1>Praise be to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Yet those who reject Faith hold (others) as equal with their Guardian-Lord.
2>He it is who created you from clay and then decreed a stated term (for you). And there is in His presence another determined term; yet ye doubt within yourselves!.
*** Allah cannot be theGod of Israel since He created Adam from DUST and NOT from Clay!***
3>And He is Allah in the heavens and on earth. He knoweth what ye hide and what ye reveal and He knoweth the (recompense) which ye earn (by your deeds).
*** It is important to point out at this early stage, once again,that the pagan ArabsKNEW that Allah was the supreme god of the Ka'ba
They also KNEW that he was the creator of all that surrounded them. These ideas were already in existance in their simple religious beliefs. Muhammad was only telling them the obvious.
In the whole of the Quran,Muhammad'sONLY reason for the verbal - and later, physical - assaults upon his brothers and sisters of Quraysh, and the other Arab tribes, reside in their ASSOCIATING other gods and goddesses with
4>But never did a single one of the Signs of their Lord reach them but they turned away therefrom.
5And now they reject the truth when it reaches them: but soon shall they learn the reality of what they used to mock at.
6>See they not how many of those before them We did destroy? Generations We had established on the earth in strength such as We have not given to you for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance and gave (fertile) streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).
*** The Allah of Muhammad, the same who PRE-DESTINES humanity, shows his mercy and compassion by bragging about the nations that he destroyed through no fault of their own***
6:7>If We had sent unto thee a written (Message) on parchment so that they could touch it with their hands the unbelievers would have been sure to say: "This is nothing but obvious magic!"
# 840 The materialists want to see actual physical material things before them, but if such a thing came from an unusual source or expressed things they cannot understand, they give it some name like magic, or superstition, or whatever name is in fashion, and they are not helped at all in attaining faith, because their "hearts are diseased"#
*** On what logical basis does the interpreter conclude, that it is more realistic for people to believe in verses 'descended' orally to one individual without witnesses, but will not believe, if the same verses were shown in written form on parchment?
Of course the reason for such convoluted logic is simply to execuse and explain away the fact, that Muhammad did not receive his alleged 'revelations' in written form, unlike those given to Moses, which were written with
'the fingure of God', nor were there any witnesses to any of Muhammad's 'revelations' unlike those in the case of Moses when the whole of the People Israel were witnesses ***
8>They say: "Why is not an angel sent down to him?" If We did send down an angel the matter would be settled at once and no respite would be granted them.
#841 Cf. ii. 210. An angel is a heavenly being, a manifestation of God's glory,invisible to men who live gross material lives. Such men are given plenty of respite in which to turn in repentance to God and make theselves worthly of His light. But if their prayer to see an angel were grated, it would do them no good, for thy would be destroyed as darkness is destroyed by light#
9>If We had made it an angel We should have sent him as a man and We should certainly have caused them confusion in a matter which they have already covered with confusion.
*** Another two verses conveniently 'descended' to counter taunts by his adversaries, as reported in (Ishaq 181).
What does not make sense in the above, is the fact, that Muhammad claimed that he was always in touch with the angel Gabriel, so how could he have seen him if the inerpreter in the previous verse asserts that angels are invisible?
Someone is wrong or someone is not telling the truth ***
10>Mocked were (many) Apostles before thee; but the scoffers were hemmed in by the thing that they mocked.
#843 "The scoffers were mocked by the thing that they mocked" would express epigrammatically part of the sense, but not the whole. "Hemmed in" implies that the logic of events turned the tables, and as a man might be besieged and surrounded by an enemy in war, and would be forced to surrender, so these mockers will find that events would justify Truth, not them. The mockers of Jesus, - where were they when Titus detroyed Jerusalem? The mockers who drove out Muhammad from Mecca, - what was their plight when Muhammad came back in triumph and they sued for mercy, - and he gave it to them! According to the Latin proverb, Great is Truth, and must prevail#
*** This verse was 'descended' to counter the taunts heaped upon Muhammad by al Walid and Abu Jahl, which caused him enormous distress- (Ishaq 181).
The reader must be made aware of the fact, that these verses are so personal to the events happening to Muhammad, that it boggles the mind to believe that Allah, the alleged Supreme God of the Universe, would mention them in a 'holy' book.
There are hundreds of verses of the most intimate, sometimes totally irrelevant minutae of the life of Muhammad while Allah was forgetting about the remainder of creation***
11>Say: "Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected truth."
12>Say: "To whom belongeth all that is in the heavens and on earth?" Say: "To Allah. He hath inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy that He will gather you together for the Day of Judgment there is no doubt whatever. It is they who have lost their own souls that will not believe.
*** No where is the Day of Judgement mentioned in the Torah. This concept grew later on in the traditions of the Jews.
Hence the God of Israel never mentioned such a day. Is it possible that Allah, the pagan supreme rock god of the Ka'ba could have 'revealed' this to Muhammad? ***
13>"To Him belongeth all that dwelleth (or lurketh) in the night and the day. For He is the One Who heareth and knoweth all things.
14>Say: "Shall I take for my protector any other than Allah the Maker of the heavens and the earth? And He is that feedeth but is not fed." Say: "Nay! but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah (in Islam)[aslama] and be not thou of the company of those who join gods with Allah."
15>Say: "I would if I disobeyed my Lord indeed have fear of the penalty of a Mighty Day.
16>"On that day if the penalty is averted from any it is due to Allah's Mercy; and that would be (Salvation) the obvious fulfillment of all desire.
17>"If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.
18>"He is the Irresistible (watching) from above over His worshippers; and He is the Wise acquainted with all things."
19Say: "What thing is most weighty in evidence?" Say: "Allah is Witness between me and you: this Qur'an hath been revealed to me by inspiration that I may warn you and all whom it reaches. Can ye possibly bear witness that besides Allah there is another god?" Say: "Nay! I cannot bear witness!" Say: "But in truth He is the One Allah and I truly am innocent of (your blasphemy of) joining others with Him.
20>Those to whom We have given the Book know this as they know their own sons. Those who have lost their own souls refuse therefore to believe.
*** This admiration - of the great learning of the People of the Book - is a repeat of 2:146.
Muhammad is, none the less, couching this admiration with rage and resentment because most of the Jews & Christians had rejected his claims for prophethood ***
21>Who doth more wrong than he who inventeth a lie against Allah or rejecteth his Signs? But verily the wrong-doers never shall prosper.
22>One day shall We gather them all together: We shall say to those who ascribed partners (to Us): "Where are the partners whom ye (invented and) talked about?"
23There will then be (left) no subterfuge for them but to say: "By Allah Our Lord we were not those who joined gods with Allah."
24Behold! how they lie against their own souls! But the (lie) which they invented will leave them in the lurch.
25>Of them there are some who (pretend to) listen to thee; but We have thrown veils on their hearts so they understand it not and deafness in their ears; if they saw every one of the Signs not they will believe in them; in so much that when they come to thee they (but) dispute with thee; the unbelievers say: "These are nothing but tales of the ancients."
*** According to the Quran, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Allah, deliberately MISLEADS and PREDESTINES many of His creation to err, so that they end up in the eternal perdition of Hell; his Hell.
This verse is attempting to explain away why, most of Muhammad's own tribe refused to believe his stories and admonitions, because they knew, that they were plagiarized from the traditions of others, especially the Jews ***
26Others they keep away from it and themselves they keep away; but they only destroy their own souls and they perceive it not.
27If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with the fire! They will say: "Would that we were but sent back! then would we not reject the Signs of our Lord but would be amongst those who believe!
28Yea in their own (eyes) will become manifest what before they concealed but if they were returned they would certainly relapse to the things they were forbidden for they are indeed liars.
29>And they (sometimes) say: "There is nothing except our life on this earth and never shall we be raised up again."
*** The concept of the RESURRECTION cannot be found in the Torah.
Once more it must be pointed out to the readers that it is found in the later traditions of the Jews and Christians from whom Muhammad plagiarised it ***
30If thou couldst but see when they are confronted with their Lord! He will say: "Is not this the truth?" They will say: "Yea by our Lord!" He will say: "Taste ye then the penalty because ye rejected faith."
31>Lost indeed are they who treat it as a falsehood that they must meet Allah until on a sudden the hour is on them and they say: "Ah! woe unto us that we took no thought of it"; for they bear their burdens on their backs; and evil indeed are the burdens that they bear!.
32>What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the Hereafter for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand?
*** Muhammad's obsession with Hereafter is totally abnormal. He revels in sending others to die in 'the path of Allah' and promises his followers infinitely greater pleasures after death, than in life on Earth.
Muhhammad's vision of a joyless but groveling type of life and preference of death, is diametrically opposite to that of the Jews.
It is a morbid type of thinking, more in tune with Satanism than with a Merciful and Compassionate Divinity***
33We know indeed the grief which their words do cause thee: it is not thee they reject: it is the Signs of Allah which the wicked contemn.
*** Muhammad's Allah is for ever considerate of the hurt feelings of Muhammad, because of his rejection by his tribe.
It is a fact, that he personally was not the object of taunts and derision, but his 'message' was ***
34>Rejected were the Apostles before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the Words (and Decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of those Apostles.
*** If we take the Prophets of the Quran as the standard, only Jesus was allegedly rejected. Not Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Isaac, David, Solomon, Job etc.
Hence who are those rejected prophets that the Quran is alluding to? ***
35If their spurning is hard on thy mind yet if thou wert able to seek a tunnel in the ground or a ladder to the skies and bring them a Sign (what good?). If it were Allah's will He could gather them together unto true guidance: so be not thou amongst those who are swayed by ignorance (and impatience)!
36Those who listen (in truth) be sure will accept: as to the dead Allah will raise them up: then will they be turned unto Him.
37>They say: "Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "Allah hath certainly power to send down a Sign: but most of them understand not."
*** This is supposed to be another Quranic explanation for Muhammad's total lack of performed miracles. Unfortunately, its contents have neither logic nor consistency.
The Unbelievers who are clamouring for miracles are told, that Allah is able to cause them; a self evident statement since his ability to do so is not under question but the lack there of, is.
So, what is it that "..most of them did not know"?
The relevance of the reply to the Unbelievers' demands is totally obscure and irrelevant ***
38>There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth nor a being that flies on its wings but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from the Book and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
# 859 "Animals living on the earth" include those living in the water, - fishes, reptiles, crustaceans, insects, as well as four-footed beasts. Life on the wing is separately mentioned. "Tair," which is ordinarily translated as "bird," is anything that flies, including mammals like bats. In our pride we may exclude animals from our purview, but they all live a life, social and individual, like ourselves, and all life is subject to the Plan and the Will of God. In vi. 59 we are told that not a leaf falls but by His Will, and things dry and green are recorded in His Book. In other words they all obey His archetypal Plan, the Book which is also mentioned here. They are all answerable in their several degrees to His Plan ("shall be gathered to their Lord in the end"). This is not Pantheism: it is ascribing all life, activity, and existence to the Will and Plan of God#
*** Muahmmad's Quran is absolutely certain about the PREDESTINATION of all LIFE.
There is, and can never be, FREE WILLand/ or CHOICE under the
Cult of Muhammad.
With pre destination and without the freedom of choice, there is no need
- reason and logic dictate - in having a RELIGION.
Without the need for RELIGION, there is obviously no need for PROPHETS.
Without the need for PROPHETS,Muhammad's role becomes totally redundant and utterly irrelevant as a path of salvation and redemption to his followers or anyone else for that matter.
Moreover, there is also no need for SATAN ***
39>Those who reject Our Signs are deaf and dumb in the midst of darkness profound: whom Allah willeth He leaveth to wander whom He willeth He placeth on the way that is straight.
*** They reject Allah's signs because it was Allah who pre-destined them to do so. It is not their fault, since they did not have the luxury of free will/ choice to err or to follow the correct path.
Who are 'they who reject our signs'?
They could not have been the Jews or Christians since they believe in the Supreme God.
Neither could this verse be addressed to the pagan Arabs who already attributed life to Allah.
So who are those 'they'?
The verse makes neither sense nor has context ***
40>Say: "Think ye to yourselves if there come upon you the wrath of Allah or the hour (that ye dread) would ye then call upon other than Allah? (Reply) if ye are truthful!
41"Nay On Him would ye call and if it be His Will He would remove (the distress) which occasioned your call upon Him and ye would forget (the false gods) which ye join with Him!"
42>Before thee We sent (Apostles) to many nations and We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity that they might learn humility.
43>When the suffering reached them from Us why then did they not learn humility? On the contrary their hearts became hardened and Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them.
*** All these verses portray an Allah who has absolutely no mercy and no compassion towards any of his creation, since he had pre-destined them to err and yet questions why they did.
Why would any omniscient god not know why and how his creation will behave?
These verses and hundred more, portray Allah, as totally ignorant of the strengths and weaknesses of his creation; an attribution bordring on blasphemy***
44But when they forget the warning they had received We opened to them the gates of all (good) things until in the midst of their enjoyment of Our gifts on a sudden We called them to account when lo! they were plunged in despair!
45Of the wrong-doers the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to Allah the Cherisher of the worlds
46Say: "Think ye if Allah took away your hearing and your sight and sealed up your hearts who a god other than Allah could restore them to you? See how We explain the Signs by various (symbols): Yet they turn aside.
*** The Quranic verses invariably ask the wrong questions and give the most negative of examples.
One can say, with equal validity and with infinitely more mercy,
"Allah could open their eyes to the truth instead of blind them
to it ".
Why does Allah, the Compassionate and Mercyful - even if one accepts very reluctantly, the dogma of predestination - not pre-ordains the majority of humanity to Paradise instead of to Hell?***
47Say: "Think ye if the punishment of Allah comes to you whether suddenly or openly will any be destroyed except those who do wrong?"
48>We send the Apostles only to give good news and to warn: so those who believe and mend (their lives) upon them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.
*** Many verses of the Quran preclude the need for miracles yet the Ahadith are full of them.
This is, of course, a serious and unacceptable contradiction, since if Muhammad did perform miracles, they would have been recorded in the Quran.
This means, that the so called 'traditions', are myths - hence cannot be divine inspirations - created to enhance the image and importance of Muhammad, way beyond his abilities and/or character ***
49>But those who reject Our Signs them shall our punishment touch for that they ceased not from transgressing.
50>Say: "I tell you not that with me are the treasures of Allah nor do I know what is hidden nor do I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me." Say: "Can the blind be held equal to the seeing?" Will ye then consider not?
*** Muhammad is admitting that he is only an ordinary mortal, but, with a message from Allah.
He asserts that he does not know what the future holds, nor can he make miracles.
Hence, once again, does a Quranic verse condemn the enormous number of false and invented 'traditions' that assert otherwise ***
51Give the warning to those in whose (hearts) is the fear that they will be brought (to judgment) before their Lord: except from Him they will have no protector nor intercessor: that they may guard (against evil).
52>Send not away those who call on their Lord morning and evening seeking His Face. Naught have they to gain from thee and naught hast thou to gain from them that thou shouldst turn them away and thus be (one) of the unjust.
53Thus did We try some of them by comparison with others that they should say: Is it these then that Allah hath favored from amongst us?" Doth not Allah know best those who are grateful?
54>When those come to thee who believe in Our Signs say: "Peace be on you: your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy: verily if any of you did evil in ignorance and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct) lo! He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful."
55>Thus do We explain the Signs in detail: that the way of the sinners may be shown up.
56>Say. I am forbidden to worship those other than Allah whom ye call upon." Say: "I will not follow your vain desires: if I did I would stray from the path and be not of the company of those who receive guidance."
57>Say: "For me I (work) on a clear Sign from my Lord but ye reject Him. What ye would see hastened is not in my power. The Command rests with none but Allah: He declares the truth and He is the best of Judges."
58Say: "If what ye would see hastened were in my power the matter would be settled at once between you and me. But Allah knoweth best those who do wrong."
59>With Him are the keys of the Unseen the treasures that none knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered) but is (inscribed) in a Record Clear (to those who can read).
#879 Mafatih: Plural of either miftah= a key, or maftah= a treasure. Both meanings are implied, and I have accordingly put both in my translation. (6.59)880 This is the mystic Record, the archetypal Plan, the Eternal Law, according to which everything seen and unseen is ordered and regulated. There is much mystic doctrine here, explained by beautiful metaphors and illustrations. The simplest things in Nature are subject to His Law. The fresh and the withered, the living and the lifeless-nothing is outside the Plan of His Creation#
*** This verse represents one of the most clear enunciation of the concept of PREDESTINY in the Quran. It negates totally any FREE WILL, which concept, is totally alien and unacceptable in the theology of the Jews.
It degrades the human faculty and spirit by straight jacketing it into whatever status it is pre ordained to be.
Neither intellectually, nor morally, can this be acceptable, since it makes the Allah guilty of being unjust, immoral and full of hate, as he condemns humanity to punishments for committing crimes, that they were 'forced' to do, because they were already 'predestined' to commit them***
60>It is He Who doth take your souls [yatwaffakum] by night and hath knowledge of all that ye have done by day. By day doth He raise you up again; that a term appointed be fulfilled; in the end unto Him will be your return then will He show you the truth of all that ye did.
*** Even the waking up of humans, is a process determined by Allah***
61>He is the Irresistible (watching) from above over his worshippers and He sets guardians over you. At length when death approaches one of you Our angels take his soul and they never fail in their duty.
*** The reader should notice the change in grammar from the third person 'He' to the first person 'Our' in the same verse. So, who is reciting the verse, Muhammad, or Allah ?
These types of verses, can be counted by the dozens, appearing in almost every Sura, rendering the source incomprehensible***
62>Then are men returned unto Allah their Protector the (only) reality: is not His the Command? And He is the swiftest in taking account.
63Say: "who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: `if He only delivers us from these (dangers) (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude'.?"
64Say: "It is Allah that delivereth you from these and all (other) distresses: and yet ye worship false gods!"
65>Say: "He hath power to send calamities on you from above and below or to cover you with confusion in party strife giving you a taste of mutual vengeance each from the other." See how We explain the Signs by various (symbols) that they may understand.
66But thy people reject this though it is the truth. Say: "Not mine is the responsibility for arranging your affairs;
67>"For every Message is a limit of time and soon shall ye know it."
68>When thou seest men engaged in vain discourse about Our Signs turn away from them unless they turn to a different theme. If Satan ever makes thee forget then after recollection sit not thou in the company of the ungodly.
69On their account no responsibility falls on the righteous but (their duty) is to remind them that they may (learn to) fear Allah.
70Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement and are deceived by the life of this world. But proclaim (to them) this (truth): that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts: it will find for itself no protector or intercessor except Allah: if it offered every ransom (or reparation) none will be accepted: such is (the end of) those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: they will have for drink (only) boiling water and for punishment one most grievous: for they persisted in rejecting Allah
*** As usual in the Quran, contradictions in meaning abound in very many and numerous verses.
Part of the verse above contradicts most of the verses that insist upon the pre-destination of Man. As usual, the above was abrogated by later verses ***
71>Say: "Shall we indeed call on others besides Allah things that can do us neither good nor harm and turn on our heels after receiving guidance from Allah? Like one whom the evil ones have made into a fool wandering bewildered through the earth his friends calling `Come to us' (vainly) guiding him to the Path." Say: "Allah's guidance is the (only) guidance and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds;
72>"To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah; for it is to him that we shall be gathered together."
73>It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): the day He saith "Be" Behold! it is. His Word is the truth. His will be the dominion the day the trumpet will be blown. He knoweth the Unseen as well as that which is open. For He is the Wise well acquainted (with all things).
74> Lo! Abraham said to his father Azar: "Takest thou idols for gods? for I see thee and thy people in manifest error."
*** Anyone who has read the Bible, would know, that Abraham's father was called Terah and not Azar, and further more, Abraham was then called Abram.
Genesis 11: 27 "Now these are the generations of Terah; Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot) Why would the Quran give such blatant pieces of wrong information? Furthermore (Genesis 11: 31. And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldeans, to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and lived there.32. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran"
Almost all the stories that are in the Quran about Abraham, his father Terah/Azar and the idols, are found only in Rabbinical writings and not in
75>So also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of the heavens and the earth that he might (with understanding) have certitude.
#897 Now comes the story of Abraham. He lived among the Chaldeans, who had great knowledge of the stars and heavenly bodies. But he got beyond that physical world, and saw the spiritual world behind. His ancestral idols meant nothing to him. That was the first step. But God took him many degrees higher. God showed him with certitude the spiritual glories behind the magnificent powers and laws of the physical universe#
*** It is very important to point out to the reader once more, that without the slightest shame or self respect, the same translator and interpreter of the Quran who explains the Biblical characters within, bases them entirely on the Torah and Scriptures.
The same Bible, that is alleged by Muhammadan theologians to have been altered/ perverted by the Jews and Christians ***
76> When the night covered him over he saw a star: he said: "this is my Lord." But when it set he said: "I love not those that set."
#This allegory shows stages of Abraham'spiritual enlightenment. It should not be supposed that he literally worshipped stars or heavenly bodies. Having seen through the folly of ancestral idol worship, he began to see the futility of worshipping distant beautiful things that shine, which the vulgar endue with a power which does not reside in them. A type of such is a star shining in the darkness of thenight. Superstition might read fortunes in it, but truer knowledge shows that it rises and sets according to laws whose author is God. And its light is extinguished in the broader light of day. Its worship is therefore futile. It is not a Power, much less the Supreme Power#
*** Verses 76 to 79 are copied almost VERBATIM from Jewish traditions that explain how Abraham discovered the true faith by meditating on nature.
Muhammad was not ignorant of many of the Jewish traditions that were discussed among the JudaizedArabs in Mecca and in Madina.
When Abraham observed how one element subdued the other, he became convinced of the ERROR of WORSHIPING the ELEMENTS.
(Ginzberg: Legends of the Jews; Vol I, p189 relying on Baba Barta 10a and Kohelet 7.26) ***
77When he saw the moon rising in splendor He said: "This is my Lord." but when the moon set he said: "Unless my Lord guide me I shall surely be among those who go astray."
#Continuing the allegory, the moon, though she looks bigger and brighter than the star, turns out on closer knowledge, not only to set like the star, but to change her shape from hour to hour, and even to depend for her light on some other body! How deceptive are appearances! That is not God! At that stage you begin to search for something more reliable than appearances to the eye in the darkness of the night. You ask for guidance from God#
78> When he saw the sun rising in splendor he said: "This is my Lord; this is the greatest (of all)." But when the sun set he said: "O my people! I am (now) free from your (guilt) of giving partners to Allah.
*** Verses 76-78 are absurd and irrelevant since according to 75,Allah had already shown Abraham the 'Truth';.
If so why did he believe and then disbelieve in the rising and setting of the stars, moon and sun? None of the above appear in the Biblical version of events ***
79>"For me I have set my face firmly and truly toward Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah."
80>His people disputed with him. He said: "(come) ye to dispute with me about Allah when He (Himself) hath guided me? I fear not (the beings) ye associate with Allah: unless my Lord willeth (nothing can happen). My Lord comprehendeth in His knowledge all things: will ye not (yourselves) be admonished?
81>"How should I fear (the beings) ye associate with Allah when ye fear not to give partners to Allah without any warrant having been given to you? Which of (us) two parties hath more right to security? (tell me) if ye know.
82"It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong that are (truly) in security for they are on (right) guidance."
83>That was the reasoning about Us which We gave to Abraham (to use) against his people: We raise whom We will degree after degree: for thy Lord is full of wisdom and knowledge.
#The spiritual education of Abraham raised him many degrees above his contemporaries, and he was expected to use that knowledge and dignity for preaching the truth among his own people#
*** There is no record in the Torah of the events mentioned above. Abraham was not involved in any disputes about Allah or any other divinity in the whole of the Torah.
Besides, the God of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob has NO NAME and is most definitely not called Allah ***
6:84> We gave him Isaac and Jacob: all (three) We guided: and before him We guided Noah and among his progeny David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses and Aaron: thus do We reward those who do good:
#903 We have now a list of eighteen Apostles in four groups, covering the great Teachers accepted among the three great religions based on Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. The first group to be mentioned is that of Abraham, his son Issac, and Isaac's son Jacob. Abraham was the first to have a Book. His Book is mentioned in Q. lxxxvii. 19, though it is now lost. They were therefore the first to receive Guidance in the sense of a Book. 904 In the second group, we have the great founders of families, apart from Abraham, viz., Noah of the time of the Flood; David and Solomon, the real establishers of the Jewish monarchy; Job, who lived 140 years, saw four generations of descendants, and was blessed at the end of his life with large pastoral wealth (Job xlii. 16,12); Joseph, who as Minister of State did great things in Egypt and ws the progenitor of two Tribes; and Moses and Aaron, the leaders of the Exodus from Egypt. They led active lives and called "doers of good."#
*** The Bible has no menion of any Book that was given to Abraham; neither Jewish nor Christian traditions have any such knowledge.
Since the tradition of the Jews is the only original one, and since the pagan Arabs had no tradition or knowledge of Abraham, then it is only fair to conclude - as it stands to reason - that such a Book only exists in the fertile imagination of the interpreter and the Islamic false and falsified 'traditions'.
In the entirety of the Torah, the only Book given by the God was to
Moses at Mount Sinai.
Moreover, Abraham had Issac as his son and not Jacob (grandson).
In fact,the most conspicuously missing name in the verse above is Ishmael's name.
How could this be if he was so important to Muhammad and his 'Islam'?
Why is he included among the 'lesser' prophets? ***
85>And Zakariya and John[Yahya] and Jesus [Isa] and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous:
#905 The third group consists not of men of action, but Preachers of Truth, who led solitary lives. Their epithet is: "the Righteous." They form a connected group round Jesus. Zakariya was the father of John the Baptist, the precursor of Jesus (iii. 37-41); and Jesus referred to John the Baptist as Elias, "this is Elias, which was to come" (Matt xi. 14); and Elias is said to have been present and talked to Jesus at the Transfiguration on the Mount (Matt. xvii. 3). Elias is the same as Elijah#
*** The Quranic names of Yahya, Isa and Elias are NOT Arabic but based on the Christian Syriac which are plagiarized and put in the Quran***
6:86 And Ismail and Elisha and Jonas and Lot: and to all We gave favor above the nations:
#906 This is the last group, described as those "favoured above the nations." It consists of four men who had all great misfortunes to contend with, and were concerned in the clash of nations, but they kept in the path of God, and came through above the clash of nations. Ismail was the eldest son of Abraham; when he was a baby, he and his mother had nearly died of thirst in the desert round Mecca; but they were saved by the well of Zamzam, and became the founder of the new Arab nation. Elisha (Al-Yasa) succeeded to the mantle of the Prophet Elijah (same as Elias,see last note); he lived in troublous times for both the Jewish kingdoms (of Judah and Israel); there were wicked kings, and other nations were pressing in on them; but he performed many miracles, and some check was given to the enemies under his advice. The story of Jonas (Yunus) is well-known: he was swallowed by a fish or whale, but was saved by God's mercy: through his preaching, his city (Ninevah) was saved (x. 98). Lot was a contemporary and nephew of Abraham: when the city of Sodom was destroyed for its wickedness, he was saved as a just man (vii. 80-84)#
*** It must be pointed out again, that this version of the story of Ishmael and his mother Hagar appears only in the interpretation of the Quranic verse.
The name of Zamzam is never mentioned either in the Bible or in the Quran.
Zamzam, according to the history of the Arabs, was a well, venerated by the pagan Arabs long before Muhammad.
The Biblical narrative on the other hand - the only authentic and primary source of the story - mentions that Ishmael, Hagar and Abraham were in Canaan (near Beersheba to be more exact, almost 1000 DESERTmiles away from Mecca and Zamzam).
Neither Mecca nor Zamzam, were ever mentioned in the Bible, in Hebrew Scriptures or in the New Testament.
Neither Hagar nor Zamzam are mentioned explicitly anywhere, not even in the Quran.
It was the interpreters of the Quran who created such a scene to suit their agenda of associating Ishmael and Abraham with the Arabs, with Mecca and with the Ka'ba to give themselves a WORTHY ANCESTRY.
Moreover, according to the Bible, Ishmael was a youth of more than
14 years of age when he and his mother were sent out from the family of Abraham.
Gen. 17: 25" And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin..."
Ishmael was not a BABY, as the interpreter deliberately misrepresents the story for dramatic effect.
What is most conspicuous in their absence in the Quran and Hadiths, are the names of the Major and Minor true prophets of the Jews such as:
Jeremiah, Isaiah, Amos etc etc. For some unfathomable reason, Muhammad had either very little knowledge of them, or chose deliberately to ignore them ***
87>(To them) and to their fathers and progeny and brethren: We chose them. And We guided them to a straight way.
88>This is the guidance of Allah: He giveth that guidance to whom He pleaseth of His worshippers. If they were to join other gods with Him all that they did would be vain for them.
89>These were the men to whom We gave the Book and authority and prophethood: if these (their descendants) reject them behold! We shall entrust their charge to a new People who reject them not.
#Them, i.e., the Book, and authority and Prophethood. They were taken away from the other People of the Book and entrusted to the holy Apostle Muhammad and his People#
*** This is a very interesting verse, since it is a copy of one in the
New Testament, which is used to make the Christians supercede and replace the Jews as the NEW favoured People.
The Quran is using exactly the same formula, to arrogate to itself, its supremacy over both the Jews and the Christians.
What is most important of all that should be pointed out is, that at no time whatsoever, did the Almighty threaten the Israelites- His People - that He would ever find any other people to replace them, or the Covenant, no matter what their crimes of 'backsliding' would have been.
He invariably threatened them with death,war, famine, subjugation etc., but never once, with replacing them and/or the Covenant, with any other people.
The Quran and its interpreter, can not ever prove or show otherwise. Moreover, the only item that any one cannot possibly accuse the Jews of, is, that they are not the most pure Monotheists of all.
They may have broken many of the other commandments, but the most paramount in the whole of the Quran is not to have any other entity as being of equal nature to Allah.
The Quran can go on forever attacking the 'Jews' but it can never show that they ever abandoned their total belief in the One and Only God since without the Jews of Arabia, Muhammad would never have known the concept of the
One and Only God.
Furthermore, the Quran as well as its interpreter, are totally wrong, since not a single so called prophet mentioned above ever received a Book from Allah or from God.
Moreover, the Quran is again WRONG, since neither Jesus, nor the the Christians, were given a Book either by God or by Allah as the Gospels and the New Testament were written long after the death of Jesus who did not leave a single written document ***
90> Those were the (prophets) who received Allah's guidance: copy the guidance they receive
91> No just estimate of Allah do they make when they say: "Nothing doth Allah send down to man (by way of revelation)": Say: "Who then sent down the Book which Moses brought? a light and guidance to man: but ye make it into (separate) sheets for show while ye conceal much (of its contents): therein were ye taught that which ye knew not neither ye nor your fathers." Say: "Allah (sent it down)": then leave them to plunge in vain discourse and trifling.
#909 Qadara: to weight, judge, or estimate the value or capacity of anything; to have power so to do. Cf. Qadir in iv. 149 and n. 655. The Jews who denied the inspiration of Muhammad had a good answer in their own books about the inspiration of Moses. To those who do not believe in Moses, the answer is more general: is it a just estimate of God to think either that He has not the power or the will to guide mankind, seeing that He is Omnipotent and the Source of all good? If you say that guidance comes, not through an inspired book or man, but through our general intelligence, we point to the spiritual ignorance of "you and your ancestors" the sad spiritual darkness of men and nations high in the intellectual scale. (6.91) 910 Cf. v. 47 and n. 750, and v. 49. In those passages Guidance (in practical conduct) is put before Light (or spiritual insight), as they refer to ordinary or average men. Here Light (or spiritual insight) is put first as the question is: does God send inspiration? (6.91)911 The Message to Moses had unity: it was one Book. The present Old Testament is a collection of odd books ("sheets") of various kinds: see Appendix II. end of S. v. In this way you can make a show, but there is no unity, and much of the spirit is lost or concealed or overlaid. The same applies to the New Testament: #
*** The mendacity and hatemongering of the interpreter knows no bounds. He is the same one, who does not reveal that the Quran was originally collected from writings on chalk, palm tree, wood, animal bones and other unusual recording materials, and that it had reached its final contents and canonization only after 300 years of editing, perverting, adding and subtracting long after the death of Muhammad.
Also, and most important of all, that without the Scriptures of the Jews, the Quran would have neither foundation nor a 'divine' background and hence could not exist.
Moreover, the message of Moses is in reality FIVE books and not ONE, that is why it is called Pentatuch ***
92>And this is a Book which We have revealed bringing blessings and confirming (the revelations) which came before it: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in this (Book) and they are constant in guarding their prayers.
#Mubarak: blessed, as having received God's blessing; bringer of blessings to others, as having been blessed by God. God's highest blessing is the Guidance and Light which the Book brings to us, and which brings us nearer to Him. (6.92) 913 Mother of Cities: Mecca, now the Qibla and Centre of Islam. If this verse was (like the greater part of the Chapter) revealed in Mecca before the Hijrat, and before Mecca was made the Qibla of Islam, Mecca was nonetheless the Mother of Cities, being traditionally associated with Abraham and with Adam and Eve (see ii. 125, and n. 217 to ii. 197). All round Mecca: would mean, the whole world if we look upon Mecca as the center 914 An earnest study of the Qur-an is true worship; so is Prayer, and so are all deeds of goodness and charity#
*** Translating the Arabic"Um al Qura" to Mother of Cities is wrong, since there were no 'cities' in the areas where Muhammad lived. There were villages 'qura'; much smaller social entities.
The name depicting a city, Madina, was a later insertion in the Arabic language based on the Hebrew of 'Medina'.
This means, that the term Madina, was not yet used in the Arabic language to denote a city.This confirms the fact, that it is derived from the Hebrew as the name which was applied for the 'Jewish' section bordering Yathrub.
See also 42:7. Actually, in Arabic, the word for city is 'balad' ***
6:93 Who can be more wicked than one who inventeth a lie against Allah or saith "I have received inspiration" when he hath received none or (again) who saith "I can reveal the like of what Allah hath revealed?" If thou couldst but see how the wicked (do fare) in the flood of confusion at death! the angels stretch forth their hands (saying) "Yield up your souls. This day shall ye receive your reward a penalty of shame for that ye used to tell lies against Allah and scornfully to reject of His Signs!"
# 909 Qadara: to weight, judge, or estimate the value or capacity of anything; to have power so to do. Cf. Qadir in iv. 149 and n. 655. The Jews who denied the inspiration of Muhammad had a good answer in their own books about the inspiration of Moses. To those who do not believe in Moses, the answer is more general: is it a just estimate of God to think either that He has not the power or the will to guide mankind, seeing that He is Omnipotent and the Source of all good? If you say that guidance comes, not through an inspired book or man, but through our general intelligence, we point to the spiritual ignorance of "you and your ancestors" the sad spiritual darkness of men and nations high in the intellectual scale#
*** The interpreter is doing his best to pervert the historical/theological record of the Bible by implying that Moses was inspired by the Almighty instead of the fact that he was directly 'talked' to by Him.
He is doing his best, to elevate the level of Muhammad's'inspirations', by equating them with the direct dialogue between the Almighty and Moses.
The two cannot be equated by any normal stretch of imagination.
After all, Muhammad's 'inspirations' came not through the Almighty, but allegedly, through the angel Gabriel; a SECONDARY source, not a
94"And behold! ye come to Us bare and alone as We created you for the first time: Ye have left behind you all (the favors) which We bestowed on you: We see not with you your intercessors whom ye thought to be partners in your affairs: so now all relations between you have been cut off and your (pet) fancies have left you in the lurch!"
95>It is Allah Who causeth the seed-grain and the date-stone to split and sprout. He causeth the living to issue from the dead and He is the one to cause the dead to issue from the living. That is Allah; then how are ye deluded away from the truth?
96>He it is that cleaveth the daybreak (from the dark): He makes the night for rest and tranquillity and the sun and moon for the reckoning (of time): such is the judgment and ordering of (Him) the Exalted in Power the Omniscient.
97>It is He Who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you that ye may guide yourselves with their help through the dark spaces of land and sea: We detail Our Signs for people who know.
***Presumably, Allah created the luminaries and stars so that humans can reckon time and navigate***
98>It is He who hath produced you from a single person: here is a place of sojourn and a place of departure: We detail Our signs for people who understand.
99>It is He who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green (crops) out of which We produce grain heaped up (at harvest); out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit and the ripeness thereof. Behold! in these things there are signs for people who believe.
100 Yet they make the Jinns equals with Allah though Allah did create the Jinns; and they falsely having no knowledge attribute to Him sons and daughters. Praise and glory be to Him! (for He is) above what they attribute to Him!.
#Jinns: who are they? In xviii. 50 we are told that Iblis was one of the Jinns, and it is suggested that that was why he disobeyed the Command of God. But in that passage and other similar passages, we are told that God commanded the angels to bow down to Adam, and they obeyed except Iblis. That implies that Iblis had been of the company of angels. In many passages Jinns and men are spoken of together. In lv. 14-15, man is stated to have been created from clay, while Jinns from a flame of fire. The root meaning of junna, yujannu, is "to be covered or hidden," and janna yajunnu, in the active voice, "to cover or hide," as in vi. 76. Some people say that jinn therefore means the hidden qualities or capacities in man; others that it means wild or jungle folk hidden in the hills or forests. I do not wish to be dogmatic, but I think, from a collation and study of the Quranic passages, that the meaning is simply "a spirit," or an invisible or hidden force. In folklore stories and romances like the Arabian Nights they become personified into fantastic forms, but with them we are not concerned here#
*** According to historians of the Arabs, the Bedouins believed that the Jinn were 'spirits' that inhabited the desert and who were invariably mischiefous.
Muhammad incorporated them into his Cult Belief System just as he did with almost every other important pagan fetish and tradition, excepting any partnership with Allah.
Even the above story about Adam and Satan, is copied almost verbatim, from non-canonical Hebrew stories.***
101> To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: how can He have a son when He hath no consort? He created all things and He hath full knowledge of all things.
*** Of course, Allah can have a son, without a consort.
All he has to do is say: BE, and a son is created***
102> That is Allah your Lord! there is no god but He the Creator of all things: then worship ye Him: and He hath power to dispose of all affairs.
103> No vision can grasp Him but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension yet is acquainted with all things.
*** This verse asserts, that it is impossible to see Allah, and yet, those who pervert the minds of some of the followers of Muhammad, promise them that when they die in Jihad and suicide bombings, they will SEE Allah***
104>"Now have come to you from your Lord proofs to open your eyes: if any will see it will be for (the good of) his own soul; if any will be blind it will be to his own (harm): I [Muhammad] am not (here) to watch over your doings."
105>Thus do We explain the Signs by various (symbols): that they may say "Thou hast taught us diligently" and that We may make the matter clear to those who know.
6:106>Follow what thou art taught by inspiration from thy Lord: there is no god but He: and turn aside from those who join gods with Allah.
*** So far in the Quran, not a single proof or miracle has been revealed to Muhammad's listeners that they did not already, know about. The only 'revelation' in most of the verses of the Quran resides in:
Allah is the One and Only and has no partners.
Otherwise, the Quran is obsessed with giving examples and recitng stories of Muhammad's personal needs, his personal feelings and finally with his confrontations with all his subsequent victims and adversaries.
The Quran, in totality, is a reflection of Muhammad'sALTER EGO ***
107 If it had been Allah's Plan they would not have taken false gods: but We made thee not one to watch over their doings nor art thou set over them to dispose of their affairs.
#935 God's Plan is to use the human will to co-operate in understanding Him and His relations to us. This is the answer to an objector who might say: "If He is All-powered, why does sin or evil exist in the world? Can He not destroy it?" He can, but His Plan is different, and in any case it is not for a Teacher to force any one to accept the truths which he is inspired to preach and proclaim#
*** This is the most absurd explanation that could possibly emanate from an allegedly learned man, such as this interpreter.
As educated and as well read as he is, he still cannot, because of the absurdity of his beliefs, admit, that this verse is totally contrary to logic or morality.
How is it possible to believe that Allah's plan is to "…use the human will…" when according to the Quran in verse after verse, humanity has
NO FREE WILL.
All these contradictions and intellectual contortions can be easily explained ONLY, ifALLAH is NOT the GOD of Israel ***
108 Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they return to their Lord and We shall then tell them the truth of all that they did.
*** This verse represents the ultimate state of hypocrisy and mendacity since the Quran is full of insults and hatreds towards all those who do not believe as Muhammad and his followers do.
This wisdom, is copied verbatim from the Torah, prohibiting the
People of Israel from doing anything wrong to other people lest they in return, curse the God of Israel.
Unfortunately, like most of the Meccan conciliatory verses in the Quran, this too, was abrogated by later verses during Muhammad's Madina period ***
109They swear their strongest oaths by Allah that if a (special) sign came to them by it they would believe. Say: "Certainly (all) signs are in the power of Allah: but what will make you (Muslims) realize that even if a (special) sign comes they will not believe."
*** Because Muhammad was not able to perform miracles, he conveniently dismissed their need as proof of his prophethood with the verse above ***
110We (too) shall turn to (confusion) their hearts and their eyes even as they refused to believe in the first instance: We shall leave them in their trespasses to wander in distraction.
111>Even if We did send unto them angels and the dead did speak unto them and We gathered together all things before their very eyes they are not the ones to believe unless it is in Allah's Plan: but most of them ignore (the truth).
*** Again and again, the dogma of PREDESTINATION completely negates the possibility of free will or choice.
This verse asserts, that even with the most remarkable miracles, people will not believe, since they were already, deliberately blinded from the truth by Allah ***
112>Likewise did We make for every Messenger an enemy evil ones among men and Jinns inspiring each other with flowery discourses by way of deception. If thy Lord had so planned they would not have done it: so leave them and their inventions alone.
*** To explain away his own failings and lack of success, Muhammad invents stories about previous - mostly Biblical - characters, and projects upon them his own failures so that they appear equal to him.
It is obvious then that Muhammad is falsely explaining to his followers, that all the previous historical greats, had faced the same problems that he was facing***
113To such (deceit) let the hearts of those incline who have no faith in the Hereafter: let them delight in it and let them earn from it what they may.
114>Say: "Shall I seek for judge other than Allah? when He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book explained in detail." They know full well to whom We have given the Book that it hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who doubt.
` #The righteous man seeks no other standard of judgement but God's Will. How can he, when god in His grace has explained His Will in the Qur-an, with details which men of every capacity can understand? The humblest can learn lessons of right conduct in daily life, and the most advanced can find the highest wisdom in its spiritual teaching, enriched as it is with all kinds of beautiful illustrations from nature and the story of man#
*** First of all, the word "Say" is not the correct translation since it is actually not in the Arabic verse but is added deliberately by the translator, without footnote or comment.
Allah is telling the followers of Muhammad, that the People of the Book should know that the Quran has been sent down to them by him.
The People of the Book, could only have known this, if their Book mentioned such a prediction; but none was ever mentioned regarding Muhammad and hence, they had absolutely no reason to believe in Muhammad as a prophet of Allah.
Moreover, the interpreter is wrong when he asserts that the Quran is easy to learn, since without the explanations of the translators (put in parenthesis) as well as those of the Ahadith, to put it in context, the Quran makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, as it has no beginning, no middle and no end and no details about the characters that it mentions***
115>The Word of thy Lord doth find its fulfillment in truth and in justice: none can change His Words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all.
116>Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth they will lead thee away from the Way of Allah. They follow nothing but conjecture: they do nothing but lie.
*** Where in the whole of the Quran can one find any original sublime or spiritually alleviating verse that has not been plagiarised, plundered, pirated and or perverted from the Bible or the traditions of others including those of the pagan Arabs who are also repeatedly and definitely, unfairly, and unmercifully reviled in the Quran***
117>Thy Lord knoweth best who strayeth from His Way. He knoweth best who they are that receive His guidance.
*** Allah should obviously have known all these, since it was he who predestined his creatures to do what he willed them to do ***
118>So eat of (meats) on which Allah's name hath been pronounced if ye have faith in His Signs.
119>Why should ye not eat of (meats) on which Allah's name hath been pronounced when He hath explained to you in detail what is forbidden to you except under compulsion of necessity? But many do mislead (men) by their appetites unchecked by knowledge. Thy Lord knoweth best those who transgress
# According to
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 2813 Narrated byAbdullah ibn Abbas
The Jews came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: We eat which we kill but we do not eat which Allah kills? So Allah revealed: "Eat not of (meats) on which Allah's name hath not been pronounced." to the end of the verse#
*** It is clear from the above instructions, that in fact, Muhammad did exactly according to the TRADITION of the Jews, since one cannot recite the name of Allah unless one has the living animal in one's hand and not found dead in nature.
This verse also allows the followers of Muhammad, to break any and all prohibitions if one's life is threatened.
Most illuminating of all, is the fact, that a 'revelation' came from Allah to Muhammad,AFTER his discussion with the Jews***
120Eschew all sin open or secret: those who earn sin will get due recompense for their "earnings."
121>Eat not of (meats) on which Allah's name hath not been pronounced: that would be impiety. But the evil ones ever inspire their friends to contend with you; if ye were to obey them ye would indeed be pagans.
122>Can he who was dead to whom We gave life and a Light whereby he can walk amongst men be like him who is in the depths of darkness from which he can never come out? Thus to those without faith their own deeds seem pleasing.
123Thus have We placed leaders in every town its wicked men to plot (and burrow) therein: but they only plot against their own souls and they perceive it not.
124>When there comes to them a Sign (from Allah) they say: "We shall not believe until we receive one (exactly) like those received by Allah's apostles." Allah knoweth best where (and how) to carry out His mission. Soon will the wicked be overtaken by humiliation before Allah and a severe punishment for all their plots.
125>Those whom Allah (in His Plan) willeth to guide He openeth their breast to Islam; those whom He willeth to leave straying He maketh their breast close and constricted as if they had to climb up to the skies: thus doth Allah (heap) the penalty on those who refuse to believe.
*** Once more, Allah pre-destines his creatures to err or to obey. They have no choice nor any free will"***
126>This is the way of thy Lord leading straight: We have detailed the Signs for those who receive admonition.
127>For them will be a Home of Peace in the presence of their Lord: He will be their Friend because they practiced (righteousness).
128>One day will He gather them all together (and say): "O ye assembly of Jinns! much (toll) did ye take of men." Their friends amongst men will say: "Our Lord! we made profit from each other: but (alas!) we reached our term which Thou didst appoint for us." He will say: "The fire be your dwelling-place you will dwell therein for ever except as Allah willeth." For thy Lord is full of wisdom and knowledge.
129 Thus do We make the wrong-doers turn to each other because of what they earn.
130>O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you apostles from amongst you setting forth unto you of the meeting of this day of yours?" They will say: "We bear witness against ourselves." It was the life of this world that deceived them. So against themselves will they bear witness that they rejected faith.
*** Only in the Quran - the holy book of Muhammadans - does one find the Jinn (Demons) on the same par as humans with their apostles and messengers from Allah.
The same Jinn(Devils and Satans) that allegedly tempt humanity to err, are also proclaimed WITNESSES to the veracity of the Quran***
131>(The apostles were sent) thus for thy Lord would not destroy for their wrong-doing men's habitations whilst their occupants were unwarned.
132To all are degrees (or ranks) according to their deeds: for thy Lord is not unmindful of anything that they do.
133>Thy Lord is Self-sufficient full of Mercy: if it were His Will He could destroy you and in your place appoint whom He will as your successors even as he raised you up from the posterity of other people.
134>All that hath been promised unto you will come to pass: nor can ye frustrate it (in the least bit).
135Say: "O my people! do whatever ye can: I will do (my part): soon will ye know who it is whose end will be (best) in the Hereafter: certain it is that the wrong-doers will not prosper."
136 Out of what Allah hath produced in abundance in tilth and in cattle they assigned Him a share: they say according to their fancies: "This is for Allah and this for our `partners'"! But the share of their `partners' reacheth not Allah whilst the share of Allah reacheth their `partners'! Evil (and unjust) is their assignment!.
*** This verse attacks the unbelievers in the usual Projective Identification - the criminal gives negative attributes to his victim to justify his criminality - since it was Muhammad and his followers, who kept the Khums/Fifth of their plunder and booty for Allah and his messenger.
Allah after all, is the only divinity on record who needs to take shares in the plunder of certain of his followers.
Of course, in reality, Allah never took any of his shares, they all ended up as Muhammad's share of the booty ***
137Even so in the eyes of most of the Pagans their `partners' made alluring the slaughter of their children in order to lead them to their own destruction and cause confusion in their religion. If Allah had willed they would not have done so: but leave alone them and their inventions.
138And they say that such and such cattle and crops are taboo and none should eat of them except those whom so they say We wish; further there are cattle forbidden to yoke or burden and cattle on which (at slaughter) the name of Allah is not pronounced; inventions against Allah's name: soon will He requite them for their inventions.
139They say: "What is in the wombs of such and such cattle is specially reserved (for food) for our men and forbidden to our women; but if it is still-born then all have shares therein. For their (false) attribution (of superstitions to Allah): He will soon punish them: for He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge.
140>Lost are those who slay their children from folly without knowledge and forbid food which Allah hath provided for them inventing (lies) against Allah. They have indeed gone astray and heeded no guidance.
141It is He who produceth gardens with trellises and without and dates and tilth with produce of all kinds and olives and pomegranates similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters.
*** The above list of fruits were introduced to the Arabian Peninsula by the Jews who arrived from Iraq and or Judea. They cultivated many of the most fertile oases ***
142>Of the cattle are some for burden and some for meat. Eat what Allah hath provided for you and follow not the footsteps of Satan: for he is to you an avowed enemy.
143(Take) eight (head of cattle) in (four) pairs: of sheep a pair and of goats a pair; say hath He forbidden the two males or the two females or (the young) which the wombs of the two females enclose? Tell me with knowledge if ye are truthful.
*** Verses 139,143 & 144 are utterly incomprehensible even with the explanations given by the interpreter.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of such unintelligible verses in the Quran that boggle the mind of any reader with their total lack of sense ***
144Of camels a pair and of oxen a pair; say hath He forbidden the two males or the two females or the (the young) which the wombs of the two females enclose? Were ye present when Allah ordered you such a thing? But who doth more wrong than one who invents a lie against Allah to lead astray men without knowledge? For Allah guideth not people who do wrong.
145Say: "I find not in the Message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it unless it be dead meat or blood poured forth or the flesh of swine [khinzir] for it is an abomination or what is impious (meat) on which a name has been invoked other than Allah's." But (even so) if a person is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due limits thy Lord is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
146> For those who followed the Jewish Law[Hadoo] We forbade every (animal) with undivided hoof and We forbade them the fat of the ox and the sheep except what adheres to their backs or their entrails or is mixed up with a bone: this in recompense for their wilful disobedience: for We are True (in Our ordinances).
#Zufur may mean claw or hoof; it is in the singular number; but as no animal has a single claw, and there is no point in a division of claws, we must look to a hoof for the correct interpretation. In the Jewish Law (Leviticus, xi. 3-6), "Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts" was lawful as food, but the camel, the coney (rabbit), and the hare were not lawful, because they do not "divide the hoof". "Undivided hoof" therefore is the correct interpretation. These three animals, unlawful to the Jews, are lawful in Islam. Cf. iv. 160. 971 In Leviticus (vii. 23) it is laid down that "ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep or of goat." As regards the exceptions, it is to be noticed that priests were enjoined (Leviticus, vii. 6) to eat of the fat in the trespass of offering, which was considered holy, viz., "the rump" (back and bone) "and the fat that covereth the inwards" (entrails), (Leviticus, vii.3)#
*** The word (HADOO) is used several times in the Quran and does NOT mean Jews - as the translators try to mislead the reader - but means those Arabs who had willingly converted to the religion of the Jews.
Another Quranic mistake is the fact, that the above prohibitions were mandated upon the People of Israel, and not the Jews, who are their descendants.
Muhammad and his Quran did not understand the difference between the terms Jew (a nationality), the Israelites (descendants of Jacob) or their religion.
After the Torah was given, the religion of the Israelites became the Mosaic faith which that made the followers of Moses(Mousawiyoon).
Once again it should be pointed out, that the Jews are the descendants of the Israelites and followed their tradition in keeping the Torah.
These dietry prohibitions were not mandated by God as a punishment - as alleged by the hatemongering and ignorant interpreter - but as rules of hygiene.
The reason why Muhammad alleged otherwise, was because the Camel is vital to the life and welfare of the nomadic Arabs and could not be excluded as a source of food.
All the information in the verse above came from the Bible and was not available to the pagan Arabs before their 'revelation' in the Quran ***
147If they accuse thee of falsehood say: "Your Lord is full of Mercy All-embracing; but from people in guilt never will His wrath be turned back.
148Those who give partners to Allah will say "If Allah had wished we should not have given partners to Him nor would our father; nor should we have had any taboos." So did their ancestors argue falsely until they tasted of Our wrath. Say: "Have ye any (certain) Knowledge? If so produce it before us. Ye follow nothing but conjecture: Ye do nothing but lie."
#972 As used by the Pagans, the argument is false, for it implies (a) that men have no personal responsibility, (b) that they are the victims of a Determinism against which they are helpless, and (c) that they might therefore go on doing just what they liked. It is also inconsistent, for if (b) is true, (c) cannot be true. Nor is it meant to be taken seriously#
*** The interpreter has surpassed himself with his mendacity since he contradicts the Quran which repeatedly asserts the PREDESTINY of all of Allah's creation especially mankind.
The Quran is completely and utterly deterministic: 4:52; 10:100; 11:118; 13:31; 14:27; 30:30; 39:37***
149Say: "With Allah is the argument that reaches home: if it had been his will he could indeed have guided you all."
150Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that Allah did forbid so and so." If they bring such witnesses be not thou amongst them: nor follow thou the vain desires of such as treat Our Signs as falsehoods and such as believe not in the Hereafter: for they hold others as equal with their Guardian-Lord.
*** On the one hand, the verse challenges people to bring witnesses for their cause yet in the same verse it forbids the followers of Muhammad to accept such testimony because it would prove the Quran wrong, and this is of course unacceptable. Hence the TRUTH has to be denied no matter what***
151>Say: "Come I will rehearse what Allah hath (really) prohibited you from": join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents: kill not your children on a plea of want; We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not nigh to shameful deeds whether open or secret; take not life which Allah hath made sacred except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you that ye may learn wisdom.
152>And come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it until he attain the age of full strength; give measure and weight with (full) justice; no burden do We place on any soul but that which it can bear; whenever ye speak speak justly even if a near relative is concerned; and fulfil the Covenant of Allah: thus doth He command you that ye may remember.
*** The above instructions are copies from the Ten Commandments and the Torah (Exodus 20:3-14).
The prohibition against killing children are actually two-fold:
a) Sacrificing them to the gods of Arabia
b) Killing many of the females from the tribe to reduce the burden of feeding them and to increase the number of males; both of these acts were committed by the pagan Arabs and their new scripture - plagiarised entirely from the Bible - now prohibits them***
153Verily this is My Way leading straight: follow it: follow not (other) paths: they will scatter you about from His (great) path: thus doth He command you that ye may be righteous.
154> Moreover We gave Moses the Book completing (Our favor) to those who would do right and explaining all things in detail and a guide and a mercy that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.
# The revelation to Moses went into the details of people's lives, and thus served as a practical guide to the Jews and after them to the Christians. Admittedly the Message delivered by Christ dealt with general principles only and in no way with details. The message of Islam as in the Qur-an is the next complete guide in point of time after that of Moses#
*** The Quran was a guide for the pagan Arabs but is in no manner of logic equal to or superior to the Bible.
Its contents are based on modified versions of only a small part of the Bible suitable for the pagan Arabs, but by no stretch of any imagination, can they be deemed acceptable as an alternative theology to either the Jews or the
155And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous that ye may receive mercy:
*** As repeatedly as the verses of the Quran asserting otherwise, the reader must be made aware that there was no BOOK form of the Quran in the lifetime of Muhammad.
There could not have been one, even if the pagan Arabs were able to put it to paper, because for as long as Muhammad was alive, more and more new 'revelations' were descended to him, at different times, in different localities and recited to different people as well as having earlier revelations ABROGATED ***
156 Lest ye should say: "The Book was sent down to two peoples before us and for our part we remained unacquainted with all that they learned by assiduous study."
*** Yet again, another verse in the Quran asserts the total ignorance of the pagan Arabs, including Muhammad, of all previous revelations***
157Or lest ye should say: "If the Book had only been sent down to us we should have followed its guidance better than they." Now then hath come unto you a Clear (sign) from your Lord and a guide and a mercy: then who could do more wrong than one who rejecteth Allah's signs and turneth away therefrom? In good time shall We requite those who turn away from Our Signs with a dreadful penalty for their turning away.
158Are they waiting to see if the angels come to them or thy Lord (Himself) or certain of the signs of thy Lord! the day that certain of the signs of thy Lord do come no good will it do to a soul to believe in them then if it believed not before nor earned righteousness through its Faith. Say: "Wait ye: we too are waiting."
159> For those who divide their religion and break up into sects thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did.
# Divide their religion: farraqu: i.e., (1) make a distinction between one part of it and another, take the part which suits them and reject the rest; or (2) have religion one day of the week and the world the rest of the six days; or (3) keep "religion in its right place," as if it did not claim to govern the whole life; make a sharp distinction between the secular and the religious; or (4) show a sectarian bias, seek differences in views, so as to break up the unity of Islam#
*** Muhammad did not live to witness the complete and utter breakdown of the 'unity' of his Muslim followers.
Immediately after his death, the cohesion that they had exhibited under his short rule of terror, was fragmented into warring, political, tribal and religious sects; this has continued unto the present time.
Muhammadan Islam failed in this endeavor in the same way of the criticized Jews and Christians. His followers exhibit exactly the same failings and weaknesses as any other religious entity; this is human nature after all.
Al Baghdadi (1037) and Al Shahrastani (1153) enumerated and catalogued at least Seventy Three groups into which the Islamic community fractured. Each group/sect arrogated only to itself the belief that it would be saved in the Hereafter ***
160He that doeth good shall have ten times as much to his credit: he that doeth evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil. No wrong shall be done unto (any of) them.
161Say: "Verily my Lord hath guided me to a way that is straight a religion of right the path (trod) by Abraham the true in faith and he (certainly) joined not gods with Allah."
162Say: "Truly my prayer and my service of sacrifice my life and my death are (all) for Allah the Cherisher of the Worlds:
163No partner hath He: this am I commanded and I am the first of those who bow to His Will.
164Say: "Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than Allah when He is the Cherisher of all things (that exist)?" Every soul draws the meed of its acts on none but itself: no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. Your goal in the end is toward Allah: He will tell you the truth of the things wherein ye disputed.
165It is He who hath made you (His) agents inheritors of the earth: He hath raised you in ranks some above others: that he may try you in the gifts He hath given you: for thy Lord is quick in punishment: yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.