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Does Satan Really Eat With His Left Hand? And Other Quranic Discrepancies!

Muslim, Book 023, Number 5007:

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger having said: Do not eat with your left hand, for the Satan eats with his left hand.

Are southpaws satan's children by default?

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@olabowale,

so wat are saying, i am very sure if u had a son that writes with his left you would cut off his left hand so that he would not use it,

that statement is indirectly saying that all lefties, are like the devil, thats offensive and u know it,

besides how did SAW know that satan is a lefty, please backup your claims,

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As for the lefties that feel offended, i don't think you should coz i believe nobody eats with their left, i have a friend who writes with his left hand but eats with the right.

lefties eat with their right hands

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Glory belongs to Alr-Rahman, Allah the Almight and His blessings upon His noblest of Messengers, Sehina Muhammad ibn Abdallah, Al Ashimi (SAW). The adith in question with the phrase 'for Shaitan eats with the left hand', is very profound. To fully understand the adith you have to go to the explanation given my the authority on that adith. The real authority of it was the giver of that adith himself, (SAW). The Prophet gave that adith to his sahabah (companions, RA).There are many books and websites where a truly seeker of truth fill find it. The prophet (SAW) in several adiths warn the believers from doing the same things the evil one, Satan (lanatullah, alalkafarin).The devil is from the nation of the Jinns, created from smkeless fire. But before he disobeyed the Lord's command to him to bow down to our father Adam, he used to be called Iblis and worshipped devotedly. Of course, the creation of Adam (AS) brought Satan's true nature of jealousy to bear full force. Hence he became a rebelious, deceitful and instigator of evil deeds, along with its army or followers have and continue to bring desaster to the lives of mankind. Satan eats with his left hand, hence we are encouraged by the one Allah the Allah sent with the religion of truth and he the Lord of the worlds had spoken very greatly about the quality of that messenger (SAW), in Al Qur'an 'You have a perfect example in this prophet', also 'We have raise you to the highest exsteme. (I intentionally left the verses and chapters out. Whoever is interested can make research for knowledge is expensive and beneficial). Muslims/Believers are encourage to differentiate themselves in all aspects of lives from others, so you can see part of the reasons you are not to copy the evil one by imitating his eating habit of using the lleft hand.

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No you are sitting in the US of A .

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some nigerians are suffering and not all. Take note i'm not part of the suffering nigerians. . . . Thanks to my Bible*

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so thats all you live for your bible?

A narrow minded person is never open for any other things.

I wounder why Nigerians are still suffering. Maybe they do not pray hard enough.

Or maybe they just think they can 419 God.

There is alot more to god than the bible.

The Bible was a book giving to you by the white man as a form of tranquilizer.

You know what they say about the bible and the flag .

If you want to study religon you also have to read Angles and max.

Narrow minded my foot

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The bible is not a story book you just read and drop, you meditate on it day and night understand and use it to edify yourself. I read that link mamaput. where are the contradictions? A narrowminded person will never understand but accept the misconceptions of others about the work of the Lord. Anyway back to topic. . . . . DOES SATAN REALLY EAT WITH HIS LEFT HAND?

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http://www.islamway.com/english/images/library/contradictions.htm

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http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html

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There are contradictions in the bible look up your new testerment.

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Thats good mamaput, dont try to make her stop using her left. The most you should do is help her learn how to also use her right hand so she would have an upper hand in life. I suspect my little daughter is left handed though its still too early to be sure. Am not gonna stop her from using her left hand(cos there are lfet handed people in both my husband and my own families) but I would make sure she can also use her right hand. You can never tell when it would come in handy.

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No i have not .

But i find it ridiculous to think that lefthanded people are satans children.

I that case half my family are children of satan because there are very many left handed people in my family .

That child is not poor her head is ticker than a bag of cement .

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I don't know about you guys but I'm personally curious to know whether or not Satan likes to pleasure himself with his left hand.

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Which? i couldn't find any

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Or rather its you turning a blind eye to the supporting premise?

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I can't believe we are argueing semantics here!

of evil. Which of the two carries less weight than the other? Don't confuse yourself, both are one and the same, since when did of begin to connote something different?

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No, in Islam people use their hands for toilet use etc and therefore eating with the same hands, is frowned up, hence the message to dissuade them from using the same hand to eat. Don't even go on to talk about tissues, they had grass straws rather those days, and back then, in the Islamic civilization, they were encouraged to use water and their left hands and wash their left hands thereafter, preferrably with sand and water. Its just a cleaning methodology.

Its not a contradiction because there is no where else you would have another version that says otherwise. Rather I would say the use of Satan does not really mean the object itself, it might also be one of the attributes that make up that object in question.

This message was directed towards using a particular part of your body to do something, not the whole part of the body which makes up that particular entity.

Besides even in cultures like Yoruba, you are dissuaded from eating with the left hand. Have you wondered why?

In Islam the left hand is not evil !! The use of it for a particular thing is what is of evil, just like the right hands, which can also be of evil, if it is used for something inappropriate, e.g manipulation a lady who is not your wife.

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My younger brother is left handed. He once tried to strangle me when we were young.

I'm convinced that my cat is also left handed- she has killed on many an occasion.

No doubt both are evil by nature.

Just as God intended.

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so that is where that nonsense about left handed people came from!! i always wondered.

it is ironic. it says in the bible (i can't remember the exact passage) that every was wonderfully made by God. I know he made mas, so how can one arm of what God made be evil?!

it is ridiculous. the left is a part of a person. the fact that a person is left handed justs adds to their character. that all it is. can we please stop making people feel bad because they are left handed.

as my pastor says 'We left handed people are the smartest, because we think on the right side of our brains, as opposed to right handed people. who think on the left (wrong) side'

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Now if we says some words in scriptures are symbolic, we'll be crucified. Atheist will tell you "Its simple english, why don't u write evil instead of satan".

Anyway I still don't understand what makes left handed people evil or if satan actually eats.

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Yes logical we get you, but you still havent answered the question asked in the beginning, "are southpaws satan's or "evil" children by default? "

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I agree with Logical based on what I read on an Islamic website. "Satan" in Islam isn't just a person. It represents evil.

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As usual there is always hidden intention to bring up such issue but nevertheless, in when we tend to look in the context of the use of Satan in the practice of the prophet, otherwise known as Sunnah in Islam, which is not compulsory but encouraged, we have to be very objective in reasoning in the sense of applying the message with sense.

Satan is not known to eat, rather the word Satan sometimes are used to describe "evil", "bad", "something not appropriate","wrong doings" etc, and hence a very good sunnah of relation would be the practice of the prophet which he encourages the cutting of the nails, in which he says Satan resides under the nails.

Now in regards to the practice, using the word Satan here does not necessarily mean Satan as the "Evil Identity", rather it is used to describe the type of people that are not clean, because in Islam Cleanliness is half of faith. So the associative property of that person who is unclean is that Satan used in the concept.

If someone says someone is the child of Satan, does it mean that Satan is actually the biological father of that person? No it does not mean so, rather it is the particular character of that person that has relativitity to how that collection of people cohibiting that particular behavior are associated with an unacceptable wrong doing which indicates the so called property of Satan but not necessarily Satan himself or herself.

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What could possibly be the purpose of this question?

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david is the verse you quoted from the quran?

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this man is looking for real kpata, see me ,see wahala so us lefties now , we are satans children or what?

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