Chapter 3

TEXTS OF THE QURAN ARE TO BE UNDERSTOOD LITERALLY WHEN NOTHING ELSE IS INDICATED

 (SEARCH FOR HIDDEN MEANINGS IS FOR "THOSE IN WHOSE HEART IS PERVERSITY")

Either Muhammad is lying in the Quran about this, or Islam/Muslims are lying when they in order to "explain" away errors, etc., very frequently claim that the texts in the Quran mean something different from what they say - the texts are claimed to be allegories, metaphors, parables, etc.:

3. There are undisputable proofs in the Quran for that either Islam and Muslims are lying when they try to "explain" away mistaken facts, other errors, contradictions, and other difficult spots in the Quran, by claiming that the texts means something different from what they really say - claiming they are allegories, parables, metaphors, or something - or Muhammad and Allah are lying in the Quran when they time and again and again state that the texts are clear and simple and easy to understand = to be understood literally, and that only those sick of heart go looking for hidden meanings, which only are possible for Allah to understand. Also such claims are often told by religious leaders in Islam, as it is one of the few ways they can explain away at least some of the many errors and worse in the Quran. And lay Muslims both believe in it and use the claims in debates for the same purpose as the religious leaders: To explain away facts proving that something is seriously wrong - no god would send down a holy book that full of mistakes, etc., not to mention revere it in his Heaven, like the Quran claims "Allah and his angels" do. This point 3 is a central one because the claim that Quranic texts means something different from what they say, so often is used both inside Islam, in debates with non-Muslims, and not least when trying to convince potential proselytes that Islam is a real religion. Also remember here that even educated leaders - who have got to know that the Quran many, many times directly or indirectly, but clearly, states that the texts in the Book are plain and explained in detail by Allah, and thus to be understood literally - who has got to know at least sometimes that their claims about allegory, etc. are not true, are not sinning, as dishonesty (al-Taqiyya, Kitman, Hilah, etc.) is an integrated parts of the religion, and not sin, and especially not when they are defending or promoting Islam.

Perhaps there are reasons why one so seldom hear Islam or its Muslims declare that "Islam is the Religion of Honesty"?

123 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, 6/114da, 11/1b, 15/1b, 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, 44/29b, 44/2b-c, 44/13d, 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 claims the text means something different from what it says (the claim often is that it is a parable or something), or Muhammad and the Quran lies when it says that the book uses clear texts where nothing else is indicated.

The listed points are all collected 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 behind such "explanations".)

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

01: 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".

02: 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.

03: #########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!!".

04: 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.

05: 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.

06: 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. 

07: 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. 

08: Add that 18/2a states that Allah has made it - the Quran and its language - "Straight (and Clear)".

09: Add that 19/97b tells that "- - - We (Allah*) made the (Quran) easy - - -". = clear language - clear Arab - is used.

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: 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: 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: Add that 26/2a says the same as 24/34b above.

13: Add that 27/1b-d says the same as 24/34b above.

15: Add that 28/2 confirms that "These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) clear" - no hiding of meanings, etc.

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: Add that 37/117c says that the Quran is "- - - the Book which helps to make things clear". Comment like 24/34 above.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Add that 43/29b says: “- - - a Messenger (Muhammad*) making things clear.” Also Muhammad used clear speech.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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?

31: 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 "The Quran is to be understood literally according to the Quran" - chapter 7-10-2-0 in "1000+ Mistakes in 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 like Muhammad and Allah say, 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.

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STRONGLY PROVED CONCLUSIONS TO THESE 3 POINTS:

1. ######Either the Muslims claiming Muhammad made foretelling/prophesies are lying, or Muhammad was/is lying in the Quran (and Aishah in Hadiths, and many of the top Muslim scholars now and through the times in their scriptures) when he told he was unable to "know the unknown or unseen", etc. Muslims claiming Muhammad made foretelling/prophesies, thus confirm that Muhammad lied in the Quran each time he said or indicated he was unable to do so.

2. #####Either Muslims are lying when they tell about his miracles, or Muhammad was lying in the Quran (and the majority of the top Muslim scholars now and through the times in their scriptures) each time he directly or indirectly told he was unable to make miracles. Muslims claiming Muhammad made miracles thus confirm that Muhammad lied in the Quran each time he said or indicated he was unable to do so.

3. ######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 they are 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.

There are no other possible explanations or conclusions to these points in the Quran.


 

This content was posted with assistance from M. A. Khan, the editor of islam-watch.org and the author of "Islam Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery" (available online)