Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage) (22)- 78 M
       

1>        O mankind! fear your Lord! For the convulsion of the Hour (of Judgment) will be a thing terrible!

2>        The Day ye shall see it every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling-babe and every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed): thou shalt see mankind as in a drunken riot yet not drunk: but dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah.

3        And yet among men there are such as dispute about Allah without knowledge and follow every evil one obstinate in rebellion!

4>        About the (Evil One) it is decreed that whoever turns to him for friendship him will he lead astray and he will guide him to the Penalty of the Fire.

5>        O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection (consider) that We created you out of dust then out of sperm then out of a leech-like clot then out a morsel of flesh partly formed and partly unformed in order that We may manifest (Our Power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term then do We bring you out as babes then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die and some are sent back to the feeblest old age so that they know nothing after having known (much).  And (further) thou seest the earth barren and lifeless but when We pour down rain on it it is stirred (to life) it swells and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).        
                                                      
        *** As mentioned in 4:1, Muhammad's superficial understanding of the Biblical stories that he heard made him commit numerous and colossal mistakes; he is prone to get names, centuries, personalities and concepts mixed up and misrepresented.

        It was Adam who was created from DUST and NOT Mankind.

       Mankind was the result of procreation between Adam and Eve. The sequence above should represent the evolutionary process of the fertilised egg into a human being, which is NOT the creation of Man.

       In all the following verses, the Quran shows total ignorance of the fact that the man's sperm alone cannot create life without the woman's ovum (egg). This vital ingredient to the procreation of life is totally missing in the Quran ***

6>        This is so because Allah is the Reality: it is He Who gives life to the dead and it is He Who has power over all things.

7>        And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.

       *** The concepts of Resurrection of the Dead as well as that of the End of Days, originated among the traditions of the Jews and Christians.

       These concepts did not exist in the primitive and simplistic religion of the pagan Arabs. Muhammad plagiarized these from the People of the Book and inserted them in his Quran***

8>        Yet there is among men such a one as disputes about Allah without knowledge without guidance and without a Book of Enlightenment

9>        (Disdainfully) bending his side in order to (lead men) astray from the Path of Allah; for him there is disgrace in this life and on the Day of Judgment we shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).

10>        (It will be said): "This is because of the deeds which thy hands sent forth for verily Allah is not unjust to His servants.

11>        There are among men some who serve Allah as it were on the verge: if good befalls them they are therewith well content; but if a trial comes to them they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!

12>        They call on such deities besides Allah as can neither hurt nor profit them: that is straying far indeed (from the Way)!

13        (Perhaps) they call on one whose hurt is nearer than his profit: evil indeed is the patron and evil the companion (for help)!

14>        Verily Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: for Allah carries out all that He plans.

15        If any think that Allah will not help him (His Apostle) in this world and the Hereafter let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling [al samaai] and cut (himself) off: then let him see whether his plan will remove that which enrages (him)!

       *** There is a deliberate mistranslation in the verse above because the word Samma in Arabic is the sky and definitely NOT the ceiling. This was done because otherwise, the verse would make even less sense than it does ***

16        Thus have We sent down Clear Signs; and verily Allah doth guide whom He will!

17>        Those who believe (in the Qur'an) those who follow the Jewish (scriptures) and the Sabians Christians Magians and Polytheists  Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment: for Allah is witness of all things.

       #2788        For Sabians, see n. 76 to ii. 62. They are also referred to in v. 72. In both those passages the Muslims are mentioned with the Jews, Christians, and Sabians, as receiving Allah's protection and mercy. Here, besides the four religions, there is further mention of Magians and Polytheists: it is not said that they would receive Allah's Mercy, but only that Allah will judge between the various forms of faith. 2789        This is the only place where the Magians (Majas) are mentioned in the Qur-an. 'Their cult is a very ancient one. They consider Fire as the purest and noblest element, and worship it as a fit emblem of Allah. Their location was the Persian and Median uplands and the Mesopotamian valleys, their religion was reformed by Zardusht (date uncertain, about B.C. 600?). Their scripture is the Zend-Avesta, the bible of the Parsis. They were "the Wise men of the East" mentioned in the Gospels.#

       *** Yet, once more, does the interpreter attempt to mislead and deceive the reader. The Magians/Zoroasterians do not worship fire but believe it is the ultimate cleansing element. They believe in a dual god, of good and evil, fighting for domination.

       Muhammadan Islam venerates the Black-Stone of the Ka'ba - the meteorite that was holy to the pagan Arabs centuries before Muhammad - in a similar manner, as the Magians venerate Fire.

       The interpreter is trying to insinuate in the mind of the reader that the Magians are heathen, unbelievers and hence inferior to Muhammadan Islam***

18>        Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth the sun the moon the stars; the hills the trees the animals; and a great number among mankind? But a great number are (also) such as are fit for Punishment: and such as Allah shall disgrace none can rise to honor: for Allah carries out all that He wills.

       *** It should be pointed out that the above statement is totally without logic since none of the inanimate and unthinking creation mentioned could revere Allah.

       Moreover, if Allah is the creator of the Universe, why would he need them to revere
him? ***

19>        These two antagonists dispute with each other about their Lord: but those who deny (their Lord) for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water.

20>        With it will be scalded what is within their bodies as well as (their) skins.

21        In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them.

22>        Every time they wish to get away therefrom from anguish they will be forced back therein and (it will be said) "Taste ye the Penalty of Burning!"
       
       *** Muhammad's  descriptions of the torments of Hell are as detailed as any first hand eye-witness reporter ***

23        Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.

       *** The expression 'Gardens beneath which rivers flow..' is utterly meaningless, since rivers to be enjoyed, should be flowing above the ground and not underneath, where they would be  inaccessible and useless ***

24>        For they have been guided (in this life) to the purest of speeches; they have been guided to the Path of Him Who is worthy of (all) praise.

25>        As to those who have rejected (Allah) and would keep back (men) from the Way of Allah and from the Sacred Mosque which We have made (open) to (all) men equal is the dweller there and the visitor from the country and any whose purpose therein is profanity or wrong-doing them will We cause to taste of a most grievous Penalty.

26>        Behold! We gave the site to Abraham of the (Sacred) House (saying): "Associate not any thing (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round or stand up or bow or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).

       #2797        The site of Makkah was granted to Abraham (and his son Ismail) for a place of worship that was to be pure (without idols, the worship being paid to Allah, the One True God) and universal, without being reserved (like Solomon's Temple of later times) to any one People or Race. 2798        Cf. ii. 125. Note that here the word qaimin ('who stand up for prayer') occurs in place of 'akifin (who use it as a retreat). In practice the meaning is the same. Those who go for a retreat to the Ka'ba stay there for the time being.#

       *** In the Bible - which is the only known authority on the subject - neither Abraham nor Ishmael are shown to have any connection with Arabia, Mecca or the Ka'ba. Only the Quran mentions these stories which are unsubstantiated anywhere else.

       Assuming for an instance, that the Quranic version may be true; the theological, ethnic and political ramifications are then colossal in their implications and revolutionary in their conclusions.

       At a stroke, the Arabs become descendants of the Hebrews;

       the Ka'ba and Mecca become holy places for the Jews;

       the Arabic language becomes only a derivative of Hebrew;

        the Arabian Peninsula should not be made - any more - forbidden to Jewish immigration and settlement.

       The Arab-Jewish conflict will not reside upon Israel/Palestine only any more ***

27        "And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways

       *** There is no need to "..proclaim the Pilgrimage..." since the pagan Arabs used to do so, long before Muhammad and his Quran.

       After all, ALL the rites of Muhammadan Islam - such as in verses 27-36 - belonged formerly, to the pagan Arabs but were then incorported in the belief system of the
Cult of Muhammad ***

28>        "That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them and celebrate the name of Allah through the Days appointed over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.

29        "Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them perform their vows and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House."

30        Such (is the Pilgrimage): whoever honors the sacred rites of Allah for him it is good in the sight of his Lord.  Lawful to you (for food in pilgrimage) are cattle except those mentioned to you (as exceptions): but shun the abomination of idols and shun the word that is false

31        Being true in faith to Allah and never assigning partners to Him: if anyone assigns partners to Allah he is as if he had fallen from heaven and been snatched up by birds or the wind had swooped (like a bird on its prey) and thrown him into a far-distant place.

32        Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honor the Symbols of Allah (in the sacrifice of animals) such (honor) should come truly from piety of heart.

33        In them ye have benefits for a term appointed: in the end their place of sacrifice is near the Ancient House.

34>        To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice) that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food) but your Allah is one Allah: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam) and give thou the Good News to those who humble themselves

35>        To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned are filled with fear who show patient perseverance over their afflictions keep up regular prayer and spend (in charity) out of what we have bestowed upon them.

36        The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the Symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter) eat ye thereof and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment and such as beg with due humility: thus have we made animals subject to you that ye may be grateful.                                                        

       # 2813 See n. 2808 to xxii. 33 above. What was expressed in general terms is applied here more particularly to camels, the most precious and useful animals of Arabia, whose mode of slaughter for sacrifice is different from that of smaller animals: the special word for such sacrifice is Nahr (cviii.2). 2814        There are ethics in begging, as in charity. No approval is given to arrogant and insolent begging, though the relief of distress of all kinds, deserved and undeserved, is included in charity. But those who beg with humility and those who receive gifts with gratitude and contentment are both mentioned for special attention. Charity should not be given for show, or to get rid of importunate demands. It should find out real needs and meet them#                                                                                        

       *** Most of the food prohibitions in the Quran are of course plagiarized and copied from the Bible as in Leviticus Chapters 11 and 17.

        In the Bible, the Camel is a prohibited animal and is declared unclean; Leviticus 11:4.

        Muhammad had no choice but to declare it clean to his followers, since it was already a sacrificial animal to their idols and deities in the first place. Muhammad, out of pure necessity and conveniently 'Islamised' the tradition ***

37>        It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.

38        Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe: verily Allah loveth not any that is a traitor to faith or shows ingratitude.

39        To those against whom war is made permission is given (to fight) because they are wronged and verily Allah is Most powerful for their aid        
                       
       *** War is only permitted in self defense and not in aggression. Unfortunately, neither Muhammad, nor his followers acted according to this sublime precept ***

40        (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right (for no cause) except that they say "Our Lord is Allah." Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another there would surely have been pulled down monasteries churches synagogues and mosques in which the name of Allah is commemorated in abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause); for verily Allah is Full of Strength Exalted in Might (Able to enforce His Will).

       #2817        To allow a righteous people to fight against a ferocious and mischief-loving people was fully justified. But the justification was far greater here, when the little Muslim community was not only fighting for its own existence against the Makkan Quraish, but for the very existence of the Faith in the One True God. They had as much right to be in Makkah and worship in the Ka'ba as the other Quraish; yet they were exiled for their Faith. It affected not the faith of one peculiar people. The principle involved was that of all worship, Jewish or Christian as well as Muslim, and of all foundations built for pious uses. 2818        'Aziz means Exalted in power, rank, dignity; Incomparable; Full of might and majesty; Able to enforce His Will. The last signification is the one that predominates here.#        

       *** The interpreter deliberately misrepresents the term Muslim by making it synonymous with the followers of Muhammad.

       Islam, to start with, has nothing whatsoever to do with either Muhammad or the Quran. Islam is a state of SPIRITUAL belonging and dedication to the
One and Only God.

       Abraham - the Hebrew - and his progeny were after all, the first to submit (Aslamou) to the One and Only God.

        Their descendants, the Israelites were to follow suit and to accept the contract that
God Almighty gave them near Mount Sinai. They were the First True Muslim People.

       The Arabs followed in their path 2500 years later.

       Every Israelite that had ever lived, and every Jew were and are Muslimeen, and second to none on the face of this Earth.

       It is also very clear from the verse above, that the Quran makes an extremely clear distinction between the holy places of the Jews and Christians vis a vis those of the Muhammadans since it clearly calls them Synagogues/Salawatou and Churches/Baya'ou and NOT Mosques/Masajid ***

41>        (They are) those who if We establish them in the land establish regular prayer and give regular charity enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of (all) affairs.

42        If they treat thy (mission) as false so did the Peoples before them (with their prophets) the People of Noah and `Ad and Thamud;

43>        Those of Abraham and Lut;

44        And the Companions of the Madyan people: and Moses was rejected (in the same way).  But I granted respite to the Unbelievers and (only) after that did I punish them: but how (terrible) was My rejection (of them)!

       ***The verse is untruthful, since the Israelites DID NOT reject Moses, unlike what the Quraiysh did to Muhammad ***

45>        How many populations [qaryatin] have We destroyed which were given to wrong-doing! They tumbled down on their roofs.  And how many wells are lying idle and neglected and castles lofty and well-built!

       *** Another set of mistranslation and improbable situations: The Arabic qaryatin means village and definitely NOT populations.

       How, the reader should ask, could populations TUMBLE DOWN on their ROOFS? Could a Supreme Being make such childish pronouncements?***

46        Do they not travel through the land so that their hearts (and mind) may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their eyes that are blind but their hearts which are in their breasts.

47>        Yet they ask thee to hasten on the Punishment! But Allah will not fail in His promise.  Verily a day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.

       *** This idea too,
" Verily a day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning "
is plundered from the traditions of the Jews ***

48        And to how many populations did I give respite which were given to wrong-doing? In the end I punished them.  To Me is the destination (of all)

49        Say: "O men! I am (sent) to you only to give a clear warning:

50>        "Those who believe and work righteousness for them is forgiveness and a sustenance most generous.

51>        "But those who strive against Our Signs to frustrate them they will be Companions of the Fire.

       #2830        It will not be in their power to frustrate Allah's Plan; all they will do is to go further and further down in their spiritual state, deeper and deeper in their Hell#

       *** Yet once more, is the concept of PRE-DESTINY confirmed***

52>        Never did We send an apostle or a prophet before thee but when he framed a desire Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but Allah will cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in and Allah will confirm (and establish) His Signs: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom:

       #2831        Prophets and messengers (the distinction is explained in n. 2503 to xix. 51) are but human. Their actions are righteous and their motives pure. But in judging things from a human point of view, the suggestion may come to their mind (from Satan) that it would be good to have power or wealth or influence for furthering Allah's cause, or that it may be good to conciliate some faction which may be irreconcilable. In fact, in Allah's Plan, it may be the opposite. Allah, in His mercy and inspiration, will cancel any false or vain suggestions of this kind, and confirm and strengthen His own Commands and make known His Will in His Signs or revelations. 2832        This clause and the similar clause at the end of the next verse are parenthetical.#
                       
       *** All the above and following explanations by the interpreter, are a whitewash of the fact that Muhammad was TEMPTED to allow other gods besides Allah (17:74-6; 53:19-20). This verse also, was 'revealed' in hindsight - like most of the others in the Quran - to reverse Muhammad's temptation and weakness.

       Ibn Ishaq (P165/6), al Wakidi, al Tabari and ibn Sa'ad, without a shadow of a doubt attest to the original existence of the SATANIC VERSES .

       It was later Muhammadan scholars who not only excised that verse but also replaced it with another. So much for the "....un-adulterated word of Allah.."

       The most relevant conclusion here, is that Satan was able to FOOL & DECEIVE Muhammad with a verse that he believed came from Allah. This contradicts the Quranic assertion that no men or Jinn can ever emulate any verse in the Quran.

       Well, Satan obviously did.

        Moreover, the Quran is LYING in alleging that the previous prophets from Abraham to Moses were ever tempted, or actually allowed their followers to believe in any other god besides God ***

53>        That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrongdoers are in a schism far (from the Truth):

54        And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Qur'an) is the Truth from thy Lord and that they may believe therein and their hearts may be may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily Allah is the Guide of those who believe to the Straight Way.

55>        Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until the Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster.

56>        On that Day the Dominion will be that of Allah: He will judge between them: so those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in Gardens of Delight.

57>        And for those who reject Faith and deny Our Signs there will be a humiliating Punishment.

58>        Those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah and are then slain or die on them will Allah bestow verily a goodly Provision: truly Allah is He Who bestows the best Provision.

59>        Verily He will admit them to a place with which they shall be well pleased: for Allah is All-Knowing Most Forbearing.

60>        That (is so).  And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury he received and is again set upon inordinately Allah will help him: for Allah is One that blots out (sins) and forgives (again and again).        
                               
         # 2840        Ordinarily Muslims are enjoined to bear injuries with patience and return good for evil (xxiii. 96). But there are occasions when human feelings get the better of our wise resolutions, or when, in a state of conflict or war, we return "as good as we get". In that case our retaliation is permissible, provided the injury we inflict is not greater than that we receive. After such retaliation we are even, but if the other side again acts aggressively and goes beyond all bounds in attacking us, we are entitled to protection from Allah in spite of all our faults; for Allah is One that blots out our sins, and forgives again and again#        
               
         *** The interpreter is making his usual false explanations of the above verse since the historical record shows that it was INVARIABLY the Muhammadan Muslims who attacked, ambushed, pillaged and slaughtered others WITHOUT prior provovocation from their victims.

       The meaning of the verse is clear in that the person who inflicted an injury on another should
- according to the Biblical law of retaliation -  be injured  in equal measure ***

61>        That is because Allah merges Night into Day and He merges Day into Night and verily it is Allah Who hears and sees (all things).

62>        That is because Allah He is the Reality: and those besides Him whom they invoke they are but vain Falsehood: verily Allah is He Most High Most Great.

63        Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the sky and forthwith the earth becomes clothed with green? For Allah is He Who understands the finest mysteries and is well-acquainted (with them).

64>        To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: for verily Allah He is Free of all wants Worthy of all praise.

65>        Seest thou not that Allah has made subject to you (men) all that is on the earth and the ships that sail through the sea by His command? He withholds the sky (rain) from falling on the earth except by His leave: for Allah is Most Kind and Most Merciful to man.

       *** Even the ships that are piloted by humans are actually, under the direction of Allah ***
66>        It is He Who gave you life will cause you to die and will again give you life: truly man is a most ungrateful creature!

       *** The concept of Death & Resurrection are from the tradition of the Jews from whom Muhammad pirtaed and inserted in his Quran ***

67>        To every People have we appointed rites and ceremonies which they must follow let them not then dispute with thee on the matter but do thou invite (them) to thy Lord: for thou art assuredly on the Right Way.

68        If they do wrangle with thee say "Allah knows best what it is ye are doing."

69>        "Allah will judge between you on the Day of Judgment concerning the matters in which ye differ."

70>        Knowest thou not that Allah knows all that is in heaven and on earth? Indeed it is all in a record and that is easy for Allah.

71        Yet they worship besides Allah things for which no authority has been sent down to them and of which they have (really) no knowledge: for those that do wrong there is no helper.

72>        When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them thou wilt notice a denial on the faces of the Unbelievers! They nearly attack with violence those who rehearse Our Signs to them.  Say "Shall I tell you of something (far) worse than these Signs? It is the fire (of Hell)! Allah has promised it to the Unbelievers! And evil is that destination!"

73        O men! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom besides Allah ye call cannot create (even) a fly if they all met together for the purpose! And if the fly should snatch away anything from them they would have no power to release it from the fly: feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!

74        No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is strong and able to carry out His Will.

75>        Allah chooses Messengers from angels and from men: for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things).

76>        He knows what is before them and what is behind them: and to Allah go back all questions (for decision).

77>        O ye who believe! bow down prostrate yourselves and adore your Lord; and do good; that ye may prosper.

78>        And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive (with sincerity and under discipline): He has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham.  It is He Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (Revelation); that the Apostle may be a witness for you and ye be witnesses for mankind! So establish regular Prayer give regular Charity and hold fast to Allah! He is your Protector the Best to protect and the Best to help!

       *** It should be pointed out to the reader, that the Quran has a serious problem of SCHIZOPHRENIA since reality, perception, thought and emotions are all jumbled up leading to a mental breakdown. The reality is as follows:

a)        Allah PRE-DESTINES all of his creation.

b)        Humans have no FREE WILL.

c)        Many humans are consigned to the torments of Hell through no fault of their own.

d)        It is Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate, who wills them to err, so that they end up        in his Hell.

e)        Allah loves to watch all the Unbelievers roast and suffer in his Hell.

f)        The Unbelievers also, are innocent, since they err not because they choose to do so, but        because they were PRE-DESTINED by Allah to end up in his Hell.

g)        Since humanity is PRE-DESTINED, then there really is no need for RELIGION.

h)        As there is no need for RELIGION, there is of course then, no need for PROPHETS.

i)        If there is no need for PROPHETS, then obviously, there is no need for Muhammad or any        other messenger.

j)        Since  there is no need for RELIGIONand PROPHETS, then there is no need for SATAN.        His work is already being done for him by Allah, who consigns the Unbelievers to Hell,        without his help ***

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