1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 103 -- AL-ASR (The Time)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 611 - 615 AD
(See general comments on Surahs here: Introduction)
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.
002 103/1: (YA6262): “By (the token of) time (through the Ages) - - -.” But then we are back to the unclear old Arab alphabet – this Arab word “al ‘Asr” instead may mean “- - - through the afternoon”. A bit of a reduction of the time aspect.
003 103/2a: "Verily - - -". See f. ex. 81/19a above.
004 103/2b: "Verily, man is at a loss - - -". Perhaps. But is this the case for non-Muslims (some of which may be believing in real gods - like perhaps Yahweh is) or for Muslims - who believe in a book so full of Mistakes, etc. that there clearly is no god involved?
005 103/3a: "- - - have Faith - - -". Believe in Muhammad and his Quran. Muslims.
006 103/3b: "- - - righteous deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
007 103/3c: “- - - teaching of the Truth - - -”. See 13/1g, 40/75 and others.
008 103/3d: "- - - the Truth - - -". See f. x. 13/1g, 40/75, 81/19a above.
Surah 103: Sub-total: 8 + 20.735 = 20.743 comments.
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