Al Ahqaf (Winding Sand Tracts) (46)- 35

1        Ha Mim.

2        The revelation of the Book is from Allah the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.

3>        We created not the heavens and the earth and all between them but for just ends and for a term appointed: but those who reject Faith turn away from that whereof they are warned.

4>        Say: "Do ye see what it is ye invoke besides Allah? Show me what it is they have created on earth or have they a share in the heavens? Bring me a Book (revealed) before this or any remnant of knowledge (ye may have) if ye are telling the truth!"

5>        And who is more astray than one who invokes besides Allah such as will not answer him to the Day of Judgement and who (in fact) are unconscious of their call (to them)?
6>        And when mankind are gathered together (at the Resurrection) they will be hostile to them and reject their worship (altogether)!

7>        When Our Clear Signs are rehearsed to them the Unbelievers say of the Truth when it comes to them: "This is evident sorcery!"

8        Or do they say "He has forged it"? Say: "Had I forged it then can ye obtain no single (blessing) for me from Allah.  He knows best of that whereof ye talk (so glibly)! Enough is He for a witness between me and you! And He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful."

9        Say: "I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the apostles nor do I know what will be done with me or with you.  I follow but that which is revealed to me by inspiration: I am but a Warner open and clear."

       #4782        'What is there to forge? All prophets have taught the Unity of Allah and our duty to mankind. I bring no new fangled doctrine, but eternal truths that have been known to good men through the ages. It is to reclaim you that I have come. I do not know what will be your fate for all this callousness, nor what you will do to me. But this I know, that I am preaching truth and righteousness as inspired by Allah. My duty is only to proclaim aloud and clearly the Message entrusted to me by Allah. The rest I leave to Allah.'#

       *** Muhammad is admitting that he is not bringing NEW REVELATIONS but only  CONFIRMING the previous ones, all be it to his brothers, the pagan Arabs ***

10>        Say: "See ye? If (this teaching) be from Allah and ye reject it and a witness from among the Children of Israel testifies to its similarity (with earlier scriptures) and has believed while ye are arrogant (how unjust ye are!) truly Allah guides not a people unjust.

       #4783        Another side of the argument is now presented. 'You pagan Arabs! You are puffed up with pride, though you are an ignorant nation. Among Israel there are men who understand the previous scriptures, and who find in the Qur-an and its Preacher a true confirmation of the previous scriptures. They accept Islam as a fulfilment of the revelation of Moses himself! (See Deut. xviii. 18-19). And yet you hold back, though the Qur-an has come in your own language, in order to help you to understand. How unjust and how shameful! In that case, with what face can you seek guidance from Allah?' 4784        There were learned Jews (and Christians) who saw in the holy Prophet the Messenger of Allah foreshadowed in previous Revelations, and accepted Islam. As this is a Makkan Sura we need not construe this as a reference to Abdullah ibn Salam, whose conversion was in Madinah only two years before the Prophet's death, unless we accept this particular verse to be so late in date. The sincere Jews were in a position to understand how this Revelation fitted in with all they had learnt about Revelation.#

       *** For the first time, the interpreter is pulling no punches in his attacks against the unbelieving Arabs.

       If Muhammad's own people were not convinced of his 'revelations', why then do the Quran and its interpreters attack the Jews and the Christians for doing the same with far more excellent reasons on their side?

       During all his period of power in the Madina of almost 10 years, very few 'Jews' converted to his  Cult Belief System even upon pain of death.

        Muhammad succeeded in converting people either by force (upon pain of death) or by promising them rewards of pillage, plunder, rape in life; and in death, Paradise with unlimited sexual and sensual pleasures ***

46:11                  The Unbelievers say of those who believe: "If (this Message) were a good thing (such men) would not have gone to it first before us!" and seeing that they guide not themselves thereby they will say "This is an (old) old falsehood!"

       #4785        A great many of the early Muslims were in humble positions, and were despised by the Quraish leaders. 'If such men could see any good in Islam,' they said, 'there could be no good in it: if there had been any good in it, we should have been the first to see it!' The spiritually blind have such a good conceit of themselves! As they reject it, and as the Revelation is proved to have historic foundations, they can only call it "an old, old falsehood"!#

12>        And before this was the Book of Moses as a guide and a mercy; and this Book confirms (it) in the Arabic tongue; to admonish the unjust and as Glad Tidings to those who do right.

       #4786        The last revealed Book which was a Code of Life (Shari'at) was the Book of Moses; for that of Jesus was not such a Code, but merely moral precepts to sweep away the corruptions that had crept in. The Qur-an has the same attitude to it as the teaching of Jesus had to the Law. Jesus said (Matt. v. 17): "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." But the corruptions took new forms in Christian Churches: an entirely new Shari'at became necessary, and this was provided in Islam#

       *** No Muhammadan theologian can show that the Sharia is in any way equal to or superior to that of the Jewish Halacha since most of the best in the former is derived from the latter ***

13>        Verily those who say "Our Lord is Allah" and remain firm (on that Path) on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.

14>        Such shall be Companions of the Garden dwelling Therein (for aye): a recompense for their (good) deeds.

15>        We have enjoined on man Kindness to his parents: in pain did his mother bear him and in pain did she give him birth.  The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months.  At length when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years he says "O my Lord! grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed upon me and upon both my parents and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue.  Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam."

16>        Such are they from whom We shall accept the best of their deeds and pass by their ill deeds: (they shall be) among the Companions of the Garden: a promise of truth which was made to them (in this life).

17>        But (there is one) who says to his parents "Fie on you! Do ye hold out the promise to me that I shall be raised up even though generations have passed before me (without rising again)? " And they two seek Allah's aid (and rebuke the son): "Woe to thee! have Faith! For the promise of Allah is true." But he says "This is nothing but tales of the ancients!"

18        Such are they against whom is proved the Sentence among the previous generations of Jinns and men that have passed away; for they will be (utterly) lost.

19>        And to all are (assigned) degrees according to the deeds which they (have done) and in order that (Allah) may recompense their deeds and no injustice be done to them.

20>        And on the Day that the Unbelievers will be placed before the Fire (it will be said to them): "Ye received your good things in the life of the world and ye took your pleasure out of them: but today shall ye be recompensed with a Penalty of humiliation: for that ye were arrogant on earth without just cause and that ye (ever) transgressed."

21        Mention (Hud) one of `Ad's (own) brethren: behold he warned his people about the winding Sand-tracts:  but there have been Warners before him and after him: "Worship ye none other than Allah: truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Mighty Day."

22        They said: "Hast thou come in order to turn us aside from Our gods? Then bring upon us the (calamity) with which thou dost threaten us if thou art telling the truth!"

23        He said: "The Knowledge (of when it will come) is only with Allah: I proclaim to you the mission on which I have been sent: but I see that ye are a people in ignorance!"...

24        Then when they saw the (Penalty in the shape of ) a cloud traversing the sky coming to meet their valleys they said "This cloud will give us rain!" "Nay it is the (calamity) ye were asking to be hastened! a wind wherein is a Grievous Penalty!

25        "Everything will it destroy by the command of its Lord!" Then by the morning they nothing was to be seen but (the ruins of) their houses! Thus do We recompense those given to sin!

26        And We had firmly established them in a (prosperity and) power which We have not given to you (ye Quraish!) and We had endowed them with (faculties of) hearing seeing heart and intellect: but of no profit to them were their (faculties of) hearing sight and heart and intellect when they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah; and they were (completely) encircled by that which they used to mock at!

27>        We destroyed aforetime populations round about you; and We have shown the Signs in various ways that they may turn (to Us).
28>        Why then was no help forthcoming to them from those whom they worshipped as gods besides Allah as a means of access (to Allah)? Nay they left them in the lurch: but that was their Falsehood and their invention.        

       *** This verse is very ambiguous because "…Nay they left them in the lurch…" could mean that their none existent gods left them - which of course is an  asinine statement - or that the unbelievers left their false gods which would render the verse useless.

       Either way, it makes no logic or sense and is irrelevant ***

29        Behold We turned towards thee a company of Jinns (quietly) listening to the Qur'an: when they stood in the presence thereof they said "Listen in silence!" When the (reading) was finished they returned to their people to warn (them of their sins)                                                                        

        *** Why would the Creator of the Universe need the endorsement - as to the veracity of the Quran - His alleged 'revelations' by of all 'characters', Demons, creatures that exist only in the Quran and never in the Bible?

       Why would the Quran need endorsement from the associates of Satan, the avowed enemy of Allah's ordinances?***

30            They said "O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Moses confirming what came before it: it guides (men) to the Truth and to a Straight Path.

46:31>        "O our people hearken to the one who invites (you) to Allah and believe in him: He will forgive you your faults and deliver you from a Penalty Grievous

       #4810        The one who invites all to Allah is the holy Prophet. He invites us to Allah: if we believe in Allah and His Prophet, Allah will forgive us our sins on our repentance and amendment of our lives, and save us the Penalty of the future life.#

       *** Muhammad is here emulating Jesus in his ability to forgive sin, a prerogative that belongs only to God.

       Moses, never once aspired or intimated that he was more special than any other human being.

       Muhammad on the other hand, surpassed even Jesus since the demons also became subject to his personal and intercession.

        Muhammad is the saviour of devils, jinn and other demons besides humans.

        Neither Moses nor Jesus had such aspirations ***

32        "If any does not hearken to the one who invites (Us) to Allah he cannot frustrate (Allah's Plan) on earth and no protectors can he have besides Allah such men (wander) in manifest error."

33>        See they not that Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and never wearied with their creation is able to give life to the dead? Yea verily He has power over all things.

34>        And on the Day that the Unbelievers will be placed before the Fire (they will be asked) "Is this not the Truth? " They will say "Yea by our Lord!" (One will say:) "Then taste ye the Penalty for that ye were wont to deny (Truth)!"

35>        Therefore patiently persevere as did (all) apostles of inflexible purpose; and be in no haste about the (Unbelievers).  On the Day that they see the (Punishment) promised them (it will be ) as if they had not tarried more than an hour in a single day.  (Thine but) to proclaim the Message: but shall any be destroyed except those who transgress?