Peace upon those who seek it. On this 27th night of Ramadhan may you find knowledge, enlightenment and guidance.
To proceed, here’s a useful method that will help you better understand the Quran, learn from it, and also spot demonic and dajjalic deceptions. You’ll also be able to understand Hollywood better, by the end of this article.
The benefit for you is not only will you be able to better understand the divine words, but you also learn how to recognize demonic ideas, words and models of reality. Therefore you will be better avoid the Dajjal’s schemes against you personally. And you have to take this stuff personal, because it’s your life and soul at stake.
The Quran’s verses are ayat, literally signs. Allah also tells us explicitly in the Quran that he has prepared examples, what seems on the surface to be allegories, or as some translators put it, similitudes. These point to a deeper reality. The word used in Quran itself for what are sometimes translated as similitudes, parables, proverbs or allegories in English is mathal ( مثل ), and its plural is amthal ( أمثال ). We will use this word in Arabic for the rest of this piece.
Now, the question is; How should you approach them? How do you benefit from amthal ( أمثال ) and understand them?
To better understand and use them for the purposes our creator wants for us you want to treat them as as models. Basically, you have to treat them as archetypes in a sense.
Now, this method only applies to those attributes which are being used. For example, say there is a particular word or a name. There is a mathal in the Quran which is part of a set of words and ideas, let’s say “X, Y, and Z”. This forms a set, so to speak.
You cannot access the meaning of the mathal in question outside of that set. The set in which the mathal is found is its context.
The context of the set in which that mathal appears is found is what matters. It is only when applied in that specific context that it is relevant.
What you have to consider before using them is their context. The way the Qur’anic context is used is vital. In the particular stories that you find what appears to be an allegory or similitude its context alone is what’s relevant to you.
This context is a model, so to speak. So when reading them don’t think of the concept of allegory, parable, proverb or similitude. Rather, think of the idea of a model.As in a model of reality.
Now, you do not pull anything from outside of the immediate given context. When a mathal is given in the Quran its immediate context is vital in a way that’s actually logical and mathematical.
A surprising fact: Few people realize that the Dajjal is actually referred to several times in the Quran, but not by name. You must, in the Quran, come to an understanding of where he is specifically being referred to.
The context of the ayats, the verses in which he is referred to, are what gives you the clues from which you must deduce more. The context is what’s important, when you do your own homework and research to better understand this for yourself. Allah gives you clues and hints along the way, to guide your research to greater understanding. But you must make the effort.
Here is a trick of the Dajjal; he tells people to see a snake and they see it. In other words he, like Iblis, makes suggestions. It is you who believes his suggestions and fills in the blanks, and thus assists in your own deception.
Every con-man knows that his mark, the person he’s scamming, is complicit in his own being deceived. Understand this, and you understand something that may save your life and soul.
In a way the Dajjal’s character is like a Mexican piñata. If you hit it the right way then tasty seeming candy pours out of it. Now, the more that you beat it, the more you look at it, study it, the more of his candy that you get. And his candy is very tasty indeed. Because it’s a fantasy.
This fantasy barks at you, like a dog, if you turn away from it, then it barks at you, just as when you come up to it and hit it. So really, it’s like a cut-out paper character. An evil mathal — an evil model, an evil metaphor, an allegory, an evil analogy, an evil parable.
This evil model is sweet and tasty. It’s like mental and spiritual candy, and it falls on what was mostly good, covering it up with poison.
These are demonic models, demonic methods. They cover up and bury good ones.One example is Hollywood.
Hollywood is all about models of reality; amthal, similitudes, allegories. Hollywood is a story factory, a fictional demonic story factory for the most part.
Hollywood churns out demonic models of reality to cover-up and edge out all of the good ones. So much to the point that it’s not uncommon nowadays for people to emulate cartoon characters and their speaking patterns, repeating clichés and idioms spoken by outright cartoon characters, in some cases characters with animated or live action who essentially wrecked represent the worst of humanity.
Those amthal that Hollywood produces are suitable to the contexts they are in, but are also harmful models. But they are perfect models in a way. Their flaws are part of their purpose and design, the person whose profession is to make them has a frame, memetically these models cause the follower to be inclined to his frame as well.
That’s how it works. Think about it.