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Allah: The Great Liar!

Allah has said in the Quran:

17:59: “And We refrain from sending the Signs, only because the men of the former generations treated them as false: We sent the She-camel to the Thamud to open their eyes, but they treated her wrongfully: We only send the Signs by way of terror (and warning from evil).”

To us, it is a very important verse of the Quran not because it lets us feel in Allah a sense of defeat, which He often suffered in the hands of the humans, but for the reason that it introduces Him to us in His true and real color of a great liar. Owing to this reason, we shall look at this verse a little bit more closely.

Even though the English rendering of this verse differs from translator to translator, all translators are, however, unanimous in that that the word “Signs” in it denotes those visible, and in many cases the palpable, miracles, which prophets presented to their people to prove that they were the prophets or the apostles of Allah.[1] The Quran clearly testifies to this fact.

Because it was Allah Himself who had told the Meccan Pagans that all the prophets and apostles of the past had to prove their prophethood to their people by having Allah cause, on their behalf, visible and palpable miracles, they demanded from Muhammad that he, too, must bring about at least one miracle to prove that he was, indeed, a prophet sent to them by Him to lead them to His righteous path. Since it was a major challenge from the Pagans to the Prophet of Islam, Allah became unduly agitated and brushing aside His irregular protocol, which required Him to dictate to Muhammad the responses He wanted him to give to his antagonists as well as to his followers with the word “Say” prefixed to each response, Allah personally appeared before the Meccan Pagans and told them what we are now able to read in the verse, thanks to the goat, which had failed to find, in the room of Aisha, the paper on which it was written down to satisfy its hunger.

Allah’s response to the Pagans was straight, concise and clear, it being: I have stopped sending miracles, because the men of former generations treated them as false. To drive home His position on miracle, together with indicating the period of time in which He made His decision not to cause it, He also told them: I had sent my miracle in the shape of a she-camel to the Thamud people to open their eyes, when apostle Salih was with them, but they treated her wrongly and killed her.[2] After that violent action of the Thamud, I decided to send to the humans only those Signs, which terrorize them.

In which era, or the period of time, apostle Salih had come to the Thamud people is not mentioned in the Quran, but we can safely conjecture that he must have preceded Moses and Jesus Christ by thousands of years. Which means (1) that Allah must have stopped sending visible and palpable miracles to the humans long before both Moses and Christ set their foot on earth and (2) that they did not perform any miracle to prove their prophethood to the people for want of approval, and help, from Allah.

Are we right in believing that Moses and Jesus Christ had performed no miracle, and if the same was also the case with Muhammad, who graced our earth after them? Let us see how the Quran answers our question.

Concerning Moses, it says:

2:60: “And remember Moses prayed for water for his people; We said: “Strike the rock with thy staff.” Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each group knew its own place for water. So eat and drink of the sustenance provided by Allah and do no evil nor mischief on the (face of the) earth.”

And again:

7:117: “We put ii into Moses’ mind by inspiration: “Throw (now) thy rod”: and behold! It swallows up straightway all the falsehoods which they fake!”

These two verses, as well as others we have not mentioned here, tell us in no ambiguous term that Allah had on one occasion used Moses’ staff or rod to create twelve springs of water out of a rock, and on another occasion, he turned it into a python that swallowed up those serpents, which the Egyptian Pharaoh’s magicians had created with the help of their own rods. In the words of Allah, what the magicians had done was a trick, but what He had done to their trick was a miracle from Him!

On Jesus Christ the Quran says:

19:29: ”But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?””

19:30: “He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;”

It is clear from this verse that Jesus Christ was able to talk to people while he was in the cradle. This was clearly a miracle, and Allah performed it to prove to the detractors of Mary, Christ’s mother, that her son was not an illegitimate child and that he was, indeed, a prophet of Allah.

Did Allah perform any miracle in the lifetime of Muhammad? The answer is: Yes, for the Quran says:

54:1: “The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder.”

54:2: “But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, “This is (but) transient magic.”

Ibn Kathir quotes Anas bin Malik, a companion of Muhammad, as saying:

“I heard the Messenger of Allah say, (You and the Last Hour are as close as these two (fingers).)''' Only Imam Ahmad collected this Hadith. There is proof to support these Hadiths in the Sahih listing, Al-Hashir (literally the Gatherer), among the names of the Messenger of Allah; he is the first to be gathered, and all people will be gathered thereafter (for the Day of Judgement).

Allah's statement, (and the moon has been cleft asunder.) It occurred during the time of Allah's Messenger, according to the authentic Mutawatir Hadiths the scholars agree that the moon was cleft asunder during the lifetime of the Prophet, and it was among the clear miracles that Allah gave him. Hadiths mentioning that the Moon was split.”[3]

So, Allah did, indeed, perform miracles when Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad were trying to bring their people to the righteous way of Allah. The splitting of the moon by Allah in the time of Muhammad was a portent that the hour of Judgment was at the doorsteps of the Meccan Pagans to strike them, but they were able to avert it, probably, by asking their idols to stop Allah from carrying out His threat against them.. The idols silently prevailed over Allah, and He was forced to scrap His dangerous plan against the Pagans, with the promise never to think again about destroying the whole Universe in His lifetime for the fault of a small number of the Pagans who occupied a tiny portion of one of its small planets, the earth.

In no other way can anyone explain why Allah postponed His decision to put the Pagans of the Arabian Peninsula on trial for their misdeeds, especially, when He had already taken the first and the crucial step, by splitting the moon, to bring it about. But if some one has a better and believable explanation than the one we have given for the postponement of the Judgment Day, then let him lay it out so that the Muslims as well as the non-Muslims can read and benefit from it.

How are we going to reconcile Allah’s statement to the effect that He stopped sending miracles after the Thamud people killed His miraculous she-camel with His admission, through the Quran, that He did perform a number of miracles in the time of Moses, Jesus Christ and Muhammad? Which of these two statements is correct?

In our judgment, both the statements are correct, for Allah has always been in the habit of saying whatever He thought was necessary to fool the humans. When He wanted to impress His audience with His awesome power, He talked about the miracles, which He supposedly brought about in the distant past. But when the people of Muhammad’s time demanded that He prove that He was capable of causing miracles, He put them off by telling them: I have stopped sending miracles, as people in the past did not believe in them. So, do not ask Me to do what I have already stopped doing a long time ago!

This oscillation on the part of Allah makes Him not only an untrustworthy Being; it also proves that He is a great liar and a manipulator of human minds. He lied shamelessly whenever he expected it to advance His cause. He manipulated the humans with false promises and threats when He thought these would turn them into His slaves.

The Quran is replete with numerous terrorizing threats to the humans, which, He told them, they should expect to face on earth, as well as in the world hereafter, if they did not do what He wanted them to do in their lifetime. It also carries numerous promises of rewards, which they would receive from Him on the Day of Judgment, if they did what He told them, through the Quran, to do, while they were still living on earth.

Despite the fact that Allah has lied all along to the Muslims, they see no wrong in praising Him umpteen times every day through the slogan, ‘Allah-O-Akbar’ ― a slogan they borrowed from the Pagans of the Arabian Peninsula of Muhammad’s time,[4] in order to draw His attention to their sorry state of affairs and also to make them successful in their so-called struggles against those whom they consider to be their political and religious adversaries. This has been going on for over 1400 years without much change in the fate, and the fortunes of the Muslims, yet they continue to sing His praises without ever realizing that what they have been doing is nothing but extreme foolishness, and that all of their devotions to Him have brought them no real good result in the past, nor are they going to bring them any in the days to come.

Given the fact that most Muslims consider their religion to be more precious than their own lives, we are of the view that they will never change their position on the doctrines of Islam and their belief in the invincibility of Allah even if we were to present them with tones of hard and irrefutable arguments and evidences against their beliefs, until some one is able to completely destroy their unflinching faith in the supposedly unmatchable power of Allah. Though we do not know how or who will be able to do this, but we know for sure that this will have to be done in the near future in order to instill sanity in the minds of the Muslims; otherwise, our survival on earth will become almost impossible.

The choice to live or to die lies with us. We have to decide if we will choose death over life for us as well as for our progeny. Any further delay in making this important decision will bring us nothing, but our complete destruction in the hands of the Muslims. Will we like to see this happening to us and to our next generation?


 

[1] Maulana Abul Ala Mududi; Tafhimul Quran, vol. 2, p. 626.

[2] The Quran; 54:29.

[3] See Tafsir ibn Kathir of 54:1 & 2.

[4] Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulallah, p. 62.


Muhammad Asghar has contributed in the book, Beyond Jihad — Critical Voices from Inside Islam. He is the author of e-book: Muhammad & Islam — Stories not told before.

 
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