1(Inevitable) cometh (to pass) the Command of Allah: seek ye not then to hasten it: glory to Him and far is He above having the partners they ascribe unto Him!
2>He doth send down His angels with inspiration of His Command to such of His servants as He pleaseth (saying): "Warn (Man) that there is no god but I: so do your duty unto Me."
3>He has created the heavens and the earth for just ends: far is He above having the partners they ascribe to Him!
3> He has created man from a sperm drop; and behold this same (man) becomes an open disputer!
#2022 Man's physical origin is lowly. Yet do men go back to material things, and neglect or dispute about the highest things in Life.#
*** In this verse, Man was created from a sperm. The Quran describes at least five versions instead of the single one in the Bible about the creation of Man***
5>And cattle He has created for you (men): from them ye derive warmth and numerous benefits and of their (meat) ye eat.
6>And ye have a sense of pride and beauty in them as ye drive them home in the evening and as ye lead them forth to pasture in the morning.
7>And they carry your heavy loads to lands that ye could not (otherwise) reach except with souls distressed: for your Lord is indeed Most Kind Most Merciful.
8>And (He has created) horses mules and donkeys for you to ride and use for show; and He has created (other) things of what ye have no knowledge.
9>And unto Allah leads straight the Way but there are ways that turn aside: if Allah had willed He could have guided all of you.
10>It is He Who sends down rain from the sky: from it ye drink and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle.
11>With it He produces for you corn olives date-palms grapes and every kind of fruit: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.
12>He has made subject to you the Night and the Day; the Sun and the Moon; and the Stars are in subjection by His Command: verily in this are Signs for men who are wise.
13>And the things on this earth which He has multiplied in varying colors (and qualities): verily in this is a Sign for men who celebrate the praises of Allah (in gratitude).
14>It is He Who has made the sea subject that ye may eat thereof flesh that is fresh and tender and that ye may extract therefrom ornaments to wear; and thou seest the ships therein that plough the waves that ye may seek (thus) of the bounty of Allah and that ye may be grateful.
15>And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves
*** According to this verse, Allah created the mountains so that they would fix the earth [land], rendering it immovable. Science disagrees, of course***
16>And marks and signposts; and by the stars (men) guide themselves.
17>Is then He Who creates like one that creates not? Will ye not receive admonition?
18>If ye would count up the favors of Allah never would ye be able to number them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
19>And Allah doth know what ye conceal and what ye reveal.
*** If Allah knows all this, then why does the Quran contain the numerous abrogating and abrogated verses? ***
20>Those whom they invoke besides Allah create nothing and are themselves created.
21>(They are things) dead lifeless: nor do thy know when they will be raised up.
22>Your Allah is One Allah: as to those who believe not in the Hereafter their hearts refuse to know and they are arrogant.
23>Undoubtedly Allah doth know what they conceal and what they reveal: verily He loveth not the arrogant.
24>When it is said to them "What is it that your Lord has revealed?" They say "Tales of the ancients!"
*** This verse was 'revealed' to counter the truthful accusations made by the Quraiysh against Muhammad that the stories he was reciting to them were and are copies from the Bible and other older traditions and not revelations ***
25>Let them bear on the Day of Judgment their own burdens in full and also (something) of the burdens of those without knowledge whom they misled. Alas how grievous the burdens they will bear!
26>Those before them did also plot (against Allah's Way): but Allah took their structures from their foundations and the roof fell down on them from above; and the Wrath seized them from directions they did not perceive.
27>Then on the Day of Judgment He will cover them with shame and say: "Where are My `partners' concerning whom ye used to dispute (with the godly)?" Those endued with knowledge will say: "This Day indeed are the Unbelievers covered with Shame and Misery
28>"(Namely) those whose lives the angels take in a state of wrongdoing to their own souls. Then would they offer submission (with the pretence) `We did no evil (knowingly).' " (The angels will reply) "Nay but verily Allah knoweth all that ye did;
29>"So enter the gates of Hell to dwell therein. Thus evil indeed is the abode of the arrogant."
30>To the righteous (when) it is said "What is it that your Lord has revealed?" they say "All that is good." To those who do good there is good in this world and the Home of the Hereafter is even better. And excellent indeed is the Home of the righteous
31>Gardens of Eternity which they will enter: beneath them flow (pleasant) rivers: they will have therein all that they wish: thus doth Allah reward the righteous
*** The Garden and gardens that are repeatedly mentioned in the Quran, are replications of the Biblical Garden of Eden.
While the Garden of Eden was on Earth, Muhammad's QuranERRONEOUSLY asserts that it is in Heaven.
This enormous error is based upon the fact that Muhammad misunderstood the concept of the 'Fall of Adam' believing it to be an actual fall from Heaven to Earth.
Adam, in the Bible, was 'THROWN OUT' of the Garden; he did not
It is upon such a simple error of misunderstanding, that a whole cult belief system continues to misguide its faithful followers into believing that after death, they would find themselves PHYSICALLY, in the Garden of Eden***
32>(Namely) those whose lives the angels take in a state of purity saying (to them) "Peace be on you; enter ye the Garden because of the good which ye did (in the world)."
33>Do the (ungodly) wait until the angels come to them or there comes the Command of thy Lord (for their doom)? So did those who went before them. But Allah wronged them not: nay they wronged their own souls.
34>But the evil results of their deeds overtook them and that very (Wrath) at which they had scoffed hemmed them in.
35>The worshippers of false gods say: "If Allah had so willed we should not have worshipped aught but Him neither we nor our fathers nor should we have prescribed prohibitions other than His." So did those who went before them. But what is the mission of apostles but to preach the Clear Message?
# 2058 The Pagan Arabs prescribed various arbitrary prohibitions in the matter of meat; see vi. 143-145. These, of course, are not recognised by Islam, which also removed some of the restrictions of the Jewish Law; vi. 146. The general meaning, however, is far wider. Men erect their own taboos and prohibitions, barriers and restrictions, and ascribe them to Religion. This is wrong, and more consonant with Pagan practice than with Islam#
*** Because the Camel was vital for the livelihood of the Arabs, the Quran made an exception to it in the food prohibitions that it copied from the Bible.
Leviticus 11: 4. "Nevertheless these shall you not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those that divide the hoof; the camel, because it chews the cud, but its hoof is not parted; it is unclean to you"
The interpreter, is of course deceiving the reader in implying, that the food prohibitions in the Torah are self inflicted, when it is a fact, that the Bible asserts, that it was God who instructed the Israelites on their dietry rules ***
36>For We assuredly sent amongst every People an apostle (with the Command) "Serve Allah and eschew Evil": of the people were some whom Allah guided and some on whom Error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).
37>If thou art anxious for their guidance yet Allah guideth not such as He leaves to stray and there is none to help them.
38>They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that Allah will not raise up those who die: Nay but it is a promise (binding) on Him in truth: but most among mankind realize it not.
39>(They must be raised up) in order that He may manifest to them the truth of that wherein they differ and that the rejecters of Truth may realize that they had indeed (surrendered to) Falsehood.
40>For to anything which We have willed We but say the Word "Be" and it is.
41>To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah after suffering oppression We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world: but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater if they only realize (this)!
42>(They are) those who persevere in patience and put their trust on their Lord.
43>And before thee also the apostles We sent were but men to whom We granted inspiration: if ye realize this not ask of those who possess the Message.
# 2068 Allah's prophets were always men, not angels; and their distinction was the inspiration they received. (16.43)2069If the Pagan Arabs, who were ignorant of religious and other history, wondered how a man from among themselves could receive inspiration and bring a Message from Allah, let them ask the Jews, who had also received Allah's Message earlier through Moses, whether Moses was a man, or an angel, or a god. They would learn that Moses was a man like themselves, but inspired by Allah. "Those who possess the Message" may also mean any men of Wisdom, who were qualified to have an opinion in such matters#
*** Inadvertantly, this interpreter told the truth where he shoud not have, since it is contrary to all his attempts to show that the pagan Arabs had any knowledge of their history or that of the Israelites of the Bible***
44>(We sent them) with Clear Signs and Books of dark prophecies; and We have sent down unto thee (also) the Message; that thou mayest explain clearly to men what is sent for them and that they may give thought.
#As the People of the Book had received "Clear Signs" and inspired Books before, so also Allah's Message came to the Prophet Muhammad through the Qur-an, which superseded the earlier revelations, already corrupted in the hands of their followers#
*** The interpreter does not and cannot ever show or prove his allegations regarding the corruption of the earlier revelations.
His hypocricy is surpassed only by his mendacity since he refers copiously - chapter and verse - from the same 'corrupted' Bible to explain and buttress his arguments and explanations ***
45>Do then those who devise evil (plots) feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up or that the Wrath will not seize them from directions they little perceive?
46>Or that He may not call them to account in the midst of their goings to and fro without a chance of their frustrating Him?
47>Or that He may not call them to account by a process of slow wastage--for thy Lord is indeed full of kindness and mercy.
48>Do they not look at Allah's creation (even) among (inanimate) things how their (very) shadows turn round from the right and the left prostrating themselves to Allah and that in the humblest manner?
49>And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the heavens and on earth whether moving (living) creatures or the angels: for none are arrogant (before their Lord).
50>They all revere their Lord high above them and they do all that they are commanded.
51>Allah has said: "Take not (for worship) two gods: for He is just One Allah: then fear Me (and Me alone)."
#2077 The ancient Persians believed in two powers in the Universe, one good and the other evil. The Pagan Arabs also had pairs of deities: e.g., Jibr (Sorcery) and Tagut (Evil), referred to in iv. 51, n. 573, or the idols on Safa and Marwa referred to in n. 160 to ii. 158: their names were Isaf and Naila.#
*** This is taken from Bible.
Deuteronomy 4: 10 "The day when you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, Gather the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children" ***
52>To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and on earth and to Him is duty due always: then will ye fear other than Allah?
53>And ye have no good thing but is from Allah: and moreover when ye are touched by distress unto Him ye cry with groans;
54>Yet when He removes the distress from you behold! some of you turn to other gods to join with their Lord
55>(As if) to show their ingratitude for the favors We have bestowed on them! Then enjoy (your brief day); but soon will ye know (your folly)!
56>And they (even assign to things they do not know a portion out of that which we have bestowed for their sustenance! By Allah ye shall certainly be called to account for your false inventions
57And they assign daughters for Allah! Glory be to Him! and for themselves (sons the issue) they desire!
#Some of the Pagan Arabs called angels the daughters of Allah. In their own life they hated to have daughters, as explained in the next two verses. They practised female infanticide. In their state of perpetual war sons were a source of strength to them; daughters only made them subject to humiliating raids#
***The interpreter is deliberately misleading the reader. Allah was the most important god of pagan Arabia in the Ka'ba and in their mythology, he had three daughters: al Lat; al Uzzah and al Manat.
Sacrifices, both human and animal were made to especially al Uzzah. More important, the pagan Arabs had no such concept as angels, this was introduced by the Quran as it was copied from both Hebrew and Christian Scriptures***
58When news is brought to one of them of (the birth of) a female (child) his face darkens and he is filled with inward grief!
59With shame does he hide himself from his people because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and) contempt or bury it in the dust? Ah! what an evil (choice) they decide on!
60>To those who believe not in the Hereafter applies the similitude of evil: to Allah applies the highest similitude: for He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.
61>It Allah were to punish men for their wrongdoing He would not leave on the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them respite for a stated term: when their term expires they would not be able to delay (the punishment) for a single hour just as they would not be able to anticipate it (for a single hour).
62They attribute to Allah what they hate (for themselves) and their tongues assert the falsehood that all good things are for themselves: without doubt for them is the fire and they will be the first to be hastened on into it!
63>By Allah We (also) sent (our apostles) to peoples before thee; but Satan made (to the wicked) their own acts seem alluring: he is also their patron today but they shall have a most grievous Penalty.
*** This is a very interesting verse because the reader will find it very difficult to tell who its author is: Allah? Gabriel? Muhammad? because Allah is followed by We, of majesty. So, who is addressing whom? ***
64And We sent down the Book to thee for the express purpose that thou shouldst make clear to them those things in which they differ and that it should be a guide and a mercy to those who believe.
*** All the verses that contain the expression "And We sent down the Book to thee..." are erroneous since the Quran, as a book, did not exist in the life-time of Muhammad. It was compiled and written, years after his death.
The only 'revelations' that Muhammad was getting were oral and in 'bits and pieces', over a very long period of 23 years ***
65>And Allah sends down rain from the skies and gives therewith life to the earth after its death: verily in this is a Sign for those who listen.
66>And verily in cattle (too) will ye find an instructive Sign. From what is within their bodies between excretions and blood We produce for your drink milk pure and agreeable to those who drink it.
67>And from the fruit of the date-palm and the vine ye get out wholesome drink and food: behold in this also is a Sign for those who are wise.
# 2096 There are wholesome drinks and foods that can be got out of the date-palm and the vine: e.g., non-alcoholic drinks from the date and the grape, vinegar, date-sugar, grape-sugar, and dates and grapes themselves for eating. If sakar is taken in the sense of fermented wine, it would refer to the time before intoxicants were prohibited, for this is a Makkan Sura and the prohibition came in Madinah. In such a case it would imply a subtle disapproval of the use of intoxicants and mark the first of a series of steps that in time culminated in total prohibition#
*** At the beginning of his 'mission', Muhammad was not against the drinking of wine. On the contrary, he was even extolling its virtues - when taken in moderation of course.
His anger and ire were raised by the attendance to mosque of some of the congregants intoxicated and disrupting his sermons. In the end he put a total ban on the drinking of any intoxicants by declaring that it was Allah who was forbidding it thus making it a divine order.
Why did Allah need several other later verses before he finally declared wine prohibited?
Did he not know, from the very beginning that it should have been prohibited?
This verse, is among hundreds of others that were later abrogated ***
68>And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills on trees and in (men's) habitations;
69>Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth) and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.
70>It is Allah who creates you and takes your souls at death; and of you there are some who are sent back to a feeble age so that they know nothing after having known (much): for Allah is All-Knowing All-Powerful.
71>Allah has bestowed His gifts of sustenance more freely on some of you than on others; those more favored are not going to throw back their gifts to those whom their right hands possess so as to be equal in that respect. Will they then deny the favors of Allah?
72>And Allah has made for you mates (and companions) of your own nature. And made for you out of them sons and daughters and grandchildren and provided for you sustenance of the best: will they then believe in vain things and be ungrateful for Allah's favors?
#2103 Of your nature: or of yourselves. Cf. iv. 1 and n. 504, Self, or Personality, or Soul, all imply a bundle of attributes, capacities, predilections, and dispositions, which we may sum up in the word Nafs, or nature. Woman was made to be (1) a mate or companion for man; (2) except for sex, of the same nature as man, and therefore, with the same moral and religious rights and duties; and (3) she is not to be considered a source of all evil or sin, as the Christian monks characterised her but rather as a blessing, one of the favours (Ni'mat) of Allah. (16.72)2104 Hafadat: collective plural, grandchildren, and descendants. The root hafada also implies obedient service and ministration. Just as the sons (first mentioned) should be a source of strength, so daughters and grandchildren should serve and contribute to the happiness of fathers and grandparents, and are to be looked upon as further blessings.#
*** Irrespective of what the interpreter pretends about the position of women in Islam, the facts of life show otherwise; they are treated more like SLAVES than free beings.
According to the Ahadith, they are to be treated just like DOMESTIC ANMALS.
In most Muhammadan Muslim countries, they do not have the same rights under their Shari'a law; they are not allowed the freedom of expression; of learning; of voting; of witnessing; of divorcing and of being equal to men.
They are made to have their bodies covered from head to toe so that they do not 'tempt' the sex starved followers ofMuhammad.
Many of these rules and regulations are not in the Quran and those that are, have been perverted and twisted to fit the male dominated CULT of MUHAMMAD ***
73>And worship others than Allah such as have no power of providing them for sustenance with anything in heavens or earth and cannot possibly have such power?
74Invent not similitudes for Allah: for Allah knoweth and ye know not.
75Allah sets forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave under the dominion of another; he has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom We have bestowed goodly favors from ourselves and he spends thereof (freely) privately and publicly: are the two equal? (By no means); praise be to Allah. But most of them understand not.
76Allah sets forth (another) Parable of two men: one of them dumb with no power of any sort; a wearisome burden is he to his master; whichever way he directs him he brings no good: is such a man equal with one who commands justice and is on a straight way?
77>To Allah belongeth the mystery of the heavens and the earth. And the decision of the Hour (of Judgment) is as the twinkling of an eye or even quicker: for Allah hath power over all things.
78>It is He Who brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when ye knew nothing; and He gave you hearing and sight and intelligence and affections: that ye may give thanks (to Allah).
79>Do they not look at the birds held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky? Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah. Verily in this are Signs for those who believe.
80>It is Allah who made your habitations homes of rest and quiet for you; and made for you out of the skins of animals (tents for) dwellings which ye find so light (and handy) when ye travel and when ye stop (in your travels); and out of their wool and their soft fibers (between wool and hair) and their hair rich stuff and articles of convenience (to serve you) for a time.
81>It is Allah who made out of the things He created some things to give you shade; of the hills He made some for your shelter; He made you garments to protect you from heat and coats of mail to protect you from your (mutual) violence. Thus does He complete his favors on you that ye may bow to His will (in Islam).
82 But if they turn away thy duty is only to preach the clear message.
83They recognize the favors of Allah; then they deny them; and most of them are (creatures) ungrateful.
84>One day We shall raise from all peoples a witness: then will no excuse be accepted from Unbelievers nor will they receive any favors.
85>When the wrongdoers (actually) see the Penalty then will it in no way be mitigated nor will they then receive respite.
86When those who gave partners to Allah will see their "partners" they will say: "Our Lord! these are our `partners' those whom we used to invoke besides thee." But they will throw back their word at them (and say): "Indeed ye are liars!"
87That day shall they (openly) show (their) submission to Allah; and all their inventions shall leave them in the lurch.
88>Those who reject Allah and hinder (men) from the path of Allah for them will We add Penalty to Penalty; for that they used to spread mischief.
89One day We shall raise from all peoples a witness against them from amongst themselves: and We shall bring thee as a witness against these (thy people): and We have sent down to thee the Book explaining all things a guide a Mercy and glad tidings to Muslims.
90>Allah commands justice the doing of good and liberality to kith and kin and He forbids all shameful deeds and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you that ye may receive admonition.
91>Fulfil the covenant of Allah when ye have entered into it and break not your oaths after ye have confirmed them; indeed ye have made Allah your surety; for Allah knoweth all that ye do.
92>And be not like a woman who breaks into untwisted strands the yarn which she has spun after it has become strong. Nor take your oaths to practice deception between yourselves lest one party should be more numerous than another: for Allah will test you by this; and on the Day of Judgment He will certainly make clear to you (the truth of) that wherein ye disagree.
93>If Allah so willed He could make you all one people: but He leaves straying [youthillou] whom He pleases and He guides [yahdi] whom He pleases: but ye shall certainly be called to account for all your actions.
#2133 Cf. xiv. 4 and n. 1875. Allah's Will and Plan, in allowing limited free-will to man, is, not to force man's will, but to give all guidance, and leave alone those who reject that guidance, in case they should repent and come back into Grace. But in all cases, in so far as we are given the choice, we shall be called to account for all our actions. "Leaving to stray" does not mean that we can do what we please. Our personal responsibility remains#
***The verse above, like many others in the Quran affirm the PRE-DESTINATION of humanity and their lack of free will.
The Arabic word 'youthillou' is very clear and means 'misgiudes' while 'yahdi' means to 'guide in the right path'.
Many Muhammadanscholars - as well as the above interpreter- try their best to cover up the translation of these verses by actually misinforming the reader as to their actual meaning ***
94And take not your oaths to practice deception between yourselves with the result that someone's foot may slip after it was firmly planted; and ye may have to taste the evil (consequences) of having hindered (men) from the path of Allah and a mighty Wrath descend on you.
95Nor sell the covenant of Allah for a miserable price: for with Allah is (a prize) far better for you if ye only knew.
96What is with you must vanish: what is with Allah will endure. And We will certainly bestow on those who patiently persevere their reward according to the best of their actions.
97Whoever works righteousness man or woman and has faith verily to him will We give a new life a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.
98When thou dost read the Qur'an seek Allah's protection from Satan the rejected one.
99No authority has he over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.
100His authority is over those only who take him as patron and who join partners with Allah.
101When We substitute one revelation for another and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages) they say "Thou art but a forger": but most of them understand not.
# 2140 See ii. 106, and n. 107. The doctrine of progressive revelation from age to age and time to time does not mean that Allah's fundamental Law changes. It is not fair to charge a Prophet of Allah with forgery because the Message as revealed to him is in a different form from that revealed before, when the core of the Truth is the same, for it comes from Allah#
*** Once more, does a verse in the Quran allow for Allah to abrogate and/or recant his own previous 'revelations'.
All these verses (including 2:106), are used to explain away and/or cover up the fact that Muhammad was DECEIVED(Satanic Verses) by SATAN in Sura al Najm 53:19/22 in its original form. This is why Muhammad is accused of being a 'forger' ***
102> Say the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from thy Lord in truth in order to strengthen those who believe and as a guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims.
#2141 The title of the Angel Gabriel, through whom the revelations came down.
2142 The People of the Book, if they had true faith, were themselves strengthened in their faith and cleared of their doubts and difficulties by the revelations brought by Al-Mustafa; and all whether People of the Book or not-who came within the fold of Islam, found the Qur-an a Guide and a Gospel, i.e., a substitute for the Mosaic Law and for the Christian Gospel, which had both been corrupted#
*** In continuing his bombastic declarations, the interpreter conveniently forgets that there is nothing in the Quran that is in any way shape or form superior or equal to what the Bible teaches.
The same Bible and Hebrew Scriptures that he slavishly and unashamedly quotes from to explain the Quranic verses; the same, without which, there would have been no Quran and especially no knowledge of the Angel Gabriel that he repeatedly mentions.
The Quran is only a faint reflection of a small part of the Bible and hence cannot supercede or be a substitute to it.
The expression 'Holy Spirit' comes directly from the Bible and was never part of the pagan Arab understanding. This repeated allegation of 'corruption' cannot ever be backed up by the Muhammadans with any recorded documents or oral tradition ***
103We know indeed that they say "It is a man that teaches him." The tongue of him they wickedly point to is notable foreign while this is Arabic pure and clear.
#2143 The wicked attribute to Prophets of Allah just such motives and springs of action as they themselves would be guilty of in such circumstances. The Pagans and those who were hostile to the revelation of Allah in Islam could not and cannot understand how such wonderful words could flow from the tongue of the Holy Prophet. They must need to postulate some human teacher. Unfortunately for their postulate, any possible human teacher they could think of would be poor in Arabic speech if he had all the knowledge that the Qur-an reveals of previous revelations. Apart from that, even the most eloquent Arab could not, and cannot, produce anything of the eloquence, width, and depth of Quranic teaching, as is evident from every verse of the Book#
*** This verse was very conveniently 'descended' to Muhammad to counter allegations made against him to the effect that the knowledge he was giving his followers was taught him by a young Christian slave called Jabr. This accusation is pregnant with meaning since it shows that not everybody was taken in by his self-serving declarations that he was 'divinely' inspired.
These accusations, very seriously compromised and undermined his veracity, to counter which, the required and usual, MADE TO ORDER 'divine' rebuttals, were descended. (Guillaum's translation of Ibn Ishaq's The Life of Muhammad; p:180).
Although Muhammadans accuse Jabr of being with a foreign tongue - nonetheless, many of the slaves of the Arabs spoke also Arabic - while the Quran is in Arabic, implying that Jabr could not have communicated with Muhammad.
This of course, does not change the fact, that Muhammad could have acquired his knowledge even from Ethiopic since his followers had no problem communicating in that tongue with the Negus of Ethiopia and his entourage when they allegedly escaped the wrath of the Quraiysh***
104>Those who believe not in the Signs of Allah Allah will not guide them and theirs will be a grievous Penalty.
105>It is those who believe not in the Signs of Allah that forge falsehood: it is they who lie!
#2144 It is clearly those who raise the cry of forgery that are guilty of falsehood, as there is not the least basis or even plausibility in their suggestion. 2144 It is clearly those who raise the cry of forgery that are guilty of falsehood, as there is not the least basis or even plausibility in their suggestion#
*** Typical of almost all the Quranic accusations, the criminals, accuse their victims of perfidy, lies and calumny.
The Quraiysh have been content with their traditions and beliefs; so were the Jews and Christians; the Zoroasterians, Hindus and Buddhists.
It was Muhammad, after all, who DECLARED WAR on all of them.
It was he who insulted them, their beliefs, their ancestors and their tradditions, and, to add insult to injury, accused them of ill will towards himself ***
106>Anyone who after accepting faith in Allah utters unbelief except under compulsion his heart remaining firm in faith but such as open their breast to unbelief on them is Wrath from Allah and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.
107>This because they love the life of this world better than the Hereafter: and Allah will not guide those who reject faith.
*** Muhammad's Quran is obssessed with the 'Hereafter'. It repeatedly attacks all human being who are perceived as loving life more than death.
It attacks the Jews for loving Life more than death.
It attacks all non believers for the same reason.
The question that the reader should ask: Why should they not love life?
After all, this is all that humans have which is worth 'living' for.
Why then does Allah create Man if he, Man, is better off in the Afterlife?
Is it then a great wonder, that many of the followers of Muhammad, would rather blow themselves up, pilot planes into civilian buildings and commit horrendous crimes in the 'Name of Allah'?
After all, these so called martyrs, are promised eternal sensual and carnal pleasures in death; that is more than they could ever aspire to get in life***
108>Those are they whose hearts ears and eyes Allah has sealed up and they take no heed.
*** They take no heed, BECAUSE their hearts, ears and eyes are SEALED by Allah; and, because they take no heed, they are consigned to eternal torture in Allah's Hell, through no fault of their own***
109>Without doubt in the hereafter they will perish.
110>But verily thy Lord to those who leave their homes after trials and persecutions and who thereafter strive and fight for the faith and patiently persevere thy Lord after all this is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
111>One day every soul will come up struggling for itself and every soul will be recompensed (fully) for all its actions and none will be unjustly dealt with.
112Allah sets forth a parable: a city enjoying security and quiet abundantly supplied with sustenance from every place: yet was it ungrateful for the favors of Allah: so Allah made it taste of hunger and terror (in extremes) (closing in on it) like a garment (from every side) because of the (evil) which (its people) wrought.
113And there came to them an Apostle from among themselves but they falsely rejected him; so the wrath seized them even in the midst of their iniquities.
*** This verse is a repeated mantra, that Muhammad invariably uses, to make himself comparable to the Hebrew prophets, hence giving himself, a similar, if not the same aura of importance and sanctity ***
114So eat of the sustenance which Allah has provided for you lawful and good; and be grateful for the favors of Allah if it is He whom ye serve.
115>He has only forbidden you dead meat and blood and the flesh of swine and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity without willful disobedience nor transgressing due limits then Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
*** First of all, the prohibitions mentioned are Bilical.
Secondly, Muhammad is allowing his followers to resort to subterfuge, if and when their life is in danger ***
116>But say not for any false thing that your tongues may put forth "This is lawful and this is forbidden" so as to ascribe false things to Allah. For those who ascribe false things to Allah will never prosper.
117(In such falsehood) is but a paltry profit; but they will have a most grievous Penalty.
118> To the Jews We prohibited such things as We have mentioned to thee before: We did them no wrong but they were used to doing wrong to themselves.
#2154 See vi. 146 and n. The further prohibitions to them were a punishment for their hardness of hearts, and not a favour.#~
*** There is, as usual, a factual historical error in the verse above because, God prohibited the Israelites the forbidden foods and not the Jews who did not exist at the time.
The angel Gabriel, yet again, had his 'facts' wrong.
Contrary to the Quran and its interpreters, all the food prohibitions were ordained by Godnot as a punishment, but as a means of making a difference between them and the pagans ***
119>But verily thy Lord to those who do wrong in ignorance but who thereafter repent and make amends thy Lord after all this is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
120>Abraham was indeed a model devoutly obedient to Allah (and) true in faith and he joined not gods with Allah:
121>He showed his gratitude for the favors of Allah Who chose him and guided him to a straight way.
122>And We gave him good in this world and he will be in the Hereafter in the ranks of the righteous
123>So We have taught thee the inspired (message) "Follow the ways of Abraham the true in faith and he joined not gods with Allah."
124> The Sabbath was only made (strict) to those who disagreed (as to its observance); but Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment as to their differences.
# 2159 If Abraham's Way was the right way, the Jews were ready with the taunt, "Why don't you then observe the Sabbath?" The answer is twofold. (1) The Sabbath has nothing to do with Abraham. It was instituted with the Law of Moses because of Israel's hardness of heart (ii. 74); for they constantly disputed with their Prophet Moses (iii 108), and there were constantly among them afterwards men who broke the Sabbath (ii. 65, and n. 79). (2) Which was the true Sabbath Day? The Jews observe Saturday. The Christians, who include the Old Testament in their inspired Scripture, observe Sunday, and a sect among them (the Seventh Day Adventists) disagree, and observe Saturday. So there is disagreement among the People of the Book. Let them dispute among themselves. Their dispute will not be settled till the Day of Judgment. Meanwhile, Muslims are emancipated from such stringent restrictions. For them there is certainly the Day of United Prayer on Friday, but it is in no sense like the Jewish or the Scotch Sabbath!#
*** The interpreter's misrepresentation of the Biblical injunctions and precepts continue unabated in their falsehood and wickedness.
The Sabbath observance, was never intended as a punishment to the People Israel but as a blessing.
A blessing moreover, not only to the People, but also to all those who lived amongst them, the slaves, the animals, the strangers and to the land.
The Sabbath was sanctified to be a day of rest for all His creatures; rest from their daily toil and to undergo tranquility and rejuvenation. For humans, it was a time to enjoy their family, to observe the beauty of God's nature and to thank Him for their good fortunes.
The Sabbath is God's gift to his creation.
The understanding of this concept completely eluded Muhammad.
The modern interpreter, on the other hand, should have known better. Nonetheless, it seems, that such a conceptual item is beyond his comprehension or understanding because he is a creature who is full of hate and mendacity ***
125>Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best who have strayed from His Path and who receive guidance.
126And if ye do catch them out catch them out no worse than they catch you out: but if ye show patience that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient.
127And do thou be patient for thy patience is but from Allah; nor grieve over them: and distress not thyself because of their plots.
128>For Allah is with those who restrain themselves and those who do good.