1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 54 -- AL-QAMAR (The Moon)

Revelation: Mecca, 614 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 54/1a: "The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh - - -". A claim often used in religions. It has a sobering effect on many - which often fits the leaders.

003 54/1b: “- - - the moon is cleft asunder.” This is said in the Quran without any explanation. In Hadiths it is treated like one of Muhammad's claimed miracles, even though the Quran proves and Islam admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad - "The only miracle connected to Muhammad, is the Quran", to quote the Islamic religious establishment, mainly the scholars. But when the Americans landed on the Moon, there early came the rumor that they had found that the Moon had been cleft, but had suppressed the information. If there is one thing you may be sure of finding in the Muslim area, it is conspiracy theories - perhaps because they never have been used to getting reliable facts, and perhaps because they know al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), and even broken oaths not only can, but sometimes shall be used "if necessary", so they try to find "the real truth" behind even completely correct information.

004 54/1c: (YA5128): “- - - the moon is cleft asunder.” This is not explained. It may refer to:

A tale based on a claim saying that once the moon appeared to be cleft asunder at the time of Muhammad (a claim mentioned in the Hadiths).

A future sign of the approaching Day of Doom (the likely meaning according to f.x. Raghib and Zamakhshari (A54/1).

Just a metaphorical statement. (Rather unclear speech from a god?)

54/2a "- - - they (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

005 54/2b: "- - - a Sign - - -". There does not exist and have never existed a sign clearly showing Allah. The best proof for this is that if it had ever existed one, Islam had referred to it every second hour of the year.

006 54/2c: "- - - (opponents of Muhammad*) say, 'This is but - - -'". 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.

007 54/2d: (YA5129): “This is (but) transient magic”. But the Arab word “mustamirr” may also mean “powerful” = “- - - powerful magic”. 2 meanings.

008 54/3a: "They (non-Muslims) reject (the warning) - - -". What many rejected was a new religion which they saw had a lot of wrong claims - f.x. concerning the Bible.

009 54/3b: “- - - every matter has its appointed time.” Predestination - Allah has appointed a time for each and every thing to happen.

010 54/4: "- - - Recitals - - -" In this case either the Quran, or books claimed to be similar to the Quran claimed to be sent down before Muhammad - one or some of which were falsified into the Bible according to Muhammad.

011 54/5a: “(The Quran is - but also see 54/4 just above*) Mature wisdom - - -”. Hardly. See 13/1g, 40/75, and others.

012 54/5b: "- - - (the preaching of) Warners profit them (non-Muslims*) not". It profits nobody if it is not representing a true religion backed by an existing and reasonably powerful god - and at least the Quran has no connection to a god - too much is wrong.

013 54/6a: "Therefore, (O Prophet) - - -". But Muhammad was no real prophet. The definition of a prophet was a person who could see at least parts of the unseen, and thus a person who:

Has the gift of and close enough connection to a god for making prophesies.

Makes prophesies which always or at least mostly come true.

Makes so frequent and/or essential prophesies, that it is a clear part of his mission.

A few things Muhammad said, came true – like it has to do for any person saying many things through many years – and most of what he said which did not come true, was forgotten (also this is what normally happens if it is nothing spectacular). But he did not guess the future correctly often - actually he statistically and according to the laws of probability should have "hit the mark" far more often by sheer chance than he did - there just are a few cases where Muslims will claim he foretold something correctly, and few if any of them are "perfect hits". But then the Quran makes it pretty clear that even though he was intelligent, he had little fantasy, and that he also was nearly unable to make innovative thinking (nearly all his tales and his ideas in reality were "borrowed" ones - though often twisted to fit his new religion).

The main things here are that Muhammad never indicated that anything of what he said was meant as prophesies, that he never indicated, not to mention claimed, that he had the gift of prophesying - of "seeing the unseen" - that it nowhere is documented that all/most of what he said about the future came true (point 2 above), and finally that both he and Islam said and says that Muhammad was unable to see the unseen (extra revealing here is that the old Biblical title for a prophet, was "a seer" - one who saw the unseen (f.x. 1. Sam. 9/9)) and also that Islam even today admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad “except the Quran” (prophesying is a kind of miracle - seeing what has not yet happened). (This fact that Islam admits there were no miracles connected to Muhammad "except the revelation of the Quran" also is a solid proof for that all the miracles connected to Muhammad mentioned in the Hadiths, are made up stories - but all the same many a mullah and imam and scholar use these stories, which Islam admits are made up ones, as "proofs" for that Muhammad had supernatural powers and was a prophet. Honesty is not the strong side of Muslim religious leaders.) Also see 30/40a and 30/46a, and we also should add that his favorite wife (and infamous child wife) Aishah according to Hadiths (f.x. Al-Bukhari) stated that anyone saying Muhammad could foresee things, were wrong.

Verse 7/188b also is very relevant here: "If I (Muhammad*) had knowledge of the Unseen (= what is hidden or what has not happened yet*), I should have - - -". IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT MUHAMMAD DID NOT HAVE THE PROPHETS' ABILITY TO SEE "THE UNSEEN" - he was no real prophet. Similar in 6/50a, 7/188b, 10/20c+d, 10/49a+b, and 72/26. 

As mentioned: Also relevant here is that the original title of the Jewish prophets as mentioned was not "prophet" but "seer" - one who saw at least parts of the unseen. (F.x. 1. Sam. 9/9#, 1. Sam. 9/11, 1. Sam. 9/18, 1. Sam. 9/19, 2. Kings. 17/13, 1. Chr. 9/22, 1. Chr. 26/28, 1. Chr. 29/29, 2. Chr. 9/29, 2. Chr. 16/7, 2. Chr.16/10, 2. Chr. 19/2, 2. Chr. 29/25, Amos 7/12, Mic. 3/7 - some places the two titles even are used side by side). Muhammad thus so definitely was no seer - prophet - even according to his own words; he had no "knowledge of the unseen". One more proof for that he was not in the same line - not to say league - as Jesus, if the Bible and/or the Quran tell the truth about Jesus on this point.

Many liked - and like - the title prophet, and there have been made other definitions for this title - the most common of these are "one who brings messages from a god", or "one who represents a god", or "one who acts/talks on behalf of a god". But the fact remains: Without being able to prophesy, he or she is no real prophet. A messenger for someone or something - ok. An apostle - ok. But not a real prophet.

***This is a fact no Muslim will admit: Muhammad in reality simply was no real prophet or seer. Perhaps a messenger for someone or something or for himself – or perhaps an apostle – but not a real prophet. He only “borrowed” that impressive and imposing title. It is up to anyone to guess why.

It also is remarkable that Muhammad relatively seldom used the title "prophet" about himself in the Quran. He mostly used the title "Messenger", even though messenger in reality means an errand-boy (Muslims try to make this title something big and imposing, but this is the meaning of it). "Prophet" on the other hand is a heavy and impressive title telling a lot about the person. May the reason for why he did not use it so often, be that he knew he did not have what it took to merit that title, and was a little careful using it, so as not to provoke questions or comments? (And is this also the reason why Muslims try to pretend that "messenger" is something more impressive and heavy than "prophet"?)

Also see 30/40h and 30/47b above.

014 54/6b: "Therefore, (O Prophet), turn away from them (the non-Muslims*)." Ca. 614 AD he had to turn away from them - but 10 years and more later? This verse is abrogated – made invalid - and contradicted by at least these later 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).

015 54/6c: "Therefore, (O Prophet), turn away from them". Compare this to "The Lost Sheep" (Matt. 18/12-14), "The 11.th Hour" (Matt. 20/1-16), "The Lost Coin" (Luke 15/8-10), "The Lost Son" (Luke 15/11-31). Yahweh and Allah the same god? You have to be very both blind and ignorant to believe that. One of the strong indications for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

016 54/6d: "The Day the Caller (Allah*) will call (them (non-Muslims)) - - -". The Day of Doom.

017 54/6e: "The Day the Caller (Allah*) will call (them (non-Muslims)) to a terrible affair". Hell. But also see 3/77b above.

018 54/6f: "- - - the Caller - - -". Allah. But contradicted by the Bible, which says the caller will be 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.

019 54/7: "- - - from (their) graves - - -". Remember that Muslims are not resurrected in spirit, but in body - one of the at least 200% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god: Their hereafters are too different - far too different.

020 54/8a: "- - - the Caller - - -". Allah. But contradicted by the Bible, which says the caller will be 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.

021 54/8b: "- - - this Day - - -". The Day of Doom.

022 54/8c: "- - - the Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims.

023 54/9a: "- - - the People of Noah - - -". A historical anomaly.

024 54/9b: "- - - the People of Noah - - - said, 'Here is one - - -'". See 54/2c above.

025 54/9c: "- - - they (the people of Noah*) rejected Our (Allah's*) servant - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says Noah was the follower of Yahweh, not of Allah (though Muhammad wrongly claimed the two were the same god - as normal for Muhammad without the slightest proof). 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.

026 54/9d: "Here is one possessed!" This was some of what was said about Muhammad, too. If you read the Quran you will see that more or less all the biblical and other claimed prophets, in the Quran experience the same problems like Muhammad. This told his followers - and others - that his problems were normal for prophets, and thus that Muhammad was a normal prophet. Psychologically good stories for people not used to critical thinking.

027 54/9e: "And he (Noah*) was driven out". Noah was not driven out according to the Bible - he just prepared for the Big Flood and was looked upon as strange.

028 54/10: "- - - he (Noah*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

029 54/11: “So We (Allah*) opened the gates of Heaven (here = the religiously defined Heaven as it f.x. is written with capital “H”, not a substitute word for the sky or clouds*) with water pouring forth”. But the material heavens that Muhammad believed in, did not exist - and thus could not contain water - and also had no gates.

030 54/12a: "And We (Allah*) caused the earth to - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

031 54/12b: "And We (Allah*) caused the earth to gush (water for the Big Flood*) forth with springs - - -". It is physically impossible for Earth to gush forth that much water without leaving huge caverns where the water came from - far too huge not to collapse afterwards. There after all was so much water, that the Ark which likely started in what is now south Iraq, stranded on the 2089 m high Mt. al-Judi (11/44b) in Syria (not Ararat i Turkey like said in the Bible) according to the Quran (According to Wikipedia Mt. al-Judi lies in Anatolia in Turkey). Science has found no such collapsed caverns.

###032 54/12c: "- - - the water rose to the extent decreed". = To the extent predestined". You will meet Muslims saying the Quran is not talking about real predestination (to be able to claim man has at least partly free will). There is no reason to believe them - the Quran is very clear on predestination, and that predestination is full and complete, and that Allah predestines absolutely everything. The book also is very clear on that Allah does his predestination according to his Plan which nobody and nothing can change - - - which f.x. means that there is no free will for man, and that prayers in Islam has no meaning as everything already is predestined long time before. Not even a god can combine these two things with predestination - even Islam has given in to explain how that could be possible (that is to say, they have given in explaining predestination contra free will for man - predestination contra prayers and their futility if predestination exists, they never debate).

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.)

033 54/13a: "And We (Allah*) bore him (Noah*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

034 54/13b: "- - - him (Noah*) on an (Ark) - - -". Historical anomalies.

035 54/14a: "- - - under Our (Allah's*) eyes - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

036 54/14b: "- - - one (Noah*) who had been rejected (with scorn) - - -". One more of the many parallels to the life of Muhammad (it is likely this was in 614 AD, and Muhammad was scorned and laughed at) - parallels "telling" his followers and others that his problems were normal for prophets, and thus that Muhammad was a normal - though top - prophet. There are many such claimed parallels to Muhammad's life in the Quran - most of the tales about formed real or claimed prophets in the Quran have such parallels. Convenient for Muhammad who thus got good explanations, that the claimed and timeless "Mother Book", which the Quran is claimed to be an exact copy of, contained so many such parallels.

037 54/15a: "And We (Allah*) have left this as a Sign - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the involved god was Yahweh, not Allah. Also see 67/9c below - a strong one. But of course it is ok for Islam to prove - prove - the Bible wrong and the Quran right. But as we say: Prove, not just loose claims and as loose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.

038 54/15b: "- - - a Sign - - -". There never was a Sign documented from Allah. See 2/39b above.

039 54/16: "But how (terrible) was My (Allah's*) Penalty and My Warning!" See 3/77b above.

#040 54/17a: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” 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 there are a number of similar sentences in the Quran, so that there is no doubt Muhammad really meant it. It even is written 4 times just in this small chapter and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: 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 - - -.” . That the Quran is easy to understand - the texts meant literally and clear - 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. Also see 54/17b just below.

041 54/17b: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” It clearly is in plain words which are easy to understand – and the allegories mostly explained or easy to understand. But no! - according to Islam and to many Muslims – much of it is allegories, parables, etc. with very hidden or different meanings - - - at least if that is the only way Muslims can “explain” away errors or mistakes. Also see 3/7 and 11/1 above.

042 54/17c: "- - - receive admonition - - -". From a book full of mistakes, etc., and with a moral and an ethical code parts of which point to dark forces or worse?

043 54/18a: "The 'Ad (people) - - -". A tribe from old Arab folklore. It may or may not have existed, but in case hardly with the demise the Quran claims. If they existed, they likely lived in south Arabia.

044 54/18b: "The 'Ad (people) - - -". A historical anomaly - if they ever existed.

045 54/18c: “The Ad (people) rejected (truth (the teachings of the Quran*) - - -.” Those teachings at best only are partly true – too many mistakes, etc. See 13/1g and 40/75 above.

046 54/18d: “The Ad (people) rejected (truth (the teachings of the Quran*) - - -.” See the comments to 54/2c above.

047 54/18e: "But how (terrible) was My (Allah's*) Penalty and My Warning!" See 3/77b above.

048 54/19: “For We (Allah*) sent against them (the people of Ad*) a furious wind, on a Day of violent Disaster.” But other verses contradict; it lasted more than one day:

41/16: “So We (Allah*) sent against them a furious Wind through days of disaster - - -.”

69/6-7: “And the ‘Ad – they were destroyed by a furious Wind - - - He (Allah*) made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession - - -.”

(2 contradictions).

049 54/21: "But how (terrible) was My (Allah's*) Penalty and My Warning!" See 3/77b above.

050 54/22a: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran - - -". Wrong - no god was involved in a book of a quality like the Quran with all its errors, contradictions, etc. And as no god made it, also no god made it easy - or difficult - to understand.

***051 54/22b: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” Anyone wanting to try to “explain” away difficult points like mistakes or invalid logic or contradictions by calling them allegories, parables, etc. should read this sentence. It even is written 4 times and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: 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.

052 54/22c: "- - - receive admonition - - -". From a book full of mistakes, etc., and with a moral and an ethical code parts of which point to dark forces or worse?

053 54/23: "The Thamud - - -". A tribe from old Arab folklore - it may or may not have existed, but it is highly improbable that their disappearance was like what the Quran tells. If they existed they likely lived in and/or around Hirj, a mountainous area some 150 miles/240 km north of Medina. There still are old cave dwellings in the area, said to be made by the Thamud.

054 54/23-31: Thamud's claimed prophet, Salih, had problems similar to Muhammad's - Muhammad thus only had problems normal for prophets = Muhammad was a normal prophet = nice for his followers in 614 AD to know. Also the punishment of "unbelievers" was good psychology to tell followers: We are right and the others will lose.

055 54/24a: "- - - they (the Thamud*) - - -". A historical anomaly - if they ever existed.

056 54/24b: "- - - they (the Thamud*) said: 'What! A man! - - -". See comments to 54/2c above.

057 54/24c: "- - - one from among ourselves!". Muhammad claimed prophets were sent to their own people (not always correct according to the Bible - and the Quran), and here is a "confirmation" on that claim. The claim made it "natural" that an Arab - Muhammad - was a prophet to the Arabs.

058 54/24d: "Truly should we (non-Muslims*) then (if they followed a religion like Muhammad's new religion*) be straying in mind, and mad". As the Quran with all its errors, etc. is not from any god, this may be a correct statement. But one more nice and exact parallel to Muhammad's experiences.

059 54/25: "Nay, he (Muhammad's parallel Salih*) is a liar, an insolent one!". As the Quran - and thus its twin (exact copies from the same claimed "Mother Book" in Heaven) claimed given to the claimed prophet Salih - with all its errors, etc. is not from any god, this may be a correct statement. It at least is clear that Muhammad lied at least some times in the Quran (f.x. when Muhammad claimed that real miracles would make no-one believe - he was too intelligent and knew too much about people, and he knew this was a lie; at least some would believe if they got proofs for Allah).

060 54/26: Pep-talk. Easy to claim, never proved. 

061 54/27: "- - - (- - - Salih) - - -". The claimed, but self-proclaimed prophet of the claimed (from Arab folklore) tribe Thamud. You never meet him other places than in the Quran and in stories derived from Muhammad.

062 54/27-29: "- - - the she-camel - - -". Of this story we originally were unable to understand the point - in a land where there are 2 dozen camels to the dozen, how could a camel be a sign of Allah? Then at long last we found the explanation: There was an old legend about a camel which came out from a sheer cliff and became a prophet. Of course this camel would be a sign or proof. But for one thing: Would an omniscient god going for a world religion use a story no-one outside Arabia would understand - an Arabism - simply because they did not know the legend Muhammad built his story on? And besides it so obviously is a fairy tale, that today even many Muslims tries to deny this connection - but this is the story.

063 54/29: "- - - he (one of the Thamuds*) - - - hamstrung her (the camel*) - - -". See the comment to 54/2c above.

064 54/30: "Ah! How (terrible) was My (Allah's*) Penalty and My Warning!" See 3/77b above and 54/31 just below.

065 54/31: "And We (Allah*) sent against them (the Thamud*) a single Mighty Blast - - -". A never documented point - like so many in the Quran. But a curiosity - and some contradictions: In 11/67 and 54/31 they were killed by a mighty blast - an explosion of some kind (they are said to have lived in Hirj some 150 miles/240 km north of Medina, in a mountainous country and we have been told it is volcanic - though sleeping such - area, so a blast/explosion might perhaps have been possible), but in 7/78 and 50/44 they are killed by an earthquake, and in 69/5 by a terrible storm.

At least 3 contradictions.

066 54/32a: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -”. This in a way is very correct – the language is plain and simple though often unclear or with two or more possible meanings, and the Quran itself makes it clear that one is to understand it literally (though many Muslims claim that verses with mistakes are allegories, parables, etc. – it is an easy way to use to flee from difficult questions).

The statement that it is easy to understand, also means that it is to be understood like it is written - if not it was not "easy to understand".

But it is all the same at least partly wrong – partly because there are so many places it is difficult to guess which word is really meant. Separate books are needed to explain the Quran - there are many such ones. And if you read any of the good ones, you will find that even today there are many points in the book Islam has not been able to understand, and even many more points they still do not know the exact meaning of - or which one of two or more meanings is the correct one. But it is easy to see that Muhammad meant it was easy and not complicated to understand - and an omniscient god had been able to compose a book that was possible to understand and impossible to misunderstand or not understand, just like Muhammad claimed and surely believed and intended. Who composed the Quran? For similar claims see 42/3 – 41/42 - 54/17 – 54/22 – 54/40.

***067 54/32b: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” 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. It even is written 4 times only in this chapter, and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: 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.

068 54/32c: "- - - receive admonition - - -". From a book full of mistakes, etc., and with a moral and an ethical code parts of which point to dark forces or worse?

069 54/32d: This verse is identical to 54/17 above. There is no doubt that by repeating it, Allah/Muhammad meant to strengthen the claim that the Quran to is be read straight forward and understood literally where not something else is indicated.

070 54/33a: "The people of Lut (Lot*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

071 54/33b: "The people of Lut (Lot*) - - -". It is very clear from both the Bible and the Quran that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were not the people of Lot, even if he lived there.

072 54/33c: "The people of Lut (Lot*) rejected (his (Salih's*) Warning". See comment to 54/2c above.

073 54/34a: "We (Allah*) sent against them (Sodom and Gomorrah*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says the god involved 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.

074 54/34b: "We (Allah*) sent against them (Sodom and Gomorrah*) a violent tornado with showers of stones - - -". The Bible says burning sulfur (1. Mos. 19/24).

075 54/35: "- - - those who give thanks (to Allah*)". Muslims.

076 54/36a: "- - - Lut (Lot*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

077 54/36b: "- - - Lut (Lot*) did warn them (Sodom and Gomorrah*) of Our (Allah's*) Punishment, but they disputed about the Warning". This is not from the Bible..

078 54/37a: "- - - they (the people of Sodom and Gomorrah*) - - -". A historical anomaly.

079 54/37b: "- - - they (the people of Sodom and Gomorrah*) - - -". See comment to 54/2c above.

080 54/39a: "So taste ye (the people of Sodom and Gomorrah*) My (Allah's*) Wrath and My Warning". See 3/77b above.

081 54/39b: "So taste ye (the people of Sodom and Gomorrah*) My (Allah's*) Wrath and My Warning". Contradicted by the Bible, which says it was Yahweh's wrath, not Allah's. 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.

***082 54/40a: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” 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. It even is written 4 times and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: 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.

There is no doubt whatsoever about that the Quran itself means that the Quran is to be understood literally mainly. And that to look for hidden meanings are wrong. Remind any Muslim trying to “explain” away problems by pretending or claiming they are allegories, about this fact.

083 54/40b: "- - - receive admonition - - -". From a book full of mistakes, etc., and with a moral and an ethical code parts of which point to dark forces or worse?

084 54/40c: This verse is identicl to 54/17 above.

085 54/41: "To the people of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, came Warners (from Allah)". The Bible claims Moses and Aaron - the only two known ones - came from Yahweh. And we remind you that in spite of the Quran's never documented claims about the opposite, the fundamental and deep differences in their teachings prove that those two are two different gods (if one or both exists - Yahweh may have proved his existence, Allah not).

086 54/41: "To the people of Pharaoh, too, aforetime, came Warners (from Allah)". This indicates that prophets from Allah came to Egypt to teach Islam (but were opposed). There is no basis for such a claim, neither in the Bible, nor in science, nor anywhere else outside the Quran. But it makes a nice parallel - one of many in the Quran - to Muhammad's own experiences (and thus a "documentation" for that his experiences were normal for prophets, and thus that he himself was a normal prophet).

087 54/42a: “- - - Our (Allah*s) Signs - - -.” Invalid as proof for Allah. See 2/39 above.

088 54/42b: "(Allah*) exalted in Power". He in case has never proved his power - all is just words till now, even undocumented words. (It is here referred to what happened to the Egyptians, but according to the Bible - the only real source - that was caused by Yahweh, not buy Allah (their teachings were so different basically, that they clearly are two different gods, in spite of Muhammad's never documented claims). 

089 54/42c: "- - - (Allah is*) able to carry out his Will". Sometimes claimed in the Quran, never proved anywhere.

090 54/43a: "- - - Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative names for non-Muslims - this one mostly negative in the ears of Muslims.

091 54/43b: "- - - (- - - Quraysh) - - -". The Quraysh was the leading tribe in Mecca at the time of Muhammad. Here another historical anomaly.

092 54/43c: "- - - the Sacred Books - - -". Plural - which means the Bible ("Bible" really is from a word meaning not book, but books) or the Bible + the Quran.

093 54/46: "- - - most grievous and most bitter". See 3/77b above.

094 54/47a: "Truly - - -". See 2/2b above.

095 54/47b: "Truly those in sin are the ones straying in mind, and mad". This sounds correct for a religious person, and actually for many others - until one remembers that words like "sin" in the Quran is meant in accordance with the book's own partly immoral moral code, partly unethical and immoral ethical code, and even partly unjust and immoral laws. Compare these to "do against others like you want others do against you", and you will see that in some cases the ones who are sinners according to the Quran, are the ones on or perhaps on the road to a good and benevolent god (if such one exists - f.x. Yahweh).

096 54/48a: The Day - - -". The Day of Doom.

097 54/48b: "The Day they (non-Muslims*) will be dragged through the Fire - - -". See 3/77b above.

098 54/48c: "- - - the Fire - - -". Hell.

099 54/48d: "Taste ye (non-Muslims*) the touch of Hell!" See 3/77b above.

100 54/49a: "Verily - - -". See 2/2b above.

101 54/49b: "Verily, all things We (Allah*) created - - -". See 6/1e, 6/2b, 11/7a, 21/56c and 41/15f above.

102 54/50: "And Our (Allah's*) Command (when creating*) is but a single (act) - - -". But an act never proved - see the same as under 54/49b just above. Besides: If this claim is true, the god would have no problem creating Jesus - a son. Not to mention creating his rule without the necessity of raids and wars like the Quran glorifies.

##103 54/51a: "And (oft) in the past have We (Allah*) destroyed gangs like onto you (the people of Mecca in this case*) - - -". A pep-talk - good words to hear for his followers in lean times like it was for Muslims around 614 AD when this surah was made. Besides: All the destruction and killing Muhammad boasts about to enlarge the picture of his claimed god, show the Yahweh with his puny wars to establish and defend a country for the Jews, was just an immature trainee in the business of war and killing - a bit sobering for some anti-Christians and anti-Jews talking about Yahweh's warlike sides for a periode (and never even mentioning that his period of war was restricted both in area and time). For Allah the "land of war" is all the non-Muslim countries and areas, and lasting until the last non-Muslim is subdued. And remember: These are not antique words of the old - this always was and still is the official policy of Islam today.

104 54/51b: "- - - receive admonition - - -". From a book full of mistakes, etc., and with a moral and an ethical code parts of which point to dark forces or worse?

105 54//52a: "All ye (humans*) do is noted in (their) Books (of Deeds) - - -". Why does an omniscient good need such books?

106 54/52b: "- - - Books (of Deeds) - - -". Why does an omniscient and omnipotent god use such a primitive means as books for noting down deeds and misdeeds if he after all needs to note it down? It would not be difficult to explain that gods had better means. But Muhammad(?) did not thin over such things?

107 54/53a: "Every matter, small and great, is on record". It is a sobering sentence for the believers - "beware that angels note down everything you say and do" - but why so if Allah is omniscient and also predestines everything? It is another case if Islam is a made up religion - in that case it just is a sentence very sobering for the believers and thus efficient for Muhammad’s - and his successors' - control of the Muslims.

108 54/53b: "Every matter - - - is on record". Why does an omniscient god need to keep records?

109 54/54a: "- - - the Righteous - - -". = The Muslims - but remember that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, etc.

110 54/54b: "- - - Righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.

111 54/54c: "- - - in the midst of Gardens and Rivers - - -". = In the Quran's and Islam's Paradise - an Arabism. See 10/9f above.

112 54/55a: “An Assembly of Truth - - -“. With so much wrong in the book and hence in the religion, this needs solid proof to be believed by us.

113 54/55b: "- - - a Sovereign Omnipotent (Allah*)". If he exists and is a major god with power - neither of which is ever proved. (And actually contradicted by the Bible by not even being mentioned there, neither Allah nor any of his claimed prophets). 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.

Surah 54: Sub-total: 113 + 17.816 = 17.929 comments.

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