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Mohammad's response to any form of criticism and mockery was well known, as can be seen here, where many people were murdered for "causing offence". Doesn't that sound familiar?

Throwing Toys Out Of PramMohammad, being claimed as perfect, is thus deemed to be above criticism (much like the god he should never ever be worshipped as because that's idolatry and very very bad), so now in Spring 2015 a group calling themselves Muslim Action Forum are demanding the rest of the country desist from insulting their holy man, just like the OIC keep on demanding the entire kaffir world stop laughing at them. Apparently, it's not nice for the people who love a dead warlord more than their own living relatives, to see him insulted so, though of course it's all right to carry on taking the piss out of Christ and killing his believers and destroying their churches because he wasn't as important as their beloved Mo (SAW off the heads of unbelievers). MAF's hilarious slogan (tinged with more than a hint of threat of reprisals to come) is "Be Careful With Mohammad", presumably because he's very fragile and breaks at the slightest analysis; certainly, his followers rail violently at the slightest whisper of perceived insult, but then the bigger the bloated balloon the louder the bang when it's pricked.


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The Challenge & The Response

The Qur'an has issued specific challenges for anyone who doubts its claim of its own divine origin to write something like it (not that this amounts to circular reasoning, because it's divine).

Someone did produce a handful of suras and ayats (chapters and verses), properly, in Arabic, and placed them on a web-site hosted by AOL. In the interests of free exchange of religious ideas and learning, fundamental Muslims shouted "blasphemy" and "I'm offended" and urged their agitators to complain, which they did, vociferously, resulting in AOL deleting the site.

Moderate Muslims and theistic scholars, partly fearing a backlash but mostly interested in accepting the 'new' suras for what they were (they had never been published or displayed as the 'real thing') and debating them, argued for tolerance, but were drowned out by their more militant brethren, who organised angry letters and articles falsely claiming deliberate insult was intended. Did they not know of their own book's challenge, or were they afraid that if a human responded to the challenge and produced something like it then someone might wonder if people had originated the whole thing? No, basically they didn't want their authority and power challenged, and like all dogmatics they were unable to distinguish between the belief and the believer, claiming that analysis / criticism of the former was an automatic affront to the latter.

Thankfully, due to the nature of the WWW, the site had already been copied and was available for a while on a pipex site before moving to its own domain at http://www.suralikeit.com/.


'Islam' Means 'Peace'? No, It Means 'Submission'.

Many people claim that "Islam is a religion of peace" for various specious reasons; included in that list is the much-repeated and entrirely wrong statement that it actually means peace. It does not.

The word Islam [ اسلام ] comes from the root SLM [ سلم ], as indeed does the word for peace, Salam [ سلام ], but just because vowels have been added to the root consonants to form a word does not imply the resultant words have the same meaning. It's like saying 'slam' and 'slim' and 'slum' all mean the same because they have the same root of SLM, which is of course utterly silly.


Cosmology

Earth & heaven were created in 6 days… or was it 8?
Sura 7:54 (The Heights) "Your Guardian-Lord is God, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days … "
Sura 10:3 (Jonah) "Verily your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days … "
Sura 11:7 (Hud) "He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days … "
Sura 25:29 (The Criterion /The Standard) "He Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between, in six days … "
Sura 41:9-12 ((Signs) Spelled Out) " … him who created the earth in two days? … he set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measure therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in four days, … So he completed them as seven firmaments in two days, … " 2 + 4 + 2 = 8. The simplest explanation is that some of the days overlap, but if this book is supposed to be the undeniable word of Allah, you'd think he would have made it a bit clearer. Perhaps he was got distracted by God dictating the various decalogues.
Sura 50:38 (Qaf / The Letter Q) "We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in six days, nor did any sense of weariness touch us."
There are 7 heavens, with the stars being below everything else.
Sura 17:44 (Isra' / The Night Journey / Children Of Israel) "The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: … "
Sura 23:86 (The Believers) " … Who is the Lord of the seven heavens, and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme?"
Sura 41:12 ((Signs) Spelled Out) "So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days, and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights, … "
Sura 65:12 (Divorce) "God is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a similar number. … "
Sura 67:3 (The Sovereignty / Control) "He Who created the seven heavens one above another: … "
Sura 71:15 (Noah) "See ye not how God has created the seven heavens one above another,"
Sura 78:12 (The Tidings / The Announcement) "And (have We not) built over you the seven firmaments,"
There are also 7 earths.
Sura 2:29 (The Cow) " … for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; … "
Sura 41:12 ((Signs) Spelled Out) " … So he completed them as seven firmaments in two days, … "
Sura 65:12 (Divorce) "God is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a similar number. … "
Hadith 54:418 (The Moon) "The Prophet said, "Any person who takes a piece of land unjustly will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.""
Over which floats a throne.
Sura 2:255 (The Cow) "His throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, … "
Sura 11:7 (Hud) "He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days - and His Throne was over the waters … "
Is the Earth is 'spread out' and therefore flat?
Sura 13:3 (The Thunder) "And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm … "
Sura 15:19 (Al-Hijr / Stoneland / Stone City) "And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance." How many spherical carpets are there? Also, mountains do move, and it was movement that created them.
Sura 20:53 (Ta-Ha) "He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; … "
Sura 43:10 (Ornaments Of Gold (Luxury)) "(Yea, the same that) has made for you the earth (like a carpet) spread out, … "
Sura 50:7 (Qaf / The Letter Q) "And the earth - We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, … "
Sura 51:48 (The Winnowing Winds) "And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!" Excellent, dude!
Sura 55:10 (The Beneficent (The mercy Giving)) "It is He Who has spread out the earth for (His) creatures: … "
Sura 71:19 (Noah) "'And God has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out),"
Sura 78:7 (The Tidings (The Announcement)) "And the mountains as pegs?" As with 15:19, this states that mountains cannot move.
Sura 79:30-32 (Those Who Drag Forth / Soul-Snatchers) "And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse); … And the mountains hath He firmly fixed;-"
Sura 88:19-20 (The Overwhelming / The Pall) "And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm?- And at the Earth, how it is spread out?"
The sun does what?
Sura 18:86-90 (The Cave) "Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: … Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun."
Hadith 54:421-494 (Beginning Of Creation) "… It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates Itself underneath the Throne and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come and so it will rise in the west. And that is the interpretation of the Statement of Allah: "And the sun Runs its fixed course For a term (decreed). that is The Decree of (Allah) The Exalted in Might, The All-Knowing." … the sun rises between two sides of the head of the devil (or Satan). … Another fine example of knowledge from an "all-knowing" deity.
There cannot be any eclipses, and the Sun 'orbits'.
Sura 36:40 (Ya-Sin) "It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law)." Totally wrong, and disproved by their own astronomers who named numerous stars and recorded astronomical phenomena, including eclipses. This also implies the sun orbits the earth, unless another apologist is going to say they knew the sun moved around our galaxy.
Half-Moon cake.
Sura 54:1 (Beginning Of Creation) "The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder."
Hadith 56:830-832 (Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet And His Companions) " … During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was split into two parts and on that the Prophet said, 'Bear witness (to thus).' … That the Meccan people requested Allah's Apostle to show them a miracle, and so he showed them the splitting of the moon. … The moon was split into two parts during the lifetime of the Prophet."
Hadith 58:208-211 (Merits Of The Helpers In Madinah (Ansaar) ) " … So he showed them the moon split in two halves between which they saw the Hiram' mountain. … The moon was split ( into two pieces ) while we were with the Prophet in Mina. He said, "Be witnesses." Then a Piece of the moon went towards the mountain. … During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle the moon was split (into two places). … The moon was split (into two pieces)."
Hadith 67:387-391 (Prophetic Commentary On The Qur'an (Tafseer Of The Prophet)) " … During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle the moon was split into two parts; one part remained over the mountain, and the other part went beyond the mountain. … The moon was cleft asunder while we were in the company of the Prophet, and it became two parts. … The moon was cleft asunder during the lifetime of the Prophet … So he showed them (the miracle) of the cleaving of the moon. … The moon was cleft asunder into two parts."
So that's why there are so many stars.
Sura 37:6-7 (Those Who Set The Ranks /Drawn Up In Ranks) "We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars, - (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits,"
Sura 67:5 (The Sovereignty /Control) "And we have, (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with Lamps, and We have made such (Lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the Evil Ones …" This is obviously correct, otherwise it wouldn't be in the Qur'an, and it's no surprise to learn it conflicts with the Bible's reasoning of why there are stars.
We need to seek permission to pass beyond the confines of the earth.
Sura 55:33 (The Benificent / The Mercy Giving) "O ye assembly of Jinns and men! If it be ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! not without authority shall ye be able to pass!" Are NASA and all the other countries who have sent people and satellites into space fully aware they need to seek permission for each launch?
The zodiac.
Sura 15:16-18 (Al Hijr / Stoneland / Rock City) "It is We Who have set out the zodiacal signs in the heavens, and made them fair-seeming to (all) beholders; And (moreover) We have guarded them from every evil spirit accursed: But any that gains a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see)." So the stars might be threatened by evil spirits? And which zodiac are you referring to?
Sura 85:1-5 (The Mansions Of The Stars (Constellations)) "By the sky, (displaying) the Zodiacal Signs; By the promised Day (of Judgment); By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness;- Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire), Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel:" Oh woe, woe is me!
The earth and sky show emotions & speak.
Sura 33:72 (The Clans / The Coalition / The Combined Forces) "We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it; … "
Sura 41:11 ((Signs) Spelled Out) " … He said to it and to the earth: 'Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly.'" They said: '"We do come (together), in willing obedience.'"
Pushed or pulled?
Sura 21:30 (The Prophets) "Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? … "
Sura 41:11 ((Signs) Spelled Out) "Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: 'Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly.' … "
Earthquakes & affliction come from where?
Hadith 17:147 (Invoking Allah For Rain (Istisqaa)) " … There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head of Satan."
Hadith 53:336 (One-Fifth Of Booty To The Cause Of Allah (Khumus)) " … from where the side of the Satan's head comes out (i.e. from the East)."
Hadith 56:714 (Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet And His Companions) " … 'Verily, afflictions (will start) from here,' pointing towards the east, 'whence the side of the head of Satan comes out.'"
Hadith 59:672 (Military Expeditions Led By The Prophet (Al-Maghaazi)) " … afflictions appear from there (the east) from where the side of the head of Satan will appear."
Hadith 63:223 (Divorce) " … and then pointed towards the East, … where the two sides of the head of Satan will appear, … "
Hadith 88:212-214 (Afflictions And The End Of The World) " … and pointed with his finger towards the East) and said, 'Afflictions are there! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out, … Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out. … the place of earthquakes and afflictions and from there comes out the side of the head of Satan."
But good can come from wind too.
Hadith 31:126 (Fasting) " … he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare)."
Hadith 54:443 (Beginning Of Creation) " … Allah's Apostle used to become more generous than the fast wind … "
Hadith 56:754 (Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet And His Companions) " … Allah's Apostle then used to be more generous than the fast wind."
Hadith 61:519 (Virtues Of The Qur'an) " … he used to become more generous than the fast wind in doing good."
Well, blow me down!
Hadith 54:427 (Beginning Of Creation) "I have been made victorious with the Saba (i.e. easterly wind) and the people of 'Ad were destroyed with the Dabur (i.e. westerly wind)"
Beware of the mischievious dark.
Sura 113 (The Daybreak (Dawn)) "Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn. From the mischief of created things; From the mischief of Darkness as it overspreads; From the mischief of those who practise secret arts; And from the mischief of the envious one as he practises envy."
There were 5 Plagues, or perhaps 9.
Sura 7:133 (The Heights) "So We sent (plagues) on them: Wholesale death, Locusts, Lice, Frogs, And Blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance, - a people given to sin."
Sura 17:101 (Isra' / The Night Journey / Children Of Israel) "To Moses We did give Nine Clear Signs: As the Children of Israel: when he came to them, Pharaoh said to him: "O Moses! I consider thee, indeed, to have been worked upon by sorcery!"
Sura 27: (The Ant / The Ants) "Now put thy hand into thy bosom, and it will come forth white without stain (or harm): (these are) among the nine Signs (thou wilt take) to Pharaoh and his people: for they are a people rebellious in transgression."
A god-day is 1,000 years, but then again it might be 50,000.
Sura 22:47 (The Pilgrimage) "Verily a Day in the sight of thy Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning."
Sura 32:5 (The Prostration / Worship /Adoration) "… on a Day, the space whereof will be (as) a thousand years of your reckoning."
Sura 70:4 (The Ascending Stairways / Staircases Upward / Sceptic) "The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years:"

Natural History

So how do you make a human being?

Sperm comes from where?
Sura 86:5-7 (The Morning Star / The Nightcomer) "Now let man but think from what he is created! He is created from a drop emitted - Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:" Which is where your kidneys are. Brilliant example of biology from an inerrant book. I suppose the fault is in the translation.
He was how tall?
Hadith 55:543 (Prophets) "Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. … People have been decreasing in stature since Adam's creation."
Hadith 74:246 (Asking Permission) " … Allah created Adam in his complete shape and form (directly), sixty cubits (about 30 meters) in height. … "
Travelling very quickly between non-existent places.
Sura 17:1 (The Night Journey) "Glory to (God) who did take his servant for a journey by night from the sacred mosque [taken as Mecca] to the farthest mosque [taken as Jerusalem], …" A slight problem with this, as there was no mosque in Jerusalem when Mo was alive, and the Dome Of The Rock wasn't built until after his death.
Some youths stay in a cave for rather a long time.
Sura 18:25 (The Cave) "So they stayed in their cave three hundred years, and (some) add nine (more)." For a book that's claimed to be infallible, it can't be 300 or 309, it must be one or the other. So, which is it? [This may be an exaggerated legend of the earlier Christian "seven sleepers" who were walled up in a cave at Ephesus under the Roman emperor Decian (c.250 CE) and awoke a couple of centuries later during the reign of the Christian emperor Theodosius.]
Yawns are Satanic.
Hadith 54:509 (Beginning Of Creation) " … Yawning is from Satan and if anyone of you yawns, he should check his yawning as much as possible, for if anyone of you (during the act of yawning) should say: 'Ha', Satan will laugh at him."
Hadith 73:242-245 (Good Manners And Form / Al-Adab) " … But as regards yawning, it is from Satan, so one must try one's best to stop it, if one says 'Ha' when yawning, Satan will laugh at him. … But as regards yawning, it is from Satan, so if one of you yawns, he should try his best to stop it, for when anyone of you yawns, Satan laughs at him."
Satan is a bogey-man.
Hadith 54:516 (Beginning Of Creation) " … Satan has stayed in the upper part of his nose all the night."
Satan pees in your ear
Hadith 21:245 (Prayer At Night (Tahajjud)) " … A person was mentioned before the Prophet (p.b.u.h) and he was told that he had kept on sleeping till morning and had not got up for the prayer. The Prophet said, 'Satan urinated in his ears.'"
Hadith 54:492 (Beginning Of Creation) " … It was mentioned before the Prophet that there was a man who slept the night till morning (after sunrise). The Prophet said, 'He is a man in whose ears (or ear) Satan had urinated.'"
Donkeys can see Satan.
Hadith 54:522 (Beginning Of Creation) " … And when you hear the braying of donkeys, seek Refuge with Allah from Satan for (their braying indicates) that they have seen a Satan." 'A' Satan? How many are there?
A baby speaks just after it has been born.
Sura 19:29-34 (Mary) "… They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?" He said: "I am indeed a servant of God: … So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute." "A statement of truth about which they (vainly) dispute"? Yeah, right.
Clay birds can come to life.
Sura 3:49 (The Family Of 'Imran (The House Of 'Imran)) " … I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by God's leave: … "
Sura 5:113 (The Table (The Table Spread))" … thou makest out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and thou breathest into it and it becometh a bird by My leave, … "
Open-heart surgery?
Hadith 8:345 (Prayers (Salat)) " … While I was at Mecca the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zam-zam water. Then he brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents into my chest, he closed it. … "
Hadith 54:429 (Beginning Of Creation) "… my body was cut open from the throat to the lower part of the abdomen and then my abdomen was washed with Zam-zam water and (my heart was) filled with wisdom and belief … "
Hadith 93:608 (Oneness, Uniqueness Of Allah, (Tawheed))" … Gabriel cut open (the part of his body) between his throat and the middle of his chest (heart) and took all the material out of his chest and abdomen and then washed it with Zam-Zam water with his own hands till he cleansed the inside of his body, and then a gold tray containing a gold bowl full of belief and wisdom was brought and then Gabriel stuffed his chest and throat blood vessels with it and then closed it (the chest). … " Let me guess, this isn't to be taken literally, but as a metaphor, whereas all the other parts are to be taken literally.
How to prevent angels from visiting.
Hadith 54:448-450 (Beginning Of Creation) "… Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal) … Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, "We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog."
Hadith 72:843 (Dress) " … Gabriel said to him, 'We do not enter a place in which there is a picture or a dog.'"
Talking animals.
Sura 27:18-22 (The Ant / The Ants) "At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said: 'O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it.' So he smiled, amused at her speech; … But the Hoopoe tarried not far: he (came up and) said: 'I have compassed (territory) which thou hast not compassed, and I have come to thee from Saba with tidings true.'"
Hadith 39:517 (Agriculture) "The Prophet said, 'While a man was riding a cow, it turned towards him and said, "I have not been created for this purpose (i.e. carrying), I have been created for sloughing.' … The wolf sat on its tail and addressed me, saying, 'Who will look after it (i.e. the sheep) when you will be busy and not able to look after it? Do you forbid me the provision which Allah has provided me?'"
Talking (&Anti-Jewish) stones!
Hadith 52:176-177 (Fighting For The Cause Of Allah (Jihaad)) " … You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, 'O 'Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' … The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
All animals & insects live in communities.
Sura 6:38 (Cattle / Livestock) "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. … "
Rainwater is pure.
Sura 25:48-49 (The Criterion / The Standar)) " … We send down pure water from the sky, That with it We may give life to a dead land, and slake the thirst of things We have created … "
Monkeys have laws.
Hadith 58:188 (Merits Of The Helpers In Madinah / Ansaar) "… During the pre-lslamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them."
Flies can cure diseases.
Hadith 54:537 (Beginning Of Creation) "… If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease."
Milk comes from where? (Oh, and blood isn't throughout the body, but a specific location like the heart.)
Sura 16:66 (The Bee) "… From what is within their bodies between excretions and blood, We produce, for your drink, milk, pure and agreeable to those who drink it."
Honey comes from a bee's body.
Sure 16:69 (The Bee) "… there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought."

Intolerance & Cruelty


Slavery


Misogyny According to Yvonne Ridley, "It's a Magna Carta for women!"

Virgin whores await men in heaven with a 1 in 3 chance they will be women, as the other two suras don't specify gender.

Traditional & Other Sayings


Lies & Deception & Hypocrisy

Beware of new things, for every new thing is an innovation and every innovation a mistake.

Wine is Satan's work, but available in paradise.

Predestination Why bother trying to do anything if your creator has already charted your life? This is also the best justification for immoral behaviour, because whatever you do is only done because it's already been decreed that is what you shall do - you have no control over it because it's your pre-determined destiny : God's desires rather than your personal responsibility. Also, any good you may try and do is pointless because God has already decided that you're going to hell anyway. But remember, he is "full of loving-kindness", so that's all right then.


The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of… Crickets?


Picture This, A Day In Decem… No! No Music! Or Pictures Of Living Things

More mind-numbing repetition of the same few stories, never mind the fact that no one bothers explaining precisely why angels don't like dogs or pictures. Do they have the same primitive superstition as the writers of this rubbish that a representation of something either captures its 'soul' or is trying to create a copy if it (hence the challenge to make it 'alive')?


Go To Hell

Considering how short this book is, the Qur'an is obsessed with hell as a punishment for anyone who doesn't submit. The quotes below only demonstrate how even more frightened than the xians they are of anyone who doesn't accept their ways (conform, or else!), hence all the threats of what will happen to those who reject the 'truth' or don't do what they're told. Remember, folks : Don't step on the cracks in the pavement, or the bogey-man will eat you at the corner. Scary, huh?

The Hadiths will never be completed as the time to trawl through them is far too long, and god are they stupifyingly mind-numbingly boring in their almost ceaseless repetition.


Angels & Demons


Other Deities & Beliefs


Foreign (non-Arabic) Words

Sura 42:7 (Counsel (Consulatation)) "Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur'an: … "

It's a standard ploy for many Muslims to claim that 'lost in translation' excuses all perceived errors with an inerrant book, despite the fact that most concepts translate perfectly well, yet Christians & Jews never expect their readers to learn Coptic, Aramaic, Greek, etc., and how many Muslims are themselves reading translations?

Also, in perfect examples of religious double-think (otherwise known as denial), excuses are trotted out:

The Qur'an was allegedly given to Muhammad by the Archangel Gabriel (who may or may not sometimes look like Christopher Walken), in 'pure' Arabic, over the course of 23 years. Strange, then, how these words appear.


'Aisha

Sura 33:21 (The Clans (The Coalition, The Combined Forces)) "Ye have indeed in the Apostle of God a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in God and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of God."

Let's not use the 'p' word in case someone is offended, so we'll concentrate on his self-control: he waited 3 years before doing anything, by which time she was by her own admission 9 years old.


Bathetic Bathroom Baloney

If ever anyone needed further evidence that this made-up-on-the-spot-to-justify-my-whims religion was invented by someone with mental problems, surely these rules (taken from the so-called 'traditions') are exhibit #1.

This site lists what have to be the post pathetic, superstitious, OCD-inspired series of demented 'rules' ever devised by idiots, and followed blindly by the most gullible and unquestioning drones.

And if you think that was bad, the same site also has lots of other things for people to do in specific ways, because everyone needs even more rules in their lives, especially those who are unable to think for themselves and so need 'guidance'.


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