1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 114 -- An-NAS (Mankind)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Early Mecca.
(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.
002 114/1a: "(Allah is*) the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind - - -". If he exists, if he is a god, and if there is no other god caring for at least some parts of humanity - f.x. Yahweh, the old Jewish and Christian god who both the Bible and the Quran claims exists - though the Quran wrongly mixes him with Allah.
003 114/1b: "(Allah is*) the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind - - -". Actually this is contradicted by the Bible, which says the lord is Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c above - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
004 114/2: "(Allah is*) the King (or Ruler) of Mankind.". See 114/1a+b above.
005 114/3: “The God (or Judge) of Mankind - - -”. A statement that is in no way proved. Actually it is rather disproved - especially the use of invalid loose words, invalid loose claims and statements, invalid and wrong “signs” and “proofs” does not point towards an omniscient god.
But perhaps it points towards a man - - - or even towards a devil in disguise, not wanting humans to find the right religion - if such one exists.
006 114/4: "- - - (of Evil) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
007 114/6: "- - - Jinns - - -". A being "borrowed" from old Arab pagan religion, folklore, legends and fairy tales. (Is it symbolic that these are the final words?)
Surah 114: Total: 7 + 20.804 + 3 added = 20.814 comments.
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(A6/92 - English 2008 edition A6/93): "- - - it is in the nature of man to regard the beliefs which have been implanted in him(!) from his childhood, and which he now shares with his social environment, as the only true and possible one - - -". He forgot(?) to mention that this also goes for Muslims.
How could Muhammad be the seal of the prophets (= the last and greatest prophet), when he in reality was not a prophet? – he neither had, nor pretended to have, nor claimed to have the gift of prophesying!!!
10/32: "- - - apart from the Truth, what (remains) but error?"
Surah 6 is a bit hard upon the wishful thinking of Muslims:
In 6/50 Muhammad confirms he cannot see what is hidden - the future - killing all the claimed miracles claimed made by Muhammad concerning seeing what was hidden, and indirectly also documenting he was no prophet - not knowing the future = unable to make prophesies, and a person unable to make prophesies is no prophet. (F. ex. 5. Mos. 18/21 - in the same speech of Moses where Islam claims Moses foresees Muhammad when talking about "a prophet like me" - quite an irony when 18/21 indirectly, but clearly tells Muhammad was not even a prophet - he only "borrowed that impressive and imposing title. (And among many others 18/2 tells Moses was speaking about Jewish "brothers" - Islam has cherry-picked and twisted 18/15 and 18/18 in an al-Taqiyya.)
Also connected to 6/50;(A.6/39): "This denial on the part of the Prophet (Muhammad*) of any claim to supernatural power - - -". This states that Islam admits Muhammad had no supernatural power at all = absolutely no prophet.
Then 6/91c: "Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought?" This is intended as a rhetoric question with only one possible answer: The god. But as Moses did not get any book(s) both according to the Bible and according to science, this try to make up a "proof" for that Allah might have sent down the Quran, was a total miss. Any god had known this and not made such a flop. Then who made the Quran?
In connection with 6/106 (6/106b) Allah's very existence is doubted.
In connection with 6/108 "The Message of the Quran" (comment6/93) explains "- - - it is in the nature of man to regard the beliefs which have been implanted in him from childhood, and which he now shares with his social environment, as the only true and possible ones" - which explains in details why Muslims believe in spite of all facts proving something is seriously wrong with the religion.
In connection with 6/148 (comment 6/141 in the same book) Islam has to admit that the claim that Allah decides everything - predestination - is impossible to combine with the claimed free will for man (and without free will it is morally wrong to punish man for sins) - but "it all the same must be true, because Allah says so (in the Quran*)" the ultimate defeat for brain against blind belief.
And in 6/151 may be the most well-known of the mistakes in the Quran accepted by Islam to be a mistake: "You are prohibited from - - - being good to your parents" (well, may be "Mary, sister of Aaron" is even more well-known, but that one is frequently tried explained away).
6/108b: “Thus have We (Allah*) made alluring to each people its own doings”.
****Comment A6/92 (A6/93 in the 2008 English edition): “Lit., ‘thus godly have we made….”, etc. implying that it is in the nature of man to regard the belief which have been implanted in him from childhood, and which he now shares with his social environment, as the only true and possible ones – whit the result that a polemic against those beliefs often tends to provoke a hostile psychological reaction.” This is said as an explanation why Islam sometimes meets a negative reaction. But the book skips the fact that this also goes for Muslims: If they are strongly indoctrinated, they may react strongly to arguments and facts they do not like – and without thinking over – or being mentally able to think over – even to true facts.
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