1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 102 -- Al-Takathur (The Piling Up)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 611 - 615 AD
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The quotes and comments
001 "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral code, the unjust/immoral parts of sharia, and the Quran's rules for lying, thieving/looting, enslaving, raids and wars, plus the rules for treatment of girls and women - free and captured - and see if you agree. Always when there is a distance between words and corresponding demands and deeds, we personally believe in the demands and deeds. Glorious words are cheap, demands and deeds are reliable. Glorifying words and claims are too cheap for anyone to use and disuse - when you read, judge from realities, not from propaganda.
002 102/1a: "The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) - - -". Like the Muslim archers at the battle of Uhud? (The Muslims were winning the battle, but the archers left their positions to be sure they got their shares of the loot. Because of that Mecca managed to turn the tide an won the battle - but then they backed out and afterward did not follow up the victory in time).
003 102/1b: "- - - (- - - the more serious things)". Paradise in the claimed next world. If Allah exists and if he is a major god and if he is correctly and without mistakes described in the Quran.
004 102/3: "- - - (the reality) - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
005 102/4: "- - - know - - -". As for knowledge, see 26/83a above.
006 102/6: "- - - certainty - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
007 102/8a: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
008 102/8b: "- - - the joy (ye (non-Muslims*) indulged in!)". The good life ye preferred in this life, destroying your chance to reach paradise in the claimed next one. Muhammad trying to frighten the opponents and cheer up the followers. This was early Mecca, and his followers could do with some cheering up - both good future for themselves and bad future for the opponents helped the spirit - humans are like that.
Surah 102: Sub-total: 8 + 20.727 = 20.735 comments.
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