1000+ Claims in the Quran - Invalid Unless Proven, Surah 91
18 May 2014
SURAH 91: ASH-SHAMS (The Sun)
(Mecca, 611 - 615 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 91/2b: “By the Moon as she (the moon*) follows him (the sun*)”. The moon does not follow the sun - it only looks like that as seen from the Earth. Does Allah live on Earth? At least it seems like the maker of the Quran did so.
003 91/4a: “By the Night as it conceals it (the sun*)”. The night does not conceal the sun - there is night because the Earth makes a shade. It is 180 degrees different from what Muhammad told: There is night not because the night conceals the sun, but because Earth does so. Any god knew that. Besides: The night simply is lack of sunlight – it is physically impossible for the night to conceal the sun. Any god had known that, too. Then who made the Quran? Also see 7/54 – 13/3 – 92/1.
004 91/5b: "By the Firmament - - -". Muhammad/Allah swearing by the firmament - sentences in the Quran starting with "by" normally are oaths in the Quran. One of the clear proofs in the Quran for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Jesus and Muhammad are not in the same line of prophets like the Quran likes to claim (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet - he "did not see the unseen" so he was unable to make prophesies (even though some Muslims try to claim the opposite in contradiction to what the Quran says itself), and a "prophet" unable to make prophesies, is no real prophet - - - but it is an impressive and imposing title to "borrow" - many a self proclaimed messenger from one or more gods have "borrowed" this title.
005 91/8a: "And it’s (the soul's - in this case the conscience’s?*) enlightenment as to its wrong and right - - -". Beware that the conscience is a natural part of most (?) humans, but its enlightenment as to what is right and wrong, good and bad, is not something given by nature or by a god. This is given by what your surroundings tell you are god and bad (which is one of the main reasons why bad quality friend may destroy the personality of a person - - - not to mention that this is why many Muslims honestly believe f.x. their moral code is a good one, etc. - compare it to "the golden rule": "Do against others like you want others do against you" and weep.)
006 91/8b: "- - - enlightenment - - -". As for words related to "knowledge", see 26/83a above.
007 91/8c "- - - right and wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, partly unethical ethical code, partly unjust judicial code, etc.
008 91/9a: "Truly - - -". Definitely not a proved truth - only a not proved claim. See 2/2b above.
009 91/9b: "Truly he succeeds that purifies it (his soul*) - - -". If there really is a soul in the religious meaning of the word, and if there is a next life, this claim may well be true. But is anyone purifying his soul by living according to a book full of mistakes and contradictions, a book "selling" a partly very immoral moral code (compare it to "do unto others like you want others do unto you", and judge yourself), a partly unethical ethical code (f.x. to claim that to steal/rob and rape is "lawful and good" is highly unethical - in addition to that it is immoral and unjust), unjust laws (f.x. to punish a woman for unlawful sex after being raped if she cannot produce 4 men who have witnessed the rape, perhaps is the most unjust law which has ever existed, at least outside the most brutal and dark dictatorships) - does anyone really purify his/her soul by living according to such a religion?
010 91/10: "- - - he fails who corrupts it (the soul/conscience*)!" To highlight this point, we remind you that to act according to "the golden rule" mentioned in 91/9b just above, you have to "corrupt" any conscience "trained" by Islam - f.x. by refusing to steal/rob, suppress, kill, etc.
011 91/11a: "- - - the Thamud - - -". A tribe from old Arab folklore. Muhammad claimed they were killed by Allah because of sins - like he claimed about all disappeared people, empty houses and ruins. It is highly unlikely their disappearance - if they ever existed - was in accordance with Muhammad's tales. At least Islam will have to bring a proof for once, if we are to believe them.
012 91/11-14: Notice how parallel the basics of this story - and many other stories in the Quran - are to Muhammad's situation at the time it was told. The psychology behind such parallels is to "explain" that Muhammad's situation was normal for a prophet, and that Muhammad thus was a normal prophet.
013 91/12b: "- - - wicked - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
014 91/13-14: The camel "proof". Taken from an old Arab legend well known in Arabia at the time of Muhammad: A camel came out from a cliff and became a prophet. (Muslims nowadays try to refuse this, as the story is too silly, but this is the accepted explanation, and Muslims have no good alternative explanation.)
015 91/14: "So their (the Thamud tribe's*) Lord (claimed to be Allah - more than 2ooo years before Muhammad*), on account of their crime (not accepting Islam - more than 2ooo years before Muhammad*), obliterated their traces - - -". This is one of the quite many cases of old ruins and/or old folklore telling about earlier, but disappeared people in and around Arabia (mainly in - another Arabism) which Muhammad claimed had been killed off because of sins against Allah. Science has a number of other possible explanations for disappearing or moving away in a harsh, lawless, and warlike area.
9222 + 15 = 9237 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".