Comments in this book numbered by 3 numbers (included 00 or 0) a few places followed by one small letter = clear cases. Comments numbered by 00 or 0 followed by 1, 2 or 3 letters (big or small) = likely cases.
There are many learned books about the Quran - but who reads learned book? This book is so simple, that everybody can read it and understand it - and each comment or explanation does not take much time to read and understand, even if you have little knowledge about such things. It is meant as a book to open and find information when you need, but also to read like another book with historical and other facts if you like. And not least: It so closely follows the Quran (Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s translation to English, in Islam reckoned to be one of the three best, if not the very best, translations ever made to English - the two others are Pikthall and Shakir (though Mohsin Kahn is not too bad either)), that everybody can control that every quotation is 100% correct - and that then the conclusions are right. It actually is an encyclopaedia over points and over the mistakes in the Quran, but built over the surah and verse numbers in the Quran, instead of over the alphabet.
Once more: FOR FREE USE AND SPREADING vocally, for friends, in print, on Internet or however – only remember to refer to the name and Internet addresses whenever you use it, so that more people can find it. If there ever is a printer brave enough to print it, let the royalty go to Save the Children if he can afford it. Perhaps later when the text is not new? PUT IT MANY PLACES on Internet - Muslims will like to block it. (Though blocking will not help much – we will just post it other places on Internet). It also is fully permitted to use material from this book for further work, if you refer to at least the title ("1000+ Mistakes in the Quran") and Internet address ("http://www.1000mistakes.com") of this book. (But if someone publishes a work too dissimilar to the contents of this one, saying it is a revised volume from Klog Belaest, ask him or her to tell the meaning of the code in the first chapter - it is a clear identification. That a code is necessary, tells something about how life in a possible future Muslim society may be – “1984” combined with ayatollah Khomeini, bin Laden and mullah Omar?).
NNNNNNNNBBBBBBBBB: http://www.1000mistakes.com is one of 9 Internet adresses specially warned egainst by name, by Muslim organisations - "keep proselyts away from http://www.1000mistakes.com or else the may start disbelieving. It is worth notising that the Muslim organisations do not claim it is a hate page - it is definitely not, only straight facts and information - AND THAT THEY DID NOT UTTER ONE WORD ABOUT THAT THE INFORMATION IS WRONG - only that you mah loose procelytes and others if they read http://www.1000mistakes.com.
This book may be extra informative to non-Christians (and non-Jews), as the Quran to a large degree builds on (twisted) stories from the Bible. Non-Christians - and also many Christians, not to mention Muslims - do not know the Bible well, and then are unable to see what is made up and what may be true (We say “may be” because also not the entire Bible is proved). Also many are not well enough versed in science, history, geography, etc. to see where the Quran is wrong - sometimes wildly wrong.
One small remark to Hindus. Some of you make “war” against Christians – a mainly religious war. But is this the right moment to do so, when there is a common antagonist that today is the only one with the declared religious and political goal to conquer the entire world and to suppress all non-Muslims? – an antagonist that in the past behaved FAR worse in India – the former big India - than any Christians - - - just ask f. ex. Delhi. Also remember: If Islam takes over, Christians after all are “the People of the Book” and at least half humans. But you according to the Quran, are just Pagans – worth zero or less (that was the main reason why Islam murdered so many hundreds of thousands in what in the earlier times were the states of India, now partly Pakistan and Bangladesh + India, included skinned alive, burned alive and buried alive.)
In addition to from Biblical legends the stories in the Quran often are in accordance with religious and other fables, legends and fairy tales that were well known in Arabia at that time, but which are proven to be made up and not true. Even the Biblical stories Muhammad mostly did not know from the Bible, but from folklore (he hardly knew the Bible at all, only the religious stories and fables that sometimes really were from the Bible, but mostly were made up, and he did not know which were which - it is likely that Muhammad in all his life never even saw a Bible) and quoted what he liked – but most often falsely compared to the Bible. Then when someone told him he was wrong according to the Bible, he promptly explained that the Torah (main Jewish scriptures and first part of OT) and the Bible were falsified by the bad non-Muslims, and that his stories were the true ones. As true as the ones he took from other branches of the Arab folklore and a little from further east, gave a twist and told they were from Allah.
Finally: No human is perfect - and we far from it. If we have overlooked points that should have been included, please inform us. And if we have made mistakes - but we mean real mistakes, not something based on religious wishful thinking - we would dearly like to know, so we can correct the book. Go to our Feedback form.
It is normal for many Muslims to try to explain away any information that does not conform to the standard dogmas and stories of Islam, not to mention if information - even obvious facts - indicate or show that something is wrong with the religion or with the Quran. A very normal way to do it is simply to state - without proofs - that you are lying. Or that you are an Islam hater or a Jew lover and as such everything you say is to be dismissed as lies or at least as without any interest or value. But even if we were avid Islam haters, that is not the question - the question is: Does this person speak the truth at this point? (Actually there is a better chance to get the difficult questions and the difficult facts from the hater of something, because a lover will never mention them - especially not in religion). But actually we are no haters of Muslims - only frightened by Islam and stupefied that so many Muslims can read the Quran – and the Hadiths - and not react to the mistakes and other strange points.
As this book so closely follows the Quran, it as we say is easy for you to control that all quotations are correct. Then use your brain: Is what the writers further say, logical and correct? And the other way around: If someone tries to explain away something or simply call something a lie: Just open the book and check - and there you also have the references to where to find it in the Quran, so you can go directly to the Quran and see if the writer or orator is lying or the “opponent” is bluffing. (The Quran in English paperback just costs a few Euro or pounds or dollars - according to Muslims the translation made by Abdullah Yusuf Ali may be the best one - and it is the one used as basis for this book - but the ones translated by Pikthall or Shakir may be as good – though there may be minor differences in the translations.)
Once more: Use your own brain when reading this book – and not to mention when reading the Quran - and when discussing with or reading pro-Islamists - it sometimes is so essential for Muslims to prove that there are no mistakes in the Quran (because then something is wrong with the religion) that they “twist” the facts a little - or not a little. And even once more: Remember to use your knowledge and brain when you read the Quran.
For many Muslims blind belief is highly attractive and praised. It is better to not doubt and not to find out if something is wrong - - - and get a surprise in the (perhaps) next life - than to check all the possible mistakes, contradictions, and invalid “signs” etc. that an omniscient god never had used - and may be do find out that something is wrong in time to search for the right religion (if such one exists) on this side of the possible Day of Doom. After the Day of Doom it is said to be too late. Besides: If they do not check if something is wrong, fanatics will not murder them.
NB: If you find any mistakes anywhere, please inform us. If it is a real mistake, it will be corrected.
NB, NB, NB:
1. Read first the 2 small chapters "Some Essentials for how the Quran is to be read and understood" (VII-10-1) and "The Quran is to be understood literally if nothing else is indicated" (VII-10-2).
2. http://www.1000mistakes.com is blocked by many Muslim authorities. To debate with persons in such areas, cut and paste what you want from the pages and send it under titles different from http://www.1000mistakes.com.
3. http://www.1000mistakes.com is one of 9 pages which Muslim organisetions warned especially against in 2008 and 2009 - it could make especially procelytes lose their belief in Islam; correct and "down-to-the-earth" information works. In this connection it is worth noting that in the "warning" http://www.1000mistakes.com was one of 3 which neither was accused of bringing wrong facts, nor of being a hate page.
4. Comment 141 (to verse 6/149) in “The Message of the Quran” (see point 5) explains (translated from Swedish) about Allah's claimed omniscience vs. man's claimed free will:
“With other words: The real connection between Allah’s knowledge about the future (and consequently about the unavoidable in what is to happen in the future*) on one side and man’s relatively (!!*) free will on the other – two statements that seems to contradict each other – lies outside what is possible for humans to understand, but as both statement are made from Allah (in the Quran*) both must be true”. Unbelievable. Blind belief is the only correct and intelligent way of life, even in the face of the utterly impossible!!
5. And an afterthought: In the book “The Message of the Quran”, certified by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Islamic Research Academy in Cairo (one of the 2-3 top universities in the Muslim world on such subjects) in a letter dated 27. Dec. 1998, it is admitted rather reluctantly that there are no proofs for Allah, and that it is not possible to prove him. An additonal point here is that if there is no proof for Allah and impossible to prove him, automatically there also is no proof for, and impossible to prove Muhammad's claimed connection to a god. And if there is no Allah and/or no connection between Muhammad and a god, what then is Islam?
6. Further: All the mistakes, contradictions, etc. in that book prove 100% that the Quran is not made by an omniscient god - no god makes such and so many mistakes, etc. If then Islam is a made up religion, what then about all the Muslims who have been prohibitted from looking for a real religion (if such one exists)? And where will they in case wake up after living and practising such an inhuman war religion like Islam is according to the Quran (and to Hadiths), if there is a second life somewhere? - Hell or Paradise?
7. NB and PS: No matter how sure you are about something, if it is not proved, it is not knowledge, only belief or strong belief, and can be wrong. Only what is proved or possible to prove is knowledge.
(As http://www.1000mistakes.com is blocked in many Muslim areas - which shows they are afraid of it and lack arguments (if they had real arguments for http://www.1000mistakes.com is wrong, blocking was unneccessary) - "cut and paste" whatever you want from it and send if you want to inform or to debate there. Remember to omit the name http://www.1000mistakes.com).
PS: If we are blocked centrally - f. ex. by spam (there is too much at times already from unfriendly sources) we will reopen with new address somewhere else, and announce the new address om f. ex. http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/islam. Also if your comments to us do not reach us, any comments posted on the thread "What is it with http://www.1000mistakes.com ?" (or make a page containing "1000 mistakes" in the title yourself if you want) on that forum will be read by us - it is a big international debate page.