If you are contemplating to leave Islam but for some reason are hesitating to do so, this article is absolutely essential for you. It is written specifically for you. We understand your dilemma. Sometimes what is needed is just a loving push in the right direction. We have provided TWELVE AMAZING FACTS to help you make the correct decision. The TWELVE AMAZING FACTS are based on TWELVE SELECTED TEACHINGS OF ISLAM. We encourage you to examine these teachings. Study them carefully to ascertain if it still makes sense to remain a Muslim after that. Muslims often claim that Islam is replete with amazing facts. We will examine some of these amazing facts. However, the Islamic facts that we will be discussing in this article are the ones that Muslims desperately try to conceal from public knowledge. This article is a must for both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Before we discuss the TWELVE AMAZING FACTS TO LEAVE ISLAM, we encourage you to carefully consider the following vital evidences from the Qur’an itself as to why Allah cannot be the true God. If there are really solid evidences to validate his claim of being the true God, Allah would have surely provided these evidences to authenticate his claim. Take for example the case of Jesus Christ. To prove to the disbelievers that he is truly the Messiah, Jesus provided the following evidences:
John 10:25: Jesus answered them: “I told you, and yet you do not believe. The works that I am doing in my Father’s name, these bear witness about me.
Jesus appealed to the miraculous works that he performed publicly to validate his claim of being the promised Messiah. It is essential to remember that both the miraculous works of Jesus and his status as the Messiah is acknowledged in the Qur’an. (Surah 3:49, Surah 4:171) Jesus appealed to the visible (his miraculous works) to prove the invisible (the truthfulness of his claim as the Messiah). Allah could have done the same. Instead, Allah did the very opposite. He appealed to the invisible because he could not provide any solid tangible evidence to validate his claim of being the true God. To understand what we mean by this, please read the following Qur’anic verse carefully. In view of the intense absurdity of this Qur’anic verse, we have provided two different translations:
Surah 21:30: Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one, before We tore them apart? We made every living thing from water. Then, will they not believe? (S. V. Ahamed)
“Do the infidels who deny Allah not see into the creation of the universe – the heavens and the earth! Both were one mass and We split them asunder and We made every living being dependent upon water.” (Al-Muntakhab)
Can you comprehend the utter foolishness of the question raised by Allah in this Qur’anic verse? Allah is asking: “Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one, before We tore them apart?” Is it really possible for the disbelievers to witness this phenomenon? Read the Qur’anic verse carefully once again. The whole strength of Allah’s argument that the disbelievers do not have any valid reason to deny him is based on his assumption that they were eye-witnesses of this phenomenon. Therefore, this Qur’anic verse is clearly presupposing that since the disbelievers had already witnessed this phenomenon of the heavens and the earth being joined together as one before they were subsequently separated by Allah, they have no excuse for not believing in him. Allah even seems to be perplexed as to why the disbelievers still do not believe in him even after having witnessed this clear evidence “that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one before Allah tore them apart.”
For the disbelievers to “see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one before Allah tore them apart,” they have to actually witness the creation of the universe in stages. This means that the disbelievers must not only be present during the period when the heavens and the earth were joined together as one but these very same individuals must also live on to the time when the heavens and the earth were subsequently separated. Moreover, since mankind was not created before the creations of the physical heavens and the earth, it is absolutely impossible for the disbelievers to witness this phenomenon. As such, how could Allah then ask, “Will they not then believe?”
Had the Qur’an appealed to the visible creation to prove to the disbelievers the existence of an invisible Creator, there would be nothing to fault it. However, since it irrationally demands the disbelievers to believe in Allah on the strength of unseen evidences, it has shown itself to be a product of an ignorant deity. Can anything be more foolish than this? Can unseen evidences be used as evidences to prove anything? Can the existence of someone unseen be proven by evidences that are equally unseen?
Since the disbelievers did not see and could not have seen “the heavens and the earth were joined together before Allah tore them apart,” then according to the very argument put forth in this Qur’anic verse, the disbelievers now have a legitimate reason not to believe in Allah. And so do you. Therefore, this Qur’anic verse is actually providing you with a solid reason not to believe in Allah. And this also means rejecting the religion he inspired. It was certainly foolish of Allah to ask:
“Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one, before We tore them apart? Then, will they not believe?”
The questions raised by Allah are not only illogical but also grossly erroneous. If Allah cannot even ask the right questions, do you think he can give you the right answers? More importantly, can you trust him now with your eternal salvation? However, this absurdity in the Qur’an does not stop here. There is more to it. In fact, Allah contradicts himself. He contradicts the very words which he revealed in Surah 21:30. Now let us read the contradictory words of Allah in the following Qur’anic verse:
Surah 41:11: Then, He rose over the high heavens when it was smoke: And He said to it and to the earth: “You both come together, willingly or unwillingly.” They both said: “We do come together in willing obedience.” (Syed Vickar Ahamed)
The above Qur’anic verse clearly states that in the process of creation, the heavens and the earth initially existed separately until Allah called them to “come together.” So, were the heavens and the earth existing together as one before they were separated by Allah (Surah 21:30) or were they originally existing separately until Allah called them to come together (Surah 41:11)? This is just one out of the many contradictions we can find in the Qur’an. Now compare the foolishness of Allah with the wisdom of the true God. Jehovah God wisely used the visible to reason on matters that are invisible.
Hebrews 3:4: “Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.”
Using simple logic, the Bible reasons that just as a house cannot come into existence by itself without a builder (seen), neither can the universe come into existence by itself without a Creator (unseen). The visible to prove the invisible. In contrast, the Qur’an foolishly attempts to prove the invisible with the invisible. Worse still, the Qur’an demands the disbelievers to exercise faith in Allah on the basis of something that is logically impossible for them to perceive. Ironically, the very basis for demanding us to exercise faith in Allah has provided us with a valid reason not to believe in him. Allah simply cannot be the Creator.
Having laid the groundwork, we will now provide you with Twelve Reasons why it is wise for you to Leave Islam. Though some of the teachings may appear humorous or downright absurd, they are all based on the authentic teachings of Islam.
TWELVE REASONS FOR LEAVING ISLAM
- FAIRY TALES IN THE QUR’AN
There are many fascinating Fairy Tales in the Qur’an. One Fairy Tale that touched the hearts of many Muslims is the amazing story of “Muhammad’s Adventure of the Seven Heavens” on a flying steed. The Arabs affectionately refer to this adventurous journey of Muhammad as “Al-Miraj.” However, we will leave this intriguing tale for another time and focus on something closer to earth. We will focus on the amazing story of “Allah in Wonderland.” This story in the Qur’an has fascinated both children and adults alike through the ages. This Fairy Tale was dictated word for word by Allah in the 27th Surah of the Qur’an. We have divided this exciting story of “Allah in Wonderland” into two parts.
In Chapter One of “Allah in Wonderland,” the Qur’an introduces us to the army of King Solomon. Besides humans, this army includes Jinns and Birds. And to excite us even further, Allah also included the amazing character of the “Talking Ant” in this thrilling Fairy Tale. You will certainly be touched by the deep concern of this Ant who loving cautions others of any imminent danger. Read how this vigilant Ant warns her fellow-ants: “O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving.” Without further ado, let’s begin.
ALLAH IN WONDERLAND
Once upon a time…
Surah 27:17-19: There were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order; till, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an Ant exclaimed: O ants! Enter your dwellings lest Solomon and his armies crush you, unperceiving. And Solomon smiled, laughing at her speech, and said: My Lord, arouse me to be thankful for Thy favor wherewith Thou hast favored me and my parents, and to do good that shall be pleasing unto Thee. (Pickthall)
Many Muslims expressed their deep sentiment when this amazing story of the “Talking Ant” was recited to them. Some even shed tears. This story will be an interesting read if not for the claim that it was divinely inspired, word for word, by Allah. Now we have a problem. Communicating such as this is only possible when a species has considerable thinking power and intelligence. And to converse such sophisticated information to other ants would require a language system comparable to human intelligence.
Notice, this Ant could even distinguish between Solomon and his soldiers. It knows that one among them is special. And it knows his name is Solomon. This Ant even knows that Solomon is the commander of the armies since it uses the possessive pronoun, “his armies.” How did the Ant know all this? Was Solomon formally introduced to this Ant before? Now we have more than a Talking Ant. We have a Talking Ant with psychic powers. Furthermore, this Ant also knows the difference between intentional and unintentional behavior. It knows that Solomon’s armies will not crush the ants deliberately but may do so “unperceiving.” How did this Ant get all this information, as well as all the other details?
Also, how is it possible for Solomon to understand what the Ant was saying when ants do not have a spoken language. Even if Muslims were to claim that Solomon was gifted with miraculous perception of the speech of ants, it will still not be possible if there is no speech to perceive in the first place. But why spoil a good Fairy Tale with logical reasoning. We must admit that if not for the presence of the blood-spilling verses in the Qur’an, it would top Grimm’s Fairy Tales. It will be acclaimed as one of the best bedtime stories. If only Muslims are not blowing themselves up and killing us over these Fairy Tales, we can actually sit back and enjoy these amazing stories while sipping some coffee. Wait a minute, there is more!
In Chapter Two we will read about the amazing story of the “Talking Hoopoe Bird.” This fascinating Hoopoe not only praises and glorifies Allah but it could even recite the Islamic creed: “There is no god but Allah.” However, we are not told whether it was born in a Muslim family or converted to Islam at some later stage. We are also not told whether it was circumcised as required by Islam or not? Anyway, Allah knows best. This pious feathered Muslim tolerates no rivalry by those who worship others besides Allah. Having a solid foundation in the Scriptures of Islam, the Hoopoe understands that it is Shaitan who causes others to turn away from worshipping Allah.
Besides religious knowledge, this amazing Hoopoe also knows some geography. It knows the names of the countries it visits. However, as a regular in Solomon’s army, it is liable for punishment if it goes AWOL. It cannot risk flying from Jerusalem to Ethiopia without the official authorization of King Solomon. Rules are rules. Now read the amazing story of the Talking Hoopoe Bird.
ALLAH IN WONDERLAND
Once upon a time…
Surah 27:20-30: Solomon reviewed the birds, and then said: How is it I see not the hoopoe or is it that he is of the absentees? I will most certainly punish him with a severe punishment, or kill him, or he shall bring to me a clear plea.
And he [the Hoopoe Bird] tarried not long, then said: I comprehend that which you do not comprehend and I have brought to you a sure information from Sheba. Surely I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given abundance and she has a mighty throne: I found her and her people adoring the sun instead of Allah, and the Shaitan has made their deeds fair-seeming to them and thus turned them from the way, so they do not go aright. That they do not make obeisance to Allah, Who brings forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth and knows what you hide and what you make manifest: Allah, there is no god but He: He is the Lord of mighty power.
He [Solomon] said: We will see whether you have told the truth or whether you are of the liars: Take this my letter and hand it over to them, then turn away from them and see what answer they return.
She [Queen of Sheba] said: O chief! Surely an honorable letter has been delivered to me. Surely it is from Solomon and surely it is in the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. (Shakir)
Thanks to the missionary zeal of the Hoopoe, the Queen of Sheba finally submitted to Islam. She and Solomon lived happily ever after. The End.
If only the world was really made of fairy tales, this account would be truly inspirational. But it is not. Coming back to the real world, you will be surprised to learn that the Qur’an itself admits that those who knew Muhammad personally recognized the fact that he was slotting “fables” into the Qur’an. And these “fables” were familiar to them:
Surah 8:31: And when Our Revelation is recited to them they say, “We have heard all this before. We could say something like this if we wanted. This is nothing but ancient fables.” (A. Haleem)
Imagine, Muslims are willing to kill themselves and others over these Fairy Tales. Do you still believe that it is wise to remain in Islam? We will now move on to something even more amazing. Many, including Muslims, do not realize that Islam is well-known for the discovery of many outstanding scientific facts ahead of its time. Discovery Channel owes a great deal to Islam. Let us now consider a couple of these amazing discoveries.
- ASTOUNDING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES IN ISLAM
According to Muslims, many unknown scientific facts were revealed in the Scriptures of Islam. This includes both the Qur’an and the Hadiths. However, because of time and space constraint, we will discuss just two. We will begin by considering the amazing scientific discovery as to why we have severe heat in summer and bitter cold in winter.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 482:
Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hell Fire complained to its Lord saying, ‘O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.’ So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find in weather.”
Fortunately, we have the Prophet of Islam to enlighten us as to why we have severe heat in summer and bitter cold in winter. The complaint by Hell-fire to its Lord resulted in extremes of temperature for mankind. And guess who is the Lord of the Hell-fire? In Islam everything speaks. Hell-fire, birds, ants, stones, trees, rocks etc.
Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Volume 6, Book 46, Hadith 3624:
The Prophet recalled an instance where a rock greeted him before his journey of Isra and Miraaj. He said, “Indeed in Makkah there is a rock that used to give me Salam during the night of my advent, and I know it even now.”
Today there are special institutions for those who make similar claims. Let us now consider the amazing scientific discovery of mountains in the sky:
Surah 24:4: Do you not see that God moves the clouds gently, brings them together, piles them up, and then you can see the rain coming from them. He sends down hailstones from the mountains in the sky. With them He strikes or protects from them whomever He wants. The lightening can almost take away the sight.
The above Qur’anic verse clearly ascribes the formation of hailstones to mountains in the sky. For the record, the formation of hailstones occurs in cumulonimbus clouds when powerful upward air currents raise water droplets to an altitude where they freeze. However, the Qur’an mistakenly ascribes the formation of hailstones to invisible mountains in the sky. We really do not know whether it was the desert heat or some desert weed that inspired such absurd teachings in the Qur’an. Can teachings such as these really come from the true God? Absolutely not! Is it really wise to remain in Islam? Absolutely not! Let us now move on to the warm subject of love. Does Allah love his creations?
(3) DOES ALLAH LOVE HIS CREATIONS?
While engaging in conversation with your Muslim friends, try asking the following simple questions. We have included the time-proven response of Muslims to these simple straightforward questions.
Did Allah create the universe and everything in it?
Muslim: “Of course!”
Does Allah love his creation that he has made?
Muslim: “Seventy times more than a mother.”
Does Allah love all his creations?
Muslim: “Yes. Most definitely!”
Does Allah love pigs?
The reason why Muslims will not answer the final question is because they know it would lead to a contradiction. Islam teaches that when Jesus returns again, he will kill all the pigs.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Hadith Number 425:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya.”
Therefore, if they were to answer Yes, it begs the question, why then is Allah so determined to kill all the pigs if loves them? However, if their answer is No, then they would be contradicting their earlier conviction that Allah loves all his creations. Since Allah is supposed to love all his creations, does not this also include pigs?
All Muslims without exception believe that Allah created the pigs. If pigs are meant to be exterminated, why create them in the first place? Does not this obsession of Allah to kill all the pigs prove that he had made a mistake in creating these poor creatures? Is Allah desperately trying to rectify his error? Of course, we do not believe that Allah created anything. We are using this argument just to prove the absurdity of the Muslim position. Do you think it is still wise for you to remain in Islam? We will now move on to something more serious. Many do not realize that Islam has two gods.
(4) THE TWO GODS OF ISLAM
When a Muslim is engaged in prayer (salat), it is forbidden for him to respond to anyone who interrupts his prayer. Muslims, out of respect for Allah, will not interrupt a fellow-Muslim while he is praying. However, Muhammad is an exception to this rule. He tells Muslims that even if they are performing prayers to Allah, they must respond to him when he calls them. Muhammad invoked Surah 8:24 to justify his case.
Surah 8:24:“O you who believe! Answer the call of Allah and His Apostle when he calls you to that which gives you life; and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered.” (Shakir)
Carefully consider now how the Prophet of Islam clearly clarified the meaning and the application of the above Qur’anic verse.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 226:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Mualla: While I was praying, the Prophet passed by and called me, but I did not go to him till I had finished my prayer. When I went to him, he said, “What prevented you from coming?” I said, “I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t Allah say” “O you who believe Give your response to Allah and to His Apostle.” (Surah 8:24)
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 1:
Narrated Abu Said bin Al-Mu’alla: While I was praying in the Mosque, Allah’s Apostle called me but I did not respond to him. Later I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t Allah say – Give your response to Allah (by obeying Him) and to His Apostle when he calls you.” (Surah 8:24)
This proves that Muslims are required to honor Muhammad above Allah. Why do we say that? One the surface it may appear that Muhammad was only demanding the recognition of his right to interrupt the prayers of Muslims. However, there is more to this. It is important to note that each time Muhammad interrupts the prayer of a Muslim, he simultaneously interrupts Allah from receiving the prayer of that Muslim. This means that Muhammad has the authority to interrupt even Allah from receiving the prayers of his worshippers. Between Allah and Muhammad, Muslims are specifically commanded to give their priority to Muhammad even when it involves something as sacred as their worship of Allah. Is this not a subtle form of polytheism? Does not this exalt Muhammad to a position equal or even greater than Allah?
The Shahada is the Islamic profession of faith. It is the first and most important of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a testimony of the Islamic Faith which declares: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Anyone who does not recite the Shahada is not a Muslim. However, a Muslim cannot be a Muslim by invoking the name of Allah only when reciting the Shahada. For his Shahada to be legitimate, it is absolutely necessary for the Muslim to include the name of Muhammad. Believing in Allah alone is not enough to be a Muslim. A Muslim must also believe in Muhammad:
Surah 49:15: The believers are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger. (Shakir)
Believing only in the teachings of Allah with the exclusion of the teachings of Muhammad will result in the loss of many essential details that are vital for the salvation of Muslims. This is because the Qur’an does not possess all the regulations that are required of a Muslim to live out his faith. Therefore, a devout Muslim must also know and obey the Sunnah (sayings and deeds) of Muhammad in order to follow Islam. In fact, a Muslim cannot attain Paradise if he does not believe in the Sunnah of Muhammad. Thus the teachings of Muhammad are elevated to the same intensity as the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. To escape the fires of Hell, a Muslim must obey both Allah and Muhammad.
Surah 4:14: And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and goes beyond His limits, He will cause him to enter fire to abide in it, and he shall have an abasing chastisement. (Shakir)
Of course, Muslims will strongly deny the fact that in essence they are rendering worship to Muhammad. However, the reality belies their claim. In actual practice, Muslims merge the words of Allah with the words of a man. And by recognizing them both as equally binding for their salvation, Muslims elevate Muhammad to the status of Allah. If the teachings of Muhammad are recorded in the Qur’an, then there is no valid reason to object. However, since his teachings are not included in the Qur’an, it proves that Muslims are actually submitting to teachings which are based on two different sources. The two sources are the Qur’an and the Hadith. Of course, Muslims will object by saying that these two teachings actually complement each other. Really?
It may surprise you to learn that in specific instances, the teachings of Muhammad have precedence over the teachings of Allah when they differ with one other. Take for example, the number of times a Muslim has to pray daily. The Qur’an outlines only three daily prayers for Muslims. However, Muhammad changed that to five daily prayers in the Hadith. Thus, his teachings in the Hadith supersede the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an. Today, Muslims all over the world pray five times daily. Muhammad contradicted the teachings of Allah in the Qur’an and came off victories.
Two gods is one too many. It is clearly polytheism. Do you still believe it is wise to remain in Islam? Having discussed prayer interruptus by Muhammad, let us now consider his moral character in comparison to another great Prophet of God.
(5) THE MURDER OF A PREGNANT MOTHER
Islam stands and falls on the character of Muhammad. As Islam’s lone prophet, the validity of Islam is very much dependent on the moral standing of Muhammad. This means that if Muhammad’s reputation is called into question, then Islam self-destructs. Ironically, evidences from Islamic sources themselves disqualify him as a true prophet of God. For the sake of your own eternal salvation, it would be prudent to confront and analyze the issues involving Muhammad’s moral character. Let us now consider an experience that occurred in the lifetime of Muhammad. The following tragic account testifies that Muhammad approved the killing of a pregnant mother when he learnt that she had criticized him.
Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Hadith Number 4348:
Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas: A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet was informed about it.
He assembled the people and said: I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up. Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up. He sat before the Prophet and said: Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her. Thereupon the Prophet said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.
What cruelty! What injustice! Does not the murder of a child and a mother matter to the Prophet of Islam? Muhammad unjustly approved the killing of a pregnant mother and her unborn child just because the murderer said that she had insulted the Prophet of Islam. Will a true Prophet of God condone the cold-blooded murder of a mother and her child? Does not the murder of an innocent child matter to him? A double murder has been committed and Muhammad did not even investigate to ascertain whether this murderer was lying to escape punishment. Muhammad’s verdict was based solely on the murderer’s word. Muhammad set an evil precedent. Muslims will now find it justifiable to kill anyone who insults their Prophet. And Muslims are doing just that.
Now compare how Jesus responded under an even more serious crime committed against him. Observe how he reacted towards those who came to arrest him, which resulted in his death by execution. Take note of the contrast between the malicious hatred of Muhammad and the outstanding quality of love displayed by Jesus. When a great crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests came to arrest Jesus, one of his disciples came forward to defend him. Follow now this account in the Bible:
Matthew 26:51: With that, one of the companions of Jesus drew out his sword and struck the slave of the high priest and took off his ear.
How did Jesus react?
Matthew 26:52-53: Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword.
Jesus did not condone the violent action of his disciple just because it was carried out to protect him. In fact, he rebuked the disciple for his rash action. More than that, he lovingly healed the injured ear of the very man who came along with those who wanted to arrest him. Such is the love of Jesus Christ. Imagine how strongly Jesus would have reacted if his disciple had instead killed that man. If Jesus did not even approve the injuring of that man, would he condone the murdering of him? Never!
Luke 22:51: “And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.”
These are the hallmarks of a true Prophet of God. By his very example, Jesus taught Christians the surpassing way of love. And by his very example, Muhammad taught Muslims to hate and kill all those who criticize Islam. There’s none so blind as those who will not see. The evidences presented here should be sufficient for you to make the correct decision. It should move you to leave this cult of death. We will now move on from murder to thievery. This should provide you with another compelling reason to leave Islam.
(6) ALLAH BABA AND THE PROPHET THIEF
Many are familiar with the well-known Arabic fiction: “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” However, they are unaware of an even more amazing story in the Qur’an. This story is based on the true-life account of Allah Baba and the Prophet Thief. This story has its historical setting in the 8th Surah of the Qur’an. The 8th Surah is also known as “Al-Anfal” in Arabic. “Al-Anfal” means “The Spoils of War.” We will begin by considering the historical background of this story in the Qur’an.
Before the dawn of Islam, the different primitive tribes of Arabia raided and plundered one another. The more savage of the tribes also enslaved the wives and children of the vanquished. Women were often raped and the children were either enslaved or sold. Raiding and looting was a way of life for these savages. However, for four months during the year, they abstained from fighting when warfare was considered as sacrilege. This observation of the “Sacred Months” was incorporated into the teachings of the Qur’an. You can find a reference to the “Sacred Months” in Surah 9:5.
The Beginning of Banditry
When Muhammad migrated to Medina, his followers were mostly slaves and estranged youths. They were destitute. To ensure that his followers remain within the fold of his newly found religion, Muhammad encouraged them to raid caravans and villages for their livelihood. The morality of the Arabs was so low that no one objected to a “Prophet of God” engaging in thievery. On the contrary, they attributed Muhammad’s successful looting to divine intervention. Primitive people believed that might is right. And Allah Baba promised Muslims with much wealth through plunder. Two different translations of the following Qur’anic verses are provided below:
Surah 48:19-20: And much booty that they will capture. Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men’s hands from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He may guide you on a right path. (Pickthall)
And abundant spoils that they will capture. And Allah is ever All-Mighty, All-Wise. Allah has promised you abundant spoils that you will capture, and He has hastened for you this, and He has restrained the hands of men from you, that it may be a Sign for the believers, and that He may guide you to a Straight Path. (Hilali-Khan)
The sole reason why Allah Baba inspired the above Qur’anic verses is simply to incite the Muslims to steal from others. Read the above Qur’anic verses carefully once again. It clearly teaches that the ensuing success of the robbery with the divine support of Allah is “a Sign for the believers.” And robbery is one way by which Allah Baba guides the Muslims to the “Straight Path.” These Qur’anic verses reveal who Allah really is. He simply cannot be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. When Jehovah God gave the Ten Commandment to the ancient nation of Israel, he stated the following:
Exodus 20:15: “You must not steal.”
While Allah encourages thievery, Jehovah strictly commanded his worshippers to abstain from this degrading practice. We also learn a great deal about the moral integrity of the people who embraced Islam during the time of Muhammad. They were attracted not to an honest man but to a bandit who attacked and plundered the wealth of innocent people. Thus, began the great saga of Allah Baba and the Prophet Thief. Let us consider now the historical records of Al-Tabari, the renowned Muslim historian.
Al-Tabari, Volume 7, page 29:
Abu Sufyan came from Syria at the head of nearly seventy horsemen from all the clans of Quraysh. They had been trading in Syria and they all came together with their money and their merchandise. The Messenger of God and his companions were informed about them.
Subsequently Abu Sufyan and the horse men of Quraysh who were with him returned from Syria, following the coastal road. When the Messenger of God heard about them he called together his companions and told them of the wealth they had with them and the fewness of their numbers. The Muslims set out with no other object that Abu Sufyan and the horsemen with him.
When Abu Sufyan heard that the companions of the messenger of God were on their way to intercept him, he sent to Quraysh saying, “Muhammad and his companions are going to intercept your caravan, so protect your merchandise.” (Only the relevant quote is cited in the above narrative)
The Prophet Thief first started his banditry by raiding the caravans belonging to the Merchants of Mecca. Then he moved on to expel the Jews of Medina and looted their belongings. He massacred hundreds of them and enslaved their women and children. Amazingly, his followers could not see this as something evil. The more successful he was in his raids, the more popular he became. Even his foes began to join him. Can you believe Allah Baba even inspired a Qur’anic verse to clarify how the stolen property should be divided?
Surah 8:1: They ask you about the spoils. Say: The spoils are for Allah and the Messenger. (Muhammad Taqi Usmani)
Here we find Allah Baba–whom Muslims believe is the sole Creator of the universe–claiming for himself a share of the stolen goods. Will the true God claim for himself a share in the stolen property of others? Absolutely not!
The first ever biography of Muhammad was written by Ibn Ishaq (704 C.E.-767 C.E.). This biography is known as “Sirat Rasul Allah.” On p. 288, we find an interesting account relating to the dividing of the stolen booty after Allah Baba legalized robbery. Take note of the candid language used by this Historian:
Ishaq:288 “Allah divided the booty stolen from the first caravan after he made spoils permissible. He gave four-fifths to those He had allowed to take it and one-fifth to His Apostle.”
What is even more mind-boggling than the sanction of robbery in Islam is the decision by Muslims to still remain in this religion even after knowing the truth about criminal nature of Allah and his Prophet. Long before the Qur’an was revealed, the true God gave the following admonition:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10: Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.
Allah and Jehovah are not the same as some Muslims claim deceptively to gain converts. The teachings of Jehovah raise the moral values of his worshippers. In contrast, Allah debases the moral values of the Muslims by turning them into common thieves and criminals. Is it really wise to still remain in Islam?
Muslims consider Muhammad as the perfect example for mankind. In fact, they are commanded to emulate his conduct. Let us now consider how the amazing conduct and teachings of Muhammad transcends time and continents to influence Muslims all over the world–even today.
(7) THE SWAY OF MUHAMMAD ON MUSLIMS
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the supreme religious leader of the Republic of Iran (1979-1989). He was known for his outstanding ability at memorizing the Scriptures of Islam. Not only did he esteem the teachings of Muhammad but he also venerated the examples set by the Prophet of Islam. Therefore, to understand the teachings of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, we must first understand the moral values of the Prophet of Islam.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 15:
Narrated By ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said to me, “You have been shown to me twice in my dreams. A man was carrying you in a silken cloth and said to me, ‘This is your wife.’ I uncovered it; and behold, it was you. I said to myself, ‘If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.’”
Aisha was only a baby when Muhammad had this dream–twice. The Prophet of Islam was overcome by excitement when he was told: “This is your wife.” Notice his immediate response: “Behold, it was you.” Notice also the passionate cravings in the words he expressed: “If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.” To even think of a baby in terms of a wife is both disgusting and outrageous. If this is not a sexual-fantasy of Muhammad, then what is it? Muslims may argue that it was just a dream over which Muhammad had no control. Really? Now, let us measure this man in real life. Sadly for Muslims, Aisha was not the only child Muhammad had his eyes on. This sexual-predator also had his eyes on two other infants–in real life.
Ibn Ishaq: Suhayli, ii. 79:
“In the riwaya of Yunus Ibn Ishaq it is recorded that the apostle saw her (Ummu’lFadl) when she was a baby crawling before him and said, ‘If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.’ But he died before she grew up and Sufyan b. al-Aswad b. ‘Abdu’l-Asad al-Makhzumi married her and she bore him Rizq and Lubab…” (A Translation of Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah by A. Guillaume)
Musnad Ahmad, Hadith Number 25636:
Muhammad saw Um Habiba the daughter of Abbas while she was fatim (age of nursing) and he said, “If she grows up while I am still alive, I will marry her.” (Source: Hadith.Al-Islam.com)
What kind of man would look at crawling babies and nursing infants and express his desire to marry them? What was on his mind when he spoke those words? Does not these accounts provide solid evidences to prove that Muhammad was attracted to the infants the very instant he laid his eyes on them? Otherwise, why would he express his desire to marry them? Here we have two instances besides Aisha where a man well over fifty had his eyes on two infants with marriage in view. Fortunately, these two infants escaped from this predator. Sadly for Aisha, she did not. Muhammad succeeded in marrying her when she was only six-years-old. He was fifty-one.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64:
Narrated By ‘Aisha: That the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
Having familiarized ourselves with the sexual fantasies and orientations of Muhammad, we can now better understand how a respected Muslim leader such as the late Ayatollah Khomeini can promote such debased immoral teachings as filthy the ones described below. The Grand Ayatollah of Shia Muslims made the following rulings in his official statements:
“A man can quench his sexual lusts with a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. Sodomizing the baby is halal (allowed by Sharia). If the man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. It is better for a girl to marry when her menstruation starts, and at her husband’s house rather than her father’s home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven.”
In “Tahrirolvasyleh” (4th Volume) Khomeini defines “Thighing” as follows:
“Thighing is a means for an adult male to enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her. It is not illegal for an adult male to ‘thigh’ or enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her.”
In “Tahrir Al wasila” (p. 241, Issue Number 12), Khomeini stated:
“Young boys or girls in full sexual effervescence are kept from getting married before they reach the legal age of majority. This is against the intention of divine laws. Why should the marriage of pubescent girls and boys be forbidden because they are still minors, when they are allowed to listen to the radio and to sexually arousing music?” (Source: The Little Green Book, “Sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini,” Bantam Books)
This is the fruitage that Muslims reap from the teachings and the conduct of Muhammad. What Muhammad taught in black and white, the Ayatollah presented it in colors. To say this is sickening is an understatement. Still, we are thankful to the Ayatollah for revealing without shame the true spirit of the morals of Islam. Do you honestly believe that it is still wise to remain in a religion as immoral as this? We will now move on to another amazing fact in Islam. One of the most obvious traits in Paganism is Superstition. Is this also true of Islam? Let’s find out!
(8) THE EVIL EYE
The “evil eye” is a look that is superstitiously believed in many cultures to have the power to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. It is a pagan superstition that had been around for centuries before the dawn of Islam. Like the pagans, Muhammad also believed in the influence of the “evil eye.” The “evil eye” is mentioned in the following Qur’anic verses:
Surah 68:51: When those who deny the truth hear the admonition, they would almost cause you to stumble with their evil eyes. And they say: “He is certainly mad.” (W. Khan)
Surah 113:1-5: Say: “I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn, From the evil of what He has created, And from the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes, And from the evil of those who blow on knots, And from the evil of the envious when he envies.” (Shakir)
Muhammad not only believed in the influence of the “evil eye” but he also sanctioned it in the teachings of Islam.
Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5426:
Abu Huraira reported so many Hadiths from Allah’s Messenger and he reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: The influence of an evil eye is a fact.
Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5427:
“The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye.”
Sahih Muslim, Book 026, Number 5450:
Umm Salama, the wife of Allah’s Apostle reported that Allah’s Messenger said to a small girl in the house of Umm Salama that he had been seeing on her face black stains and told her that it was due to the influence of an evil eye, and he asked that she should be cured with the help of incantation (hoping) that her face should become spotless.
Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn al-Arabi al-Maliki, the renowned master of Islamic Jurisprudence explained that it is in harmony with the will of Allah for the effects of the “evil eye” to befall a person. He stated that sometimes Allah creates harmful effects from the “evil eye” of the enviers. In fact, both ancient and contemporary scholars of Islam believe in the influence of the “evil eye.” When asked about the “evil eye,” they gave the following clarification:
“The Arabic word al-‘ayn (translated as the evil eye) refers to when a person harms another with his eye. It starts when the person likes a thing, then his evil feelings affect it, by means of his repeated looking at the object of his jealousy. Allah commanded His Prophet Muhammad to seek refuge with Him from the envier (Surah 113:5)…The evil eye is like an arrow which comes from the soul of the one who envies and the one who puts the evil eye on another towards the one who is envied and on whom the evil eye is put.” (Islamic Scholars of the Standing Committee. Shaykh Muhammads Al-Munajjid, Islam Questions and Answers)
Most people are unaware of the amazing power of the human eye in Islam. They are unaware that according to Allah, the human eye is a deadly weapon in the arsenal of the envier. Just stare at your enemy enviously and let the “evil eye” do the rest. Let’s get back to sanity. As we can clearly see, Islam is deeply rooted in paganism. Therefore, to believe in Islam is to believe in paganism. As such, is it wise to remain in Islam? We will now move on to the amazing subject of procreation in Islam. Discover now the amazing secret how Allah forgot why he created the testicles.
(9) SEMEN (SPERM) PRODUCTION
Muslims often claim that the Qur’an is a scientific masterpiece. However, this scientific masterpiece states that the semen is formed between the ribs and the backbone.
Surah 86:5-7: 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. (Yusuf Ali)
If Allah is truly the Creator as Muslims claim, then this is a clear case of amnesia. Allah forgot why he created the testicles. Both sperm and male sex hormones are produced in two plum sized glands called the testes. The testes lie in a sac called the scrotum which hangs outside the body. This design helps to maintain a set temperature, slightly below body temperature, which is essential for the production of healthy sperm.
As unscientific as this teaching is, Muslims will nevertheless defend the absurdity of Allah no matter what. They will deny the facts to the point of even lying to themselves. A typical example of this can be seen when we encounter Muslims who adamantly claim that the earth is flat. They will blindly believe this just because the Qur’an says so. No amount of evidences can convince them otherwise. Even producing satellite images of the earth will not convince them to see the truth. They will say that this is a trick to erode their faith in Islam. Sheik Abdul Aziz Ibn Baaz, the late supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, made the following declaration officially:
“The earth is flat. Whoever claims it is round is an atheist deserving of punishment.”
(“Muslim Edicts Take on New Force,” New York Times, February 12, 1995)
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz was in his time the highest Islamic authority in Saudi Arabia. He was without doubt a man of undeniable knowledge in both the Arabic language and the teachings of Islam. He was also a very dedicated Muslim. In 1993, he issued a fatwa saying: “The earth is flat and those Muslims who say otherwise contradict the Qur’anic teachings.”
This is the tragedy of Islam. Do you think it is really wise to still remain in Islam? Having considered the teachings of Allah regarding semen production, let us now examine some of the teachings of his Prophet.
(10) THE AMAZING TEACHINGS OF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM
The teachings of Muhammad are binding on all Muslims. In fact, to reject the teachings of Muhammad is to reject Islam. We will now consider some of the amazing teachings of Muhammad. In some mysterious way, Muhammad discovered the secret place where Jinns and Devils have their rendezvous. And he warns his faithful followers of the danger lurking in their homes.
Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0006:
Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam: The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: These privies are frequented by the jinns and devils. So when anyone amongst you goes there, he should say: “I seek refuge in Allah from the male and female devils.”
What is the purpose of these Jinns and Devils to visit the toilets of the Muslims? Is it to answer the call of nature or to spook the residence? The Prophet of Islam does not tell us why. Since these Jinns and Devils are invisible, do they really need the privacy? Also imagine the consequence of sharing these eerie teachings of Muhammad with our children. Will they dare visit the toilet alone after that? Let us now consider how the Jinns sought the help of Muhammad to prevent the Muslims from ruining their appetite.
Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 1, Hadith 0039:
Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud: A deputation of the jinn came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: O Muhammad, forbid your community to clean themselves with a bone or dung or charcoal, for in them Allah has provided sustenance for us. So the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade them to do so.
A delegation of Jinns entreated Muhammad to prohibit his followers from using “bone or dung or charcoal” to cleanse themselves after answering the call of nature. Why? It is because Allah has reserved the bones, dung and charcoal as sustenance for the Jinns. Following the visitation by the delegation of Jinns, Muhammad faithfully warned his followers.
Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 350:
Allah’s Messenger said: Do not cleanse yourself with dung or with bones for that is the food of your brothers from amongst the Jinn.
According to the Qur’an, Allah commanded the mighty Jinns to build castles and other majestic buildings for King Solomon. (Surah 34:12-13) Now picture these mighty Jinns eating dung during their work-break. Amazingly, these Jinns did not want their dung food to be contaminated by the dung of the Muslims. Even Jinns have their standard. Quite tellingly Muhammad also revealed that some Jinns are the brothers of the Muslims. Muslims and Jinns are kindred! This explains the carnage we are experiencing worldwide. As for Muhammad, he personally kept his promise to the Jinns.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 157:
Narrated Abu Huraira: I followed the Prophet while he was going out to answer the call of nature. He used not to look this way or that. So, when I approached near him he said to me, “Fetch for me some stones for cleaning the privates parts (or said something similar), and do not bring a bone or a piece of dung.” So I brought the stones in the corner of my garment and placed them by his side and I then went away from him. When he finished from answering the call of nature, he used them.
Muhammad used stones instead of dung or bones. But there is more! In Islam, cleansing oneself after defecating is not as simple as you may think. Precision is everything. It matters to Allah. Listen carefully to the stern warning of Muhammad.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 162:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Whoever performs ablution should clean his nose with water by putting the water in it and then blowing it out, and whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do it with odd number of stones.”
Jokes aside, what a weird and senseless teaching. Of course, Muslims will defend the absurdity of Muhammad no matter what. Therefore, do not be shocked if you hear one of the following counter-arguments from Muslim apologists to defend their Prophet:
Only a true prophet would have known that wiping with the wrong number of stones would adversely affect the eternal plans of Allah.
Even when it comes to cleansing himself after defecating, Muhammad was careful not to off-set the delicate balance of nature.
The Prophet of Islam was aware of the dangerous ripple effect on Muslims if they failed to use the prescribed number of stones to wipe themselves.
Muhammad knew that all it takes is just a teeny-weeny miscalculation of the number of stones for Shaitan to destroy the faith of the Muslims.
And their favorite concluding argument:
“Allah knows best.”
Why must it be an odd number of stones? The difference between odd and even is just a single stone. Therefore, in what way will the adding or the subtracting of a single stone affect the salvation of Muslims, especially when its purpose is just to clean one’s private parts? This teaching of Muhammad does not make any sense at all unless we view it in the light of the pagan practice of numerology. Numerology is the science of the occult and it is associated with astrology and divination. The practice of numerology was prevalent among the pre-Islamic tribes of Arabia. And Islamic sources themselves acknowledge that Muhammad was a pagan before his calling as a Prophet of Islam. This clearly proves that the teachings of paganism still had a strong influence on him. He could not break free from the superstitious beliefs of the pagans.
Even though Muslims pride themselves that Islam is an Abrahamic religion, they fail to see that their Prophet was extremely superstitious. Superstition and the fear of the unknown influenced many of his teachings. Exercising faith in the God of Abraham means the breaking free from all forms of superstition. However, Muhammad held on to the beliefs of the pre-Islamic pagans. In fact, the claim for the miraculous nature of the Qur’an by some prominent Muslim scholars is based on the concept of numerology.
Speaking of stones, Islam is the only religion where its devotees after kissing a stone, pick up stones to stone a stone representing the devil. Another odd thing about Muhammad is that he even believed that Jinns could transform themselves into snakes.
Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5236:
Narrated AbuSa’id al-Khudri: “…He then came back and told us that he heard AbuSa’id al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: Some snakes are jinn; so when anyone sees one of them in his house, he should give it a warning three times. If it return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.”
It’s time to call it quits before we too start looking for an odd number of stones. We can go on citing many more examples of such absurd teachings of Muhammad. But we believe this is sufficient. It is either all or nothing. If you accept Islam as true, then you must also accept all these absurdities that go along with it as true. And the cost is your salvation. As such, do you think it is still wise to remain in Islam?
Muslims so very often boast that the entire world of Islam is unified as a single community. By this they mean that Islam is not divided into various sects like the denominations of Christendom. Is this true? Let’s find out.
(11) UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED
The first centuries of Islam gave rise to three major sects–the Sunnis, Shias and the Kharijites. Today the split is so extensive that no single sect within Islam truly represents the religion launched by Muhammad fourteen hundred years ago. For instance, the Sunnis consider all Shias as infidels. And the Shias label Sunnis as betrayers of Islam for rejecting the lineage rights of Muhammad’s household. While Shiite Islam is fractured into no less than a hundred different sects, the divisions in Sunni Islam are far more extensive.
The Qur’an’s lack of clarity has resulted in numerous interpretations of its verses. Consequently, there are now more than 200 Islamic sects and hundreds of sub-sects in the Muslim world today. Ask ten Muslims and you could possibly get ten different interpretations of a single verse from the Qur’an. Some Muslims are now proposing an innovative understanding of the Qur’an. What they are proposing is really a whitewashing of the violent verses of the Qur’an.
Even during the time of Muhammad, signs of cracks began appearing within the early Muslim community. Based on these developing evidences, Muhammad could foresee the fragmentation of his community after his departure. He warned the Muslims of this inevitable outcome in Islam. However, since he was not a true prophet, he got the figures wrong. Read on to find out what we mean by this.
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 171:
Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr: Allah’s Messenger said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra’il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah one who will do that, and if the people of Isra’il were fragmented into seventy-two sects my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: Allah’s Messenger, which is that? Whereupon he said: It is one to which I and my companions belong.
As a Muslim, you should be deeply concerned whether the sect you belong to is really the right one. What are your chances of salvation when the odd is one against seventy-three? Is it Sunni? Or is it Shia? Or Salafi? Or Sufi? Or…? However, it gets worse. There are currently more than seventy-three sects in Islam today and the numbers keep growing. Not only does this prove that Muhammad was absolutely wrong about the figures but it also highlights the increasing danger of individual Muslims regarding their salvation. According to Muhammad, only one sect will go to Paradise. As for the rest, they will spend their eternity in Hell. The problem for Muslims is that every sect claims to be right one. What if the sect which has less than a million members is the right one?
Many are unaware of the fact that the history of Islam began amidst a violent and disunited community. Since Muhammad died suddenly without naming a successor, there was confusion among the early followers of Islam. They were divided in their choice as to who is rightly qualified to guide the newly founded Muslim community. The thorny issue of successorship resurfaced time and again. As a result, Muslims were not only divided but they also killed one another in rivalry. Islamic history records the following shocking fact:
Umar, the Second Caliph of Islam was assassinated in 644 CE.
Uthman, the Third Caliph of Islam was murdered in 656 CE.
Ali b. Abi Talib, the Fourth Caliph of Islam was murdered in 66I CE.
Within a short span of just seventeen years, three successive Caliphs were murdered at the hands of Muslims themselves. In fact, the division of Islam into two main sects–the Shia and the Sunni–that we see today is directly linked to the issue of successorship which emerged immediately after the death of Muhammad. As we can see, Islam is not unified as Muslims claim. There are divisions among its ranks, and even those divisions have their sub-divisions. Ironically the Qur’an warns Muslims against developing such divisions among themselves. What good is this warning when according to the Prophet of Islam it is an inevitable outcome? If Islam is not divided, then Muhammad is wrong. If it is divided, then you have a problem.
The language of the Quran is so confusing that not only are Muslims divided into conflicting sects but they are also blowing each other up to smithereens. Today the cry of “Allahu Akbar” creates fear and panic. So much for the claim of unity. Do you think it is really wise to remain in a religion as divided as this?
Islam plagiarized many true life stories from the Bible. However, Muhammad got carried away when recounting these stories. One such story concerns the prophet Jonah.
(12) THE AMAZING LAWS OF NATURE IN ISLAM
We will now read about the amazing laws of nature in Islam:
Surah 37:143-144: “Had it not been that he repented and glorified God, He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.” (Yusuf Ali)
According to teachings of Islam, the Day of Resurrection or Qiyamah will occur at the time of the end. Therefore, this Qur’anic verse is saying, had Jonah failed to glorify Allah in the belly of the Fish, he would have stayed there until the time of the end. Can this really be true?
For Jonah to remain in its belly until the time of the end, the Fish must survive until the time of the end. The life of all creatures including that of Jonah and the Fish has their limitations. We know that even by now–long before the time of the end–both Jonah and the Fish have decayed and disintegrated into oblivion. Is Allah expecting Jonah and the Fish to live for thousands of years until the time of the end? If fishes only knew about this Islamic secret of longevity, they would be fond of prophets.
Does the food that we ate last week, still remain in our stomach today? Will it remain in our stomach until Judgment Day? Does not Allah know the simple laws of digestion and excretion? It would simply be impossible for the true God to inspire a verse such as this. This leads to only one obvious conclusion. The above Qur’anic verse could not have been inspired by the true God.
However, there is more. In fact, the very suggestion of Allah in Surah 37:143-144 contradicts his other teachings in the Qur’an. Surah 37:143-144 actually exposes the existence of internal contradictions within the Qur’an. For example, the following Qur’anic verse clearly shows that it was never the intention of Allah to preserve anyone alive beyond their normal life expectancy until the Day of Resurrection:
Surah 21:35: Every Soul-no exception-shall taste death. (Al-Muntakhab)
Additionally the Qur’an also teaches that everyone–including those who worship Allah–will be taken to Hell. However, those who are counted worthy for Paradise will be released from Hell but only on the Day of Resurrection. Until then, they will remain in Hell:
Surah 19:71: “It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to Hell.” (Sarwar)
Therefore, the very suggestion in Surah 37:143-144 that an unrepentant Jonah would remain in the Fish until the Day of Resurrection contradicts and invalidates the teachings of Allah in the above Qur’anic verse. As we have noted, the Qur’an teaches that “every one” will die. And the Qur’an also teaches that “every one” will be taken to Hell and will remain there until the Day of Resurrection. Since the Qur’an teaches that every one without exception will die, it would be impossible for Jonah to remain in the Fish without dying until the Day of Resurrection. And since the Qur’an also teaches that every one will be taken to Hell, it would be impossible for Jonah to remain in the Fish until the Day of Resurrection. How are Muslims gong to reconcile these contradictions in the Qur’an? Muslims have a choice to make here. They have to either believe that Allah makes silly mistakes or accept the fact that Muhammad was faking inspiration.
The dilemma for Muslims is that if they accept Surah 37:143-144 as the inspired words of Allah, then they have to accept the fact that Allah contradicts himself in the Qur’an. The alternative is equally damaging for them. The alternative is to accept that Muhammad got carried away when narrating the account of Jonah to his contemporaries. It cannot be both ways. It takes just one lie to prove the Qur’an wrong. And we have just seen one. Is it still wise to remain in Islam?
The above list is not exhaustive. There are still many more amazing facts in Islam to literally drive you crazy. In conclusion, we want to lovingly caution our Muslim friends. No matter what you do–come rain or shine–do not take off your right shoe first.
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 72, Hadith Number 747:
Narrated By Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “If you want to put on your shoes, put on the right shoe first; and if you want to take them off, take the left one first. Let the right shoe be the first to be put on and the last to be taken off.”
The Prophet of Islam did not reveal the rationale behind this teaching. Maybe, just maybe, he wants to try his hand as a stand-up comedian. Let’s give him a round of well-deserved applause! Well, do you still believe that Islam can guide you to salvation? Long before the arrival of Islam, the Holy Bible warned:
Proverbs 14:7: Stay away from the foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
2 Timothy 4:3-4: For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled. They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.
Having said this, we sincerely hope that you will find the courage to examine the teachings of Islam objectively. We also hope that you will search for the true God. In fact, he is near to all those who sincerely seek him:
Isaiah 55:6: Search for Jehovah while he may be found. Call to him while he is near.
If you are a Muslim who is sincerely searching for the Truth, we warmly encourage you to begin your quest by reading just Three Chapters from the Gospel of Matthew. Please read Chapters 5-7. You will get a taste of the true teachings of the true God.
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