1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 22 -- AL-HAJJ (The Pilgrimage)

Revelation: Mecca, ~616 AD, (verses 39+49: 622 AD, may be some verses 624 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 22/1a: "O Mankind! Fear your Lord (Allah*)!" Muhammad claimed Allah was the god of the entire world. At present he is the nominal god - existing or not existing - for roughly 20% of the world's population (the actual number is very uncertain, but some 1.2 billion). But the number is increasing, partly because of active procelyting (and at the same time hinder or forbid procelyting for other religions or even for telling facts about the Quran or Muhammad in their own countries), and partly because Muslims produce many children - even in modern times when it has become clear that the production of food and other necessities are reaching limits (unless science makes new break-throughs, but no such ones are expected shortly). On opposing tendency, though, is that 3. generation emigrants into other cultures seems to a degree to lose faith - but this possible tendency is not 100% proved yet.

003 22/1b: "For the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing terrible!" See 3/77b above.

004 22/2a: "The Day ye (people*) shall see it - - -". The Day of Doom.

005 22/2b: "- - - dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah". Similar to 22/1b above.

006 22/2c: "- - - dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah". If he exists and is a god - or something from the dark forces.

007 22/3a: "Yet among men there are such as dispute about Allah". Already then - this was approximately 616 AD - many saw that something was very wrong with Muhammad’s new religion. (But most of them were silenced - some by Muhammad's growing military power, some by honest belief, some by their lust for joining the Muslims in looting, enslaving, rape, etc., and some because of pressure or threats or terrorism.)

008 22/3b: "Yet among men (at the time of Muhammad*) there are such as dispute about Allah". How could this end up in the claimed "Mother Book" (of which the Quran is a copy according to Muhammad) billions of years before it was said or happened? One more of the many texts or quotes in the Quran which could not have been reliably written into the claimed "Mother Book" (13/39b, 43/4b+c, 85/21-22) in Heaven (of which the Quran is claimed to be a copy) eons ago, unless predestination was and is 100% like the Quran claims many places (if you look, you will find more cases than we mention - we only mention some of the obvious ones). If man has free will - even partly only (an expression some Muslims use to flee from the problem full predestination contra free will for man (and also contra that there is no meaning in praying to Allah for help, if everything already is predestined in accordance with a plan "nobody and nothing can change" - a problem which Muslims seldom mention), and an expression no Muslim we have met has ever defined) - and can change his mind, full and reliable clairvoyance about the future, not to mention the distant future, is impossible even for a god, as the man always could/can change his mind or his words once more, in spite of Islam's claims. There are at least 3 reasons - 2 of them unavoidable - for this:

When something is changed, automatically the future is changed.

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

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

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

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

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

009 22/3c: "(Some*) - - - dispute Allah, without knowledge - - -". The reason why many of them disputed, was just that they had knowledge and saw something was seriously wrong. But the claim here was better psychology and propaganda.

010 22/3d: "- - - without knowledge - - -". What is best - no knowledge or wrong knowledge? - no god was involved in making or sending down the Quran: Far too many mistakes and worse.

011 22/3e: "- - - knowledge - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it normally only means knowledge related to Islam.

012 22/3f: "- - - (they*) follow every evil one obstinate in rebellion!" Who? - the Christians? - the Jews? - the Pagans? - - - or the Muslims? There have been many evil and even diabolic Muslims through the times - some of them are "great" and "heroes" in Islam. And just to mention it: Muhammad in many ways was a very evil man (lies, stealing/robbing, raping, enslaving, torture, hate mongering, murder, etc.) and very obstinate.

013 22/3g: "- - - evil - - -". Remember that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

014 22/4a: ""About (Satan) it is decreed that whoever turns to him for friendship, he will lead astray - - -". And by Muslim definition all non-Muslims follow Satan - perhaps with the exception of a small minority of religious Jews and Christians. The mainly Christian USA f.x. is "the Great Satan" to many Muslims. It will be quite an irony if it once turns out that Allah belongs to the dark forces - and the big distance between the ethical and moral rules of the Quran, compared with "do unto others like you want others to do unto you" may indicate something.

015 22/4b: "- - - the Penalty of the Fire". See 3/77b above.

016 22/4c: "- - - the Fire." Hell.

017 22/5a: "If ye (people*) have a doubt about the resurrection, (consider) that We (Allah*) created you - - -". This is typical debate from Muhammad: He takes a never proved claim - that Allah created man, etc. - and tries to use this as a proof for Allah's ability to recreate. The argument is totally without any value as long as Islam does not prove that Allah really created "you". The correct, but impolite word is "bluff" as long as absolutely nothing of any consequence in all the religion is proved. Also see 6/2b, 7/158i, and 11/7a above.

Also for another reason this argument for Allah's power to recreate is invalid: Bodily recreation - and especially after the body has decomposed and the soft parts disappeared - goes against both nature and the entropy. This is unlikely more difficult than to use nature to create a new human - even if you are good at painting walls, this is not a proof for your ability to paint a new "Mona Lisa".

018 22/5b: “- - - We (Allah*) created you out of dust - - -”. Wrong. Man was not created out of dust. See 6/2b above or 22/5d below.

019 22/5c: “- - - then (Allah created you) out of sperm”. Wrong. Human beings are not created out of sperm, even though it is obvious that Muhammad believed so - the Quran indicates that sperm is planted in a woman like seeds and grows. Human beings in reality are made from 1 sperm cell + 1 egg cell, but it is likely Muhammad did not know this - such an egg cell is too small to be seen without magnification in all the blood, intestines, and gore in an opened carcass. His belief also corresponds to an old Greek theory. Gods hardly believe in old and wrong theories - so who made the Quran? See also 22/5d just below.

020 22/5d: “- - - We (Allah*) created you (man*) out of dust, then out of sperm - - -“. Allah created man/Adam out of dust and later humans out of sperm (+ an egg cell each – which Muhammad did not know anything about – but a god had known). But even omitting the fact that Adam never was, as man developed from earlier primates, there are a number of contradictions in the Quran about his creation: This is contradicted by 6/2, 7/12, 17/61, 32/7, 38/71, and 38/76 that tell man/Adam was made from clay, 15/26, 15/26, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from sounding clay, 55/14 that tells man/Adam was made from ringing clay, 37/11 that tells man/Adam was made from sticky clay, 23/12, that tell man/Adam was made from essence of clay, 15/26, 15/28, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from mud, 20/55 that tells man/Adam was made from earth, 96/2 that tells man/Adam was made from a clot of congealed blood, 16/4, 75/37, 76/2, 80/19, that tell man/Adam was made from semen (without explaining from where the semen came), 21/30, 24/45, and 25/54 that tell man/Adam was made from water (NB! NB! Not in water, but from water!), 70/39 that tells man/Adam was made from “base material”. (Also see verse 6/2.) (Strictly reckoned this contradicts 27 other verses. But minimum 11 contradictions.)

021 22/5e: "- - - in order that We (Allah*) might manifest (Our power) to you - - -". There is nowhere in or outside the Quran manifested anything about Allah's claimed power, for the simple reason that there nowhere is proved that Allah really is behind what is claimed to be a manifestation or sign or proof for his claimed power. This makes all such claims in the Quran just that: claims.

022 22/5f: "- - - We (Allah*) poor down rain - - -" One more of the natural phenomena Muhammad without any proofs claims for his god - just like many others as simply and cheaply do for their god(s). It had been a nice proof for Allah if the Quran first had proved it really was done by Allah, but without such a proof, it has no value as even an indication.

023 22/5-6: "- - - thou (people*) seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We (Allah*) poor down rain on it (it is not proved it is Allah who does this*), it is stirred (to life) - - - (and) This is so because Allah is the Reality: it is He who gives life to the dead." This is not even a joke: Allah waters the seeds, and the fact that seeds grow when they get water and the other necessities are present, is indicated to prove that Allah is the reality and that he has power over the death. To say the least of it: A too naive argument.

024 22/6a: “- - - Allah is the Reality - - -“. Not unless Islam brings real proofs. It is too naïve to blindly believe in a religion only based on a book with lots of mistakes, contradictions, twisted facts and invalid logic – told by a man with a highly suspect moral, but a strong liking for power and riches for bribes for even more power - and women - and with his religion as his platform of power. If it is a claim, it is not possible to prove it just by more unproved claims, no matter how strongly framed or how often repeated - it needs real proofs. If it is a lie it, does not become a truth from loose, if strong other claims. But repeated frequently enough both wrong information and lies may be believed by some - just ask the famous Nazi "Minister of Propaganda" Joseph Gobbles.

"In all aspects of life naivety and blind belief is the most sure way to be cheated - and blind belief is just what Islam glorifies and demands, because they have nothing but loose claims and words to offer".

But a possible and eternal next life is too essential a question to rely on blindness and big, loose claims and flattery asking you not to think, but just listen to their words and claims. If there is a god somewhere, your brain is the second greatest gift he gave you (after life). Do you think he in case gave it to you just to fill up an empty scull?

025 22/6b: "- - - Reality - - -". See 2/2b above.

026 22/6c: "- - - it is He (Allah*) who gives life to the dead - - -".see 7/158i and 21/56c above.

027 22/6d: "- - - it is He (Allah*) Who has power over all things". Often claimed, not once in 1400 years clearly proved.

028 22/6e: "- - - it is He (Allah*) Who has power over all things". Contradicted by the Bible, which claims Yahweh, not Allah is the really powerful one. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

029 22/7a: "And, verily - - -". Verily, with so much wrong in the Quran, a word like "verily" is not reliable, too - not without proofs. Also see 2/2b above.

030 22/7b: "- - - the Hour - - -". Here the Day of Doom.

031 22/7c: “- - - there can be no doubt about it - - -”. With all the mistakes in the Quran, there is every reason for doubt about quite a lot of things.

032 22/7d: "- - - (the fact) - - -". See 2/2b above - especially essential when it comes to strong claims like "truth" or "fact", etc.

033 22/7e: "- - - (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves". The only thing about central topics in the Quran which is a fact, is that as not one of them in any way is proved or documented, not one of them can be reckoned to be a fact - they all just are claims.

034 22/7f: "- - - Allah will rise up all who are in the graves". See 7/158i above.

035 22/8a: "- - - there is among men such a one who disputes about Allah - - -". Some of them because they already at that time saw that something was very wrong in this new religion - f.x. that Muhammad's references to the Bible often were wrong, sometimes horribly wrong. Quite likely some even recognized the real sources - apocryphal (made up) scriptures, legends, and fairy tales - for his tales.

036 22/8b: "- - - there is (at the time of Muhammad*) among men such a one who disputes about Allah - - -". See 22/3b above.

037 22/8c: "- - - disputes about Allah, without Knowledge - - -." In religion like in all other aspects of life there exists no knowledge without proofs - only belief. The belief may be strong - even so strong that you believe it is knowledge or feel sure it is knowledge. But just the same goes for all strong believers in all religions - - - and most of all those religions are wrong if one of the big excluding religions is right. Islam is one of the many religions where absolutely nothing is proved - Islam even admits that Allah cannot be proved, but only when they are forced to speak the truth. Islam is only

built on belief. There is no real knowledge. 

038 22/8d: "- - - without Knowledge - - -." What is best - no knowledge or wrong knowledge? Or like in this case perhaps not without knowledge, but with correct knowledge Muhammad would not accept?

039 22/8e: "- - - Knowledge - - -". It is worth remembering that whenever the Quran speaks about knowledge, it means religious knowledge/belief or knowledge related to religion, and religion in this connection only is Islam and the claimed (but proved never existed) former versions - claimed not corrupted - of the Bible (the Bible is proved by science to be not corrupted - and you bet Islam had told about the proofs if anything but undocumented claims had existed).

040 22/8f: "- - - guidance - - -". There is no reliable guidance in a book full of mistakes. Also see 2/2b above.

041 22/8g: “- - - (the Quran is*) a book of Enlightenment - - -”. With all its mistakes it is not. Worse: With all those mistakes you never know what is true and what not - only that it cannot be from a god, as no omniscient god makes mistakes.

042 22/8h: "- - - a Book of Enlightenment - - -". See 2/2b above.

043 22/8i: "- - - a Book of Enlightenment - - -". Muhammad used the word "book" as a proof - the written word carried much respect in the really old days. What he never mentioned, was that it is as easy to make up a written story as a verbal one.

044 22/9a: "(Disdainfully) bending his (a skeptic's*) side - - -" = bending his facts. But was the skeptic bending any facts if he honestly and correctly told that f.x. what Muhammad claimed was told in the Bible, was not from the Bible?

045 22/9b: "- - - to lead (men) astray (from the Quran*) - - -". To lead man astray in this case only is possible if the Quran is from a god and in addition is fully and only the truth.

046 22/9c: "- - - the Path of Allah - - -". This path only exists if Allah exists. In 1400 years there has not been one single clear indication for his existence - not to mention a proof. There only is the word of a man with very doubtful moral, believing in the use of lies (al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) - and Kitman (the lawful half-truth)), broken words/promises/oaths, and in deceit ("War is deceit" - and "everything" is jihad), and a man who like many a false prophet throughout the times had much to gain from making people believe in his new religion. + there is this man's book - a book full of mistaken facts and other mistakes, contradictions, unclear texts, invalid logic, etc.

047 22/9d: "- - - for him (the debating skeptic*) there is disgrace in this life (at least when Muhammad later came to power*), and on the Day of Judgment We (Allah*) shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire)". See 3/77b above.

048 22/9e: "- - - the penalty of burning (Fire)". See 3/77b above.

049 22/9f: "- - - burning (Fire)". Hell.

050 22/10a: "- - - the deeds which thy hands sent forth - - -". = Your good and bad deeds in life - here like many other places in the Quran your deeds are claimed to be decided from your free will, in spite of all the clear statements about Allah's predestination of absolutely everything.

051 22/10b: "- - - for verily Allah is not unjust unto His servants". If Allah does not exist - there are only unproven claim for him - he is neither just nor unjust unto anybody. But: Some of the sharia laws are among the most unjust laws which have ever existed - f.x. to punish a raped woman who cannot bring 4 male witnesses who actually saw the rape, and some laws concerning raids and wars. (Besides: That thieving and atrocities are permitted when fighting for the god, morally, ethically, and religiously is worse and more depraved than if the permissions had been general.)

052 22/10c: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

053 22/10d: "- - - unjust - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

054 22/11a: "There are among men some who serve Allah, as it were, on the verge - - -". Muhammad had some experiences with undecided persons. And there were also the ones to whom economy was more essential than belief - he used "gifts" to keep a number of them (up to 100 stolen camels to a chief).

055 22/11b: "- - - if trial comes to them (weak believers*), they turn their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is a loss for all to see". One of the very many warnings in the Quran. But as always only unproven claims.

056 22/11c: "- - - they (not good enough Muslims*) loose both this world and the Hereafter - - -". Only if Allah really exists and if Islam in addition is a real religion.

057 22/12a: "They call on such deities - - - as can neither hurt nor profit them - - -". Does this make you think about that it is an indisputable fact that in 1400 years Allah has not one single time unmistakably neither hurt nor profited one single person - yes, not even a cat or a lowly pig?

058 22/12b: "- - - deities. besides Allah - - -". See 25/18a below.

059 22/12c: "- - - straying far indeed (from the Way)!" This only can be the case if "the way" (to Allah and his paradise) exists - it only is mentioned by a man of very doubtful character and moral, and in his book full of mistakes, etc.

060 22/12d: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

061 22/13a: "(Perhaps) they (non-Muslims*) call on one (other god*) whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil, indeed, is the patron, and evil the companion (for help)". If the Quran is not from a god and/or is not the full and only truth, what is the Muslims' position here? - and what is their position in case, if there in addition somewhere else exist a real god?

062 22/13b: "(Perhaps) they (non-Muslims*) call on one (other god*) whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil, indeed, is the patron, and evil the companion (for help)". Here may instead be indicated the Devil.

063 22/13c: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

064 22/13d: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

065 22/14a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

066 22/14b: "Verily, Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow - - -". Rather similar to 9/72 above.

067 22/14c: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

068 22/14d: "- - - righteous deeds - - -". Beware that when expressions like this is used in the Quran, the meaning is in accordance with the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

069 22/14e: "- - - Gardens - - -". The Islamic Paradise. See 10/9f above.

070 22/14f: "- - - Gardens, beneath which rivers flow - - -". There are 4 rivers in Paradise. 2 of these are the Nile and the Euphrates, which both starts in Paradise according to Muhammad - believe it or not.

071 22/14g: "- - - Gardens, beneath which rivers flow - - -". The most frequently used Arabism in the Quran - see 4/13d above.

072 22/14h: "- - - for Allah carries out all that He plans". Allah plans and no-one can change his plans. Predestination is central in the Quran, and especially in the later (chronologically) surahs. 

073 22/14i: "- - - for Allah carries out all that He plans". The old fact: This will depend on if he really exists, and what power he in case in reality has.

074 22/15a: “If any think that Allah will not help him (his Messenger (Muhammad*)) in this world and the hereafter, let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut (himself) off (hang himself*) - - -.” But what does something like these words prove? Not one single thing. It just is a "literal flower" - or mental infantilism.

075 22/15b: "- - - (his Messenger (Muhammad*)) - - -". See 63/5a below.

076 22/15c: (A22/15, YA2786): “If any think that Allah will not help him (his Messenger) in this world and the hereafter, let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and cut (himself) off (hang himself*) - - -.” But the word used for “ceiling” also can mean “the heaven”, and then the Arab “fal-yamdud bi-salabin ils ‘s-sama thumma l’yaqta” may be translated: “- - - let him reach out unto heaven by any (other) means (a rope?*) and (thus try to) make headway - - -.” Quite a different meaning – from the clear language in the Quran. And these variants also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning.

077 22/16a: "Thus have We (Allah*) sent down - - -". If Allah has sent anything at all down to Earth, at least nothing is proved about such a sending down. What is 100% or more sure, is that no god was involved in the claimed sending down of the Quran - too much is wrong in that book.

078 22/16b: “- - - Clear Signs - - -“. There are no clear signs (= proofs) neither for Allah, nor for Muhammad’s connection to him in all the Quran. See 2/39b and 2/99 above.

079 22/16c: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

080 22/16d: "- - - Allah doth guide whom He will". Let us in case hope he does not use the Quran with all its errors as a guide-book.

081 22/16e: (A22/17): “- - - Allah doth guide whom He will.” Or is the meaning: “- - - for (thus it is) that Allah guides him who wills (to be guided)”. Quite a difference – in the first case Allah decides, in the second case it is the person who decides (if free will exists). Both in the same clear text that is easy to understand according to Islam. And these variants as mentioned also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning.

082 22/16f: “- - - Allah doth guide whom He will.” Whereas Yahweh and NT guides whoever who wants strongly enough to qualify - and offers guidance also too all the others. The same god?

083 22/17a: "- - - the Jewish scriptures - - -". The ones Muhammad knew about, maximum were from around 800 BC, and the oldest told about were the 10 commandments and Moses so-called "Book of the Covenance" containing the Mosaic laws from ca. 1235 BC. For everyone living before this, this was a historical anomaly.

084 22/17b: "- - - Sabeans - - -". Most likely the people of the partly Christian Saba/Sabah/Sheba in what is now Yemen. They were christened from East Africa. For some reason or other Muslims do not like this explanation, and instead propose f.x. a monotheistic Persian sect. (There after all is a chance they may be right, as one does not know for sure who the Sabeans were).

085 22/17c: "- - - Sabeans - - -". A historical anomaly.

086 22/17d: "- - - Magians - - -". = "Wise men from the east" - Zoroastrian priests and scholarsof among other things the star.

087 22/17e: "- - - Magians - - -". A time anomaly.

088 22/17f: "- - - Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says this is the job of Yahweh, not of 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.

089 22/17g: "- - - for Allah is witness of all things." An underlying reminder about the pleasant and soothing fact that he punishes all who are not good Muslims, included many who have a better life than you. And an as soothing reminder that he will save you - if you are a good Muslim - - - which includes war and obedience to Muhammad and his successors.

090 22/17h: "- - - for Allah is witness of all things." See 2/233h above. 

091 22/18a: “Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens (plural and wrong*) an on earth - - -?” No, we do not see that. This just is another of the mistakes and cheap words/claims in the Quran, unless Islam really proves that it is reality. Without proof this just is cheap propaganda - but it may work among naive or blind believers.

092 22/18b: “- - - to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth – the sun, the moon, the stars, the hills, the trees and the animals - - -. A lot of animism + personification (anthropomorphism) even of inanimate things. Not bad. “The Message of the Quran” (remark A22/22) even stresses that it is “conscious subduction under the will of Allah”. Not bad at all – especially for inanimate matter.

093 22/18c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

094 22/18d: "- - - the sun, the moon, the stars, the hills, the trees (bow down to Allah*) - - -". Animism. Normally you find it in primitive religions and in fairy tales.

095 22/18e: "- - - such as are fit for Punishment - - -". One of Muhammad's many repulsive names for non-Muslims.

096 22/18f: "- - - such (non-Muslims*) as Allah shall disgrace - - -". See 3/77b above.

097 22/18g: "- - - none (of non-Muslims*) can rise to honor - - -". A recurring question: is that correct if Yahweh wants to do something for his own followers among the non-Muslims?

098 22/18h: "- - - for Allah carries out all He wills". Predestination and Allah's Plan which no-one can change. Similar to 22/14d above. Also see 3/154 and 14/22b above.

099 22/18i: "- - - for Allah carries out all He wills". Only if he exists and is something with supernatural powers - nothing of which was ever proved. And there is the question of other gods - f.x. Yahweh - who might disagree.

100 22/19a: "Those two antagonists - - -". Muslims and non-Muslims.

101 22/19b: "- - - those who deny (their Lord (Allah*)) - - -". One of Muhammad's many distance creating names for non-Muslims.

102 22/19c: "- - - for them (non-Muslims*) will be cut out garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water". See 3/77b above.

103 22/19d: "- - - for them (non-Muslims*) will be cut out garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water". If Allah exists and has supernatural powers - good or bad. And if not Yahweh first saves his followers from among them - as those religions - and ethical and moral codes - are pretty different, that can be quite many.

104 22/19e: Grammatical mistake: ‘ikhtasamuu should be ‘ikhtasamaa.

105 22/19-22: “- - - for them (non-Muslims*) will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins. In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them. Every time they wish to get away therefrom, from anguish, they will be forced back therein - - -”. A strict regime. See 3/77b above.

106 22/19-22: “- - - for them (non-Muslims*) will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins. In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them. Every time they wish to get away therefrom, from anguish, they will be forced back therein - - -”. Dramatic - - - but like absolutely anything of any consequence in the Quran never documented - there only are loose words and claims. Pictures like this are efficient for keeping followers in line.

107 22/22: "Taste ye (non-Muslims*) the penalty of Burning". See 3/77b above.

108 22/23a: “Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments will be of silk”. As said before: A Paradise like the life of the very rich and kings in and around Arabia at that time as seen through the eyes of the poor and the primitive. Has an omniscient god nothing better to offer? Also this is a robust proof for that Yahweh and Allah is not the same god - their Paradises are totally different: "At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven" (Matt. 22/30). To say the least of it: There is some difference between Earth-like luxury plus plenty of sex for the men, and to become like angels.

109 22/23b: "- - - those who believe - - -". = Muslims.

110 22/23c: "- - - righteous deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

111 22/23d: "- - - Gardens - - -". The Quran's and Islam's paradise. See 10/9f above.

112 22/23e: "- - - Gardens, beneath which rivers flow - - -". There are 4 rivers in Paradise. 2 of these are the Nile and the Euphrates, which both starts in Paradise according to Muhammad - believe it or not.

113 22/23f: "- - - Gardens, beneath which rivers flow - - -". The most frequently used Arabism in the Quran. See 4/13d above.

114 22/23g: “- - - they (the Muslims in Paradise*) shall be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls - - -.” Very nice – except that:

18/31: “- - - they (the Muslims in Paradise*) will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold - - -“.

76/21: “- - - they (the Muslims in Paradise*) will be adorned with bracelets of silver - - -.”

A minor, but clear contradiction. 1 or 2 depending on how strictly you judge.

115 22/23h: “- - - they (the Muslims in Paradise*) shall be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments will be of silk.” The Quran's - and Islam's - paradise is like a poor and primitive desert dweller's dream of a king's life on Earth + Allah high above.

116 22/24a: "For they (Muslims*) have been guided (in this life) to the purest of speeches (the Quran*) - - -". See 1/1aabove and many other places: "Pure" - is it the word?

117 22/24b: "- - - guided - - -". See 2/2b and 16/107 above.

118 22/24c: "- - - purest - - -". See 2/2b above.

119 22/24d: "- - - the Path (to the Islamic paradise*) - - -". This path only exists if Allah is not a made up god and the Quran in addition tells only and the full truth at least on this point.

120 22/24e: "- - - Him Who is Worthy of (all) Praise". Allah.

121 22/24f: "- - - Him Who is Worthy of (all) Praise". Is he if he has sent down a holy book full of mistakes and contradictions? - not to mention if someone else has made the Quran?

122 22/24g: "- - - Him Who is Worthy of (all) Praise". See 1/1a above.

123 22/25a: "- - - those who have rejected (Allah*) - - -". Non-Muslims - in this case likely the Quraysh - the ruling tribe in Mecca at that time. They did not like Muhammad and his Muslims.

124 22/25b: "- - - those who - - - would keep back (men) from the Way of Allah, and from the Sacred Mosque - - -". The Muslims got trouble in Mecca and were for some years among other things denied access to the mosque (they also had to flee the town - Muhammad in 622 AD).

125 22/25c: "- - - the Way of Allah - - -". Here Islam.

126 22/25d: “- - - the Sacred Mosque - - -". Kabah in Mecca.

127 22/25b: “- - - the Sacred Mosque, which We (Allah*) have made (open) to (all) men - - -.” This is among the most solid contradicted and abrogated verses in all the Quran. It was prohibited for non-Muslims from around 632 AD. Today it is prohibited for any non-Muslim to enter the Kabah, and wide areas around are more or less closed to non-Muslims.

128 22/25e: "- - - wrongdoing - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

129 22/25f: "- - - a most grievous Penalty". See 3/77b above.

130 22/26a: “Behold, We (Allah) gave the site, to Abraham, of the (sacred) House - - -”. Abraham never visited Mecca. See 2/127a. It is a story made up to give Muhammad’s teaching more credence, and make it more interesting among Arabs, though perhaps partly on basis old folk tales. (Islam claims Abraham from long before Muhammad was reckoned to be the forefather of the Arabs via his son Ishmael. But we have seen claims that even this is made up by Muhammad. We have not been able to find out what is the truth here, but if Muhammad made up also this, it is one more nail in the casket.

131 22/26b: “Behold, We (Allah) gave the site, to Abraham, of the (sacred) House - - -”. Mecca lies some 750 miles (some 1200 km) from where Abraham normally lived - much of the distance hot, forbidding and rough Arab Desert. The Quran tells he built a big mosque in an empty, dry narrow desert valley without water or anything, for himself and his family - in the valley where Mecca grew up many centuries later. The Quran also claims Abraham was a good Muslim - and Muslims shall visit their mosques at least every Friday.

Believe it if you are able to.

132 22/26c: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.

133 22/26d: "- - - for those (Muslims*) who compasses it (the Kabah*) round - - -". This refers to the ritual of walking 7 times around the Kabah mosque. The rituals and symbols concerning pilgrimage (hajj) in Mecca are primitive and quite childish, and at an intellectual and mental low level. The reason may be the fact that Muhammad simply took them from the earlier even more primitive pagan Arab religion - life was pretty primitive in the old Arabia.

134 22/26e: "- - - prostrate themselves (Muslims*) (therein in prayer)". What is the mission of prayers in Islam? It the statements in the Quran telling that Allah predestines everything beforehand - years and decades and more before - and according to an unchangeable Plan, prayers can have no effect, because they can change nothing.

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.)

135 22/27a: (A37): “And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men - - -.” As Allah was speaking about – not to, but about – Abraham in the previous verse, many Muslim scholars think this was said to Abraham. But there is no reason at all to believe Abraham institutionalized pilgrimage to Mecca – neither in the Bible nor in the Quran there is any hint about that - in addition to that he never visited Mecca (see 2/127a above). So many Muslims – f.x. Al-Hasan al-Basri – believe the words were meant for Muhammad. Believe what you like – the text is unclear enough for both meanings. Like all too often in the Quran

###136 22/27b: “And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men - - -.” See 22/27e above. If everything is predestined, a pilgrimage can do just as little and is just as meaningless as a prayer.

###137 22/27c: “And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men - - -.” Pilgrimage to Mecca is so essential to Allah that he made it one of the 5 "pillars" in Islam. To Yahweh it is so totally without interest, that it is not mentioned even one time in the entire Bible. One more 100+% proof for that yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

138 22/28a: "- - - celebrate the name of Allah - - -". A positive idea if Allah exists and is a god. A joke if he does not exist. A lousy idea if he exists and belongs to the dark forces.

139 22/28b: "- - - the Days appointed - - -". It is unclear what here is meant. There are 3 special days during the Hajj pilgrimage - the 8., 9. and 10. of the month Dhu al Hijjah. Then there are the 2-3 following days (called Tashriq). But it also may be the first ten days of the month Dhu al Hijjah. As we have mentions before, the Quran frequently is pretty unclear.

140 22/28c: "- - - the cattle which He (Allah*) has provided - - -". Everything you own, is given you from Allah.

141 22/28d: "- - - eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want". To kill/sacrifice animals at the pilgrimage - hajj - in Mecca is said to be a proof for your belief in Allah and that Allah appreciate the thoughts behind the sacrifice (not a word is ever said why an omniscient god needs such a proof for your belief). Thus after it is slaughtered it is just to prepare it for food - eat what you can and want and share with the ones who could not afford to buy an animal for a sacrifice.

##142 22/29a: “- - - the rites (during Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca*) prescribed for them (Muslims*) - - -“. The rites in Mecca during Hajj are all taken over from the pagan/heathen times in Arabia – and in addition they are ever so childish and primitive; run 7 times back and forth between 2 small hills, walk 7 times around a building, throw some stones at a mark impersonating the devil, and kill one or more helpless animals for sacrifice, those are the main acts.

Who prescribed old pagan rites to be the only right ones for the presumed only, real god?

Who prescribed so shallow and childish rites for a presumed unfathomable, “deep” god?

Who prescribed that neither any rites from anywhere else in the world nor, something new and soul-sustaining from Allah ought to be used in a presumed world religion – only the old, primitive pagan rites of the heathen old Arabia?

143 22/29b: "- - - circumambulate - - -". In the case of hajj (the pilgrimage to/in Mecca): Walk 7 times around the mosque Kabah in Mecca - the age-old rite concerning the Kabah (= the Cube) taken over unabridged from the old Arab pagan times like the other holy Islamic rites concerning hajj. We may in addition mention that 7 is one of the old magic numbers.

144 22/29c: (A22/42): “Then let them (the pilgrims*) complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House .” This is what A. Yusuf Ali believes the Arab “thumma l-yaqdu tafathahum” means – to complete the rites. Others think like this: “- - - let them fulfill the wows which they (may) have made - - -.” Not even so central a subject for Muslims as what to do during the central part of the pilgrimage, does the clear(?) text in the Quran make clear. Had a god been so unclear in his speech on essential themes?

145 22/29d: "- - - the Ancient House - - -". The Kabah mosque in Mecca.

146 22/30a: "- - - the sacred rites of Allah - - -". The big question mark here is that all these rites were taken over from the old Pagan Arab religion. Few if any rite possible to combine with monotheism were omitted - and few, if any were added. How come that the old pagan Arabs and only they in the entire world had more or less all the rites correct? - and how come that all the other religions, included the Mosaic and the Christians - had nearly everything wrong? Remember here that the Jews and the Christians had their rites mainly from the Bible (and remember that science have proved the Bible is not falsified in spite of Islam's never documented claims - - - and that

##147 22/30b: "- - - the sacred rites of Allah - - -". These rites - so essential to Allah - are so entirely different from anything Yahweh asks for, that especially combined with the very demand for going on pilgrimage to one special place, that they make up one more 100% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. This even more so as the demanded place is on totally without interest to Yahweh - not mentioned a single time in the entire Bible. And neither Yahweh, nor Jesus ever expressed a wish for humans to practice pilgrimage (there is pilgrimage among Christians, too, but the request for such is not from the Bible).

##148 22/30c: "- - - for him (who practice the pilgrimage rites*)it is good in the sight of his Lord (Allah*) - - -". Such an idea is totally foreign to the Bible - and even more so that Mecca is holy place to the god. A 100% and more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. In addition there are all the other proofs for the same.

#149 22/30d: "- - - and shun the word that is false - - -". Does this also include all which is wrong in the Quran? And worse: Does it include al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), "war is deceit" - and "everything is jihad - "break even your oath if that gives a better result"? Islam is the only one of the big religions which permits the use of dishonesty in wide areas of life. Combine this with especially NT's demands for honesty, and you have yet another 100+% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - the moral codes are too different.

150 22/31a: "- - - if anyone assigns partners to Allah - - -". See 25/18a below.

151 22/31b: "- - - if anyone assigns partners to Allah, he is as if he has fallen from heaven - - -". Only if Allah exists, is a major god and is correctly described in the Quran - - - and only if no other god exists in which they believe (f.x. Yahweh).

152 22/32a: "- - - the symbols of Allah - - -". Here referring to the rites of the pilgrimage - the hajj - in Mecca, likely especially to the ones connected to the sacrifice of animals.

If Yahweh and Allah had been the same god, it had been somewhat peculiar that the god liked such sacrifices in the OT, but dropped it in the New Covenant and the teaching of Jesus - for them to reinstall it shortly (at least shortly for a god) afterwards. A god with no clear ideas for what he wants?

153 22/32b: "- - - such honor (to sacrifice animals*) - - -". What kind of a god thinks it is an honor to him that animals are killed for him? Not even an earthly king or tribal chief thinks of that as an honor. He may like the hospitality in the good food a slaughtering may result in, but none ever look at the slaughter itself as an honor. Yahweh after all - according to the Bible - had the rational (?) reason that he liked the smell of roasted meat when it was placed on the fire afterwards.

Can the killing have anything to do with the old superstition you find in some primitive cultures - and a superstition known in what we call the Middle East in the old times - that if you totally destroyed something in the name of your god, you had given it to the god?

154 22/32c: "- - - such honor (to sacrifice animals*) should come truly from the piety of heart". The sacrifices are to prove this piety of heart - but how come that an omniscient god needs the slaughtering of animals to believe you?"

155 22/33a: "In them - - -". In the slaughtered animals - - -.

156 22/33b: "n them ye (Muslims*) have benefit for a term appointed - - -". Allah likes you to sacrifice animals to him, so he gives you undefined benefits for a predetermined time. No comments.

157 22/33c: "- - - for a time appointed - - -". Predestination again. Many Muslims say there is not full predestination in the Quran (because then man has no free will, and Allah is immoral and unjust when he rewards and even worse when he punishes for deeds you have done), even though they never explain what there than is. They should read the Quran - there is no doubt whatsoever about that Allah decides every detail about everything.

158 22/33d: “- - - their place of sacrifice is near the Ancient House.” Wrong. The place for sacrifice is in Mina, 5 - 6 miles (8 - 10 km) from the Kabah. It is in the Mecca area, but not near the Kabah.

159 22/33e: "- - - the Ancient House - - -". The Kabah Mosque in Mecca.

160 22/34a: “To every people did We (Allah*) appoint rites (of sacrifice) - - -.” Just one problem: The Christians have not been given/ordered any kind of sacrifices – or rites for such. The only real rites ordered in NT are baptizing and Jesus' wishes during his last supper (f.x. 22/17-19), and it is not given any specific order about exactly how to perform it.

161 22/34b: “To every people did We (Allah*) appoint rites (of sacrifice), that they may celebrate in the name of Allah - - -”. To celebrate in the name of Allah simply is prohibited by f.x. Yahweh - his general rules are very clear on point like celebrating other gods.

162 22/34c: "- - - the sustenance He (Allah*) gave - - -". Everything you have is a gift from Allah (but as Allah has predestined what you are to get, then why work? - if it is predestined that you will get it, you will get it anyhow).

163 22/34d: "But your (Muslims'*) God (Allah*) is One God - - -". See 2/255a and 6/106b above and 25/18a below.

164 22/34e: "- - - submit then your (Muslim's*) will to Him (Allah*) (in Islam) - - -". A bit risky without first checking if Allah exists and is a god, and if Islam is reality or made up - too many facts are wrong for the ones not blinded by belief.

165 22/34f: "- - - those who humble themselves - - -". Good Muslims.

166 22/34g: "- - - the good news (Islam*) - - -". A war religion never is good news, not even to its followers. There are exceptions, though: The leaders who become rich from loot and tax and powerful from suppression, and those of the warriors who become more or less rich from loot. But even these may be destroyed morally and as human beings. (Even the Quran says that the one who does bad things, is destroyed morally.) 

167 22/35a: "- - - those whose hearts, when Allah is mentioned, are filled with fear - - -". Muslims.

168 22/35b: "- - - patient perseverance - - -". An expression and a word which is impressed and impressed and impressed on Muslims, and which non-Muslims should never forget. 

169 22/35c: "- - - 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.

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 ecxluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)

170 22/35d: "- - - spend (in charity) - - -". The demand for charity is one of the positive sides of the Quran. It is marred, though, by the fact that the main thing is not to help people in difficulties, but to gain merit in Heaven, and by the fact that you gain as much merit from helping your nearest (which in f.x. Christianity is a matter of course, not charity) as from helping strangers - which easily puts strangers low down on the priority list.

171 22/35e: "- - - out of what (wealth*) We (Allah*) have bestowed upon them (Muslims*)". It is Allah who gives you everything according to the Quran - not unlike 11/7a above.

172 22/36a: "The sacrificial camels - - -". Quite an Arabism. See 4/13d above.

173 22/36b: "The sacrificial camels We (Allah*) made for you (Muslims*) among the symbols from Allah - - -". One more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - Yahweh in his New Covenant and NT neither asks for nor provides sacrificial animals, not to mention name such ones as symbols from himself. The differences between Yahweh and Allah really are huge and many and varied even at essential points.

174 22/36c: "- - - camels We (Allah*) have made for you - - -". See 11/7a and 22/35b above. We may add that slaughtering of animals, with its blood and gore, is a primitive way of adoring a god. And it is a primitive god who needs or take pleasure in such things. Also see 22/37a below.

175 22/36d: "- - - in them (sacrificial camels*) is (much) good for you (Muslims*) - - -". Nothing is specified, except good food and some charity.

176 22/36e: "- - - thus have We (Allah*) made animals subject to you (people*)". See 11/7a above. 

177 22/36f: "- - - that ye (Muslims/people*) may be grateful". There is no reason to be grateful unless it really is Allah who has done it - there only are loose claims and loose words for that this is the case. See f.x. 11/7a above.

178 22/37a: “It is not their (the sacrificial animals*) meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him - - -“. Does an omniscient god have to see you killing helpless animals to see that you are a pious believer? – not if he really is omniscient. If Allah really is omniscient and if the only purpose with sacrificing animals is to prove your piety, then the sacrifice in reality is without meaning, as an omniscient god all the time knows very well whether you are a pious believer or not. Actually the Quran many places makes it absolutely clear that Allah knows also the innermost corners of even the deepest parts of your soul. To what avail and what meaning and what logic is a “test” or a “proof” of your piety, if Allah already knows the answer on beforehand? - and by the way: The same goes for testing your piety in war and battle and kill and be killed, something that even was meaningless if Allah were a good god - not to mention if he knows the answer already. Even worse: What is the purpose and what is the meaning of such slaughtering if Allah really predestines everything? - if he has predestined that you shall sacrifice a sheep or a camel, then it is not even a test of tour piety; it only is Allah playing a childish, bloody and meaningless game.

179 22/37b "He (Allah*) has thus made them (animals*) subject to you (people*) - - -".See 11/7a above.

180 22/37c: "- - - glorify Allah - - -". Check first if he exists, and read then 1/1a above to see if he deserves glorification - - - if the Quran is not a made up book and mainly fairy tales and legends.

181 22/37d: "- - - His (Allah's*) Guidance - - -". Allah can guide nobody unless he exists and is a god, none of which was ever proved.

182 22/37e: "- - - His (Allah's*) Guidance (the Quran*) - - -". See 7/192a and 16/107b above.

183 22/37f: "- - - Good News (the Quran*) - - -". What good religious news is to be found in a book where no god is involved?. Also see 1/1a and 22/34g above.

184 22/37g: "- - - all who do right". Muslims.

185 22/37h: "- - - do right". Beware that when words like "right" is used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral and inflexible moral code.

186 22/38a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

187 22/38b: "Verily, Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe - - -". An easy claim, but never in all history and prehistory one documented case. Lots of claims, by not one proved case. Words are cheap, deeds are more reliable.

188 22/38c: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

189 22/38d: "- - - Allah loveth not any that is a traitor to faith - - -". If Allah does not exist, he loves nobody. If he exists and is a god, whom he loves will depend entirely on how his religion is, and the Quran is no guide to this, as no god ever was involved in a book with that much, mistaken facts and other errors. And if he exists, but belongs to the dark forces, it is anybody’s guess whom he loves.

190 22/38e: "- - - faith - - -". Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

191 22/38f: "- - - a traitor to faith (Islam*) - - -". This is possible only if Allah exists and the Quran in addition tells the full truth and only the truth.

#192 22/39a: (NB: 622 or 623 AD): “To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged”. Remark the difference in the wording here on the transition between the rather peaceful Mecca period, and during the bloody and inhuman Medina period afterwards.

####According to Islam this is the first time the theme war for Muslims is mentioned in the Quran (remember the Quran is not ordered chronologically). For 12 - 13 years war was not even mentioned, and then over a short period of some months it became the central topic and sure way to Paradise. What had happened to Allah? - and why had he cheated his followers by not telling about this simple and sure way to Paradise before? Sure even for the greatest sinners.

#193 22/39b: (NB: 622 or 623 AD): “To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged”. NB: This only goes for Muslims. To defend yourself against Muslims/Islam - to fight back - soon became a grave sin. (It nearly always was the Muslims who were the aggressors, but all the same it was the opposite side who were the bad people.)

194 22/39c: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

195 22/39d: "- - - Allah is Most Powerful - - -". A power often claimed, but never really proved. Hot air only?

196 22/39e: "- - - Allah is Most Powerful for their (Muslims*) aid - - -". This is a claim you frequently meet in the surahs from Medina and the war religion Islam there developed into: Allah is powerful and will help you in battles - aiding you f.x. with thousands of angels of war.

197 22/40a: "- - - they (Muslims*) who have been expelled from their homes - - -". The Muslims became so unpopular in Mecca, that many of them had to flee the town around 620 - 622 AD.

198 22/40b: "- - - in defiance of right - - -". Here this means "in defiance of Islam". Whether Islam can be named "right" you will have to think over yourself.

199 22/40c: "- - - right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

200 22/40d: “Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, there would surely have been pulled down monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques - - -.” Wrong – this is far from the only way an omniscient and omnipotent god could manage the world. One alternative is f. x. to change man a little and teach him how to live in peace. Only members of a culture and religion of war and looting and suppressing do not immediately see this. This point just is an artificial alibi for war and conquest – and suppression and looting. (Scientists believe Muhammad's success and power destroyed him morally – not an unusual phenomenon for absolute dictators and others). Also see 22/39a above.

*201 22/40e: “- - - monasteries, churches, synagogues, - - -". Historical anomalies.

*202 22/40f: “- - - monasteries, churches, synagogues, - - -, in which the name of Allah is commemorated - - -“. The name of Allah is not commemorated there – on the contrary the name of Yahweh (or simply God) is what one commemorates there. Muslims will claim that it is the same god – as usual without proving anything - but the teachings are fundamentally so different, that it is impossible that they are the same unless the god is mentally seriously ill. Also they will claim that the reason for the differences in the teachings are that the Bible is willfully falsified – something science (and even more so Islam) long since has proved for one thing is not true (even the oldest scriptures are like today, except for minor mistakes normal when manuscripts are copied by hand), and for another was physically impossible (not possible to make the same falsifications in all the thousands of manuscripts spread over thousands of kilometers and owned by thousands of different owners – that often even disagreed (even strongly sometimes) on many topics). How would you f. x. make Jews and Christians agree on what and how to falsify in the OT? But it was the only way out and the only way Muhammad could save his religion and his platform of power when he finally understood how much was different between his teachings and the Bible.

203 22/40g: "- - - mosques, in which the name of Allah is commemorated - - -". Such mosques were unknown until after Muhammad started his new religion - no traces of such one from before that have been found in any science of by Islam (Muslims will claim the Kabah in Mecca, but Kabah in reality was a pagan temple until 630 AD when Muhammad conquered Mecca and threw out all pagan gods except al-Lah/Allah). A historical anomaly.

204 22/40h: "Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause) - - -". In all history and prehistory there exists not one proved sample of Allah aiding anyone. There are lots of claims and even belief, but not one proved case. Just like you find in f. x. most of the Pagan religions.

205 22/40i: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.

206 22/40j: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

207 22/40k: "- - - Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might - - -". This power of Allah is often claimed, but never reliably proved.

208 22/40l: "Allah is - - - (Able to enforce his Will)". Never documented in case.

209 22/41a: "- - - those who - - - establish regular prayer - - -". Muslims.

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.)

210 22/41b: "- - - 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.

211 22/41c: "- - - give regular charity - - -". The demand for charity is one of the positive sides of the Quran. It is marred, though, by the fact that the main thing is not to help people in difficulties, but to gain merit in Heaven, and by the fact that you gain as much merit from helping your nearest (which in f.x. Christianity is a matter of course, not charity) as from helping strangers - which easily puts strangers low down on the priority list.

212 22/41d: "- - - enjoin the right - - -". Beware that when words like "right" is used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral and inflexible moral code.

213 22/41e: "- - - forbid wrong - - -". Beware that when words like "wrong" is used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral and inflexible moral code.

**214 22/41f: "- - - with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs". There is no doubt; Allah decides and predestines EVERYTHING. Muslims trying to explain this away to give man some free will and thus make Allah less immoral when he punishes for bad deeds, should read the Quran.

**215 22/41g: "- - - with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells that Yahweh decides some and man with his real free will decides some - and nature and its living beings decides some. 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.

216 22/42a: "If they treat thy (Muhammad's*) (mission) - - -". A historical anomaly.

217 22/42b: "If they treat thy (Muhammad's*) (mission) as false, so did the Peoples before them - - -". It seems to have been essential to Muhammad to impress on his followers and others that it was normal for prophets not to be believed - and consequently that he was a normal prophet, albeit the greatest of them all, with just normal problems.

218 22/42c: "If they treat thy (Muhammad's*) (mission) as false, so did the Peoples before them (with their prophets)- - -". The Quran claims there always and in all communities have been prophets from Allah - Hadiths mention the number 124ooo prophets throughout the times, and even that number seems to just be symbolic for nearly innumerably many. Science has shown the claim to be wrong, though, as with the exception of the Jewish and Christian religions which are somewhat similar, there exists not one single trace of such a monotheistic religion in the old times from the emergence of Homo Sapiens may be 200ooo years ago and up to 610 AD when Muhammad started his religion. An as good proof for that the claim is wrong, is the fact that also Islam has found no such trace older than 610 AD.

219 22/42d: "- - - the People of Noah, The 'Ad and Thamud - - -". Historical anomalies.</>

220 22/42e: "- - - 'Ad and Thamud - - -". Two tribes in the very old time, which Muhammad claimed - but as normal never proved - were exterminated because they sinned against Allah. They are taken from old Arab folklore, and not from the Bible, and may or may not have existed, and if they have existed may or may not have been especially sinful against Allah. There is no documentation showing that if they were exterminated and not just lost their culture and power and were mixed with other people, the extermination was like what the Quran claims.

221 22/42-44: Muhammad was not generally accepted as a prophet until late in his career. Here he claims that do be disbelieved was the norm for prophets, and lists a number of biblical and other claimed prophets which he claimed all had got the same treatment as he - implication; Mohammad got a normal treatment for prophets and thus was a normal prophet. For one who in reality was no prophet at all (he did not have the gift making him able to make prophesies) it was a brash claim.

222 22/43: "- - - Abraham and Lut (Lot in the Bible*) - - -". Historical anomalies.

223 22/44a: "- - - the Madyan People - - -". Similar to the 'Ad and Thamud ones - see 22/42e above - except one knows there lived people in Madyan (not necessarily like described by Muhammad, though).

224 22/44b: "- - - the Madyan people, and Moses - - -". Historical anomalies.

225 22/44c: "- - - I (Allah*) granted respite to the Unbelievers - - -". This is Muhammad's most used "explanation" for why bad people living a good life are not punished at once by Allah.

226 22/44d: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". Non-Muslims.

227 22/44e: "- - - how (terrible was My (Allah's*) rejection (of them (non-Muslims*))". See 3/37b above.

228 22/45a: "How many populations have We (Allah*) destroyed - - -" The Quran claims that Allah had destroyed more or less innumerable cultures and peoples and tribes because they sinned - Allah is no benevolent and forgiving god, especially if he predestines everything like the Quran claims, and then punish man for things Allah forced him to do (if Allah predestines, man's full or partly free will is non-existing - only an impossible and never proved claim Muhammad used to explain away Allah's harshness and injustice in such cases - even Islam and its scholars (f. ex. A6/141) admit it is impossible to understand how predestination by Allah should be possible to combine with full or partly free will for man: If Allah decides everything, and his decisions are final like the Quran claims, there is nothing left for man to decide.

229 22/45b: "- - - wrongdoing - - -". Beware that when words like "wrongdoing" is used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral and inflexible moral code.

230 22/45c: "And how many wells are lying idle and neglected, and castles lofty and well built (but empty*)" One of the many places where Muhammad refers to empty buildings and ruins scattered over Arabia and further, telling that Allah has destroyed all of them because they sinned against him. Science knows about a number of other possible reasons for empty houses, hamlets and towns in such areas - especially in warlike areas like Arabia was.

231 22/46a: "Do they (people*) not travel thought the land (and see the ruins) - - -". See 45c just above.

232 22/46b: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.

233 22/46c: "Truly it is not their eyes that are blind (as they do not believe in the Quran and in Muhammad*) - - -". No, at least some of the disbelievers were not disbelievers because they were blind, but on the contrary because they saw too well that something was very wrong. (But to blame non-believers for being blind, is good psychology for the believers in any religion and any sect).

####234 22/46d: "Truly it is not their eyes that are blind (as they do not believe in the Quran and in Muhammad*) - - -". What the Quran forgets(?) to mention, is that Muslims are victims for just the same human dilutions like others: A blind heart and a blind brain are blinder than a blind eye or a deaf ear. This is the only possible reason why they do not see all the many big and small errors, etc. in the Quran - they are unable to or unwilling to see, or are unable to face the terrifying fact that something is horribly wrong with one of the basic elements they have built their lives on.

235 22/47a: "Yet they (skeptics*) ask thee (Muhammad) - - -". A historical anomaly.

236 22/47b: "Yet they (skeptics*) ask thee (Muhammad) - - -". 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.

237 22/47c: "But Allah will not fail in His Promise". Allah has till this date not one single time provably kept one single promise. The best proof for this? - Islam's silence on this point.

238 22/47d: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

239 22/47e: “Verily, a Day in the sight of thy Lord (Allah*) is like a thousand years of your (peoples’*) reckoning.” Contradicted by:

70/4: “- - - unto Him (Allah*) in a Day the measure of is (as) fifty thousand years.”

Another contradiction that "does not exist in the Quran and thus proves” that the book is from Allah. 

240 22/48a: "And how many populations did I (Allah*) give respite, which were given to wrongdoings?" A theme often returned to in the Quran: Why some non-Muslims live a good life - and many Muslims not: It is Allah's decision - but be soothed; he will punish them in the end.

241 22/48b: "- - - wrongdoing - - -". Beware that when words like "wrongdoing" is used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral and inflexible moral code.

242 22/48c: "In the end I (Allah*) punished them (non-Muslims*)". A bit similar to 3/77b above.

243 22/48d: “In the end I (Allah*) punished them (killed the wrongdoers/non-Muslims*). To Me is the destination (of all)”. F.x. it is for Allah to decide whom to kill. Also see 3/77b above.

244 22/48e: "To Me (Allah*) is the destination (of all)". There is no doubt; Allah decides and predestines EVERYTHING. Muslims trying to explain this away to give man some free will and thus make Allah less immoral when he punishes for bad deeds, should read the Quran.

245 22/48f: "To Me (Allah*) is the destination (of all)". Contradicted by the Bible, which says to Yahweh is the destination (at the Day of Doom). (There are a number of other religions with similar claims, but the old Jewish and Christian god Yahweh the Quran admits exists, only the it wrongly mixes him with 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.

246 22/49a: "I (Muhammad*) am (sent) - - -". Was Muhammad really sent? What is sure is that no god ever sent a message containing so many errors like the Quran - and then it is highly unlikely they sent a messenger without a god's message. The possibility remains, though, that he was send by someone else - if f. ex. Iblis (the Devil) dressed up like Gabriel, Muhammad had no chance to see the difference. Read 1/1a above, and you will see that this is a possible explanation.

247 22/49b: “I (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

248 22/49c: “I (Muhammad*) am (sent) to you (men*) only to give a Clear Warning - - -.” Well this was ca. 616 AD. But from some 6 years later on it was no longer only a warning, but the sword - - - and a lot of contradictions and abrogations in the texts and the teaching 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).

249 22/49d: "- - - Clear Warning - - -". How clear is a warning when it is mixed up with lots and more of mistakes, contradictions, etc.?

250 22/50a: "Those who believe - - -". Muslims.

251 22/50b: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when words like this are used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

252 22/50c: "- - - for them (good Muslims*) is forgiveness - - -". Only if Allah exists and is a major and a benevolent god - only the victim or a god can forgive.

253 22/50d: "- - - a sustenance most generous (in the next life*)". Only if such a paradise really exists and the Quran in addition has told the full truth and only the truth about this.

254 22/51a: "- - - those who strive against Our (Allah's*) Signs - - -". One of Muhammad's many for Muslims repulsive names for non-Muslims.

255 22/51b: “- - - Our (Allah’s*) Signs - - -“. There is not one single sign clearly from Allah in all the Quran. With the possible exception of some taken from the Bible, there is not even one single sign that is proved made by a god – any god. (And the ones from the Bible in case proves Yahweh, not Allah – two very different gods (especially as we meet Yahweh in the NT and the new covenant there – which Muslims never mention) if not Islam really proves the opposite. But Islam never proves anything fundamental).

256 22/51c: "- - - companions of the Fire". = they who go to Hell. Also see 3/77b above.

257 22/51d: "- - - the Fire". Hell.

258 22/52a: "Never did We (Allah*) send a messenger or a prophet before thee (Muhammad*), but when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire - - -". Another topic which Muhammad sometimes return to - he has weaknesses, but all prophets had weaknesses and were tempted by the Devil (not documented), which he indirectly claims is an indication for that he is a normal prophet. Invalid proof, as to meet temptations is nothing specific for prophets - it is normal for all humans. 

259 22/52b: “Never did We (Allah*) send a messenger or a prophet before thee (Muhammad*), but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but Allah will cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and Allah will confirm (and establish) His Signs - - -”. (from the middle of the Mecca period mainly - ca. 614 - 617 AD (perhaps 616 AD) and shortly after the infamous “Satanic Verses” Muhammad quoted in 53/19-22 in a situation where he had much to gain from becoming friends with the rulers and ruling class in Mecca: “Have ye seen al-Lat, al-Uzza, And another, the third (goddess), Manat (the three daughters of the main god in Mecca at that time, al-Lah*)? These are exalted idols whose intercession is hoped”. Muhammad afterwards changed the 4 short verses to: “Have ye seen al-Lat, al-Uzza, And another, the third (goddess) Manat? What! For you male sex, and for Him, the female (for children*)! Behold, such would be indeed most unfair!” (Muhammad was an Arab and was sure a god would look down on women as much as Arabs did*). This episode made a lot of “noise”, and it was most convenient for him to receive(?) a verse like this telling all prophets had had experiences like that, and that he was not to be blamed).

It may be ok to abrogate words of Satan, but how could an omniscient and omnipotent god permit Satan to do it? - something is wrong here. And how could a perfect prophet not notice that 3 goddesses was something way out of his former teachings? - - - if there was not a reason for him to do it? And how many other verses are inspired by whispering from Satan? (- the brutal verses from Medina may make one think this and that.)

260 22/52c: "Never did We (Allah*) send a messenger or a prophet before thee (Muhammad*) - - -". But was Muhammad such a messenger? See 63/5a below.

261 22/52d: "Never did We (Allah*) send a messenger or a prophet before thee (Muhammad*) - - -". It is here implicated that Muhammad was among the prophets. But Muhammad was no real prophet. The definition of a prophet was a person who could see at least parts of the unseen, and thus a person who:

Has the gift of and close enough connection to a god for making prophesies.

Makes prophesies which always or at least mostly come true.

Makes so frequent and/or essential prophesies, that it is a clear part of his mission.

A few things Muhammad said, came true – like it has to do for any person saying many things through many years – and most of what he said which did not come true, was forgotten (also this is what normally happens if it is nothing spectacular). But he did not guess the future correctly often - actually he statistically and according to the laws of probability should have "hit the mark" far more often by sheer chance than he did - there just are a few cases where Muslims will claim he foretold something correctly, and few if any of them are "perfect hits". But then the Quran makes it pretty clear that even though he was intelligent, he had little fantasy, and that he also was nearly unable to make innovative thinking (nearly all his tales and his ideas in reality were "borrowed" ones - though often twisted to fit his new religion).

The main things here are that Muhammad never indicated that anything of what he said was meant as prophesies, that he never indicated, not to mention claimed, that he had the gift of prophesying - of "seeing the unseen" - that it nowhere is documented that all/most of what he said about the future came true (point 2 above), and finally that both he and Islam said and says that Muhammad was unable to see the unseen (extra revealing here is that the old Biblical title for a prophet, was "a seer" - one who saw the unseen (f.x. 1. Sam. 9/9)) and also that Islam even today admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad “except the Quran” (prophesying is a kind of miracle - seeing what has not yet happened). (This fact that Islam admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad "except the revelation of the Quran" also is a solid proof for that all the miracles connected to Muhammad mentioned in the Hadiths, are made up stories - but all the same many a mullah and imam and scholar use these stories, which Islam admits are made up ones, as "proofs" for that Muhammad had supernatural powers and was a prophet. Honesty is not the strong side of Muslim religious leaders.) Also see 30/40a and 30/46a, and we also should add that his favorite wife (and infamous child wife) Aishah according to Hadiths (f.x. Al-Bukhari) stated that anyone saying Muhammad could foresee things, were wrong.

Verse 7/188b also is very relevant here: "If I (Muhammad*) had knowledge of the Unseen (= what is hidden or what has not happened yet*), I should have - - -". IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT MUHAMMAD DID NOT HAVE THE PROPHETS' ABILITY TO SEE "THE UNSEEN" - he was no real prophet. Similar in 6/50a, 7/188b, 10/20c+d, 10/49a+b, and 72/26. 

As mentioned: Also relevant here is that the original title of the Jewish prophets as mentioned was not "prophet" but "seer" - one who saw at least parts of the unseen. (F.x. 1. Sam. 9/9#, 1. Sam. 9/11, 1. Sam. 9/18, 1. Sam. 9/19, 2. Kings. 17/13, 1. Chr. 9/22, 1. Chr. 26/28, 1. Chr. 29/29, 2. Chr. 9/29, 2. Chr. 16/7, 2. Chr.16/10, 2. Chr. 19/2, 2. Chr. 29/25, Amos 7/12, Mic. 3/7 - some places the two titles even are used side by side). Muhammad thus so definitely was no seer - prophet - even according to his own words; he had no "knowledge of the unseen". One more proof for that he was not in the same line - not to say league - as Jesus, if the Bible and/or the Quran tell the truth about Jesus on this point.

Many liked - and like - the title prophet, and there have been made other definitions for this title - the most common of these are "one who brings messages from a god", or "one who represents a god", or "one who acts/talks on behalf of a god". But the fact remains: Without being able to prophesy, he or she is no real prophet. A messenger for someone or something - ok. An apostle - ok. But not a real prophet.

***This is a fact no Muslim will admit: Muhammad in reality simply was no real prophet or seer. Perhaps a messenger for someone or something or for himself – or perhaps an apostle – but not a real prophet. He only “borrowed” that impressive and imposing title. It is up to anyone to guess why.

Also see 30/40h below.

22/52e: "- - - Allah will confirm (and establish) His Signs - - -". This has never happen din a provable way - guess if Muslims had been big if they had had the slightest confirmation for that the claimed signs for Allah (Quran-speak for proofs for Allah)!!! Islam's silence about this is the best proof for that Allah never confirmed/proved that the claimed signs really were from him.

262 22/52f: “- - - His (Allah's*) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39 above.

263 22/52g: “- - - Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom - - -.” Not if the Quran is representative for his knowledge and wisdom – Islam will have to produce real and reliable proofs if they insist that Allah has much knowledge and wisdom. Also see 11/1 – 27/9 – 31/27 – 33/1 – 33/40 - 34/1 – 35/2 – 39/1 – 40/2 – 49/8 – 41/12 – 41/42 – 42/3 – 42/50 – 43/9 -43/84 – 45/2 – 45/37 - 46/2 – 46/4 – 48/7 – 48/8 – 48/19 – 51/30 – 53/6 – 57/1 – 59/1 – 59/22 – 59/24 – 60/5 – 60/10 – 62/1 – 62/3 – 64/18 – 66/2 – 76/30 – 84/23.

Besides: Have you ever noticed that the one who most needs to boast – loudly and frequently – about how truthful he is, is the cheater and the swindler, and the one boasting about his knowledge is the medium to rather ok, but not top intelligent one? – the really honest and the really intelligent persons never need to boast about those things. Real honesty and real intelligence makes itself felt after some time of close connection – if there is a need for boasting about it, something is wrong. The Quran very often boast - especially about how truthful it is.

264 22/53a: "- - - a trial - - -". But why? No omniscient god needs a trial of anybody, as he knows everything - and even more so if he predestines everything like the Quran claims (but never prove). Also see 8/28a above.

265 22/53b: "- - - those in whose heart is a disease - - -". one of Muhammad's many repulse inducing names for non-Muslims.

266 22/53c: "Verily - - -". See 2/2babove.

267 22/53d: “- - - the wrongdoers are in schism far (from the Truth)”. At very best they are far from "bits and pieces of truth", at least as the truth is pretended to be in the Quran, as that book at best contains bits and pieces of what is true. May be some of them even were right?

268 22/53e: "- - - the wrongdoers - - -". Normally "Quran-speak" for non-Muslims. One of Muhammad's many distaste - and stronger - inducing names for non-Muslims.

269 22/53f: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. 

270 22/53g: "- - -(- - - the Truth)". See 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

271 22/54a: "- - - those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Quran) is the truth - - -". The main thing you can learn if you have much real knowledge, and start reading the Quran is that there are very many wrong facts and other errors in the book - by far too much for even a minor god to have been involved. Things are really wrong with the Quran, and thus with Muhammad and with Islam.

272 22/54b: "- - - those on whom knowledge has been bestowed - - - may believe therein (in the Quran*) - - -". It is not possible for anyone with real knowledge AND a little training in critical thinking + have a brain which still function, to believe in the Quran. It is not possible to believe in something you see is full of mistakes and worse, or to believe in a religion where it is easy to see no god has ever been involve (no god was ever involved in a book of a quality like the Quran.

273 22/54c: "- - - knowledge - - -". Beware that when the Quran speaks about knowledge and similar words, it normally always means religious knowledge. Islam as a religion always have been in opposition to non-religious knowledge (called "foreign knowledge" as opposed to "Islamic knowledge" which means the religion itself + topics which can help in the understanding or practicing of the religion - like Arab, astronomy (to pin down religious dates in their mowing year), etc.). Arab/Muslim culture had a period of some 300 years from ca. 820 AD till 1095 AD (ca. 100 years more in the far vest) when science flowered - but mainly in spite of Islam, not because of Islam. And the religion won the final battle over science and knowledge in 1095 with a book by "the greatest Muslim after Muhammad" - al-Ghazali).

274 22/54d: “- - - (the Quran) is the Truth - - -“. With that many mistakes, twisted arguments, etc., it at best is partly the truth only.

275 22/54e: "- - - the Truth - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

276 22/54f: “- - - (the Quran) is the Truth from thy Lord (Allah*) - - -.” Wrong. No omniscient god ever made, or revered, or forwarded, or built his religion on a book with that many mistakes, contradictions, cases of invalid logic, doubtful, unproven claims, and unclear language. A devil in disguise or a man craving for a platform of power might do so, but not an omniscient and omnipotent god. Contradiction of facts and reality.

277 22/54g: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

277 22/54h: “- - - Allah is the Guide of those who believe - - -". Allah cannot be the guide of anyone, unless he exists and is a god.

279 22/54i: “- - - Allah (the Quran*) is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Way.” Wrong – a book with that many mistakes, twisted facts/logic, etc. is not representing a straight way, at least not to Paradise.

280 22/54j: "- - - Guide - - -". No-one is a reliable guide with a guide-book full of errors, etc. Also see 2/2b, 7/192a and 16/107b above.

281 22/54k: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

282 22/54l: "- - - the Straight Way". = The way to the Quran's paradise.

283 22/55a: “Those who reject Faith (Islam*) will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation)”. Perhaps jestingly correct - maybe there will be a revelation made by some god (perhaps by Yahweh) some time. But we are in no doubt at all that there are good reasons for serious doubts about the Quran’s claims, statements and descriptions - why should the claims and statements we cannot check, be more reliable than the ones we can, and among which we find far too many to be wanting or wrong?

This claim also is a psychologically - if not true - good story for Muhammad to tell his followers.

284 22/55b: "Those who reject faith - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

285 22/55c: "- - - faith - - -". Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

286 22/55d: "- - - (Revelation) - - -". But is it really revelations? - and in case from whom or what? As no god was ever involved in a book so full of errors, the remaining alternatives are: Dark forces, A sick brain (f.x. TLE - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), or a (or more) cold and scheming brain.

287 22/55e: "- - - the Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

288 22/55f: "- - - a Day of Disaster". The Day of Doom.

289 22/56a: "On that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.

290 22/56b: "On that Day the Dominion will be that of Allah - - -". There is one problem, though: Words are so cheap and Muhammad was able to prove not one single thing about his religion - most religions say similar things about their god(s), and the believers believe it, exactly like in Islam. And one more thing: When so much is wrong in the book that it is clear it is not from a god, why should this be correct?

291 22/56c: "On that Day the Dominion will be that of Allah - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the dominion that day will be of Yahweh. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

292 22/56d: "He (Allah*) will judge - - -". Not unless he exists - and if he in case happens he belongs to the dark forces, we would prefer ha did not judge - some of the Quran's moral and judicial rules are horrible (compare to "do unto others like you want others do unto you", and see for yourself).

293 22/56e: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

294 22/56f: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when words like this are used in the Quran, it is meant relative to the Quran's partly immoral moral code.

295 22/56g: "- - - Gardens of Delight". Paradise. Also see 10/9f above.

296 22/57a: "- - - those who reject Faith - - -". One of Muhammad's many distance inducing names for non-Muslims.

297 22/57b: "- - - Faith - - -". Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

298 22/57c: “- - - Our (Allah’s*) Signs - - -.” There is not one single sign in all the Quran clearly made by Allah. Only (unproved) claims.

299 22/57d: "- - - (for non-Muslims*) there will be a humiliating punishment". If Allah exists and is a god (that is to say; he can punish also if he belongs to the dark forces) - - - and if not Yahweh disagrees, at least concerning his followers - if he exists.

300 22/57e: "- - - humiliating punishment". See 2/2b and 3/77b above.

301 22/58a: This is one of the verses from 624 AD: "Those who leave their home in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die - on them will Allah bestow, verily, a goodly Provision (Paradise*) - - -". This is the flagship of the revised Islam: Be killed in war for the religion, and you go directly to the paradise, no matter how big a sinner you are. A very good claim - though never proved - for Muhammad and later warlike rulers.

302 22/58b: This is one of the verses from 624 AD: "Those who leave their home in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die - on them will Allah bestow, verily, a goodly Provision (Paradise*) - - -". Why did it take 12 years from Muhammad started his mission till he mentioned this for the first time, even though it is one of the central "facts" in the revised Islam?

##303 22/58c: "Those who leave their home in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die - on them will Allah bestow, verily, a goodly Provision (Paradise*) - - -". Except for real martyrs (the Quran calls everything martyrs, included aggressive warriors, terrorists, and whatever) guess if here is a difference between Yahweh and Allah, between Jesus and Muhammad! Not the same god and not the same kind of representatives on Earth by far.

304 22/58d: "- - - on them (Muslims killed for Muhammad*) will Allah bestow, verily, a goodly provision - - -". If he exists, if he is a major war god, and if the Quran has told the truth and only the truth about this.

305 22/58e: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

306 22/58f: "a goodly Provision - - -". Paradise. See 10/9f above.

307 22/58g: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below..

308 22/58h: "- - - truly Allah is He Who bestows the best Provision". But:

The paradise of Islam for men: Royal luxury and plenty of sex - that is all.

The paradise of Islam for women: Royal luxury and perhaps a little sex if you can compete with your husband’s houris - that is all.

The paradise of Islam for children and for unmarried women: Royal luxury - the rest unclear. 

The paradise of the Bible for everybody: "You become like angels".

No comments - except of course there remains the question if any of these religions are true religions. (Allah here has proved nothing, Yahweh a lot - - - if the old books tell the truth on this point.)

309 22/58i: "- - - truly Allah is He Who bestows the best Provision". If Yahweh's paradise is correct described in the Bible (one becomes like the angels (f.x. Mark 12/25)), and if Allah's paradise is correctly described in the Quran (a primitive desert dwellers vision of a king's luxury life in laziness + lots of women), both are true, we by far prefer the first one. A royal life and nothing to do would be nice for some time, but exceedingly boring in the long run. Not to mention how it is for women, where perhaps 70 or more women have to share one man according to Hadiths.!

310 22/59a: This verse has similar meaning to 22/58 above.

311 22/59b: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

312 22/59c: "- - - He will admit them (Muslims*) to a place with which they shall be well pleased - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says this is Yahweh's job, not Allah's. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

313 22/59d: "- - - a place they shall be well pleased - - -". Paradise.

314 22/59e: "- - - Allah is All-Knowing - - -". See 2/233h above.

315 22/59f: "- - - Allah is - - - Most Forbearing". See 1/1a above.

316 22/60a: "- - - if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received - - -". If your revenge (or also the result of your defence) is not worse than the result of an attack on you, it is ok by Allah. Compare to NT's "turn the other cheek".

317 22/60b: "- - - if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received - - -". Part of the basis for the Sharia laws.

318 22/60c: "- - - if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him - - -". If you are attacked more times after a reasonable reaction the first time, you are permitted to do whatever you like and use whatever means, and Allah will accept and forgive it (A22/74). Also this widely different from the moral ideas behind NT.

319 22/60d: "- - - if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him - - -". If you are attacked more times after a reasonable reaction the first time, you are permitted to do whatever you like and use whatever means, and Allah will accept and forgive it (A22/74). Part of the basis for the Sharia laws.

320 22/60e: "- - - Allah is One that blots out (sins) - - -". Frequently claimed, never reliably documented. Also possible only if Allah exists and is a major god.

321 22/60f: "- - - (sins) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. We also may mention that just this word often covers very different deeds, acts, words, and thoughts in the Quran and Islam, than in more normal religions (Islam is a religion of war - in spite of its loud slogans), not to mention how much its meaning in the Quran often differs from the basic of all human moral; "do against others like you want others do against you". Read the surahs from Medina and weep.

One small remark: As Yahweh's religion and f.x. moral code at many points are totally different from Allah's, you may qualify for Yahweh's Paradise even if Muslims condemn you to Hell - if both exists.

322 22/60g: "- - - Allah is One that - - - forgives (again and again)". Only two can forgive; the victim and a god. This thus only is possible if Allah exists and is a god.

323 22/61a: "- - - Allah merges Night into Day, and He merges Day into Night - - -". Once more one of the many cases where Muhammad claims a natural phenomenon as an indication or a proof for his god - and like always without any proof. Just like any believer in any religion can claim for his god(s) as long as he can evade proving anything. As long as it is not proved that Allah really causes this phenomenon, it is entirely void of any value as an indication, not to mention as a proof. Also see 11/7a above.

324 22/61b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

325 22/61c: "- - - it is Allah Who hears and sees (all things) - - -". See 2/233h above.

**326 22/62a: “- - - Allah - He is reality - - -”. Well, that is one of the big points which neither the Quran nor Hadith nor Islam’s learned men have been able to give the slightest proof for. Even some Muslim intellectuals admit so. This in spite of all the “signs” and “proofs” that say so in the Quran - they have one thing in common: NOT ONE OF THEM GIVES ONE SINGLE VALID PROOF OF ALLAH - they all are claims or statements built on air or on not proved “facts” or other claims or statements that are not proved. A fact that “smells”. Gabriel may simply be a result of a sick brain (modern medical science suspects Muhammad had TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) - which can give such religious "experiences" like it it said Muhammad had) or something made up in the imagination of a Muhammad pretending Allah to be an avatar of - or identical to - Yahweh. The last is not possible, though, as the essences of the two teachings are too different, but Muhammad did pretend so. And: Cheating is the hallmark of cheaters.

327 22/62b: "- - - those besides Him (Allah*) whom they (non-Muslims*) invoke - they are but vain falsehood - - -". Two points: Allah has never proved himself - does he exist, or is he falsehood? And: Apart from all the other claimed gods, there is the fact that Yahweh has proved both his existence and his power - - - if either the Quran or the Bible speaks the truth. A god who is too different from Allah to be the same god, and the main figure in a book proved not falsified by science and by Islam + he is a guest star in the Quran, though wrongly under another name.

328 22/62c: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

329 22/62d: "- - - verily, Allah is He, Most High, Most Great". Beautiful words - but never proved, and words are cheap, even superlatives. By the way: Superlatives often are used in propaganda - for one thing they look superb, and for another thing they cost nothing - - - just ask any politician or self proclaimed prophet or businessman or others hunting for power or riches. Also see 1/1a above.

330 22/62e: "- - - verily, Allah is He, Most High, Most Great". We are back to the disturbing, but relevant question about Yahweh.

331 22/63b: "- - - Allah sends down rain from the sky - - -". See 11/7a and 22/61a above.

332 22/63c: "For Allah is He Who understands the finest mysteries, and is well acquainted (with them)". See 3/77b above.

333 22/64a: "To Him (Allah*) belongs all that is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth - - -". Related to 11/7a above. One of the many claims any priest in most big religions makes on behalf of his religion. Most of them have got to be wrong.

334 22/64b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

335 22/64c: "- - - Allah - - - is - - - Worthy of all Praise". Read 1/1a above and see if you agree.

336 22/65a: Has Muhammad Ali made an “al-Taqiyya” (lawful lie) here? He says that Allah “withholds the sky (rain) from falling on the earth”. But according to “The Message of the Quran” the Arab text says that Allah withholds the heaven from falling down on Earth. Quite a scientific mistake in case. And also a dishonesty from Yusuf Ali. But then it not only is lawful, but more or less an obligation in Islam "if necessary" to lie to defend or promote the religion. Islam is the only one of the big religions which has such a rule - a rule which makes any Muslim unreliable in some cases - like religion, women, money, etc. BUT NB: Not all Muslims live according to this rule.

337 22/65b: (A22/80, YA2847): Three translations of the same Arab words:

A. Yusuf Ali: ”He (Allah*) withholds the sky (rain) from falling - - -.”

M. Asad literal meaning (translated from Swedish): "- - - withholds the sky from falling - - -".

M. Asad, “corrected” 2008: “- - - and (that it is He who) holds the celestial bodies (in their orbits), so that they may not fall upon earth - - -.” One of these sounds much better than the other – and honesty in religion does not matter very much. At least not in all religions.

This Arab word “sama” may mean: A: “something high”. B: ”a roof, a ceiling”. C: “the sky, the canopy of heaven” (not “the universe”*). D: “cloud or rain”. The ones who have revised the 2008 edition really have done a good work. But is it an honest work? Clear at least?

338 22/65c: Even if here really should have been meant rain: See 22/61a above.

339 22/65d: "- - - Allah is Most Kind and Most Merciful to man". See 1/1a above.

340 22/66a: "It is He (Allah*) Who gave you (people*) life - - -". Often claimed, never proved. See 6/2b, 11/7a and 21/56c above.

341 22/66b: "It is He (Allah*) Who gave you (people*) life - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says this was Yahweh's doing, not Allah's. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

342 22/66c: "- - - (Allah*) will cause you to die - - -". See 11/7a above.

343 22/66d: "- - - (Allah*) will again give you life - - -". See 7/158i above.

344 22/66e: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2b above.

345 22/66f: "- - - truly man is a most ungrateful creature!" Not true in this case unless Allah really did what verses 22/65-67 say - and not one micrometer of the loose claims is proved.

346 22/67a: "To every people We (Allah*) appointed rites and ceremonies - - -". Is this correct? - Muhammad did not get his rites etc. from Allah, he just took over them from the old pagan Arabs. And these also all other people have to follow, even (former) Jews and Christians who presumably really got some of their rites and ceremonies from the god.(Christians in reality got no fixed rites, except the baptizing and following the requests of Jesus made his last supper (f.x. Matt. 26/26-28), and even those did not get a defined rite from "above".)

347 22/67b: "- - - let them (skeptics*) not dispute with thee (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

348 22/67c: “- - - thou (Muslims*) art assuredly on the Right Way”. That only is true if the Quran is correct - - - and the Quran contains lots of mistakes, contradictions, twisted arguments, twisted logic, some outright lies, etc. (all of which are hallmarks for cheats, deceivers and swindlers – persons normally looking for money, women and/or power in dishonest ways. Muhammad liked women and power – and money for “gifts” - bribes - to possible or lukewarm followers). Similar claim in 45/18. Besides: Have you ever noticed that the one who most needs to boast – loudly and frequently – about how truthful he is, is the cheater and the swindler, and the one boasting about his knowledge is the medium to rather ok, but not top intelligent and learned one? – the really honest and the really intelligent persons never need to boast about those things. Real honesty and real intelligence makes itself felt after some time of close connection – if there is a need for boasting, something is wrong. And the Quran talk quite a lot, especially about how truthful it is.

349 22/67d: "- - - assuredly - - -". See 2/2b above.

350 22/67e: "- - - Right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code - or sometimes adjusted by al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) or similar.

351 22/68a: “If they (“infidels”) do wrangle with thee, say. ‘Allah knows best what it is ye are doing” – and leave them alone. This was ca. 616 AD. But from some 6 years later and more came lots of contradictions and abrogations. This verse is abrogated – made invalid - by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/38, 3/85, 3/148, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 8/12, 8/38, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many bloody threats, but also verses advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 28 abrogations).

352 22/68b: “If they (“infidels”) do wrangle with thee, say. ‘Allah knows best what it is ye are doing” – and leave them alone. This was ca. 616 AD. But from some 6 years later and more came lots of contradictions and abrogations. 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).

353 22/68c: "Allah knows best - - -". Allah knows nothing unless he exists. If he is a dressed up non-existing pagan god (al-Lah), he knows nothing of course. And he has never in any way manifested himself.

354 22/69a: "Allah will judge between you (non-Muslims*) - - -". Not possible unless he exists and is something supernatural (and if he belongs to the dark forces, this may be not good).

355 22/69b: "Allah will judge between you (non-Muslims*) on the Day of Judgment - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells that on that day, Yahweh will be the judge. 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.

356 22/69c: "- - - (judging*) concerning the matters in which ye differ". Muslims scholars disagree about what matters this refers to - the famous clear(?) language in the Quran. The difference between their religion and Islam - where Islam claims to be the truth? The different rites within Jewism and Christianity? One simply does not know.

357 22/70a: "- - - Allah knows all that is in the heaven and on earth - - -". See 2/233h above.

358 22/70b: "Indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

359 22/70c: "- - - a Record - - -". Why does Allah use a record if he is omniscient?

360 22/71a: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) worship, besides Allah - - -". This and similar expressions you find repeatedly in the Quran - but it mostly is wrong: They do - and did - not worship other gods besides Allah. They worshipped other gods simply - f.x. Yahweh. In a cheating way one can say Muhammad was right about many Arabs - they worshipped al-Lah - the same god Muhammad called Allah - and others in addition. But they prayed to the old pagan god al-Lah, not to the new and different Allah. Muhammad tries to place Allah in the center so that the other gods(?) were in addition to Allah, but Allah in reality was no part of their religion at all - they simply had other gods.

361 22/71b: "- - - they (non-Muslims* at the time of Muhammad) worship, besides Allah - - -". A historical anomaly anomaly.

362 22/71c: "- - - they (non-Muslims* at the time of Muhammad) worship, besides Allah - - -". See 22/47b above.

363 22/71d: "- - - things for which no authority has been sent down to them, and of which they have (really) no knowledge - - -". At the Quran is not from a god - no god makes such and so many mistakes, contradictions, cases of invalid logic, etc. - what is then the authority behind Islam? This even more so as all the believed knowledge only rests on a book full of mistakes, dictated by a man of very doubtful morality, and nothing more - except the never proved belief of the forefathers who believed in that book.

364 22/71e: "- - - knowledge - - -". It is worth remembering that whenever the Quran speaks about knowledge, it means religious knowledge/belief or knowledge related to religion, and religion in this connection only is Islam and the claimed (but proved never existed) former versions - claimed not corrupted - of the Bible (the Bible is proved by science to be not corrupted - and you bet Islam had told about the proofs if anything but undocumented claims had existed).

365 22/71f: "- - - those that do wrong - - -". One of Muhammad’s many negative names for non-Muslims.

366 22/71g: "- - - do wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

367 22/71h: "- - - (for non-Muslims*) there is no helper". What if they are followers of f.x. Yahweh? - a god the Quran admits exists, even though they wrongly mix him with Allah.

368 22/72a: “- - - Our (Allah’s*) Clear Signs - - -“. Wrong. See 2/39b and 2/99 above.

369 22/72b: "- - - thou (Muslims*) wilt notice a denial on the face of the Unbelievers (when reciting the claimed signs*) - - -". Not very strange as many of them know the claimed signs are invalid or even wrong.

370 22/72c: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims

371 22/72d: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Signs - - -". Wrong. See 2/39b and 2/99 above.

372 22/72d: “- - - these Signs - - -“. Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b and 20/54.

373 22/72e: "It is the (Fire of Hell)! Allah has promised it to the Unbelievers!" A promise worth nothing if Allah is a made up god. But for that: See 3/77b above.

374 22/72f: "Allah has promised it to the Unbelievers!" He can promise nothing unless he exists.

375 22/73a: "Those on whom, besides Allah, ye (non-Muslims*) call - - -". See 25/18a below.

376 22/73b: "Those on whom, besides Allah, ye (non-Muslims at the time of Muhammad*) call cannot create (even) a fly - - -". But neither has Allah ever proved that he can - there only exists loose claims resting on nothing for his claimed power - and only in a book full of mistakes, dictated by a man with a very dubious moral. See f. x. 6/2b, 11/7a and 21/56c+e above.

377 22/73c: "Those on whom, besides Allah, ye (non-Muslims at the time of Muhammad*) call - - -". See22/47b above.

378 22/73d: "Feeble are - - - those (gods*) they (non-Muslims*) petition". Well concerning the followers of Yahweh? - he had a reputation for being strong even in the Quran (where they wrongly mix him with Allah, though.

379 22/74a: "No just estimate have they (non-Muslims*) made of Allah - - -". If Allah sent down the Quran, many non-Muslims have made a just estimate of him. And if he does not exist, but is a made up god, also many or most non-Muslims have made just estimates.

380 22/74b: "- - - Allah is He Who is strong and able to carry out His Will." A claim many times repeated, but never demonstrated.

381 22/75a: “Allah chooses Messengers from angles and from men - - -.” But not from Jinns? Contradicted by:

6/130: “O ye assembly of Jinns and men! Came there not unto you messengers from amongst you - - -?” A rhetoric question shoving there came messengers from men to men, and from Jinns to Jinns. Not only from angels and men.

382 22/75b: "- - - Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things)". See 2/233h above.

383 22/76a: "He (Allah*) knows what is before them and what is behind them - - -". Allah knows everything - but why then does he need to test even his followers?

384 22/76b: “- - - to Allah go back all questions (for decision).” It is Allah who decides everything = full predestination - how can he then judge non-Muslims and bad Muslims to Hell for being forced/led to do what they believed they decided themselves, but which in reality were Allah’s decisions? (This is the reason why many Muslims try to explain away predestination.)

385 22/77a: "- - - ye who believe - - -". Muslims.

386 22/77b: "- - - adore your Lord (Allah*) - - -". Wise if he exists and is a god. Meaningless if he does not exist. Ever so negative if he exists and belongs to the dark forces.

387 22/77c: "- - - do good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is relative to the book's partly immoral moral code - where f. ex. stealing/robbing, lying, suppressing, enslaving, killing in the name of Allah, are the best of good deeds. "Do unto others like you want others do unto you" is not an essential sentence in the Quran's moral code.

388 22/78a: “And strive in His (Allah's*) cause as ye ought to strive, (with sincerity and under discipline)”. The word “strive” frequently is used as a synonym for “fight”, but in this case it is unclear if it is meant “fight” or mental striving to get more Muslims or “work hard”. This early may be it means “work hard”, as the religion was quite peaceful till 622 AD.

489 22/78b: “And strive in His (Allah's*) cause as ye ought to strive - - -". Ought you to strive for him at all unless he exists and is a god? - and what if he exists and if from the dark forces (the difference between some of the Quran's ethical, judicial, and moral codes and "do unto others like you want others do unto you", may make one wonder.)

390 22/78c: "He has chosen you (Muhammad/Muslims*) - - -". The old fact: Allah could choose no-one unless he existed (but of course he could even if he belonged to the dark forces, if he existed).

391 22/78d: "- - - imposed no difficulties on you in your religion (Islam*) - - -". Except small things like risking your life going to war, feeding the clergy, obeying your leaders, believe things your brain really tells you are wrong, or not believe facts your brain knows must be right, etc. And this was just some of the demands men meet - then there are the women: Few Muslim men would accept the life they condemn many women to live (but then empathy hardly exists in the Quran).

392 22/78e: "- - - it (Islam*) is the cult of your father Abraham". For one thing it is unlikely Abraham is the forefather of the Arabs - Ishmael and his sons settled near the border of Egypt, according to the Bible (written at a time when there was no reason for the writer to falsify this), not in Arabia (1. Mos. 25/18). Also DNA-analysis indicate that the Arabs in reality is a mixture of people who drifted into the desert from different places and nations when the domestication of the camel made life there + the result of being at a crossroad for the caravans + tje result of large import of slaves/concubines fron Europe, Asia and Africa. What once - impolitely - was called a bastard production. And for another thing there is no reason to believe Islam was Abraham's religion, but reasonable reason reasons for to believe that the claim is wrong. Islam will have to produce proofs in order to be believed by us.

393 22/78f: “It is He (Allah*) Who has named you Muslims, both before and in this (Revelation) - - -“. Wrong. The name was never used before Muhammad – there is no kind of trace of it (or of the religion) anywhere. This is one of the cases where Islam will have to prove their claim.

394 22/78g: "- - - this (Revelation) - - -". But is the Quran a revelation? - and in case from whom, as no god was ever involved in a book of this quality?

395 22/78h: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 635a below.

396 22/78i: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) may be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind!". But why does an omniscient god need witnesses?

397 22/78j: "- - - 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. Also see 23/9b above.

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.)

398 22/78k: "- - - give regular charity - - -". The demand for charity is one of the positive sides of the Quran. It is marred, though, by the fact that the main thing is not to help people in difficulties, but to gain merit in Heaven, and by the fact that you gain as much merit from helping your nearest (which in f.x. Christianity is a matter of course, not charity) as from helping strangers - which easily puts strangers low down on the priority list.

399 22/78l: "- - - hold fast to Allah!" Risky if he does not exist, or if he belongs to the dark forces.

400 22/78m: "- - - (Allah is*) the Best to protect and the Best to help!". In all the history of Islam, there exists not one single really proven case of protection by Allah, and not one single really proven case of help from Allah. Guess if Islam had told you, if such a case had existed!

401 22/78n: "- - - (Allah is*) the Best to protect and the Best to help!". Well, he may have a competitor f.x. in yahweh - if Yahweh exists (and even more so if Allah on top does not exist).

Surah 22: Sub-total: 401 + 10.649 = 11.050 comments.

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