1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 63 -- Al-Munafiqun (The Hypocrites)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Medina, 625-26 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 63/1a: "- - - the hypocrites come to thee (Muhammad*) - - -". Historical anomalies.
003 63/1b: "- - - the hypocrites come to thee (Muhammad*), they say, 'We bear witness - - -". See 62/11c above.
004 63/1c: "- - - the Messenger of Allah (= Muhammad) - - -". A version of Muhammad's mantra for gluing himself to his source of power, his claimed god. Many a man throughout history and prehistory has ridden to riches and power - and women - on the back of a claimed god.
005 63/1d: "- - - the Messenger of Allah (= Muhammad) - - -". This is a very often repeated claim in the Quran: Muhammad is the messenger of the omniscient god Allah. Mostly we so not comment much on it because it is so obvious that something is wrong - but no person giving so much wrong information, has his information from a god, not to mention from an omniscient god. Also see 63/5a below.
###006 63/1e: “- - - thou (Muhammad*) art indeed His (Allah’s*) Messenger - - -.” Well, the Quran says so – but very much of what is said in the Quran obviously is wrong. And can a man claiming to be bringing rather ok and moral messages for 12 years, and then highly immoral and inhuman messages for 11 years (Islam changed much in and after 622 AD and the flight to Medina) to man – and using the messages as his platform of power – really be the messenger of a timeless and benevolent god? Does an eternal and omniscient god change his mind and his religion that much in some months? If not, Muhammad was no real messenger.
007 63/1f: "- - - indeed - - -". See 2/2b above.
008 63/1g: "- - - and Allah beareth witness that the Hypocrites are indeed liars". There never was a proved case of Allah bearing witness for anything at all.
009 63/2a: "They (non-Muslims*) have made their oaths a screen - - -". This refers to a custom misused in Arabia: If a person liked or disliked to do something, he/she swore he/she would do or not do so-and-so, and afterward could tell he/she should do/could not do so-and-so because then they would be breaking their oath.
010 63/2b: "They (non-Muslims*) have made their oaths a screen - - -". An interesting claim taken into account that Muhammad himself in the Quran and in Hadiths advises - and practices (and also Abu Bakr - his second in command) - to break ones oaths if a broken oath gives a better result. And al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth) are comparable cases.
011 63/2c: "- - - thus they obstruct (men) from the Path of Allah: truly evil are their deeds". But if Allah is a made up god - a real possibility as the Quran is not from any god (to claim a god has made a book with so much wrong facts, etc., is heresy and an insult to that god) - who are then the bad ones? - especially if there somewhere exists a real god all Muslims are prohibited from looking for?
012 63/2d: "- - - the Path of Allah - - -". The claimed road to Allah's claimed paradise.
013 63/2e: "- - - truly - - -". See f.x. 61/4a above.
014 63/2f: "- - - evil - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
015 63/3a: "- - - they (hypocrites*) believed - - -". = They had accepted Islam. But the real hypocrites had not really accepted the religion - they only pretended so for some reason or other. The ones Muhammad speaks about here - the ones leaving Islam - were not necessarily hypocrites at all. They may simply have been among the many who after learning more about the religion, found that things were wrong. But we are back to Muhammad's understanding of human nature and his understanding of psychology: It was psychologically much better for him to tell his followers that the ones leaving Islam were bad people and hypocrites, than to admit that they had found his teaching wrong and wanting.
016 63/3b: "- - - they rejected Faith - - -". They left Islam - on of the most serious sins possible to do in Islam. Even today it may some places carry death penalty - at least non-official.
017 63/3c: "- - - Faith - - -". Islam.
018 63/3d: "- - - a seal were set to their (the ones leaving Islam*) hearts - - -". The claimed benevolent god Allah blocked their chances to find back to the religion. Compare this to "the lost sheep" or similar in the Bible (Luke 15/8-10, Matt. 18/12-14, Luke 15/11-31). Yahweh and Allah the same god? Impossible is a too weak word. In many ways NT and the Quran are not only different, but totally opposed - 180 degrees from each other.
019 63/3e: "- - - they (former Muslims*) understand not". Wrong. Most of the Muslims - if not all - who leave Islam in spite of the dangers and problems accompanying such a decision, do so just because they understand that something is seriously wrong with the Quran, and thus with Islam.
020 63/4a: "They (hypocrites and persons leaving Islam - Muhammad lumps them together*)are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up - - -". One of Muhammad’s negative and distaste inducing descriptions of non-Muslims. Whenever he describes non-Muslims not wanting Islam, it is in negative and distaste - or stronger - inducing words, and his description of hypocrites, not to mention the ones who found Islam wrong and left the religion - was even stronger, often much stronger. This last in a way is natural, as it was a way to explain away the fact that these ones had learnt to know the religion and found things so wrong, that they left it - psychologically very expensive for Muhammad to admit, so a better solution for him was to tell his followers and others made up reasons for why some ones left him and his Islam.
021 63/4b: “They (hypocrites/non-Muslims, fake Muslims*) are the enemies - - -”. Definitely you should not be friends with people who have said “no, thank you” to Islam.
022 63/4c: “How are they (non-Muslims*) deluded (away from the Truth)!” At very best away from partly truths - see 40/75 and 41/12. (But there is an impolite thought far behind in our brain: Who are really deluded when it comes to Islam? – the ones just listening to the imams without using their knowledge and their brain and asking no questions, or the other ones?)
023 63/4d: "- - - the Truth - - -". With all its mistakes, etc., the Quran at best is partly true. See 2/2b, 13/1g and 40/75 above.
####024 63/5a: "- - - the Messenger of Allah - - -". Here something is wrong if Allah is a god. No omniscient god ever sent a messenger with so much wrong information, so many contradictions, so many cases of invalid logic, so many cases of unclear language, etc. like Muhammad and his Quran. And no good and benevolent god ever sent a messenger with such a bloody, inhuman, dishonest (al-Taqiyya, Kitman, break your oaths, betray, etc.), lying even in the Quran (f. x. "miracles will make no-one believe anyhow"), steal-and-rob, suppress others, and partly (highly) immoral teaching like the one of Muhammad and his Quran. If Allah sent him as a messenger, then Allah is neither an omniscient, nor a good and benevolent god, but something from the dark forces pretending to be a god and sending something pretending to be an angel to tell Muhammad this and that. (As it is possible Allah is real, but from dark forces, we classify Muhammad's claim to be his messenger not as obviously wrong (it only is obviously wrong that he is the messenger of an omniscient and good/benevolent god) but as likely wrong, as Muhammad may have been the representative of a dark Allah - though even this is unlikely, as even not a dark Allah would make so many mistakes, etc. in his "holy" book, as the mistakes, etc. would be found out sooner or later and his credibility destroyed, except perhaps if the low quality was a condition from the god for permitting him trying to deceive humans).
025 63/5b: "- - - the Messenger of Allah - - -". A version of Muhammad's mantra for gluing himself to his platform of power - his god.
026 63/5c: "- - - the Messenger of Allah - - -". A historical anomaly.
027 63/5d: "- - - pray - - -". If Allah predestines everything and according to a plan nobody and nothing can change, what then is the effect of prayers in Islam? - it can change nothing anyhow.
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.)
028 63/5e: "- - - forgiveness - - -". Allah can forgive nobody unless he exists and is a god.
029 63/5f: "- - - turning away their (non-Muslims'*) faces in arrogance". Psychologically a much better explanation for Muhammad than to admit that at least some of them found things too wrong in Islam and was repulsed by its teaching and/or by the many mistakes proving it was not from a god.
030 63/6a: "It is equal to them (non-Muslims*) whether thou (Muhammad?) pray for their forgiveness or not". Naturally so if they understood that something was seriously wrong with the Quran - and hence with Islam - and that there thus was/is no god behind it. (No god makes that many and that big mistakes, etc.) Also see 63/5d+e above.
031 63/6b: "Allah will not forgive them (big sinners*)". See "the 11. hour" in NT (f.x. Matt. 20/8-13). Yahweh and Allah the same god? If you are able to believe it, then you deserve to believe it.
032 63/6c: "Truly - - -". See f.x. 61/4a above.
033 63/6d: "- - - rebellious transgressors". One of Muhammad's many distaste - or stronger - inducing names for non-Muslims.
034 63/6e: "- - - transgressors - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses this and related word, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, and when used in religious connections, it means anyone not believing in Muhammad and his teaching, or at least the ones opposing it.
035 63/7a: "They (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
036 63/7b: "They (opponents of Muhammad*) - - - say, 'Spend nothing - - -'". See 62/11c above.
037 63/7c: "- - - Allah's Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A version of Muhammad's mantra to glue himself to his platform of power, Allah.
038 63/7d: "- - - Allah's Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Wrong. See 63/5a above.
039 63/7e: "- - - Allah's Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
040 63/7f: "- - - to Allah belong the treasures of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Often claimed, never proved.
041 63/7g: "- - - to Allah belong the treasures of the heavens (plural and wrong*) and the earth - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says they belong to 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.
042 63/7h: “- - - heavens - - -.” Plural and wrong. See 2/22d.
043 63/7i: "- - - but the Hypocrites understand not". But maybe that was just what the so-called hypocrites did; understood that something was seriously wrong, and that Muhammad's new religion thus might be without any spiritual value (which is the case if the Quran is a made up book - without or with negative value).
044 63/8a: "They (opponents of Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
045 63/8b: "They (opponents of Muhammad*) say, 'If we Return to Medina - - -'". See 62/11c above.
046 63/8c: "But the honor belongs to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". If the Quran is true - yes. If the Quran is made up - and with all those mistakes, etc., it is from no god - what honor is there in leading people astray? - especially if there somewhere should happen to exist a real god and a real paradise they are forced away from? A possible devil in case will honor you, but who in his right mind else?
##047 63/8d: "But the honor belongs to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Please read 1/1a above and see if you are able to agree? As for Muhammad: Read the Islamic history about him - skip the glorifying an read the reality - and see what honor you think such a person deserves.
048 63/8e: "- - - Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Muhammad's standard mantra to glue himself to his source of power; his god.
049 63/8f: "- - - Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". Something is wrong - see 63/5a above.
050 63/8g: "- - - His Messenger (Muhammad*) - - -". A historical anomaly.
051 63/8h: "But the honor belongs to - - - the Believers - - -". Is behavior like the dark ones - behavior Muhammad and his Quran often demanded and demand - worthy of honor?
052 63/8i: "- - - Believers - - -". Muslims.
053 63/8j: "- - - but the Hypocrites know not". But maybe that was just what the so-called hypocrites did; understood and knew that something was seriously wrong, and that Muhammad's new religion thus might be without any spiritual value (which is the case if the Quran is a made up book - without or with negative value).
054 63/9a: "- - - ye who believe - - -". Muslims.
055 63/9b: "If they (non-Muslims*) act thus (forget Allah*), the loss is their own". There is no loss whatsoever unless Allah exists and in addition is a god (and not f. x. a camouflaged something from dark forces).
056 63/10a: "And spend something (in charity) - - -". One of the positive sides of Islam, is its insistence on charity. The picture is marred, though, by the fact that the main point with charity is to gain good grades in Heaven, not to help needy fellow humans, and by the fact that you get just the same good grades from helping your nearest family as from helping strangers - then why help strangers?
057 63/10b: "- - - the substance which We (Allah*) have bestowed on you (people*) - - -". Everything you have got - absolutely everything - is not a result of your own toil, but a gift from Allah.
058 63:10c "- - - doers of good". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
059 63/10d: Grammatical error: ‘akun' should be ‘akuuna'.
060 63/11a: "But to no soul will Allah grant respite - - -". In no case Allah can do this unless he exists.
061 63/11b: "- - - the time appointed (for it) - - -". Predestination once more - and as normal in the Quran it is claimed to be impossible to change Allah's predestination. Then why bother to try?
062 63/11c: "- - - Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do". See 2/233h above.
063 63/11d: "- - - Allah is well acquainted with (all) that ye do". If he exists and is something supernatural - white or dark.
064 63/11e: Grammatical error: hadhane (nominative) should be hadhayne (accusative).
Surah 63: Sub-total: 64 + 18.826 = 18.890 comments.
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