CHEAP TRICKS OF QURANIC PROPAGANDA

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"This is the Book about which there is no doubt"

Quran 2:2

(Sahih International translation)

If only Allah gave any solid proof of it instead of empty claims. At least once.

 

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"And if you are in doubt about what We have revealed to Our servant, then produce a sûrah like it and call your helpers other than Allah, if what you say is true. But if you are unable to do so—and you will never be able to do so—then fear the Fire fuelled with people and stones, which is prepared for the disbelievers."

Quran 2:23-24

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Who is the judge in this competition? There are plenty of books that are wiser and more beneficial than the Quran, but when Islamic 'judges' assume it can't be beaten, then the 'competition' is a farce and the 'winner' is fake.

 

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"Those who disbelieve... will be the residents of the Fire. They will be there forever."

Quran 2:39 and hundreds of similar verses

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Countless repetitions of threats in the text are meant to instill the fear to obey not because Quran makes sense (though it doesn't) but because you are just scared.

 

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"We have certainly revealed to you verses [which are] clear proofs, and no one would deny them except the defiantly disobedient."

Quran 2:99

(Sahih International translation)

 

These non-proofs are 'clear proofs' because Allah says so, but it doesn't make them proofs. They're just logical fallacies based on misleading mental reflexes.

 

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"Those who have no knowledge say, 'If only Allah would speak to us or a sign would come to us!' The same was said by those who came before. Their hearts are all alike. Indeed, We have made the signs clear for people of sure faith."

Quran 2:118

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

So, the signs of Allah are made clear only to those who already believe they are clear. Circular reasoning is not a good argument.

 

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"Allah knows and you do not know."

Quran 2:216 and hundreds of similar verses

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Quran is soaked in repetitive persuasion to give up your critical thinking and say "Allah knows better" to make sure you don't question Islam when questions arise.

 

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"Abraham challenged ˹him˺, 'Allah causes the sun to rise from the east. So make it rise from the west.' And so the disbeliever was dumbstruck."

Quran 2:258

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Dumbstruck likely by the dumbness of the classic Islamic argument based on a logical fallacy that everything happens because Allah made it happen this way.

 

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"Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Had it been from anyone other than Allah, they would have certainly found in it many inconsistencies."

Quran 4:82

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Quran has inconsistencies. But even if there were none, it would only prove that it was written and vetted by an attentive author(s). It wouldn't imply the involvement of a god. There are plenty of other books without inconsistencies. Does it mean they came from a god? No. Same with Quran.

 

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"Fear Me!"

Quran 5:3 and many similar verses

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Instilling fear is the most primitive method of control.

 

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"O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you... people asked such [questions] before you; then they became thereby disbelievers." 

Quran 5:101-102

(Sahih International translation)

 

Allah wants you to be a close-minded zealot and not ask hard questions because analytical thinking leads people to disbelief. And rightly so.

 

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"It is not ˹possible˺ for this Quran to have been produced by anyone other than Allah... Or do they claim, 'He made it up!'? Tell them ˹O Prophet˺, 'Produce one sûrah like it then'"

Quran 10:37-38; similar: 11:13; 17:88

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Even if Quran was the best book in the world, and even if its suras were unmatchable, it wouldn't prove that some god took part it in. It would only prove that it was written by the most talented human author(s).

 

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"Successful indeed are the believers... The disbelievers will never succeed." 

Quran 23:1,117

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Real-life statistics show a very different outcome.

 

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"Those who dispute Allah’s signs... have nothing in their hearts but greed for dominance"

Quran 40:56

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Much rather -- greed for intelligence.

 

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"Those who used to reject Allah’s signs were ˹also˺ deluded."

Quran 40:63

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

It's because the signs are fake. In religion, when something doesn’t work it’s always the user’s fault, not the supplier's.

 

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"Do they have a stairway, by which they eavesdrop ˹on the heavens˺? Then let those who do so bring a compelling proof."

Quran 52:38

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Allah tells Muhammad to ask non-muslims this question and thinks that it somehow proves that Islam is true despite Muslims also can't bring compelling proof of such a stairway for them. Religion never was a good friend of logic.

 

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"It is a noble Qur’ān... None touch it except the purified"

Quran 56:77-79

(Sahih International translation)

 

Pumping artificial reverence to make the book seem better than it is.

 

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"How evil is the example of those who reject Allah’s signs!"

Quran 62:5

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Should have given better signs, to begin with. There is nothing evil in denying unsubstantiated claims a.k.a. Allah's signs. A much bigger evil is to give signs which don't mean anything, which are contrary to logic and scientific findings, and then punish people for not getting it. For example, a horse perceived as beautiful is not a 'sign' of Allah creating it. Evolution explains its structure and origin in a much much better, reliable, and traceable way. Also, when it rains it's not a sign of Allah taking care of us. It's the natural water cycle, and Allah is not needed to establish it. And so on.

 

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"This is because they believed and then abandoned faith. Therefore, their hearts have been sealed, so they do not comprehend."

Quran 63:3; similar 40:34

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

The book tries to tell you that those who are skeptical about it are being blocked from understanding by Allah on purpose. It helps the believers ignore the points of view of the disbelieving faction so that the believers have fewer obstacles to lie to themselves about the divinity of their faith.

 

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"Have you seen the one who denies the ˹final˺ Judgment? That is the one who repulses the orphan, and does not encourage the feeding of the poor."

Quran 107:1-3

(translated by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

 

Quran is trying to convince people that disbelievers don't do good deeds.