Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

The Fatuous Mind of Allah

In Islam, it is compulsory for all Muslims to believe that Allah has written every word in the Qur'an. If a Muslim denies this, he/she is a blasphemer and is subject to harsh punishment which might include beheading. Nevertheless, if anyone reads the Qur'an seriously and with an open mind, he/she will be stunned at the ambiguous, contradictory and erroneous verses buried inside this Holy Scripture. Many verses in the Qur'an clearly tell us that those words cannot be the words of Allah.
In this essay, we shall witness how silly Allah could be when He wrote the Qur'an.

Allah praises, thanks, and blesses Himself

Let us consider the following hilarious situations:

Jesus Christ blessing Jesus Christ
Kali Mata (a Hindu goddess) praising Kali Mata
Ganesh (another Hindu god) thanking Ganesh
Lord Buddha praising Lord Buddha
Nelson Mandela blessing Nelson Mandela
Hitler thanking Hitler
Radovan Kardzic praising Radovan Karadzic
George Bush blessing George Bush
Barack Obama praising Barak Obama
Osama bin Ladin thanking Osama bin Ladin
Hilary Clinton blessing Hilary Clinton
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad praising Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Indira Gandhi blessing Indira Gandhi
Karl Marx thanking Karl Marx
Vladimir Putin praising Vladimir Putin
Sir Winston Churchill blessing Sir Winston Churchill
……..and so on.

We might consider the above citations absurd, illogical, silly and dim-witted. We might even say those who pronounce or write such passages are insane/mad, and must be sent to mental asylums. But hang on, Allah, the presumed author of the Qur’an, precisely does so. Here are few verses from Sura Kahf (tr. Hilali and Khan) where Allah unabashedly praises Allah.

  • 18:1 All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave (Muhammad) the Book (the Qur’an), and has not placed therein any crookedness.
  • 18:2 (He has made it) Straight to give warning (to the disbelievers) of a severe punishment from Him, and to give glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a fair reward (i.e. Paradise).
  • 18:3 They shall abide therein forever

If we were to make any sense from the above verses, we may conclude:

Muhammad or another person/entity is the author of these verses.

Had Allah said those verses to Muhammad then Allah must had been drunk or under the influence of a strong drug.

Allah must be a resident of a mental asylum.

Here are a few more verses (tr. Hilali and Khan) to amuse the readers.

  • 25:1 Blessed be He Who sent down the criterion (of right and wrong, i.e. this Qur'ân) to His slave (Muhammad) that he may be a warner to the 'Alamîn (mankind and jinns).
  • 34:1 All the praises and thanks be to Allâh, to Whom belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. His is all the praises and thanks in the Hereafter, and He is the AllWise, the AllAware.
  • 35:1 All the praises and thanks be to Allâh, the (only) Originator [or the (only) Creator] of the heavens and the earth, Who made the angels messengers with wings, - two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Verily, Allâh is Able to do all things.
  • 37:182 And all the praise and thanks be to Allah, Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists.
  • 45:36 So all the praises and thanks are to Allâh, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the earth, and the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

In the above verses, Allah is praising and blessing Allah.

Readers should note that at the beginning of those verses Allah did not ask Muhammad to utter the Arabic word ‘kul’ (read). Thus, we may conclude that Muhammad or another entity is speaking in those verses.

If we were to believe that Allah is the only author of the Qur'an, we must conclude that Allah’s silliness has no bound.

Allah says Insha Allah (if Allah wills)

In Sura Kahf (sura 18) Allah narrated to Muhammad the story of sleepers. Previously, the Jews had enquired of Muhammad if he had any idea about a few biblical stories. Muhammad was perplexed, as he had no idea of what the Jews were talking. He requested two weeks (approximately) of reprieve to find the answer, assuring that his Allah will provide the correct response. Two weeks passed. Muhammad was still reticent. The Jews understood the depth of Allah’s intellectual competence. Then, after a long delay, Allah purportedly narrated the story as written in Sura Kahf. In verse 18:23-24. Muhammad complained to Allah for his (Allah’s) delay. Allah admonished Muhammad for not saying ‘Insha Allah’ when talking with the Jewish Rabbis.

Here are those verses (tr. Hilali and Khan):

  • 18:23 And never say of anything, "I shall do such and such thing tomorrow."
  • 18:24 Except (with the saying), "If Allâh will!" And remember your Lord when you forget and say: "It may be that my Lord guides me unto a nearer way of truth than this."

In Sura al-Kalam (sura 68) Allah tells the story of the people of the garden who boasted about the harvest of their garden, but forgot to mention “Insha Allah” when they intended to pick the fruits. Because of forgetting ‘Insha Allah’, when they entered their garden in the morning, they found their garden ruined.

Let us read these verses:

  • 68:17 Verily, We have tried them as We tried the people of the garden, when they swore to pluck the fruits of the (garden) in the morning,
  • 68:18 Without saying: Inshâ' Allâh (If Allâh will).
  • 68:19 Then there passed by on the (garden) something (fire) from your Lord at night and burnt it while they were asleep.
  • 68:20 So the (garden) became black by the morning, like a pitch dark night (in complete ruins).

Amazingly, Allah Himself says “Insha Allah” in the following verses (tr. Hilali and Khan):

48:27 Indeed Allâh shall fulfil the true vision which He showed to His Messenger [i.e. the Prophet saw a dream that he has entered Makkah along with his companions, having their (head) hair shaved and cut short] in very truth. Certainly, you shall enter AlMasjidalHarâm; if Allâh wills, secure, (some) having your heads shaved, and (some) having your head hair cut short, having no fear. He knew what you knew not, and He granted besides that a near victory.

In the above verse, Allah clearly chants “Insha Allah.” If we have any doubt, we might consider the Arabic Qur’an. It is there in Arabic, the word ‘Insha Allah”. Here is the transliteration of verse 48:27:

Laqad sadaqa Allahu rasoolahu alrru/ya bialhaqqi latadkhulunna almasjida alharama in shaa Allahu amineena muhalliqeena ruoosakum wamuqassireena la takhafoona faAAalima ma lam taAAlamoo fajaAAala min dooni thalika fathan qareeban. (Note: thebold emphasis is mine)

To hide Allah’s inanity and silliness, Maududi writes the following comment on this verse:

Here, about the words insha'-Allah (if Allah so wills), which Allah Himself has used with His promise, one can raise the objection that when Allah Himself is making this promise, what is the meaning of making it conditional upon His own willing it? The answer is: Here the words insha'-Allah have not been used in the sense that if AIlah does not will, He will not fulfil His promise, but in fact these relate to the background in which this promise was made… (commentary number 48/48:

I could not make any head or tail from the above commentary of Maududi. Perhaps, Allah Himself will not understand either.


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Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. 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 five e-Books: 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. He can be contacted at

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Name: Akhter
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 00:23:26 -0700


you jew spy,allah can say anything he can take drugs he can do anything why are you jealous of allah ? koran is written by allah it is 100% fact and no one can dispute it.

Name: to Akhtar
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 01:22:51 -0700


Whatever Allah, the supreme creator, does must be praiseworthy. Allah wants to praised. Mr. Kasem is just doing that. Allah must be delighted, while Kasem is earning swab. Your heartburn at it will earn you the scourge of Allah.

Name: Great article!
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 01:50:07 -0700


You are speaking out what I was thinking for a long time. Every time I read in the Surahs, I ask myself who stupid this sounds. Foir example, japanese people might very well think that the author of the quran sounds crazy since it is regarded as extremely swanky to talk in such a way about oneself. "We" and so on! This makes the style of the quran so swanky, not great! It is indeed the primitive style of somebody who does not know how to behave! You should consider this: Wise people are modest when talking about themselves, even if they are very great. Allah of the quran, in contrast, seems to be talking much like a pimp or a gangster boss.

Name: To Akhter and other Pakis
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 03:03:18 -0700


It is clear that this book'Quran' is just the handiwork of the psychopath criminal and sexmaniac Muhamad. How can any supreme being be self-laudatory and so egoistic as this fictional character of Allah. All this shows that it is a low-brow ,cheap ungrammatical writing not fit be be called a literature!. After all what Allah and his fake 'prophet' Muhamad promise you for being a faithful adherent of this cult? Only an etrnal Brothel and a life of eternal sleaze! Lewdity is always in the minds of muslims :that is why they pack their women like sardines in black 'burqas' in the hottest and most humid weather conditions. This shows their low-brow ,vulgar and lewd mindset. Muhamad must have been the most lecherous man ever in the history of humanity - and only absolute idiots would believe in such a man ,who was a psychopath, murderer ,paedophilist, sodomist, sex maniac and also a robber! With a cult founded by such a beast , what else can you expect from their "holy" shit of a book Quran!

Name: vbv
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 03:45:25 -0700


Monotheist God is a stupid concept. Take Yahweh/Jehowa/Allah - have they ever come to rescue any innocent sufferer? No they only want blind belief and submission to their evil Diktats. They would say - "Believe me and you are in Heaven/Paradise/Jannah or else I shall shove you into the ever-blazing Hell/Jahanum forever" . Now this is very puerile, childish! It is even an insult to a child - it is sheer insanity! None of these monotheist gods come as saviour/protector and deliverer of an innocent person in their mundane existence on this planet Earth. They are narcissistic , want to be praised by the gullible lest they be thrown to the Hell in the "Hereafter". The Universe is so huge ,complex and illimitable, and yet we have these monotheist god peering down on this small insignificant planet in a remote corner of our Milky Way Galaxy craving for adulation, being pettyminded ,unforgiving to those who ignore them ,having all the weaknesses of several humans together, and yet we are to believe in the infallibilty of their"words" (which are actually the words put in their mouths by their founders ,be it Muhamad, Moses or Abraham! For these gods are fictional characters, nothing more!) These Gods are blissfully ignorant about our Cosmos - they have no idea of our Universe or our Galaxy , and there are billions of Galaxies and countless trillions of Stars and infinite number of planets ! These gods are Earth-centric. Why? Because the creators of these Gods lived in a primitive age when science and knowledge was either absent or in its very early infancy-stage! Therefore these gods have no relevence at all to the modern world ,which is all about peace, progress and prosperity and also understanding our mother-nature from which we draw our sustenance and to which we owe our existence! In the 21st century , when humans have progreesed so much in the frontiers of knowledge and science , it is time that we rubbish religion/creed/cult ,especially the monotheistic ones which are the most violent and intolerant ones, and consign them to the dustbins of history as just bad dreams or plain human stupidity ! ------

Name: balam
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 03:53:13 -0700


Quran seems to be a book of Demonic comedy. One Muslim preacher at Broadway Mosque gave a Khutba that there was no wisdom in the Quran. No Muslim disagreed. Hence the learned Maulana must be right. Quran is a book only to impress Idiots called Muslims. Mills and Boons is better reading than Quran. At least you can understand what you read and you do not need a Tafseer.

Name: ABC
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 04:48:02 -0700


Isn't Jibreel (Gabriel) conveying Allah's mesaage to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). I think the angel is praising Allah. A rubbish article without any substance.

Name: ABC-how stupdi can u get ?? even if gabriel was praising imaginary allah the GRAMMER IS WRONG !
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 04:51:23 -0700


even if gabriel was praising imaginary allah the GRAMMER IS WRONG ! surely arabic language is not as good as english !!

Name: Hey Akhter
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 05:09:14 -0700


Indeed you are a mleccha (mal + iccha) lover of filth. Can you tell of anyone who is in heaven or has returned from there to tell you the stories or cite anyone who was in the hell and has returned to tell its stories ? You dumbhead, you are constantly being hounded by the thought of hell and punishments therein or you dream of 72 houries etc. in heaven. Your Quran is a great brainwasher and you stupids become zombies the moment you succumb to all teachings which have nothing more to offer you than the proverbial carrot or the stick. You have no vision to think beyond heaven and hell. Wake up man and make your imbecile followers of the cult to wake up and think beyond heaven and hell. Be a free man and read what is said in the upanishads and the Bhagwatgita. You will know the truth then. Stop thinking of killing people to achieve what you think is islamic. Otherwise, get ready to get an eternal kick from Allah, if he is really Almighty God.

Name: Blackhawk
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 06:18:19 -0700


Islam is evil and muslims are stupid and ingnorant. Idiots supreme. Don't tell me I don't understand it. That is B.S. I understand it all too well. Hell is full of muslims idiots who thought they would be martyrs. Burn. Burn for all eternity.

Name: Redman
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 06:24:00 -0700


Mo was a sinner. A child molester, an adulterer, a murderer and a thug. He is in hell with the rest of the murdering muslims. You stupid arab fools. Ride your camels into hell.

Name: what hell is this.This shows how stupid Quron is?
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 09:50:48 -0700


what hell is this.This shows how stupid Quron is?I don't know why educated muslims can not even dare to think rationality of quron and free themselves from this mad islam. This article is great and shows clearly that quron is the hallucination of Mohammad. Aktar like islamists alias Mohammadians are ssuffering from photophobia (fear of light (of wisdom)). These unfortunate people are mental slaves just leave them just pity them. They do not have enough courage to think and rationally.If is not impotnet his children or atleast grand children can know that islam is totally false. recall What happened when copernicus reaffirmed earth is not flat (already in Rigveda it is mentioned earth is like golha i.e globe or ball shape) but it is globe? stuoid people died with out knowing the actual truth. But thier children or grand childrencame to know the truth. The death of of Copernicus did not ended the tuth.

Name: : Aktar, islam makes mental slavery so that you cn not Question
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 09:55:19 -0700


: Aktar ,islam makes mental slavery so that you cn not Question.You cant think but just shout.Medicine can cure the disease only if one has the courage to take the bitter medicine.No body here wants to hurt but every body pity you.A mad dog bites every one and every thing in its way.But one can not bite it back.We can only pity helples irrational islamic fantics ilke you

Name: Aktar is live hypnotised
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 09:56:06 -0700


Aktar is live hypnotised.He should know what is hypnotism.

Name: Ali Khalaf
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 10:27:52 -0700


Very good article Abul Kasem. Keep the good work.

Name: kafir/infidel ( & Ex-communist ).
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 11:13:24 -0700


Nobody knows exactly who the author of QQURRAN was - not withstanding the bombastic claims and bluster from Moslems. QQURRAN appeared after the death of MO. QQURRAN was compiled and edited by Uthman . Several versions of QQURRAN are also available- but they are not brought into open. QQURRAN is stupid and confusing write up. Even the trans laters have to ,assume, deduce and ADD something in the parenthesis to make sense !!!!!!!!!. Otherwise it - the sentence is never complete !!!!!!!!! Besides there are numerous contradictions,errors,mistakes in QQURRAN . QQURRAN narration of BIBLE ,jesus is entirely wrong !!!!!!!! and this gives ammunistion to moslems and MO to say that BIBLE is corrupted !!!!!!!! To me ISLAM and MOslems always looked BIZARRE, weird - Moslimahs in BURQAS and the ruthlessness ,cruelty of Moslems in killing hundreds and thousands of animals - particularly goat,sheep,cows .The life style of Moslems also is strange . A true Moslem man can easily be identified - becoz of his attitude ,mannerisms - always a true Moslem looks like he is going to rape somebody or that he is is suspecious of something among nonmoslems. Moslems never fit or mingle seamlessly with nonmoslems - as a common humanity........... ALLA in QQURRAN is always proved to be wrong and stupid - ALLA creates a moslem boy and girls and then ALLA ask Moslems to circumscise them !!!!!!!! This is 100% proof that ALLA do not know what he is doing !!!!!!! ZAKIR and QQURRAN mentions that humans are made from clot like way!!!! what does this mean ? A clot has no life in it !!! it is like dead meat !!!!!!!!!! If ZAKIR is quoting the validity of this way of life creation by citing the text book of embryology written by some canadian - then I question the qualifications of this canandian doctor. Then the scientific community must scrutinize this canadian authors qualifications and strip him of his degree . Clot is lifeless - no living cell in it . How can an embryo form from a clot ? Obviously this canadian author is a fraud and his scientific colleagues must take action against him. Most likely this canadian author has gotten lot of financial pay off from SAUDIS . ZAKIR - now you are sitting in INDIA ,comfortably and promoting ISLAMIC terrorism - killing hundreds and thousands of HINDUS . Count the number of ISLAMIC bombings, attacks, killings every year . The present , INDIAN regime is a cabal of antinational CONGIE,COMMIE FASCIST, ISLAMO-FASCIST, MISSIONARY christo goons and thugs and presiding over the destruction, terrorism in INDIA .. World must know this.

Name: Blackhawk
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 13:12:45 -0700


Ignorat, stupid muslims. ISLAM - I Shall Live A Moron.

Name: To ABC
Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 19:01:52 -0700


So you mean, Quran is not all Allah's words alone. Gabriel also contributed in it. Good progress. More to go...

Date: Thursday August 28, 2008
Time: 21:12:31 -0700


Koran is word of Allah the mighty.

Name: reader
Date: Friday August 29, 2008
Time: 00:26:44 -0700


Just as strange as Allah being humble before himself, are the verses that have Allah swear by the planets, the moon and the stars (81:15, 84:16) that something he asserts as truth must be so. Also in 36:10 he swears to the truth of something by the Koran. So apparently the Koran is a higher authority than Allah. It all rather suggests that the Koran, as various commentators have suggested, was really originally a collection of sermonizing material which was only at a later date elevated to be the sacred canon as the supposed word of God. Once this idea for its origins was circulated, then perhaps it was impossible to edit it. With low literacy levels, perhaps a suitably sized book for which the emphasis was on chanting from, was considered all that was required.

Name: Jasminasafali
Date: Friday August 29, 2008
Time: 01:47:28 -0700


The tragedy is even the Muslim intellectuals, living in democratic societies who sermonise on secularism, democracy, human rights, etc. never raise their voice to question such absurdities in Koran. Rather they present convoluted arguements in defence. The verses in the very first Sura of Koran which Allah supposed to have written are also self praising, self hailing, and self thanking. Doesn't every Sura start with 'In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.'? Now, is it part of the Koran? If yes, then (having come down from Him)God here is indulging in self adulation. If no, then they cannot be God's words hence are just human entries.

Name: Words from the Great Buana!
Date: Friday August 29, 2008
Time: 11:11:06 -0700


I am the Great Buana, praise me and kiss my ass!

Name: caleb singh
Date: Friday August 29, 2008
Time: 18:43:58 -0700


the bogus and fraud koran along with the fraudulent hadiths are the source of all evil

Name: Satan Angel Lucifer gave Qua'ran to Muhammed to kill Chrisitans...
Date: Wednesday September 03, 2008
Time: 08:39:22 -0700


NOooo, that is not Angel Gabriel...That is Angel Lucifer ( Satan ) who gave Qua'ran to Muhammad to kill GOD chosen People( Israeli & Christians) , it's very Obvious, Any angel who gave another scriptures different Must be Accursed.....

Name: So "allah" must swear by the moon, etc...
Date: Thursday September 04, 2008
Time: 22:55:26 -0700



Name: concern
Date: Thursday September 18, 2008
Time: 20:39:16 -0700


islam is the real religion we must believing.. this sayings here are all lies!

Name: Ridiculous Koran says...
Date: Thursday September 18, 2008
Time: 23:48:20 -0700


Ridiculous Koran says, "There is no god but god!" How about that!

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