contradictions in Quran
OP - January 16, 2016, 04:29 PM
For me Quran is not only a bundle of contradictions, but a
volume of confusion. The following examples prove the point:
"Those who believe [in the Qur.an], and those who follow the
Jewish [Scriptures], and the Christians and the Sabians, any one
who believe in God and the last day, and work righteousness
shall have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no
fear, nor shall they grieve." (Sura 2:62).
Now, read a counter "revelation" in Sura Imran:
"If anyone desires a religion other than Islam [Submission to
God] he will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual
good" (Sura 3:85)
The Quran rightly condemns hypocrisy (Sura 4:138; 9:64-68) and
teaches that hypocrites will occupy the lowest part of Hell fire, (Sura
4:145). Yet Allah commands Muhammad to compel men to Islam at the
point of the sword , i.e., in a Jihad (see Sura 47:4; 2:191; 4:74-77) while
elsewhere stating that there should be no compulsion in religion (Sura
2:256). These statements cannot be logically reconciled. To condemn
religious coercion while making Jihad incumbent on Muslims is surely
hypocritical and an obvious contradiction.
In Sura 2:6-7, Muhammad is told that his attempt to convert the
unbelievers will not avail anything because Allah has sealed their heart
and their ears and blindfolded their eyes. But elsewhere Muhammad is
told to attempt their conversion, by peaceful means anyway (Sura
24:54). In Surat al-Ghashiya, Muhammad is reminded of his role as a
warner only and that the disbelievers will be punished by Allah himself.
"Thou art not one to manage [men's] affairs. But if any turn
away and reject God, God will punish him with a mighty
punishment, for to us will be their return." (Sura 88:22-25).
The very contrary is taught in other passages as the great prophet of
Islam claims that Allah has commanded him to spread Islam with the
sword. In Sura 4:48, 116, we learned that Shirk,1 (idolatry) is an
unpardonable sin, yet Abraham (Ibrahim), the friend of God, is alleged
to be guilty of this sin (see Sura 6:75-78).
The power to create and impart life is the exclusive right of God
alone. He cannot permit angels or prophets to create life or they would
also be God. Yet Quran on the one hand teaches that Jesus fashioned a
bird out of clay and imparted life into the bird (Sura 3:49), while on the
other hand, the same Quran teaches that Jesus is no more than a
It is common knowledge that only God is worthy of worship, yet the
Koran teaches that Iblis or Satan was cast out of heaven for his refusal to
worship Adam (Sura 2:34; 7:11-13; 38:72-77). Wine is forbidden to
Muslims here on earth (Sura 5:92, 2:219) but rivers of wine are
promised them in Aljana, the Muslim heaven (Sura 47:15; 76:6; 83:25).