1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 82 -- AL-INFITAR (The Cleaving Asunder)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, Year unknown
(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 82/1a: “When the Sky is cleft asunder - - -.” How can vacuum be cleft asunder?
003 82/1b: (YA5997): “When the sky is cleft asunder - - -.” A literal reference to the Day of Doom? – or metaphorically to your death? – or as metaphorically to “the awakening of the Inner Soul”. Once more: Nobody knows.
004 82/1-5: Different things the Quran will happen at the Day of Doom.
005 82/2: "When the stars are scattered - - -". This is what is thought will happen when the sky/heavens is/are scattered, because the stars are fastened to the lowest heaven. No comments.
006 82/3: "When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth - - -". Likely a reference to the Day of Doom, but no-one understands what exactly are meant here. There are guessing, but they are just that: Guesswork. In a book claimed to have so clear texts, that the very clearness is one of the proofs for that it is made by a god.
007 82/5a: "- - - what it (each person*) has sent forward - - -". What good and bad deeds the person has done in this life, and from witch Allah will judge you to Hell or Paradise.
008 82/5b: "- - - (what it hath) kept back". This most likely means what deeds the person did not do - but perhaps should have done - in this life.
009 82/6a: "What seduces thee (people*) from thy Lord (Allah*) - - -?" The answer is simple: All the mistakes, etc. in the Quran and their proving that things are very wrong in the book - proved so wrong that there implicit is proved there is no god behind it.
010 82/6b: "- - - (Allah*) Most beneficent - - -". See 1/1a above.
011 82/7a: "Him (Allah*) Whom created thee (humans*) - - -". This at least is what Muhammad claims - as always without any kind of documentation. Like all priests in all religions can claim just as easily as long as they evade all requests for proofs. Also see 6/2b above.
012 82/7b: "- - - a just bias". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code, partly unethical ethical code, and partly unjust judicial code.
013 82/8: "In whatever form He (Allah*) wills, he put thee (a person*) together". One of the Quran's nearly unending number of never proved claims. --------------------------
014 82/9a: "- - - ye (non-Muslims and perhaps bad Muslims*) do reject Right - - -" The intended meaning here is that Islam represents what is right - which only is correct if Islam - the Quran and Muhammad - told the full truth and only the truth
015 82/9b: "- - - Right - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
016 82/9c "- - - Judgment - - -". Here: The Day of Doom.
017 82/10a: "- - - verily - - -". See f. ex. 81/19a above.
018 82/10b: "- - - over you (Muslims*) (are appointed angels) to protect you - - -". Remember verses like this, when Muhammad claims that angels cannot be sent down to prove Allah or his own connection to a god, because if angels are sent down, it will be the Day of Doom.
019 82/11: "- - - writing down (your deeds) - - -". Why does an omniscient and predestining god need the deeds written down? - and why writing? - does an omniscient and omnipotent god have more "modern" means?
020 82/12: "They (your guardian angels*) know (and understand) all that ye (humans*) do (and note down reports to Allah*)". The never answered question: Why then does Allah need to test even his followers when he knows everything already from other sources?
021 82/13a: "- - - the Righteous - - -". Muslims.
022 82/13b: "- - - the Righteous - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
023 82/13c: "- - - Bliss - - -". Here Paradise - see 11/9f.
024 82/14a: "- - - the Wicked - - -". One of Muhammad's many distaste inducing names for non-Muslims.
025 82/14b: "- - - the Fire - - -". Hell.
026 82/19a: “(It will be) the Day (of Doom*) when no soul shall have the power (to do) ought for another - - -.” But:
20/109: “On that Day (Day of Doom*) shall no intercession avail, except for those whom permission has been granted by (Allah) - - -.” Here it is possible if Allah permits.
34/23: “No intercession can avail in His (Allah’s*) Presence (= on the Day of Doom*), except for whom He has granted permission.” Intercession ok if Allah permits.
43/86: “And those whom they invoke (“gods”, saints*) besides Allah have no power of intercession – only he (has*) who bears witness to the Truth - - -.” The word “he” cannot refer to Allah, because the Quran always then use capital 1. letter (“He”). But according to the Quran the prophets and messengers are to be called forth “to witness to the truth”. “He” therefore must be referring to each and every prophet and messenger - - - who then according to this verse have power to intercede.
Intercession is not impossible in spite of 82/19 – it only takes permission. Hadiths also tell that Muhammad has the right of intercession.
027 82/19b: "- - - that Day (of Doom), will be (wholly) with Allah". If Allah exists and is a major god. And if the Quran tells the full truth and only the truth.
028 82/19c: "- - - that Day (of Doom), will be (wholly) with Allah". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells that day belongs to Yahweh, not to 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.
Surah 82: Sub-total: 28 + 20.205 = 20.233 comments.
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