Muhammad changed his mind about the pagan Sabians to please his friend and supporter Salman Al-Farsi


Muhammad the Corrupted postman who used Quran to please his followers – part 2


Muhammad changed his mind about the pagan Sabians to please his friend and supporter Salman Al-Farsi


Part 1 when talked about Muhammad the corrupted postman who abused the message being doubting, forgetting and suicidal, to read part 1 follow the following link


On the same line we continue today to expose more of him being abusive to his own prophecy


Sabians are pagans

So everybody knows that the sabian religion was a form of paganism,

In arabic they are called (الصابئة), actually as the name implies, means to grow forth or rise out of. When said of a star it means to rise, which may explain the association with star-worshippers.

Ibn Hazm, writing in ‘Fisal wa-Milal’, identifies the people then known as ‘Harranians’ as the ‘Sabeans’ mentioned in the Quran.  Hazm writes that they honored the seven planets and the twelve constellations, they have 5 times of prayer, (the same times as the Muslims pray), they fast in Ramadan, they venerate and turn to the Kaba in prayer.  Hazm also says they also worshipped the stars and idols.  Hazm further claims that Allah sent Abraham to turn them away from pagan worship, but Abraham didn’t succeed.

Comparing all the early writings on the Sabeans, we find that they inhabited Syria, and spread from there, they were definitely pagans, having a mixture of Babylonian and Helenic religion.


But from the Quranic perspective we find that those pagan Sabians are  worshipers of Allah and associated with the people of the book!


For example in Surah Al Baqara 2:62 says

Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.

So how come that a pagan religion is made believers in Allah in the Quran??? What is the secret behind such discrepancy???

We find out answers in Tafsir and Reasons of TANZEL


Tafsir Ibn Kathir for Surah 2:62

The english Ibn Kathir skipped this part so let me summarize what it says. So as you see the following text in Arabic Ibn Kathir, Salman Al Farsi talked to Muhammad about the Sabians so Muhammad response was this “They are the people of Jahanam” basically they are going to hell, so Salman hated Muhammad response, and that was the reason of revelation of Surah 2:62 AKA Allah is confirming Salman opinion!



Arabic reference


{62} إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَى وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

لَمَّا بَيَّنَ تَعَالَى حَالَ مَنْ خَالَفَ أَوَامِره وَارْتَكَبَ زَوَاجِره وَتَعَدَّى فِي فِعْل مَا لَا إِذْن فِيهِ وَانْتَهَكَ الْمَحَارِم وَمَا أَحَلَّ بِهِمْ مِنْ النَّكَال نَبَّهَ تَعَالَى عَلَى أَنَّ مَنْ أَحْسَنَ مِنْ الْأُمَم السَّالِفَة وَأَطَاعَ فَإِنَّ لَهُ جَزَاء الْحُسْنَى وَكَذَلِكَ الْأَمْر إِلَى قِيَام السَّاعَة كُلّ مَنْ اِتَّبَعَ الرَّسُول النَّبِيّ الْأُمِّيّ فَلَهُ السَّعَادَة الْأَبَدِيَّة وَلَا خَوْف عَلَيْهِمْ فِيمَا يَسْتَقْبِلُونَهُ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ عَلَى مَا يَتْرُكُونَهُ وَيُخَلِّفُونَهُ كَمَا قَالَ تَعَالَى ” أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاء اللَّه لَا خَوْف عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ ” وَكَمَا تَقُول الْمَلَائِكَة لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ عِنْد الِاحْتِضَار فِي قَوْله” إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّه ثُمَّ اِسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمْ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنْتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ ” قَالَ اِبْن أَبِي حَاتِم حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي حَدَّثَنَا عُمَر بْن أَبِي عُمَر الْعَدَوِيّ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَان عَنْ اِبْن أَبِي نَجِيح عَنْ مُجَاهِد قَالَ : قَالَ سَلْمَان رَضِيَ اللَّه عَنْهُ سَأَلْت النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ أَهْل دِين كُنْت مَعَهُمْ فَذَكَرْت مِنْ صَلَاتهمْ وَعِبَادَتهمْ فَنَزَلَتْ ” إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَاَلَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَى وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاَللَّهِ وَالْيَوْم الْآخِر ” الْآيَة وَقَالَ السُّدِّيّ إِنَّ ” الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَاَلَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَى وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاَللَّهِ وَالْيَوْم الْآخِر وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا ” الْآيَة نَزَلَتْ فِي أَصْحَاب سَلْمَان الْفَارِسِيّ بَيْنَا هُوَ يُحَدِّث النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذْ ذَكَرَ أَصْحَابه فَأَخْبَرَهُ خَبَرهمْ فَقَالَ : كَانُوا يُصَلُّونَ وَيَصُومُونَ وَيُؤْمِنُونَ بِك وَيَشْهَدُونَ أَنَّك سَتُبْعَثُ نَبِيًّا فَلَمَّا فَرَغَ سَلْمَان مِنْ ثَنَائِهِ عَلَيْهِمْ قَالَ لَهُ نَبِيّ اللَّه صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ” يَا سَلْمَان مِنْ أَهْل النَّار ” فَاشْتَدَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى سَلْمَان فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّه هَذِهِ الْآيَة



We find almost the same in Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi


Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi for Surah 2:62

al-Suddi who said: “The verse (Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews…) was revealed about the monks with whom Salman al-Farisi kept company. When Salman went to see the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, he informed him about their worship and striving. He said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! They used to pray and fast; they believed in you and bore witness that you will be sent as a prophet’. When Salman finished his praise of them, Allah’s Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: ‘O Salman! They are of the dwellers of hell fire’. Allah then revealed (Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews) up to His saying (neither shall they grieve)”




So Salman told Muhammad the Sabians believer in Allah and you as his prophet and in the last day, if Salman was right, why Muhammad said they will go to hell???

I though Muhammad is “MASOUM” meanings is protected from doing sins or mistakes

And if he was right and Sabians are pagan, then why did Allah change his mind with Surah 2:62?????


To be continued ..

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