A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions (Part -6)

 Abul Kasem

 

 After 5th Part

Sura 19: Maryam (Mary)

 

19:10
When Zachariah requested for the appropriate sign, Allah told him not to speak to people for three consecutive nights.
Contradiction: 3:41 says three days.

 

19:17
An angel, as a man, appeared before Mary. (It was Gabriel; he appeared to her complete and perfect in the shape of a man. Gabriel is Allah’s Ruh—ibn Kathir.)
Contradiction: 3:42, 45 say several angels visited Mary.

 

19:40
Ultimately, Allah will inherit the earth and all things in it; and everyone will have to return to Allah.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah is the owner of all things in the heavens and on earth and under the soil.

 

19:53
Allah made Moses’ brother, Aaron (Harun), a prophet.
Contradiction: 20:29‑32 says Aaron was a partner of Moses.
Contradiction:  25:35 says Allah appointed Aron a minister
Contradiction: 28:33‑34 say Allah made Aaron Moses’ assistant/helper.

 

19:67
Allah created a man out of nothing.
Contradiction: 52:35 says humans were not created out of nothing.

 

19:71
Every soul (this includes all Muslim) must pass through hell at least for some time; this is a decree from Allah.
Contradiction: 3:169‑171 says those Muslims who die in jihad will go to Islamic Paradise immediately.
Contradiction: 66:8 says if you repent and embrace Islam Allah will send you to Islamic Paradise straight away.

 

19:80
Allah confiscates (inherits) all the property (wealth and children) of the unbelievers; they will be alone on the day of resurrection.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah owns all things in heavens and in earth and under the soil.

 

Sura 20: Ta Ha

 

20:6
Everything in heavens and in earth, and in between them, and everything under the soil belongs to Allah.
Contradiction: In 3:180, 15:23, 19:40, 19:80, 21:89, 28:58 Allah says He will inherit from the infidels/other creatures.

 

20:29‑32
Moses requested Allah to make his brother Aaron to be a partner of him to speak with Pharaoh.
Contradiction: 19:53 says Allah made Aaron a prophet.

 

20:36
Allah granted Moses’ request (i.e., Allah made Aaron a partner of Moses), and reminded Moses of His previous favor to him.
Contradiction: 19:53 says Allah made Aaron a prophet.

 

20:37‑39
Allah’s previous favor to Moses was the instruction to Moses’ mother to put him inside a wooden chest, and to let it float in river. Allah did this to save Moses’ life from his enemy.
Contradiction: 40:25 says Pharaoh ordered the killing of infants after Moses became an adult.

 

20:78
When Pharaoh and his troops pursued Moses and his followers, Allah closed the sea (Red sea) and he was drowned.
Contradiction: 10:90 says Pharaoh submitted to Islam.
Contradiction: 10:91 says it was too late for Pharaoh to submit to Islam.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

 

20:98
Worship none but Allah; He has the full knowledge of all affairs.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brethren and his parents to worship Joseph by prostrating before Joseph.

 

20:129
Because of a previous promise of temporary respite, Allah would have destroyed the unbelievers in an instant.
Contradiction: 17:15 says Allah does not punish a population until He sends a messenger.

 

Sura 21: al‑Anbiyaa (TheProphets)

 

21:7
Allah sends only men as apostles; Muhammad can confirm this by asking those who follow the Torah and the Gospel.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger to mankind.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.
Contradiction: 6:130, 11:69, 11:77, and 22:75 say Allah also sends jinns and angels as messengers.

21:8
All apostles were flesh‑and‑blood men, who ate food and were subject to death.
Contradiction: 11:69‑70 says messengers sent to Abraham did not eat human food.

 

21:19
All that exists in the heavens and in earth belongs to Allah.
Contradiction: In 3:180, 15:23, 19:40, 19:80, 21:89, 28:58 Allah says He will inherit from the infidels/other creatures.

 

21:30
Heavens and earth were joined together as one solid mass then Allah rent them asunder. Allah made every living being from water.
Contradiction: 41:11 says Heavens and the earth were separate; Allah joined the heavens and the earth.
Contradiction: 52:35 says Allah created humans out of nothing.
Contradiction: 38:71 says Allah created Adam out of wet clay.

 

21:76
Allah listened to Noah’s cry, and saved Noah and his family from the flood.
Contradiction: 11:42‑43 says Allah drowned Noah’s son.

 

21:81
Allah gave Solomon the capability to control and direct violent and unruly wind.
Contradiction: 38:36 says softly‑blown wind.

 

21:89
Zakaria implored Allah for a son; Allah is the best of inheritors.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah owns all things in the heavens and in earth and under the soil.

 

21:98
Unbelievers and their idols are fuel for hell; they will go to hell.
Contradiction: 6:108 says Muhammad must not disparage the idols of the pagans, lest they disparage Allah.

Contradiction: 3:45, 4:158 say Jesus will be close to Allah, even though the Christians worship Jesus.

 

Sura 22: al‑Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

 

22:23
Allah will admit the believers in the gardens (many gardens in paradise) beneath which rivers flow; they will be adorned with bracelets (bangles) of gold and pearls and their garments will be silk.
Contradiction: 76:21 says they will wear bracelets of silver.

 

22:47
The unbelievers challenged Muhammad to hasten on to them Allah’s punishment; a day for Allah is like a thousand human years; Allah will hasten His punishment.
Contradiction: 70:4 says one day of Allah equals 50,000 human years.

 

22:75
Allah chooses messengers from men and angels.
Contradiction: 12:109, 21:7 say Allah sends only men as messengers.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger to mankind.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.

 

End Part 6

To be continued in part 7.


 Abul Kasem is a Bengali freethinker and is a teacher by profession. He has contributed in Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad – Critical Voices from Inside. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of several e-Books including: A Complete Guide to Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. His latest contribution is in the book Why We left Islam, edited by Susan Crimp et al.  He can be contacted at [email protected] and [email protected]

 

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