1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 34  -- Saba' (Sheba)

Revelation: Mecca, 620 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 34/1a: "Praise be to Allah - - -". See 1/1a above, and see if you agree.

003 34/1b: "- - - Allah, to whom belongs all things in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved.

004 34/1c: "- - - Allah, to whom belongs all things in the heavens (plural and wrong*) and on 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.

005 34/1d: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d above.

006 34/1e: "- - - to Him (Allah*) be praised in the Hereafter - - -". Only possible if he exists and is something supernatural (beware that it will be possible for followers to praise him even if he in case belongs to the dark forces).

007 34/1f: "- - - the Hereafter - - -". The possible next life, here in case Paradise.

008 34/1g: “- - - He (Allah*) is full of Wisdom - - -“. Well, his words in the Quran proves that something is wrong, because this book is full of mistakes, contradictions, twisted arguments, claims based on thin air, invalid logic and even some outright lies (like “miracles will make no-one believe anyhow”.) If he is full of wisdom, he did not make the Quran - too many mistakes, etc.

009 34/1h: "- - - He (Allah*) is - - - acquainted with all things". A warning - do not try to cheat. But also a promise - real or not - about good things for good Muslims . Plus see 2/233h above.

010 34/2a: "He (Allah*) knows all that goes into the earth, and all that comes out thereof; all that comes down from the sky and all that ascends thereto - - -". Nice claims. But where is the documentation? - words are cheap.

011 34/2b: "- - - He (Allah*) is the Most Merciful, the Oft-Forgiving". Please read:

The surahs from Medina - they are youngest and abrogate much from the Mecca surahs.

The immoral parts of the Muslim codex of moral.

The immoral and/or unjust of the sharia laws.

If you still agree to the claim above, please contact a psychologist - you need it.

012 34/2c: "- - - He (Allah*) - - - the Oft-Forgiving". Allah can forgive nobody unless he exists and is a god.

013 34/3a: "The Unbeliever - - -". One of Muhammad’s many negative names for non-Muslims.

014 34/3b: "The Unbeliever says (to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

015 34/3c: "The Unbeliever says (to Muhammad*), 'Never will come to us - - -". How could this reliably be written 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, 14/22b, and not least 27/22-26 above.

016 34/3d: "- - - the Hour - - -". The Day of Doom.

017 34/3e: "- - - most surely - - -". See 2/2b above.

018 34/3f: "- - - by my (Muhammad's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". Muhammad is swearing by Allah. Most sentences in the Quran beginning with "by" are oaths, and Muhammad swears rather often - which is one more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Jesus and Muhammad have no relationship or basic religious similarities: NT tells you not to swear at all (Matt. 33/37), and if you do it all the same, you are obliged to keep your oath - whereas Muhammad easily breaks his oath "if that gives a better result". Also see 34/3g just below.

**019 34/3g: “- - - by my (Muhammad's*) Lord (Allah*) - - -“. The expression “by my Lord” here is an oath (sentences in the Quran starting with "by" normally are oaths swearing "by" someone or something), but then Muhammad very clearly and several times (mostly in Hadiths) said that even though it was not a good thing normally to break an oath if you had meant it when you said it (if not it was/is more or less ok.), it was no big sin to break it if you had a reason – yes, in some cases it even is the right thing to do (f.x 2/225a, 5/89a+b, 16/91e, 16/92a+b, 66/2a). This – a part of what is often called al-Taqiyya or the lawful lie - is a problem even today: When can you believe what a Muslim says and when not? Actually it also is a problem for Muslims; they have no reasonably sure way to strengthen their words when they need to do so, because even an oath is not reliable – with clear precedence from Muhammad (he f.x. promised an unarmed peace delegation from Khaybar safe return - - - and murdered all of them except one who managed to get away (29 out of 30). Add to this the slogan “War is betrayal” to quote Muhammad in Ibn Ishaq.

020 34/3h: "- - - it (the Day of Doom*) will come upon you (non-Muslims*) - by Him (Allah*) who knows the Unseen - from Whom (Allah*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that Yahweh rules the Day of Doom, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

021 34/3i: "- - - by (swearing by*) Him (Allah*) who knows the Unseen - - -". See 2/233h and 34/3f above.

022 34/3j: "- - - from Whom (Allah*) is not hidden the least - - -". If he exists and is a god (if he exists among the dark forces, one may presume that some things are hidden from him).

023 34/3k: "- - - from Whom (Allah*) is not hidden the least little atom in the heavens (plural and wrong*) or on earth - - -". !): Often claimed, never proved. 2): Remember that words are cheap. 3): See 2/233h above.

024 34/3l: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

025 34/3m: "- - - Record Perspicuous". Why does an omniscient god need a record?/p>

026 34/4a: “That He (Allah*) may reward those who believe and work deeds of righteousness - - -.” Not possible unless he exists and is something supernatural (beware that he may "reward" even if he belongs to the dark forces).

027 34/4b: (A34/3): “That He (Allah*) may reward those who believe and work deeds of righteousness - - -.” Yes – but where? Many or most scholars say “in Paradise” – this has the extra benefits that the promises of luxury can be bigger, and one does not have to explain why pious people often are not very well off. But others – like Razi – claims it is in this world, with the good feelings one have when one believes strongly, as the main benefit. The text itself is silent about the mystery. And these variants also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has more than one meaning.

028 34/4c: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

029 34/4d: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is meant in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

030 34/4e: "- - - for such is Forgiveness - - -". There are just two who can forgive: The victim and a real god. Does Allah exist, and is he in case a god? - there are many claims, but not the smallest proof.

031 34/4f: "(Allah gives good Muslims*) a Sustenance most Generous". One of the many not proved claims in the Quran. The poverty through the times and even today in many Muslim areas, prove this wrong if it is meant to be the case for this life. If it is meant the possible next life; big, not provable words are quite normal for Muhammad and the Quran. Also see 34/4a above.

032 34/5a: "- - - those who strive against Our (Allah's*) Signs - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

033 34/5b: “- - - Our (Allah’s*) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah or anything. See 2/39b and 2/99 above.

034 34/5c: "- - - a punishment most humiliating". See 3/77b above.

035 34/6a: "- - - those to whom knowledge has come - - -". Muslims.

036 34/6b: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a above.

037 34/6c: “- - - the (Revelation (the Quran*)) - - -“. If it is a revelation, it at least is not from an omniscient god – too many mistakes, etc., and not from any good powers (god or spirit) – too much stealing, suppression, rape, hate, blood, murder, war, inhumanity, etc.

038 34/6d: “- - - the (Revelation (the Quran*)) sent down to thee (Muhammad*) by thy Lord (Allah*) - - -“. The Quran is not from any omniscient god – too many mistakes, etc. Neither is it from a good god – war religions normally are not: Too much inhumanity, injustice and terror.

039 34/6e: “- - - that is the Truth - - -.” Too many things “talks” against the claim that it is the truth that the Quran is from Heaven – Islam will have to prove it to make us believe it. Also see 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

040 34/6f: “- - - it (the Quran*) guides to the Path - - -.” A book with those doubtful contents impossibly can be a god guide – Islam will have to prove it to make us believe it.

041 34/6g: "- - - the Path - - -". The road to the Quran's Paradise - also see 10/9f above.

042 34/6h: "(Allah is*) the Exalted in all Might". At least he has not clearly showed his claimed might one single time in 1400 years - and never before either.

043 34/6i: "(Allah is*) Worthy of all praise". See f x. 1/1a and 34/2 and see if you agree - if he exists, which is never proved.

044 34/7a: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

045 34/7b: "- - - Unbelievers say (about Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

046 34/7c: "- - - Unbelievers say: 'Shall we point out to you a man (Muhammad*) - - -". See 34/3c above.

047 34/7d: "- - - (in ridicule) - - - (because of the claim that *) when ye (people*) are all scattered to pieces in disintegration, that ye shall (then be raised) in a New Creation - - -". The reason for their skepticism hardly was the resurrection. Perhaps it was true that the old Arabs did not believe strongly in a next life, but they in case knew that resurrection was normal for the surrounding religions, and thus nothing new or strange. What was difficult to believe, was resurrection of the body, not only of the soul. (But for Muhammad resurrection of the body was necessary, as most of the pleasures in his claimed Paradise were bodily pleasures).

048 34/8a: "Has he (Muhammad*) invented falsehood - - ?" Already at that time there were persons seeing there were reasons for suspicion - but then Muhammad grew military too strong.

049 34/8b: "Has he (Muhammad*) invented falsehood against Allah - - ?" This was in case not what they said - the pagan Arabs would say "against al-Lah". (Al-Lah was the pagan Arabs' main god, and that god Muhammad dressed up and renamed Allah - just a small twist on the pronunciation. Because of that he could claim they said Allah when they in reality said al-Lah. Muslims today use a similar trick when they use the name God for Allah in the west, where the name God normally is used for Yahweh. Al-Lah/Allah really means "the god" not "God", but by using this twist they camouflage many of the differences between Yahweh and Allah - in addition to their wrong claim that Yahweh and Allah really is the same god (the differences are too fundamental for that to be true)).

#050 34/8c: "- - - has a spirit (sized) him (Muhammad*)?" This question was and is more relevant than you should believe, because in the old days when someone lost his mind or turned crazy - more or less - one many places believed he/she had been invaded by a bad spirit. This expression thus means they thought there was something wrong with his brain - - - and modern medical science strongly suspects he had the mental decease TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) - an illness which can give just such fits and traumas/religious "experiences" like it is told Muhammad got. If this is the case, this is a good partial explanation for why the Quran was made up (the rest easily may be his lust for power, honor and women).

051 34/8d: "- - - those who believe not - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

052 34/8e: "- - - (real) Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.

053 34/8f: “- - - those who believe not - - - are - - - in the farthest Error.” The question is: Who is likely to be in the farthest error; he/she who believes naively and blindly in a book where not a thing is proved or documented, except that much of its contents are wrong and twisted and invalid and some of it even lies, and a book which is told by a man of very dubious character, but with lust for women and power? Or he/she who tries to find out if his tales can be true or not – and then leaves it if they find it is a made up religion (or start looking for a true religion, if such one exists). A made up religion has no value whether another real religion exists or not (but of course it is most serious if such a true religion exists, and one is denied the possibility to search for it. Then the possible next life may be troublesome).

054 34/8g: "- - - (to be in) Error - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

055 34/9a: "If We (Allah*) wished - - -". See 14/19d above.

056 34/9b: "If We (Allah*) wished - - -". Only possible if he exists and is something supernatural.

057 34/9c: “- - - We (Allah*) could cause a piece of the sky to fall upon them.” The sky as we see it is an optical illusion (Muhammad believed it was something material which the stars was fastened to). How can a piece of an optical illusion - a mirage so to say - fall down upon someone?

Muslims tend to “explain” this with that the Quran talks about a shooting star or similar. But the book other places talks about such stars, and even though it believes it to be ordinary stars, it very clearly knows the difference between this and the sky. There is no doubt it is talking about a piece of the sky itself. Contradicted by astronomical facts.

058 34/9d: “We (Allah*) could cause - - - a piece of the sky to fall upon them (non-Muslims*). Verily this is a Sign for every devotee that turns to Allah - - -”. The sky is an optical illusion made by the bending of light in the upper atmosphere - not a material heaven like Muhammad believed. It is not possible to make a piece of an optical illusion fall, and absolutely not upon someone.

Besides: This statement only is a claim, not a proved fact. If a child boasts: "My father is stronger than yours", it easily may be wrong.

A totally invalid statement. In this case also an untrue statement. Some sign of Allah!

059 34/9e: “If We (Allah*) wished We could cause the earth to swallow them up - - -.” Easy to say as long as you do not have to prove anything. Also see 14/19d above.

060 34/9f: "- - - verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

061 34/9g: “- - - Sign - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39 above.

062 34/9h: "- - - turns to Allah (in repentance)". To what avail if he does not exist?

063 34/10a: "We (Allah*) bestowed Grace aforetime on David - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells king David's god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

064 34/10b: "- - - David - - -". A historical anomaly.

065 34/10c: "O ye Mountains! Sing ye back the Praises of Allah with him (David*)". Animism. Plus that David hardly sung for Allah - his god quite clearly was Yahweh, two quite different gods, especially visible if you compare the Quran to NT and the new covenant.

Animism is something you normally find in primitive religions and in fairy tales.

066 34/10d: "And We (Allah*) mad the iron soft for him (David*)". Anyone is permitted to believe the iron was softer for David than for anybody else. But among other facts, it is a fact that this is not mentioned in the Bible, and the Jews had hardly omitted miracles from facts about their greatest king - if it had been true.

067 34/11a: "Make you (David*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

And the verse continuse:"Make thou (King David*) coats of mail, balancing well the rings of chain armour - - -". This is piece of extra interesting information (also in) 21/79-80): The Quran tells that Allah taught David how to make coats of mail (also named chain mail or ring mail). Soldiers and warriors have used mail - f.x. scaled mail - for thousands of years, but coats of mail was not invented until around 300 BC, according to Vikipedia - some 700 years after David - and then by the Celts, who were not very close to Allah. Any god had known this, but Muhammad not. Then who made the Quran?

068 34/11b: (A34/13): “Make thou (David*) coats of mail, balancing well the rings of the chain armor, and work ye righteousness, for be sure I (Allah*) see (clearly) all that ye do.” This is a quite traditional translation. But Muhammad Asad strongly argues for another interpretation, and it runs like this in the 2008 edition: “Do good deeds lavishly, without stint, and give deep thoughts to their steady flow. And (thus should you all, O believers,) do righteous deeds: for, verily, I see all that you do!” We can well understand if you refuse to believe that written words can be so unclear that one and the same verse can give so different interpretation. But the quotes are exact, and both books are freely available in English (Abdullah Yusuf Ali: “The Holy Quran” and Muhammad Asad: “The Message of the Quran”, certified by Al-Azhar al-Sharif Islamic Research Academy, Cairo). But remember the problem of the translation of the Quran from old Arab scripture with only some of the letters written, and the rest you have to guess, to modern Arab. As we have said before: When you meet Muslims claiming that the clear language in the Quran is a proof for that it is sent down from a god, or similar claims – or that it is an exact copy of the words of Allah or Muhammad – then do not laugh, as it is impolite - - - and if they have little education in the religious field, they may even believe what they say. We repeat: And these variants of course also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning. Allah (?) really uses a clear language.

069 34/11c: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

070 34/11d: "- - - be sure - - -". See 2/2b above.

071 34/11e: "- - - be sure I (Allah*) see (clearly) all that ye do." The often used warning - and promise (never documented to be kept). But also see 2/233h above.

072 34/12a: “And to Solomon (We (Allah*) made) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells Yahweh was Solomon's god, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

073 34/12b: “And to Solomon (We (Allah*) made) the Wind (obedient) - - -.” Islam will have to prove that this is not just one more storey “borrowed” from a legend/fairy tale. (It is not from the Bible, and is sure the Jews had mentioned this - to glorify their big king - if it had been true).

074 34/12c: "- - - Solomon - - -". A historical anomaly.

075 34/12d: “- - - and We (Allah*) made a Font of molten brass to flow for him (Solomon*) - - -“.

To keep s fountain of molten brass running, was technical impossible at that time. (Also this is not from the Bible - see 34/12b above).

If it had been running all the same, there is no chance at all for that it had been forgotten or omitted from the Bible - too mighty a wonder to omit.

The claim simply is a fairy tale, perhaps inspired by the temple's brass “sea” the Bible tells about – a round metal vessel filled with water, 10 cubits (4.5 m) diameter and 5 cubits (2.25 m) high (1. Kings 7/23).

076 34/12e: “- - - and We (Allah*) made a Font of molten brass to flow for him (Solomon*) - - -“. Here Yusuf Ali has an informative twist - informative about Muslim ways of explaining and explaining away. We quote from his "The Meaning of the Holy Quran" (YA3804): "(2. Chronicle 4/2 (says*)), "Also he (Solomon*) made a molten sea of 10 cubits (4.5 m*) from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits (2.25 m*)the hight thereof - - -. The receptacle or "sea" or Font was made of molten brass - - -". Here the honorable Yusuf Ali - highly respected Muslim writer - is able to include most of the central words in the same piece in the Quran. Only the "fact" that the Quran says it was a running font of molten brass flowing for Solomon is missing.

What the Bible in reality says (NIV) is: "He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring 10 cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high".

There is a difference between a "Sea" of water - an artificial "pond" - and a running font of molten brass. There is a difference between being made from cast metal - melted when made, but then hardened - and being made of "molten brass to flow for him". There is a difference between an artificial pond and a font "presumably containing flowing water" as YA continues to be able to include the word "flowing". This even more so at flowing water on top of the Temple Mount was technically impossible at that time - a fact a learned man like Mr. YA well knew. Lead tubes existed. But to have running water, one had to have a source of water lying higher than the Temple Mount and the Temple - which did not exist within reasonable distance.

Solomon made an artificial "pond" for water. Islam needs to explain away "a font of molten brass to flow for him". Mr. YA really tries, and quite likely many Muslims believe him - the ones who strongly wants to believe in any explanation which seems to remove mistakes, the ones without enough knowledge to see the impossibilities, and the naive ones.

077 34/12f: "- - - there were Jinns working for him (Solomon*)." Not from the Bible - see 34/12b above.

078 34/12g: "- - - Penalty - - -". See 2/233h above.

079 34/12h: "- - - the Blazing Fire". Hell.

080 34/13a: "They (Jinns¨*) worked for him as he (Solomon*) desired - - -". Not from the Bible - and you may bet large money on that the Jews had not omitted a miracle like this connected to the hero king Solomon, if there had been the slightest truth in it. Jinns are not even mentioned in the Bible, and also nothing which can be jinns under another name.

081 34/13b: "- - - him (Solomon) - - -". A historical anomaly.

082 34/13c: "- - - Basins as large as Reservoirs - - -. The largest basin made by Solomon and mentioned in the Bible, was a round metal vessel filled with water, 10 cubits (4.5 m) diameter and 5 cubits (2.25 m) high (1. Kings 7/23). It was placed outside the Temple in Jerusalem.

083 34/13d: "- - - sons of David - - -". A historical anomaly.

**084 34/14a: “Then, when We (Allah*) decreed (Solomon’s) death, nothing showed them (the surroundings included jinns) his death, except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away his staff - - -”. Wrong:

In the castle of Solomon there would be no earth and then no worm from the earth. (This could not happen outside, as his servants would not leave the mighty king sitting outside through many days and nights).

There exists no worm from the earth able to gnaw dry, hard wood like in a staff. Some Muslims wants this to have been a termite, but a termite is no worm, and a god knows that.

See also 34/14b just below.

**085 34/14b: “Then, when We (Allah*) decreed (Solomon’s) death, nothing showed them (see 34/14a just above) his death, except a little worm from the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away his staff; so when he fell down - - -”. Wrong: It would take days or more for a small worm to weaken the staff enough for Solomon to fall - may be weeks.

A mighty king sitting not mowing for too long would after some time be addressed by his servants.

A mighty king not talking for a long enough while, would be addressed by his servants.

A mighty king not taking care of his duties and his visitors for a long enough while, would be addressed by his servants.

A mighty king not going to bed in the evening would be addressed by his servants.

Rigor mortis (the only possible, but highly unlikely reason for the situation) takes time to start – and it disappears. If not for other reasons, he would fall because of that long before a small worm had the time to weaken the staff.

In the climate of Jerusalem - even in winter (when there after all would be a fire) - his body would start decomposing. Everyone had to notice that.

A fairy tale simply. Even Islam admits that this is from an Arab legend (A34/20).

p>**086 34/14c: “- - - (Solomon’s) death - - -". A historical anomaly. 

087 34/15a: "- - - Saba - - -". A country lying approximately where Yemen is now. You will also meet the spellings Sabah and Sheba. (Sheba is normal in English.) At the time of Muhammad, Sheba was partly Christian - Christianized from east Africa.

088 34/15b: "- - - Saba - - -". A historical anomaly.

089 34/15c: "- - - a Sign (of Allah*) in their homeland - two Gardens - - -". Not mentioned in the Bible, and as far as we know not known by science - and definitely not that there were gardens indicating/proving Allah.

090 34/15d: "- - - the Sustenance (provided) by your (peoples'*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". According to the Quran everything is provided by Allah. True or fairy tale?

091 34/15e: "- - - (peoples'*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". The Quran here indicates that Sheba was Muslim. But Sheba was conquered from East Africa (Abyssinia - now part of Ethiopia - if we remember correctly) around 350 AD. The conquerors were Christians, and Sheba became mainly Christian during the next 300 years (till it was taken by the Muslims and more or less forcibly made Muslim). So at this time their lord was Yahweh, not Allah.

092 34/15f: "- - - a Lord (Allah*) Oft-Forgiving - - -". See 1/1a above. Also Allah can forgive none unless he exists and is a god.

093 34/16a: "But they (the people of Sheba*) turned away (from Allah) - - -". No trace is ever found in what once was the country of Sheba from Islam - nothing older than after 610 AD and Muhammad's teaching.

094 34/16b: (YA3813): “- - - the flood (released) from the Dams - - -.” But the Arab word “arim” – is it in reality a name, or does it mean dams or embankments? Nobody knows. If it is a name, the meaning changes. (But we may add that in the old Sheba there were dams - water reservoirs for irrigation. The decline of the once rich nation seems to have coincided with the erosion of these dams. As far as we know the Muslims never rebuilt them until in modern times.

095 34/16c: "- - - Lote-trees." Latin name "Zizyphus Spina Christi", a scrubby and spiny tree or bush which is good for nothing. It got its Latin name because it is said the crown of Jesus before he was crucified, was made from this kind of tree.

096 34/17a: "- - - Faith - - -". Islam.

097 34/17b: "- - - never do We (Allah*) give (such) requital except to such as are ungrateful rejecters". No place was hit as hard as Ache on North Sumatra by the tsunami in 2004. Was these because this intensely and conservative Muslims were "ungrateful rejecters"? - and what about the killing winter in North Pakistan 1-2 years later (one of the most Muslim areas of all)? This sentence simply is not true - catastrophes, man-made or natural, hit also good and devoted Muslims.

098 34/17c: "- - - ungrateful rejecters". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

099 34/18a: "- - - the Cities - - -". Muslims want these to be Mecca and Jerusalem and perhaps Medina. But the trade routes went to Egypt and Syria, and from Syria on to Persia and The East Roman Empire.

100 34/18b: "- - - the Cities - - -". Historical anomalies.

101 34/18c: "- - - We (Allah*) had placed cities in prominent positions - - -". Along the trade routes there were towns spaced so that it fitted for a day's trip between them, where it was safer for the caravans to rest and sleep. Muhammad claimed Allah had placed them there. Believe it if you know nothing about how such towns emerges and grows.

102 34/19a: "But they (the travelers from Sheba*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.

103 34/19b: "But they (the travelers from Sheba*) said: Our Lord! Place longer - - -". See 34/3c above.

104 34/19c: "Place longer distances between our journey-stages". The logic is that if there were longer distances between the places to stop, the caravans could reach further each day, and thus use fewer days for the trip (and/or fewer business centers would give easier control of the business). But the Quran indicates that was silly. The whole history is silly, because such towns naturally grow up where the fits for the caravans to rest, and thus it would not be natural to ask for longer stages. The tale sounds made up - even omitting the divine parts.

105 34/19d: "Verily - - -". In a book with so many errors, etc. as in the Quran, the word "verily" is not reliable without proofs.

106 34/19e: “- - - Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39 above.

107 34/20a: "And on them (the leaders of the caravans in 34/19a above*) did Satan prove true his idea - - -". Everything which is not according to Muhammad and his new religion, is caused by Satan, according to the Quran. For one thing it does not have to be true even if Muhammad and his Quran says so, and for another: Where has the claimed free will of man disappeared?

108 34/20b: "- - - a party that believed". Some Muslims.

109 34/21a: "- - - except that We (Allah*) might test a man - - -". There is no reason for an omniscient god to test anybody - and especially if the god on top of all decides everything.

110 34/21b: "- - - the man who believes in the Hereafter - - -". The Muslim.

111 34/21c: "- - - the Hereafter - - -". The possible next life.

112 34/21d: "- - - thy (Muhammad's/Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*)doth watch over all things". Be good and he will reward you, be no-good and he will punish you.

113 34/22a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

114 34/22b: "Call upon any other (gods) whom ye (people*) fancy, besides Allah; they have no power". Perhaps correct - but also Allah has never, not one single time, clearly shown any power. Is he any better?

115 34/22c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

116 34/22d: "- - - nor is any of them (other gods*) a helper of Allah". If Allah does not exist, he naturally can have no helper.

117 34/23a: “No intercession can avail in His (Allah’s*) Presence (= Day of Doom*), except for those for whom He has granted permission.” With permission ok.

2/123: “(The Day (of Doom) when) one soul shall not avail another - - - nor shall intercession profit her (the soul*) - - -.” An absolute law: No intercession possible.

2/254: “- - - before the Day (of Doom*) comes when no bargaining (will avail), nor friendship, nor intercession.” Intercession is impossible.

6/51: “- - - they will be brought to (Judgment (= Day of Doom*)) before their Lord (Allah*): except for Him they will have no protector nor intercessor - - -.”

82/19: “(It will be) the Day (of Doom*) when no soul shall have the power (to do) ought for another - - -.”

No question about permission – simply told to be impossible.

(4 contradictions).

118 34/23b: "- - - (at the Day of Judgment) - - -". This verse is contradicted by the Bible, which tells that Yahweh rules that day, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

119 34/23c: "That which is true - - -". Then it cannot be taken from the Quran - not without reservations - as there far too many errors. Also see 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

120 34/23d: "That which is - - - just". Then one has to omit large parts of the Quran, especially from the surahs from Medina, large parts of the Islamic moral code, and parts of the sharia laws.

121 34/23e: "- - - true - - - just - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, and if relevant, its own partly unjust judicial code.

122 34/23f: "- - - He (Allah*) is the Most High, Most Great". Similar is often claimed, but never proved.

123 34/23g: "- - - He (Allah*) is the Most High, Most Great". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that position 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.

124 34/24a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

125 34/24b: "Who gives you sustenance - - -". According to the Quran, everything is gifts from Allah.

126 34/24c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.

#127 34/24d: "- - - and certain is that either we (Muslims*) or ye (non-Muslims*) are in manifest error". Wrong: There is a 3. alternative: That both are in error. And one another thing is sure: The ones relying fully on the Quran, are in error, because the Quran at best is partly true only - and thus not from a god.

128 34/24e: "- - - certain - - -". See 2/2b above.

129 34/24f: "- - - right (here indicated the Quran*) - - -". See 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

130 34/24g: "- - - guidance (here indicated the Quran*) - - -". See 7/192a and 16/107b above.

131 34/24h: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.

132 34/24i: "- - - Error - - -". Beware that when the Quran talks about moral errors, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. When it talks about facts, it normally compares to its own claims, which often are wrong.

133 34/25a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

134 34/25b: “Ye (“infidels”) shall not be questioned as to our sins, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do.” This may mean something like “we prefer to live and let live” and was one of the many more peaceful verses that became overruled – contradicted and abrogated – when Muhammad gained more power (it is from ca. or a little after 622 AD.) This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).

135 34/25c: “Ye (“infidels”) shall not be questioned as to our sins, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do.” This may mean something like “we prefer to live and let live” and was one of the many more peaceful verses that became overruled – contradicted and abrogated – when Muhammad gained more power (it is from ca. or a little after 620 AD.) 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).</

136 34/25d: "- - - your 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.

137 34/26a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

138 34/26b: "Our (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) will gather us (Muslims and non-Muslims*) together (at the Day of Doom*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says that it is Yahweh who rules that day, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

139 34/26c: "- - - the matter between us - - -". Which religion is the correct one.

140 34/26d: "- - - in truth - - -". See 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

141 34/26e: "- - - in - - - justice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, and its own partly unjust judicial code.

142 34/26f: "- - - He (Allah*) is the One to decide - - -". Allah decides and predestines everything - then where is the free will of man?

143 34/26g: "- - - Allah is*) the One who knows all". See 2/233h above.

144 34/27a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

145 34/27b: "- - - those (other gods*) whom ye (non-Muslims*) have joined with Him (Allah*) as partners - - -". See 25/18a above.

146 34/27c: "- - - He is Allah, the Exalted in Power - - -". He in case never clearly has demonstrated that power.

147 34/27d: "- - - He is Allah, - - - the Wise". Not if the Quran is a sample of his wisdom - much is wrong there".

148 34/28a: We (Allah*) have not sent thee (Muhammad) - - -”. Was Muhammad really sent by an omniscient and omnipotent god? As you see if you read this chapter, there are serious reasons for doubt. (See f.x. 41/12). So serious reasons that Islam will have to prove it, not only rely on demanding blind belief built on hundreds of mistakes and twisted logic, etc. – told by a man of very dubious character and morality, but with a taste for power and women and with religion his platform of power.

149 34/28b: “We (Allah*) have not sent thee (Muhammad*) but as a universal (Messenger) - - -“. If he was universal, why then is everything in the Quran only from Arabia? – even when correct information existed other places (f. ex the form of the Earth) in the Quran you find wrong knowledge from Arabia. And only things from Arabia and surrounding area. And the made up and wrong legends and fairy tales that circulated in Arabia? No god had done such mistakes as using them instead of using correct information.

150 34/28c: “We (Allah*) hawed not sent thee (Muhammad*) but as a universal (Messenger) to men giving them glad tidings - - -.” This was in 620 AD. 2 years later he slowly started to give his surroundings a lot more than glad tidings. 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).151 34/28d: "- - - thee (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

152 34/28e: "- - - (Messenger) - - -". See 63/5a below.

153 34/28f: "- - - warning - - -". The first years Muhammad practiced warning. But after he became more powerful in Medina, he started also to enforce - and his successors continued that, and often in very inhuman ways (the ways of enlarged robber barons, not the way of civilized humans).

154 34/28g: “- - - glad tidings - - -“. See 33/45c above.

155 34/28h: "- - - (against 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.

156 34/28i: "- - - most men understand not". But possibly some did? - understood that something was wrong with the new religion? But in any case it was better tactic for Muhammad to claim that the reason why they did not believe him, was that they did not understand. To admit that they might be right, would be to destroy his religion.

157 34/29a: "They (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

158 34/29b: "They (opponents of Muhammad*) say: 'When will - - -". See 34/3c above.

159 34/29c: "When will this promise (from Allah*) (come to pass) - - -?" There has never been a proved case of Allah keeping a promise. Never.

160 34/29d: "- - - if ye (Muhammad*) are telling the truth?". Muhammad's message was the Quran. See 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

161 34/30a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

162 34/30b: “The appointment to you is for a Day, which ye cannot put back for an hour nor put forward”. Predestined. Whatever you do you cannot change the hour of your death that Allah has decided. Not even by leaving Mecca at Hajj if you are a sheep. The same for a man in a battle.

163 34/31a: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

164 34/31b: "- - - the wrongdoers - - -". One of Muhammad's many despise inducing names for non-Muslims.

165 34/31c: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. "Wrongdoers" in the Quran may well be "doers of good" in a normal religion (as opposed to a hate and suppression and war religion like Islam).

166 34/31d: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.

167 34/31e: "- - - believers - - -". Muslims.

 

168 34/31-33: Psychological building-up - there is a lot of it in the Quran

169 34/32: "- - - Guidance - - -". See 16/107 above.

170 34/33a: "- - - equals to Him (Allah*) - - -". See 2/165c above.

171 34/33b: "- - - the Penalty (here: Hell*) - - -". See 3/77b above.

172 34/33c: “We (Allah*) shall put yokes on the necks of the Unbelievers: it would only be a requital for their (ill) Deeds.” That is what those bad people deserve. They are not better.

173 34/33d: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

174 34/34a: "Never did We (Allah*) send a warner to a population, but the wealthy ones among them said: 'We believe not in the (Message) - - -". For one thing this is wrong, there were prophets in the Bible who were believed (f.x. Samuel). But the other thing is that this hardly is information, but psychology: Mainly poor and uneducated people accepted Muhammad the first 12-14 years (until Muhammad started to gain wealth and power), and then it was soothing for his followers to "know" this was normal for prophets (this surah is believed to be from 620 AD).

175 34/34b: "- - - the wealthy among them (the claimed receivers of prophets for Islam*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

176 34/34c: "- - - the wealthy among them (the claimed receivers of prophets for Islam*) said: 'We believe not in - - -". See 34/3c above.

177 34/35a: "- - - they (the claimed receivers of prophets for Islam*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

178 34/35b: "- - - they (the claimed receivers of prophets for Islam*) said: 'We have more - - -". See 34/3c above.

179 34/36a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

180 34/36b: "Verily - - -". In a book with this much wrong, this word cannot e accepted as reliable unless there is at least one proof.

181 34/36c: "Verily my Lord (Allah*) enlarges and restricts the Provision to whom He pleases - - -". Whether you are rich or not, means nothing, because that only is a result of Allah's whim'. True or not does not mean much, as long as Muslims believe it. (But it is not difficult today to prove that a good life is something that to a large degree depends on yourself.

182 34/36d: "- - - most men understand not". Obviously that was what at least some of them did - understood that something was seriously wrong with Muhammad’s new religion. But this was better for Muhammad to claim, than to admit they might be right. Claims in spite of proofs, is nothing unnormal for religious people.

183 34/37e: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.

184 34/37f: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

185 34/37g: "- - - these are the ones for whom there is a multiple reward - - -". Good Muslims

186 34/37h: "- - - there is a multiple Reward for their (good Muslims'*) deeds - - -". The Quran some places tells that the value of good deeds will be multiplied at the Day of Doom. (Thus it is easy to be accepted to the Quran's paradise - see 10/9f above - IF the Quran tells the full truth and only the truth).

187 34/37i: "- - - there is a multiple Reward for their (good Muslims'*) deeds - - -". Only if Allah exists, is a major god, and only if everything told about him is true.

188 34/37j: "- - - secure they (good Muslims in the claimed next life*) (reside) in the dwellings on high!". Often claimed, never documented - - - and words are cheap, especially in a book not from any god".

189 34/37k: "- - - dwellings on high!" The Quran's and Islam’s' paradise. See 10/9f above.

190 34/38a: "- - - those who strive against our Signs - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

191 34/38b: “- - - Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39 above.

192 34/38c: "- - - Punishment". See 3/77b above.

193 34/39a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

194 34/39b: "Verily - - -". See 34/36a above.

195 34/39c: "Verily my Lord (Allah*) enlarges and restricts the Provision to whom He pleases - - -". Whether you are rich or not, means nothing, because that only is a result of Allah's whim'. True or not does not mean much, as long as Muslims believe it. (But it is not difficult today to prove that a good life is something that to a large degree depends on yourself.

196 34/39d: "- - - nothing do ye (Muslims*) spend in the least (in His (Allah*s) cause but He replaces it". To some degree this was right: It was replaced by means of loot. But if it was Allah who did so or the robbers/warriors, is another Question.

197 34/39e: "- - - He (Allah*) is the Best of those who grant Sustenance". Two points: There has never been proved that he grants anything at all - words are cheaper than deeds. And where on the list is Yahweh?

198 34/40a: "One Day - - -". The Day of Doom.

199 34/40b: "Was it you (angels*) that these men (non-Muslims - no women in Islam?*) used to worship?" As for Jews and Christians they never worshipped angels. Perhaps some of the old Arabs?

200 34/41a: "Glory to Thee (Allah*)!" Please read 1/1a and see if you thing he deserves it - if he exists.

201 34/41b: "- - - Jinns - - -". Characters from old Arab pagan religion, legends and fairy tales.

202 34/41c: "- - - Jinns, most of them (non-Muslims*) believed in them". Wrong. In most parts of the world nobody knew about jinns - they are from Arab folklore and pagan religion. An Arabism. They f.x. were material beings and not spirits, and therefore cannot be compared to the spirits one find in many religions.

203 34/42a: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.

204 34/42b: "- - - the wrongdoers". One of Muhammad's many distaste and distance inducing named for non-Muslims.

205 34/42c: "- - - wrongdoers". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

206 34/42d: "- - - the Penalty of the Fire". See 3/77b above.

207 34/42e: "- - - the Fire". Hell.

208 34/42f: "- - - the Fire (Hell*) - the which ye were wont to deny". Some of the old Arabs did not believe much in a next life, and this may - may - refer to them.

209 34/43a: “When Our (Allah's*) Clear Signs are rehearsed to them (skeptics*) - - -”. One more place where the word "sign" - here even strengthened with the word “clear” - is used like if the so-called signs are manifested facts. But not one single of them is a proved fact - as said before; with the possible exception of some shanghaied from the Bible, but those in case prove Yahweh/God.

There are literally hundreds of places in the Quran where the word “Sign” is misused like this. See also 2/39b and 2/99 above.

210 34/43b: "- - - they (skeptics*) say (to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

211 34/43c: "- - - they (skeptics*) say (to Muhammad*), 'This is only a man (Muhammad*) - - -". See 34/3c above.

212 34/43d: "- - - the (worship) our (non-Muslims'*) fathers practiced". This also is what the Muslims do: Practice the worship their fathers believed in and wrote down. All the mistakes in the Quran proves there is no god behind the book, and consequently not behind the religion.

213 34/43e: "This (Islam*) is only a falsehood invented". Many did not believe in Muhammad from the very beginning - some believed in other gods, and some saw there were reasons for disbelief. But over some years Muhammad became too powerful.

214 34/43f: "This (Islam*) is only a falsehood invented". All the mistakes, etc. in the Quran shows they were right - no god is behind a book of a quality like the Quran with all its errors, etc.

215 34/43g: “And the Unbelievers say of the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. The Quran at best represents partly the truth - see all the mistakes, invalid statements, etc. Also see 2/2b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

216 34/43h: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

217 34/44a: "- - - Books - - -". A "holy" book was of essential interest for Muhammad. It is known he had an inferior feeling on behalf of the Arabs compared to Jews and Christians because they had books, and the Arabs not. What he did not care about, or maybe did not even know, was that a book is as easy to falsify as spoken words. This may be difficult for modern people to understand, but in the old time the written word carried much more respect than today, and what was written often was regarded as more or less proved facts.

218 34/44b: “- - - nor sent them (the non-Muslims in/around Mecca or in Arabia – this surah is from late in the Mecca period*) messengers before thee (Muhammad*) as Warners.” Contradictions:

2/125-129: These verses reminds Muslims about that according to the Quran both Abraham and Ishmael lived and worked in Mecca – and both were prophets and messengers, still according to the Quran. But according to science: If Abraham has ever lived, he lived some 2000 – 1800 BC – which means centuries and millennia before Muhammad. There also were Hud and Salih and others working in Arabia before Muhammad according to the Quran.

10/47: “To every people (was sent) a messenger - - -.” Homo Sapiens – also called Modern Man – developed most likely in East Africa some 160ooo – 200ooo years ago, and crossed – and occupied – the land bridge between Africa and Asia (= the Middle East) not later than 100ooo years ago (the year is debated - there exist scientists who say min. 70ooo years ago). If every people had got Messengers, how come that Sinai/Arabia/etc. had not got one for nearly 100ooo years (or say 60ooo+ years, as something - we do not know what - happened 60ooo - 70ooo (64ooo?) years ago that started Homo Sapiens on the road to civilization) – not until Abraham and Ishmael (according to the Quran) - some 2500 years before Muhammad ago?

16/36: “For We (Allah*) assuredly sent amongst every People a Messenger.” See 10/47 just above.

35/24: “- - - and there never was a people, without a warner having lived among them (in the past).” A very clear contradiction.

Besides there were the prophets Hud, Salih and Shu’ayb who, if we have understood it correctly, lived some generations after Noah, but before Moses.

(Min. 6 contradictions.)

219 34/44c: "- - - thee (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

220 34/45a: "- - - (the Truth) - - -”. See 13/1g above and 40/75 below.

221 34/45b: "- - - My (Allah's*) messengers - - -". But f.x. Muhammad was not the messenger of a god - too much was wrong in his claimed message. If he was a messenger, then for whom?

#222 34/45c: "- - - these (the Arabs at the time of Muhammad*) have not received a tenth of what We (Allah*) had granted those (earlier, but disappeared people in and around Arabia*) - - -". In and around Arabia there were empty buildings and ruins, and also there were folk tales about disappeared tribes and people. Muhammad claimed they had all been destroyed by Allah because of sins (science tells there are a lot of other possible explanations in a harsh and warlike area). And to magnify his god and the god's power, if he mentioned the strength of disappeared people, he always claimed that they had been much richer and more powerful than the Arabs of his own time. Just read the Quran, and you will see this.

223 34/45d: "- - - how (terrible) was My (Allah's*) rejection (of them (the non-Muslims*))". The good and benevolent god of peace. Also see 3/77b above.

224 34/46a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

225 34/46b: "- - - in pairs, or (it may be) singly". (YA3857): "A crowd mentality is not the best for the perception of the final spiritual truths". There hardly is any big religion on this Earth where the demand for conform thinking - "crowd mentality" - is so marked as in Islam.

226 34/46c: "- - - your Companion (Muhammad*) is not possessed - - -". Well, mental problems in the old times often were described as being possessed or being invaded by a bad spirit. Modern medical science suspects that Muhammad had a mental illness named TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy). So perhaps that was just what he was according to the old way of saying it: Possessed. Plus he liked power and women and not least riches for "buying"/bribing more followers.

227 34/46d: "- - - he (Muhammad*) is no less than a warner to you (people*) - - -". When this was dictated around 620 AD Muhammad did not have the power to be more than a "warner". This changed as he and his successors gained power - they also became enforcers. Much of Arabia and the rest of the Islamic area became Muslim by means of the sword or by means of other kinds of pressure backed by the sword.

228 34/46e: "- - - a terrible penalty". See 3/77b above.

229 34/47a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

***230 34/47b: “No reward do I (Muhammad*) ask of you - - -“. - - - except absolute power and plenty of women. Yes, and 20% of all stolen/looted valuables and slaves – 100% if there is no fight – and poor-tax (on average ca. 2.5% of everything you own each and every year, but up to 10%) as I need money for bribes, for strengthening my religion and platform of power, and for war and myself and my large family (NB: There is reason to believe that he did not take from the so-called "poor-tax" (the 2.5%) for personal use*), and some for the poor.

231 34/47c: "- - - my (Muhammad's*) reward is only due from Allah - - -". Hypocrisy. When he grew in power, he lived a good life - not really rich, but reasonably well off (and with enough riches to feed all his women). You will meet Muslims telling how poor he was when he died - it is a Kitman (a lawful half-truth). When he died he had estates in Mecca, Fadang and Khaybar. The false rumor about his poverty emerged from the fact that he had decided that his riches should follow the religious establishment. Because of that there exists a short list over some personal belongings, which many Muslims claim - and often honestly believe - was everything left after him. (They even forget the fact you also Islamic literature mentions, that his daughter Fatima for the rest of her short life (and her husband Ali afterwards) quarreled with the first caliph, Abu Bakr, because she demanded the inheritance after her father).

232 34/48a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

233 34/48b: "Verily - - -". See 2/2a above.

234 34/48c: “Verily my Lord (Allah*) cast the (mantle of) the Truth (the Quran) - - -”. See f.x. 13/1 above or 40/75 below, and many others.

235 34/48d: "- - - He (Allah*) that has full knowledge of (all) that is hidden". The well known reminder and warning: Allah sees everything, so be good and obedient - included obedient to Muhammad.

236 34/48e: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a.

237 34/49a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

238 34/49b: “The Truth (the Quran*) has arrived - - -”. See f.x. 13/1g above or 40/75 below, and many others.

239 34/49c: "- - - Falsehood - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

####240 34/49d: "- - - Falsehood neither creates anything new, nor restores anything". As the Quran is a falsehood - or at least with all its errors and weaknesses not from any god - this might give reasons for thinking for Muslims.

241 34/50a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

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#####242 34/50b: “If I (Muhammad*) am astray, I only stray to the loss of my own soul - - -.” Wrong to at least the 9. power (as there are better than a billion Muslims – or the 10. power or more if you reckon the ones through the times). If Muhammad was astray – ALL believing Muslims are astray – and all the mistaken facts, contradictions, invalid logic, etc., tell an ominous tale. The Quran also is contradicted 100% by any religious knowledge and by logic. ONE MORE PLACE WHERE AN INTELLIGENT MAN LIKE MUHAMMAD HAD TO KNOW HE WAS LYING, BECAUSE THE LOGIC IS WRONG.

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244 34/50cd "- - - if I (Muhammad*) receive guidance, it is because of inspiration - - -". If Muhammad got information from anyone, it at least was not from Yahweh. For one thing the teachings are too different by far, and for another Yahweh din not use inspiration as a means for giving information - only direct contact, visions , and dreams (4. Mos. 12/6-8).

245 34/50e: "- - - it is He (Allah*) Who hears all things - - -". The oft repeated warning (and sometimes promise). But also see 2/233h above.

246 34/50f: "- - - (Allah*) is (ever) near". One more of Muhammad's never proved claims.

247 34/51a: "- - - when they (non-Muslims*) will quake with terror - - -". = The Day of Doom.

248 34/51b: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) will quake with terror - - -". See 3/77b above.

249 34/51-54: (YA3867): We simply quote A. Yusuf Ali in “The Meaning of the Holy Quran”: “- - - the verses 51 – 54 may be understood in many meanings: (1) The description applies to the position in final Hereafter, as compared with the position in this life. (2) It applies to the triumphant Islam in Madinah (=Medina*) and later, as compared with the position of persecuted Islam in its early days in Makkah (= Mecca*). (3) It applies to the reversal of the position of right and wrong at various phases of the world’s history, or (4) individual history.” Very clear and distinct text.

250 34/52a: "- - - the (truth) - - -". See 13/1g above.

251 34/52b: "- - - (Faith) - - -". Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

252 34/53: "- - - Faith - - -". Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.

253 34/54a: "And between them (non-Muslims*) and their desires is placed a barrier - - -". One of Muhammad's many unproved claims in the Quran. Besides it is wrong: Many of non-Muslims' desires are fulfilled.

254 34/54b: "- - - for they (non-Muslims*) were indeed in suspicious (disquietening) doubt". Similar you find here and there. It is a nice and psychological smart thing to tell followers wanting to believe what you are saying, so that they will believe this, too. Whether it is true or not, does not matter very much - the main thing is that it is good pep-talk for the followers if they believe it.

255 34/54c: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.

Surah 34: Sub-total: 255 + 13.979 = 14.234 comments.

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