About “1000+ Claims etc. in the Quran – Invalid Unless Proven”
18 May 2014
This is Book I in the "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" series. It lists some 9350+ never proved claims etc. from the Quran and Islam, which therefore remains from doubtful or unreliable to invalid unless proven. Especially in the first half of the book, we were rather "conservative" with what we included. It will be no problem to find 650 more to make it 10,000. The same if we include more of the errors from "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" (errors of course are never proved claims), or never proved claims from chapters like "Unclear language in the Quran", "Free will for man?", "The Carrot and the Stick", etc. not included here – easily 650 more.
#### Not to mention that lies are never proved – and improvable – claims (and there are something like 50 - or more - clear lies in the Quran). It tells something about a religion that its claimed holy book contains some 10ooo never prove claims, some 3ooo errors (of which perhaps 2ooo are wrong facts), some 300+ invalid claimed signs and "proofs" (invalid mostly because it never first is proved that they really are caused by Allah), many hundred cases of unclear language (included 300+ cases of "different ways of reading" - words used to avoid the word "versions"), plus at least a few lies (50+ ?) in that book, plus a lot of slander and worse there. All this vs. not one single valid proof for one single of the central religious claims in the book - yes, there is not one single valid proof for any of the central religious claims in the entire Quran. ("A proof is one or more proved facts which can give only one conclusion", and either the "facts" the Quran uses in such cases are not proved, or more than one conclusion are possible, or both. There is no exception from this in the entire Quran.) which f.x. makes Islam.
A RELIGION OF THE 10,000 NEVER PROVEN CLAIMS
We repeat: A religion based on a book with some 10ooo never proved claims, some 3ooo errors - of them may be 2ooo wrong facts - 300+ invalid "signs" and "proofs", lots of unclear texts (at least 300+ points), points where good and wise Muslims have to "explain what the Quran really means", some 50 or more lies, and more, is it reliable? #######Not to forget that to "explain away" errors and other bad points by claiming the book says something different from what the texts really says, is to corrupt the Quran. All told by a man whom even their holy(?) book clearly tells accepted the use of - and himself used - dishonesty (al-Taqiyya, Kitman, Hilah, deceit, and even disuse/breaking of oaths). Yes, he even told at least a few lies (nearly 50 listed) in the claimed holy book. And a man the same holy(?) book indirectly, but clearly tells liked respect, power, riches for bribes and more power - and women - and used the new religion for his platform of power.
It is some basis for a religion.
And it tells something about human nature that so many are able to believe in it - and not least that they are able to overlook or deny or explain away all the facts which tell - prove - that something is seriously wrong with their "holy" book, and thus with the religion.
It may have something to do with the so-called plasticity of the brain of children up to 6-7 years (these are scientific facts), which makes young children easily learn and accept what they are told. For them what they are told, is KNOWLEDGE and TRUTH. When they grow older and meet reality and conflicting facts, the plasticity is gone, and they stick to what they believe is THE TRUTH nearly no matter how strong proofs for the opposite they meet - those facts are explained away or just brushed aside with claims like that those facts just are hate propaganda or something.
"Taqlid" - the uncritical acceptance of what the father and the surroundings tell, is strong in Islam.
For comparison: Of the ones who become Muslims in adult age, 75% leave the religion again within 3 years. They see and learn things inside the religion which make them think, and as they met the religion after the childish plasticity of the brain was gone, they often are able to think things over and evaluate facts - something "born" Muslims often are unable to, because the gut feeling from the child years is too strong: "I know the TRUTH no matter what the facts say - and no matter if I never have really checked if it can be true - my belief based on my "taqlid" is stronger than mere facts and strong proofs".
Very few Muslims have ever sat down with the Quran and thought over: "What is true in the Quran? What more can be true? And what cannot be true? And if claims in the Quran are not true, what do that mean? - and where will I then end if there all the same is a god somewhere, and a next life?"
10ooo loose claims and other never proved points - roughly 3 for every 2 verses in the Quran. 3ooo+ clear errors - roughly 1 for every 2 verses in the Quran. May be 2ooo points of wrong facts - roughly 1 for every 3 verses in the Quran. How many verses for each al-Taqiyya/lie, for each Kitman/dishonest use of the truth, for each clear lie, etc., is impossible to say. There are a few clear lies, but how many more will depend on if Muhammad (Allah?) said this and this and this because he did not know any better, or in spite of that he (or Allah?) knew or suspected it was not true (no matter there are at least some 50 cases where he had to know he was lying).
Then there are the contradictions, the unclear language included the "different ways of reading", the low literature quality, the knowledge that the good formal linguistics - the only high quality point in the Quran - is from the book being polished by the best brains in Islam for 250 years (from ca. 650 AD to ca. 900 AD - the Quran did not get its final main form until ca. 900 AD). And there are all the many versions of the Quran - at least 28 through the centuries, but likely many more. (You may find at least the 14 canonized versions at bigger universities for the study of Islam). Of them 6 versions used daily even today:
1. Asim after Hafs (95%) Most of the Muslim world.
2. Nafi after Warsh (3%) Algeria, Morocco, parts of Tunisia, West Africa and Sudan.
3. Nafi after Qalun (0.7%) Libya, Tunisia, parts of Qatar.
4. Abu Amr after al-Duri (0.3%) Parts of Sudan and West Africa.
5+6. Ibn 'Amir, both versions (1%) Parts of Yemen.
Which one of them or of the others, if any, is "the exact words of Muhammad, down to the last comma"? (The comma did not even exist in Arab at the time of Muhammad or of Uthman.)
And there are the verses where Muhammad is speaking in the book - a book claimed to be made before the world was created or may be existed since eternity - and revered by Allah and his angels in Heaven.
Well, that is the quality and reliability of the Quran. A book claimed delivered and taken care of by a god. "The exact words of Muhammad/Allah down to the last comma!"
[If you do not find the references we give in this book below, go to "1000+ Comments on the Quran".]
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This work was upload with assistance of M. A. Khan, editor of islam-watch.org and the author of "Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery".