Allah in the Quran, Chapter 99

 

Chapter 99

ALLAH SAYS: PLAIN, EASY AND LITERAL LANGUAGE IN THE QURAN

 

001 Muslims and Islam normally explains away - or at least try to do so - wrong facts, other errors, contradictions, etc. by means of claims that the texts mean something different from what they really say.

002 But how can humans explain more correct, easier to understand, and exact than a god? - a god who on top of all declares that the texts are his, that it is for him to explain, and that the texts are to be understood literally. And a god who declares that only the sick of heart look for hidden meanings, hidden meanings only Allah himself can understand anyhow.

You will find more about this in out Book A: "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran", but we list a few quotes also here, to also here show what the Quran/Allah really means about this.

##### Another - and serious - point is that to "explain" that the Quran means something different from what it really says, is to corrupt and falsify the book.

Also: What is sure, is that no god ever made a holy book as full of wrong facts, other errors, contradictions, unclear language, etc. like the Quran. #### Besides: Which one of the 20-30 known versions accepted by Islam of the Quran (see 15/9c) - if any (and there were even more versions through the times) - is in case the correct one?

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 are that kind of men normally? - and how true and reliable are their never proved claims and tales?

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###003 3/7c: “- - - in it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they (all the verses that are to be understood literally*) are the foundation of the Book”: There is no doubt that the Quran is meant to be understood literally where nothing else is specified. Also see 3/7b just above and 11/1b below.

We also want to add a little more about this verse, as the addition is essential in some of all the places Islam/Muslims try to “explain” away statements, etc., that obviously are not true, by saying they are allegories:

There are some scattered verses said to be allegories or similar, and which are explained the meanings of. As the meanings are explained, these must be understood as included in “verses basic or fundamental”.

There are no clear allegories, where the meaning is not obvious or explained. There are a number of verses where the meaning is difficult or impossible to see. But unclear speech does not mean an allegory – an allegory is a (clear) story which means something else. Unclear speech only is indistinct or unclear speech.

###004 3/7d: ”- - - no one knows its hidden meaning except Allah”. In any text – even in Donald Duck – it is possible to find – or make up - hidden meanings. But this is strongly advised against in this verse (3/7): Only Allah is qualified to do that:”- - - no one knows its hidden meaning except Allah”. And who is better to know just that than Allah? – the maker of the book (?) - and the one revering the presumed "Mother Book" in Allah's home, a book which the Quran is claimed to be a copy of (without proofs as normal for Islam)?

But all the same a standard explanation used by Islam to “explain” any mistake or contradiction which is difficult to explain, is that it must not be understood literally, but allegorically. As soon as f.x. science shows that something in the Quran is wrong, that text switches from being “basic and fundamental – of established meaning”, to becoming an allegory. This in spite of Allah's and in spite of the Quran's clear words. It is one of the three most frequently used last ditch ways Islam and Muslims use to try to “explain” away things that cannot be explained. (The other ones are: “You cannot take the meaning from just one point or a few verse – you have to judge from the whole surah (or the whole Quran)", and: "You are just a Muslim hater or Israel lover and what facts you tell consequently are invalid and of no interest"). This in spite of that they themselves happily and with glee quotes and often even twists words far out of context to favor Islam (f.x. “There is (wrongly quoted) no compulsion in religion”) or to discredit any other religion). But 3/7 proves that to make up hidden meanings behind the words – f.x. changing its meaning to be allegorical where an allegory is not indicated – is wrong and strongly against Allah’s wish and order: It is the work of “those in whose hearts is perversity”.

Similar in 6/114c-d, 11/1b, 16/103f, 18/1d-g, 18/1-2, 18/2a-b, 19/97b, 27/1b, 28/2, 41/3a-d, 43/2a-b, 44/2a-b, 44/58b-e, 54/17a, 54/32a-b, 54/40a below.

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005 4/26c: "Allah doth wish to make clear to you (by means of the Quran*) - - -". No book so full of mistakes and unclear points makes much clear to anybody.

BUT THE MOST CENTRAL POINT HERE IS JUST THIS THAT THE QURAN CONFIRMS THAT THINGS ACCORDING TO THE QURAN ARE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL = TO BE UNDERSTOOD LITERALLY. THIS DOCUMENTS THAT WHEN ISLAM AND MUSLIMS CLAIM THAT ERRORS, CONTRADICTIONS, ETC. AND OTHER BAD POINTS DO NOT MEAN WHAT THE TEXTS SAY, BUT ARE ALLEGORIES OR SOMETHING, SUCH CLAIMS AND EXPLAINING AWAY ARE WRONG. BESIDES: WHO CAN EXPLAIN BETTER THAN AN OMNISCIENT GOD?

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006 13/2l: “- - - (Allah*) explaining the Signs in detail - - -“. Wrong and/or logically invalid “explanations” in reality are not explanations at all – even if they were in detail, which they in many cases are not. But it tells a lot that Islam and Muslims in spite of declarations like this from Allah, uses claims about difficult to understand language and difficult to understand explanations and stories, as a reason for why they have to explain what Allah in his bumbling and inapt helplessness has been unable to explain in a way people understand. But then of course Muslim believers, imams, etc. are more intelligent and knowledgeable than Allah, and thus better able to give correct and understandable stories and explanations.

BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND THE FOR ISLAM MOST DESTROYING FACT HERE IS THAT THE QURAN/ALLAH TELLS THAT EVERYTHING IS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL - AND REMEMBER THAT SIMILAR IS SAID SEVERAL PLACES IN THE QURAN. THIS FOR ONE THING MEANS THAT ALLEH MEANS EXACTLY WHAT HE SAYS IN THE QURAN - HE HAS EXPLAINED EVERYTHING IN DETAIL. WHICH MEANS THAT ALL TRIES FROM ISLAM TO EXPLAIN AWAY ERRORS, ETC. BY CLAIMS THAT "ALLAH MEANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT HE SAID", "THIS IS AN ALLEGORY, AND REALLY MEANS SOMETHING ELSE", ETC., ALL SUCH CLAIMS ARE KILLED AND DEAD - ALLAH EXPLAINED EVERYTHING IN DETAIL, AND THUS CORRECT. AND FOR ANOTHER: IF ALLAH EXPLAINED EVERYTHING EXACTLY AND IN DETAIL, WHAT HUMAN BEING IS ABLE TO EXPLAIN IT BETTER AND MORE CORRECTLY THAN A GOD? - AND WHAT HUMAN BEING KNOWS BETTER THAN A GOD WHAT THE GOD "REALLY" MEANT AND THUS CAN CORRECT THE GOD'S DETAILED EXPLANATION?

#########On the background of that Allah several places in the Quran tells that he explains everything in detail, all claims from Islam and Muslims that he "in reality means something else" are invalid al-Taqiyyas (lawful lies) if the Quran is reliable.

####007 13/2m: “- - - (Allah*) explaining the Signs in detail - - -“.This is a claim you frequently meet in the Quran: The claimed signs (Quran-speak for "Proof for Allah" or similar) and other things are explained in detail - and who can explain details better than an omniscient god? - not mere humans at least. (But is there anybody out there who can show us one single place in the Quran where a claimed sign is explained in detail? - first explained and proved why and how it is a sign for Allah and for nothing else, and secondly how it proves Allah or Islam or Muhammad’s connection to Allah - or even to any god at all?) Muhammad threw around a lot of claims about signs and even proofs and explanations. But not one of them is logically valid - and not one of the "explanations" explains anything as they either just are loose words or are building in not proved claims. All these claimed signs and proofs and "explanations" are just claims and totally without value as proof and mostly also as indicia. And who is it who has to rely on invalid proofs and fast-talk? The cheat, the impostor, the swindler, the deceiver. In the Bible there at least are some proofs if the stories are true - in the Quran there is nothing.

No wonder blind belief and glorifications are in high esteem.

No wonder nonsense like "instinctive (intellectual) knowledge", etc. are words of honor.

No wonder the use of real knowledge and logic or asking logical questions are frowned at.

No wonder it is death penalty some places to make true comments about Muhammad - about the clay feet he built his religion on, his hollow moral, his use of dishonesty in words and deeds, his wrong facts, his contradictions, his lust for power and women, etc. everything rests on.

#### And all the same: The main fact in 13/2 all the same is not that things are wrong in its claim, but that the Quran claims that Allah here (and other places in the Quran) states that he has explained everything in detail and thus very correctly. This makes all claims from Islam and Muslims trying to "explain" away errors, etc. by claiming the words mean something else, are parables, etc. are invalid. When a god explain something in detail, #######no human can explain things better, and #######no human can know better than a god what the god "really" meant.

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008 15/1d: “- - - a Quran that makes things clear.” With that many mistakes, etc., and often with diffuse text, it makes few things clear and some things very unclear - f.x. what is the foundation Islam rests on (see 15/1d)?

But there is absolutely no doubt that the Quran means the book tells and explains everything exactly and clearly = everything is to be understood like it is told or explained (= literally) if nothing else is indicated.

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More down to the Earth: Muslims often explains away mistakes, etc. in the Quran with the claim that what is written there is not what is meant - it is a parable or an allegory or something. A book where you have to guess what is literally meant and what is parables - and what the parables in case mean - definitely is not easy.

######That the Quran tells - directly or indirectly, but clearly - that the texts in the Quran are clear, explained by Allah, and to be understood literally, you find f.x. these places: 3/7b, 3/138a, ##6/114da, 11/1b, 15/1d, 18/1d-e, 18/2a, 19/97b, 20/113b+c, 24/34, 24/54j, 26/2a, 27/1b-d, 28/2, 36/69e, 37/117c, 39/28b, ##41/3da, 43/2a, 44/2b-c, 44/58b, 54/17a, 54/22b, 54/32a+b, 54/40a, and 75/19. Worth remembering each time a Muslim or Islam tries to "explain" away errors, etc. by claiming the text means something different from what it says. In such cases either the Muslim/Islam lies when he/she/it claims the text means something different from what it says (the claim often is that it is a parable or something), or the Quran lies what it says that the book uses clear texts where nothing else is indicated.

The listed points are all collected here under 3/7b and 44/58b.

Or perhaps Allah is so clumsy and helpless when he explains things, that he needs help from humans to explain what "he really means"? (Nonsense to say the least about such claims lying under such "explanations".)

WHO CAN EXPLAIN SOMETHING BETTER AND MORE CORRECTLY AND COMPLETELY THAN AN OMNISCIENT GOD?

009 44/58b: “Verily, We (Allah*) have made this (Quran) easy - - -". No god ever made a book as full of wrong facts, other errors, contradictions, unclear language, etc.

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More down to the Earth: Muslims often explains away mistakes, etc. in the Quran with the claim that what is written there is not what is meant - it is a parable or an allegory or something. A book where you have to guess what is literally meant and what are parables - and what the parables in case mean - definitely is not easy.

######That the Quran tells - directly or indirectly, but clearly - that the texts in the Quran is clear, explained by Allah, and to be understood literally, you find f.x. these places: 3/7b, 3/138a, 6/114ca, 11/1b, 15/1b, 17/12h, 18/1d-e, 18/2a, 19/97b, 20/113b+c, 24/34, 24/54j, 26/2a, 27/1b-d, 28/2, 36/69e, 37/117c, 39/28b, 41/3da, 43/2a, 43/3c, 43/29b, 44/2b-c, 44/13d, 44/58b, 54/17a, 54/22b, 54/32a+b, 54/40a, 65/11f, and 75/19 Worth remembering each time a Muslim or Islam tries to "explain" away errors, etc. by claiming the text means something different from what it says. In such cases either the Muslim/Islam lies when he/she claims the text means something different from what it says (the claim often is that it is a parable or something), or the Quran lies when it says that the book uses clear texts where nothing else is indicated.

The listed points are all collected here under 3/7b and 44/58b.

Or perhaps Allah is so clumsy and helpless when he explains things, that he needs help from humans to explain what "he really means"? (Nonsense to say the least about such claims lying under such "explanations".)

WHO CAN EXPLAIN SOMETHING BETTER AND MORE CORRECTLY AND COMPLETELY THAN AN OMNISCIENT GOD?

And: TO CLAIM THAT THE QURAN TELLS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT THE TEXTS REALLY SAY, IS TO FALSIFY THE BOOK.

  1. 1: Add to this that 3/7b tells that "those in whose heart is perversity follow the part thereof (of the Quran*) that is allegorical" and that "no one knows the hidden meaning (of the allegories*) except Allah".
  2. 2: Add that 3/138a tells that the Quran "is a plain statement to men - - -". = in a language clear and easy to understand - not in a language where you have to guess where and how to guess the "real" meaning.
  3. 3: #########Add that 6/114ca says:"- - - He (Allah*) it is Who hath sent unto you (Muslims*) the Book (the Quran*) explained in detail - - -". If Allah has explained everything in detail, who can then explain it better - or explain that the clumsy Allah meant something different from what he said? But that is one of Islam's and Muslims' standard "explanations" for "explaining" away errors and difficult points in the Quran: As what the text says is impossible, horrible, or something, Allah cannot have meant what he said, but must have told a parable, allegory, metaphor, or something, without indicating so, "but we intelligent humans can explain it better and tell you what Allah 'really' must have meant!!".
  4. 4: Add that 11/1b tells that "- - - (the Quran is*) a Book with verses of basic or fundamental (of established (literal*) meaning), further explained in detail (by Allah*)". = the texts in the Quran are clear words of established (= literal) meaning from Allah.
  5. 5: Add that 15/1b declares that it is "a Quran that makes things clear" - not one which hide basic and other facts or rules behind words of allegories, which are difficult to see if are allegories or plain speech, and on top of all a guesswork to extract the correct(?) meaning from.
  6. 6: Add that 17/12h says: “- - - all things have We (Allah*) explained in detail”. There is no doubt that the Quran means everything is correctly explained = the texts in the book are to be understood literally.

  7. 7: Add that 18/1d+e state that“(Allah*) hath allowed therein (in the Quran*) no Crookedness.” = The language is clear and literal without any tricks of hidden meanings.

  8. 8: Add that 18/2a states that Allah has made it - the Quran and its language - "Straight (and Clear)".
  9. 9: Add that 19/97b tells that "- - - We (Allah*) made the (Quran) easy - - -". = clear language - clear Arab - is used.
  10. 10: Add that 20/113b+c tells that in the Quran is "explained therein in detail some of the warnings - - -". In detail = in a language clear and easy to understand - not in a language where you have to guess where and how to guess the "real" meaning. Islam in 20/113c explains that (YA2638): #####"The Quran is in clear Arabic, so that even an unlearned people like the Arabs might understand and profit by its warning".
  11. 11: Add that 24/34b says the Quran is "verses making things clear". Especially for people like Muhammad's followers - little or no education - to make things clear needs a clear and literal and easy to understand language = in a language clear and easy to understand - not in a language where you have to guess where and how to guess the "real" meaning. AGAIN: THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE QURAN ITSELF STATES THAT ITS TEXTS ARE CLEAR AND LITERAL AND NOT TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD - THE TEXTS ARE TO BE UNDERSTOOD WORD BY WORD AND AS SAID: LITERALLY. ONE OF THE MANY VERSES TO REMEMBER WHEN MUSLIMS TRY TO EXPLAIN AWAY ERRORS AND PROBLEMS BY CLAIMING THAT THE MEANING IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT THE TEXTS REALLY SAYS, BY CLAIMING THAT IT IS A METAPHOR, AN ALLEGORY, A PARABLE OR SOMETHING (ONE OF ISLAM'S AND MUSLIMS' STANDARD WAYS OF FLEEING FROM MISTAKES AND DIFFICULT POINTS).
  12. 12: Add that 24/54j says: "- - - preach the clear (message)". It is very clear that the Quran means its message is clear and easy = to be understood literally. Only when the message has an obvious and easy to understand meaning, it is clear.

  13. 13: Add that 26/2a says the same as 24/34b above.
  14. 13: Add that 27/1b-d says the same as 24/34b above.
  15. 15: Add that 28/2 confirms that "These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) clear" - no hiding of meanings, etc.
  16. 16: Add that 36/69b clearly says that the book is "a Quran making things clear" = in a language clear and easy to understand - not in a language where you have to guess where and how to guess the "real" meaning.
  17. 17: Add that 37/117c says that the Quran is "- - - the Book which helps to make things clear". Comment like 24/34 above.
  18. 18: Add that 39/28b says: “(It is) a Quran in Arabic, without any crookedness - - -”. This means that the texts should be understood just like they are written - no crookedness in the meaning. This is one of the points worth remembering each time Muslims or Islam tries to "explain" away errors, etc. by claiming the texts means something different from what it says.

  19. 19: Add that 41/3da as clearly states that the Quran is "A Book, whereof the verses are explained in detail (by Allah*) - - -". Is it then possible for humans to explain it better - or differently - from a god's explanation?
  20. 20: Add that 43/2a declares that the Quran is "the Book that makes things clear - - -" = in a language clear and easy to understand - not in a language where you have to guess where and how to guess the "real" meaning. Which also must mean the language is not hiding other meanings and it is intended that everything shall be meant like it is said and thus easy to understand, plus it explains things in ways clear to see.
  21. 21: Add that 43/3c tells: "We (Allah*) have made it a Quran in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand - - -". It is clear that Allah has done everything to make the Quran plain and easy to understand - he even made the Quran in the local language and in texts they would be able to understand. - not to mention when it is written in the local language to make it impossible not to understand exactly what was said and meant. And who can make a text easier to understand correctly than an omniscient god?
  22. 22: Add that 44/2b-c declares: “By the Book (the Quran*) that makes things clear - - -.” Which also must mean the language is not hiding other meanings, and it is intended that everything shall be meant like it is said and easy to understand, plus it explains things in ways clear to see, if nothing else is clearly indicated.
  23. 23: Add that 43/29b says: “- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) making things clear.” Also Muhammad used clear speech.
  24. 24: Add that 44/13d says: "- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) explaining things clearly - - -". Also Muhammad explained things clearly - not by hidden meaning, difficult to see allegories, etc. And what normal human being could and can explain things more correctly than Muhammad? - especially if he just was quoting the words of an omniscient god?
  25. 25: Add that 44/58b states that "Verily, We (Allah*) have made this (Quran) easy (and also in Arab*) - - -". = in a language clear and easy to understand - not in a language where you have to guess where and how to guess the "real" meaning.
  26. 26: Add that 54/17a declares that "We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -". To guess what is clear texts and what are not - and what the parables "really" means - definitely is not necessary (except a few places where the book tells that this is an (easily understood) parable, or explains the real meaning).

  27. 27: Add that 54/22b says: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” Anyone wanting to try to “explain” away difficult points like mistakes or invalid logic or contradictions by calling them allegories, parables, etc. should read this sentence. It even is written 4 times just in chapter 54, and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: The Quran is to be understood literally - hidden meanings are only for Allah to understand, and such search only is for the ones “in whose hearts is perversity - - -.”
  28. 28: Add that 54/32a+b tells: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” Anyone wanting to try to “explain” away difficult points like mistakes or invalid logic or contradictions by calling them allegories etc. should read this sentence (and there are at least 31 points in the Quran saying similar = the Quran really means that its texts are to be understood literally where nothing else is indicated). It even is written 4 times only in this chapter, and thus a solidly cemented and nailed truth: The Quran is to be understood literally - hidden meanings are only for Allah, and such search only is for the ones “in whose hearts is perversity - - -.”
  29. 29: Add that 54/40 states: “And We (Allah*) have indeed made the Quran easy to understand - - -.” Comments like 54/17/a, 54/22b, and 54/32a+b above.
  30. 30: Add to this that Allah in 55/2 tells that it is he who has taught the Quran. And who is better to teach and to teach correctly and clearly than a god? Every Muslim telling that a human may give a better explanation of one or more points, tells that Allah has a limited brain and is wrong in his explanations.
  1. 31: Add that 65/11f says: “- - - the Signs of Allah (are*) containing clear explanations - - -”. No comments necessary. Except: What human can explain something more clearly and correctly than an omniscient god?
  2. 32: Add that 75/19 tells that "- - - it is for Us (Allah*) to explain it (Islam*) (and make it clear) - - -". ##########Is it possible for humans to explain or make things more clear than a god is able to do in his claimed holy book, sent down directly from him according to the Quran?

Also see the chapter "Literal language in the Quran - according to the Quran" in "1000+ Comments on the Quran".

All this means that Muslims claiming that some texts in the book are not easy and clear and correctly explained by Allah (f.x. 6/114da, 41/3da, 75/19 - not to mention 3/7b), but are allegories, metaphors, parables, etc. (a standard Muslim way to "explain" away errors and difficult points) in the Quran, tell that the Quran and Muhammad are wrong or lying all these places, each time they claim that this and this is not clear speech, but hidden meanings/parables.

WHO CAN MAKE A TEXT MORE STRAIGHT AND CLEAR, AND WHO IS BETTER TO EXPLAIN CORRECTLY AND IN DETAIL, SO THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT HE MEANS, THAN AN OMNISCIENT GOD?

All the same one of the standard ways of "explaining away" errors and other bad points in the Quran, is to claim that Allah did not mean what he said, but something else - a parable, a metaphor, an allegory - and that the clever Muslims easily can help him and explain what he "really" meant. But this as said means that they indirectly, but clearly states that Muhammad lied in the Quran each time he said the texts there were easy and clear.

Should we thank them for confirming that Allah and Muhammad lie in the Quran?

AGAIN: "A proof is one or more proved facts which can give only one conclusion". Here it is ever so easy to prove that these are quotes from the Quran (Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation). And again there only is one possible conclusion to make: Either the claims that the texts in the Quran are easy and literal and explained in detail by Allah where nothing else is indicated, are wrong, or the many claims from Islam and Muslims claiming that the texts very many places do not mean what it say, but has a different and more or less hidden meaning (claims to "explain away" errors, contradictions, difficult points, etc.) are wrong.

######Either the Muslims claiming that there are lots of places in the Quran where the texts mean something else than what it really is saying - claiming it is allegories, etc. - are lying, or Muhammad and Allah each time when stating that the quranic texts are easy and clear and literal where nothing else is clearly indicated, were lying in the Quran.

Some samples of what the Quran says about its making:

  1. 2/5: "They (Muslims*) are on (true) guidance, from their Lord (Allah*) - - -". = Allah made the Quran.
  2. 2/23: "- - - We (Allah*) have revealed from time to time - - -". = Allah made the Quran.
  3. 2/29: "- - - He (Allah*) hath perfect knowledge". = What he makes is perfect - and what he tells, is told in a perfect way.
  4. 2/32: "- - - it is Thou (Allah*) who hath perfect knowledge and wisdom". = What he makes is perfect, and what he tells of course is told in a perfect way.
  5. 2/41: "- - - what I (Allah*) reveal - - -". = the Quran is from Allah.
  6. 2/93: "- - - what Allah hath sent down - - -". = The Quran is from Allah.
  7. 2/115: "For Allah is - - - All-Knowing". = Allah knows everything - also how to tell exactly what he means.
  8. 2/129: "- - - for Thou (Allah*) art - - - the Wise". = He is perfect in his wisdom - included in how to tell exactly what he means.
  9. 2/176: "- - - Allah sent down the Book in truth - - -". = there is no doubt that the Quran is from Allah.
  10. 2/209: "- - - Allah is - - - Wise". = He knows what he does - including how to instruct his followers.
  11. 2/220: "He (Allah*) is - - - Wise". See 2/209 just above.
  12. 2/257: "And Allah - - - knoweth all things". = He has perfect knowledge - also about how to tell things so that they are easily understood, like he tells the Quran is.
  13. 2/260: "He (Allah*) is - - - Wise". See 2/209 above.
  14. 2/261: "- - - He (Allah*) knoweth all things". = No doubt he also knows perfectly how to use the correct words to say exactly what he means.
  15. 2/268: "- - - He (Allah*) knoweth all things". See 2/257 above.
  16. 2/282: "And Allah is well acquainted with all things". = he knows everything, included how best to make people understand what he wants to tell them.
  17. 2/285: "- - - (that which*) hath been revealed - - - from (Allah*) - - -". The Quran is from Allah.

These are quotes from just one surah. There are many, many more saying the same: The Quran is from Allah, Allah knows everything, and he is perfectly wise, so that he knows everything also about how to express himself in ways not possible to misunderstand - or not to understand.

And we add some more from scattered around the Quran:

  1. 3/7a: "- - - the Book (the Quran*): in it are verses basic and fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book - - -". Very clear: The texts are meant like they are written.
  2. 3/7b: "- - - others (other verses) are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the parts that is allegorical - - -". (We guess that the verses clearly told are allegories or similar, but then explained the meaning of, so that they are not allegories any more, are not included here.) A very clear message to all those who try to explain away by claiming they are allegories, etc.: The texts are to be understood literally, and only perverse people look for hidden allegories.
  3. 3/7c: "- - - but no one knows the hidden meanings (the meaning of hidden allegories*) except Allah". Another clear message to the ones making up "allegories", etc.: The hidden allegories in the Quran only Allah can understand. This means that if you make up claimed hidden "allegories" you are able to "understand" and "explain" - even better than Allah - these are not from the Quran and Allah (because those only Allah can understand), but false ones from you. And false ones from you have no value - on the contrary: You have made them up to make people believe differently from what the Quran and Allah really says. Infidelity simply - or perhaps you serve Iblis by changing the meaning of Allah's clear words?
  4. 3/184: "- - - the Book of Enlightenment (the Quran*)". When Allah without reservation names a book every Muslim is obliged to read "the Book of Enlightenment", it means that it will enlighten everybody. This means that there are no really hidden meanings - allegories - readers shall seek for behind the literal texts, because most people are not able to find and explain allegories, at least not so that they are sure their explanations are correct - and this even more so if the hidden allegories are of a kind only Allah can understand (see 3/7 above).
  5. 4/87: "And whose word can be truer than Allah's?" The ones claiming that this and this is an allegory, even when this is not said in the Quran, and that the meaning thus is something different from what Allah himself says in the book, at the same time tell that their words are truer than the Quran's and Allah's.
  6. 11/2a: "- - - a Book, with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning) - - -". Identical to 3/7a above. That Allah repeats this, means that he strengthen this piece of information.
  7. 11/2b: "- - - a Book, with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning), further explained in details - - -". If Allah has explained thing in detail, who are then able to give truer explanations? - f.x. by claiming that Allah's words in the Quran do not tell his true meaning, and that your meaning is truer than his words when you "explain" what you claim are hidden allegories?
  8. 11/2c: "- - - a Book, with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning), further explained in details - from One Who is Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things)". When you change Allah's words in the Quran by claiming they are allegories in spite of that Allah himself says they are "of established meaning" = to be understood literary, is then the reason that you are wiser and better acquainted with all things than Allah?
  9. 15/1: "- - - a Quran that makes things clear". This contradicts all claims about hidden allegories, necessary to be "explained" by intelligent and wise humans - hidden allegories are not clear speech.
  10. 18/2: "(He (Allah*) hath made it (his words in the Quran*) Straight (and clear) - - -". A sentence not possible to misunderstand: Allah's words in the Quran are straight and clear, and his meanings not hidden behind hidden allegories, etc.
  11. 20/113: "Thus have We (Allah*) sent down - an Arabic Quran - and explained therein some of the warnings - - -". Who are you who believe you can explain the details better - or even change Allah's words and claim them to mean something else than he says, by claiming they are allegories or something - than the omniscient god Allah?

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Also see the chapter "Literal language in the Quran - according to the Quran" in "1000+ Comments on the Quran".

All this means that Muslims claiming that some texts in the book are not easy and clear and correctly explained by Allah (f.x. 6/114da, 41/3da, 75/19 - not to mention 3/7b), but are allegories, metaphors, parables, etc. (a standard Muslim way to "explain" away errors and difficult points) in the Quran, tell that the Quran and Muhammad are wrong or lying all these places, each time they claim that this and this is not clear speech, but hidden meanings/parables.

WHO CAN MAKE A TEXT MORE STRAIGHT AND CLEAR, AND WHO IS BETTER TO EXPLAIN CORRECTLY AND IN DETAIL, SO THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT HE MEANS, THAN AN OMNISCIENT GOD?

All the same one of the standard ways of "explaining away" errors and other bad points in the Quran, is to claim that Allah did not mean what he said, but something else - a parable, a metaphor, an allegory - and that the clever Muslims easily can help him and explain what he "really" meant. But this as said means that they indirectly, but clearly states that Muhammad lied in the Quran each time he said the texts there were easy and clear.

Should we thank them for confirming that Allah and Muhammad lie in the Quran?

AGAIN: "A proof is one or more proved facts which can give only one conclusion". Here it is ever so easy to prove that these are quotes from the Quran (Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation). And again there only is one possible conclusion to make: Either the claims that the texts in the Quran are easy and literal and explained in detail by Allah where nothing else is indicated, are wrong, or the many claims from Islam and Muslims claiming that the texts very many places do not mean what it say, but has a different and more or less hidden meaning (claims to "explain away" errors, contradictions, difficult points, etc.) are wrong.

Some other quotes about proofs and invalid or made up proofs:

  1. "Strong claims need strong proofs.
  2. "A claim without a proof may be dismissed without a proof".
  3. "Claims are cheap, but only proofs are proofs".
  4. "The use of invalid proofs normally proves that something is fishy".
  5. "The cheat or deceiver naturally must rely on claims pretending to be facts or proofs".
  6. "A made up "proof" makes the man very suspect".
  7. "A strong belief is not a proof - not necessarily even a truth"
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  9. "Wrong claims and invalid "proofs" are working tools of the cheat".
  10. "A student with correct facts gets a more correct answer than 20 professors with wrong facts". (Invalid, "signs", claims, "proofs", etc. of course are wrong facts.)
  11. And we may add from Peer Gynt in his original language: "Naar utgangspunktet er som galest, blir resultatet tidt originalest" - freely translated: "When you conclude from wrong claims/wrong facts/invalid "proofs"/etc., you get wrong conclusions".

######Either the Muslims claiming that there are lots of places in the Quran where the texts mean something else than what it really is saying - claiming it is allegories, etc. - are lying, or Muhammad and Allah each time when stating that the quranic texts are easy and clear and literal where nothing else is clearly indicated, were lying in the Quran.

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The unavoidable conclusion is:

Either the claims from Muslims about all the unclear points/mistakes in the Quran they have to explain, and indirectly that Allah is clumsy and no good at expressing himself, or that he is lying when he says that he has full and perfect knowledge about everything (included how to use exact and right words and expressions), are wrong.

Or Allah is clumsy and backward - or lying in the Quran about his knowledge and wisdom - and they are right in what they claim: That Allah needs help from clever humans to express himself correctly.

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