1000+ Claims in the Quran - Invalid Unless Proven, Surah 27
18 May 2014
SURAH 27: An-Naml (The Ants)
(Mecca, 615-616 AD)
001 "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral code, the unjust/immoral parts of sharia, and the Quran's rules for lying, thieving/looting, enslaving, raids and wars, plus the rules for treatment of girls and women - free and captives - and see if you agree. Always when there is a distance between words and corresponding demands and deeds, we personally believe in the demands and deeds. Glorious words are cheap, demands and deeds are reliable. Glorifying words and claims are too cheap for anyone to use and disuse - when you read, judge from realities, not from propaganda.
###002 27/1b: “- - - a Book (the Quran*) that makes things clear - - -”. The more mistakes, contradictions, invalid logic, unclear language, etc. there are in a book, the less clear it can make things. It also simply looses credibility. The Quran in many cases simply is incredible – literally speaking. f.x. unbelievably many points with wrong facts or contradictions - in strong spite of its and Muslims' claims about it being a perfect book from a god. Remember this every time a Muslim tries to tell you that you cannot understand the Quran unless so-and-so, or that the "real" meaning of a text is not what it says, but is hidden in an allegory.
Also see the chapter "Literal language in the Quran - according to the Quran" in "1000+ Comments on the Quran".
#############BUT JUST HERE THERE IS ONE THING WHICH IS MORE ESSENTIAL: THERE IS NOT THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT THAT THE QURAN ITSELF MEANS IT MAKES THINGS CLEAR = EXPLAINS THINGS IN WAYS EASY AND CLEAR TO UNDERSTAND = LITERAL AND NOT IN HIDDEN WAYS. THIS MEANS THAT MUSLIMS EXPLAINING AWAY MISTAKES AND OTHER DARK POINTS BY CLAIMING THAT THE QURAN AT THAT OR THOSE POINTS ARE USING NOT EXPLAINED OR OBVIOUS PARABLES, ALLEGORIES, ETC. = USING HIDDEN MEANINGS - EITHER ARE WRONG OR ARE TELLING THAT THE QURAN LIES ALL THE PLACES THE BOOK SAYS IT IS USING WORDS CLEAR AND EASY - LITERAL - TO UNDERSTAND.
WELL, IT IS OK FOR US IF MUSLIMS DIRECTLY AND UNMISTAKINGLY TELL - AND TELL REPEATEDLY LIKE THEY OFTEN DO TODAY - THAT THE QURAN LIES EVEN AT SUCH CENTRAL POINTS AND WHEN USING SUCH CLEAR AND UNMISTAKEABLE STATEMENTS.
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003 27/1d: “These are verses of the Quran – a book that makes (things) clear.” No matter, points 27/1a, 27/1b and 27/1c make it clear that the Quran means the Quran is using a clear language. Which is essential, as many Muslims try to explain away mistakes with that Allah is a clumsy god unable to say exactly what he means, so "we" intelligent humans must explain what he "really" wanted to say, or that he did not mean what he said, but an allegory. To be blunt: This is the problem with clumsy gods - we humans must explain and find the words and the obvious explanations or meanings they were unable to express themselves.
Two much used standard ways for Islam and Muslims to try to explain away mistakes, etc.
######That the Quran tells directly or indirectly, but clearly - that the texts in the Quran are unreliable or at least unclear - is a very normal way for Islam and for Muslims to explain away error, etc. in the Quran. They claim that what is written there, is not what is meant - it is a parable or an allegory or something. A book where you have to guess what is literally meant and what are parables - and what the parables in case mean - definitely is not easy, like the book itself several claims it is.
######That the Quran tells - directly or indirectly, but clearly - that the texts in the Quran is clear, explained by Allah, and to be understood literally, you find f.x. these places: 3/7b, 3/138a, 6/114ca, 11/1b, 15/1b, 17/12h, 18/1d-e, 18/2a, 19/97b, 20/113b+c, 24/34, 24/54j, 26/2a, 27/1b-d, 28/2, 36/69e, 37/117c, 39/28b, 41/3da, 43/2a, 43/3c, 43/29b, 44/2b-c, 44/13d, 44/58b, 54/17a, 54/22b, 54/32a+b, 54/40a, 65/11f, and 75/19. Worth remembering each time a Muslim or Islam tries to "explain" away errors, etc. by claiming the text means something different from what it says. In such cases EITHER THE MUSLIM/ISLAM LIES - AN AL-TAQIYYA - WHEN HE/SHE CLAIMS THAT THE TEXT MEANS SOMETHING DIFFERNT FROM WHAT IT SAYS (THT CLAIM NORMALLY IS THAT IT IS A PARABLE OR SOMETHING), OR THE QURAN LIES WHEN IT SAYS IT USES CLEAR AND EASY TEXTS - = TO BE UNDERSTOOD LITERALLY - WHERE NOTHING ELSE IS INDICATED.
Nice of them to confirm that the Quran is lying many places in the book each time they use such claims.
The listed points are all collected under 3/7b and 44/58b.
Or perhaps Allah simply is so clumsy and helpless when he explains things, that he needs help from humans to explain what "he really means"? (Nonsense to say the least about such claims lying under such "explanations" - no omniscient god can be helplessly clumsy in what he says.)
#############BUT JUST HERE THE ESSENTIAL POINT IS: THERE IS NOT THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT THAT THE QURAN ITSELF MEANS IT MAKES THINGS CLEAR = EXPLAINS THINGS IN WAYS EASY AND CLEAR TO UNDERSTAND = LITERAL AND NOT IN HIDDEN WAYS. THIS AS SAID MEANS THAT MUSLIMS EXPLAINING AWAY MISTAKES AND OTHER DARK POINTS BY CLAIMING THAT THE QURAN AT "THAT" OR "THOSE" POINTS ARE USING NOT EXPLAINED OR OBVIOUS PARABLES, ALLEGORIES, ETC. = USING HIDDEN MEANINGS - EITHER ARE WRONG OR ARE TELLING THAT THE QURAN LIES ALL THE 30+ PLACES THE BOOK SAYS IT IS USING WORDS CLEAR AND EASY - LITERAL - TO UNDERSTAND.
WELL, IT IS OK FOR US IF MUSLIMS DIRECTLY AND UNMISTAKINGLY TELL - AND TELL REPEATEDLY LIKE THEY OFTEN DO TODAY - THAT THE QURAN LIES EVEN AT SUCH CENTRAL POINTS AND WHEN USING SUCH CLEAR AND UNMISTAKEABLE STATEMENTS.
WHO CAN EXPLAIN SOMETHING BETTER AND MORE CORRECTLY AND COMPLETELY AND CLEARLY THAN AN OMNISCIENT GOD?
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004 27/3d: "- - - (full) assurance for the Hereafter". Only if Allah exists and is a god, and the Quran in addition tells the full truth and only the truth.
005 27/4a: "As to those who believe not in the Hereafter - - -". Here is meant all non-Muslims, but the expression is not correct, as most religions have a "hereafter". In the old Arabia it is said they did not think much about a second life, but the Quran is intended for all the world it claims, and why then this incorrect expression?
006 27/4d: "- - - We (Allah*) have made their deeds pleasing in their (non-Muslims'*) eyes - - -". Guess if that is the case also for Muslims, included warriors, al-Taqiyya (lawful lies) users and terrorists, etc.
007 27/5a: "- - - they for whom a grievous Penalty is (waiting) - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims. A never proved claim - and an open question as the Quran is not from a god: What about the Muslims if there somewhere is a next life and a god? - especially if it is a good and benevolent god not liking war and suppression and torture, included rape, dishonesty and bad moral rules (cfr. "do unto others like you want others do unto you")?
008 27/5c: "- - - in the Hereafter will be their (non-Muslims*) greatest loss". If Allah exists and if there is a hereafter, and if the Quran has described this hereafter in truth and only in truth.
009 27/5d: "- - - in the Hereafter will be their (non-Muslims*) greatest loss". There also is the question: What about Muslims if the Quran with all its mistakes, etc. is not the truth - and with all its errors, contradictions, cases of invalid logic and of unclear language, etc. it at least is from no god. And where will those Muslims end who have lived according to the harsh and selfish (f.x. lie, steal/rob, rape, suppress, enslave) parts of the Quran end if it turns out that f.x. Yahweh and his New Covenant rule the hereafter?
#010 27/6a: “- - - the Quran is bestowed upon thee (Muhammad/Muslims*) from the presence of One who is Wise and All-Knowing (Allah*).” Islam claims that the Quran is the copy of "the Mother of Book" (13/39, 43/4, 85/21-22) = "the Mother of the Quran", which is revered in Heaven by Allah and his angles there. It further is claimed that the book either is made by the omniscient and omnipotent god Allah – the only god (? - see 2/255a and 6/106b above) – or has existed since eternity, and is so fundamental that may be it is not made even by the god. This verse may be understood as a strengthening of the last claim: The Quran is not said to be made by or sent down by or from Allah, but sent down from “the presence of“ Allah. The fact that spoils this lofty and undocumented claim (claims normally are undocumented in Islam – though they demand documentation and proofs from anybody else) is the huge number of mistakes, twisted facts, contradictions, twisted and invalid logic, unclear language, etc. in the book. No god – omniscient or not – has ever made such a sloppy work. And also: A large number of the mistakes, rites, ways of thinking, etc. are in accordance the culture and “knowledge” around the time of Muhammad in what we now call the Middle East – but no omniscient god would have to use mistaken science, customs and rules and ways of thinking from a special century and a special, small and backward area on the minuscule planet Earth, when he made a book – or it in other ways came into existence – before the universe was created (which happened 13.7 billion years ago according to science). Propaganda? At least it is wrong.
There is one more fact that makes it impossible that the book is from eternity: There is at least one place in the Quran that angels (according also to Muslim scholars) are speaking (and at least 8 places where Muhammad is speaking). This means that the book cannot have been made - or at least not finished - until after the first angels had been created (they could not speak in the book before they were created). It is clear in the Quran that the angels are not from eternity - Allah created them from light. And it also cannot have been made earlier than it was possible for Muhammad to have his say in the book at least the mentioned 8(?) times. At least not unless predestination is 100%.
#011 27/6b: “- - - the Quran is bestowed upon thee (Muhammad/Muslims*) from the presence of One who is Wise and All-Knowing (Allah*).” No god ever sent down a book of such a quality like the Quran - far too much is wrong - plus helplessly expressed according to Muslims wanting to explain away blemishes.
012 27/8d: "- - - (Allah - *) the Lord of the Worlds". Often claimed, never proved. Words are cheap.
013 27/9b "O Moses! Verily, I am Allah - - -". We guess it is not necessary to tell that this name is contradicted by the Bible? The name Allah also is seen or heard about exactly nowhere in any material older than 610 AD - some 1800 years later (except as another name for the pagan Arab god al-Lah). The best proof for this is Islam: Had the name existed anywhere in older materials, you bet they had told about it. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
014 27/11a: "- - - if any have done wrong and have thereafter substituted good to take the place of evil - - -". The Quran value the balance between good and evil deeds stronger than NT, where the goodness of and forgiving from the god is more central than in the Quran (even though also the Quran stresses forgiving, etc.)
015 27/11g: "- - - I (Allah*) am Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, and the most immoral laws from sharia and see if you agree afterwards.
016 27/14: “- - - see what was the end (death by drowning*) of them (pharaoh Ramses II and his men*)”. Wrong at least for Ramses II personally - he did not die until some years later, and not by drowning.
017 27/15b: It is very little likely that king David or king Solomon praised Allah - Islam will have to bring a proof if they stand by their undocumented claim. And remember: Yahweh and Allah is not the same god - the teachings are too different. As we now are close enough to the times of written history (actually well inside it some places in "the Middle East"), we know there was no religion like Islam, and no god like Allah there - and no book like the Quran. Which means that the Quran's claims here are wrong, unless Islam proves - proves - the opposite.
018 27/15 - 28: The story about Solomon and the bird (hoopoe) has nothing to do with the Bible, but is "borrowed" from a "fairy tale" ("The second Targum of Ester"). If it had been true, you bet the Jews had not forgotten to include it in their books to praise their hero king Solomon. See 27/16-44 shortly below.
019 27/16b: “We (King Solomon*) have been taught the speech of the Birds.” Wrong. One thing is that there is not one bird “speech” but one for each of the some 2000 different kinds of birds on Earth, and actually even more, as some birds have different “languages” or “dialects” from one place to another – even if you were taught cockney English, you would not understand Italian or Arab or Swahili. More fundamental is the fact that the birds’ brains are too small for developing coherent speech. The last years science has found that birds brains may be more efficient that our, gram for gram, but that all the same they are far too small for coherent speech – the minimum size where it is theoretically possible for a brain to get faculties rudimentary similar to the human brain, is guessed to be a brain the size of a cat’s. Coherent, intelligent speech from birds simply is physically impossible - the brain is too small. Also see 27/16-44 below.
#020 27/16 – 44: These stories – also repeated other places in the Quran - about King Solomon, the ants, the jinns slaving for him, the hoopoe, and not to mention the Queen of Sabah – are fantastic like were they from a fairy tale - - - which is what they are: They are “borrowed” from the made up - apocryphal, and hardly even apocryphal - scripture “Second Targum of Ester”. No god needs to steal old fairy tales and retell them with small – or big – twists to make them fit his religion/tales, and then call them facts. But Muhammad often did so. This is the reason why his contemporaries so often said that what he told just were old tales – they simply recognized the legends, fairy tales and stories.
021 27/17b: "- - - his (Solomon's*) hosts of Jinns and men and birds - - -". Believe this whoever wants to. But be 120% sure that if king Solomon had had command over jinns and/or birds, it had neither been forgotten in the Bible, nor falsified out of it - you do not reduce your greatest heroes, and neither do the Jews, who in case had done the falsification.
#022 27/18a: An ant spoke to other ants and in a way possible for King Solomon to hear. Wrong. Ants do not have the brainpower for composing complicated (for non-human terrestrial beings) sentences, and they do not have organs for pronouncing words - not even “ant-language” words. Not to mention that they lack the power to speak loud enough for humans to hear. (Ants to a large degree communicate by means of pheromones, and humans have no organ to sense pheromones.) A fairy tale. (It is worth mentioning that Islam to a degree admits this. “The Message of the Quran calls it a legend – comment A27/17. But if this is a legend told like a truth, how many more are there like that in the Quran? Similar claim in 27/19. Also see 27/16-44 above. The only places you normally meet talking ants, are just in legends and in fairy tales.
023 27/19b: “So he (Solomon) smiled at her (the ant's*) speech - - -”. Anthropomorphism - normally found in primitive religions and in fairy tales (the belief that inanimate things or animals can react, think and/or speak like humans) - normally found in primitive religions and in fairy tales.
024 27/20b: "And he (Solomon*) took a muster of the Birds - - -". See 27/16b and 27/17b above.
#025 27/24c: "Satan has made their (non-Muslims'*) deeds pleasing in their eyes - - -". See 6/108b, 23/1b, and 26/74c above. This human tendency also goes for Muslims, which the book ”forgets" to mention. There are several things in Islam which may indicate something like this, when you judge from what Muslims reckon to be normally and ethically and morally right - compare it to "do unto others like you want others do unto you", and it makes you think.
026 27/24e: "- - - no guidance - - -". In Islam only Islam is "guidance". It is symptomatic that the pre-Islamic times in Muslim countries officially are called "the Times of Ignorance" - this even if some of those countries had much more knowledge and education before being conquered by the primitive Muslim nomads, than during the 1 - 2 next centuries among their conquerors - not to mention the disdain many Muslims felt for non-Muslim/non-religious science and knowledge.
027 27/26a: "Allah - there is no god but He!" Well. Even omitting all the others which are claimed to exist, there have to be at least 2: Yahweh and Allah - if Allah exists - if the old books tell the truth. The two are so fundamentally different in their teachings, that they simply are not the same god no matter what never proved claims Muslims like to throw around (one possible exception; if the god is seriously schizophrenic). This means that either there exist more than one god, or at least one of two does not exist.
028 27/30c: "- - - Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful - - -". This had been possible to believe if it was not for the surahs from Medina, parts of the Islamic moral code, and some of the immoral/unjust laws of sharia - and of course if the Quran had not been so full of errors, that the errors prove the book is not from any god.
#####029 27/31d: "- - - (- - - the true Religion (Islam*)) - - -". Omitting the fact that the god of Solomon was Yahweh, not Allah, according to the Bible, there still remains the fact that a religion based on a book where no god has been involved, and full of mistaken facts, etc., is no true religion.
(Actually there are so much wrong facts, etc. - included far too many central points - in the Quran, that it is difficult for a non-psychologist to understand how it is possible to explain away and/or overlook all the mistaken facts and other errors in the Quran, which documents that the book is not from a god, and thus that Islam is a made up religion. A pagan one simply.)
If nothing else, the sheer number of errors, contradictions, etc. which has to be "explained" away, should make one start thinking - no omniscient god is as helpless at expressing himself as that.
030 27/33c: "We are endued with strength, and given to vehement war - - -". The chiefs gave an answer worthy of a war religion - but in the Bible there neither is mentioned possibility of war nor any indication of a war religion. Also according to our knowledge of history from that part of the world, Sheba was not an especially war-prone country, and the same for Israel under Solomon.
031 27/39a: "- - - an 'Ifritt - - -". A category of Jinns.
Ifritts are supernatural beings "borrowed" from old Arab pagan religion and folklore. They were below angels and devils in power, and were enormous winged creatures made from fire - males and females. Naturally they lived in societies arranged like in old Arabia with kings and tribes and clans - like it fit a claimed god and religion for the entire world. They generally marry each others, but also may marry humans. They may be Muslims or "unbelievers", good or bad, but most often ruthless and wicked beings. You do not find them in the Bible.
032 27/40b: "- - - the Book - - -". Here it must be meant the Bible/the old Jewish scriptures. Only that they did not exist at the time of Solomon, according to science, with the likely exception of the so-called "laws of Moses" in a naked form ("The Book of Covenant") - this last according to the Bible (2. Mos. 24/4).
According to science none of the scriptures in the Bible is older than maximum from 800 BC.
033 27/42e: "- - - we (Solomon*) had surrendered (to Allah)". The Quran claims Solomon was a devoted Muslim. Strongly contradicted by the Bible, which tells that Solomon's god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
Also: We are now within the first traces of written history in the Middle East. There is no trace from a god like Allah or a religion like Islam - or a book like the Quran - older than 610 AD anywhere there.
034 27/46c: "- - - ask Allah for forgiveness - - -". Allah can forgive nobody unless he exists and is a god.
As for forgiving from Allah: See 2/187d above.
###035 27/50: “They (non-Muslims*) plotted and planned, but We (Allah*) too planned - - -.” As said other places: When Allah can deceive, any good Muslim of course can do the same. THIS IS ONE OF THE VERSES WHICH MAKES THE "MORAL" FOUNDATION FOR AL-TAQIYYA (THE LAWFUL LIE), KITMAN (THE LAWFUL HALF-TRUTH), HILAH (THE LAWFUL PRETENDING/CIRCUMVENTING), ETC. - WHEN ALLAH COULD DECEIVE, IT OF COURSE WAS/IS MORALLY OK TO DO SO ALSO FOR MUSLIMS. Muhammad institutionalized it by his points of view on deceit and breaking of even oaths (EVEN THOUGH IT WAS FORMALIZED ONLY LATER).
#########This is one of the verses on which the use of dishonesty in Islam rests - accepted dishonest methods like al-Taqiyya (lawful lie), Kitman (lawful half-truths), Hilah (lawful pretending/circumventing), etc.
Just for the record: Al-Taqiyya and Kitman can be used at least in these cases (for deceit or broken oaths there are given no real limitations if the broken oath, etc. will give a better result. By implication this also goes for ordinary words and promises, as an oath is something stronger than a normal word or promise):
To save your or others' health or life.
To get out of a tight spot or a dangerous problem.
To make peace in a family.
When it will give a better result than honesty or honoring one’s oath.
To cheat women (should be remembered by girls with Muslim boyfriends wanting sex - or wanting a marriage to get work/residence permit in a rich country.)
To deceive opponents/enemies.
To betray enemies.
To secure one’s money (very clear from Hadiths).
To defend Islam. (Advised if necessary to succeed.)
To promote Islam. (Advised if necessary to succeed.)
But al-Taqiyya is a double-edged sword: In the short run you may cheat and deceive some ones – actually also in the long run if the opposite part does not know about this side of Muslims and of Islam, or if he/she is naïve. But in the long run "the others" learn that Islam and Muslims are not always reliable.
036 27/52d: “- - - Sign - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.
037 27/53b: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is relevant to its own partly immoral moral code.
038 27/56a: "- - - his ("Lot's# people") - - -". See 27/54c above.
039 27/58: "- - - a shower (of brimstone - see 11/82c) - - -". Another contradiction to the Bible: In the Bible Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by a rain of burning sulfur (1. Mos. 19/24). We may add that burning sulfur may come from a volcano, brimstone not (brimstone is from clay - see 11/82c - and you do not find clay in magma from a vulcan - - - and all the same learned Muslims try to use volcanism as an explanation for the brimstones mentioned in the Quran).
We may mention that the main volcanism in Arabia came to an end around 400ooo years ago. There were scattered eruptions later, but we have found nothing about an eruption in or in the neighborhood of the probable area even remotely near 2ooo-1800 BC, when this has to have happened.
"The Religion of Honesty"?
040 27/59c: "- - - His (Allah*) servants whom He has chosen - - -". No omniscient god would choose a prophet telling his followers lots of wrong facts and other errors.
041 27/59d: "- - - His (Allah*) servants whom He has chosen (for His Message (the Quran*))". No god ever was involved in a book of a quality like the Quran.
042 27/59e: "(Who) is better? - Allah or the false gods they (non-Muslims*) associate (with Him)?" False gods have no power and no value and nothing to offer for a perhaps next life - on the contrary, as they waylay and misdirect you in your search for a possible next life - even blocks the road for you if it denies you to search other than wrong roads. The disturbing fact here is that also Allah never has proved his power or even his existence and thus may be a made up and false god - and Muhammad never was able to prove his connection to a god and thus may be a false prophet, this even more so as he clearly liked riches for bribes, and power and women, believed in using lies (al-Taqiyya, Kitman) and even broken oaths if that gave better results (plainly said even in the Quran), and had a very doubtful moral (stealing/robbing, raping, suppressing, murdering, deceiving ("war is deceit" - and every place outside Islam is "the land of war"), lying even in the Quran, just to mention a few facts - all this from central Islamic religious literature and history). If the Quran is a made up book and Allah thus a made up god, Allah is as false a god as all the other false gods. What is sure, is that the Quran is not from a god - no god makes that many mistakes, contradictions, unclear language, cases of invalid logic, etc.
043 27/60a: "Or, who has created the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth, and who sends you down rain from the sky?" Like so often Muhammad takes natural phenomena and without any proofs claims his god made or makes it, just like prophets of most religions do - words are that cheap as long as you can flee from proving anything. Invalid as proof or even indication for Allah, as long as it is not proved it really is Allah who made/makes it.
044 27/60d: "- - - it is not in your power to cause the growth of trees in them (orchards*)". Correct. But it also is correct that there only exist loose claims - and from a man with very doubtful moral and reliability - for that Allah has the power to do so, yes, even for Allah's very existence. And it further is 100% correct that also this is a natural phenomenon Muhammad without the least proof just claims for his god - like any priest can do for any god free of charge as long as he can evade proving anything.
045 27/60e: "(Can there be another) god besides Allah?"
First: We cannot know if "besides Allah" has a meaning, as we cannot know if Allah exists. One can believe it ever so strong, but as long as he does not prove himself, it only is belief, not real knowledge. Beliefs - even strong beliefs - have proved wrong before - just think about all strong believers in false gods.
Secondly: There is no natural law preventing more than one god. In this case Islam f.x. has the problem with Yahweh - a god who clearly has proved himself if either the Bible or the Quran is correct on these points, and who clearly is not the same god as Allah in spite of Islam's never documented claims about this - too much, too many, and too deep differences between the teachings. If there is just one god at least one of these two does not exist. Which one in case is the more likely one? Also see 25/18a above.
Thirdly: There may be another god INSTEAD of Allah - f.x. Yahweh.
046 27/60g: "- - - justice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code and its partly unjust judicial code.
247 27/61d: “(Allah*) made rivers in its (the Earth’s) midst - - -”. One curious fact is that Hadiths claim that two of these rivers - the Nile and the Euphrates - start in Paradise(!!)
048 27/61e: "- - - set thereon mountains - - -". Not one single mountain is "set", each and every one has grown up - it is the only way mountains come into being. Even worse: The word used in the original Arab Quran is not "set" but "dropped down" - the same Arab word which is used when f.x. a sailor drops an anchor.
049 27/61f: "- - - set thereon mountains immoveable - - -". From other places in the Quran we know that Allah has set down the mountains to stabilize the flat Earth, so as it shall not start to wobble and may be tip over and drop you off (Muslims today claim it is to stabilize against earthquakes - which the mountains by far are too small to do, and even sometimes causes small quakes - but wobbling and tipping over is what the Quran really says).
050 27/61h: "(Can there be another) god beside Allah?" After all these invalid claims in 27/60 and 27/61 the intended answer to this rhetoric question is "only Allah", but see f, ex 11/7a, 27/60e above and 27/61h below. Also see 2/255a and 6/106b above.
051 27/61i: "Nay, most of them (non-Muslims*) know not". This is just the question - did some of them know so much that they saw things were very wrong in Muhammad's new religion?
052 27/62a: "- - - who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him (Allah*), and who relives its suffering - - -?" How do this fit the strong claims in the Quran about Allah predestining everything according to a Plan which no-one and nothing can change the very least? Either Allah has decided a better future for you or he has not - nothing can change his Plan - - - which means that either the Plan is untrue or your prayers are wasted time. (But predestination was necessary for Muhammad to get as many and as fearless warriors as possible - predestination meant that battles were not more dangerous than staying at home, and in battles you could gain loot.
As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible, even for an omnipotent god, to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of f.x. prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)
053 27/62b: "(Can there be another) god besides Allah?" See 2/255a, 6/106b and 25/18a and also 27/60e and 27/61h above.
#######054 27/62c: "Little is it that ye (non-Muslims*) heed". We heed the fact that if there is a god who has created us, his greatest gift except life, is our brain. He in case did not give us a good brain for other reasons than that we should use it. And he hardly gave such a brain to us for that we should not use it in the most serious of all questions: Is there a next life, and how to find the right god in case? He did not give us such a brain for that we just should switch it off and believe blindly in the one with the slickest tongue and/or strongest weapons - or our fathers using "taqlid" (blind, servile acceptance of also lose claims) - and especially not if their teaching was so full of mistakes, that it is not from any god.
And if there is no god, why then squander time and effort and misery for others on a religion so misanthropic (bad to humans) like Islam?
055 27/63a: "- - - who guides you - - -". Not Allah if he uses the Quran - too much is wrong.
056 27/63c: “- - - glad tidings - - -“. In this case it refers to rain. That is glad tidings in deserts like in Arabia, but hardly in f.x. Amazonas or England or a lot of other places. Another of the many "Arabia-isms" in the Quran. In Muhammad’s local area rain was glad tidings, in the area of a world religion that claims at best only is partly true – but why is Arabia the only cultural and otherwise centre of the Quran if it is for all the world – and from an omniscient god?
057 27/63g: "- high is Allah above what (other gods*) they associate with Him!" If he exists. And if the Quran tells the truth on this point. Not to mention: If he is not one of them.
058 27/63h: "- high is Allah above what (other gods*) they associate with Him!" Contradicted by the Bible, which says Yahweh is the highest - may be because they do not associate two so different gods with each other - - - and actually does not even believe in other gods than Yahweh. (Only Muslims mix those two - they have to to have an old religion - - - and because if not there are more mistakes in the Quran to gloss over.) Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
059 27/64b "- - - - who gives you sustenance from heaven (rain*) and earth (food*)?" More natural phenomena or simply undocumented claims used as indication for Allah. Totally invalid as long as it is not proved Allah really does this. See 11/7a above.
060 27/64c: "(Can there be another) god besides Allah?" First Islam has to prove - not claim, but prove - that Allah does exist. See 27/60e and 27/61f above.
###061 27/64d: "Bring forth your (non-Muslims'*) arguments, if ye are telling the truth!" Muhammad claimed documentation from all others - ############which means proofs have value - but he only brought forth loose words, claims, and statements himself.
062 27/65a: "Say: None in the heavens (plural and wrong*) or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden - - -". This is one of the many things which are easy to say, but which is logically invalid as indication or proof for Allah, unless Allah proves he, and he alone, is able to do this. Claims are cheap. Also see 2/233h above.
#######But it is one more proof for that Muhammad did not know what is hidden = he was unable to make prophesies.
063 27/66a: "Still less can their (false gods*) knowledge comprehend the Hereafter - - -". But is Allah any better? He has not proved his power. He definitely has not proved his knowledge if he is behind the Quran. He has not even proved he is not a false god - or his very existence. And all which is said and claimed about him, rests only - only - on the words of a man who even the Quran and other central Islamic books show has a doubtful moral and doubtful reliability (note that we say "show" not "say" - acts and demands are much more reliable than glorious words and claims). There even is a rumor that Allah is from the dark forces, and a number of points in the Quran and f.x. in its moral code may indicate that this is a possibility.
Another point is that according to the Bible the only really omniscient god is Yahweh.
064 27/67c: "What! When We (humans*) become dust - - - shall we really be raised (from the dead)?" Remember here that Muhammad claimed we will be resurrected bodily - atom for atom or molecule for molecule - which was - and is - a bit difficult to believe. But as nearly all pleasure in the Islamic Heaven are bodily pleasures, a resurrection of the body is necessary. But a heaven of mainly earthly/bodily pleasures - is that really heavenly?
065 27/68a: "- - - true - - -". See 2/2b above.
066 27/68b: "- - - these (Muhammad’s verses and surahs*) are nothing but tales of the ancient". Mostly the opponents were right - most of the stories in the Quran are older tales Muhammad "borrowed" and then twisted to fit his religion. Most of the sources are known. Is it necessary for a god to use old - and sometimes wrong - stories? - and often wrong facts?
067 27/69a: "Go ye (humans*) through the earth and see what has been the end of those guilty (of sin)." This refers to the fact that there were scattered ruins and empty houses and hamlets and villages and even towns in and around Arabia. Muhammad claimed - as normal without proofs - that they all were results of Allah's punishments for sins. As there are many other possible explanations, also this never proved claim must be deemed likely to be wrong, unless Islam proves the opposite.
068 27/69b: "- - - guilty (of sin)". Beware that what is sin in Islam and what is sin in non-war religions may be different things.
p>069 27/69c: "- - - Sinners - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
070 27/71c: "(Say) if ye (Muhammad*) are truthful". Muhammad was not always truthful - there was al-Taqiyya, Kitman, and Hilah, and for that case Taqlid - denying what Muslims do not want to believe (even if the names may have come later), there was betrayal and deceit, there were broken words/oaths - even some lies in the Quran (like miracles - proofs for Allah - would not make anyone believe anyhow). (A small, but serious fact: In Pakistan there is official death penalty for saying things like this, even if it is true and easy to prove from central Islamic books - it is to talk bad about the prophet Muhammad, which carries death penalty. Do you want such a future?)
071 27/73b: "- - - thy Lord (Allah*) is full of grace to mankind - - -". Please read the surahs from Medina + the harshest of the sharia laws and see if you agree. We at least, when there is disagreement between words on one side and demands and deeds on the other, always believe the demands and deeds - they are much more reliable than cheap words and claims.
072 27/73c: "- - - most of them (non-Muslims*) are ungrateful (does not accept the new religion of Muhammad*)". At least many because they saw something was wrong.
073 27/75a: "(Everything) is (recorded) in a clear record". But why does Allah need a record if he is omniscient?
074 27/75b: "(Everything) is (recorded) in a clear record". But if he sees and knows everything - which he has to in order to be able to record it - why then 2/233h?
075 27/76b: “Verily this Quran doth explain to the Children of Israel most of the matters in which they disagree”. Very wrong. For one thing the Quran is so different from the Mosaic religion (and even more different from Christianity), that it clearly is not the same and thus cannot explain much. For another: A book with that many mistakes, etc. can explain very little.
076 27/77a: “And it (the Quran*) certainly is a Guide - - -.” A book with that many mistakes and worse, certainly is no Guide – at least not a good or reliable one.
#077 27/77b: “And it (the Quran*) certainly is - - - a Mercy to those who believe.” With all its aversion against knowledge (except religious (Islam) and related knowledge – f.x. astronomy to follow the dates, special days, etc. exactly), its demand for hate and war, its dark and total dominance over all aspects of life, etc., - and the suppression of half its members (the women) - not to mention f.x. its rather "special" moral code, etc., it is no mercy even to believers, and definitely not "certainly".
078 27/78b: "Verily, thy (Muhammad's/Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) will decide between them - - -". Only possible if he exists and is a supernatural being.
079 27/78c: "- - - He (Allah*) is Exalted in Might - - -". He in case never has proved it.
080 27/78d: "- - - He (Allah*) is - - - All-Knowing". Not if the Quran is representative for his knowledge". Also see 2/233h above.
081 27/79a: "So put thy (Muslim's*) trust in Allah - - -". May be a bit risky as long as Allah never has proved even his existence, and never in 1400 years provably has helped one single person.
082 27/79c: “- - - for thou art (on the path of) manifest Truth (the contents of the Quran*)”. But the contents of the Quran is a mixed lot, and maximum some of it really is true - see all the mistakes.
083 27/79d: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.
084 27/79e: "- - - the Truth". That the Quran is the truth, is just a claim, not a proved fact. See 2/2b above.
085 27/80c: "- - - (non-Muslims# do not listen*) when they turn back in retreat". This also goes for Muslims. But there is one difference: Some non-Muslims have knowledge, and know something it wrong with the Quran. Muslims have belief, and believe everything there is right.
086 27/81b: "Nor canst thou (Muhammad*) be a guide to the blind - - -". Definitely not if he uses the Quran as a guidebook.
087 27/82c: "- - - justice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral rules and partly unjust laws. Compare to "do unto others like you want others do unto you", and judge yourself.
088 27/82d: "- - - for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our (Allah*)s Signs." As there is not a single sign clearly proving Allah, and as the claimed holy book is full of errors, this is not the least strange. It would be naivety and stupidity to do so, as in all aspects of life the most sure way to be cheated, is to indulge in blind belief - and that is just what Islam demands and glorifies.
089 27/83b: "One Day We (Allah*) shall gather together - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says it is Yahweh who will do this, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
090 27/84a: "Until, when they (non-Muslims*) come (before the Judgment Seat, (Allah) will say - - -". One of the many things which is not proved is that there will be a judgment day like the one the Quran claims - and in case if it is run by Allah, or f.x. by Yahweh. If it is run by Yahweh, his rules for accepting to Heaven or not, are so different from Allah's (one of the 120% sure proofs for that the two claimed gods are not the same one), that the result for many a soul may be dramatically better - or worse.
091 27/85: "- - - wrongdoing - - -". Normally "Quran-speak" for not believing in Islam. Also beware that this and similar words in the Quran normally are to be understood in accordance with the Quran's sometimes immoral moral code.
092 27/86a: "- - - We (Allah*) made the Night - - - and the Day - - -". Two of the many natural phenomena Muhammad claimed for his god. They are without any value as indication or proof for Allah unless Islam proves it really is Allah who makes them.
093 27/86d: "Verily, in this are Signs for any people that believe". There is an irony in claiming that here are in verity signs, when they use "signs" which are not verified, and thus invalid as proofs. Islam often does this or similar.
094 27/86e: "- - - Signs - - -". There nowhere in the Quran or anywhere else is one single sign proving Allah - they all and without exception rest on nothing, or on other not proved claims or statements. In absolutely no case it is proved that it really is Allah who is behind the claimed signs, and then the claimed signs are invalid as proofs for him or for his contact with Muhammad. There is no exception to this anywhere (except perhaps the ones "borrowed" from the Bible, but they in case prove Yahweh).
095 27/87d: "- - - all shall (at the Day of Doom*) come to His (Allah's*) (presence) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says Yahweh will rule this day.
096 27/88: "- - - He (Allah*) is well acquainted with all that ye do". See f.x. 2/233h or 27/74 above.
097 27/89b: "- - - do good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
098 27/89c: "- - - (those who do much good*) will be secure from terror that Day". See 27/89a+b above. If you f.x. have robbed, raped, terrorized, or killed enough non-Muslims in Jihad, you will be safe.
099 27/90b: "- - - do evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. Also see 27/89a above.
#####100 27/91a: “For me (Muhammad*), I have been commanded to serve the Lord (Allah*) of this City (Mecca - this is from 615-616 AD when Muhammad still lived there*) - - - “. This is a serious one: It is Muhammad who is speaking once more - - - in a book presumed to be copy of a “mother book” in Paradise, a book which may be existed from eternity or perhaps was made by Allah. Pikthall and Dawood both camouflage this very revealing mistake (there are a few more where either angles (37/164-166) or Muhammad speaks) by adding the word “say:”, but that is not in the original, according to Ibn Warraq, “Why I am not a Muslim”, p.175. Dishonest by Pikthall and by Dawood in case. But then it happens you meet dishonesty when Muslims tries to “explain” things - even in books you should believe were intellectually of high quality and moral. (Like Al-Azhar University, Cairo, certifying that the Big Flood could be explained by the filling up of the Mediterranean See. They know very well that both the time and the way it happened prohibit that explanation - some 5 – 6 million years ago and “slowly” over a period of perhaps 100 years, (though there is a new Spanish theory that there was a sudden, large break-through 5.33 million years ago, and that it was filled up in ca. 2 years - but even according to this theory the water the worst periods rose peacefully and sluggishly 50 cm an hour) and not least; wrong place, as the Garden of Eden is believed to have been situated in what is now south Iraq (if it ever existed), and also Noah is believed to have lived in what is now south Iraq). And how could the slow filling up of the Mediterranean explain that the ark ended on a 2089 m high mountain, which it did according to the Quran?
Anyhow a nice moment for Muhammad – he liked power. (Just look at how he glued himself to his platform of power; his god).
101 27/91b: "- - - Him (Allah*) Who has sanctified it (the town Mecca*) - - -". One more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god: To Allah Mecca is very holy and central, whereas neither Yahweh, nor anyone else in the Bible even mentions it one single time - not in any connection.
102 27/91c: "- - - (Allah*) to whom (belong) all things - - -". Often claimed in the Quran, never proved anywhere.
103 27/92a: "- - - if any accepts the guidance (by Muhammad*) - - -". Not much guidance in a man relying - or at least claiming so - on a guide-book as full of mistakes, etc. as the Quran.
104 27/92b: "- - - if any accepts the guidance (by Muhammad*), they do it for the good of their own souls - - -". Wrong if the Quran is a made up book, and even more so if there somewhere exists a real god they are prohibited from looking for.
105 27/92c: “I (Muhammad’) am only a Warner”. That was in 615 – 616 AD. From 622 on he fast became a strongman, warlord and dictator – and his scriptures made contradictions and abrogations. Much was abrogated and contradicted when Muhammad grew military strong after 622 AD and the religion was changed to one of war and robbery and conquest.” This verse is contradicted and often “killed” (abrogated) by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
106 27/93a: "Praise be to Allah - - -". See 1/1a above and see if he deserves it.
107 27/93b: “- - - Sign(s) - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah or anything. See 2/39 above.
108 27/93c: "- - - thy (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) is not unmindful of all that ye do". A promise to the good ones, a warning to the bad ones - - - If Allah exists, if he is a god (and not f.x. from the dark forces - like parts of f.x. the Quran's moral code may indicate), and if the Quran has told the full truth and only the truth - which is not the case.
4773 + 108 = 4881 remarks.
Not formed like questions for proofs, but what needs to be proved normally easy to see all the same. And: References you do not find here, go to "1000+ Comments on the Quran".
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