Al Insan (Man) (76)- 31 M

  1>        Has there not been over Man a long period of Time when he was nothing--(not even) mentioned?
2      Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm in order to try him: so We
        gave him (the gifts) of Hearing and Sight.

       #5832        Mingled: the female ovum has to be fertilised with the male sperm before a new animal can be born. Man as an animal has this humble origin. But he has been given the gift of certain faculties of receiving instruction (typified by Hearing) and of intellectual and spiritual insight (typified by Sight). His life has therefore a meaning: with a certain amount of free-will, he is to be vicegerent on earth (ii. 30). But he must be trained and tried, and that is the whole problem of human life.#

       *** This version of human creation is similar to 36:77.

       There are verses in the Quran which allow Mankind to have Free Will and others confirm Predestiny. This is of course the usual CONTRADICTIONS that permeate the Quran.

       The MAJORITY of the Quranic verses though, as well as in the Hadiths, they assert Mankind's PRE-DESTINY.

       The moment there is PRE-DESTINY, FREE WILL is destroyed.

       With PRE-DESTINY, no one among Mankind can be held GUILTY for anything they do because after all, it is Allah who MADE them DO IT.        

       In the tradition of the Jews, the Almighty is OMNISCIENT but does not interfere in plotting the destiny of the individual.

       In the Quran on the other hand, Allah INTERFERES with EVERY human and non human aspect of life or death ***

3>        We showed him the Way: whether he be grateful or ungrateful (rests on his will).

4>        For the Rejecters We have prepared Chains Yokes and a Blazing Fire

5>        As to the Righteous they shall drink of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Kafur
6>        A Fountain where the Devotees of Allah do drink making it flow in unstinted abundance.

7>        They perform (their) vows and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.

8>        And they feed for the love of Allah the indigent the orphan and the captive

9>        (Saying) "We feed you for the sake of Allah alone: No reward do we desire from you nor thanks.

10>        "We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."

11>        But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day and will shed over them a light of Beauty and a (blissful) Joy.

12>        And because they were patient and constant He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk.

13>        Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones they will see there neither the sun's (excessive heat) nor (the moon's) excessive cold

14>        And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them and the bunches (of fruit) there will hang low in humility.

15        And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal

16        Crystal-clear made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes).
17        And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil

18        A fountain there called Salsabil

       *** Muhammad created several words in the Quran so that they rhyme in the verses.

        They do not in reality exist in the Arabic language***

19        And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): if thou seest them thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls.

20        And when thou lookest it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent.

21        Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy.                                                                        
22        "Verily this is a Reward for you and your Endeavor is accepted and recognized."

23        It is We Who have sent down the Qur'an to thee by stages.

       #5855        The Qur-an was being revealed stage by stage as the occasion demanded and at the date of this Sura it was still one of the earlier stages. Persecution, abuse, and false charges were being levelled against the man of Allah, but he is bidden to stand firm and do his duty. In a minor degree this applies to all of us who suffer in the cause of Truth.#

       *** Anyone studying the Quran will understand that although it was 'revealed' in stages, these revelations were RETROSPECTIVE - after the events that they describe had already occurred - and hence are in HINDSIGHT.

        The whole of the Quran does not contain a single prophesy of note that is not already derived from the Hebrew Bible and Scriptures ***

24        Therefore be patient with constancy to the Command of thy Lord and hearken not to the sinner or the ingrate among them.

25>        And celebrate the name of thy Lord morning and evening

26>        And part of the night prostrate thyself to Him; and glorify Him a long night through

27        As to these they love the fleeting life and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.

28>        It is We Who created them and We have made their joints strong; but when We will We can substitute the like of them by a complete change.

29        This is an admonition: whosoever will let him take a (straight) Path to his Lord.

30>        But ye will not except as Allah wills; for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.

31        > He will admit to His Mercy Whom He will; but the wrongdoers for them has He prepared a grievous Penalty.