1Alif Lam Ra. These are the Ayats of the Book of Wisdom.
2It is a matter of wonderment to men[li-nass = people] that We have set Our inspiration to a man from among themselves? That he should warn mankind [al nass = people] (of their danger) and give the good news to the Believers that they have before their Lord the lofty rank of Truth (but) say the Unbelievers: "This is indeed an evident sorcerer!"
*** The fact that Muhammad was sent to be a messenger among his own people should not have been a wonderment to them especially if they were among the Arabs of the Madina with their close contact with the 'Jews'. They would have heard and would have already known about the previous revelations to Abraham, Moses and Jesus.
The last sentence of this verse was allegedly used by Pharaoh against Moses but is now being plagiarised by Muhammad as mentioned in the Quran-
7: 109 "Said the Chiefs of the people of Pharaoh: 'This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed" ***
3>Verily your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority) regulating and governing all things. No intercessor (can plead with Him) except after His leave (hath been obtained). This is Allah your Lord; Him therefore serve ye: will ye not celebrate His praises?
*** Muhammad's attacks against his own people, the Quraiysh, were directed at them not because they did not believe in Allah, which of course they did, - long before Muhammad was conceived - but because they associated other gods with Allah that ranckled with Muhammad ***
4>To Him will be your return of all of you. The promise of Allah is true and sure. It is He Who beginneth the process of Creation and repeateth it that He may reward with justice those who believe and work righteousness but those who reject Him will have nothing but draughts of boiling fluids and a Penalty grievous: because they did reject Him.
*** It should be pointed out that the Allah of pagan Mecca, was not associated with the creation of the world. He became thus associated by Muhammad in his Quran from the Torah revelations to Moses from which he copied most of what he needed ***
5>It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty) and measured out stages for her: that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time). Nowise did Allah create this but in truth and righteousness. (Thus) doth He explain his Signs in detail for those who understand.
*** All the descriptions mentioned in the Quran regarding the creation, are plagiarized and or perverted from the Torah.
The pagan Arabs were too primitive to even have a creation story; after all, the Quran itself repeatedly asserts, that neither Muhammad nor the pagan Arabs had any knowledge of previous revelations
29: "48 And thou wast not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came) nor art thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand: in that case indeed would the talkers of vanities have doubted"
62: "2 It is He Who has sent amongst the Unlettered an apostle from among themselves to rehearse to them His Signs to sanctify them and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom althoughthey had been before in manifest error" ***
6>Verily in the alternation of the Night and the Day and in all that Allah hath created in the heavens and the earth are Signs for those who fear Him.
7>Those who rest not their hope on their meeting with Us but are pleased and satisfied with the life of the present and those who heed not Our Signs
*** Only the god of Muhammad, Allah, exhorts those who believe in 'Him' to look forward to death so they can meet 'Him' and admonishes and begrudges them for enjoying life; the life that allegedly 'He', Allah, gave them in the first place ***
8>Their abode is the Fire because of the (evil) they earned.
9>Those who believe and work righteousness their Lord will guide them because of their faith: beneath them will flow rivers in Gardens of Bliss.
10>(This will be) their cry therein: "Glory to Thee O Allah!" and "Peace" will be their greeting therein! And the close of their cry will be: "Praise be to Allah the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds!"
11>If Allah were to hasten for men the ill (they have earned) as they would fain hasten on the good then would their respite be settled at once. But We leave those who rest not their hope of their meeting with Us in their trespasses wandering in distraction to and fro.
12When trouble toucheth a man he crieth unto Us (in all postures) lying down on his side or sitting or standing. But when We have solved his trouble he passeth on his way as if he had never cried to Us for a trouble that touched him! Thus do the deeds of transgressors seem fair in their eyes!
13>Generations before you We destroyed when they did wrong: their Apostles came to them with Clear Signs but they would not believe! Thus do We requite those who sin!
*** Only the Allah of Muhammad - among all the major religions of the world - revels, gloats and boasts of destroying human societies who did not believe in 'Him'. This, despite the Quranic assertions, that AllahPRE-DESTINES 'His' creation and hence, they have no free will.
Only Muhammad's Allah takes enormous pleasure in describing how 'He' punishes the unbelievers in 'His' Hell***
14>Then We made you heirs in the land after them to see how ye would behave!
15>But when Our Clear Signs are rehearsed unto them those who rest not their hope on their meeting with Us say: "Bring us a Reading other than this or change this." Say: "It is not for me of my own accord to change it: I follow naught but what is revealed unto me: if I were to disobey my Lord I should myself fear the Penalty of a Great Day (to come)."
*** Just as the Quran repeats its verses, the reader too, must be reminded at all times, that the concept of the 'Last days' did not exist among the pagan Arabs and that it too, was plagiarized and copied from the Jewish and Christian traditions.
There is not a single new and practical precept,concept, thought or idea in the whole of the Quran that has not been copied, plundered, piratedand or perverted from the Bible and other religions***
16Say: "If Allah had so willed I should not have rehearsed it to you nor would He have made it known to you. A whole lifetime before this have I tarried amongst you: will ye not then understand?"
#1403 It is in Allah's Plan that He should reveal Himself in certain ways to His creatures, and His Messengers are the instruments that carry out His will. It is in itself gracious Mercy that He should thus make His Will known. We should be grateful for His guidance instead of carping at it.1404 Muhammad Al-Musafa had lived his whole life of purity and virtue amongst his people, and they knew and Mustafa acknowledged it before he received his mission. They knew he loved his nation and was loyal to it. Why should they turn against him when he had to point out under inspiration all their sins and wrong-doing? It was for their own good. And he had to plead again and again with them: "Will you not understand, and see what a glorious privilege it is for you to receive true guidance from Allah?"1404 Muhammad Al-Musafa had lived his whole life of purity and virtue amongst his people, and they knew and Mustafa acknowledged it before he received his mission. They knew he loved his nation and was loyal to it. Why should they turn against him when he had to point out under inspiration all their sins and wrong-doing? It was for their own good. And he had to plead again and again with them: "Will you not understand, and see what a glorious privilege it is for you to receive true guidance from Allah?" #
*** Since the interpreter of the Quran admitst that the Arabs in general, and Muhammad's own tribe in particular, did not believe in him and his message, then why condemn the Jews so much more vehemently ? ***
17Who doth more wrong than such as forge a lie against Allah or deny His Signs? But never will prosper those who sin.
18>They serve besides Allah things that hurt them not nor profit them and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allah." Say: "Do ye indeed inform Allah of something He knows not in the heavens or on earth? Glory to Him! and far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"
*** Since Allah knows everything and needs no intercessors, why then is Muhammad asserting that he is one? ***
19>Mankind was but one nation but differed (later). Had it not been for a word that went forth before from thy Lord their differences would have been settled between them.
*** The concept, that humanity was one nation, is Biblical and not a Muhammadan, nor a Quranic inspiration. This too is copied from the Bible ***
20>They say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "The Unseen is only for Allah (to know). Then wait ye: I too will wait with you."
*** In the whole of the Quran, the only miracle that Muhammad ever claimed, was the Quran itself and no other.
It is remarkable how his followers later on, created the most incredible myths about his none existant miraculous deeds.
Moreover, since "the UNSEEN is only for Allah" , that is, no human being can foretell the future, then how could Muhammad be a prophet, especially since there is not a single prophecy attributed to him in the whole of the Quran?***
21When We make mankind taste of some mercy after adversity hath touched them Behold! they take to plotting against our Signs! Say: "Swifter to plan is Allah!" Verily Our messengers record all the plots that ye make!
*** The Allah of Muhammad is reduced to level of humans through his 'scheming' and counter scheming.
The alleged creator of the universe, needs to plan and plot against the very creatures that he brought into being. This type of idea is anthropomorphic and blasphemous, to say the least ***
22>He it is Who enableth you to traverse through land and sea; so that ye even board ships they sail with them with a favorable wind and they rejoice thereat; then comes a stormy wind and the waves come to them from all sides and they think they are being overwhelmed: they cry unto Allah sincerely offering (their) duty unto Him saying "If Thou dost deliver us from this we shall truly show our gratitude!"
*** Almost every verse in the Quran stipulates that all of Mankind's actions, deeds and endeavours are pre-programmed by Allah.
The concept of Free Will is very rarely alluded to***
23>But when He delivereth them Behold! they transgress insolently through the earth in defiance of right! O mankind! your insolence is against your own souls an enjoyment of the life of the Present: in the end to Us is your return and We shall show you the truth of all that ye did.
*** In numerous verses such as the one above, Muhammad's Allah condemns humans for attempting to enjoy their life on earth by consigning them to prayers, Jihad and looking forward to their end of life so that they be with him ***
24The likeness of the life of the present is as the rain which We send down from the skies: by its mingling arises the produce of the earth which provides food for men and animals: (it grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and is decked out (in beauty): the people to whom it belongs think they have all powers of disposal over it: there reaches it Our command by night or by day and We make it like a harvest clean-mown as if it had not flourished only the day before! Thus do We explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect.
25>But Allah doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide [yuhdi] whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight.
*** Yet once more, the Quran asserts that Allah is the one who guides people through his will and not through theirs ***
26>To those who do right is a goodly (reward) yea more (than in measure)! No darkness nor shame shall cover their faces! They are Companions of the Garden; they will abide therein (for aye)!
27>But those who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil: ignominy will cover their (faces): no defender will they have from (the wrath of) Allah: their faces will be covered as it were with pieces from the depth of the darkness of Night: they are Companions of the Fire: they will abide therein (for aye)!
28>One Day shall We gather them all together. Then shall We say to those who joined gods (with Us): "To your place! ye and those ye joined as `partners.'" We shall separate them and their "partners" shall say: "It was not us that ye worshipped!"
29"Enough is Allah for a witness between us and you: we certainly knew nothing of your worship of us!
30>There will every soul prove (the fruits of) the deeds it sent before: they will be brought back to Allah their rightful Lord and their invented falsehoods will leave them in the lurch.
31>Say: "Who is it that sustains you (in life) from the sky and from the earth? Or who is it that has power over hearing and sight? And who is it that brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living? And who is it that rules and regulates all affairs?" They will soon say "Allah." Say "Will ye not then show piety (to Him)?"
32>Such is Allah your real Cherisher and Sustainer: apart from Truth what (remains) but error? How then are ye turned away?
33>Thus is the Word of thy Lord proved true against those who rebel: verily they will not believe.
34Say: "Of your `partners' can any originate creation and repeat it?" Say: "It is Allah Who originates Creation and repeats it: then how are ye deluded away (from the truth)?"
35Say: "Of your `partners' is there any that can give any guidance towards Truth?" Say: "It is Allah Who gives guidance towards Truth. Is then He Who gives guidance to Truth more worthy to be followed or he who finds not guidance (himself) unless he is guided? What then is the matter with you? How judge ye?"
36>But most of them follow nothing but fancy: truly fancy can be of no avail against Truth. Verily Allah is well aware of all that they do.
*** Any reader, should have by now realised, that the Quranic verses are repetetive, boring, unimaginative and lifeless; full of death, destruction, scheming and counter scheming; torments and fires of Hell, warmongering, etc; but, very little mercy, compassion, redemption or salvation***
37>This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it and a fuller explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the Worlds.
# 1429 The Book: Cf. iii. 23 and n. 366. Allah's revelation throughout the ages is one. The Qur-an confirms, fulfils, completes, and further explains the one true revelation, which has been sent by the One True God in all ages#
*** According to this interpretation, the Bible (BOOK)too is the Word of Allah but the Quran is a fuller explanation.
What, the reader should inquire, does the Quran contain that explains or reveals more than the Bible?
What does it contain that is equal to, or superior to what it has plagiarized, pirated, plundered and or perverted from the Bible and the traditions and scriptures of others? ***
10:38 Or do they say "He forged it"? Say: "Bring then a Surah like unto it and call (to your aid) anyone you can besides Allah if it be ye speak the truth!"
*** This verse is a real gem, since it is asking the accusers of the Quran to show if any human can produce anything similar to what Allah is presenting in it.
This same question should also be demanded, and is demanded from the followers of Muhammad, to show the original version of the Torah and the New Testament, that they allege were corrupted by the Jews and Christians.
Since the Quran contains numerous grammatical, historical, geographical, astronomical and theological errors, it cannot possible be, by definition, of divine origin. That is why - one reason among others- the Quran translators and interpreters, have had to put in parenthesis, words and or sentences, explaing or elucidating the meaning of hundreds of verses.
Moreover, the Muhammadan interpreters conveniently, and of course deliberately, ignore the case of the SATANIC VERSES, that were allegedly put in the mouth of the unsuspecting Muhammad.
Since Muhammad was not able to recognise that they came from Satan, until allegedly the angel Gabriel, pointed it out to him, then the answer to the challenge in the verse above is: YES, SATAN was able to reveal verses like those of Allah.
One has to wonder as to how many other verses in the Quran were 'revealed' to Muhammad, by other than Allah? ***
39Nay they charge with falsehood that whose knowledge they cannot compass even before the elucidation thereof hath reached them: thus did those before them make charges of falsehood: but see what was the end of those who did wrong!
40Of them there are some who believe therein and some who do not: and thy Lord knoweth best those who are out for mischief.
41If they charge thee with falsehood say: "My work to me and yours to you! Ye are free from responsibility for what I do and I for what ye do!"
*** If Muhammad meant what he said, or more charitably, at least obeyed Allah's verse, why then did he have to terrorise - and massacre many others of - his fellow pagan Arabs into submission to his will? ***
42Among them are some who (pretend to) listen to thee: but canst thou make the deaf to hear even though they are without understanding?
43And among them are some who look at thee: but canst thou guide the blind even though they will not see?
44Verily Allah will not deal unjustly with man in aught: it is man that wrongs his own soul.
#1435 Allah cannot be blamed for man's evil, nor will He deal unjustly with man. He has given him faculties and means of guidance. If man goes wrong, it is because he wrongs himself.#
*** This is the first time that this interpreter allows mankind to have its freewill in exactly the same way as that explained in the Bible instead of making him pre-destined.
Unfortunately, it has to be pointed out to the reader, that such benign verses in the Quran, were andare invariably abrogated by the much more aggressive, warmongering and hatemongering subsequent ones ***
45>One day He will gather them together: (it will be) as if they had tarried but an hour of a day: they will recognize each other: assuredly those will be lost who denied the meeting with Allah and refused to receive true guidance.
46>Whether We show thee (realized in thy lifetime) some part of what We promise them or We take thy soul (to Our Mercy) (before that) in any case to Us is their return: ultimately Allah is witness to all that they do.
47To every people (was sent) an Apostle: when their Apostle comes (before them) the matter will be judged between them with justice and they will not be wronged.
48They say: "When will this promise come to pass if ye speak the truth?"
49 Say: "I have no power over any harm or profit to myself except as Allah willeth. To every People is a term appointed: when their term is reached not an hour can they cause delay nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).
*** Yet once more, does the Quran assert the principle of PRE-DESTINATION, thus depriving humanity of their free will, and hence, rendering them NOT GUILTY of anything they do ***
50Say: "Do ye see if his punishment should come to you by night or by day what portion of it would the Sinners wish to hasten?
51"Would ye then believe in it at last when it actually cometh to pass? (It will then be said): `Ah! now? And ye wanted (aforetime) to hasten it on!"
52"At length will be said to the wrongdoers: "Taste ye the enduring punishment! Ye get but the recompense of what ye earned!' "
53They seek to be informed by thee: "Is that true?" Say: "Aye! by my Lord! It is the very truth! and ye cannot frustrate it!"
54Every soul that hath sinned if it possessed all that is on earth would fain give it in ransom: they would declare (their) repentance when they see the Penalty: but the judgment between them will be with justice and no wrong will be done unto them.
55>Is it not (the case) that to Allah belongeth whatever is in the heavens and on earth? Is it not (the case ) that Allah's promise is assuredly true? Yet most of them understand not.
56>Is it He Who giveth life and who taketh it and to Him shall ye all be brought back.
*** Again and again, the Quran copies from the Bible and Hebrew Scriptures many of its allegories, homilies and sayings, such as the one above ***
57>O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts and for those who believe a Guidance and a Mercy.
58>Say: "In the Bounty of Allah and in His Mercy in that let them rejoice": that is better than the (wealth) they hoard.
59Say: "See ye what things Allah hath sent down to you for sustenance? Yet ye hold forbidden some things thereof and (some things) lawful." Say: "Hath Allah indeed permitted you or do ye invent (things) to attribute to Allah?"
60>And what think those who invent lies against Allah of the Day of Judgment? Verily Allah is full of Bounty to mankind but most of them are ungrateful.
61>In whatever business thou mayest be and whatever portion thou mayest be reciting from the Qur'an and whatever deed ye (mankind) may be doing We are Witnesses thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least and not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear Record.
62>Behold! verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear nor shall they grieve;
63>Those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil
64>For them are Glad Tidings in the life of the Present and in the Hereafter: no change can there be in the Words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme Felicity.
65>Let not their speech grieve thee: for all power and honor belong to Allah: it is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things).
66>Behold! verily to Allah belong all creatures in the heavens and on earth. What do they follow who worship as His "partners" other than Allah? They follow nothing but fancy and they do nothing but lie.
67>He it is that hath made you the night that ye may rest therein and the Day to make things visible (to you). Verily in this are Signs for those who listen (to His Message).
68>They say "Allah hath begotten a son!" Glory be to Him! He is self-sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! Say ye about Allah what ye know not?
69Say: "Those who invent a lie against Allah will never prosper."
70>A little enjoyment in this world! and then to Us will be their return. Then shall We make them taste the severest Penalty for their blasphemies.
71>Relate to them the story of Noah. Behold! he said to his People: "O my People! if it be hard on your (mind) that I should stay (with you) and commemorate the Signs of Allah yet I put my trust in Allah. Get ye then an agreement about your plan and among your Partners so your plan be not to you dark and dubious. Then pass your sentence on me and give me no respite.
72"But if ye turn back (consider): no reward have I asked of you: my reward is only due from Allah and I have been commanded to be of those who submit to Allah's Will (in Islam)."
#1458 The Prophet of Allah preaches for the good of his people. But he claims no reward from them, but on the contrary is reviled, persecuted, banished, and often slain#
*** Copied from
2 Peter 1: "21 For the prophesy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost" ***
73>They rejected him but We delivered him and those with him in the Ark and We made them inherit (the earth) while We overwhelmed in the Flood those who rejected Our Signs. Then see what was the end of those who were warned (but heeded not)!
74>Then after him We sent (many) [rusoolan] to their Peoples: they brought them Clear Signs but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand. Thus do We seal [natb'a a'la] the hearts of the transgressors.
75>Then after them sent We Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our Signs. But they were arrogant: they were a people in sin.
76>When the Truth did come to them from Us they said: "This is indeed evident sorcery!"
77>Said Moses: "Say ye (this) about the Truth when it hath (actually) reached you? In sorcery (like) this? But sorcerers will not prosper."
78>They said: "Hast thou come to us to turn us a way from the ways We found our fathers following in order that thou and thy brother may have greatness in the land? But not we shall believe in you!"
79>Said Pharaoh: "Bring me every sorcerer well-versed."
80>When the sorcerers came Moses said to them: "Throw ye what ye (wish) to throw!"
81>When they had their throw Moses said: "What ye have brought is sorcery: Allah will surely make it of no effect: for Allah prospereth not the work of those who make mischief.
82>"And Allah by His Words doth prove and establish his truth however much the Sinners may hate it!"
83> But none believed in Moses except some children of his People because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs lest they should persecute them; and certainly Pharaoh was mighty on the earth and one who transgressed all bounds.
#1466 The pronoun "his" in "his People" is taken by some Commentators to refer to Pharaoh. The Majority Of Pharaoh's people refused to believe at the time, but the sorcerers believed (vii. 120), and so did Pharaoh's wife (lxvi. 11), and ultimately Pharaoh himself, though too late (x. 90). If we took "his" to refer to Moses, it would mean that the Israelites were hard-hearted and grumbled (vii. 129) even when they were being delivered from Egypt, and only a few of them had any real faith in Allah's providence and the working of His Law, and they feared Pharaoh even more than they feared Allah.#
84>Moses said: "O my People! if ye do (really) believe in Allah then in Him put your trust if ye submit (your will to His) [Muslimeen]."
*** The translation of the above verse was deliberately altered so as to hide the fact that in the Arabic, the above has even greater resonance, since the expression 'submit to His will' should have read
'...put your trust in Him if you were Muslimeen'.
This is exactly why, the interpreter chose to ignore making any comment on this verse, since it would have labeled the Israelites themselves as Muslimeen; this idea is anathema to any of Muhammad's followers because they want the world to believe that ONLY the followers of Muhammad are Muslimeen, which is not the fact ***
85>They said: "In Allah do we put our trust. Our Lord! make us not a trial for those who practice oppression;
86>"And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee)."
87>We inspired Moses and his brother with this message: "Provide dwellings for your People in Egypt make your dwellings into places of worship and establish regular prayers: and give Glad Tidings to those who believe!"
#1468 This instruction, we may suppose, was given when the sorcerers were brought to faith, and some of the Egyptians believed. Moses was for a little while to remain in Egypt, so that his Message should have time to work, before the Israelites were led out of Egypt. They were to make their houses into places of prayer (Qibla), as Pharaoh would not probably allow them to set up public places of prayer, and they were now to be only sojourners in Egypt. These were the glad tidings (the Gospel) of Islam, which was preached under Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, and completed under Muhammad.#
*** The Quran is as usual, obviously wrong since God did not instruct Moses or his brother to continue residing in Egypt, since on the contrary, it was He who actually insisted, that they leave it for the Promised Land.
Because the Quranic verse is constructed in this manner, yet again the interpreter had no choice but to concoct a scene to fit it, even though it does not correspond to the Biblical version.
It should be pointed out, that the above interpretation has been edited, since in his book about the Quran, there was the following:
"The Qiblah was to be symbolical of their later wandering in Arabia, and the still later restoration of Allah's pure worship at the Ka'bah under Al Mustafa" #1468 ***
88>Moses prayed: "Our Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on Pharaoh and his Chiefs splendor and wealth in the life of the Present and so our Lord they mislead (men) from Thy Path. Deface our Lord the features of their wealth and send hardness to their hearts so they will not believe until they see the grievous Penalty."
#1469 Moses's prayer, in which Aaron joined, for he was always with him, may be paraphrased thus: "O Allah! we understand that the glitter and the wealth of the Egyptians are not to be envied. They are but the ephemeral goods of this life. They are a disadvantage, in that in their pride of possessions the Egyptians mislead themselves and others. Let their pride be their undoing! Turn their wealth into bitterness and their hearts into hardness, for they reject Thee, and they will not believe until they actually see the Punishment of their sins!" 1470 A terrible curse! Let their wealth and splendour become so defaced in their features, that instead of being objects of desire, they become objects of loathing! The heart is the seat of affections and joy: let it be so hardened by their unbelief that it becomes the seat of hatred and grief! It is when they see the Penalty that they will believe!#
*** Not a single word in the above is representative of the story in the Bible. This, like hundreds of other verses in the Quran, are altered or perverted versions of the original stories as depicted in the Bible. They are completely and utterly untrue ***
89> Allah said: "Accepted is your prayer (O Moses and Aaron)! So stand ye straight and follow not the path of those who know not."
90>We took the Children of Israel across the sea: Pharaoh and his hosts followed them in insolence and spite. At length when overwhelmed with the flood he said: "I believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel believe in: I am of those who submit (to Allah in Islam) [wa-ana min'al Muslimeena]."
#1472 Notice the swiftness of the action in the narrative. The execution of poetic justice could not have been described in fewer words. 1473 That is, in the One True God. This was death-bed repentance, and even so it was forced by the terror of the catastrophe. So it was not accepted (cf. iv. 18) in its entirety. Only the body was saved from the sea, and presumably, according to Egyptian custom, it was embalmed and the mummy was given due rites of the dead. But the story commemorated forever Allah's working, in mercy for His people, and in just punishment of oppressors.#
*** The version in the Quran does not conform to that of the Bible since invariably, the Quran is not interested in reciting history but in 'teaching' by examples and parables what it interprets the Bible stories are presumably inferring and leading to.
Even these 'interpretations' are copied mostly from Rabbinical writings and Legends of the Jews.
What is most illuminating is the fact, that the Children of Israel are called 'Muslimeen' to which inspired level, at last, but belatedly, Pharaoh was then ready to accept and submit to***
91>(It was said to him): "Ah now! but a little while before wast thou in rebellion! and thou didst mischief (and violence)!
92>"This day shall We save thee in thy body that thou mayest be a Sign to those who come after thee! But verily many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!"
*** The interpreter, contrary to his wont, did not elaborate on this verse because it implies that Pharaoh was allowed to survive the catastrophe which is contrary to the Biblical version in which he perished with his troops. This is another one of hundreds of misrepresentations of the Bible and Jewish tradition***
93> We settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place and provided for them sustenance of the best: it was after knowledge had been granted to them that they fell into schisms. Verily Allah will judge between them as to the schisms amongst them on the Day of Judgment.
#1474 After many wanderings the Israelites were settled in the land of Canaan, described as "a land flowing with milk and honey" (Exod. iii. 8). They had a prosperous land; and they were supplied with spiritual sustenance by men sent to deliver Allah's Message. They should have known better than to fall into disputes and schisms, but they did so. This was all the more inexcusable considering what bounties they had received from Allah. The schisms arose from selfish arrogance, and Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment.#
*** The Israelites - just like the Muhammadans who attempted to follow in their footsteps - were only mortals who were prone to all human weaknesses and strengths.
In spite of all their trials and tribulations, they, the Israelites and their descendants the Jews, non the less continued, to believe in and protect the concept of the One and Only God.
In the mean while the Arabs - who allegedly knew of Allah in their traditions - were steeped in paganism for almost 2500 years until Muhammad woke them up.
Contrary to all the vilifications and insults heaped upon the Jews by modern Arabs and Muhammadans, the Quran repeatedly refers to their Promised Land and their rights to it ***
94>If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in nowise of those in doubt.
#Allah's Truth is all one, and even in different forms men sincere in Religion recognise the oneness. So sincere Jews like 'Abdullah ibn Salam, and sincere Christians like Waraqa or the Nestorian monk Bahira, were ready to recognise the mission of Muhammad Al-Mustafa. "The Book" in this connection is Revelation generally, including pre-Islamic revelations#
*** The Quran in this very rare instance, gives the People of the Book the ultimate compliment since it is making them as arbitrators and witnesses to its own veracity in the dispute between Muhammad and the pagans.
Waraqa was the uncle of Khadijah, while Bahira was the monk who allegedly befriended Muhammad on one of his early trading trips.
The most important revelation in this verse is that the Torah is declared as a Book of Truth and a Revealed Book from Allah making its contents as holy and inviolate as the Quran.
It should be pointed out to the reader, that this state of tolerance and respect was completely reversed by the later Muhammadan theologians who turned into a dogma the lies about the alterations of the holy Books of the Christians and the Jews.
Their hatred is so intense that it over rules their logic since if the Jews and Christians had ALTERED the TEXTS of their books as alleged, then the Quranic verse above becomes totally irrelevant and uttely stupid; how could the Quran use ALTERED and TAMPERED with books as WITNESS to its own VERACITY ?
This doctrine was created by the Muhammadan theologians, to justify for themselves their claim to the superiority of their Quran and at the same time explain away the innumrable inconsistencies between the Biblical stories and their echos in
95>Nor be of those who reject the Signs of Allah or thou shalt be of those who perish.
96>Those against whom the Word of thy Lord hath been verified would not believe
97>Even if every Sign was brought unto them until they see (for themselves) the Penalty Grievous.
98>Why was there not a single township (among those We warned) which believed so its Faith should have profited it except the people of Jonah? When they believed We removed from them the Penalty of Ignominy in the life of the Present and permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while.
99 If it had been the Lord's Will they would all have believed all who are on earth! Wilt thou then compel mankind against their will to believe!
1480# If it had been Allah's Plan or Will not to grant the limited Free-will that He has granted to man, His omnipotence could have made all mankind alike: all would then have had Faith, but that Faith would have reflected no merit on them. In the actual world as it is, man has been endowed with various faculties and capacities, so that he should strive and explore, and bring himself into harmony with Allah's Will. Hence Faith becomes a moral achievement, and to resist Faith becomes a sin. As a complementary proposition, men of Faith must not be impatient or angry if they have to contend against Unfaith, and most important of all, they must guard against the temptation of forcing Faith, i.e., imposing it on others by physical compulsion. Forced faith is no faith. They should strive#
*** Even when the verse implies 'free will' to mankind, the interpreter had to add 'limited' to it.
Either mankind has free will, to differentiate and decide between Good and Evil, or it does not.
Either they have the intellectual and moral capacity to do so or they are 'predestined' and hence deprived of this free will being rendered mere automatons, whose every move and all their destiny is pre-ordained by Allah.
Under these circumstances, no human being can be held responsible for its action. No one can be guilty of any wrong-doing ***
100>No soul can believe except by the Will of Allah and He will place Doubt (or obscurity) on those who will not understand.
*** It is Allah who ordains whether or not one of his human creatures can believe or not, and it is also Allah, who places obstacles and doubt into the faculties of such humans and then punishes them for being evil.
So, where is the free will? This verse contradicts 10:108 ***
101>Say: "Behold all that is in the heavens and on earth"; but neither Signs nor Warners profit those who believe not.
102>Do they then expect (anything) but (what happened in) the days of the men who passed away before them? Say: "Wait ye then: for I too will wait with you."
103>In the end We deliver Our apostles and those who believe: thus is it fitting on Our part that We should deliver those who believe!
104>Say: "O ye men! if ye are in doubt as to my religion (behold!) I worship not what ye worship other than Allah But I worship Allah Who will take your souls (at death): I am commanded to be (in the ranks) of the Believers.
105>"And further (thus): `Set thy face towards Religion with true piety and never in anywise be of the Unbelievers;
106>"Nor call on any other than Allah such will neither profit thee nor hurt thee: if thou dost Behold! thou shalt certainly be of those who do wrong."
107> If Allah do touch thee with hurt there is none can remove it but He: if He do design some benefit for thee there is none can keep back His favor: He causeth it to reach whomsoever of His servants He pleaseth. And He is the Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
108>Say: "O ye men! now Truth hath reached you from your Lord! Those who receive guidance do so for the good of their own souls; those who stray do so to their own loss: and I am not (set) over you to arrange your affairs."
#1490 The Furqan, the Criterion between right and wrong, has been sent to us from Allah. If we accept guidance, it is not as if we confer favours on those who bring us guidance. They suffer unselfishly for us, in order that we may be guided for our own good. On the other hand, if we reject it, it is our own loss. We have a certain amount of free-will, and the responsibility is ours and cannot be shifted to the Prophets sent by Allah.#
*** Yet again, does the interpreter declare a 'limited' free will to mankind, inspite of the fact, that the verse above, implies that Mankind has the option to opt either for evil or for good and that the prophets are not responsible for our choice of action. This of course contradicts verse 10:100 ***
109>Follow thou the inspiration sent unto thee and be patient and constant till Allah doth decide: for He is the Best to decide.
*** The Quranic concept of PRE-DESTINATION produces the following corollaries:
Pre-destination, deprives humanity of Free Will
Without the free will to chose Right from Wrong, no human being is GUILTY of any WRONGDOING.
With Pre-destination, there is no reason for RELIGION.
With Pre-destination, there is no need for SATAN
Without the need for Religion, there is no need for PROPHETS
Without Prophets, there is no PROPHETHOOD
Without Prophethood, there is no need for Muhammad.
The DOGMA of PRE-DESTINATION completely obliterates the assertion that the Quran was divinely revealed ***