Tuesday, November 15, 2016
David Wood: Fun Islamic Facts 6: Satan Hides in Your Nose
Sahih al-Bukhari 3295: Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, “If anyone of you rouses from sleep and performs the ablution, he should wash his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out thrice, because Satan has stayed in the upper part of his nose all the night.”
Muslim commentators are careful to note that Muslims must really believe that Satan stays in their noses at night, because they have to believe what Muhammad said.
Even the commentator for this edition of Sahih al-Bukhari declares:
We should believe that Satan actually stays in the upper part of one's nose, though we cannot perceive how, for this is related to the unseen world of which we know nothing, except what Allah tells us through His Messenger.
Notice that Satan not only stays in your nose at night; he can also be flushed out with water. So Satan is physical or can at least be pushed around by physical substances.
But there’s a problem. There are billions of noses in the world. The only way Satan could be physically present in billions of noses is for Satan to be omnipresent. Omnipresence, however, is one of God’s attributes.
Hence, according to Muhammad, Satan is either God, or he shares at least one of the attributes that are supposedly unique to God. And Muslims have to believe that Satan shares God’s attributes, because they have to believe what Muhammad said about the unseen world. By claiming that Satan has God’s attributes, Muhammad committed shirk—the worst possible sin in Islam. And by believing what Muhammad said, Muslims also commit shirk.
So, Muslims are following a mushrik and have become mushrikun.
For more on Muhammad and the Qur'an, watch these videos by David Wood:
"Who Killed Muhammad?":
"The Sheepgate Conspiracy":
"A Brief History of the Qur'an":
"Inside the Kaaba":