1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 44 -- AD-DUKHAN (The Smoke)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Meccca, 616 - 619 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 44/1: "Ha Mim". This is one of the many surahs which start with - in this case two - Arab letters. They are named abbreviated letters, and no-one understands why they are there. Normally they also have no meaning, and in the few cases they by intention or coincidence perhaps make a word, the word has no connection to the contents of its surah. Clear language in the Quran?
003 44/2a: "By the Book (the Quran*) - - -". Allah is swearing by the Quran - normally when a sentence in the Quran starts with "by", it is an oath. One of the 100% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same gods, because Yahweh strictly says you shall not swear (Matt. 5/34), and as this is said via Jesus, it also proves that Jesus and Muhammad does not belong in the same group. Further the Bible makes it clear that if you all the same swear, you have to keep your oath, whereas Allah permits even oaths to be broken - another proof for the same.
##004 44/2b: “By the Book (the Quran*) that makes things clear - - -.” Which also must mean the language is not hiding the meanings and it is intended that everything shall be easy to understand, plus it explains things in ways clear to see. Also see 11/1b, 19/97, 26/2, and 43/2 above.
*005 44/2c: “- - - the Book (the Quran*) that makes things clear - - -”. A book with this many mistakes and dubious arguments, etc. - see 40/75 and 41/12 - dictated by a man with a dubious character - see f.x. 31/30 - does not really make things clear.
Anyone wanting to try to “explain” away difficult points like mistakes or invalid logic or contradictions by calling them allegories etc. should read this sentence. The Quran is to be understood literally and search for hidden meanings is only for Allah, and such search only is for the ones “in whose hearts is perversity - - -.” Similar is mentioned at least these places: 3/7, 11/1b, 19/97, 26/2, 41/3, 43/2, 44/2, 44/58, 54/17, 54/22, 54/32, and 54/40.
###006 44/2d: (YA4689): "The Quran is its own evidence". Islam has no proofs for anything central in its religion - no proof for the existence of Allah, no proof for Allah being a god, no proof for the Quran coming from a deity, not to mention being a revered "mother book" in Heaven, no proof for Muhammad's connection to a god, not even a proof for Muhammad being a good or a reliable person. Partly because of this, Muslims always have been on the look-out for things they could use as proofs. And one such claimed "proof" is that the Quran is a proof or proves itself. Claims like the language is so perfect that it must be made by a god (there are many weak points in the language), that only a god could make such a book without contradictions (there are at least 300 - 400 contradictions in the book), that nobody but a god could make such a book totally without mistakes (there may be as many as unbelievable 3ooo mistakes in that after all small book), that only a god could make such a good literature - a claim you should tell no-one who really knows how good literature is written. Etc. The only thing the Quran with all its miserable mistakes, etc. proves, is that no god ever was involved in making it - it is slander and heresy against any omniscient god to accuse him of making a book of a quality like the Quran. And thus it at the same time proves that something is seriously wrong with Islam.
007 44/3a: “We (Allah*) sent it (the Quran) down during a blessed night - - -.” This contradicts everything that is said other places in the Quran, and everything Islam says, about how the Quran was sent down (?): Piece by piece over 23 years. (But this sentence my refer to the first time verses were claimed sent down - see 44/3b just below.)
008 44/3b: (YA4690): “During a blessed night - - -.” This may refer to a night in (the last third of) the month of Ramadan. Or it may not refer to any specified night at all. Clear speech.
009 44/3c: "- - - We (Allah*) (ever) wish to warn (against Evil)". Here is meant "against religious evil" - which means every religious belief not accepted by the Quran.
010 44/3d: "- - - (- - - Evil)". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
011 44/3e: (A44/4): "The revelation of the Quran is but a continuation and, indeed, the climax of all divine revelations which has been going on since the very dawn of human consciousness".
To comment on the last first: How far back do we have to go to find forefathers who were not conscious beings? There f. ex. is no doubt that Homo Erectus were conscious beings - but how much further back in time to find "the very dawn of human consciousness"? At least a few million years. Which means that Islam has been thought on Earth for a few million years at lest. You are free to believe it if you want, but no trace of Islam older than 610 AD when Muhammad started his preaching, has ever been found anywhere.
But the main point here is that the Quran is so different from the Bible, and especially from NT and its New Covenant, and Muhammad so different from the Jewish prophets included Jesus, that it takes a lot of naivety or/and blindness to be able to believe in claims that Muhammad belonged to the Jewish line of prophets or that Islam is from the same god as the two other religions. That someone makes an undocumented claim does not mean that the claim is true - and when it is claimed in a book full of mistakes, told by a man of a very doubtful moral, but with much to gain, there are extra reasons for being careful.
The Quran simply is an apocryphal book far away from Yahweh. So far away that it normally is not even counted among the apocryphal ones.
012 44/4: “In that (night) (when the first surah is said to be sent down?*) is made distinct every affair of wisdom”. As for wisdom and knowledge in the Quran - see 26/83a and 40/75 and many others: Only religious knowledge - the Quran/Islam - counts.
013 44/5a: "(wisdom - the Quran - is sent*) by (Allah's*) command, from Our (Allah's*) presence". No book of a quality like the Quran was ever sent from an omniscient god - too much is wrong.
014 44/5b: "(wisdom - the Quran - is sent*) - - - from Our (Allah's*) presence". The Quran claims it is an exact copy of the claimed "Mother of Books" (13/39b and 43/4b-c above, and 85/21-22 below), and according to Islam either made by Allah before creation of the world, or never created, but existed since eternity - even though both angels and Muhammad speak in it, and even though if man has even the smallest part of free will, this gives hundreds and may be more historical or time anomalies. It is further claimed that the claimed "Mother Book" is so excellent that it is revered by Allah and his angels in his Heaven. Please engage your knowledge and brain and not only your eyes, and read the Quran - an exact copy of this claimed "Mother Book" - and see for yourself what that book really is worth.
015 44/5c: "For We (Allah*) (ever) send (revelations)." One thing is that the claimed revelations only are claims - they were never proved. But this aside - this sentence contradicts the Quran's claim that Muhammad was the last prophet (and thus the last one to receive revelations).
016 44/5d: "For We (Allah*) (ever) send (revelations)." No god ever was involved in a book of a quality like the Quran.
017 44/5e: "- - - (revelations) - - -". But were they really revelations? - in case from whom? As no god was involved - because a thing is claimed and even repeated, it is not necessarily true - there remains these possibilities: Dark forces, a sick brain (f.x. TLE - Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - like modern medical science suspects), or a cold, scheming brain - perhaps Muhammad's.
018 44/5-6: "For We (Allah*) (ever) send (revelations), as a Mercy from thy (Muhammad's? Muslims'? People's?) Lord (Allah*) - - -". But a number of the claimed revelations are wrong and cannot be from an omniscient god. Also the contents of some of them looks like sent from dark forces and not from a good and benevolent god, a fact which gives food to the suspicion that Muhammad did not meet Gabriel, but someone from the dark forces dressed up like Gabriel - a mere human would not have a chance to see the difference.
019 44/6a: "(The Quran is sent down*) as a Mercy - - -". Please, please read the 22 - 24 surahs from Medina (according to Islam's rules for abrogation - making points in the Quran invalid when two or more contradicts - these are the dominant surahs mostly), skip the glorious words and read the demands, deeds, introduced rules , moral codes, etc. - the realities. Also use your knowledge and your brain and not only your eyes when you read. How much mercy and how much of the opposite do you find?
Whenever there is a gap between nice words and realities, we believe in the realities.
020 44/6b: "(The Quran is sent down*) as a Mercy from thy (Muhammad’s/Muslims’*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". If Allah was behind the Quran, he neither has much brain, nor much knowledge. And also little real mercy or real goodness or benevolence.
021 44/6c: “He (Allah*) hears and knows (all things) - - -”. See 2/233h, 40/75 and 41/12 above.
022 44/7a: "The Lord (Allah*) of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth and all between them - - -". Often claimed, never proved - neither Allah nor Muhammad were ever able to prove anything at all of any essence. And in all other aspects of life blind belief is the surest way to be cheated.
023 44/7b: "The Lord (Allah*) of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth and all between them - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells that Yahweh, not Allah is lording this. 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.
024 44/7c: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
025 44/7d: "- - - an assured faith". Islam - the Quran uses the word "faith" only for Islam.
026 44/8a: "There is no deity save Him (Allah*) - - -". This depends on 3 things:
Does Allah at all exist? - neither Allah nor Muhammad was ever able to produce the slightest proof for this claim.
Is he in case a god? - neither Allah nor Muhammad was ever able to produce the slightest proof for this claim, too. He f.x. may belong to the dark forces. Muhammad - a mere human - would not have the slightest chance to see the difference.
Are there really no other gods? - there f.x. is the nagging question about Yahweh, whom both the Bible and the Quran tell exists (though the Quran wrongly mixes him with Allah*).
027 44/8b: "- - - it is He (Allah*) Who gives life and death - - -". That Allah and his Muslims give death is neither new nor unknown. But that he gives life is an interesting claim repeated several places in the Quran - interesting because there is no proof for the claim, only never documented claims and words. Whereas Yahweh proved his power on this point several times if the Bible and/or the Quran tell(s) the truth on this point.
028 44/8c: "- - - (Allah is*) the Lord and Cherisher to - - - your earliest ancestors". The Quran claims that Islam was the original religion and the religion of even the first humans. Man is much older - a few million years since our very first forefather - but modern man - Homo Sapiens - emerged 160ooo - 200ooo years ago (the latest findings may indicate ca. 195ooo years ago). During all that time there is not one single trace of a religion like Islam until after 610 AD, when Muhammad started his preaching (actually he started it for real in 613 AD) - not in old artifacts, not in architecture, not in stone carvings, not in history, not in literature, not even in legends or fairy tales. What comes closest, were the Mosaic and the Christian religions, but their god was Yahweh, not Allah - two clearly different gods, as the basic elements of their religions were very different on too many points (especially easy to see if you compare to NT and its New Covenant).
029 44/9: "Yet they (skeptics*) play about in doubt". Of course, as at least some of them - and a major percentage of the many Jews in the area - already then saw that something was very wrong in Muhammad's new religion.
030 44/10a: (YA4695): “Then watch thou (Muhammad or Muslims) for the Day - - -.” But which day? Normally one would believe it referred to the Day of Doom, but Muslim scholars tell that the following verses – especially 44/12 – tells that this cannot be the case here (time was to pass after this day, they say). Unclear – nobody knows what it refers to.
031 44/10b: (YA4696): “- - - the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke (or mist) plainly visible.” Which day? – this is anybody’s guess. There was a period of hunger in Mecca ca. 618 AD (this surah is believed to be from 614 – 618 AD) and another ca. 630 AD – both of which lasted for years, though, not for days. They – and especially the last one – at times were so severe that it could influence the sight of people. On the other hand the Quran clearly speaks about something concrete, not fictions. Nobody knows the real meaning.
032 44/11: "- - - a Penalty grievous". Islam does not understand what verses 10 and 11 refer to - the language in the Quran often is far from "clear and easy to understand" - but but for that see 3/77b above.
033 44/12: "- - - we (some people*) really do believe!" = We are good Muslims - only Muslims believe according to the Quran.
034 44/13a: "- - - the Message - - -". The Quran.
035 44/13b: "- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
036 44/13c: "- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". See 63/5a below.
037 44/13d: "- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) explaining things clearly - - -". There is no doubt Muhammad meant he/the Quran explained things clearly - a fact to be remembered each time Muslims try to explain away mistakes in the Quran by claiming it is not clear text, but parables or something.
038 44/13e: "- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) explaining things clearly - - -". See 44/10a-b and 44/11 above - there is much unclear in the Quran.
039 44/14a: "Yet they (skeptics*) turn away from him (Muhammad*) - - -". Already then many saw that things were seriously wrong with the new religion.
040 44/14b: "Yet they (skeptics*) turn away from him (Muhammad*) - - -". Historical anomalies.
041 44/14c: "Yet they (skeptics*) turn away from him (Muhammad*) and say: 'Tutored - - -'". 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.
042 44/14d: "Tutored (by others) - - -". Muhammad was accused for this. A learned scholar was even named.
043 44/14e: "- - - (Muhammad is*) a man possessed!" There is a clear possibility that this claim was correct, as modern medical science suspects he had the mental disease Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - TLE. This mental disorder can give just the kind of religious "experiences" Muhammad claimed. Remember that in the real old days one often believed that a person with a mental disorder, simply was possessed by a bad spirit.
044 44/15a: "We (Allah*) shall indeed remove the Penalty for a while - - -". Islam does not know what penalty it is referred to here - see 44/10+11 above.
045 44/15b: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
046 44/15c: "- - - truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
047 44/16a: "- - - We (Allah*) will indeed (then) exact Retribution!" See 3/77b above.
048 44/16b: "- - - We (Allah*) will indeed (then) exact Retribution!" This Allah can do only if he exists and only if he in addition is a real god.
049 44/16c: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
050 44/17a: "- - - Pharaoh (Ramses II*) - - - (and Moses*) - - -". Historical anomalies.
051 44/17b: "- - - a Messenger most honorable". In this case Moses - according to the Bible a representative for Yahweh.
052 44/18a: "Restore to me (Moses*) the servants of Allah (here intended to mean the Jews)". Here are two things different from the same story in the Bible (2. Mos. Ch. 5 + 6 + first part of 7):
According to the Bible, Moses asked for his people, not for a religious group (this even though the official reason was to celebrate their god).
According to the Bible, the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah - a claimed god and religion there are found no traces from in Egypt until some 2ooo tears later, when the country was conquered by Muhammad's successors (in partly horrible ways)
053 44/18b: (A43/11 – in 2008 edition A43/10): “Restore to me (Moses*) the Servants of Allah - - -.” Or “Give in unto to me, O Allah’s’ bondmen - - -.” Both these meanings are possible in the Arab original text. The first means that Pharaoh should set the Jews free, the second that the Egyptians – also they Allah’s bondmen - should accept Allah and become good Muslims. Pretty big difference in the meanings. Clear language?
054 44/18c: "I (Moses*) am to you a Messenger worthy of all trust". This was one of the claims Muhammad told about himself, and in the Quran you find several claimed or real (?) prophets using the same expression - it impressed no his followers that this was a normal statement for prophets, and thus that it for one thing was ok for Muhammad to demand all trust from them, and for another that he was a normal prophet behaving like other prophets.
055 44/19a: "Be not arrogant against Allah". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells that the god of Moses was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
056 44/19b: "- - - I (Moses*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
057 44/19c: "- - - I (Moses*) come to you (Pharaoh Ramses II*) with authority manifest". Similar to 44/18c above.
058 44/19d: "- - - manifest". See 2/2b above. Though if we say the authority was from Yahweh, not from Allah, this may be correct according to the Bible.
059 44/20: "- - - I (Moses*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
060 44/21: "If ye (Pharaoh Ramses II*) believe me (Moses*) not - - -". 2 historical anomalies. Also as mentioned above: The details in this story are not from the Bible.
061 44/22a: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
062 44/22b: "- - - sin". 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.
063 44/23a: "(Allah said*) March forth with My servants (the Jews*) by night - - -". Wanting on logic: What had to happen if the Jews had left against the will of the mighty pharaoh? An angry army had been hot on their heels the very next morning. And a marching army can march 2 - 3 times as fast as a large group of civilians strolling along together with their children and animals. They would be overtaken in hours.
064 44/23b: "(Allah said*) March forth with My servants by night - - -". According to the Bible (2. Mos. 12/31) it was the pharaoh who summoned Moses at night and sent the Jews away.
065 44/23c: "- - - My (Allah's*) servants - - -". In the claimed clear language in the Quran this expression may have several meanings - see 42/27b above. Here it means all Muslims (in reality all Jews, but the Quran claims they were Muslims - believe it if you are able to).
066 44/24: "And leave the sea a furrow (divided): for they (the Egyptians*) are a host (destined) to be drowned". According to the Bible this was not told on beforehand, it just happened. Besides it is meaningless - how could they (Moses and the Jews*) keep open or closed the sea?
067 44/25: "- - - they - - -". This refers to the drowned Egyptian - and also is a historical anomaly.
068 44/25-28: “Thus (was their (pharaoh Ramses II and his men*) end)! - - -”. We know from other parts of the Quran that the end was drowning. Wrong, at least for Ramses II himself - he did not die by drowning (if he had done, you bet three religions had screamed about it!), and he only died years later than the possible exodus in ca. 1235 BC according to science.
069 44/28: "- - - and We (Allah*) made other people inherit (the drowned Egyptians*) - - -". Wrong. There are no historical indications for that that not their own people inherited them - on the contrary, the reign of Ramses II was a stable period. But to claim that other people inherited them, is in line with Muhammad's often repeated claim about other cases where a people or a group of people disappeared - - - always because of punishment because of sins against Allah, according to Muhammad.
070 44/29: "And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them (the Egyptians who died*)". Very likely wrong - their families surely felt sorrow. This even more so as the common Egyptians were little warlike and took little pride in dying in war. Also compare to Yahweh's point of view concerning lost sheep, etc. (Matt. 18/12-14) - very different from Muhammad's/Allah's.
071 44/30a: "We (Allah*) delivered the Children of Israel from humiliating punishment - - -". According to the Bible the Jews had been reduced from honored guests to slaves over a period of 430 years since Joseph. In addition the pharaoh had started killing their male babies, because they had become so many that the Egyptians found them to be a threat and wanted to reduce their numbers.(This f. x. was the reason why the baby Moses was set afloat on the Nile in a desperate hope of saving him).
072 44/30b: "- - - the Children of Israel - - -". Literally "the children of the Jewish patriarch Jacob" (who was renamed Israel by Yahweh in the disguise as a man - 1. Mos. 32/28). Here a historical anomaly.
073 44/31: "- - - Pharaoh (Ramses II*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
074 44/32: "And We (Allah*) chose them (the Jews*) aforetime - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says they were chosen by Yahweh, not by Allah - most likely correct, as there nowhere in Jewish history is a trace from Allah until after 610 AD (and f.x. Exodus - if it is not fiction - was ca. 1325 BC). Also if Allah does not exist, he was not involved with anyone neither "aforetime" nor later - - - and nor today. 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.
075 44/33a: “- - - Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39b above.
076 44/33b: "- - - manifest - - -". See 2/2b above.
077 44/33c: "- - - trial - - -". The Quran indicates a trial by Allah, but if this had been correct: Why does an omniscient and omnipotent god need to try his followers?
078 44/34a: "- - - (Quraysh) - - -". The leading tribe in Mecca at the time of Muhammad - a historical anomaly in this connection if man has even the slightest free will.
079 44/34b: "- - - they (the Quraysh*) say forsooth: 'There is nothing - - -". See 44/14c above.
080 44/35: "There is nothing beyond our first death, and we shall not be raised again". The old pagan Arabs seems to have put little weight on a possible next life, but they were not unknown to the idea. But remember that Muhammad claimed we shall be resurrected bodily - though as young adults - something necessary for Muhammad as most of his promised pleasures in Paradise were bodily pleasures, but something which was and is difficult to believe in, if for no other reasons, the because an omnipotent god should have more attractive alternatives.
081 44/36a: "Then bring (back) our (the Quraysh's*) forefathers, if what ye (Muhammad*) say is true". A request for a proof for his tales - but Muhammad never was able to prove anything at all about his central claims.
082 44/36b: "- - - ye (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
083 44/37a: "- - - the people of Tubba - - -". It seems that Tubba was the title used by a series of powerful Himyar kings, who ruled in South Arabia (Saba/Sabah/Sheba?) and perhaps a little further for some centuries. They were conquered in the fourth century AD by the Abyssinians (from East Africa).
084 44/37b: "We (Allah*) destroyed them (the Tubba - see 44/37a just above*) because they were guilty of sin". There were traces and rumors from and about earlier people different places in and outside Arabia. Muhammad claimed they all were destroyed because of sin against Allah. Science knows a number of other possible explanations for their disappearance in a harsh and warlike country.
085 44/37c: "- - - guilty of sin". 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.
086 44/38a: "We (Allah*) created not the heavens (plural and wrong*), the earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport". There is nowhere proved he did so for any other reason. too.
087 44/38b: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
088 44/39a: "We (Allah*) created them (the heaven and the earth or perhaps the people*) - - -". See 6/2b, 11/7a, 21/56c+e and 41/15f above.
089 44/39b: "- - - just - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, partly unethical ethical code, and partly unjust judicial code.
090 44/39c: "- - - most of them (the skeptics*) do not understand". Perhaps that was just what they did - understood that something was wrong with this new religion.
091 44/40a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.
092 44/40b: "- - - the Day of Sorting Out - - -". The Day of Doom.
093 44/41a: "The Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
094 44/41b: "The day when no protector can avail his client in aught - - -". This is contradicted by verses in the Quran saying that a few could help others if Allah permitted it, and by statements that Muhammad had permission to intervene also this day - one of the reasons why it was wise to befriend Muhammad in this life. It also is contradicted by the possibility of that f.x. Yahweh may have a word to say.
095 44/42a: "- - - such as receive Allah's Mercy - - -". Muslims.
096 44/42b: "- - - Allah's Mercy - - -". See 2/2b above.
097 44/42c: "- - - He (Allah*) is Exalted in Might - - -". This is often claimed in the Quran, but never clearly shown - if shown at all.
098 44/42d: "- - - He (Allah*) is Most Merciful". Please read the surahs from Medina, the immoral parts of the Muslim moral code, and the unjust/immoral parts of sharia, and see if you agree. Always when there is a distance between words and corresponding demands and deeds, we at least always believe in the demands and deeds - words are too cheap to use and disuse.
099 44/42e: "- - - He (Allah*) is Most Merciful". Contradicted also by the Bible. Yahweh - especially as you meet him in NT and the new covenant via Jesus - seems to be a lot more merciful than the deeds of Allah and Muhammad prove. 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.
100 44/43a: "Verily - - -". See f.x. 42/33b above.
101 44/43b: “Verily the tree of zaqqum - - -". A tree which only grows in Hell. Its fruits are edible, but terrible to eat. They have to be eaten by the inmates of Hell. Because also the Quran's Hell to a degree is like life on Earth - f.x. you have to eat and drink.
102 44/43-46: “Verily the tree of zaqqum will be the food of the Sinful – like molten brass; it will boil in their insides. Like the boiling of scalding water.” Also Hell is earth-like in that the sinners need food and drink – which also become parts of their sadistic torture. What they get to drink mostly is boiling or more hot, but a few times may be colder than ice. And the food is from the zaqqum tree, from the thorny dari bush or “corruption from wounds”.
103 44/47: "- - - the Blazing Fire - - -". Hell.
104 44/48: "- - - the Penalty - - -". See 3/77b above.
105 44/49: "Truly wast thou (inmates of Hell*) mighty, full of honor!" If you read the Quran, you will see that Muhammad normally stressed that victims of Allah's punishment were mighty and powerful people. This made his god look greater and mightier. But why does a claimed omniscient goon need to be enlarged? And how do you really enlarge such a god? - not in in reality pathetic ways like this at least.
106 44/50a: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.
107 44/50b: "Truly this (in reality the Quran and Muhammad's teaching*) is what ye (non-Muslims*) used to doubt!" If Islam has not got something much more reliable than the Quran and all its mistakes, etc., there still is very good reason to doubt it - actually you have to be naive and/or with very little knowledge, or brainwashed to be able to believe in it. We do not think we divulge a great secret when we mention that Muslims tend to be strongly brainwashed on religion.
108 44/51a: "As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security - - -". If the Quran tells the full and only truth at least on this point.
109 44/51b: "- - - the Righteous - - -". The Muslims.
110 44/51c: "- - - Righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral and ethical codes.
111 44/51d: "- - - in a position of Security - - -". In Paradise. See 10/9f above.
112 44/51-55: Paradise rather like 7/92 above + houris.
113 44/52: "- - - Gardens and Springs - - -". The Quran's and Islam's Paradise - see 10/9f above.
114 44/53: "Dressed in fine silk and rich brocade - - -". The Quran's paradise is like a poor and naive person's dream about earthly royal life.
115 44/54: “- - - and We (Allah*) shall join them to Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.” Houris are a bit special kind of women, but the “fact” that they are given to the men arriving in Paradise as repayment for good (?) deeds, tells kilometers about Islam’s view on women. Also see 37/48 above.
###116 44/54a: “- - - and We (Allah*) shall join them to Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.” Not in the Bible. One of the strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - their paradises are most different. See f.x. Luke 20/36.
117 44/54b: "- - - Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes". The faomus houris. Their existence in the Paradise is contradicted in the Bible - or at least never mentioned, and the bad Jews and Christians and the reliable - also according to the Quran - Jesus and all the other biblical prophets, had not forgotten such a juicy temptation. 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.
118 44/55: "There (in Paradise*) they (the resurrected dead*) they can call for every kind of fruit - - -". A most strong proofs for that Yahweh's and Allah's Paradises are not the same one. In Yahweh's the resurrected persons "becomes like angels" (f.x. Luke 20/36), in the Quran they are resurrected in body, though as young adults - and need food and drink and plenty of women (there is little talk of the women's life in Paradise - Islam is a religion mainly for men (also this very different from Yahweh's and Jesus' Paradise)).
119 44/56a: "- - - the Penalty of the Blazing Fire - - -". See 3/77b above.
120 44/56b: "- - - the Blazing Fire - - -". Hell.
121 44/57: "- - - a Bounty from thy (Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*)!" If he exists - and if the Quran has told the full and only truth.
122 44/58a: "Verily - - -". See f.x. 42/33a above.
123 44/58b: “Verily, We (Allah*) have made this (Quran) easy - - -". No god ever made a book as full of wrong facts, other errors, contradictions, unclear language, etc.
##124 44/58c: “Verily, We (Allah*) have made this (Quran) easy, in thy (Muhammad’s or Arabs') tongue - - -". Perhaps because of this some Muslims claim that the claimed "Mother of Books" in Heaven is written in Arab - because if not the Quran cannot be an exact copy, like Islam claims. (The Ammaddiyya Muslims even have "proved" that the language in Paradise is Arab(!!). Do not laugh - it is impolite.)
####125 44/58d: “Verily, We (Allah*) have made this (Quran) easy, in thy (Muhammad’s or Arabs') tongue - - -". Just for the reason of understanding, no god had chosen Arab for the only acceptable language for his holy book. For one thing it was the language of after all primitive nomads mainly, for another it was a relatively small language, spoken by relatively few, for the third it is not an easy language - far from as difficult and special as Muslims often like to claim, but not an easy one - and not least: It had no complete alphabet (the Arab alphabet was not complete until around 900 AD), so that even today much of the text is guesswork to read and often with several possible meanings of the same sentences, and they have had to make a special rule for how to understand all the points with double or multiple meanings: "It just is different ways of reading (the correct word - "varieties" - is taboo in this connection in Islam*), and all of them are correct (this even if the meaning varies wildly from one interpretation to another*)". Do not laugh when Muslims boast about how exact and unmistakeable the Quran is - some of them really believe what they say.
###126 44/58e: “Verily, We (Allah*) have made this (Quran) easy, in thy (Muhammad’s or Arabs') tongue in order that they (people*) may give heed.” Also see f.x. 3/7 above and 54/17 below. There is no doubt that Muhammad/Allah meant the Quran to be understood literally. To search for hidden meanings "a la" not clearly indicated allegories, is wrong. All the same Muslims and Islam use such claims in east and west as a last resort to be able to “explain” that which is not explainable if one reads the Quran literally and in the way Allah clearly states that it is to be read and understood – recommended for everyone except for those “in whose hearts is perversity” (3/7).
Anyone wanting to try to “explain” away difficult points like mistakes or invalid logic or contradictions by calling them allegories etc. should read this sentence and other similar sentences in the Quran: The Quran is to be understood literally and search for hidden meanings is only for Allah, and such search only is for the ones “in whose hearts is perversity - - -.” . This is mentioned at least these places: 3/7, 11/1b, 19/97, 26/2, 41/3, 43/2, 44/2, 44/58, 54/17, 54/22, 54/32, and 54/40.
127 44/59a: “So wait thou (Muhammad*) and watch; for they (“infidels”*) (too) are waiting.” This was in the middle of the Mecca period. When the Medina period started in 622 AD, Muhammad started to change his mind about peaceful waiting. This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
128 44/59b: “- - - thou (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
Surah 44: Sub-total: 128 + 16.508 = 16.636 comments.
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