1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 24 -- AN-NUR (The Light)

Revelation: Medina, 627-628 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 24/1a: “A surah which We (Allah*) have sent down - - -.” Also this surah contains lots of mistakes, etc., and is consequently not sent down by an omniscient god.

003 24/1b: “(This is*) A surah which We (Allah*) have sent down and which We have ordained - - -". No omniscient god ever ordained a surah full of mistakes, etc.

##004 24/1c: “(This is*) A surah which We (Allah*) have sent down and which We have ordained: in it have We sent down clear Signs; in order that ye may receive admonition.”

"The Massage of the Quran", comment to 24/1 (A24/1): I.e., “the injunctions whereof We (Allah*) have made self-evident by virtue of their wording”: thus Abd Allah ibn ‘Abbas explains the expression 'faradnaha' in this context. - - - The same explanation, also on the authority of ibn ‘Abbas, is advanced by Tabari. It would seem that the special stress on Allah’s having laid down this surah “in plain terms” (the norm, but here stressed extra*) is connected with the gravity of the injunctions spelt out in this sequence: in other words, it implies a solemn warning against any attempt at widening or re-defining those injunctions by means of deductions, interferences or any other considerations unconnected with the plain wording of the Quran". Any comment necessary?

“the injunctions whereof We (Allah*) have made self-evident by virtue of their wording”. What about telling this sentence to Socrates or Pascal or a plain teacher of logic? - they had not been finished laughing - or weeping - until after next Christmas. Add the fact that the wording in the Quran took some 250 years (from ca. 650 AD to ca. 900 AD) to polish, and they hardly had survived the laughing. And this is the kind of arguments and "proofs" Islam relies on!

005 24/1d: “- - - Clear Signs - - -“. There are no clear signs for Allah anywhere in the Quran – the “signs” either contain twisted facts or twisted logic or both or rest on nothing that is proved, and are thus without logical value. See 2/99.

006 24/1e: "- - - in order that ye (Muslims/people*) may receive admonition". Admonition? - from a book with so much wrong and not from a deity?

007 24/2a: “The woman and the man guilty of adultery of fornication – flog each of them with a hundred stripes”. A contradiction and abrogation of 4/15:

4/15: “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness (adultery*) - - - confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some (other) way”. (The last part of the sentence must be understood as a “way” metered out especially for each woman who gets such an “ordain”.) But contradiction - and abrogation - 1-2 years later – in 627 or 628 AD.

It also must be added that in Islam there is a persistent rumor that about 100 verses disappeared and never made it into the Quran when Caliph Uthman had the official Quran made, and that one of the verses was one which demanded stoning for this crime. The fact is that stoning for this is prescribed in Hadith, and that Hadith (Al-Bukhari) tells that at least once Muhammad himself took part in such a stoning.

A really serious, immoral and unjust point here is that also a raped woman shall be treated this way, if she cannot produce 4 male witnesses who has seen the actual rape.

We may add that some Hadiths prescribe stoning for these sins, and this prescription is followed some places in the Muslim area. On the other hand to rape captive women and girls is "good and lawful" if it can be done in the name of Allah (if the conflict is named "jihad", which most conflicts are if one part is non-Muslim - and sometimes even if both parts are Muslims). Slaves were and are always ok to rape for the owner (officially there are no slaves any more - but according to UN in reality there are some millions - but what will happen if Islam gets world dominance? - Muhammad kept and traded ad took slaves, and what Muhammad did was and is good and lawful and can be done by any Muslim as long as it is not clearly forbidden. Slave abolition is a "new idea" conflicting with the Quran and forced on the Muslims from the "unbelievers". Such ideas are not acceptable to conservative Muslims. So if Islam ever gains world dominance, you can rest in ease; slavery will reemerge at least some places under Islam, and as slavery is part of the Quran, the immorality of it will be forgotten, and suppressed by Muhammad's moral code which tells that slavery is ok. (Some Muslims will tell you that slave abolition is part of Islam. That just is not true, and such claims just are self justification to satisfy the new moral code forced on them (but after all honestly accepted by many Muslims) from the outside.)

008 24/2b: “The woman and the man guilty of adultery of fornication – flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you /Muslims*) in their case, in a Matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment”. Part of the background for the sharia laws.

009 24/2c: “The woman and the man guilty of adultery of fornication – flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you /Muslims*) in their case, in a Matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment”. Compare this to Jesus: "The one who is without sin, may throw the first stone". The same god? Jesus and Muhammad in the same line of prophets? No.

010 24/2d: "- - - a matter prescribed by Allah - - -". As this Quran is not from any god - too much is wrong - also this prescription is not from a god, and consequently not from Allah if he is a god".

011 24/2e: "- - - Believers - - -". Muslims.

012 24/3a: “Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever: Nor let any but such a man or an Unbeliever marry such a woman: to the Believer such a thing is forbidden". Part of the background for the sharia laws.

##013 24/3b: “Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever: Nor let any but such a man or an Unbeliever marry such a woman: to the Believer such a thing is forbidden". Here it is indirectly, but clearly said that stoning is not the punishment for adultery or fornication - after stoning marriage is out of the question. Either this verse is abrogated (made invalid) even though it is a rather late one (627 - 628 AD), or the Hadiths are wrong on this point - much is wrong in the Hadiths, too, so much and so obvious that some Muslims have stopped using them, so this may well be the explanation. What then about Muslims who stones a woman from perhaps false texts in Hadiths and do not care about the words in the Quran prescribing an after all milder punishment? After all if this is the case it is a murder not prescribed or accepted by Allah.

014 24/3c: “Let no man guilty of adultery or fortification marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever - - -”. An unbeliever has the value of a depraved Muslim. It tells the Muslims something about the difference between themselves and others. The fact that unlawful sex is so strictly forbidden, but that any not pregnant captive woman or slave can be raped "lawful and good" also tells very much about the Quran and about Islam - and about their moral(?) code.

015 24/3d: "- - - Unbeliever - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

016 24/3e: "- - - Believers - - -". Muslims.

017 24/4a: "And those who launch a charge against chaste women, and produce not four witnesses (to support their allegation) flog them with eighty stripes, and reject their evidence ever after - - - ." Also this is an unjust law - the demand for proof is too strong. It is unjust to tell lies, but it also is unjust to hide truths. It also is unjust to punish someone for telling the truth.

018 24/4b: "And those who launch a charge against chaste women, and produce not four witnesses (to support their allegation) flog them with eighty stripes, and reject their evidence ever after - - - ." Part of the background for the sharia laws.

019 24/4c: "- - - a charge against chaste women - - -". The wording here is not worthy of a god. It does not take too much ill will or stupidity here to read that such a charge is ok against also chaste women if 4 men are willing to give evidence. A god had chosen his words more carefully (just see how carefully human lawmakers choose their words).

020 24/4d: "- - - for such men (what about women?*) are wicked transgressor - - -". These strong words just underline our comments to 24/4a, and in addition makes a parody out of justice in those cases when the man tells the truth.

021 24/4e: "- - - wicked - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

022 24/4f: "- - - transgressors - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

0023 24/5a: "Unless they (see 24/4b above) repent thereafter and mend (their conduct) - - -". Part of the background for the Sharia laws.

024 24/5b: "- - - Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." Do you think so when reading 24/4b+d? If so, read also the surahs from Medina and the most unjust laws in the sharia and see if you still agree. Also see 1/1a above.

025 24/6-9: There is nothing like this in the Bible.

026 24/6-7a: “And for those (men*) who launch a charge against their spouses, and have (in support) no evidence but their own - their solitary evidence (can be received) if they bear witness four times (with an oath) by Allah that they are solemnly telling the truth; And the fifth (oath) (should be) that they solemnly invoke the curse of Allah on themselves if they tell a lie”. If you are married to the woman, your oath may be accepted without witnesses - but you have to swear an oath condemning yourself if you lie.

027 24/6-7b: “And for those (men*) who launch a charge against their spouses, and have (in support) no evidence but their own - their solitary evidence (can be received) if they bear witness four times (with an oath) by Allah that they are solemnly telling the truth; And the fifth (oath) (should be) that they solemnly invoke the curse of Allah on themselves if they tell a lie”. Part of the background for the sharia laws.

028 24/8-9a: "But it would avert the punishment from the wife, if she bears witness four times (with an oath) by Allah, that (her husband) is telling a lie. And the fifth (oath) should be that she solemnly invokes the wrath of Allah on herself if (her accuser) is telling the truth". In such cases the wife can avert punishment - not clear herself, but avert punishment - by using the same kind of oaths for that her husband is lying. One of them of course will be lying, but as it will be impossible to know who, it is for Allah to punish.

029 24/8-9b: "But it would avert the punishment from the wife, if she bears witness four times (with an oath) by Allah, that (her husband) is telling a lie. And the fifth (oath) should be that she solemnly invokes the wrath of Allah on herself if (her accuser) is telling the truth". Part of the basis for the sharia laws.

030 24/10a: "If it were not for Allah's grace on you (Muslims*), and that Allah is Oft-Returning, Full of Wisdom - (ye would be ruined indeed). The often repeated fact: Only if Allah exists and in addition is a god - and only if f.x Yahweh does not intervene.

031 24/10b: "- - - Allah's grace and mercy - - -". See 1/1a above.

032 24/10c: "- - - Allah is - - - Full of Wisdom - - -". Not if all the mistakes, etc. in the Quran indicates the level of his wisdom.

033 24/11a: "- - - lie - - -". See 2/2b above (but in this case also see 24/11-16 below).

034 24/11b: The background for this verse was that Muhammad's wife Aishah - his child wife - in one occasion spent several hours alone in the wilderness together with a young man, and there was a lot of rumors because of this. According to our point of view it is highly unlikely that anything happened between them, but the only "proof" for that it was so, was that Muhammad some weeks later claimed he received verses from Allah saying she was not guilty - hardly a strong proof as it came from a man with Muhammad's morality and reliability. An extra point here is that this child - or perhaps early teen-ager when this happened around 626 AD - was Muhammad's favorite wife, and he could hardly keep her if her reputation was tarnished, so he had a strong motif for getting (?) such verses. This was one of the not few times Allah(?) was a nice helper for Muhammad. But remember that when Muslims say Aishah was proved not guilty, it is not true - neither the Quran nor Muhammad is reliable witnesses/proofs. It is likely she/they told the truth, but nothing was ever proved. Also see 24/11-16 below. It also is very clear from Hadiths that Muhammad himself suspected her - his behavior the first weeks clearly shows that. So when he scolds others for suspecting immoral things had happened, it was double moral form his side. Not a very sympathetic side of human nature.

Another point: The Quran claims it is a copy of the "mother book" in Heaven - revered by Allah and made before the Earth was created. How come that this insignificant episode in the then distant future could be noted down in such a book some billion years before it happened? - especially so if man has free will, so Allah could know nothing for sure? And how much did the 124ooo (according to Hadiths) earlier prophets understand from these verses in their copies of the "mother book"/Quran?

035 24/11c: "- - - think it not to be an evil for you (Muslims*); on the contrary it is good for you - - -". It is pretty unclear what is the meaning here. Muslim scholars have different explanations, all rather vague.

036 24/11d: "- - - evil - - - good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

037 24/11e: "- - - to every man (women count less in Islam*) among them (who gossiped*) (will come the punishment) of the sin that he earned - - -". What about Muhammad in this case? - to our knowledge he did not gossip, but he also definitely did not protect or defend her.

038 24/11f: "- - - him who took on himself the lead among them (the gossipers*) - - -". It was said that one of Muhammad's opponents, 'Abdullah ibn Ubayy, was extra active spreading the suspicion.

039 24/11g: "- - - (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.

040 24/11h: "- - - a Penalty grievous". See 3/77b above.

041 24/11i: This story also is a historical anomaly in the claimed "Mother Book".

042 24/11-16: This refers to the incident with Aishah - Muhammad’s child wife - and a young man. The slander afterwards was not an obvious lie like Muhammad later liked to claim - something his own initial reaction clearly demonstrated. Also they were not really proved innocent - there only was some convenient verses in the Quran some weeks later, and the Quran far from is reliable. (But there is a fair chance that the two told the truth). Also see 24/11b above.

043 24/12a: "Why did not the Believers - men and women - when ye heard of the affair - - -". A historical anomaly.

044 24/12b: "Why did not the Believers - men and women - when ye heard of the affair (see 24/11a and 24/11-16 above) - - - say, 'This (charge) is an obvious lie'?" Because 1): It was not obvious it was a lie. 2): Muhammad himself needed weeks to decide what to believe - why then blame the others? - and what conclusions could others draw from his suspicion and silence?

045 24/12c: "- - - the Believers - - -". The Muslims.

046 24/12d: "This (charge) is an obvious lie". It might have been a lie, but it was not an obvious lie, something Muhammad's own reaction for some weeks very clearly prove - so clearly that an intelligent person like Muhammad understood he was lying when he used the word "obvious" - and it is not the only time he lies in the Quran.

047 24/13e: "Why did they (see 24/13f just below*) not bring - - -". A historical anomaly.

048 24/13f: "Why did they (the ones talking about Aishah*) not bring four witnesses - - -?" For the very obvious reason that no witnesses existed - this is a rhetoric question where Muhammad knew the answer very well on beforehand. A dishonest way of augmenting, and a dishonest way to move the focus away from Aishah to others. Psychologically may be a wise sentence - but dishonest. This question was nonsense from the moment it was asked.

####049 24/13g: "Why did they (see 24/13f just above*) not bring the (4*) witnesses, such men, in the sight of Allah (stand forth) themselves as liars". This is one of the really black spots on Islam, and one of the 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god: The lack of witnesses does not make them suspect, but it is a proof - if they speak the truth or not, does not matter - if they do not have the witnesses, it is a proof for that they are lying. If this was lying for men, this was bad enough. But it is a valid proof for Allah!!: "- - - in the sight of Allah, (stand forth) themselves as liars!". This in spite of that if they spoke the truth, an omnipotent god would know they spoke the truth!. And all the same, without the witnesses they were liars to Allah!

050 24/13h: "Why did they (see 24/13b just above*) not bring the (4*) witnesses, such men, in the sight of Allah (stand forth) themselves as liars". Part of the basis under the sharia laws.

051 24/14a: "- - - the grace and mercy of Allah - - -". See 1/1a above.

052 24/14b: "- - - grievous penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

053 24/15a: "- - - ye (people in Muhammad's Medina*) - - - said - - -". A historical anomaly".

054 24/15b: "- - - ye (people in Muhammad's Medina*) - - - said out of your mouths things of which ye had no knowledge - - -". 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.

055 24/15c: "- - - it (see 24/11b above*) was most serious in the sight of Allah". Slander may be a serious, but not most serious sin that word you have to reserve for torture, terrorism, murder, mass murder, etc. - and if you are religious for the gravest sins against the god(s). If on the other hand Allah was a made up platform of power for Muhammad and his co-workers, well, then it might have been most serious for him as it touched Muhammad.

056 24/16a: "And why did ye (see 24/11b above*) not, when ye heard it, say - - -". Among other reasons because it was very clear from Muhammad's reactions according to Hadiths that he did not trust her, and neither did he defend her. Muhammad's double morality here is not very sympathetic.

057 24/16b: "- - - glory to Allah!" See 1/1a above if he deserves so.

058 24/17a: "Allah doth admonish you - - -". Not possible unless he exists.

059 24/17b: "- - - Believers". Muslims.

060 24/18a: “- - - Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.

061 24/18b: "- - - Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom". See 24/10 above.

062 24/19a: "- - - Believers". Muslims.

063 24/19b: "- - - grievous Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

064 24/19c: "Allah knows - - -". Then why 2/233h above and 35/38b below?.

065 24/20a: "- - - (the*) grace and mercy of Allah* - - -". See 1/1a above.

066 24/20b: "- - - Allah is full of kindness and mercy - - -". See f.x. 1/1a above.

067 24/20c: "- - - indeed". See 2/2b above.

068 24/21a: "- - - ye who believe - - -". Muslims - only Muslims believe according to the Quran.

069 24/21b: "Follow not Satan's footsteps - - -". Just to mention it: As it is clear that no god was involved in the making the Quran, one of the theories is that Satan, dressed up like Gabriel, was the real creator. (But even though several aspects of the religion may strengthen this theory, we personally are skeptical; not even a devil would make so many mistakes, contradictions, etc. - he had to know he would be found out sooner or later. There is one possible explanation, though; that the god did not permit him to make a new religion to trap more humans for Hell, unless it was done in such a way that the victims had a good chance to understand that something was wrong).

070 24/21c: "- - - shameful and wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

071 24/21d: "- - - the grace and mercy of Allah - - -". See 1/1a above.

072 24/21e: "- - - Allah doth purify whom He pleases - - -". One of the big differences between the Quran and NT: Allah purifies whom he pleases, Yahweh purifies whoever wants and tries honestly. The same god? Guess three times.

073 24/21f: "- - - Allah is One Who hears and knows (all things)". See 2/233h above.

074 24/22a: "Let not (well off Muslims*) resolve by oath against helping their kinsmen - - -". Muhammad's second in command, Abu Bakr, grew angry with a relative, Mistah, and swore never to help him. Muhammad disagreed - and a verse from Allah(?) like always(?) showed that Muhammad was right.

075 24/22b: "For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". See 1/1a above.

076 24/23a: “Those who slander chaste women, indiscreet but believing, are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter - - -.” The chaste women deserved a good reputation (also because it counted for the men of her family and her husband, and their reputation), but spreaders of slander often are difficult to catch, so some help/threat from the god had value. Also see 3/77b above.

077 24/23b: "- - - grievous Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

078 24/24a: "- - - the Day - - -". Here: The Day of Doom.

079 24/24b: "- - - witness - - -". Why does a predestining, omniscient god need witnesses?

080 24/25a: "- - - that Day - - -". Here: The Day of Doom.

081 24/25b: "- - - that Day Allah will pay them back (all) their just dues - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which claims that that day is rules by Yahweh, not by Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

082 24/25c: “- - - Allah (= the Quran*) is the (very) Truth - - -“. Wrong. With all the mistakes, etc. the Quran (Allah’s words) at best is partly true. Also see 13/1g above.

083 24/25d: "- - - (very) - - -". See 2/2b above.

084 24/25e: "- - - Truth - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

085 24/25f: "- - - manifest". See 2/2b above.

086 24/26a: “Women impure is for men impure, and men impure for women impure - - -.” If a woman destroys her reputation, the punishment is harsh – if she survives. Sharia is strict - and no "pure" man can marry her.

087 24/26b: “Women impure is for men impure, and men impure for women impure - - -.” Part of the basis under the sharia laws.

088 24/26c: "- - - a provision honorable". In this case = acceptance to Paradise - - - if the Quran tells the truth on this point.

089 24/27a: "- - - ye who believe - - -". Muslims.

090 24/27b: "Enter not houses other than your (Muslims'*) own, until ye have asked permission and saluted those in them - - -". Part of the basis under the sharia laws.

091 24/28a: "If ye (Muslims*) find no one in the house, enter not until permission is given to you: if you are asked to go back, go back, go back - - -". Part of the basis under the sharia laws.

092 24/28b: "- - - Allah knows well all that ye do". = Do not try to lie - Allah knows and punishes if there is a reason.

093 24/29a: "It is no fault on your part to enter houses not used for living in, which serve some (other) use for you - - -". Part of the basis for the sharia laws.

094 24/29b: "- - - Allah has knowledge of what ye reveal and what ye conceal. Similar to 24/28 just above. But also see 2/233h above.

095 24/30a: "Say to the believing men that they should - - - guard their modesty - - -". - - - except when they rape captive - or slave - girls and women "lawful and good"? One of the most rotten and immoral law which exists - NB exists, not only existed - on this planet. And made even more immoral and disgusting by the fact that to be lawful it must be done in the name of Allah (it only is lawful if you make her your slave or if the raping is done during/after jihad - holy war - - - but almost any conflict is jihad). One relevant(?) piece of information here: According to UN some 24 million persons today live as slaves or under slave-like conditions - a good percent of them in Muslim area.

096 24/30b: "- - - Allah is well acquainted with what they (Muslims-) do". Similar to 24/28b above. Also: This point combined with 24/30a just above in case tells a lot about Allah.

097 24/30c: "- - - Allah is well acquainted with what they (Muslims-) do". To repeat the obvious fact: Only possible if Allah exists and has supernatural powers - white or dark.

#098 24/31a: “And say to the believing woman that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons or their sisters sons, or their womenfolk, or those whom their right hand possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of shame or sex and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments”. THIS IS ALL WHICH IS SAID IN THE QURAN ABOUT HOW A WOMAN SHOULD DRESS, WITH ONE EXCEPTION: SHE ALSO SHALL COVER HER HAIR. Things are mentioned other places, but the same as here. (There is talk of a veil one place, but this only concerns the wives of Muhammad, and it is a veil used as a partition of a room, not a veil covering the face). Everything else about a woman’s clothes is NOT from the Quran. (But in the Hadiths veils are mentioned).

#099 24/31b: “And say to the believing woman that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons or their sisters sons, or their womenfolk, or those whom their right hand possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of shame or sex and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments”. Part of the basis under the sharia laws.

100 24/31c: "- - - their beauty and ornaments - - -". The Arab word used here, "zinah", may mean both natural and artificial ones. But it is highly likely here mainly is meant "female body parts"- and then it is a question of definition how strictly this is to be understood - only more intimate parts or all the female body.

101 24/31d: "- - - those whom their right hand possesses - - -". = An old Arab expression - an Arabism - for slaves.

#102 24/31e: "- - - male servants free of physical needs - - -". Very old or evenuchs.(Evenuchs is a special case Islam very seldom mentions - few of them became evenuchs from free choice.)

103 24/31f: "- - - Believers - - -". = Muslims.

104 24/31g: "Turn ye (Muslims*) all together towards Allah, that ye may attain bliss".

If he exists and is a god, you may attain bliss - even if he is not behind the Quran.

If he does not exist, you just cheat yourself - especially if there somewhere is a real god you are forbidden to look for.

If he exists, but belongs to the dark forces, you may attain a surprise. 

105 24/32a: “Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among your slaves, male or female - - -“. Also for male slaves marriage to a free woman was possible – and with luck to marry himself out of bondage. We have seen no numbers, but would guess the chances for such a marriage were far better for a female slave than for a male. For female slaves it was normal they were let out of bondage when they married a free man - and if there later was a divorce, they normally staid free also afterwards.

In this way the distance between slave and free was less than f.x. in the Americas. But to tell slaves were well treated under Islam, is not much more correct than to say the same about slaves in the Americas; slaves living in close connection to the family often were in a way ok treated both places, whereas slaves in fields or mines or other places often had a tragic life both places.

106 24/32b: "- - - Allah will give them (poor people*) means out of His grace - - -". Persons who have seen the dire poverty some places, and know that it could be even worse in the old times, is a bit reluctant too easily to believe this.

107 24/32c:

"- - - He (Allah*) knoweth all things". Why did he then need records? And also see 2/233h above.

108 24/33a: “And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if you know any good in them- - -”. This mostly was a sleeping paragraph, but as far as we have heard, it did happen now and then. We do not know of any western law in the really old times saying the same, but slaves sometimes were given their freedom and at least a few times got a chance to work themselves free also in the west. (Actually it f.x. happened among the Vikings that slaves were given the chance to work themselves free.) But from shortly after 1800 the movement for freeing the slaves rapidly grew in strength in the West. That is to say; at that time slavery "de facto" had been more or less abolished in Europe for centuries (it did not conflict with the words of the Bible, but all the same with the morality of that book), though often not formally prohibited.

109 24/33b: “But force not your maids (female slaves*) to prostitution when they desire chastity (notice the choice of words – if the slave woman is willing, it seems to be ok*), in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life.” We have not found out how widespread such forced – and not forced – prostitution was and still is in some Muslim societies. But it is thought provoking that Arab is said to have 26 words for prostitute; It is a general tendency in languages that frequently used expressions have many varieties and synonyms. And what is clear is that this was a rule that was much broken - and even today is much broken (and not only among Muslims) as a huge part of the 24 million slaves UN rapports about, are women in forced prostitution or sexual abuse.

110 24/33c: "But if anyone compels them (slave women*), yet, after such compulsion

111 24/33d: "- - - Allah (is*) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful - - -". See 1/1a above.

112 24/34a: "We (Allah*) has sent down to you (Muhammad*) verses - - -". No god ever sent down the Quran - too much is wrong in the book.

113 24/34b: “- - - verses making things clear (the Quran*) - - -”. A book with this many mistakes does not make many things clear. At least not correctly - often the opposite.

114 24/34c: "- - - (the verses in the Quran are*) an admonition for those who fear Allah". With all the mistakes in the Quran, the reality in the claimed admonition needs no comments.

115 24/34d: "- - - those who fear (Allah)". Muslims

116 24/35a: "Allah is the Light of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth". A good claim - but where is the proof? - nothing is proved about Allah, not even his existence. There only are words from a man believing in the use of lies and deceit if that gave a better result, and liking power, wealth for bribes - and women.

117 24/35b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

118 24/35c: "Allah doth guide whom He will to his light". But the black point is that he also denies Paradise for whom he will - something he decides already 5 months before you are born according to Hadiths, and you have no chance to change his mind and his Plan according to the Quran - even if you try to do your very best to be a good Muslim, Allah will block the road to Paradise for you a little before you are qualified if you are destined for Hell - this according to Hadiths.

119 24/35d: "Allah doth guide whom He will to his light". This also differs greatly from the Bible: Allah guides whom he wants - Yahweh guides absolutely everybody who wants strongly enough to qualify (free will for man is real in the Bible, and everybody can choose) according to the Bible.

120 24/35e: (A24/54): “Allah doth guide whom He will to his Light”. But others (included Zamakhshari) mean the same clear and not mistakable text says: “Allah leads unto His light him that wills (to be guided)”. 180 degrees different meaning (in the first Allah decides, in the other the person) – both "correct", as the text can be understood both ways. Would a god use a language so careless and difficult to understand clearly? And these variants also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning.

121 24/35f: "- - - Allah doth know all things". See 2/233h above.

122 24/36a: "(Lit is such a (religious*) Light) in houses, which Allah hat permitted to be raised to honor - - -". The meaning here is not quite clear - in any house for prayer/any mosque or just special ones, like Kabah or the great mosques in Medina or Jerusalem? Muslim scholars do not agree. Clear language in the Quran?

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

123 24/36b: "- - - He (Allah*) is glorified - - -". Please read 1/1a - does he deserve glorification - - - if he exists?

124 24/36-37 What is the real value of this glorification if Allah just have predestined it, like the Quran many places claims he does for absolutely everything?

125 24/37a: "- - - 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.

126 24/37b: "- - - regular Charity - - -". One of the good sides with the Quran, is its weight laying on charity. The moral value is reduced, however, by the fact that the main thing is not to help others, but to gain merit in Heaven, and also by the fact that you gain just as much merit from helping your nearest, as from helping strangers - which may move strangers far down on the priority list.

127 24/37c: "- - - the Day when - - -". The Day of Doom.

128 24/38a: "- - - Allah may reward them (good Muslims*) according to the best of their deeds - - -". Why, if it in reality is Allah and his predestination which has made them do it? Allah predestines absolutely everything according to his Plan - a plan no-one can change, according to the Quran.

129 24/38b: "- - - Allah may reward them (good Muslims*) according to the best of their deeds - - -". Everything also depends on if Allah exists and if he in case has supernatural power (and preferably not dark power).

130 24/38c: "- - - His (Allah's*) Grace - - -". See 1/1a above.

131 24/38d: "- - - Allah doth provide for those whom He will, without measure". One of the very many loose claims in the Quran - often claimed, never proved.

132 24/39a: "- - - the Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

133 24/39b: "- - - their (non-Muslims'*) deeds are like a mirage in the sandy desert - - -". Good psychology and good propaganda - you find similar in most religions and sects, but even so it works, at least for the naive ones, for the wishful thinkers, and for the uncritical, strong believers.

134 24/39c: "- - - their (non-Muslims'*) deeds are like a mirage in the sandy desert - - -". May be it will be different if Yahweh looks at it instead of Allah? - their ethical and moral codes are so different, that the divine eyes may make a difference.

135 24/39d: "- - - he (a non-Muslim*) finds Allah (ever) with him - - -". This only may - may - be true if Allah exists and is something supernatural - white or dark.

136 24/39e: "- - - Allah is swift in taking account." see 24/38 just above.

137 24/40a: "- - - (the Unbelievers - - -) - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

138 24/40b: This verse indicates that non-Muslims live in religious darkness. But what is best - no belief or a strong belief in a made up religion? Besides may be some of the non-Muslims' god is real - there is a chance, something there is not if the Quran is made up or if it is sent down (because if it is sent down, it is not from any god - too brutally much is wrong for any god to be involved).

139 24/40c: "For any to whom Allah giveth not light, there is no light". During 1400 years there has not been one single clear-cut case of Allah giving any kind of light - included in figurative meaning - to anyone or anything. Again Islam is the best proof for this: If there had been such a case it had documented Allah, and not one single human being on the whole globe had had a chance to not hearing it.

140 24/41a: “- - - it is Allah Whose praise all beings in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth do celebrate - - -“. This has not been documented or clearly shown anywhere or any time. Similar claim in 16/50a+b. Also see 24/40c just above. The only thing we see, is a loose claim any believer in any religion can use free of charge on behalf of his god(s) as long as he can evade the requests for proof.

141 24/41b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

142 24/41c: "And Allah knows well all that they (the animals*) do". The impolite fact: Only if he exists and has supernatural power.

143 24/42a: "- - - to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved. Words are cheap and of little value as long as one flees from the proofs.

144 24/42b: "- - - to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says it belongs to Yahweh, not to Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

145 24/42c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

146 24/42d: "- - - to Allah is the final goal (of all)". If he exists - and if the Bible is not right that it is to Yahweh, and not to Allah.

147 24/43: Here Muhammad takes 4 natural phenomena - clouds, rain, hail, lightning - and claims them for his god, as always without any proof or documentation - - - just like any believer in any religion does for his god(s) as long as he does not have to prove anything. Words are that cheap - also for Muhammad. Also see 11/7a above.

148 24/44a: “It is Allah Who alternates the Night and the Day - - -“. It is nature which alternates night and day – but words are cheap, and any religion can tell it is their god(s) who does it. Islam will have to produce proofs for that it really is Allah that makes the Earth spin around in the light from the sun – the reason for the alternation. Contradicted by astronomical realities. But Islam rarely proves anything – only claims. And Islam also has Al-Taqiyya - the lawful lie. No other of the big religions has it.

149 24/44b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

150 24/44c: "- - - verily in these things (natural phenomena*) is an instructive example for those who have vision". The only instructive proofs we with plenty of vision gets from arguments and "proofs" like this, is that Muhammad could prove nothing - if he had had any real proof or proofs, there had been no reason to use fast-talk and loose claims any believer in any religion can use free of charge.

151 24/44d: "- - - those who have vision - - -". Flattery. See 13/3j above.

152 24/45a: “Allah has created - - -". See 11/7a and 21/56c above.

153 24/45b: “Allah has created every animal (also man is an animal*) from (not in, but from*) water - - -.” To say it with small letters and no laughing: No comments. But this is contradicted by 6/2, 7/12, 17/61, 32/7, 38/71, and 38/76 that tell man/Adam was made from clay, 15/26, 15/26, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from sounding clay, 55/14 that tells man/Adam was made from ringing clay, 37/11 that tells man/Adam was made from sticky clay, 23/12, that tells man/Adam was made from essence of clay, 15/26, 15/28, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from mud, 3/59, 22/5, 35/11, 40/67, that tell man/Adam was made from dust, 20/55 that tells man/Adam was made from earth, 96/2 that tells man/Adam was made from a clot of congealed blood, 16/4, 75/37, 76/2, 80/19, that tell man/Adam was made from semen (without explaining from where the semen came), 70/39 that tells man/Adam was made from “base material”. (Also see verse 6/2 in the chapters about the 1000+ mistakes in the Quran.) (Strictly reckoned this contradicts 28 other verses. And here minimum 28 contradictions.) Simply and obviously wrong.

Some Muslims try to say that science has proved this verse (+ two others - 21/30 and 24/54) as science has shown that life started in water. But there is an enormous difference between “from” water and “in” water. No place in the Quran there is even a whisper about that life was created in water, only from. We also mention that in the Quran nothing is said about how the plants were created, even though the plants are the basis for all life on Earth. Perhaps from water like the animals? Wrong simply.

154 24/45c: "Allah created what He wills - - -". See 21/56c above.

155 24/45d: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

156 24/45e: "- - - Allah hat power over all things". Often claimed, never once in all history and prehistory clearly proved.

157 24/46a: “We (Allah*) have indeed sent down signs that makes things manifest - - -“. What is claimed sent down, is the Quran. But a book with so many mistakes, etc., makes nothing manifest – except perhaps skepticism to the religion and to Muhammad.

158 24/46b: "- - - signs - - -". Wrong. See 2/39b above.

159 24/46c: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.

160 24/46d: "- - - Allah guides - - -". See 2/2b above.

161 24/46e: "- - - Allah guides whom He wills to a Way that is straight". But the black point is that he also denies Paradise for whom he will - something he decides already 5 months before you are born according to Hadiths, and you have no chance to change his mind according to the Quran - even if you try to do your very best to be a good Muslim, Allah will block the road to Paradise for you a little before you are qualified if you are destined for Hell - all this according to Hadiths.

This also differ greatly from the Bible: Allah guides whom he wants - Yahweh guides absolutely everybody who wants strongly enough to qualify (free will for man is real in the Bible, and everybody can choose) according to the Bible.

162 24/46f: "- - - a Way that is straight". = The road to the Quran's Paradise.

163 24/46g: (A24/64): Like 24/35e above.

164 24/47a: "They (Muhammad's Muslims*) say - - -". A historical anomaly.

165 24/47b: "They (Muhammad's Muslims*) say: We believe in Allah and in the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 24/15b above.

166 24/47c: "We believe in Allah and in the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A strengthened version of Muhammad's standard mantra for gluing himself to his platform of power - his

167 24/47d: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a above.

168 24/47e: "- - - obey - - -". One of the main duties for the Muslims was to obey - Allah and Muhammad. The demand for obedience is unabridged today.

169 24/47f: "- - - some of them (Muslims*) turn away (leave Islam*) - - -". You meet Muslims claiming that Islam is so perfect a religion, that no-one leaves it. It is not true today, and here you see it was not true at the time of Muhammad, too.

170 24/47g: "- - - Believers - - -". Muslims.

171 24/48a: "When they (Muslims*) are summoned to come to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". In reality always to Muhammad. But by connecting the two names, the summon became much stronger.

172 24/48b: "- - - Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". One of Muhammad's main mantras to connect himself to the god. Actually this is the main such mantra, and you meet it many places in the Quran and in other parts of Islam.

173 24/48c: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

174 24/48d: "- - - they (Muslims*) - - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Historical anomalies.

175 24/49a: "- - - they (Arabs*) come (to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

176 24/49b: "- - - if the right is on their side, they (Arabs*) come him (Muhammad*) with all submission - - -". See 24/15b above.

177 24/50a: "- - - Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Muhammad's standard mantra for gluing himself to his god and platform of power.

178 24/50b: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

179 24/50c: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

180 24/50d: "- - - unjustly - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

181 24/50e: "Nay, it is they (non-Muslims*) themselves who do wrong." Wrong - at least for a number of them, who saw there were too many mistakes, contradictions, etc., and understood something was wrong with the Quran.

182 24/50f: "- - - do wrong". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

183 24/51a: "The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger (= always to Muhammad in praxis*) - - - is no other than this: they say, 'We hear and we obey'". Muhammad demanded absolute power over his followers. (Strongly contradicting his claims saying he demanded nothing from them.)

###184 24/51b: "The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger (= always to Muhammad in reality*) - - - is no other than this: they say, 'We hear and we obey'" - "der Fürer denkt für uns". This represents a mentality that does not only chill your spine, but makes it freeze. It took Europe and the West 300 years, long and hard mental and cultural strife, and several wars, included 2 world wars to get rid of this mentality. We do not need to have it introduced once more. And especially not on behalf of the leaders of a religion where central parts are seriously wrong.

185 24/51c: "- - - Believers - - -". Muslims.

186 24/51d: "- - - Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 24/48b above.

187 24/51e: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

188 24/51f: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

189 24/51g: "- - - they (followers of Muhammad*) say - - -". A historical anomaly.

###190 24/51h: "We (Muslims*) hear and we obey". "Der Fürer denkt für uns" - not for nothing Islam has been compared to Nazism and Fascism by top intellectuals (f.x. Carl Gustav Young).

191 24/51i: "It is such as these (who say "We hear and we obey"*) that will attain felicity". No comments.

192 24/52a: "It is such who obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - - that will win (i the end)". See 24/51a and 24/51b above. The serious point is that there is a reasonable chance that they will succeed - because of ruthlessness, dishonesty, terror, strong discipline, perseverance, etc.

193 24/52b: "It is such who obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - - that will win (i the end)". Win what? The world? Paradise? Everything? There is a possibility for everything, except Paradise, as it is a war religion - but Paradise is excepted because no god is behind the Quran and all its mistakes, and thus not behind Islam.

194 24/52c: "- - - Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 24/48b above.

195 24/52d: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

196 24/52d: "- - - Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

197 24/52e: "- - - do right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

198 24/53a: "They (Muslims*) swear (to Muhammad*) their strongest oaths - - -". A time anomaly.

199 24/53b: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

200 24/53c: "- - - Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do", This and similar sentences are much used warnings in the Quran to remind/claim that you can as well speaks the truth, because Allah knows what is true anyhow - - - f. ex. he knows when you are making excuses in order not to obey Muhammad. But also see 2/233h above.

201 24/54a: "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad - in real life always Muhammad*) - - -". See 24/48b and also see 24/51a and 24/51b above. A strengthened version of Muhammad’s standard mantra for gluing himself to his god and thus to his platform of power.

202 24/54b: "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A time anomaly.

203 24/54c: "Obey - - -". One of the main duties for the Muslims was to obey - Allah and Muhammad. The demand for obedience is unabridged today.

204 24/54d: "- - - Allah, and - - - His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 24/48b above.

205 24/54e: “- - - if ye (people*) turn away (from Muhammad*), he is only responsible for the duty placed on him, and ye for that place on you.” Contradicted and abrogated at least by 9/5 in reality: 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).

206 24/54f: "If ye (Muslims*) obey him (Muhammad*), ye shall be on the right guidance." If Muhammad with his partly immoral ethical and moral codes (compare to "do unto others like you want others do unto you") represents right guidance, we will prefer never to meet anyone who represents wrong guidance.

207 24/54g: "- - - right guidance - - -". See 7/192a and 16/107b above.

208 24/54h: "- - - right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

209 24/54i: "The Messenger's (Muhammad's*) duty is only to preach the clear (message)". See 24/54e above.

210 24/54j: "- - - preach the clear (message)". It is not possible to preach a clear message from a book with so many mistakes, so much unclear language, so many contradictions, etc. See f. x. the impossible contradiction between Allah's claimed total predestination (necessary for getting many warriors for Muhammad) and the claim that man all the same has free will (necessary for Allah's moral right to punish bad ones who f.x. did not want to go to war for Muhammad).

211 24/55a: "Allah has promised - - -". Of no consequence unless he exists and in addition is a god.

###212 24/55b: "Allah has promised - - - that He will, of a surety, grant them (the Muslims*) in the land, inheritance (of power) - - -". This is a serious reminder to all non-Muslims - not the message itself, because if Allah and/or the Quran are made up and fiction, the message itself is void of any value. But the belief of the Muslims - this is what the believers among them believe they are promised; the power in the land, all land. Not only the power, but the power as an inheritance - forever. This is what they believe they are promised, and therefore this is what they are looking forward to and work for - some of them "in every strategy (of war)" (9/5).

213 24/55c: "- - - those among you (people*) who believe - - -". = Muslims.

#214 24/55d: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is relative to the book's own partly immoral moral code - included its partly inhuman and very immoral war code. An empathy code does not exist in the Quran.

215 24/55e: "- - - of a surety - - -". See 2/2b above.

###216 24/55f: "- - - He (Allah*) will establish in authority their religion (Islam*) - - -". See 24/55b above. A likely scenario for most places will be something like a Saudi Arabia without the oil - in a stagnant future with no more impulses and no new products from the "West", as the "West" will exist no more. In the some 900 years (ca. 1000 AD to ca. 1900-1950 AD) when the Muslim area got few or no impulses from the outside - and before and after most of the imported ideas against the resistance of the Islamic clergy and scholars - no progress took place in the area, except what followed from riches looted or conquered from neighboring lands and non-Muslims, included enslavement and taxation.

217 24/55g: "- - - the one (religion*) He (Allah*) has chosen for them (Muslims*) - - -". As no god has been involved in the making of the Quran - so much is wrong in that book that it is heresy and slander even to accuse a god of haven taken part in a work of such a quality, not to mention claiming that he reveres it as or like a "mother book" (13/39, 43/4, 85/21-22) in his own "home"/Heaven - also no god has chosen the Quran as a basis for their religion. And as no god has chosen the Quran, this also includes Allah - if he exists.

218 24/55h: "- - - the fear in which they (the Muslims*) (lived) - - -". This was just after the protracted "Battle of the Trench" and refers to that experience.

219 24/55i: "- - - security - - -". See 2/2b above. Also take a look at Muslim political and judicial history and see how much security you find - especially for non-Muslims, but also for Muslims, not to mention for different sects of Muslims (some of them have been rooted out in blood). You will find periods and places where the situation has been relatively - relatively - ok. But you bet you will find the opposite, too.

###220 24/55j: "- - - peace - - -". How much reliable peace do you find in a religion of war? Read the surahs from Medina and see how much al-Taqiyya (lawful lie) and Kitman (lawful half-truth), and "War is deceit" there is in slogans like "The religion of Peace" or "There is no compulsion in religion" (the last one even normally wrongly quoted like here - the correct is "Let there be no compulsion in religion" - a wish, not a fact.). Also see 2/2b above.

221 24/55k: "If any do reject Faith (Islam*) after this, they are rebellious and wicked". Are they wicked if they refuse to live by the immoral parts of Islam? - and are they good if they do live by those immoral parts? (F. ex. steal, rape, enslave, suppress, kill, lie, break words and promises included your oath, etc.?) And are they wicked if they reject a claimed religion in which they see there are so many things wrong, that they understand the teaching is not from a god?

222 24/55l: "- - - Faith - - -". = Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

223 24/55m: "- - - wicked - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is relative to the book's own partly immoral moral code - included its partly inhuman and very immoral war code. An empathy code does not exist in the Quran.

224 24/56a: "- - - 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% proofs 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 63/9c. And if you combine 63/9c 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.)

225 24/56b: "- - - give regular Charity - - -". This is one of the positive sides with Islam - its stressing charity. But it is marred by two facts: The charity is for gaining merit in Heaven, not because of empathy with the needy. And you get as much merit from helping members of you family as from helping strangers - and then it is tempting to help the family mainly.

226 24/56c: "- - - obey the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Muhammad demanded absolute obedience from his followers - in spite of his repeated claims that he demanded nothing from them for his preaching. A quite Fascistic, not to say Nazistic point of view (also the same on the fat left side politically, but Islam normally are compared to the far right ideologically).<`p>

227 24/56d: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

228 24/56e: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

229 24/56f: "- - - mercy." See 1/1a above.

230 24/57a: "Never think thou that the Unbelievers are going to frustrate (Allah's Plan) on earth - - -". The Quran makes it very clear many places the Allah predestines absolutely everything, that the predestinations are according to his Plan, and that nobody or nothing can change his Plan (by the way: Why then spill time and energy on praying to him for help or a better future, if everything is predestined already and nothing can change his Plan?).

It also is very clear that the goal is total world dominance.

231 24/57b: "- - - (Allah's Plan) - - -". According to many places in the Quran, Allah predestines absolutely everything in this world - it was the only world Muhammad knew about. This predestination is absolute, and nobody and nothing can change anything. Everything also is predestined long time before - the time of your death and whether you are going to end in Hell or Heaven (!) are f.x. predestined when a fetus is 4 months old - 5 months before it is born. And everything is predestined in accordance with Allah's Plan, which nobody and nothing can change. (What about free will for man or effect of prayers?)

232 24/57c: "- - - their (non-Muslims'*) abode is the Fire - and it is indeed an evil refuge". See 3/77b above.

233 24/57d: "- - - the Fire - - -". Hell.

234 24/57e: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

235 24/58a: "- - - ye who believe - - -". = Muslims.

236 24/58b: “- - - those whom your right hand possess - - -". = An old Arab expression - an Arabism - for slaves.

237 24/58c: “Let those whom your right hand possess, and the (children) among you who have not come of age, ask your permission - - -”. Further down on the social ladder in a house it is not possible to place a slave if he at all shall be able to do the work you demand from him - or her.

238 24/58d: “- - - doff your clothes for the noonday heath - - -.” The Quran is said to be a copy of the Mother Book in Heaven (13/39, 43/4, 85/21-22), and that such copies have been sent to the other prophets for Allah throughout the world and times – 124000 or more of them, according to Hadith, and to all people - also according to the Quran. Would a prophet among the Inuits or the Samoyeds in the cold north even understand this? And one among the old aborigines in Australia or Indians in South America before 1492 AD – what would he understand from his copy of the Mother Book, speaking about cows and sheep and camels and Arab customs and rules – and about Muhammad and his wives and family quarrels? If the Mother Book was meant for the entire world, like Islam claims, why does it only concentrate on Arabia and mainly one prophet far into the future for most of the really old prophets Islam tells about? Something is wrong here. (Mind you: We talk about the claimed Mother Book that the Quran is claimed to be a copy of – the Mother Book from which copies has been sent for all humans – all prophets – everywhere and through all times.)

239 24/58e: "- - - morning 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.)

240 24/58f: "- - - late-night prayer - - -". See 24/58d just above.

241 24/58g: “- - - thus does Allah make clear the Sign to you - - -.” See 2/39b above or 24/61 below.

242 24/58h: "- - - Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom". See f.x. 24/10a above and 26/83a below.

243 24/59a: “- - - thus does Allah make clear the Signs to you - - -.” See 2/39b above and 24/61 below.

244 24/59b: "- - - Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom". See f. ex. 24/10 above and 26/83a below.

245 24/60a: (A24/84): “Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage - - -.” A nuance different from the exact meaning: “- - - who do not desire (or hope for) sexual intercourse - - -.” 2 rather different meanings at least formally?

246 24/60b: “Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage – there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they make not a wanton display of their beauty (female body parts*): but it is best for them to be modest - - -.” The strict code is somewhat relaxed when she is not attractive any more.

247 24/60c: "- - - Allah is One Who sees and knows all things". - so do not try to cheat. Also see 2/233h above.

248 24/61: “Thus does Allah make clear the Signs to you - - -“. There is not one logically valid clear sign (= "Quran-speak" for proof) of Allah or of Muhammad’s connection to a god anywhere in the Quran - or outside it. They without exception are just claims or based on nothing or on other not proven claims. A possible exception is some of the ones taken from the Bible, but they in case proves Yahweh, not Allah.

There also is no explanations for claimed signs (Quran-speak for proofs for Allah*) in this verse.

249 24/62a: "Only those are Believers, who believe in Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". It is not enough to believe in Allah - the claimed god. One also must believe in one specific of his many, many claimed messengers - Muhammad. Here is something strange - if Muhammad is not divine, the religion should be complete without one of its very many claimed prophets. What is wrong here? - or is Allah incomplete without Muhammad, one of his 124ooo claimed prophets?

250 24/62b: "- - - Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See f. x. 24/48b above.

251 24/62c: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

252 24/62d: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

253 24/62e: "- - - they (Muslims helping Muhammad*) do not depart until they have asked for his (Muhammad's*) leave - - -". Muhammad was to have the absolute control.

254 24/62f: "- - - when they ask for thy leave - - - give those leave whom thou wilt - - -". See 24/62e just above.

255 24/62g: "- - - Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". See f.x. 1/1a above.

256 24/62-63: There is no doubt Muhammad liked respect.

257 24/63a: "“Deem not the summons of the Messenger (Muhammad*) among yourself like the summons of one of you to another - - -". Muhammad not only wanted power and obedience, but also respect.

258 24/63b: (YA3048): “Deem not the summons of the Messenger (Muhammad*) among yourself like the summons of one of you to another: Allah doth know those of you who slip away under shelter of some excuse - - -.” But the old consonant alphabet also gives 2 more possible variants: “Do not think that the prayer of the Prophet of Allah is like your ordinary requests to another: the Prophet’s prayers will be about serious matters and will be accepted by Allah.” And: “Do not address the Prophet familiarly as thou would address one another: use proper terms of respect for him.” These meanings vary wildly – but all are correct according to the unfinished Arab alphabet of ca. 650 AD. Clear and distinct language in the Quran?

259 24/63c: "- - - Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See f. x. 24/48b above.

260 24/63d: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

261 24/63e: "- - - the Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.

262 24/63f: "- - - Allah doth know those of you who slip away (from Muhammad's orders*) under shelter of some excuse - - -". Do not try to cheat Muhammad - the god sees you if you do not really and in servility obey him.

263 24/63g: "- - - let those beware who withstand the Messenger's order (that Allah will punish them strictly*) - - -". Total dictatorship and despotism. Also see 3/77b above. Muhammad's repeated claims that he demanded no payment from his followers for his preaching is a little ironic - or worse.

264 24/63h: "- - - grievous Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

265 24/64a: “Be quite sure - - -”. It is impossible to be sure of that on basis of a book like the Quran with that many mistakes, twisted facts, contradictions, and that much invalid logic, etc. + some plain dishonesty.

266 24/64b: "- - - to Allah doth belong whatever is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth". An often repeated, but never documented claim any priest in any religion can make free of charge as long as he can evade all requests for proofs - words and claims are that cheap.

267 24/64c: "- - - to Allah doth belong whatever is in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth". Contradicted by the Bible, which says all is the domain of Yahweh. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

268 24/64d: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

269 24/64e: "Well doth He (Allah) know what ye are intent upon - - -". Not a big surprise if he predestines everything. (Well, in reality this is one of the very many places Muhammad "forgets" that Allah predestines, and instead claims that man has free will - a combination even theoretically impossible - and the intended meaning here is: Do not try to cheat Muhammad, because Allah sees it. Nice for Muhammad.)

270 24/64f: "- - - one day (the Day of Doom*) they (people*) will be brought back to Him (Allah*) - - -". This may - may - be true, but only if Allah exists, is a major god and is correctly described in the Quran.

271 24/64g: "- - - one day (the Day of Doom*) they (people*) will be brought back to Him (Allah*) - - -". Often claimed, never proved and contradicted by the Bible and a number of other religions. 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.

272 24/64f: "- - - the truth - - -". See 2/2b above.

273 24/64h: "- - - Allah doth know all things". = do not try to cheat. But another point: Why does a god who knows all things, have to test his followers? - Muhammad's main explanation for why Muslims have to go to war and for why they experience setbacks. Also see 2/233h above.

Surah 24: Sub-total: 273 + 11.328 = 11.601 comments.

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(A6/92 - English 2008 edition A6/93): "- - - it is in the nature of man to regard the beliefs which have been implanted in him(!) from his childhood, and which he now shares with his social environment, as the only true and possible one - - -". He forgot(?) to mention that this also goes for Muslims.

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


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