Muhammad in the Quran, Vol. 2: Chapter 44
15 Dec. 2015
GUIDANCE FROM MUHAMMAD
Islam claims Muhammad was the perfect guide and example for humans. Most of his words and guiding in the Quran was/is said to come from Allah via Muhammad. But such a perfect guide as Muhammad, also gave some guidance himself - by words and deeds.
But we may quote science:
"You need a Muslim's (blind*) belief to be able to believe that the 'perfect' quality of the Quran may be a proof for divine origin".
Maxime Rodinson: "It needs the faith of Muslims to be able to continue to see in them (the texts of the Quran*) an unparalleled work of universal rhetoric whose very perfection is enough to demonstrate its divine origin."
"You need a Muslim's (blind*) belief to be able to believe that Muhammad was a "good and benevolent man".
"Islam is falsifying history when if describes the historical Muhammad".
Some samples only:
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001 2/186a: "When My servants ask thee - - -" = When Allah's followers (Muslims) ask thee, Muhammad - - -.
002 2/272a: “It is not required of thee (O Messenger (Muhammad*)) to set them on the right path - - -.” This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
003 3/103j: "- - - that ye (Muslims*) may be guided - - -". But in which way if they follow all the mistakes and the partly immoral moral code in the Quran? Also see 16/107 below.
004 4/79fa: "- - - a Messenger to (instruct) mankind". Muhammad should instruct - and instruct a dishonesty, apartheid, and war religion - and he should do it to all mankind. The first part was easy in a robbing and warlike culture. But why choose an unfinished an primitive language, and why are all stories and tales and wrong facts, etc. only form in and around Arabia, if the Quran is a copy of "the Mother of the Book" - a claimed timeless miracle of quality and meant for all the world and all people and cultures and times?
005 7/2f: "- - - and teach the Believers". Can you teach anyone what is right from a book where much is wrong? - and can you teach s right religion from a book where there is no god behind (no god had made so many errors, etc.)?
006 7/158r: "- - - follow him (Muhammad*) that (so) ye (Muslims/people*) may be guided." Thieving/robbing, dishonesty, extorting, raping, enslaving, slave dealing, womanizing, discrimination mongering, hate mongering, torture, murder, mass murder, suppression, war mongering, war, al-Taqiyya and Kitman (lies), breaking your oaths, and more. Yes, follow him and be guided! - Muslims do so?
007 13/7g: (A13/17 – in 2008 edition A13/17): “But thou (Muhammad*) art truly a warner, and to every people a guide.” But Islam itself tells that there are more meanings possible from the Arabic text: “Thou art only a warner; and every people have had a guide like thee - - -” Two significant nuances in the meaning; Or: “Thou art only a warner – but (at the same time) also a guide unto all people” – at least one clear difference in nuances compared to each of the 2 above.” Or: “Thou art only a warner bound to do no more than deliver the message entrusted to thee, while it is Allah alone who can truly guide men’s hearts towards faith.” Far more than nuances in the meanings. A clear language in the Quran? – not possible to misunderstand?
008 13/7j: "- - - and to every people a guide". A guide as unreliable as Muhammad, and with a guide-book like the Quran, is not much reliable.
*009 14/1f: “- - - in order that thou (Muhammad – by means of the Quran*) mightest lead mankind out of the depths of darkness and into light - - -“. No book with that many mistakes and that doubtful moral can lead anyone into light. The same goes for any religion so suppressing, inhuman and so full of Nazi-like ideology (before you protest, beware that these are not our words but f.x. C. G. Young's), discrimination, blood and war, and “all power to Muhammad/the leader”. If such a brutal and partly immoral religion represents light, we prefer never to meet a religion representing darkness.
010 16/82b: “- - - thy (Muhammad’s) duty is only to preach the Clear Message.” This was just months before Muhammad fled from Mecca in 622 AD. But this a little after he came to Medina and started to gain power: This verse is contradicted and often “killed” by at least these verses: 2/191, 2/193, 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 4/90, 5/33, 5/72, 5/73, 8/12, 8/38-39 (the warning), 8/39, 8/60, 9/3, 9/5, 9/14, 9/23, 9/29, 9/33, 9/73, 9/123, 25/36, 25/52, 33/61, 33/73, 35/36, 47/4, 66/9. This includes many advising or permitting political, social, economical, etc. compulsion (with the sword in the background if you protest) – we mention a few here: 3/28, 3/85, 3/148, 4/81, 5/72, 5/73, 9/23, 14/7, 15/3, 33/73, 35/36. They are all quoted under 2/256. (At least 29 contradictions).
011 16/82c: “- - - thy (Muhammad’s*) duty is only to preach the Clear Message”. It is not possible to preach a clear message from a book full of mistakes, contradictions. etc.
012 16/102l: "(The Quran is sent*) as a Guide - - -". No book choke full of errors is a reliable guide. And no book where there is no god behind, but full of immoral moral rules, etc. in case was from any good and benevolent god (but it may come from dark forces).
013 24/54f: "If ye (Muslims*) obey him (Muhammad*), ye shall be on the right guidance." If Muhammad with his partly immoral ethical and moral codes (compare to "do unto others like you want others do unto you") represents right guidance, we will prefer never to meet anyone who represents wrong guidance.
014 27/81b: "Nor canst thou (Muhammad*) be a guide to the blind - - -". Definitely not if he uses the Quran as a guidebook.
015 27/92a: "- - - if any accepts the guidance (by Muhammad*) - - -". Not much guidance in a man relying - or at least claiming so - on a guide-book as full of mistakes, etc. as the Quran.
016 27/92b: "- - - if any accepts the guidance (by Muhammad*), they do it for the good of their own souls - - -". Wrong if the Quran is a made up book, and even more so if there somewhere exists a real god they are prohibited from looking for.
017 28/37a: "- - - guidance - - -". See 2/2b above.
018 28/56a: "- - - guide - - -". This is about Muhammad as guide. See 28/50c above.
019 28/57c: "- - - guidance with thee (Muhammad*) - - -". Many were skeptical to this already then - may be they understood too much?
020 28/85f: "My Lord (Allah*) knows best who it is that brings true guidance (Muhammad/good Muslims*), and who (non-Muslims*/bad Muslims*) is in manifest error". Once more back to the old fact: Only if he exists and in addition is something supernatural - white or dark.
###021 33/21a: “Ye (Muslims*) have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the final Day - - -“. Wrong. Thieving/robbing, dishonesty, womanizing, raping, lying, betraying, extorting, suppressing, murdering, hate mongering, war mongering, mass murder, raids for robbing and killing, and wars of aggression – that is no “beautiful pattern” according to any human moral or ethical philosophy, except in some war religions, included Islam. It tells volumes about Islam that this man is their greatest hero and shining idol. The claim is strongly contradicted by the realities in his teachings and his life, based on Islamic historical sources.
But it is worth remembering that Islam uses the same glorious words about Muhammad and all his deeds and "undeeds" today, like the ones Muhammad here used about himself. It tells something about Islam and about some Muslims - especially about the leaders and the scholars who really know the Quran and Muhammad.
022 42/52n: “- - - and verily thou (Muhammad*) dost guide (men) to the Straight Way - - -“. It is not possible to guide anyone straight from a book this crooked.
023 64/12d: "- - - the duty of Our (Allah's*) Messenger (Muhammad*) is but to proclaim (the Message) clearly and openly". You bet that this verse was abrogated and killed when he - and his successors - became military strong enough to force Islam on the "infidels"!!! - especially on the pagans, but there also are many ugly stories of treatment of Jews and Christians - "Let there be no compulsion in religion" also is an abrogated verse, except in al-Taqiyya-dominated propaganda (well, some of the lay Muslims may perhaps honestly believe it, but not one single Muslim scholar - among them the verses which abrogate this one - and f.x. 2/256 - are too well known (f. x. 9/5, but there are some 30 different verses which each and every of them abrogate 2/256 - all the same all Muslims use it as a flagship for how tolerant Islam is).
Sub-total Chapter 44 = 23 + 4.132 = 4.155.
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