1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 21 -- AL-ANBUYA' (Ten Prophets)

Revelation: Mecca, 621 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 21/1a: "Closer and closer mankind comes to their reckoning - - -". This is an argument used by most or all religions wit a Day of Doom, too make their followers behave: "You never know when the Day of Doom happens, and maybe it is not far off, so you had better behave like 'we' want, so that you always are sure you will end in Paradise if it happens".

004 21/1c: "- - - yet they (non-Muslims at the time of Muhammad*) heed not (the Quran/Islam*) and they turn away." At least some of them because already that early they saw that something really was wrong.

005 21/1d: "- - - yet they (non-Muslims at the time of Muhammad*) heed not (the Quran/Islam*) and they turn away." 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.

006 21/2a: "- - - a renewed Message - - -". The differences between the Bible (and especially NT with its New Covenant) are so deep and fundamental, that the Quran is no renewal of the Bible. This is even more sure as it is clear that the Muslim standard "explanation" - falsification of the Bible - is wrong (science has long since proved there may be mistakes in the Bible, but no falsifications, and Islam has proved it even better; If there anywhere had existed any clear indication, not to mention a proof for the smallest falsification, they had screamed about it. But there has never in 1400 years been one single such scream). But also see 21/2b just below. 

007 21/2b: "- - - a renewed Message - - -". This sentence also can be understood in 2 more ways than mentioned in 21/2a just above: 1): New verses or surahs coming down(?) to Muhammad, or 2): New ages needs new messages - and the messages Muhammad gets thus revise the ones sent(?) before - f.x. the Bible. In the last case there are problems:

The Quran and all the other books sent down from Allah are exact copies of a holy "Bother Book" in Heaven so perfect that it is revered by Allah and his angels. This claimed "Mother Book" was made by Allah before the world was created or has existed since eternity. We have never found explanations for how exact copies of one and the same eternal book can be different.

There have been more changes in the world the last 200 years, not to mention from Muhammad till today, than in all ages from Homo Erectus till Muhammad. Why are not new books for our time and age sent? - the world really could need it.

008 21/2c: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) listened to it (the Quran*) as in jest - - -". There may have been good reason for this for people knowing the Jewish scriptures and the Bible and thus saw the difference between what Muhammad told the old books said and what they really said - especially as they most likely knew the same old legends, fairy tales, etc. as Muhammad did, and understood from where he got his tales.

009 21/3a: "Their hearts toying as with trifles". See 21/2c just above (this is a continuation of that sentence). 

010 21/3b: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Normally "Quran-speak" for non-Muslims. The word is a negatively loaded one.

011 21/3c: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

012 21/3d: "The wrongdoers - - - (say*), 'Is this (one (Muhammad*)) more than - - -". See 21/1d above.

013 21/3e: Grammatical mistake: ‘asarru should be ‘assarra.

##014 21/4a: "My (Muhammad's* Lord (Allah*) knoweth (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and on earth - - -". One of the very many never proved statements in the Quran.

 

015 21/4b: (A21/5): Variation in explanations: In the Swedish 2006 edition “The Message of the Quran” here tells that the Arab word is spelled “qul” (imperative of "say") in the “way of reading” - variety of the Quranic texts - after Warsh, used in much of North Africa. Whereas in the variety after Hafs, used in the rest of the Muslim area, it is spelled “qala” (“he (Allah) said” (though A. Yusuf Ali uses "say"). In the original old manuscripts it was written just q-l , so both interpretations are possible. 2 varieties because of unclear language in the original Arab text - like so often. But the main thing here is not this minor variety. The main thing is that “The Message of the Quran” here confirms that there are varieties of the book - something any Muslim scholar know, but all the same the lay people are told there never is or was more than one variety. Only 2 today remain in daily use – the 2 mentioned – but once there were 14 accepted varieties (and before that many more). Well, there is one more – and ominous – as interesting fact: This little known, but most essential, fact has “disappeared” from the 2008 edition. The fiction that there only is and always was only one Quran, is more essential than honesty in Islam it seems. But if a religion is true, it should not be necessary to lie about it - remember the IT-slogan RIRO: Rubbish In = Rubbish Out.

As impressive: In the English 2008 edition one has omitted the references to Warsh and Hafs, and thus that there even today is 2 varieties of the Quran. All the cases we have found that the English 2008 edition is changed compared to the Swedish 2006 one, the changes has been in "correct" direction. You may yourself guess why they here have omitted the fact that there even nowadays are 2 varieties of the Quran (and the many older varieties are never mentioned by the Muslim scholars - and many Muslims honestly do not know it, or are not aware of that "ways of reading" just is another expression for "variety", and thus claims that their variety/"way of reading" of the Quran, is the exact copy of Muhammad's words. Orthodoxy too often is more essential to Muslim scholars than honesty. (cfr. f. x. al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie, and Kitman - the lawful half-truth).

016 21/4c: "- - - heavens - - -". There are not the 7 material heavens this refers to - see 2/22d. 

017 21/4d: "He (Allah*) is the one who heareth and knoweth (all things)". Why then does a predestining, omniscient god have to test his followers? There is no logic in it - not unless the real story was that Muhammad wanted warriors and needed a way to explain his demands (plus explaining away hardship in life).

018 21/5a: "'Nay', they (skeptics to Muhammad*) say, '(these are) medleys if dreams!" See 21/1d above.

019 21/5b: "- - - (these (Muhammad's teachings*) are) medleys of dreams!" This may be the real truth if his claimed visions in reality were results of TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) like modern medical science strongly suspects. TLE can give religious hallucinations like this - and then he perhaps added some when he was in thigh spots.

020 21/5c: "- - - he (Muhammad*) forged it (the Quran*)!" Also this is a real possibility. The many cases where Allah(?) supported his personal needs and his hunting for power and for that chase for women (f.x. Zaid's wife) may point to this - there are so many "prophets" through the times who have used similar methods like Muhammad, though the military power of the united Arab tribes gave him/his successors more success than the others - with a partly (but only partly) exception for Indonesia, Islam’s expansion was built on war and then suppression (or worse) afterwards of the ones who refused to become Muslims.

021 21/5d: "Nay, he (Muhammad*) is (but) a poet!" Muhammad was no poet in the traditional meaning of the word (a fact Muslims try to claim proves he cannot have made up the Quran - but there is no poetry in that book, and you do not have to be a poet to make up or "borrow" stories). But this in reality is a variety of 21/5c just above.

022 21/5e: "Let him (Muhammad*) bring us (non-Muslims*) a Sign - - -". One of the many requests in the Quran for a proof for Allah and/or for Muhammad's connection to a god - requests Muhammad never was able to satisfy. Actually some of the excuses he used, he had to know were lies - and so had the intelligent part of his listeners to know. F. ex. miracles had given many new believers - and Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know this. 

*023 21/6a: “- - - not one of the populations which We (Allah*) destroyed - - -“. Muhammad claimed that the scattered ruins and ruins from villages and towns were destroyed by Allah because its inhabitants had sinned. In an arid, hard and warlike area this hardly is the full truth – may be no truth at all.

024 21/6b: “- - - not one of the populations which We (Allah*) destroyed believed”. Well, there is not known one single population of Muslims before Muhammad, in spite of what the Quran and Islam say. And of monotheists (which Islam claims were Muslims in older times, but without one single trace of this ever found) there were mainly the Jews and later the Christians. At the time of Muhammad there also was a small sect of Arab monotheists - perhaps inspired by the Jews and the Christians and in a way the Zoroastrians in Persia.

025 21/6c: "- - - will these believe?" - in Islam. Only Islam is belief in the Quran.

026 21/7a: “Before thee (Muhammad*), also, the messengers We (Allah*) sent were but men - - -. Well: In that case these are wrong – or contradictions:

3/42: “Behold the angels (plural*) said (when they came to tell her 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 (it is clear from the text they were angles – they f. ex. ate no food*) came to Lut (Lot*) - - -.”

11/81: “(The Messengers (angels from Allah*)) said: O Lut (Lot*)! We are Messengers from thy Lord!”

19/17b: “- - - 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.”

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

22//75: “Allah chooses Messengers from both angels and from men - - -“.

As Muhammad claimed Yahweh and Allah were the same god, we also add that according to the Bible, Yahweh sent at least 4 female prophets: Miriam (also mentioned in the Quran - sister of Moses), Deborah (Judges 4/4), Huldah (2. Chr. 34/22), and Anna ((Luke 2/36).

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

(8 contradictions).

Contradicted also by the Bible which tells there also were female prophets (the Bible do not use "messenger" as a title - every one of them were "prophets" or in the old time "seers" (1. Sam. 9/9)), 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.

027 21/7b: "- - - inspiration - - -". As Muhammad claimed to get many of the verses "by inspiration" - a very convenient way for one who could prove nothing and sometimes had good use of personal help from the claimed god - he often makes a point of that also the earlier prophets got their messages this way. This made his own claimed inspirations look natural for claimed prophets. But you hardly find the word mentioned in the Bible in connection with the old prophets.

028 21/7c: "- - - those who possess the Message (of the old*)". The Jews (and the few Christians around). They could have testified that most messengers from the god were men, but would have added that Muhammad all the same was wrong, as some were angels and a few were women. They also would have protested to that the old prophets, not to mention the angles, mainly got their messages by inspiration, because the word is not at all used in such connections in the Bible. Perhaps a bluff by Muhammad to prove he was a real prophet? As claimed he got his messages via inspiration it was good "documentation" to claim the old ones had got their messages the same way.

029 21/8: "- - - nor were they (earlier prophets*) exempt from death." Well, there is Enoch, who according to the Quran's definition may have been a prophet, and who seems to have been taken up to heaven alive ("- - - then he was no more, because Yahweh took him away" (1. Mos. 5/24). As this is said in a list of names where all the others are told to have died, and as it is told that Enoch was a man who "walked with Yahweh", it is believed that this means he was taken up alive). And according to the Bible the old Jewish prophet Elijah was taken alive to the Heaven in a chariot of fire and with horses of fire (2. Kings 2/11). A god had known this, but likely not Muhammad, as he knew the Bible badly. Then there is the case of Jesus. Islam tells he was taken up to god alive. The Bible has a more advanced story: He was killed, but death could not hold him and he woke up again, and then afterwards he was taken up to Heaven alive. Even if there had been only the case of Elijah it had made this point in the Quran not quite correct - and is a god "not quite correct"? It also makes even Elijah and Enoch more special for Yahweh than Muhammad for Allah - Muhammad died a rather inglorious death (except there is a rumor that he was poisoned). More essential: Whether you believe in the story the Quran tells or the one in the Bible, if one of them is true, this alone proves that Jesus represented something supernatural - a proof Muhammad never was able to produce for neither his god nor for himself. And on top of that: The ascension alive in case - like with Elijah - proved Jesus had a standing to his god which Muhammad did not have to his - or Muhammad's god did not have the power. 

030 21/9a "In the end We (Allah*) fulfilled to them (here indicated the old Jewish prophets*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible which tells that the god of those prophets was 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.

031 21/9b "In the end We (Allah*) fulfilled to them (here indicated the old Jewish prophets*) Our promise - - -". There never has been reported one single proved case of Allah keeping a promise. Never.

032 21/9c: “- - - We (Allah*) destroyed those who transgressed bounds (did not obey the teachings of his prophets*)”. Remember that according to Hadith there had been at least 124ooo prophets before Muhammad, and hardly a trace of monotheism from old times except the Jews and later the Christians. Allah must have “destroyed” an uncountable number of people. Poor Yahweh - he is in kindergarten in this competition of killing and blood.

033 21/10a: “We (Allah*) have revealed for you (O men!) a book (the Quran*) - - -”. Once more: Has an omniscient god revealed a book with so many mistakes? - or has Muhammad made all the mistakes when telling what Allah told him? In plain words: No god involved in any book riddled with errors, etc.

. (- perhaps Muhammad or some accomplice made up all of it from fantasy and knowledge that was often wrong?). 

034 21/10b: “- - - - revealed for you (O men!) a book in which is a Message for you”. Well, but in case from whom? - no god sends a message with that many mistakes, etc. 

035 21/10c: (A21/13): “We (Allah*) have revealed for you (O men!) a book in which is a Message for you”. But the Arab word “dhikr” has a number of meanings. F. ex. in ”The Message of the Quran”: ”(O men!) We (Allah*) have now bestowed upon you from on high a divine writ containing all that you ought to bear in mind”. The statement that the Quran contains all the knowledge you need, gives a large and interesting difference to the quoted meaning. And there are more possible meanings. Yes, a book with very clear texts, easy to understand and not possible to misunderstand. The information that all knowledge you need is to be found in the Quran, also is interesting in itself. An extra ominous meaning when you remember Islam's suppression of all "non-Islamic thoughts" through history.

036 21/10d: (A21/13): “We (Allah*) have revealed for you (O men!) a book in which is a Message for you”. But the Arab word “dhikr” has a number of meanings. F. ex. in ”The Message of the Quran”: ”(O men!) We (Allah*) have now bestowed upon you from on high a divine writ containing all that you ought to bear in mind”. Remember this each time a Muslim boasts about how well Islam took care of also secular knowledge - which the religion and its mullahs, imams and scholar so definitely did not.

037 21/10e: "- - - will ye (non-Muslims*) not then understand?". But that is just what we do: We understand that much is wrong in the Quran - this is a fact anyone with some education and intelligence has got to see, because it is impossible not to see it if one is not religiously blind. If you read the Quran overlooking all the nice propaganda words about Muhammad, and judge him from what he demanded and from what he did, and from what rules and laws he introduced - which is much more reliable than use or disuse of cheap words, you find a person very different from the semi-saint the Quran and Islam tries to promote. And not least: We understand that all the mistakes in the Quran prove 100% that the book is not from an omniscient god, and that thus something is seriously wrong with the religion.

038 21/11a: "How many were the populations We (Allah*) utterly destroyed - - -." The good, benevolent, Most Merciful, Most Forgiving, etc. god? 

039 21/11b: "- - - setting up in their (the destroyed populations'*) places other people - - -". In and around Arabia there were ruins, etc., and there were tales about older, but disappeared, tribes. All these people according to Muhammad were killed by Allah because they had sinned against him, and their places given to new tribes. So also for the Arabs at the time of Muhammad - they had inherited their living area from earlier tribes destroyed by Allah for their sins. Science knows a number of other possible reasons for the disappearance of older tribes in a harsh, warlike area.

040 21/12a: "- - - when they (non-Muslims*) felt Our (Allah's*) punishment (coming) - - -".See 3/77b above.

041 21/12b: "- - - when they (non-Muslims*) felt Our (Allah's*) punishment (coming) - - -". There also (see 21/9b) never was one single proved case of Allah punishing anybody. Lots and lots of claims, but never one tingle proved case.

042 21/12c: "- - - Our (Allah's*) punishment - - -". Not possible unless he exists (but beware that if he exists and belong to the dark forces, it is possible - he does not bellong to the heaven if he is behind the Quran, as too much is wrong in that book).

043 21/12d: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

044 21/13: "- - - good things - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

045 21/14: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". In the Quran this normally is a - somewhat negatively "loaded" - word for non-Muslims.

046 21/14-15: Fear and punishment. See 3/77b above.

047 21/15a: "And their (non-believers*) cries ceased not, till We (Allah*) made them as a field that is moved - - -". See 3/77b above.

048 21/15b: "And their (non-believers*) cries ceased not, till We (Allah*) made them as a field that is moved - - -". There are a number of similar claims in the Quran, but not one proved case - neither in the Quran nor in reality and history. Lots of claims, but only claims.

049 21/16a: "Not for idle sport did We (Allah*) create the heavens (plural and wrong) and the earth - - -". Parallel to 11/7a above. Also see 21/56c.

050 21/16b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

051 21/17a: "If it had been Our (Allah's) will - - -". See 14/19d above.

052 21/17b: "- - - surely - - -". See 2/2a above.

053 21/18a: “- - - nay, We (Allah) hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood doth perish!” Does the same happen if one hurls the Quran With all its mistakes, etc. at falsehood? - the Quran at best is partly true.

054 21/18b: "- - - the Truth - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above + 40/75 below.

055 21/18c: "- - - falsehood - - -". See 2/2b above.

056 21/18d: "Woe be to you (non-Muslims*) for all the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us)." It here may be of interest that not even Muslim institutions have accused us for quoting the Quran wrongly - quotes showing far more than 1000 mistaken facts plus other mistakes in a book pretending to come from an omniscient god. And in addition there are all the other points in the Quran needing remarks.

057 21/18e: "Woe be to you for all the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us)." One question is: Doest this also in reality include Muhammad and his Muslims, as it is clear the Quran is not from a god? - too much is wrong in that book. 

058 21/18f: "Woe be to you for all the (false) things ye ascribe (to Us)." What the Quran here in reality is referring to, is the use of other gods than Allah. But see 6/106b above and 25/18a below.

059 21/19a: "To Him (Allah*) belong all (creatures) in the heavens (plural and wrong) and on earth - - -". Often claimed, but like everything else of any consequence in the Quran never proved. Any believer in any religion can say this about his god(s) as long as he flees from all questions for proofs - words are that cheap.

060 21/19b: "To Him (Allah*) belong all (creatures) in the heavens (plural and wrong) and on earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says they belong 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.

061 21/19c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

062 21/19d: (A21/22 – in 2008 edition A21/23): “- - - even those who are in His (very) Presence are not too proud to serve him - - -“. Does this only mean the angles, or also devoted believers? Islam does not know. But the text in the Quran is clear, they say.

*063 21/20: “They (all creatures in the heavens and the Earth*) celebrate His (Allah’s*) praises night and day - - -“. Islam will have to prove that all animals, birds, fishes, insects, worms, etc., etc. really does this – and all non-Muslim humans – before one can believe them and the Quran on this point.

064 21/21: "- - - who can raise (the dead)." This verse implicates that no-one but Allah can resurrect the dead. The interesting thing here is that Muhammad never was able to prove this - or anything else about Allah. There only are the claims of a not very reliable man believing in the use of al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), breaking ones words - even ones oaths, and believing in the use of deceit ("War is deceit" - and everything outside Islam is "the land of war"). (Yahweh on the other hand proved it many times if the old books tell the truth - only in NT there are at least six cases of resurrection of dead persons, one of them (Matt.27/52) tells about several who were resurrected. Food for thoughts?) Also see 7/158i above.

065 21/22a: “If there were, in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth, other gods besides Allah, there would have been confusion in both!” The logic is wrong. There exist both hierarchic and parallel (one boss for each department or aspect) systems for management. One can say there could be confusion, but not that there would be. The "proof" is invalid.

066 21/22b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

067 21/22c: "- - - other gods besides Allah - - -". See 25/18a below.

068 21/22d: "But glory to Allah - - -". Please read 1/1a and added verses - is he worthy of glory?

069 21/22e: "- - - (Allah is*) the Lord of the Throne - - -". One of the hundreds of never proved claims - mostly cheap claims any believer can claim for his god(s) as long as he can evade requests for proofs.

070 21/22f: "- - - (Allah is*) the Lord of the Throne - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that on the Throne you find 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.

071 21/22g: "- - - (high is He (Allah*)) above what they (non-Muslims^*) attribute to Him (= other gods*)." Another claim any believer can tell on behalf of any god, as long as he can evade all questions for proof - words and claims are that cheap. For f.x. Yahweh there are lots of proofs if the old books tell the truth, for Allah exactly nothing. (Which is one main reason why Muhammad glorified and Islam glorifies blind belief so much.)

072 21/22h: "- - - (high is He (Allah*)) above what they (non-Muslims^*) attribute to Him (= other gods*)." This may also be a dismissal of Jesus as son of Yahweh, as Muhammad claims that the god is "high above" having sons. Muhammad did not like the thought of Jesus as the son of the god, partly because he did not understand the Christian thoughts about this, and found it polytheism, and partly because if Jesus was the son of the god, Muhammad impossibly could be the greatest.

073 21/23a: "He (Allah*) cannot be questioned for His acts". This is correct if he does not exist, or alternatively if he exists and the Quran has told the full truth and only the truth on this point, in spite of not being delivered by a god.

074 21/23b: "- - - but they (other gods*) will be questioned (for theirs) (their actions*)". Irrelevant and without logic as far as made up gods concern: If they did not exist, they made no acts they can be questioned about. (The Quran indicates they will be created on the Day of Doom and asked about their believers' actions - believe it if you want (but why should an omniscient god need to do that) - but that is something else. It also is irrelevant and without logic if Allah does not exist - if he does not exist, he cannot question anyone, like indicated here. Then remains the alternative: Allah exists and so do other gods - f. x. Yahweh. Yahweh here is extra interesting because the Quran admits this old originally Jewish god exists, though they try to kidnap him in spite of a very different teaching, to give Allah a past - a claimed eternal god who suddenly appeared 1400 years or something ago sounds little believable, so give him a past.

075 21/24a: "Or have they (non-Muslims*) taken for worship (other) gods besides Him (Allah*)". Rather similar to 21/23a plus 21/23b above. Also see 25/18a below.

076 21/24b: "Bring your (non-Muslims'*) convincing proof - - -". This is one of Muhammad's better ones: He is teaching a religion which to a large degree openly built on known tales from known legends, fairy tales, apocryphal (made up) scriptures, etc. and without proving one single comma or semi-colon - but he demands "convincing proof" from everyone else. Like so often in Islam: Blind belief within, but sharp demands outwards - like so often in extreme sects. "One rule for Loki and another for Thor". (Actually a fitting comparison, as also Thor was a god of war (for the Vikings) like Allah, and also the old Vikings automatically ended in Paradise if they were killed in battle).

077 21/24c: "- - - this (the Quran*) is the Message of - - - those before (Jews, Christians*) me (Muhammad*)". Wrong. There are so many fundamental, deep and basic differences between the Quran and the Bible that the Quran in reality has nothing to do with the two other religions. Some superficial details are similar, but more or less all the basic elements are different - especially compared to NT and "the new covenant" (f. ex. Luke 22/20 or 1. Cor. 11/2).

078 21/24d: "- - - Message - - -". But is it really a message, and not something made up? And if it is a message, then from whom, as with that many errors, etc. it is not from any god?

079 21/24e: “But most of them know not the Truth - - -”. Well, the “truth” as given in the Quran, at the very best is only partly true - too many mistakes.

080 21/24f: “But most of them (non-Muslims*) know not the Truth, and so turn away". It is likely a number of them did so just because they saw the truth: That something was seriously wrong with Muhammad's new religion. But psychologically this was a much better "explanation" for Muhammad to give his surroundings.

081 21/24g: “But most of them (non-Muslims*) know not the Truth, and so turn away”.

Comment A21/31 (A21/32 in 2008 English edition): “In other words, most people’s obstinate refusal to consider a reasonable proposition on its merits is often due to no more than the simple fact that it is not familiar to them.”

What we know from our parents and culture must be right – and we do not know anything about clear mistakes (most Muslims honestly do not know about mistakes – they have too often and for too long been told that the Quran is perfect, and been told "explanations" for the mistakes).

And then there is the unbeatable argument for believing in spite of mistakes and anything: "Blind belief is the ideal", presented by Muhammad.

And Islam also has another unbeatable claim: "An omniscient god makes no mistakes". But if you turn this truth upside down, you get: "A book full of mistakes is not from any omniscient god". (And this is the reason why Islam and Muslims cannot afford to admit even the most obvious mistakes in the Quran - well, the Muslim scholars admit a few, but they never talk about them unless they have to, and most ordinary Muslims do not even know about them).

082 21/25a: "Not one messenger did We (Allah*) send before thee (Muhammad*) without the inspiration - - -". As the Quran (wrongly) claims also the Biblical prophets were sent by Allah, his is wrong, as the Bible clearly says they got their messages by direct contact, visions, or dreams (4. Mos. 12/6-8). Inspiration is nowhere in the Bible mentioned as a means for this. But Muhammad often claimed also the old prophets got information by inspiration, in order to legitimize his own claim that he god information that way, and thus legitimize his claim that he was a normal prophet.

083 21/25b: "- - - inspiration - - -". As Muhammad claimed he got many of his claimed messages from his god by inspiration - a very convenient way of getting them, especially if Muhammad was not 100% honest and reliable in all and everything (which the old Islamic books prove he was not) - it had value to impress on his followers that this was the normal way for prophets to get their messages (this in spite of that the word is not even used in such a connection in the Bible).

084 21/25c: "- - - there is no god but I (Allah*) - - -". See 6/106b above and 25/18a below.

085 21/25d: "- - - therefore, worship and serve Me (Allah*)". In reality only because the word of the man who believed in and institutionalized (by using and permitting lies) al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), the broken word and promise, included even sworn ones, and the man who thought his followers to use deceit and betrayal ("War is betrayal"). Only on this man's word all Islam rests.

086 21/26a: “And they say ‘(Allah) Most Glorious has begotten offspring’. Glory to Him! They are (but) servants raised to honor“. We do not know what is the truth about al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat - the daughters of al-Lah/Allah in the old Arab religion. But Jesus at least told many times that Yahweh was his father.

087 21/26b: “And they (Christians at the time of Muhammad*) say - - -. A historical anomaly.

088 21/26c: “And they (Christians at the time of Muhammad*) say ‘(Allah) Most Glorious has - - -'". See 21/1d above.

089 21/26d: "(Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

090 21/26e: "Glory to Him (Allah*)!" See 1/1a above - is he worthy of glory?

091 21/26f: "They are (but) servants raised to honor". This also may refer to the angels, which in the old pagan Arab religion also were the daughters of al-Lah/Allah.

092 21/27: "they speak not before He (Allah*) speaks, and they act in all things by His command". This only can be true if Allah exists.

093 21/28a: "He (Allah*) knows what is before them, and what is behind them - - -." Allah knows everything - past or future (though the last is impossible also for a god, if man has free will, completely or partly. But also see 21/28b just below. 

094 21/28b: "He (Allah*) knows what is before them, and what is behind them - - -." But there is a problem here. The exact meaning of the original Arab text is not this, but (A21/35 and 2/247 - translated from Swedish): 'What they have between their hands, and what is behind them'. And nobody knows what really is meant - the Islamic scholars have launched a number of different meanings, but all is guesswork. The famous clear and not to misunderstand language in the Quran!

095 21/28c: "- - - those who are acceptable - - -". Good Muslims.

096 21/29a: "If any of them (other gods*) should say, 'I am a god besides Him (Allah*) - - -". If Allah is a made up god, this is fiction. If he does exist in spite of not being involved in making the Quran, the situation becomes interesting if he says this to f. ex. Yahweh, whom the Quran admits exist (but wrongly claims is the same god as Allah).

097 21/29b: "If any of them (other gods*) should say, 'I am a god besides Him (Allah*) - - -". See 25/18e below.

098 21/29c: "- - - such a one (other gods*) We should reward with Hell - - -". Only possible if Allah exists, and if the other one in addition is not a real god - but then what about f.x. Yahweh? (if the old books, included the Quran, tell the truth).

099 21/29d: "- - - thus do We (Allah*) reward those who do wrong". Allah only can do anything if he exists. And in this case he in addition can act only against the ones who do wrong, according to Muhammad's words - - - and f.x. Yahweh seldom does anything wrong according to both the Quran (who wrongly mixes him with Allah) and the Bible.

100 21/29e: "- - - those who do wrong - - -". Normally one of Muhammad's negative names for non-Muslims.

101 21/29f: "- - - wrong". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

**102 21/30a: “Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens (plural and wrong) and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We (Allah*) clove them asunder?” Heaven is an optical illusion - a fact that is well known today, but Muhammad did not know it - and an illusion cannot be “cloven asunder” from a material thing (like Earth). We also have met Muslims saying that the theory of the Big Bang proves the Quran. But the Big Bang “clove something asunder” 13.7 billion years ago, whereas our sun (Helios or Sun*) is a 3. generation star, and it and the planets included Earth are just 4.6 billion years old (the latest numbers actually are 4.567 billion years). The differences in age, and far more the fact that our sun is 3. generation, (which means that the stuff the earth - and the sun – is made from, has been through two cycles of being fluid and mixed parts of (former) suns that became super novas (exploding stars) and were spread over large parts of cosmos where it mixed with remnants of other exploded super novas and with gas, and at last coalesce to make a new sun and planets) makes the Big Bang totally irrelevant in this connection – for all the first 9 billion years the Earth and the sun and the planets just were scattered atoms, molecules and fragments in a celestial “mixer” – not an Earth, etc. that could be identified and could “be joined together” or “cloven asunder” with the sky. At least the professors at Al-Azhar University know this because these are very well known facts, and it is dishonesty to try to cheat people by using this “argument” in f. ex. “The Message of the Quran” - a book pretending to give, as seen from the Muslim point of view, correct information on and explanations of the Quran, certified by one of the highest authorities on the Quran in the Muslim world, the above-mentioned university.

Conclusions: According to the Quran Allah created a quantity of something like smoke, ordered the smoke to “come together”, and afterwards split that mass in 2 – the Earth (actually 7 Earths) in one part, and the heaven as we see it (but actually 7 material heavens according to the Quran - and Islam) in the other part. It should be unnecessary to mention that this has no similarity to what really happened. The Big Bang spread gas – nearly only hydrogen (H), but with traces of helium (He) in ionized and thus opaque form – and absolutely no smoke, because even micro particles did not exist yet - over vast realms. After some 300ooo – 380ooo years the gas had cooled enough to be able to combine to molecules (mainly H2) that could condense to stars. The first stars tended strongly to be super giants because the gas in space was by far more tightly packed than today and thus easier to mop up to make big stars. In the stars H2 was transformed to different atoms up to iron by means of atomic reactions that releases the energy stars “live” from.

But in super giants these reactions runs fast because of very high temperature and pressure. Already after some 10 million years – or more if they were smaller - they explode in super-novas. In the extreme conditions of those explosions the heavier stuff is created – and spewed out into the Universe. There it became parts of the gas clouds which over eons condensed to new stars. The average size now was smaller, for natural reasons – the gas clouds were less dense. Because of somewhat smaller average size, the average “life” was somewhat longer. But even so a large percentage also of this 2. generation stars were big enough to go supernova sooner or later (often still pretty fast) – and then a new circle started. Gas clouds – which now contained a small percentage of other matter than H2 and He – condensed once more to new stars.

And here finally our star – Helios or Sun – fits in. Our sun is a 3. generation star – and because of that there were enough heavy material to make "rock planets" like the Earth.

But heaven and Earth never was smoke. The stars and the sun never made up one mass with a recognizable Earth (another fact that made that impossible: Earth was made 9.1 billion years and trillions of stars later than the universe). Not to mention that a recognizable Earth and heaven/stars/etc never were one mass which was split apart leaving the Earth like we know it ready for life and living beings.

The Quran and Muhammad could hardly have been more wrong even if they really had tried to.

103 21/30b: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many to Muslims repulsive names for non-Muslims.

104 21/30c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

105 21/30d: (A21/37 - in English 2008 edition A21/38): "Nevertheless, the above unmistakable reference to the Unitarian origin of the universe (2 al-Taqiyyas: There is no reference to that everything was made from one single element, and the "heavens and the earth" was not meant as a metonymy by Muhammad, and not understood like that by his listeners - and in addition the Quran says the book is to be understood literally where nothing else is indicated) - metonymically described in the Quran as "the heavens and the earth" - strikingly anticipates the view of almost all modern astrophysicist this universe has originated as one entity from one single element, namely hydrogen - - -". Wrong. Modern astrophysicists say there were 2 elements after the Big Bang: Hydrogen (H2) and Helium (He) - most helium, but still 2 elements. We must admit we grow slightly disgusted each time we see Muslims twisting facts - and facts so well known that scholars have got to know it, or at least very easy could check if their claims are correct - and that we consequently feel some glee when they use invalid or wrong facts as "proofs" for their claims and statements, and end up with conclusions which are clearly and sometimes laughably wrong. This disuse and twisting of known science also tell a lot about Islam and about Muslim scholars.

106 21/30e: "We (Allah*) made from water (NB: “from water”, not “in water”*) every living thing.” There does not exist one single living thing which is created from water or made from water. There are beings which are some 98% water, but that is maximum. The normal may vary around 70%, but the margins are wide. Besides: 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, 16/4, 75/37, 76/2, 80/19, that tell man/Adam was made from semen (without explaining from where the semen came), 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 28 other verses. And here minimum 28 contradictions.)

*107 21/30f: “We (Allah*) made from water every living thing.” Wrong - the living things were not made from water. Some Muslims say modern science proves the Quran here, as science tells life started in water. But life just started in water, it was not made from water - there is a huge distinction there. The really bad thing here, though, is that this incorrect information also is told by well educated Muslims – f. ex. it is thoroughly explained in comment 21/38 to verse 21/30 in “The Meaning of the Quran” – by Muslims that have so much education and knowledge that they know very well the difference between to be made in water and be made from water. How reliable is then other things they claim or “explain”? See also 6/2. We may add that this is the only place in the Quran where – possibly – also the “creation” of plants is included, this in spite of that plants are the basis for all animal and human life.

108 21/30g: "Will they (non-Muslims*) not then believe?". Of course not when Muhammad uses some wrong facts and tries to use these errors as proofs for Allah. The only thing this behavior proves, is that something is very wrong with the Quran, with Muhammad, and with his teaching, Islam. And there is another disturbing fact: The use of false arguments and facts is a hallmark for cheats and deceivers.

109 21/31a: “And We (Allah*) have set on the earth mountains - - -”. See 11/7a above.

110 21/31b: “And We (Allah*) have set on the earth mountains - - -”. The mountains are not “set on” the Earth - they have without exception “grown up”, no matter whether they are a result of tectonic or volcanic activity (the only 2 ways to make mountains). Any god knew this, but Muhammad not. Does this indicate who the real composer of the Quran is?

We may add that we are informed that the actual verb which is used in the original Arab text, do not really mean “set down” but “dropped down” and is the same verb that is used when one f. ex. is dropping an anchor. Mountains definitely are not dropped down. Also see 31/10b and 41/9-12.

*111 21/31c: “And We (Allah*) have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them - - -”. Experts on Islam and the Quran say this refers to that the disk which is the Earth (in the Quran the Earth is flat, but perhaps a round disk) might shake and become unstable, and because of this may slip away or tip around and drop everything - included humanity - off the Earth.

We refer to some Muslim scholars: Jalalan, (p. 437), Baydawi (p. 686), Tabari (p.589), and Zamakhshari (part 4, p. 381): They all tell that “if it was not for these unshakable (!!*) mountains, the earth would slip away.”(!!!*)

****And Jalalan, Baydawi, and Zamakhshari all say that “- - - He (Allah*) placed unshakable mountains (not more so than that they shake during earthquakes*) on Earth lest it tilts with people.” This obviously is what the Quran really meant, and this even more obviously was the meaning Muhammad told his followers, as it is what the learned Muslim scholars were sure was the truth.

But this “truth” is so ridiculous, that let us go on to the alternative explanation – the one that is in vogue in Islam now that they know the original “truth” was wrong: That the mountains hinder earth-quakes.

That is not correct. Well, it is so far from the truth, that it is not even wrong - it is sometimes the opposite of the truth:

According to f. ex. heavyweights like “New Scientist” and “Nature” mountains sometimes can CAUSE earthquakes because of their considerable weight and pressure on the underground. Yes, even variations in the amount of water (= weight) in big mountain lakes or glaciers sometimes causes minor and medium earthquakes. The same goes for heavy snow-falls in the mountains sometimes – snow in the mountains and rain lower down is a normal phenomenon = imbalance in weight. (There f. ex. are more earthquakes in the north in winter than in summer).

*It is well known today that mountains are made because of tectonic activity (this always causes earthquakes - though sometimes too feeble for human so feel) or volcanic activity which often causes earthquakes. This means that mountains in reality are made by earthquakes (or actually by the same mechanisms that make most earthquakes), it does not hinder such quakes. Any god had known this, but Muhammad not - this is new knowledge to humans. Then who composed the Quran?

Also volcanism is closely connected to earth quakes. Volcanism also in many cases is connected to tectonic activity - there thus are connections between the two mechanisms for mountain building - and for earthquakes. Tectonic activity makes it easier for lava to break through to the surface - as seen f. ex. in "the Ring of Fire" around the Pacific.

Also see 15/19 – 16/15 – 31/10b – 41/10

* 21/31d: “- - - and We (Allah) have made therein (in the mountains*) broad highways (between the mountains) - - -”. We honestly did not know Allah - or any other god - built highways. And here we could make a cheap joke (tell your congress-men (or similar) to ask Allah build your roads, instead of spending all that tax money on it). But we refrain from it.

Well, it would be possible for Muhammad to say - true or not true - that Allah showed the first travelers where to travel. But in no case Allah built the roads - or highways. Unless Islam really proves he did - but Islam never proves, they only tell or state or claim, even though they demand proofs from everyone else. Or they say it is said so in the Quran, and that proves it. But a book with that many mistakes has little value as a proof - and besides it is logically impossible to use the Quran to prove the Quran, as circular proofs are without value.

*112 21/31e: “- - - and We (Allah) have made therein (in the mountains*) broad highways (between the mountains) - - -”. This is so ridiculous that we do not remind you that Allah cannot do such things unless he exists and is something supernatural.

113 21/31f: "- - - guidance - - -". See 16/107 above.

114 21/32a: “And We (Allah*) have made the heavens (plural and wrong*) as a canopy - - -”. Wrong. The heaven as we see it, is not made as a canopy - it is not even material. The heaven as we see it, is just an illusion made from bending of light by day, and from our inability to see the correct 3 dimensions at those distances by night.

115 21/32b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

**116 21/32c: “And We (Allah*) have made the heavens (plural and wrong*) as a canopy well guarded - - -”. Muhammad was unable to see the difference between stars and shooting stars. In the Quran it is told that the shooting stars (mistaken for being ordinary stars) are “arrows” used to chase away bad spirits or jinns (beings “borrowed” from old Arab pagan religion and folklore and unknown to any other “prophet” than Muhammad) wanting to spy on Heaven. Any child today knows the difference between a real star and a shooting star, and also what would happen on and to the Earth if shooting stars were real stars. Even a baby dwarf god had known this - but Muhammad not, as it is modern knowledge. The pertinent or impertinent question is: Who then composed the Quran?

117 21/32d: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) turn away from the Signs (of Allah*) which all these things (point to)!" When someone uses logically invalid arguments - like claiming not proved "signs" are indication or proof for a god - the logical reaction is to be skeptical. After all the use of false and/or invalid arguments is the hallmark of the cheat and the swindler, and Muhammad on top of this believed in al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), in breaking promises and words - even sworn ones - if that gave better results, and in deceit ("War is deceit") - - - and he wanted power and riches for bribes for more power - and women (like many false prophets in and outside the Bible, but few of the real ones in the OT. Here beware that men like David and Solomon are not reckoned among prophets in the Bible. This is one more difference between Muhammad and the biblical prophets - not one of them had a harem of any size. Even if you include men like Abraham and Jacob, they had maximum 1-2 wives and 1-2 concubines if any at all. Abraham had Sarah, Kethura (1. Mos. 25/1) and Sarah's slave Hagar, Jacob had Leah, Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpath (1. Mos. 35/23-26). Muhammad had 36 we know by name, included his 11 long time wives and 2 concubines/slave women - the 16 short time wives and the 7 where it is unclear if he was married to them or not, and thus if sex was a sin or not - a Muslim is only permitted to have sex with his wives and his slave women - are normally not mentioned by Muslims).

118 21/32e: “- - - Signs - - -“. Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b and 20/54 above.

119 21/33a: "It is He (Allah*) who created - - -". Again this interesting claim - interesting because neither Allah nor Muhammad ever was able to prove anything about Allah's power to create or resurrect, whereas Yahweh several times proved he at least had power for resurrection, if the old books tell the truth. Actually the Quran tells he/ (via Jesus) also had the power to create a living bird from clay.

120 21/33b: "It is He (Allah*) who created Night and Day". This is one of the many natural phenomena Muhammad simply claims for his god - in just the same way as other believers claimed it for their god(s), and just as cheap. It had been a nice proof for Allah - - - if Muhammad first had proved Allah really causes it. 

**121 21/33c: “- - - all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.” Wrong. There only is one celestial body that has a rounded course, and then only compared to Earth: The moon – Luna. And if you compare it to the sun, its course is not really rounded any more, but a kind of wavy, and even more so if you compare it to the galaxy. The sun also has no rounded course, even if you compare it to the galaxy – it follows a kind of a bent sinus curve above and below the equator plane of the galaxy. The same go for very many of the stars we see – no circle, but bent sinus. Earth's course of course follows, but is more complicated because of its circling the sun at the same time - 107200 km/h around the Sun which moves at 800ooo km/h around the center of our galaxy. And our galaxy moves in the Local Group of galaxies (a few dozen galaxies) direction Andromeda with a speed of 470ooo km/h, and our Local Group and many others are on a somewhat linear way towards something called “the Great Attractor” which nobody knows what is with a speed of 2200ooo km/h. So we are waltzing around the Sun while it at the same time is circling in our Galaxy in a wavy way, tumbling around in our Local Group, which is wandering in and part of a larger group of a thousand or more galaxies speeding towards The Great Attractor. You do not find round courses in space, unless you cherry-pick part movements – and all courses we can see without telescopes have a somewhat linear main direction because of this movement in the direction of “The Great Attractor”, but irregular because of local circling or similar - and waving.

122 21/34: "We (Allah*) granted not to any man before thee (Muhammad*) permanent life (here) - - -." But the word "here" (= on Earth) seems to be added by the translator (Abdullah Yusuf Ali). If this is correct, the statement is wrong if the Bible tells the truth. There at least is the unclear case of Enoch (1. Mos. 5/24), the clear case of Elijah (2. Kings 2/11), and the special case of Jesus.

123 21/35a: "- - - We (Allah*) test you - - -". See 8/28a above.

124 21/35b: "- - - evil - - - good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like these, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

125 21/35c: "- - - trial". See 8/28a above.

126 21/35d: "To Us (Allah*) must ye (humans*) return (at the Day of Doom*)". One of the many, many never documented claims in the Quran - claims any priest in any religion can make free of charge on behalf of his god(s) as long as he does not have to prove anything. The claim only is true if Allah exists and is a major god, and if the Quran in addition tells the full truth and only the truth at least on this point.

127 21/36a: "- - - the Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many repulsive names for non-Muslims.

128 21/36b: "When the Unbelievers see thee (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

129 21/36c: "When the Unbelievers see thee (Muhammad*) they treat thee not except with ridicule". See 21/1d above.

130 21/36d: "- - - they (skeptics*) treat thee (Muhammad*) not except with ridicule". Already at that time at least some saw that something was very wrong with Muhammad's teachings".

131 21/36e: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) blaspheme - - -". This only could be the case if Allah existed and was a god. (You hardly blaspheme f.x. something from the dark forces.)

132 21/36f: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

133 21/37a: "- - - soon (enough (this word seems to be added by the translator*)) will I (Allah*) show you (people*) My Signs". When this is written it is nearly 1400 years since this promise was given. Not one sign clearly proving Allah has been given during that time.

134 21/37b: “- - - My (Allah's*) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

135 21/38a: "They (skeptics*) say (to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

136 21/38b: "They (skeptics*) say (to Muhammad*): 'When will - - -". See 21/1d above.

137 21/38c: "- - - the truth - - -". See 2/2b above.

138 21/39a: "- - - the Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many repulsive names for non-Muslims.

139 21/39b: "- - - (the time) - - -". Here the Day of Doom.

140 21/39c: "- - - the Fire - - -". The Fire of Hell.

141 21/40a: "- - - no power will they (non-Muslims*) they have to avert it (ending in Hell*)". May be not they themselves. But if they are believers in an existing god - say Yahweh if he exists - Yahweh's religion and moral codes, etc. at some points are very different from Allah's. So may be if they do not qualify for paradise in Muhammad's war religion. maybe they do so in Jesus' religion of love. This even more so if Islam is a made up religion and there is no Allah wanting to send them to Hell.

142 21/40b: "- - - nor will they (non-Muslims*) (then) get respite". Predestination - Allah decides everything, and nothing can change his predestined Plan. Or may be simply a threat - see 3/77b above.

143 21/41a: "Mocked were (many) messengers before thee (Muhammad* - - -". Cheer up Muslims "anno" ca. 621 AD - Muhammad's situation is quite normal for prophets, so Muhammad must be a normal prophet, though according to what he tells the god says, the greatest of prophets. (It is a strange fact that if you read about the great prophets, hardly any boasts about own greatness - if Muhammad is a prophet, he is special also about this. But it is a curios fact that normally only the not great + the impostors need to talk or boast about own greatness. 

144 21/41b: "- - - but their scoffers (non-Muslims/skeptics*) were hemmed in by the things (a la Islam*) they mocked". Calm down - Allah will take revenge on those bad people. Also see 3/77b above.

145 21/42a: "Who can keep you safe by night and by day from the (wrath of) (Allah) Most Gracious)?" That anyone can do if Allah just is a character in a made up book. If Allah after all happens to exist and is a god, the answer will depend on how many gods exist, and on Allah's strength compared to possible others. Unlike the old Jewish and Christian god Yahweh (according to the Bible and - wrongly claimed to be Allah - also according to the Quran) proved his existence and power, but Allah not.

146 21/42b: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

147 21/42c: "Yet they (unbelievers*) turn away from the mention of their Lord (Allah*)". It also may be that a number of them saw that something was wrong, and that Allah was not shown, only claimed, to be a god. 

148 21/42d: "Yet they (unbelievers at the time of Muhammad*) turn away from the mention of their Lord (Allah*)". See 21/1d above.

149 21/43a: "Or have they (non-Muslims*) gods that can guard them from Us (Allah*)?" See 21/42a above.

150 21/43b: "They (other gods*) have no power to aid themselves - - -". We are back to the irritating Question about Yahweh - a powerful god the Quran tells exists, even if the book wrongly mixes him with Allah.

151 21/43c: "They (other gods*) have no power to aid themselves, nor can they be defended from US (Allah*)". Quite likely the Quran may be true about other gods not aiding themselves - though there may be names like f.x. Yahweh. But as for threats from Allah, that will depend on f.x. if Allah exists - nothing is documented. It is not f. ex. proved that Allah even if he should happen to exist, has power to aid himself, not to mention others. 

152 21/44a: "We (Allah*) gave the good things of life to these men - - -". The age-old question: Why do bad persons have better life than "us"? - and its unbeatable "explanation": Because the wise god has decided it so - but cool down and comfort yourself, for in the end they will be punished and you on top - - - in the claimed next life. 

###153 21/44b: "See they (non-Muslims*) not that We (Allah*) reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? A small concession here, a special right there, a new mosque, a little sharia, a little teaching of discrimination against non-Muslims in a child school or a mosque - yes, small pieces from the outside and in. To be remembered when Muslims demand concessions - a little here and a little there.

###154 21/44c: "Is it then they (non-Muslims*) who will win?". A rhetoric question asking for the answer "No". The thing is that this answer often is the correct one - not because they are right, but because they are ruthless and do not care about what means they use, and not least: Because it is drilled and drilled into the religion that if you persevere the enemy tires sooner or later and gives in. Too often it is true.

155 21/44d: "Is it then they (non-Muslims*) who will win?". Not if militant Muslims can help it.

156 21/45a: “I (Muhammad*) do but warn you (people*) according to revelations (the Quran*).” The Quran may be a revelation from Muhammad or from other humans or from some invisible powers, but not from an omniscient god – no omniscient god makes mistakes, and in the Quran there may be unbelievable 3000 or more places with some kind of mistake (included repetitions of mistakes), if you count absolutely everything and all details. More than 5 for each and every page in our book!! Many of the mistakes just are details – but a god does not make even details wrong. And a number of the errors definitely are more than details.

157 21/45b: "- - - but the deaf (skeptics*) will not hear the call (the Quran*) - - -". This psychologically is a much better way to explain his followers why so few wanted his religion, (until after he started raids for riches, so they could become rich, and after he became strong enough to force his religion on the surrounding tribes (much of Arabia just got the choice: Become Muslims or fight us and die).

158 21/45c: "- - - but the deaf will not hear the call, (even) when they are warned". A typical trait for humans. F.x. Muslims are warned that so much is wrong in the Quran, that it is not from a god - and the errors are easy to see. But the one who refuses to see what the Quran really tells and refuses to listen to the fact that something is really wrong - well, nobody is more deaf and blind than the one who does not want to hear or see (ok. the one afraid to hear or see unwanted facts, may be even worse).

159 21/46a: "If but a breath of the Wrath of thy (Muhammad's/peoples*) Lord (Allah*) do touch them (skeptics*) - - -".This can only happen if Allah exists and is something supernatural.

160 21746b: "- - - the Wrath of thy (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". Often claimed, never proved - not once in 1400 years. Also see 3/77b above.

161 21/46c: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

162 21/46-47: Calm down - they will be punished. See 3/77b above.

163 21/47a: "- - - scales of justice - - -". Why does an omniscient god need this?

164 21/47b: "- - - scales of justice - - -". This is one of the big difference between the Quern and especially NT: In the Quran it mainly is the "scale of justice" which counts - the balance of good and bad deeds. In NT Yahweh's love and forgiving counts as much.

165 21/47c: "- - - justice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code and its partly immoral and unjust sharia laws.

166 21/47d: "- - - not a soul will be dealt with unjustly - - -". Wrong, if the rules in the Quran are in accordance with Allah's rules. Even if we omit the immoral parts of the Quran's moral code and ethical code, there remain in sharia laws parts which are highly immoral and unjust, the pinnacles of which may be that a raped woman shall be punished for unlawful sex if she cannot bring 4 male witnesses to the very act, that stealing and rape of captives are "lawful and good" in and after a raid in the name of the god - jihad - (a condition which makes this even more repulsive and tells macro words about Muhammad and Islam - and also nearly everything is named jihad), and a number of the rules for raids, terrorism and war.

167 21/47e: "- - - unjustly - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code and its partly immoral and unjust sharia laws.

168 21/48a: "- - - Moses - - - Aaron - - -". 2 historical anomalies.

169 21/48b: "- - - the Criterion - - -". This is an unclear word. As Islam does not follow the Laws of Moses, they talk about the underlying ethical and moral rules, which they claim were the same for Moses and Islam - and eternal. But we have till now not seen one single Muslim clergy of scholar compare the Quran's ethical and moral codes with "do unto others like you want others do against you.

170 21/48c: "- - - do right - - -". In the case of Moses and his people, this might be like here is said. But normally in the Quran such words refer to the partly immoral moral rules of the Quran itself.

171 21/49a: "Those who fear their Lord (Allah*) - - -". Muslims.

172 21/49b "- - - the Hour (of Judgment) - - -". The Day of Doom.

173 21/50a: "- - - this (the Quran*) is a blessed message - - -". A war "gospel" spiced with may be 3ooo mistakes, contradictions, cases of invalid logic, etc. + partly immoral rules for ethics, moral and laws, is not blessed. At least not by any good and benevolent god.

174 21/50b: "- - - message - - -". Is the Quran a message? - in case from whom? As no god is involved in a book of that quality there remain dark forces or a sickness (f.x. TLE - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) - - - or one or more cold brains.

175 21/50c: “And this (the Quran*) is a blessed message which We (Allah*) have sent down”. How many ways is it possible to ask the question: Can it be true that an omniscient god has sent down a book with such a number of mistaken facts, contradictions, cases of invalid logic and other wrongs - f. ex. linguistic and perhaps religious mistakes? Not to mention: How likely is it that a book of such a miserable quality, at least concerning wrong facts, contradictions, invalid proofs and logic plus partly immoral moral and ethical codes, and as medium a quality as literature, can have a prominent place as the revered Mother Book in the home of an omniscient and omnipotent god? It simply is impossible. Similar claims in 21/50 – 36/17 – 38/1 – 38/7 – 42/52 – 56/81

*176 21/50d: “- - - will ye (people*) then reject it (the Quran*)?” Of course we will reject it. When people with some intelligence and education are face to face with a book with lots and lots of mistakes, contradictions, twisted arguments and as twisted logic, with partly immoral and unjust moral and ethical rules and partly immoral and unjust laws, and with points where it is clear the narrator knew he was lying – and everything told from one single narrator with a most questionable ethic and morality, but with a strong liking for women and power, and religion his main platform for power, it is very naïve even to ask this question. No intelligent, educated, not brain washed person really has another choice than to reject it if no real proofs for that Islam is not a made up religion are produced. (And Islam has been unable to produce one single real proof for Allah or for Muhammad’s claimed connection to a god – any god – and hence for Islam being true, in 1400 years - - - why do you think Muhammad and Islam glorify and demand blind belief?)

177 21/51a: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

178 21/51b: "- - - Abraham - - -". The man who denounced and quarreled with his father according to the Quran, but lived and travelled together with him for a long time until Abraham set out for Canaan when he was 75 years according to the Bible (1. Mos. 12/4), and without any serious quarrel mentioned in the Bible. The man who according to the Quran took his family and huge flocks of animals some 1200 km from where he normally lived - much of the way through the harsh and rough and hot and dry and forbidding Arab desert - to a dry, forbidding, empty and narrow desert valley and lived there with his animals without water and measurable fodder for the flocks, till it fit to leave his son Ishmael and his concubine Hagar there in the place which many centuries later was to become Mecca. Then he returned home the same grueling road - but came back years later to build himself a big mosque - - - still some 1200 km (some 750 miles) of partly horrible conditions away from his home, and in an arid, empty place in the middle of not even nowhere.

Believe it if you are able to.

179 21/51c: (A21/55 – in 2008 edition A21/59, but some is omitted): “We (Allah*) bestowed aforetime on Abraham his rectitude of conduct - - -.” But the Arab expression “min qabl” that here is translated to “aforetime”, also may mean “already in young years”. “The Message of the Quran”, 2006 has (translated from Swedish): “Already in his youth We (Allah*) gave Abraham - - -.” Interestingly the ones who have revised the 2008 edition in his name (Muhammad Asad is as far as we know dead – the book originally is from at not later than 1980), has omitted some of his information and changed the text to this: “And, indeed, long before (the time of Moses) We vouchsafed unto Abraham - - -.” Also the information about alternative meanings is omitted in the 2008 edition. To make the text more clear? – or out of honesty?

180 21/51d: "- - - rectitude of conduct - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this it is meant in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

181 21/52a: "Behold, he (Abraham*) said to his father and his people". Historical anomalies.

182 21/52b: "Behold he (Abraham*) said to his father and his people, 'What are these images, to which ye are (so assiduously) devoted?". There is no indication in the Bible for that Abraham's father or people were pagans. As the Quran is not from a god, and as the Bible is the only source for information about Abraham (if he ever lived), one may wonder from where Muhammad got these stories.

183 21/52-71: Abraham delivered from Nimrod's fire. This story is taken from "Midrash Rabbah". And another point: Abraham and Nimrod did not live at the same time (if they ever lived). Muhammad had a strong tendency to mix persons from different times (f.x. Haman and Ramses II - some 800 years wrong. Or Mary and Miriam - some 1200 years wrong.) You do not find this story about Abram (later renamed Abraham) and the gods in the Bible - the only source about Abraham - and 1000 years or more older than the Quran, and a book where one of the heroes had benefited from a tale like this, so no-one would dream of taking it out if it was true.

Who then was Nimrod? Nimrod was according to the Bible the son of Cush, who was the son of Ham, who was one of the three sons of Noah, who - if he ever lived - lived some 5ooo-6ooo years ago. If Abraham ever lived, he lived some 3800-4ooo years ago. Which means there were some 2ooo years between Nimrod and Abraham.

It takes a lot of missing knowledge to mix two persons living some 2ooo years apart. No omniscient god makes that kind of mistake.

184 21/53a: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'We found - - -'". See 21/1d above.

185 21/53b: "We found our fathers worshipping them". It is as true for Muslims as for anyone else. A man once told a tale. Some ones believed it and told their children by mouth or in writing. The children told their children that this was true, without ever checking if it even could be true. And so on generation after generation. Not one single comma is proved about Islam. It is only that once upon a time some forefathers started believing the tales of a charismatic leader. And this in spite of clear and overwhelming proofs for that something is - or more correctly; many things are - very wrong in his tales, and in spite of knowing very well that he believed in using lies, deceiving and even breaking of oaths, and in spite of knowing he wanted power plus riches for bribes for more power - and women - - - just so like many a self proclaimed prophet through the times. (And in this case it might be thought provoking that many a false prophet went far out for riches and power and women, whereas none of the known real(?) prophets were much interested in such things (NB: Men like David and Solomon in the Bible are not reckoned to be prophets, but mighty kings)).

We may add that it is typical for blind belief in any religion to believe not because of proofs, but in spite of proofs. This in spite of the very obvious fact that a religion which is clearly proved wrong, obviously is on a wrong track and will lead its followers to no paradise if there is a next life. Man is a strange creature sometimes: When strong belief collides with clear and true facts, the clear facts can home whistling a song.

186 21/53-67: The quarrel about religion between Abram/Abraham and his father and the others is not from the Bible. There also in the Torah is no indication for that they were pagans or that there was a quarrel (the relevant verses: 1. Mos. 11/27-32. There is an exception though in Jos. 24/2 which tells about other gods, but not about strife). Besides: As the Quran is not from a god, and as the Bible is the only source of information about Abram/Abraham - from where did Muhammad get these stories?

187 21/54a: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

188 21/54b: "Indeed ye have been in manifest error - ye and your fathers". Yes, Muslims are if the Quran is a made up book - and no god made a book with so much wrong, not to mention revered it as a "mother book" (13/39) in his own "home".

189 21/54c: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.

190 21/55a: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Have you - - -". 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. 

191 21/55b: "Have you (Muhammad*) brought us (the doubters*) the Truth (via something like the Quran*)?". An easy question to answer: A book with that many mistaken facts, other errors, contradictions, cases of invalid logic, etc. at best is partly true. Also see 2/2b above.

192 21/56a: "- - - your (peoples'*) Lord (Allah*) is the Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Often claimed, but never proved. (In addition: In the Bible it is claimed that Abram/Abraham's god was Yahweh, not Allah - 2 different gods in spite of Muhammad's never documented claims, as the teachings by far are too different for coming from the same god).

193 21/56b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

194 21/56c: “- - - He (Allah*) Who created them (man*) - - -". This is a very interesting claim - interesting because similar claims and statements frequently are repeated in the Quran, but never the slightest proof for that it may be true - only the word of a man who according to Islam and its books believed in using lies (al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie - Kitman - the lawful half-truth - not only can, but ought to be used "if necessary" to defend or promote Islam), deceit ("War is deceit" - and everything is Jihad), and even broken promises/words/oaths (f. ex. 2/225a and 5/89a+b above). And a man wanting power and riches for bribes for more power - - - and women. 

In contradiction to Muhammad's inability to prove anything at all, and his "explaining" away - sometimes even lying in the Quran and Hadiths (see separate chapter in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran") - about Allah's claimed power, both the Quran (f. ex. 5/110) and the Bible (f. ex. Mark 5/41, John 11/44, Luke 7/15, Acts 20/10 - and of course the resurrection of Jesus himself) tell about Yahweh's power over death. Thought provoking? 

195 21/56d: “- - - He (Allah*) Who created them (man*) (from nothing).” Wrong. Man was not created from nothing. He was not even created. See 6/2b above and 21/56c just above.

##196 21/56e: “- - - He (Allah*) Who created them (man*) (from nothing): and I (Abraham) am a witness to this (truth)”. Wrong even according to the Quran, as the Quran tells Man - Adam - was created from this and that (see 6/2b above). And on top of that: – man was made from something, though not created, as he developed from earlier primates. This really is an unintended joke: It is told that Allah did something that is not true - and Abraham witnesses that it is the truth, and this even if he lived millions of years later! (Some 6 million years or a bit more after the first humanoid, and may be 200ooo after the first Homo Sapiens). Some proof for Allah! Is it possible that Allah himself has sent down this mistaken "proof"? But it does tell something about proofs in the Quran – and from Muslims.

197 21/56f: "- - - (truth) - - -". See 2/2b above.

198 21/57a: "- - - by Allah - - -". Abraham is swearing by Allah - expressions in the Quran starting with "by" normally are oaths. But according to the Bible Abraham's god was Yahweh, and living far from Arabia at this time - He did not come even to Canaan until after he was 75 (1. Mos. 12/4) - he hardly even had heard the name of the old Arab pagan god al-Lah, not to mention Allah. 

199 21/57b: "I (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

200 21/57-67: Nothing of this - and of much more - are in the Bible. From where did Muhammad get these stories? The dark forces? A sick brain (TLE -Temporal Lobe Epilepsy)? A cold, scheming brain? Legendes and fair tales?

201 21/58: "So he (Abraham*) broke them (the gods*) to pieces - - -". A historical anomaly.

202 21/59a: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Who has done - - -'". See 21/55a above.

203 21/59b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

204 21/60a: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'We heard - - -'". See 21/55a above.

205 21/60b: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

206 21/60c: "- - - Abraham - - -". We should remind you that according to the Bible his name at this time was Abram (which means "Exalted Father" - even though he had no children). He did not get the name Abraham until 99 years old (1. Mos. 17/5) in Canaan - now roughly central Israel. (Abraham means "Father of Many" - he got 8 sons, Ishmael, Isaac, and then 6 with his second wife, Keturah (1. Mos.25/1-2), who are not mentioned in the Quran).

207 21/61a: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Then bring him (Abraham*) - - -". See 21/55a above.

208 21/61b: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Then bring him (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

209 21/62a: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Art thou (Abraham*) - - -". See 21/55a above.

210 21/62b: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Art thou (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

211 21/62c: "- - - O Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

212 21/63: "He (Abraham*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

213 21/64a: "So they (the people of Abraham*) turned to each other and said: 'Surely - - -". See 21/55a above.

214 21/64b: "- - - surely - - -". See 2/2b above.

215 21/64c: (A21/58 – in 2008 edition A62): “Surely we (Abraham’s contemporaries*) are in the wrong”. But because they did wrong not guarding their god pictures or because they suspected Abraham? Islam does not know (this point is left out in the 2008 English edition).

216 21/65a: "Then they were confounded with shame: - - -". This is not a natural reaction. Pagans at this level know fully well that the images are not gods - the images only are holy symbols. They are praying to the gods they believe are "behind" the symbols - just like no Christian prays to a picture of God/Yahweh, but to the god himself. The natural reaction if they were believers, would not have been shame but anger (because of destroyed holy symbols). This story is naive.

217 21/65b: "Then they (the people of Abraham*) were confounded with shame: (they said), 'Thou (Abraham*) knowest - - -". See 21/55a above.

218 21/66a: "(Abraham) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

219 21/66b: "Do you then worship, besides Allah - - -". 25/18a below.

##220 21/66c: "Do you then worship, besides Allah, things that can be neither of any good to you nor do you harm?" To continue this way of thinking: "Do you then worship a claimed god who not one single time in all history has done even one single man, woman or child neither any good nor any harm? A god whose existence only are to be found in claims from a man believing in lying (al-Taqiyya, Kitman), deceit ("War is deceit" and "everything" is Jihad), and broken words/promises/oaths! And a man wanting power - like many a false prophet, but few real prophets.

221 21/67a: "- - - the tings (other gods*) that ye (non-Muslims*) worship besides Allah!" See 25/18a below.

222 21/67b: "Have ye (non-Muslims*) no sense (believing in other gods than Allah*)". Muhammad often pretended that to believe in Allah is logical if you are intelligent - for who does not like to be reckoned among the intelligent ones, especially if you are not very intelligent. You meet varieties of this argument not a few places in the Quran. Also see 13/3j above.

223 21/67c: "Have ye (non-Muslims*) no sense (believing in other gods than Allah*)". May be good sense was just what they had - and then saw something was very wrong in the new religion.

224 21/68: "They (Abraham's people*) said, 'Burn him (Abraham*) - - -". See 21/55a above.

225 21/68-69: This is in short the story of Nimrod's Fire (see 21/69b below). It is - like so much in the Quran pretending to be old Jewish history - not from the Bible.

226 21/69a: (A21/61 – in 2008 edition A21/64): “We (Allah*) said, ‘O fire! Be thou cool, and (a means of) safety for Abraham”. But there is nowhere in the Quran actually said that Abraham was thrown into the fire, so even today Islam is at a loss what to believe – some say yes and some no. Clear language?

227 21/69b: “We (Allah*) said, ‘O fire! Be thou cool, and (a means of) safety for Abraham”. This episode is normally referred to as "Nimrod's (or Nimrud's) Fire". But as Nimrod was the great grandson of Noah and lived - if he ever lived - some 2ooo years before Abraham, this is an impossibility. Then Muslims - not for the first or only time - say: "It was another with the same name", in this case an unknown king. We have found no basis for this claim, and Islam will have to produce proofs.

228 21/69c: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

229 21/70: "Then they (the people of Abraham*) sought a strategy against him - - -". See 21/55a above.

230 21/71a: "But We (Allah*) delivered him (Abraham*) and (his nephew) Lut (Lot in the Bible*) - - -". Just a reminder: According to the Bible Abraham's god was Yahweh, not Allah.

231 21/71b: "But We (Allah*) delivered him (Abraham*) and (his nephew) Lut (Lot in the Bible*) - - -". Historical anomalies.

232 21/71c: "But We (Allah*) delivered him (Abraham*) and (his nephew) Lut (Lot in the Bible*) to the land (Canaan/Israel*) which We have blessed for the nations". According to the Bible they travelled - together with Abraham's father - from Ur of the Chaldeans where they originally lived, to Haran in North-West Mesopotamia (now roughly Iraq), not to Canaan (1. Mos. 11/31). Only afterwards did Abraham - Abraham then 75 years and his father 145 years old if the Bible has the numbers correct (his father became 205 - 1. Mos. 11/32) - continue to Canaan, according to the Bible (1. Mos. 12/4-5).

233 21/72a: "And We (Allah*) bestowed on him (Abraham) Isaac - - -". Historical anomalies.

234 21/72b: "- - - (a grandson) - - -". This seems to be inserted by the translator. In that case in the original Arab text the sentence may easily be understood like Abraham got two sons: Isaac and Jacob. Also beware that according to the Bible "Abraham took another wife (after Sarah's death*), whose name was Keturah. She bore him the sons Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shush". (1. Mos. 25/1-2). This - and these sons - is not mentioned in the Quran. 

235 21/72c: "- - - Jacob - - -". A historical anomaly.

236 21/72d: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when words like this are used in the Quran, it is as compared to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

237 21/73a: "And We (Allah*) made them (Isaac and Jacob*) good leaders - - -". Historical anomalies.

238 21/73b: "- - - inspiration - - -". Muhammad claimed he got much of his claimed information from his god by inspiration, and thus it was essential for to "show" that also other prophets and great persons got their information from the god in the same way - and thus that Muhammad received his verses in a way normal for prophets. The word is not used anywhere in the Bible in such connection.

239 21/73c: "- - - good deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is meant in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

240 21/73d: "- - - regular prayers - - -". There is said nothing about this (fixed times for prayers) in the Bible - actually nowhere in the Bible about any of the prophets - Jewism and even more so Christianism stresses mainly realities and less formalities. Islam's and Allah's greater stress on formalities compared to Yahweh's greater stress on realities (like this and like charity shall really be charity, not only fulfilling your duties towards your nearest family, etc.) is one more indication for that Yahweh and Allah is not the same god - see 21/73d just below.

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.)

241 21/73e: "- - - regular prayers - - -". This demand for regular prayers - 5 times a day - was so essential for Allah (he even wanted more often according to Hadiths) that it became one of the 5 "pillars" of Islam. For Yahweh such formalism was so totally without any interest, that no similar rule - not even the idea - at all is mentioned in the entire Bible: Pray when there is a reason or a need or a wish. One of the 100% for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

242 21/73f: "- - - regular charity - - -". One of the plusses for the Quran is its stressing charity. The "good marks" is, however, reduces some because for one thing the main point is not to help others, but to gain merit in Heaven, and for another that you gain as much merit from helping your nearest family as from helping strangers - then why help strangers? - oh, it is done, but it is not too high on the priority list for everyone.

243 21/73g: "- - - and they (the prophets of the old*) constantly served us (Allah*) (and Us only)". At least the prophets in the Bible - the real ones - served Yahweh, not Allah - and at least for the youngest ones this is likely to be documented facts as we now are approaching historical times, not only something which is said in the Bible (but in the Bible false prophets are mentioned several times - some of them may have served other gods).

244 21/74a: "- - - Lut - - -". A historical anomaly.

245 21/74b: "- - - Knowledge - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it normally talks about knowledge about Islam and related subject. Secular knowledge was disliked and frequently fought against as "foreign knowledge", and finally more or less banished from 1095 AD on (the final "victory" over thinking and knowledge not related to the religion came in 1095 AD with the book "The Incoherence of the Philosophers" by al-Ghazali - according to Islam the greatest Muslim after Muhammad. In the western part of the Muslim area, it too another century to finish off such thinking and knowledge).

246 21/74c: "We (Allah*) saved him (Lut/Lot*) from the town - - -". This refers to the destruction of Sodom (and Gomorrah).

247 21/75a: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Mercy - - -". See 1/1a above.

248 21/75b: "- - - Righteous". Beware that when words like this are used in the Quran, it is as compared to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

249 21/76a: "- - - Noah - - -". A historical anomaly.

250 21/76b: “We (Allah*) listened to his (Noah’s*) (prayer) and delivered him and his family from great distress (= Allah saved Noah’s family from the flood*)”. But:

11/43: “- - - and the son (of Noah*) was among those overwhelmed in the Flood.” Noah just had 3 sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth – 1. Mos. 7/13, and not contradicted by the Quran – and he lost one of them. In addition it is clear from another place in the Quran that also his wife ended in Hell. That is not “saved Noah’s family”. (In the Bible Noah lost no son and his wife was not condemned to Hell.)

2 solid contradictions compared to the Bible. Besides: As the Quran is not from a god with all its mistakes, etc., the only source for information about Noah is the Bible. From where then did Muhammad get his claimed information not in the Bible? Similar claim in 37/76.

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.)

251 21/76c: "- - - great distress". The great flood.

252 21/77a: "- - - people who rejected Our (Allah's) Signs - - -". Non-Muslims.

253 21/77b: “- - - Our (Allah's) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

254 21/77c: “- - - Our (Allah's) Signs - - -.” According to the Bible also Noah's god was Yahweh, not Allah.

255 21/77d: "- - - Evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

256 21/78a: "- - - David and Solomon - - -". Historic anomalies.

257 21/78b: "- - - the sheep of certain people who had strayed by night - - -". There is no such story in the Bible. Either this is a pure legend retold - there are many made up legends retold in the Quran claimed to be the pure truth - or id is a misunderstood version of the story about David and Bathsheba (2. Sam. 11/2-26), or to be more exact the prophet Nathan's words to David because of this (2. Sam. 12/1-7). Also twisted stories from the Bible you find some of in the Quran - and the crucial word in those cases is "twisted". And as crucial: As the Quran is not from a god, and as the Bible mostly is the only source for these old stories: From where did Muhammad get the claimed information not in the Bible?

258 21/78c: "- - - We (Allah*) did witness their (David/Solomon's*) judgment". If the story (see 21/78b just above) is a made up one - and there is no known source for it - this is a thought provoking statement.

259 21/79a: "To Solomon We (Allah*) inspired the (right) understanding of the matter (see verse 21/78) - - - it was We who did (all this things)". If the story 21/78 refers to, is a made up one - and there exists no source for it - also this is a thought provoking statement.

260 21/79b: "- - - Solomon - - -". A historical anomaly.

261 21/79c: "- - - inspired - - -". Muhammad claimed he got much of his claimed information from his god by inspiration, and thus it was essential for to "show" that also other prophets and great persons got their information from the god in the same way - and thus that Muhammad received his verses in a way normal for prophets. The word is not used anywhere in the Bible in such connection. (Yahweh used either direct contact, visions, or dreams - 4. Mos. 12/6-8).

262 21/79d: "- - - Knowledge - - -". See 26/83a below.

263 21/79e: “- - - it was Our (Allah’s*) power that made the hills - - - celebrate Our (Allah's) praise - - -.” Hills express no feelings or anything – they are totally inanimate. Simply animism - normally found in primitive religions and fairy tales.

264 21/79f: “- - - it was Our (Allah’s*) power that made the hills and the birds celebrate Our (Allah's) praise - - -.” Hills express no feelings or anything – they are totally inanimate. Birds? In old times religious people claimed they sang to praise God - or Allah or gods. But science has long since found that the reasons for their songs are more prosaic – mainly to declare their territory or to attract mates. Besides they do not have the brain power for abstract thinking like praising a god. Animism and anthropomorphism in one verse.

265 21/79g: "- - - David - - -". A historical anomaly.

266 21/79h: "- - - it was We (Allah*) who did (all these things)". Similar often claimed, but never proved. Also: Not dissimilar to 11/7a above.

267 21/80a: “It was We (Allah*) Who thought him (King David*) the making of coats of mail”. This is piece of extra interesting information (also in 34/11): The Quran tells that Allah taught David how to make coats of mail (also named chain mail or ring mail). Soldiers and warriors have used mail - f.x. scaled mail - for thousands of years, but coats of mail was not invented until around 300 BC, according to Vikipedia - some 600 - 700 years after David - and then by the Celts, who were not very close to Allah. Any god had known this, but Muhammad not. Then who made the Quran?

268 21/80b: “It was We (Allah*) Who thought him (King David*) the making of coats of mail”. If this had been true, it is thought provoking the Allah did teach how to make coats-of-mail to use when going on raids or to war, whereas Yahweh in his New Covenant (f.x. Matt. 26/28) via Jesus thought you: "Love your enemy" (Matt. 5/44).

269 21/81a: "(- - - Our (Allah's*) power - - -)". This often claimed power is nowhere documented or in other ways proved or clearly demonstrated - not one single time in 1400 years. The best proof for this, is Islam's silence about such a proof - not one single word ever.

270 21/81b: "- - - the violent (unruly) wind flow (tamely) for Solomon, to his order - - -". This is one of the many stories in the Quran from legends - it is not in the Bible. And we remind you: Science has long since proved beyond any even unreasonable doubt that the Bible is not falsified (but it was a necessary claim to save Muhammad's religion for him.) Islam has even more thoroughly proved the same by being unable to find one single proved falsification. Not one.

271 21/81c: "- - - the land which We (Allah*) had blessed - - -". Israel - and it should not be necessary to mention that the god normally reckoned to have blessed(?) Israel, is Yahweh, not Allah.

272 21/81d: "- - - for We (Allah*) so know all things". See 2/233h above.

273 21/82a: “And of the evil ones it was some who (worked for him = Solomon*) - - -“. Islam will have to bring strong proofs for this. There were plenty of fairy tales in Arabia like this which Muhammad could “borrow” stories from, but never any proved case of any jinn really working for anyone. It also in no case had been omitted from the Bible if it had been true - it had glorified Solomon far too much to be left out of the book.

274 21/82b: "- - -the evil ones - - -". Here jinns - an invisible being from old Arab pagan religion, folklore and fairy tales. They were according to the Quran made from fire (or may be from very hot wind?), and invisible, but distinct from spirits - they are normally talked about as different kinds of beings (all the same in western translations you sometimes see it translated to spirits, for lack of closer name - Jinn is an Arabism, in the meaning that you "find" them only in and around Arabia).

275 21/82c: "- - - it was We (Allah*) who guarded them (the jinns claimed to be working for Solomon*)". What does it tell about the Quran that it states that Allah guarded jinns in a claimed true story obviously from a fairy tale?

276 21/83a: "- - - Job - - -". A historical anomaly.

277 21/83b: "(Allah is) the Most Merciful of those who are merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the most immoral of the sharia laws, the verses telling that Allah makes humans and jinns for Hell, and others telling he blocks the road to Heaven for many - afterwards you can tell us if you think Allah is especially merciful (he is not even fair always). When a man - or a god - says something, but does something else, we always believe his deeds, not his words. Also see 1/1a above.

278 21/83c: "(Allah is) the Most Merciful of those who are merciful". Contradicted by the Bible, which says Job's god was 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.

279 21/84a: "- - - and We (Allah*) restored his (Job's*) people to him - - -". And all was well? Not a word about the loss the ones who had to die had had - the main person is rich again, and that is what counts. Empathy with the less essential ones does not exist in the Quran.

280 21/84b: "- - - and We (Allah*) restored his (Job's*) people to him, and doubled their number - - -". Contradiction of the Bible. Job 1/2 tells he had 7 sons and 3 daughters when the story started, and Job 42/13 tells he got 7 sons and 3 daughters afterwards instead of the first ones who all died. As the Quran is not from a god, and as the Bible is the only source for information about Job, where did Muhammad get his numbers from?

281 21/85a: "Ishmael - - - (was a man) of constancy and patience". EVERYTHING said about Ishmael in the Bible you find here: 1. Mos.16/1-15, 1. Mos. 17/18-21, 1. Mos. 21/9-21, and 1. Mos. 25/12-18. There is no more, except "en passent" mentioning of the name or indirectly like when Yahweh said: "But my covenant I establish with Isaac - - -" (= not with Ishmael, 1. Mos.17/21 (included in one of the 4 places, but we highlight the indirect message)). Ishmael may have been patient, but 1. Mos. 25/18 indicates that at least his sons were not.

282 21/85b: Idris may or may not be Enoch (Gen. 5/21-24). As mentioned before, the language in the Quran often is far from exact. It may also simply be a name invented by Muhammad - and the same goes for Dhu'l-Kifl just below (and for the claimed Arab prophets Hud, Salih, and Shu'ayb may be).

283 21/85c: Dhu'l-Kifl - nobody knows who he was, except it is likely he was a Jewish prophet. Many names are mentioned, but it only is guesswork. Also see 21/85b just above.

284 21/85d: "- - - Ishmael - - - Idris - - - Dhu'l-Kifl - - -

285 21/86a: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Mercy - - -". See 1/1a above.

286 21/86b: "- - - Righteous - - -". When words like this is used in the Quran, beware that it is as compared to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

287 21/87a: One of the not Arab words in the "pure Arab book" the Quran: "nuun" - (title used for Jonah (Yunus)), from nwn, Syriac =“fish”.

288 21/87b: "- - - Dhu'n-Nun - - -". = Jonah. 

289 21/87c: "- - - Dhu'n-Nun (Jonah*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

290 21/87d: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

291 21/87e: "There is no god but Thee (here indicated to be Allah*) - - -". See 6/106b above.

292 21/87f: "There is no god but Thee (here indicated to be Allah*) - - -". It should not be necessary to mention that according to the Bible, Jonah's god was Yahweh, not Allah.

293 21/87g: "- - - glory to Thee (here indicated Allah*) - - -". Please read 1/1a and see if you think he deserves glory.

294 21/88a: "- and thus do We (Allah*) deliver those who have faith". If Allah exists and is a central god. And if he in case is correctly described in the Quran.

295 21/88b: "- - - those who have faith". = Muslims - according to the Quran they are the only ones who have faith.

296 21/89a: "- - - Zakariyya - - -". A historical anomaly.

297 21/89b: "- - - Zakariyya, when he cried to his Lord (here indicated to be Allah*) - - -". This is plainly wrong. One thing is that the Bible says his god was Yahweh, not Allah. Much more serious here is that we now are in the times of history: Zakariyya was a priest in the Temple in Jerusalem according to both the Bible and the Quran, and we are around the times of the birth of Jesus. From these times we have a number of written papers confirming that the cult of Yahweh was totally dominant in Israel - so dominant that to pray to a pagan god (al-Lah) from a neighboring country in the Temple at this time, not to mention for a priest to do so, was much more than unthinkable. Thus we here have not only a statement from the Bible, but a proved fact that it was out of any question for Zakariyya (Zechariah in the Bible) to pray to Allah/al-Lah.

298 21/90: "- - - Yahya (John the Baptist*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

299 21/91a: "- - - her who guarded her chastity - - -". = Mary. Both the Bible and the Quran agrees on that she was a virgin. But one thing is to read about this in the NT and in the Quran. More uncanny is it to read in the prophet Isaiah (Is. 7/14) several hundred years before Christ: "Therefore the Lord himself (Yahweh*) will give you a sign: A Virgin will be with child and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel". This becomes extra uncanny when you know that Immanuel means "god with us", as this practically is what Christians call him: The divine "who was with us" (remember Jesus is not reckoned to be God, only divine).

###300 21/91b: "- - - her who guarded her chastity - - -". = Mary. Both the Bible and the Quran agrees on that she was a virgin. (See 3/47b, 19/20 (and -21), 66/12 and here). This is no news neither for Christians, nor for many others (even though many are not aware that the Quran solidly confirms it). All the same you will meet Muslims claiming Mary was a slut going after Roman soldiers, etc. - to slander is i way of debating for some. Then it can be good to remember that any Muslim saying things like that, at the same time tells that the Quran is wrong at least 4 places - the at least 4 places it confirms she was chaste.

*301 21/91c: “- - - and We (the god*) made her (Mary’s*) son (Jesus*) a Sign for all peoples.” Very correct - but a sign for Yahweh/God, not for Allah - not unless Islam proves Allah is the same god as Yahweh/God. And the two religions and the two gods - especially the war god Allah from the surahs from Medina compared to the benevolent God from NT - are too different for that to be possible - not unless the god is seriously ill mentally.

Definitely not a proof for Allah. But a proof for Yahweh/God if the old books tell the truth on this point.

302 21/91d: “- - - Sign - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah – or Muhammad. See 2/39b and 20/54 above.

303 21/92a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

304 21/92b: "- - - I (Allah*) am your (people's*) Lord and Cherisher - - -". Often claimed, never proved. And the claims are from a not reliable man who had much to gain on making people believe this.

305 21/93a: "But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity) - - -". Muhammad claimed Islam was the original religion in the world, but that sects and disbelievers later drifted away or falsified the "pure belief". The fact is that there does not exist one single trace of anything similar to Islam (except the Jewish and Christian religion which have some similarities) in any branch of science, and not even in legends or fairy tales older than 610 AD when Muhammad started his preaching. The best proof for this: If any unmistakable older trace had existed, Islam had told about it in big letters, and often.

306 21/93b: "- - - (yet) will they (people*) all return to Us (Allah - on the Day of Doom*)". Often claimed, never documented.

307 21/94a: "Whoever works any act of Righteousness and has Faith - - -". Muslims. 

308 21/94b: "- - - Righteousness - - -". When words like this is used in the Quran, beware that it is as compared to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

309 21/94c: "- - - has faith". = Islam - according to the Quran Islam the only one who represents faith.

310 21/94d: "We (Allah*) shall record it - - -". Why does an omniscient good need a record?

311 21/96a: “- - - Gog and Magog (people) - - -”. The names are from the Bible. But in the Bible they are a king (or actually a prince) (Gog) from the country Magog (Ez. 38/1, more unclear in Rev. 20/8), whereas in the Quran they are two bad peoples (who were walled in in a valley by Alexander the Great (18/93-97). Which book is most reliable?

*312 21/96b: “Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every hill”. Gog and Magog according to the Quran (surah 18) were two groups of people (tribes?) imprisoned in a valley behind a tall, strong barrier made from iron blocks erected by Dhu’l Quarnayn/Alexander the Great. But there is nowhere on Earth – let alone in the area Alexander travelled – a valley big enough to produce food for two large tribes of people (“swarm from every hill” = large tribes), which is impossible to get out from, even if the main valley and the main way out is blocked. Besides the whole storey is nonsense: Even if they could not get through or over such a barrier, given time it always would be possible to dig under it. Even if it had been erected on solid rock, around 330 BC when the Quran pretends this happened (Alexander died 323 BC), people knew how to make short tunnels even through a rock if they really wanted to, f.x. by means of fire + water. And there would always be paths across the mountains from a big valley. 

313 21/96c: “Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every hill”. This will according to the Quran happen shortly before the Day of Doom - which means the two big tribes(?) are still living behind the barrier. BUT: Where is the wall? Where is the valley? Today every inch of the globe is mapped, and there is no walled in valley anywhere. Not in the east where Alexander travelled, and nowhere else. (And we repeat: Gog and Magog are not to be released until shortly before the Day of Doom, according to the Quran, so they should still be in the valley).

314 21/96d: Gog and Magog - 2 peoples or tribes. Originally this may be from OT which tells about Prince Gog from the country Magog. But Muhammad seems to have it from Arab (mainly oral) literature - perhaps the "Saba Moallaquat of Imra 'ul Cays".

315 21/96e: Gog and Magog also are part of the Quran's story (not history) about Alexander the Great - see 18/83-99, and especially 18/93-97. And not least: The release of Gog and Magog from their valley, is a sign for the coming of the Day of Doom - they are to be locked up till then. But no-one has ever found that valley, not even modern satellite photos.

316 21/97a: "- - - the True Promise - - -". The day of Doom.

317 21/97b: "- - - True - - -". See 2/2b above.

318 21/97c: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

319 21/97d: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

320 21/97e: "(We non-Muslims*) were indeed headless of this; any, we truly did wrong!" Never proved - but very nice for naive or blind believers to listen to. Good propaganda. There is much like this in the Quran.

321 21/97f: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2b above.

322 21/98a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

323 21/98b: “Verily ye, (unbelievers), and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah - - -". See 6/106b and 21/97e above.

224 21/98c: “Verily ye, (unbelievers), and the (false) gods that ye worship besides Allah, are (but) fuel for Hell!” But Jesus is reckoned by the Quran to be a false god to the Christians, and consequently this is contradicted by:

4/158: “Nay, Allah raised him (Jesus*) up to Himself (in Heaven*) - - -.”

So Jesus was no fuel for Hell?

325 21/98d: "- - - (surely) - - -". See 2/2b above.

326 21/99: "If these (false gods*) had been gods, they would not have got there (in Hell*)".

Is it fair by Allah to condemn them to Hell when they absolutely are not guilty of the situation themselves and were unable to avoid it?

As essential: They will not end there, unless the Quran is from a god and in addition tells the truth on this point - and there are so many points in the Quran which are not true. Or unless there exists a god somewhere as unfair as Allah sometimes is - - - and what then with all Muslims in case? - especially if Allah on top of all is a made up god.

327 21/101: "- - - Good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

328 21/102: "- - - what their souls desire, in that will they dwell". = In the Quran's and Islam's paradise. See 10/9f above.

329 21/103: "The Great Terror - - -". Hell.

330 21/104a: “The day We (Allah*) roll up the heavens (plural and wrong - like some 180 other places in the Quran where the word is used separately, and at least 199 places all in all*) like a scroll - - -”. It is not possible to roll up an optical illusion. And at least the observable Universe is a sphere – diameter 27.4 billion light-years – and how to roll up a sphere? (Of course Islam can say the Universe is (part of) a “brane” (a thick “sheet” of stars and galaxies some trillion light-years wide) – another contradiction to the Quran in case – but then they first will have to prove that “branes” exists, as they just are a scientific or science fiction speculations).

331 21/104b: “The day We (Allah*) roll up the heavens (plural and wrong*) like a scroll - - -”. The Day of Doom.

332 21/104c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

333 21/104d: "- - - even as We (Allah*) produced the first Creation - - -". Similar to 11/7a above.

334 21/104e: "- - - even as We (Allah*) produced the first Creation, so shall We produce a new one - - -". Loose promises are easy - and Allah has till now not proved he can neither create or recreate anything at all.

335 21/104f: "- - - promise - - -". See 2/2b above.

336 21/104g: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2b above.

337 21/105a: "Before this We (Allah*) wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses) - - -". It must have been quite some time after the Message - there are some 200 years between Moses (around 1235 BC) and David (around 1000 BC)- and in reality more as the psalms are younger than David according to science.

338 21/105b: "Before this We (Allah*) wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): 'My servants, the righteous, shall inherit the earth'". In which psalm? the closest to this we can find is in Psalm 37/29: "- - - the righteous will inherit the land - - -". This is a bit different from that Allah's followers shall inherit the world. It would not be the first time the Quran has misquoted the Bible.

339 21/105c: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when words like this are used in the Quran, it is relative to the partly immoral moral code in the Quran.

340 21/105: (A100 – in 2008 edition A101): “Before this We (Allah*) wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses) - - -.” But the Arab word “zabur” just means “scripture” or “book”. Hence f.x. understandings like this are possible: “And, indeed, after having exhorted (man), We (Allah*) laid down in all the books of divine wisdom - - -.” Quite different – from the same easy to understand Arab text. And these variants as always also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning.

341 21/106a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

342 21/106b: "Verily in this (Quran) is a Message for people who would (truly) worship Allah". That may well be, but if the Quran is a made up book - by men or dark forces as no god is involved in a book with so much wrong - also the message is a made up one, and then the god may also be a made up one. (May be we should hope he is made up, as he at points is very immoral, unfair, bloody and harsh. As we have said before: When a man or a god says something, but demands and does something very differently, we any day believe in his demands and his deeds, not his words - words are too cheap.

343 21/106c: "- - - (truly) - - -". See 2/2b above.

344 21/107: “We (Allah*) sent thee (Muhammad*) not, but for a Mercy for all creatures.” Muhammad was not much of a mercy to the world – read the surahs from Medina. Neither was he a mercy for all Muslims – read the surahs from Medina + the verses about women, law, slavery, not to mention the to a large part inhuman ethical and moral codes. 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).

345 21/108a: "What has come to me (Muhammad) - - -". Did it really come? - - - and in case from where, as no god ever was involved in a book of a quality like the Quran.

346 21/108b: "What has come to me (Muhammad) by inspiration - - -". Inspiration is a very convenient way to get messages - or pretend to get them - or believe to get them f.x. from an illness like TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) - or from a mixture of these. Just to mention it once more: According to the Bible, Yahweh never used inspiration to send massages to his prophets, only direct contact, visions, and dreams (4. Mos. 12/6-8). One more indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

347 21/108c: "- - - your (Muslims') God (Allah*) is One God - - -". See 2/255a above.

348 21/108d: “- - - will ye therefore bow to His (Allah’s*) Will (in Islam)?” Is that an intelligent thing to do for intelligent, learned people who know how much is wrong in the Quran, and know it’s very doubtful background? It needs strong proofs to prove it is a real religion with a real god – and if it is not: What then if there exists a real religion somewhere, and you are forbidden (f. ex. by Islam) to search for it? – it will be a rude awakening on The Last Day (if it comes).

349 21/109a: "I (Muhammad*) have - - -". A historical anomaly.

350 21/109b: "- - - the Message - - -". The Quran.

351 21/109c: "- - - in truth - - -“. With that many mistakes and twisted claims, the Quran at best is partly true. Also see 2/2b above.

352 21/109d: "- - - that which ye (people*) are promised - - -". The Day of Doom.

353 21/109e: "- - - promised - - -". See 2/2b above.<7p

354 21/110: "It is He (Allah*) Who knows what is open in speech and what ye (people*) hide (in youth hearts)". See 2/233h above.

355 21/111: "- - - a trial - - -". Why does a predestining, omniscient god need to put people through trials? - especially meaningless if he has predestined the outcome himself, and the Quran many places states that Allah predestines everything and according to his Plan - a Plan nothing and nobody can change. Also see 8/28a above.

356 21/112a: "O my (Muhammad's*) Lord (Allah*)! Judge Thou in truth". Impossible if he does not exist. Improbable if he exists, but belongs to the dark forces (he is no god if he is behind the Quran - too much is wrong in that book).

357 21/112b: "- - - in truth!" See 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

358 21/112c: "Our (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.

359 21/112d: “(Allah*) is the One Whose assistance should be sought against blasphemies.” Well, that was in 621 (?) AD. After 622 AD the sword was handier – blasphemy soon carried a death penalty - - - and there came a number of contradicting texts. This verse is contradicted and often “killed”/abrogated 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).

360 21/112e: “- - - against the blasphemies you utter!” Is it blasphemy to doubt what is told about Allah, when there are weighty reasons for doubt? (- all the mistakes, contradictions, etc. in the Quran).

361 21/112f: "- - - against the blasphemies ye utter". It is no blasphemies unless the Quran tells the full truth - not necessarily only the truth, but at least the full truth. And not least: Not unless Allah really exists - there only is the word of one man for that. A man believing in al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), breaking of words/promises/oaths (according to the Quran), and deceit ("War is deceit" - and "everything" was jihad). And a man wanting power and riches for bribes to get more power - - - and lots of women.

Surah 21: Sub-total: 361 + 10.288 = 10.649 comments.

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