A Guide to the Qur'anic Contradictions-7

Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Guide to the Qur'anic Contradictions-7

 

 Abul Kasem

 

 After 6th Part

 

Sura 23: al‑Muminun (The Believers)

 

23:14 Sperm is transformed into a clot of congealed blood, then the fetus becomes a lump, then bones, then Allah clothes bones with flesh, then into another creature; Allah is the best of creators. Contradiction: 39:62 says Allah is the only creator.

 

23:15 Every human must die. Contradiction: 4:157 says Jesus did not die, Allah took him up.

 

23:101‑102 There will be no more relationship when the trumpet is sounded; no question. Allah will use a balance to judge people. Those with heavy balance (good deeds) will be successful (they will be in Islamic Paradise). Contradiction: 52:25 says the believers will chit‑chat with one another. Contradiction: 37:27 say the unbelievers will question one another.

 

Sura 24: al‑Nur (Light)

 

24:2 Punishment for adultery or fornication (both men and women) is one hundred lashes in front of the believers; show no mercy to them. Contradiction: 4:15 says life‑term house confinement for women.

 

24:5 False accusers can give evidence, if they repent, and if they are forgiven. Contradiction: 24:4, 24:23 say no forgiveness towards the slanderers of chaste women.

 

24:23 Grievous penalty and curse are for those who slander a chaste woman (i.e., no forgiveness for slanderer of chaste women). Contradiction: 24:5 says Allah allows forgiveness towards the slanderers of chaste women if the slanderers repent.

 

Sura 25: al‑Furqan (The Criterion)

 

25:20 All the apostles sent by Allah before Muhammad were ordinary men too; they ate food and roamed markets; Allah tests some apostles, so Muhammad must bear with patience. Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger. Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers. Contradiction: 6:130, 11:69, 11:77, 22:75 say Allah sends jinns and angels as messengers. Contradiction: 11:69‑70, 51:24–28 say the angel‑messengers sent to Abraham did not eat food.

 

25:32 The disbelievers question why Allah did not send the ENTIRE Qur'an. The Qur'an is revealed slowly, in parts, in well-arranged stages, so that Muhammad could memorize. Contradiction: 2:185, 3:3, 12:111, 16:89, 43:4, 97:1 indicate Allah sent the ENTIRE Qur'an in one night.

 

25:35 Allah sent Moses the Book (Torah—Jalalyn) and made his brother Aaron, his assistant (minister). Contradiction: 19:53 says Allah made Aaron a prophet. Contradiction: 26:13 says Moses requested Allah that Aaron be made his helper.

 

25:51 If Allah willed, He could have sent apostles to every nation, but He didn't. Contradiction: 10:47, 16:36 say Allah sent separate messengers to each nation.

 

25:59 Allah created the heavens (first) and (then) the earth and (then) all things in between in six days; then He rose on His Throne. Contradiction: 41:9‑12 says Allah created the heavens and the earth in eight days. Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.

 

Sura 26: al‑Shuaraa (The Poets)

 

26:13 In the presence of Pharaoh, Moses was scared to speak alone; he requested Allah that Aaron (his brother) be with him (appoint Aaron as a prophet, instead of Moses—Maududi translation.) Contradiction: 20:29‑32, 25:35 say Allah made Aaron a Minister/partner of Moses.

 

26:51 Pharaoh's magicians declared their faith in Allah (i.e., they became Muslims) and sought His forgiveness. (They were the first among the Egyptians to believe in Islam; so Pharaoh killed them all—ibn Kathir) Contradiction: 2:131 says Abraham was the first Muslim. Contradiction: 2:37 says Adam was the first Muslim. Contradiction: 6:14 says Muhammad was the first Muslim. Contradiction: 7:143 says Moses was the first Muslim.

 

26:66 Allah drowned the Pharaoh and his army. Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah forgave and saved Pharaoh.

 

26:157 Salih's people killed the she-camel, they became repentant. Contradiction: 54:29 says one person killed the she‑camel.

26:167 Unless he stopped preaching, Lot's people threatened to banish him. Contradiction: 29:29 says Lot's people wanted Lot to bring upon them the wrath of Allah.

 

26:170‑171 Allah saved Lot, and all his followers, except an old woman. Contradiction: 7:83 says Allah saved Lot's people except Lot's wife.

 

Sura 27: al‑Naml (The Ants)

 

27:56 Lot's people wanted to banish him from their town (Lot and his two daughters: Za'ura and Raytha—ibn Abbas.) Contradiction: 29:29 says Lot's people wanted Lot to bring upon them the wrath of Allah.

 

27:82 Allah will create a beast from earth to talk to the unbelievers after they have been punished (Allah might consider sending a beast as a messenger to humans. The beast will come with the mast of Moses—ibn Abbas. The beast will preach in Arabic—Jalalyn) Contradiction: 12:109, 21:7‑8, 25:20-21 say Allah sends only men as messengers. Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers. Contradiction: 6:130; 11:69, 11:77, 22:75 say Allah sends jinns and angels as messengers.

 

Sura 28: al‑Qasas (The Narration)

 

28:33‑34 Moses was afraid of being punished by Pharaoh for killing an Egyptian; he was reluctant to face Pharaoh, and sought Allah's permission to bring along with him his brother Aaron. Contradiction: 26:13 says Moses requested Allah to make Aaron a prophet instead of him.

 

28:35 Allah agreed to appoint Aaron, Moses' brother, to be his assistant, and assured Moses' victory against the Pharaoh. Contradiction: 19:53, 26:13 says say Allah made Aaron a prophet.

 

28:38 Pharaoh said he was the God, and ordered his Minister, Haman, to build a lofty tower to have a look at Moses' Allah. Contradiction: 7:127 says Pharaoh's people worshipped many gods

 

28:40 Allah flung Pharaoh and his soldiers into the sea (Allah drowned them in the sea in a single morning, and not one of them was left—ibn Kathir). Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

 

28:46 Before Muhammad, Allah did not send any messengers to the Arabs. Contradiction: 10:47, 16:35‑36, 35:24 say Allah sent messengers to every people.

 

28:49 Allah challenged if the unbelievers could produce a book better than the two other books (Moses and Aaron as well as the Torah and the Qur'an—ibn Kathir) then Muhammad would have followed that book. Contradiction: 2:23, 10:38 say Allah challenged the unbelievers to produce one Sura similar to the Qur'an. Contradiction: 11:13 says Allah challenged the unbelievers to compose ten Suras similar to the Qur'an. Contradiction: in 17:88 Allah challenged the entire mankind and the jinni to produce the entire Qur'an. Contradiction: 52:34 says Allah challenged the unbelievers to compose a book similar to the entire Qur'an.

 

28:58 Allah destroyed many populations; rendered many lands into deserts, and then Allah became the heir (inherited) of those lands. Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah is the owner of all things in heavens and on earth, under soil and the things in space between them.

 

End of Part 7

To be continued in part 8.


Abul Kasem writes from Sydney, Australia. Send your comments to nirribilli@gmail.com

 

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