Deception by Translators of the Quran:-

       Those who master the Arabic language, and who have read the Quran in the original Arabic, are usually stunned when they read it translated into a foreign language. They can't help but notice that there are numerous discrepancies between the original Arabic and the translation.

       Careful examinations would lead one to discern that these are not merely routine human errors. Analytical thinking uncovers the reality that the discrepancies are part of a deliberate, intentional plot to deceive. The translator's objective is to distract the foreign readers and prospective converts from the CRUELTIES and PREJUDICES of the Quran.

       Certain words, concepts and phrases in the original Arabic Quran sound strange to foreign readers. Arabic speaking Muslims have become accustomed to them. However, when one attempts accurate literal translation of these, the result is rather shocking.
One will have in hand a book that contains strange expressions and vulgar language. What was supposed to be a "holy" book would become X-rated, unsuitable for family-oriented use and children reading material.

       Muhammadan Muslim translators facing this dilemma, found themselves in a position demanding meticulous cleverness. It would take a lot of patching and polishing to make their translations of the Quran read as a "holy" book should. Their aim is to present the outside world a version of the Quran that would attract people to Islam rather than repel them from it.

       The intentional MISTRANSLATION of the Quran is a massive subject that needs to be explored and dealt with in a separate thesis. For the purpose of this article we will give just a few examples before zeroing in on the topic of this article.

Here are some of the interesting things Islam and Sharia Law says about deception/scheming. Many people might not be aware of these.

The Iraqi Information minister quoted Sura 3:54, saying that
"Allah was the best of deceivers". What actually is this word?

3:54        "And (then unbelievers) plotted and planned [makaroo] and Allah too planned [makara] and the best [khayr] of planners [makireen] is Allah"

       #393        The Arabic Makara has both a bad and a good meaning, that of making an intricate plan to carry out some secret purpose. The enemies of Allah are constantly doing that. But Allah-in whose hands is all good-has His plans also, against which the evil ones will have no chance whatever.

        The Arabic word makara means to DECEIVE, PLAN, PLOT, SCHEME.

       *** The Quran depicts Allah as a SLY, DECEIVING & CUNNING SCHEMER who plans and plots against his own CREATION that he had already PREDESTINED to end up either in Paradise or in Hell.                

       Such human attributes cannot possibly fit any supreme being, if Allah is the same as the God of Israel.
       In fact such attributes are pure BLASPHEMY ***

       The Arabic Bible in Genesis 3:1 uses the same word for Satan.

        However, the Vand Dyck and Jerusalem Bibles use the root word hayala, which means to DECEIVE or to LIE.

       This word "schemer" (makir) is a very strong word which Wehr and Abdel-Nour define as "sly, cunning, wily, deceiver".

       The Arabic-Arabic unjid defines it with "khuda`a" which means exactly the same thing 
(Bill Campbell in his book The Qur'an and the Bible in the Light of History and Science p.217-218).

       Another reference to the DECEIT of Allah:

7:99        Did they then fell secure against the plan [makr] of Allah?  But no one can feel secure from the plan [makr] of Allah except those (doomed) to ruin!

       The phrase of Allah "being the best deceiver". "khayr-ol- makireen" is also used of Allah in Suras 8:30; 10:21.

8: 30        Remember how the unbelievers plotted [yamkuroo] against thee to keep thee in bonds or slay thee or get thee out (of thy home).  They plot and plan [yamkuroona] and Allah too plans [yamkuroo] but the best of planners [ khayr- ol-makireen] is Allah.

10:21        When We make mankind taste of some mercy after adversity hath touched them Behold! they take to plotting [makaroo] against our Signs! Say: "Swifter to plan [asra'oo makiran] is Allah!"  Verily Our messengers record all the plots that ye make [tamkuroona] !

       Allah is the most DECEITFUL in Sura 3:54 and in Sura 30:8

       In sura 10:21 Allah is referred to be the fastest in DECEIT/ PLOTTING/ SCHEMING.

       The root with its nine forms is used  in the Quran 43 times.

English translations of the Quran try to conceal the true meaning of "deceiver"

Yusuf Ali  3:54"And (the unbelievers) Plotted and planned, And Allah too planned, And the best [khayr] of planners Is Allah."

       *** Yusuf Ali, in his version of the Quran, says that Makara can be "good or
bad",  positive or negative, (note 393), but all the Arabic dictionaries do not show the 'good' side ***

Arberry Sura 3:between 45 and 50" And they devised, and God [Allah] devised, and God [Allah] is the best [khayr] of devisers"

Malik  3:54 "The (unbelievers among the children of Israel) plotted (against Isa) and Allah also devised a plan (to raise him up), and Allah is the best [khayr] in planning."

10:21 "When we bestow mercy upon the people, after adversity had afflicted them, they immediately scheme against our revelations! Say, "GOD's [Allah's] scheming is far more effective. For our messengers are recording everything you scheme." (

Pickthall 3:54 "And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them); and Allah is the best [khayr] of schemers."

Maulawi Sher Ali, an Ahmaddiyya 3:54 "And they planned, and Allah also planned; and Allah is the Best of planners."

       In Farsi, the word, "Makr" and "Makar" is from the Arabic, and it is invariably negative. 

Interpretation of Sura 3:54-

       The person who is a Makir (Same form as the word Kafir), speaking of
the attribute of a person, is one who would outwit someone else to cause them harm.

        It speaks of one who would reveal the opposite of what he plans to do. The reality is that he is scheming evil for that person. Hence there is the sense of planning and scheming but mostly it means to trick, outwit and deceive for the purpose of overpowering and conquering the other.

       A Makir is one who devises a secret scheme against someone else. Synonyms would be cheating, defrauding, double-crossing, deceiving, tricking, in all cases Makara has the sense of defeating the one you have tricked.

       Although Quranic verses are rarely understood in the context of verses that surround them, the best explanation of this verse is that some Jews were trying to deceive Jesus into believing that they have accepted his message while in reality were plotting to have him excuted.

       Unfortunately for them, Allah  knew of their scheme because they cannot outwit Allah, and he in turn schemed to deceive them by having a Jesus look-alike get executed instead.

       So the literal translation that best represents the intention of the verse is

Sura 3:54 "... and (they) Deceived and Allah Deceived and Allah is the deceivest of deceivers "

In Arabic: "Wa makaru wa makara Allah wa Allah khayru^l Makireen.

       The context of the story is very important since Sura 3 is regarded to be Muhammad's  understanding of Christian beliefs.

        Al Tabari says here, that the deceit of Allah applies to the time when the Jews wanted to kill Isa the son of Miriam [Mary]. In order not to have Jesus killed, someone else had the face of Isa put on him so he was killed instead of Isa the son of Miriam [Mary]. This is how Allah deceived the Jews.

        *** If Jesus did not DIE on the CROSS, then obviuosly there could have been no RESURRECTION.

       Without Death & Resurrection, there in no purpose for Christianity. Hence with one single sentence, the whole of Christianity is OBLITERATED.

       Since according to the Quran, its verses were 'revealed' by the angel Gabriel, the same who predicted the miraculous birth of Jesus as the REDEEMER of humanity, then Allah DECEIVED the Christians TWICE:

       Once for the reason of Jesus's birth and then for his non death.

       From all of the above, the true nature of Allah is revealed ***

The Hadiths-

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 3.857        Narrated byUm Kulthum bint Uqba
That she heard Allah's Apostle saying, "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar."

       *** Telling 'flattering' lies to make peace is acceptable ***

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 3.687        Narrated byJabir bin Abdullah
Allah's Apostle said, "Who would kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf as he has harmed Allah and His Apostle ?" Muhammad bin Maslama (got up and) said, "I will kill him." So, Muhammad bin Maslama went to Ka'b and said, "I want a loan of one or two Wasqs of food grains." Ka'b said, "Mortgage your women to me." Muhammad bin Maslama said, "How can we mortgage our women, and you are the most handsome among the Arabs?" He said, "Then mortgage your sons to me." Muhammad said, "How can we mortgage our sons, as the people will abuse them for being mortgaged for one or two Wasqs of food grains? It is shameful for us. But we will mortgage our arms to you." So, Muhammad bin Maslama promised him that he would come to him next time. They (Muhammad bin Maslama and his companions) came to him as promised and murdered him. Then they went to the Prophet and told him about it.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.271        Narrated byJabir
The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka'b bin Ashraf (i.e. a Jew)." Muhammad bin Maslama replied, "Do you like me to kill him?"
The Prophet replied in the affirmative.
Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say what I like."
The Prophet replied, "I do (i.e. allow you)."

       *** Maslama needed permission from Muhammad to use DECEPTION and SUBTERFUGE in order to murder al Ashraf.

       Muhammad sanctioned it without hesitation ***

Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 2631        Narrated byKa'b ibn Malik
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) intended to go on an expedition, he always pretended to be going somewhere else, and he would say: War is deception.

Allah Deceives Even Muslims-

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.577        Narrated byAbu Huraira
Some people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?" He said, "Do you crowd and squeeze each other on looking at the sun when it is not hidden by clouds?" They replied, "No, Allah's Apostle." He said, "Do you crowd and squeeze each other on looking at the moon when it is full and not hidden by clouds?" They replied, -No, O Allah's Apostle!" He said, "So you will see Him (your Lord) on the Day of Resurrection. Similarly Allah will gather all the people and say, 'Whoever used to worship anything should follow that thing.' So, he who used to worship the sun, will follow it, and he who used to worship the moon will follow it, and he who used to worship false deities will follow them; and then only this nation (i.e., Muslims) will remain, including their hypocrites.

Allah will come to them in a shape other than they know and will say, 'I am your Lord.' They will say, 'We seek refuge with Allah from you. This is our place; (we will not follow you) till our Lord comes to us, and when our Lord comes to us, we will recognize Him.'

Then Allah will come to them in a shape they know and will say, 'I am your Lord.' They will say, '(No doubt) You are our Lord,' and they will follow Him. ..."
( Also in Bukhari 9.532 & Muslim 1.349)

       *** A Muhammadan could point out that the word "deceive" is not present in the quote above; Allah did not speak any lying words, and this occurs in Heaven, not on earth.

        However, it is not required that the word "deceives" be used to deceive people, as when Allah impersonated one who is not Allah since those who believed Allah’s words when Allah chose to be in this false shape, would end up  in Hell.

       If this is not deception, then what is?

       We can all agree that this hadith teaches that at a future time Allah will deliberately misrepresent himself to Muslims in a
"shape other than they know" ***

       What is Allah’s shape? I have not (yet) heard a Muslim say, but here is what Bukhari vol.9:532 tells us.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.532B        Narrated byAbu Said Al Khudri
We said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?"
He said, "Do you have any difficulty in seeing the sun and the moon when the sky is clear?"
We said, "No."
He said, "So you will have no difficulty in seeing your Lord on that Day as you have no difficulty in seeing the sun and the moon (in a clear sky)."
The Prophet then said, "Somebody will then announce, 'Let every nation follow what they used to worship.' So the companions of the cross will go with their cross, and the idolators (will go) with their idols, and the companions of every god (false deities) (will go) with their god, till there remain those who used to worship Allah, both the obedient ones and the mischievous ones, and some of the people of the Scripture. Then Hell will be presented to them as if it were a mirage.
Then it will be said to the Jews, 'What did you use to worship?'
They will reply, 'We used to worship Ezra, the son of Allah.'
It will be said to them, 'You are liars, for Allah has neither a wife nor a son. What do you want (now)?' They will reply, 'We want You to provide us with water.' Then it will be said to them 'Drink,' and they will fall down in Hell (instead).

       *** Muhammad, his Quran and the Hadiths are unreserved PATHOLOGICAL LIARS because no follower of Muhammad, Past, Present or in the Future can point out a SINGLE verse in the Hebrew Bible wherein the first MONOTHEISTS in the world, the Israelites or the Jews, could have believed or declared that God has a son called EZRA.

       It was afterall according to the Gospels, that Jesus was condemned to DEATH because he allegedly  declared himself the SON of GOD ***

Then it will be said to the Christians, 'What did you use to worship?'
They will reply, 'We used to worship Messiah, the son of Allah.' It will be said, 'You are liars, for Allah has neither a wife nor a son. What: do you want (now)?' They will say, 'We want You to provide us with water.' It will be said to them, 'Drink,' and they will fall down in Hell (instead). When there remain only those who used to worship Allah (Alone), both the obedient ones and the mischievous ones, it will be said to them, 'What keeps you here when all the people have gone?' They will say, 'We parted with them (in the world) when we were in greater need of them than we are today, we heard the call of one proclaiming, 'Let every nation follow what they used to worship,' and now we are waiting for our Lord.'

Then the Almighty will come to them in a shape other than the one which they saw the first time, and He will say, 'I am your Lord,' and they will say, 'You are not our Lord.' And none will speak to Him then but the Prophets, and then it will be said to them, 'Do you know any sign by which you can recognize Him?'
They will say. 'The Shin,' and so Allah will then uncover His Shin whereupon every believer will prostrate before Him and there will remain those who used to prostrate before Him just for showing off and for gaining good reputation. These people will try to prostrate but their backs will be rigid like one piece of a wood (and they will not be able to prostrate). Then the bridge will be laid across Hell." We, the companions of the Prophet said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the bridge?"

       *** Hence, despite what Muhammadan Muslims might say today, Bukhari says that Allah will have a true PHYSICAL form and Allah himself will also appear to Muslims in a false physical form, as a sort of  temptation to them.

       In contrast

James 1:13 "When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone."

       The Quran's Allah has been given human, mortal and fallible attributes that are not worthy of any Almighty DIVINITY ***