31 Mach 2013
To be polite: Parts of the Quran's moral - and also ethical and judicial - code are pretty special to say it like that. A fact which likely is a large part of the explanation for why Islam and Muslims are badly liked by many (Muslims like to give other explanations for why others often dislike them, but main reasons are the moral code, its partly inhuman judicial code, its aggressive ideology - and its haughtiness).
Compare the Quran's moral code to "do to others like you want others do to you" and weep.
01 16/91e: "- - - break not your oaths after you have confirmed it." Well, Muhammad in the Quran and in Hadiths strongly advices you to break your oath if that gives a better result - pay a "fine" (expiation) to Allah afterwards if necessary. No wonder the Muslim areas are full of conspiracy theories about all and everything; When do the authorities and others speak the truth and when is it an al-Taqiyya (lawful lie) or a Kitman (lawful half-truth)?
Besides, if you all the same break a serious oath, you blot out the sin by paying expiation afterwards. Very simple. And a very practical moral code. BUT WHO CAN THEN TRUST EVEN THE OATH OF A MUSLIM?
And note the words: "- - - after you have confirmed it". ###A really strong proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same line of anything in the world of morality, not to mention line of prophets (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet - he was unable to make prophesies).
#####02 8/69c: "- - - lawful and good - - -". If these words and the context it is taken from ("- - - enjoy what (loot, slaves, and women* + destruction and murder) ye took in war (normally of aggression*), lawful and good - - -", were all you knew about the Quran and Islam, this alone would be enough to remove it from the civilized world and transfer it to the dark, harsh, and inhuman Medieval ages or earlier. This even more so as this is not "abrogated" by today's Islam, but on the contrary preached and even practiced today (during armed conflicts) in some Islamic fora and groups.
03 9/20e: "(Warriors/terrorists*) have the highest rank in the sight of Allah". One more of the revealing fundamental points in the Quran. It is facts like these which tells the true story about Islam, not the cheap propaganda glorifications like "the very good man Muhammad" or "the Religion of Peace". And these many revealing points scattered all over especially the surahs from Medina, uniformly tell a dark story: A religion of war, suppression, apartheid - and not least about lawful dishonesty, lawful immoral and lawful inhumanity. (There are many parallels to Djingis Khan's war religion, to Nazism and to apartheid. Islam also has a superiority complex against all non-Muslims - it f.x. is seriously debated f. ex. in north Pakistan if even "the people of the Book" have half the value of a Muslim or less, and the Pagans are even worth far less).
#########04 9/29c: “Fight those who believe not in Allah - - - until they pay jizya (extra tax - sometimes heavy (and there may be land tax in addition - often 50%)) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” A clear and unmistakable order. The softest word possible: Discrimination or apartheid. There are a number of stronger ones. And the jizya frequently was high. Comments on how it is to live under such helpless apartheid conditions is not necessary - the Negroes in South Africa or the Southern States in USA in earlier times could tell you - even though they at least did not have to pay an extra tax on top of all.
Also see other chapters (in "1000+ Mistakes in the Quran") - f.x. “Muslims are better than other people”, like 25/44 or 68/35+36, and “Age Golden Age of Coexistence".
THE CLAIM THAT ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE, IS SERIOUSLY WRONG - dishonest.
One more fundamental point: There NEVER was anything like this in the Bible - see f.x. Jesus' words: "Give to Caesar (meaning the emperor*) what is Caesar's and to Yahweh what is Yahweh's", and also the Bible's damning words about "serving Mammon (money*)". Allah's and Muhammad's greed for riches is one more of the really strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and Jesus and Muhammad far from in the same religion.
BUT THE MAIN POINT MAY BE THAT THIS IS THE MAIN AND CENTRAL POLITICAL MESSAGE AND ORDER TO ALL ISLAM AND ALL MUSLIMS THEN AND FOREVER - A FACT NON-MUSLIMS SHOULD BE AWARE OF AND N E V E R FORGET. THE OFFICIAL GOAL AND ORDER FOR ISLAM IS TO CONQUER EVERYTHING AND SUPPRESS ALL NON-MUSLIMS TO BECOME SLAVES OR SEMI SLAVES UNDER ISLAM, (and pagans worse off than Jews and Christians.)
This sentence must be seen in connection to 9/33j below.
This is the promised future for non-Muslims under Islam. A religion so full of errors that the book itself proves there is no god behind it. Perhaps the dark forces, but not any god.
05 26/216a: (YA3234): "'Disobey thee (Muhammad*) - - -' implies that they did something wrong, for the Prophet (Muhammad*) commanded what was right and forbade what was wrong.'" Thus hate mongering, war mongering, murder of opponents, stealing/robbing, lying, deceiving and breaking oaths when that is better, extortion, enslaving, raping, raids for riches, is right in Islam? Muhammad did and commanded all this and more. A DREAM LAW FOR ANY DICTATOR.
06 38/24g: (YA4176): "Judged by ordinary standards, David had done no wrong - - -". No? - in the Bible he only had taken a married woman for himself and had her husband killed. The comment from A. Yusuf Ali, a recommended Muslim scholar who clearly and many places has showed by his quotes from the Bible, that he knows the Bible well, tells something about Islam when it comes to "explain" the Quran and evade difficult points. It also tells not a little about Islam's moral code even today. #####That what David did to Uriah - and to his wife Bathsheba - is ok according to modern leading Muslim scholars "judged by ordinary standards" tells some miles and even more kilometers about Islam and its moral standard and code.
###07 68/4b: “And thou (Muhammad*) (standest) on an exalted standard of character - - -”. Well:
Seen in the Quran and the Hadiths:
Lots of mistaken facts, and other mistakes. Not typical for an omniscient god, but sometimes for cheaters, deceivers and swindlers.
Lots of invalid arguments - hallmarks for cheaters and deceivers.
Lots of "signs" - all invalid as proofs for Allah or for Muhammad's connection to a god.
A number of "proofs" - all invalid as proofs for Allah or for Muhammad's connection to a god. A few of the "proofs" even are scientifically wrong. Hallmarks for cheats, swindlers, and deceivers.
A man gluing himself to his god and his religion – his platform of power.
A self proclaimed prophet who in reality was no prophet – he had not the gift of prophesying. Muhammad did not even pretend or claim to have that gift, he just “borrowed” the distinguished and imposing title. (A few things he said, came true, but less than the probability of sheer chance should predict – and they were not given as prophesies.) A messenger, ok – for someone or something or for himself – an apostle for the same, ok. But a person who does not have the gift of prophesying, is not a real prophet - Muhammad just “borrowed” an imposing title. Islam also claims that messenger is a more distinguished title prophet – but that title just means “one who is not implicated, but just brings messages from one or more to one or more others” - a messenger boy. He does not even have to understand what things really are about. Besides: Why did Muhammad borrow the title “prophet” if the title “messenger” had been more distinguished? – simply because a prophet is something more: Messages like a messenger + prophesies - - - if it is a real prophet. Also beware that the original title for prophets was "a seer" - one who saw the unseen or the future (f. x. Amos 7/12, 1. Chr.26/28, 29/29, 2. Chr.16/7, 16/10, 19/2, 29/25, Micah 3/7, 1. Sam. 9/9, 9/11, 9/18, 9/19). It is very clear that Muhammad was unable to see the unseen - - - but "prophet" was a very tempting title. (Muhammad used the title prophet relatively seldom in the Quran - perhaps he did not want to invite to questions.)
A messenger being the chief of highwaymen from Yathrib/Medina - even in holy months.
A messenger also living from stealing/robbing and extortion - (money for men kidnapped from f. x. caravans or raided villages and towns).
A messenger whose due was 100% of the robbed things if the victim gave in without a fight (albeit not all for personal use).
A messenger permitting to take “spoils of war” - and 20% for him (albeit not all for himself).
A messenger permitting to take slaves - and 20% for him (albeit not all for personal use).
A messenger who received ca. 2.5% (from 0% to 10 %) of what you owned each and every year (if you were not too poor) – for the poor, but also for war and for “gifts” (bribes) to keep or attract followers, etc.
A messenger using betrayal (f. x. promise of safe return of a 30 strong delegation from Khaybar broken and 29 of them murdered, and his slogan "war is betrayal" and "war is deceit").
A messenger using deceit and accepting the use of deceit.
A messenger with special agreement with the god for having many women.
A messenger teaching hate against and suppression of non-followers.
A messenger teaching and inciting war against non-followers.
A messenger personally raping female prisoners/slaves.
A messenger liking a sizable harem.
A messenger who married a 6 year old girl and started sex with her when she was 9 (and he approaching 60).
A messenger who married a rich widow 15 years his senior, but his other wives 20 to 36 years younger than him - the child Aisha even more.
A messenger who had the child Aisha as his favorite wife for the rest of his life.
A messenger and his men - all with permission from their god to rape any female prisoner or slave who was not pregnant. It was “god and lawful”.
A messenger who initiated assassinations of opponents.
A messenger who initiated murders of opponents.
A messenger who initiated mass murder.
A messenger teaching suppression of women and non-followers.
A messenger with lust for power (easy to see from f. ex. Hadith, but even more so from f.x. the way he glues himself to his platform of power, his god, also in the Quran).
A messenger with a huge appetite for women - one knows the name of 36 he had sex with. 11 long time wives, 16 short time wives (never mentioned by Muslims), 2 concubines, and 7 one do not know if he was married to or not (never mentioned by Muslims). He also was a rapist - he raped at least Rayhana bint Amr and Safiyya bint Huayay, and also Marieh had no free choice. We do not know if he raped other captives or slaves, but the casual way his men reacted to the rapes of Rayhana bint Amr and Safiyya bint Huayay may tell something.
And not least: All this is from Muslim sources - what Islam itself tells about him, though in more glossy words. There is no excuse for becoming angry, because it is 100% true according to Islam itself.
Yes, many will call this “an exalted standard of character”. But not many of those would be non-Muslims. And how many of the Muslims can say it and feel honest?
"Do against others like you want others do against you".
If Muhammad was an excellent idol for good Muslims, we hope never to meet a bad Muslim.
#####08 66/2a: "Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths (in some cases)- - -". According to other places in the Quran, the cases when you can break your oat without sinning, are:
Oaths you have given without really meaning them.
Oaths where you later see you will get a more satisfactory result if you break your oat. In serious cases, though, you should pay a "fine" - expiation - to Allah to be forgiven".
Can anyone please tell us what remains of trustworthiness of a Muslim's words and oaths - especially when you add to this the al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), Hilah (the lawful pretending/circumventing) and permitted betrayals? - and his point of view that "war is deceit" (and everything is war). And much worse in this case: WHAT REMAINS OF MUHAMMAD'S TRUSTWORTHINESS - NOT TO MENTION THE QURAN'S TRUSTWORTHINESS?
09 16/91e: "- - - break not your oaths after you have confirmed it." Well, Muhammad in the Quran and in Hadiths strongly advices you to break your oath if that gives a better result - pay a "fine" (expiation) to Allah afterwards if necessary. No wonder the Muslim areas are full of conspiracy theories about all and everything; When do the authorities and others speak the truth and when is it an al-Taqiyya (lawful lie) or a Kitman (lawful half-truth)?
Besides, if you all the same break a serious oath, you blot out the sin by paying expiation afterwards. Very simple. And a very practical moral code. BUT WHO CAN TRUST EVEN THE OATH OF A MUSLIM?
And note the words: "- - - after you have confirmed it". A really strong proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same line of anything in the world of morality, not to mention line of prophets (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet - he was unable to make prophesies).
10 17/17c: "- - - (- - - sins) - - -". Beware that when the Quran uses words like this, it is in accordance with its own partly immoral moral code. We also may mention that just this word often covers very different deeds, acts, words, and thoughts in the Quran and Islam, than in more normal religions (Islam is a religion of war - in spite of its loud slogans), not to mention how much its meaning in the Quran often differs from the basic of all human moral; "do against others like you want others do against you". Read the surahs from Medina and weep.
#########11 33/39c: "And enough is Allah to call (men) to account." This is a sentence in the Quran Muslims have forgotten - and keeps forgetting - when they punish humans for religious or religiously related mistakes or "crimes". And this even is a relatively late surah. Are they sinning or is this sentence abrogated? (We may here remind you that many Muslims denies the rule of abrogation, as abrogations are proofs for that the god has to correct earlier mistakes - which in case are more proofs for that Allah makes mistakes.
##By the way: Have you ever noticed how many similarities there are between the Quran's moral code and that of organized crime - f.x. the Mafia.
12 64/5d: (A64/4): "This ('evil results of their conduct') is an allusion to the disasters and the suffering which, as history shows, inevitably befalls on every community or nation bent on rejecting the basic ethical truths and, thus, all standards of morality". A comment which sounds ironic from a religion and a culture which has no ethical philosophy and no moral philosophy (only the question: "What did Muhammad say or do in a similar situation?").
13 64/11d: "- - - for Allah knows everything". The ever recurring question: If he knows everything, why - why - then does he have to test his followers, f.x. in war? There exists no logic in it - - - not unless the claims about test in reality is Muhammad's excuse and explaining away his own need for warriors for raids and wars for riches (for attracting more followers like explained in the Quran) and power.
14 74/5a: "And all abomination shun!" Thieving/robbing, womanizing, raping, suppressing, lying, breaking oaths, torturing, enslaving, slave trading, murder, mass murder, hate mongering, war mongering, raids for thieving and enslaving, wars - they all are "lawful and good" if done in the name of Allah (a fact which makes this even more repulsive), so - yes, "all abomination shun!"
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)