1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 112 -- AL-IKHLAS (Purity of Faith)
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.
002 112/1a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
003 112/1b: "He is Allah, the One and Only (god)". Well, even if we omit everything else, there still is the problem Yahweh. According to both the Quran and the Bible, this originally Jewish god existed and has proved both his existence and his power. The Quran tries to explain this with that Yahweh and Allah just are two names for the same god, but that is obviously wrong, as the two teachings are fundamentally far to different (and this cannot be explained away with claimed, but never proved loose claims about falsification of the Bible, as science has proved this is not true - and Islam has proved it even stronger). Whereas Allah has proved not one single thing about himself - included his claimed power, his claimed connection to Muhammad, and even his very existence. If there exists a god, but only one, which of these two is the most likely one to be real?
004 112/2: "Allah, the Eternal, Absolute - - -". Wrong unless he exists and in addition is something supernatural, none of which is proved.
005 112/3: “He (Allah*) begetteth not - - -.” Well, if Allah should happen to be the same god as Yahweh all the same, Jesus many times called Yahweh “father” and many times said he was the son of Yahweh – and lots/most of those times it is clear it was meant in the real meaning. In the NT it is said at least 204 times that Yahweh was father of Jesus, and at least 87 times that Jesus was the son of Yahweh. It is said nothing about how the relationship started. If true, there are 3 possibilities:
- The age-old and mostly forgotten story about a female counterpart of Yahweh – the Amat of Yahweh - in the very distant past of the Hebrew pre-history, is true. Then the “Amat” of Yahweh may be the mother of Jesus.
- Yahweh may have created him. As it is said in both the Bible and even more in the Quran, the god only could say “be” and it was. May be the god said “be a son” and Jesus was.
- Also Jesus may have existed since eternity.
Similar claim in 6/101.
006 112/4: "And there is none like unto Him (Allah*)". See 112/1 above.
Surah 112: Sub-total: 6 + 20.794 = 20.800 comments.
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