In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
O Mankind! I am your Lord — Allah, the Gracious and Bountiful! I see and Know all things. Satan shall be bound and his tongue loosed! It is Wisdom in Me that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby you may repent of your sins and suffer not. When you shall hear these things, you shall awake to a sense of your situation! Listen to these words and let not Darkness rest upon your minds! Let every man be aware, unless you do that which is not in Truth and Righteousness before Me!
O John! Were not all things made by My Word? I have commanded Michael to seize Satan and bind him! Do not be afraid. The Jinn were made subject to Solomon before you, and since you have been commanded to do so in My Name — come near to him, and place your feet on his neck; then he will tell you what his work is, and how he deceives Man!
He has come down on you with wrath, because he knows his time is short — for your judgments have been revealed! Write what he says in the presence of the People — whether it be Good or whether it be Evil, that they may see and know!
O John! Ease me a little and I will tell you who I am, and how I came into this condition! You have preached to those who Sleep — in Truth! I debar from the Path of Allah, and lead them to the suffering of the Blazing Fire! Allow me to tell you how I was cast down here! ….. When Allah created man from clay, and breathed into him of His Spirit, he said unto the Angels and us Jinn: “You shall be his guardians, and render him full service!” ….. But I and those who followed me refused. When Allah questioned me I said: “I am better than he, as well as all us, before whom I stand!” …..
For when Allah made the Heavens he took a handful of Fire and formed us first, and after us were the whole number of Angels created. Therefore I said: “My Lord, it is not just that we should make obeisance to him who You created out of clay — of ‘black mud’ altered!” ….. Unlike the Angels who have no choice but to hear and obey, my followers said: “Call him not Lord, O Satan for you are our lord!” ….. and bowed down and worshiped me!
The Angel, Michael said: “Obey, or the Lord will be wrath with you!” ….. He kept urging me, and I said unto him: “I will not serve an inferior or younger being than I, for I am his senior in Creation. It is man’s duty to do obeisance to me!” ….. Allah then said: “I hate arrogance and pride! It is not for you to be arrogant here — get out, and all that follow you, Hell shall be your Home!” ….. I asked: “Give me until the Day man is resurrected, I will surely ‘master his seed’ and shall mislead them, every one!” ….. Allah then answered: “I will give you respite until an appointed day, on earth will be your dwelling place until then!” ….. on this account we were expelled to this world, and hurled to earth!
After being cast to earth, we laid for forty years in sleep! When I awoke I looked around and saw the 600 who followed me overcome by deep sleep. I awoke my son, Salspan, and took counsel with him on how I could deceive man, on whose account we had been cast out of Heaven. When my followers were awakened their eyes were darkened — they were exceedingly troubled by what had taken place!
When I saw this, I spoke to them saying: “Be not afraid! Am I not your Lord? What has befallen us is because of man and I plan to annul all that he shall do. Since they are small and senseless, like dumb animals — let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and corrupt their ways! I have tasted of the Tree of Knowledge and know what shall come to pass. We will cause them to be shut out of Paradise, even as we were cast out because of him! They too shall be punished with Eternal Punishment, for surely Allah will requite man according to this evil that he may do upon earth! Let us all swear an oath and bind ourselves to not abandon this plan, but to do this thing!” ….. and they all bowed down to the earth, and worshiped me again!
John! You are the image of Adam! You see what power and favor Allah has granted you. I swear to you by the Mighty Glory of Allah, that even if I wished I could conceal nothing from you. What you wish I tell you without delay, without reserve and without respect of persons!
Do not blame me for what I’ve done, for verily Allah lets go astray whoever wills to go astray, and guides him that wills — to Guidance. So do not waste yourself in sorrowing over them! Would I lead them to the Tree of Good and Evil? Adam was given the power that he might choose what he wanted from the two! He chose the Light, and stretched forth his hand and took it. Since you are in the image of Adam, you do not pursue Unrighteousness, you pray and implore Allah!
Would I lead to a Tree of Eternal Life, and a Kingdom that would never decay? No! Why? So Allah can render null and void my goal? Who ever believes me is of the Darkness! Why do you withdraw from my kingdom? That their hearts might submit humbly to Him? I have proved most of them Ungrateful, and for them a grievous suffering awaits!
O John! Become like us and do not Submit — Prophesy deceits! We have other servants whom we command, and they catch men’s souls for us. Enticing them with sweetness of various allurements! They are merciless idolaters, seducers of fornication, slanderers, and teachers of Falsehood! They have become rich, and have possessions, and have acquired all that they desire. Fall down and worship me, and all this I will give to you!
As for the teachers of Falsehood — these people will do anything but walk according to the Truth, and fail to recognize it! Despite their having ability to see the Truth, they institute vain feasts, and rites, thus the deceived world is thrown into confusion. I led them astray, and filled them with vain desires — by my unseen, unclean whisperings! I have no real power over them, I just call and they respond! They invoke only lifeless symbols — things that cannot benefit or harm them. Let them be amused! I hardened the ears of their hearts so that they might not understand, and may not see — that I am the Father, and sinners confess me before men!
O Scribe of Righteousness! See how they rebel against you? I am the Father, for I am your Senior in Creation. Be like my scribes — turning things upside-down! Make what is on the right hand as what is on the left, what is wrong as what is right, and what is above as what is below. So that they will not recognize the kingdom. Abandon the proper sequence of words, so Wisdom may pass by them, and that they fear not the wolves!
Add to and subtract from that which is written, teaching other words — that they may be in the midst of wolves, who kill! And after their death, their bodies and souls will be cast into Hell-Fire! But if you desire to serve Allah, go to your place, with your Angels. I will not lie to your face while your eyes are upon me. You are no benefit to us! I speak in anguish of my spirit, I complain in the bitterness of my soul — I would choose strangling and suffering, and death, rather than submit to Him!
If I prayed unto Him and He answered me, I would not believe that He was listening to my voice! Let come upon me what may — I have no hope, but I will defend my ways to His Face! Stupid man wastes away like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten. He will get understanding when a wild ass’s colt is born a man! There is hope for a tree if it be cut down, that it might sprout again, but man dies and dries up, and rises not again. Let my declaration be in their ears, and afterwards none shall seek for themselves Mercy from Allah! As I said before, if you desire to serve Allah, go to your place, with your Angels. I will not lie to your face while your eyes are upon me!
O you who have heard the admonitions of John, which is a witness against me! My adversary sharpens an eye against me. I was at ease and he broke me asunder, and dashed me to pieces. My plans are broken off. How long will he hunt for words? Shall the earth be forsaken for him? Do not Submit!
Allah has put me in the wrong, and has walled up my way! He has stripped from me my glory, and has taken the crown from my head, and counts me as His adversary. Allow me to enter you. Permit me and do not resist, for I was created before you — whose sake I came down from heaven upon earth!
Why do you like Allah, and not another? Where is He? Listen carefully to my words! Why do the wicked live and grow mighty in power and no rod of Allah is upon them? Is not your wickedness great? You give no water to the weary, and withhold bread from the hungry! Yet Allah prolongs the life of the mighty, and His eyes are upon their ways! How often is the lamp of the wicked put out — that their calamity comes upon them, that they may know it?
Who declares His Way to His Face, and who requites Him for what He does? I fell to the earth, for I could not bear the sight of Him! How many souls leave the world everyday? Thirty thousand? If thirty thousand leave this world daily, how many are admitted into Paradise? Three! Do not be angry with me. What is the Almighty that we should serve Him? I tell you: “Do not Submit! Fall on your faces, and place your feet on His Neck! Come unto me for my yoke is easy, and you shall find rest for your souls!” ….. What does Allah know? Thick clouds en-wrap Him so that He does not see!