Allah: The Great Liar!
byMohammad Asghar 22 Oct, 2007Allah has said in the Quran:17:59:“And We refrain from sending the Signs, only because the men of the former generationstreated them as false: We sent the She-camel to the Thamud to open their eyes, but they treatedher 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 senseof defeat, which He often suffered in the hands of the humans, but for the reason that it introducesHim to us in His true and real color of a great liar. Owing to this reason, we shall look at thisverse a little bit more closely.Even though the English rendering of this verse differs from translator to translator, alltranslators are, however, unanimous in that that the word “Signs” in it denotes those visible, andin many cases the palpable, miracles, which prophets presented to their people to prove that theywere the prophets or the apostles of Allah. The Quran clearly testifies to this fact.Because it was Allah Himself who had told the Meccan Pagans that all the prophets and apostlesof the past had to prove their prophethood to their people byhaving Allah cause, on their behalf,visible and palpable miracles, they demanded from Muhammad that he, too, must bring about atleast one miracle to prove that he was, indeed, a prophet sent to them by Him to lead them to Hisrighteous 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 dictateto Muhammad the responses He wanted him to give to his antagonists as well as to his followerswith the word “Say” prefixed to each response, Allah personally appeared before the MeccanPagans and told them what we are now able to read in the verse, thanks to the goat, which hadfailed 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 sendingmiracles, 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 decisionnot to cause it, He also told them: I had sent my miracle in the shape of a she-camel to theThamud people to open their eyes, when apostle Salih was with them, but they treated her wrongly and killed her. After that violent action of the Thamud, I decided to send to thehumans only those Signs, which terrorize them.In which era, or the period of time, apostle Salih had come to the Thamud people is notmentioned in the Quran, but we can safely conjecture that he must have preceded Moses andJesus Christ by thousands of years. Which means (1) that Allah must have stopped sendingvisible and palpable miracles to the humans long before both Moses and Christ set their foot onearth and (2) that they did not perform any miracle to prove their prophethood to the people for want of approval, and help, from Allah.