1000+ Claims in the Quran - Invalid Unless Proven, Surah 80
18 May 2014
SURAH 80: 'ABASA (He Frowned)
(Mecca, 611 – 614)
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 80/1a: “(The Prophet (Muhammad*)) - - -”. But Muhammad was no real prophet. The definition of a prophet was a person who could see at least parts of the unseen, and thus a person who:
Has the gift of and close enough connection to a god for making prophesies.
Makes prophesies which always or at least mostly come true.
Makes so frequent and/or essential prophesies, that it is a clear part of his mission.
A few things Muhammad said, came true – like it has to do for any person saying many things through many years – and most of what he said which did not come true, was forgotten (also this is what normally happens if it is nothing spectacular). But he did not guess the future correctly often - actually he statistically and according to the laws of probability should have "hit the mark" far more often by sheer chance than he did - there just are a few cases where Muslims will claim he foretold something correctly, and few if any of them are "perfect hits". But then the Quran makes it pretty clear that even though he was intelligent, he had little fantasy, and that he also was nearly unable to make innovative thinking (nearly all his tales and his ideas in reality were "borrowed" ones - though often twisted to fit his new religion) - - - and that he was unable to make prophesies ("to see the unseen").
The main things here are that Muhammad never indicated that anything of what he said was meant as prophesies, that he never indicated, not to mention claimed, that he had the gift of prophesying - of "seeing the unseen" - that it nowhere is documented that all/most of what he said about the future came true (point 2 above), and finally that both he and the Quran and Islam said and says that Muhammad was unable to see the unseen (extra revealing here is that the old Biblical title for a prophet, was "a seer" - one who saw the unseen (f.x. 1. Sam. 9/9)) and also that Islam even today admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad “except the Quran” (prophesying is a kind of miracle - seeing what has not yet happened or what is hidden). (This fact that Islam admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad "except the revelation of the Quran" also is a solid proof for that all the miracles connected to Muhammad mentioned in the Hadiths and among Muslims, are made up stories - but all the same many an imam and mullah and other scholars use these stories, which Islam admits are made up ones, as "proofs" for that Muhammad had supernatural powers and was a prophet. Honesty is not the strong side of Muslim religious leaders.) Also see 30/40a and 30/46a, and we also should add that his favorite wife (and infamous child wife) Aishah according to Hadiths (f.x. Al-Bukhari) stated that anyone saying Muhammad could foresee things, was wrong.
Verse 7/188b also is very relevant here: "If I (Muhammad*) had knowledge of the Unseen (= what is hidden or what has not happened yet*), I should have - - -". IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT MUHAMMAD DID NOT HAVE THE PROPHETS' ABILITY TO SEE "THE UNSEEN" - he was no real prophet. Similar in 6/50a, 7/188b, 10/20c+d, 10/49a+b, and 72/26.
As mentioned: Also relevant here is that the original title of the Jewish prophets as mentioned was not "prophet" but "seer" - one who saw at least parts of the unseen. (F.x. 1. Sam. 9/9#, 1. Sam. 9/11, 1. Sam. 9/18, 1. Sam. 9/19, 2. Kings. 17/13, 1. Chr. 9/22, 1. Chr. 26/28, 1. Chr. 29/29, 2. Chr. 9/29, 2. Chr. 16/7, 2. Chr.16/10, 2. Chr. 19/2, 2. Chr. 29/25, Amos 7/12, Mic. 3/7 - some places the two titles even are used side by side). Muhammad thus so definitely was no seer - prophet - even according to his own words; he had no "knowledge of the unseen". One more proof for that he was not in the same line - not to say league - as Jesus, if the Bible and/or the Quran tell the truth about Jesus on this point.
####Many liked - and like - the title prophet , and there have been made other definitions for this title - the most common of these are "one who brings messages from a god", or "one who represents a god", or "one who acts/talks on behalf of a god". But the fact remains: Without being able to prophesy, he or she is no real prophet. A messenger for someone or something - ok. An apostle - ok. But not a real prophet.
###This is a fact no Muslim will admit: Muhammad in reality simply was no real prophet or seer. Perhaps a messenger for someone or something or for himself – or perhaps an apostle – but not a real prophet. He only “borrowed” that impressive and imposing title. It is up to anyone to guess why.
It also is remarkable that Muhammad relatively seldom used the title "prophet" about himself in the Quran. He mostly used the title "Messenger", even though messenger in reality only means an errand-boy (Muslims try to make this title something big and imposing, but this is the meaning of it). "Prophet" on the other hand is a heavy and impressive title, telling a lot about the person. May the reason for why he did not use it so often, be that he knew he did not have what it took to merit that title, and was a little careful using it, so as not to provoke questions or comments? (And is this also the reason why Muslims try to pretend that "messenger" is something more impressive and heavy than "prophet"?)
If the Quran simply belongs among the apocryphal books, many things are easy to understand, and it at least belongs in that line and tradition, even if it is further "out" than most of the others. Muhammad also fits the picture of the leader of an apocryphal sect, admittedly more immoral and bloody than most of the others.
Also see 30/40h and 30/47b above.
003 80/1c: (A80/1): Muhammad got a minor reprimand for a minor mistake, and this comment claims that "- - - it illustrates the objective nature of the Quranic revelation: for, obviously, in conveying Allah’s reproach of him (Muhammad*) to the world at large, the Prophet 'does not speak out of his own desire'". This is obvious only to persons who know little about psychology, about human nature, and about how to lead or manipulate people.
#####Besides: According to the Quran and to Islam it is Allah who is speaking, not Muhammad. (Muhammad only retold it, according to Islam, to Muhammad, and to the Quran. Allah had no reason to hide mistakes Muhammad has made, and Muhammad - could he change the words of Allah? - how many other places in the Quran may he in case have done so?
004 80/4: "- - - receive admonition - - -". From tales full of errors and not backed by any god? - no god is behind a quality like the Quran.
005 80/11a: "For it (the Quran*) is indeed a Message of instruction". Perhaps - but with so many mistakes is it a correct instruction? Unlikely. And with that many errors, it definitely is not from any god. Then from whom?
006 80/13: "- - in Books (the copies of the Quran*) held (greatly) in honor - - -". The Quran is held greatly in honor by parts of humanity - but is there a real reason for that for a book full of mistakes, etc., and not from a god? Or is it plain superstition?
007 80/14a: "(A book*) Exalted in (dignity) - - -". Similar to 80/13 just above.
008 80/14b: " (The Quran is*) - - - holy - - -". No book behind which there is no god (and no god is behind a book of a quality like the Quran) is holy in reality.
009 80/16: "- - - Just". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, partly unethical ethical code, partly unjust judicial code, etc.
010 80/17a: "Woe to man! What made him reject Allah?" Perhaps simply the fact that most of them understood something was and is seriously wrong with the Quran.
011 80/20a: "Then doth He (Allah*) make his (man's*) path smooth for him". This only is possible if Allah exists and have power - white or black ("White" in connections like this normally means "divine" and "black" means from "dark forces").
012 80/20b: (A80/7 - translated from Swedish (a little "corrected" in the English 2008 edition): "Literally: 'He (Allah*) makes easy the way for him (the Muslim*)'. This is an allusion to that Allah has given man the intellectual gifts enabling him to discern between good and evil - - -". For one thing here the claim that this is from Allah - as normal in the Quran - just is a claim. It f.x. easily may be a natural adjustment to man's nature to enable him/her to live in groups - see 11/7a above. But the main thing here is that Islam is a very good sample for that this aspect of human nature - to be able to see the difference between good and bad, right and wrong - is not following fixed rules, but are formed or moderated by the society one live in. A number of the rules for behavior in the Quran and hence in Islam so obviously conflicts with the gold standard for inter human morality: "Do against others like you want others do against you". All the same most Muslims honestly believe they are living in a very moral religion, when they live according to even the most grotesque ones of the rules in the Quran's and Islam's moral code or sharia laws.
013 80/21: "Then He (Allah*) causeth him (man*) to die." Comment similar to 80/20a+b above.
014 80/21-32: Different natural phenomena Muhammad like so often claims for glorification and indication of his god - as always without the slightest proof. He just claims like any pagan priest claims for his pagan god(s).
015 80/22a: "- - - when it is His will - - -". See 14/19d above. This one may be a little stronger than the others, but as clearly just a not proved claim.
016 80/22b: "- - - He (later*) will raise him (the man*) up again". This claim - resurrection made by Allah - is a claim which appears several places in the Quran, and we find it a very interesting one, because in the entire Quran there is not one single case of resurrection - only the big words. In contrast you find resurrections backed by Yahweh several places in the Bible (and at least once in the Quran), both in the old and the New testament. If we presume that the books are correct on this point, Allah/Muhammad - as always - have proved nothing and may be bluffing, whereas Yahweh has proved his existence and power. If, as said, the books tell the truth here.
017 80/23: "By no means hath he (an average man - not much women in the Quran, except as servant or pleasure or mother of his children of a man*) fulfilled what Allah hath commanded him". One of the unclear verses in the Quran, where scholars are guessing at what it means.
018 80/38-39: "Some faces that Day (of Doom*) will be beaming, Laughing, rejoicing". = The Muslims.
019 80/40-41: "And other faces that Day (of Doom*) will be dust-stained, Blackness will cover them - - -". = Non-Muslims.
020 80/42a: "Such will be the Rejecters of Allah - - -". Yes, but only if there is a god behind the Quran, and only if it in addition is completely true. (And what of Muslims if this is not the case?) And not least: Only if there also is not another real god (or other real gods) some rejecters of Allah believe in and who invites them to his paradise - f.x. Yahweh.
021 80/42c: "- - - the doers of Iniquity". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
9002 + 21 = 9023 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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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".