1000+ Comments on the Quran: Surah 84 -- AL-INSHIQAQ (The Rending Asunder)
20 June 2012
Revelation: Mecca, 622 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 84/1: “When the Sky is rent asunder - - -.” Vacuum cannot be rent asunder. Any god had known.
003 84/1-5: Things the Quran claims will happen at the Day of Doom.
004 84/2: "And hearkens to the (Command of) it’s Lord (Allah*) - and it (the sky*) must needs to (do so) - - -". Allah has never proved he has any power, so why should he have power in this case?
005 84/4: "And cast forth what is within it (the Earth*) - - -". This may - may - refer to emptying the graves.
006 84/5a: "And hearkens to the (Command of) it’s Lord (Allah*) - and it (the sky*) must needs to (do so) - - -". Allah has never proved he has any power - why should he have power in this case?
007 84/5b: "- - - (- - - full Reality) - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
008 84/6a: "Verily - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
009 84/6b: "Verily, thou (non-Muslim*) art ever toiling on towards thy Lord (Allah*), but thou (Muslim*) shalt meet Him (Allah*)". Only if the Quran is from a god, and this god is Allah + that the Quran tells only the truth and the full truth.
010 84/6c: "- - - thou (Muslim*) shalt meet Him (Allah, at the Day of Doom*". Contradicted by the Bible, which tells you will meet Yahweh this day, not 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.
011 84/7a: "- - - Record - - -". Why does an omniscient, predestining god need to keep records?
012 84/7b: "- - - his (a Muslim*) Right hand - - -". In the old Arabia the right side and the right hand were the good ones, whereas the left were the bad ones. Is it a coincidence that Allah has learnt this Arab superstition?
013 84/8: "- - - his account - - -". Why does an omniscient god need to keep an account?
014 84/8-9: "Soon will his (Muslim's*) account be taken by an easy reckoning, and he will turn to his people, rejoicing!" Only if Allah exists, and if the Quran has told the full truth and only the truth. (If f.x. the Bible has told the truth, few Muslims will rejoice - and it is very clear the Quran at least has not told neither only nor the full truth).
015 84/10a: “But he who is given his Record behind his back - - -.” The non-Muslim or Muslim sinner.
016 84/10b: "- - - Record - - -". Why does an omniscient, predestining god need to keep records?
017 84/12: "- - - the Blazing Fire". Hell.
018 84/13: "Truly - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
019 84/14a: "Truly - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
020 84/14b: "- - - return to Us (Allah - at the Day of Doom*) - - -". Contradicted by the Bible, which says you will return 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.
###021 84/15+16: “For his Lord (Allah*) was ever watchful of him (non-Muslim*)! So I (Muhammad*) do call to witness the ruddy glow of Sunset - - -”. A serious one - here it once more is Muhammad who is speaking - in what is said to be the copy of the Mother Book (43/4) in Heaven, made of Allah and existed from eternity. How is that possible?
022 84/19: "- - -surely - - -". See f.x. 2/2b and 81/19a above.
023 84/20: "What then is the matter with them, that they believe not?". May be they saw and understood at least some of what was wrong in the Quran.
024 84/21: "And when the Quran is read to them (non-Muslims*), they fall not prostrate - - -". See 84/20 just above. Besides this kind of humbling greeting of a potentate only was tradition some places on Earth - it is taken from the greeting of some of the kings ruling as absolute dictators in the old times. What kind of god needed this kind of greeting to bolster his ego?
025 84/22a: "But, on the contrary, the Unbelievers reject (the Quran*)". See 84/20 above.
026 84/22b: "- - - the Unbelievers - - -". One of Muhammad's many negative - here a soft one - names for non-Muslims.
027 84/23: "Bur Allah has full Knowledge of what they conceal (i their hearts)". Then why does he have to test them? - or is this only an "explanation" used by Muhammad because he wanted warriors? Also see 2/233h above.
028 84/24: "- - - a Penalty Grievous". See 3/77b above.
029 84/25a: "- - - those who believe - - -". Muslims.
030 84/25b: "- - - righteous deeds - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses expressions like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code.
031 84/25c: "- - - a Reward - - -". Here Paradise - see 10/9f above.
032 84/25d: "- - - a Reward that will never fail". If Allah exists, if he is a major god, and if the Quran tells the full truth and only the truth about this.
Surah 84: Sub-total: 32 + 20.295 = 20.328 comments.
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