First, to explain the genesis of this title, it is a free donation from my friend Meme.
Since this week we are dedicating to Islam, the Koran has a surah Ar -Rad[Thunder] from which we will see what Mo was told about things that will affect future generations.
Before I continue with this I have a few declarations to make. I haven’t read the whole Koran and it is not anywhere in my reading list and therefore anyone versed in the Koran can correct me where am wrong.
Two, I consider Islam to be a danger to the society; one in the way it treats women, their disdain for science [books on evolution were burned in Turkey towards the end of last year. A relevant post can be found in why evolution is true], their treatment of people of other faiths in their midst especially in countries that are mainly Muslim and lastly the desire by a small minority to resort to violence whenever their religion is questioned.
Muslims are mainly fundamentalist to the core. I don’t know whether it is by training, that they are taught to not read anything by non Muslims. In this sense, they think that only an exposition on Islam written by a Muslim should be read and to boot it would be better if it is written in Arabic. I got news for you. I don’t care for your apologists. I will read whatever I want written on Islam by whoever writes it. And I will use an English translation of the Koran for my purposes. You can insist all you want that a Koran to be so valid has to be in Arabic. Is your god unable to communicate in another language or Arabic a language spoken by just is a portion of the world population his lingua franca?
Lastly, until the Muslim just like the Judaist or the Christian can define a coherent god and then prove that this god exists, don’t tell me the Koran was revealed. Use another word but I prefer plagiarized or copied for my purposes. Having laid the ground rules we can now have a bit of fun
For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah . Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.
We have been discussing the problem of evil in some previous posts and just as I indicated in the bible, here too we have the author telling us when Allah intends ill there is no escaping. I called the christian god a fiend and a cruel bastard, cruel still is Allah. No invoking human free will as a reason for existence of evil.
It is He who shows you lightning, [causing] fear and aspiration, and generates the heavy clouds.
Now you know when you see clouds who has generated them. Forget cooling and condensation of air as it rises and when you see lightening forget meeting of charges, nothing like that, it’s Allah announcing his presence.
And the thunder exalts [ Allah ] with praise of Him – and the angels [as well] from fear of Him – and He sends thunderbolts and strikes therewith whom He wills while they dispute about Allah ; and He is severe in assault.
Next time don’t hide under your table when the thunder is so loud, it is bowing to Allah. What I don’t know is whether it’s face also looks to Mecca and the ass to everywhere else in this supplication?
But those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined and spread corruption on earth – for them is the curse, and they will have the worst home.
If this home is what I think it is, then this god is no different from his counterpart worshiped by the Christians who creates hell for his children he so dearly loves!
And if there was any qur’an by which the mountains would be removed or the earth would be broken apart or the dead would be made to speak, [it would be this Qur’an], but to Allah belongs the affair entirely. Then have those who believed not accepted that had Allah willed, He would have guided the people, all of them? And those who disbelieve do not cease to be struck, for what they have done, by calamity – or it will descend near their home – until there comes the promise of Allah . Indeed, Allah does not fail in [His] promise.
I haven’t tried trying to move mountains with anything since I don’t own an earth mover but am hoping one of our Muslim brothers with the Koran[the Arabic version] should try this and report back to us. I would like to use it some other time to bring the office closer to my house, I really need to sleep more.
The example of Paradise, which the righteous have been promised, is [that] beneath it rivers flow. Its fruit is lasting, and its shade. That is the consequence for the righteous, and the consequence for the disbelievers is the Fire.
Paradise must have been more like the Euphrates and Tigris, the area around Mesopotamia, a truly agricultural town.
And those who have disbelieved say, “You are not a messenger.” Say, [O Muhammad], “Sufficient is Allah as Witness between me and you, and [the witness of] whoever has knowledge of the Scripture.”
As I have said elsewhere, a thing is only defended when it is contested. Unless the person doing the revelation is talking about a distant time, this need not be said.
Our next post will be on silence and I hope the Koran has something on it 😀