1000+ Claims in the Quran - Invalid Unless Proven, Surah 98
18 May 2014
SURAH 98: AL-BAYYINAH (The Clear Evidence)
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 98/1a: “Those who reject (Truth (the Quran*)) - - -”. That the Quran is the truth, is just a claim, not a proved fact. See 13/1g and 40/75 above.
003 98/1g: “- - - Clear Evidence - - -”. This means the Quran: See 13/1g, 40/75, and 96/11 above, and 98/1h just below. There exists no clear evidence neither for Allah, nor for the truth of the Quran, nor for Muhammad's connection to a god.
####004 98/1h: "- - - Evidence - - -". The Quran and Islam and Muslims use words like "evidence" and "proof" very "liberally" to say the least of it. An evidence or a proof is "one or more proved facts which can give only one conclusion", but this is never the fact in the Quran when, the book claims that this and this is an evidence or a proof - either the claim is built on nothing and hangs in thin air, or it is built on one or more not proved claims. (The one may be exception: Quotes borrowed from the Bible - but they in case prove Yahweh, not Allah.)
005 98/2a: "A messenger (Muhammad*) from Allah - - -". No omniscient god could use a messenger giving his followers so much wrong information. Besides: As there according to the Quran had been lots of messengers before Muhammad (124ooo or more according to Hadiths), why wait till the claimed very last one - Muhammad - with bringing clear evidence? And this is even more ironic, as Muhammad did not bring one single valid evidence for anything central in Islam at all - not one thing is proved, and not one of all the claimed "signs" and "proofs" is a logically valid proof. This claim about "clear evidence" is as untrue here as all the other places in the Quran.
006 98/3a: "- - - laws right and straight". Steal and rob whatever you can as long as you can do it in the name of Allah. Rape any not pregnant woman you capture as long as you can do it in the name of Allah. Any raped woman is to be punished severely for indecency, if she cannot produce 4 male witnesses who have actually seen the rape. These are just 3 of many peculiar rules in the Islamic moral code, in Islamic sharia laws, and in the Islamic rules for war. If these are "right and straight", then Islam is a very peculiar religion with a very peculiar god and very peculiar moral code. Not to mention peculiar definitions for "right" and "straight". And this is a serious understatement.
007 98/3b: "- - - right and straight". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
008 98/4a: "Nor did the People of the Book make schisms, until after there came to them Clear Evidence (there is some disagreement about this sentence among Muslim scholars, but generally they agree on that what is meant, is the Quran*)". Islam had better prove this claim, because it is a historical fact that there were schisms within both Jews and Christians, not to mention between those groups, long before Muhammad and his Quran.
009 98/4e: "- - - Evidence". See 98/1e above.
010 98/5c: "(Islam*) is the Religion Right and Straight". Take 98/3a+b above, and enlarge the comments to be valid for all aspects of religion and life.
011 98/6d: "- - - (non-Muslims*) will be in Hell-Fire - - -". See 3/77b above.
###Also the big differences between the Bible's and the Quran's hells are more than big and fundamental enough to prove that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, also their hells had been more or less identical.
012 98/6a: “Those who reject (Truth (the Quran*)) - - -.” That the Quran is the truth, is just a claim, not a proved fact. With all that is wrong in the Quran, the book at best is partly the truth.
013 98/6f: “They (non-Muslims*) are the worst of creatures”. A fitting second last quotation from a verse? But only if the Quran is from a god, and in addition tells all the truth and only the truth.
014 98/7a: "Those who have faith and do righteous deeds (indicated the Muslims*) - they are the best of creatures". Shall we repeat some of the atrocities, inhumanities, dishonesties, etc. which the Quran's - and thus Islam's - moral code, ethical code, sharia law, etc. permits or even sometimes demands. If such people are the best, we hope never to meet a slightly bad one.
What do facts like this tell about the Quran's reliability and honesty?
015 98/7c: "- - - righteous deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
016 98/8a: "Their (Muslims') reward is with Allah - - -". If Allah exists, if he in addition has power - white or black (in the last case the reward meeting Muslims in the perhaps next life, will differ quite a bit from what they expect), and if the Quran tells the full truth and only the truth.
017 98/8c: "- - - Gardens of Eternity, between which rivers flow - - -". Once more the desert dwellers dream of a paradise - and once more an Arabism.
018 98/8e: "- - - dwell therein (Paradise*) for ever". But 11/108c may indicate not quite forever. This is a difficult point for Muslims, and they explain that it must be because the ones there will be transferred to an even better place. But this is not said in the Quran.
019 98/8g: "- - - Lord and Cherisher". See 96/1a above.
9297 + 19 = 9316 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".