1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 16 -- An-Nahl (Bees)

Revelation: Mecca, 622 AD (of the last ones in 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 easy and cheap for anyone to use and disuse - when you read, judge from realities, not from propaganda.

002 16/1a: "(Inevitable) - - -". See 2/2b above.

003 16/1b: "(Inevitable) commeth (to pass) the Command of Allah - - -". It is inevitable only if:

If Allah exists - but with all which is wrong in the Quran also this may be wrong (Muhammad after all just took over a pagan god, al-Lah, and claimed he was not pagan.

If Allah in case he exists and is a major god, is correctly described in the Quran - again; with all which is wrong in the Quran, there might be mistakes also here, especially as all the mistakes makes it clear that the book and hence the description is not made by a god, and perhaps even more so as Allah was a peaceful god as long as Muhammad was in Mecca, but became a war god when Muhammad started to gain power and needed warriors in Medina. The change in the god in 622 - 624 AD is very striking, but never mentioned by Muslims or Islam. As the surahs from Mecca - some 85-90 - and the ones from Medina - some 22-28 (there are some one does not know the age of, though one believe one knows from which period) are mixed helter-skelter in the Quran, it is a bit difficult for readers who do not know the book well, to see this. But if you first read the surahs from Mecca, and then the ones from Medina separately, it is very easy to see this change from a peaceful to a war religion. And the point here is: An eternal god cannot change that much in just 1-2 years from Muhammad's arrival in Medina. At least one of the descriptions has to be wrong. Which of the descriptions - if any - is correct? Mecca and peaceful? - or Medina and blood and stealing and terror?

If the Quran's claims about total predestination are correct (but in that case man has no free will, no matter what the Quran says about this - there are some of the immaterial laws which are impossible to break even for omnipotent gods.)

004 16/1c: "(Inevitable) commeth (to pass) the Command of Allah - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that the only beings whose firm decitions inevitable is Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

005 16/1d: "- - - seek ye (non-Muslims*) not to hasten it (the command of Allah*) - - -". Some opponents asked Muhammad for proofs for his new religion, and one way they used, was to dare him to ask his god to punish them or something similar - something Muhammad did not like, because he was unable to prove anything at all. This simply is fast-talk to gloss over this inability and lack of proofs.

006 16/1e: "- - - glory to Him (Allah*) - - -". Read 1/1a above and see if you agree - - - if he exists.

007 16/1f: "- - - far is He (Allah*) above having the partners (likely the other gods of the pagan Arabs, but other gods and Jesus may be included*) they (the pagan Arabs and perhaps the Christians*) ascribe unto Him (Allah*)!" It is clear that the Quran is not made by a god - too much is wrong. The alternatives thus are dark forces or mere humans - and how are they to know how a god thinks? An omniscient and omnipotent god surely could manage alone, but there might be practical or intellectual or personal reasons for a wish for one or more "partners". There f. ex. exists a little known poem telling that it is boring even to be a god if one is alone.

008 16/1g: "- - - far is He (Allah*) above having the partners (likely the other gods of the pagan Arabs, but other gods and Jesus may be included*) they (the pagan Arabs and perhaps the Christians*) ascribe unto Him (Allah*)!" Is Allah far above anything at all if the Quran is a made up book - and Allah perhaps a made up god?

009 16/1h: "- - - far is He (Allah*) above having the partners (likely the other gods of the pagan Arabs, but other gods and Jesus may be included*) they (the pagan Arabs and perhaps the Christians*) ascribe unto Him (Allah*)!" See 25/18a below.

010 16/2a: “He (Allah*) sent down His angels with inspiration (“ruh”*) - - -.” Remember this when you come to verses where Muhammad tells Allah cannot send down angels to prove his existence or Muhammad's connection to a god, because that will mean the Day of Doom has arrived.

011 16/2b: “He (Allah*) sent down His angels with inspiration (“ruh”*) - - -.” It may here be worth reminding you that Yahweh did not use inspiration when giving messages to his prophets - he either used direct contact, visions or dreams (4. Mos. 12/6-8). Yahweh and Allah the same god?

012 16/2c: "- - - inspiration - - -". Muhammad claimed he received most of the verses in the Quran by inspiration. A very convenient way - impossible for anyone to check and easy to add or subtract - - - or invent.

013 16/2d: “He (Allah*) doth send down His angels with inspiration (“ruh”) - - -.” But the Arab word “ruh” used here does not really mean inspiration – it means the Spirit (or the Holy Spirit). We may add that Muslims often claims that the Holy Spirit just is another name for the angel Gabriel (an idea no-one who reads the Bible with an open mind would get). But here it is clear that the (Holy) Spirit – “ruh” – is not included among the angels (the angels transported the "ruh"). (Actually Muhammad never quite understood what the Holy Spirit – one of it’s at least 6 names – was). Also see 70/4a, 78/38 and 97/4c where the same word – “ruh” – is used.

014 16/2e: "- - - there is no god but I (Allah*) - - -". See 2/255a above.

015 16/2f: "- - - do your (Muslims'*) duty onto Me (Allah*)". Duties which by coincidence (?) mostly happened to be in accordance with Muhammad's wishes and ideas. And the foremost duty for a Muslim was - and according to the Quran still is - to go to war. This even though nearly all Muhammad's and his successor's armed "incidents" were raids, etc. of aggression to steal/rob, take prisoners and little by little to force Islam on others by the sword or by other means backed by the sword. 

016 16/2g: "- - - do your (Muslims'*) duty onto Me (Allah*)". By coincidence(?) here on Earth that happened to coincide with what Muhammad from time to time wanted you to do.

017 16/3a: "He (Allah*) has created the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved.

018 16/3b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

019 16/3c: "- - - far is He (Allah*) above having the partners (likely the other gods of the pagan Arabs, but Jesus may be included*) they (the pagan Arabs and perhaps the Christians*) ascribe unto Him (Allah*)!" See 6/106b and 16/1e+f above.

020 16/3d: "- - - they (the pagan Arabs and perhaps the Christians*) ascribe - - -". A historical anomaly.

021 16/4a: “He (Allah*) has created man (the word “man” used like this, means the human race = in this case Adam*) from a sperm-drop - - -”. Wrong. Even if it should really mean not Adam, but men generally speaking, it is wrong. A sperm-drop is just half the explanation - also an egg cell is necessary. But Muhammad did not know that. (Human egg cells are too small to be seen with only eyes when it is lying in human tissue, blood and gore). But any god had known. Also see 6/2. 

022 16/4b: “He (Allah*) has created man (Adam*) from a sperm-drop - - -.” But: This is contradicted by 6/2, 7/12, 17/61, 32/7, 38/71, and 38/76 that tell man/Adam was made from clay, 15/26, 15/26, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from sounding clay, 55/14 that tells man/Adam was made from ringing clay, 37/11 that tells man/Adam was made from sticky clay, 23/12, that tells man/Adam was made from essence of clay, 15/26, 15/28, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from mud, 3/59, 22/5,35/11, 40/67, that tell man/Adam was made from dust, 20/55 that tells man/Adam was made from earth, 96/2 that tells man/Adam was made from a clot of congealed blood, (75/37, 76/2, 80/19, that tell man/Adam was made from semen (without explaining from where the semen came)), 21/30, 24/45, and 25/54 that tell man/Adam was made from water (NB! NB! Not in water, but from water!), 70/39 that tells man/Adam was made from “base material”, and not to mention the greatest contradiction in this case: 19/9 and 19/67 which both tell that man/Adam was created from nothing. (Also see verse 6/2 in the chapters about the 1000+ mistakes in the Quran.) (Strictly reckoned this contradicts 27 other verses. But minimum 12 contradictions.) Ps: It also is not told from where the sperm came in case.

023 16/4c: “He (Allah*) has created man (Adam*) from a sperm-drop - - -.” If he created man from a sperm drop; from where did that sperm drop come?.

024 16/4d: (A16/5): “He (Allah*) has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer.” This may be figurative – the development of man from the very start till adult and ability to dispute for himself. Or it may mean that man has a tendency to oppose against the wishes of Allah. Not a clear point exactly, but definitely a distinction. And these variants - once more - also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning.

025 16/4e: “He (Allah*) has created man from a sperm-drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer.” A remark perhaps included because Muhammad did not like opposition or to reduce the impact of the words of his opponents?

*026 16/5: “And cattle He (Allah*) has created for you (men) - - -”. Hardly. Cattle were not created for man - they were wild animals “created” for wild life, which man tamed - some 15ooo years ago the first ones. Actually they were not even created, but developed from earlier animals. What happens to credibility when a god takes credit for good things and man later discovers the claim for credit is not true? - especially when the god and his representatives are able to produce only fast talk as proofs? Also see 11/7a above.

027 16/7a: "- - - your (Muslims'*) Lord is indeed Most Kind, Most Merciful". Please read the harsh war surahs from Medina, and afterwards think over if you agree (if you do, consult a "shrink"). There is no doubt, though that most Muslims honestly think also those surahs represent good moral - a consequence of being raised in a culture where you are imprinted such ideals and in a culture where you are raised to accept the religion, not to evaluate it - right or wrong - moral or immoral.

028 16/7b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

029 16/8a: “And (He (Allah*) has created horses, mules, and donkeys - - - “. See 11/7a and 16/5 above.

030 16/8b: "- - - He (Allah*) has created (other) things of which ye (humans*) have no knowledge". If you read the Quran, you will see Muhammad claims Allah has created absolutely everything - nothing is f.x. a result of natural processes. But in the entire book you will find not one proof for all those claims - and you will find no claims for Allah's creation of things unknown to Muhammad. And not one thing which would exist once in the future. Why?

031 16/9a: "And unto Allah leads straight the Way - - -". How reliable is such an undocumented claim in a book full of mistakes and thus clearly not from a god?

032 16/9b: “- - -if Allah had willed - - -”. See 10/99 and 14/19d above.

033 16/9c: "- - - He (Allah*) could have guided all of you (man*)." Not with a guide-book like the Quran - not to the Heaven of a benevolent, goodhearted god.

034 16/9d: "- - - He (Allah*) could have guided all of you (man*)." If this had been true, what would it tell about the good and benevolent god that he let and lets millions of humans and jinns end in Hell each year, just because he will not guide them? - Not to mention if all that is a result of his predestination!?

035 16/10: “It is He (Allah*) Who sends down rain from the sky - - -". See 11/7a above.

036 16/10-11a: “It is He (Allah*) Who sends down rain from the sky - - - verily in this is a sign for those who give thought”. Giving it some thoughts, we find that this is a part of the water cycle in the nature - if no god proves something else, which neither Allah nor any other has done till now. Like many other places: A small sentence of flattery of the reader (see 13/3j above) in the end.

*037 16/10-11b: “- - - out of it (rain*) (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle. - - - verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.” Giving it thought, we understand that this is just what nature is like - and that Allah has not proved it is his work, even though Muhammad said so - but only said so. And some more flattery of the reader (13/3j). Also see 11/7a above.

*038 16/11a: “With it (rain*) He (Allah*) produce for you corn, olives, date palms, grapes and every kind of fruit: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought”. Similar to 16/10-11b above.

039 16/11b: “- - - verily this (different food plants*) is a Sign for those who are given thought.” Verily it will be - - - but not until the day when Islam proves it really was Allah who created these food plants. Until that day it only is a clear sign that Islam and the Quran only have claims and cheap words and no proofs to show. Because if they had real arguments, they did not have to resort to logically invalid claims only. (This is an unavoidable conclusion from some persons giving things thoughts).

040 16/11c: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above. 

041 16/11d: "- - - Sign - - -". See 2/39b above.

###042 16/11e: "- - - for those who give thought". Muhammad often used such small snippets of psychology - like here: "If you are intelligent, you understand and agree with me". Who does not want to be intelligent, especially among the uneducated, naive and/or primitive ones? - and wh among such people has the strength to face down such a remark from a leader? Also see 13/3j above.</>

043 16/12a: "- - - the Night and the Day; the Sun and the Moon; and the Stars are in subjection by His (Allah's*) Command - - -". Similar is claimed many times in the Quran, but never proved. One of those easy, seemingly impressive claims any believer can make on behalf of any god and religion as long as no proof is necessary. It is valid nothing neither as a sign nor as a proof, until it is proved that it really is Allah who is behind it. Also see 11/7a above.

044 16/12b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

045 16/12c: “- - - verily this (sun, moon, stars, day, night*) are Signs for men that are wise.” See 13/3j and 16/11e above.

046 16/13a: “And the things on earth which He (Allah*) has multiplied - - -". Allah or nature? See 11/7a above.

047 16/13b: “And the things on earth which He (Allah*) has multiplied - - - verily this is a Sign - - -”. Nothing is a real sign or proof as long as it just is claiming credit for what happens in the nature quite naturally - and even more so when the only proofs for the claims are lofty words built on nothing. These kinds of "proofs" are invalid unless it is first proved that Allah really has done what is claimed.

048 16/13c: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

049 16/13d: "- - - for men who celebrate the praise of Allah (in gratitude)". Among strong believers flattery of similar or related kind to 16/11b above. See 13/3j above.

050 16/13e: "- - - men who celebrate the praise of Allah (in gratitude)". Muslims.

051 16/14: “It is He Who has made the sea subject - - -”. Also the sea Muhammad claims - without anything to show for himself than empty words any priest in any religion can use for a "proof" for his pantheon.

*052 16/15a: “And He (Allah*) has set upon the earth mountains - - -". Allah or nature?

*053 16/15ab: “And He (Allah*) has set upon the earth mountains - - -". Mountains are not set on Earth - they grow up from Earth - and really the mistake is bigger than this, as the Arab word used, really means that the mountains are dropped down on Earth (the same word an Arab sailor used when he dropped down an anchor).

*054 16/15b: “And He (Allah*) has set upon the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; - - -”. What the Quran here really means, is that the Earth can start wobbling and even perhaps drop you off, if the mountains do not keep the flat Earth stable. Modern Muslims normally claim the book talks about earthquakes - but mountains do not stabilize earthquakes, too - on the contrary sometimes - so also this "explanation" is wrong. You may also meet the claim that the Quran means the 10 - 60 km thick crust of the Earth can start wobbling on the liquid magma underneath, if mountains do not stabilize it (do not laugh - it is impolite).

055 16/15c: “(Allah has made*) roads - - -“. Wrong – if Islam does not really prove it. The roads in the Middle East at the time of Muhammad in reality only were tracks most places – made not by Allah, but by the walking of men and animals through centuries and millennia. But as their origin was forgotten, no-one really could protest to Muhammad's claim. Also see 11/7a above.

056 16/16: "(Allah has made*) marks and signposts - - -". Signposts always are made by man. Marks may be made by man, by animals or by nature - Islam will have to prove Allah really is involved. Just loose claims are too easy and cheap. Somewhat similar to 11/7a above.

057 16/17a: "Is then He Who creates like one that creates not?" Definitely not - and that is why it is so thought provoking that Allah was unable to prove neither creation nor resurrection.

058 16/17b: "Is then He Who creates like one that creates not?" No, and that is why it is thought-provoking that Muhammad and Allah never was able to prove even the creation of a comma, whereas if the old books tells the truth on that point, Yahweh proved not a little.

059 16/17c: "Is then He (claimed Allah*) Who creates like one that creates not?" No - not if he really creates whereas the others really do not. But as the whole of this claim only rests on a book full of mistaken facts, etc., dictated by a man of very doubtful moral and reliability, no rational and intelligent person can believe in it without documentation - and all we have seen are strong claims built on nothing and as strong demands for and idolizing of blind belief, the most sure way of being cheated in all other aspects of life.

060 16/17d: "Will ye (people*) not receive admonition?". Sure. But Allah is unable to give if he does not exist. And if he exists, but is from the dark forces, maybe we had better leave it.

061 16/18a: "If ye (Muslim? people?) would count up the favors of Allah, never would you be able to number them - - -". One more of the many never proved claims in the Quran. Read, and you will find plenty of more. They have at least two things in common: 1) They are never proved - and loose words are cheap. 2) In absolutely all such cases any person in any religion can claim the same on behalf of his/her god(s) - loose words are that cheap.

(In both cases there may be exceptions among the ones taken from the Bible, but they in case are about Yahweh, not about Allah.) 

062 16/18b: "If ye (Muslim? people?) would count up the favors of Allah, never would you be able to number them - - -". Reality or boasting?

063 16/18c: "- - - Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." Please read the surahs from Medina - or perhaps some of his (?) sharia laws - and see if you afterwards agree. Also see 1/1a above.

064 16/19: "And Allah doth know what ye conceal, and what ye reveal". One of the often repeated reminders in the Quran: Allah sees everything and punishes the non-Muslims, but rewards good Muslims - both of which are nice and comforting to know for "us". But he also punishes bad Muslims and is good only to the good ones, so stay in line and be good and obedient. Even if Islam should happen to be a false religion, this is a good reminder for Muhammad and his successors - it keeps his/their followers and subjects willing and obedient as long as they believe at least a little. Also see 2/233h and 3/77b above and 35/38b below.

065 16/20a: "Those (other gods*) whom they (non-Muslims*) invoke besides Allah - - -". See 25/18a below.

066 16/20b: "Those (other gods*) whom they (non-Muslims*) invoke besides Allah create nothing and are themselves created". This may be correct - perhaps with exceptions for f.x. Yahweh (not the same god as Allah - too deep an fundamental differences in the teachings - - - and science and Islam both have proved there are no falsifications in the Bible, in spite of the Quran's claims, by finding that there are no falsifications in the known tens of thousands of relevant old papers). But a relevant, serious and never solved question: Is also Allah created? The quality of the Quran indicates, and all the mistakes prove that something is wrong. Also the fact that Muhammad some places speaks in the Quran proves this. Also see 21/30a below.

067 16/20c: "Those (other gods*) whom they (non-Muslims*) invoke besides Allah create nothing and are themselves created". The recurring question: Did Allah create or is he created? The facts that not one ounce of the central claims is proved and also the quality of the Quran are ominous signs.

068 16/21a: "They (the images of false gods*) are things) dead, lifeless - - -". If Allah is a made up god, he will not even be a dead and lifeless idol - he will only a phantom picture made in a scheming and perhaps sick (TLE - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) brain.

069 16/21b: "They (the images of false gods*) are things) dead, lifeless - - -". But there is the recurring question about Yahweh - he is alive even according to the Quran, even though the book wrongly mixes him with Allah.

070 16/21c: "They (the images of false gods*) are things) dead, lifeless: Nor do they know when they will be raised up". According to Islam such idols will be given life on the Day of Doom and witness against their congregations(not so in the Bible). But:

 

If they were dead things, they neither heard or could remember anything, and cannot witness.

If Allah is omniscient, why does he need witnesses?

You will meet Muslims saying the witnesses are in order to show the resurrected humans that Allah really is just. But that only has a meaning if anyone disbelieves that Allah is just.

Is there any reason for disbelieving that Allah is just?

071 16/22a "Your god is One god - - -". See 2/255a above and 29/46ec below.

072 16/22b: "- - - those who believe not - - -". Non-Muslims. Well, they may well believe, but not in Allah.

073 16/22c: "- - - their (non-Muslims'*) hearts refuse to know - - -". Good psychology used also today ("'they' believe but 'we' know" to quote a claim you hear even today by some sects) - when the others do not believe what we believe, it is because there is something wrong with them, not because they see realities we refuse to see.

074 16/23a: "Undoubtedly - - -". But there are good reasoned for doubt: 1) There are no proofs for Allah's existence, only loose claims and strong demands for blind belief - the sure way to be cheated if the narrator is a deceiver. 2) So much is wrong in the Quran, that this claim can be wrong, too, if it is not proved.

075 16/23b: "Unsubtly - - -". See 2/2b above.

076 16/23c: "Undoubtedly Allah doth know what they (humans*) conceal, and what they reveal - - -". See 2/233h above.

077 16/23d: ""- - - verily He (Allah*) loveth not the arrogant". He does not even love Muslims if he does not exist.

078 16/23e: ""- - - verily He (Allah*) loveth not the arrogant". Muslims sometimes are pretty arrogant, perhaps especially from among the Arab ones.

079 16/23f: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

080 16/24a: "'What is it your Lord (Allah*) has revealed?' - - -". And the great question is just: Was it revealed? See 4/47c, 5/59e, 15/1b above.

081 16/24b: "'What is it your Lord (Allah*) has revealed?' they (non-Muslims*) say, 'Tales of the ancients!'" And they were 100% right: Most of the tales in the Quran are old folklore, legends - many biblical, but often incorrect - and simply fairy tales, plus apocryphal (made up) scriptures, often twisted a little to fit into the Quran. Not strange they called it old tales. We actually know the sources of most of the stories in the Quran. Is the Quran really the work of a god?

082 16/24c: "- - - your (peoples') Lord - - -". Here Allah.

083 16/24d: "- - - revealed - - -". See 13/1f and 15/1b above.

084 16/24e: "- - - they (contemporaries of Muhammad*) say - - -". A historical anomaly.

085 16/24f: "- - - they (contemporaries of Muhammad*) say, 'Tales of the ancient". How could this end up in the claimed "Mother Book" (of which the Quran is a copy according to Muhammad) billions of years before it was said or happened? One more of the many texts or quotes in the Quran which could not have been reliably written into the claimed "Mother Book" (13/39b, 43/4b+c, 85/21-22) in Heaven (of which the Quran is claimed to be a copy) eons ago, unless predestination was and is 100% like the Quran claims many places (if you look, you will find more cases than we mention - we only mention some of the obvious ones). If man has free will - even partly only (an expression some Muslims use to flee from the problem full predestination contra free will for man (and also contra that there is no meaning in praying to Allah for help, if everything already is predestined in accordance with a plan "nobody and nothing can change" - a problem which Muslims seldom mention), and an expression no Muslim we have met has ever defined) - and can change his mind, full and reliable clairvoyance about the future, not to mention the distant future, is impossible even for a god, as the man always could/can change his mind or his words once more, in spite of Islam's claims. There are at least 3 reasons - 2 of them unavoidable - for this:

When something is changed, automatically the future is changed.

The laws of chaos will be at work and change things, if even a tiny part is made different.

The so-called "Butterfly Effect"; "a butterfly flapping its wing in Brazil may cause a storm in China later on" or "a small bump may overturn a big load".

This that Allah predestines everything like the Quran claims and states many places, is an essential point, because besides totally removing the free will of man (in spite of the Quran's claims of such free will, or some Muslims' adjusted "partly free will for man" - to adjust the meanings where the texts in the Quran are wrong, is typical for Islam and its Muslims) - it also removes the moral behind Allah's punishing (and rewarding) persons for what they say and do - Allah cannot reward or punish people for things he himself has forced them to say or do, and still expect to be believed when he (Muhammad?) claims to be a good or benevolent or moral or just god. Also see 2/51b and 3/24a above.

And as mentioned above, full predestination also makes prayers to Allah meaningless, as everything already is predestined according to Allah's Plan - a Plan which no prayer ("nobody and nothing") can change.

086 16/25a: "- - - those without knowledge - - -". See 26/83a below.

087 16/25b: "- - - grievous burden - - -". See 3/77b above.

088 16/26a: “- - - Allah took their (folks of the older times*) structures from their foundations, and the roof fell down on them from above (and killed them*).” The score is growing - Allah is a much bigger killer than Yahweh in OT.

089 16/26b: “- - - Allah took their (folks of the older times*) structures from their foundations, and the roof fell down on them from above (and killed them*).” See 3/77b above.

090 16/27a: "- - - He (Allah*) will cover them (non-Muslims*) with shame". See 3/77b above.

091 16/27b: "- - - He (Allah*) will cover them (non-Muslims*) with shame". The old fact: This only is possible if he exists.

092 16/27c: "- - - My (Allah's*) 'partners' (false gods) - - -". See 2/255a and 6/106b above and 25/18a below.

093 16/27d: "- - - (- - - the godly) - - -". The Muslims.

094 16/27e: "Those endued with knowledge - - -". A flattering way for Muhammad to say "good Muslims". See 13/3j and 16/11e above.

095 16/27f: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a below.

096 16/27g: "This Day - - -". = The Day of Doom.

097 16/27h: "This day, indeed, are the Unbelievers (non-Muslims*) covered with shame and Misery - - -". See 3/77b above.

098 16/27i: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

099 16/27j: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". Non-Muslims.

100 16/28a: "- - - those whose lives the angels take in a state of wrongdoing - - -". Non-Muslims or bad Muslims.

101 16/28b: "- - - wrongdoing to their (sinners') own souls". But how is it possible that humans can be sinners, if it is Allah and his total predestination who forces them to do it? The Quran many places states absolutely that Allah decides and predestines everything and according to a Plan nobody and nothing can change!

102 16/28c: "- - - wrongdoing - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

103 16/28d: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

104 16/28e: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

105 16/28f: "- - - verily Allah knoweth all that ye (sinners*) did - - -". See 2/233h above.

106 16/29a: "- - - the gates of Hell - - -". There are 7 of them, one opening to a worse place than the other.

107 16/29b: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

108 16/29c: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

109 16/29d: "- - - the arrogant". Non-Muslims - they were arrogant to disbelieve Muhammad.

110 16/30a: "- - - the righteous - - -". Muslims - only Muslims are righteous according to the Quran.

111 16/30b: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

112 16/30c: "What is it your (Muhammad's*) Lord (Allah*) has revealed?" What is sure no god did reveal, is the Quran - too much wrong for any god to be involved.

113 16/30d: " - - - revealed". See 4/47c, 5/59e, 15/1b above.

114 16/30e: "(The Quran contains*) All that is good". Please read the Quran, and especially the some 22 - 24 surahs from Medina, and weep - or laugh.

115 16/30f: "- - - good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

116 16/30g: "Those who do good - - -". Muslims - only Muslims really do good according to the Quran.

117 16/30h: "- - - the Home of the Hereafter - - -". In this case the Quran's and Islam's paradise - see 10/9f above.

118 16/30i: "- - - the righteous - - -".Muslims - only Muslims are righteous according to the Quran.

119 16/30j: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

120 16/30-32: “To those (Muslims*) who do good, there is good in this world (sometimes*), and the Home of the Hereafter (Paradise*) is even better; and excellent indeed is the Home of the righteous – Gardens of Eternity which they will enter: beneath them flow (pleasant) rivers - - -”. The promise is: A nice, Earth-like Paradise (see 10/9f above) for eternity. But as there is no god behind the Quran and all its mistakes, it is an open question how much the promise is worth.

121 16/31a: "Gardens of Eternity - - -". = Paradise - see 10/9f above.

122 16/31b: "Gardens of Eternity will they (Muslims*) enter - - -". - - - if the Quran tells the full and only truth.

123 16/31c: "- - - beneath them (in Paradise*) flow (pleasant) rivers - - -". A variant of the most used Arabism in the Quran.

124 16/31d: "- - - they (Muslims*) will have therein (Paradise) all that they wish - - -". If the Quran tells the full and only truth about Allah and Islam.

125 16/31e: "- - - they (Muslims*) will have therein (Paradise) all that they wish - - -". Read what Muhammad's and the Quran's and Islam's Paradise has to offer - f.x. 10/9f above. Is this really all you can wish? In that case you really is a primitive sample of humanity.

126 16/31f: "- - - thus doth Allah reward the righteous". If Allah exists and is a god (and not f.x. from the dark forces), and if his Paradise (see 10/9f) exists.

127 16/31g: "- - - the righteous - - -". Good Muslims.

128 16/31h: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

129 16/32a: "- - - those whose lives the angels take in a state of purity - - -". = Good and obedient Muslims.

130 16/32b: "- - - in a state of purity - - -". = Living according to the Quran and Muhammad's words and examples.

131 16/32c: "- - - in a state of purity - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code (please compare that code to "do unto others like you want others do unto you", and see what you think).

132 16/32d: "- - - enter ye (Muslims*) the Garden, because of (the good) which ye did (in the world)". Ones more serious difference between Yahweh and Allah: In the Bible you do not enter Paradise so much because of your good deeds - though they count - as because of the goodness of Yahweh, who forgives your bad deeds. In the Quran your good and bad deeds are weighted on a scale against each other (even though you can pray for forgiveness - but for unclear purposes, as for one thing Allah has predestined your destination, and for another nothing can change his predestined Plan, both facts according to many statements in the Quran), whereas in the Bible honest remorse and prayers for forgiveness removes the "debt of sins" and open the gate of Paradise.

As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible even for an omnipotent god to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)

133 16/32e: "- - - the Garden - - -". Paradise - see 10/9f above.

134 16/32f: "- - - (the good) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

135 16/33a: "- - - the (ungodly) - - -". = Non-Muslims.

136 16/33b: "So did those who went before them". This refers to Muhammad's tales about former tribes who according to folklore, etc. had lived earlier in and around Arabia, and who Muhammad claimed had been killed by Allah because of sins. A sinister warning.

137 16/33c: "But Allah wronged them (the sinners*) not: nay, they wronged their own souls". This is wrong if Allah decides everything - predestination - like the Quran strongly states several places. It may be correct if man has free will - but then Allah is not omniscient. (Muhammad needed predestination to get fierce and willing warriors - you did not die until Allah had decided, and then you could as well go to war and win wealth and women and slaves and merit in Heaven, as sleep in your bed. And he needed free will for man for his little cultivated and proudly free tribe people and even more for making punishment morally possible for a claimed good and benevolent and fair god. And unbelievably he was able to use both, even though they are impossible to combine even for gods. It is unbelievable what you can make people believe when they wish and want to believe - or are brainwashed and not really thinking.

138 16/33d: "- - - wronged - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

139 16/34a: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

140 16/34b: "- - - that very (wrath) at which they (non-Muslims*) had scoffed - - -". The claimed wrath of Allah.

141 16/35a: "The worshippers of false gods - - -". An interesting point here is that Muhammad reckoned Christians to believe Jesus was/is such a false god - Muhammad never understood the Gospels and the rest of NT on points like this. Christians do not say Jesus is a god, only that he is divine - a prince is not a king, even if he belongs to the royal family (and in this case he also never will become a king, as the king - Yahweh - is eternal). Muhammad also never understood the Trinity dogma, and believed it consisted of Yahweh, Jesus and Mary instead of of Yahweh, Jesus and the Holy Spirit (though he may be right that the Trinity dogma is not correct - the three may perhaps not be one - that dogma is manmade and may be wrong). And to finish the Trinity: The Holy Spirit is a kind of messenger or ambassador for Yahweh - one hardly with any will of its own. And just to mention it: Many Muslims claim the Holy Spirit just is another name for the archangel Gabriel. No-one who really knows the Bible would ever get that idea - the claim was not even worth a comment if it was not because many Muslims do not know any better and believe in it.

142 16/35b: "The worshippers of false gods say (to among others Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

143 16/35c: "The worshippers of false gods say (to among others Muhammad*): 'If Allah had so willed - - -". How could this end up in the claimed "Mother Book" (of which the Quran is a copy according to Muhammad) billions of years before it was said or happened? One more of the many texts or quotes in the Quran which could not have been reliably written into the claimed "Mother Book" (13/39b, 43/4b+c, 85/21-22) in Heaven (of which the Quran is claimed to be a copy) eons ago, unless predestination was and is 100% like the Quran claims many places (if you look, you will find more cases than we mention - we only mention some of the obvious ones). If man has free will - even partly only (an expression some Muslims use to flee from the problem full predestination contra free will for man (and also contra that there is no meaning in praying to Allah for help, if everything already is predestined in accordance with a plan "nobody and nothing can change" - a problem which Muslims seldom mention), and an expression no Muslim we have met has ever defined) - and can change his mind, full and reliable clairvoyance about the future, not to mention the distant future, is impossible even for a god, as the man always could/can change his mind or his words once more, in spite of Islam's claims. There are at least 3 reasons - 2 of them unavoidable - for this:

When something is changed, automatically the future is changed.

The laws of chaos will be at work and change things, if even a tiny part is made different.

The so-called "Butterfly Effect"; "a butterfly flapping its wing in Brazil may cause a storm in China later on" or "a small bump may overturn a big load".

This that Allah predestines everything like the Quran claims and states many places, is an essential point, because besides totally removing the free will of man (in spite of the Quran's claims of such free will, or some Muslims' adjusted "partly free will for man" - to adjust the meanings where the texts in the Quran are wrong, is typical for Islam and its Muslims) - it also removes the moral behind Allah's punishing (and rewarding) persons for what they say and do - Allah cannot reward or punish people for things he himself has forced them to say or do, and still expect to be believed when he (Muhammad?) claims to be a good or benevolent or moral or just god. Also see 2/51b and 3/24a above.

And as mentioned above, full predestination also makes prayers to Allah meaningless, as everything already is predestined according to Allah's Plan - a Plan which no prayer ("nobody and nothing") can change.

Also see 3/154e, 6/149a, 7/34a, and 14/22b above.

144 16/35d: “If Allah had so willed, we (man*) should not have worshipped aught but Him - - -”. There is logic in this.

####145 16/35e: YA here has an interesting comment (YA2057: "- - - the limited free will granted to man, which is the whole basis of Ethics". The Quran claims man has free will. As this obviously is wrong, as Allah predestines everything, some Muslims try to save the day by adjusting it to that the book and Allah in reality mean limited free will. The flat reality, though, is that if Allah decides everything, like the Quran states MANY places there is nothing left for man to decide. Thus also "limited free will" is an impossibility. Worse: The fact that if Allah decides everything, there is nothing left for man to decide, is such a simple mathematics, that it is not possible YA and all other learned Muslims do not know it. x - x = 0. There exists no other possible answer. All the same they use this argument - and many simpleminded or uneducated or wishful believers believe it. You meet a little too much of this kind of dishonesty in Islamic literature.

But the really interesting point just here, is that YA clearly states the obvious: If man has no free will, all ethical questions concerning him disappears. What you are forced to do, tells nothing about your ethics. But on the other hand it tells a lot about the ethics of the one who forces you to do it. Not to mention what it tells about the ethics of the one forcing you, if he punishes you for bad things he has forced you to do. Allah predestines everything according to his Plan, according to the Quran. All the same Allah punishes you for the bad deeds he forced you to do to follow his Plan. What kind of god is this?!!

Thus Islam has two - or actually at least three - problems concerning predestination where the contradictions are so strong, that they are unsolvable even for an omniscient and omnipotent god:

If Allah predestines everything like the Quran states most clearly many places, there is no room for free will of man, not even for "partly free will". x - x = 0 simply, and no other answer is possible. (Also full clairvoyance from Allah would be impossible - with free will man always could change his mind once more.) It also is symptomatic that we no place in Muslim literature have met an explanation for how "partly free will" should be possible. Like so much in Islam, it just is a claim hanging on nothing.

If Allah predestines everything, and you thus just do what he has decided you shall do, how is it then ethically and morally possible to punish you for bad deeds? - and for that case reward you for good deeds? What kind of god is this?!

##########################And the third problem - one Muslims and Islam NEVER mention: If Allah predestines everything, and does so according to his unchangeable Plan like the Quran states many places - and decides it even years and decades before it is to happen (your death and whether you are to end in Hell or Heaven f.x. are decided 5 months before you are born according to Hadiths) - there is no value in prayers, as prayers like everything else can have no effect on his decisions made according to his Plan which nobody and nothing can change.

These are the reasons why you meet Muslims claiming that Allah's predestinations are not real predestinations, without explaining what it then is - and in stark contradiction to many clear statements in the Quran. And why you meet Muslims claiming the impossible - and as so often in Islam without logical explanation for how it is possible - that man has free will or at least partly free will, in spite of the 100% predestination stated frequently in the Quran, "because the claim has to be true because Allah says so in the Quran".

As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible even for an omnipotent god to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)

146 16/35d: “But what is the mission of the Messengers but to preach the Clear Message?” Surah 16 is one of the very last surahs from Mecca – months later the contents started to change, and contradictions – and abrogations – were necessary for the changes to a war religion. This verse is abrogated – made invalid - by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/38, 3/85, 3/148, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 8/12, 8/38, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many bloody threats, but also verses advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 28 abrogations).

147 16/35f: "- - - a Clear Message". The message in the Quran may be clear in some ways - the message "believe blindly in one god and obey Muhammad" - though not in others (like predestination contra free will, or its many mistakes and contradictions, etc.). But so what? - also Muhammad's message to the peace delegation from Khaybar was a clear message: "I guarantee you a safe return" - - - but it was not true he murdered them. The main thing here - and especially so as it is the foundation under a religion - is that the message is not a true one, as it is not from any god and full of mistaken facts, contradictions, etc. No god made such and so many errors like in the Quran.

148 16/36a: “For We (Allah*) assuredly sent amongst every people a Messenger.” Contradictions:

28/46: “Yet (art thou (Muhammad*) sent) as a Mercy from thy Lord (according to the Quran = Allah*) to give warning to a people to whom no warner (= prophet, messenger*) had come before - - -.” No messenger had they had, even though “every people” had had.

 

32/3: “Nay, it is the Truth from thy (Muhammad’s*) Lord (Allah*), that thou mayest admonish to a people to whom no warner has come before thee - - -.”

34/44: “But We (Allah*) had not given them (Arabs”*) Books which they could study, nor sent messengers to them before thee (Muhammad*) - - -.”

36/6: “In order that thou (Muhammad*) mayest admonish a people (the Arabs*) whose fathers had received no admonition - - -.”

Which verse(s) is/are wrong? (Also remember that the Quran many places mention at least 3 prophets (Hud, Shu'ayb and Salih + Moses) who worked in Arabia long before Muhammad).

(4 contradictions or more).

149 16/36b: "- - - assuredly - - -". See 2/2b above.

##150 16/36c: “For We (Allah*) assuredly sent amongst every people a Messenger, (with the command),’Serve Allah, and eschew Evil’: - - -”. The Quran insists that every people everywhere and every time through history has been sent prophets for Allah. The Hadiths mention that through the times there have been 124ooo prophets or more, and even that number may be just an expression for innumerably many. But nowhere in the world - except among the Jews (and in a way in Egypt under pharaoh Akn-Aton, who only accepted the sun as god - not Allah, and the Zoroastrians in Persia) - at any time or under any circumstances there are traces of prophets preaching monotheism before year one AD (Jesus). Not in history, not in folklore, not in traditions, not in history, not in art, not in literature, not in archaeology, not any place - not even in fairy tales or legends. Especially when you compare this to the results of just two prophets: Jesus and Muhammad, it is not possible that 124ooo or more prophets through the times have left not a single trace. Nothing found by science, and nothing found even by Islam. This statement about all the prophets for Allah simply is not true.

151 16/36d: "- - - Evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

152 16/36e: "- - - of the people were some whom Allah guided - - -". One of the big differences between Allah and Yahweh - Allah "guideth whom he choseth", (even worse if he predestined many for hell, like the Quran clearly tells some places), whereas Yahweh tries to reach everybody ("the lost lamb", "the 11. hour") even though because of full free will many do not listen. Not the same god, never the same religion". (Besides: You cannot do much religious guiding by means of a book full of mistakes and not from any god - no god would deliver that quality information).

153 16/36f: "- - - Allah guided - - -". This only is possible if Allah existed. And as he was no god if he was behind the Quran with all its errors: What was he in case, and in what direction did he in case guide them? - this question is especially urgent and interesting if he belonged to the dark forces and just cheated Muhammad.

154 16/36g: "- - - guided - - -". It is not possible to give true guiding by means of a guidebook so full of errors like the Quran.

155 16/36h: "- - - some (non-Muslims*) on whom Error became inevitably (established)". Strongly contradicted by the Bible when it comes to the non-Muslims believing in Yahweh. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

156 16/36i: "- - - Error - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

157 16/36j: “So travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth)”. There were scattered ruins in Arabia. The Quran/Muhammad tells they all are results of Allah’s punishment of infidels. Hardly true - at least not for all of them (if any).

158 16/36k: “- - - those who denied (the Truth)”. With all the mistakes in the Quran, it is impossible to believe that the book or Islam represents the full truth and only the truth. (That is one of the main reasons why Islam can accept not a single mistake in the Quran no matter how obvious the mistake is - if there are mistakes, something is wrong with the book - - - - and consequently with the religion). Similar claims in 6/5 – 21/24 – 22/53.

159 16/36l: "- - - those who denied (the Truth)". = Non-Muslims.

160 16/36m: "- - - (the Truth) - - -". See 2/2b above.

161 16/37a: "If thou (Muhammad*) is anxious for their (contemporary Muslims'*) guidance - - -". Historical anomalies.

162 16/37b: "If thou (Muhammad*) is anxious for their (contemporary Muslims'*) guidance, yet Allah guideth not such as He leaves to stray, and there is non to help them". This sentence is a bit helpless, and gives no conclusion to the first part of it. Written by a god?

163 16/37c: "- - - guidance - - -". Religious guiding is not possible from a book so full of mistakes, that it is clear it has no connection to a god.

164 16/37d: "- - - Allah guideth not such as He leaves to stray - - -". In contrast to Yahweh, who guides everyone who honestly wishes so and asks for it.

165 16/37e: "- - - Allah guideth not such as He leaves to stray, and there is none to help them (non-Muslims*)". As for non-Muslims believing in Yahweh, this is contradicted by the Bible. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

166 16/37f: "- - - Allah guideth - - -". Allah can guide nobody unless he exists. And if he exists, but belongs to the dark forces, his guidance may be interesting.

167 16/37g: "- - - guideth - - -". Not much guidance in a guidebook as full of mistakes as the Quran.

168 16/38a: "They (non-Muslims*) swear (to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

169 16/38b: "They (non-Muslims*) swear (to Muhammad*) their strongest oaths by Allah - - -". You do not swear a valid oath by Allah if you do not believe in Allah.

170 16/38c: "They (non-Muslims*) swear (to Muhammad*) their strongest oaths by Allah - - -". See 16/35e above.

171 16/38d: "- - - that Allah will not raise up those who die - - -". Quite likely correct. For one thing he cannot if he does not exist, and for another he has not proved the power if being able to create anything at all, included recreating the dead (which Yahweh has proved if the old books tell the truth).

172 16/38e: "- - - that Allah will not raise up those who die - - -". Remember here that when most religions claim the resurrection of the soul, Muhammad claimed Allah resurrected also the body - but in young and perfect shape. This was and is a bit difficult to believe. But for Muhammad it was a necessity, as most of the pleasures in his heaven were and are bodily pleasures.

173 16/38f: “- - - a promise (binding) on Him (Allah*) - - -". It is binding for Allah only if Allah exists, if he has sent down the Quran, and the Quran in addition tells the full truth and only the truth.

174 16/38g: “- - - a promise (binding) on Him (Allah*) - - -". And so what if he is unable to - he has proved not the least power for neither creation or resurrection, lots of words and claims, but not one proved proof. Never and no place.

175 16/38h: “- - - a promise (binding) on Him (Allah*) - - -". There never was a proved case of Allah keeping a promise in all history or prehistory - lots of claims, but not one proved case.

176 16/38i: “- - - a promise (binding) on Him (Allah*) - - -". The promise of safe return for the 30 man strong peace talk delegation from Khaybar, was binding on Allah's claimed prophet and messenger (Muhammad), too. All the same he murdered them (except one who managed to flee).

#####177 16/38j: “- - - a promise (binding) on Him (Allah*) - - -". Not least: How binding is a promise for a claimed god who accepts and he himself uses dishonesty (f.x. al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie - and Kitman - the lawful half-truth), deceit ("Allah is the best of 'planners' (our quotation marks - because this verse indicates he uses deceiving plans*)" and "war is deceit"), and even broken words/oaths (according to the Quran - 2/225a, 5/89a+b, 16/91e, 66/2a)?

178 16/38k: “- - - a promise (binding) on Him (Allah*) in Truth, - - -”. What is true in a book full of mistakes?

179 16/38l: "- - - truth - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above.

180 16/38m: "- - - but most among mankind realize it (that Muhammad's new religion was the truth*) not". And with a good reason - too much is wrong in the Quran, so it is not from a god. And what is a religion without a real god?

181 16/39a: "(They (non-Muslims*) must be raised up (at the Day of Doom*)), in order that He (Allah*) may manifest to them the truth in what they differ, and that the rejecters of Truth may realize that they had indeed (surrendered to) Falsehood - - -". You are free to believe this if you want.

182 16/39b: "(They (non-Muslims*) must be raised up (at the Day of Doom*)), in order that He (Allah*) - - -". But Allah has never proved he has neither the power of creation nor of recreation - only loose words.

183 16/39c: "- - - in order that He (Allah*) may manifest - - -". The old and unavoidable fact: Only possible if Allah exists.

184 16/39d: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.

185 16/39e: "- - - the truth of that wherein they (non-Muslims*) differ - - -". The Quran and Muhammad's new religion.

186 16/39f: "- - - the truth - - -". see 2/2b and 13/1g above.

187 16/39g: “- - - the rejecters of the Truth - - -”. See 16/38m above.

188 16/39h: “- - - the rejecters of the Truth - - -”. One of Muhammad's repulsive names for non-Muslims. See 13/3j above.

189 16/39i: "- - - the rejecters (non-Muslims*) of the (claimed*) Truth (the Quran*) may realize that they had indeed (surrendered to) Falsehood". A few of them may have surrendered to a real religion (if such one exists). F.x. by believing in Yahweh.

190 16/39j: "- - - Falsehood". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

##191 16/40: "- - - to anything which We (Allah*) willed, We but could say the Word 'Be' and it is." Allah can predestine anything just by saying it - and by the way: He also just could say: "Be a son, and Jesus was" (no female necessary).

192 16/41a: “To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah - - -". = Those who had to flee from Mecca in 621 - 622 AD. A historical anomaly.

193 16/41b: “To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah - - -". = Those who had to flee from Mecca in 621 - 622 AD. But see 16/35e above.

194 16/41c: (A/42 – in 2008 edition 43): “To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah - - - We (Allah*) will surely give a goodly home in this world; but truly the reward in the hereafter will be greater. If they only realize (this)!” This concerns the strained situation before Muhammad fled Mecca. Some followers fled to Africa, some preferred to risk staying in Mecca – flight was or seemed too dangerous for them. And then there were the non-Muslims. The last sentence in this verse concerns one of the two latter parts – but which? Baghawi, Zamakhshari, Razi and others mean the Quran here talks about the non-Muslims. Ibn Kathir and others mean it here is meant the Muslims who preferred to stay on in Mecca. Just pick your choice, because nobody knows what is right. A clear text not possible to misunderstand in the Quran?

195 16/41d: "(Good Muslims*) We (Allah*) will assuredly give a goodly home in this world; but truly the reward in the Hereafter will be greater". This is a pep-talk to Muhammad's followers in a difficult time. This surah is from 622 AD, shortly before Muhammad had to flee the town - good words are cheap, but often helps the spirit. Some of it even became true, as a number of his followers later gained riches and power from stealing/robbing, extortion, and enslaving.

196 16/41e: "(Good Muslims*) We (Allah*) will assuredly give a goodly home in this world; but truly the reward in the Hereafter will be greater". Once more: Yes, if Allah exists, is a major god and is correctly described in the Quran. If he does not exist, not to mention if he exists, but belongs to the dark forces, the answer will be different.

197 16/41f: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2 above.

198 16/41g: "- - - the reward in the Hereafter - - -". Muhammad's and Islam's Paradise. See 10/9f above.

199 16/41h: "- - - the reward in the Hereafter will be greater". If the Quran tells the full and only truth.

200 16/41i: "If they (good Muslims*) only realized (this (that they will be rewarded))!" You cannot realize something unless it is true and proved - you can believe, but not realize.

Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. 

201 16/42a: "(They (see 16/41a above*) are) those who persevere in patience - - -". A historical anomaly.

202 16/42b: "- - - those who persevere in patience, and put their trust in Allah". = Muslims.

203 16/42c: "- - - persevere in patience - - -". Words non-Muslims should never forget: The Quran again and again and again tells that if Muslims only persevere, the opponents sooner or later tires and have lost. The book too often has been right, because democracy is weak on this point; in conflicts too many are not willing to pay the price for victory if it takes time and effort - not unless they have the back against the wall.

204 16/42d: "- - - put their trust in Allah". A bit risky as long as there only exists one not reliable claim for his existence and nothing else.

205 16/43a: “And before thee (Muhammad*) also the Messengers We (Allah*) sent - - -". There is an interesting, even if well known comment to this in A: "The Message of the Quran" (A16/44 - no. 16/45 in the 2008 English edition): "- - - it connects with the statement enunciated in verse 38 (see 16/36b above and its comment) to the effect that Allah's apostles have appeared, at one time or another, within every community (the Arab word used here "ummah", in reality means "community", but may also mean "civilization" or "people" or "times" - Asad himself used "community", the same in his Swedish comments, but in the later English one they have "corrected" it to the wider "civilization". (There are some "corrections" in the 2008 English edition - all we have found are in conservative direction or to be more correct compared to science. They have dropped the main meaning of the word "ummah" (community) entirely - perhaps because such a claim too obviously is wrong)), and that, consequently, no substantial human group has ever been left without divine guidance - - -". And YA in his "The Meaning of the Holy Quran" (YA2090): "In all ages and among all Peoples ("ummah") Allah sent His Messengers to teach the Truth (the Quran*) - - -". Believe it if you want. But no-one, included Islam, has ever found one single reliable trace from any of all those claimed prophets (except the Jewish), who according to Islam have worked everywhere and throughout all times. No further comments - and none necessary.

206 16/43b: “And before thee (Muhammad*) also the Messengers We (Allah*) sent were but men - - -“. This is contradicted by verses in the Quran telling that angels were sent as messengers (beware: the Quran here says Messengers, not Prophets) to at least Abraham, Lot, and Mary, and that Jinns were sent as messengers to Jinns, (only men 12/109 - 21/7 - 25/20).

3/42: “Behold the angels (plural*) said (when they came to tell Mary she was going to have the baby Jesus*)”.

6/130: “O ye assembly of Jinns and men! Came there not unto you messengers (from Us, Allah*) from amongst you - - -.” A rhetoric question demanding the answer “yes” – yes, there came Jinn messengers from Allah to the Jinns, and human messenger from Allah to the humans.

11/69: “There came Our (Allah’s*) Messengers to Abraham - - -“. It is clear from the following verses that these messengers were angels.

11/77: When Our (Allah's*) messengers came to Lut (Lot*) - - -". The same angels who visited Abraham".

Also the messengers to Mary were angels according to both the Bible and the Quran.

At least 4 contradictions.

In addition there are the contradictions to the Bible if Islam claims Yahweh=Allah. Also there there are angels and there are the Holy Spirit all bringing messages + at least 4 female prophets. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

207 16/43c: "- - - but men (see 16/43b just above - - -". If Islam insists that Yahweh and Allah are the same god, Yahweh had at least 4 female prophetesses: Miriam, sister of Moses (2. Mos. 15/20), Deborah (Judg. 4/4), Huldah (2. Chr. 34/22 and 2. Kings 22/14), and Anna (Luke 2/36).

208 16/43d: “And before thee (Muhammad*) also the Messengers We (Allah*) sent were but men - - -“. Contradicted by the Bible which also tells there were female prophets (the Bible do not use "messenger" as a title - every one of them were "prophets" or some places "seers"), like Miriam (the sister of Moses) and Huldah (2. Chr. 34/22). One more difference between Yahweh and Allah. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

209 16/43e: "- - - inspiration - - -". A word hardly mentioned in the Bible, and not at all connected to messages received by prophets. The biblical prophets got their messages either directly, via visions, or via dreams (4. Mos. 12/6). But as Muhammad claimed he received his verses and surahs that way, it had value for him to impress on all others that also earlier prophets normally got their information that way, and that Muhammad thus was a normal receiver of such messages from the god. You thus will find these words several places in the Quran.

210 16/43f: "- - - those who possess the Message". Like so often the Quran is unclear. This may mean learned, wise men, but most likely the message here is the Bible and the persons are the Jews and the Christians.

#211 16/44a: (We (Allah*) sent them (the biblical prophets*)) with Clear Signs and Books of dark prophesies - - -". But here is something wrong: The Quran/Islam claims the prophets of the old - like Muhammad - got a copy of the age-old and unchangeable "Mother Book". But the Quran contains no real prophesies (which the Bible did). If some books contained prophesies and the Quran not, they cannot all be copies of the claimed eternal "Mother Book". (Now, the Quran also claims that "for each time a book" - that the book had to change because time changed - but we have never seen an explanation for how they then all could be copies of one eternal and unchangeable claimed "Mother Book".

212 16/44b: "- - - Clear Signs - - -". Allah never has sent one single unmistakable sign for his existence - never since Adam till today. As Muslims claim that Allah = Yahweh, they may refer to the signs in the Bible. But as the abyss between the basic ideas in those two religions by far is too big to have come from the same god, also this never proved claim from the Quran is wrong - the miracles in the Bible in case they are right, only document Yahweh.

213 16/44c: "- - - Books of dark prophesies - - -". Warnings.

214 16/44d: "- - - We (Allah*) have sent down to thee (Muhammad*) - - -".There is nowhere any real indication for contact between Muhammad and a god, only the words of a man with (according to the Quran and other Islamic sources) dubious moral, dubious point of view on speaking the truth, and much to gain on such a claim - read the reality in the texts instead of the glossy and glorious claims/words (skip the glorious words, and read what he wanted, demanded and did + some of the rules and laws he introduced, and you get the real Muhammad - big words may be cheap propaganda, deeds are telling the truth), and you see this yourself. On the contrary: All the mistaken facts, etc. in the Quran documents that no god has been involved.

215 16/44e: "- - - We (Allah*) have sent down to thee (Muhammad*) (also) the Message (the Quran*) - - -". Wrong. No god is involved in a book with so many mistaken facts, errors, contradictions, etc. Not to mention keeps it in his "home" as a revered "mother book"(see 13/39b above).

216 16/44f: "- - - We (Allah*) have sent down to thee (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

217 16/44g: "- - - that thou (Muhammad*) mayst explain clearly to men what is sent for them - - -". There is little help in explaining clearly, if the explanation or the underlying story or both are not true.

218 16/44h: "- - - what is sent (the Quran) for them (people') - - -". Was it sent? - - - and in case from whom?

219 16/44i: "- - - that they (non-Muslims*) may give (the Quran*) thought". Many gave it thought and found that too much was not true and/or reliable.

220 16/45a: "- - - those who devise evil (plots) - - -". Non-Muslims - opponents of Muhammad. These devised evil plots, Muhammad and his followers devised good plots - f.x. planning raids for riches, extortion, and slaves).

221 16/45b: "- - - (do non-Muslims*)feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up, or that the Wrath (of Allah*) will not seize them - - -". Pep-talk from Muhammad to his followers.

222 16/45c: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

223 16/45: Pep-talk from Muhammad to his followers.

224 16/46: Pep-talk from Muhammad to his followers.

225 16/47a: "For thy (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) is indeed full of kindness and mercy". Please read the surahs from Medina (you find the numbers in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" - http://www.1000mistakes.com ) and some of his (?) sharia laws, and see if you agree. Also see 1/1a above.

226 16/47b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

227 16/48a: "- - - Allah's creation - - -". Allah has created everything, Muhammad claimed, but see 11/7a above.

228 16/48b: “- - - Allah’s creations, (even) among (inanimate) things - how their very shadows turn round, from right to left - - -“. Where is the brain of the shadow (= lack of sunlight) which makes it possible for it to decide to turn around? Besides it is all wrong: This is not a general law – it only is true on the northern hemisphere. On the southern it is from left to right – and Islam pretends to be a universal religion. Even a mentally retarded god had known this – but Muhammad of course not. Who made the Quran?

*229 16/48c: “- - - Allah’s creations, (even) among (inanimate) things - how their (very) shadows turn round, from the right to the left, prostrating themselves to Allah and that in the humblest manner - - -”. Believe it or not: Even shadows pray to Allah - even though shadows just are lack of light = literally and utterly nothing. Besides nothing can neither give a religious prostration, nor humble itself without a brain and a mental process.

230 16/49a: “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, worms, 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 naturally active both night and day – “prayers” should thus be easy to notice when they are active praying at for them un-normal times to be active), 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 god or gods. This verse contradicts nearly any branch of science and knowledge – except legends and fairy tales.

231 16/49b: “And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth, whether moving (living) creatures or the angels - - -“. The Bible makes no religious claims on inanimate things or beings without mental capacity - such claims belong in fairy tales. But it contradicts claims like this when it comes to humans and angels - for them there is Yahweh to respect and pray to.

232 16/49c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

233 16/50a: “They all (all living beings*) revere their Lord (Allah*) - - -”. Wrong – if Islam does not produce good proofs. See 16/49a+b above.

234 16/50b: "- - - and they (all living beings and angels*) do all that they are commanded". Allah decides literally absolutely everything for everyone and everything everywhere. Predestination. But is the sentence true?

235 16/51a: "Allah has said - - -". To be more exact: Muhammad said that Allah has said - - -.

236 16/51b: " - - - (Allah*) - - - just One God - - -". See 2/255a above.

237 16/51c: "- - - fear Me (Allah*) and Me alone". There is no reason to fear him unless he exists. If he exists and is behind the Quran, he is no god - too much is wrong in that book for a god to have ever been involved - but he may belong to the dark forces and simply cheated Muhammad. In this case he may be dangerous - at least in a perhaps next life.

238 16/51d: "- - - fear Me (Allah*) and Me alone". Incompatible with the Bible, which says Yahweh is the god to be feared, not Allah.

239 16/52a: "To Him (Allah*) belongs whatever is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved - nothing of any consequence is proved in Islam.

240 16/52b: "To Him (Allah*) belongs whatever is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which claims it belongs to Yahweh, not to Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

241 16/52c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

242 16/52d: "- - - to Him (Allah*) is duty due always - - -". Only if he exists and is a god.

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#####243 16/52e: "- - - then will ye (people*) fear other than Allah?". Simply yes. For the simple reason we do not believe he exists. The only claims about his existence are from a man with a very doubtful moral and reliability, who on top of all perhaps was mentally ill (TFL - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), and who liked power and riches for more power - and women - and who liked/needed a platform of power, something many a scheming man have found in religion. There are thousands who through the times have used an existing religion as a ladder to riches and power - and for that case to women - and hundreds who have started new sects or religions - Muhammad did something in between, which also is not uncommon. The only special thing about Muhammad, is that he was the most successful of these many men and a few women.

On top of this all the errors, etc. in the Quran proves 110% to any person with a not damaged brain - f.x. from brainwashing - and an IQ not below medium imbecility, that the Quran is not from any god, and thus that something is seriously wrong with Muhammad, with the Quran, and with Islam.

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244 16/53a: "And ye (humans*) have no good things but is from Allah - - -". Rather similar to 11/7a above.

245 16/53b: "And ye (humans*) have no good things but is from Allah - - -". Nothing is from Allah unless he exists.

246 16/53c: "- - - when ye are touched by distress, unto Him (Allah*) ye cry with groans - - -". Why? If everything is predestined according to Allah's Plan which nothing and no-one can change, prayers mean nothing for what is going to happen - good or bad.

As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible even for an omnipotent god to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)

248 16/54a: "- - - when He (Allah*) removes the distress from you (person*) - - -". Was it Allah who did it or something else f.x. chance or nature or the way things happen? And the times distress was not removed from you - - -?

249 16/54b: "- - - turn to other gods to join with their Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 6/106b above and 25/18a below.

250 16/55a: "- - - the favors We (Allah*) have bestowed on them (people*)!" Rather similar to 11/7a above.

251 16/55b: "- - - the favors We (Allah*) have bestowed on them (people*)!" A loose claim like all such claims in the Quran.

252 16/55c: "- - - soon will ye (non-Muslims*) know (your folly)". See 3/77b above.

253 16/56a: "- - - And they (non-Muslims*) (even) assign, to things they do not know (other gods than Allah), a portion that which We (Allah*) have bestowed on them (people*) for sustenance!". See 25/18a below.

254 16/56b: "- - - that which We (Allah*) have bestowed on them (people*) for sustenance!". Rather similar to 11/7a above.

255 16/56c: "- - - that which We (Allah*) have bestowed for their (non-Muslim's*) sustenance!" Everything is from Allah according to the Quran - nothing from f.x. nature or your own toil.

256 16/56d: "- - - your (non-Muslims*) false inventions (other gods than Allah*)". But are all of the false inventions? There f.x. is the problem of the old Jewish and Christian god Yahweh, which

257 16/57a: "And they (pagan Arabs at the time of Muhammad*) assign daughters for Allah!" Many believed angels were daughters of Allah, but more central is that the three main goddesses - just below the main god al-Lah (by Muhammad renamed Allah) - al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat, officially were his daughters in the old pagan Arab religion from where Muhammad took his god".

258 16/57b: "And they (pagan Arabs at the time of Muhammad*) assign daughters for Allah!" A historical anomaly.

259 16/57c: "And they (pagan Arabs at the time of Muhammad*) assign daughters for Allah!" See 16/35e above.

260 16/57d: "And they (pagan Arabs*) assign daughters for Allah! - - - and for themselves (sons - the issue) they desire". Sons were valuable, daughters of negative value in the old Arab culture. That the men wanted sons for themselves, but accepted daughters for a god was in such a culture a strong argument for that any claim about daughters for a god had to be wrong - a god impossibly could want daughters! A god for all the world had known that f.x. the "world mother" or similar, was held in high esteem many places in the world.

261 16/57e: "Glory be to Him (Allah*)!" Please read 1/1a above and see if he deserved it - if he existed.

262 16/58a: “When news is brought to one of them (Arabs at the time of Muhammad*) - - -". A time anomaly.

263 16/58b: “When news is brought to one of them (Arabs at the time of Muhammad*), of (the birth) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief! With shame does he hide himself from people, because of the bad news he has had!” It hardly is as bad today, but only a boy is a boy in many Muslim societies.

264 16/59a: "With shame does he (Arab at the time of Muhammad*) - - -". A time anomaly.

265 16/59b: "- - - or shall he (the father*) bury it (the newborn girl child*) in the dust?" It happened that newborn girls were so unwanted that they simply were buried alive to get rid of them. But science accepted by Islam has found that this in reality did not happen often - Muslims overstated the volume of the crime in order to sully their opponents.

266 16/60a: "- - - those who believe not in the Hereafter - - -". = Non-Muslims - though the claims is wrong, as also most non-Muslims believed in a next life (though it is said this belief was not central in Arabia at that time).

267 16/60b: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

268 16/60c: "- - - to Allah applies the highest similitude - - -". Words are cheap. But by the way: Higher than to Yahweh?"

269 16/60d: "- - - He (Allah*) is the Exalted in Power - - -". Often claimed but never unmistakably shown.

270 16/60e: "- - - He (Allah*) is - - - full of Wisdom". Not if he made the Quran - too much is wrong.

271 16/61a: “If Allah were to punish men for their wrongdoings - - - - - but He gives them respite for a stated (but unknown*) Term - - -”. Which means nothing has to be proved by Muhammad. Good for Muhammad who never was able to prove anything at all.

272 16/61b: "- - - wrongdoing - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

273 16/61c: "- - - for a stated Term - - -". = Until a predestined time.

274 16/61d: "- - - when their (people's*) Term expires - - -". = When their predestined time has come - Allah predestines everything.

275 16/61e: "- - - when their (people's*) (predestined*) Term expires, they would not be able to delay (the punishment) for a single hour - - -". Allah's predestinations are absolute - nothing can change it. (Then why f. ex. pray to Allah when in difficulties? - Allah already has decided what is going to happen, and nothing can change his decisions.) Also remember this when Islam talks about free will for man - see 3/154 and 14/22b above.

#276 16/61f: "- - - when their (people's*) (predestined*) Term expires, they would not be able to delay (the punishment) for a single hour - - -". Not even by sincere prayers?

As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible even for an omnipotent god to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)

277 16/62a: “- - - they (contemporaries of Muhammad*) attribute to Allah what they hate (daughters*)”. In Arabia girl babies were disliked, and here it is said people generally hated to get girl babies. Wrong – if Islam pretends to be a universal religion. Some places on Earth – like in Arabia – girl babies may have been hated. But most places they only were of lower value, and far from hated. Then some places they were valued more or less equally. There also were places where daughters were valuable – f. ex. because they meant money/valuables to their parents when they married. There even were a few places were the societies were matriarchate’s, and the girls the main sex. (This is one of the many points in the Quran where wrong knowledge points to some human(s) in Arabia as the maker(s) of the Quran – there are too many points like this.)

278 16/62b: “- - - they (contemporaries of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

279 16/62c: "- - - the falsehood that all the good things are for themselves - - -". Well, Muhammad claimed all good thing were for him and his followers.

280 16/62d: "- - - without doubt for them (the ones giving Allah daughters*) is the Fire - - -". See 3/77b above.

281 16/62e: "- - - the Fire - - -". Hell.

282 16/63a: "By Allah - - -". The word "By" indicates an oath. Allah is swearing by himself - a bit special thing to do. Or is it Muhammad who is talking in the Quran again? - a book claimed to be very ancient and revered by the god in his Heaven?

283 16/63b: "- - - We (Allah*) (also) sent (Our Messengers) to Peoples before thee (Muhammad*) - - -". The Quran claims that all people everywhere and to all times have got prophets from Allah teaching Islam - the number 124ooo prophets through the times is often mentioned. Neither science nor Islam has ever found the slightest trace from them older than 610 AD (when Muhammad started his teachings), except among the Jews and Christians, and that was about Yahweh, not Allah.(And the Zoroastrians, but also there nothing about Allah).

284 16/63c: "- - - but Satan made, (to the wicked), their own acts seem alluring - - -". If dark forces were the maker(s) of the Quran - at least no god was involved - can this be what happened to the Muslims? Many honestly believe that their immoral moral code and all their sharia laws are good moral and ethics.

285 16/63d: "- - - but Satan made, (to the wicked), their own acts seem alluring - - -". But how could this happen, when the Quran so clearly states that Allah decides everything? Remember that free will for man is one of the things not possible even for an omnipotent god if there is full predestination - not even limited free will. (This is one more claim which is wrong in the Quran). See 14/22b above.

###286 16/63e: "- - - but Satan made, (to the wicked), their own acts seem alluring - - -". Compare the Quran's ethical and moral codes to "do unto others like you want others do unto you". Do you start thinking? (This question we found on Internet.)

###287 16/63f: "- - - he (Satan*) is also their (bad non-Muslims'*) patron today - - -". No comments. But if Muslims accuse us or you for negative words about Muslims or Muhammad, there are some points in the Quran which are difficult to surpass. Practical to know if you are accused of indecency towards Muhammad or something sometime.

288 16/63g: "- - - a most grievous penalty". See 3/77b above.

289 16/64a: “And We (Allah*) sent down the Book (the Quran*) - - -”. The old and impertinent - but very pertinent - question is: Did an omniscient send down a third rate book? - third rate because it has so many mistakes and so much invalid/twisted logic that you cannot rely on anything you cannot control via other sources + not well written. The simple fact is: No god would make a book like this.

290 16/64b: “And We (Allah*) sent down the Book (the Quran*) to thee (Muhammad*) - - -”. As no god sent down a book of a quality like the Quran, also no god sent it down to Muhammad. It also is an open question if a good and benevolent god could have used such a brutal and immoral man like Muhammad - rapist, enslaver, robber, torturer, murderer, mass murderer, hate monger, etc. Islam's glossy painting of Muhammad is not very correct.

291 16/64c: “- - - to thee (Muhammad*) - - -”. A historical anomaly.

##292 16/64d: “(The Quran was sent down*) for the express purpose, that thou (Muhammad*) shouldst make clear to them things - - -”. How is it possible to make things clear by means of a book full of mistakes, contradictions, and invalid/false “proofs“? Or what is the value of making clear things which are wrong?

293 16/64e: "- - - things in which they (non-Muslims*) differ - - -". Things which male them not believe in Muhammad.

294 16/64f: “- - - and that it (the Quran*) should be a guide - - - to those who believe”. A book with so many mistakes etc. is no guide for anybody.

295 16/64g: “- - - and that it (the Quran*) should be a guide and a mercy to those who believe.” Can a book with so much inhumanity, immoral, injustice, hate and blood be a mercy to anyone? – except perhaps to Muhammad himself and to his successors and helpers who gained/gain riches and power?

296 16/64h: "- - - those who believe". = Muslims.

297 16/65a: “And Allah sends down rain from the skies - - -". The Quran even one place tells that Allah breaks the clouds to pieces (to make the raindrops - the exact opposite process of what really happens). But is it Allah or some other god - or nature - that sends it down? See 11/7a above.

298 16/65b: “And Allah sends down rain from the skies, and gives therewith life to the earth after its death: - - -”. If rain is all it takes to make earth flourish, it was not dead before the shower - there were lots of live seeds and may be roots.

299 16/65c: “And Allah sends down rain from the skies, and gives therewith life to the earth after its death: verily in this is a Sign for those who listen.” See 16/65a+b just above. It is some sign to use an invalid proof. The Quran often talks about Signs which shall document or prove Allah. The sorry thing is that each and every one of them, with the possible exception of some taken from the Bible, are without any value as proof for a god, and not one single proves anything about the existence of Allah. The two most frequent reasons are that they in reality are just claims taken from thin air, or they build on statements which are not proved. See separate chapter in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" - http://www.1000mistakes.com about this.

300 16/65d: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2a above.

301 16/65e: “- - - verily in this (rain, etc.*) is a Sign for those who listen.” Possibly so for those who only listens and do not think. For those who also think, it actually is a sign for nothing, until Islam proves that it really is Allah who makes the rain, etc., and that all the unproven and undocumented claims in the Quran are not just so much thin air and cheap words. Well, actually it proves one thing: That the Quran, Muhammad, Islam, the Muslims, all have nothing more to show for the religion than unproved and undocumented claims – if they had had some reliable proof and real arguments, they had used them instead of just fast words and twisted logic.

302 16/66a: “And verily in cattle (too) will ye find an instructive Sign (because they produce milk*)”. The natural way for cattle to feed their babies is a sign for Allah, according to Muhammad. Well, is Allah involved, or is it something made by the nature? Of course it is easy to say it is from Allah - but a god who is unable to prove anything - anything at all - sooner or later loses credibility. It sounds more like bluffing. Was Muhammad just an intelligent cheater and deceiver who had found the same way to comfort and power like many other initiators of sects or religions? - there have been a number of them throughout the times, though most of them just with local success, f.x. in USA and Africa. Also see 11/7a above.

303 16/66b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

304 16/66c: “- - - Sign(s) - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39 above.

305 16/66d: "We (Allah*) produce, for your drink, milk - - -". See 11/7a above.

306 16/67a: "And from the fruit of the date-palm and the vine (other translation; grapes*), ye get out wholesome drink and food (wine - this was before alcohol was prohibited in Islam*) - - -". This surah is one of the last ones from Mecca, and in the old Mecca like in the rest of Arabia at that time sex and alcohol were "the two delicious things". But you bet that Muhammad little by little prohibited at least this "wholesome drink". Abrogated and contradicted by the verses against alcohol - f. ex. 5/90: "Intoxicants and gambling - - - are an abomination - of Satan's handiwork - - -".

307 16/67b: "And from the fruit of the date-palm and the vine (other translation; grapes*), ye get out wholesome drink and food (wine - this was before alcohol was prohibited in Islam*) - - -". A nice little historical anomaly for every good Muslims living more that some 15ooo years ago, before one learnt how to make alcohol. And actually similar for the use of milk in the verse above which also started around that time.

**308 16/67c: “Also from the fruit of the date-palm and the vine, ye get out wholesome (!!*) drink and food; behold, in this also is a Sign for those who are wise”. In addition to claiming credit for one more sector of nature - the making of alcohol - for Allah, it is somewhat funny to see that this (wine) here (written in 622 AD) is told to be a wholesome drink, whereas alcohol later is so bad that it is totally prohibited in Islam. What did Allah not know in 622 AD? All the same the Quran and Islam and Muslims claim there are nothing in-consequent in the Quran - nothing. Are we wise enough to see that this is in-consequent anyhow? - and that it is far from the only place in the Quran. And: Muhammad used a lot of flattery like here – it gives good result for cheap money. Who does not like to hear he is wise? – especially the naïve ones. See 13/3j above.

309 16/67d: “- - - in this (fruits, etc.*) also is a Sign for those who are wise”. Wrong. See 16/65c and 16/65e above.

310 16/67e: "- - - those who are wise". See 13/3j and 16/11e above.

311 16/68: “And thy Lord (Allah*) taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (man’s) habitations - - -”. The bee is at very least 50 million years old, and most likely more than 200 million years old (though not necessarily the honeybee). It has had plenty of time to develop ways of living and dwelling itself, just by adapting to nature. It is so incredibly easy to claim anything you see and anything that comes to your mind - claim it for the honor and credit of your real or invented god, as long as you shy away from proving anything, and your audience accepts your fast words - something that may be possible when your listeners are uneducated and naïve, or if they are in a religious fervor and/or strongly brainwashed. Not to mention if all these conditions are present - the most intense religious fanatics in Islam (and other religions) you find among the lower intelligent or not too educated ones, and among educated ones with a one-tracked mind - one-tracked by nature or nurture.

312 16/69a: (YA2099): “(The bees*) find with skill the spacious paths (“dhululan”) of its Lord (Allah*) - - -.” But as the Arab word has at least two meanings, the correct may be a reference to “the idea of humility and obedience in them”. Which do you prefer? Clear language in the Quran?

313 16/69b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2a above.

314 16/69c: “- - - Sign - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

315 16/69d: "- - - those who give thought. See 13/3j and 16/11e above.

316 16/70a: "It is Allah who creates you (human*) - - -". See 11/7a above.

317 16/70b: "It is Allah who creates you (human*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells this is done by Yahweh, not by Allah. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

318 16/70c: "- - - Allah is All-Knowing - - -". Not if he made the Quran.

319 16/70d: "- - - Allah is - - - All-Powerful". Often claimed - never once in 1400 years unmistakably proved.

320 16/71a: “Allah has bestowed His gift of sustenance - - -". It is Allah who has made it of course. But see 11/7a above.

321 16/71b: “Allah has bestowed His gift of sustenance more freely on some of you than on others - - -“. Whether you are rich or poor depends on Allah’s decision - Muhammad's standard explanation for why some non-Muslims had a good life, whereas some Muslims a bad one. Also see 12/56a above.

322 16/71c: "- - - those more favored (rich because Allah has made them so*) are not going to throw back their gifts (from Allah*) to those whom their right hand possess, so as to be equal in that respect." Equality among human beings is not for Islam - it is to deny the favors of Allah.

323 16/71d: "- - - those whom their right hand possess - - -". = An Arab expression - an Arabism - for slaves.

324 16/71e: "Will they (rich Muslims*)then deny the favors of Allah". An arrangement giving others part in the riches, is an insult - denying the favors - to Allah. No further comments.

325 16/71f: "- - - the favors of Allah - - -". There are lots and lots of claims about such favors in the Quran, but not one single real proof, neither there nor any other place. And as the Quran has so many mistakes, etc., that it is not from any god, how can we then rely on any point in it, included this one, without a proof? Also a bit similar to 11/7a above.

326 16/71g: "- - - the favors of Allah - - -". Only possible if he exists and is a god.

327 16/72a: “And Allah has made for you mates - - -”. To be a bit flippant: Some men and many women think their mate is not from a god, but from a devil. But at least: Let us see Islam’s proof for this being true - it is not proved it is an act of Allah...

328 16/72b: "- - - (Allah*) made for you - - - sons and daughters and grandchildren - - -". See 11/7a above. In addition: May be you have done a little yourself, too.

329 16/72c: "- - - (Allah*) made for you, out of them (your woman/women*) sons and daughters and grandchildren - - -". Muhammad's and the Quran's view on women pops up many a place in the Quran.

330 16/72d: "- - - (Allah') provided for you sustenance - - -". Rather similar to 11/7a above.

331 16/72e: "- - - will they (people?/your women?/your descendants?*) then believe in vain things (other gods*) - - -". The old question: What if at least some of them believe in an existing god? - f.x. in yahweh if he, too, is not a dreamt up one.

332 16/72f: "- - - Allah's favors - - -". See 16/71f+g above.

333 16/73a: "- - - such (other gods*) as have no power - - -". This may be true for many "gods". But for all? The Quran proves very eloquently that Allah is not the same god as Yahweh, and f.x. Yahweh may have power. As for made up ones - it has never and nowhere been proved that Allah does not belong to them.

334 16/73b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

335 16/73c: "- - - (other gods than Allah*) cannot possibly have such power- - -". According to the old books, included the Quran, it is quite possible the old Jewish and Christian god Yahweh has such power and more - if the books tells the truth.

336 16/74a: "- - - similitudes for Allah - - -". If Allah is a made up god: Similitudes to nothing are nothing.

337 16/74b: "- - - Allah knoweth - - -". Also this is a claim which never - never - and nowhere has been unmistakably proved. There only are words and claims for it. And all the mistakes in the Quran proves it is wrong - if Allah made that book.

338 16/74c: "- - - ye (people, non-Muslims*) know not". The fact is that a number of non-Muslims know that there are lots of things wrong in the Quran, whereas Muslims only believe it is correct.

339 16/75a: “Allah set forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave (here aka "infidel") under the dominion of the other - - - and (the other) a man (= Muslim*) on whom We (Allah*) have bestowed goodly favors from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal?” A rhetoric question with only one answer – of course "we" are better than those who are slaves under pagan gods. (Though it is an open question who really were/are blind slaves under their religion – the Pagans/People of the Book or the Muslims? In intense and extreme sects the followers frequently are informal slaves of the leaders – not of the god(s) but of the leader(s)).

##340 16/75b: “- - - a slave under the dominion of another - - - a man on whom We (Allah*) have bestowed goodly favors - - - are the two equal? (By no means); praise be to Allah.” This “praise be to Allah,” tells many pages about the Muslims’ evaluation of slaves and of fellow humans.

341 16/75c: "But most of them (people, non-Muslims*) understand not (that ii is better to be well off under Allah, than slave under other gods*)".But Islam makes no secret of that all Muslims are slaves under Allah - whereas f.x. Yahweh does not demand that you are his slave. But Muslims are so used to this slavery that they do not think it over. And what is really their status if Allah is a made up god and they are slaves under the leaders' and the mullahs' imagined "fata morgana"? Also see 16/74c above.

342 16/76a: “Allah sets forth (another) Parable of two men: one of them (non-Muslim*) dumb, with no power of any sort; a wearisome burden is he to his master (Allah*) - - - is such a man equal with one (Muslim*) who commands justice, and is on a Straight Way?” If possible this strengthens the comments about 16/75a+b above.

343 16/76b: "- - - on a Straight Way - - -". On the road leading to the Muslim Paradise - see 10/9f above.

344 16/77a: “To Allah belongeth the Mystery of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth, And the Decision of the Hour (of Judgment) - - -.” Contradicted by the Bible, which says this is Yahweh's knowledge, not Allah's. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

345 16/77b: (A16/88 in 2008 edition A16/90): “To Allah belongeth the Mystery of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth, And the Decision of the Hour (of Judgment) - - -.” But is this what the Arab word “ghayb” really means? The literal meaning is “hidden reality”. Does it simply mean: “And Allah’s (alone) is the knowledge of the hidden reality of the heavens and the earth”? – or does it refer to Allah himself as a hidden reality? – or what? Nobody knows.

346 16/77c: "- - - heavens - - -". Wrong. See 2/22d.

347 16/77d: "- - - Allah hath power over all things". Often claimed - never unmistakably proved. Not once in 1400 years.

348 16/78a: "it is He (Allah*) Who brought you (people*) forth from the wombs of your mothers - - -". See 11/7a above.

*349 16/78b: “- - - He (Allah*) gave you hearing and sight and intelligence and affection - - -”. In that case Allah was an early riser - science has identified these traits hundreds of millions years ago - and a slow worker - as it took far more than 500 million years from early animals in the Ediacarian period some 600 million (635 - 542 million) years ago in late Pre-Cambric (or some 3,5 billion years or more if you recon from the very first traces of life) to produce human intelligence. But no one in Arabia in 630 AD had any chance to disclaim such a claim: Muhammad tells it - and a nice and reliable robber and rapist like him, of course spoke only the truth! (Sometimes Muslims tell you Muhammad was a man of his times - hard and brutal times - and no worse than other chieftains and war lords in Arabia. They may be right, but he definitely neither was any better - and he pretended (?) to represent a benevolent god. (It f.x. is impossible to compare him and Jesus - they are many worlds apart in teachings, ethics and morality - and not to mention in empathy)).

350 15/78c: "- - - ye (people*) may give thanks (to Allah)". What for? There is not documented he did anything at all - yes, not even that he exists or what he is if he exists, except that he is no god if he is behind the Quran.

351 16/79a: “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 reality. Also see 11/7a above and 67/19a below.

352 16/79b: "Verily in this (that only Allah keeps the birds high up in the air*) are signs for those who believe". Strong sign - Quran-speak for proof for Allah - as the claim is wrong. See 16/79a just above.

353 16/79c: "Verily - - -". See 2/2a above.

354 16/79d: “- - - Sign - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah – especially as the initial claim is wrong (see 16/79b and 2/39b above). What is it in reality a sign of, as it uses a wrong fact as a "sign" (which in "Quran-speak" indicates a proof)?

355 16/79e: "- - - those who believe". = Muslims.

356 16/80a: "It is Allah Who made your habitations homes of rest and quiet for you - - -(etc.*)". Quite similar to 11/7a above.

357 16/80b: (A16/91 - in 2008 edition A16/93): “- - - and (Allah*) made for you, out of the skins of animals, (tents for) dwellings for you.” But Arab tent are not made of skins – they are woven. How come? (Actually this is a strange one, because here Caliph Uthman knew very well that the tents were woven – is the meaning something different? – or is it the wool which is described in this very clear and obvious way – this even though wool is mentioned later in the verse, and thus should prohibit this interpretation? An enigma. Clear language in the Quran?

358 16/81a: “It is Allah Who made - - -". Allah has made everything according to Muhammad. But see 11/7a above - this one is similar.

359 16/81b: "- - - He (Allah*) created - - -". There is nowhere proved Allah created anything at all. There only are words and claims in a book full of other kinds of mistakes, and thus very unreliable. See 11/7a above and 21/56c below.

360 16/81c: “It is Allah Who made - - - things to give you shade - - -”. Well, well, well, once more. Shade is just lack of (sun)light. With a few exceptions it is impossible for nature to bring forth anything without it has to make shade for anything behind it if there is sunlight. But all the same it is Allah who has made shades for you, not nature? Proofs? Proofs?

361 16/81d: "- - - of the hills He (Allah*) made some for your shelter - - -". We will guess no professor of geography or geology will agree to that some mountains are made for the purpose of giving humans shelter. This needs a strong proof to be believed. Besides: Was it Allah who made it? - or nature - or?

352 16/81e: ”He (Allah*) made you garments - - -”. Proofs for that Allah did this?

**228 16/81f: “He (Allah*) made you garments to protect you from the heath”. This is another point where one may wonder: Did the maker of the Quran know only the Middle East? – most garments in the world are made to protect humans from the cold.

**363 16/81g: “He (Allah*) made you garments to protect you from the heath”. An Arabism. See 4/13d above.

364 16/81h: (A16/95 – in 2008 edition A16/98): “He (Allah*) made you - - - coats of mail to protect you from your (mutual) violence.” But the Arab word “sarabil” simply means “clothes” or in a wider meaning “coverings”. It simply may mean any kind of clothes or coverings protecting you from something. Any god had used the (Arab) word for coats of mail if that was what he meant if he used a clear language.

365 16/81i: "- - - His (Allah's*) favors to you - - -". There has never been documented one case of proved favor from Allah from the time of Muhammad and till this day - lots of claims, but not one clear case.

366 16/81j: "- - - that ye (Muslims*) may bow to His Will (in Islam)". What for? - there is nowhere any proof for his deeds, his superiority, or even for his very existence.

357 16/82a: "- - - if they turn away, thy (Muhammad's*) duty - - -". A historical anomaly.

368 16/82b: “- - - thy (Muhammad’s) duty is only to preach the Clear Message.” This was just months before Muhammad fled from Mecca in 622 AD. But this a little after he came to Medina and started to gain power: This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).

369 16/82c: “- - - thy (Muhammad’s*) duty is only to preach the Clear Message”. It is not possible to preach a clear message from a book full of mistakes, contradictions. etc.

370 16/83a: "They (non-Muslims*) recognize the favors of Allah - - -". A historical anomaly.

371 16/83b: "They (non-Muslims*) recognize the favors of Allah - - -". That was and is just what they did/do not do - but at least some of them saw and see that something was/is very wrong.

372 16/83c: "They (non-Muslims*) recognize the favors of Allah; then they deny them - - -". See 16/35e above.

373 16/83d: "- - - the favors of Allah - - -". Often claimed, but not once unmistakable proved. Not once.

374 16/83e: "- - - (creatures) ungrateful". One of the many negative names for non-Muslims in the Quran.

375 16/84a: "One Day - - -". Here: The Day of Doom.

376 16/84b: "- - - a Witness - - -". Many Muslim scholars believe it here is referred to all the claimed prophets who according to the Quran are sent out by Allah, but it is not clear - like so much in the Quran. But why does Allah need a Witness if he is omniscient?

377 16/84c: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". = Non-Muslims.

378 16/85a: "When the wrongdoers (actually) see the Penalty, the will it in no way be mitigated - - -". See 3/77b above.

379 16/85b: "- - - the wrongdoers - - -". Normally "Quran-speak" for non-Muslims - one of Muhammad’s repulsive names for them.

380 16/85c: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

381 16/85d: "- - - Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

382 16/86a: "- - - partners to Allah - - -". See 2/255a above and 25/18a below.

383 16/86b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

384 16/86c: "Indeed ye (non-Muslims*) are liars". Some may be liars, some perhaps not - if they happen to believe in an existing god. But what about Muslims? If an ordinary Muslim tells something from the Quran which is wrong, but which he honestly believes is correct - is he a liar? - what if he knows it is wrong, but uses an al-Taqiyya (a lawful lie)? But what if he is a mullah or imam and should have controlled his information before he says anything? - and what about if he is a scholar? (In Sunni Islam where there is no hierarchy of priests, it is the religious scholars who make up the hierarchies, and who are the really educated and powerful ones within the religious community. Remember here that al-Taqiyya and its brother Kitman are lawful (and to defend or forward the religion even advised) in Islam.

But how much is true in a religion permitting (and more) both lies and worse?

385 16/87a: "That day (the Day of Doom*) shall they (non-Muslims*) (openly) show (their) submission to Allah - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells it will be Yahweh who rules that day, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

386 16/87b: "- - - all their (non-Muslims'*) inventions (false gods*) shall leave them in the lurch". But where will the Muslims be left with a book and thus a religion not from any god? - (too much is wrong in the book to be from a god).

387 16/88a: "Those (non-Muslims - though here it may refer to the situation in Mecca just then*) who reject Allah and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah - - -". This was in 622 AD, just before Muhammad had to flee from Mecca, and he met strong opposition.

388 16/88b: "- - - add Penalty to Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

389 16/88c: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) used to spread mischief". This was in 622 AD when Muhammad met strong opposition from the leaders in Mecca. But what about later? - Muslims spread MUCH mischief to all around them, was not that mischief? Or is it only when Muslims are the victims it is mischief?

And what will the situation for the Muslims who made/make mischief be, if Allah does not exist or is part of the dark forces? - not to mention if there in addition is a real god somewhere? - one Muslims have been prohibited from looking for.

391 16/89b: "- - - raise from all Peoples a witness against them (sinners*), from amongst themselves - - -". See 16/84b above.

392 16/89c: "- - - bring thee (Muhammad?) as a witness against these (sinners*) - - -". See 16/84b above.

393 16/89d: “- - - We (Allah*) have sent down to thee (Muhammad/Muslims*) the Book - - -". As no god has not sent it down - too many errors - he also has not sent it down neither to Muhammad, nor to Muslims.

394 16/89e: “- - - We (Allah*) have sent down to thee (Muhammad*) the Book (the Quran*) - - -”. Yes, that is the big question for Islam. If Allah exists, and if he sent down the Quran, and if Muhammad retold everything correctly - f.x. did not “doctor” the surahs in Medina to get warriors or peace in his family - then Islam is a religion. If it is not true, what then? - and what happens in case to all Muslims if there is a next life run by a real god they have been prohibited to search for? - especially if they have lived according to the harsh, discriminating and bloody parts of the Quran, and the possible god is one teaching love and "do unto others like you want others do unto you"? Can a book full of mistakes, etc. be sent down by a god - not to say an omniscient one? Flatly no.

395 16/89f: “- - - We (Allah*) have sent down to the (Muhammad/Muslims*) the Book (the Quran*) explaining all things - - -.” The Quran far from explain all things – f.x. the judicial laws are incomplete, and at least one point is wrong (the shares when inheriting does not add up – depending on who are inheriting, the shares may add up less than 100% or to 125% and more of the total inheritance.) And punishing a raped woman who cannot produce 4 males who have seen the rape, is wrong, unjust and immoral. Besides there are many judicial and other points it simply does not touch - f.x. laws for road traffic to mention an extreme example.

This verse and those laws simply contradict each other.

396 16/89g: “- - - the Book (the Quran*) explaining all things, - - -”. Except that some of the explanations and many of the facts obviously are wrong. And except that many things are not explained.

397 16/89h: “- - - (the Quran is*) a Guide - - - to Muslims”. A book with that many mistakes and that much twisted logic and that much hate and inhumanity cannot be a real guide to anyone (and if someone all the same uses it as a guide, it tells volumes about them).

398 16/89i: "- - - (the Quran is*) - - - a Mercy - - -". See 1/1a above.

399 16/89j: "- - - (the Quran is) - - - Glad Tidings to Muslims". Only if it is from a god and only if it in addition is the full truth and nothing but the truth. (In reality it is not good tidings even to most Muslims.

400 16/90a: "Allah commands justice - - -". Contradicted by f.x. the sharia law demanding strict punishment for a raped woman if she cannot show 4 male witnesses who have actually seen the rape (and who in many cases will be punished for not helping her) - perhaps the most horribly unjust and shameful law which exists on this whole Earth. And also contradicted by the immoral parts of the Quran's moral code.

401 16/90b: "- - - justice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is meant in accordance with its own partly immoral moral codes, and not least partly unjust sharia laws.

402 16/90c: “- - - and He (Allah*) forbids shameful deeds - - -.” Strongly contradicted by f.x.:

2/230: “So if a husband divorces his wife (irrevocably), he cannot, after that, remarry her until after she has married another husband (and “fulfilled” that marriage*) and he has divorced her.” This situation is not often to meet, but it does happen. It is a most shameful deed in those cases to force the woman to prostitute herself to be permitted to go back to her husband.

Not to mention that 16/90 is contradicted by some of the “moral” rules in the Quran: Stealing/robbing, discrimination, enslavement, rape, murder, war, etc. – all “good and lawful” if you in some way can claim you do it in the name of a benevolent, good god. Or the rule that a raped woman who cannot produce 4 male witnesses who have seen the actual act – and will be punished for not helping her in case – is to be strictly punished for illegal sex. Most likely the most unjust and shameful law we have ever heard about.

403 16/90d: "- - - shameful deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral codes.

404 16/90e: "- - - He (Allah*) forbids - - - injustice - - -". There are lots of injustice in Islam - most of it, but not all, directed against non-Muslims. Discrimination, suppression, loop-sided laws, treatment of females - free or captured - to mention some. Only Muslims are so used to that this is "good and lawful" that most of them honestly believe it is morally good and right.

405 16/90f: "- - - injustice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral codes and its partly unjust sharia laws.

406 16/90g: "- - - He (Allah*) forbids - - - rebellion". Wrong. The Quran only forbids rebellion against Islam and Muslim leaders, not against non-Muslim authorities. A very nice situation for Muhammad and later leaders.

##407 16/90h: "He (Allah*) instructs you (Muslims*) - - -". Is it Allah or someone else who instructs? The instructions are via Muhammad and his Quran, and Muhammad did not hide that he did use dishonesty - even the breaking of words/oaths (2/225a, 5/89a+b, 16/91e, 16/92a+b) - and there are facts like lies in the Quran (6/7a, 6/28c, 6/35b, 7/120a, 7/146b, 20/70a), and words like al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), and "war is deceit". The question is even more relevant as the Quran is of such a quality, that no god was ever involved in the making or delivery of it, not to mention revered it in his own "home" as the "Mother of Books" (13/39b, 43/4b+b, 85/21-22), but that one theory for the Quran's creation is that it is made by dark forces - perhaps by Allah if he belongs to those forces and just cheated Muhammad.

##408 16/90i: "He (Allah*) instructs you (Muslims*), that ye may receive admonition". Not possible to receive from him unless he exists and is a god - and may be better not receive from him if he exists and belongs to the dark forces (Muhammad would not have a chance to see the difference if he in case dressed up like someone good.

409 16/91a: "Fulfill the Covenant of Allah when ye have entered into it- - -". = Be good and obedient - included in going to war - when you have become a Muslim.

410 16/91b: "Fulfill the Covenant of Allah when ye have entered into it- - -". There nowhere is proved that Allah entered such a covenant - not even many words telling about or explaining just that claimed event, and not one proof. Is this a "Boer-case", where some bookers claimed they made a covenant with Yahweh, but forgot to check if Yahweh took part in the covenant? (They in reality made no covenant with Yahweh, but only made some promises to him - for a covenant one needs the acceptance of both/all involved parts.)

411 16/91c: "- - - break not your oaths after you have confirmed it". A bit different from in most religions: "Break not your oaths".<(p>

412 16/91d: "- - - break not your oaths after you have confirmed it." Part of the basis for the sharia laws. Especially interesting here are the words "after you have confirmed it".

413 16/91e: "- - - break not your oaths after you have confirmed it." Well, Muhammad in the Quran and in Hadiths strongly advices you to break your oath if that gives a better result - pay a "fine" (expiation) to Allah afterwards if necessary. No wonder the Muslim areas are full of conspiracy theories about all and everything; When do the authorities and others speak the truth and when is it an al-Taqiyya (lawful lie) or a Kitman (lawful half-truth)?

And note the words: "- - - after you have confirmed it".A really strong proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same line of anything in the world of morality, not to mention line of prophets (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet - he was unable to make prophesies).

414 16/91f: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

415 16/91g: "- - - indeed ye (Muslims*) have made Allah your surety - - -". What is this worth if he does not exist and in addition is a god? - not to mention: What is it worth if he exists and belongs to the dark forces?

416 16/91h: "- - - surety - - -". See 2/2b above.

417 16/91i: "- - - Allah knoweth all that ye do". See 2/233h above.

418 16/91j: "- - - Allah knoweth all that ye do". Only if he exists.

###419 16/92a: "Nor take your oaths to practice deception among yourselves - - -". Once more the special moral code on the Quran - most religions in this case say: "Nor take your oaths to practice deception." This wording tells morally weak Muslims (perhaps correctly?) that it may be ok to do so against non-Muslims - cfr. f.x. the reputation the expression "Arab salesmen" had and may be has among sailors.

###420 16/92b: "Nor take your oaths to practice deception among yourselves, lest one party should be more numerous than another". IF YOUR OPPONENT IS STRONGER THAN YOURSELF, YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE FALSE OATHS EVEN "AMONG YOURSELF (MUSLIMS)" IF YOU FEAR PROBLEMS - - - AND WHAT THEN TOWARDS NON-MUSLIMS!?? (There does exist another claim: It means that you shall not use false oaths to switch to ever stronger alliance partners. But this does not fit the words in the sentence - an "explanation away" of a morally dark spot.)

###421 16/92c: "Nor take your oaths to practice deception among yourselves, lest one party should be more numerous than another". Part of the basis for the sharia laws. See 16/92a+b above - no further comment necessary.

422 16/92d: "- - - Allah will test you (people*) - - -". See 8/28a above.

423 16/92e: "- - - on the Day of Judgment He (Allah*) will certainly make clear to you - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that on that day it is Yahweh who makes things clear, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

424 16/92f: "- - - on the Day of Judgment He (Allah*) will certainly make clear to you (non-Muslims*) (the truth of) that wherein (the Quran*) ye disagree". It is not possible even for a god to explain that wrong facts are right (but of course he can try to do what Muslims and Islam are trying to do - to "explain" them away).

####425 16/92g: "- - - on the Day of Judgment He (Allah*) will certainly make clear to you (non-Muslims*) (the truth of) that wherein (the Quran*) ye disagree". Not possible unless he exists. But beware that explaining away he can do even if lives up to the moral code in the Quran. Not to mention his freedom to explain errors away if he exists, but belongs to the dark forces - a fact which makes Muslims' and Islam's explaining away of even obvious errors thought provoking, and this to at least the second power when it comes to dishonest explanations away meant for lay Muslims made by the Muslim clergy and scholars.

426 16/92h: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2a above.

427 16/92i: "- - - (the truth - - -) - - -" See 2/2a and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

428 16/93a: “If Allah so willed - - -". See 14/19d above.

429 16/93b: “If Allah so willed, He could make you all one People - - -”. See 11/118b above. But why does he not do so? - this is the official goal for Islam, and this other way it takes millennia and millions of lives and immeasurable tragedy, all on behalf of a claimed benevolent god.

430 16/93c: "- - - He (Allah*) leaves straying whom he pleases - - -". Remember here that according to Hadiths, he decides 5 months before you are born whether or not you are to end in Hell - whether he wishes to leave you straying or not. Here also is a formidable difference compared to NT - Jesus/Yahweh leaves no-one straying if they can help it, f. ex: Luke 15/8-10 + 15/11-31 and Matt. 18/12-14 + 20/8-13.

431 16/93d: "- - - He (Allah*) guides whom He pleases - - -". Allah/Muhammad guide whom Allah pleases. Jesus/Yahweh guides anyone who wishes honestly enough to qualify. The same god? Simply no.

432 16/93e: "- - - He (Allah*) guides whom He pleases - - -". It is not possible to give correct guidance by means of a crooked guide-book like the Quran.

433 16/93f: "- - - He (Allah*) guides - - -". Not unless he exists - and if he in case belongs to the dark forces, the use of the Quran with all its mistakes, partly immoral moral code, etc. as a guide-book may be understandable.

434 16/93g: "- - - ye (non-Muslims*) shall certainly be called to account for all your actions". See 3/77b above.

435 16/93h: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.

436 16/93i: "- - - ye (non-Muslims*) shall certainly be called to account for all your actions". A serious warning. See 3/77b above.

437 16/94a: "And take your oaths to practice deception between yourselves - - -".Once more the special moral code on the Quran - most religions in this case say: "Nor take your oaths to practice deception."

438 16/94b: "And take your oaths to practice deception between yourselves - - -". Part of the basis for the sharia laws - perhaps included 16/94c just below.

439 16/94c: "Nor take your oaths to practice deception between yourselves, with the result that someone's foot may slip after it was firmly planted (= some Muslim may lose faith in Islam*) - - -". This is one of the few cases where the reasons for not breaking your oaths are mentioned in the Quran - so as not to make a victim lose faith. Not the moral, but the religious aspect is what counts here.

16/94d: "- - - the Path of Allah - - -". The road to the Quran's and Islam's paradise - see 10/9f above.

440 16/94e: "- - - a mighty Wrath descend on you (for a big sin*)". See 3/77b above.

441 16/95a: "Nor sell the Covenant of Allah for a miserable price - - -". This is an expression you meet here and there in the Quran. Often it means that you shall not value wealth more than Islam. Sometimes it refers to Jews and Christians whom the Quran (wrongly according to science and actually also to Islam) accuses of having falsified the Bible. See 3/77a.

442 16/95b: "Nor sell the Covenant of Allah for a miserable price - - -". Often this also is one of Muhammad's standard explanations why many did not believe in him: They wanted a good life on Earth, and therefore did not want to listen to him - like he claimed: They sold Paradise for a good life here - which was a miserable price to get for Paradise.

443 16/95c: "- - - the Covenant of Allah - - -". See 16/91b+e above.

444 16/95d: "- - - with Allah is (a prize (Paradise*)) far better for you (people*)- - -". Yes, if Allah exists, it he has sent down the Quran, and if the Quran tells the plain and full truth.

445 16/95e: "- - - if ye (Muslims/people*) only knew". That is just the problem for Islam - some knew and too many know that something is very wrong with the Quran.

446 16/96a: "- - - what is with Allah will endure." See 16/95b above.

447 16/96b: "- - - what is with Allah will endure." There is nothing with Allah if he does not exist (and what is with him if he belongs to the dark forces, is an open question - he is no god if he is behind the Quran and all its errors, etc.

448 16/96c: "And We (Allah*) will certainly bestow - - - (on Muslims*) - - - their reward according to the best of their actions." If Allah exists and is a god - and if the Quran in case has told the full and only truth about him.

449 16/96d: "And We (Allah*) will certainly bestow - - - (on Muslims*) - - - their reward according to the best of their actions." One more difference between Yahweh and Allah: For Yahweh regretting sins and asking for forgiveness counts more than the good deeds. For Allah it is mainly the balance between good (sometimes "good") and bad deeds which counts. A plus for leaders on Earth who wanted action.

450 16/96e: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.

451 16/96f: "- - - patiently persevere - - -". An expression that is often stressed in the Quran, and which non-Muslims NEVER should forget is often stressed in the Quran and the war religion of Islam.

452 16/96g: "- - - their (Muslims'*) reward - - -". If Allah exists and is a major god, and if the rest of the Quran is true.

453 16/96h: "- - - the best of their actions". Remember here that the best of actions was to go on raids and war for Muhammad - mainly for riches, captives, extortion, and slaves - but some for revenge and later also for spreading Islam (most of Muhammad's armed incidents were for this).

454 16/97a: "Whoever works righteousness - - - and have Faith, verily, to him (what about her?*) will We (Allah*) give a new Life (= Paradise*) - - -". If Allah exists and is a major god, and if the rest of the Quran is true.

455 16/97b: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that in Islam this word means "live according to the Quran and its moral code and rules" - which not always are righteous according to normal standards.

456 16/97c: "- - - has Faith - - -". Believe in Allah, Muhammad and Islam.

457 16/97d: "- - - verily - - -". Dee 2/2b above.

458 17/97e: "- - - to him (the good Muslim*) will We (Allah*) give a new Life - - -". Again this interesting, but ever so cheap promise from a claimed god who never was able to prove he had the power neither of creation, nor of recreation - yes not even prove his own existence or Muhammad's connection to a god.

459 16/97f: "- - - a new life - - -". The Quran's and Islam's paradise - see 10/9f above.

460 16/97g: "- - - a life that is good and pure - - -". The life in paradise - but is life in the Quran's paradise really a good life? - or at least: Is it a good life for all? See 10/9f and you will find a life which is boring for very many, questionable for the male servants, even more so for houris who have to be sex toys for not always civilized men, and how good or bad for human women?

461 16/97h: "- - - and We (Allah*) will bestow on such (Muslims*) their reward according to the best of their actions." See 16/96c+d above.

462 16/97i: "- - - the best of their actions". Remember here that the best of actions was to go on raids and war for Muhammad - mainly for riches, captives, extortion, and slaves - but some for revenge and later also for spreading Islam (most of Muhammad's armed incidents were for this).

463 16/98a: "- - - seek Allah's protection - - -". For what it is worth if he does not exist - not to mention if he exists, but is part of the dark forces (with all those errors in the Quran, he is not a god if he is behind that book).

464 16/98b: "- - - Satan the Rejected One". Quite an ironic end of the verse if there is anything in the theory that the real maker of the Quran was Satan, dressed up like Gabriel to cheat Muhammad.

465 16/99a: "No authority has he (Satan*) over those who believe - - -". This can be horribly wrong if Satan is the real maker of the Quran, which some ones think - and not 100% without a reason.

***466 16/99b: "No authority has he (the Devil*) over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord (Allah*)". Will this claim - as normal for the Quran not documented - also be valid if the Quran is a made up book (it at least is from no god with all those errors).

467 16/99c: "- - - those who believe - - -". = Muslims - only Muslims believe according to the Quran.

468 16/99d: "- - - those who - - - put their trust in their Lord (Allah*)". They run a risk, as nothing is proved about Allah.

469 16/100a: "His (the Devil's*) authority is over those only, who take him as patron and who joins partners with Allah." According to Islam Christians joins partners (Jesus*) with Yahweh, whom the Quran and Islam (wrongly - fundamentally too different teachings) claim is identical with Allah. They thus have Jesus in addition to Yahweh, and the Catholics have the saints (in reality not divine, but goers-between between normal humans and the god) - are they under the Devil's authority? But what about the Muslims, if the Quran is a made up book?

470 16/100b: "- - - join partners with Allah". See 25/18a below.

###471 16/101a: “When We (Allah*) substitute one revelation for another - - -“. (“Substitute” is an English word that here has exactly the same meaning as the other word derived from Latin; “abrogate”). Allah tells he is changing his instructions now and then. But:

(Abrogation)

6/115: “- - - none can change His (Allah’s) Words - - -“. Well, he is contradicting himself, as he clearly changes it himself when something forces him to – try and fail?

10/64: “Hereafter, no change can there be in the Words of Allah.”

Also read 10/64 above.

Surah 16 came in 622, surahs 6 and 10 both came in 621. Allah thus abrogates himself, 6/115 and 10/64 with 16/101.

(2 contradictions).

#####But the real importance of this verse, is that it is one of the foundations and alibis for Islam's rule of abrogation (= making some - or actually many - Quranic verses invalid) - f.x. the famous 2/256: "Let there be no compulsion in religion" is thoroughly abrogated and invalid, a fact no Muslims ever mention.

472 16/101b: "- - - Allah knows best what He reveals - - -". When revelations are contradicting or there are other errors, it is not Muhammad who has made mistakes, but Allah who in his unfathomable wisdom has chosen to do it like that, so do not question it!.

473 16/101c: "(When Muhammad abrogates - makes invalid - older verses with new ones*) They (non-Muslims*) say: 'Thou (Muhammad*) art but a forger'. - - -".

474 16/101d: "(When Muhammad abrogates - makes invalid - older verses with new ones*) They (non-Muslims*) say - - -". How could this end up in the claimed "Mother Book" (of which the Quran is a copy according to Muhammad) billions of years before it was said or happened? One more of the many texts or quotes in the Quran which could not have been reliably written into the claimed "Mother Book" (13/39b, 43/4b+c, 85/21-22) in Heaven (of which the Quran is claimed to be a copy) eons ago, unless predestination was and is 100% like the Quran claims many places (if you look, you will find more cases than we mention - we only mention some of the obvious ones). If man has free will - even partly only (an expression some Muslims use to flee from the problem full predestination contra free will for man (and also contra that there is no meaning in praying to Allah for help, if everything already is predestined in accordance with a plan "nobody and nothing can change" - a problem which Muslims seldom mention), and an expression no Muslim we have met has ever defined) - and can change his mind, full and reliable clairvoyance about the future, not to mention the distant future, is impossible even for a god, as the man always could/can change his mind or his words once more, in spite of Islam's claims. There are at least 3 reasons - 2 of them unavoidable - for this:

When something is changed, automatically the future is changed.

The laws of chaos will be at work and change things, if even a tiny part is made different.

The so-called "Butterfly Effect"; "a butterfly flapping its wing in Brazil may cause a storm in China later on" or "a small bump may overturn a big load".

This that Allah predestines everything like the Quran claims and states many places, is an essential point, because besides totally removing the free will of man (in spite of the Quran's claims of such free will, or some Muslims' adjusted "partly free will for man" - to adjust the meanings where the texts in the Quran are wrong, is typical for Islam and its Muslims) - it also removes the moral behind Allah's punishing (and rewarding) persons for what they say and do - Allah cannot reward or punish people for things he himself has forced them to say or do, and still expect to be believed when he (Muhammad?) claims to be a good or benevolent or moral or just god. Also see 2/51b and 3/24a above.

And as mentioned above, full predestination also makes prayers to Allah meaningless, as everything already is predestined according to Allah's Plan - a Plan which no prayer ("nobody and nothing") can change.

Also see 3/154e, 6/149a, 7/34a, and 14/22b above.

475 16/101e: "- - - what He (Allah*) reveals - - -". No god has ever revealed something like the Quran - too many mistaken facet and other mistakes, etc.

476 16/101f: "Thou (Muhammad*) art but a forger - - -". They may have been right - all the mistakes, etc. indicates something bad. The same that most of the stories just are retold with some twists from old Arab folklore, etc.

477 16/101g: "- - - most of them (non-Muslims*) understand not". Perhaps that was exactly what at least some of them did.

478 16/102a: “- - - the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation (= the Quran*) from thy Lord (Allah*) - - -.”

2/97: “Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel – for he brings down the (revelation (= the Quran*)) (at least what is not brought by “inspiration”*) - - -“. Muslims sometimes say that Gabriel brought the most of those who were not sent by “inspiration”, but that the Holy Spirit brought some, and they might have got away with it - - - if it was not because other Muslims say that this is one of the proofs for that the Holt Spirit = Gabriel (sic!!).

In a way a contradiction. But the main effect is that as the Quran says the Holy Spirit brought down some verses, many Muslims as said believe the Holy Spirit just is another name for Gabriel. No-one who has read the Bible with an open mind would get such an idea (and it is neither said, nor hinted in the Quran).

479 16/102b: “- - - the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation - - -“. Muhammad Azad: “The Message of the Quran” tells that the Arab word “ruh al-qudus” (= the Holy Spirit) is used 3 times in the Quran (2/87, 5/110 – both connected to Jesus – and here), and that here it means the angel Gabriel. The Holy Spirit in Arab = Gabriel? That in case means that in 2/87 and 5/110 Jesus is strengthened with the angel Gabriel - a bit far from what the Bible tells. (It is likely Islam sets the Holy Spirit = Gabriel because the Quran tells that Gabriel brought large parts of the Quran (other parts came to him in dreams, by "inspiration", etc.), so that when it says that the Holy Spirit brought him verses, that must mean that the book is talking about Gabriel - not 100% logical to say the least of it. (But Muslims often are quick to go from "this may be so" to "this is so" and sometimes even to "this is a proof"). Also see 2/97. (There are texts in the Bible making this impossible - f.x. that the disciples of Jesus each got a part of the Spirit, whereas angels do not split into pieces. Besides the Bible very well knows the difference between angels and spirits.)

480 16/102c: (YA2141): "- - - the Holy Spirit - - -". YA's comment: = The title of the Angel Gabriel - - -". This is a claim you sometimes meet from Muslims. But no-one who ever read the Bible with an open mind, would ever get such an idea - the Holy Spirit clearly is something special. Besides the Bible knows very well the difference between a spirit and an angel - and in the Bible Gabriel is not even an ordinary angel, but an arch-angel. And: When the Holy Spirit came to the disciples of Jesus after he had left them, it split or splintered off something and took part in each of them. No angel could be split in 11 (Judas was not there naturally) or more.

481 16/102d: " - - - revelation - - -". See 4/47c, 5/59e, 15/1b.

482 16/102e: “- - - revelations from thy Lord (Allah*) - - -”. Once more: Can the revelations be from an omniscient god, when so many of them are wrong or contain mistakes? Out of the question!

483 16/102f: “- - - revelations from thy Lord (Allah*) in Truth - - -”. With all the mistakes, the revelations told in the Quran, at best are partly true.

484 16/102g: “- - - revelations from thy Lord (Allah*) in Truth - - -”. It also is not the truth that the Quran is from a god - too much is wrong in that book.

485 16/102h: “- - - revelations from thy Lord (Allah*) in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe - - -”. It is a strange way for a religion to strengthen its believers at least partly with wrong and/or not reliable “information”. There are far too many mistakes in the Quran for any sentient educated being with fresh eyes, to believe it is reliable.

486 16/102i: "- - - those who believe - - -". = Muslims.

487 16/102j: “- - - revelations from thy Lord (Allah*) in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide - - - to Muslims”. It tells volumes about Islam, if they use a book full of mistakes + discrimination, hate and war against non-Muslims as a guide for their believers - the Muslims. And even more if the religion/religious leaders try to “explain” away even obvious mistakes in it, instead of finding out what is true and what not.

488 16/102k: “- - - revelations from thy Lord (Allah*) in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims”. What kind of glad tidings can be built on at least to a large part mistaken and/or valueless statements and as wrong facts? It is bad if Islam really believes everything - that means they are too blind - or blinded - to see even the most obvious mistakes. But it is much worse if (some of) the leaders and learned men/teachers see the mistakes and bluff their audiences. And not least: If all the mistakes means that Islam is a made up religion - such religions do happen - and blocks the way for its (un)believers to a true religion (if such one exists), what then? Besides: Is it permission to steal and rob and rape and take slaves that are “glad tidings”? – fighting, women and looting are very central in the Quran.

489 16/102l: ""(The Quran is sent*) as a Guide - - -". No book choke full of errors is a reliable guide. And no book where there is no god behind, but full of immoral moral rules, etc. in case was from any good and benevolent god (but it may come from dark forces).

490 16/102m: "(The Quran is) Glad Tidings to Muslims". Please read the Quran and look for the realities behind the big and glossy words. How glad tiding is it even to Muslims (not to mention to Muslim women)? And to get a war religion into the world so absolutely was no glad tidings to the rest of the world - this even more so as the whole religion builds on a book with no connection to a god.

491 16/103a: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

492 16/103b: "- - - what they (non-Muslim contemporaries of Muhammad*) say - - -". A historical anomaly.

493 16/103f: "- - - what they (non-Muslim contemporaries of Muhammad*) say, 'It is a man who teaches him (Muhammad*) - - -". See 16/101d above.

494 16/103d: “It is a man that teaches him (Muhammad*)". There was a persistent rumor that Muhammad had a learned accomplice who helped him with finding out what to say. It is likely it is wrong - the Quran is not the work of a learned man, not even one of that time.

495 16/103e: “’It is a man that teaches him (Muhammad*)’. (But*) The tongue of him they point to (a learned foreigner*) is notably foreign, while this is Arabic, pure and clear”. The proof is invalid (even if the teacher was a foreigner (Muhammad's retelling would depend on Muhammad's choice of words), and also because the language is not “pure and clean” - Muhammad might have gotten the imported words (100+) from that foreigner. Also see 16/103f just below.

496 16/103f: “- - - 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 - no short vowels, no diacritical points (points user to signify some letters)).

Also as said the book is not very pure Arabic:

The old Arab alphabet as mentioned only had the consonants - it even today is unclear what is the real meaning of many sentences.

The old Arab alphabet did not have the points (“diacritical marks”) used later to mark different letters.

The old Arab alphabet did not have marks like full stop or comma – even though many a Muslim today claims that the Hafs version of the Quran he is reading – or may be the Warsh version if he is from Africa – is an exact copy of Muhammad’s words “down to the last comma”.

The written Arab language and alphabet was not perfected until ca. 900 AD - perfect writing was impossible around 650 AD when the official Quran was made.

But all the same the use of imported words in a book trying to use perfect Arab language as a proof for divine origin, tells that it is not made by an omniscient god - he had not made such mistakes.

We stress that the following samples partly are taken from Internet, as our Arab is not up to that standard. Therefore it must be used carefully, and if you find mistakes, please inform us. It only is meant as a taste - according to experts there are a lot more:

Acadian:

Adam = man or mankind. The correct Arab word: Basharan or insane.

Eden = garden. The correct Arab word: Janna.

Aramaic:

Qiyama = resurrection.

Assyrian:

Abraham/Ibrahim - a name. The correct Arab equivalent: Abu Raheem.

Egyptian:

Pharaoh = king or potentate (also a title). Used 84 times in the Quran.

Ethiopian:

Malak = angel (2/33)

Greek:

Iblis - corruption of the Greek word diabolos = devil.

Injil - corruption of the Greek word eua(n)ggelion = Gospel. Correct.

Hebrew:

Ahbar = teacher.

Darasa = to find the deepest meanings of the scriptures by exact and thorough studies.

Furquan (also used in Syriac, pwrqn) = to make free, salvation.

Issa or Isa = Esau (brother of the patriarch Jacob). The Quran says it means Jesus. Correct Arab for Jesus: Yeshuwa (close to Hebrew Joshua which is the Hebrew version of the name Jesus).

Jahannam (Gehinnom or Gehenna) = originally the valley of Hennom or Hinnom near Jerusalem, intensely used for Pagan (Baal) sacrifices to fire, and it therefore later gave the name to Hell.

Jannatu Adn = paradise, Garden of Eden (today reckoned by science to have been in south Iraq – if it ever existed).

Malakut = reign, the country of Allah/God. NB: No original Arab word ends with -ut.

Masani = repetition.

Maun = to find sanctuary.

Rabbani = teacher.

Sabt = day of rest (Sabbath).

Sakinat = the presence of Allah/God.

Tabut = ark.

Taghut = mistake.

orah (Taurat) = Jewish holy scriptures, the Torah.

Tufan = deluge

There also are Hebrew words like; heber, sakinah, maoon, turat, jehannim.

Persian:

Firdaus = the highest or 7. Heaven. Correct Arab: Jannah.

Haroot or Harut = Persian name for angel. Also see “Maroot”.

Hoor = disciple. Correct Arab: Tilmeeth.

Jinn = good or bad demon. Correct Arab: Ruh.

Maroot or Marut = Persian name for angel. May in reality be the Hindu god of the wind.

Sirat = path. Correct Arab: Altareeq.

Syriac (liturgical language used in Eastern Christian churches - derived from Aramaic).

57/12 muhaymin - from mhymn’, Syriac = “the faithful”.

16/102 ruuh al-qudus, from rwh.qwdsh’, Syriac = “Holy Spirit”.

20/80 tuur - from t.wr’, Syriac = “mountain”.

52/29 kaahin - from khn, Syriac = “priest” - meaning a pagan soothsayer or diviner (69/47).

There also are Syriac words like; taboot, tag hoot, zakat, malakout.

497 16/104a: "Those who believe not in the Signs of Allah - - -." One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

498 16/104b: “- - - Sign of Allah - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

499 16/104c: "- - - Allah will not guide them (non-Muslims*) - - -". It is difficult to guide anyone with a guide-book like the Quran - lots of mistakes and partly deplorable moral code. Also he cannot guide if he does not exist.

500 16/104d: "- - - guide - - -". See 2/2b above.

501 16/104e: "- - - a grievous Penalty". See 3/77b above.

502 16/105a: "- - -those who believe not in the Signs of Allah - - -." One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

503 16/105b: "- - - signs of Allah - - -". Wrong. See 2/39b above.

504 16/105c: "- - - (non-Muslims*) forge falsehood - - -". Muhammad claimed Jews and Christians had falsified the Quran - a never documented claim which later is proved wrong both by science and by Islam (by being unable to find any proved falsification). Besides; what if they happen to believe in a real religion (if such one exists) - and especially what if Islam is a made up religion?

505 16/105d: "- - - it is they (non-Muslims*) who lie!" They only lie if what they tell is wrong. Just like the Muslims lie if the Quran is wrong. Another thing is that the claim here is that Muhammad claimed the non-Muslims had falsified the Bible, a claim both science and Islam thoroughly has proved is not true = they did not lie.

506 16/105e: "It is they who believe not in the Signs of Allah, that forge falsehood: it is they who lie!." Do not trust non-Muslims - they are false and unreliable. Psychologically this is a much used way to make distance between "us" and "them". And sometimes a start on the production of enmity between "us" and "them".

507 16/105f: "- - - it is they (non-Muslims - here Jews and Christians most likely*) who lie!" What kind of god accuses people of lying, and then it is later proved they told the truth (see 16/105c above)? - and what kind of god throws around lots of such accusations without even trying to produce proof? Or was it not a god who did it?

508 16/106a: "Anyone who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief (= doubt or wish to leave Islam*) - - - on them is Wrath from Allah - - -". It is prohibited not only to leave Islam (though many does so nowadays), but even to doubt the teachings - full of mistaken facts or not. Here it is indicated that the punishment is for Allah - remember this is in 622 AD and Muhammad still is weak - it changed later. But you bet this verse counts for the ones who wish to "help" Allah with the punishment.

509 16/106b: "- - - Faith - - -". Islam.

510 16/106c: "- - - Unbelief - - -". Not believing in Muhammad and the Quran.

511 16/106d: "- - - Wrath from Allah - - -". See 3/77b above.

512 16/106e: "- - - Wrath from Allah - - -". There never has been any proved sample of wrath from Allah - not once.

513 16/106f: "- - - dreadful Penalty". See 3/77b above.

514 16/107a: "This (that many would not believe Muhammad*) because they love the life of this world better than the Hereafter (Paradise*) - - -". This is a claim you meet many places in the Quran; the reason why the skeptics did not believe in Muhammad was that they were bad people, not that they saw things were wrong with his teaching or that they really believed in another god (or gods). Claiming that they were low quality, psychologically was a much better explanation to give his - Muhammad's - followers and others.

515 16/107b: "- - - Allah will not guide those who reject Faith". But is he able to guide at all?

There has been no proof for even his existence.

There has been no proof for his claimed power.

There has been no proof for his connection to Muhammad.

There has been no proof for his benevolence - on the contrary he is a god of war and discrimination.

There are solid proofs for that he has no connection to the Quran - no god would deliver that quality "guide-book".

There are solid proofs for lots of mistakes in the Quran = no reliable "guide-book".

The Quran's partly immoral moral code is a solid proof for that no good or benevolent god is involved.

516 16/107c: "- - - Faith - - -". = Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

517 16/108a: "Those are they whose hearts, ears, and eyes Allah has sealed up (so they cannot find the way to the god*) - - -". Christians used to the compassion in NT and the god Yahweh and his "new covenant" they meet there, sometimes have problems believing they see correctly the first time they read sentences like this - a god denying humans even the possibility to find back to "the narrow road" and to the god? Allah and Yahweh the same god? No is not the word - you need something much stronger. Too big differences on most of the fundamental points.

518 16/108b: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) take no heed." But that was just what at least some of them did; they saw that things was wrong in Muhammad's new religion, and reacted accordingly.

519 16/109a: “Without doubt - - -.” Because of all the mistakes, etc. in the Quran, there is real reason for doubt about the hereafter – and even more so about if it really is like described in the Quran. Because of this – and because of all the other mistakes in the Quran – there is real reason for doubt about who will perish.

520 16/109b: “Without doubt, in the Hereafter they (non-Muslims*) will perish.” See 3/77b above.

521 16/109b: “Without doubt, in the Hereafter they (non-Muslims*) will perish.” At least for the believers in Yahweh, the Bible strongly contradicts this

522 16/110a: “But verily thy Lord - to those who leave their homes after trials and persecutions - and thereafter strive for the Faith and patiently persevere - thy Lord, after all this is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Comments; see 22/78. We may add that this one is written shortly before the Muslims had to flee from Mecca - perhaps even after the first ones had fled to East Africa (Ethiopia). The Muslims are told that Allah will be good to the ones who have to flee for Allah. Good for moral.

523 16/110b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

524 16/110c: "- - - those who leave their homes after trials and persecution - - -". This was in Mecca in 622 AD. The situation for Muhammad and his followers was very difficult and many had fled the town (a number of them to East Africa) - Muhammad himself fled shortly afterwards (to Medina).

525 16/110d: (YA2147): “To those who leave their homes after trials and persecutions – and thereafter strive for the Faith and patiently persevere - - -.” (Also see 16/110a above). Well, who are the “those” in this? Pagans that became Muslims? Or whom? Muslims guess, as the text is not clear. (Also see 16/110e just below). May be there are used wrong vowels in the central word (remember; in the old Arab alphabet one has to guess the vowels) and it is not the Arab word “futinu” that is meant, but “fatanu”. Then the meaning changes to: “- - - after inflicting trials and persecutions (on Muslim – more or less 180 degrees the opposite*)". It is not the only place this is the case in the Quran – a nice and clear and impossible to misunderstand language.

526 16/110e: "- - - patiently persevere - - -". An expression used time and again and again in the Quran: Persevere and sooner or later the "enemy" tires and you have won. The Quran so often has been right on this, that no non-Muslim should ever forget this, or the fact that Islam is a war religion (just read the surahs from Medina if you do not believe this fact.

527 16/110f: "- - - (Allah*) is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." See 1/1a above.

528 16/111a: "One Day - - -". The Day of Doom.

529 16/111b: "- - - every soul will be recompensed (fully) for all its actions - - -". One central difference between Islam and especially NT: NT stresses divine love and forgiving (though acts count), the Quran stresses acts (thoug forgiving counts).

530 16/111c: "- - - none will be unjustly dealt with". Not if Allah exists, the Quran is from him, and it in addition tells the plain and full truth only. With one reservation: What is the definition for "unjustly" in the Quran and Islam? - there are rules among the most unjust you are able to find in any culture.

531 16/111d: "- - - unjustly - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

532 16/112-113: This is called a parable, but as it is not related to anything, it is not a parable, but a story. That is to say, if you relate it to Muhammad's situation and his followers' need for a pep-talk to keep the spirits not too low, it may be a parable - like Muhammad made all stories about claimed and real(?) prophets parables to his own situation at the times when he told the tales.

533 16/113: "- - - the Wrath sized them - - -". See 3/77b above.

534 16/114a: "So eat of the sustenance which Allah had provided - - -". Allah has made everything, included your food, according to the Quran - but see 11/7a above.

535 16/114b: "- - - the favors of Allah - - -". Often claimed, never proved.

536 16/115a: “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”. Wrong. Hadiths – f.x. Al-Bukhari and Muslim – are very clear on the fact that also meat from donkey is forbidden. (This is one of the cases where Hadiths abrogate the Quran. Perhaps Allah forgot that donkey meat was forbidden in the Mother Book, or Muhammad forgot to mention it?)

#537 16/115b: "But if one is forced by necessity (to eat forbidden food*), without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits (then it is not a sin*)". Beware that this also goes for the cases where a Muslim is cheated to eat such food (see 16/119 below). The point is "willful disobedience", and if the Muslim eats something he honestly believe is ok, then he is not transgressing or sinning. We mention this especially, because sometimes some ones think it a good idea to cheat Muslims to eat food containing forbidden ingredients. This only is bad taste and impoliteness. Even if one disagrees with their beliefs, one may respect them as persons and not cheat. After all the majority are just the same quality humans as you and me - and top of all there is no point in doing it, as it is no sin for him or her, as long as he or she honestly believe everything is ok (or is forced to eat it).

538 16/115c: "- - - Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". See 1/1a above.

539 16/116a: "But say not - for any false thing that your tongues may put forth (= lies*) 'This is lawful, and this is forbidden', so as to ascribe false things to Allah." But this was just what the Muslims did when they made up literally hundreds of thousands of Hadiths. They simply made up Hadiths fitting their wishes - often for political reasons - to give their words more credibility and "weight". Which resulted in big problems for later collectors of Hadiths: Which were true and which not? Which resulted in the situation today: Hadiths hailed by Islam even though many of them obviously are untrue. (There are Muslims using only the Quran, as they have discovered that the Hadiths are not reliable, even though men like Al-Bukhari and Muslim surely did their very best, at least mostly).

540 16/116b: "For those who ascribe false things to Allah will never prosper". See 16/116a above. Plus: If Allah did not exist, was it then dangerous for Muhammad to ascribe things to him?

541 16/116c: "For those who ascribe false things to Allah will never prosper". If the Quran is a made up book, the only one ascribing false things to Allah, was Muhammad.

542 16/117a: "(In such falsehood) is but a paltry profit - - -". See 3/77a and 2/130 above".

543 16/117b: "(- - - falsehood) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

544 16/117c: "- - - a most grievous Penalty". See 3/77b above.

545 16/118a: "To the Jews We (Allah*) prohibited such things - - -". Clearly incompatible with the Bible which tells that the god of the Jews was Yahweh, not Allah.

546 16/118b: "To the Jews We (Allah*) prohibited such things - - -". Islam claims that the reason for the Jews' strict rules for lawful - kosher - food, is that they sinned too much against the god (and as Muslims had sinned little, they did not need to use the Jewish food prohibitions mostly.) By the way here is a small curiosity: Among others YA gives this explanation, and says this is said in the Law of Moses. But his reference (in YA2159) is not to the Law of Moses, but to a verse in the Quran! - and a verse which mention the Jews' hard hearts, but says nothing about food or prohibited food. And by the way once more: If there is a verse in the Law of Moses - or in all the 5 Books of Moses - saying that the strict food rules for the Jews were new rules made as punishment, we have not found that verse.

547 16/119a: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

548 16/119b: "- - - those who do wrong in ignorance, but who thereafter repent and make amends (do not sin or will be forgiven*)". This is relevant for 16/115c above.

549 16/119c: "- - - thy (Muslims') Lord (Allah*) - - - is - - - Most Merciful". Take a look at the surahs from Medina + some of the harsher and the unjust of the sharia laws and see if you agree.

550 16/120a: "Abraham - - -". A time anomaly.

551 16/120b: "Abraham was - - - obedient to Allah - - -". At least this contradicts the Bible, where he was obedient to Yahweh - another god with another religion (if there is just one god and he is one of these two - who is it?)

552 16/120c: "Abraham was - - - true in Faith - - -". The word "Faith" always means Islam in the Quran. But see 16/120a just above.

553 16/120d: "- - - he (Abraham*) joined no gods with Allah - - -". If the Bible tells the truth the simple reason for this was that Abraham did not believe in Allah at all - most likely had never heard about him - as his god to whom he according to the same Bible was much devoted to. Incompatible with the Bible.

554 16/120e: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

555 16/120f: "- - - (Abraham was*) true in Faith (Islam*) - - -". It is very good reason for doubt when it comes to Abraham believing in Islam some 2500 years before Muhammad. Also the Bible claims he believed in Yahweh.

556 16/121a: "He (Abraham*) - - -". A time anomaly.

557 16/121b: "He (Abraham*) showed his gratitude for the favors of Allah - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells he showed his gratitude for the favor of Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - 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.

558 16/121c: "- - - Allah, who choose him (Abraham*) - - -". see 16/120b+d above.

559 16/121d: "- - - Allah - - - guided him (Abraham*) - - -". Even if we omit the likeliness for that Allah was not involved: Can Allah guide anyone at all? - he has never proved so.

560 16/121e: "- - - guided him (Abraham*) - - -". Muhammad claimed that the claimed and the perhaps real prophets of the old all had got their copy of the claimed "Mother Book" in Heaven - similar to Muhammad's copy, the Quran - as guidance. But no book similar to the Quran is a reliable guidance for anyone - too much is wrong.

561 16/121f: "- - - a Straight Way", A standard name in the Quran for the claimed road to the Quran's and Islam's paradise - see 10/9f above.

562 16/122a: "- - - him (Abraham*) - - -". A time anomaly.

563 16/122b: "- - - he (Abraham*) will be in the ranks of the Righteous". After Muhammad, Abraham is the most central of the prophets in Islam. Moses may be number three. Abraham is mentioned in Hadiths to live in the 7. Heaven (it is not explained how he ended there before the Day of Doom - like the others Muhammad met on his trip through the heavens), where of course also Muhammad will end - and all his women and children if they qualified for that high a heaven. Yes, and plus his houris - we wonder how it was decided which heaven they qualified for.)

564 16/122c: "- - - (Abraham was*) Righteous - - -". If he is correctly described in the Bible, he mostly was. But beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is not in accordance with normal codes of moral, but with its own partly immoral one. (The Quran too often is far away from "do onto others like you want others do onto you".

565 16/123a: “So We (Allah*) has thought thee (Muhammad/Muslims*) the inspired messages (the Quran*) - - -“. No omniscient god has thought anyone so much mistakes, invalid logic, invalid signs, invalid proofs, like what you find in the Quran.

566 16/123b: "- - - inspired - - -". See 2/2b above.

567 16/123c: "- - - Abraham - - -". A time anomaly.

568 16/123d: "- - - Abraham the True in Faith - - -". He is described like that - but his faith hardly was Islam. One thing is that it is a contradiction to the Bible, and according to normal rules for evaluating sources, the Bible is more reliable. But the main thing is that no trace of Islam has been found older than 610 AD, and Abraham lived - if he lived - ca. 1800 - 2000 BC.>/p>

569 16/123e: "- - - joined gods with Allah." See 6/106b above and 25/18 below.

570 16/124a: "The Sabbath was only made (strict) for those who disagreed - - -." Islam has no real "holy" day of rest in a week. There is the prayer Friday afternoon, but but for that all days are permitted workdays.

As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible even for an omnipotent god to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)

571 16/124b: "The Sabbath was only made (strict) for those who disagreed - - -." The Quran here indicates that the day of rest once a week is a punishment for Jews and Christians, and pretend to quote the Law of Moses as a proof for this. But there nowhere in the Bible included the Laws of Moses and the complete books of Moses where it is indicated that the day of rest is a punishment. It also nowhere in the Bible is indicated that the Sabbath - the day of rest - was initiated by the Laws of Moses, like you may meet Muslims telling you (for both claims see f.x. YA2159). Actually as far as we have read, in the old times with much hard physical work, the body needed some rest to be able to do its best. But of course if a leader thought days of rest were wasted time, it might have been tempting to say: "Pray your Friday Prayer and go on working" - - - and then tell his followers how lucky they were who did not have to take a break.

But one funny thing here is that when the Muslims claim this is from the Law of Moses, they quote nothing from that law to prove it (there is nothing there which says this), but instead quotes from the Quran (f.x. 2/74). You meet this technique sometimes from Muslim scholars who are teaching lay Muslims - YA is meant for lay Muslims and a little up. Honesty?

572 16/124c: "- - - but Allah will judge between them (Jews/Christians*) on the Day of Judgment - - -". We do not think a comment is necessary just here.

573 16/125a: "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord (Allah*) - - -". All Muslims should/shall proselyte according to Islam.

574 16/125b: "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord (Allah*) with wisdom and beautiful preaching (etc.)- - -". But not one word is said here about honesty, refraining from al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), etc. Strictly speaking al-Taqiyya and Kitman is advised to use "if necessary" in cases of defending or forwarding the religion.

575 16/125c: “- - - the Way of thy Lord (Allah*) - - -“. The Quran does not represent the way of an omniscient god – and not a good one if there all the same is one of little knowledge somewhere behind the Quran: Too many mistakes, etc. and too much inhumanity.

576 16/125d: “Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord (Allah*) with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious - - -.” Little by little – or not so little – Muhammad’s tone changed from shortly after this (this is one of the very last surahs from Mecca – if not the last full one, as it was told only months before Muhammad fled to Yathrib/Medina). This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).

577 16/125e: "- - - wisdom - - -". There is some sly and good psychology and not a little understanding of human nature in the Quran. But but for that the preachers should get facts from other sources - too much is wrong in the Quran.

578 16/125f: "- - - beautiful preaching - - -". This is not necessarily honest preaching, but honest preaching is not demanded from Muslims - f.x. al-Taquiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth) and worse are fully permitted when defending or spreading the religion.

579 16/125g: "- - - and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious - - -.” You will meet many a Muslim not obeying this verse, especially on Internet.

580 16/125h: "- - - for thy (people's) Lord (Allah*) knoweth best, who strayed from His Path, and who received guidance". See 2/233h above.

581 16/125i: "- - - guidance - - -". See 2/2b, 7/192a, and 16/107b above.

582 16/126: “And if ye do catch them out, catch them out no worse than they catch you out: but if ye show patience that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient.” Still the peaceful Mecca mode – a large percentage of relevant, not religious scientists agree that a possible explanation for the hateful and bloody religion Islam changed to over a few years, is that Muhammad over those few years was morally destroyed from his new-found power. It is far from unusual that power destroys a person; “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – and Muhammad gained absolute and total power. This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).

583 16/127a: “And do thou (Muhammad*) be patient, for thou patience is but from Allah - - -". Absolutely everything positive is from Allah. This one is rather similar to 11/7a above.

584 16/127b: “And do thou (Muhammad*) be patient, for thou patience is but from Allah; nor grieve over them: and distress not thyself because of their plots.” Well, the patience came to an end – see 16/125 and 16/126 just above. This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).

585 16/127c: "- - - nor grieve over them (the lost ones*) - - -". Guess if this is different from NT! Yahweh and Allah the same god? You bet not! - the fundamental thinking is too different.

586 16/128a: "For Allah is with those who restrain themselves and do good". Only if he exists and is a god.

587 16/128b: "For Allah is with those who restrain themselves - - -." One of the better sentences in the Quran - but sometimes "forgotten" by Muslims and by terrorists.

588 16/128c: "- - - do good". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

Now we are near the flight from Mecca to Yathrib/Medina in 622 AD. There are 80 surahs which quite surely + 6 which likely belong to the Mecca period. In addition there are 22 surahs which quite surely belong to the Medina period, and finally 6 where the age has not been possible to find out or guess - 114 all together. (One reservation: Our list is not a canonized one as for the years - if we find a better one, we will correct mistakes, if any. But as the huge divide and the huge change of the religion appears when Muhammad fled from Mecca to Yathrib/Medina in 622 AD, and as one knows the period (Mecca or Medina) for nearly all surahs, such corrections will have little consequences for the comparison of Islam before 622 AD and Islam after 622 AD, and also for the enormous questions: Why this change? - did the omniscient god change his mind and want a much more bloody religion all of a sudden? - or did Muhammad suddenly need warriors/highwaymen to survive with his followers and to get power - he and his group survived on robbery/thieving and extortion for several years after 622 AD. And: Who made these deep changes in a teaching that originally and for 12 years had been quite peaceful? Allah or Muhammad?

###################Islam had - and has - its "we are the best". This is entirely like expected. Any “normal” new sect or religion has a need to mark the difference between “us” and “them” - and preferably in ways which at least seems to make “us” better than “them”. It is when one comes to the more abnormal sides of new sects or religions, Islam marks itself in a very inhuman and partly immoral way - and to a most striking extent - from 622 AD onwards. But the comparison between effects of “normal” wishes for marking one selves and for wishes for power in new sects and religions, compared to the abnormal glorification of murder, robbery, rape, suppression, hate and killing in Islam, is very striking. The same goes for how fast and how totally the religion was changed in and shortly after 622 AD (a fact no Muslim ever mentions or even is willing to admit) - it sticks out like a sore thumb. Allah simply is not the same god before and after 622 AD.

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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.

10/32: "- - - apart from the Truth, what (remains) but error?"


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