1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 50 -- QAF
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 614 AD
(See general comments on Surahs here: Introduction)
(Named after the first Arab letter. Qaf is normally transcribed q).
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 50/1a: "Qaf". This is one of the many surahs which starts with 1 to 5 - in this case one - Arab letters the meaning of which no-one understands. They are called abbreviated letters.(In some cases the letters make a word by design or co-incidence, but the word in those cases has no meaning relevant for that surah. In this case: "Qaf" normally is transcribed with "q" - what meaning can it have here, or what relevance to the surah?) Clear language in the Quran?
003 50/1b: “- - - by the Glorious 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 50/1c: “- - - by the Glorious Quran - - -”. A book with that many mistakes, contradictions, cases of invalid logic and unclear language, etc., and with so many hallmarks of cheating and deceiving (loose statements, invalid “signs” and “proofs”) is not glorious. By the way the expression is an oath - swearing by the Quran. Sentences in the Quran starting with "by" normally are oaths. Hope the rest is true, if not it is a false swearing. Though in Islam in some cases false oaths are permitted - or can be forgiven if paid expiation for). Similar claims in 50/1 – 85/21
And if it is a false religion and there somewhere exists a real, true one, to which Islam blocks the road for its believers - - - what then for all the Muslims?
005 50/1d: “- - - by the Glorious Quran (thou (Muhammad*)) art Allah’s Messenger”. Allah is swearing by the Quran that Muhammad is his messenger. It is a good thing that according to Muhammad and the Quran (2/225a, 5/89a+b, 16/91d, 16/92a-b,66/2a) it is permitted to break even oaths - pay expiation if the oath is serious. Also see 50/1b above.
006 50/1e: “- - - by the Glorious Quran (thou (Muhammad*)) art Allah’s Messenger”. See 49/29a-c - no omniscient god sends messages where so much is wrong.
007 50/1f: "(- - - Allah's Messenger)". A variation of Muhammad's standard mantra for gluing himself to his god and thus to his platform of power.
008 50/2a: "But they (people*) wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves." 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.
009 50/2b: "But they (people*) wonder that there has come to them a Warner from among themselves." Muhammad often returns to the fact that he is an Arab, not a Jew like all other documented prophets (Hud and the few other claimed prophets in the Quran not taken from the Bible, are not documented from any other source). To make himself a normal prophet, may be one of the reasons why he told about so many other non-Jewish prophets claimed to have existed to all times and in all cultures and lands. He also uses the fact that he is not a Jew as a never proved claim for why the Jews did not accept his religion (whereas the real reason was that the Jews - who knew their scriptures - saw that a lot of things were wrong in Islam compared to what Yahweh had told them).
010 50/2c: "- - - a Warner - -". When this was told ca. 614 AD Muhammad only was a preacher and a "warner". But as he gained military and economically strength, he also became an enforcer - and so did his successors. Much of Arabia and the rest of the Islamic area became Muslim by the sword - included pogroms - or other kinds of pressure backed by the sword. F. ex. social, economic, career problems if you did not become a Muslim.
011 50/2d: "- - - the Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
012 50/2e: "- - - the Unbelievers say (to/about Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
013 50/2-3: "- - - the Unbelievers say (to/about Muhammad*): 'A strange thing - - -". See 50/2a above.
014 50/3a: “What! When we die and become dust (shall we live again?)”. Muhammad thought that at the Day of Doom all humans would be revived in flesh and bodily and not least mentally to be just the same humans that they were here on Earth except rejuvenated – Allah would assemble all the bones, dust, fluids and gas molecules you once consisted of, and recreate your (former) body and soul from it (though in the shape of a young and good-looking individual – but as the Quran talks little about your children in Paradise, it is unclear if babies and children that died were/are recreated as adults or not. It also is unclear if they will be self-sufficient in Paradise, or only members of your family). Believe it who wants to.
015 50/3b: "That (resurrection in body*) is a (sort of) return far (from our (Arab non-Muslims'*) understanding)." Islam claims that the old Arabs did not believe much in a next life. This may or may not be true, but at least they knew a next life existed in many neighboring religions. What was - and is - difficult to believe, is resurrection in body. This strongly limits the freedom in a next life, but as Muhammad’s paradise mainly offered bodily pleasures - top food, drinks, clothes, etc. - bodily resurrection was necessary.
016 50/3c: "That (resurrection in body*) is a (sort of) return far (from our (Arab non-Muslims'*) understanding)." Perhaps their understanding was correct.
017 50/4: "- - - with Us (Allah*) is a record guarding (the full account)". Why does an omniscient god need a record?
018 50/5a: “But they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
019 50/5b: “But they (opponents of Muhammad*) deny the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See 50/2a above.
020 50/5c: “- - - the Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See f. e. 13/1g and 40/75 above.
021 50/6a: "- - - how We (Allah*) have made it (the sky*) - - -". One of the very many natural phenomena Muhammad claims for glorification and documentation of his god - like so many priests in so many religions. Totally invalid as long as it is not proved that it really was Allah who created it - he has not even proved his own existence, something at least Yahweh has done if either the Bible or the Quran tells the truth on this point.
022 50/6b: "- - - and adorned it (the sky*) - - -". From other places in the Quran we know that Allah has adorned the sky by fastening the stars to the lowest heaven". No comment - and none necessary.
**023 50/6c: “- - - and there are no flaws in it (the sky*) - - -”. The sky is two different optical illusions - by day one made by bending of sunlight, and by night by our inability to see the 3 dimensions at long distance:
As the sunlight by day hits the entire atmosphere and bends light all over, flaws are not there. (There really are no flaws, but shimmering because of temperature differences in the atmosphere is easy to see when you use a telescope – and by night often the flickering of stars). Once more a natural occurrence the Quran says is because of Allah, without any proof. Another loose statement. Yes, how can there be flaws in optical illusions of this kind?
At night we see deep into the vacuum of space. There are no flaws in vacuum - how can there be visible flaws in vacuum?. Once more: A loose statement without real value - except for cheaters and deceivers.
Any priest in any religion can say just the same about his god(s). Words are that cheap.
024 50/7a: “And the earth - we (Allah*) have spread it out - - -”. The Quran tells the earth is flat - may be like a disk, but flat. Wrong.(It is not actually said in the Quran - it was a matter of cause - but each time it is compared to something, it is to something flat.) Actually there are 7 flat Earths according to the Quran(65/12). Doubly wrong.
025 50/7b: "- - - and set thereon (Earth*) mountains standing firm - - -". The Arab word used some places in the Quran for this operation is the same as when a sailor drops an anchor = dropped down. But not one single mountain on Earth are "set" or "dropped". Without exception they have grown up - by volcanic or by tectonic activity. Without exception.
026 50/7c: "- - - every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs) - - -". Wrong. Lots of plants - and even more so the beautiful (flower) ones - come not in pairs. They have both genders/sexes on the same plant/tree - normally both in the same flower. ANY god had known this - then who made the Quran?
027 50/9a: "And We (Allah*) send down from the sky rain - - -". See f.x. 11/7a and 50/6a above.
028 50/9b: "- - - We (Allah*)produce therewith (the rain*) gardens and grains - - -". Everything on Earth is mad by Allah - what about nature? - does it make nothing? See 11/7a above.
029 50/10: "And (Allah makes*) tall (and stately) palm-trees (etc.*) - - -". See 11/7b and 50/9b above.
030 50/11a: "(Allah makes*) sustenance for (Allah's*) Servants - - -". See 11/7b and 50/9b above.
031 50/11b: "- - - (Allah's*) Servants - - -" The Quran itself and Muslims and Islam claim that the language in the Quran is so clear - easy to understand, impossible to misunderstand, and distinct - that it very clearness is a proof for that it is made by a god. All the same there f.x. are lots and lots and lots of words and expressions which can have more than one meaning. This is one of them. If nothing else is indicated, this expression may mean:
All good Muslims.
All claimed prophets/messengers through the times.
In some cases it may mean the angels or all sentient beings, included the angels.
In some cases it even may include the jinns.
And used in singular it means Muhammad, if nothing else is indicated.
If clearness proves a god, what then does unclearness prove?
032 50/11c: “- - - and We (Allah*) give (new) life therewith (with water*) to land that is dead - - -”. Land which comes alive just with water is not dead - it is alive with seeds and perhaps roots.
033 50/11d: "Thus (like waking up nature by water*) will be the Resurrection." Wrong. To wake up from death is something entirely different from waking up from hibernating. This even more so as Allah never proved he could neither create nor resurrect - whereas Yahweh did so if the Bible and/or the Quran tell(s) the truth about this.
034 50/12-14a: Here are listed a lot of people - many known mainly from the Quran and perhaps old Arab legends, etc. All of them are historical anomalies if people living before them could read about them in their copies - similar to the Quran - of the claimed timeless "Mother Book" made before the creation of the Earth or even much earlier.
035 50/12-14b: Here are listed a lot of people - many known mainly from the Quran and perhaps old Arab legends, etc. - claimed destroyed by Allah for their sins. Science knows a number of other more likely explanations.
036 50/13: “- - - the brethren of Lut (Lot*) - - -.” This refers to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, but it is extremely clear in the books that they were not his “brethren”. For one thing he was a stranger from very far away, and for another it is very clear from both the Bible and from the Quran that he was at odds with them – the connection was nowhere like a naturalized “brother”. Simply wrong.
The only reason we can see for the use of this word, is that Muhammad wanted the situation to fit into his statement that prophets were sent to their own people – “their own brethren”. Wrong – and forgetting also about f. ex Jonah.
037 50/14a: "- - - each one (of them) (the tribes mentioned in 50/12-14*) rejected the Messengers - - -". Except for Noah, Pharaoh and Lot, none of these are mentioned in the Bible - and like so often their stories are parallels to the one of Muhammad at the time when the stories were told or before. This "told" his followers that Muhammad's problems were normal for prophets, and thus that Muhammad was an ordinary - thought extraordinary - prophet. Nice for his followers to "know" and good claims (true or not true) for Muhammad.
038 50/14b: "- - - My (Allah's*) warning was duly fulfilled (in them (the sinning people*))". There has never in all history and before been even one proved case of a warning from Allah, not to mention the fulfilling of one - Just listen to Islam's total silence about proved cases. Lots of loose claims, never a proved case.
039 50/15a: "- - - first Creation - - - second Creation - - -". These claims from the Quran are quite interesting, as Muhammad never was able to prove anything about Allah, included his claimed power to create and recreate. This fact is extra interesting, as Yahweh proved he had the power, if the Bible and/or the Quran tell(s) the truth on this point.
040 50/15b: "- - - new creation - - -". According to the Quran: The recreation of the dead and disintegrated bodies to remake the same bodies - but as young adults (at least for adults) - for the next life.
041 50/16a: "It was We (Allah*) who created man - - -". See f.x. 6/2b and 11/7a above.
042 50/16b: "- - - created man - - -". According to science man was not created (6/2b), but developed from earlier primates.
043 50/16c: "- - - We (Allah*) know what dark suggestions his (man's*)soul makes for him". Why then 2/233h above?
044 50/16d: "- - - We (Allah*) are nearer to him (man*) than (his) jugular vein". One of the many, many never proved claims in the Quran. And once more: Why then 2/233h above?
045 50/17a: "Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his (any Muslim's - note: "his", not "her"*) doings) - - -":
Remember the next time you read in the Quran Muhammad explaining away questioned for proofs for Allah, by claiming that sending down angels meant that the Last Day had come.
Why does an omniscient god need angels to note down thing?
046 50/17b: "Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his (any Muslim's - note: "his", not "her"*) doings) - - -". Why is this necessary if Allah is omniscient and "sees all and hears all"?
047 50/18: Similar to 50/17 just above. The angels note down everything you think and say and do - why, if Allah is omniscient?
048 50/19: “- - - Truth (like in the Quran*) - - -”. See 13/1g, 16/107b, and 40/75 above.
049 50/20: "- - - the Day whereof Warning (had been given)". The Day of Doom.
050 50/21a: "- - - every soul - - -". Normally the Quran tells the resurrection is in body, not in soul.
051 50/21b: (YA4957): “- - - with each will be an (angel (?*)) to drive, and an (angel (?*)) to bear witness.” Several interpretations are possible: 1) It may refer to the 2 angels Islam claims are at your right and left side to note down good and bad deeds. 2) It may not be angels, but your evil deeds that “drive you like a task-master. 3) “His misused limbs and faculties will drive him to his doom, where his well-used limbs and faculties will witness for him” – to quote “The Meaning of the Holy Quran” exactly. Yes, the language in the Quran is clear and not to be understood - so clear that it is a proof for Allah, because only a god can have written/created it.
052 50/21c: "- - - Witness". Why does an omniscient god need witnesses?
053 50/22: "- - - this Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
054 50/23a: “And his Companion (a person at the Day of Doom*) will say - - -.” And once more a difficult Arab word: “qarinuhu” – literal meaning “his intimate companion” or something like that, A. Yusuf Ali writes. But the part of it “qarin” may be read as “(one’s) other self” – and then this meaning emerges: “And one part of him will say - - -.” Literally another meaning.
055 50/23b: "Here is (his Record) - - -". Why would an omniscient god need a record?
056 50/24a: “- - - throw into Hell every contumacious Rejecter (of Allah)!” Good Muslims do not end in Hell, so they clearly are much better. But who says this? - no god is involved in a book with so many errors, etc. like the Quran.
057 50/24b: “- - - every contumacious Rejecter (of Allah) - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative - here strongly so - names for non-Muslims.
058 50/24-25: "- - - Rejecter of Allah, who forbade what was good, transgressed all bounds, cast doubts and suspicions". Well, f.x. the followers of Yahweh reject Allah, but they definitely do not forbid what is good - on the contrary they in some ways are more good towards other humans than Muslims - and transgressing also some Muslims do as well as Yahweh's people. Finally: To cast doubt and suspicion on books who deserves it, should be no great sin.
059 50/25a: "- - - good - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral and ethical codes. They in some ways are similar to the Nazi and the apartheid ones.
060 50/25b: "- - - transgressed all bounds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses this word or the corresponding "transgressor" it sometimes means everything not according to the Quran, and always it is meant in accordance with the Quran's partly immoral moral code.
061 50/26a: "(Those*) who set up another god besides Allah - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.
062 50/26b: "- - - another god beside Allah - - -". See 6/106b, 14/19d, and 25/18a above.
063 50/26c: "- - - a severe Penalty". Hell. But also see 3/77b above.
064 50/27a: "His (non-Muslim's*) Companion - - -". Here another god than Allah.
065 50/27b: "His Companion (see 50/27a just above*) will say: - - -". According to the Quran idols from wood, stone, metal, etc. will be able to remember, think and speak at the Day of Doom. Animism or actually anthropomorphism - inanimate matter or plants behaves like humans. Typical for primitive religions and fairy tales.
066 50/27c: "- - - he (non-Muslim*) was (himself) far astray".
If no god exists, he and a Muslim was equally astray.
If only Allah exists, but is no god, both are astray.
If only Allah exists, and is a god, the non-Muslim was astray
If the non-Muslim's god (f. x. Yahweh) and Allah both exists as gods, none was astray.
If the non-Muslim's god (f. x. Yahweh) and Allah both exists, but Allah no god, the Muslim was astray.
if the non-Muslim's god (f. e. Yahweh) and Allah both exist, but Allah not a god, the Muslim was astray.
##067 50/28: "I (Allah*) had already sent you (non-Muslim*) Warning". To what avail and for what reason if you had predestined everything for me according to your Plan which nothing and nobody can change, so that I had no choice but to do and say exactly what you had predestined?!
068 50/29a: "- - - I (Allah*) do not the least injustice to Mu Servants - - -". Wrong:
There is no correspondence between the sins a normal human makes, and the sadistic and never-ending punishment in Hell. It thus is injustice to send (most) people to hell.
There is a lot of immoral and injustice in the Quran's moral code, in its sharia laws, and in its demands for and rules for waging war.
069 50/29b: "- - - My (Allah's*) Servants". Here: All humans.
070 50/31a: "- - - the Garden - - -". The Quran's and Islam's Paradise. See 10/9f above.
071 50/31b: "- - - the Righteous - - -". The Muslims.
072 50/31c: "- - - Righteous - - -": Beware that when the Quran uses words like this it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral and ethical codes.
073 30/32: "This (Paradise*) is what was promised (by Allah*) for you (Muslims*)". But only via the Quran - a book with perhaps unbelievable 3ooo mistakes etc. and thus clearly not from a god. Well the promise is mentioned in the Hadiths too, but the source for the Hadiths is the same man as for the Quran.
074 50/33a: "- - - (Allah) Most Gracious - - -". See 1/1a above.
075 50/33b: "- - - a heart turned in devotion (to Him (Allah*))". To no avail if Allah does not exist and is a god (not to mention if he exists in the dark forces).
076 50/34a: "(Allah? will say:*) 'Enter ye (Muslims*) therein (Paradise*) in Peace and Security this is the Day of Eternal life". This sentence may - may - be true if Allah exists, if he is a major god, and if the Quran has told the full truth and only the truth.
077 50/34b: "- - - eternal life - - -". But according to 11/108c Paradise may not be quite for eternity.
078 50/35a: "There (in Paradise) will be for them (Muslims*) all that they wish - - -". A parallel to 50/34a-b above. Also see 10/9a above.
079 50/35b: "- - - in Our Presence (in Heaven*)". Another parallel to 50/34a-b above. But beware that "presence" is a relative word: Most Muslims end according to the Quran and to Hadiths in a low heaven - even a prophet like Jesus only made it to the second heaven - whereas Allah lives above the 7.th heaven. And even though the distance between the heavens is unclear, Hadiths indicates big distances.
080 50/36a: "But how many generations before them did We (Allah*) destroy (for their sins) - - -". Allah was a good and benevolent god? Yahweh with his small wars in and around Canaan (now approximately Israel) to establish and secure an country for the Jews in OT, is just primary school pupil in this branch.
081 50/36b: "- - - stronger in power than they (Arabs contemporary of Muhammad*)". If you read the Quran you will see that Muhammad frequently claims that the people Allah destroyed because of sins, were stronger and better and richer and with more children than his own contemporary Arabs. Such claims made the effect of the stories stronger. But like most of what Muhammad told also these claims were never documented.
082 50/37a: "Verily - - -". See f. x. 2/2b and 49/13b above.
083 50/37b: “Verily in this is a Message - - - .” There simply is no message in it – not from Allah - until Islam really proves that Allah really said and did all that this refers to.
084 50/37c: “Verily in this is a Message (the Quran*) - - - (that is*) (the truth) - - -.” See 40/75. There simply is no message in it, until Islam really proves that Allah really did all what it claims.
085 50/37d: "- - - for any that has - - - understanding - - -". Flattery - Muhammad uses such half hidden flattery many places in the Quran. See 13/3j above.
086 50/37e: "- - - (the truth) - - -". The Quran has so many wrong points that at best it is partly the truth only. Also see 13/1g and 40/75 above.
*087 50/38a: “We (Allah*) created - - -". Often claimed newer proved. See 11/7a and 21/56c above.
*088 50/38b: “We (Allah*) created the heavens (plural and wrong) and the earth and all between them in Six Days”. Flatly wrong – it took some billions of years.
089 50/38c: “We (Allah*) created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days - - -.” Which in addition to reality also contradicts:
41/9-12 that tell that the job took 2 + 4 + 2 = 8 days. (Muslims tries to explain this away with that the 2 first days were included in the 4 ones. But read 41/9 yourself – it clearly state that this part of the job took 2 days, this part 4 days, and the rest 2 days.) Besides: In reality it took billions of years.
090 50/38d: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
091 50/38e: “- - - nor did any sense of weariness (from creating everything in 6 days*) touch Us (Allah*).” Why then has the week 7 days (the Bible tells the god rested the 7. day)?
092 50/39a: “Bear, then, with patience, all that they (“infidels”*) say - - -.” The patience became much less talked about from one year later on (622 AD). This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
093 50/39b: "- - - all that they (opponent's) say (to Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
094 50/39c: "- - - the praises of thy Lord (Allah) - - -". See 1/1a and see if you agree to that he deserves it - - - if he exists.
095 50/39-40: Here simply are mentioned some of the times of the day when Muslims are to pray. But here is an essential point: To Allah prayers at fixed times are so essential that he has made the 5 fixed ones one of the 5 pillars of Islam. Yahweh does not care about that kind of formalism at all - pray when there is a wish or a need. One of the 100% for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.
As for the value of prayers in Islam, also see 62/9c. And if you combine 62/9c with 67/9c - a strong one - you get something thought-provoking. (And relevant here: Muslims often are thought that a question or problem can have 2 or more true and correct solutions - Islam is forced to teach this, because if not, many of the mistakes and contradictions in the Quran become too obvious. But this ONLY is true if parallel true solutions are possible. In cases where 2 or more possible solutions are mutually excluding each other, maximum 1 of the mutually excluding ones can be true. It should be a bit thought provoking for Muslims, that just this "small" difference in theoretical thinking and teaching, was one of the reasons (there were several of course) for why Europe and the West exploded into the Technical Revolution, while the Muslim area stagnated). Two star examples are: 1) Full predestination is not possible even for an omnipotent god to combine with even the smallest piece of free will for man - the two are mutually excluding. The same for full and unchangeable predestination long time before, combined with any claimed effect of prayers - the two are mutually excluding each other.)
096 50/40: "- - - celebrate His (Allah's*) praises - - -". See 1/1a and see if you agree to that he deserves it - - - if he exists.
097 50/41: "- - - the Day when the Caller will call - - -": The Day of Doom.
098 50/42a: "The Day when - - -". The Day of Doom.
099 50/42b: "- - - in (very) truth - - -". See 2/2b and 13/1g above.</>
100 50/42c: "- - - the Day of Resurrection". Here: The Day of Doom.
101 50/43a: "Verily - - -". See f. ex. 49/13b above.
102 50/43b: "Verily it is We (Allah*) Who give Life and Death - - -". See f.x. 6/2b 7/158, 11/7a, 21/56b, and 50/6a above.
103 50/43c: "- - - to Us (Allah*) is the Final Goal (at the Day of Doom*)". Often claimed, never documented - like nearly everything in the Quran.
104 50/43d: "- - - to Us (Allah*) is the Final Goal (at the Day of Doom*)". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the final goal is the Yahweh, not to Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
105 50/44: "The Day when the Earth will be rent asunder - - -". The Day of Doom.
106 50/45a: "- - - so admonish with the Quran - - -". Admonish with a book of a quality like the Quran?
107 50/45b: “We (Allah*) know best what they (the “infidels”*) say; and thou (Muhammad*) art not one to overawe them by force.” Knowing the 22 – 24 surahs from Medina, and knowing the later history of aggression that Islam has behind it, this verse is a big, ironic or sardonic joke. This surah is from 614 AD: Just you guess if it was contradicted and abrogated from 622 AD on!! This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by reality and 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).
108 50/45c: "- - - not to overawe them (non-Muslims*) by force - - -". This was in 614 AD. Guess if Muhammad abrogated (made invalid) and forgot this sentence when he gained enough power!!!
Surah 50: Sub-total 108 + 17.345 = 17.453 comments.
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