1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 19 -- Maryam (Mary)

Revelation: Mecca, 614-615 AD

(See general comments on Surahs here: Introduction)


 

The quotes and comments

001 "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral code, the unjust/immoral parts of sharia, and the Quran's rules for lying, thieving/looting, enslaving, raids and wars, plus the rules for treatment of girls and women - free and captured - and see if you agree. Always when there is a distance between words and corresponding demands and deeds, we personally believe in the demands and deeds. Glorious words are cheap, demands and deeds are reliable. Glorifying words and claims are too cheap for anyone to use and disuse - when you read, judge from realities, not from propaganda.

002 19/1: "Kaf, Ha', 'Ayn, Sad". See 11/1a.

003 19/2a: "(This is) a recital of the Mercy of thy (peoples') Lord (Allah*) - - -". As for mercy see 1/1a above.

004 19/2b: "(This is) a recital of the Mercy of thy (peoples') Lord (Allah*) to his servant Zakariyya". See 19/4a below.

005 19/2c: "- - - His (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 19/4a just below.

006 19/2d: "- - - Zakairyya". A historical anomaly.

007 19/3 "- - - he (Zakairyya*) cried - - -". A time anomaly.

008 19/4a: "(Zakariyya prayed*): O my Lord (here indicated Allah*)!" A historical anomaly.

009 19/4b: "(Zakariyya prayed*): O my Lord (here indicated Allah*)!" 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.

010 19/4c: "(Zakariyya prayed*): O my Lord (here indicated Allah*)!" Zakariyya was a Jewish priest, and not only a priest, but a priest in the Temple in Jerusalem, in a period when religion was very strong in Israel. We also are at a time from which we have written documents (f.x. Josephus Flavius just few a years later), so the strength of the Jewish religious society is no guesswork - it is written facts. Not one single Jewish priest would ever get the idea of praying to the Arab pagan god al-Lah (whom Muhammad later renamed Allah). And if he did, he hardly would survive many days. And as we now have entered times with written history, there also is not the slightest doubt that the Jewish god was Yahweh, not Allah. And we know for sure that the Jewish religion, its ceremonies, and its basick thoughts at this time were in accordance with OT, and very far from what Muslim later outlined in the Quran.

011 19/4d: "(Zakariyya prayed*): O my Lord (here indicated Allah*)!"

012 19/4e: "Praying (here wrongly indicated to Allah*) - - -". Why pray to Allah if everything is predestined, like the Quran states many places? Nobody and nothingcan change Allah's predestined plan, so what is then the idea with 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.)

013 19/4f: "- - - my (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 19/4a just above,

014 19/5a: "Now I (Zakariyya*) fear - - -". A time anomaly.

015 19/5b: "Now I (Zakariyya*) fear - - -". See 19/4b+c above.

016 19/5c: "Now I (Zakariyya*) fear (what) my relatives (and my colleagues) (will do) after me - - -". Meaning obscure - no matter claims about clear language in the Quran).

017 19/6a: "- - - O my (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 19/4b above.

018 19/6b: "- - - O my (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". A time anomaly.

019 19/6c: "- - - O my (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 19/4b+c above.

020 19/7a: "O Zakariyya- - -". A historical anomaly.

021 19/7b: “- - - his name shall be Yahya (John*): on none by that name We (Allah*) have conferred distinction before”. But Johanan (Hebrew for John), son of Kareah, was a distinguished man in 2. Kings, 25/23. From relevant history also were the priest-king John Hyrcanus and the general John the Essene. There both were many Johns and men of distinction named John before John the Baptist. In addition our sources say that the word “distinction” is not in the Arab edition, but added by Yusuf Ali to circumvent an obvious mistake, as the name John was far from unknown in Hebrew. (Yusuf Ali’s comment 2461). Other translators – f. x. Muhammad Azad in “The Message of the Quran” – say in his comments to the point that the exact translation is (translated from Swedish): “We (Allah*) have never before named anybody with his (John the Baptist’s*) name before”. But the name John is mentioned 27 times in OT = before John the Baptist – it was a quite common name. The claim simply is wrong.

To add words not to clarify things in the Quran, but to hide errors tell something ugly. It also tells that it is not the truth which counts for some Muslim scholars, but to make the Quran look truthful. But if there is a next life, what is more essential than to find the real truth behind religion - and which one(s) may be true and which not? If there is a next life and the Quran is a made up book, Muslims will pay a terrible price for Muhammad's and their other leaders good days on Earth, and for their own flight from meeting perhaps hard and unwanted truths.

Well, this baby grew up to a man who prepared Israel for Jesus – John the Baptist – half a year older than Jesus only, but as Jesus only started his preaching 30 years old, John anyhow had time to talk about one who was to come shortly.

022 19/8a: "He (Zakariyya*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

023 19/8b: "He (Zakariyya*) said - - -". See 19/4b+c above

024 19/8c: "- - - O my (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 19/4b+c above.

025 19/9a: (YA2462): “He said - - -.” Who said? – the angel or Zachariah? The book is unclear on this point.

026 19/9b: "- - - thy (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 19/4b above.

027 19/9c: “I (Allah*) did indeed create thee (man or Zakariyya?*) before - - -". See 6/2b above and 21/56c below + 11/a above.

028 19/9d: “I (Allah*) did indeed create thee (man or Zakariyya?*) before, when thou hadst been nothing! (from nothing*).” 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 tell 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, 16/4, 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 chapter about the 1000+ mistakes in the Quran.) (Strictly reckoned this contradicts 29 other verses. But minimum 15 contradictions.) (NB: In just this case a Muslim can say Allah created Zachariah, not “man” (Adam) - but not even Zakariyya was made from nothing. But later in the same chapter it is made clear that Allah talked about he had made man from nothing – in the very worst case he at least has said this one place, so the contradiction stands. But for any case we do not count the extra contradictions here.)

This with Allah and creation also is an interesting claim, because neither Allah nor Muhammad was ever able to prove he had power for neither creation, nor recreation - whereas Yahweh several times proved he at least had the power of recreating, if the old books tell the truth (and also for creation according to the Quran - remember the clay bird from which he/Jesus created a live bird).

029 19/10a: "(Zakariyya) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

030 19/10b: "(Zakariyya) said : 'O my Lord. - - -'". See 19/4b above.

031 19/10c: "- - - O my (Zakariyya's*) Lord (Allah*!". See 19/4b+c above.

032 19/10d: "- - - a Sign - - -". Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

033 19/10e: “- - - Thy (Zakariyya's*) Sign - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

034 19/10f: "- - - thou (Zakariyya - Zachariah in English*) shalt speak to no man for three nights - - -". Contradiction to the Bible which says he should not be able to speak not until the child was born (Luke 1/20).

035 19/11a: "- - - Zakariyya - - -". A historical anomaly.

036 19/11b: "- - - Zakariyya came out - - -". See 19/4b above.

037 19/11c: "- - - he (Zachariah*) told them (the people around*) by signs to celebrate Allah's praises - - -". Both the Quran and the Bible tell Zachariah was a Jewish priest, and the Bible in addition tells that he got his message in the Temple (Luke 1/9-11), and you can be both 100% and 1000% sure of that a Jewish priest performing sermon in the Temple in Jerusalem in the year 2 BC (or actually ca. 6 - 7 BC as the international chronology is some 4-6 years wrong, and this message happened ca. 15 months before Jesus was born) did not ask ANYONE praise the pagan god al-Lah from a neighboring country - he on top of the impossibilities had been killed immediately. Muslims will try to explain the name with that Allah just is the Arab name for Yahweh/God, but that clearly is not true, as the teachings are too different - especially between NT including its New Covenant and the Quran - and remember: If Muslims try to explain away the differences with their never documented claims about falsifications in the Bible, science has long since proved this untrue, and Islam has proved it even stronger by being unable to find any falsified relevant old scripture at all (if Muslims still insists, they will have to produce proofs, not just loose claims, which is all they have produced until this day).

#038 19/12: "- - - the Book - - -". At this time only the old Jewish scriptures existed. All the same the Quran may indicate an older copy of the claimed "mother book" in Heaven = a book similar to the Quran. A book - included a Gospel - they claimed existed when Jesus was born, so that Jesus could read it. If it was not because we know we have many non-Christian readers - f.x. Hindus and actually some Muslims - we had said "no comments". But we add that a Gospel is the history of Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension to Heaven, so most likely it had been very interesting reading for Jesus and all other Jews and others to read when Jesus was a child and before - before it all happened. Physical impossible - Muhammad just claimed Jesus read it as a child, but like so often Muhammad did not know what he was talking about (he knew the name Gospel, but obviously did not know what it really was - he did not know the Bible much). And for another thing it is a historical fact that even the oldest of the Gospels - there are 4 - was not written until a small generation after Jesus was killed.

039 19/13: "- - - he (John - later the Baptist*) was devout - - -". A historical anomaly.

040 19/13-15: This - and most of the details in 19/4-12 - is not from the Bible.

041 19/16a: "- - - (the story of) Mary - - -". A historical anomaly.

042 19/16b: "- - - she (Mary*) withdrew (just before her message*) from her family to a place in the East (where she got her message*) - - -." This contradicts the Bible which tells he got it in Nazareth in Galilee - her home town (in north Israel). (There may be disagreement about many thing also in the Bible, but not about that Jesus grew up with his family, which lived in Nazareth.)

043 19/16c: "- - - she (Mary*) withdrew (just before her message*) from her family to a place in the East (where she got her message*) - - -." Here Muslims have an interesting theory. Remember that Muhammad and the Quran say her mother dedicated her to service in the Temple (in Jerusalem). Because of this the "East" mentioned here, must be "a private eastern chamber, perhaps in the Temple".

What we have never heard any Muslim mention - even though it is such a well known fact that at least all mullahs, imams, Ayatollahs, and whatever + all scholars, have to know it (also because it is quite similar to in Islam), is that no women served in the Temple. Only men - and only men of the Levi tribe - served there (Mary was from the Judah tribe). No Muslim ever mentions these facts, neither in this connection, nor connected to the claim that her mother dedicated her to service in the Temple.

A brutal mistake in the Quran too difficult to face?

044 19/16d: "- - - she (Mary*) withdrew from her family - - -". How was that possible if she was in the Temple in Jerusalem and they in Nazareth a few hundred miles/km to the north?

045 19/16-34: "- - - (the story of) Mary - - -". To be short: The story of Mary in the Quran is not even distantly related to the same one in the Bible. (The tales in the Quran mainly are from legends known at that time + from some apocryphal (made up) scriptures - most of the sources are known even today). No god would rely on made up stories and fairy tales.

046 19/17a: "She (Mary*) placed - - -". A historical anomaly.

047 19/17b: "She (Mary*) placed a screen - - -". See 19/4b above.

048 19/17c: “- - - We (Allah*) sent to her our angel (singular – to tell Mary she was going to have the baby Jesus*), and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.” Also 19/9 tells only about one. There is a distinct difference between one and three or more. (If there had been only two, Arab had used grammatical dualis/dual, and been translated “our two angles”):

3/42: “Behold the angels (plural*) said (when they came to tell her she was going to have the baby Jesus*)”. A small, but distinct contradiction.

049 19/17d: “- - - We (Allah*) sent to her our angel (singular – to tell her she was going to have the baby Jesus*), and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.”

12/109: “Nor did we send before thee (humanity, man*) (as Messengers) any but men.”

16/43: “And before thee (Muhammad*) also the Messengers we sent were but men - - -“.

21/7: “Before thee (Muhammad*), also, the messengers we sent were but men”.

25/20: “And the messengers whom We (Allah*) sent before thee were all (men) - - -.”

Well, 3/42 - 6/130 - 11/69 – 11/77 – 11/81– 19/17b – 19/19 – 22/75 all say that not all were men. A nice little contradiction to 12/109 – 16/43 – 21/7 – 25/20 which all says all messengers were men.

(4 contradictions).

050 19/17-21: These (and more) details are not in the Bible. From where did Muhammad get them? As the Quran is not from a god, the alternatives are: From dark forces, from a mental illness (like TLE - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - like modern medical science suspects) or from a scheming brain.

051 19/18a: "She (Mary*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

052 19/18b: "She (Mary*) said 'I seek - - -". See 19/4b above.

*053 19/18c: “- - - I (Mary, mother of Jesus*) seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah”. It is highly unlikely that a Jew - and especially one working in Yahweh's temple (though this is another piece of contradiction to the Bible in the Quran, as she lived in Nazareth according to the Bible, days away from Jerusalem (Luke 1/26-27) - should seek refuge from a then highly polytheistic god from another country. As one see from what happened to Jesus, the monotheism and Yahweh were strong in Israel at that time. If the Quran had been telling the truth when it tells that Mary was working in the Temple, it is absolutely impossible - she had got into serious troubles if she addressed any other god than Yahweh (but then the Quran most likely is wrong also on this point - We have found nothing about Mary working in the Temple in the Bible or any other source, and if it had been true, most or all Christian sources had mentioned it, as it would mean one more connection between Jesus and Yahweh. (Actually it is incorrect that she worked in the Temple. This legend is taken from the apocryphal - made up - “’proto gospel’ after Jacob” - - - but Muslims all the same tell that the differences between the Quran and the Bible is because the bad non-Muslims have falsified the latter one – not because Muhammad ever so often used twisted fairy tales as basis for stories in the Quran.) Our Muslim sources also do not mention if there exists any other reliable source for this story in the Quran - which Islam frequently does not do when they have no sources, only statements built on nothing or, like here, on what legends and stories and fairy tales the story-tellers told in long evenings. Her work in the Temple simply is a fairy tale shined up and used like a true story in the Quran (this even more so as out sources tell that all workers in the Temple were men) - by Allah or by Muhammad, and presumably sent down from Allah and copy from the Mother Book in Heaven, a book perhaps made by Allah, but most likely - according to Islam - never made, but existed from eternity (impossible as angels are speaking at least one place in the book - it must be made after the first angels were created. Not to mention that Muhammad speaks some 8 places in the book).

You are free to believe it if you want.

054 19/19: “He (the angel*) said: ‘Nay, I am only a messenger from thy (Mary’s*) Lord - - -“. But contradictions:

12/109: “Nor did we send before thee (humanity, man*) (as Messengers) any but men.”

16/43: “And before thee (Muhammad*) also the Messengers we sent were but men - - -“.

21/7: “Before thee (Muhammad*), also, the messengers we sent were but men”.

25/20: “And the messengers whom We (Allah*) sent before thee were all (men) - - -.”

Well, 3/42 - 6/130 - 11/69 – 11/77 – 11/81– 19/17b – 19/19 – 22/75 all say that not all were men. A nice little contradiction to 12/109 – 16/43 – 21/7 – 25/20 which all says all messengers were men.

(4 contradictions).

055 19/20a: "She (Mary*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

056 19/20b: "She (Mary*) said: 'How shall I - - -". See 19/4b above.

###057 19/20c: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?" This is a well known dogma in Christianity. But it is worth noticing this all the same, because some Muslims tell what a "loose" woman running after Roman soldiers Mary was - one way to win points over opponents, is to use slander. But here the Quran confirms that she was a virgin - a woman like Mary would not lie also according to Muhammad. Similar in 3/47b. It also is directly said that she was chaste - a virgin - in 21/91a and in 66/12 Therefore, any Muslim saying Mary was not a virgin, tells that the Quran is wrong at least 4 places.

058 19/21a: "- - - (We (Allah*) wish to appoint him (Jesus*) as a Sign onto Us - - -". If the old books tell the truth, Jesus definitely was a sign - but for Yahweh, not for the claimed, but never proved god Allah.

059 19/21b: "- - - Sign - - -". Wrong. There exists not one single reliable sign anywhere about Allah - also see 2/39 - - - in addition to that this cannot have been about Allah, but about Yahweh (whom there are reliable signs about if either the Quran or the Bible tells the truth).

060 19/21c: "- - - (Jesus will be) a mercy from Us (Allah*) - - -". We think it is no big secret that the Bible contradicts this and says Jesus was from Yahweh.

061 19/22: "- - - and she (Mary*) retired with him (her unborn child*) to a remote place." This is not in the Bible, where he was born in the town of Bethlehem south of Jerusalem.

062 19/22-27: The birth of Jesus. This tale strongly contradicts the Bible on most points and is very different from what is told there about his birth. Actually what is told in the Quran, is from an apocryphal - made up - "gospel".

063 19/23a: "- - - she (Mary*) cried - - -". A historical anomaly.

064 19/23b: "- - - she (Mary*) cried - - -: "Ah! Would that I had died - - -". See 19/4b above.

***065 19/24: "But (a voice) (the new-born baby Jesus*) cried from beneath the (palm-tree)- - -". A historical anomaly.

***066 19/24+25: "But (a voice) (the new-born baby Jesus*) cried from beneath the (palm-tree): ’Grieve not! For thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee; ’And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree (normally date palms are some 50 cm or more wide and strong – impossible for a human to shake*): it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee”. This story is “borrowed” from chapter 20 in an apocryphal – made up - “proto gospel” said to be after some Mathew. “Borrowed” by Muhammad or Allah, but presumably sent down as a true story copied from the Mother Book in Heaven. Believe the last if you want. There are few if any original stories in the Quran - mostly they are “borrowed” from different sources, but often changed a little to fit Muhammad's teaching. In this special case one also finds the story in “The Childbirth of Mary and the Salvador’s Childhood” if we remember the name correctly, and it has perhaps entered the Quran via “The Arab Childhood Gospel” (source; among others Ibn Warraq). As said before: Muhammad took stories from such fairy tales, and then accused the Bible of being falsified when it did not tell the same made up legends and tales. But no newborn baby is able to think rationally or to speak fluently - if it had really happened it had to be a miracle, and there is no chance that it had been forgotten in NT, as it had strengthened Jesus' connection to something supernatural quite a lot.

###067 19/26a: "- - - say, "I have vowed to fast to (Allah*) Most Gracious, and this day will I (Mary*) enter into no talk with any human being". (A19/20 - in English 2008 edition A19/19) tells that the literal meaning is: "Say, 'Behold, abstinence from speech have I (Mary*) vowed unto the Most Gracious (Allah*); hence I may not speak today to any mortal'". But if she had given such a vow, she could not say this, because then she would be speaking to a mortal. Because of this, Muhammad Asad here explains that since her saying this would contradict the given vow, the text had to be changed a little (so that Jesus said this)(!!). Abdullah Muhammad Ali indicates that the vow had not yet taken effect, Muhammad Ali that she should not say it, but tell so by gestures - though how tell this with gestures?

But the really interesting point here is the underlying clear message, told matter-of-factly and without the slightest blushing - an everyday fact really: If there are mistakes - here a clear internal contradiction - in the Quran, it is ok for mere mortal humans to correct the claimed omniscient god who on top of all tells in the Quran that his words are easy to understand and are to be understood literally if nothing else is said (see f. ex. 3/7b+c, 11/1b, 16/103b, 18/1c+d+e, 18/1-2, 18/2a above and 19/97, 26/2a, 27/1a+b+c, 28/2, 41/3, 43/2, 44/2, 44/58, 54/17, 54/32 below) by simply "adjusting" the text so that the mistake seems to disappear. And then tell that there are no mistakes in the Quran - down to the last comma!! (The comma did not even exist in Arab when the Quran was written).

How much is "adjusted" in the Quran?

068 19/26b: "I (Mary*) have vowed to fast to (Allah*) Most Gracious - - -". It should not be necessary to remind anyone that according to the Bible, her god was Yahweh, and not Allah. We also from other historical sources know that Yahweh was the god of the Jews at this time.

Mary came home and her family was negative, to say the least of it (19/27). The absolutely newborn Jesus – a few hours old at most – had to defend his mother:

069 19/27a: "- - - she (Mary*) brought - - -". A historical anomaly.

070 19/27b: "- - - she (Mary*) brought the (babe) - - -". See 19/4b above.

071 19/27a: Contradiction of the Bible: Her parents said when she came with the surprise, a baby: “O Mary! Truly a strange thing (the baby Jesus*) hast thou brought!”. Mary had had to be very fat and very lucky if none of “her people” had noticed she was pregnant - be it at home or in the Temple. In the Bible she also did not hide the pregnacy.

072 19/27b: “O Mary! Truly a strange thing (the baby Jesus*) hast thou brought!”. According to the Bible neither the pregnancy nor the birth were secrets.

073 19/27c: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.

***074 ¨ 19/28a: “(Mary*) O sister of Aaron!” This is another contradiction to the Bible + at the same time the most famous mistake in the Quran. The likely reason is that in Arab the names Mary (the mother of Jesus) and Miriam (the sister of Moses and Aaron) both are written Maryam. Muhammad was not well versed in the Bible, and thought it was the same woman, even though some 1200 years separated them. The Hadith tells that Muhammad was told by his followers that he was wrong, and tried to explain away the mistake, but without real success. Muslims today tend to “explain” the blunder by saying it was an age-old way of paying respect to a woman to connect her to a person of high standard - and similar “explanations” - but the “explanations” generally are not accepted by science, even not by all Muslim scientists - this may be partly because Muhammad also has made the father of Moses, Imran, the father of Mary another place in the Quran. (This last fact is by some Muslims “explained” with that they are two different Imrans. But also this is not accepted by the science, as it is clear that it in both cases it is the same man it is talked about - the founder of “Imran’s house” or Imran’s tribe. It also would be much of a coincidence that for one thing Mary just was a honorable descendant of Moses' parents, and that the name of her father should happen to be Imran. Well, unlikely explanations sometimes happen to be correct, but there are too many unlikely "explanations" in the Quran). Some Muslims say it is an allegory, but it clearly is not told like an allegory – to call stories that turns out to be wrong allegories also is a standard Muslim way of explaining away difficult points when other “explanations” fail. And remember: Both the Quran and Islam strains that the Quran is to be understood literally if nothing else is said. Allegories, etc., also have points very easy to see, or are explained (which is not the case here) if Muhammad had intended to make a point of something. A clear mistake according to science. This is even more clear as Hadith tells Mohammad himself was unaware he had made a mistake, and is told to try unsuccessfully to explain it away when he was corrected by his nearest co-workers

Also see 19/28 in “Mistaken facts in the Quran” in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran". Contradicting historical(?) facts – it is not even denied by Islam that there were a long time between Moses and Jesus (and thus between Miriam and Mary).

075 19/28b: "- - - thy (Mary's*) father - - -". Historical anomalies.

076 19/29a: "- - - she (Mary*) pointed - - -". A historical anomaly.

077 19/29b: "- - - she (Mary*) pointed to the babe." See 19/4b above.

#078 19/29c: "How can we (Mary's parents*) talk to one who is a child in the cradle?" Nearly all points in the story of the birth of Jesus - included this - are totally different in the Quran compared to the Bible - and the thought-provoking fact is that one can recognize most of the tales in the Quran about this, from known made up stories and legends.

079 19/30a: "He (the baby Jesus*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

**080 19/30b: “I (baby Jesus*) am indeed a servant of Allah, - - -”. See 3/51 above.

**081 19/30c: “(Allah has*) given me revelations and made me (the baby Jesus*) a prophet - - -”. Even Islam (f.x. the learned Ikrimah, quoted by Tabari) accepts the impossibility that a baby is a prophet, but the explaining it away is vague and hypothetical. A very clear mistake. This even more so as there is not one single chance that this wonder had been forgotten in or omitted from NT if it had been true. Actually this is one of the points where many Muslim scholars accept there is a mistake in the Quran. (Actually it is generally accepted by Islam to be wrong.)

**082 19/30-33a: The newly born baby Jesus is continuing talking and discussing in his cradle. Also this is “borrowed” from apocryphal (made up) Child Gospels - in this case as far as we know via “The Arab Child Gospel” - called “The first Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ” – an apocryphal scripture from 2. century. There is not a single chance that a wonder like this had been omitted from the Bible, as it would have strengthened Jesus’ position quite a lot. This even more so as there are not many tales about Jesus as a child, and this story would have made that part of his life less blank. Once more a fairy tale used like a true story by Allah or Muhammad. Even a book like “The Message of the Quran” is not able to defend this as a true story, but it only offers speculations and presumptions to explain away the impossibility.

"The Message of the Quran" (A19/24 – in 2008 edition A19/23): As baby Jesus impossibly could be a prophet, there has to be other explanations, according to the Muslim scholars. As said: ONE MORE PLACE WHERE MUSLIM SCHOLARS AGREE THAT SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG IN THE QURAN.

A very clearly not true story - a clear mistake.

We have never met a Muslim explaining why the Quran often took its stories from well known, but made up legends and fairy tales, and then explained the differences from the Bible by insisting that the Bible is faked. And the use of old stories clearly is the reason why the old Arabs chided Muhammad for "just telling old tales" - and they were right, as he simply copied old stories.

Not much is said about the childhood of Jesus neither in the Bible nor in the Quran. In the Bible his childhood mostly seems to have been a normal childhood with a few exceptions, but in the Quran he was very early prepared for being or becoming a prophet by studying the Gospel (which did not exist at that time - and could not exist).

083 19/30-33b (A19/24) – in 2008 edition A19/23): A similar case as 18/84 above: As baby Jesus impossibly could be a prophet, this even according to Islam. There has to be other explanations, according to the Muslim scholars.

084 19/31a: "And He (Allah*) hath made me (Jesus*) - - -". Even omitting the intended word "Allah": This was a historical anomaly for anybody reading claimed copies of the "Mother Book" before this happened.

085 19/31b: " - - - Prayer - - -". Is there at all any meaning in prayers to Allah, if everything is Planned and predestined long time before, like the Quern states many places?

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.)

086 19/32: "(He) (Allah*) hath made me (Jesus*) - - -". Even omitting the intended word "Allah": This was a historical anomaly for anybody reading claimed copies of the "Mother Book" before this happened.

087 19/33a: "- - - the day I (Jesus*) was born - - -". A historical anomaly.

088 19/33b: "- - - the day I (Jesus*) die - - -". Here Islam has a problem: They claim he did not die on the cross, but was taken up to the god alive. How come that he then here foresees his death? (NB: No matter if Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, or was taken up to Heaven alive, it proves his connection to something supernatural (if true). No such proof exists neither for Allah, nor for Muhammad.)

*089 19/34a: “Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute”. We are back to what is the truth in the Quran - with all the mistakes it is a difficult question. What is sure is that Jesus did not say he was a servant of the known polytheistic, foreign god al-Lah/Allah (in that case he had had very few followers and had been killed much earlier), and that he called God/Yahweh “father”. In this case the text refers to verses 30 through 33 (see 19/30a, 19/30b, 19/30-33 just above), which already are shown to be clear mistakes. Another clear mistake.

*090 19/34b: “Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary - - -". A historical anomaly.

091 19/34c: "- - - Jesus the son of Mary - - -". See 5/110a above.

*092 19/34d: “- - - (it is) a statement of truth - - -". This an interesting claim: A story without sources given - actually with a wrong source given (so much is wrong in the Quran, that it is not from a god). A story clearly taken from known made up legends, etc. A story wildly different from the only possible more or less true known story. A story contradicted by known historical facts (f.x. Mary claimed setvice in the temple in the Temple). A story going against several laws of nature. Etc.

This story the Quran strongly states is a statement of truth.

If the Quran strongly claims such stories is the truth, what then about other "truths" in the book?

Thought provoking.

093 19/34e: "- - - truth - - -". See 2/2b above. 

094 19/34f: "- - - (vainly) - - -". See 2/2b above.

095 19/35a: “It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son”. We hope it really is the god that is talking here, because if it is Muhammad; how is a human to know what is befitting for a god? - and majesties often have children - many children. F.x. Ramses II had 67 sons (well, the number varies some from one source to another) and an unknown number of daughters, and Djingis Khan had so many children that science still can trace his DNA in Asia (source: New Scientist). And if this statement is true, there is the enigma of Jesus’ saying “father” and “my father” about Yahweh (the word “father” (of Jesus) is used at least 204 times in the Bible, and the word “son” at least 87 times about the relationship between Yahweh and Jesus according to our latest leafing through the Bible – frequently by Jesus himself) – both the Bible and the Quran says Jesus was honest - and science has shown that the Bible is not falsified in spite of Islam's never documented claims. (Also remember: Muhammad calls Yahweh Allah, as he insists it is the same god - something that is possible only if Yahweh/Allah is schizophrenic as there are too many and too grave differences between the two teachings.) Also see 19/92 – 37/152 – 37/180 below.

096 19/35b: “It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son”. Why not?

097 19/35c: "- - - He (Allah*) only says to it, 'Be', and it is." May be Yahweh only said "Be", and Jesus was.

098 19/36a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

##099 19/36b: “Verily Allah is my (Muhammad’s*) Lord and your (Muslims’*) Lord - - -“. This is a serious one: Here clearly it is Muhammad himself – Muhammad the man - who is speaking. How is that possible in a book made by a god before the universe was created or may be one which has existed since eternity, and a copy of a revered Mother Book sent down from Heaven by Allah? (There are a few mistakes (?) like this (8?) in the Quran – see 6/114a.)

100 19/36c: "- - - a Way that is straight". But leading where? To Paradise if Allah exists and is correctly described in the Quran - but remember here that the Quran with all its mistakes, etc. is not from any god - no omniscient god makes mistakes. To nowhere if gods are something made up by humans. To Hell if Allah is made up and there somewhere is a benevolent real god Muslims have been prohibited from looking for. Not to mention where it leads if Allah belongs to the dark forces and just has cheated Muhammad - too many facts for comfort may fit that theory.

101 19/37a: "- - - woe to the Unbelievers because of the (coming) Judgment - - -". See 3/77b and 19/36c above.

102 19/37b: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many distance inducing names for non-Muslims.

103 19/37c: "- - - a momentous Day!" The Day of Doom.

104 19/38a: "- - - the Day that they (people*) will appear before Us (Allah*)". Only if Allah exists, is a major god, and everything is correctly described in the Quran.

105 19/38b: "- - - the Day that they (people*) will appear before Us (Allah*)". The Day of Doom.

106 19/38c: "- - - the Day that they (people*) will appear before Us (Allah*)". Contradicted by the Bible, which says they will appear before Yahweh, not before 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.

107 19/38d: "But the unjust (= non-Muslims*) today are in error manifest!" Yes, if Allah exists, if Allah is behind the Quran, and if the Quran is telling all and only the truth - - - and if they do not believe in a god which really exits.

108 19/38e: "But the unjust (= non-Muslims*) today are in error manifest!" If Allah and Islam are made up, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral and ethical codes plus the immoral and/or unjust parts of the sharia laws makes Muslims belong to this group.

109 19/38f: "- - - unjust - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

110 19/38g: "- - - error - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is as compare with the Quran's often very erroneous texts.

111 19/38h: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.

112 19/39a: "- - - the Day of Distress - - -". = The Day of Doom.

113 19/39b: “But warn them (non-Muslims*) of the Day of Distress - - -.” Here it is talk about peaceful warning – Muhammad did not have power for much more in ca. 615 AD. This did change after 622 AD: 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).

114 19/39c: "- - - negligent - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it normally is referring to religious knowledge about Islam, or lack of such one.

115 19/40a: "It is We (Allah*) Who will inherit the earth - - -". A claim - like "always" in the Quran not proved, and in this case also not provable except by supernatural means.

116 19/40b: "- - - to Us (Allah*) will they (people*) all be returned!" If Allah exists, if he is a major god, and if he is correctly described in the Quran.

117 19/40c: "- - - to Us (Allah*) will they (people*) all be returned!". Contradicted by the Quran, which says they will be returned to Yahweh, not to 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.

118 19/41a: "- - - Abraham: he was a man of Truth, a prophet." In the Bible Abraham never is treated like a prophet (except he had closeness to Yahweh), he never behaves like a prophet (with the same exception), he never claims to be a prophet, and he is never in the Bible said to be a prophet by anyone who should know. He simply is one of the three patriarchs of Israel - and the Jews had not reduced their own founding father if they really reckoned him to be a prophet.

119 19/41b: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

120 19/41c: "- - - Truth - - -". See 2/2b above.

 

121 19/41d: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

122 19/42a: "- - - he (Abraham*) said - - -". A historical anomaly. 

123 19/42b: "Why worship that which heareth not and seeth not, and can profit thee nothing?". In the Bible there is no report of any kind of religious strife neither between Abraham and his father, (on the contrary they travelled together and lived together till Abraham set out for Canaan at the age of 75 - 1. Mos. 12/4-5), nor between Abraham and the rest of their people. But Muhammad was pretty one-tracked - see how all his stories are built in the same way: Always conflict Muslim vs. non-Muslim and the Muslim coming out the winner or in Paradise, whereas the bad non-Muslims come out the losers or in Hell. The story of Abraham is pressed into the same stereotypic form: Conflict and triumph. In the Bible it is a much more varied story and a more complicated human person. 

124 19/42-50: The story of Abram (according to the Bible) - later named Abraham - in the Quran is entirely different from the one in the Bible. Entirely. Also see 19/48-49 below. AND: As the bible is the only source for information about Abraham, and as it is clear the Quran is not from a god - too much is wrong - from where did Muhammad get this new information about Abraham?

Two curios: The Quran claims Abraham took his family and all his huge flocks of animals - he was rich - and went from Canaan or Sinai through the hot and forbidding and dry Arab Desert with little or no food for his animals to a narrow, empty, desert valley without water or grass in the middle of absolutely nowhere and withour any attractions, and lived there for at least long enough time to leave his son Ishmael and his concubine Hagar there.

The Quran further claims Abraham later built a big mosque in that dry, empty, narrow, desert valley where Mecca is now, for his small family.

No muslim ever mentions that there are some 750 miles - some 1200 km - between where he lived and Mecca, and much of it was harsh, forbidding, glowing desert where his lifestock would die on the road - - - and a good Muslim shall visit his mosque at least each Friday.

125 19/43a: "O my (Abraham's*) father - - -". A historical anomaly.

126 19/43b: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a below.

127 19/43c: "- - - guide - - -". Islam claims the earlier prophets got a book similar to the Quran - a copy of the timeless "Mother Book" in Heaven. Nothing similar to the Quran is a reliable guide-book - too much is wrong, and with so much wrong, it is not from any god.

128 19/43d: "- - - a way that is even and straight". The claimed road to the Quran's and Islam's paradise - see 10/9f above.

129 19/44a: "O my (Abraham's*) father - - -". A historical anomaly.

130 19/44b: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious". See 1/1a above.

131 19/44c: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious". The underlying claim contradicted by the Bible, which says Abraham's god was Yahweh, not Allah. As there are found no sure traces in any kind of science or even in folklore of fairy tales anywhere in the world for that anyone at any time had heard about the god Allah, it is highly unlikely also Abraham had ever heard about him. Perhaps - perhaps - the pagan god al-Lah, but not the monotheistic 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.

132 19/45a: "O my (Abraham's*) father - - -". A historical anomaly.

133 19/45b: "I (Abraham*) fear lest a Penalty afflict thee (Abraham's father Terah (Azar in the Quran)*) from (Allah) Most Gracious, so that thou become to Satan a friend". Comment (YA2497): "To entertain a feeling of friendliness, instead of aversion, to Evil, is in itself a degeneration of our nature, a Penalty which Allah imposes on our deliberate rejection of Truth. And the friendliness to Evil also implies the sharing of the outlawry of Evil". If you compare the basis for all real moral among humans, "Do onto others like you want others do onto you", with the Quran's moral code, you find a number of evil points in the Quran's moral and ethical codes. Also Muslims refuse to see the mistakes in the Quran, even the most obvious, and refuse to accept the truth on such points.

What thoughts are pertinent and close by here?

134 19/45c: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious". See 1/1a and 19/44b above.

135 19/46a: "(The father (of Abraham*) replied - - -". A historical anomaly.

136 19/46b: "(The father (of Abraham*) replied: 'Dost thou (Abraham*) hate - - -". See 19/4b above.

137 19/46c: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

138 19/46d: "- - - I (Abraham's father*) will indeed stone thee: now get away from me for a good long while". This is totally at odds with the underlying story in the Bible, where there is reported no serious conflict between Abraham and his father - religious or other kinds. See 19/42b and 19/42-50 above. 

139 19/47a: "Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

140 19/47b; "- - - I (Abraham*) will pray to mu lord (here indicated Allah*) for thy (his father's*) forgiveness - - -". Why? - if Allah predestines everything long before, and does so according to a Plan which nobody and nothing can change, like the Quran states many places, prayers have no meaning in Islam, as they cannot have any effect. A question Muslims never touch.

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.)

141 19/47c: "- - - Most Gracious (here indicated Allah*)". See 1/1a above.

142 19/48a: "I (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

143 19/48b: "- - - prayer - - -". See 19/47b above.

144 19/48-49: "And I (Abram/Abraham*) will turn away from you (all) - - - etc. - - -". Strong contradiction to the Bible where he never left his father. On the contrary his father Terah, his nephew Lot whose father died, and he went together until Abraham set outfor Canaan at the venerable age of 75 (1. Mos. 12/4-5). Together they went from Ur of the Chaldeans (south Iraq) to Haran (Northwest Iraq) where they lived until Abraham set out for Canaan at the age of 75 (1. Mos. 12/4-5).

145 19/49a: "- - - We (Allah*) bestowed on him (Abraham*) Isaac and Jacob - - -". Many think that this early ((614 - 615 AD) Muhammad believed that Isaac and Jacob were the sons of Abraham. Only Isaac was - Jacob was the son of Isaac.

#146 19/49b: "- - - We (Allah*) bestowed on him (Abraham*) Isaac and Jacob - - -". Abraham got the son Isaac with his wife Sarah. It is strange that in 614 - 615 AD the Quran does not mention his son with Sarah's slave Hagar - Ishmael. Had Muhammad not yet got the Idea of claiming ancestry from Abraham (via Ishmael?) We may also mention that 1. Mos. 25/1-2 and also 1. Chron. 1/32 says that Abraham took another wife/concubine and had 6 sons with her: "The sons born to Keturah, Abraham's concubine: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah". Not mentioned in the Quran. Had Muhammad claimed ancestry via one of these, his claim had been stronger, because little is said about where they ended. But most likely he never knew about these sons of Abraham. (To claim to be descendants via an Ishmael living in Mecca, is hopeless if the stories in the Bible are true - and at the time when they were written down, there was no reason for the Jews not to be honest about this - besause the place where it is told Abraham left Hagar, is some 1200 km from the dry, empty desert valley where Mecca later came (1. Mos. 20/14), and the place it tells Ishmael settled is even a little further off (1. Mos. 25/18). And the track form those places to the nowhere, empty, narrow desert valley of later Mecca was for large parts through harsh and forbidding hot desert - - - and without any attractions giving the least reason to go there.

147 19/49c: "- - - each of them (Isaac and Jacob We (Allah*) made a prophet". In the Bible they are 2 of the 3 patriarchs of the Jews (Abraham was the first), but they are not named prophets in the Bible.

148 19/50a: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Mercy - - -". See 171a above.

149 19/50b: "- - - truth". See 2/2b above.

150 19/51: "- - - Moses - - -". A historical anomaly.

151 19/52: "(The god called Moses at*) Mount (Sinai) - - -". According to the Bible this happened near Mount Horeb (2. Mos. 3/1).

152 19/53a: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Mercy - - -". See 171a above.

153 19/53b: "- - - We (Allah*) gave him (Moses*) his brother Aaron - - -". The other way round would be more correct, as Aaron according to the Bible was 3 years older than Moses.

154 19/53c: "- - - Aaron, (also) a prophet - - -". Moses was a prophet also in the Bible - it is said so in f.x. 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 - but Aaron is nowhere treated like or behaved like or was called a prophet there.

155 19/53d: "- - - Aaron - - -". A historical anomaly.

156 19/54a: "- - - Ishmael - - -". A historical anomaly.

157 19/54b: "- - - true - - -". See 2/2b above.

158 19/54c: "- - - he (Ishmael*) was a messenger (and) a prophet". Not one word about this in the Bible, and these parts of the Bible (1. Mos.) were written at least 1ooo years before Muhammad (and not falsified according to science) - which means at least 1ooo years before there even was any reason for falsifying it.

159 19/54d: "- - - a messenger (and) a prophet". In the Bible you hardly see this distinction, as the word "messenger" hardly is used as a title, but in the Quran and in Islam it of some essence. You meet Muslims telling you that a prophet only is a prophet, whereas a messenger is something much more - though no Muslim has ever been able to tell us what the superiority of being a messenger is. In normal language it is the other way around: A prophet is distinct title telling about a close connection to a god. Whereas a messenger only is someone who brings a message - something the messenger even may know nothing about or do not understand - from one place to another. One reason for this claim about the superiority of being a messenger, may be that Muhammad in reality was no prophet - he never in all his life made a real prophesy, and a prophet unable to make prophesies is no real prophet. Muhammad knew this, and Islam knows it - and then messenger is a safer title than prophet (which many could question). Another fact is that Muhammad in reality was a doubtful character - just look at his claims and deeds and introduced rules, etc. - and they need to "enlarge" him to something even better than the old prophets, as all Islam rests only on this man's rather suspect words, moral and integrity. An imposing title kills some questions, so make the title imposing.

160 19/54-55: These stories in the Quran are not from the Bible - and there existed no other source except for legends, fairy tales etc.

161 19/56: "- - - Idris - - -". This may be a made up name, it may or may not have been the biblical Jewish prophet Enoch (1. Mos. 5/18-19 and 5/21-24), or perhaps the also biblical prophet Elijah (1. King 17/1 and 1. King 17/16-46), or it may be someone unknown. Nobody knows. The infamously clear language in the Quran.

162 19/58a: "- - - (- - - the Ark) - - - Noah - - - Abraham - - - Israel (Jacob*) - - -". Historical anomalies.

163 19/58b: "- - - those (Jewish prophets*) whom We (Allah*) guided - - -". As Allah and Yahweh is not the same god - too much is different of the fundamental elements of the teachings - Allah was not involved with the Jewish prophets according to the Bible.

164 19/58c: "- - - those (Jewish prophets*) whom We (Allah*) guided - - -". One cannot guide anyone very much with something similar to the Quran with all its mistakes, etc., and according to the Quran that was what Allah had to offer his claimed prophets.

165 19/58d: "- - - guided - - -". See 2/2b above.

166 19/58e: “- - - Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

167 19/58f: "- - - they (the old Jewish prophets*) would fall down in prostration (indicated to Allah*) and tears". As Allah had no connections to the Jewish prophets, also this part of the claim is untrue according to the Bible.

168 19/60a: "- - - those who repent and believe - - -". Muslims - only Muslims believe according to the Quran.

169 19/60b: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when words like this is used in the Quran - and by Muslims - it is compared to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

170 19/60c: "- - - the Garden - - -". = Paradise. See 10/9f above.

171 19/60d: "- - - (good Muslims*) will not be wronged in the least - - -". If Allah exists and is a major god, and if everything is correctly described in the Quran. The question may be different if the Quran is a made up book - and it at least is not from any god with all its errors.

172 19/61a: "Gardens of Eternity - - -". Paradise. See 10/9f above.

173 19/61b: "Gardens of Eternity - - -". But 11/108c may indicate it is not quite for eternity.

174 19/61c: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". Read the Quran, but skip the nice, glorifying words. Read instead what Allah demands and does and his rules and his moral and ethical codes, to get a true picture of him. Is he "Most Gracious"?

175 19/61d: "- - - His (Allah's) promise must (necessarily) come to pass". Till this day there has not been one single promise clearly given by Allah and which clearly has been fulfilled by him. The best proof for that this fact is true, is the noise Islam had made if it had happened even once. Nobody has ever heard such noise.

176 19/62: "They will not there hear any vain discourse, but only salutations of Peace - - -". No mental activity in Paradise - not even debating. If man is resurrected in body and brain, this sounds like a terribly boring place to us - and that is very literally and honest meant. Only eating, drinking and sex for pastime? Also see 10/9f above.

177 19/63a: "Such is the Garden We (Allah*) give (to good Muslims*) - - -". See 10/9f above.

178 19/63b: "Such is the Garden We (Allah*) give (to good Muslims*) - - -". It is very different from the garden given to believers in Yahweh, according to the Bible - VERY different. One of the at least 110% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

179 19/63c: "- - - those of Our (Allah's*) servants who guard against evil". The good Muslims.

180 19/63d: "- - - evil". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

181 19/64: "- - - (Allah*) never doth forget - - -". Why does he then so many places in the Quran need a book or a record?

182 19/65a: "(Allah is*) Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and of the earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved - one of the many never documented claims in the Quran any believer in any religion can make on behalf of his/her god(s) free of charge as long as any claim for proof can be evaded, as words are that cheap.

183 19/65b: "(Allah is*) Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and of the earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible which says it is Yahweh who is this lord, 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.

184 19/65c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

185 19/65d: "- - - so worship Him (Allah*) - - -". The only claims for his existence are only based on the words on a man clearly described as having a very doubtful moral and plainly, too, he accepted and believed in the use of dishonesty - and a man wanting power and riches for more power - and women. Normally such men are shunned and their tales disbelieved, but if you mix religion into it, not a few of them have succeeded to an astonishing degree.

186 19/65e: "- - - be constant and patient in His worship - - -". As he till now never clearly has reacted to worship - lots of claims, but no proved case - patience may be necessary, yes.

187 19/65f: "- - - knowest thou of any who is worth of the same Name as He (Allah*)" We honestly do not know if he is worthy a name at all, as there never was a proof neither for his existence, nor for his power - only lofty words. And then there is the recurring question of Yahweh, which the Quran admits existed, but who is not the same god as Allah as the basics of the religions are too different - - - and the excuse about falsified Bible is invalid as science - and Islam (by never finding a falsified document among the relevant old ones) - has proved this untrue.

188 19/66: "What! When I (a man*) am dead, shall I then be raised alive". A second life was hardly a surprise for an old Arab - if they were not strong in that belief themselves, they knew other religions were. But Muhammad claimed regeneration in body, which is a bit much. (But as the Muslim Paradise mainly has bodily pleasures, a bodily resurrection is necessary.)

189 19/67a: “But does not man call to mind that We (Allah*) created him - - -". Often claimed, never proved - - - and contradicting science.''

190 19/67b: “But does not man call to mind that We (Allah*) created him out of nothing?” This contradicts all the other places in the Quran where it is told about the creation of man, and that tell that man/Adam was created out of some material or other.

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 tells 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, 16/4, 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 tells 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”. (Also see verse 6/2 in the chapter about the 1000+ mistakes in the Quran.) (Strictly reckoned this contradicts 29 other verses. But minimum 15 contradictions.)

191 19/68a: “So, by thy Lord (Allah*) - - -". Allah is swearing by himself (most sentences in the Quran starting with "by", are oaths).

192 19/68b: “So, by thy Lord (Allah*), without doubt - - -”. With all the mistakes, etc. in the Quran, there are good reasons for doubts.

193 19/68c: “So, by thy Lord (Allah*), without doubt, We (Allah*) shall gather them (people*) together (at the Day of Doom*)- - -”. The old fact: This only is true if Allah exists and is a major god, and if everything is correctly described in the Quran.

194 19/68d: “So, by thy Lord (Allah*), without doubt, We (Allah*) shall gather them (people*) together (at the Day of Doom*)- - -”. Contradicted by the Bible, which says this will be 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.

195 19/68e: "- - - then shall We (Allah*) bring them (people*) on their knees round about Hell - - -". See 3/77b above.

196 19/68-69: Bad ones will be punished in the next life. See 3/77b above.

197 19/69a: "Then We (Allah*) shall certainly drag out from every sect all those who were worst - - -". This just is a claim, not a certainty, among other facts because exactly nothing is proved neither about Allah's existence, nor about his power - or if he in case belongs to the dark forces. And everything is built only on claims from a man of very suspect moral and reliability according even to the realities - not the glorious words, but the realities - in central Islamic books. The only fact which is certain, is that if he is behind the Quran and all its mistakes, etc., Allah is no god.

198 19/69b: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.

199 19/69c: "- - - obstinate rebellion against (Allah) - - -". Opposition against Islam is not rebellion if Allah does not exist. Then it is pure common sense.

200 19/69d: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". Read the Quran, but skip the nice, glorifying words. Read instead what Allah demands and does and his rules and his moral and ethical codes, to get a true picture of him. Is he "Most Gracious"?

201 19/70a: "And certainly We (Allah*) know best those who are most worthy of being burned therein". Allah knows absolutely everything - - - but he needs books, records and tests. Also see 2/233h above.

202 19/70b: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.

203 19/71a: “Not one of you but will pass over it (possibly the bridge Sirat - to be passed the Last Day*)”. Very similar to Zoroastrian (Persia - with whom Arabia had much contact), where the bridge is named Chinavad. Also see 55/56 below

204 19/71b: (A19/56 – in 2008 edition A19/55): “Not one of you but will pass over it (Hell*) - - -.” Who do the word “you” refer to? Islam does not know. Either all sinners or all humans most likely, but the text is unclear about which. Like too often before.

205 19/71c: (YA2518): “Not one of you but will pass over it (Hell*) - - -.” 3 possible interpretations: A: Every soul (person? – they are resurrected in flesh according to Islam) must pass over/through/by the fire. Or B: Possibly it only refers to the wicked ones if the word “you” is only directed to them. Or C: May be it refers to the bridge Sirat (not mentioned by name in the Quran) over Hell and the march across that one. The book is this unclear.

206 19/71d: "- - - a Decree which must be accomplished". The predestination - What Allah has decided must happen, because his Plan cannot be changed by anyone or anything.

207 19/72a: "But We (Allah*) shall save those who guarded against evil - - -". Not possible unless he exists and is a god.

208 19/72b: "- - - those who guarded against evil - - -". Muslims.

209 19/72c: "- - - evil". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

210 19/72d: "- - - and We (Allah*) shall leave the wrongdoers therein (in Hell*) - - -". Similar answer to 19/72a above, except that this is possible also if he belongs to the dark forces.

211 19/72e: "- - - the wrongdoers - - -". In the Quran this normally is a (negatively loaded) name for non-Muslims.

212 19/72f: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

213 19/72g: "- - - (humbled) to their (non-Muslims'*) knees". See 3/77b above.

214 19/73a: “- - - Our (Allah's*) Clear Signs - - -“. There is not one single clear sign (= Quran-speak for proof) for neither Allah nor for Muhammad’s connection to a god in all the Quran (or anywhere else) – only claims and statements backed by not proved words or by nothing.

215 19/73b: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many to Muslims repulsive names for non-Muslims.

216 19/73c: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

217 19/73d: "Which of the two sides is best in point of position?" May well be some unbelievers said so. It also is clear that it was psychologically a good thing to tell the followers, because it was an ok way to gloss over the fact that many opponents simply saw that things were wrong in the new religion. Also slander is a weapon against opponents - a dirty weapon, but a weapon.

218 19/74a: "But how many (countless) generations before them have We (Allah*) destroyed - - -?" Benevolent god?

219 19/74b: "But how many (countless) generations before them have We (Allah*) destroyed, who were even better in equipment (than you*) - - -". So just take care.

220 19/75a: "If any men go astray (do not accept Muhammad and his new religion*), (Allah) - - - extends (the rope) to them - - -". Muhammad's standard explanation for why some non-Muslims had a good life, whereas some Muslims had a bad one - it was the will of Allah. And also one of his standard explanations for that many did not believe him - Allah's will. But take a heart and be glad; he will punish them in the end.

221 19/75b: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

222 19/75c: "- - - the Hour - - -". The Day of Doom.

223 19/75d: "- - - (who (is*)) weakest in forces". (A19/64 - translated from Swedish): "Literally: '- - - weaker in the question of troops/military forces'". The interesting point here is that in the English 2008 edition this is changed to (A19/60): "Literally: '- - - in property' or 'abundance of property'". The "Religion of Peace" becoming more correct?

224 19/76a: "- - - Allah doth advance in guidance those who seek guidance - - -". The old fact: Not possible unless Allah exists and in addition is a god.

225 19/76b: "- - - guidance - - -". See 2/2b, 7/192a and 16/107b above.

226 19/76c: "- - - Good Deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this it is meant in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code - f. ex. are going on raids and to war and steal, kill and suppress for the benevolent and good god Allah, for Muhammad and for his successors, among the very best deeds, and to rape female victims included children (at least down to 9 years old) is "lawful and good".

227 19/77a: “- - - Our (Allah's*) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

228 19/77b: "- - - wealth and children - - -". In those times children - mainly sons - was a source of status and power, and of security when old. Because of the inflexibility of the Quran this point of view is forever frozen, also now far into a time when we are becoming too many on Earth. A problem made even worse because many Muslim leaders and clergy see many children as a means to outnumber members of other religions and take the power, and this is more essential than to keep the population on a level Earth can support.

229 19/78: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

230 19/79a: "- - - We (Allah*) shall record - - -". Why does a predestining, omniscient god need a record?

231 19/79b: "- - - and We (Allah*) shall add and add to his (non-Muslim's*) punishment". See 3/77b above.

232 19/80a: "To Us (Allah*) shall return all that he (non-Muslim*) talks and he shall appear before Us bare and alone". If Allah exists and is a major god, and if the Quran has told everything correctly".

233 19/80b: "To Us (Allah*) shall return all that he (non-Muslim*) talks and he shall appear before Us bare and alone". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells he will appear before Yahweh, not before 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.

234 19/81a: "And they (non-Muslims*) have taken gods other than Allah - - -". If they saw some of all the mistakes, contradictions etc, in the Quran, they had a reason for this. If Allah in addition does not exist - for which there is a number of reasons to suspect - they had a good reason. And if they on top of all themselves believed in a real god (if such one exists), they really made a lucky choice.

235 19/81b: "And they (non-Muslims*) have taken gods other than Allah - - -". See 25/18a below.

236 19/82: "Instead they (the false gods*) shall reject their (non-Muslims*) worship, and become adversaries against them". At the Day of Doom the false gods gets life and accuses their "followers".

237 19/83a: "Seest thou (Muhammad/Muslims*) not that We (Allah*) have set the Satan against the Unbelievers, to incite them with fury?". Consequently you fight Satan when you fight non-Muslims - they are bad and you fight for the good cause. This is the intended meaning, but there is an additional piece of information: By leaving the non-Muslims in the care of the Devil, the Quran robs them of the possibility of finding the way to Paradise "in the 11. hour". But then the Quran never minds others than the main persons; the good Muslim, and preferably the willing warriors. Empathy or sympathy, not to mention love. with others than the main persons and their nearest families hardly exist in the Quran - a very serious difference to the NT. Yahweh and Allah the same god?. No - simply and plainly no.

238 19/83b: "Seest thou (Muhammad/Muslims*) not that We (Allah*) have set the Satan against the Unbelievers, to incite them with fury?". An interesting claim - impossible if Allah does not exist, and doubly possible if he exists and belongs to the dark forces (if he is behind the Quran and all its errors, he at least is no god).

239 19/83c: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many to Muslims repulsive names for non-Muslims.

240 19/84a: "So make no haste against them (non-Muslims*) - - -". This was around 615 AD. But when Muhammad started to gain real strength, he also started to make haste against non-Muslims. This verse is abrogated – made invalid - and contradicted 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).

241 19/84b: “So make no haste against them (non-Muslims*), for We (Allah*) but count out to them a (limited) number (of days).” Allah has counted the days also of the non-Muslims - and at the same time Allah (?) here gives a seemingly logical “explanation” for the unfair and immoral(?) fact that non-Muslim often live a better life than Muslims: Allah in his unfathomable wisdom has decided it like that, but do not envy them or feel anger - they will be punished (the punishment is never proved, though).

242 19/84c: “- - - We (Allah*) but count out to them a (limited) number (of days)”. What Allah has predestined is what counts and cannot be changed. (Though how to combine it with free will of man?).

243 19/84: "- - - We (Allah*) but count out to them a (limited) number (of days)". Once more the predestination - Allah has decided how long - or short - they are to live (according to Hadiths he does so 5 months before you are born, and at the same time he decides if you are going to end in Heaven or Hell). And if they live a good life; remember that this only is for a short time, and sooth yourself: They will be strictly punished in the next life.

244 19/85a: "The day (of Doom*) We (Allah*) shall gather the righteous to (Allah) - - -". If he exists, if he is a major god, and if everything is correctly told in the Quran.

245 19/85b: "The day (of Doom*) We (Allah*) shall gather the righteous to (Allah) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says it is Yahweh who will gather them, not Allah (but as the rules of ethics, moral, etc. at central points are different - some places very different - it may be not the same ones Yahweh gathers. 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.

246 19/85c: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that in the Quran words like this are used with reference to the somewhat special (partly immoral) moral codex you find in the Quran. To a smaller or greater degree this also goes for Islam and may go for Muslims (goes for a number of them).

247 19/85d: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

248 19/86a: "- - - And We (Allah*) shall drive the sinners to Hell - - -". See 3/77b above.

249 19/86b: "- - - like thirsty camels driven down to water - - -". An Arabism. See 4/13d above.

250 19/87a: "None shall have the power of intercession (on the Day of Doom*), but such a one who has received permission (or promise) from (Allah) Most Gracious. Remarks:

This contradicts the places in the Quran flatly stating that no-one can intercede at that day.

Muhammad had got such permission already - one of his points of power; "better be friends with him, so he can intercede for us".

And there remain the question about Yahweh. He exists also according to the Quran (though Muhammad wrongly claims it is the same god as Allah) - and if the Quran and/or the Bible tells the truth, he has proved his power, something Allah absolutely not have done - there only are big words from a man wanting power and believing in al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), broken promises, even sworn ones, and cheating ("War is deceit").

251 19/87b: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

252 19/88: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

253 19/88-89: “They say: ’(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!’ Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!” See among others 19/35a above.

254 19/89a: "Indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

255 19/89b: "Indeed ye (Christians*) have put forth a thing most monstrous (that Jesus is the son of Yahweh*)!" If Jesus is the son of Yahweh/God, Muhammad impossibly can be the greatest of prophets. On the other hand one cannot totally omit that may be Muhammad really wanted the god to be the only big one, and believed Christians had Jesus as god number 2 (and Maria(!!) as number 3 in the trinity).

256 19/89c: "- - - most monstrous!" See 2/2b above.

257 19/90: “As if the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin". Animism. Normally found in primitive religions.

258 19/90-91: “As if the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin. That they (Christians*) should invoke a son for (Allah) (Yahweh/God*) - - -.” Thus would the unbelief be in the nature, regarding the claim that Jesus is the son of God.

259 19/91: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

260 19/92a: “For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son”. See among others 19/35a above.

261 19/92b: “For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son”. Who is capable of telling this? - remember the Quran is not from any god, and who else can tell what fits a god?

262 19/92c: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

263 19/93a: A claim - as normal for Muhammad; never proved.

264 19/93b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

265 19/93c: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

266 19/94: "He (Allah*) does take an account of them (all), and hath numbered them (all) (all beings*) exactly." Allah decides everything and has everything predestined. Like so much in the Quran a not proved claim.

267 19/95a: "And every one of them (living beings*)will come to Him (Allah*) singly on the Day of Judgment". As said many times before: If Allah exists, if he is a major god, and id the Quran is trustworthy.

268 19/95b: "And every one of them (living beings*)will come to Him (Allah*) singly on the Day of Judgment". Contradicted by the Bible, which claims Yahweh 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.

269 19/96a: "- - - those who believe - - -". = Muslims.

270 19/96b: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when words like this is used in the Quran (and often by Islam or Muslims) it is in accordance with the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

271 19/96c: "- - - (Allah), Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

272 19/96d: "- - - Love". This is a word not much used in the Quran, and mostly only in connection with your closest family. In the NT it is the central word (" - - - but greatest is Love").

273 19/97a: "So We (Allah*) made the (Quran) - - -". No omniscient god ever made a book of that quality - with that many wrong facts, contradictions, cases of invalid logic, etc. If Allah really exists and made the Quran, that documents that he is far from omniscient - very far (at the level of primary and secondary school - most of the mistaken facts a neutral student in higher schools would know or suspect were wrong).

274 19/97b: "So We (Allah*) made the (Quran) easy - - -". Please do remember this each time a Muslim tries to tell you that a mistake in the Quran does not mean what is written, but something entirely different or a parable, which he has to explain for you, because the god was to clumsy expressing himself in his claimed easy to understand book, so mere humans must help him and explain what he really means when he is talking./p>

275 19/97c: "So We (Allah*) made the (Quran) easy in thine (Muhammad's*) own tongue - - -". If Allah aimed for world dominance, Arab was not the correct language to choose. Latin, Greek, or Persian had been much better. They also had complete alphabets, which had made it possible to write down exact meanings - as it is now, Islam all too often have to guess what is really meant, and end up with 2 or more possible meanings (= "different ways of reading" = different versions (which Muslims vigorously claim does not exists of the Quran)).

276 19/97d: “- - - Glad Tidings - - -.” At best only partly right. See 2/97i and 17/9d above and 91/13 below.

277 19/97e: "- - - the righteous - - -". Muslims.

278 19/97f: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when words like this is used in the Quran (and often by Islam or Muslims) it is in accordance with the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

279 19/98a: “But how many (countless) generations before them (Muhammad’s followers*) have We (Allah*) destroyed?” See 17/17 above. The situation for Yahweh: Even further behind in the competition of who is the greatest killer than we thought.

270 19/98b: Similar to 19/74a and 19/74b.

Surah 19: Sub-total: 270 + 10.018 = 10.288 comments.

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