Errors In Qur’an
The errors in Qur’an disqualify the Qur’an as the word of God, who is perfect and does not make errors.
For example, the Qur’an claims that one night, God took Muhammad to the ”al Aqsa” mosque is in Jerusalem:
“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” – Quran 17:1
The Muslim army conquered Jerusalem in 637 AD and the al-Aqsa mosque was completed in 705 AD. The problem with the above passage in the Qur’an is that Muhammad died in 632 AD, which was 5 years before the Muslim army reached Jerusalem and 73 years before the al-Aqsa mosque was built.
Or consider Qur’an 20:92-95, which claims that Moses confronted “Aaron” and a “Samaritan” for having made the golden calf for the Israelites while he (Moses) was on Mount Sinai:
“[Moses] said, “O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray, from following me? Then have you disobeyed my order?” [Aaron] said, “O son of my mother, do not seize [me] by my beard or by my head. Indeed, I feared that you would say, ‘You caused division among the Children of Israel, and you did not observe [or await] my word.'” [Moses] said, “And what is your case, O Samaritan?” – Qur’an 20:92-95
Assyria conquered the Jewish northern kingdom in 722 BC, exiled its upper class and brought in conquered people from other lands, who intermarried with the lower class Jews who had been allowed to stay. Their offspring were called “Samaritans” because they occupied the region of “Samaria”, which was named after its original owner, “Shemer” (see 1 Kings 16:24 in the Bible). The Jews despised the Samaritans both for being a mixed race and for setting up their own temple to compete against the temple in Jerusalem.
But the golden calf incident near Mount Sinai mentioned in Qur’an 20:92-95 above took place in 1446 BC, which was 725 years before the first Samaritan was born in 721 BC.
How old was Mary when she had Jesus?
It gets worse. For example, how old was Mary when she had Jesus?
Certainly, Mary wasn’t as old as the lady on the right when she had Jesus? According to the Qur’an, Mary was actually older than the lady on the right when she had Jesus:
“Then she brought [Jesus] to her people, carrying him. They said, “O Mary, you have certainly done a thing unprecedented. O sister of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste.” – Qur’an 19:27-28
“And Mary, the daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity, and We breathed into (her body) of our spirit; and she believed in the words of her Lord and of His revelations, and was of the devoutly obedient.” – Quran 66:12
There are a number of Mary – also spelled “Maria” or “Miriam” in English – in the Bible. One of them is the mother of Jesus:
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: after His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 1:18
But the Mary who is the “daughter of Imran” (spelled “Amran” in the Bible) and the “sister of Aaron” was the sister of Moses who lived in the 15th century BC:
“The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.” – Numbers 26:59
Therefore, unless Mary was 1,500 years old when she had Jesus – indeed, unless Joseph married a 1,500 year old virgin – Muhammad mistook two different women in the Bible as the same.
Why does the Qur’an contain such glaring errors?
The proximate reason is that Muhammad was illiterate and therefore could not read the Bible, and had only a vague and often incorrect knowledge of it.
The ultimate reason, of course, is that Muhammad was a false prophet who did not speak for God and who tried to cover up this and other glaring errors in his Qur’an with Naskh.
Naskh, or al-naskh, means abrogation – i.e., change or repeal.
Naskh is Muhammad’s supposedly God-given right to change or repeal God’s previously given revelations. Over 220 verses in the Qur’an remain abrogated via naskh.
Muhammad justified naskh with this passage in the Qu’ran:
“We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?”– Qur’an 2:106
Does God, who is perfect, need to change, repeal or “better” His own words even once, let alone over 220 times in the life of one self-declared prophet?
In reality, naskh is a dubious but convenient tool that Muhammad used to cover up his errors in the Qur’an, changes of his mind, and on at least three occasions, even excuse to his sexual appetite. For example, Muhammad initially limited all men to each have a maximum of four wives (above):
“And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be just, then [marry only] one or those your right hand possesses. That is more suitable that you may not incline [to injustice].” – Qur’an 4:3
Naskh of the passage above with the one below granted Muhammad the sole privilege to take as many wives as he wanted:
“O Prophet, indeed We have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have given their due compensation and those your right hand possesses from what Allah has returned to you [of captives] and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of your paternal aunts and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who emigrated with you and a believing woman if she gives herself to the Prophet [and] if the Prophet wishes to marry her, [this is] only for you, excluding the [other] believers. We certainly know what We have made obligatory upon them concerning their wives and those their right hands possess, [but this is for you] in order that there will be upon you no discomfort. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” – Qur’an 33:50
It is interesting to note that this “inspiration” for Muhammad to take as many wives as he wanted (seeNaskh) occurred to him not while Khadijah, his dominant first wife was still alive, but after she died and during Muhammad’s ensuing mid-life binge of taking “wives,” including Ai’sha, a 6-year old child (see below).
Secondly, Qur’an 4:129 states Muhammad’s prohibition of polygamous husbands having sex with only their favorite wives while leaving other wives “hanging”:
“And you will never be able to be equal between wives, even if you should strive. So do not incline completely [toward some wives] and leave another hanging. And if you amend and fear Allah – then indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.” – Qur’an 4:129
Then Qur’an 33:51 stipulating Muhammad’s sole right to prefer his favorite wife and “put aside” the non-favorites conveniently occurred to him:
“You, [O Muhammad], may put aside whom you will of them or take to yourself whom you will. And any that you desire of those [wives] from whom you had [temporarily] separated –there is no blame upon you [in returning her]. That is more suitable that they should be content and not grieve and that they should be satisfied with what you have given them – all of them. And Allah knows what is in your hearts. And ever is Allah Knowing and Forbearing.” – Quran 33:51
Thirdly, when Muhammad wanted for himself Zaynab, the wife of his (Muhammad’s) adopted son, Zayd, Muhammad’s desire was made known to Zayd, who “offered” to divorce her, at which point Qur’an 33:4 and 33:37 suddenly occurred to Muhammad, declaring that an adopted son is not a son and that Zaynab specifically had been given to Muhammad by divine intervention:
“Allah has not made for a man two hearts in his interior. And He has not made your wives whom you declare unlawful your mothers. And he has not made your adopted sons your [true] sons. That is [merely] your saying by your mouths, but Allah says the truth, and He guides to the [right] way.” – Quran 33:4
“And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, “Keep your wife and fear Allah ,” while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to youin order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished.” – Qur’an 33:37
Here is the known marriage log of this self-indulging “prophet” who also took many concubines:
- 595 AD: Married Khadijah, the daughter of Khuwailid (she died in 619 AD)
- 619 AD: Married Ai’sha, the daughter of Abu Bakr (she was 6 years old, when he was 50 years old)
- 619 AD: Married Sawdah, the daughter of Zama
- 624 AD: Married Hafsah, the daughter of Omar
- 625 AD: Married Zaynab, the daughter of Gahsh and the wife of Zayd (see above)
- 626 AD: Married Salmah, the daughter of Abu Ummaiah Sohail
- 627 AD: Married Zainab, the daughter of Khuzaima
- 628 AD: Married Ramlah, the daughter of Abu Sufyan
- 628 AD: Married Gawariah, the daughter of al-Harith
- 629 AD: Married Hind, the daughter of Abu Umayah
- 629 AD: Married Safiah, the daughter of Huyay
- 630 AD: Married Maimunah, the daughter of al-Harith
- 631 AD: Married Maria, a gift from the king of Egypt
- 632 AD: Death of the “prophet”
Mathematics In Quran
The Qur’an contains errors in mathematics, and erroneous mathematics in Qur’an refute the claimed divine authorship of the Qur’an.
Surah 4 of the Qur’an, which supposedly contains God’s mathematics on dividing inheritance, is rife with errors. These erroneous mathematics in Qur’an are small enough to pass perfunctory inspection but significant in exposing the Qur’an’s ungodly authorship.
Consider just two of the examples: (A) if a man is survived by his parents, wives and two daughters, Qur’an’s mathematics require 113% of his estate to be divided; and, (B) if a man is survived by his mother, wives and two sisters, Qur’an requires 108% of his estate to be divided, as follows:
“Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females. But if there are [only] daughters, two or more, for them is two thirds of one’s estate.
And if there is only one, for her is half. And for one’s parents, to each one of them is a sixth of his estate if he left children.
But if he had no children and the parents [alone] inherit from him, then for his mother is one third. And if he had brothers [or sisters], for his mother is a sixth, after any bequest he [may have] made or debt.
Your parents or your children – you know not which of them are nearest to you in benefit. [These shares are] an obligation [imposed] by Allah.
Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise. And for you is half of what your wives leave if they have no child. But if they have a child, for you is one fourth of what they leave, after any bequest they [may have] made or debt.
And for the wives is one fourth if you leave no child.
But if you leave a child, then for them is an eighth of what you leave, after any bequest you [may have] made or debt.
And if a man or woman leaves neither ascendants nor descendants but has a brother or a sister, then for each one of them is a sixth. But if they are more than two, they share a third, after any bequest which was made or debt, as long as there is no detriment [caused].
[This is] an ordinance from Allah , and Allah is Knowing and Forbearing…
They request from you a [legal] ruling. Say, ” Allah gives you a ruling concerning one having neither descendants nor ascendants [as heirs].
” If a man dies, leaving no child but[only] a sister, she will have half of what he left. And he inherits from her if she [dies and] has no child.
But if there are two sisters [or more], they will have two-thirds of what he left. If there are both brothers and sisters, the male will have the share of two females. Allah makes clear to you [His law], lest you go astray. And Allah is Knowing of all things.” – Quran 4:11,12,176
66.7% = 2/3 for daughters 16.7% = 1/6 for mother
33.3% = 2 x (1/6) for parents 25.0% = 1/4 for wives
12.5% = 1/8 for wives 66.7% = 2/3 for sisters
112.5% = total for case (A) 108.4% = total for case (B)
Moon god Allah who can’t add correctly to 100% would be hard pressed to create the universe.
Allah Moon God
Is Allah the God of the Bible, or is Allah the moon god of ancient pagan Arabia?
While “Allah” could refer to God literally, the Allah of Islam is the moon god of ancient pagan Arabia.
The Arabic word for “god” is “ilah”, while “al” is the Arabic for “the”. Therefore, “Allah” combines “al” with “ilah” and removes the “i”, to literally means, “the god”.
But much like “YHWH/Yahweh/Jehovah” is the personal name of the God of the Bible, “Allah” was also the personal name given to the moon god, the highest of the 360 pagan idols worshipped in Mecca, Muhammad’s home town.
What evidence is there that Islam’s “Allah” is the pagan moon god of ancient Mecca?
Consider what the pagan Arabians did to worship their moon god, Allah; they prayed while bowing towards K’abah, the “house of Allah” in Mecca that houses a meteorite – a stone from space – several times a day, visited it once a year, and walked around it several times during their visit.
To worship their Allah today:
• Muslims pray bowing towards the K’abah in Mecca five times a day.
• About two million Muslims visit Mecca every year and walk around the K’abah (the black cube, which is 40 feet tall, on the right).
• The Muslim “holy” month of Ramadan starts at the sighting of a new crescent moon.
• Perched atop churches across the world is the cross, the symbol of the sacrifice made by our God. Perched atop mosques across the world is the crescent moon (above), the symbol of Allah whom Muhammad chose as the god of Islam.
When confronted with the details above, Muslim typically re-assert that “Allah” still means “al” + “ilah” – i.e., “the” + “god” – and is same as the God of the Bible, not the moon god of paganMecca. They even point out that Arabic Christian Bibles uses “Allah” to refer to God.
The “Allah” in the current Arabic Christian Bibles is literally “the God” and does refer to the God of the Bible. Advise Muslims that if this is really the “Allah” they are worshipping, then they should stop bowing down toward a meteorite five times a day and the crescent moon should neither start their “holy” month of Ramadan nor top their mosques. If the Allah they are worshipping is the God of the Bible, then they should worship Him as the Bible instructs.