Friday, 2 September 2016

Reading the Koran - Sura 3 verses 31 - 41

This is not a debunking of the Koran, this is a realistic view of what the Koran says and promotes. If you believe the lessons/stories in the Koran then you are living in denial of history and science among multiple other subject, and to top it off you are a twisted individual that promotes murder among many other crimes.
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Todays reading of the Koran starts us on the journey of Jesus, and who Jesus is with respect to Koran. So if you are a Christian strap in for a different take on your Messiah, and now lets begin.

First up we learn a little about Jesus heritage when the Koran mentions that he was of the line of Noah and Abrham and Amran (denoted as Imran in the Koran). This is important as it shows a direct link between Gods chosen people and Jesus who is also a chosen prophet. What is stupid about this however is that it links Adam to Jesus, but according to the Koran everyone is linked to Adam as the only man created by Allah. So Jesus in essence is not as special as anyone else as we are all linked to Adam? This questions the importance of this lineage, or it implies there are other people that were not created by Allah. Remember, If there are other people not created by Allah then by default they don't have to obey Allah as they are not his creations. Yet, this idea of non-obedience is in direct violation of the Koran which stipulates capitulation to Allah.
"Indeed Allah chose Adam and Noah, and the progeny of Abraham and the progeny of Imran above all the nations; some of them are descendants of the others, and Allah is all-hearing, all-knowing."

The next few verses deal with Mary, mother of Jesus, and her lineage.
"When the wife of Imran said, ‘My Lord, I dedicate to You what is in my belly, in consecration. Accept it from me; indeed You are the All-hearing, the All-knowing.’"
Interestingly here, they refer to Imran who lived thousands of years before Mary. The apologetics behind this occurrence of the name Imran goes something like this:  Imran is being used as a clan name and to designate a mother, as such it has a double meaning because I say so and I feel uncomfortable addressing this issue. Basically, the occurrence of Imran here shows how inaccurate the Koran is in its history.

Moving on we see that Mary is born, and her mother dedicates her to a life of service to allah or virginity, yet also wants her to have kids.
"And when she bore her, she said, ‘My Lord, I have borne a female [child]’ —and Allah knew better what she had borne— ‘and the female is not like the male. I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Your care against [the evil of] the outcast Satan.’"
Amazingly this swift sidestep does away with the virgin birth that so plagues Christianity, so well done to the writers of the Koran. At this point in the story we see that Allah accepts Mary, but also puts her into the care of Zechariah who is a priest. So we can see that Mary now enters a life of servitude towards Allah, and amazingly Allah gives Mary a lot of magic food. Perhaps this is also where Mary got her magic penis that impregnated her. Okay, I am just saying this smells like bullshit.
"Thereupon her Lord accepted her with a gracious acceptance, and made her grow up in a worthy fashion, and He charged Zechariah with her care. Whenever Zechariah visited her in the sanctuary, he would find provisions with her. He said, ‘O Mary, from where does this come for you?’ She said, ‘It comes from Allah. Allah provides whomever He wishes without any reckoning.’"

After Zechariah sees Marys magic food supply he prays to Allah for a blessing, and Allah says to him that he will become a father in due time. Interestingly, a priest has to see evidence of miracles before believing in the power of Allah, yet we are meant to take the Koran on face value.

"Thereat Zechariah supplicated his Lord. He said, ‘My Lord! Grant me a good offspring from You! Indeed You hear all supplications.’"
Happily for Zechariah Allah blesses his barren wife and allows her to become pregnant with John the baptist who will go on  to bless Jesus and make him known as a messenger of Allah.
"Then the angels called out to him, as he stood praying in the sanctuary: ‘Allah gives you the good news of John, as a confirmer of a Word of Allah,1 eminent and chaste, a prophet, among the righteous.’ He said, ‘My Lord, how shall I have a son while old age has overtaken me and my wife is barren?’ He said, ‘So it is that Allah does whatever He wishes.’"
So just as in the Bible we see old infertile women becoming pregnant, it truly is remarkable how this Allah guy works. Perhaps he could work well enough to allow all those couples having problems getting pregnant to become pregnant.......don't hold your breathe.

So what sign does Allah give Zeceriah as proof that his wife will be pregnant?
"He said, ‘My Lord, grant me a sign.’ He said, ‘Your sign is that you will not speak to people for three days except in gestures. And remember Your Lord greatly, and glorify Him morning and evening.’"
Thats right this man is struck mute for three days. However, while this is an absurd claim the reason I bring this up is because apologists say that in fact he was not struck mute, but rather just had to keep quite for three days. But if these apologetics are true, then they are redefining simple syntax, as that is not what the verse says. In essence we are seeing that apologists are also just making shit up to suit there narrative just as in all other religions. This is dangerous, and one reason why a reformation in Islam is necessary as vile ideas are getting spread around by people with an agenda.

Thats all for now, see you next time as we delve further into the Mary and Jesus story.

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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