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Real Bible versus Apparent Quran

(A response to Iris89 and Syed
Kamran Mirza)
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Preface 3
1 Biblical Contradiction: Three Days and Three Nights: 7
2 Numerical Contradictions: 8
3 Numerical Contradictions (Inheritance Portions): 9
4 Numerical Contradictions ( Allah ‘s Days) 10
5 Creation of Heavens and Earths, which was created First? 11
6 Sun Set and Sun Rise 12
7 Resting Place for Sun: 13
8 Purpose of Creation of Stars: 14
9 Sky / Heavens a roof or canopy over the earth: 15
14 Some More self Claimed Errors is Quran 25
15 The Samaritan that never was: 28
16 The Miraculous Journey: 31
17 Two of every thing 32
18 Is Alexander the Great, Zul Qarnain of Quran 33
19 The Amazing Tale of Pharaoh 35
20 Angels cannot disobey Allah: 37
21 Gospel was Given to Moses, 1400 years before Jesus! 40
22 The incredible changing man: 42
23 The Magic Inheritance: 45
24 The Magic Inheritance: 49
25 Summary of all Contradictions: 52
Final comments 54

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful, All praise be to Allah and His peace
and Blessings be on His Servant and Messenger Mohammad, his progeny, his
companions and all other prophets and righteous servants of Allah. Afterward.

While surfing Scribd books, I stumbled upon a book that deals with apparent
contradictions in Quran. The posting is done by Iris89 and is based on the research done
by one Syed Kamran Mirza, a Muslim sounding name.

In no way it is clear that it is a real Muslim or a sort of pen name. The allegations and the
inference drawn, shows that neither Iris89 or Kamran Mirza have real knowledge about
Islam or Quranic teachings.

However there is one merit of the presentation, that he has quoted references of Quranic
verses from three well known translations. That is a real help and shows sincerity.
However this sincerity is missing, when he tries to comment on the inference drawn from
these translations.

The writer has acknowledged that he does not know Arabic, so he has only relied upon
the translations.

The so called contradictions in Quran come in these categories:

1. Based on misunderstanding.

2. Based on ignorance.

3. Based on Malice (By using words like moon god before Allah).

4. Scientific facts mentioned in Quran.

Before I comment on every one of these apparent contradictions, I would like to point out
a few points, which will help us in our discussions.

A. Basic purpose of Revelations: The books or revelation are send by God to His
prophets for guidance of human kind. The revelation is not sent to teach humans science,
mathematics or any such things.

B. What is Revelation: The words which are transmitted to the prophets of God are the
real revelations. These words which are uttered by the prophets in their own language are
C. Translations of Scriptures into other language is not revelation per see: If some
one translates the uttered words of prophets into another language, then this translation is
not same as revelation. It may faithfully convey the original message, but it cannot take
the place of the words which were revealed to the prophets.

Each language has its own peculiarities, the words have different shade of meanings, the
translators might choose one shade of meaning, which might seem true at some stage and
seem out of focus due to passage of time.

D. The so called scientific verses in Quran and other scriptures: When God refers to
some phenomenon of nature in Quran and in other scriptures, the purpose is to prove His
Power, Wisdom and Mercy and ask humankind to reflect on these Natural phenomenon
as a means to remembrance of God.

Most of revelations were sent when the science was not that much developed. Since the
source of Revelation was God and His knowledge supercedes past, present and future, so
God at no stage would tell a lie.

But how to express an Idea which is much advanced in age to the people who are not
developed so much? Therein lies the importance of Original Words Used by God in
Sending Revelations.

God uses such words, so that they never go out of age. With changing human knowledge
different shades of meanings of the original words come into force.

That is why the translations go out of age and contain error and not the Original

E. Difference Between Quran and Other Scriptures: The beauty of Quran is that it is
preserved in its original Arabic and in its original beauty. Other Scriptures are available
in translated forms or comments from other hands have entered into the main text.

In case of Quran when any difficulty arises, we go back to Original Arabic text and
contemplate on the different meaning of the Original Arabic Words used, we can
therefore find the shade which satisfies observed facts.

Even though that sense was not very apparent to the people in whose age Quran was

But in case of other scriptures, we are left with human translations and human
interpolation into the text, and the originals have been lost. Therefore we are unable to
sort out the problem and have to do lot of mental gymnastic to remove the contradictions.
F. So called Contradictions in Quran can be resolved and explained and not in
Bible: Preservation of Quran in Original Arabic solves these so called contradiction,
whereas in the case of Bible they persist, because we have no access to the original
revelation from God.

With these opening words, I give here my Point-By Point answer to the cases mentioned
in the above booklet. I have presented it in Tabular Form, giving full text in one column
and my comments in another column.

Note: My name is MUQ in these answers.

1. Biblical Contradiction: Three Days and Three Nights:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

LET'S LOOK AT ONE EXAMPLE, MATTHEW 12:37-40 1. Now this is real contradiction in
FROM WELL KNOWN: Bible which needs so much mental
"Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, gymnastic to resolve, some of which
saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." But He have been provided by Iris 89 himself.
answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous
generation craves for a sign; and {yet} no sign shall be 2. How “Will rise on third day” of
given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as other Gospels was changed to “Three
Jonah was three days and three nights in the Days and Three Nights” in Matthew is
belly of the sea monster, so shall the Son of Man be three a problem for Christian Scholars.
days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (New
American Standard Bible; NASB) 3. May be if we had the original
manuscript of Matthew, we could have
"Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to found some clue, but now it is left to
him, "Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you." every one’s own imaginations.
He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for
a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign 4. But these imaginations are far
of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three fetched and not real answers.
nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be
three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (New Allah Knows Best.
International Version; NIV)

"Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying,

"Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." But He
answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous
generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it
except the sign of the prophet Jonah. "For as Jonah was
three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so
will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the
heart of the earth." (New King James Bible; NKJB)

"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered,

saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he
answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be
given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas
was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall
the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of
the earth." (King James Version; KJV)


Some see an error or contradiction in these scriptures related
to the amount of time Jesus (Yeshua) was in the grave, but
there is NONE. The true facts are:

"Yes, it does seem that way. We must remember that the

Bible was written in other languages by cultures far
removed from ours. Most alleged contradictions stem from
a misunderstanding of certain terms and phrases. For
example, Jesus predicted that He would be in the grave for
"three days and three nights"(Matt.12:40). When we
read the passion narratives, we see that He was crucified late
Friday afternoon and that He rose from the dead, early on
Sunday morning. It is impossible to get three days and three
nights out of this, and I have seen many atheists refer to
Jesus' prophecy as a "blatant error which completely
destroys the credibility of the Bible."[

source - I'd Like To Believe In Jesus, But...By Bob Siegel ,

Published by Campus Ambassador Press, A ministry of
Mission To the Americas Wheaton, Illinois]
To read the remainder of this specific research product, go
to, [read 1] Apparent Contradictions in the Bible Compared
To Real Ones In The Quran and the Book of Mormon: at,
Now go over what you have learned.
Your Friend in Christ Iris89
2. Numerical Contradictions:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

NUMERICAL CONTRADICTIONS 1. I think this is a pure

There are many numerical contradictions in the Quran. Can misunderstanding or misinterpretation
God make so much error in doing simple calculations? of Quranic verses 41:9-12.
How many days did it take to create Heavens and Earth ?
2. Does Quran say that after one stage
Quran 7: 54 Your guardian-Lord is Allah who created the was finished, then the other started?
heavens and earth in Six Days Why cant some stages be run in
Quran 10: 3 Verily your Lord is Allah, who created the Parallel?
heavens and earth in Six Days
Quran 11:7 He it is Who created the heavens and earth in 3. The shaping of earth can continue
Six Days Quran-25:29: He Who created the heavens and with the forming of heavens, so indeed
earth and all that is between, in Six Days there is no numerical contradiction at
The above verses clearly state that God created the heaven
and Allah created the heaven and the Earth in 6 days. But 4. By the way Arabic Word used in
the verses below stated- AYYAM, which literally means days
and not day. So it is an indefinite
Quran 41: 9 Is it that ye deny Him who created the earth in period, which could be thousands or
Two Days ? even millions of years.
Quran 41: 10 He set on the (earth) Mountains standing firm
high above it, and bestowed blessing on the earth, and 5. The real problem is in genesis ch.1,
measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due where after every day, night is
proportion, in FOUR DAYS... mentioned , giving the notion of our
Quran 41: 12 So He completed them (heavens) as seven 24 hours day.
firmaments in Two days and
... Allah Knows Best.
Now do the math: 2(for earth) + 4(for nourishment) + 2 (for
heavens) = 8 days; and not 6 days
3. Numerical Contradictions (Inheritance Portions):

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

Similar mistakes you can see in the verse: Quran 4: 11 - 12, 1. This is based on pure
and Quran 4: 176 in inheritance law. In these verses one can misunderstanding and ignorance of
see the total property after adding all distributed parties Islamic inheritance law.
adds up more than the available property, i.e., totals become
more than 1 which are: 1.125 and 1.25. How come ? A gross 2. I have dealt it separately in detail,
mathematical errors, is not it ? which will show how ignorant these
two people are, one who writes and the
other who quotes him without

Allah Knows Best

4. Numerical Contradictions ( Allah ‘s Days)

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

Allah's Days Equal to 1000 Years or 50,000 Years? 1. This is again a total
Quran 22: 47 A day in the sight of the Lord is like a misunderstanding, 22:47 & 32: 5 show
thousand years of your reckoning. a general criterion.
Quran-32:5: To Him, on a Day, the space whereof will be a
thousands years of your reckoning 2. 70:4 shows the specific case of the
Quran 70: 4 The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a day of Judgment, where is the
day the measure whereof is Fifty thousands years. supposed contradiction?

So, which one is it? Is the day of Allah equal to 1,000 earth 3. By the way these figures of 1,000
years or 50,000 earth years? and 50,000 are not the real counts.
They represent very large period of

4. Time is a relative term (and I think

Theory of Relativity also says same
thing), our counting of days and years
could be different from Allah’s days,
who is eternal.

Allah Knows Best.

5. Creation of Heavens and Earths, which was created First?

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

CREATION OF THE HEAVEN AND EARTH 1. The apparent contradiction is

because of translation of Arabic word
Which one was created first? As you will see in the verses THUMMA, which is generally used as
below, “Thereafter”, but it is not always used
to denote sequential events.
Allah at one time says that Earth was created first and
another time he says that the Heaven was created first. 2. Examples of such usages in Quran
are numerous and Arabic speaking
Quran 2: 29 It is He who hath created for you all things that people understand these subtleties. So
are on Earth; THEN He turned to the Heaven and made there is no contradiction here.
them into seven firmaments (Skies)....
Quran 79: 27 - 30 Are you the harder to create, or is the 3. Now coming to the word heavens,
heaven that He built? He raised the height thereof and the actual Arabic word used is
ordered it; and He has made dark the night thereof, SAMAA’., which ahs various shades
and He brought forth the morning thereof. And after that, of meanings. It is not always used for
He spread (flattened) the earth skies or heavens, in Arabic idiom, any
thing above earth is SAMAA’
Now, does it match modern science? Do you believe that,
Earth was created first, after that, God created Heaven? 4. That is why in various places in
Modern science tells us that? Or How come SEVEN Quran, Allah tells that he sends Water
firmaments (layers)? from Skies or heavens, that does not
mean in the literal sense.
Modern science tells us that, actually there is no such thing
Sky is no "roof" over us. It is only a space with no known 5. Now coming to number 7, it is not
boundary at all. These verses simply reinforce the ancient used in literal sense. In Arabic idiom
idea of ROOF over us which is called SKY, is it not so? this word is used to show plurality of
How funny! indeterminate numbers. So the
heavens could be many. Our Earth
Your Friend in Christ Iris89 - atmosphere could be one sky, then our
solar system, then our own galaxy and
so on.

6. The verses of Quran therefore do

not contradict Modern science at all, in
fact they match perfectly.

Allah Knows Best.

6. Sun Set and Sun Rise

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

This part consist of: 3- Sun-set and Sun-rise and 4- A 1. This allegation is again based on
Resting Place For Sun!? misinformation, misunderstanding or
2. Sun may not rise or not set, but in
Koran teaches us that the Sun sets in a muddy spring: human idiom it is always refereed as
such. You open any Almanac or any
Quran 18: 86 Till, when he (the traveler Zul-qarnain) News Paper, it mentions time of Sun
reached the setting-place of the Sun, he found it going down Rise and Sun Set. I do not know any
into a muddy spring... one complaining to these people as to
Quran 18: 90 Till, when he reached the rising-place of the why they publish such non Scientific
Sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had things in this modern age?
appointed no shelter from it.
3. Now coming to the story of Zul-
Serious scientific errors here! Firstly, it is scientifically Qarnain, it is mentioned that he saw
accepted fact that, the Sun never go down in a muddy the sun setting in murky water. This
spring. Secondly, this seems to presuppose a FLAT information is added so that if any one
Earth, otherwise how can there be an extreme point in the wants to find out or trace the journey,
West or in the East? in western direction it would terminate
at a place where delta is situated. And
A sunrise there would be basically just the same as at any in the eastern most end, it would
other place on this earth, at land or sea. It would still look as terminate in an area which was
if it is setting "far away". populated by a very uncivilized
It does say, that he reached THE PLACE where the Sun sets
and in his second Journey the place where it rises. 4. These checklists were used by
Muslim scholars to identify who is
meant by Zul-Qarnain (More on that at
another place).

Allah Knows Best

7. Resting Place for Sun:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

A RESTING PLACE FOR SUN!? 1. This allegation is again based on

malice and misunderstanding.
Quran 36: 38 And the sun runneth on unto a resting place
for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise. 2. The writer is very content to talk
Quran 36: 39 And for the moon We have appointed about sun and moon orbits and the
mansions till she return like an old shriveled palm leaf. distances between the two.
Quran 36: 40 It is not for Sun to overtake the moon, nor
doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.
3. He has forgotten, when these orbits
and distances were calculated and
Allah is indeed a big scientist. Where is sun and where is what were the theories running around
moon situated? Can anybody tell me how they could 1400 years ago. The Quran is for all
collide/meet/overtake each other? ages, and what it says is very true.

Are the sun and the moon neighbors to each other? I have 4. Sun cannot catch moon and night
the answer for this error: cannot outstrip the day. These are
facts which are true today and were
Ancient Allah saw (bare eye observations) sun and moon true at every age.
traveling from east to west seemingly in the same Sky area
or same path, without colliding, causing day and night etc. 5. Then sun and whole solar system is
Allah hardly could imagine that all these phenomena are moving at a marvelous speed, where it
simply due to Earth's rotation and NOT by Sun's rotation. will end? Does any of our so called
scientists know or it will go on going
Sun is stationary for Earth, because earth is stuck in the for ever and ever? Allah says that Sun
sun's Gravity, like we are stuck in earth's gravity. Allah and Moon and every things will
never says any where in the whole Quran that, EARTH remain only for a time which is fixed
ROTATES. Perhaps Allah could not feel earth's rotation. by Allah. So they all are moving to
their resting place.
A resting place for sun WAS CONFIRMED BY HADITHS?
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 421 6. The Hadith of Bukhari is in
Sahih Bukhari Hadiths: Abzur Ghifari (ra) narrated: one day allegorical language and beyond our
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) asked me, "Abzar do you know literal understanding. Every Creature
after setting where does Sun go?" does communicate to Allah, in a way
we do not know. So we cannot say
I replied, I do not know, only Allah's apostle can say better. with our limited scientific knowledge
Then Prophet (SA) replied, "After setting, the sun remains that sun and moon do not talk or listen
prostrated under Allah's Aro'sh and waits for Allah's to the commands of their Creator.
command for rising again in the East. Day will come when
sun will not get permission to rise again and Qeyamot will 7. Some thing which we cannot
fall upon Earth". understand today or have no means to
confirm does not necessarily mean that
Can anybody tell me what is it? It was the superstitious it is wrong. Have we reached the
belief of ancient people reflected in the Quran and Hadiths summit of scientific knowledge and
by Allah. A 10-year-old boy would not tell such fairy tale there is no more to learn?
story today.
Your Friend in Christ Iris89 - Allah Knows Best.
8. Purpose of Creation of Stars:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

WHY OLD MIDDLE EASTERN CELESTIAL MOON 1. Where does Quran say, that only
GOD, "ALLAH," CREATED STARS! purpose of Creation of Stars is to be
used as missiles for devils?
Quran gives us further scientific knowledge by telling us
that the stars were created by Allah as missiles to throw at 2. It says that some are used for that
the devils: purpose, and there is nothing by which
we can deny it.
Quran 67: 5 And We have (from of old) adorned the lowest
heaven (sky) with lamps, and We have made such (Lamps 3. How the devils reach sky and try to
as) missiles to drive away Satan’s... listen there are the realms which we
Quran 37: 6-8 We have indeed decorated the lower heaven have not learned so far.
(sky) with beauty (in) the stars, (for beauty) and for guard
against all obstinate rebellious Satan. So they should not 4. So we in no way can say that Quran
strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but is speaking a non scientific thing.
be cast away from every side.
Allah Knows Best.
Thus, the stars are nothing but missiles to throw at devils so
that they may not eavesdrop on the heavenly council. Once
again we find how Allah was high on his superstitious
9. Sky / Heavens a roof or canopy over the earth:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

IS SKY/HEAVEN A ROOF OR CANOPY OVER THE 1. As I mentioned earlier, the Arabic

EARTH? word SAMAA’ has different shades of
meanings. It is spoken as anything
Quran 21: 32 And We have made the sky a roof withheld above the earth.
(from them). Yet they turn away from its portents.
Quran 31: 10 He hath created the heavens (Skies) without 2. The sky does seem to our naked
supports (pillars) that ye can see, and hath cast into the earth eyes as a sheet or canopy over our
firm Mountains/Hills, so that it quake not with you; and He heads under which every thing is
hath dispersed... covered.
Quran 2: 22: Who has made the earth your couch, And the
heavens (Sky) your canopy Modern science tells us- whole 3. Quran says that Allah has made this
thing around the earth is space and there is no boundary sky on pillars which we do not see and
even if we go Billions of light years away in all directions. it is true. Every thing in universe is
held together by the force of gravity, a
Questions are: thing which we cannot see.

When there is no sky above us then how in the world, it 4. The purpose of mountains is to
needs pillars for support? Do we really have a roof above stabilize the earth, so that it does not
us? Is there a canopy above the Earth? Is there anything shake continuously due to molten mass
called above or beneath us? below and that is true scientifically.

Are mountains there to prevent Earth from shaking? Give 5. Kafirs asking for prophet to let a
me a break! portion of sky fall on them was a
challenge to bring some natural
Once again Allah considered sky as roof over the Earth, calamity to them. A meteor falling on
which will broke/shattered during dooms day earth from outer space is indeed a
Quran 78: 19 And the heavens (sky) Shall be broken portion of sky falling on earth!!
(opened) as if there were doors opens...
Quran 82: 1 When the Sky is cleft asunder 6. On the last day, how the gates of
Quran 69: 16 And the sky will be Rent asunder, for it will skies will open and angels will descent
That day be flimsy (soft) is a thing we do not perceive now, but
Quran 81: 2 When the stars fall, losing their luster. we will see with our own eyes when
that day come. So there is nothing
Yousuf Ali comments in his Tafsir: beautiful blue-sky against science in these descriptions.
overhead (which we take for granted in sunshine) will be
shattered to pieces. Modern science tells us that there is no 7. Al the most we can say, that it
such thing as roof/sky or any canopy over the Earth; rather speaks of some things which we are
all around Earth is a limitless space. Only Allah knows what not able to verify yet, with our meager
will break/shatter or will get soft/flimsy or how doors will scientific knowledge.
open , there is no walls, where from doors will come? In
some Ayats Allah threatened kafirs by saying: "I (Allah) will Allah Knows best.
throw broken pieces of sky over your head."
Your Friend in Christ Iris89 -

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

10. DOES SUN ROTATE AROUND THE EARTH? 1. Use of the word moon god for Allah
shows the extreme malice which the
Quran 31: 29 Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into writer has towards the Arabic Word
Day and He merges Day into Night; That He has subjected Allah, which is used by All Arabs
the sun and moon (to His law), each running its course for a (Including Arab Jews and Christians,)
term (time) appointed. to denote Unique Creator and
Quran 21: 33 It is He who created The Night and Day, And Sustainer of the Universe.
the Sun and Moon; each of them Swim (float) along in its
own course. 2. The word Allah is used extensively
in Arabic Translations of Bible, still
Ayats mentioned above could be found over and over again this man has extreme malice toward
and again almost in every pages of Quran. Because, Old this word and uses this in derogatory
middle eastern celestial Moon god, "Allah," standing way. How can one expect any fairness
in the open Arab desert saw very well that, every morning and justice from such an uncouth man?
SUN is rising from the East and gradually (appointed time
or fixed time) setting to the West, and as a result, day and 3. Now movement of sun is clear to
night follows. Old middle eastern celestial Moon god, every one on this earth and the term
"Allah," truly mentioned this wrong knowledge (sun Sun Rise and Sun Set are common
moving) of pre-historic people. usage in every language and every
country of the world, there is nothing
Every time Old middle eastern celestial Moon god, "Allah," unusual if these are used in Quran.
mentioned Sun & Moon, He mentioned day & night, as if it
is due to sun's movement day and night follows. 4. The allegation that Quran says that
sun moves around the earth, is in his
But surprisingly, all the hypocrite Mullahs giving false own imaginations. Quran never says
credit to Old middle eastern celestial Moon god, "Allah," by that.
saying: look Quran told about sun's movement 1400 years
ago which modern science only found out now. In real 5. In fact it says that sun and moon,
world, sun takes 225 millions of years to make just one earth and stars, night and day all are
complete circle through the solar Universe. moving in their own orbits. This was a
new scientific fact mentioned 1400
And obviously this movement of sun has nothing to do with years ago and is still true today!!
DAY & NIGHT of the earth. Actually, Sun is stationary in
relation to the Earth, because the Earth is stuck to the giant 6. Yes not very far ago, it was believed
gravitation force of the Sun, and the Earth also moves along that sun is stationary and earth moves
with the Sun wherever it goes, just the way we are stuck to around the sun and they were saying
the Earth's gravitation force and do not feel its movement at that Quran by saying that sun is also
all. moving is against “Modern” Science.
But Quran remained the same and
Why then, Old middle eastern celestial Moon god, "Allah," “Modern” Science changed their
was telling the Sun's movement again and again. I have stance and found that sun is moving
already mentioned above, why Old middle eastern and spinning at the same time.
celestial Moon god, "Allah," was hysteric about the Sun's
movements. Now dishonest Mullahs are claiming science 7. Yet the writer has temerity to lay
here. I wonder, why Old middle eastern celestial Moon allegation against holy Quran.
god, "Allah," has to mentioned about the Sun's 225 millions
year journey (which is even unimaginable to mankind) to Allah Knows Best.
tell about day and night? What relation Sun's movement has
with the day and night?

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

11. DOES EARTH SPREAD OUT LIKE CARPET 1. The word FLAT is inserted by the
(FLAT)? man himself and Quran never says that
earth is flat.
Quran 15: 19 And the earth We have spread out (like a
carpet); set thereon Mountains firm and immovable; 2. A carpet can be spread on a very
Quran 78: 6-7 Have We not made the earth as a wide large circular object with out any
expanse, And the mountains as pegs (anchor)? problem.

Allah was sure that earth is flat like a carpet and mountains 3. So the meaning of Quran is that
are there to anchor the earth so that earth does not shake earth is like as a carpet to us, which is
with us. Allah is really merciful scientist. flat so we can walk on it. The
Your Friend in Christ Iris89 - mountains keep it is place and it does
not shake. There is nothing
unscientific about it.

Allah Knows Best


Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

12. IS MAN CREATED FROM CLOTTED BLOOD? 1. In fact here lies the beauty of
retaining the Original Arabic Revealed
Quran-23:14: Then fashioned We the drop (semen) a CLOT word. The word used in Quran is
OF CONGEALED BLOOD then fashioned We the Clot a ALAQA, it has three shades of
little lump (foetus), fashioned We the little lump into bones, meaning, like a blood clot, some thing
then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it which clings and a Leech. If any
another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators. ( shade of meaning satisfies our
findings, we cannot say that Quran is
Bengali translated Quran said: wrong.
"Zamaa't Raokto theeke Manoosh banieesi" And this Ayat
has been repeated again and again throughout the Quran ) 2. If some commentators took a
Quran-75:38: Then he becomes a CLOT; then (Allah) particular sense of meaning at some
shaped and fashioned...Quran 96: 2 Created man, out of a time and later it was shown that it was
mere clot of congealed blood not correct, then the fault is of
translators and not of Quran.
There are serious scientific problems here:
Blood clot cannot grow into anything. This idea also came 3. The best authority on Human
from the Greek. Aristotle erroneously believed that, humans Embryology in our times is Prof. Keith
are originated from the action of male semen upon female Moore, who has confirmed that
menstrual blood, which is absolutely an incorrect Quranic description of development of
assumption. human fetus is better and easier that
the stages used in books on
Quran's assertion on Clot (alaqa) is completely wrong about embryology.
human development, since there is absolutely no stage
during which the embryo consists of a clot. The only 4. In the earliest stages of pregnancy,
situation in which an embryo might appear like a clot is human embryo looks like a tiny Leech
during a miscarriage, in which case the clotted blood that is Like Substance, which Clings to the
seen to emerge (much of which comes from mother) is womb of Mother and has an outer
solidified and by definition no longer alive. Therefore, if appearance of a clot of blood!!
ever an embryo appeared to look like a clot it would never
develop any further into a human; it would be a dead mass 5. Therefore all the meanings of
of bloody miscarrying flesh. Arabic word ALAQA are indeed
applicable to the human embryo!!!
Since Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had some thirteen wives Leech Like: in Actual shape, Clinging:
it is entirely possible that he would be very familiar with to the wall of womb, Clot of Blood: in
miscarriages. outer appearance.

Modern science tells us that, the formation of human 6. Then Quran says that We created
embryo is a seamless continuation from conception to birth; humans from NUTFAH, a very small
hence there are no hard- and- fast boundaries of stages as portion of Semen, which is also true!!!
Quran describes. Quran describes 4 stages, which matches
exactly with Gaelic description of development of human 7. So the Quranic version of human
embryo (which was proved wrong by modern science). embryo development is in actual
Creation of bones and clothing of bones with flesh: confirmation of science of
According to modern embryologists including Prof. Moore, Embryology, which is not more than
the tissue from which bone originates, known as mesoderm, few decade old.
is the same tissue as that from which muscle (flesh)
develops. Thus bone and muscles begin to develop 8. Then this foul mouthed person has
simultaneously, rather than sequentially (as the Quran is referred to inference drawn by the
telling us). Moreover, most of the muscle tissue that we prophet from miscarriages of his
humans have is laid down before birth, but bones continue wives, forgetting completely that the
to develop and calcify (strengthen with calcium) right into First Verse Revealed to Prophet at
one's teenage years. So it would be more accurate if the Makkah did mention man’s creation
Quran had said that muscles started to develop at the same from ALAQ. 95:1. At that time
time as bones, but completed their development earlier. The prophet had only one wife, who was
idea that bones are clothed with flesh is not only 15 years older than him. Most of
scientifically completely wrong/false, but was directly verses using word ALAQA were
copied from the ancient Greek doctor Galen's hypothesis. revealed in Makkah, when prophet had
Also, the idea of saying: "made into bones and clothed the but one wife.
bones with muscle" came from the technique of making
animal statue out of rod and cement or mud. People 9. Allegations like these speak the true
usually make the skeleton (out of rod or stick) first and, then intention of these fellows and show
cover it up with cement or mud. This is scarcely a scientific that they lack balanced personality and
description of embryonic development. It is rather a approach which is very essential when
description of an unlettered man. we discuss such items.

Allah Knows Best.


Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

13. IS RELIGION COMPULSIVE OR IS IT NOT? 1. This is again a misunderstanding

which is based on either
Quran 02: 256 There is no Compulsion in religion.... misinformation, misunderstanding or
OR pure malice. Seeing the past behavior
Quran 9: 29 Fight those who do not profess the true of this uncouth fellow, we can never
faith(Islam) till they pay the poll tax (jiziya) with the hand disregard the element of malice.
of humility.
Quran 9: 5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay 2. The Quran 2:256 says that let there
the idolaters wherever ye find them and take them captive, be no compulsion in religion. The
and besiege them and prepare for them each ambush.... inference is that no force should be
Quran 47: 4 When you meet the unbelievers in the Jihad used to compel any one to accept
strike off their heads.... Islam. And that matches with the
Quran 2: 191 And slay (kill) them wherever ye catch them, context of this verse.
and turn them out from where they have turned you out
such is the reward of those who suppress faith. 3. It does not mean that no force would
Quran 8: 65 O Apostle ! rouse the believers to the fight be or could be used once some one
of....unbelievers. accepts Islam.

Very often apologetics claim that, Islam is a religion of 4. Punishment for Apostasy, or
peace and there is no compulsion. Yet punishment of an punishment for certain crimes, or
apostate in Islam is, of course, death penalty. fighting against foes of Internal or
External enemies of Islam, does not
In very many Ayats Allah claimed that, He has given this negate 2:256.
Quran in the easy and clear language so that, it will not be
difficult to understand by the ordinary Arabs. 5. At no place Quran says that use
Quran 44: 58 Verily, We have made This Quran easy in the force to compel people to accept
tongue, in order that they may give heed. Islam.

No matter which translated Quran we read, the Quranic 6. Quran being easy to understand,
materials remain the same to us and every sentence is self does not mean that there is no need of
explanatory and it does not take a rocket scientist to any Scholar and every one can become
comprehend what is the message Allah wanted to transmit expert or scholar of Quran just by
for Arabs. Yet, bigot Mullahs will always blame translators reading Arabic verses or their
for Quranic contradictions/errors/inconsistencies etc. and translation in any language.
will try to find lame excuses to cover up Allah's ignorance.
7. The basic meaning and basic
Comments: teachings of Quran , like Oneness of
The Holy Qur'an is full of inaccuracies, contradictions, God, Prophet hood, coming of the day
inconsistencies, redundancies, no chronology or chapters, of judgment and similar things are
grammatical errors, etc. One can find hundreds of apparent to any one who reads Quran.
contradictions/errors/inconsistencies in the Holy Quran. The But the deep meaning and
abovementioned Ayats are just selected samples from the contemplation are not available to
Quran. But still it is a miracle to those who are blindfolded every one. So this is a
bigots. misunderstanding of Quranic verse.
[source - Syed Kamran Mirza ]
8. Despite such high claims, so far we
have seen that the writer is not able to
substantiate any of his allegations
against Quran

Allah Knows Best

14. Some More self Claimed Errors is Quran

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

More Errors in the Quran - Section 1 Here the writer goes again on witch
hunt, mistranslating and
But first a statement by Quranic scholar, Syed Kamran misinterpreting verses of Quran, I will
Mirza. provide brief answers to each of them.
Are these any better? Look, my whole point of this is that I
am tired of hearing how EVERY OTHER religious book out 1. This is mistranslation of verse 9:17,
there is "wrong and has lies but the Quran is perfect" I see the correct translation (Abdullah Yousf
that no one stepped up to defend some of the other things Ali is) “It is not such as join gods with
that I this (these aren't errors, I'll get back to God to Visit or maintain the mosques
those in a minute): of God, while they witness against
their own souls to infidelity…the
1. "Do not let non-Muslims enter mosques. They will go to works of such bear no fruits in fire
hell." ( Repentance: 17 ) they shall dwelt”
2. "O ye who believe! The non-Muslims are unclean. So let
them not come near the Inviolable Place of Worship." Quran mentions a trait for people who
(Repentance: 2) do not worship true God, how can they
3. "O ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers .... maintain or take care of Mosques of
and let them find harshness in you." (Repentance: 123) God? Seeing in the context. This verse
4. "Humiliate the non-Muslims to such an extent that they is also referring to the Holy Mosque of
surrender and pay tribute." (Repentance: 29) Makkah.
5. "O believers, do not treat your fathers and brothers as
your friends, if they prefer unbelief to belief, whosoever of 2 9:28 is about prohibiting Non
you takes them for friends, they are evildoers." Muslims to enter the Grand Mosque at
(Repentance: 20) Makkah. There is nothing wrong in
6. "Certainly, God is an enemy to the unbelievers." ( The that if a place be reserved for Muslims
Cow: 90 ) only. That place is not a Tourist Spot
7. "God has cursed the unbelievers, and prepared for them a at all.
blazing hell." ( The Confederates 60 )
8. "Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends.... 3. Verse 9:123 is again a mistranslation
whoso does that belongs not to God." (The House of Imram: it reads “O ye who believe! Fight the
60) unbelievers who gird about you and let
9. "O believers, do not make friends with the Jews and them find firmness in you…”
Christians; ..whoso of you makes them his friend is one of
them." (The Table: 55) Changing the word “Fight” with
10. "The believers indeed are brothers." ( Apartments: 10 ) “Murder” changes the whole meaning
11. "Moslems are hard against the unbelievers, merciful to and effect of the verse.
one another." (Victory: 25)
[[Note, exact quotes from 3 Qurans are being added to 4. Verse 9:29 The translation is “Fight
writings of Quranic scholar, Syed Kamran Mirza, to assist those who believe not….until they pay
all in understanding his research product]] Jizya with willing submission and feel
themselves subdued”
What are some of those about? You aren't a good Muslim if
you are friends with a Christian? If that is the case, how am 5. Verse 5:20 The Translation is “O
I suppose to trust what someone is saying to me if I don't you who believe, take not for your
believe in their religion? protectors your fathers and your
brothers if they love infidelity above
It's kind of hard to "follow" something when it's telling me faith….”
to "murder those of the disbelievers"
Oh well, like I said at the beginning of this......are these any The Arabic World AULIA does not
better? I know a couple of them are the same but it's from a negate common friendship, but taking
different place. them as your protectors, there is a
world of difference between the two

6. God is an enemy of unbelievers,

there is nothing wrong in that!

7. God has cursed the unbelievers and

prepared for them hell fire, there is
nothing wrong in that either from
theological point of view.

8. Here again the negation is to take

unbelievers as your protectors and that
is certainly OK.

9. Here also Allah warns Muslims not

to take Jews and Christians as their
protectors, because in the end they are
protectors of each other. This is very
prudent advice to Muslims and from
the day Muslims have ignored this
advice, they have been betrayed
repeatedly by Jews and Christians.

10 & 11. There is nothing wrong in

these verses either.

In dealings with Non Muslims, there

are tow categories, first type is one,
who do not do any harm to Muslims
and do not fight with them. With them
Muslims are advised to be kind and

However there is another type of Non

Muslims, who fight and taunt and plan
against Muslim and their countries.
Against these Non Muslims, we
should be hard, firm and ready to repel
their designs. Quran 60:7 & 8 provide
clear guidelines in these cases.

Allah Knows Best

14 A. Self Claimed errors in Quran

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

Error in the Quran Yes that is what I am trying to do, so

This article was written in answer to a statement that the far I have not found any contradiction
bible contains error whereas the Quran, the Muslim holy in Quran which is a real contradiction.
book, does not. It highlights ten of the more difficult to
explain contradictions within the Quran and will hopefully The so called contradictions are due to
help get some of our Muslim friends thinking, if you are a misunderstanding and mis-
Muslim I invite you to explain these contradictions and interpretations and some are due to
assure you that your refutations will be made public if this malice on the part of writer.
is what you require.
Allah Knows Best.
Please note however that I will not accept simple statements
such as "you are wrong" as fact, answers must be supported
by either convincing evidence or at least by a logical
15 The Samaritan that never was:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

The Samaritan that never was: 1. In all these verses Quran uses the
word SAMIRI. It never uses the word
Surah 20:85-87 and Sura 20:95-97 state that the calf Samaritan.
worshipped by the Israelites
was made by a Samaritan but neither the country of Samaria 2. Unless some one proves that there
(where Samaritans come from) nor the term Samaritan was no man with name or title
existed during this time (the time of the Exodus) and so it is SAMIRI in Moses time, none of these
historical fact that Moses could NOT have used the term or claims can be true.
had any dealings with a Samaritan.
3. This allegation is certainly based on
Sura 20:85-87, 020.085 misinformation and malice and not
YUSUFALI: (Allah) said: "We have tested thy people in thy based on actual facts.
absence: the Samiri has led them astray."
PICKTHAL: He said: Lo! We have tried thy folk in thine Allah Knows Best.
absence, and As-Samiri hath misled them.
SHAKIR: He said: So surely We have tried your people
after you, and the Samiri has led them astray.

YUSUFALI: So Moses returned to his people in a state of
indignation and sorrow. He said: "O my people! did not
your Lord make a handsome promise to you? Did then the
promise seem to you long (in coming)? Or did ye desire that
Wrath should descend from your Lord on you, and so ye
broke your promise to me?"
PICKTHAL: Then Moses went back unto his folk, angry
and sad. He said: O my people! Hath not your Lord
promised you a fair promise? Did the time appointed then
appear too long for you, or did ye wish that wrath from your
Lord should come upon you, that ye broke tryst with me?
SHAKIR: So Musa returned to his people wrathful,
sorrowing. Said he: O my people! did not your Lord
promise you a goodly promise: did then the time seem long
to you, or did you wish that displeasure from your Lord
should be due to you, so that you broke (your) promise to

YUSUFALI: They said: "We broke not the promise to thee,
as far as lay in our
power: but we were made to carry the weight of the
ornaments of the (whole)
people, and we threw them (into the fire), and that was what
the Samiri suggested.
PICKTHAL: They said: We broke not tryst with thee of our
own will, but we were
laden with burdens of ornaments of the folk, then cast them
(in the fire), for
thus As-Samiri proposed.
SHAKIR: They said: We did not break (our) promise to you
of our own accord, but we were made to bear the burdens of
the ornaments of the people, then we made a
casting of them, and thus did the Samiri suggest. Sura

YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "What then is thy case, O
PICKTHAL: (Moses) said: And what hast thou to say, O
SHAKIR: He said: What was then your object, O Samiri?

YUSUFALI: He replied: "I saw what they saw not: so I took
a handful (of dust) from the footprint of the Messenger, and
threw it (into the calf): thus did my soul
suggest to me."
PICKTHAL: He said: I perceived what they perceive not, so
I seized a handful from the footsteps of the messenger, and
then threw it in. Thus my soul commended to me.
SHAKIR: He said: I saw (Jibreel) what they did not see, so
I took a handful (of the dust) from the footsteps of the
messenger, then I threw it in the casting; thus did my soul
commend to me

YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "Get thee gone! but thy
(punishment) in this life will be that thou wilt say, 'touch me
not'; and moreover (for a future penalty) thou hast a promise
that will not fail: Now look at thy god, of whom thou hast
become a devoted worshipper: We will certainly (melt) it in
a blazing fire and scatter it broadcast in the sea!"

PICKTHAL: (Moses) said: Then go! and lo! in this life it is

for thee to say: Touch me not! and lo! there is for thee a
tryst thou canst not break. Now look upon thy god of which
thou hast remained a votary. Verily we will burn it and will
scatter its dust over the sea.

SHAKIR: He said: Begone then, surely for you it will be in

this life to say, Touch (me) not; and surely there is a threat
for you, which shall not be made to fail to you, and look at
your god to whose worship you kept (so long); we will
certainly burn it, then we will certainly scatter it a (wide)
scattering in the sea.

The term was not used by anyone until around 722 BC,
hundreds of years after the exodus that the "error free"
Quran describes in this surah.

History proves without question that the term and the

country did NOT exist until HUNDREDS OF YEARS
Would a perfect god make this blatant historical error?
16. The Miraculous Journey:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

The miraculous journey: 1. In Quran the word MASJID AQSA

is used for the place and not the
Surah 17:1 of the Quran reads.... "Glory to Allah Who did building.
take his servant for a journey by night. From the sacred
mosque to THE FARTHEST MOSQUE". Sura 17:1, 2. MASJID HARAM, the holy mosque
YUSUFALI: Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for at Makkah shall always be Mosque,
a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest even if there is no physical structure
Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We standing there. Then MASJID
might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who HARAM is the structure made by
heareth and seeth (all things). Prophet Abraham and not the grand
PICKTHAL: Glorified be He Who carried His servant by structure and building which surrounds
night from the Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far distant it.
place of worship the neighborhood whereof We have
blessed, that We might show him of Our tokens! Lo! He, 2A. In the same way, MASJID AQSA
only He, is the Hearer, the Seer. is the altar or stone which was
SHAKIR: Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on anointed by Jacob for worship of Lord.
a night from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of The grand Temple made by Solomon
which We have blessed the precincts, so that We may show surrounding that site is not MASJID
to him some of Our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the AQSA in the real sense. So even if the
Seeing. temple was not standing, the place was
still there and that was the site visited
The furthest mosque (arabic name of which is Al-Masjid-ul- by our prophet on that blessed night.
Aqs-a) didn`t exist until AFTER Muhammed died,
Muhammed COULD NOT HAVE VISITED IT! 3. In the same sense Quran says that
Of course if this was added AFTER his death then it would Allah took his prophet to the
have been easy to make such a mistake, but Muslims are Jerusalem Mosque (MASJID AQSA)
adamant the Quran has not changed.... during a blessed night, so that He may
This verse is said to have been revealed around 622 AD but show him his signs.
then the place the mosque, mentioned by name (so no
doubting which mosque is meant), is at did not exist and 4. There is nothing wrong in Quran,
indeed the place it now sits was in CHRISTIAN hands then the error is in the mind of writer.
and not Muslim. And no temple existed there either.
Allah Knows Best.
Muslims have attempted to say that the name is incorrect,
that the name in the Quran ("the farthest mosque") must
simply be another mosque with that name or that it refers to
the temple (which of course we know didn’t exist then
either) - anything they can rather than admitting that the
Quran got it wrong.
17. Two of every thing

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

3) Two of everything: 1. This is again a very childish type of

allegation. “Two of Every Thing”
Sura 51:49 of the Quran tells us that.... "of everything we does not include every thing literally.
have created PAIRS that ye may receive instruction"
Sura 51:49, 2. This refers to the animal kingdom
YUSUFALI: And of every thing We have created pairs: and life forms including plant
That ye may receive instruction. kingdom.
PICKTHAL: And all things We have created by pairs, that
haply ye may reflect. 3. It refers to the presence of male and
SHAKIR: And of everything We have created pairs that you female sex in these things.
may be mindful.
4. Examples of “Every thing” in Quran
The Quran claims to be from Allah and here Allah tells us and meaning it most of the things are
that everything was made in pairs (incidentally Muslims say numerous.
they worship just one god, Allah, yet here the Quran says
"WE have created" and not "I have created"?). 5. The word We in Quran is used as a
plural of respect and not a plural of
Guess Allah didn`t make everything after all then, after all numbers. This type of address is
there is gravity which keeps us down - but no anti-gravity available in almost all eastern
which pulls us up. language. In English also, Royal
Pronouncements also use We, Us etc,
Bdelloid Rotifers (I`m not a scientist so hope I`ve spelled but no one takes them in literal sense.
this right are a class of life that have apparently, according
to the experts, been pair-less for millions of years. Allah Knows Best.

I will not detail whole lists of things here that are not made
in pairs such as certain types of plant, bacterium, etc etera
as I`m sure most will know of at least one example and even
one disproves the Qurans claim.
18. Is Alexander the Great, Zul Qarnain of Quran

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

4) Alexander the great - the Muslim BEFORE Mohammed: 1. Quran never mentions the name
Alexander the Great, it only uses the
We all know of the infamous Alexander the great, he Title Zul Qarnain, which means one
happened to think he was divine and had statues erected to with two horns.
himself among his historical achievements. But did you
know he was a Muslim? 2. I do not deny that some Muslim
Surah 18 tells us of Zul-Quarnain, who Muslims have Commentators (Including Abdullah
always claimed is Alexander the great. Yousuf Ali) try to identify Alexander
the Great with Quranic Zul Qarnain.
Sura 18:83, If they have committed mistake or
YUSUFALI: They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain. Say, "I error we cannot say that Quran is
will rehearse to you something of his story." responsible for that error.
PICKTHAL: They will ask thee of Dhu'l-Qarneyn. Say: I
shall recite unto you a remembrance of him. 3. The character of Zul Qarnain as
SHAKIR: And they ask you about Zulqarnain. Say: I will mentioned in Quran does not match
recite to you an account of him. with the character of Alexander. Then
And, the issue of Western expedition ending
in a sea delta, does not match with
Sura 18.86, Alexander’s conquests.
YUSUFALI: Until, when he reached the setting of the sun,
he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found 4. That is why most of Muslim
a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) commentators do not equate Quranic
either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness." Zul Qarnain with Alexander the great.
PICKTHAL: Till, when he reached the setting-place of the
sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and found a 5. Therefore this allegation does not
people thereabout. We said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Either punish apply to Quran itself but to those
or show them kindness. commentators.
SHAKIR: Until when he reached the place where the sun
set, he found it going down into a black sea, and found by it Allah Knows Best.
a people. We said: O Zulqarnain! either give them a
chastisement or do them a benefit.

Sura 18.94,
YUSUFALI: They said: "O Zul-qarnain! the Gog and
Magog (People) do great mischief on earth: shall we then
render thee tribute in order that thou mightest erect a barrier
between us and them?
PICKTHAL: They said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Lo! Gog and
Magog are spoiling the land. So may we pay thee tribute on
condition that thou set a barrier between us and them?
SHAKIR: They said: O Zulqarnain! surely Gog and Magog
make mischief in the land. Shall we then pay you a tribute
on condition that you should raise a barrier between us and

According to Muslims he was a great Muslim, a follower of

one god and apparently lived to old age.

Alexander the great, however, died at 33 years old after

having put up statues to lots of different gods and even
thought he himself was a god.

Clearly he was not a Muslim, despite their claims, and he

did not live to old age. Another error?
19. The Amazing Tale of Pharaoh

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

5) The amazing tale of Pharaoh : 1. I think this allegation is based on

total misunderstanding of Quranic
We all know of the infamous Pharaoh and how he perished verses.
chasing after the Israelites. But did you know that Allah
killed him and also let him live? 2. Quran does claim at many places
that Pharaoh and his hosts were
Surah 10:92 tells us that Allah saved Pharaoh and let him drowned in water. And there is no
live but the same story elsewhere in the Quran (Suras 28:40, confusion at all.
17:103 and 43:55) say that actually pharaoh drowned!
Sura 10:92, 3. In Surah 10:92, Allah says to
YUSUFALI: "This day shall We save thee in the body, that Pharaoh , that this day we will save
thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but you in body, i.e. your body shall be
verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!" saved and shall be a sign for those who
PICKTHAL: But this day We save thee in thy body that will after you.
thou mayst be a portent for those after thee. Lo! most of
mankind are heedless of Our portents. 4. Quran does not say that Pharaoh
SHAKIR: But We will this day deliver you with your body was saved alive, saving in thy body
that you may be a sign to those after you, and most surely and saving alive are totally different
the majority of the people are heedless to Our Compare things and the writer has muddled up
with, the two.

Sura 28:40, 5. It is very interesting to note that

YUSUFALI: So We seized him and his hosts, and We flung Bible is totally silent about the body of
them into the sea: Now behold what was the end of those Pharaoh, and it is mentioned only in
who did wrong! Quran that the body of Pharaoh was
PICKTHAL: Therefor We seized him and his hosts, and saved.
abandoned them unto the sea. Behold the nature of the
consequence for evil-doers! 6. It is very recent that the Body of
SHAKIR: So We caught hold of him and his hosts, then We Exodus Pharaoh was discovered and
cast them into the sea, and see how was the end of the analyzed and it was confirmed that he
unjust. died because of drowning. This is
And, confirmation of Quranic verse after
more than 1300 years!!!
Sura 17:103,
YUSUFALI: So he resolved to remove them from the face Allah Knows Best.
of the earth: but We did drown him and all who were with
PICKTHAL: And he wished to scare them from the land,
but We drowned him and those with him, all together.
SHAKIR: So he desired to destroy them out of the earth, but
We drowned him and those with him all together;
Sura 43:55,
YUSUFALI: When at length they provoked Us, We exacted
retribution from them, and We drowned them all.
PICKTHAL: So, when they angered Us, We punished them
and drowned them every one.
SHAKIR: Then when they displeased Us, We inflicted a
retribution on them, so We drowned them all together,

Now if there is NO ERROR in the Quran then how can

Pharaoh have died in one Sura yet not died in the others?
Still no contradiction?
19. Angels cannot disobey Allah:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

6) Angels cannot disobey Allah: 1. This allegation is also based on total

misunderstanding and distorting of
Sura 16:49-50 says of the angels that "...They ALL fear their Quranic verses.
Lord, high above them, and they do ALL THEY ARE
COMMANDED." 2. It is true that Allah says that Angels
do not disobey Allah’s commands even
Suras 16:49-50, in the least.
YUSUFALI: And to Allah doth obeisance all that is in the 3. Then Quran very specifically says
heavens and on earth, whether moving (living) creatures or that IBLIS was not from the angels but
the angels: for none are arrogant (before their Lord). was from Jinn’s. Chapter 18:50 (as
PICKTHAL: And unto Allah maketh prostration hatsoever mentioned by the writer himself).
is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth of living
creatures, and the angels (also) and they are not proud. 4. Now when God gave command to
SHAKIR: And whatever creature that is in the heavens and angels to bow down before Adam,
that is in the earth makes obeisance to Allah (only), and the IBLIS was also present there. He
angels (too) and they do not show pride. might be alone Jinn in that assemble of
Millions upon Millions of angels. The
16.50 command was for all and it was not
YUSUFALI: They all revere their Lord, high above them, necessary to give a separate command
and they do all that they are commanded. to IBLIS to bow down before Adam.
PICKTHAL: They fear their Lord above them, and do what
they are bidden. 5. So this command of Allah does not
SHAKIR: They fear their Lord above them and do what make IBLIS an angel. When Quran
they are commanded. specifically says that he was a Jinn.

Here we are told angels NEVER disobey Allah. 6. So there is no truth in this allegation
that Angels can disobey Allah or
But, not suprisingly, the Quran then says in Sura 2:34 when IBLIS was also an angel.
talking of the angels being told to bow down to Adam that
"And behold, we said to the angels: `bow down to Adam`. Allah Knows Best.
And they bowed down, EXCEPT IBLIS. HE REFUSED

Sura 2:34,
YUSUFALI: He said: "O Adam! Tell them their names."
When he had told them, Allah said: "Did I not tell you that I
know the secrets of heaven and earth, and I know what ye
reveal and what ye conceal?"
PICKTHAL: He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names,
and when he had informed them of their names, He said:
Did I not tell you that I know the secret of the
heavens and the earth? And I know that which ye disclose
and which ye hide.
SHAKIR: He said: O Adam! inform them of their names.
Then when he had informed them of their names, He said:
Did I not say to you that I surely know what is ghaib in the
heavens and the earth and (that) I know what you manifest
and what you hide?

So according to the Quran ALL angels do as commanded,

but not always

UPDATE: In fairness to Muslims I have offered to show

any problems found with the articles on Islam.

One has written and been discussing with me this error in

particular about angels disobeying Allah. As he rightly
points out there is another Sura (Surah 18:50) which says
the same thing but also says Iblis was a Jinn. Surah 2:34
however says ALL the angels bowed EXCEPT Iblis.

Sura 18:50,
YUSUFALI: Behold! We said to the angels, "Bow down to
Adam": They bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the
Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will
ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than
Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the
exchange for the wrong-doers!
PICKTHAL: And (remember) when We said unto the
angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate,
all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his
Lord's command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your
protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy
unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers.
SHAKIR: And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance
to Adam; they made obeisance but Iblis (did it not). He was
of the jinn, so he transgressed the commandment of his
Lord. What! would you then take him and his offspring for
friends rather than Me, and they are your enemies? Evil is
(this) change for the unjust.

If the Quran is indeed error free this passage makes no

sense as for all angels to bow except Iblis implies he too is
an angel, if not then the command did not apply to him and
so the Quran is wrong to say all angels except Iblis bowed.
The given answer to this, and one I cannot argue is wrong as
I do not speak Arabic, is that the translations are in error and
that the original Arabic language Quran reads in such a way
that there is no confusion.

While I can`t confirm this without reading Arabic I felt I

should add this possible explanation in the interests of
fairness as I`m not here to mislead but to be honest.
Basically the argument for explaining this difference is that
the English translations are incorrect and that the Arabic
version is the only one not.
21. Gospel was Given to Moses, 1400 years before Jesus!!

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

7) Allah tells Moses about following Jesus gospel - 1000 1. This allegation is also based on total
years too early: The Injil (or gospel) is what Muslims say misunderstanding and misinformation.
was given to Jesus. Jesus was born about 1400 or so years
AFTER Moses. 2. It is very common in Quran to
change the mode of address or top
Sura 7:157 reads "Those who follow the Messenger, the change the topic altogether while
unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own speaking on any matter. The examples
(Scriptures), in the Torah AND THE GOSPEL". are endless and any reader of Quran is
Sura 7:157, well aware of them. The context and
YUSUFALI: "Those who follow the messenger, the the words used clarify this sudden
unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own change.
(scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands
them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows 3. The same is applicable here also
them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them 7:154, 155 & 156 are Allah’s
from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their interactions with Moses and Verse 157
heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is addressed to Jews and Christians of
is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and Our Prophet’s time and those that shall
follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who come after him.
will prosper."
4. It is very childish and amateurish to
PICKTHAL: Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet claim that Quran says that Gospel was
who can neither read nor write, whom they will find given to Moses. I think that happens
described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with when you do not know Arabic and
them. He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid only read translations and do not even
them that which is wrong. He will make lawful for them all read the notes which clarify the
good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will situation.
relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to
wear. Then those who believe in him, and honour him, and 5. If this is the level of scholarship of
help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him: this writer, then it is no surprise that
they are the successful. we see so many self created errors and
SHAKIR: Those who follow the Messenger-Prophet, the contradictions in Quran!!
Ummi, whom they find written down with them in the
Taurat and the Injeel (who) enjoins them good and forbids Allah Knows Best.
them evil, and makes lawful to them the good things and
makes unlawful to them impure things, and removes from
them their burden and the shackles which were upon
them; so (as for) those who believe in him and honor him
and help him, and follow the light which has been sent
down with him, these it is that are the successful.

The Quran makes it clear Jesus was given the gospel but
here Allah tells Moses that the people of that time could
find Muhammed in Jesus` gospel - when it wouldn`t be
knowen for well over another THOUSAND years.

The only way a Muslim seems to find out of this one is to

say it refers to the gospel, as we know, but that it is telling
them it is yet to be revealed - unfortunately it is quite
evident that Allahs speech here is in the present tense
to them, i.e. he is addressing them as if it already exists
WILL find mentioned".
22. The incredible changing man:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

The incredible changing man: 1. This is another of the childish

argument against Quran. If Humans
Did you know that Allah created man, according to the have passed thru various stages during
Quran from one thing. their creation, then it is not wrong to
point out to each of these stages and
[1] A blood clot (Sura 96:1-2). say that humans were created from
Sura 96:1-2, such and such.
YUSUFALI: Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord 2. It is indeed correct that humans
and Cherisher, Who created- have passed thru all these stages.
PICKTHAL: Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, Quranic version would be wrong, if
SHAKIR: Read in the name of your Lord Who created. humans did not pass thru any of these
96.2 stages at any time during their
YUSUFALI: Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed creations.
PICKTHAL: Createth man from a clot. 3. So humans were indeed created
SHAKIR: He created man from a clot. from:
[2] ....and water (Suras 21:30, 24:45 and 25:54).
Sura 21:30, A. Dust.
YUSUFALI: Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens
and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), B. Clay (Hard dried Dust).
before we clove them asunder? We made from water every
living thing. Will they not then believe? C. Water in the form of Semen.
PICKTHAL: Have not those who disbelieve known that the
heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted D. A very small part of semen
them, and we made every living thing of water? Will NUTFAH.
they not then believe?
SHAKIR: Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens E. From mingled sperms of male and
and the earth were closed up, but We have opened them; and female.
We have made of water everything living, will they not then
believe? F. From ALAQA

And, And all other stages mentioned in

Sura 24:45, Quran. And what is more the first man
YUSUFALI: And Allah has created every animal from was created from nothing!!
water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies;
some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. Allah Knows Best.
Allah creates what He wills for verily Allah has power over
all things.
PICKTHAL: Allah hath created every animal of water. Of
them is (a kind) that goeth upon its belly and (a kind) that
goeth upon two legs and (a kind) that goeth upon four. Allah
createth what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.
SHAKIR: And Allah has created from water every living
creature: so of them is that which walks upon its belly, and
of them is that which walks upon two feet, and of them is
that which walks upon four; Allah creates what He pleases;
surely Allah has power over all things.

Sura 25:54,
YUSUFALI: It is He Who has created man from water: then
has He established relationships of lineage and marriage: for
thy Lord has power (over all things).
PICKTHAL: And He it is Who hath created man from
water, and hath appointed for him kindred by blood and
kindred by marriage; for thy Lord is ever Powerful.
SHAKIR: And He it is Who has created man from the
water, then He has made for him blood relationship and
marriage relationship, and your Lord is powerful.

[3] ....and clay (Sura 15:26).

Sura 15:26,
YUSUFALI: We created man from sounding clay, from
mud moulded into shape;
PICKTHAL: Verily We created man of potter's clay of black
mud altered,
SHAKIR: And certainly We created man of clay that gives
forth sound, of black mud fashioned in shape.

[4] ....and dust (Suras 3:59, 30:20 and 35:11).

Sura 3:59,
YUSUFALI: The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that
of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be".
And he was.
PICKTHAL: Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the
likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto
him: Be! and he is.
SHAKIR: Surely the likeness of Isa is with Allah as the
likeness of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to
him, Be, and he was.

Sura 30:20,
YUSUFALI: Among His Signs in this, that He created you
from dust; and then,- behold, ye are men scattered (far and
PICKTHAL: And of His signs is this: He created you of
dust, and behold you human beings, ranging widely!
SHAKIR: And one of His signs is that He created you from
dust, then lo! you are mortals (who) scatter.

Sura 35:11,
YUSUFALI: And Allah did create you from dust; then from
a sperm-drop; then He made you in pairs. And no female
conceives, or lays down (her load), but with His knowledge.
Nor is a man long-lived granted length of days, nor is a part
cut off from his life, but is in a Decree (ordained). All this is
easy to Allah.
PICKTHAL: Allah created you from dust, then from a little
fluid, then He made you pairs (the male and female). No
female beareth or bringeth forth save with His knowledge.
And no-one groweth old who groweth old, nor is aught
lessened of his life, but it is recorded in a Book, Lo! that is
easy for Allah.
SHAKIR: And Allah created you of dust, then of the life-
germ, then He made you pairs; and no female bears, nor
does she bring forth, except with His knowledge;
and no one whose life is lengthened has his life lengthened,
nor is aught diminished of one's life, but it is all in a book;
surely this is easy to Allah.

[5] ....and nothing (Sura 19:67).

Sura 19:67,
YUSUFALI: But does not man call to mind that We created
him before out of nothing?
PICKTHAL: Doth not man remember that We created him
before, when he was naught?
SHAKIR: Does not man remember that We created him
before, when he was nothing?

Believe it or not there really are these FIVE different

accounts of what man was made from.

Still no contradiction in the Quran?

23 The Magic Inheritance:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

8) The magic inheritance: 1. This allegation is also based on total

misunderstanding and misinformation.
Suras 4:11-12 and 4:176 of the Quran tell us the details of Does the writer claim that after each
the Muslim inheritance inheritance, some one does not get his
law. or her proper share or some money is
left behind?
Sura 4:11-12,
4.11 2. This is because the writer has only
YUSUFALI: Allah (thus) directs you as regards your counted the share amount and does not
Children's (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that know how they are actually calculated.
of two females: if only daughters, two or more, their share
is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a 3. I will take the example suggested by
half. For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the writer himself that a man died
the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are leaving behind both his parents, his
the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased Left wife and three daughters. How the
brothers (or sisters) the mother has a sixth. (The distribution inheritance is to be divided amongst
in all cases ('s) after the payment of legacies and debts. Ye these heirs as per Quranic instructions.
know not whether your parents or your children are nearest
to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by 4. Let us first assume that total amount
Allah; and Allah is All-knowing, Al-wise. of inheritance is X (That includes,
mobile and immobile properties,
PICKTHAL: Allah chargeth you concerning (the provision personal belongings, artifacts and
for) your children: to the male the equivalent of the portion every thing converted into currency).
of two females, and if there be women more than two, then
theirs is two-thirds of the inheritance, and if there be one 5. First preference is for burial
(only) then the half. And to each of his parents a sixth of the expenses, Debts and Will and
inheritance, if he have a son; and if he have no son and his Testament (Will and testament is
parents are his heirs, then to his mother appertaineth the restricted to maximum 1/3rd of
third; and if he have brethren, then to his mother property), so the inheritance amount is
appertaineth the sixth, after any legacy he may have X- minus (Burial Expenses, Debts and
bequeathed, or debt (hath been paid). Your parents and your Will) = Y.
children: Ye know not which of them is nearer unto you in
usefulness. It is an injunction from Allah. Lo! Allah is 6. The amount to be given to Father is
Knower, Wise. 1/6 Y and to the mother is 1/6 Y and to
the wife is 1/8 Y (if there are more
SHAKIR: Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The than one wives, then they share
male shall have the equal of the portion of two females; equally from 1/8 portion reserved for
then if they are more than two females, they shall have two- wives).
thirds of what the deceased has left, and if there is one, she
shall have the half; and as for his parents, each of them shall 7. The leftover amount is Y (1-1/6-1/6-
have the sixth of what he has left if he has a child, but if he 1/8) = 13 / 24 Y = let us call it Z.
has no child and (only) his two parents inherit him, then his
mother shall have the third; but if he has brothers, then his 8. Now since there are only daughters
mother shall have the sixth after (the payment of) a bequest and no son, so the daughters can only
he may have bequeathed or a debt; your parents and your get 2/3 rd of the amount Z. Each
children, you know not which of them is the nearer to daughter therefore gets 2/9 Z.
you in usefulness; this is an ordinance from Allah: Surely
Allah is Knowing, Wise. 9. Now 1/3rd of amount Z is still left
over (if there was any son then whole
4.12 amount would be distributed between
YUSUFALI: In what your wives leave, your share is a half, sons and daughters), so now the
if they leave no child; but if they leave a child, ye get a inheritance would be given to next
fourth; after payment of legacies and debts. level of relatives, brothers, sisters,
In what ye leave, their share is a fourth, if ye leave no child; uncles etc and they would get their due
but if ye leave a child, they get an eighth; after payment of shares from the inheritance as per
legacies and debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance Quranic formula indicated above.
is in question, has left neither ascendants nor descendants,
but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a 10. Now see this elaborate inheritance
sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third; after scheme and consider the alleged
payment of legacies and debts; so that no loss is caused (to allegation that Inheritors get more than
any one). Thus is it ordained by Allah; and Allah is the inheritance amount!!!
All-knowing, Most Forbearing.
11. What shall we call it? Ignorance,
PICKTHAL: And unto you belongeth a half of that which Incompetence or Stupidity?
your wives leave, if they have no child; but if they have a
child then unto you the fourth of that which they leave, after Allah Knows Best.
any legacy they may have bequeathed, or debt (they may
have contracted, hath been paid). And unto them belongeth
the fourth of that which ye leave if ye have no child, but if
ye have a child then the eighth of that which ye leave, after
any legacy ye may have bequeathed, or debt (ye may have
contracted, hath been paid). And if a man or a woman have
a distant heir (having left neither parent nor child), and he
(or she) have a brother or a sister (only on the mother's side)
then to each of them twain (the brother and the sister) the
sixth, and if they be more than two, then they shall be
sharers in the third, after any legacy that may have been
bequeathed or debt (contracted) not injuring (the heirs
by willing away more than a third of the heritage) hath been
paid. A commandment from Allah. Allah is Knower,

SHAKIR: And you shall have half of what your wives leave
if they have no child, but if they have a child, then you shall
have a fourth of what they leave after (payment of) any
bequest they may have bequeathed or a debt; and they shall
have the fourth of what you leave if you have no child, but
if you have a child then they shall have the eighth of what
you leave after (payment of) a bequest you may have
bequeathed or a debt; and if a man or a woman leaves
property to be inherited by neither parents nor offspring,
and he (or she) has a brother or a sister, then each of them
two shall have the sixth, but if they are more than that, they
shall be sharers in the third after (payment of) any bequest
that may have been bequeathed or a debt that does not harm
(others); this is an ordinance from Allah: and Allah is
Knowing, Forbearing.

And 4:176,
YUSUFALI: They ask thee for a legal decision. Say: Allah
directs (thus) about those who leave no descendants or
ascendants as heirs. If it is a man that dies,
leaving a sister but no child, she shall have half the
inheritance: If (such a deceased was) a woman, who left no
child, Her brother takes her inheritance: If there are two
sisters, they shall have two-thirds of the inheritance
(between them): if there are brothers and sisters, (they
share), the male having twice the share of the female. Thus
doth Allah make clear to you (His law), lest ye err. And
Allah hath knowledge of all things.

PICKTHAL: They ask thee for a pronouncement. Say:

Allah hath pronounced for you concerning distant kindred.
If a man die childless and he have a sister, hers is half the
heritage, and he would have inherited from her had she died
childless. And if there be two sisters, then theirs are two-
thirds of the heritage, and if they be brethren, men and
women, unto the male is the equivalent of the share of
two females. Allah expoundeth unto you, so that ye err not.
Allah is Knower of all things.

SHAKIR: They ask you for a decision of the law. Say: Allah
gives you a decision concerning the person who has neither
parents nor offspring; if a man dies (and) he has no son and
he has a sister, she shall have half of what he leaves, and he
shall be her heir she has no son; but if there be two (sisters),
they shall have two-thirds of what he leaves; and if there are
brethren, men and women, then the
male shall have the like of the portion of two females; Allah
makes clear to you, lest you err; and Allah knows all things.
When a man dies, leaving behind three daughters, his two
parents and wife, they receive respective shares of 2/3 for
the three daughters together, 1/3 for the parents together and
1/8 for the wife which adds up to more than is actually
Possible Example two is that a man leaves only his mother,
his wife and two sisters, then they receive 1/3 , 1/4 and 2/3
[the two sisters, 4:176], which again adds up to 15/12 of the
available property.

How can Allah tell them this is how much each will receive
when it adds up to MORE than 100% of what is actually
there, it is physically impossible - if you are left three cars
you can`t give five of them away can you (because it`s
24. Angels Do Not Protect But they Do

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

9) Angels don`t protect, but they do: 1. This so called error in Quran is also
due to misunderstanding of the
The last of these brief contradictions (it’s taken me a while Quranic style and Quranic way of
to compile these so don’t expect another list just yet looks at argument.
the role of angels in the error free
2. When Allah says that no one has
Quran. Suras 2:107 and 29:22 tell us that "Besides Allah any protectors besides Allah, it means
you have no protector nor helper". that without Allah’s will, no one can
Sura 2:107, protect any other.
YUSUFALI: Knowest thou not that to Allah belongeth the
dominion of the heavens and the earth? And besides Him ye 3.Angels, prophets, and righteous
have neither patron nor helper. servants, no one can either intercede or
PICKTHAL: Knowest thou not that it is Allah unto Whom protect any one, without will and
belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; and permission from Allah.
ye have not, beside Allah, any guardian or helper?
SHAKIR: Do you not know that Allah's is the kingdom of 4. The angels which protect Muslims
the heavens and the earth, and that besides Allah you have and prophets and righteous servants of
no guardian or helper? Allah do so with the will and
permission of Allah.
Sura 29:22, 5. So where is the error or
YUSUFALI: "Not on earth nor in heaven will ye be able contradiction in Quran? It is only in
(fleeing) to frustrate (his Plan), nor have ye, besides Allah, the mind of the accuser.
any protector or helper."
PICKTHAL: Ye cannot escape (from Him) in the earth or in Allah Knows Best.
the sky, and beside Allah there is for you no friend or helper.
SHAKIR: And you shall not escape in the earth nor in the
heaven, and you have neither a protector nor a helper
besides Allah.

But in Sura 41:3 the angels tell us that "We are your
PROTECTORS in this life and the hereafter"

Sura 41:3,
YUSUFALI: A Book, whereof the verses are explained in
detail;- a Qur'an in Arabic, for people who understand;-
PICKTHAL: A Scripture whereof the verses are expounded,
a Lecture in Arabic for people who have knowledge,
SHAKIR: A Book of which the verses are made plain, an
Arabic Quran for a people who know:

and in Suras 13:11, 50:17 and 82:10 we are told angels

guard and later that they protect (Sura 82:10).
Sura 13:11,
YUSUFALI: For each (such person) there are (angels) in
succession, before and behind him: They guard him by
command of Allah. Allah does not change a people's
lot unless they change what is in their hearts. But when
(once) Allah willeth a people's punishment, there can be no
turning it back, nor will they find, besides
Him, any to protect.
PICKTHAL: For him are angels ranged before him and
behind him, who guard him by Allah's command. Lo! Allah
changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first)
change that which is in their hearts; and if Allah willeth
misfortune for a folk there is none that can repel it, nor have
they a defender beside Him.
SHAKIR: For his sake there are angels following one
another, before him and behind him, who guard him by
Allah's commandment; surely Allah does not change the
condition of a people until they change their own condition;
and when Allah intends evil to a people, there is no averting
it, and besides Him they have no protector.

Sura 50:17,
YUSUFALI: Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to
learn (his doings) learn (and noted them), one sitting on the
right and one on the left.
PICKTHAL: When the two Receivers receive (him), seated
on the right hand and on the left,
SHAKIR: When the two receivers receive, sitting on the
right and on the left.

Sura 82:10,
YUSUFALI: But verily over you (are appointed angels) to
protect you,-
PICKTHAL: Lo! there are above you guardians,
SHAKIR: And most surely there are keepers over you

So, in summary, the Quran (which is claimed to be 100%

free of error) tells us....

1. Allah made man from lots of different things,

2. that you can inherit more than you are ever left with
3. that Alexander the great was a pious Muslim,

4. that someone corrupted the Israelites hundreds of years

before he or his country came into being,

5. that Muhammed went somewhere which didn`t exist until

AFTER he died,

6. that EVERYTHING is made as part of a pair,

7. that Pharaoh died chasing Moses, that

Moses was spared his life while chasing Moses,

8. Jesus` gospel was really given by

Jesus 1400 years before He was born and

9. that angels never disobey Allah - except

when they choose to. [

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25. Summary of all Contradictions:

Contradiction (By Iris 89) Explanation / Comments (By MUQ)

So, in summary, the Quran (which is claimed to be 100% The answers given above can be
free of error) tells us.... summarized in a few lines for each of
these so called errors, mistakes and
1. Allah made man from lots of different things, contradictions in Quran.

2. that you can inherit more than you are ever left with 1. Allah made man from lots of
physically, different things,:

3. that Alexander the great was a pious Muslim, Ans. Yes at one stage or another of
Creation process, man passed thru
4. that someone corrupted the Israelites hundreds of years each of this stages. Either the first
before he or his country came into being, man or humankind in general.

5. that Muhammed went somewhere which didn`t exist until 2. that you can inherit more than you
AFTER he died, are ever left with physically:

6. that EVERYTHING is made as part of a pair, Ans. No, the shares match exactly,
provided you use proper method and
7. that Pharaoh died chasing Moses, that not use your own imaginations.
Moses was spared his life while chasing Moses,
3. that Alexander the great was a pious
8. Jesus` gospel was really given by Muslim,
Jesus 1400 years before He was born and
Ans. Quran never says this one way or
9. that angels never disobey Allah - except another. He is not mentioned by name
when they choose to. [ in Quran, so if he followed prophet of
his age, he was a Muslim if not then
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5. that Mohammed went somewhere
which didn’t exist until AFTER he
Ans. The Prophet did visit the site of
Altar Chosen by Prophet Jacob, during
that Blessed Night Journey.

6. that EVERYTHING is made as part

of a pair,

Ans. Most of living things have male

and female forms. If pairs exist in non
animate things also is known to Allah

7. that Pharaoh died chasing Moses,

that Moses was spared his life while
chasing Moses,

Ans. Pharaoh died chasing Moses, but

his body was saved and preserved to
act as a symbol for future generations.

8. Jesus` gospel was really given by

Jesus 1400 years before He was born

Ans. This is an allegation which only

exist in the mind of writer and not
mentioned in Quran.

9. that angels never disobey Allah –

except when they choose to.

Ans. Angels never disobey Allah.

IBLIS was not an angel, He was Jinn
but was present when command was
given to bow down before Adam and
IBLIS disobeyed Allah.

Allah Knows Best

Final Comments:

So dear Readers, I have provided my response to these alleged errors, mistakes and
contradiction in Quran. It is very evident that these allegations are based on
misinformation, misunderstanding, malice and down right ignorance of Quranic style, its
way of addressing and its arguments.

Using such logic and twisting of words, not a single book or a single law can be proved
to be error free.

That is why Quran exhorts us to ask “People with Knowledge if you do not know”. But
this writer without consulting these people thought it fit to publish his research. How
many errors are present in this research itself? Some of them I have highlighted.

M.U. Qidwai