descend upon every sinful liar. * They pass on what is heard, and most of them are liars}.

 

As for Allah’s abrogation of what Satan throws; it is by sending angels who inspire the truth to the supporters of Allah, and they speak to the believers in their hearts, and let them know the truth, and show them during sleep and wake that by which they recognize the Straight Path and that following the Messenger is the clear truth from Allah swt. And those who followed what Satan threw, which was a trial, they were not believers before, rather they were hypocrites who had a disease in their hearts and they are hard of heart, and they stumble in their suspicion and doubt.

 

{And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension. * And so those who were given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and thus believe in it, and their hearts humbly submit to it. And indeed Allah is a Guide to a straight path for those who believed. But those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt of it until the Hour comes upon them unexpectedly or there comes to them the punishment of a barren Day. Sovereignty that Day is for Allah; He will judge between them. So they who believed and did righteous deeds will be in the Gardens of Pleasure.}.

 

And the disbelievers in the Message as well as the hypocrites remain in doubt until the last moment {until the Hour comes upon them unexpectedly} meaning until the rise of the Riser , {or there comes to them the punishment of a barren Day} meaning there is no [day] similar to it, no year of the previous years has given birth to a day like it, and it is the day of the rise of the Riser [Al Qaim] pbuh. And in this day, Sovereignty is to Allah; because the sovereign ruler in this day is Imam Al-Mahdi .

Ahmed Alhasan
The Allegories – volume 2

 

[1] As Ahlul Bayt read it, al-Hakam bin Otayba said, “I entered the house of Ali bin al- Hussein one day and he said, “O al-Hakam, do you you know about the verse by which Ali bin Abi Talib pbuh knew his killer and knew the great matters which he told the people about?” al-Hakam said, “…No I do not know. Will you tell me about the verse, O son of the Messenger of Allah?” He said, “By Allah, it His saying, {And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet (or one spoken to)}. And Ali bin Abi Talib was spoken to.” …Abu Jafar approached us and said, “It is why Abu al-Khattab perished, he did not know the interpretation of (one spoken to) or (prophet).” Al-Kafi Vol. 1 page 270 narration 2.

[2] Quran Ash-Shu’ara [26:221-223]

[3] Quran Al-Hajj [22:53-56]

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