Top 10 Controversial Verses in the Quran 10. "Beat Them" This verse advises men to beat their wives if they don't obey them:

"Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."
Qur'an 4:34 Qur'an 5:38 orders cutting of hands of a thief. More details at: Wife Beating in Islam

9. "Cut off their hands" This verse orders a gruesome irreversible punishment for thieves, robbing them of a chance to rehabilitate, improve as human beings and become a productive member of society later on. As an example, Terrence Barkley got arrested on his 16th birthday for stealing cars but interestingly that resulted in him getting out of gangs and into college to study criminal justice at the University of Central Missouri.[1] If Terrence's hands and feet had been cut off according to Islamic laws, none of this would have been possble.

As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty, Wise."
Qur'an 5:38 Sura 5:33 orders the cutting off of the hands and feet of those who wage war against Allah and his Messenger.

The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
Qur'an 5:33 See related: Amputation. For other punishments in Islam, see: Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Punishments

8. A man may marry four wives This verse allows a man to marry up to four wives:

If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
Qur'an 4:3 Polygamy is highly controversial and not socially accepted in most parts of the modern world. See related: Polygamy in Islam and Dealing Justly with Wives and Orphans

7. A man can marry a girl who hasn't reached puberty This highly controversial Qur'anic verse prescribes the waiting period of a female who has not yet reached puberty thereby permitting men to have sex with girls who have not reached puberty:

"Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy."
Qur'an 65:4 Read the detailed analysis of this verse in our article: Pedophilia in the Quran

6. A man can have sex with prisoners of war This verse allows men to have sex with women who are prisoners of war:

"O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated (from Makka) with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large); We know what We have appointed for them as to their wives and the captives whom their right hands possess;- in order that there should be no difficulty for thee. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Qur'an 33:50 See related: Rape

Qur'an 2:65 mentions that Jews who broke the Sabbath were turned into Apes. 5. Turned into Apes People who broke the Sabbath were turned into apes:

"And you know well the story of those among you who broke Sabbath. We said to them: "Be apes—despised and hated by all. Thus We made their end a warning to the people of their time and succeeding generation, and an admonition for God-fearing people."
Qur'an 2:65 See related: Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Islamic Silliness and Antisemitism

4. A man may marry the wife of his adopted son Muhammad married Zaynab, the wife of his adopted son. This verse suggests that the adopter may marry the wife of his adopted son and vice-versa:

"Allah has not made for any man two hearts within him; nor has He made your wives whose backs you liken to the backs of your mothers as your mothers, nor has He made those whom you assert to be your sons your real sons; these are the words of your mouths; and Allah speaks the truth and He guides to the way."
Qur'an 33:4 See this article for details and Ibn Kathir's tafsir on this verse

2:282 and Qur'an 4:11 declare that a woman is only half the worth of a man in terms of witness and inheritance.

3. A woman's witness testimony is half of that of a man's This verse says the witness testimony of one man is equivalent to the witness testimony of two women:

"O you who believe! when you deal with each other in contracting a debt for a fixed time, then write it down; and let a scribe write it down between you with fairness; and the scribe should not refuse to write as Allah has taught him, so he should write; and let him who owes the debt dictate, and he should be careful of (his duty to) Allah, his Lord, and not diminish anything from it; but if he who owes the debt is unsound in understanding, or weak, or (if) he is not able to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate with fairness; and call in to witness from among your men two witnesses; but if there are not two men, then one man and two women from among those whom you choose to be witnesses, so that if one of the two errs, the second of the two may remind the other; and the witnesses should not refuse when they are summoned; and be not averse to writing it (whether it is) small or large, with the time of its falling due; this is more equitable in the sight of Allah and assures greater accuracy in testimony, and the nearest (way) that you may not entertain doubts (afterwards), except when it is ready merchandise which you give and take among yourselves from hand to hand, then there is no blame on you in not writing it down; and have witnesses when you barter with one another, and let no harm be done to the scribe or to the witness; and if you do (it) then surely it will be a transgression in you, and be careful of (your duty) to Allah, Allah teaches you, and Allah knows all things."
Qur'an 2:282 Related to this verse is Muhammad saying that women are deficient in intelligence

2. A woman inherits half of what a man inherits This verse says that a woman inherits half of what a man inherits:

"Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females; then if they are more than two females, they shall have two-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 have the sixth of what he has left if he has a child, but if he has no child and (only) his two parents inherit him, then his mother shall have the third; but if he has brothers, then his mother shall have the sixth after (the payment of) a bequest he may have bequeathed or a debt; your parents and your children, you know not which of them is the nearer to you in usefulness; this is an ordinance from Allah: Surely Allah is Knowing, Wise."
Qur'an 4:11 Qur'an 9:29 This is just one of many verses found in the Qur'an which encourages Islamic terrorism.

1. Fight non-Muslims This widely known verse orders Muslims to fight non-Muslims simply because they dont believe in the same God that Muslims do:

"Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection."
Qur'an 9:29 This is just one of the verses in the Qur'an which encourages Islamic terrorism. This verse, together with verse 9:5 (the "Verse of the Sword"), has abrogated 122 peaceful verses.[2] See related: Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars:Jihad, The Ultimate Message of the Qur'an, and Misconceptions about Jihad

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scientific error in quran-Evolution This is not really controversial as many Muslim apologists themselves admit Islam and evolution don't go along:

Humans were created from a single being.

"He it is Who created you from a single being, and of the same (kind) did He make his mate,"
Qur'an 7:189 The creation of humans happened in an instant.

"To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: "Be," and it is"
Qur'an 2:117 Plagiarized creationist tales from the Bible.

"Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden), and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: "Get ye down, all (ye people), with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood - for a time."
Qur'an 2:36 The hadith complements this saying humans were as tall as 90ft skyscrapers, and have been decreasing in height since, but it's surprising that the oldest human remains found in Ethiopia (Lucy and Ardi) were actually shorter in height than us.

'Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making him 90 feet tall...People have been decreasing in height since Adam's creation."
Sahih Bukhari 4:55:543 [edit] Astronomy [edit] The sun set into the murky water The Qur'an propagates the idea that the sun is smaller than the earth and assumes the sun goes to a black muddy pool.

Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: near it he found a People: We said: "O Dhu al Qarnayn! (thou hast authority) either to punish them, or to treat them with, kindness.
Qur'an 18:86 [edit] Hadith confirms this The sun goes under God's chair.

Narrated Abu Dhar: The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, "It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates Itself underneath the Throne and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come and so it will rise in the west.
Sahih Bukhari 4:54:421 [edit] Geocentricism The Qur'an mentions numerous times that the Sun and the Moon travel in an orbit, but does not mention once that the Earth does too. This is consistent with the beliefs that were prevalent prior to the 16th century that the Sun revolved around the Earth.

And the Sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.
Qur'an 36:38 The moon and the sun orbit the earth.

By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;

By the Moon as she follows him;
Qur'an 91:1-2-1 Fixed.

Verily! Allah grasps the heavens and the earth LEST THEY MOVE away from their places, and if they were TO MOVE' away from their places, there is not one that could grasp them after Him. Truly, He is Ever Most Forbearing, Oft Forgiving.
Qur'an 35:41 Fixed.

It is God who made for you the earth A FIXED PLACE and heaven for an edifice; And He shaped you, and shaped you well, and provided you with the good things. That then is God, your Lord, so blessed be God, the Lord of all Being.
Qur'an 40:64 Sun and moon orbit around the earth.

And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They float along in an orbit.
Qur'an 21:33 Sun orbits the earth.

And maketh the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service unto you, and hath made of service unto you the night and the day.
Qur'an 14:33 The sun moves, the earth is still.

Hast thou not Turned thy vision to one who disputed with Abraham About his Lord, because Allah had granted him power? Abraham said: "My Lord is He Who Giveth life and death." He said: "I give life and death". Said Abraham: "But it is Allah that causeth the sun to rise from the east: Do thou then cause him to rise from the West." Thus was he confounded who (in arrogance) rejected faith. Nor doth Allah Give guidance to a people unjust.
Qur'an 2:258 The shadow moves because of the sun's movement, not the earth's movement.

Hast thou not turned thy vision to thy Lord?- How He doth prolong the shadow! If He willed, He could make it stationary! then do We make the sun its guide;
Qur'an 25:45 Everything in the universe goes around us.

And He has made subservient to you whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, all, from Himself; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.
Qur'an 45:13 The stars are small enough to drop on us.

And when the stars fall
Qur'an 81:2 Stars or planets rising and setting?

The stars which rise and set
Qur'an 81:16 This verse clearly implies the sun goes around the earth.

It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float in an orbit.
Qur'an 36:40 [edit] The inanimate sun can prostrate like a human as told in Hadith It is narrated on the authority of Abu Dharr that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) one day said: Do you know where the sun goes? They replied: Allah and His Apostle know best. He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Verily it the Sun glides till it reaches its resting place under the Throne. Then it falls prostrate and remains there until it is asked: Rise up and go to the place whence you came, and it goes back and continues emerging out from its rising place and then glides till it reaches its place of rest under the Throne and falls prostrate and remains in that state until it is asked: Rise up and return to the place whence you came, and it returns and emerges out from it rising place and the it glides (in such a normal way) that the people do not discern anything ( unusual in it) till it reaches its resting place under the Throne. Then it would be said to it: Rise up and emerge out from the place of your setting, and it will rise from the place of its setting. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said. Do you know when it would happen? It would happen at the time when faith will not benefit one who has not previously believed or has derived no good from the faith.
Sahih Muslim 1:297 [edit] Shooting stars are missiles for devils They appear to be missiles to shoot the devil away, in this verse.

And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with stars/lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame.
Qur'an 67:5 Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness.
Qur'an 37:10 This was a prevalent myth in Arabia. As we now know, meteors are simply masses of particle debris which brighten up after entering the earth's atmosphere.

[edit] How many planets in the solar system according to the Quran? This verse claims there are seven planets. However, according to astronomers, there are eight ordinary planets and five dwarf planets, which leaves the grand total at thirteen.

Allah is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a similar number. Through the midst of them (all) descends His Command: that ye may know that Allah has power over all things, and that Allah comprehends, all things in (His) Knowledge.
Qur'an 65:12 [edit] Tafsir Ibn Abbas explains they are all flat planets The paternal cousin of Mohamed and conspicuous expert on tafsir (interpretation of the Quran) writes that Allah means that all 7 are flat planets.

Allah is He who created 7 heavens one above the other like a dome, and of the Earths, the like thereof, 7 planets but THEY ARE FLAT
Tafsir Ibn-Abass [edit] The Moon is further away than the stars The moon is located in the middle of the universe.

See ye not how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another,

'And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp
Qur'an 71:15-16 But stars are in the nearest/lowest part of the universe.

Surely We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment, the stars
Qur'an 37:6 [edit] Night time cold is caused by the Moon The Qur'an's author(s) assumed by what he observed because the Moon does not affect Earth's temperature in any manner.

Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sun's (excessive heat) nor (the moon's) excessive cold.
Qur'an 76:13 [edit] The moon is "Noor", which emits light too The moon does not emit light. The Arabic word for reflected (in`ikaas) does not appear in this sentence.

And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
Qur'an 28:16 The word "Noor" here also means an entity that emits light.

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth know all things.
Qur'an 24:35 [edit] Bukhari confirms the moon emits its own light Both the sun and moon have light.

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon will be folded up (deprived of their light) on the Day of Resurrection."
Sahih Bukhari 4:54:422 [edit] Moon split in two There is no evidence whatsoever that the moon has ever split into two. The absence of historical record from other civilizations, contemporary of Muhammad about the moon being split substantiate to this fact.

The hour drew nigh and the moon was rent in twain.
Qur'an 54:1 [edit] The universe consists of seven layers This is false. The universe consists of trillions of galaxies with billions of stars each. There's no such thing as seven layers.

See ye not how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another
Qur'an 71:15 [edit] With eight mountain goats This authentic hadith (sahih) goes into detail about the goats on these 7 heavens.

Narrated Al-Abbas ibn AbdulMuttalib:

I was sitting in al-Batha with a company among whom the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was sitting, when a cloud passed above them. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) looked at it and said: What do you call this?

They said: Sahab.

He said: And muzn? They said: And muzn. He said: And anan? They said: And anan. AbuDawud said: I am not quite confident about the word anan. He asked: Do you know the distance between Heaven and Earth? They replied: We do not know. He then said: The distance between them is seventy-one, seventy-two, or seventy-three years. The heaven which is above it is at a similar distance (going on till he counted seven heavens). Above the seventh heaven there is a sea, the distance between whose surface and bottom is like that between one heaven and the next. Above that there are eight mountain goats the distance between whose hoofs and haunches is like the distance between one heaven and the next. Then Allah, the Blessed and the Exalted, is above that.
Abu Dawud 40:4705 [edit] The Sun is not a star According to Islam, the Sun and stars are two completely different things. Modern science tells differently:

Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!
Qur'an 7:54 [edit] Where does the sun rise? The sun rises equally upon every human on earth on a daily basis, except in the poles. However, the Qur'an advocates the geocentric idea and flat earth concept in the verse below:

Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun.
Qur'an 18:90 [edit] Earth created in six days The earth took billions of years to form after Big bang.

We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in Six Days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us
Qur'an 50:38 [edit] The earth existed before the universe There was no planet during or before the Big Bang.

Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
Qur'an 21:30 The earth was created prior to the heaven.

He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. Then turned He to the heaven, and fashioned it as seven heavens. And He is knower of all things.
Qur'an 2:29 [edit] The Universe is contracting Firstly, inanimate objects can't speak. Secondly, we have recently come to know the universe is expanding, not contracting.

Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: "Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come (together), in willing obedience.
Qur'an 41:11 [edit] The sun is a flat disk This verse suggests that the Sun is flat and can be folded up.

When the sun (with its spacious light) is folded up
Qur'an 81:1 [edit] The wrong concept of flat Earth Places like Hawaii and LA are on the opposite side of earth to Mecca. Since the Earth is spherical, it's not possible to bow down towards the direction of Mecca when you are in these places, unless Muhammad and his companions thought that the earth was flat.

From whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; that is indeed the truth from the Lord. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.
Qur'an 2:149 The absence of mountain will cause the earth to be flattened:

One Day We shall remove the mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We shall gather them, all together, nor shall We leave out any one of them.
Qur'an 18:47 They ask thee concerning the Mountains: say "My Lord will uproot them and scatter them as dust;He will leave them as plains smooth and level;Nothing crooked or curved wilt thou see in their place
Qur'an 20:105 [edit] Earth has invisible pillars keeping up the sky This originated from the ancient Greek myth.

Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see
Qur'an 13:2 This shows a lack of knowledge of astronomy. There is nothing in the heavens or sky to "raise", with or without pillars.

[edit] Sirius as a single star The singular form used in this verse negates the fact that Sirius is actually a double star.

And that He it is Who is the Lord of Sirius
Qur'an 53:49 [edit] The sky is concrete and impenetrable The asteroid and meteorites penetrated the atmosphere to hit the earth throughout the course of history, there is no guardian whatsoever to prevent the incidents from happening.

And We have made the heavens as a canopy well guarded: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)
Qur'an 21:32 [edit] There are no black holes The evidence of Black Hole indicates certain degree of instability in the galaxy. Black holes absorb stars and even galaxies in regions of space where from which no entity, including light, can escape.

Who created the seven heavens one above another; you see no incongruity in the creation of the Beneficent Allah; then look again, can you see any disorder?
Qur'an 67:3 [edit] Allah is ignorant of the North and South Poles In polar regions, the longevity of day and night vary during summer and winter. Muhammad didn't know about this and he only repeated earlier geocentric ideas:

It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.
Qur'an 36:40 [edit] Thunder is an angel The Qur'an author(s) was superstitious about thunder and regarded this natural phenomenon as an angel

And the thunder declares His glory with His praise, and the angels too for awe of Him; and He sends the thunderbolts and smites with them whom He pleases, yet they dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess.
Qur'an 13:13 [edit] Tafsir Ibn Abbas When we turn to the Muslim sources which explain this verse, it is rather apparent that the author of the Quran believed that thunder wasn’t simply an impersonal force, but an angel: link

(The thunder hymneth His praise) by His command; it is an angel; it is also said: it is the voice of the sky (and (so do) the angels) and also the angels hymn His praise (for awe of Him) the angels have awe towards Allah. (He launcheth the thunder bolts) i.e. fire (and smiteth with them whom He will) He destroys by means of fire whoever He will, referring here to Zayd Ibn Qays whom Allah destroyed by fire, along with his friend ‘Amir Ibn al-Tufayl who was killed as a result of being stabbed in his waist (while they dispute (in doubt) concerning Allah) while they dispute with Muhammad (pbuh) concerning the Religion of Allah, (and He is mighty in wrath) His chastisement is severe
Tafsir Ibn-Abass [edit] What causes the movement of shadows? The Qur'an says its the Sun's movement. This is false. The earth revolves around the sun and cause the movement of shadow.

Hast thou not turned thy vision to thy Lord?- How He doth prolong the shadow! If He willed, He could make it stationary! then do We make the sun its guide;
Qur'an 25:45 [edit] The sky can fall down, the earth can swallow down The Qur'an author(s) thought that the sky is like a ceiling that can fall on someone while the earth can swallow someone too.

See they not what is before them and behind them, of the sky and the earth? If We wished, We could cause the earth to swallow them up, or cause a piece of the sky to fall upon them. Verily in this is a Sign for every devotee that turns to Allah (in repentance).
Qur'an 34:9 [edit] The Sky is made of rocky material What, have they not beheld heaven above them, how We have built it, and decked it out fair, AND IT HAS NO CRACKS? And the earth -- We stretched it forth, and cast on it firm mountains, and We caused to grow therein of every joyous kind
Qur'an 50:6 [edit] Biology [edit] Sperm comes from between the spine/backbone and ribs The Quran author(s) was ignorant of the actual scientific knowledge except rehashing the prevalent scientific error of his contemporary. Today we know sperm comes from the testicles, not from between the spine and ribs.

He is created from a drop emitted .Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs
Qur'an 86:6-7 [edit] Only Allah knows what gender the baby is Current technology, such as sonography, has enabled observation of baby's gender through ultrasonic imaging. There are also sex selection clinics that allow gender determination nowadays.

Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).
Qur'an 31:34 [edit] Ovum contributed by female is not mentioned The Qur'an author(s) did not mention the role of the ovum due to his sole observation of the sperm during intercourse. This verse fails to mention the important role of the female egg in the reproduction of humankind.

He is created from a drop emitted
Qur'an 25:45 [edit] Asexual creatures are absent in the Quran Not every creature procreates or reproduces through male and female sexual relationship. The whiptail lizard in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, and South America, which consists only of females who reproduce by parthenogenesis. Allah does not know anything about the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. Today we know you can find an organism which creates a genetically-similar or identical copy of itself without a contribution of genetic material from another individual. There's also hermaphrodites.

And of every thing We have created pairs: That ye may receive instruction.
Qur'an 51:49 [edit] The blood-clot stage in human reproduction There was never a stage of blood clot during the formation of humans inside the womb.

Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
Qur'an 96:2 [edit] Womb (stomach) has 3 layers There are many more layers such as endometrium, myometrium, perimetrium, peritoneum, besides the cervix uteri, corpus uteri, abdomen (with walls), placenta (with layers).

He created you (all) from a single person: then created, of like nature, his mate; and he sent down for you eight head of cattle in pairs: He makes you, in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness. such is Allah, your Lord and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) dominion. There is no god but He: then how are ye turned away (from your true Centre)?
Qur'an 39:6 [edit] Mistranslating Muslims This verse actually says stomach not womb, since the word 'butun' (بطن ) actually means stomach, not womb. These are very basic errors, since babies grow in the womb. Prominent translators such as Yusuf Ali, Pickthall, and Shakir have all mistranslated these texts in an attempt to make the Qur'an sound scientific.

[edit] Bones are formed before flesh The Qur'an elaborates that the bones are formed and wrapped up with flesh. The first muscles are formed before the bones, and the rest are formed simultaneously though.

Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones then (not and) clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create!
Qur'an 23:14 [edit] Milk comes from between excrement and blood The mammary glands where the milk is produced and stored are outside the body, while the excrement is in the intestines which is way inside the body. the two are nowhere near each other. Also, certain cattle milk needs processing, pasteurization, micro-filter, creaming and homogenization.

And verily in cattle (too) will ye find an instructive sign. From what is within their bodies between excretions and blood, We produce, for your drink, milk, pure and agreeable to those who drink it.
Qur'an 16:66 [edit] Do humans think with their heart or with their brain? The author of the Qur'an assumed that humans think with their heart, while in reality we utilize the brain for that purpose.

Behold! they fold up their hearts, that they may lie hid from Him! Ah even when they cover themselves with their garments, He knoweth what they conceal, and what they reveal: for He knoweth well the (inmost secrets) of the hearts.
Qur'an 51:49 [edit] Geology [edit] Earth has seven atmospheres In reality, there are five principal layers in the atmosphere determining temperature. Within these layers, there are four layers determined by other properties.

So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days, and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights, and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge.
Qur'an 41:12 [edit] Earth is still 21st century astronomers tell us the Earth goes around the Sun. The Qur'an gives these views.

Is not He (better than your gods) Who has made the earth as A FIXED ABODE, and has placed rivers in its midst, and has placed firm mountains therein, and has set a barrier between the two seas (of salt and sweet water). Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but most of them know not.
Qur'an 27:61 [edit] Tafsir Ibn Kathir Is not He Who has made the earth as a fixed abode,> meaning, STABLE AND STATIONARY, SO THAT IT DOES NOT MOVE OR CONVULSE, because if it were to do so, it would not be a good place for people to live on. But by His grace and mercy, He has made it smooth and calm, and it is not shaken or moved .. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Part 1)
Ibn-Kathir [edit] Different seas have an impenetrable barrier between them Distinct salinity levels in one sea eventually become homogenized with the other sea. However, the Qur'an failed to include this subtlety.

Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress
Qur'an 55:20 [edit] Earth is flat N J Dawood The earth, how it was made FLAT?
Qur'an 88:20 [edit] Tafsir Tafsir al-Jalalayn And the earth, how it was laid out flat?, and thus infer from this the power of God, exalted be He, and His Oneness? The commencing with the [mention of] camels is because they are closer in contact with it [the earth] than any other [animal]. As for His words sutihat, 'laid out flat', this on a literal reading suggests THAT THE EARTH IS FLAT, WHICH IS THE OPINION OF MOST OF THE SCHOLARS of the [revealed] Law, and not a sphere as astronomers (ahl al-hay'a) have it, even if this [latter] does not contradict any of the pillars of the Law.
Tafsir al-Jalalayn [edit] Earth is flat The earth was shaped like a couch while the sky shaped as dome, this substantiate the flat earth concept in Qur'an:

Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your dome; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith Fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah when ye know (the truth).
Qur'an 2:22 [edit] Tafsir Ibn Kathir who has made the earth AS FLAT and comfortable as a bed and placed upon it mountains standing firm... (Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Part 1)
Ibn-Kathir [edit] Earth is flat like a carpet He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.
Qur'an 20:53 He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.
Qur'an 43:10 [edit] Earth shaped as "wide" Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse,
Qur'an 78:6 [edit] Earth is level The Qur'an tells all mankind to face the direction of Mecca, but this would only be possible on a flat Earth. Which is the case if you lived for example in Hawaii or Samoa. This only reaffirms that the Earth is flat according to the Qur'an.

From whencesoever Thou startest forth, turn Thy face in the direction of the sacred Mosque; that is indeed the truth from the Lord. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.
Qur'an 2:149 [edit] Earth is flatter without mountains Earth without mountains.

One Day We shall remove the mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We shall gather them, all together, nor shall We leave out any one of them.
Qur'an 18:47 [edit] Earth spread out And the earth have WE spread out, and set therein firm mountains and cause every thing to grow therein in proper proportion
Qur'an 15:19 [edit] Tafsir al-Jalalayn And the earth We have stretched it out, SPREAD IT FLAT, and cast therein firm mountains, lest it should sway beneath its inhabitants, and caused to grow therein every kind of balanced thing, [every kind of thing] known and determined. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Part 1)
Tafsir al-Jalalayn [edit] Mountains prevent earthquakes Plate tectonic boundaries usually situated at the mountainous areas are highly unstable. The landmass of the earth has changed throughtout history. But the Qur'an propagates the idea that mountains are crucial in stabilizing the earth.

And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves
Qur'an 16:15 [edit] Allah dropped down/cast mountains Mountains are usually formed and produced by the movement of lithospheric plates, either orogenic movement or epeirogenic movement. They are not thrown downward like pegs.

And He hath cast into the earth firm hills that it quake not with you, and streams and roads that ye may find a way
Qur'an 16:15 [edit] Breasts contract with height This verse says that your chest cavity gets smaller with higher altitude when in reality the opposite is true.

And whomsoever it is Allah's will to guide, He expandeth his bosom unto the Surrender, and whomsoever it is His Will to send astray, He maketh his bosom close and narrow as if he were engaged in sheer ascent. Thus Allah layeth ignominy upon those who believe not.
Qur'an 6:125 [edit] Earth rests on a whale The citations are taken from the Arabic version of Ibn Kathir’s Commentary, since the English translation omits these traditions. As the readers begin to read them it will become obvious why these tales were omitted from the English version. The early Muslim traditions gives us an insight to Islamic views on the cosmos. The Arabic version can be found here

  • Note: Tafsir tabari, Al Qurtubi and Ibn Abbas also give the same ideas.
It was said that Nun refers to A GREAT WHALE that rides on the currents of the waters of the great ocean AND ON ITS BACK IT CARRIES THE SEVEN EARTHS, as was stated by Imam Abu Jafar Ibn Jarir. Narrated by Ibn Bashar, narrated by Yahya, narrated by Sufyan Al-Thuri, narrated by Sulayman Al-Amash, narrated by Abu Thubian, narrated by Ibn Abbas who related, "The first thing that Allah created was the pen and He said to it ‘Write’. The pen asked, ‘What shall I write?’ Allah said, ‘Write (the) fate (of everything).’ So the pen wrote everything that shall be from that moment until judgment day. Then Allah created the "Nun" and He caused steam to rise out of which the heavens were created AND THE EARTH WAS THEN LAID FLAT ON THE NUN’S BACK. Then the Nun became nervous and (as a result) the earth began to sway, but (Allah) fastened (the earth) with mountains lest the earth should move ...

It was narrated by Ibn Jarir, narrated by Ibn Hamid, narrated by Ata’a, narrated by Abu Al-Dahee, narrated by Ibn Abbas who stated, "The first thing my Lord created, may He be Exalted and Glorified, was the pen and He said to it, ‘Write.’ So the pen wrote all that will be until judgment day. Then Allah created the Nun (the whale) above the waters AND HE PRESSED THE EARTH INTO ITS BACK.

Al Tabarani narrated the same hadith above (from the prophet Muhammad) who narrated from Abu Habib Zaid Al-Mahdi Al Marouzi, narrated by Sa’id Ibn Yaqub Al-Talqani, narrated by Mu’amal Ibn Ismail, narrated by Hamad Ibn Zaid, narrated by Ata’a Ibn Al Sa’ib, narrated by Abu Al Dahee Muslim Ibn Subaih, narrated by Ibn Abbas who stated that the prophet – may peace and blessing be upon him and his family - said, "The first things Allah created were the pen and the whale and He said to the pen ‘Write.’ The pen asked, ‘What shall I write?’ Allah replied, ‘Everything that shall be until judgment day.’ Then He said ‘Nun. By the Pen and by what they write.’ So Nun is the whale and al-Qalam is the pen" ...

Ibn Abu Nujaih stated that Ibrahim Ibn Abu Bakir was informed by Mujahid who said, "It was said that Nun is the great whale WHO IS UNDERNEATH THE SEVEN EARTHS." Furthermore, Al-Baghawy – may Allah rest his soul - and a group of commentators stated that on the back of this whale there is a great rock whose thickness is greater than the width of the heavens and the earth and above this rock is A BULL THAT HAS FORTY THOUSAND HORNS. On the body of this bull are placed the seven earths and all that they contain, and Allah knows best.
Ibn-Kathir [edit] Environment [edit] Earthquakes are for non-Muslims only Some of the highest death tolls from natural disasters this millennium were in Muslim countries. In fact, natural disasters do not differentiate between Muslim or Non-Muslim nations.

Do then those who devise evil (plots) feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up, or that the Wrath will not seize them from directions they little perceive?
Qur'an 16:45 But they denied him, and the dreadful earthquake took them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.
Qur'an 29:37 [edit] Hurricanes/blizzards are punishments for Non-Muslims Two of the deadliest blizzards in history happened in Muslim countries. However, the Qur'an regards those natural disasters as violent punishment from God.

Do ye then feel secure that He will not cause you to be swallowed up beneath the earth when ye are on land, or that He will not send against you a violent tornado (with showers of stones) so that ye shall find no one to carry out your affairs for you
Qur'an 17:68 [edit] Pure rainwater The Qur'an says rainwater is pure, even though it has an average PH of 5.6. In some industrial areas rainwater can also be toxic.

And He it is Who sends the winds as good news before His mercy; and We send down pure water from the cloud,
Qur'an 25:48 [edit] Zoology [edit] Sinful animals According to the Islamic God, all animals will join us in the hereafter to be judged for their sins. So basically, in the hereafter, chicken, mankind, insects, and lions will stand side by side waiting our trial from the All Mighty lord Allah. This despite the fact that animals are not as self-aware as humans and work on instinct.

There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
Qur'an 6:38 [edit] Bees eat fruit Bees feed on nectar and pollen. However, Muhammad and his companions thought that bees consume fruit.

And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations;Then to eat of all the fruits (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought.
Qur'an 16:68-69 [edit] Horses created for our transportation It took thousands of years of domestication, evolution and cross-breeding. Horses were domesticated approximately 4,000 years ago in East Europe or Central Asia. Prior to this, horses were wild and need to be tamed, the Qur'an apparently neglect this important fact. Never mind the fact that we create our own transportation now with cars, planes etc.

And (He has created) horses, mules, and donkeys, for you to ride and use for show; and He has created (other) things of which ye have no knowledge.
Qur'an 16:8 [edit] Allah makes the bird fly The aerodynamic shape of the bird's wing function as an essential factor so that the difference in the air pressure between the lower and upper part of its wing able to push the bird upward. The wings evolved over millions of years to acquire this feature. But the Qur'an described this ability in the simplest religious way.

Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky? Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah. Verily in this are signs for those who believe
Qur'an 16:79 [edit] Quranic science on classification of creatures The Qur'an author(s) observed creatures of the desert using their bellies (snake) or two legs (human) or four legs (lizard) to move. However, he failed to include creatures such as Millipedes that have a thousand legs.

And Allah has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills for verily Allah has power over all things.
Qur'an 24:45 [edit] There are only eight types of cattle In actual fact, there are more than a dozen kinds of cattle. The Qur'an merely narrated male and female pairs of sheep,goats, oxes and camel, neglecting other types of cattle from the regions outside of Arabia.

He created you from one being, then from that (being) He made its mate; and He hath provided for you of cattle eight kinds. He created you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, in a threefold gloom. Such is Allah, your Lord. His is the Sovereignty. There is no Allah save Him. How then are ye turned away
Qur'an 39:6 [edit] History [edit] Christians worship Mary Mary was never worshipped by Christians as part of the Trinity. On the other hand, the Qur'an reiterated Muhammad's misunderstanding on the concept of the Trinity:

And behold! Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah'?" He will say: "Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden
Qur'an 5:116 [edit] Noah's Ark for every species This was a plagiarized story from the Bible. How was it possible to accommodate each species of male and female from all over the world inside an Ark? This myth was elegantly rehashed by the Qur'an.

At length, behold! there came Our command, and the fountains of the earth gushed forth! We said: "Embark therein, of each kind two, male and female, and your family - except those against whom the word has already gone forth,- and the Believers." but only a few believed with him.
Qur'an 11:40 [edit] Pharaoh or Pharaohs Geographically, the Coptic land of Egypt was adjacent to Arabia. Thus, most Arabs were aware of the preservation method applied by the ancient Egyptian to their Pharaohs. There were so many Pharaohs ranging from numerous dynasties, many of them were preserved intact. But the Qur'an merely narrated one Pharaoh that was preserved.

This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!"
Qur'an 10:91 [edit] Jews say Ezra is the son of Allah Historically, there was not a single Jew who held such a view. The Jews were historically strict monotheists. But the Qur'an accused them of polytheism. Maybe the Sahaba couldn't think of anything wrong with Judaism so they made something up.

The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!
Qur'an 9:30 [edit] Destroyed cities are punishment from Allah The Qur'an author(s) thought that outside the vicinity of Arabia there were cities and tribes destroyed by God. He acquired this hearsay from Arabian folklore as well as Jews and Christians sources. Those cities and tribes probably were destroyed by natural disasters or wars. For Muhammad, it's always God's way to deal with human.

Do they not travel through the earth and see what was the End of those before them? They were more numerous than these and superior in strength and in the traces (they have left) in the land: Yet all that they accomplished was of no profit to them.
Qur'an 40:82 [edit] Humans sleep for three-hundred years A human never sleeps for more than two days, unless he or she is in the state of comatose. However, the Qur'an incorporated this myth from Arabian and Christian folklore of the Seven Sleepers.

Then We sealed up their hearing in the Cave for a number of years.
Qur'an 18:11 [edit] Humans living for a thousand years There has never been recorded in actual history about human with such massive age. Moreover, science has never attested to this based on the fossil records. Nevertheless, the Qur'an is replete with this unsubstantiated myth.

We (once) sent Noah to his people, and he tarried among them a thousand years less fifty: but the Deluge overwhelmed them while they (persisted in) sin.
Qur'an 29:14 [edit] Muhammad sees an imaginary mosque? Muslims claim that Al-Aqsa mosque is mentioned in the Qur'an as the furthest mosque. Even though there was obviously no mosque in Jerusalem during Muhammad's time.

Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).
Qur'an 29:14 [edit] Sociology [edit] Allah was not aware of the Eskimos Muhammad was apparently unfamiliar with polar regions in which there are six months without sunlight and six months perpetual night during winter and summer. This injunction is arguably not observable by Eskimos. Could it be that God is ignorant about the night and day inequality phenomenon in the poles? The Qur'an claims that one should fast from sunrise till sunset.

...then complete your fast Till the night appears;...
Qur'an 2:187 Same circumstances with the five daily prayers. How are Eskimos going to pray sunset prayers all year round? Allah forgot to mention it or Muhammad and the Sahaba didn't know? The universality of the Islamic message is debatable here.

Establish regular prayers - at the sun's decline till the darkness of the night, and the morning prayer and reading: for the prayer and reading in the morning carry their testimony.
Qur'an 17:78 [edit] Muslims are protected in Mecca False promise by Allah. Juhayman al-Otaybi and Abd-Allah ibn al-Zubayr, and Abu Tahir al-Janabi killed thousands of Muslim pilgrims in Mecca. Moreover, Yazid Bin Muawiya sent a battalion of army to attack Mecca and desecrated the Kaaba. The safety of Mecca is debatable here as there is no historical evidence pointing to that effect.

Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
Qur'an 2:125 Allah made the Ka'ba, the Sacred House, an asylum of security for men, as also the Sacred Months, the animals for offerings, and the garlands that mark them: That ye may know that Allah hath knowledge of what is in the heavens and on earth and that Allah is well acquainted with all things.
Qur'an 5:97 There was no "Abaabil" bird to strike and halt them when they perpetrated bloodshed in Mecca.

Striking them with stones of baked clay.
Qur'an 105:4 [edit] Non-Muslims are deaf, dumb, and blind Muslims call non-believers "deaf dumb and blind" but all the science and technology in the Muslim world is almost exclusively purchased from the non-Muslim world. Furthermore, statistics show correlation studies indicating that religious conviction diminishes with education level. Computers, TV's, space shuttles, helicopters, ipods, nuclear bombs, cameras, satellites, birth control pills, vaccination for smallpox, telephones, radios, light bulbs, microchips, CDs, playstations, refrigerators, microwaves, stainless steel, plastic, aluminium, x-rays, polio-vaccine, anti-biotics, heart-transplants etc. were all invented by non-Muslims.

Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path)
Qur'an 2:18 [edit] All animals live in communities Some animals or living beings such as the jaguar or leopard or spiders are well known for being solitary loners. They are certainly not in communities.

There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
Qur'an 6:38 [edit] Islam is only for people who speak Arabic The total number of languages in the world is between 5,000 and 10,000. However, It is incumbent upon Muslims to pray in Arabic, recite the Qur'an in Arabic and understand hadith and tafsir in Arabic. I think we can all agree we require an explanation for this from Allah, the Islamic god.

We have made it a Qur'an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand (and learn wisdom).
Qur'an 43:3 [edit] The heavens and earth rejected the "Trust" Heaven and Earth were afraid of the "Trust", in contradistinction with human. But mountains are just geological physical features without emotions.

We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it;- He was indeed unjust and foolish
Qur'an 33:72 [edit] Fictional Tales [edit] Humans supernaturally transform into apes and pigs Sabbath breakers are transformed into apes.

And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."
Qur'an 18:89 [edit] Mythical werewolves will roam the Earth The modern satellite GPS system failed to trace the location of Ya'juj and Ma'juj. According to the Qur'an, these two beast tribes concealed themselves behind a metal wall.

Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every hill.
Qur'an 21:96 [edit] Delicious buffet magically appears from the sky No human ever experience food falling from the sky to feed their hunger. But the Qur'an has this obsolete story.

Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Allah, Lord of us! Send down for us a table spread with food from heaven, that it may be a feast for us, for the first of us and for the last of us, and a sign from Thee. Give us sustenance, for Thou art the Best of Sustainers.
Qur'an 5:115 [edit] A stick miraculously transforms into a serpent This was plagiarized from the Bible.

Then (Moses) threw his rod, and behold! it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!
Qur'an 7:107 [edit] Solomon with his army of genies and birds Throughout history, kings and emperors had commanded huge and small amount of armies. None was ever recorded to possess armies that entirely consists of birds and genies. This is only unique with the Qur'an.

And Solomon was David's heir. He said: "O ye people! We have been taught the speech of birds, and on us has been bestowed (a little) of all things: this is indeed Grace manifest (from Allah.)And before Solomon were marshalled his hosts― of Jinns and men and birds, and they were all kept in order and ranks.
Qur'an 27:16-17 He spoke with a Hoopoe bird and wanted to punish it for a small error.

And he took a muster of the Birds; and he said: "Why is it I see not the Hoopoe? Or is he among the absentees? I will certainly punish him with a severe Penalty, or execute him, unless he bring me a clear reason (for absence).
Qur'an 27:20-22 The Hoopoe bird was in fact busy eavesdropping on a beautiful female ruler, Queen Sheba.

I found (there) a woman ruling over them and provided with every requisite; and she has a magnificent throne.
Qur'an 27:23 [edit] Jonah performs repentance prayer inside a fish How can a human lived inside a fish and perform prayer of repentance in the stomach? Prophet Jonah according to the Qur'an did just that.

Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame.Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah,He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection.But We cast him forth, on the naked shore in a state of sickness
Qur'an 37:142 [edit] Humans and ants can communicate with each other In fact, ants communicate with each other using pheromone, a chemical signal. However, King Solomon was able to do so.

So he smiled, amused at her speech; and he said: "O my Lord! so order me that I may be grateful for Thy favours, which thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may work the righteousness that will please Thee: And admit me, by Thy Grace, to the ranks of Thy righteous Servants
Qur'an 27:19 [edit] Muhammad flies on a winged unicorn called Buraq to heaven It took one week to travel from Mecca to the Farthest Mosque by camel. But the Buraq did that in a matter of minutes:

Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).
Qur'an 17:1
  • For further details, see: Buraq
[edit] Body parts can rebel against the host The limbs are controlled by the brain that conveys electrical signal through the nervous system. But the Quran believes that the limbs can talk and testify against the host:

On the Day when their tongues, their hands, and their feet will bear witness against them as to their actions.
Qur'an 24:24 [edit] The ocean split into half Moses and the Israelis crossed the split ocean, an obvious plagiarism from the Old Testament.

And remember We divided the sea for you and saved you and drowned Pharaoh's people within your very sight.
Qur'an 2:50 [edit] Solomon can control the wind King Solomon had the authority to manipulate the wind at his command.

Then We subjected the wind to his power, to flow gently to his order, Whithersoever he willed
Qur'an 38:36 [edit] Ibn Kathir translation A flying carpet made from wood, on top of which he could carry everything in his kingdom including chairs, to wherever Solomon wants to go, whilst flocks of birds would fly over to give shade
Ibn-Kathir [edit] A dead man testified against his killer Scientifically, a man who has died for a few days can never be resurrected. But with scripture, the supernatural overrules the natural world.

And We said: Smite him with some of it. Thus Allah bringeth the dead to life and showeth you His portents so that ye may understand.
Qur'an 2:72 [edit] A monster speaks to humans Beastly creatures advising human about the truth.

And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), we shall produce from the earth a beast to (face) them: He will speak to them, for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs.
Qur'an 27:82 [edit] Magical Hand in the Quran The hand that possesses shining power.

Now draw thy hand close to thy side: it shall come forth white (and shining), without harm (or stain)― as another Sign
Qur'an 20:22 [edit] Mountains and birds can sing human song Prophet David the singer and metal welder.

And assuredly We gave David grace from Us, (saying): O ye hills and birds, echo his psalms of praise! And We made the iron supple unto him
Qur'an 34:10 [edit] Others [edit] Mathematical error in hereditary laws 4.11: Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children's (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females: if only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half. For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased Left brothers (or sisters) the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases ('s) after the payment of legacies and debts. Ye know not whether your parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by Allah; and Allah is All-knowing, Al-wise.

4.12: In what your wives leave, your share is a half, if they leave no child; but if they leave a child, ye get a fourth; after payment of legacies and debts. In what ye leave, their share is a fourth, if ye leave no child; but if ye leave a child, they get an eighth; after payment of legacies and debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance is in question, has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third; after payment of legacies and debts; so that no loss is caused (to any one). Thus is it ordained by Allah; and Allah is All-knowing, Most Forbearing.
Qur'an 4:11-12
  • wife: 1/8 = 3/24,
  • daughters: 2/3 = 16/24,
  • father: 1/6 = 4/24,
  • mother: 1/6 = 4/24,
  • total = 27/24=1.125
The total does not equal to 1. This error can never be reconciled in any way. For more detail, please see the Answering-Islam website.

[edit] Rain from the sky grows plants The Qur'an fails to mention evaporation or the photosynthesis process because the Arabs uttered what they observed on the desert in which the plant will grow immediately after raining.

Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith Fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah when ye know (the truth).
Qur'an 2:22 [edit] People use the forehead to lie Brain wave technology shows us electrical activity happens in the entire brain when deceitful. On the contrary, Muslims ascribed scientific knowledge even to this verse of torture below.

Let him beware! If he desist not, We will drag him by the forelock. A lying, sinful forehead.
Qur'an 96:15-16 [edit] The message of Islam was never universal All Islamic fruit ate strangely from nearby regions around the Arabian peninsula. The Islamic paradises are planted with Middle Eastern fruits only.

It is He who sends down rain from the sky: from it ye drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle.
Qur'an 16:10 In them will be Fruits, and dates and pomegranates
Qur'an 55:68 By the Fig and the Olive
Qur'an 95:1 [edit] Hadiths are irrelevant As Qur'an-only sect say, the Quran is sufficient for a Muslim. However, there are many details of Islamic rituals excluded from the Quran. Did Allah forgot to do so? Even though this verse purported:

There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.
Qur'an 6:38 [edit] Allah is negligent about disabled creature Apparently Allah is unaware that he creates disabled animals and humans too.

Who hath created seven heavens in harmony. Thou (Muhammad) canst see no fault in the Beneficent One's creation; then look again: Canst thou see any flaw?
Qur'an 67:3 [edit] Allah left out poisonous sea creatures in his dietary advice A lot of sea creatures are deadly for example the puffer fish, poison dart frog, marbled cone snail, blue ringed octopus and stonefish. But Allah says we can eat all types of seafood.

Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game and its use for food,- for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel; but forbidden is the pursuit of land-game;- as long as ye are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb. And fear Allah, to Whom ye shall be gathered back.
Qur'an 5:96 [edit] Allah didn't know about Water Cycle Every verse about rain in the Qur'an implies that rain comes either directly from the sky or from God. The evaporation of water into the air was conveniently not mentioned because the Qur'an author(s) were unable to observe it.

That sends down (from time to time) rain from the sky in due measure;- and We raise to life therewith a land that is dead; even so will ye be raised (from the dead)
Qur'an 43:11 [edit] Space flight is impossible Space travel was pioneered by Non-Muslims fifty years ago. With current technology, mankind has already explored the end of the solar system. This verse however, implies that space travel is impossible without the consent of Allah. With dozens of atheist astronauts, you have to ask why an omniscient Deity made such an erroneous prophecy.

O ye assembly of Jinns and men! If it be ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! not without authority shall ye be able to pass!
Qur'an 55:33 [edit] Allah thinks it's acceptable to create the cruel cycle of prey vs predator Allah purposefully designed a system that ensures the suffering and death of all his creatures, parasite and host, predator and prey. There's no awesomeness in this purpose.

"The creation of the earth is even more awesome than the creation of the human being"
Qur'an 40:57 [edit] Human created from clay The Qur'an advocates creationism. It is incompatible with the truth of human evolution from simpler life forms and natural selection.

We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape;
Qur'an 15:26 To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: "Be," and it is.
Qur'an 2:117 [edit] Allah misled Adam and Eve through Satan The story of Adam and Eve's fall from paradise into the earth is untrue. This was part of Middle Eastern myth. Other civilizations possessed their own distinct version of the myth which were unique too. But the Qur'an wants the entire humanity to accept this fable as true.

Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden), and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: "Get ye down, all (ye people), with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood - for a time
Qur'an 2:36 [edit] Hail comes from mountains on the sky Hail forms in cumulonimbus clouds when supercooled water droplets freeze on contact with condensation nuclei. However, the Qur'an mistakenly ascribed the hail's formation to the imaginary mountains on the sky.

Seest thou not that Allah makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap? - then wilt thou see rain issue forth from their midst. And He sends down from the sky mountain masses (of clouds) wherein is hail: He strikes therewith whom He pleases and He turns it away from whom He pleases, the vivid flash of His lightning well-nigh blinds the sight.
Qur'an 24:43 [edit] Allah likes to destroy ancient tribes The Qur'an is replete with hostile threats like these. It seems that God is asking people to reflect on events that happened many millennia ago without a crystal ball.

See they not how many a generation We destroyed before them?
Qur'an 6:6 [edit] There's an extreme east and west Zul-qarnain went to the most extreme corner of the earth on one edge, and then moved to the other edge. This attested to the flat earth concept propagated by the Qur'an. Tafsir Qurtubi also accepts this interpretation and even claims only Zul Qarnayn has seen the "supporting pillar mountrains".

Then followed he (another) way,
Qur'an 18:89 [edit] See also