Islam

A false religion - for many reasons

Muslims claim the Quran is the final revelation of God. Muslims make this claim based on two contradictory assertions:

1)  Muslims claim the Bible is corrupt so God had to give the Quran

to Mohammed 

HOW DO MUSLIMS KNOW THE BIBLE BECAME CORRUPTED? Who changed the Bible? When was it changed? How much was changed? Which parts were changed and which parts weren’t?  There are many great libraries in the Muslim world.  The Bible and the Jewish Torah (Christian Old Testament) were both available to Mohammed during his life.  If the Bible and Torah were corrupted, why hasn’t someone come forth with a “correct” one to prove the others are “corrupted”.  We are not talking about a few sentences here and there.  The Bible and the Quran have almost nothing in common.  There has been tremendous research into the accuracy of the current Bible with ancient manuscripts and it has been proven that there are only a few minor issues concerning the Bible’s accuracy. This proves in itself that the Muslim claim is bogus. 

2) Muslims claim the Bible prophesies about the coming of Mohammed,

 who is the “Comforter” in the Bible.

The Bible does NOT prophesy about Mohammed. It is odd for Muslims to claim the Bible is corrupt and in the next breath claim it prophesies about the coming of Mohammed. This is an exercise in futility. Why would Muslims care what the Bible says if it is corrupt? In any case, Mohammed is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.  Some Muslim theologians have engaged in semantic acrobats to figure out a way to have the Bible prophesy about the coming of Mohammed, but these efforts are dishonest and are easily disproven.  All this effort raises the question of why Muslims are so anxious to have the Bible prophesy about Mohammed.  The answer is that Muslim theologians realize that the Quran recognizes the authenticity of the Christian Gospels and the Jewish Torah/Christian Old Testament. There are many prophesies in the Old Testament concerning the coming of the Messiah - Jesus Christ. There are no prophesies about Mohammed. The Bible is the final revelation of God. Jesus is the only Messiah. Moments before Jesus died on the cross, He said “it is finished.” God’s work of saving the human race is done. There are no more Messiah’s coming. 

The term ”Comforter,” is a reference to the Holy Spirit. There are many descriptions for the Holy Spirit in the Bible and none of them fit Mohammed. Mohammed was not a spirit and he most certainly was not holy.

Since both of these assertions are wrong, there is no valid reason to believe in Islam. And there are 6 more sections in this article with additional evidence proving Islam is a false religion:

3) Both Mohammed and the Quran states the Bible and Jewish Torah are accurate.
4) Scientific claims in the Quran are wrong.
5) Mohammed did NOT hear from God or an angel.
6) The Quran has contradictions.
7) There were different versions of the Quran.
8) Islam spread by violence.
• CONCLUSIONS
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3) Mohammed believed the Bible and Jewish Torah were accurate.  

THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE VERSE IN THE QURAN THAT STATES THE TORAH OR CHRISTIAN GOSPELS ARE INACCURATE OR CORRUPTED. So why would Muslims today say the Bible is corrupt when the Quran says otherwise? There are verses in the Quran which exhorts people to follow and believe in the Jewish Torah and Christian Gospels.   There are numerous verses that state the accuracy of the Gospels and the Torah. Why would the Quran tell people to believe in the Bible and Torah?

Another problem for Muslims is that there are a considerable number of Bibles in existence that predate Mohammed that confirm that the modern Bible is nearly identical. The oldest known Bible in existence is codex sinaiticus, written in the middle of the fourth century. This Bible can be viewed online at: http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/

The following verses from the Quran show that the Quran regards the Torah and Gospels as accurate during the time of Mohammed.

There are four translations for each verse:

The first translation is by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872-1953).  He was an Indian Islamic scholar and his translation is one of the most widely used in the world.

The second translation is by Marmaduke Pickthall (1875-1936)  An English convert to Islam, his translation is also widely used around the world.

The third translation is by Mohammed Habib Shakir (1866-1939) An Egyptian judge, he has been credited with this widely cited translation.  Recently,  some have come to the conclusion that the real author was Mohammedali Habib Shakir of The House of Habib.

The fourth translation is by Muhammad Asad. This translation was published in 2003. Printed by Oriental Press, Dubai.  This Quran is distributed by The Council of American-Islamic Relations.  This version is very political - “problem” verses are reworded to change the true meaning.

“God” has been changed to “Allah."

 

Sura 9:111 

Yusuf Ali - Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.

Pickthall - Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. Who fulfilleth His covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph.

Shakir - Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah's way, so they slay and are slain; a promise which is binding on Him in the Taurat and the Injeel and the Quran; and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Rejoice therefore in the pledge which you have made; and that is the mighty achievement.

Asad -  Behold, Allah has bought of the believers their lives and their possessions, promising them paradise in return, {and so} they fight in Allah‘s cause, and slay, and are slain: a promise which in truth He has willed upon Himself in {the words of} the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Quran.  And who could be more faithful to his covenant than Allah?"

 

Sura 3:3  

Yusuf Ali - It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).

Pickthall - He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with truth, confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel.

Shakir - He has revealed to you the Book with truth, verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Tavrat and the Injeel aforetime, a guidance for the people, and He sent the Furqan.

Asad - Step by step has He bestowed upon thee from on high this divine writ, setting forth the truth which confirms whatever there still remains {of earlier revelations}, for it is He who has bestowed from on high the Torah and the Gospel aforetime, as a guidance unto mankind, and it is He who has bestowed {upon man} the standard by which to discern the true from the false.

 

Sura 46:12

Yusuf Ali - And before this, was the Book of Moses as a guide and a mercy: And this Book confirms (it) in the Arabic tongue; to admonish the unjust, and as Glad Tidings to those who do right.

Pickthall - When before it there was the Scripture of Moses, an example and a mercy; and this is a confirming Scripture in the Arabic language, that it may warn those who do wrong and bring good tidings for the righteous.

Shakir - And before it the Book of Musa was a guide and a mercy: and this is a Book verifying (it) in the Arabic language that it may warn those who are unjust and as good news for the doers of good.

Asad - And yet, before this there was the revelation of Moses (the Torah or Old Testament), a guide and a {sign of God’s} grace; and this {Quran} is a divine writ confirming the truth {of the Torah} in the Arabic tongue, to warn those who are bent on evildoing, and {to bring} a glad tiding to the doers of good.

 

Sura 6:154-157

Yusuf Ali - Moreover, We gave Moses the Book, completing (Our favour) to those who would do right, and explaining all things in detail,- and a guide and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.

And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy:

Lest ye should say: "The Book was sent down to two Peoples before us, and for our part, we remained unacquainted with all that they learned by assiduous study:"

Or lest ye should say: "If the Book had only been sent down to us, we should have followed its guidance better than they." Now then hath come unto you a clear (sign) from your Lord,- and a guide and a mercy: then who could do more wrong than one who rejecteth Allah's signs, and turneth away therefrom? In good time shall We requite those who turn away from Our signs, with a dreadful penalty, for their turning away.

Pickthall - Again, We gave the Scripture unto Moses, complete for him who would do good, an explanation of all things, a guidance and a mercy, that they might believe in the meeting with their Lord.And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed. So follow it and ward off (evil), that ye may find mercy.

Lest ye should say: The Scripture was revealed only to two sects before us, and we in sooth were unaware of what they read;

Or lest ye should say: If the Scripture had been revealed unto us, we surely had been better guided than are they. Now hath there come unto you a clear proof from your Lord, a guidance and mercy; and who doeth greater wrong than he who denieth the revelations of Allah, and turneth away from them? We award unto those who turn away from Our revelations an evil doom because of their aversion.

Shakir - Again, We gave the Book to Musa to complete (Our blessings) on him who would do good (to others), and making plain all things and a guidance and a mercy, so that they should believe in the meeting of their Lord.

And this is a Book We have revealed, blessed; therefore follow it and guard (against evil) that mercy may be shown to you.

Lest you say that the Book was only revealed to two parties before us and We were truly unaware of what they read.

Or lest you should say: If the Book had been revealed to us, we would certainly have been better guided than they, so indeed there has come to you clear proof from your Lord, and guidance and mercy. Who then is more unjust than he who rejects Allah's communications and turns away from them? We will reward those who turn away from Our communications with an evil chastisement because they turned away.

Asad - We vouchsafed the divine writ unto Moses in fulfillment [of Our favour] upon those who persevered in doing good, clearly spelling out everything, and [thus providing] guidance and grace, so that they might have faith in the [final] meeting with their Sustainer. 

And this, too, is a divine writ which We have bestowed from on high, a blessed one: follow it, then, and be conscious of God, so that you might be graced with His mercy. [It has been given to you] lest you say, “Only unto two groups of people, [both of them] before our time, has a divine writ been bestowed from on high - and we were indeed unaware of their teachings”; 

or lest you say, “If a divine writ had been bestowed from on high upon us, we would surely have followed its guidance better than they did.”

And so, a clear evidence of the truth has now come unto you from your Suystainer, and guidance, and grace. Who, then, could be more wicked than he who gives the lie to Allah’s messages, and turns away from them in disdain? We shall requite those who turn away from Our messages in disdain with evil suffering for having thus turned away!

 

Sura 10:37

Yusuf Ali - This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the worlds.

Pickthall - And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be invented in despite of Allah; but it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind - Therein is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds.

Shakir - And this Quran is not such as could be forged by those besides Allah, but it is a verification of that which is before it and a clear explanation of the book, there is no doubt in it, from the Lord of the worlds.

Asad - Now this Quran could not possibly have been devised by anyone save Allah; nay indeed, it confirms the truth of whatever there still remains [of earlier revelations] and clearly spells out the revelation [which comes] - let there be no doubt about it - from the Sustainer of all the worlds.

 

Sura 5:43-44

Yusuf Ali - But why do they come to thee for decision, when they have (their own) law before them?- therein is the (plain) command of Allah; yet even after that, they would turn away. For they are not (really) People of Faith.

It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah's will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah's book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers.

Pickthall  -  How come they unto thee for judgment when they have the Torah, wherein Allah hath delivered judgment (for them)? Yet even after that they turn away. Such (folk) are not believers.

Lo! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light, by which the prophets who surrendered (unto Allah) judged the Jews, and the rabbis and the priests (judged) by such of Allah's Scripture as they were bidden to observe, and thereunto were they witnesses. So fear not mankind, but fear Me. And My revelations for a little gain. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are disbelievers.

Shakir - And how do they make you a judge and they have the Taurat wherein is Allah's judgment? Yet they turn back after that, and these are not the believers.

Surely We revealed the Taurat in which was guidance and light; with it the prophets who submitted themselves (to Allah) judged (matters) for those who were Jews, and the masters of Divine knowledge and the doctors, because they were required to guard (part) of the Book of Allah, and they were witnesses thereof; therefore fear not the people and fear Me, and do not take a small price for My communications; and whoever did not judge by what Allah revealed, those are they that are the unbelievers.

Asad -  But how is it that they ask thee for judgment - seeing that they have the Torah, containing God’s injunctions - and thereafter turn away [from thy judgment]?

Verily, it is We who bestowed from on high the Torah, wherein there was guidance and light.  On its strength did the prophets, who had surrendered themselves unto Allah, deliver judgement unto those who followed the Jewish faith; and so did the [early] men of God and the rabbis, inasmuch as some of Allah’s writ had been entrusted to their care: and they [all] bore witness to its truth. Therefore, [O children of Israel,] hold not men in awe, but stand in awe of Me; and do not barter away My messages for a trifling gain: for they who do not judge in accordance with what Allah has bestowed from on high are, indeed, deniers of the truth!

 

Sura 5:46-48: 

Yusuf Ali - And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.

Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.

To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging from the Truth that hath come to thee. To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute;

Pickthall - And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, confirming that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was (revealed) before it in the Torah - a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil).

Let the People of the Gospel judge by that which Allah hath revealed therein. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are evil-livers.

And unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which hath come unto thee. For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which He hath given you (He hath made you as ye are). So vie one with another in good works. Unto Allah ye will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein ye differ.

Shakir -  And We sent after them in their footsteps Isa, son of Marium, verifying what was before him of the Taurat and We gave him the Injeel in which was guidance and light, and verifying what was before it of Taurat and a guidance and an admonition for those who guard (against evil).

And the followers of the Injeel should have judged by what Allah revealed in it; and whoever did not judge by what Allah revealed, those are they that are the transgressors.

And We have revealed to you the Book with the truth, verifying what is before it of the Book and a guardian over it, therefore judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and do not follow their low desires (to turn away) from the truth that has come to you; for every one of you did We appoint a law and a way, and if Allah had pleased He would have made you (all) a single people, but that He might try you in what He gave you, therefore strive with one another to hasten to virtuous deeds; to Allah is your return, of all (of you), so He will let you know that in which you differed;

Asad - And we caused Jesus, the son of Mary, to follow in the footsteps of those [earlier prophets], confirming the truth of whatever there still remained of the Torah; and We vouchsafed unto him the Gospel, wherein there was guidance and light, confirming the truth of whatever there still remained of the Torah, and as a guidance and admonition unto the God-conscious.

Let, then, the followers of the Gospel judge in accordance with what God has revealed therein: for they who do not judge in the light of what God has bestowed from on high - it is they, they who are truly iniquitous!

And unto thee [O Prophet] have We vouchsafed this divine writ, setting forth the truth, confirming the truth of whatever there still remains of earlier revelations and determining what is true therein.  Judge, then, between the followers of earlier revelation in accordance with what Allah has bestowed from on high, and do not follow their errant views, forsaking truth that has come unto thee. Unto every one of you have We appointed a [different] law and way of life.  And if Allah had so willed, He could surely have made you all one single community: but [He willed it otherwise] in order to test you by means of what He has vouchsafed unto you. Vie, then, with one another in doing good works! Unto Allah you all must return; and then He will make you truly understand all that on which you were wont to differ.

 

Sura 12:111

Yusuf Ali - There is, in their stories, instruction for men endued with understanding. It (the Quran) is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what went before it,- a detailed exposition of all things, and a guide and a mercy to any such as believe.

Pickthall - In their history verily there is a lesson for men of understanding. It (the Quran) is no invented story but a confirmation of the existing (Scripture) and a detailed explanation of everything, and a guidance and a mercy for folk who believe.

Shakir - In their histories there is certainly a lesson for men of understanding. It (the Quran) is not a narrative which could be forged, but a verification of what is before it and a distinct explanation of all things and a guide and a mercy to a people who believe.

Asad -  ...[As for this revelation,] it (the Quran) could not possibly be a discourse invented [by man]; nay indeed, it is [a divine writ] confirming the truth of whatever there still remains [of earlier revelations], clearly spelling out everything, and [offering] guidance and grace unto people who will believe.

 

Sura 4:162-163

Yusuf Ali - But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge, and the believers, believe in what hath been revealed to thee and what was revealed before thee: And (especially) those who establish regular prayer and practice regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: To them shall We soon give a great reward. We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms. 

Pickthall - But those of them who are firm in knowledge and the believers believe in that which is revealed unto thee, and that which was revealed before thee, especially the diligent in prayer and those who pay the poor-due, the believers in Allah and the Last Day. Upon these We shall bestow immense reward. Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as We imparted unto David the Psalms; 

Shakir - But the firm in knowledge among them and the believers believe in what has been revealed to. you and what was revealed before you, and those who keep up prayers and those who give the poor-rate and the believers in Allah and the last day, these it is whom We will give a mighty reward. Surely We have revealed to you as We revealed to Nuh, and the prophets after him, and We revealed to Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaq and Yaqoub and the tribes, and Isa and Ayub and Yunus and Haroun and Sulaiman and We gave to Dawood. 

Asad - But as for those from among them who are deeply rooted in knowledge, and the believers who believe in that which has been bestowed upon thee from on high as well as that which was bestowed from on high before thee, and those who are [especially] constant in prayer, and spend in charity, and all who believe in God and the Last Day - these it is unto whom We shall grant a mighty reward.  Behold, We have inspired thee [O Prophet] just as We inspired Noah and all the prophets after him - as We inspired Abraham, and Ismael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and their descendants, including Jesus, and Job, and Jonah, and Aaron, and Solomon; and as We vouchsafed unto David a book of divine wisdom. [The Psalms]

 

(There are no Psalms in the Quran!! The Quran is referencing the Bible.  Why reference a Book that is corrupt?)

 

Sura 5:68-71

Yusuf Ali - Say: "O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord." It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy Lord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. But sorrow thou not over (these) people without Faith. Those who believe (in the Qur'an), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness,- on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. We took the covenant of the Children of Israel and sent them messengers, every time, there came to them a messenger with what they themselves desired not - some (of these) they called impostors, and some they (go so far as to) slay. They thought there would be no trial (or punishment); so they became blind and deaf; yet Allah (in mercy) turned to them; yet again many of them became blind and deaf. But Allah sees well all that they do. 

Pickthall - Say O People of the Scripture! Ye have naught (of guidance) till ye observe the Torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto you from your Lord. That which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) from thy Lord is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them. But grieve not for the disbelieving folk. Lo! those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Sabaeans, and Christians - Whosoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. We made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We sent unto them messengers. As often as a messenger came unto them with that which their souls desired not (they became rebellious). Some (of them) they denied and some they slew. They thought no harm would come of it, so they were wilfully blind and deaf. And afterward Allah turned (in mercy) toward them. Now (even after that) are many of them wilfully blind and deaf. Allah is Seer of what they do. 

Shakir - Say: O followers of the Book! you follow no good till you keep up the Taurat and the Injeel and that which is revealed to you from your Lord; and surely that which has been revealed to you from your Lord shall make many of them increase in inordinacy and unbelief; grieve not therefore for the unbelieving people. Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabians and the Christians whoever believes in Allah and the last day and does good-- they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve. Certainly We made a covenant with the children of Israel and We sent to them messengers; whenever there came to them an messenger with what that their souls did not desire, some (of them) did they call liars and some they slew. And they thought that there would be no affliction, so they became blind and deaf; then Allah turned to them mercifully, but many of them became blind and deaf; and Allah is well seeing what they do. 

Asad - Say: “O followers of the Bible! You have no valid ground for your beliefs unless you [truly] observe the Torah and the Gospel, and all that has been bestowed from on high upon you by your Sustainer!”  Yet all that has been bestowed from on high upon thee [O Prophet] by thy Sustainer is bound to make many of them yet more stubborn in their overweening arrogance and in their denial of the truth.  But sorrow not over people who deny the truth; for verily, those who have attained to faith [in the divine writ], as well as those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Sabians, and the Christians - all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds - no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve. Indeed,. we accepted a solemn pledge from the children of Israel, and we sent apostles unto them; [but] every time an apostle came unto them with anything that was not to their liking, [they rebelled;] to some of them they gave the lie, while others they would slay, thinking that no harm would befall them; and so they became blind and deaf [of heart]. Thereafter God accepted their repentance: and again many of them became blind and deaf. But God sees all that they do.

 

This is only a partial listing of verses in the Quran which support this position.

4) Scientific statements in the Quran are wrong. 

Claims by Moslems that the Quran contains scientific revelations are NOT true.  Moslems have gone to extreme lengths to prove scientific revelations in the Quran, but all of these supposed Divine revelations are bogus for one of three reasons: 1) the verses are so vague they could be interpreted any number of ways: 2) Some revelations are mere observations of nature: or 3) Scientific statements that are just plain WRONG.

Some examples of scientific statements that are WRONG:   

The Water Cycle: water (1) evaporates from the seas and the earth; (2) becomes clouds; which (3) give rain; which (4) causes the land to bring forth, and (5) replenishes the water table, which reveals itself by gushing springs and full wells. Many verses in the Quran show steps 2, 3 and 4: 50:9-11, 35:9, 30:48, 7:57, 25:48-49, 45:5.  Step 5 is claimed in verses 23:18-19, 15:22, and 39:21.  There are no verses in the Quran showing step l.     

Interestingly, steps 2, 3, 4 and 5 were all known facts during and well before this time.  Step 1 was not understood until much later in history and this is the step that there is no “foreknowledge” of from the Quran.  Now consider the Bible in Amos 5:8 (written about 1300 years before the Quran.  This verse shows steps 1 and 3.  From the book of Job in the Bible, (about 1000 years before the Quran) verses 36:26-28 shows steps 1, 2 and 3.  The book of the Prophet Hosea from the Bible, verse 13:15 clearly show step 5.       

Barrier between salt water and fresh water: In the Quran, verses 55:19-20 and 25:53 state that salt water and fresh water do not mix because there is a “barrier” between them.  

 

Sura 55:19-20 - “He has made the two seas to flow freely (so that) they meet together: Between them is a barrier which they cannot pass.” (Shakir)

Sura 25:53 - “And He it is Who has made two seas to flow freely, the one sweet that subdues thirst by its sweetness, and the other salt that burns by its saltness; and between the two He has made a barrier and inviolable obstruction.” (Shakir)

Sura 55:19-20 - “He has given freedom to the two great bodies of water, so that they might meet; [yet] between them is a barrier which they may not transgress.” (Asad)

Sura 25:53 - “And He it is who has given freedom of movement to the two great bodies of water - the one sweet and thirst allaying, and the other salty and bitter - and yet has wrought between them a barrier and a forbidding ban.” (Asad)

 

Modern man now knows that fresh water from a river mixes with salt water when it enters the ocean. Depending on the volume of water, it may take awhile before it is diluted and mixes into the sea water, but it does. There is no barrier.

Development of human embryo: Muslims claim the Quran describes the stages of fetal development.  Not true. The following verses describe the development of the human fetus: 23:12-14,75:37-39, 40:67, 22:5, 96:1-2. From these verses, the Quranic stages of prenatal development are as follows: 1) sperm (nutfa) 2) clot (‘alaqa) 3) piece or lump of flesh (mudagha) 4) bones (‘adaam) 5) dressing the bones with muscles. Modern science knows there is no clotting stage in the development of the fetus.  We also know that muscles are formed several weeks before there are calcified bones.  So where did this “revelation” come from?  Greek medicine was highly regarded in Arabia at the time of Mohammed.  These stages of prenatal development are in agreement with the medical beliefs from Greek medicine at the time the Quran was written.

Milk: Sura 16:66 says:

 

 “We pour out to you from what is within their (the cattle’s) abdomen, between excretions and blood, milk -pure and agreeable to the drinkers.” 

 

What??  We know that the mammary glands produce milk and are separate from the blood and intestines that produce excrement.

Where does the Sun go at night?  Sura 18.86: 

 

Until when he reached the place where the sun set, he found it going down into a black sea, and found by it a people. We said: O Zulqarnain! either give them a chastisement or do them a benefit. (Shakir)

Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness." (Yusef Ali)

 

Try and figure this one out.

Now THIS is scientific revelation.  Job 26:7 in the Bible:

 

“He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.”

 

5)  How do we know Jesus or Mohammed heard from God? 

In the Bible, people other than Jesus heard God talk to Jesus.  Jesus performed miracles as signs and wonders to prove to the people He was sent from God - which the Quran acknowledges (5:110).   

 

Shakir - [5.110] When Allah will say: O Isa son of Marium! Remember My favor on you and on your mother, when I strengthened you with the holy Spirit, you spoke to the people in the cradle and when of old age, and when I taught you the Book and the wisdom and the Taurat and the Injeel; and when you determined out of clay a thing like the form of a bird by My permission, then you breathed into it and it became a bird by My permission, and you healed the blind and the leprous by My permission; and when you brought forth the dead by My permission; and when I withheld the children of Israel from you when you came to them with clear arguments, but those who disbelieved among them said: This is nothing but clear enchantment.

Asad - [5. 110] Lo! God will say: O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember the blessings which I bestowed upon thee and they mother - how I strengthened thee with holy inspiration, so that thou couldst speak unto men in thy cradle, and as a grown man; and how I imparted unto thee revelation and wisdom, including the Torah and the Gospel; and how by My leave thou didst create out of clay, as it were, the shape of [thy followers’] destiny, and then didst breathe into it, so that it might become, by My leave, [their] destiny; and how thou didst heal the blind and the leper by My leave, and how thou didst raise the dead by My leave; and how I prevented the children of Israel from harming thee when thou camest unto them with all evidence of the truth, and [when] those of them who were bent on denying the truth were saying, ‘This is clearly nothing but deception!’”

 

Mohammed never claimed to perform miracles.  Mohammed claims he heard the angel Gabriel, but where is the proof.  Nobody else heard the angel except Mohammed.  So how do we know Mohammed was God’s final prophet?  The unbelievers in Mecca asked this exact question.  In Suras 13:4-7, 13:27 and 29:50, the unbelievers demand a sign from Allah as proof that Mohammed is really who he says he is.    

Mohammed answers in several ways.  In Sura 13:1-4, the Quran recounts the wonders of God’s creation as a sign to the unbelievers.  But this only proves that God created these wonders. They do not prove Mohammed is the prophet.  Another answer is in Sura 29:50-51, which says “The signs are with Allah only, and I am but a clear warner.  Is it not enough for them that we have sent down to you the book which is rehearsed to them?”  So Mohammed is saying that the Quran is his proof. This is a meaningless answer. This is like YOU telling everyone you are God’s final prophet. When everyone demands proof you are sent from God, you write a book that says you are God’s final prophet and present this book you just wrote as proof. Another interesting response is in  Sura 13:31 which says the unbelievers wouldn’t believe even if there was power in the Quran by which “the dead were made to speak.” In summary, MOHAMMED CANNOT PROVE HE IS THE PROPHET FROM GOD, AND NEITHER CAN THE QURAN. MUSLIMS MUST TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT.


6) Nearly all Muslims will tell you that the Quran is perfect - no contradictions.  

The truth is there are many contradictions in the Quran.  This problem is conveniently solved by the “doctrine of Abrogation”, whereby a better revelation cancels out another revelation.  This doctrine is revealed in two different verses:

 

Sura 2:106: 

“Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?” (Shakir transaltion.)

“Any message which we annul or consign to oblivion We replace with a better or a similar one. Do you not know that God has the power to will anything?” (Asad translation.)

Sura 16:101: 

“And when We change (one) communication for (another) communication, and Allah knows best what He reveals, they say: You are only a forger. Nay, most of them do not know.” (Shakir translation)

“And now that We replace one message by another - since God is fully aware of what He bestows from on high, step by step - they [who deny the truth] are wont to say, “Thou but inventest it!” Nay, but most of them do not understand it! (Asad translation)

 

7) There were different versions of the Quran

Mohammed was born in Mecca, in what is now Saudia Arabia and claimed to received his first “revelation” in 609 AD, when he was about 40. About two thirds of the Quran were revealed over the next 13 years.  These revelations were written down on leather, white stones, shoulder-blades of cattle and anything else at hand.  In 622 AD, Mohammed and his followers were  forced to flee to Medina. Over the next 10 years, the last third of the Quran was revealed to Mohammed when he died in June of 632 AD. About a year after Mohammed died, the first Quran was put together by Zaid ibn Thabit at the command of the Khalifa Abu Bakr.      

But other Qurans were put together by people who made their own collections of suras, either as they heard them from Mohammed, or by copying them from those who had.  Abdeullah Ibn Masud, who was the personal servant of Mohammed, had his own collection of Suras, but this did not include Suras 1,113, and 114.  Ubai b. Kab, Mohammed’s secretary after he came to Medina, had his own version, known as Ubai’s codex.  There were other collections by Mohammed’s son in law, Ali Ibn Abi talib, and others.  As time went on, this issue of who had the correct Quran became extremely contentious.  Finally, the third Khalifa, Othman, decided to make sure there were no variations in the Quran.  He decided to keep the collection put together by Thabit and ordered all other copies destroyed.  If Othman had not ordered all the other copies of the Quran to be burned, there would be four (or more) separate testimonies to its validity.  He burned Qurans which were the primary collections, made by eyewitnesses and earwitnesses of what Mohammed said.

Moslems are very fearful about anything that may cast doubt on the accuracy of the Quran.  For instance, there are at least 4 ancient Quranic manuscripts - in Istanbul, Tashkent, Cairo and Damascus - that Moslem authorities keep under wraps - the belief being that they differ considerably from the officially recognized version of the Quran.


8) Islam spread by violence. 

Islam is NOT a peaceful religion. Defenders of Islam choose to ignore two facts:  A) the history of the violent spread of Islam - from the very early days of Islam right up to the present day, and B) What the Quran teaches about non-believers - the infidels.     

After receiving his first “revelation” in 609 AD, Mohammed spent the next 13 years trying to peacefully convert people to Islam. The peaceful and tolerant verses were “revealed” to Mohammed during this time. In 622, Mohammed was run out of Mecca with no more then 150 followers - probably less. This flight to Medina became known as the Hijra. After settling in Medina, the militant “revelations” came to Mohammed and he turned to the sword to convert people to Islam.        

In 630 AD, Mohammed and his army took Mecca. In 635, Damascus and Syria were conquered and the following year, Muslims armies reached Persia, modern day Iran.  In 641, Egypt was conquered and by 647, Muslims armies reached Armenia in northern Turkey.  The Muslim conquests continued on into Europe, where they were defeated in two epic battles. In 732, in the battle of Tours in France, the Muslim army was defeated by a French army under Charles Martel. Gradually, the Muslims were pushed out of France and Spain. In 1683, 15,000 men under Polish King Jan III Sobieski routed a huge Muslim army of over 300,000 men who had Vienna surrounded and were ready to storm the city. 

Islam is unique among world religions in having a theological doctrine that mandates violence against non-believers. This is not to say all Muslims want to kill non-believers, but the fact is the verses are there in the Quran for all Muslims to see and act on if they choose.     

Moslem apologists often use the Crusades as a justification for Moslem attacks on Christians. This is not a valid comparison. The Crusades were a direct response to Moslem imperialism. If the Moslems armies had not set out to conquer everyone, there never would have been a need for any crusades.    

Before Israel existed and even before the United States existed, the Muslims were out to conquer or murder the infidels.  The history of Islam since Mohammed gave up on peaceful conversion has been the violent expansion of Islam. Bin Laden never mentioned the Palestinian - Israeli conflict until AFTER 9/11. Bin Laden was advised to do this to try and get some moral justification for the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.      

The United States government continues to say the war against terror is not a war against Islam. This is true but the reverse is not true.  In “The Religion of Islam” author Maulana Muhammad Ali states “...we find prophecy after prophecy announced in the surest and most certain terms to the effect that the great forces of opposition should be brought to naught...that Islam should spread to the farthest corners of the earth and that it should ultimately be triumphant over all religions of the world.”      

To the terrorist Muslims with their widespread support in the Muslim world, this IS a religious war - a war against the infidels and the “Great Satan” - the United States.  This is a war that has been ongoing for 14 centuries.  The only time there is “peace” with the Muslim world is when they don’t have the capability to conquer an “infidel” nation.

CONCLUSION  

There have been plenty of people throughout history who claimed to have received “divine” revelation. Unless this revelation comes from the God of the Bible, it is false prophesies. The Bible says that Satan is “the father of lies” and “For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2Cor.11:14). The god of Islam is a false god, not the true God of the Bible.

Sources:
The Quran and the Bible by Dr. William Campbell.     www.pioneers.org  also www.awm.org
Christian Research Institute,  www.equip.org