1>The hour (of Judgment) is nigh and the moon is cleft asunder.
*** How could the moon have been 'cleft asunder' and yet is still there?
According to some Muhammadan traditions, it was Muhammad who 'ordered' the moon to be 'cleft asunder' and this myth was turned into one of Muhammad's alleged miracles in spite of the fact - that according to the Quran - he was NOT ABLE to perform MIRACLES ***
2But if they see a Sign they turn away and say "This is (but) transient magic."
3They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.
4There have already come to them Recitals wherein there is (enough) to check (them)
5Mature wisdom but (the preaching of) Warners profits them not.
6Therefore (O Prophet) turn away from them. The day that the Caller will call (them) to a terrible affair.
7They will come forth their eyes humbled from (their) graves (torpid) like locusts scattered abroad
8Hastening with eyes transfixed towards the Caller! "Hard is this Day!" the Unbelievers will say.
9>Before them the People of Noah rejected (their apostle): they rejected Our servant and said "Here is one possessed!" and he was driven out.
10>Then he called on his Lord: "I am one overcome: do thou then help (me)!"
11>So We opened the gates of heaven with water pouring forth.
12>And We caused the earth to gush forth with springs so the waters met (and rose) to the extent decreed.
13>But We bore him on an (Ark) made of broad planks and caulked with palm-fibre:
#5138 Dusur, plural of disar, which means the palm-fibre with which boats are caulked: from dasara, to ram in, to spear. A derived meaning is "nails", (which are driven into planks): this latter meaning also applies, and is preferred by translators not familiar with the construction of simple boats.#
*** The Quranis here describing the Muhammadanized version of the Biblical story.
Genesis 6: "14 Make an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it inside and outside with pitch"
The story in the Bible is much more detailed and infinitely more interesting ***
14>She floats under Our eyes (and care): a recompense to one who had been rejected (with scorn)!
15>And We have left this as a Sign (for all time): then is there any that will receive admonition?
16>But how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning?
17And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
*** If theQuranwas made so easy to understand, then why, according to later traditions, it was revealed in SEVEN MODES?
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 2215Narrated byUbayy ibn Ka'b
Ubayy told of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) meeting Gabriel and saying, "I have been sent, Gabriel, to a people who are unlettered, among whom are old women and old men, boys and girls, and men who have never read a book." He replied,
"The Qur'an, Muhammad, has been sent down in seven modes."
Tirmidhi transmitted it ***
18The `Ad (people) (too) rejected (Truth): then how terrible was my Penalty and my Warning!
19For We sent against them a furious wind on a Day of violent Disaster
20Plucking out men as if they were roots of palm-trees torn up (from the ground).
21Yea how (terrible) was my Penalty and my Warning!
22But We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
*** Verbatim repeat of 54:17***
23The Thamud (also) rejected (their) Warners.
24For they said: "what! a man! a solitary one from among ourselves! shall we follow such a one? Truly should we then be straying in mind and mad!
25"Is it that the Message is sent to him of all people amongst us? Nay he is a liar an insolent one!"
26Ah! they will know on the morrow which is the liar the insolent one!
27For We will send the she camel by way of trial for them. So watch them (O Saleh) and possess thyself in patience!
*** In which manner of logic could a she-camel be in any way shape or form, an indication of a divine miracle?***
28And tell them that the water is to be divided between them: each one's right to drink being brought forward (by suitable turns).
29But they called to their companion and he took a sword in hand and hamstrung (her).
30Ah! how (terrible) was My Penalty and My Warning!
31For We sent against them a single Mighty Blast and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle.
*** Allah's retribution because of a hamstrung she-camel upon human beings, is definitely disproportionate, illogical, stupid and unjustifiable ***
32And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
*** This a second repeat of 54:17 ***
33>The People of Lut rejected (his) Warning.
34>We sent against them a violent tornado with showers of stones (which destroyed them) except Lut's household: them We delivered by early Dawn
*** The Quran is - as usual - obviously wrong, since Lut's wife, an intimate part of his household, was turned into a pillar of salt
Genesis 19: 26" His wife peered behind him and she became a pillar of salt"***
35>As a Grace from Us: Thus do We reward those who give thanks.
36>And (Lut) did warn them of Our Punishment but they disputed about the Warning.
37>And they even sought to snatch away his guests from him but We blinded their eyes. (They heard:) "now taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."
38>Early on the morrow an abiding Punishment seized them:
39>"So taste ye My Wrath and My Warning."
40And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?
*** This a third repeat of 54:17 ***
41>To the people of Pharaoh too aforetime came Warners (from Allah).
42>The (people) rejected all Our Signs; but We seized them with such Penalty (as comes) from One Exalted in Power able to carry out His Will.
43>Are your Unbelievers (O Quraish) better than they? or have ye an immunity in the Sacred Books?
44Or do they say: "We acting together can defend ourselves"?
45Soon will their multitude be put to flight and they will show their backs.
46>Nay the Hour (of Judgment) is the time promised them (for their full recompense): And that Hour will be Most grievous and most bitter.
47>Truly those in sin are the ones straying in mind and mad.
48>The day they will be dragged through the Fire on their faces (they will hear:) "Taste ye the touch of Hell!"
49>Verily all things have We created in proportion and measure.
50>And Our command is but a single (Act) like the twinkling of an eye.
51>And (oft) in the past have We destroyed gangs like unto you: Then is there any that will receive admonition?
52>All that they do is noted in (their) Books (of Deeds):
53>Every matter small and great is on record.
54>As to the Righteous they will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers.
55>In an Assembly of Truth in the Presence of a Sovereign Omnipotent.
*** All the above verses are repeats of the same in numerous other Suras.
The mantra is identical both in sequence and in content: a prophet is sent to a people to make them believe in the one and only Allah; he is mocked; most of the people do not believe; Allah destroys them except the believers.
Muhammad alleges that he is a prophet for the Quraysh, in similitude of the Hebrew ones who preceded him. The Quraysh mock him; he promises them death and destruction.
There are no verses of redemption or salvation in the Quran but only of death, destruction,Hell,TORTURE and FEAR.
& always FEAR
Without elaboration, explanations and references to the Bible, all the above verses are unintelligible, utterly boring, devoid of context, of historical background, and bereft of Time and Space.
In fact, without the Biblical references, the Quran cannot