1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 37 -- AS-SSFFAT (Those Ranged in Ranks)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 615 - 617 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 37/1a: "By those ranging themselves in ranks - - -". Muhammad or Allah here swears "by those ranging themselves in ranks - - -". Sentences in the Quran starting with "by" normally are oaths. One more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad very far from in the same line. According to the Bible you shall not swear at all (Matt. 5/34-37), whereas in the Quran it is ok and Muhammad does so often. And if you all the same swears, the according to the Bible you shall keep your word, whereas in the Quran it often is ok - yes, sometimes laudable - to break it. A 100% proof.
003 37/1b: (A1 and YA4031): “By those who range themselves in ranks - - -.” But does this mean the angles or the Muslims (who ranges themselves in ranks when praying in the mosques and when going to battle)? Islam does not know the answer – the language is not clear on this point. The same goes for: Are it the same ones who are mentioned in verses 2 and 3?
004 37/2: "- - - (evil) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
005 37/3: "- - - the Message (the Quran*) (of Allah)!" Something is wrong here, because no god sends a message so full of mistaken facts and other mistakes, contradictions, cases of invalid/wrong logic, etc.
006 37/4a: "Verily, verily - - -". As mentioned other places, in a book as full of mistakes, etc. as the Quran, the word "verily" is not reliable unless there are proofs - this even if the word is repeated. Also see 2/2b above.
007 37/4b: "Verily, verily, your (Muslims'*) God (Allah*) is One!". The Quran is strongly monotheistic. But see 2/255a and 25/18a above.
008 37/5a: "Lord (Allah*) of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth, and all between them - - -". A standard, but never proved - not even a good, clear indication - Islamic claim, and a claim any believer in any religion can make to glorify his god free of charge as long as he flees from proving anything.
009 37/5b: "Lord (Allah*) of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth, and all between them - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the lord here is Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
010 37/5c: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
###011 37/6a: “We (Allah*) have indeed decked the lower heaven (in) stars - - -". On more of Muhammad's high-jacking of natural phenomena to glorify his god - in this case like in some others with the bad luck that his "proof" is totally wrong - there exists no lower heaven, not to mention a lower heaven decked with stars.
***012 37/6b: “We (Allah*) have indeed decked the lower heaven (in) stars - - -”. The Quran tells this in some varieties some places in the book: The stars are fastened to the lowest of the 7 heavens (which also means that the heavens have to be made from something material - if not it was not possible to fasten the stars there). The stars also are lower than the moon, as other places in the Quran tell that the moon are in between the heavens - in addition to that it here is said the stars are fastened to the lowest heaven, and as also the moon was fasten to a heaven according to the astronomy of that time, in addition to that the Quran tells it is between the heavens, it has to be higher than the lowest heaven. The mistake actually is borrowed from Greek and/or Persian astronomy at the time of Muhammad (a fact mistake - any baby god had known better. Muslims generally tries to evade questions about this - or give you a lot of diffuse words (and never tell it is from local, wrong astronomy)). We have hardly ever seen a reasonable – not correct, but at least logically reasonable - explanation of this mistake, except the standard one when something is so wrong that even “explanations” are not possible: It is “figurative”, "allegorical” - or something similar - explanations or stories.
***013 37/6c: “We (Allah*) have indeed decked the lower heaven with - - - stars - - -”. The nature has produced billions of stars - of which man with his naked eyes is able to see 6ooo-7ooo. But in no way he used them to deck a non-existing lower heaven (below the moon according to the astronomy of that time - - - and to the Quran as the moon is "between the heavens") - and neither do nature use the stars as weapons (shooting stars) to chase away evil spirits or jinns like in the Quran, next verse (37/7). Also if the stars - suns - were below the moon, Earth had been pretty hot (in addition to all other nonsense this verse would imply if it had been true, compared to the reality). Is this a proof for that nature knows what it is doing, whereas Muhammad was bluffing?
#####014 37/6-10: This simply is a fairy tale pretended in the Quran to be the truth from the god. We see no reason to comment on the use of fairy tales - pretending to be the truth - in a pretended "holy" book.
Just for the record: The tale is not from the Bible.
***015 37/6+7: “We (Allah*) have decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars - (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits.” See first 37/6 just above. Then: The Quran does not know the difference between a star and a shooting star, and tells that the stars are used for shooting stars for chasing away evil spirits that wants to spy or listen to what is said in Heaven. The shooting stars are used as weapons in such cases. It should not be necessary to say that this is wrong at least to the 25th – 30th order = the difference between the mass of a star and of a shooting star - literally trillions and more times bigger than shooting stars, and trillions of times as far off. Also see verse 8 below. That the lowest heaven is guarded, belongs only in fairy tales. Any god had known - then who made the Quran?
016 37/7: "(The stars are*) (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits - - -". Other places in the Quran make it clear that the guard means that Allah also uses the stars as shooting stars - weapons to chase away jinns and bad spirits wanting to spy on what is said in Heaven. The difference between a real star of zillions of tonnes, and shooting star of milligrams or a little more, is such that comments really should be unnecessary. And bad spirits spying on heavens which are not there? - the only thing which exists in the height where shooting stars happens, is rarefied air. We simply are back in the fairy tales. Also see 37/8 just below.
017 37/8: "(Stars used as shooting stars are used as weapons against jinns and bad spirits*) (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly (Allah's assembly*) - - -". If anyone are able to believe jinns and bad spirits are cruising or hiding in the heights where the shooting stars happen, to listen to what is said in the 7 heavens which do not exist (in those heights there only is rarefied air) they are fully permitted to believe so. No other comment should be necessary.
018 37/9: "Repulsed - - -". The jinns and the bad spirits are chased away by the stars Allah uses for shooting star. If these verses were unknown, one might guess the writer was the slightly romantic Dane Mr. H. C. Andersen - it would fit his style. (If there is anyone not knowing him, he was a most famous writer of fairy tales.)
019 37/10: "Except such (jinns and bad spirits*) as snatch away something (secrets from Heaven*) by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness (stars used as shooting stars by Allah as weapons to chase away jinns and bad spirits)". If anyone is able to believe jinns, etc. are cruising around or hiding high up in the stratosphere trying to steal secrets from the heavens which do not exist - at least not in the heights where shooting stars happen, they are permitted to do so. Any more comments should be unnecessary - except also see 37/7 and 37/8 above".
#020 37/11a: "- - - beings We (Allah*) have created". The funny thing is that there never was proved Allah created anything at all - there only are lofty claims and words from a man with a very doubtful moral, believing in the use of dishonesty when that gave better results, and wanting power, respect and riches - at least for bribes for more power - and women.
021 37/11b: “Them (it here has to be man, as jinns according to the Quran is made from fire*) have We (Allah*) created out of sticky clay.” But: For one thing science says man is not created, but evolved from earlier primates, and in addition: This is contradicted by 6/2, 7/12, 17/61, 32/7, 38/71, and 38/76 whish 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, 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), 21/30, 24/45, and 25/54 that tell man/Adam was made from water (NB! NB! Not in water, but from water!), 70/39 that tells man/Adam was made from “base material”, and not to mention the greatest contradiction in this case: 19/9 and 19/67 which both tell that man/Adam was created from nothing. (Also see verse 6/2 in the chapters about the 1000+ mistakes in the Quran.) (Strictly speaking this contradicts 30 different verses, but minimum 12 sure contradictions.)
022 37/12a: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
023 37/12aa: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
024 37/12b: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) ridicule - - -". 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.
025 37/13a: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
026 37/13b: "- - - when they (opponents of Muhammad*) are admonished - - -". Admonished by means of the texts in the Quran?!
027 37/13c: "- - - when they (opponents of Muhammad*) are admonished, (they*) pay no heed - - -". See 37/12b above.
028 37/14a: "And, when they (the skeptics*) see a Sign, (they*) turn it to mockery - - -". They may have had a good reason for this, as Muhammad just picked natural phenomena high and low and without proving Allah was behind them, and claimed them as "signs"/"proofs" for his god.
029 37/14b: "And, when they (opponents of Muhammad*) see a Sign, (they*) turn it to mockery - - -". See 37/12b above.
030 37/14c: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
031 37/14d: "- - - a Sign - - -". There exists nowhere a sign clearly from Allah - and there never was one. There may be exceptions among the ones "borrowed" from the Bible, but they in case indicate or prove Yahweh - another possible god.
032 37/15a: "And (they - opponents of Muhammad*) say - - -". A historical anomaly.
033 37/15b: "And (they - opponents of Muhammad*) say, 'This is nothing but - - -'". See 37/12b above.
034 37/15c: "This is nothing but evident sorcery!". "Sorcery" hardly is the correct word, but perhaps "fantasy".
035 37/16a: “When we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up again - - -“. The Quran and Islam teaches that at the Day of Doom every human being is resurrected bodily – Allah gathers all the bone and dust and fluids you were made of and puts it back together in your earthly, old body, except rejuvenated if you died old (nothing is said about the age and maturity of resurrected babies and children) – to Hell if you lived a bad life and to a Earth-like, but luxurious life in a 1 to 4 or 6 or more star Heaven if you have been good (and even better if you have been an outstanding Muslim) – and depending on how bloody and how much of a warrior you have been – during your life on Earth. Believe it who wants – but remember that in reality Allah decided everything you did on Earth according to the Quran and to Islam (a fact even Islam is unable to explain how fits the claims of the free will of man, and thus the justice of sending him to Hell if Allah has decided his (bad) acts on Earth.) Similar claim in 50/3.</
036 37/16b: "- - - we (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
037 37/18a: "Say thou (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
038 37/18b: "- - - (- - - your evil)". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
039 37/18-21: One of many "correct" tales in the Quran - psychologically nice and soothing for Muhammad's followers to hear. More or less all tales in the Quran end in one of 3 ways: Non-Muslims are punished - gloating is comforting. Or non -Muslims become Muslims. And Muslims are rewarded - in this world with riches, often robbed from non-Muslims, and in the next life with mainly bodily pleasure and Earth-like luxury (see 10/9f above). Nice, comforting and soothing for many a Muslim to be confirmed of.
040 37/21a: "- - - the Day of Sorting Out - - -". The Day of Doom.
041 37/21b: “- - - truth ye (once) denied - - -”. The “truth” as told in the Quran, at best can be partly true - too many mistakes, invalid “signs” and “proofs”, etc. Also see 2/39b and 13/1g above and 40/75 below.
042 37/22a: "The wrongdoers - - -". One of Muhammad's many distaste inducing names for non-Muslims.
043 37/22b: ""- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
#044 37/22c: "The wrongdoers (in the Quran this word does not primarily mean criminals or other bad persons, but non-Muslims*) and their wives - - -". One of many sub-conscious revealings in the Quran of its view of women: They are not individuals, but parts of a man's household. Note that nothing is said about the wives themselves being "wrongdoers" - the only criterion is that they are the wives of wrongdoers. Fair deal from a benevolent god? Also note how little is said about their life in Heaven and what a position they get below the men and just mentioned here and there compared to the glorification of the houris - their superior competitors for their husbands or harem owner's goodwill and bed. (It is not said directly in the Quran that Paradise is lots of sex - in addition to the other Earth-like pleasures - but just you guess what primitive, uneducated warriors were believing and dreaming about when being told about the beautiful and willing houris!)
045 37/22-23: "- - - the things (other gods*) they (non-Muslims*) worshipped besides Allah - - -". See 6/106b and 25/18a above.
046 37/22-39: See 37/18-21 above - here a tale of punishing the bad and stupid non-Muslims.
047 37/23: "- - - the (fierce) Fire!" Hell.
048 37/26: "- - - that day - - -". The Day of Doom.
049 37/28: "- - - (coming*) from the right hand - - -". This is an old Arab expression - an Arabism. "To come from the right hand side" implies that the one who is talked about have power and authority + he is behaving morally, etc. correct. But would a universal god use such an Arabism in his claimed holy book claimed to be meant for all the world?
050 37/29: "- - - Faith - - -". Islam - only Islam is faith according to the Quran.
051 37/31a: "So now has been proved true, against us (non-Muslims*), the Word of our Lord (Allah*) - - -". Pep-talk - nice and convincing for blind or strong believers to hear. Muhammad seems to have been a good salesman.
052 37/31b: "- - - true - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above.
053 37/31c: "- - - the Word of our (bad people*) Lord (Allah*) that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins)". It is said so in the Quran. But as the Quran is not from a god, then from who are these words in reality? - from Muhammad? - from Iblis/the Devil? - or from someone or something else?
054 37/31d: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
055 37/31e: "- - - punishment - - -". See 3/77b above.
056 37/31f: "- - - our 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 exist. One more of the 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
057 37/32: "- - - astray - - -". Who are most astray - the ones blindly following the never proved tale of a man of doubtful moral, but lust for power? - or the ones asking for proofs before they believe in such tales?
058 37/33a: "Truly - - -". A book with so many mistakes, etc. like the Quran at best is partly true only.
059 37/33b: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
060 37/33c: "- - - the Penalty". See 3/77b above.
061 37/34a: "Verily - - -". In a book with so much wrong, the word "verily" cannot be accepted as reliable unless there are proofs.
062 37/34b: "Verily that is how We (Allah*) shall deal with Sinners". If Allah is reality, and is there is reality and truth in the Quran. Also see 37/12b above.
063 37/35a: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
064 37/35b: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - - would puff themselves up with Pride". See 37/12b above.
065 37/35c: "- - - there is no god except Allah - - -". See 6/106b and 25/18 a above.
066 37/36a: "And (opponents of Muhammad did*) say - - -". A historical anomaly.
067 37/36b: "And (opponents of Muhammad did*) say: 'What! - - -". See 37/12b above.
068 37/36c: "- - - a Poet (Muhammad*) - - -". Muhammad's opponents said that Muhammad may be had made up the Quran himself (the alternative was that one or more helpers did it). He himself and his followers claimed - and claim - that he could not have made it up as he was no poet. And most likely they are right that he was no poet. The intelligence you see and meet in the Quran, is the sly kind knowing how to manipulate people, not the flashing one of a bright poet. What Muslims never mention, though, is that you do not have to be a poet to make up stories, and you absolutely does not have to be a poet to "borrow" older stories and ideas and adjust them a little to fit into your tales - practically everything in the Quran are older stories which are "bent" some to fit Muhammad's new religion. There is no reason why Muhammad - or a helper - could not have made up the book. Actually so helpless as the science - and some other points - is in the Quran, it is overwhelmingly likely that it is made by one or more humans - and humans without our knowledge of sciences. There is a slight possibility that it is made up by dark force, but honestly not even a devil of any quality would have made a book with that much wrong contents - he had to know he would be found out sooner or later (this even though the suppression and blood, and not to mention the immoral moral code and some unjust laws thought in the Quran, may indicate dark forces). There is a possibility, though, if the god did not permit the devil to make the Quran unless he made so sloppy a job that it was easy for thinking humans to see the mistakes and evade the trap.
Besides: You do not have to be a poet to make prose.
069 37/36d: "- - - a Poet possessed (Muhammad*)". Already at that time many opponents and others suspected that something was wrong with Muhammad. Today medical experts strongly suspects he had TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) - an illness which can give just such symptoms, reactions and experiences as Muhammad is told to have had.
070 37/36/e: "- - - possessed - - -". Remember here that in the old times one often believed that people with something wrong with their brain, were possessed by an evil spirit. And as Muhammad quite likely had TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) according to modern medical science, may be they were right - quite likely he was "possessed" by TLE.
071 37/37a: “He (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
072 37/37b: “He (Muhammad*) has come with the (very) Truth (the Quran*)”. The Quran is at best bits and pieces of the truth - too many mistakes and invalid “signs” and “proofs”. Also see 13/1g above and 40/75 below.
*073 37/37c: “- - - and he (Muhammad*) confirms (the Messages of) the Messengers (before him (= from Jews and Christians*))”. Wrong. There are too many and too fundamental differences between especially NT and the Quran. The Quran is not confirming the Bible in spite of Muhammad’s words – the fundamental differences between the teachings simply are too big – especially compared to NT and the “new covenant” Jesus caused. See 29/46 and others. Actually this claim is to be found several places in the Quran. (Muhammad tried to explain away even the deep differences with never proved claims that the Bible is falsified - claims both modern science and Islam (unintentionally) very strongly have proved this claim wrong, by not being able to find one proved falsification among the some 44ooo relevant manuscripts and fragments older than 610 AD).
Also see separate chapter in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran" about this.
*074 37/37d: “- - - (the Messages of) the Messengers (before him (Muhammad*))”. = The Torah, etc. and the Bible.
075 37/38: "- - - Grievous Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.
076 37/39a: "But it (Hell*) will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye (sinners*) have wrought - - -". The sadistic and inhuman and everlasting torture in Hell does not compare with the after all comparatively small sins most sinners have made - there is no justice in such a brutal and devilish sadism.
077 37/39b: "- - - (the Evil) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
078 37/40: "- - - the sincere (and devoted) servants of Allah - - -". Muslims.
079 37/41-44: “For them (Muslims*) is a Sustenance determined (in Paradise*), Fruits (delights); and they (shall enjoin) honor and dignity, in Gardens of Felicity, facing each other on Thrones (of dignity).” Mostly when it is talk about food in Paradise, it is talk about fruits. Also they have to be rich and dignified, as they all sit on thrones. There must be very long rows of thrones - very long and many such. But is this the best and least boring Paradise an omnipotent god is able to create? Also see 10/9f above.
080 37/43: "- - - Gardens of Felicity - - -". Paradise - see 10/9f above.
081 37/44: "(Muslims in Paradise all*) Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity)". There have been a few billion Muslims through the times, and will be more. The rows of thrones facing each others must be long - especially if also women and children have thrones - in what must be a very boring paradise. This may be the maximum primitive, uneducated warriors were able to dream about - but is this really the best Paradise an omniscient and omnipotent god like Allah is claimed to be, is able to offer his followers?
082 37/45-47: “Round will be passed to them (Muslims*) a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain, Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof), Free from headiness, nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom”. Not only good food, but also good drinks – not intoxicating. But again: Is this really the best an omniscient, omnipotent god is able to offer? We may add that Yahweh's paradise is quite different (even though not too much is said about his paradise, this much is very clear).
083 37/48a: “And beside them (Muslims*) will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty)”. The famed houris – for free use. And what use did primitive – and for that case some other – men think of? Hardly of polite and intellectual conversation.
There is no place in the Quran mentioned one single thought about how Paradise is for the houris. The Quran seldom cares about the life and feelings of others than the main persons – the male Muslim, preferably a warrior. Houris, slave woman, slaves, servants, and others - even to a large degree the free(?) Muslim women: Just things for the brave warrior to use and to serve him. Things.
084 37/48b: “And besides them (Muslim men in Paradise*) will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).” These are the famous houris that are to comfort Muslim men in Paradise. And what comfort did primitive – and for that case some other – men think of? The women are solely for man’s pleasure in Paradise, too, (well, on Earth they also are for giving him sons). Nothing is said in the Quran about where the houris come from, nothing is said about how they like to be in the harems of often rough, uneducated and primitive – and naïve? – warriors - - - and also nothing is said about how the wives enjoy the competition. Only what the man likes counts.
There as mentioned is another mystery: From where did the houris come? – and what were they. A theory that the early Muslims – f.x. Hasan al-Basri - believed, is that they were women who had lived a pious and good life on Earth. Of necessity they could not have been married (or married to men that ended in Hell?), because married women followed their husbands – it is not said which one if they had been married more times, but perhaps the last one). But how many such single women existed compared to the millions of warriors that had a right to up to 70 each? And how did such women like to be sex slaves for often rough and self centered and primitive men – was it a Paradise for them too, or - - -? Another theory was/is that they were girls that died as babies or unmarried children - but then they in case should belong to their father's household in Paradise. And the same question: How many children died compared to how many houris needed as gifts to warrior and terrorist?
##085 37/48c: “And besides them (Muslim men in Paradise*) will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).” This is one of the 200% sure proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same gods: Their paradises are universes apart - mentally and morally. Allah: Beautiful, obedient women, good food and drinks, shade and plenty of water, and laziness, etc. (little is said about women's paradise). Yahweh: You become like angels (f.x. Mark 12/25).
086 37/50-57: Pep-talk for believers.
087 37/52a: “- - - the Truth (of the Message)”. See 2/2b, 13/1g and 37/37a above - and many others.
088 37/52b "- - - ( - - - the Message) - - -". The Quran.
089 37/53a: "When we (humans*) die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?" Muhammad told you would be bodily resurrected a the Day of Doom - though as a young and fit person. This naturally was a bit difficult for many to believe. But as nearly all pleasures in Muhammad's heaven were bodily pleasures (the only exception was that Allah was not too far off- how far is not known, though guesses are made; normal Muslims in the lowest heaven and Allah above the 7th one - but how far between the heavens?), bodily resurrection was a necessity for him.
090 37/53b "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
091 37/54: "- - - look down - - -". It is clear Hell was below (what is up and down in space?) the heavens. The standard Muslim picture was 7 heavens above the Earth, then 7 flat Earths - one above the other according to Hadiths - and then Hell underneath. A bit different from modern astronomy.
092 37/55a: "- - - he looked down - - -". See 37/54 just above.
093 37/55b: "- - - the Fire". Hell.
094 37/57: "- - - the Grace of my (a Muslim in Paradise*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". See 1/1a above.
095 37/58: "Is it the (case) that we (humans in Hell and Paradise*) shall not die?" There is not death neither in Paradise nor in Hell according to the Quran. But there all the same is a small open question, as at least one verse indicates that Paradise may not be quite for ever (11/108c), and several indicate the same for Hell (6/128c, 11/107b, 43/74c, 51/13c, 78/23).
096 37/60a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.
097 37/60b: "Verily this (Paradise*) is the supreme achievement!" If Allah exists and is a god - and if the Quran has told the full truth and only the truth about him.
098 37/61: "For the like of this (Paradise*) let all strive, who wish to strive". In more clear language: Let everyone who wishes try to reach Paradise. But we must here remind you of Allah's predestination and unchangeable Plan. According to Hadiths he already 5 months before you were born, decided whether you were to end in Hell or Paradise, and nothing you can do can change his decision. A contradiction between the wish and claimed Islamic reality.
099 37/62 "- - - the Tree of zaqqum - - -". A tree growing in Hell producing horrible fruits,
100 37/63a: "For We (Allah*)have truly made it (to eat the fruit of the zaqqum tree - a tree said to grow in Hell*) as a trial for the wrongdoers". Also Hell is inspired by life on Earth - the sinners have to eat and drink like here, but the food is pure sadism. And the clothes are made from fire.
101 37/63b: "- - - the wrongdoers". One of the many negative names Muhammad had for non-Muslims, names which produce distance and dislike between Muslims and "the others". Muhammad knew how to manipulate people.
102 37/63c: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
103 37/64-67: “For it (the zaqqum tree) is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hellfire: The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils: Truly they (sinners in Hell*) will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith. Then on top of that they will be given a mixture of boiling water”. Marquis de Sade - giving name to “sadism” - was an amateur in comparison to the Quran.
104 37/66a: "Truly - - -". In a book with so many mistakes, etc. a word like "truly" cannot be judged reliable unless it is proved correct.
105 37/66b: “- - - they (the “infidels” in Hell*) will eat thereof (the disgusting fruits of the zaqqum tree in Hell*) and fill their bellies therewith.” Also in Hell life is so similar to on Earth that you need food and drink - ought not to be necessary as you are immortal there (the same goes for Paradise actually). In Yahweh's Paradise - and the corresponding Hell - there is mentioned nothing about the necessity for food or drink. But then his Paradise is one for the soul, not a one where a body is needed. More proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
106 37/66c: “- - - they (the “infidels” in Hell*) will eat thereof (the disgusting fruits of the zaqqum tree in Hell*) and fill their bellies therewith.” But there is a small contradiction:
69/36: “Nor hat he (the “infidel” in Hell*) any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds”.
88/6: “No food will there be for them (the “infidels” in Hell*) but a bitter dari (a dry bush with needles*) - - -.”
107 37/66d: "- - - fill their (humans in Hell*) bellies therewith". Also in the next life we have to eat and drink - though at least in Paradise you never have to go to the toilet according to Hadiths.
108 37/67a: "Then on top of that (eating the zaqqum fruit*) they will be given a moisture made of boiling water". Here something is wrong, because water is not a mixture - boiling or not. In addition see 37/66d just above.
109 37/67b: "- - - boiling water (to drink*) - - -". See 37/66b above.
110 37/68: "- - - the (blazing) Fire". Hell.
111 37/69a: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above.
112 37/69b: "Truly they (non-Muslims*) found their fathers on the wrong path". But are Muslims on right or wrong path if the Quran is not from a god
###113 37/69-70: “Truly they found their fathers on the wrong path; so they (too) were rushed down their footsteps”.
Comment A37/25 (A37/27 in 2008 English edition): “I.e. blind imitation ("taqlid") of the – obviously absurd – beliefs, valuations and customs (f.x. some of the Muslim “moral” code*) of one’s erring predecessors, and disregard of all evidence (!!!*) of the truth supplied by both reason and divine (?*) revelation, is here shown to be the principal cause of the suffering referred to - - -. (Zamakhshari)”.
No comments necessary – this also fits Muslims 100%, not to say 120%.
114 37/71a: "- - -truly - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above.
115 37/71b: "- - - many of the ancients (non-Muslims*) went astray". But as the Quran with all its errors is not from a god, the disturbing question is: Are all and each and every Muslim also astray? - and what if there somewhere is a benevolent god waiting "on the other side", but not wanting warriors, rapists, thieves, liars, etc.?(NB: We stress that not all Muslims are - not by a long shot. But these are among the idols of the Quran - f.x. Muhammad himself according to central Islamic religious and historical literature).
116 37/72a: "But We (Allah*) sent aforetime, among them (earlier people*) (messengers) to admonish them - - -". Science has found not one single trace from an Islam-like religion before 610 AD. Worse: Neither has Islam - if they had found something reliable, every soul on Earth and more had been told about it. There may be some exceptions for information "borrowed" from the Bible, but that in case tells about Yahweh, not about Allah - quite another god with a fundamentally very different religion, and with a holy book which according to science is not falsified, even though this never proved claim from Muhammad, was his only possibility to save his own religion. Even Islam has never been able to prove fraud here, even though there is used a lot of al-Taqiyya (lawful lie) in this connection (it is rather strange: Muslims know about al-Taqiyya, Kitman, etc., and that it not only can, but ought to be used to defend or forward Islam. All the same they accept nearly any claim from fellow Muslims without checking if it is true or not. To be honest: In such cases we feel that the naive ones - and one has to be very naive not to check in such cases, Muslims or not - deserved the next life they get (if there is a next life) if the Quran is a made up book (and at least it is from no god with all those mistakes, etc.), this especially if there is a benevolent, merciful on the "other side"). No really benevolent and merciful god will accept humans who have lived according to the harsh war religion of Islam, to his Paradise. Exceptions perhaps may be done for the ones who have lived according to the surahs from Mecca only - but there hardly is anyone who has done that.
##117 37/72b: "But We (Allah*) sent aforetime, among them (earlier people*) (messengers) to admonish them - - -". We may add that Muhammad claimed that among others the old Jewish prophets preached Islam, but that later generations falsified the religion away from Islam and over to the Jewish (Mosaic) religion of his (and later) time. As always Muhammad had no proofs for his claims. And no modern scientist within relevant sciences believes him (except some of the Muslims).
118 37/73: "Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not) - - -". We are back to the ruins and empty houses in and around Arabia, and to the disappeared tribes from Arab folklore: Muhammad claimed they all had been killed by the benevolent Allah because they had sinned. Science tells there are a lot of other possible explanations in a harsh, warlike area.
119 37/74: "- - - the sincere (and devoted) servants of Allah". The good Muslims.
120 37/75a: "- - - Noah - - -". A historical anomaly.
121 37/75b: "- - - Noah cried to Us (Allah*) - - -". The Bible claims he spoke to Yahweh - quite another god in spite of the Quran's never proved claims.
122 37/75c: "- - - We (Allah*) are the Best to hear prayers". Only possible - not sure, but possible - if Allah exists, is a major god and is correctly described in the Quran. But the Bible means Yahweh is better - so much better that it does not even mention Allah or any of his followers.
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 37/76a: “And We (Allah*) delivered him (Noah*) and his people from the Great Calamity”. Wrong – according to the Quran one of his (according to the Bible) only 3 sons drowned (not so in the Bible). Similar claim in 21/76.
124 37/76b: “And We (Allah*) delivered him (Noah*) and his people from the Great Calamity”. According to the Bible, the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah.
125 37/76c: "- - - the Great Calamity". The Big Flood.
126 37/76d: "- - - (Noah*) and his people - - -". A historical anomaly.
127 37/79: "- - - Noah - - -". A historical anomaly.
128 37/80a: "Thus indeed do We (Allah*) reward - - -". Allah rewards nobody unless he exists and is something supernatural.
129 37/80b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
130 37/80c: "- - - those who do right". Muslims. Remember here that according to the Quran, Noah and all the other heroes in the old OT were good Muslims. You are free to believe it.
131 37/80d: "- - - do right". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
132 37/81: "For he (Noah*) was one of Our (Allah's*) believing Servants". Mostly we do not comment on all claims in the Quran that old Jews and their forefathers believed in Allah, but according to the Bible the correct is Yahweh. And we repeat that in spite of Islam's frequent claims about falsifications in the Bible, all serious, relevant science says it is not true - there may be mistakes, but not falsifications. Islam has proved even stronger that there is no falsification, by not finding one relevant old manuscript which is proved falsified (they had not hidden such a discovery).
0133 37/82: "The rest (of people*) We (Allah*) overwhelmed in the Flood". According to the Bible it was Yahweh who did this, not Allah.
134 37/83a: "Verily - - -". In a book where so much is wrong like in the Quran, a word like "verily" cannot be taken at face value without additional proofs.
135 37/83b: "- - - among those who followed in his (Noah's*) Way was Abraham". = Like Noah Abraham was a good Muslim, according to this - and many other - verse in the Quran. As normal Muhammad had not one single proof, but of course you are free to believe it.
136 37/83c: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.
137 37/84: "- - - he (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
138 37/85: "Behold he (Abram/Abraham*) said to his father and his people, 'What is that which ye worship?'". In the Bible there is no religious conflict here, included not with his father. See 1. Mos. 11/27-32.
139 37/85-98: This religious quarrel with between Abraham and his father and between Abraham and his neighbors is not from the Bible - like so much else in the Quran. From where did Muhammad get it? (Muslims like to claim he got it from Allah, but as no book so full of errors, etc. is from a god, also this story is not from there).
140 37/86: "Is it a Falsehood - gods other than Allah - - -". As no god really is proved, it is a possibility all gods are false - though there may be something about Yahweh, as if the old books tell the truth, he has proved something. But the relevant fact here is that as the Quran with all its mistakes, etc. is not from any god, it is highly likely that also Allah is falsehood. The mathematical chance for that he is a reality, will have to be written with very small numbers and far behind the comma or point. (It is likely Abraham's people had more gods, but no religious quarrel is mentioned in the Bible.)
141 37/87a: "- - - the Lord of the Worlds - - -". This is a title used in the Quran for Allah. According to f.x. the titles is wrong. It also is wrong if Allah does not exist.
142 37/87b: “- - - the Worlds.” The Quran tells there are 7 (flat) Earths, and Hadiths adds that they are placed one above the other, and also mention their names. Wrong.
143 37/94: "Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps - - -". See 37/12b above.
144 37/95a: "(He (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
145 37/95b: "Worship ye (Abram/Abraham's people*) that which ye have (yourselves) carved?" But what is the difference between worshipping a carved god and a god dreamt up in a book? - a book which itself proves it is not from any god.
146 37/96: "But Allah has created you - - -". One more never proved claim - a claim most priests in most religions make on behalf of their (relevant) god(s). Also see 6/2b above.
147 37/97a: “They (the people of Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
148 37/97b: “They (the people of Abraham*) said, 'Build a furnace and - - -". See 37/12b above.
149 37/97c: “They (the people of Abraham*) said, ‘Build him (Abraham) a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!” You are free to believe this happened to Abraham – but beware that the story is “borrowed” from a tale named “Midrash Rabbah” and not from the Bible.(Muhammad may also have been inspired by the story about Daniel's friends in the OT (Dan. 3/21-27)). Also see 37/97-98 just below.
150 37/97-98: Abraham delivered from Nimrod's fire. Taken from the made up old story "Midrash Rabbah" and retold like it was a true history. And another point: Abraham and Nimrod did not live at the same time (if they ever lived). Nimrod was the great grandson of Noah, and lived - if he is not fiction - perhaps a couple of thousand or more years before Abram/Abraham. Muhammad had a strong tendency to mix persons from different times (f.x. d Ramses II and Haman - some 800 years wrong. Or Mary and Miriam - some 1200 years wrong.) Also see 37/97c just above.
151 37/98: "(This failing) - - -". According to the Quran - and "Midrash Rabbah" - the fire did not burn Abraham.
152 37/99a: "He (Abraham*) said - - -". A historical anomaly.
153 37/99b: "I (Abram/Abraham*) will go to my Lord (claimed by the Quran to be Allah*)! He will surely guide me". Hardly a good guide if on relied on a parallel to the Quran, something the Quran claims was the basis for all claimed prophets.
154 37/99c: "- - - surely - - -". See 2/2b above.
155 37/100: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
156 37/101: "- - - a boy - - -". This is meant to be Ishmael, the son Abraham got with the Egyptian slave woman, Hagar, and whom the Arabs claim are their forefather - even though the Bible tells he and his mother settled near the border of Egypt. (The Quran claims he settled in Mecca - a claim which extremely unlikely can be true).
157 37/102a: "- - - (the son (of Abraham*)) - - -". A historical anomaly.
158 37/102b: Even if we omit the fact that here it is indicated that Ishmael is the boy, whereas the Bible clearly says it was Isaac (Abraham's son with his wife Sarah), this scene is told in a fundamentally different way in the Bible - more dramatic (1. Mos. 22/2-8).
159 37/102-103: The testing of Abraham. The name of the boy is not mentioned here, but other places the Quran claims that it was Ishmael. The Bible says it was Isaac.
160 37/103: (YA4101): YA argues that as the Bible says that as the god ordered Abraham to sacrifice his only son (f.x. 1. Mos. 22/2), this must mean that Abraham was ordered to sacrifice Ishmael, and that this happened after Ishmael - the oldest of the two - was born, but before Isaac was born, and Abraham only had one son. But:
The Bible is written quite chronologically (unlike the Quran where there is very little chronology). The test of Abraham comes well after the birth of Isaac and after Hagar and Ishmael was sent away, and Abraham only had Isaac left.
After Hagar and Ishmael was sent away, Abraham only had one son left (he got 6 more later - never mentioned in the Quran (1. Mos. 25/2).
At that time Isaac was his only son born in wedlock - Ishmael was born out of wedlock, even if some Muslims try to "repair" this - according to the books - fact.
The Bible names the son he is going to sacrifice: Isaac.(1. Mos. 22/2).
In the relevant chapter - 1. Mos. Ch. 22 - the god stresses no less than 3 times that it is about his only son, Isaac. He simply stresses that Isaac was the only son who counted (and the only one Abraham had left) as Abraham's descendants were to be reckoned through Isaac (1. Mos. 21/12) and it was through Isaac and his son Jacob the god's covenant would run.
Muhammad simply wanted to elbow into the old story and take at least parts of it over for his new religion - not uncommon for starters of new sects or religions. Another fact is that as fro the test of Abraham which boy it was in reality is of no consequence - and the test was of Abraham, not of the boys (but Muhammad needed "roots" for his religion, and this is one of the few openings he had). Muslims wants the test to be also of the child, but what kind of a god puts children to that kind of a test? And if the god really was devil enough to put a child to such a test, what real value would the result have as a child largely reacts to how he is influenced, not from a mature intellect?
161 37/104: "O Abraham!". A historical anomaly.
162 37/105a: "Thus indeed do We reward those who do right". How? - by not forcing him to sacrifice his son? Practically nobody throughout history has done so, so where is the reward compared to practically everybody else?
163 37/105b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
164 37/105c: "- - - do right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
165 37/106: "For this was obviously a trial". Why does an omniscient god who decides everything, need to test his followers? (A similar question may be asked about this episode and the Bible, but for one thing it is irrelevant here, as no matter what answer there, it will not change the question concerning Allah, and for another in the Bible Yahweh does not decide everything, as man has real free will.)
166 37/107a: "And We (Allah*) ransomed him (Abraham*)- - -". To remind you: According to the Bible, the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah.
167 37/107b: "And We (Allah*) ransomed him (Abraham*) with a momentous sacrifice - - -". According to the Bible, Abraham found a ram (1. Mos. 22/13) he sacrificed instead
168 37/107c: "- - - him (Abraham*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
169 37/109: "- - - Abraham - - -". A historical anomaly.
170 37/110a: "Thus indeed do We reward those who do right". How? - by not forcing him to sacrifice his son? Practically nobody throughout history has done so, so where is the reward compared to practically everybody else?
171 37/110b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
172 37/110c: "- - - do right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
173 37/111: "For he (Abram/Abraham*) was one of Our (Allah's*) believing servants". It here is told Abram/Abraham was a good Muslim. The Bible disagrees. You are free to believe whatever you want. But there are no traces from Muslims until some 2500 years later.
174 37/112a: "- - - We (Allah*) gave him (Abraham*) the good news of Isaac - - -". Contradicted by the Bible which clearly states he got this message from Yahweh, not from Allah. (Isaac was Abraham's son with his wife Sarah. According to the Bible he was some 13 years younger than Ishmael (1. Mos. 16/15 - 17/1). 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.
175 37/112b: "- - - We (Allah*) gave him (Abraham*) the good news of Isaac - - -". 2 historical anomalies.
176 37/112c: "- - - Righteous - - -". In just this case it may be correct, but beware that normally when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
177 37/113a: "We (in the Quran claimed to be Allah*) blessed him (Abram/Abraham*) and Isaac - - -". 2 historical anomalies.
178 37/113b: "We (in the Quran claimed to be Allah*) blessed him (Abram/Abraham*) and Isaac - - -". Abram/Abraham according to the Bible (and the Quran) became the one who started the Jewish people - through Isaac and Isaac's son Jacob. Ishmael and his children settle on the border of Egypt (1. Mos. 25/18) and mainly disappears from the story, except that Muhammad some 2500 years later claims they settled in Mecca and were the forefathers of the in reality mixed up peoples living in Arabia, later named Arabs.
179 37/113c: "- - - do right, - - - do wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
180 37/114a: “Again (of old) We (Allah*) bestowed Our favor on Moses and Aaron - - -“. “The Message of the Quran” is quick to add that it was not because they were progeny of Abraham, but because of their own quality. What the Quran never mentions, what Islam never mentions, what Muslims never mention, is that Israel’s (belief in a) special contact with Yahweh, is not – repeat not - that they had an ancestor named Abraham some thousands of years ago - though it does not hurt. The reason was and is the covenant that was made between Israel and Yahweh according to OT – and renewed several times through the times. It is good propaganda to bully them for believing Abraham who lived some 4ooo years ago (if he ever lived) is a part-out card to Heaven. But it is pretty dishonest to make this lie, and to never mention the real reason for the Jew’s belief: The covenant – broken and maltreated, but never lifted or ended. It is dishonest to hide this - in the same way as it is pretty dishonest never to mention the “new covenant” made via Jesus in NT – but then Muslims are obliged to use al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) or “Kitman” (the lawful half-truth) if necessary, when it comes to defending or promoting Islam – no matter whether Islam is a false religion or not).
(Around 1000 BC - Saul was the first king, David the second (1007? - 970 BC?), and then Solomon - till perhaps 927 BC.
181 37/114b: "- - - Moses and Aaron - - -". 2 historical anomalies.
182 37/115a: "- - - We (Allah*) delivered him (Moses*) and his people from (their) Great Calamity - - -". Several historical anomalies.
183 37/115b: "- - - We (Allah*) delivered him (Moses*) and his people from (their) Great Calamity - - -". According to the Bible, the god involved was Yahweh, not Allah.
184 37/115c: "- - - (their) Great Calamity - - -". Slavery in Egypt (followed by the Exodus led by Moses).
185 37/116: Similar to verse 37/115a-c, just with other words.
186 37/117: ”And We (Allah*) gave them (Moses and Aaron) the Book - - -” Wrong. According to the Bible, Moses received the 10 Commandments and in addition was told the Law (later a part of the Books of Moses) – which he himself wrote down later. Nothing else. More essential here is that science tells that what is called the “the Books of Moses” were written centuries after the time of Moses.
187 37/118a: "- - - We (Allah*) guided - - -". According to the Bible this was done by Yahweh.
188 37/118b: "- - - guided - - -".See 16/107 above.
189 37/118c: "- - - the Straight Way". The road to the Quran's Paradise - see 10/9f above.
190 37/120: "- - - Moses and Aaron - - -". 2 historical anomalies.
191 37/121a: "- - - We (Allah*) reward those who do right". Only possible if Allah exists and is a major god.
192 37/121b: "- - - those wh do right - - -". Muslims - according to the Quran, Moses and Aaron both were good Muslims. Believe it if you are able to.
193 37/121c: "- - - do right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
194 37/122: "- - - they (Moses and Aaron*) were Our (Allah's*) believing Servants (= good Muslims*)". We do not think anyone knowing the Bible needs a comment here.
195 37/123a: "- - - Elias - - -". A historical anomaly.
196 37/123b: "- - - Elias - - -". In Arab you also will see the name written as Ilyas. In English it normally is written Elijah. For believing Jews and Christians this is a well known name, but it may not be so for others. He was one of the central prophets in OT, and worked in the northern country (Israel - the southern was Judah) during the reigns of the infamous king Ahab (896 - 874 BC) and king Ahaziah (874 - 872 BC). He is mentioned in both 1. and 2. Kings. He according to the Bible is one of the extremely few humans who never died, because he was taken up to Heaven alive in a chariot of fire (2. Kings. 2/11).
197 37/123-124: "So also was Elias among those sent by Us (Allah*). Behold, he said to his people, 'Will ye not fear Allah?". Many places where the Quran mistakes Yahweh for Allah, we do not bother to comment on it, as it is so obvious. But the teachings of these two claimed gods are so fundamentally different, that they are not the same - the Quran's claims here simply are not correct. As for Elias, this as said has to be Elijah in the Bible, as Baal is a central theme.
198 37/124: "- - - he (Elias/Elijah*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
199 37/125a: "- - - Ba'l - - -". Also written Baal. Name used for several gods in the old Canaan and Israel/Judah - included also the Syrian sun-god.
200 37/125b: "- - - the Best of Creation". A bit ironic claim, as Allah never - not once - proved neither his power for creation, nor for recreation (as opposed to Yahweh if the old books tell the truth).
201 37/126: "Allah, your (the Jews'*) Lord and Cherisher, and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of the old (like Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, etc*)". No comments - and none necessary.
202 37/127: "But they (the Jewish leaders*) rejected him (Elijah*) - - -". See 37/12b above.
203 37/128: "Except the devoted and sincere devoted servants (= good Muslims*) of Allah among them (the Jews around 870 - 900 BC)". For the readers not knowing much about the facts in old Israel/Judah: There does not exist one serious scientist believing in Muslims or belief in Allah in Israel/Judah around 800 - 900 BC. Hardly even a Muslim one - not if he is serious.
204 37/130a: (A48 and YA4114A): “Peace and salutation to such as Elias!” But the name used in the Arab text is Il-Yasin, which can mean (the Jewish prophet) “Elias” (also written Elia or Elijah), or “Elias and the ones that followed after him” (according to Tabari and Zamakhshari). A detail – but a god also makes the details clear, and here it is unclear. 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.
205 37/130b: "- - - Elias (Elijah*)". A historical anomaly.
206 37/131a: "- - - those who do right". Muslims - also Elijah was a good Muslim, according to the Quran. A strong contradiction to the Bible.
207 37/131b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
208 37/131c: "- - - do right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
209 37/132: "For he (Elijah*) was one of Our (Allah's*) believing Servants". Contradicting the Bible to say the least of it! In the Bible Yahweh is the god of Elijah - and scientists believe that if Elijah ever lived, the Bible is right. (We are now slowly approaching times where science gets other sources of information than the Bible.)
210 37/133: "- - - Lut (Lot*) - - -". The Quran is very little orderly or systematic - if Lot ever lived, he lived at the time of Abraham, which means around 1000 years before Elijah. In connection to the Quran and the claimed "Mother Book" also Lot is a historical anomaly.
211 37/134: "- - - We (Allah*) delivered (here: saved) him and his adherents - - -". According to the Bible, it was 2 angels from Yahweh who did this, not Allah.
212 37/135: "All except an old woman - - -". Except that she for one thing according to both another place in the Quran and in the Bible she was not just an old woman, but Lot's wife, and for another it is unlikely that she was very old; she was as mentioned the wife of Lot, and Lot was one generation younger than Abraham.
213 17/136: "- - - then We (Allah*) destroyed the rest (of Sodom and Gomorrah*) - - -". See 37/134 just above.
214 37/137a: "Verily - - -". In a book with so many mistakes etc., a word like this is not reliable without further proofs".
215 37/137b: "Verily, ye (people*) pass by their (Sodom's and Gomorrah's*) (sites), by day and night". In reality no-one knows the sites of these two towns (if they are not fiction), except that it was near the Dead Sea - perhaps near the north-east shore.
216 37/138: "- - - Will ye not understand (that the Quran is the truth*)?" Difficult to understand when so much definitely is not the truth - lots and lots of mistaken facts f.x.
217 37/139a: "So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us (Allah*))". According to the Bible he was sent by Yahweh, not by Allah - there is no traces of neither Allah, Islam or anything like the Quran some 700+ wears BC. Neither science nor Islam has found any such traces older than 619 AD when Muhammad started his preaching.
218 37/139b: " - - - Jonah - - -". A preacher asked by Yahweh (according to the Bible - see the Book of Jonah in OT) who was asked to go to Nineveh - the capital of Assyria, but did not want to go. Also Jonah is a historical anomaly here.
219 17/140: "- - - he (Jonah*) ran away - - -". See 37/12b above.
220 17/141: "- - - he (Jonah*) agreed to cast lots - - -". Jonah fled by a ship from Joppa bound for Tarshish (Jonah 1/3), but the ship run into a storm, and from superstition the crew cast lots to find out who was "guilty" of this storm - and the lot fell on Jonah (and the crew threw him overboard).
*221 37/142a: “Then the big fish swallowed him (Jonah*)”. Wrong.
There exists no fish big enough to swallow a man whole. There is one exception, but that one does not eat large prey (the whale-shark). Besides there may be one or two of the whales, but even the orca does not swallow a seal (reasonably similar size) in one piece.
Even if he had been swallowed, he had not survived - he had died in minutes from lack of oxygen.
And had he had a supply of oxygen - which he obviously did not - the acid juices in the stomach of the “fish” had killed him in a short time.
A fairy tale, even if this story is “borrowed” from the Bible. (There are some mistakes also in the Bible). About Jonah also in 37/44 among other places.
222 37/142b: (YA4122): YA do not believe the story of Jonah happened at sea: "The Tigris river, mentioned by some of our (Muslims'*) Commentators, is more likely, and it contains some fishes of extraordinary size". This is meaningless - if you meet bad weather on a river, there never are really bad "seas" and there never is a long way to the shore and safety. (But the Bible tells it happened on a ship from Joppa bound for Tarshis (Jonah 1/3)).
##223 37/143: "- - - (Jonah*) glorified Allah - - -". Jonah was a Hebrew - a Jew (Jonah 1/9) who for one thing told he worshipped Yahweh (also Jonah 1/9), and for another thing lived at a time when no Jew believed in Allah (something like 700 BC). (Oh, we know Muhammad wrongly claimed Yahweh just was another name for Allah, but the fact that something is said, does not mean that it is true - especially when there are plenty of proofs for that it is not true (not unless the god is strongly mentally ill - and hardly even then).
224 37/144: “He (Jonah*) would certainly have remained inside the fish till the day of Resurrection”. The fish would not live that long, but that aside: See 37/142a above.
225 37/145: “But We (Allah*) cast him (Jonah*) forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness.”
68/49: “Had not Grace from his (Jonah’s*) Lord (Allah*) reached him, he would indeed have been cast off on a naked shore, in disgrace.” An exactly 180 degree contradiction.
37/146: The story of Jonah roughly follows the Bible, but not this verse, From where did Muhammad get this? Not from a god, as no god was involved in a book of a quality like the Quran. From dark forces? From a sick brain (TLE?)? From a legend? From fantasy?
226 37/147: "We (Allah*) sent him (Jonah*) on a mission to a hundred thousand (men) or more", According to the Bible he was sent to Nineveh, but it seems Muhammad did not know - any god had done.
227 37/148: "And they (the people of Nineveh*) believed - - -". See 3712b above.
228 37/149a: "Now (Muhammad) ask them (the Arabs*) - - -". Here the Quran suddenly and without warning jumps from Jonah and Nineveh around 700 BC and back to Muhammad and Arabs around 615 - 617 AD. There are quite a few similar jumps in the Quran. Good literature?.
229 37/149b: "- - - is it that thy (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) has (only) daughters, and they have sons." In a very masculine world it was an argument that Allah could not have something so without value like daughters - - - but Islam pretends to be for all the world, and daughters were valuable in many parts of the world. Would a universal god use arguments valid only in parts of the world? Besides, according to the Bible he had a son - Jesus.
230 37/150a: "Or that We (Allah*) created the angels female - - -". In the old pagan Arab religion the angels were believed to be females.
231 37/150b: "- - - witness - - -". This is typical for the Quran; Muhammad demands proofs from everybody not agreeing with him, but he himself evades all questions for proofs - and the only "signs" and "proofs" he presents - and then not when requested - are natural phenomena he simply claims for his god without even one single time proving his god is behind the phenomenon.
232 37/151a: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
233 37/151b: "Is not what they (opponents of Muhammad*) say, from their own invention - - -". This was a question frequently asked - and with some reasons - to Muhammad, too, but then about Muslims.
234 37/151-152: "Is not what they (opponents of Muhammad*) say - - - 'Allah has begotten - - -". See 37/12b above.
235 37/152: “’Allah hath begotten children‘? But they are liars!” May be Allah has no children. But if Allah = Yahweh like Muslims like to claim, there is the curious fact that Jesus many, many times called Yahweh his father - and clearly not like an allegory or figuratively.
236 37/153-154: "Did He (Allah*) (then) choose daughters rather than sons? What is the matter with ye (people*)? How judge ye?". See 37/149b above.
237 37/156: "Or have ye (non-Muslims*) an authority manifest?". See 37/150b above.
238 37/157: "Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye are truthful!" No god would ever had demanded such a naive proof like this - a book is as easy to make up or to falsify as a verbal tale. Also see 37/150b above.
139 37/158a: "And they (people*) have invented blood-relationship between him (Allah*) and the Jinns: But the Jinns know (quite well) that they have indeed to appear (before His Judgment Seat)". To say the least of it: This is not from the Bible. If there had been any connection between Allah and Yahweh, the Jinns and their judgment at least should have been mentioned in the Bible. As for what exactly is meant here with "blood-relationship" (= quite close relatives) we have not found, as different Muslim scholars give different comments, but it is clear no Muslim likes the accusation. It is clear, though, the old Arabs reckoned the angels to be the daughters of al-Lah/Allah, but the Jinns were not angels.
240 37/158b: "- - - Jinns - - -". Beings - not spirits, though invisible for humans - from old Arab pagan religion, folklore, and fairy tales. They "existed" in and around Arabia - an Arabism used in the Quran.
241 37/158c: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
242 37/159a: "Glory to Allah!" Please read 1/1a above and see if you think he deserves it - if he exists.
243 37/159b: "((Allah*) is free) from the things they (opponents of Muhammad*) ascribe (to Him)". If he does not exist, he is free from everything.
244 37/159c: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
245 37/160a: "Not (so do) the Servants of Allah - - -". = the servants of Allah do not ascribe other gods besides (or instead of) Allah - see 37/159 which this verse refers to.
246 37/160b: "- - - Servants of Allah - - -". In the Quran this expression may mean humanity, all Muslims, or the claimed prophets/messengers of Allah. In this case it seems to mean all (good) Muslims.
247 37/161a: "- - - verily - - -". In a book so full of mistakes, etc. like the Quran, a word like "verily" does not have normal value unless there are additional proofs.
248 37/161b: "- - - those ye (non-Muslims*) worship - - -". Other gods than Allah.
249 37/161-162: "- - - neither ye (non-Muslims*) nor those (other gods*) ye worship can lead (any (believer*)) into temptation concerning Allah". The meaning is that no other gods have the power to lead persons or Muslims astray from Allah. The underlying - but as normal never proved - claim is that the other gods do not exist and thus have no power, which Allah has. This claim naturally is wrong if Allah does not exist or is nothing supernatural (he can have power even if he belongs to the dark forces). There also is another underlying, never proved presumption: That no other god - f.x. Yahweh - exists, and that thus no other god - again f.x. Yahweh - has any power.
250 37/163a: "Except such (persons*) as are (themselves) going into the blazing fire!" These are possible to lead astray from Allah - see 37/161-162 just above. Real Muslims cannot be lead away from Allah.
251 37/163b: "- - - the blazing Fire - - -". Hell.
252 37/164: "- - - those ranged in ranks - - -". This Islamic expression often simply means Muslims - they range themselves in ranks when praying and when going into battle (the ultimate service for Allah). But it may also mean the angels, which it seems to do here.
#253 37/164-166: Here according to most Islamic scholars, it is the angles who are talking. That at least means the Quran cannot have existed since eternity, like many Muslims like to believe: It must have been made, and made after at least some angels had been created – if not the angels could not have spoken in the book.(There also are some 8 places where Muhammad is speaking - an impossibility if the "Mother Book" in Heaven which the Quran is said to be an exact copy of, is really old.)
254 37/165: "- - - verily - - -". In a book where so much is wrong like in the Quran, a word like "verily" is not reliable without proofs.
255 37/166a: "- - - verily - - -". See 37/165 just above.
256 37/166b: "- - - declare (Allah's) glory!" Please read 1/1a above and see if you think he deserves it - if he exists.
257 37/168-169: "If only we had had before us (some non-Muslims*) a Message from those of the old, we should certainly have been Servants of Allah - - -". This sentence is logical wish-wash. For one thing there never is found traces of any message of the old about Allah, and the name thus was unknown. For another thing: Even if the Quran itself had existed, if far from certainly had made people "servants of Allah" - most people have never become so even during the 1300 - 1400 years the book has existed.
259 37/168: "- - - Servants of Allah - - -". In this case: Muslims.
260 37/170a: "But (now that the Quran has come, they (non-Muslims*) reject it - - -". Already at that time a lot saw that something was wrong in the Quran.
261 37/170b: "But (now that the Quran has come, they (non-Muslims*) reject it - - -". See 37/12b above.
262 37/170c: "But (now that the Quran has come - - -) - - -". A historical anomaly.
263 37/170d: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
264 37/170e: "- - - but soon they (skeptics*) will know". Pep-talk to Muhammad's followers - the underlying meaning is that "take it easy - the skeptics will be punished!" As for knowledge see 26/83a above.
265 37/171a: "Already has Our (Allah's*) Word been passed before this - - -". This must refer to the Bible, as Islam claims - as normal for Islam without a single documentation - that the Bible is a former version of the Quran which has been falsified (in spite of sciences clear answer that there may be mistakes in the Bible, but no falsifications, something which also is strongly proved by both science and Islam: If there had been one single falsification in the Bible, the official Islam had told about it every second hour of the day - at least. This fact is even more conspicuous as you meet a number of Muslims, included scholars, using different al-Taqiyya based claims, but the official Islam never backs those claims (hhe official Islam says there are no miracles connected to Muhammad, except the delivery of the Quran).
266 37/171b: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Servants - - -". This expression in the Quran may mean all humanity, all Muslims or at least all good Muslims, or all prophets/messengers claimed sent from Allah. As it here is talked about servants sent, it is likely to mean the claimed prophets/messengers. The language in the Quran far from always is "clear and not possible to misunderstand".
267 37/172a: "That they (good Muslims or messengers/prophets*) would certainly be assisted". This depends on if Allah exists and has the power to assist anybody - there is not reported one proved case of assistance from Allah in all history and before.
268 37/172b: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above - actually as it is highly likely Allah does not exists, assistance in this case is not "certain", but highly unlikely.
269 37/173: “- - - And that Our (Allah’s) forces – they surely must conquer.” This is in a tale about messengers, and seems to talk about mental and intellectual fighting. At this time (615 - 617 AD) Muhammad also had not started using weapons as a means – he was not powerful enough, and his religion preached peace. But you bet it has been uses as a pep-talk to warriors through the centuries.
270 37/174: "So turn thou (Muslims/Muhammad*) away from them for a little while - - -". This was around 616 AD. Half a dozen years later Muhammad little by little stopped turning away from those who did not want him. This verse is abrogated – made invalid - and contradicted by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/38, 3/85, 3/148, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 8/12, 8/38, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many bloody threats, but also verses advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 28 abrogations).
271 37/175: "- - - them (skeptics of Muhammad*) - - - thou (Muhammad*) - - -". Historical anomalies.
272 37/176a: "Do they (non-Muslims*) wish (indeed) to hurry on Our (Allah's*) Punishment?" Some of the skeptics provoked Muhammad to ask his god to punish them, to prove he existed. Muhammad was unable to produce also this kind of proof.
273 37/176b: "- - - (indeed) - - -". See 2/2b above.
274 37/176c: "- - - Punishment - - -". See 3/77b above.
275 37/177a: "- - - evil will be the morning - - -" - of the Day of Doom.
276 37/177b: "- - - those who were warned (about Islam*) (and heeded not)!". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
277 37/178: Identical to 37/174 above.
278 37/179: "And watch (how they (non-Muslims*) fare and they soon shall see (How thou (Muslims*) farest)!" Pep-talp to Muhammads followers - Muhammad like so often here utilise humans' enjoyments from gloating.
279 37/180a: "Glory to thy Lord (Allah*) - - -". Read 1/1a and see if he deserves it - if he exists.
280 37/180b: "- - - the Lord (Allah*) of Honor - - -". Read 1/1a above and see if he deserves it - - - if he exists.
281 37/180c: "- - - the Lord of - - - Power". He in case never has demonstrated his power - a lot of claims, but not one proved case.
282 37/180d: “(He is free) from what (children*) they (non-Muslims*) ascribe (to Him))”. See 37/152 above.
283 37/181: "And Peace on the Messengers (included Muhammad - note that if this word in the Quran is written wit capital "M", it normally includes Muhammad, but not always if it is written with "m"). See 63/5a below.
284 37/182a: "And Praise be to Allah - - -". Read 1/1a and see if he deserves it - if he exists.
285 37/182b: "- - - Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds". Often claimed, never proved.
186 37/182c: "- - - Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells that these titles belong to Yahweh, not to Allah. Islam will have to prove this.
287 37/182d: “- - - the Worlds.” The Quran falsely tells there are 7 Earths. See 26/77 above and 65/12 below.
Surah 37: Sub-total: 287 + 14.704 = 14.993 comments.
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