Allah in the Quran, Chapter 30
01 Jan 2015
NO GOD(S) IN ADDITION TO ALLAH
A psychological trick.
001 Muhammad many places talked like Allah was the main god all over, but that non-Muslims had other gods in addition to Allah. Good psychology, but very wrong - the overwhelming majority of the people of the world, had one or more gods INSTEAD of Allah - at the time of Muhammad 99% of the people here on Earth had never even heard about Allah or about a similar god of war, dishonesty, apartheid, and suppression.
Some samples follow below. There are more.
Finally: Always when you read the Quran, Hadiths, and other Islamic books, you should remember that Muhammad accepted the use of and himself used dishonesty in many forms in words and deeds. Even if the names are younger, it was he who institutionalized dishonesty like al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), Hilah (the lawful pretending/circumventing), the use of deceit ("war is deceit" - and "everything" is war), betrayal (f.x. the peace delegation from Khaybar), and even the disuse of oaths (2/225, 5/89, 16/91, 66/2 - and the star case 3/54 (if Allah could cheat, cheating is ok)), which also includes the disuse of words and promises, as they are weaker than oaths = when oaths can be disused, so can words and promises. On top of this it is very clear from the Quran and all other central Islamic books, that Muhammad also liked respect and power and women. Combine these lusts with his acceptance of and personal use of dishonesty - even the gravest kinds: How reliable are that kind of men normally? - and how true and reliable are their never proved claims and tales?
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002 3/64e: "- - - we (here Muslims, Jews and Christians*) associate no partners with Him (Allah*) - - -". One thing is that Jews and Christians did and do not believe in Allah, but in Yahweh. But the main point just here is that Muhammad tries to tell his followers and others that other gods were gods the non-Muslims had in addition to Allah. This is a kind of Arabism, as this claim after a fashion could be used in Arabia, as Muhammad just had taken over the old Arab main god al-Lah/Allah and renamed him just Allah. Thus the old Arabs had other gods in addition to al-Lah - but only after a fashion, as they prayed to the old pagan version of this god, whereas Muhammad talked about a refashioned one. All other religions had god/gods INSTEAD of Allah, not beside him. There is a huge difference between "instead of" and "beside" in this case, but Muhammad tries this trick again and again - if he could make his followers and others believe it was a general rule and not just something Arab that other gods just were in addition to Allah, it would make Allah big.
003 6/22c: "- - - the partners (to Us (Allah*)) - - -". For most non-Muslims the fact was that they had another god or other gods instead of Allah, not that they had gods in addition to Allah - a technique of debating where one tries to make the opposite part forget that one’s argument only is a claim, not a fact - one meets this technique many places in the Quran (Muhammad was intelligent and smart). Also see 25/18a below - and 2/165c above.
004 7/190c: "- - - the partners (other gods*) they describe to Him (Allah*)". An Arabism - only in Arabia they had partners to al-Lah/Allah - the pagan god Muhammad took over and named only Allah. All other places they did not have gods in addition to Allah, but instead of Allah. And even the Arab had those extra gods in addition to their own pagan version of al-Lah/Allah, not to Muhammad's version of Allah.
005 10/38e: "- - - and call (to your aid) anyone besides Allah - - -". Non-Muslims do not call to aid anyone "besides Allah", but instead of Allah. Muhammad liked to pretend they had gods in addition to Allah, but they simply did and do not believe in Allah at all. And even the Quran strongly indicates they were and are right - a book of a quality like the Quran is from no god, and definitely not from an omniscient one. To claim a god has made the Quran is slander, insults, and heresy towards the indicated god.
006 11/54-55: "- - - I (Hud*) am free from the sin of ascribing to Him (Allah*) other gods as partners". This is no sin unless Allah exists and is a god. Well, it may be a sin towards another god if another god - f.x. Yahweh - exists and takes offence from your believing in other and/or pagan gods. According to the Bible it f.x. is clear that Yahweh will react negatively to persons believing in a god of war like f.x. Allah - and a god who on top of all accepts the use of dishonesty, apartheid (Muslims shall suppress non-Muslims), terrorism, rape, murder and war.
Besides: Non-Muslims do not have gods in addition to Allah, as they do not believe Allah is a god. They have another/other god(s) INSTEAD OF Allah.
007 22/71a: "- - - they (non-Muslims*) worship, besides Allah - - -". This and similar expressions you find repeatedly in the Quran - but it mostly is wrong: They do - and did - not worship other gods besides Allah. They worshipped other gods simply - f.x. Yahweh - instead of Allah. In a cheating way one can say Muhammad was right about many Arabs - they worshipped al-Lah/Allah - the same god Muhammad called Allah - and others in addition. But they prayed to the old pagan god al-Lah/Allah, not to the new and different Allah. Muhammad tries to place Allah in the center so that the other gods(?) were in addition to Allah, but Allah in reality was no part of their religion at all - they simply had other gods. F.x. Yahweh.
008 25/17b: "The Day He (Allah*) will gather them (non-Muslims) together as well as those whom they worship (other gods*) besides Allah, He (Allah*) will ask (the other gods*) - - -". Wrong. Believers in other gods did not worship those gods in addition to Allah, but instead of Allah - they simply did not believe in or even knew about Allah. But by saying it like this, made Allah more central and big. (There may with some twisting be said there was one exception: The old Arab chief pagan god al-Lah/Allah had a name so close to the name Allah, that even when non-Muslim Arabs talked about their old god al-Lah/Allah (both pronunciations were used), Muslims could claim they Muhammad's version of Allah - dishonest, but sometimes efficient in a debate - - - and Muhammad was not a stranger to the use of dishonesty. The name Allah was used for al-Lah even before Muhammad started his religion, but it was meant as another name for the old pagan god al-Lah, not for a god like Muhammad's Allah.
009 25/18a: "- - - others (other gods*) besides Thee (Allah*) - - -". Muhammad very often chooses his(?) words in such a way that it sounds like everyone had Allah for a god, but that many had other gods in addition. (This claim makes Allah very big and central - but it only is a never documented claim.) The correct was and is that with the exception of Arabia, where they had the pagan god al-Lah/Allah which Muhammad renamed a little - dropped al-Lah - and claimed was his god Allah, they had/have one or more god(s) not in addition to Allah but instead of Allah - f.x. Yahweh.
As it - twisting the truth some between pagan and monotheistic gods - could be after a fashion formally correct and understood like that, but only among Arabs, this in reality is one more Arabism - and one you meet often in the Quran.
010 27/24b: “I (the hoopoe*) found her (the queen of Saba/Sheba*) worshipping the sun besides Allah - - -“. Saba was at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula – approximately Yemen today. In the old times this whole peninsula had a moon religion, not a sun religion – al-Lah or sometimes named Allah (whom Muhammad later dressed up) originally was a moon god. It is documented that also in old Saba the main god was the moon god (source; “The Lunar Passion and the Daughters of Allah”). We may add that Muslims say that even if the moon religion was the dominant, there also may have been sun worshippers. That is true, but not for the ruler of the country – the ruler has to be very strong or be a member of the official and main religion, if not there will be problems.
Besides she – the queen – could not "worship the sun besides Allah", because that name was not created yet. Perhaps the moon god al-Lah (later as mentioned renamed to Allah) or the older names al-Ilah or Il. Also see 25/18a above. But Muhammad had a tendency to claim that others had different gods "in addition to Allah". Partly because by a little twisting of the facts this could be said about Arabs - they believed in al-Lah, a name sounding nearly like Allah, even if al-Lah was a pagan, polytheistic god, and partly perhaps because it made Allah look bigger and universal.
011 39/67e: "- the Partners they (non-Muslims*) attribute to him (Allah*) - - -". Wrong. Most non-Muslims do not have gods in addition to Allah, but one or more god(s) instead of Allah. Allah is far from as central as Muhammad liked to pretend with expressions like this. Also see 34/8b and 39/32c above.
012 40/73: "- - - part-worship (in addition to Allah*) - - -". See 25/18a above.
013 43/45a: “And question thou Our (Allah’s*) messengers whom We sent before thee (Muhammad*); did We appoint any deity other than (Allah) Most Gracious, to be worshipped?” Allah or Yahweh for the Biblical ones? (In spite of what the Quran says, they are not the same god unless the god is schizophrenic – the teachings are fundamentally too different. Islam tries to explain away – without documentation like normal for Islam – the differences with claims that the Bible is falsified, but science has long since shown that it is not true - and Islam has proved it even stronger. There may be a limited number of mistakes also in the Bible – though much less than in the Quran - but no falsifications.
In plain words: Allah did not appoint any deity - he never even has documented he had power to do so. But according to the old books there at least was Yahweh, though instead of, not in addition to Allah (Allah as said has never reliably proved his very existence even).
It also is pretty thought provoking that f.x. all the errors, contradictions, wrong facts, etc., only and alone, in the Quran, prove 100% that there is no god behind that book. And that f.x. the fact that Jesus accepted OT as correct, proves to both Christians and Muslims that the OT was not falsified at that time - and that the Qumran scrolls prove that even OT was not falsified any time later, too.
It further is an insult to that possible god to "explain" that his texts means something different from what they really says = you are more clever than him at explaining what the god "really" meant, than the god is himself, even when he tries to explain things "clearly and easy to understand", and says his words are to be understood literally and without hidden meanings. Also only "the sick of heart" look for hidden meanings behind his words, according to the Quran - the very claimed hidden meanings the wice Muslims claim are what Allah really meant, but was unable to express clearly himself, so that they have to help the bumbling god and tell what he "really" tried to say. This in spite of that the Quran clearly states that meanings hidden behind Allah's clear and easy to understand words, only are possible for Allah to understand, and like said above are "only for the sick of heart" to look for.
May be as bad: To claim that the Quran means something different from what the texts clearly say, is to falsify and corrupt the quranic texts.
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