Friday, 5 August 2016

Reading The Koran - Sura 3 Verse 10-20

Now just in case you have not noticed before, the Koran shows us in verses 10-12 what the punishment for not believing in Allah as the one and only true god is.
"As for the faithless, neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them anything against Allah; it is they who will be fuel for the Fire "
"Say to the faithless, ‘You shall be overcome and mustered toward hell, and it is an evil resting place.’"
In fact there is even a vague reference to the Biblical story of the Pharaohs who did not believe in Yahweh and subsequently suffered at Allah's hand. Remember Allah is Yahweh and Jehovah and any other name that is afforded to God in Christianity or Judaism.
"as in the case of Pharaoh’s clan and those who were before them, who denied Our signs. So Allah seized them for their sins, and Allah is severe in retribution."
So, yes blah balh blah, fire, blah blah blah, die die die, blah blah blah......

Verse 13 is a mystery unto itself as it is meant to refer to a verse in Isiah which shows a prophecy being fulfilled. Now before the reveal of the prophecy let me put the two verses together so you can see how this relates to prophecy.
"There was certainly a sign for you in the two hosts that met: one host fighting in the way of Allah and the other faithless, who saw them visibly twice as many. Allah strengthens with His help whomever He wishes. There is indeed a moral in that for those who have insight."
Isaiah 21:13-17
"A pronouncement against the desert plain: In the forest in the desert plain you will spend the night, O caravans of Deʹdan. Bring water to meet the thirsty one, You inhabitants of the land of Teʹma, And bring bread for the one fleeing. For they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, From the bent bow, and from the cruelty of the war.  
For this is what Jehovah said to me: “Within one year, like the years of a hired worker, all the glory of Keʹdar will come to an end. The remaining bowmen of the warriors of Keʹdar will be few, for Jehovah the God of Israel has spoken.”"
So this verse, according to Koran experts is meant to reflect Isaiah's account and is meant to be about the Battle of Badr. Unfortunately, this battle of Badr happened a good 1700 years after Isiah predicted it would happen. Now it can be correctly argued that the Kedar were defeated a long time (about 800 years) after that prophecy by Isiah, but this does not make the Koran correct. All this shows is that both the Koran and the Bible are incorrect in their supposed accuracy. Wow, two holy books with one stone, that must be a record.


The remaining 7 verse of the Koran study today just reiterate that we should only serve Allah and not world possessions or other gods, after all its not only us that praise Allah but also the angels.
"Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him —and [so do] the angels and those who possess knowledge— maintainer of justice, there is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-wise."
As you can see in this quoted verse we can also be sure that only Allah should be praised because, well Allah tells us that we should.

Lastly, what do we get if we praise Allah?
"Say, ‘Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who are Godwary there will be gardens near their Lord, with streams running in them, to remain in them [forever], and chaste mates, and Allah’s pleasure.’ And Allah sees best the servants."
You get to live in a paradise near Allah, with plenty virgins and flowing water for eternity. Apparently, the fact that you will need an eternity of virgins to satisfy an eternity in heaven does not seem to be a problem for Allah, even though it should. Consider this, where are these eternity of virgins coming from? Either the existed before, or they are yet to exist. But there are already people that have died who should be partaking of the eternity of virgins. Now the virgins cannot exist and not-exist at the same time, and so we come to the logical conclusions that the virgins in paradise as promised by Islam is a nail in the coffin indicating its sheer stupidity.

Thats all for now see you next time.

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The version of the Koran I am reading is the John Meadows Rodwell translation. An online version can be found at the al-quran.info website
Additionally, for commentary I am utilizing the commentary of Maulana Muhammad Ali which is available at muslim.org/english-quran/quran.htm