For the fact mistakes and errors based on themes, see Part II, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3, Sections 1 through 16.
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.
(NB: Contradictions to the Bible – see Part III, Chapter 2.)
The Quran claims there are no contradictions in the Quran. Muhammad claimed there were no contradictions in the Quran. Islam claims there are no contradictions in the Quran. Muslims claim there are no contradictions in the Quran.
They claim the same about no mistakes – and they are wrong. There are plenty.
And in reality all the mistaken facts in the Quran are contradictions in the Quran with reality – each and every mistaken fact is such a contradiction. Yes, every single real mistake in facts, grammar, language, etc. is an external contradiction in the Quran to reality. That means there in reality are more than 2000 points that contradicts reality.
But here we list most of the most frequently debated contradiction. Most of them we simply have taken from the list of mistaken facts – just because as said: Mistaken facts in reality are contradictions to reality. Even if you will find the majority also in chapters about “1000+ mistaken facts in the Quran”, we found it would be practical to gather the most used and most obvious contradictions in a separate shortlist here, so that they are easy to find - - - and easy to get an overview over. If you know the comments to these and to the internal contradictions (see previous chapter - II/8/A), you can meet 90% of the claims and statements concerning “no contradictions in the Quran”.
001 2/22a “- - - the heavens, your canopy - - -“. Plural and wrong – referring to 7 heavens. See 2/29 – 23/17 – 23/86 – 41/2 - 65/12 – 67/3 – 78/12, and also 10/6 – 31/10. The heaven is no canopy – just an optical illusion + vacuum. And no 7 ones. Contradicting true astronomy.
002 2/53: “- - - We (Allah*) gave Moses the scripture - - -”. The books named after Moses - the first 5 in the Bible - (the Torah) are not written by Moses. Moses lived (if he is not a fiction) around 1300-1200 BC (if the Exodus from Egypt really took place, it took place ca. 1235 BC during the reign of Ramses II according to science), and those books were written not earlier than ca. 800 BC - perhaps as late as 500 BC - also according to science. A god had known this, whereas Muhammad knew nothing about their real age, and had to guess. (To be exact: The Bible says that Yahweh told Moses the law – nothing material except the two stone tablets where the ten commandments were inscribed – and that he wrote it down afterwards. It also says that when Solomon moved the Ark of Covenant into the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 8/9), it only contained the two stone tablets. There is nothing about “the Books of Moses” – science is unanimous that they are written much later. If Muslims claim something else, they will have to produce proofs.) The law really also only is part of the Torah/Book of Moses. Contradicting historical science.
003 2/99: “We (Allah*) have sent down to thee (people*) manifest Signs - - -“. The Quran is overloaded with what it says are “signs” (indicated to be proofs) and “Clear Signs” or like here “manifest Signs” (indicated to be strong proofs) – and not one single of them proves anything about Allah or Muhammad, as the book NEVER proves, only claims, that Allah did this or that which it then calls a “sign” or a “clear sign” or a “proof” (there may be some exceptions for signs taken from the Bible, but those in case prove Yahweh, not Allah – and only Islam claims that Yahweh and Allah is the same god (which they cannot be, unless the god is schizophrenic – they are too different, especially when Yahweh is acting according to the New Covenant from NT, which came some 580 years before Muhammad started his preaching, but which Muslims never mention). Especially claims for “Clear Signs” are so obviously wrong, that it is impossible not to include some of them also in the column “Mistaken facts” – they are no signs – and definitely no clear signs - for a god, and even if they were, they absolutely were no clear signs for Allah, because any priest in any religion can make just the same claims for his god or gods – words are that cheap - - - also for Muhammad. Contradicting reality and the laws of logic.
004 2/113a: “- - - they (Jews and Christians*) profess to study the (same) Book.” Wrong for two reasons: One: Jews only have the Old Testament (OT). Two: The Christian religion is built on NT, with OT mainly as historical background – a fact that opponents often forget or “forget”. Contradicting reality.
005 2/213b: “Mankind was one single nation - - -.” Mankind never was a single nation. Some 160ooo-200ooo years ago PERHAPS one tribe, but never one nation - and absolutely not within these last few millenniums. Contradicting all scientific knowledge concerning this.
006 2/216: “And on earth: everything renders worship to Him (Allah*)”. When the Quran says everything, it means everything – also inanimate matter. But there has never been shown one single clear indication for that even animals (not to mention inanimate things) – included slugs and flies and everything – renders worship to any god, not to mention that this claimed rendering of worship is directed towards Allah. Ans also no non-Muslims do so. Islam will have to prove it if they insist it is true.
007 2/119: “- - - glad tidings - - -“. This expression is repeated many places in the Quran, but the Quran only is glad tidings if it is not a made up book, and then only to Muslims, and then again only to some of the Muslims: The ones that likes to go to war to steal from others and become rich, the ones that wants to suppress others to become powerful, and the minority that needs a religion to lean to (there is such a minority in all cultures, and they lean as happily to any religion they happen to believe in). But it is a glad tiding in rhe religious meaning even to those only if it is proved a true religion - - - and so much indicate that the Quran is made up, that Islam will have to prove, not only claim, to be believed. Contradiction in the meaning it is bad tidings for the majority, not to mention for the victims (but Muhammad ans Islam seemed - and at least partly seems - to be on a cultural level where one was/is unable to feel empaty and unable to understand what a catastropy Islam's aggressions and wars meant to other human beings.
008 2/125: “- - - the Station of Abraham (Maqam-e-Ibrahim*)- - -“. This in praxis is a mark in a stone in Mecca. The Quran indicates and Islam says that it is a mark from Abraham’s feet when he made the Kabah. No – absolutely no – worker building a house ever stood at one and the same place long enough to make a mark in a natural stone visible 1400 years later. It has never happened any time or any place in the world. This flatly is a fairy tale and strongly contradicted both by reality and by the intelligence of any human able to think for him-/herself. Now, Islam tells the mark (actually 2 - one for each foot) is a result of a miracle, as they claim the stone turned so soft that Abraham's feet sank into it. (They also claim that the stone is from Jannah - the gardens of Heaven). Well, Islam has till now even proved that Abraham even ever visited Mecca, a place that was very prohibitting for him and his big flocks of animals - "a barren desert" to quote Muslims, and his claimed first trip even before the Zamzam well even was found, according to Islam - laying behind forbidding desert lands through which he had to lead all his sheep, goats, cows, etc. and find food and water for them - and he had many as he was a rich man (Islam claims that later visits only were by camels. And on top of all a place very far from where he lived and a place without any attractions for a big owner of cattle, etc. Believe it whoever wants - but go to a doctor if you believe this and the rest of that story (big stone mosque built by 2 nomads, Ishamael bringing a big stone - far too big to lift (builders normally are more practical minded) - for his father to stand on, and a stone shining so strongly that Allah had to switch off its light) without reasonable proofs.
009 3/35: ”Imran’s wife said”. The Quran here is talking about the mother of Mary (see also 3/36 in the Quran: “I have named her Mary”). But Imran was the father of Aaron, Moses and Miriam, who lived some 1200 years earlier. See 3/35 under chapter “Mistaken facts in the Quran”.
010 3/154: “Even if you had remained in your homes, those for whom death was decreed would certainly have gone forth to the place of their death”. In a battle or in your bed – you die at the time predestined by Allah. It is very easy to prove by means of statistics that this is wrong (Muslims also do not believe in it when they blame the Jews for their dead and not Allah, in spite of that Allah decides 5 months before (Hadith) you are born, when you are to die). That is: It is easy to prove if you need proofs: Contradicting even normal intelligence.
011 5/3: “Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine (and some more*)- - -.” This pretends to be a complete list, but that is contradicted – and abrogated – by Hadith, even though that incidence happened some 5 years earlier than the release of this surah: Also the meat of donkey is most clearly forbidden “for ever” according to f. ex. Al-Bukhari.
012 4/78: “All things are from Allah.” From other places in the Quran one knows that “all things” means everything that happens, is given, is taken, and anything else. Then 4/78 is clearly contradicted by 4/79: “- - - but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul”. In addition this sentence from 4/79 is wrong – there are the natural and other catastrophes and accidents, and there are other peoples’ and animals’ actions. In addition every verse telling that man has free will, is contradicted by this (and many others) verses – free will for man and predestination, and even omniscience inn the meaning total claitvoiance are absolutely impossible to combine. Even Islam admits that it is impossible to combine, “but it has to be true as Allah says so (in the Quran*)” (!!!!!) (“The Message of the Quran” 6/149, note 141).
013 44/11: “These are settled portions (of inheritance*) ordained by Allah; and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise”. A claim that is thoroughly contradicted by the fact that the portions does not always add up. There f. ex. are cases where the inheritors according to the mentioned rules in the Quran, all together are to inherit 112,5% and even 125% of the total inheritance - and other cases where the sum is less than 100%.
014 6/1: “Praise be to Allah, who created the heavens (plural and wrong) and the earth - - -.” And how did he create it? In short (included Earth, the Universe and living beings): According to the Quran the “everything” is like this:
Just like what your teacher in primary school told you?
015 6/2: “He (Allah*) is it who created you from clay - - -“ . But how man was created, is complicated in the Quran; the one and first man - Adam - was made in no less than 13 different ways (or 5-6-7 if you say that some of them were different names for the same raw material). This even though one man cannot be created in more than one way. The Quran says he was made:
|From sounding clay:||15/26||15/28||15/33.|
|From ringing clay:||55/64|
|From sticky clay:||37/11|
|From essence of clay:||23/12|
|From a clot of congealed blood:||96/2|
|From base material:||70/39.|
#(It is not told where the semen came from).**
** Mostly when the book talks about semen, it is in connection with (making) children. But also children are not made from semen - it only is 50% of the truth. A child is made from semen + an egg cell, but an egg cell is so small, that Muhammad did not know about it - human eggs can hardly be seen in the blood and gore in a carcass or a slaughtered animal. Actually at the time of Muhammad one did not know how conception happened - one theory was that semen was a seed that grew when placed in a woman - though far from each time. Strangely this is how the Quran explains it. Any god had known better.
Strictly speaking all the different ways of creating man/Adam means that the Quran tells that man/Adam was created in 13 different ways, even if Adam was created only once (in reality he never was created and never existed – man developed from earlier primates). If one lump similar “creations” together, there still remains at least 5-7 different creations. Only one can even according to the Quran be right (as Adam was created only once even according to the Quran and to the Bible) - and the irony is that science long since has shown that all alternatives are wrong, as man as said evolved from a prehistoric primate.
Some Muslims explain that Adam was created from a little clay, a little dust, a little earth, a little blood, a little semen, a little nothing and some water. But that is far from what the Quran tells - and even if it were true story of the Quran, it is wrong. For one thing man does not consist of clay, etc., and for another he as mentioned was not created, but developed from prehistoric beings.
(Yes, we know about the Eve from archaeology that lived in East Africa some 160ooo - 200ooo years ago, and the corresponding Adam that lived in Asia some 60ooo - 70ooo (64ooo?) years ago, but that is something different).
Contradicting even 3. form primary school knowledge.
016 6/11: “Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected the Truth”. Scattered around there were ruins of old houses, villages and towns. Muhammad told these were the remains left by people destroyed by Allah because of not believing in Allah - which hardly is true in most cases. To tell the truth: Not one serious professor of history believes in this. It will take heavy proofs from Islam to convince them. Contradicting historical science.
017 6/28: “But if they (sinners*) were returned (from Hell to Earth*), they would certainly relapse to the things they were forbidden”. This is one of the places an intelligent man with lots of knowledge about people, like Muhammad had, knew he was lying – most persons having seen and experienced a Hell like the one described in the Quran, would do practically anything not to end up there again if they got a second chance. This verse contradicts all normal psychology – and all normal intelligence.
018 6/91c: “- - - ye (Jews*) conceal much (of its (the Torah’s = first part of the OT*) contents - - -“. Science has ever so clearly shown that this Islamic claim is wrong - many really old documents have shown that the texts of today are like the really old ones. Islam will have to bring real proofs for the repeated claims in the Quran and elsewhere – till now they only have produces unproven claims and loose words, and we are back to the old fact: If Islam had found a hard fact showing that the Bible in any way was falsified, the world had been told quickly and with large letters. This because Islam does not have one single real proof for the existence of Allah, for Gabriel as a messenger, for Muhammad’s connection to a god or anything at all – everything rests only – only – on what Muhammad told, and the historical Muhammad (in contradiction to the Islamic glossy picture) was a man that would not have been accepted in any serious court as a reliable witness. A proof for falsification of the Bible would be an indication for that the Quran was correct at lest on this one point, and thus very welcome. But in 1400 hundred years no real proof has been found – only claims and words. Therefore a real proof for a falsified Bible had been big news in all Muslim media and for all Muslims debating religion forever after.
No such proof has ever been produced by Islam. They just go on claiming and contradicting historical science.
Also see 3/24, 5/13, 5/14, 5/15. Muslim scholars know this, but tell the uneducated this story anyhow. Al-Taqiyya? Blind faith? Wishful thinking? “It must be true, because it is said in the Quran”?
019 6/104: “Now have (the Quran*) come to you (Muslims*), from your Lord (Allah*), proofs - - -”. Wrong. In all the Quran there is not on single valid proof for Allah or for Islam - or for Muhammad being a real prophet. Not one single proof that proves any god at all. Also see 6/104b under “Mistaken facts in the Quran” (II/1/3). The problem is that all “signs” and “proofs” contradict the laws of logic – normally by using not proved facts as basis for conclusions. If the basic facts are not proved, according to all laws of logic the “conclusion” or claim is invalid.
020 6/151: “Come, I (Muhammad*) will rehearse what Allah hath (really) prohibited you from - - - (f. e x.*) be good to your parents”. This very obviously is wrong and a bit of a contradiction compared to other places in the Quran – Muhammad very obviously meant exactly the opposite; that you were ordered to be god to your parents. A contradiction both to the book and to the stark reality that it is contradicting the very thinking of what Muhammad and what he said and meant on this. An omniscient god would not make such a mistake. Who made the Quran?
Also Muslim scholars agree that here the text is wrong – it is absolutely contrary to what the Quran says about this all other places. Which give you an unbeatable proof against any Muslim boasting that the book being without any mistakes at all. A proof and a fact sanctioned by Islam! (And besides: If here is a mistake, how many more are there?) Just remember: 6/151 (6 in Scandinavian = sex, and 151 has sex in both ends (1 + 5 = 6, and 5 + 1 = 6). Easy to remember. (In the same verse you also are "prohibited from not to kill your children" if you are poor. Also very wrong according to Islam.) Also see chapter II/10.
021 6/154: “(The Quran*) is explaining all things in detail”. It is explaining far from all things, and definitely not in sufficient details - among other facts there are not enough laws in the Quran to run a society, which is why Muslims have had to make supplements. Contradicts reality.
022 7/54a: “- - - Allah, Who created the heaven and the earth in six Days - - -.” No comments.
023 7/54b: “He draweth the night as a veil o’er the day - - -”. The night is just the absence of light. Nothing. It is not possible to use nothing as a veil or to draw it over anything - and absolutely not over the light of day. Muhammad had this completely wrong: Daylight can influence the darkness, but the darkness of night cannot influence the daylight. Totally wrong.
024 7/80: “- - - lewdness (homosexuality*) such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you?” Wrong. Homosexuality is an integrated part of some peoples’ nature. Science has even found what gene it is connected to – and that the reason why it has not died out, is that the same gene gives a tendency to cause many children when the person is hetero- or bisexual (the gene does not always give homosexuality), without anybody can explain the mechanism. You even find homosexuality with some animals – there it sometimes is a proof of dominance. Contradicts scientific knowledge.
025 7/124: “- - - and I (Pharaoh Ramses II*) will cause you all to die on the cross”. In Egypt at that time crucifying was not used. Contradicts historical knowledge.
026 7/137: “- - - We (Allah*) levelled to the ground the great works and fine Buildings which Pharaoh and his people had erected - - -”. There is no trace neither in archaeology, nor in history, literature or art, of such a catastrophe around the year 1235 BC (some years before the end of the reign of Ramses II) when this should have happened - during the exodus from Egypt. On the contrary; Ramses II was one of the strongest and most successful of the pharaohs, leaving MANY great buildings behind after many years of - among other things - building. Has Muhammad put more drama to his story, believing it would be impossible to control if it were true? Contradicts all historical and archaeological knowledge.
027 7/157a: “- - - the unlettered Prophet (Muhammad*) whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures) – in the Law (a name often used for the Torah – the first part of the OT*) and the Gospel (in reality the first 4 parts of NT*) - - -.” Here is a solid contradiction of reality, as Muhammad does not exist anywhere in the Bible.Muslims claim so, but are backed only by wishful thinking and cherrypicking plus twisting of words. See the chapter: “Muhammad in the Bible”.
028 7/157b: “- - - for he (Muhammad*) commands them (Muslims*) what is just, and forbids them what is evil”. The last statement is solidly contradicted both by reality and by the Quran. The book – not to mention Muhammad and his successors - not only permitted but demanded murders and war, robbing and extortion, rape and enslavement, etc. It is possible to make such things “lawful” by sick laws. But there exists no way to make such inhumanities “good”, or “just” or “pure” – and this includes calling what in reality are raids for loot and slaves, or wars of aggression for “self defence” or jihad (like Muslims have done legion times throughout history – with a real detail or made up arguments as pretext).
029 7/189: “It is He (Allah*) who created you (man*) from a single person (Adam*) - - -“. Wrong. Adam never existed, as man developed from earlier primates. And even if it had started with Adam and Eve (her name is never mentioned in the Quran), the DNA pool had been too small to make the race viable. Contradicts among other scientific branches the zoological knowledge of science.
030 10/47: “To every people (was sent) a Messenger - - -.” If there really was, they should have left at least some traces in archaeology (temples), art, history, or at least in legends or folk tales – after all there according to Islam were 124ooo or more of them – a few hundred a generation spread all over the world if you rely on the time scale of the Bible and the Quran (the Quran is vague, but follows the persons and lives of the OT mainly). Islam has a lot of proofs to produce to be believed here. Contradicts all knowledge about prehistory, history, archaeology, etc.
031 10/64: “Hereafter, no change can there be in the Words of Allah.” There were many changes in the teachings of Muhammad after 621 AD when this surah is said to have “arrived”. The great divide in Islam came in and after 622 AD – from peace to a religion of war and blood and inhumanity (the good thing is that most Muslims do not live according to these parts of Islam). Strongly contradicts the very real changes in Islam in and after 622 AD.
032 11/42: “So the Ark floated with them on waves (towering) like mountains, and Noah called out to his son (who was at the shore*) - - -”. When a boat is floating among waves like mountains, it is not possible to communicate with anyone ashore. Muhammad, living in a desert, may not have known. But no god had made a mistake like this - telling they could communicate. That kind of waves are too noisy, and so is the wind that normally accompanies that kind of seas. Dramatic fairy tale. Contradicts anything for anyone who has ever been close to the roaring sea.
033 12/94: “When the Caravan left (Egypt), their father (Jacob*) said (to his sons*) - - -“. But 12/87 says: “O my (Jacob’s*) sons! Go ye (to Egypt*) and enquire about Joseph and his brother - - -“. Jacob simply did not come along to Egypt at that trip – Jacob could not speak to his sons when they left Egypt. A mistake and a contradiction of the real situation. (This also is clear from 12/96: “When the bearer of the good news came (to Jacob’s home*) - - -.” Jacob could say nothing to his sons until they were back home with him.) Contradicts the laws of physics – Abraham only could call a few hundred meters, not many hundred kilometres.
034 12/104: “And no reward dost thou (Muhammad*) ask of them (people/Muslims*) for this (the new religion*) - - -“. No, nothing except 20% of all stolen/robbed values and slaves from raids and wars, 100% of all values taken from victims that surrendered without fighting, plenty of women and lots and lots of absolute and undisputed power/dictatorship, and lots and lots of free or cheap warriors – he only had to pay them with promises about paradise and promises about rich spoils of war stolen from humans, countries and rich towns. And the “poor-tax” – that he far from only spent for the poor – and the zakat – the tax from non-Muslims (though not all of it was for his personal use – much was spent for waging more wars and for “gifts”/bribes to make neighbouring Arabs good Muslims + some was given to the poor). Contradicting Islamic historical facts.
035 14/12a: “No reason have we (Muslims*) why we should not put our trust in Allah”. Wrong. All the mistakes, etc. in the Quran proves 100% that it is not from a god, and all the mistaken facts that are in accordance with wrong science in the Middle East at the time of Muhammad, strongly indicate that it is made by one or more humans in Arabia at the time of Muhammad. In both cases the religion is a made up one, and Allah may not even exist. Contradicts the fact that too much is wrong in the Quran, to make it reliable.
036 15/17: “- - - We (Allah*) have guarded them (the Zodiacal Signs*) from every evil spirit accursed:” According to the Quran, the stars – included the Zodiacal signs – are fastened to the lowermost of 7 (material – they have to be if the stars can be fastened to one of them) heavens. But jinns/bad spirits wanted to spy on the heavens, and had to be chased away by stars used as shooting stars – a guarded firmament/heaven. And then the Zodiacal signs were guarded at the same time. According to science this is utter nonsense to at least the fifth power. Any god had known – even baby ones – but Muhammad not. Then who made the Quran with all its mistaken facts, etc.? The only thing this does not contradict, are fairy tales.
037 16/49: “And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth, whether moving (living) creatures or the angels - - -“. Wrong – if Islam does not prove the opposite. Animals, birds, insects, fish, etc. – they never are observed making obeisance to Allah (or to any other god). No rituals, no 5 prayers a day/night (even more so: Few animals are active both night and day), no servility except sometimes towards their own leaders, etc. And surely non-Muslim humans do not do obeisance to Allah – though sometimes to other real or made up gods. This contradicts nearly any branch of science – except legends and fairy tales.
038 16/90: “- - - and He (Allah*) forbids shameful deeds - - -.” A raped woman is to be strictly punished for indecency if she cannot produce 4 male witnesses who actually saw the rape – perhaps the most shameful and unjust law that ever existed in a religion that pretended to serve a good god. A woman who is really divorced from a man and all the same wants to remarry him, has to marry and have sex with another man in order to be permitted to do so. To steal and rob and rape and murder and suppress and enslave are “good and lawful” as long as it is done in the name of Allah – and practically all conflicts throughout the history of Islam, have been in the name of Allah. Simply a case of al-Taqiyya. Contradicts reality.
039 16/79: “Nothing holds them (the birds*) up but (the power of) Allah”. Wrong. What hold them up are the laws of aerodynamics. Muhammad would not know this, but all gods would. Contradicts the laws of nature.
040 16/103: “- - - this (the Quran*) is in Arabic, pure and clear”. Wrong in many ways: There are alien words, there are orthographical mistakes, there are grammatical errors and there are lots and lots of places where even today Islam does not know the exact meaning of words or verses (the last partly because the book originally was written by means of an unfinished alphabet). Contradicts reality.
041 16/115: “He (Allah*) has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood. And the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked.” This one (from 622 AD) was contradicted and abrogated in the field some 5 years later by Muhammad, and an all-including list: Muhammad added the flesh of donkey as prohibited forever, according to Hadiths (f. ex. Al-Bukhari). It is one of the cases where facts from outside the Quran abrogated text in that book. This in spite of that the above quoted sentence is repeated in a much later sure (from 632 AD). And no doubt a contradiction of real life.
042 17/1: A contradiction with reality: “Glory to (Allah) Who did take His Servant (Muhammad) for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque (the Kabah Mosque in Mecca*) to the Farthest Mosque (the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem*) - - -.” Muslims still disagree to whether this was a real trip or a dream. But the real trouble is that this Surah is said to be from 621 AD, whereas the Al-Aqsa Mosque – Masjid Al-Aqsa – was not built until ca. 685 AD. Contradicts historical facts - - - and needs proofs for not being a dream (Aishah according to Al-Bukhari told Muhammad did not leave her bed that night)or a fairy tale. (Muslims "explain" the lack of the Al-Aqsa Mosque with that that the Quran of course means the ruins of the old Jewish temple (destroyed by the Romans in 64 AD and thus nearly 600 years old ruins at the time of Muhammad), but that is not what the Quran says).
043 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 Khaibar could have saved their lives and possessions by becoming Muslims in time. To a man they chose not to. Contradicts solid historical science and knowledge.
044 18/86b: “- - - when he (Alexander) reached the setting of the sun - - -”. Anyone who knows two millimetres about geography and astronomy knows this is wrong and ridiculous to the extreme: The sun does not set on Earth – and absolutely not in a pond of dirty water. Also see 18/86a and 18/86c just above and just below. Contradicts among others historical, geographical, and astronomical facts.
045 18/86c: “- - - he (Dhu'l-Qarnayn/Alexander the Great*) found it (the sun*) set in a spring of murky water”. This statement - or fairy tale - deserves a series of exclamation marks - anyone today who has finished primary school, knows among other facts:
Muhammad did not know the size or temperature of the sun, but an omniscient god had known. Who made the Quran?
Muslims try to “explain” it by f. ex. telling that what he saw was the reflexion of a sunset in a spring. Think of the great warrior king Alexander - riding west and west and west with his men, day after day and week after week to find the place where the sun set. Then one day he hits upon one more pond - even one with dirty water. When he stands so that that dirty spring is in the straight line between him and the sun, he sees the red and yellow mirror image of the sunset in the muddy surface - a sight he has seen time and again and again before on the surfaces of ponds and springs and rivers and lakes and seas - and he hails his men: “Now we have reached our goal!! Here is where the sun sets!! Now let’s go home and tell about our great discovery“.
Believe it whoever wants.
But whoever believes it needs to see a professor of history - or a psychologist to mend his brain. Contradicts historical, astronomical, and more facts.
Besides: We know from history that Alexander never went west.
Some Muslims also tries to explain that Dhu'l-Quarnayn was not Alexander the Great. For this see 18/83 in the "complete" list of mistakes.
046 18/95-97: A people that lived in a valley were terrorized by two other people - Gog and Magog. They (the locals*) asked Alexander the Great for help. He said: “I will erect a strong barrier between you and them: ‘Bring me blocks of iron’”. And he let build a wall of iron blocks produced by the locals straight across the valley, strong enough to be impossible for the people of Gog and Magog to get through, and tall enough to be impossible to get over even with the longest ladders.
But nowhere on the entire earth there existed that much iron blocks around 330 BC – blocks of iron the locals were asked to bring him. (Note here that 18/93 tells the wall had to cross “(a tract) between two mountains” under which mountains a people lived – the wall had to have some length to cross “a tract” big enough for a whole people to live – it took a lot of iron blocks.) Contradicts historical reality (and besides it is naïve – there exists no valley big enough to feed two big tribes with only one possible entrance. And if impossible to get over, then it was possible to dig under – fire and water could get you through even rocks if you had time.)
047 18/98: “This is a mercy from my Lord (Allah*)”. Wrong. Alexander the Great was no Muslim, but a polytheist. Contradicting historical facts.
048 19/28: “(Mary*) O sister of Aaron!” This is the most famous mistake in the Quran. The likely reason is that in Arab the names Mary and Miriam (the sister of Moses and Aaron) both are written Maryam. Muhammad was not well versed in the Bible, and thought it was the same woman, even though some 1200 years separated them. For more see 19/28 in the chapter “Mistaken facts in the Quran” Contradicting historical (?) facts – it is not even denied by Islam that there were a long time between Moses and Jesus.
049 19/30-33: The baby Jesus is talking and discussing in his cradle. This is “borrowed” from apocryphal Child Gospels - in this case as far as we know via “The Arab Child Gospel” - also called “The first Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ” – an apocryphal scripture from 2. century. Also see 19/30-33 in the chapter “Mistaken facts in the Quran”. Contradicting historical, zoological, and physiological facts – and taken from a fairy tale (legend).
050 20/69-70: The magicians of the pharaoh all became Muslims when they saw Moses performing real miracles. All the same the Quran repeats and repeats and repeats that the reason why Muhammad was unable to perform miracles, included making real prophesies, was that nobody would believe anyhow. This is one if the scenes that make it clear that Muhammad knew he was lying each time he used those excuses and “explanations”. That no-one would believe if they witnessed miracles, contradicts all psychological knowledge – strengthened by the fact that Muhammad himself told it worked. Contradiction both of Muhammad'a intelligence, of reality and of science.
051 20/85: “- - - the Samari had led them astray”. But the Jews still had not arrived in Samaria and there existed no Samarians (actually the name Samaria/Samarians as far as we can find, was not coined until 722 BC - more than 500 years after the exodus that happened (if it happened) ca. 1235 BC.). Muslims try to “explain” the mistake by saying may be it is meant “shmeer” = stranger, or “shomer” = watchman = samara in Arab. But if the Quran means some other thing than it says here – or is possible to misunderstand - how many other places in the book are there similar mistakes? Contradicting historical facts.
052 22/25: “- - - the Sacred Mosque (Kabah in Mecca*), which We (Allah*) have made (open) to (all) men - - -.” This is among the most solid contradicted and abrogated verses in all the Quran. Today it is death penalty for any non-Muslim to enter not only the Kabah, but the area many kilometres around it. Contradicting historical reality.
053 22/52b: “- - - Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom - - -.” Not if the Quran is representative for his knowledge and wisdom – Islam will have to produce real and reliable proofs if they insist that Allah has much knowledge and wisdom. Strongly contradicted by all that is wrong in the Quran.
054 22/54: “- - - (the Quran) is the Truth from thy Lord (Allah*) - - -.” No omniscient god ever made, or revered, or forwarded, or built his religion on a book with that many mistakes, contradictions, and doubtful, unproven claims, etc. A devil in disguise or a man craving for a platform of power might do so, but not an omniscient and omnipotent god. Contradiction of facts and reality.
055 22/67: “- - - thou (Muslims*) art assuredly on the Right Way”. That only is true if the Quran is correct - - - and the Quran contains lots of mistakes, twisted arguments, twisted logic, contradictions, some outright lies, etc. (all of which are hallmarks for cheats, deceivers and swindlers – persons normally looking for money, women and/or power in dishonest ways. Muhammad liked women and power – and money for “gifts” to possible followers). Contradicted by the reality of all that is wrong in the Quran, and of the moral/immoral rules for life in Islam as told in the Quran.
056 24/44: “It is Allah Who alternates the Night and the Day - - -“. It is nature that alternates night and day – but words are cheap, and any religion can tell it is their god(s) that do it. Islam will have to produce proofs for that it really is Allah that makes the sun shine and the Earth spin around – the reason for the alternation. But Islam rarely proves anything – only claims. Contradicted by astronomical realities.
057 24/45: “Allah has created every animal (also man is an animal*) from (not in, but from*) water - - -.” To say it with small letters and no laughing: No comments.
058 26/211: “- - - nor would they (non-Muslims*) be able (to produce it) (something similar to the Quran*)”. Wrong. In spite of all the glorious words Muslims use about the Quran, it is not good literature. There are lots and lots of mistake and contradictions. There are lots of wrong logic. There are numbers of linguistic mistakes. There hardly is anything original in the book - the stories are taken from the Bible and a few other old books, from made up (apocryphal) religious tales, from folklore and from fairy tales and just changed a little. Also in laws and morality there was little new - if any; there were a few changes compared to the old Arabia, but the ideas came from neighbouring cultures. And the same stories are told again and again - most boring. Also good writers - not the original composer - polished the Arab language in the book for some 250 years (until ca. 900 AD). Contradicted by the fact that judged as literature, the Quran is way below medium, with the possible exception of the use of the Arab language – which they had some 250 to polish before the alphabet was finished around 900 AD.
There would be no problem for a good or medium writer to write something similar - or better.
059 27/16 – 44: These stories about King Solomon are “borrowed” from the made up - apocryphal - scripture “Second Targum of Ester”. No god needs to steal old fairy tales and retell them with small – or big – twists to make them fit his religion/tales, and then call them facts. But Muhammad often did so. That is the reason why his contemporaries so often said that what he told just were old tales – they simply recognized the legends, fairy tales and stories. Contradicted by all known facts, by reality – and by the fact that the stories are “borrowed” from a known fairy tale.
060 27/4a: “- - - she (the Queen of Sabah*) thought it (the floor*) was a lake of water (though it was slabs of glass) - - -“.
Contradicted by historical and technical facts.
061 28/52: “(Jews and Christians*) – they do believe in this (Revelation) - - -“. Flatly wrong. A few became Muslims according to Islam, but the overwhelming majority had to flee, were made slaves, or were killed/murdered/executed because they refused to believe in Muhammad’s tales. Cfr. f. ex. what happened in and around Medina in the years after this surah was told (in 621 AD or later). Contradicted by reality.
062 28/6: “- - - Haman - - -”. Science says this is the Haman from the book of Esther in the Bible. Haman was according to the Bibl, a powerful minister under the Persian king Xerxes (Hebrew: Ahasuerus) (486 - 465 BC) and a central person in the mentioned book - Muhammad may well have heard about him. In that case something is very wrong, because Ramses II naturally was king/pharaoh in Egypt, and on top of that lived some 800 years earlier. Haman could not be his top minister.
Here Islam has an explanation that just may be true: One of the main gods in Egypt at that time was Amon. According to “the Message of the Quran” the title of the high priest of Amon, was Ha-Amen - which could be understood as Hamon. Not very likely, especially as that is the kind of “explanations” one frequently finds when Islam has problems finding better stories. But after all possible. Except that a god does not make such mistakes either - a mistake like this means the surah is based on human fallability. And except for 28/38a: “Pharaoh said: ‘O Chiefs! No god do I know for you but myself - - -”. Pharaoh cannot at the same time be the only god in Egypt (very wrong as said) and have the high priest (Ha-Amen) of another god as his second in command. Contradicted by historical facts and by reality.
063 28/52: “(Jews and Christians*) – they do believe in this (Revelation) - - -“. Flatly wrong. A few became Muslims according to Islam, but the overwhelming majority had to flee, were made slaves, or were killed/murdered/executed because they refused to believe in Muhammad’s tales. Cfr. f. ex. what happened in and around Medina in the years after this surah was told (in 621 AD or later). Contradicted by historical facts.
064 30/26: “To Him (Allah*) belongs every being that is in heavens and on earth: all are devoutly obedient to Him.” This is an obvious contradiction to reality and to much of the texts in the Quran: No non-Muslim is devoted to Allah – not to mention devotedly so. And there are no animals – not one – that has ever been observed being devotedly obedient to any god, and the same goes even more so for insects, ants, slugs, worms, etc. (“every being”).
065 30/47: “We did indeed send, before thee (Muhammad*), messengers to their (respective) peoples - - -.” It is generally an accepted fact – among clergy and science alike, that Jonah was a stranger to Niniveh, the town to which he was sent. Joseph was a stranger in Egypt, Lot a stranger in Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham a stranger in Canaan, and Moses a stranger in Sinai when he fled from Egypt. Most prophets worked among their own people, but in contradiction with the Quran not all.
066 31/10: “He created the heavens (plu ral and wrong) without any pillars that you can see - - -”. The Quran tells that the 7 heavens rest on invisible pillars (of course they need pillars - if not they would fall down!!!). Nowadays even Islam knows this is wrong, and the statements have to be explained away. We have f. ex been told from Islamic information centres on Internet that: “- everyone with an IQ more than 60 of course understand that that means the pillars do not exist”.
But we know well the difference between “invisible” and “not existing”.
We also remember that the Quran - and Islam and Muslims - says the book is to be understood literally, (if nothing else is said). Contradicted by geographical and astronomical facts.
067 32/7: “He (Allah*) Who made everything which He created most Good - - -“. Wrong. We could have had better resistance concerning illnesses, our bodies could have been able to make more of the vitamins themselves, our brain could have been better – f.ex. ability to think about 2-3 things at a time, or learning more easily – just to mention a few points. Good, but far from most good. Contradicted by among others zoological facts.
068 33/21: “Ye (Muslims*) have in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the final Day - - -“. Wrong. Thieving/robbing, womanizing, raping, lying, betraying, extorting, suppressing, murdering, hate mongering, war mongering, mass murder, raids for robbing and killing, and wars of aggression – that is no “beautiful pattern” according to any human moral or ethical philosophy, except in some war religions, included Islam, and it tells volumes about Islam that this man is their greatest hero and shining idol. Strongly contradicted by the realities in his teachings and his life, based on Islamic historical sources.
069 33/45: “O Prophet! - - -“. But was Muhammad really a prophet? He was not. Perhaps a messenger or an apostle, but not a real prophet, as he did not have the gift of prophesying. See the 32/45a under “Mistaken Facts in the Quran”, and the chapter about Muhammad. Contradicted by fact.
070 34/9: “- - - We (Allah*) could cause a piece of the sky to fall upon them.” The sky as we see it is an optical illusion (Muhammad believed it was something material that the stars was fastened to). How can a piece of an optical illusion - a mirage so to say - fall down upon someone?
Muslims tend to “explain” this with that the Quran talks about a shooting star or similar. But the book other places it talks about such falling stars, and even though it believes it to be ordinary stars, it very clearly knows the difference between this and the sky. There is no doubt it is talking about a piece of the sky itself. Contradicted by astronomical facts.
****071 34/50: “If I (Muhammad*) go astray, I only stray to the loss of my own soul - - -.” Wrong to at least the 9. power (as there are better than a billion Muslims – or the 10. power or more if you reckon the ones through the times). If Muhammad was astray – ALL believing Muslims are astray – and all the mistaken facts, contradictions, invalid logic, etc., tell an ominous tale. Contradicted 100% by any religious knowledge and by logic. AND ONE MORE PLACE WHERE AN INTELLIGENT MAN LIKE MUHAMMAD HAD TO KNOW HE WAS LYING BECAUSE THE LOGIC WRONG.
072 35/25b: “- - - the Book of Enlightenment (the Quran*) - - -”. A book with so many mistakes and so many invalid “signs” and “proofs” is too unreliable to be any kind of enlightenment. Actually one single mistake or one single false “proof” or one single contradiction would prove the Quran was not from an omniscient god - and here are hundreds. Contradicted by realities – far too much is wrong in the book + it teaches an inhuman moral.
073 36/36: “- - - Allah, Who created in pairs all things - - -”. Wrong. Only multi-cellular plants and animals are in pairs - and far from all of those, too. No uni-cellular life exists in pairs - and they are far more abundant both in numbers and species. Besides there is quite a number of multi-cellular beings that propagates asexually and thus do not exist in pairs – up to and included sponges, etc., some fish and some reptiles. Contradicted by biological and zoological facts.
**074 37/6: “We (Allah*) have indeed decked the lower heaven (in) stars - - -”. The Quran tells this in some varieties some places in the book: The stars are fastened to the lowest of the 7 heavens (which also means that the heavens have to be made from something material - if not it was not possible to fasten the stars there). The stars also are lower than the moon, as other places in the Quran tell that the moon are in between the heavens = higher than the lowesr heaven. It actually is borrowed from Greek and/or Persian astronomy at the time of Muhammad and before - any baby god had known better. Muslims generally tries to evade questions about this - or gives you a lot of diffuse words. We have hardly ever seen a reasonable – not correct, but at least logically reasonable - explanation of this, except the standard one when something is so wrong that even “explanations” are not possible: It is “figurative”, "allegorical” - or something similar - explanations or stories. Contradicted by astronomical facts.
075 37/142: “Then the big fish swallowed him (Jonah*)”. Wrong.
A fairy tale, even if this story is “borrowed” from the Bible. (There are some mistakes also there). Contradicted by zoological and biological facts.
076 39/5: “He makes the Night overlap the Day, and the Day overlap the Night - - -”. Wrong. That is done by the sun, as the night really is just a shadow. If Islam pretends something else, they will have to produce real proofs - not just cheap words. “Strong statements demand strong proofs”. Any god had known this - not Muhammad. Yes, any god could have proved himself for the future just by telling things like that - no miracle necessary. Then who composed the Quran? Contradicted by astronomical facts.
077 39/6: “He (Allah*) sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs - - -”. From other places in the Quran we know the cattle were: 2 cows, 2 sheep, 2 goats, 2 camels = 4 pairs = 8 heads. That is wrong, as the Quran is for the entire world: There also are water buffalo (Asia), reindeer (in the north), lama (S. America), the alpaca (S. America), the guamaco (S. America), the vicuna (S. Anerica - the 4 from S. America are distantly related to the camel), the yak (Asia), and (Indian) elephant - and perhaps others (+ horse, donkey, etc. (and pig)).Any god knew this – Muhammad not. Who made the Quran? Contradicted by zoological facts.
078 39/23a: “(The Quran*) is consistent with itself”. Wrong – there are plenty of contradictions. Plenty! Islam even needs a special abrogation rule for deciding which paragraph is the correct one when two or more “collide” (the youngest one is normally the correct - that is one of the reasons why the age of the different verses counts in Islam and why the question of ages of the surahs are integrated parts of Islamic judicial procedures). Some Muslims tell this is not true - Allah just made the rules stricter. It may look like an ok explanation in some cases, f. ex. concerning alcohol. But what kind of omniscient god did not know from the very beginning what kind of rules was needed? – more strict rules also are abrogations. Contradicted by all the contradictions in the book.
079 39/23b: “Allah has revealed - - - the most beautiful Message - - -”. Incitement to hate, rape, suppression, extortion, taking slaves, murder, mass murder and war + full permission for raping any slave or prisoner and + 100% dictatorship by the warlord (Muhammad and his successors). Yes that is a beautiful message. Contradicted by the twisted ethics and the inhuman moral in the book – and by Muhammad’s life at least the last 10 years.
080 42/30: “Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because of the things your hand has wrought.” This is contradicted by the reality that things sometimes happen to you from other peoples’ acts that you are totally innocent of, and from f. ex. natural catastrophes, and it also is contradicted by all the verses in the Quran saying Allah decided everything.
(At least 10 contradictions.)
081 40/50: “- - - Clear Signs (= proofs of Allah*) - - -“. There exists no proof of Allah – not in the Quran, not anywhere else (even many Muslim scholars admit this). If a proof had existed, you can be 1000 – thousand - % sure all the world had been informed and with big letters. Contradicted by reality and by the laws of logic - and by Islam's inaction concerning proving this.
082 41/9-12: These verses tell that Allah created the Earth in 2 days, the mountains and everything on Earth in 4 days and finally the heaven (“the seven firmaments” – plural and wrong) in 2 days. 2 + 4 + 2 = 8 days. In reality it took millions of years. Contradicted by reality and by mathematics. And also by the Quran.
083 41/11: “- - - it (the sky) had been (as) smoke - - -)”. The sky according to Muhammad was something material (the stars were fastened to the lowermost heaven, f. ex.) and had to be made from something. But it is wrong. The sky as we see it, is just an optical illusion.
Some Muslims discover the Big Bang and the cloudlike state after that, and in triumph present you for this “proof” of Islam being scientific and correct. But the Big Bang happened 13.7 billion years ago according to science. The cloudy state lasted for 300ooo – 380ooo years. And our sun and earth did not coalesce until 9 billion years later - 4.6 billion years ago - and are on top of all 3. generation creations. The connection between the clouds after the Big Bang and Earth is highly feeble and has nothing to do with our sky. Besides: Those clouds were not smoke (= micro particles in gas), but unclear, ionized gas - mostly helium - (ionized like this hydrogen stops light and may look like clouds), but also some He.
More logical but less frequently quoted, are the tales saying the sky was made from the cloud of dust and gas slowly coalescing into the sun, the planets, etc. But that material for one thing ended as the sun, the planets, etc., and for another thing was not micro particles floating in gas (like smoke), but macro particles - very macro often. An optical illusion like our sky is not made from gas or dust or clouds. It is made from light only and/or from optical illutions. Contradicted by science.
084 41/12a: “And We (Allah*) adorned the lower heaven with lights (= stars*) - - -”. This is one of the points Muslims are very reluctant to try to explain, as it is obviously and impossibly wrong - and impossible to “explain” away. We know from old astronomy that the moon and the planets were fastened to different heavens, which means that the stars have to be between us and the moon - at less than some 384ooo km distance - as the stars were fastened to the lowest heaven. (The Quran also says that the sun (?) and the moon are between the heavens). In addition to all the other impossibilities, humans would not be even crisps in a millisecond. Once more: Any existing god knew this, Muhammad not. Is Allah non-existing? Or who composed the Quran? Contradicted by almost anything – except as said: Not by fairy tales.
085 41/12b: “- - - and (provided it) (the lowest heaven*) with guard”. We know from other places in the Quran, that this “guard” is stars mistaken for shooting stars used against bad spirits and jinns wanting to spy on the heavens. The only place such “information” fits today, is in fairy tales. Who composed the Quran? Contradiction: See 42/12a just above.
086 42/24: “And Allah - - - proves the Truth by His Words.” Muhammad was asked many times to prove his - or presumably Allah’s words - but he never did. And the words of the Quran prove not a thing, among other reasons because:
These all are hallmarks of a crook and a cheat and a deceiver. Contradicted by the reality of all that is wrong in the Quran – and by the fact that a god ONLY can be proved by real supernatural means.
087 42/15: “There is no contention between us (Muslims*) and you (“infidels”).” Please tell that in the old Palestine and the modern Darfur. And in Sind/India, and in Armenia, not to mention in Africa and many other places in older times. Thoroughly contradicted by Islamic history of aggression, war and suppression.
088 43/63: “(Jesus said*): therefore fear Allah - - -”. If Jesus had been a missionary for a known polytheistic god from a not too far of country, he for one thing had got very few followers in the at that time strictly monotheistic Israel, and for another thing he had been killed by the clergy long before - especially if he all the same got a big following like he really got. This is a tale told by someone who knew the religious and political situation in Israel around year 30 AD badly. Contradicted by historical realities.
089 46/4: “Bring me (Muhammad*) a Book (revealed) before this (as a proof*) - - -“. Wrong. A book in itself proves nothing – it is as easy to falsify a book as it is to falsify speech. F. ex. the Quran can well be a falsification – made by Muhammad or someone. Contradicted by realities. Actually this verse is naïve.
090 46/9: “I (Muhammad) am no bringer of a newfangled doctrine - - -”. Muhammad pretended that Islam was the continuation of - or the uncorrupted - old religion of the Jews and the Christians. That is not true - especially in the NT it is clear that the teachings fundamentally are so different, that it can not be the same god - at least if he is not mentally ill. See 29/46 under “Mistaken facts in the Quran.” Contradicted by the realities of the extreme and fundamental differences between Islam and the religions they claim to be the successors of – especially when you compare the Quran to NT.
091 50/45: “We (Allah*) know best what they (the “infidels”*) say; and thou (Muhammad*) art not one to overawe them by force.” Knowing the 22 – 24 surahs from Medina, and knowing the history of aggression that Islam has behind it, one knows that this is incorrect. A contradiction of reality and of Islamic history.
092 61/6: “- - - (Jesus said*) I am the Messenger of Allah - - -”. If Jesus had said something like this about the known polytheistic god from a not too distant foreign country, for one thing he had not got many followers, and for another: The clergy had at once had an excuse to have him killed. This verse is composed by someone not knowing the religious and political realities in Israel around 30 AD. Contradicted by historical facts.
093 61/9: “- - - the Religion of Truth, that may proclaim over all religion - - -”. See 40/75 and 41/12. It is also worth to remember that normal people of today - and earlier times – would be reluctant to trust or believe in a man with a CV like Islam tells Muhammad had: Robbery, extortion, women, lies, broken oaths, incitement to hate, incitement to suppression of all opponents, assassination of opponents, murder of opponents, mass murder, rape, betrayal, (30 opponents from Khaibar invited to debate under promise of safe return - but 29 murdered on a made up excuse, the last one managed to flee) incitement to war - and lust for power. We have met Muslims excusing him with that he was a hard man living in a hard time, and that he was no worse than others. May be so, but he definitely was no better either, and he pretended (?) to represent a good god.
The last part of the quotation also tells volumes about Islam.
***This is one of the many contradictions of the slogan “Islam is the religion of peace”.
094 61/13: “- - - Glad Tidings - - -“. Permission to steal/rob, suppress, rape, enslave, keep harems, murder, etc. which are central parts of the Quran – is that “Glad Tidings”? Direct orders to go to war and kill and suppress and enslave and loot and destruct – or be killed or mutilated yourself - is that “Glad Tidings”? Direct orders to concentrate only on religious knowledge (indirectly very clear in the Quran and directly and unmistakably very clear in Islam from very early – and totally dominant from 1095 AD) – is that “Glad Tidings”? Total destruction of all advanced countries and cultures they met in Africa, Europe and Asia at least as far east as what was then India – destruction it took the locals at least 200 years to overcome (if ever) – is that “Glad Tidings”? The inhumanity in the war religion – is that “Glad Tidings”? The reduction of women to third class citizens – if really citizens – (Islam’s claim that women were/are better off under Islam than before only is true for some parts of what is now the Muslim area, mainly in towns in parts of Arabia – and even there it had not necessarily been true today if it was not for the suppressing factor of Islam) – is that “Glad Tidings”? The enslavement and suppression and mass murders/slaughtering of non-Muslims – was and is (see Muslims at waging war and terror even today) that “Glad Tidings”? What a war religion did and does to the societies and the personal soul – is that “Glad Tidings”? The suppression of thinking – all non-religious philosophy, and all religious non-conform (to Islam) thinking – is that “Glad Tidings”? Well, yes, for some Muslims – the ones of the warriors that survived in good health and became rich from looting, and the ones of the leaders that became rich inwealth and women from looting/slave taking and taxation plus became powerful, then and today.
For everyone else it was everything from “Bad Tidings” to terror – and still is (just look at the backward societies it resulted in once the riches from looting came to an end – and even worse when the hard taxation or pogroms of non-Muslim underlings, reduced the number and/or economy of those underlings. Look f. ex. at the development in India, China, Brazil of today – especially India and China were far behind the Islamic countries 60 years ago, but what has been happening during these years? Take away the oil, the money from outside the area and the ideas from outside, more or less forced on the clergy and the leaders from media and others – what has really happened in the Islamic area since f. ex.1950 compared to many other places?
Yes: For everyone else it was and still is everything from “Bad Tidings” to terror.
Especially so if Islam is a made up religion. And even more so if there somewhere is a true religion that Islam blocks its members from even looking for.
The very best one can say about the Quran and “Glad Tidings”, is that for some parts of it partly were glad tidings, and that for some others parts of it brings peace to the soul – like strong believers gain from ANY of the main religions.
For all others – included the majority of Muslims – it was “Bad Tidings”. And as said especially so if Islam is a made up religion. Which it seems to be from the proofs of the Quran and the words and life of Muhammad.
Contradicted by stark and black reality and history.
00a 62/2: “It is He (Allah*) Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a Messenger from among themselves - - - “. All Muslim literature for ley-men say Muhammad was analphabetic, and use that for a proof for his inability to make up the Quran - not mentioning that many a good teller of tales in the old times were analphabetic.
But the statement is questioned: A man of good and not too poor family not knowing how to read and write? A rich widow marrying an analphabetic, knowing he was to run her business? An intelligent businessman with admission to learned men, with a drive for power, not learning how to read and write? It is not likely - but there are no neutral sources about Muhammad from that time. It will never be possible to find out for sure, one way or the other. There also at least one place is mentioned that Muhammad himself wrote parts of the Hudaybiyyah treaty in 628 AD. Hadiths also tell that on his dying bed he wanted to write something, and that the Muslims around him later regretted they had not let him do so.
(In just this case the sentence instead may mean the people without a holy book).
Contradicted, but not proved wrong by the laws of probability and by Hadiths.
095 62/6: “- - - then express your desire for Death, if ye are truthful!” An impossible demand for pious Jews and Christians: For one thing life has its values. More essential: 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 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.) The under laying claim contradicted by religious, historical and psychological facts.
096 65/12: “Allah is He Who created seven Firmaments (wrong*) and of the earth a similar number”. According to Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Kisa’I the last part means 7 layers down in the Earth according to one “explanation”. But what the Quran really says, is 7 Earths – 7 flat Earths. No matter if you believe the Quran/Hadith or one of the “explanations” for this somewhat special geology/geography/astronomy, the names of the “Earths” from top and down are: 1. Ramaka, 2. Khalada, 3. Arqa, 4. Haraba, 5. Maltham, 6. Sijjin, 7. Ajiba. According to f. ex Al-Bukhari they are placed one above the other – easy as the Quran tells Earth is/are flat. The lower down, the more devilish life on the respective "Earth" – and if you are a big enough sinner, you can fall down through them to Hell at the Day of Doom according to Haditha. It is not necessary to say it is all rubbish. No comments.
097 68/4: “And thou (Muhammad or Muslims*) (standest) on an exalted standard of character - - -”. Well:
Seen in the Quran and the Hadiths:
And not least: All this is from Muslim sources - what Islam itself tells about him, though in more glossy words. There is no excuse for becoming angry, because it is 100% true according to Islam itself.
Yes, many will call that “an exalted standard of character”. But not many of those would be non-Muslims. And how many of the Muslims can say it and fell honest?
098 71/15-16a: “- - - Allah has created the seven (material - see the Mega Mistakes*) heavens, one above the other - - -.” It is not possible to be more wrong. Who above 3. grade primary school needs a comment here? 7 (material) heavens and the moon in between them somewhere (and remember the stars are fixed to the lowest heaven, so they are below the moon!” We do not bother to comment this.
099 71/15-16b: “- - - Allah has created the seven (material- see the Mega Mistakes*) heavens, one above the other, and made the moon a light in their midst - - -.” The moon is in between them somewhere (and remember the stars are fixed to the lowest heaven, so they are below the moon!)!! We do not bother to comment this - except that the moon is not behind and beyond the stars.
100 78/7: “(Allah made*) the mountains as pegs - - -“. Some Muslims say: "Hip, hurray – here is a proof for Muhammad and the Quran: The science talks about the “roots” of the mountains – the mountains are like pegs! How could Muhammad know?!" But mountain “roots” are not like pegs, but like wide bulges or rafts - and long and narrov as the mountains and chains of mountains are long and narrow often. There exist deep pegs – or really sheets – pointing far down into the mantel (melted stone), but not in connection with mountains or mountain ranges: They exist some places where large pieces of the Earth’s crust – tectonic plates – are forced downwards because of movements or the crust (tectonic movement). But that has nothing to do with mountains (even though mountains may be secondary results of the movement and at the same place) – it is something entirely different. Contradicted by geological facts.
101 81/19: “Verily, this is the word of a most honourable Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -.” If a man that is a thief/robber, extorter, womanizer, child molester (Aishah through many years from she was 9 years old), rapist, betrayer, torturer, murderer, mass murderer, war monger and more is a “most honourable Messenger” - - - well, in that case we will not like to meet a normal messenger, not to mention an un-honourable one. It may seem that Islam have a somewhat special standard for ethics and moral. Contradicted by reality and normal moral and ethics for non-war religions, societies and cultures, and normal points of view concerning human and inhuman behaviour (but we stress that far – very far – from all Muslims live according to the Quran on this point.)
All together 100+ clear contradictions with reality - and it is easy to find more: Most of the many mistakes in the book simply are contradictions to reality. May be 2ooo+ contradictions with reality?
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 Muhammad? - and what than is Islam? - a made up, invalid religion?
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.
Please inform all and everybody and all relevant fora - f. ex. Internet pages for debate or information - about the address http://www.1000mistakes.com. It is information that is urgently needed by many, not least by Muslims. No god made a book with so many mistakes and other wrongs - and if the Quran and Islam are made up by humans or dark forces, where are the followers of this inhumanly dark and brutal war religion heading for in a possible next life?