1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 38 -- Sad
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 614-615 AD
(See general comments on Surahs here: Introduction)
(Note: a name with no translation)
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 38/1a: (YA4146): “Sad”. Many of the surahs start with some letters where it is impossible to understand any meaning. They sometimes are called the “abbreviated letters” and have been an enigma for Islam and Muslims for some 1400 years. In the chapter about not clear language in the Quran – in spite of Islam’s using the clear language in the book as an indication/"proof" for that the Quran is made by Allah – we have mostly chosen not to quote these, but in this surah it is just possible that the letters can have a meaning - - - real or just wishful thinking. And real meaning or dreamt up meaning – nobody knows. In this case it is possible that it is short for “Qisas” = stories – if it is not just a coincidence.
But once more: Nobody knows.
#003 38/1b: “- - - by the Quran, full of Admonition: (this is the Truth)." Sentences in the Quran starting with "by" normally are oaths. Here Allah or Muhammad is swearing by the Quran that the Quran is the truth. For one thing circular proofs are logically invalid. For another: What is an oath by a book full of mistakes worth? But doing it, tells something about the one who is swearing. It also is one more proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god: In the Quran swearing mostly is ok. In the Bible you preferably shall not swear at all (Matt. 5/34), and if you all the same do it, you are obliged to keep your word - whereas in the Quran to break an oath if that gives a better result, is not too bad, yes, even laudable in special cases (2/225a, 5/89a+b, 16/91e, 16/92a+b, 66/2a).
004 38/1c: “- - - by the Quran, full of Admonition - - -". A harsh religion of war in a book full of errors? - admonition?
005 38/1d: “- - - by the Quran, full of Admonition: (this is the Truth).” A book that full of mistakes, invalid “signs” and “proofs” and not least a myriad of not documented claims and statements just “hanging in the air” at best is partly true.
*006 38/1e: (A38/3): “- - - by (= swearing*) the Quran, full of Admonition - - -.” But once again the presumed and claimed clear text uses an Arab word with multiple meanings: “dhikr” may mean “reminder”, remembrance”, “that which is remembered”, (or the reason why one remembers), “renown”, “fame”, “eminence”, “eminent traits”, etc. That means it has many meanings – f. x. “- - - wherein is found all that you ought to bear in mind.” A wonderfully clear and distinct language, yes. And these variants also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning. Allah (?) really uses a clear language in the Quran.
007 38/2a: "But the Unbelievers (are steeped) in Self-glory and Separatism". Do think it over: Is not this in reality a description of Muslims? Muslims does not want to mingle with non-Muslims - the Quran even strongly advices against it. And Islam claims Muslims are much better than non-Muslims - in our presumed modern world some Muslims some places even discuss if mom-Muslims have half the value of Muslims or less.
008 38/2b: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
009 38/2c: "- - - Self-Glory - - -". This expression was used by Muhammad to slander non-Muslim. But it fits the Quran and it fits the Islamic attitude towards all non-Muslims very well.
010 38/2d: "- - - Separatism." Also this is a word Muhammad used to slander non-Muslims - a bit ironic, as separatism from all non-Muslim (except the suppressed ones to a degree) is the official policy of the Quran. It is said many places in different words that a Muslim shall not have contact unnecessary with non-Muslims (one of the reasons why integration of Muslims in other societies is difficult).
011 38/3: "How many generations before them did We (Allah*) destroy?" A good and benevolent god! (In and around Arabia there were empty buildings and ruins, and there were tales about older, disappeared tribes. Muhammad claimed they all were destroyed because they had sinned against Allah.
012 38/4a: "- - - they (people*) wonder that a Warner (Muhammad*) has come - - -". Historical anomalies.
013 38/4b: "- - - a Warner (in this case Muhammad*) - - -". When this surah was made, Muhammad only was a warner - he had not power for anything more. But you bet this changed when he grew military strong some years later!
014 38/4c: "- - - from among themselves - - -". Muhammad stressed that prophets came from the people among whom they should work - that was one of his "alibis" for being a prophet even though he was an Arab. For Jews it was correct - their prophets were Jews. But Jonah was not from Nineveh, Abraham not from Canaan, Lot not from Sodom or Gomorrah, Joseph not from Egypt, Moses not from Midian, to mention some of whom the Quran reckons to be prophets.
015 38/4d: "And the Unbelievers say, 'This is a sorcerer telling lies!". Already at that time there were many who saw that at least parts of the Quran could not be true.
016 38/4e: "And the Unbelievers say, 'This is a sorcerer telling lies!". 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.
017 38/4f: "- - - Unbeliever - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
#018 38/5a: "He (Muhammad*) has made the gods (all) into one God?" That was not exactly what he did: The took the main pagan Arab god, al-Lat, changed his name slightly to Allah, and claimed he was the only real god. Then he sacked all the other Arab and other pagan gods, but not the god of the Jews and the Christians, Yahweh. Instead he said that his god Allah and Yahweh in reality were the same god (a claim which is not true, as the teachings fundamentally are too different). He also claimed that the Arabs from the old had meant that the two were just 2 names for the same god, and this is the official claim today. But lately we have found that not all scientists are sure about this, as there is little or no real documentation for it. If it is correct, this means that also the claimed close connection between Yahweh and Allah is one of Muhammad's claims, only based on Muhammad's own ideas.
019 38/5b: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
020 38/6a: "- - - the leaders among them (the contemporaries of Muhammad - here likely the ones in Mecca*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
021 38/6b: "- - - the leaders among them (the contemporaries of Muhammad - here likely the ones in Mecca - said*), 'Walk away - - -". See 38/4e above.
022 38/6c: "For this (Islam*) truly is a thing designed against you (people*)!" If the Quran is a made up book - and with that many mistakes, contradictions, etc. it is not from any god - they were right.
023 38/7a: "- - - this is nothing but a made-up tale"-. See 38/6c just above.
024 38/7b: (A38/9 – in 2008 edition A38/10): “We (non-Muslims*) never heard (the like) of this among the people of the latter days”. The literal meaning of the Arab text is (translated from Swedish): “- - - among (the followers of) the last (or latest*) belief - - -.” The Arab words “al-millati ‘l-akhiriah” – does it refer to the Christians or to any religion? – Islam does not know, as the Quran is not specific. And these variants also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning. Allah (?) really uses a clear language.
025 38/8a: "(Opponents of Muhammad said:) 'What! Has a Message - - -". See 38/4e above.
026 38/8b: "Has the Message been sent - - -". Yes, was it really sent? - and in case from whom? As no god ever was involved in a message that full of errors, contradictions, etc. there remains: Dark forces, a sick brain (TLE - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?), or a cold, scheming brain - perhaps Muhammad’s.
027 38/8c: "- - - the Message - - -". Here Muhammad's preaching and the till then (614 - 615 AD) received(?) surahs.
028 38/8d: "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) are in doubt - - -". Wrong - at least for many of them: They were not in doubt, but saw that things were very wrong in this new religion.
029 38/8e: "- - - My (Allah's*) (own) Message!" If the Quran is Allah's message, Allah is far from omniscient - if he exists.
030 38/8f: "- - - My (Allah's*) Punishment - - -". See 3/77b above.
031 38/9a: "- - - the mercy of thy (peoples'*) Lord - - -". Even if somebody claims something, it is not necessarily true - see 1/1a above.
032 38/9b: "(Allah*) the Exalted in Power - - -". He in case never clearly has proved his power.
033 38/9c: "(Allah*) the Grantor of Bounties without measure". Also a never proved claim. Many Muslims grew rich by stealing/robbing from non-Muslims and often killing them or in other ways destroying their lives - acts forever after glorified by Islam and by Muslims. But many a Pagan other places grew rich the same way - it was not the work of a Allah, but of injustice, immoral and inhumanity. And as for a possible next life, the claimed benefits only are claims in a book full of wrongs, and told by the man who institutionalized things like al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), "break even your oath if that gives a better result", and "war is betrayal" (and everything outside Islam is the "land of war") simply by accepting it or even use it or advice it himself.
034 38/10a: "- - - have they (other gods*) the dominion of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth and all between?". The pertinent question here is: Do Allah have? - or is also this just a bluff? (There are bluffs and even outright lies in the Quran - f.x. that miracles would make no-one believe anyhow.)
035 38/10b: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
036 38/10c: "If so, let them mount up with the ropes and means (to reach that end (= to prove it*))!" Everybody else is unreliable if he/she does not prove what they say, but Islam never wants to prove anything, and always evade questions for proofs. This in spite of - or because of? - that the whole religion is built only on a book full of mistakes, etc., and a book dictated by a man of very doubtful morality, but a strong liking for power, wealth for bribes, and women. Further comments should not be necessary.
037 38/11: "But there will be put to flight even a host of confederates". Pep-talk for Muhammad's followers.
038 38/12a: "Before them (Muhammad's opponents*) (were many who) rejected messengers - - -". Muhammad claimed Allah through all times and to all people had sent messengers - 124ooo through the times is a number mentioned in Hadiths. He even - wrongly - included the old biblical prophets in this claimed group. But except for the biblical ones and for Muhammad himself, neither science, nor Islam has found one single trace from any of them anywhere.
039 38/12b: "'Ad". A tribe from Arab folklore - it may or may not have existed.
040 38/12c: "- - - the Lord of Stakes - - -". Another name for the Pharaoh. This Arab name is taken from the old Arab culture - a man with such a big tent that it needed many tent-poles ("stakes"), was a rich and powerful man. But would a god for all the world use expressions in his holy book which only Arabs would understand - an Arabism? (It may also mean a leader who punished people by impaling them with/on stakes. We have not seen that this kind of punishment was used in old Egypt, though.)
041 38/12d: "- - - Noah - - - 'Ad - - - Pharaoh - - -the Lord of the Stakes - - -". Historical anomalies.
042 38/12-13: "- - - Noah - - - 'Ad - - - Pharaoh - - -the Lord of the Stakes - - - Thamud - - - - Lot - - - the People of the Wood - - - such were the Confederates". Islam will have a job proving that these were confederates, as there are perhaps 5ooo years or more between the oldest and the youngest - and spread over a wide geographical area. Especially the time of when the different ones existed, Muhammad seems to have had vague ideas about, and because of that made some funny errors in the Quran.
043 38/13a: "Thamud". Another tribe from Arab folklore, which may or may not have existed once upon a time.
044 38/13b: "- - - the People of Lut (Lot*) - - -". Here is indicated the inhabitants of Sodom (and Gomorrah) were Lot's people, but this is wrong, as it for one thing is very clear both in the Bible and in the Quran, that Lot was not from there (he was from Ur of the Chaldeans in what now is south Iraq), and also from the texts in both the Bible and the Quran it is very clear he was not naturalized into the local society, even though he at that time seems to have lived in or near Sodom. But Muhammad had to say it in this way to be able to claim that prophets (himself included) were sent to their respective people - in the Quran Lot is a prophet - so as to "prove" it was correct that the Arab Muhammad was sent to Arabs.
045 38/13c: (YA4161): “- - - the Companions of the Wood - - -“. Who were they? Another name for the people of Madyan?. A group within the Madyanites? Neighbors of the Madyanites? Or some other tribe or group? Unclear in the Quran.
046 38/14: "- - - My (Allah's*) punishment - - -". See 3/77b above.
047 38/15: "These (today) only wait for a single mighty Blast - - -". As it was referred to "today" by Muhammad, "these" must be the skeptics in Mecca (this surah is from 614-615 while he still was living there). But there never came a "mighty Blast destroying Mecca or its skeptics.
048 38/16a: "They (skeptics to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
049 38/16b: "They (skeptics to Muhammad*) say: 'Our Lord! Hasten - - -". See 38/4e above.
050 38/16c: "Hasten to us (some skeptics') our sentence (even before the Day of Account". Some of the skeptics challenged Muhammad to have his god send punishment over them to prove his claims. Muhammad never was able to do so or in any other way prove anything of any consequence.
051 38/16d: "- - - the Day of Account - - -". The Day of Doom.
052 38/17a: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Servant David - - - he ever turned (to Allah)". According to the Bible, he turned to Yahweh, not to Allah.
053 38/17b: "- - - David - - -". A historical anomaly.
054 38/17c: "- - - David, the man of strength - - -". Wrong. (YA4167): "David was a man of exceptional strength, for even as a raw youth, he slew the Philistine giant Goliath". Muhammad and the Quran seem to not have known how Goliath was killed, and the results are invalid conclusions like this. Goliath was killed by a stone from a sling - something which did not need much strength. Also in the Bible there is nothing about David being very strong - something which surely had been mentioned about the Jews' great hero - to make him even more glorious - if it had been true.
055 38/18a: "It was We (Allah*) who made the hills declare, in unison with him, Our (Allah's*) Praises - - -". Animism - a thing you normally only find in primitive religions and fairy tales.
056 38/18b: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Praises - - -". See 1/1a and see if you think he deserves it - if he exists.
057 38/19a: “- - - and the birds gathered (in assemblies): all with him (King David*) did turn (to Allah).” Anthropomorphism - believing or pretending animals think or behave like humans - something normally found in primitive religions and in fairy tales.
058 38/19b: “- - - and the birds gathered (in assemblies): all with him (King David*) did turn (to Allah).” Believe it who wants – we do not believe in assemblies of birds turning towards any god, not unless we get some proofs for it and not just words which cost zero to produce.
059 38/20: "We (Allah*) strengthened his (David's*) kingdom - - -". According to the Bible this was done by Yahweh, not by Allah.
060 38/21-24: This story is not from the Bible. But it is likely it is inspired on vague rumors about the story about David and Bathsheba (2. Sam. Ch. 11), or more correct the prophet Nathan's reaction to that story (2. Sam. Ch.12). Besides being differently told, the story in the Quran also is "hanging in the air", because it does not tell the background for it, and thus not what it was all about (David had an affair with a married woman - in spite of all his own wives. When she became pregnant, he had her husband, Uriah, killed to avoid trouble. Nathan rebuked David strongly for this. By the way, that baby later became king Solomon.
061 38/22a: "- - - David - - -". A historical anomaly.
062 38/22b: "- - - injustice - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and unjust moral and judicial codes - read them and compare to "do unto others like you want others do unto you", and see for yourself.
063 38/22c: "- - - the even Path - - -". In the Quran this normally is an expressing for the road to Allah/Paradise. You do not find this expression in the Bible (the same goes for "the Straight Path" - not to be found in the Bible).
064 38/23a: "(The intruders said to David): 'This man is my brother - - -". See 38/4e above.
#####065 38/23b: "This man is my brother: he has 99 ewes, and I have (but) one: yet he says, 'Commit her to my care', and is (moreover) harsh to me in speech". This is the story in the Quran. One thing is that both the judicial and the moral questions are so simple that this has nothing to do in a kings parlors for decision - not to mention risking their lives by climbing the wall around the king's palace and risking being killed by the guards. More essential here is that the story told like this, gives no reason for David to see he had been tried or for Allah to forgive anything.
A hopeless intrigue like this had not even made it into a short-story in a modern colored magazine for teen-age girls.
The quality of the Quran a proof for that it is made by a god? That claim is not even naive.
066 38/24a: "(David) - - -". A historical anomaly.
067 38/24b: "- - - truly many are partners (in business) who wrong each other - - -". A good book does not have stories with lame points - not to mention wrong points. Read the Bible and see the full story behind this tale - and its real point. Muslim mullahs, imams, etc. claiming the Quran is perfect literature simply know nothing about literature.(2. Sam. 11/1-2 and 2. Sam.12/1-13).
068 38/24c: "- - - good deeds of righteousness - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
069 38/24d: "And David gathered that we had tried him - - -". Why should an omniscient god who on top of all decides everything, need to try anyone? (You may say the same about Yahweh, but there the situation is different, as humans have real free will, which makes it impossible for even a god to know what they will decide always in the future).
070 38/24e: "And David gathered that we had tried him - - -". But who not knowing the Bible can get heads or tails about why David was not even tried but judged, from what is told in verse 38/23-24? (this is the story of David with all his wives - and all the same he took Bathsheba, the only wife of his loyal soldier Uriah for himself, and saw to it that Uriah was killed in battle). (2. Sam. 11/2-16). Guess which book which is the best as literature - the Bible or the Quran.
Bathsheba later became the mother of Solomon as mentioned.(2. Sam. 12/24).
071 38/24f: "- - - (David*) turned (to Allah in repentance)". For one thing like the story is told in the Quran, there was no reason for David to ask for repentance - something even Islam admits (see 38/24e just below). May be as essential is that according to the Bible, David's god was Yahweh, not Allah - Allah was not even known to anyone some 1600 years before Muhammad, according to science.
072 38/24g: (YA4176): "Judged by ordinary standards, David had done no wrong - - -". No, - in the Bible he only had taken a married woman for himself and had her husband killed. The comment from A. Yusuf Ali, a recommended Muslim scholar who clearly and many places has showed by his quotes from the Bible, that he knows the Bible well, tells something about Islam when it comes to "explain" the Quran and evade difficult points.
073 38/25a: "So We (Allah*) forgave him (David) this (lapse) - - -". Which lapse? Like the story is told in the Quran, David had done nothing wrong. See 38/24e just above.)
074 38/25b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
075 38/25c: "- - - a beautiful place of (final) Return". The Quran's heaven is a tall hierarchy - the better Muslim you have been in this Earth, the better place you get in Paradise. (One of the many proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - also their paradises are too different - in Yahweh's paradise everyone simply "becomes like the angels" (f.x. Luke 20/36). According to this verse in the Quran, David got a good place in Paradise.
076 38/26a: "O David!" A historical anomaly.
077 38/26b: "O David! We (Allah*) did indeed make thee a vice-regent on earth - - -". According to the Bible, it was Yahweh who made David what he was, not Allah.
078 38/26c: "- - - indeed - - -".
079 38/26d: "- - - the Path of Allah - - -". The claimed road to the Quran's and Islam's paradise. See 10/9e above.
080 38/26e: "- - - truth (and justice) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like these, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and partly unjust moral and judicial codes.
081 38/26f: "- - - a Penalty Grievous - - -". See 3/77b above.
082 38/26g: "- - - the Day of Account". The Day of Doom.
083 38/27a: "- - - (Allah did*) create heaven and the earth and all between - - -". See 6/1e, 11/7a and 21/56c above.
084 38/27b: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
085 38/27c: "- - - woe to the Unbelievers because of the Fire (Hell)!" See 3/77b above.
086 38/28a: “Shall We (Allah*) treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness (Muslims*) the same as those who do mischief on earth (non-Muslims*)?” Of course not - Muslims are best and deserves best treatment. Just like the Nazi in Germany, the "red" Chinese in Mao's China, the Serbs under Milochewich or communists under Pol Pot, to mention a few. They all were the best.
087 38/28b: “Shall We (Allah*) treat those who guard against evil (Muslims*), the same as those who turn away from the right (non-Muslims*)?” Above we have commented the quotations - and will comment more. But read them alone and pretend you are a believing Muslim. Lots of such statements make an impression, and build up something inhuman inside a person who comes to believe it. (May be a reason why the humanitarian organizations mainly originate in the West, not f. ex. in the rich Saudi Arabia? - a fundamental difference somewhere deep down?)
088 38/28c: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.
089 38/28d: "- - - righteousness - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
090 38/28e: "- - - those who do mischief on earth - - -". One of Muhammad's many repulse inducing names for non-Muslims.
##091 38/28f: "- - - mischief - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral and unjust ethical, moral and judicial codes. Muslims have through the times done - and are still doing - much which in any normal such codes are called mischief - but which in the Quran is laudable, "lawful and good", and even heroism.
092 38/28g: "- - - those who gard against evil - - -". Muslims.
093 38/28h: "- - - evil - - -". See 38/28f above.
094 38/28i: "- - - those who turn away from the right - - -". One another of Muhammad's many distaste and discrimination inducing names for non-Muslims.
095 38/28j: "- - - right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. See 38/28e above.
096 38/29a: “- - - a Book (the Quran*) which We (Allah*) have sent down - - -”. Lots of mistakes, lots of contradictions, lots of invalid “signs” and “proofs”, and lots and lots of not documented/not proved claims and statements, all of which had to be seen through sooner or later - are those the hallmarks of an omniscient god? Normally they are hallmarks of cheats, deceivers and swindlers. No god sent it.
097 38/29b: “Here is a Book (the Quran*) which We (Allah*) have sent down unto thee (Muhammad*) - - -". No god ever sent down what Muhammad did teach - too much was and is wrong in the texts. And too much of the contents are harsh and immoral for that the maker can have been someone or something good or benevolent.
098 38/29c: “Here is a Book (the Quran*) which We (Allah*) have sent down unto thee (Muhammad*), full of blessings, - - -". A book full of errors and not from a god, is no blessing from anybody.
099 38/29d: “Here is a Book (the Quran*) which We (Allah*) have sent down unto thee (Muhammad*), - - - that they (people*) may mediate on its Signs - - -". Why mediate on invalid signs? (See 38/29e just below.)
100 38/29e: “- - - Sign(s) - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39a above.
101 38/29f: “Here is a Book (the Quran*) which We (Allah*) have sent down unto thee (Muhammad*), - - - that they (people*) may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding - - -”. What follower would ever admit he was not a man of understanding? - especially if he had little knowledge? But in the Quran there is not one valid sign specifically proving Allah. Not one single. And what is then this “proof” worth for Islam? - negative and less than nothing, because one starts wondering what kind of god - or man - uses invalid proofs?
102 38/29g: "- - - men of understanding - - -". See 13/3j above.
103 38/29h: “Here is a Book (the Quran*) which We (Allah*) have sent down unto thee (Muhammad*), - - - that they (people*) may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition”. Admonition from a book full of errors and not connected to any god?
104 38/30a: "To David We (Allah*) gave Solomon - - -". See 11/7a above. Besides: According to the Bible Allah was not involved - there instead was Yahweh.
105 38/30b: "To David We (Allah*) gave Solomon - - -". 2 historical anomalies.
106 38/30c: "How excellent (was Solomon*) in Our (Allah's*) service. Ever did he turn to (Us)!" According to the Bible Yahweh was his god, not Allah. And when it comes to David and Solomon it will be difficult to make anyone but Muslims believe Allah was their god - too much is known about them and about the religion of the Jews at that time.
107 38/31: (YA4183): A. Yusuf Ali here tells straight out: “The passages about David and Solomon have been variously interpreted by the Commentators”. The language is so vague that various interpretations are possible. Is a god that vague when making his holy book – and the “mother book” to be revered in his own “home”? If not: Who made the Quran?
108 38/31-33a: Like so much "biblical" stuff in the Quran, also this is not from the Bible. From where did Muhammad get it?
109 38/31-33b: What is really the underlying meaning of these 3 verses, is unclear. Muslim scholars give different interpretations, but it just is guesswork. The clear and easily understood language in the Quran.
110 38/32a: (A38/29): “Truly do I (David or Solomon - likely David*) love the love of good, with a view to the glory of my Lord (Allah according to the Quran*) - - -.” But the small Arab word “’an” is joking with any translator her, as it gives the expression “’an dhikri ‘llah” more possible meanings, f.x. “- - - the thought about my Lord has installed in me great love to - - -.” Clearly a clear language that is used in this book. And these variants as usual also are in the Arab text, as the relevant word(s) there has/have more than one meaning. Allah (?) really uses a clear language in the Quran.
111 38/32b: (YA4185): “Truly do I (King David or king Solomon - likely David*) love the love of good, with a view to the glory of my Lord - - -“. But it is as linguistically correct to follow other Muslim scholars who say that it means: “Truly did I prefer the good things (of this world) to the remembrance of your Lord”.
In the case of the last interpretation A. Yusuf Ali indicates that the reason for David’s remorse may be that he had forgotten his Asr prayer (one of the 5 Muslims at least should pray each day). But how is that possible? – according to Hadiths it was Muhammad who made Allah decide on 5 prayers a day (Allah originally wanted 50). The rule of 5 prayers thus could not exist some 1600 years earlier (David was king 1007 – 971 BC, give or take maximum 10 years).
**112 38/32c: "- - - until (the sun) was hidden in the veil (of night) - - -". Wrong. The night simply is lack of sunshine - it thus in physically impossible for the night to hide the sun and its sunshine. Any god had known - Muhammad not. Who made the Quran?
113 38/33: The meaning of this verse simply is unclear. It is about David or Solomon (likely David) and horses, but what is the meaning and what is the context? Clear language in the Quran?
114 38/34a: "And We (Allah*) did try Solomon - - -". See 38/24c above.
115 38/34b: "- - - Solomon - - -". A historical anomaly.
116 38/34c: (A38/32): “And We (Allah*) did try Solomon: We placed on his throne a body (without life) - - -.” This story all Islam has hitherto been unable to explain in a good way. Most “explanations” are so far out that even Muslims skip them. And even the ones which remain, are far out in the shadowy realms of speculations, claims of allegories, etc. No doubt: Allah uses a language impossible to misunderstand, and one which is crystal clear, in the Quran(?).
117 38/34d: "We (Allah*) placed on his (Solomon's*) throne a body (without life) - - -". This tale - like so many "biblical" tales in the Quran - is not from the Bible, and as the Quran is not from any god - too much is wrong - from where did Muhammad get it?.
118 38/35a: "He (Solomon*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
119 38/35b: "He (Solomon*) said, 'O my Lord (here indicated Allah*)!" Well, the Bible - and science - tells that Solomon's god was Yahweh, not Allah. (Around these times science starts to get better information on the religion of the Jews, and there is no Allah included.
120 38/35c: "- - - grant me (Solomon*) a kingdom which, (it may be), suits not another after me - - -". That was what according to the Bible happened (1. Kings 11/12-19), but you can bet against enormous odds that Solomon did not pray to his god that his son should lose most of the country.
121 38/35d: "- - - Thou (Allah*) art the Grantor of Bounties (without measure)." Often claimed in the Quran, never proved anywhere - lots of claims but never one single proof. Claims are cheap.
122 38/36a: “- - - his (Solomon’s*) power - - -”. A historical anomaly.
123 38/36b: “Then We (Allah*) subjected the wind to his (Solomon’s*) power - - -”. This needs strong evidence - we hardly believe Solomon was able to regulate temperature and air pressure in the atmosphere in such a way as to be the director of the winds. Similar claim in 34/12.
124 38/37: “- - - And also the Satans (including) every kind of builder and diver (had to work for King Solomon*) - - -“. To make us believe this, Islam has to produce very real proofs – this even more so as it had been such a boost to Solomon’s reputation, that it surely had not been forgotten in the Bible - - - and there it is not mentioned. Similar claim in 21/82. (Actually it is "borrowed" from a made up scripture, like so much of the "biblical" stuff in the Quran).
125 38/37-38: This is not from the Bible - see 38/37 just above.
126 38/40a: "- - - he (Solomon*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
127 38/40b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
128 38/40c: "- - - a beautiful place of (final) Return". The Quran's heaven is a tall hierarchy - the better Muslim you have been in this Earth, the better place you get in Paradise. (One of the many proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - also their paradises are too different - in Yahweh's paradise everyone simply "becomes like the angels" (f.x. Luke 20/36). According to this verse in the Quran, David got a good place in Paradise.
129 38/41a: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Servant Job". According to the Bible he was Yahweh’s' servant, not Allah's.
130 38/41b: "- - - the Evil One - - -". The Devil.
131 38/41-43: The story about Job is much different from in the Bible - and especially the point of the story is maltreated.
132 38/42: "Strike with your (Job's*) foot: here is (water) to wash - - -". This is not in the Bible at all - from where did Muhammad get this, as the Quran with all its errors, etc. is not from any god?
133 38/43a: "- - - and doubled their number - - -". Not from the Bible. Also the pain and the loss the dead ones suffered, is of no interest or consequence - a good and benevolent god?
134 38/43b: "- - - for all who have Understanding". See 13/3j above.
#135 38/44a: “And take in thy hand a little grass and strike therewith, and break no thy oath.” Job had according to another place in the Quran sworn to give his wife 100 whiplashes because she did not believe strongly enough (“no compulsion in religion”?). But then he regretted his oath, and instead struck her lightly once with 100 straws of grass – then he had kept his oath! To circumvent an oath or a promise or to only pretend keeping them, is ok - a small example of Kitman. And an excellent sample of the moral in the Quran.
Al-Taqiyya and Kitman make a problem for every non-Muslim: Is it possible any time at all to know when a Muslim speaks the truth about a serious question? - when he/she is using Al-Taqiyya or Kitman to cheat you?
But it also is a problem for Muslims: How to make people believe you even when you are telling the full truth, when they know about the lawful lie and the lawful half-truth (al-Taqiyya and Kitman)? And how to strengthen your word when even oaths are not reliable?
136 38/44b: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
137 38/44c: "Ever did he (Job*) turn (to Us (Allah*))". According to the Bible, Job turned to Yahweh, not to Allah.
238 38/45a: "- - - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - - -". 3 historical anomalies.
139 38/45b: "- - - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, possessors of Power and Vision." Visions perhaps, but the Bible never tells any of them had supernatural powers like here is indicated (Abraham is once or twice called a prophet, though, but it was not a central part of his life as told in the Bible).
140 38/46a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.
141 38/46b: "- - - the company of the Elect and the Good". = Good Muslims. If you believe this about the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who here are referred to, it is up to you.
142 38/47: "- - - the Good". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
143 38/48a: "- - - Ishmael - - - Elisha - - - Dhu'l-Kifl - - -". Historical anomalies.
144 38/48b: "- - - Ishmael - - -". There is no indication in the Bible for that Ishmael was a prophet. He became the father of 12 tribal rulers (1. Mos. 25/16) "near the border of Egypt" (1. Mos. 25/18), but not a single indication anywhere of being a prophet.
145 38/48c: "- - - Elisha - - -". The Jewish prophet who succeeded Elijah.
146 38/48d: "- - - Dhu'l-Kifl - - -". It is not clear if this is a character from the Bible or somewhere, and in case who, though there is a chance it is the Jewish prophet Ezekiel. Clear and unmistakeable language in the Quran Muslims claim.
147 38/49a: "- - - verily - - -". In a book with this many mistakes, etc., words like verily cannot be taken at face value, unless there are proofs.
##148 38/49b: "- - - the righteous - - -". The Muslims - all good persons the Quran uses from the Bible, included Jesus, were good Muslims.
And as also Jesus is claimed to have been a good Muslim, the claimed falsification of the Bible must have happened later. We would like to see the combined Jewish/Christian commission working on this falsification job and trying to agree on what to falsify and what not - especially about Jesus.
149 38/49c: "- - - righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
150 38/49d: "- - - a beautiful place of (final) Return". The Quran's heaven is a tall hierarchy - the better Muslim you have been in this Earth, the better place you get in Paradise. (One of the many proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - also their paradises are too different - in Yahweh's paradise everyone simply "becomes like the angels" (f.x. Luke 20/36). According to this verse in the Quran, good Muslims will get good places in Paradise. Also see 10/9f above.
151 38/50: "Gardens of Eternity - - -". Paradise - though according to 11/108c perhaps not quite for all the eternity.
152 38/50-51: Good food and drink in Paradise. Earthly luxury. Is this the best Paradise a claimed omniscient and omnipotent has to offer his followers? This might be the maximum poor, uneducated, naive warriors in the old Arabia were able to dream about, but would a god make his Paradise from such limited and immature intellects and as limited and immature dreams? Also see 10/9f above.
153 38/52a: “And beside them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, (companions) of equal age.” Once more the houris. There is said nothing about how many for each man in the Quran, but in the Hadith it is mentioned 70 for a brave warrior. There also is said nothing about how the warrior’s wife or wives felt having to share the husband with many “chaste” women, very likely more beautiful and attractive than themselves. But then: The Quran only bothers about the main person/man in the story – the man and potential or actual warrior.
Secondary persons are to be things for the prime male in the story to use – and who cares about their lives or feelings or happiness?
A primitive and inhuman teaching at this point – but excellent for primitive warriors – even today. Also see 38/50-51 just above.
154 38/52b: “And beside them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, (companions) of equal age.” In the Bible the resurrected are above such things as sex, which here is the clear indication "they will neither marry, nor be given in marriage" but "are like angels" (f.x. Luke 20/35-36). One of the 100+% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
155 38/53a: "Such is the Promise - - -". The trouble here is that there has never been documented one single case of Allah neither giving, not keeping a promised - never, and not anywhere on Earth. Lots of claims, but never one proved case.
156 38/53b: "Such is the Promise (the primitive paradise in 38/50-52 and 38/52 above*) made to you (Muslims*) for the Day of Account!" To be honest: Yahweh's paradise sounds more interesting - especially in the long run, and also may be especially for women.
157 38/53c: "- - - the Day of Account - - -". The Day of Doom",
158 38/54a: "Truly - - -". Similar to f. x. 38/49 above.
159 38/54b: "- - - Our (Allah's*) Bounty (to you (Muslims*); it will never fail - - -". There has never been registered a case of any kind of bounty provably from Allah. Never. Lots of claims, but never a proved case - and claims are cheap.
160 38/55a: "But for the wrongdoers will be an evil place of (final) Return". Yes, if the Quran tells the truth and only the truth about everything. If it f.x. is wrong about who are wrongdoers, the picture suddenly changes.
161 38/55b: "- - - the wrongdoers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
162 38/55c: "- - - wrongdoers - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. It also is one of Muhammad’s many negative names for non-Muslims.
163 38/55d: "- - - an evil place of (final) Return!" = Hell.
164 38/56 "Hell!" See 3/77b and 38/55a above.
165 38/58: "- - - and other Penalties - - -". See 3/77b above.
166 38/59a: "- - - a troop rushing headlong with you". Unclear what it means - perhaps the ones who led you astray from Allah, according to some Muslim scholars.
167 38/59b: "Truly - - -". Similar to f. x. 38/49 above. Also see 2/2b above.
168 38/59c: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) shall burn in the Fire". See 3/77b and 38/55a above.
169 38/59d: "- - - the Fire". Hell.
170 38/60-64: Pep-talk for Muhammad's followers - gloating is a good and sure feeling to use for comforting - and for manipulating.
171 38/61: "- - - the Fire". Hell.
172 38/62-64: Pep-talk.
173 38/62: "- - - men whom we (non-Muslims) used to reckon among the bad ones (= Muslims - indicating that the non-Muslims were wrong about them*)". Pep-talk for Muhammad's followers.
174 38/63: "Did we (non-Muslims/sinners*) treat them (good Muslims*) (as such) in ridicule - - -". Good psychology to tell followers that opponents would have to regret. Own good luck is good, but others' bad luck on top may feel extra good - gloating is good, especially for small souls.
175 38/64a: "Truly - - -". Similar to f.x. 38/49a above. Also see 2/2b above.
176 38/64b: "- - - just and fitting - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like these, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral and partly unjust moral and judicial codes.
177 38/64c: "- - - the people of the Fire!". Bad people who will end in Hell.
178 38/65a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
179 38/65b: "Truly - - -". Similar to f.x. 38/49a above. Also see 2/2b above.
180 38/65c: "Truly I (Muhammad*) am a Warner - - -". In 614-615 when this surah was made, Muhammad only could be a warner. After he became strong enough, he - and his successors - also becameenforcers (much of Arabia and other now Muslim area became Muslim on the point of the sword or by other means of preassure backed by the sword.
181 38/65d: "- - - no god is there but the One God (Allah*) - - -". Often claimed, never proved. See 2/255a, 6/106b and 25/18a above.
182 38/65e: "(Allah is*) Supreme, Irresistible - - -". Often claimed, never proved. Also see 2/165c.
183 38/65f: "(Allah is*) Supreme, Irresistible - - -". The Bible does not agree - there Yahweh is said to be the supreme one.
184 38/66a: "(Allah is*) the Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". A claim often repeated in the Quran, but never proved anywhere.
185 38/66b: "(Allah is*) the Lord of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells Yahweh is the top Lord, not Allah - Allah or his followers are not even mentioned. 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.
186 38/66c: “- - - heavens - - -“. Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
187 38/66d: "(Allah*) - - - Exalted in Might". That be as it may, but he in no case has ever shown in any unmistakable way that he is mighty - or even that he exists.
188 38/66e: "(Allah is*) forgiving again and again". There only are 2 who can forgive - the victim and a god. This only can be true if Allah exists and is a god.
189 38/67a: "Say (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
190 38/67b: ”That (the Quran*) is a Message Supreme - - -”. See 38/29a-e above. Such a book definitely is no supreme message.
191 38/68: "(A claimed message*) From which ye (non-Muslims*) do turn away!" Many may have had a good reason; they saw there was much wrong in the new religion.
192 38/69a: "No knowledge have I (Muhammad*) - - -". When you look at the sorry quality of the Quran, and at all these mistakes, contradictions, etc. in the book, one is tempted to agree on this.
193 38/69b: "- - - knowledge - - -". See 26/83a above.
194 38/70a: "Only this has been revealed to me (Muhammad*) - - -". But is it really revealed? - and in case from whom as no god was involved in a work so full of mistakes, etc. like the Quran?
195 38/70b: "Only this has been revealed to me (Muhammad*): that I am going to give (peaceful*) warning plainly and publicly". This was around 614-615 AD. Later things changed: 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).
196 38/71: “I (Allah*) am about to create man from clay”. Quite similar to 37/11 above. This is contradicted by 6/2, 7/12, 17/61, 32/7, 38/71, and 38/76 that tell man/Adam was made from clay, 15/26, 15/26, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from sounding clay, 55/14 that tells man/Adam was made from ringing clay, 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 "1000+ mistakes in the Quran".) (Strictly speaking this contradicts some 30 different verses, but minimum 12 sure contradictions.)
In addition: Man according to science was not created, but developed from earlier primates - and not created from clay.
197 38/71-85: This is not from the Bible - like so much other "biblical" txt in the Quran.
198 38/72: "- - - fall ye (angels*) down in obeisance to him (Adam*)". Also this is not from the Bible.
#199 38/73: "So the angels prostrated themselves (for Adam*), all of them together (quite a number - there must be millions and billions according to some places in the Quran and in Hadiths*) - - -". This proves that in the Quran, humans are high above angels as beings. In the Bible this is not clearly defined anywhere, but all the same it is very clear that angels are beings superior to humans. One more clear proof for that that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - also their heavens are too different.
200 38/74a: "Not so Iblis - - -". This sentence creates uncertainty in Islam. Here it sounds like Iblis originally was one of the angels. But other places in the Quran it is told he was created from fire (f. x. in 38/76 below), which means he is a Jinn (angles are made from light according to the Quran).
201 38/74b: "- - - Iblis - - -". The angel or jinn - most likely jinn as he is created from fire, whereas the angels are created from light according to the Quran - who became the Devil (still according to the Quran).
202 38/74c: "- - - Iblis - - - became one of those who reject Faith". How was it possible for him to reject what he knew were facts (if we presume that what is told about him is true)? One thing was to refuse to obey, another thing is to reject facts he knew were true (again; if we presume what is told about him and Allah and the heaven was true).
203 38/74d: "- - - Faith". Islam.
204 38/75: “- - - one (man*) whom I (Allah*) have created with my hands - - -.” See 38/71 above and 6/2b.
205 38/75-82: The same story as in 15/33-39 above (Muhammad had a strong tendency to repeat himself – not god for literature quality), but with the addition of why Iblis did not want to prostrate himself for Adam: “I am better than he: Thou createdst me from fire, and him Thou createdst from clay.” Iblis was haughty or - if he was in cohorts with Allah in a game for having a reason for creating Hell – he played haughty.
206 38/76a: “Thou (Allah*) createdst me (Iblis – the Devil*) from fire - - -.” Here something is wrong, as another place in the Quran it is said he was created from the fire of a scorching wind – there is a difference between a fire and a warm wind. Contradiction. But if he is made from fire, that means he is a jinn.
207 38/76b: “- - - him (man/Adam*) thou (Allah*) createdst from clay.” Quite similar to 37/11 and 38/71 above. This is contradicted by 6/2, 7/12, 17/61, 32/7, 38/71, and 38/76 that tell man/Adam was made from clay, 15/26, 15/26, and 15/33 that tell man/Adam was made from sounding clay, 55/14 that tells man/Adam was made from ringing clay, 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.)
208 38/76-85: This is how Hell came into existence according to the Quran - with the permission of Allah (or some Muslim scholars say on the initiative of Allah). Is Allah then a good god? (One may say that in GT also Yahweh was harsh sometimes - before the new covenant. But whether Yahweh is/was good and benevolent, is a question irrelevant to if Allah is good and benevolent - it only is a good means often used to waylay a debate, and only belongs in the debate: "Which one it the most good and benevolent of Allah or Yahweh")
209 38/78: "- - - My (Allah's*) course shall be on thee (Iblis/the Devil*) till the day of Judgment". But what about afterwards? This really is an interesting Question, because according to the Quran, the dead ones stay in their graves until that day. If Allah's curse on the Devil does not run until then - well, what then? what may that mean? The Quran does not answer this. (As it is told that Hell goes on forever or at least for a very long time, it is likely this question does not mean much, but it is a question which should have been answered.)
210 38/79: "- - - the Day the (dead) are raised". The Day of Doom.
211 38/81: "- - - the Time Appointed". The Day of Doom.
212 38/82: "- - - in the wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. The qualifications for the Quran’s Hell are on many points quite different from in the Bible. (One of the strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.)
213 38/83: "- - - thy (Allah's*) Servants - - -". Here: All good Muslims.
214 38/84: "- - - just and fitting - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
215 38/85: "- - - I (Allah*) will certainly fill Hell - - -". This tells something about Allah".
216 38/85a: "- - - thee and those who that follow thee - - -". Here Iblis/the devil and his followers (non-Muslims according to Muslims*).
217 38/86b: “No reward do I (Muhammad*) ask for this (Quran) - - -“ - - - except absolute power over you all + plenty of women + plenty of valuables for bribes + free or nearly free warriors for raids and wars to gain more power and more riches for more raids and wars and bribes and power.
218 38/86c: "- - - nor am I (Muhammad*) a pretender". One of the many easy and never proved claims in the Quran.
219 38/87a: “- - - a Message to all the Worlds (plural and wrong*).” Likely the Quran and Islam should reach all the 7 Earths that the Quran mentions – but there are no 7 Earths (flat, and one above the other according to Hadiths.) See 65/12 below. But humanity should beware that Islam is intended for all the world - included suppression of all non-Muslims. This actually is the official goal for the Quran - included the suppression of all others.
220 38/87b: “- - - a Message - - -". But is it really a message? - and in case from whom?
221 38/87c: "- - - the Worlds - - -". According to the Quran there are 7 (flat) worlds (65/12b). According to Hadiths they are laying one on top of the other over Hell, and the lower the "Earth" - and thus the neared Hell" - the more hellish are the conditions for its inhabitants. Just like your teacher of geography and astronomy told you at school?
222 38/88a: “And ye (non-Muslims*) shall certainly know the truth of it (the Quran*) (all) after a while”. See 38/29 or 40/75 - it is at best partly true as the Quran at best is partly the truth.
223 38/88b: "- - - certainly - - -". See 2/2b above.
Surah 38: Sub-total: 222 + 14.993 = 15.215 comments.
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