1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 75 -- Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 611 - 615 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 75/1a: "I (Allah*) call to witness - - -". But why do an omniscient god need witnesses?
003 75/1b: "- - - the Resurrection Day - - -". = The Day of Doom.
004 75/2a: "And I (Allah*) do call to witness - - -". See 75/1 just above.
005 75/2b: "- - - the self-reproaching spirit - - -". This may be translated with your conscience, except that Muslim scholars claim that in Arab the meaning is a bit more spiritual or "higher", at least in its cultivated form.
006 75/2c: "- - - (- - - Evil))". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
007 75/3+4: "Does man think that We (Allah*) cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers". This has to do with the claimed resurrection. Unlike many religions which tell the resurrection of the spirit, the Quran claims that the body also is resurrected (necessary for Muhammad as nearly all pleasures in his paradise are bodily pleasures). Allah assembled all the atoms, molecules and juices you had been made from, and put it back to remake your complete body and mind - but as a young person (nothing is said about children or f.x. retarded ones on these points). This was - and is - a bit difficult for non-Muslims to believe - especially as a free mind - or soul is a much more attractive idea.
**008 75/5: "- - - to do wrong - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
009 75/8+9: “(The day when*) the moon is buried in darkness, And the sun and the moon are joined together - - -”. This is physically impossible the first some 5 billion years. And the day it may become possible, the Paradise as described in the Quran is not longer possible. Because - and not least: That day the moon will not be buried in darkness, but in intense light - and a Day of Doom and Paradise like described in the Quran will be impossible. Because that day both the Earth and the moon are buried inside the sun - if that happens (science is not quite sure the sun will balloon enough). But in any case the hugely swollen sun will make any place inside Jupiter too hot for a paradise on Earth or in the heaven over/around Earth - the Quran places Paradise there under a benign and everlasting sun. Also everlasting will be impossible and wrong, because science tells that in some 5 billion years the Earth either is inside the giant swollen, red (not yellow any more) sun, and sporting ca. 3000 Centigrade, or just above the then giant star and with a temperature on the Earth of some 2ooo+ degrees centigrade - hotter than in the flames of the Muslim Hell.
010 75/10: "That Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
011 75/12a: "Before thy (humans'/Muslims'*) Lord (Allah*) (alone), that Day will be the place of rest". Contradicted by the Bible, which says this day will be ruled by Yahweh, not by Allah. Also see 67/9c above - 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.
012 75/12b: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
013 75/13a: "That Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
014 75/13b: "- - - (all) that he (Man*) put forward, and all that he put back". = All that he did openly and all that he tried to hide.
015 75/14: "- - - evidence - - -". Why does an omniscient, predestining god need evidence? Of course one may say that it is to show others, but that only is necessary if the others do not trust his words.
016 75/16: "Move not thy tongue concerning the (Quran) to make haste therewith". The meaning of this sentence is unclear. It may be so simple as telling the persons who are to end in the position described in 75/13-15 not to wish to hasten the arrival of the Day of Doom (skeptics frequently dared Muhammad to make Allah punish them as a proof for Allah's existence and for Muhammad's claimed connection to a god). But most Muslim scholars think this verse just is put in here out of context and talks about Muhammad and his teaching the Quran - their explanations only are speculations, though.
017 75/17: "It is for Us (Allah*) to collect and promulgate it (the Quran*) - - -". Wrong. No god ever was involved in a book of a quality like the Quran.
018 75/18: "But when We (Allah*) have promulgated it (the Quran*) - - -". See 75/17 just above.
###019 75/19: "- - - it is for Us (Allah*) to explain it (the Quran - this refers to 75/16*) (and make it clear) - - -". A very clear and not to be misunderstood message. And all the same as soon as a Muslim sees that the clear text Allah has explained and made clear, is wrong, he claims Allah has been unable to express what he really meant; the meaning is something different - an allegory or something - and he - a mere human - has to help Allah by explaining what he "really" meant. This is one of Muslims' and Islam's 3 - 4 - 5 most used ways out when explaining away mistakes, contradictions, etc. in the Quran, when they do not have real arguments.
020 75/22a: "Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty - - -". This refers to Muslims claimed going to the Islamic Paradise - see 10/9f above.
021 75/22b: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
#022 75/22c: (YA5822): "This passage (especially with reference to verses 26-28) would seem to refer to what our Doctors (of religion*) call the Lesser Judgment (al Qiyamah al Sughra), which takes place immediately after death, and not to the Greater or General Judgment, which may be supposed to be referred to in such passages as occur in surah 56. There are other passages referring to the Lesser Judgment immediately after death; e.g., 7/37 etc. (if true at least not a clear reference*). If I understand aright, the punishment of sins takes place in three ways; (1)it may take place in this very life, but it may be deferred, to give the sinner respite; (2) it may be an agony immediately after death, with the Partition of 'Barzakh (23/100) separating the sinner from the final Resurrection; and (3) in the final resurrection, when the whole of the present order gives place to a wholly new world:14/48". This is a very interesting comment, because the Lesser Judgment is something Muslims never tells about, and it is no clear part of the Quran - a few sentences may be understood or twisted to give such a meaning, but it is no clear part of Muhammad's teaching. The "punishment in the grave" you meet in Hadiths may be included here, but also this punishment clearly is no clear part of the Quran - you simply do not find it there.
Also see (YA5914) under 78/40c below - a detail is interestingly different.
023 75/23: "Looking towards their (Muslims*) Lord (Allah*) - - -". They may be in for a surprise, as this is one of the many, many points in the Quran which is contradicted by the Bible: They may be looking at Yahweh, not at Allah. Also see 67/9c above - 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.
024 75/24a: "And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal - - -". Here is indicated non-Muslims claimed heading for Hell.
025 75/24b: "- - - that Day - - -". The Day of Doom.
026 75/26: "- - - when (the soul) reaches to the collar-bone (in its exit (at death*)) - - -". It is nice to be told how this happens. But as no-one really knows this, and as the Quran with all its mistakes is from no god, from where is this information? - Or is it simply one more of the Quran's mistakes?
027 75/30: "That Day the Drive will be (all) to thy Lord (Allah*)!" This may refer either to the day of death or the Day of Doom - most likely the last one. Like so often the language in the Quran is far from clear.
028 75/31a: "So he (the non-Muslim') gave nothing in charity - - -". The numbers we have been able to find, shows that f. x. Christians each give more in real charity than Muslims, even Muslims from rich countries. With "real charity" we mean charity outside the nearest family - to help f. x. a wife or a child is not charity but a matter of course.
029 75/31b: "- - - nor did he (non-Muslim*) pray". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it only means praying to Allah. Prayers to other gods - f.x. Yahweh - do not count.
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.)
030 75//31c: "- - - pray". But to what avail are prayers in Islam? If it is true like the Quran states many times, that Allah predestines everything long before and according to a Plan nobody and nothing can change, also prayers can change nothing - the two claims (predestination contra any value of prayers) are mutually excluding each other, and maximum one of them can even theoretically be true - there are things impossible even for an omniscient and omnipotent god, too.
031 75/32: “- - - he rejected Truth (the Quran*) - - -”. See f.x. 13/1g and 40/75 above.
032 75/36: "Does Man think that he will be left uncontrolled (by Allah*) - - -?" But if Allah controls everyone, why then 2/233h above?"
033 75/37: “Was he not a drop of sperm - - -?” No. He simply “was” not until a sperm cell and an egg cell had fused together. Any god knew this - Muhammad not. Sperm is no seed to plant in a woman to start growing like a pip of an orange, like Muhammad seems to have believed.
034 75/38a: "- - - then did (Allah') fashion (him (a man*)) in due proportion". See 11/7a above.</>
035 75/38b: (A75/16): "For this rendering of 'sawwa - - -: The stress on Allah's creating man AFTER he has been a sprout (English 2008 edition "germ-cell") 'who fasten itself' (omitted in the English 2008 edition), is a metonym for His endowing the (originally) primitive organism with what is described as a 'soul'". In Islam the fetus is not a human until Allah has given it a soul some time after it is conceived. According to Hadiths this happen when the fetus is 4 months old. The Quran does not tell what a fetus is before this.
036 75/39: "And of him (man*) He (Allah*) made two sexes - - -". See 11/7a above.
#037 75/40a: "Has not He (Allah*) (the same) the power to give life to the dead?". One more standard sample of one of Muhammad’s main techniques of arguing or debating: He takes a never proved claim - here the never proved claim that Allah has given humans their first life - and pretend this claim is a fact, and then he goes on and uses this invalid "fact" as an argument for that Allah also must have another never proved power; the power of resurrection. As the chain of arguments just builds on a not proved claim or presumption, it is entirely outside all rules for logical deductions of proofs, and totally without any value as a proof for anything at all.
And who is it who have to use arguments like this? - the ones who have no real facts or sound arguments (if they had had such ones, they had used them instead) - all too often, cheats and deceivers.
You frequently meet this kind of argumentation from Muslims and even from Islam itself (its scholars).
038 75/40b: "Has not He (Allah*) - - - the power to give life to the dead?". Resurrection. Nobody really knows, as Allah never has proved he had such power - there are a lot of claims and words, but only words, and words are cheap, especially when they come from a man and politician of dubious moral quality, documented to use lies (al-Taqiyya, Kitman) and even broken oaths - and worse. And liking money for bribes for attracting or keeping followers, not to mention liking power - and women. The funny situation is that if the Quran and/or the Bible tell the truth on this point, Yahweh has proved his power over life and death, but Allah not - he has not even proved his existence. Also see 7/158i above.
Surah 75: Sub-total: 38 + 19.781 = 19.819 comments.
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