Wherever the following set of words are mentioned, usually the air is filled with skepticism and reluctance towards the subject;
“Global control, mass manipulation, media monopoly, global elite, Illuminati, freemasonry, New World Order, Global Government, Conspiracy, Zionism…etc.”
Most of the time people immediately tend to fight the idea, and try to disregard it or ridicule it, and this is a global theme by the way; it doesn’t matter where in the”small village” called the world you are, people will react similarly towards these words and phrases. Even the ones who are usually labeled “Open-minded” or “Free-thinkers” would tend to fight ferociously against the validity of the concept prior to getting any information or details. For a good while I failed to understand where this is coming from, how come people are failing to see the obvious which is “hiding in plain sight”? It was a major disappointment for me at first, but then it slowly starting assimilating to me; “Fear of the Unknown”.
“Fear of the unknown” – Xenophobia – is the root of many phobia and fears we have as a human race, such as “Fear of the Darkness”; Nyctophobia. We simply – as humans – fear that which we no know nothing about. Some people by nature are adventurous and/or curious, and can overcome their Xenophobia, but the majority prefers to “stick to what they know”.
But let’s go back to basics.. What is this all about?
My beliefs and references tell me the following:
“And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.” They said, “Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?” Allah said, “Indeed, I know that which you do not know*And He taught Adam the names – all of them. Then He showed them to the angels and said, “Inform Me of the names of these, if you are truthful.*They said, “Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise*He said, “O Adam, inform them of their names. And when he had informed them of their names, He said, “Did I not tell you that I know the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth? And I know what you reveal and what you have concealed”*And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate before Adam”; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers.*And We said, “O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.*But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, “Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time.”*Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.We said, “Go down from it, all of you. And when guidance comes to you from Me, whoever follows My guidance – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.*And those who disbelieve and deny Our signs – those will be companions of the Fire; they will abide therein eternally.” (Truth has been told by Allah The Almighty)
The Holy Quran – Surat-Al-Baqarah (2:30-40)
There is so much to be said when trying to explain Quran, especially if it is translated, but let’s go with the basics of the above:
1.The above mentioned situation took place at a time which only the creator of the universe – Allah the Almighty – knows, but location is known; Heavens.
2.The angels question in regards to blood-shedding comes from previous experience; Jinn – genies, demons, devils..etc. – were the preceding creatures to humans in respects to living on earth. Most of them did wrong to one another, killed others and went corrupted. An army of angels was sent to purify the earth of Jinn. Jinn was either killed, captured and the remaining ones were sent out to uninhibited Islands, or deserted areas.
3.Jinn are of different natures to humans; They are created out of fire, and humans are created out of clay/mud.
4. Iblees/Satan is a demon/devil who worshiped Allah and was of high ranking within the heavenly population; Satan is not a “fallen angel” and has never been an “angel”.
5. The original sin in the universe was not Adam and Eve eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, it was Satan’s refusal to prostrate before Adam when commanded by Allah to do so.
6. More precisely, the original sin was Racism; “[ Allah ] said, “What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?” [Satan] said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.” The Holy Quran – Surat Al-‘A’raf (7:12)
Satan evaluated his element of creation – fire – as more valuable, noble and worthy than Adam’s element of creation, which is clay. This lead to racism towards Adam/Mankind, which resulted in arrogance creating the “Original Sin” that is disobedience to the creator of the universe; Allah the Almighty.
Satan forgot the fire might offer warmth and has many useful tasks, yet fire is raw unleashed power when uncontrolled is; volatile, harmful, and extremely destructive. On the other hand clay offers care, nurture, growth, stability, and provides for all forms of life on the planet as long as water is available.
Water is what keeps clay wet, resulting in clay being useful and productive. At the same time, water is the only natural element capable of extinguishing fire. Water in this context is belief in Allah, and obedience to his commands to lead a useful and productive life that includes peace of mind and tranquility.
It’s getting late now and I have work tomorrow, so I’ll get to bed now with a promise to continue this if was granted another day to live tomorrow.