(The “complete” list is in Part II, Chapter 1, Subchapter 4, Sections 1 through 8.)
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.
Contents of this Section:
*001 2/144: “The people of the Book (= Jews, Christians and Sabeans*) know very well that that (the reason for changing the kiblah = direction of praying*) is the truth from their Lord”.
00a 4/136: “Any who denieth Allah, His Angels, His Messengers, and the Day of Judgement, hath gone far, far astray”. Hardly. When you know how full of mistakes and wrong logic the book is that all Islam rests on, it takes some more proof to decide that it is the non-Muslims that are “far, far astray”. May be it is the Muslims. And what if Islam is a made up religion that blocks the road to a real god - - - if such one exists?
00b 10/52: “Ye (sinners*) get but the recompense of what ye earned!” Is there really real justice in the terrible and everlasting punishment in hell, and the after all not too big sins of many of the sinners? And especially if Allah decided even before they were born that they should end in Hell and later blocked them from following "the straight road" like Islam tells Allah frequently does?
002 39/22: “They (non-Muslims*) are manifestly wandering (in error)!” Islam claims that only Muslims do not “wander in error”. But as it only is (as normal for Islam) an undocumented claim – it definitely is not manifested. (Another fact is that with all the mistakes and worse in the Quran, it is a very open question who is wandering in the worst error).
003 50/5: “But they (non-Muslims*) deny the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See f. ex. 40/75 and 41/12 – the Quran at best only is partly true. Similar claims in f. ex. 7/166 - 34/43 – 38/88 – 47/7 - 68/8 – 96/13.
004 51/8: “Truly you (people/non-Muslims*) are in a doctrine discordant”. Some may be wandering in error yes, and some may be no. Among the ones in “may be yes” are the Muslims, as all the mistakes and worse in the Quran prove absolutely that something is wrong with that book and that religion. Similar claims in 11/22 - 34/8 - 39/22 -52/11 – 16/109.
005 60/1: “- - - they (non-Muslims) have rejected the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See 40/75 and 41/12. No, but they have rejected the Quran – the book is not “the truth” - - - with all those mistakes, contradictions and other errors it at best is partly the truth. Similar claims in f. ex. 4/167 - 6/5 - 34/45 – 36/64 -39/32 – 75/32 – 77/15 – 98/1.
006 60/2: “- - - they (non-Muslims*) desire that ye (Muslims*) should reject the Truth.” As for truth: See 40/75 and 41/12. As for the rest, may be the Quran is right – but for entirely different reasons from what that book claims. Islam in its pure Quran-like form is a very destructive, inhuman and immoral religion, and when on top of that it is shiningly clear that the Quran is not a divine work, we do not want our descendants to end up in something like that.
007 63/4: “How are they (non-Muslims*) deluded (away from the Truth)!” At very best away from partly truths - see 40/75 and 41/12. (But there is an impolite thought far behind in our brains: Who are really deluded when it comes to Islam? – the ones just listening to the imams without using their knowledge and their brain and asking no questions, or the other ones? - there are so many midtakes in the Quran.)
00c 2/93: “We (Jews in Medina*) hear and we disobey”. Muhammad Asad adds (com.77): “Even if they did not say those words, their later behaviour justifies this quote”. But words that are not said, are not said – would a god resort to such arguments? And how come that this quote is in the Quran – billions of years old and infallible and revered by Allah – if they did not say it?
*008 2/113: “Yet they (Jews and Christians*) (profess to) study the same Book”. This is only partly true. Jews study only OT. Christians build their religion on the much milder and more human NT and the new covenant – the covenant Muslims never mention - with OT mainly as historical background. This is a fact that often is forgotten or “forgotten” when one talks about the Christian religion - especially when one wants to paint the religion as black as possible.
009 5/18: “(Both) the Jews and the Christians say: ‘We are sons of Allah, and His beloved’. Say: ‘Why then doth He punish you for your sins? - - -’”. The question is not even rhetoric, but naïve - sometimes you have to punish even beloved children to teach them the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. Similar question in 5/17.
00d 5/23: “- - - but on Allah put your (Jews*) trust if you have faith”. It is highly unlikely Jews at the time of Moses told their fellow Jews to trust Allah, as the name of the god of the Jews was Yahweh (and besides the name Allah was introduced by Mohammad only some 2000 years later (as a substitute for al-Lah)).
010 9/30: “The Jews call ‘Uzayr (= the prophet Ezra*) son of God - - -”. This is wrong, and even Muslim sources admit this. But they say Jews in Arabia said so (which may or may not be correct) - which may have cheated Mohammad, but an omniscient god had known the truth. How come that an omniscient god relied on a mistake perhaps made by a small group of Jews on the Arab peninsula? This may be mistake may have cheated the local resident Muhammad, but not an omniscient god! Then who created the Quran?
011 15/14 + 15: “- - - They would only say (when experiencing a miracle*): ‘Our eyes have been intoxicated - - -”. Wrong. At least some had come to believe - f. ex. Pharaoh Ramses II's wizzards. These two verses are a piece of fast-talk. There is some fast-talking in the Quran - trying to explain away things and facts and ideas and not least questions that are difficult to explain or answer. See the chapter about fast talk in the Quran. And there are even more fast-talk among Muslims today, trying to explain away mistakes, abrogation, changes in Islam around 622, etc., not to mention trying to present Islam as a peaceful religion. (It is a typical war religion if you live according to the Quran.)
But the really bad thing about this sentence is that this is one of the points where Muhammad himself knew he was lying – as said at least some would come to believe in Islam if he produced miracles. He was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know this – this even more so as he himself told about heathens becoming Muslims after they had experienced miracles (f. ex. the magicians of Pharaoh as mentioned), and he also had a good example in Jesus – some refused to believe no matter, but quite a number of others did after miracles.
***012 17/107: “Say: ‘Whether you believe it or not, it is true that those who were given knowledge beforehand (= Christians and Jews mainly*), when it (the Quran*) is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration”. One word: Nonsense. And what is worse: The one that composed this verse knew it was a lie – which also Muhammad knew when he made or recited it. A few Jews and Christians had converted by 656 AD when the Quran is said to be written, though very few if any in 621 when this surah was made, but as a general rule: Utter nonsense. Just look at the history of conflicts between Islam, Jews and Christians, not to mention all the Jews in and near Medina that rather became fugitives or were killed, than to accept Islam – f. ex. Khaybar - and no more is necessary to say. You sometimes meet dishonesty like this in new, emerging religions and sects. It is a way of gaining “weight” for their statements, especially when they have few facts or proofs to show for themselves. Just one small fact that disproves this fairy tale: The 700 Jews in Khaybar could have saved their lives and possessions by becoming Muslims in time. To a man they chose not to. Similar claims – though not as clear nonsense as here – in 5/83 – 17/108 – 17/109 – 26/197 – 28/52 – 28/53 - 46/10.
013 21/50: “- - - will ye (people*) then reject it (the Quran*)?” Of course we will reject it. When people with some intelligence and education are face to face with a book with lots and lots of mistakes, contradictions, twisted arguments and as twisted logic, with points where it is clear the narrator knew he was lying – and everything told from one single narrator with a most questionable ethic and morality, but with a strong liking for power - and religion his main platform for power - it is very naïve even to ask that question. No intelligent, educated, not brain washed person really has another choice than to reject it if no real proofs are produced. (And Islam has been unable to produce one single real proof for Allah or for Muhammad’s claimed connection to a god – any god – and hence for Islam being true, in 1400 years - - - why do you think Muhammad and Islam glorifies and demands blind belief?)
014 22/55: “Those who reject Faith (Islam*) will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation)”. Perhaps correct - may be there will be a revelation by some god (perhaps by Yahweh) some time. But we are in no doubt at all that there are good reasons for serious doubts about the Quran’s claims, statements and descriptions - why should the claims and statements we cannot check be more reliable than the ones we can, and among which we find far too many to be wanting or wrong?
015 25/4: “But the Misbelievers say: ’Naught is this but a lie which he has forged, and others have helped him at it.’ In truth it is they who have put forward an iniquity and a falsehood”. With this many mistakes in the Quran, it is a very open question if it is the misbelievers who have put forward a falsehood. It might even be Muhammad. It at least is not from an omniscient god.
016 28/53: “- - - indeed we (the Jews and Christians*) have been Muslims (bowing to Allah’s will) from before this”. No comments necessary – except see f. ex. 28/52, 28/48a or 28/48b.
017 5/19: “O People of the Book (mainly Jews and Christians, but also Sabeans (Christians in Sabah, now part of Yemen (Islam instead tells they were a monotheistic sect some difuse place) - and later after a fashion and in some circles also Zoroastrians*)! Now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, Our Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -”. Some may question if really Muhammad was the messenger of a god - he did not always behave like the representative of a good and forgiving god, and his message (the Quran) is full of mistakes on omniscient god had made. But what is not possible to doubt, is that a message with so many mistaken facts at best can make things partly clear (and at worst really mess up things).
00e 28/82: “Those who reject Allah will assuredly never prosper”. As for a possible next life discussion really is impossible - we know nothing, and can know nothing. Some will say they know, but they will be very wrong - what they do, is believing strongly. Knowledge is not possible without solid facts, proofs and/or documentation, and the only real fact in Islam is that one single man told stories he either refused to or was unable to document - either because the god did not want to (with illogical and/or psychologically wrong excuses) or was unable to, or because the god did not exist. There are lots of words - but words are cheap. There are lots of statements - but statements hanging in thin air without proofs are as cheap. There are lots and lots of “signs” - but a few are downright wrong, and the rest is completely valueless as proofs for Allah, as they in reality are just unproved statements hanging in the air and only proves that words are cheap - they are claims and statements that any priest in any religion can make about his god or gods, as long as he does not have to produce real proofs - - - like Muhammad steadfastly or from sheer necessity did. And there even are verses telling they prove Allah. But not one single of them proves anything about him - they are as valueless as the “signs” and for the same reasons. Especially we should mention all the natural phenomena that the Quran says are signs indicating or proving Allah - but the only thing they prove, is that Islam never has been able to produce a single real proof, for any priest in any religion can say exactly the same cheap words about natural phenomena and his god(s). Which further proves that Islam has had to rely on cheap words to influence their congregations and others. If they had had anything mote, they had talked about it with capital letters.
But when it comes to prosperity in this life, it is clear that the Quran is completely wrong. And it is likely to stay that way, as Muslim countries forces half their adult population not to work, and the culture is adverse to real thinking - which among other effects means that all the Muslim world has fewer new patents a year, than the single state of California - and the difference is even worse if one looks at patents of knife-edge technique or technology. This among other reasons (f. ex. too many children) will forever keep Muslim states in second-class economy, if they do not have natural resources like oil to sell - or can attack neighbouring countries and steal/rob/snslave.
00f 33/60: “- - - those (non-Muslims, hypocrites, etc.*) in whose heart is a disease - - -“. A good slogan that you meet many places in the Quran: If you are not a good Muslim, that means you are sick. But like many slogans it may be a twisted truth – or simply a lie.
018 33/61-62: “They (non-Muslims, hypocrites, etc.*) shall have a curse on them: whenever they are found, they shall be sized and slain (without mercy) (‘no compulsion in religion’ 2/256*). (Such was) the praxis (approved) of Allah among those who lived aforetime (f. ex. Jews and Christians*)”. Muhammad claimed that Allah was just another name for Yahweh – but try to find an order telling that all non-Christians shall be murdered “without mercy” in the new covenant (in NT) that Christianity is built on (a covenant Muslims never mention). Oh, we know very well that persons from Christian countries have done bad things, but that was in spite of their religion – and they were not really Christians deep down – and not in accordance with, or even because of the religion, like the case often is with the “religion of peace” (Muslim hypocrite-speak for “religion of war and suppression”) Islam.
Besides: Do sentences like this sound like Islam really is a "Religion of Peace"?
*019 40/4: “None can dispute about the Signs of Allah but the Unbelievers”. Wrong. There is no reason why it is not possible for Muslims to discuss them, too, except religious ideas and prohibitions. And they should do so, as none of them are valid proofs (they rest on thin air or unproven statements) of Allah. A few taken from the Bible may prove Yahweh, but absolutely none proves or even indicates Allah. They f. ex. can be used by any priest in any religion about his god(s).
*020 43/9: “- - - ‘Who created the heavens (plural and wrong*)?’ they (non-Muslims*) would be sure to reply, ‘They were created by (Allah*)”. Wrong - if they believed a god had created it, they would be sure to mention their own god, though in the old Arabia that may have been the polytheistic god al-Lah, which could cause (intended?) confusion because the names were so similar (the same reason why Islam now tends to use the word “God” instead of “Allah” in the west, we have been told – it hides some of the real differences.) Similar claim in 39/38.
021 43/78: “- - - but most of you (non-Muslims*) have a hatred to the Truth.” The truth - see 40/75 Similar claim in 23/70. And in addition:
022 62/6: “- - - then express your (Jews, Christians) desire for Death, if ye are truthful!” An impossible demand for pious Jews and Christians: For one thing life has its values for everybody. More essential for believers among them: Life is a gift from Yahweh/God – to wish to end it is to diminish a gift from Him. Most serious: To (wish to) end your own life, is a sin so grave against this gift from Yahweh, and hence against Yahwee, that it automatically sends you to Hell.
Any god had known this – Muhammad obviously not. Then who made the Quran? (In a way worse: Muslim scholars today know this fact. But they never mention it, in spite of using this argument. Dishonesty.) Similar claim in 2/94 - 2/95.
***023 67/10: “Had we (non-Muslims*) but listened or used our intelligence - - -”. Islam often tries to tell that it is intelligence that makes Muslims believe, or that with intelligence it is obvious to see from the Quran that it is a work from a god. What at least is sure, is that anyone who uses his intelligence and has a reasonable minimum of knowledge of f. ex. history, geography, astronomy, archaeology, etc. will find a lot of mistakes in the Quran - if he not for some reason is blind or do not want to see. Also if he knows a very small minimum of logic and the rules for using logic and evaluating information, he has to see the lose statements, the contradictions, the invalid “signs” and the as invalid “proofs” - and may be he will be struck by the thought: Who uses this kind of arguments, except one who has no real arguments, and therefore has to cheat and deceive - f. ex. to gain followers and power?
024 69/50: “But truly (Revelation (of the Quran*)) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers”. True, but for wrong reasons: Because of all the war and blood and terror Islam has represented through the ages - and the answer is NOT that also other religions have caused wars, etc. as that does not make a hate, rape, suppression, robbery and blood religion like Islam one single iota better – and in most other religions, it is done in spite of the real religion, not because of. And because many felt pity for souls going lost in a religion built on a book where something is seriously wrong. (May be their own religion(s) also were wrong, but all the mistaken facts, etc., in a book pretending to be from an omniscient god, proves that in Islam there really is something that is wrong - and it makes one doubt very strongly that it really is a divine revelation.) But, yes, Islam has produced a lot of sorrow - and perhaps not only for non-Muslims.
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.
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