A Quote On Qur’anic Integrity

I must share this quote by Gerd Puin, a German scholar and the world’s foremost authority on Qur’anic paleography, the study and scholarly interpretation of ancient manuscripts. He is a specialist in Arabic calligraphy:

My idea is that the Koran is a kind of cocktail of texts that were not all understood even at the time of Muhammad. Many of them may even be a hundred years older than Islam itself. Even within the Islamic traditions there is a huge body of contradictory information, including a significant Christian substrate; one can derive a whole Islamic anti-history from them if one wants. The Qur’an claims for itself that it is ‘mubeen,’ or clear, but if you look at it, you will notice that every fifth sentence or so simply doesn’t make sense. Many Muslims will tell you otherwise, of course, but the fact is that a fifth of the Qur’anic text is just incomprehensible. This is what has caused the traditional anxiety regarding translation. If the Qur’an is not comprehensible, if it can’t even be understood in Arabic, then it’s not translatable into any language. That is why Muslims are afraid. Since the Qur’an claims repeatedly to be clear but is not—there is an obvious and serious contradiction. Something else must be going on.

I will leave it to you to decide whether the words of the Qur’an is the true word of Allah for which it is justifiable to murder and oppress…

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New Amazing Numerical Findings in the Quran

There is a myth that is widely accepted by Muslims that the Quran contains dozens of what they call ‘numerical miracles’. According to the myth, the number of times the Quran mentions certain words carries special significance. Muslims believe that the abundance of such interesting patterns in the Quran cannot possibly happen by chance and must be a miracle. The myth is fairly new; in fact it is a computer based myth because it only came to light after the computers became widely available to Muslims. It is remarkable that whenever Muslims meet a new technology, it becomes a priority for them to adapt it to have a useful Islamic application. They have a long track record to support such a salient observation. The following are a few examples:

  • When Muslims had access to printing machines, a few centuries ago, the first priority was to print the Quran.
  • When Muslims had access to watches, the first priority was to ask the manufacturers toAzan Watch adapt them for Islamic use by adding an azan (call for prayer) facility.
  • When Muslims had access to loud speakers, the first priority was to use them day and night for azan, prayers and recitations of the Quran.
  • When Muslims had access to modern compasses, they asked the manufacturers to customize them to display the qibla(Mecca direction).
  • When Muslims had access to mobile phones, the first priority was to ask the manufacturers to adapt them to play the azan (call for prayers) on time.
  • When Muslims had access to radio and television broadcasting, they employed them to broadcast the Quran and other Islamic material.
  • When Muslims had access to medical research, they employed it to prove the accuracy of the so-called prophetic medicine, which advocates healing through reading some verses from the Quran and drinking a glass of camel’s urine.
  • When Muslims learned about the science of geology, they used it to prove that Mecca is at the center of the earth.

Therefore, it was only natural that when Muslims had access to computers and word processing softwares, their priority was to apply it to the Quran for the purpose of digging out some new miracles.

The Background

Rashad Khalifa Few decades ago, Rashad Khalifa, who was an American Muslim and founder of the Submission sect , claimed that the Quran is based on the number 19. Khalifa used complex calculations to claim that the Quranic verses, suras and letters have some kind of connection, no matter how remote, with the number 19. Despite the weird and confusing methods used in Khalifa’s deceitful work, the numbers did not add up. He even decided to remove some verses from the Quran in his frantic attempts to support his claim. With no regard for the Ummah’s sensitivity and the rage Rashad Khalifa removed verses 9:128 and 9:129 from the Quran. Khalifa became so obsessed with his theory that he eventually claimed that his own name was encrypted in the Quran as a messenger from Allah. He was killed shortly after that, of course by other Muslims.

Here are a few verses where he has inserted his name:

[25:56] .We have sent you (Rashad) as a deliverer of good news, as well as a warner
[36:3] Most assuredly, you (Rashad) are one of the messengers.
[42:24] Are they saying, “He (Rashad) has fabricated lies about GOD!”? If GOD willed, He could have sealed your mind, but GOD erases the falsehood and affirms the truth with His words. He is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.
[81:22] Your friend (Rashad) is not crazy.

When computers became widely available, more Muslims indulged in a frenzy of discovering interesting patterns in the Quran. The abundant Arab oil money encouraged any work on anything that remotely suggests a scientific miracle in the Quran. Without any peer review, such works are always welcome for publication in the Islamic press. Currently, there are dozens of such claims that are considered by Muslims to be coded signals from Allah to help them believe in the divinity of the Quran.

This is how the deception works:

The Muslim’s strategy in claiming a miracle in the Quran is to overwhelm and confuse the reader. When Muslim scholars write about a scientific miracle in the Quran, they start by haranguing the reader with many scientific details that neither the readers nor the writers understand, but it gives the impression that there is some serious science involved in this Islamic stuff. The lengthy scientific introduction prepares the Islamic brain to accept whatever they will claim next. In the case of numerical miracles, the Muslim scholars do not publish one claim at a time, but dozens of them in a long list, such as:

The word yum (day) is repeated 365 times
The word shahar (month) is repeated 12 times
The word malayka (angels) is repeated 88 times, on the other hand, the word Shaytan (Satan) is repeated 88 times.
The word hayat (life) is repeated 145 times, on the other hand, the word Mawt (death) is repeated 145 times
The word bihar (seas) mentioned 32 times, while barr(land) mentioned 13 times. This ratio of 32: 13 is the ratio of surface area of seas to that of land.
And so on…Numerical Miracles

The list may go on for pages and is designed to stun the reader. The length of the list intimidates the besieged reader from investigating any of the claims, because even with the assumption that some of the claims were incorrect, still there are too many of them to be explained on the basis of coincidence alone. It would never occur to the readers that most, if not all, of such claims are false. The errors are not the result of innocent mistakes in counting but are deliberate fabrication by those Muslims who make or propagate the claims to mislead their readers. Whenever those Muslims are reminded that their numbers are wrong they never apologize, but try all means to justify their count.

Investigating any of the above claims can be a very tricky exercise. The Arabic language is probably the most difficult when it comes to word search. In Arabic, the same word can come in different forms, which is all controlled by the Arabic grammar. For example, the word yum (Arabic for day), in the first example in the above list, may appear in many other forms with no difference in the meaning. The word yum may appear as alyum, yamun, yawman, yawmin, yawmikum, yawmihum, biyawmin, biyawmihim, and many more! Therefore, performing word search/ word count in Arabic requires some fluency in the language. There are few computer programs available to help in this task but they do not always give the same results. The most accurate way to count is to read the whole Quran every time you want to count a word, but no Muslims bother to do that in the presence of computers. However, the major trick in Arabic word counting is to choose the forms of the word that you like to include in your count. In the case of the word yum in the above example, missing one or two forms of the word can make all the difference without being noticed.

All the claims in the above list are wrong. Depending on the forms of the word yum you include in your count, you can get results ranging from 3 to 385, in the case of the word shahar (month) you get results ranging from 8 to 18. As to the counts of the word malayka (angels) and the word Shaytan (Satan) both counts are wrong, the word shaytan is repeated 77 times while the word malayka is repeated only 44 times. The Islamic claim that the mentioning of the words bihar (seas) and barr(land) comes in a ratio of 32:13, which is the ratio of surface area of seas to that of land,  is also a completely false claim. The word bihar is actually mentioned 41 times in the Quran, not 32.

I am afraid the Islamic claim of a coded signal in the Quran to prove its divinity is nothing more than a damning proof of Muslims’ fraudulence. It is also laughable to imagine how Allah would tell off the unbelievers, according to the Islamic beliefs, on the judgment day. He would say to them “ didn’t you notice that I mentioned the words seas and land in the ratio of 32:13?”

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Oh! These small miracles of Allah!!! If you belive in this you can easily belive in ANY numerical miracles.

Many of the Muslims who actively propagate claims similar to the above, never actually check the numbers for themselves; their job is merely to copy and paste somebody else’s work. Probably they were stunned when they read the numbers for first time and expect others to be equally astounded by the findings. They naively think they have unearthed a treasure of science and mathematics. Nothing can be more disappointing to them than being told its all fake!

The numerical patterns in the Quran are no more frequent and no more interesting than in any other book of the same size. It is useless to debate such issues with Muslims, and it is a waste of time to investigate the claims they make. However, as I was busy performing the above word counts for the sake of this article, I stumbled upon some other interesting numerical findings, which Muslims can add to their collection of miracles.
Fly piggie, fly!!
The first finding is that the name Mohammed is mentioned four times in the Quran. This is not a computer finding, but an unquestionable fact known to Muslims for centuries. There is also another name that is mentioned four times in the Quran and it happens to be the name of the most hated animal in Islam. Yes you guessed it, it is khanzeer, the Arabic name for pigs! Does it get any more interesting? Yes it does, as more word search reveals an interesting word that is also repeated four times in the Quran and it is the Arabic word kazzab(liar). Can this happen by chance? Mohammed, pig, liar- or was it meant to be Mohammed big liar?  subhan allah!

The second interesting finding is to look at the number of times Mohammed’s titles, that is Rasul and Nabi, were mentioned in the Quran. The word rasul(messenger) is mentioned twice, the other form of the word al rasul (the messenger) is mentioned 45 times. The word nabi( prophet) is mentioned seven times and the other form of the word al nabi ( the prophet) is mentioned thirty times. The total number of mentioning Mohammed’s titles is 84 times. On the other hand, the number of times the following words are mentioned in the Quran is also 84 times: kazzaba (25 times), iftarahu (7 times), iftara (14 times)(all of which mean lied), kazzab (4 times), affak (2 times) ( all of which mean liar), majnun (6 times)( means mad), saher (7 times), asharr (2 times), atheem(5 times), muatadi (3 times), mureeb (7 times), zalim (2 times)(all of which are evil descriptions). Subhana allah!

Here is the details of Allah’s number miracle:

Mohammed(4):     3:144, 3:40, 47:2, 48:29
Pigs(4):        2:173, 5:3, 16: 115, 5:60 plural
Kazzab(4):        38:4, 40:24, 40:28, 54:25
Kazzba (25):     3:184, 6:21, 6:148, 6:157, 7:37, 10:17, 10:39, 12:18, 15:80, 17:59, 20: 48, 25:11, 26:176, 29:18, 29:68, 35:25, 38:14, 39:25, 39:32, 50: 14, 53:11, 67:18, 75:32, 92:16, 96:13.
Iftarahu (7):    10: 38, 11:13, 11:35, 21:5, 25:4, 32:3, 46:8
Iftara (14):     3:94, 4:48, 6:21, 6:93, 6:144, 7:37, 10:17, 11:18, 18:15, 20:61, 23:38, 29:68, 42:24, 61:7.
Affak (2):    26:222, 45:7
Majnun (6):    37:36, 44:14, 51:39, 51:52, 52:29, 54:9.
Saher (7):    7:112, 10:79, 20:69, 38:4, 40:24, 51:39, 51:52.
Asharr(2):    54:25, 72:10.
Atheem(5):    2:276, 26:222, 45:7, 68:12, 83:12.

Mutadi(3):    50:25, 68:12, 83:12.
Mureeb (7):    11:68, 11:110, 14:9, 34:54, 41:45, 42:14, 50:25.
Zalim(2):    18:35, 35:32.

Source: http://islammonitor.org
This article represents the views of its orignal writers and not necessarily those of Islamoscope.wordpress.com

Saudi Arabia: No churches unless prophet Mohammed recognised, says expert

Riyadh, 20 March (AKI) – No churches should be permitted in Saudi Arabia, unless Pope Benedict XVI recognised the prophet Mohammed, according to a Middle East expert.

While Saudi mediators are working with the Vatican on negotiations to allow places of religious worship, some experts believe it will not occur without this recognition.

Anwar Ashiqi, president of the Saudi centre for Middle East strategic studies, endorsed this view in an interview on the site of Arab satellite TV network, al-Arabiya on Thursday.

“I haven taken part in several meetings related to Islamic-Christian dialogue and there have been negotiations on this issue,” he said.

“It would be possible to launch official negotiations to construct a church in Saudi Arabia only after the Pope and all the Christian churches recognise the prophet Mohammed.”

“If they don’t recognise him as a prophet, how can we have a church in the Saudi kingdom?”

Ashiqi’s comments came after a declaration launched by the papal nuncio of the Persian Gulf, the archbishop Mounged El-Hachem, at the opening of the first Catholic church in Qatar last week.

The prelate had announced the launch of “treaties to construct a church in Saudi Arabia where it is banned to practise whatever religion they want outside Islam”.

El-Hachem estimated three to four million Christians in the Saudi kingdom who want to have a church.

A member of Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Council, Abdelaziz al-Thinani, rejected the prelate’s claims saying that there were no Christians among the Saudis who were all Muslims.

“Those few Christians do not reside in the country permanently, they come and go,” he said.

He denied there were four million Christians in the kingdom and said the issue of human rights should not be used to call for the construction of a Christian church.

Most of Saudi Arabia’s Christians are foreign workers. There are 8.2 million foreign workers in a country of 25.6 million people according to a report by the Saudi Labour Ministry.

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Religion/?id=1.0.1993520344

This scenario is shocking. Do Islamists really expect Christians to accept Muhammad as a prophet of God?
Muhammad ordered aggression and war against the Christians, he contradicted the beliefs of the Christians and he was NOT a Christian in any shape or form.

Maybe the West should play by these rules. Shut down all mosques and only allow them to run if Islam accepts Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Saviour of man kind and God in the flesh. Sounds like a plan?

Imagine the reaction of the Christian Church even mentioning that?