Allah in the Quran, Chapter 23
01 Jan 2015
"IF ALLAH HAD WISHED - - -"
001 We think you all have heard children and other boasting about what they - or someone close to them - are able to do. These are such ones. As long as not one of the quotes below is proved, all these ones are of that category.
002 Muhammad had no proofs for any of his central religious claims, but it is clear f.x. from both his legion of pretended and make believe proofs - see f.x. the chapters "Allah's claimed 'proofs' and 'signs'", "Natural phenomena as claimed 'signs' or 'proofs', "Scientific nonsense as 'proofs' or 'information'", our Book A (1000+ Mistakes in the Quran), etc. - but all the same his steady demand for proofs from any opponent, shows that he reckoned proofs to be central and valuable, in spite of being unable to give real proofs for anything himself. Also the quotes below are tries Muhammad did to make up "proofs" - tries of the category bluff.
Finally: Always when you read the Quran, Hadiths, and other Islamic books, you should remember that Muhammad accepted the use of and himself used dishonesty in many forms in words and deeds. Even if the names are younger, it was he who institutionalized dishonesty like al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), Hilah (the lawful pretending/circumventing), the use of deceit ("war is deceit" - and "everything" is war), betrayal (f.x. the peace delegation from Khaybar), and even the disuse of oaths (2/225, 5/89, 16/91, 66/2 - and the star case 3/54 (if Allah could cheat, cheating is ok)), which also includes the disuse of words and promises, as they are weaker than oaths = when oaths can be disused, so can words and promises. On top of this it is very clear from the Quran and all other central Islamic books, that Muhammad also liked respect and power and women. Combine these lusts with his acceptance of and personal use of dishonesty - even the gravest kinds: How reliable is that kind of men normally? - and how true and reliable are their never proved claims and tales?
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003 2/20b: “And if Allah willed, He could take away their (non-Muslims*) faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things”. But for 1400 years non-Muslims have had no reduction neither in seeing, nor in hearing this way.
004 2/70c: "- - - if Allah wills". See 14/19d below. But beware that just here and some other places in the Quran it may be the standard Muslim reservation meaning something like "I want to do so-and-so if Allah permits". Beware that Allah may be spiteful if you do not say this about things you plan to do in the future.
But how can he be spiteful if everything happens according to his unchangeable Plan like the Quran several places claims?
005 2/220c: “And if Allah had wished - - -". This is one of the many places where Muhammad tells what Allah could have done if he just had wanted. But he happened never to want. Have you heard children and youths and others trying to impress others? Informally(?) it is called bragging or boasting in other connections. Also see 14/19d below.
006 2/253g: “If Allah had so willed - - -". One of the many places telling that Allah could do big things "if he only willed". But he happened never to "will". Just like people trying to impress their surroundings - it often is called boasting.
007 2/253j: “If Allah had so willed, they would not have fought each other, but Allah fulfilled His Plan”. See 2/253f above and 14/19d below. Allah decides everything and does so according to his unchangeable Plan, according to the Quran.
008 4/133b: “If it were His (Allah’s*) Will - - -". This is one of very many places where the Quran tells about what Allah could do if he would - - - it just happen that he never will. Similar to what you often hear from children and immature persons wanting to impress others. A polite word for this is "boasting". Also see 14/19d below.
009 5/17g: "- - - if His (Allah's*) Will were - - -". See 14/19d below.
010 5/48k: “If Allah had so willed - - -". One of many places telling that if only Allah would, he could do this and this - - - but Allah never would. Just like hearing children or immature persons trying to impress others. Such talk often is called boasting.
011 5/120d: "- - - it is He (Allah*) who hath power over all things". Often claimed, never clearly proved.
012 5/120e: "- - - it is He (Allah*) who hath power over all things". Strongly contradicted by the Bible, which says that the powerful one is Yahweh. 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 lose claims and as lose and invalid words like the Quran always use instead of proofs.
013 6/35d: "If it wert Allah's Will - - -". One of the many places in the Quran where Muhammad is telling what Allah could do, "if he only willed" - - - but he never will. Like tales from a child or immature person wanting to impress his surroundings. Boasting?
014 6/41c: “- - - if it be His (Allah’s*) will, He would remove (the distress) - - -”. He or nature or chance or yourself or a helper? There is no case in the entire history where Allah undisputedly clearly has helped anyone. Also see 6/41a just above.
015 6/46a: "- - - if Allah took away your hearing and your sight - - - (who but Allah could restore it)?" The strategic word here is "if" - there never was any reality in it. Just one more claim or bluff any priest in any religion could make free of charge - words are that cheap. Till now in the entire history there has not been one clear-cut case of Allah restoring any kind of health problem - Islam has not documented one single case, there only are wonderful words resting on no reality.
016 6/133b: “- - - if it were His Will, He could destroy you - - -”. Well, he has not done so - able or not. One of the many places in the Quran where Muhammad boasts of what Allah is able to do - - - if he willed (but he never willed).
017 6/137c: "If Allah had willed - - -". This or similar sentences abound in the Quran - - - but Allah never willed. You surely have heard children or immature persons boasting to impress someone - these sentences make us think about such cases. Also see 14/19d below.
018 6/148c: “If Allah had wished, we (people*) should not have (had other gods - f.x. Yahweh*) - - -” See 6/106 above. And: How can Allah punish people for believing in other gods, when that belief is in accordance with his own predestinations??!! - it is Allah who decides on beforehand anything after all, even your thoughts and acts, according to the Quran.
019 6/149b: "- - -if it had been His Will - - -”. One more sample of Muhammad's telling about what Allah could do, if he only would - - - but he never would or will. Bluff? Also see 14/19d below.
020 7/100a: "- - - is it not a guiding (lesson) that, if We (Allah*) so willed (see 7/100c below*), We could punish - - -". The only lesson possible to learn from boasting, is that the one boasting wants to make the impression of being more than he is.
021 7/100c: "- - - if We (Allah*) so willed - - -". This is a kind of expression you find MANY places in the Quran: Allah or Muhammad boasting that "if Allah just willed" or similar words. This is the kind of boasting you meet from children, youths, and immature adults needing to feel or give the impression of being bigger or stronger or more influential than they are. The strange coincidence is that they never "will". And strangely also Allah never "willed" or "will". Bashful boasting - very cheap words. But strong believers and naive souls may believe in it even if it never becomes anything but big words - both of which only are claims put forth by a very unreliable man in a book full of mistakes, contradictions, etc. Just engage your knowledge and your brain + omit the cheap glorifications, and see the reality about him and his tales yourself the next time you read the Quran.
022 7/155d: “If it had been Thy (claimed to be Allah*) Will Thou couldst have destroyed, long before, both them (the people*) and me”. But for some reason or other that has not happened. There are many sentences like this in the Quran - claims about what Allah (according to the Quran) could have done if he just wanted. See 14/19d below.
023 7/176a: “If it had been Our Will - - -". One more of the many places where Muhammad tells what Allah could have done it he just wanted to - it is just that he never wanted. Boasting?
024 9/28i: "- - - soon will Allah enrich you, if he wills - - -". If you do not become richer, the reason is not your laziness, lack of knowledge about your job or anything - it is Allah who in his unfathomable wisdom has decided it like that - and similar if you grow poor. "If he wills - - -".
025 10/16b: “If Allah had so willed - - -". Sentences like this you find many places in the Quran - but Allah never willed. Boasting?
026 10/99a: "If it had been thy (Muhammad's or Muslims'*) Lord's (Allah's*) Will - - -". This is an argument you meet again and again and again in the Quran: If Allah only will, he can do everything to show you his existence, power and much more. But for some reasons or other he never "will". A boasting? - similar to what you hear from children, from youths not secure of their social position, and from adults of the same kind needing to boast to enlarge the world's picture of them? They mostly do it in vain, as most people - at least among the intelligent and wise ones - looks straight through boasting and see it for what it is: a slightly - or more - negative fact about the person.
027 10/99b: “If it had been thy Lord’s (Allah’s*) Will, they would all have believed (in Islam*) - all who are on earth!” Far from all believe - not after 1400 years. This either means Allah does not want the majority to believe, but instead go to Hell - or he is not able to make them believe in spite of the big words via (?) Muhammad. - - - Or Muhammad was bluffing.
028 11/34c: "- - - if it be that Allah willeth - - -". One of many sentences like this in the Quran - Muhammad telling (boasting?) about what Allah could do "if he only would". The only thing is that he never proved he "would". - or could?
029 11/118a: “If thy Lord (Allah*) had so willed - - -". One of the most repeated sentences in the Quran - in different varieties. Muhammad tells - or boasts? - about what Allah could do, "if he only willed". It only is that he never will. - or can?
030 13/31c: "- - - had Allah (so) willed - - -". There are many sentences like this in the Quran - but Allah never willed. Bluff?
031 13/31h: "- - - had Allah (so) willed - - -". See 14/19d below.
032 14/19d: “If He (Allah*) so will - - -". This and similar sentences you often meet in the Quran. Muhammad tells about what Allah could/can do if he only will. The point, though, is that he seems never to will. It is like when you hear boys or youths or immature adults trying to impress others with powers or riches or something they in reality do not have - bragging, if you want. Or bluffing?
But who except for immature persons rely on bluffs in real life? - cheats, deceivers, swindlers, etc. - the same persons who like blind belief and no difficult questions from their victims.
033 14/19e: “If He (Allah*) so will, He can remove you (man*) and put (in your place) a new Creation”. At least he never did so - able to or not.
034 16/9b: “- - - if Allah had willed - - -”. See 10/99 and 14/19d above.
035 16/93a: “If Allah so willed - - -". See 14/19d above.
036 16/93b: “If Allah so willed, He could make you all one People - - -”. See 11/118b above. But why does he not do so? - this is the official goal for Islam, and this other way it takes millennia and millions of lives and immeasurable tragedy, all on behalf of a claimed benevolent god - and a claimed, but never proved god.
037 17/86a: “If it were Our (Allah’s*) Will - - -". Once more Muhammad is telling about all the wonders Allah could do "if he willed". But as Allah never "willed" the suspicion that he in reality never could, is very near. Bluff- - -. Many a cheat, deceiver and swindler use techniques like this. Also see 24/19d above.
038 21/17a: "If it had been Our (Allah's) will - - -". See 14/19d above.
039 23/24e: "- - - if Allah had wished - - -". This and similar claims you meet many places in the Quran - but for some reason or other Allah never wished (or never was able to).
040 23/24f: “- - - if Allah had wished - - - He could have sent down angels (as prophets*) - - -” But for some reasons he either did not wish that, even if that had been far more efficient - or he was not able to (or some human was bluffing?). An NB: Why does the Quran some places tell that Allah cannot prove Islam or Muhammad by sending down angels because that would mean it was the Last Day? Here he tells he could send down if he wanted, and other places he sends them down in the thousands to do battle together with Muslims, or to note down good or bad deeds, or to help. And he sent own angels as messengers to f.x. Mary. One or a few more would mean nothing for him. Is something a bluff or fast-talk? - this even more so as Muhammad's excuse (that sure proofs like sending angels would make nobody believe, in addition is hopeless nonsense - so hopeless that there is no chance an intelligent person knowing much about people, like Muhammad, did not know this was a lie) only is fast talk. But then fast talk, excuses and "explaining away" were the only things Muhammad had to offer as "documentation" for his claimed god and for his own claimed connection to a god.
041 23/24g: “- - - if Allah had wished - - - He could have sent down angels (as prophets*) - - -”. This is exactly one of the requests Muhammad got from his skeptics - he is using Noah to "show" that earlier Jewish prophets had no angels sent down, too, and thus that this is normal for prophets - and that he himself thus is a normal prophet. Muhammad uses this tactic many times in the Quran.
042 25/10d: "- - - if it were His (Allah's*) Will - - -". Similar sentences you find many places in the Quran - they resemble the bluffs one sometimes hears from children and others needing to impress others, but are unable to do so in reality. The thought provoking fact is that it never - never - was Allah's will. Also see 14/19d above.
043 25/10g: "- - - (if it were his will*) He (Allah*) could give thee (Muslims*) Palaces - - -". See 14/19d and 25/10d above.
*044 25/45b: “If he (Allah*) willed - - -". Sayings like “If Allah willed - - -” are frequent in the Quran. The phrases are typical for some ones who have to boast to gloss over that they are not able to prove themselves - you f.x. often hear it from half bully children trying to impress others. If that is what is the case in the Quran, it is either Allah or Muhammad who frequently has to boast like that. Also see 14/19d above.
*045 25/45c: “If he (Allah*) willed, he could make it (the shadows) stationary!” The only way to do that, is to stop the Earth spinning. Islam will have to prove that Allah is able to do that - especially since all the mistakes and all the "if Allah willed - - -" in the Quran give serious and reasonable doubt about if he is omnipotent - and omniscient.
046 25/51a: "Had it been Our (Allah's*) Will - - -". See f.x. 14/19d and 25/10a above.
047 25/51b: “Had it been Our (Allah’s*) Will, We could have sent a warner to every centre of population”. If he had been able to do so, he had saved billions of humans from going to Hell - if Islam tells the truth. Benevolence? Malevolence? Or inability to produce anything but the words?
048 26/4a: “If (such) were Our (Allah’s*) Will - - -". See 14/19d above.
049 26/4b: “If (such) were Our (Allah’s*) Will, We could send down to them (non-Muslims*) from the sky a Sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.” Really a super boast? - especially since Muhammad never was able to show even a valid mini-proof? Or a true statement from a “benevolent” god who did not do it because he wanted the majority of humans going to Hell? Or just some bragging from the maker of the Quran whoever he be, to consolidate his power?
050 31/18b: "- - - Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster" But Muhammad often tells: "If only Allah would - - -". Truth? Or was Muhammad just boasting when claiming "If only Allah would - - -"?
051 31/18c: "- - - Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster". Is Muhammad an arrogant boaster when he is telling about all Allah has done and all he can do, if the tales are not true? - and they are not if Allah does not exist or if they for other reasons are made up - by dark forces or man (they are not from any god, as no god would be involved in a book as full of mistakes, contradictions, etc. as the Quran).
052 32/13a: “If We (Allah*) had so willed - - -". See 10/99 or 14/19d above.
053 32/13c: “If We (Allah*) had so willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance - - -”. Not by means of the Quran and all its errors. This also means Allah is no god and benevolent god - he could save numberless humans from Hell, and did not do so.
#054 32/13f: “If We (Allah*) so willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance: but the Word from Me will come true, ‘I will fill Hell with Jinns and men all together’”. One thought: May be it is true Allah has arranged also Hell like a number of Muslim scholars believe (their logic is that Hell could not exist without Allah's permission, if Allah is omnipotent). Another thought: No matter if he has or not – as long as he wants to fill Hell with living beings, he is no benevolent god. Yet another thought: Can the Quran be explained by that the god permitted f.x. a devil (Iblis?) to make a "holy" book to deceive more humans, on the condition that it contained so much wrong, that intelligent persons had a fair chance to see the trap?
055 33/24d: "- - - if that be His (Allah's*) Will - - -”. See 14/19d above.
056 35/16a: “If He (Allah*) so pleased - - -". See 14/19d above.
057 35/16b: “If He (Allah*) so pleased, He could blot you (man*) out and bring in a New Creation”. Words are cheap as long as you brag - and it may have been bragging, because even if similar things were said other places in the Quran, it never was anything but words. Also see 21/56c above.
058 35/45a: "If Allah were to - - -". Similar sentences you find several places in the Quran - like child's boasting. But it never comes passed the boasting stage.
059 36/43a: “If it were Our (Allah’s*) Will, we could drown them (mankind*) - - -”. See 14/19d and 35/16 above.
060 36/47e: "- - - if Allah had so willed - - -". See 14/19d above.
061 36/66a: "If it had been Our (Allah's*) will - - -". See 14/19d above.
062 36/66b: “If it had been Our (Allah’s*) Will, We could surely have blotted out their eyes - - -”. A bad deed in case, and it was not done - because of benevolence or inability?
063 36/67a: "And if it had been Our (Allah's*) will - - -". See f.x. 14/19d above.
064 41/14d: “If our Lord (Allah*) had so pleased, He would certainly have sent down angles (to preach).” There clearly were questions for proofs, but Muhammad - or earlier claimed Arab prophets - never was able to prove anything. Instead he used fast talk, wrong facts, bluffs and glorification of himself and of blind belief - and at least some clear lies.
065 42/8a: “If Allah had so willed - - -”. See 11/118a and 14/19d above. Reality or boasting?
066 42/24e: “- - - if Allah willed - - -". See 14/19d above.
067 42/24f: “- - - if Allah willed, He could seal up thy heart.” A threatening statement - but only a statement (and we do not think some Muslim warriors and terrorists have much of a heart to seal up.)
068 42/33a: “If it be His (Allah’s) Will - - -". See 14/19d above.
069 43/33a: "And were it not - - -". There are numerous claims like this in the Quran - but it "never were" or "Allah never wanted", etc. Like boasting from children, youths, and immature persons. In normal language such behavior normally is called bluffing or bragging. This expression also is related to "if Allah wanted - - -". See 14/19a above.
070 43/60a: “And if it were our (Allah’s*) Will - - -". See f.x. 14/19d and 43/33a above.
071 43/60b: “And if it were our (Allah’s*) Will, We could make angels from amongst you (non-Muslims*) - - -.” Then why not? - it had been a much more efficient way of saving the souls of people - if Muhammad spoke the truth - than self proclaimed prophets, terror and war. But may be Muhammad bluffed?
072 43/60c: “And if it were our (Allah’s*) Will, We could make angels from amongst you, succeeding each other on the earth". Remember this next time you read in the Quran Muhammad explaining that Allah cannot send angels to Earth as proofs for a god, because that will mean it is the Day of Doom. To send angels only depended on Allah's will, not on the Day of Doom.
073 47/4g: "- - - if it had been Allah's will - - -". See 14/19d above.
074 47/4h: "- - - He (Allah*) could certainly have exacted retribution from them (non-Muslims*) (Himself) - - -". This may be a bluff as there never was a single proved such case - numbers of claims, but never a proved case.
075 47/30a: "Had We (Allah*) so willed - - -". This is a phenomenon you meet many times in the Quran: The book telling that if Allah just willed, he could have done this and this and this. But Allah never will. It is exactly similar to what one sometimes hears from children or youths or immature persons wanting to, but in reality unable to, impress the surroundings. Another word for it is "bluffing". Also see 14/19d above.
076 48/25i: "If they (the few Muslims and all the non-Muslims inside Mecca*) had been apart, We (Allah*) should certainly have punished the Unbelievers among them with a grievous Punishment". Boasting and pep-talk from Muhammad - for a claimed omnipotent god it had been no problem at all to punish whom he wanted. In reality an explaining away for not attacking. (But it had not been wise to attack there and then - ca. 628 AD - Mecca was powerful and strong and Muhammad after all had just a limited number of not fully armed warriors yet.)
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####077 51/47c: “- - - it is We (Allah*) Who created the vastness of space.” Here is a point which should be checked: According to one of our sources, the word which is used in Arab is “samaa” which is said to mean “sky”, whereas the Arab word for “universe” or “space” is said to be “al-kawn”. We have till now been unable to check this for sure, but mention it because such dishonesty tells so very much about Islam and honesty, and about Islam and Muslims even today, if it is true, and our source is quite reliable – whereas we find half truths or cases of al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) too often in Islamic media/books (though we had originally not expected it from a man like Yusuf Ali). Our source also is strengthened by the fact that Muhammad Asad (A51/30) admits that the literal meaning of the Arab texts is "the sky" - see 51/47d just below - so it seems to be true that the translation of the Quran here is falsified.
Sources we reckon to be reliable, also ###say that the Arab word for universe in the modern meaning, (al-kawn) is not at all used in the entire Quran. Also see 51/47d just below.)
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078 51/47d: (A57/30): "Literal meaning "the sky" or "the heaven", which often in the Quran has the connotation of "universe (see 51/47c)" or in the plural ("the heavens"), of "cosmic systems". This is dishonesty, as such words used in the modern meaning of those words, did not exist at that time in any relevant language included in Arab - a typical al-Taqiyya (lawful lie) or at best a Kitman (lawful half-truth), like the ones you find too many of in Muslim religious literature trying to adjust the Quran to modern knowledge, or twist facts or words to pretend that here the Quran is foretelling modern knowledge. (F.x. Muhammad Asad in connection to this verse and also to 21/30 claims that the Quran here foretells the expanding universe (see 51/47c), etc. The claim is so far out that we do not bother to comment on it).
NB:#######: Here it is not Muhammad who is lying in the Quran, though, but Muslim scholars. (There are a number of points in the Quran, where the translators have "adjusted" the texts in small ways like this, this even in the work of a top translator like A. Yusuf Ali - and what the about less honest translators (Muhammad Ali after all is not too bad on this point).
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079 56/65: "Were it Our (Allah's*) Will - - -". Claims like this you find many of in the Quran - but it never happen to be his will. Like children or others boasting. Or bluffing.
080 76/28b: "- - - when We (Allah*) will - - -". Yet another case where Allah in reality never will, or wants or wishes - - - or is able to? Similar to childish or immature boasting - also called bluffing.
It also is pretty thought provoking that f.x. all the errors, contradictions, wrong facts, etc., only and alone, in the Quran, prove 100% that there is no god behind that book. And that f.x. the fact that Jesus accepted OT as correct, proves to both Christians, Jews, and Muslims that the OT was not falsified at that time - and that the Qumran scrolls prove that even OT was not falsified any time later, too.
It further is an insult to that possible god to "explain" that his texts means something different from what they really says = you are more clever than him at explaining what the god "really" meant, than the god is himself, even when he tries to explain things "clearly and easy to understand", and says his words are to be understood literally and without hidden meanings. Also only "the sick of heart" look for hidden meanings behind his words, according to the Quran - the very claimed hidden meanings the wise Muslims claim are what Allah really meant, but was unable to express clearly himself, so that they have to help the bumbling god and tell what he "really" tried to say. This in spite of that the Quran clearly states that meanings hidden behind Allah's clear and easy to understand words, only are possible for Allah to understand, and like said above are "only for the sick of heart" to look for.
May be as bad: To claim that the Quran means something different from what the texts clearly say, is to falsify or corrupt the quranic texts.
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