Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Inanities of the Holy Scriptures!

Allah has said in the Quran:

11:36: “It was revealed to Noah “none of thy People will believe except those who have believed already! So grieve no longer over their (evil) deeds.”

We are told that Allah communicated His revelations to all of His prophets and apostle, starting with Adam and ending with Muhammad, through angel Gabriel. Only the last prophet is known to have behaved oddly at the time of receiving his revelations from Allah’s Soul i.e. the angel Gabriel.

Under the pressure of the revelation, Muhammad fainted, convulsed and frothed through his mouth. The communication of the revelation over, he lapsed into swoon, with a heavy snoring being a part of it. What he used to murmur while recovering from his swoon became the contents of the Quran.

Like all the prophets and apostles, including Muhammad, Jesus Christ, also received revelations from Allah through angel Gabriel. Though he had been sent to the same region to which Muhammad came about seven hundred years after him to amend the religious scruples of its people, Jesus Christ is not known to have ever suffered from the same agonizing symptoms, which Muhammad had to deal with at the time of receiving his revelations from the mouth of the angel Gabriel. Why?

In the absence of a clear-cut statement from Allah, we can surmise:

(1). The angel Gabriel gently communicated Allah’s messages to Jesus Christ, as he knew that he was a kind and a gentle being. He employed a hard and punishing tactic with Muhammad, as he knew that he was a liar and a dangerously brutal man. The angel, therefore, took out his anger at him by seizing his body and shoving hard Allah’s words into his ears – an action that caused him to faint, convulse and froth. He fell into sleep after the angel released his grip over his body.

(2). Or Muhammad suffered from epilepsy. What he blabbered under its influence became, for the Muslims, the divine revelations of Allah.

Realizing that the “none of thy People will believe except those who have believed already,’ Allah ordered Noah:

11:37: “But construct an Ark under Our eyes and Our Inspiration, and address Me no (further) on behalf of those who are in sin; for they are about to be overwhelmed (in the Flood).”

Having realized that the unbelievers were not going to believe in Noah, Allah decided to destroy them completely. But before doing that, He needed to save Noah, his family members, except those of them against whom His Word had already gone forth, a few of his followers and a pair of each of the earth’s animals, birds and insects, in consideration whereof, He instructed Noah to construct under His supervision an Ark with broad planks and caulked with palm-fibre.[1] Why He decided not to save the rest of the innocent animals, birds and insects from the flood water is not stated in the Quran.

The Quran also does not say if Allah had given the design and the specifications of the Ark to Noah before he began its construction, but the Bible says He had, indeed, provided them to him According to it, the Ark was to have a total length (from its bow to the aft) of between 425 ft. to 525 ft., the breadth of about 71 to 88 ft. and the height of about 43 to 53 ft. Comprising of three decks or floors, each of the Ark’s ceiling was to have a height of about 14 to 18 ft., with the opening of each of their doors and windows measuring between 1.5 to 1.75 ft.[2]

We could not state the exact size of the Ark and of its doors etc., as the biblical cubit is said to have varied from 17 to 21 inches; nor could we mention the number of the rooms the Ark had, as both the Bible and the Quran maintain silence on them.

The Ark apparently had no rudder and a steering-wheel for Noah to control its movement; no masts for hoisting sails upon, and no anchors to hold it at a certain place. In reality, it was a boat of its own kind that only Allah could have kept under His control by exercising His immense power over it!

The Quran or the Bible does not say as to how much time Noah and his small number of workers might have taken in building the Ark, but our guess is that they must have spent years in making it ready to sail on the choppy water of the flood. Allah waited for the Ark’s completion, and when it was ready, He ordered ‘the fountains, or the ovens (tannur in Arabic)[3] of the earth to gush out,’[4] and ‘the gates of the heaven to open up’ with the rain water[5] to overwhelm the earth and all of its stranded inhabitants.

After the water of the fountains began to gush out, Allah realized that He needed to load the Ark with its precious cargo, which consisted of Noah’s family members, but not his wife and a son, as both of them were sinners (and they were drowned in the flood),[6] his followers as well as a pair of each of the earth-based animals and insects and birds before they were killed by the water, so He asked Noah to bring them onboard the Ark and to put them in the rooms he had built for them. He complied – among the birds the parrot was the first, and among the beasts, the donkey was the last, to enter it[7] - and then the Ark began, we suppose, spinning violently on its keel for want of a controlling mechanism, or it floated aimlessly over the mountainous waves[8] of the earth-turned ocean for forty days,[9] with Allah being all the time in control of it.[10]

Before the earth swallowed up the flood water, and the sky withheld the rain, the Ark found itself resting on top of Mount Judi, prompting Allah to declare: “Gone are the evil-doers.”[11]

According to the Muslim scholars, Mount Judi is situated in the modern Turkish district of Bohtan (near the frontiers of modern Turkey, modern Iraq and modern Syria).[12] Corroboration to their claim can be found in the writing of a Babylonian priest, Berasus, who also wrote around 250 B.C. that the resting place of the Ark was Mt. Judi.

We understand that Muslims have taken steps to excavate Mount Judi in order to collect the fossils of the Ark from its bosom. Once this is done, the Quran would stand vindicated, and Islam propelled to a height it has never seen after it was founded over fourteen hundred years ago. The entire world will then realize the efficacy of the Quran and the truth it holds in its pages for the good of mankind. This realization would induce all the non-Muslims of the earth to become Muslims and then they would usher in, among all the humans, a new era of peace and harmony the kind of which they had never seen before in their history.

The Quran does not say if the Deluge was a global or a local one, but some of the Muslim scholars,[13] inspired by the Bible, imply that it was global and that it had engulfed the entire earth, killing all the living things on it Consequently, all the humans that walk the earth today owe their origin to Noah and to his followers, numbering eighty –forty men and forty women[14] - who were accommodated in the Ark by Noah (where he got a wife from to sleep with, when his wife was drowned in the flood,[15] is not known to the scholars). The same is the case with all the land-based animals, birds and insects we see today; all of them have descended from the survivors of the flood. Allah confirmed this fact, saying:

“O ye that are sprung from those whom We carried (in the Ark with Noah)! Verily he was a devotee, most grateful.”[16]

Though the biblical and the Quranic stories of the Flood of Noah’s time are elaborate, yet they have not given us some vital information without which, we cannot say that they are complete. For instance, we are not told:

-Even in the time of Noah, when the human population on earth is thought to have remained confined only to the area, which was over taken by the Flood,[17] the population of animals, insects and birds must have exceeded, if not millions, but hundreds of thousands. This means that their pairs, accommodated by Noah in the rooms of the Ark, must have run into a few hundred thousands, with each pair put into separate rooms, in order to protect the preyed upon from being devoured by their predatory enemies.

The question is: was the Ark large enough to provide separate accommodation to all of its passengers?

-Allah had not told Noah as to how long he and his guests would remain onboard the Ark. Yet, Noah must have taken enough food and water with him to last a good length of time. Again, knowing that the dietary needs of animals, birds and insects differed from one another, Noah must also have stockpiled the Ark with different kinds of food to keep all of his guests well fed.

-The question is: was it possible for Noah to store different kinds of food onboard the Ark and if he fed them with his hand?

-Some of the pairs of the animals Noah had collected to save from the flood water must have consisted of the elephants, giraffes, rhinos, tigers and lions etc. Each of them needed different environment and space to live in peace.

-The question is: how was it possible for these animals to pass through the 1.5 to 1.75 ft. wide doors of the Ark? Or is it possible that at the time of Noah, these animals were very small, but became huge after his time?


[1] The Quran; 54:13.

[2] Genesis; 6:14 to 16.

[3] Cf. The Quran; 23:27

[4] The Quran; 11:40.

[5] The Quran; 54:11.

[6] Cf. The Quran; 66:10 & 11:43.

[7] See Ibn Kathir’s comment to verse 11:40.

[8] The Quran; 11:42.

[9] Genesis; 8:6.

[10] Cf. The Quran; 54:14.

[11] The Quran; 11:42 & 44.

[12] Abdullah Yusuf Ali, op. cit. vol. 1, p. 525.

[13] Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Abul Ala Mududi and Ibn Kathir, for example.

[14] Tafsir al-Jalalayn.

[15] The Quran; 66:10.

[16] The Quran; 17:3.

[17] Abul Ala Mududi, Tafhimul Quran;. vol. 2, p. 342.


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Name: vbv
Date: Monday October 08, 2007
Time: 21:56:15 -0700


Prophetism in religion is a great fraud on humanity as these so-called 'prophets' claim exclusive rights to communicate with the so-called god/allah/yahweh,etc and supposed to carry out inane,irrational commandments from the so-called god who has no other work than to warn,threaten,cry out vengeance and massacre through his agents ,the so-called prophets and their mad cohorts!The followers of these prophet-based religions also have to glorify their god by persecuting and mercilessly decimating the "infidels",otherwise the glory of the so-called god/allah/yahweh cannot be sustained or maintained.Further if someone were to question such prophet or god in any manner or draw a funny cartoon they are sure to face the wrath of the faithful who will not tolerate it and surely will hand over a terrible death sentence to the 'offender', for god ,his prophets and his faithful fanatics are above all worldly,secular laws! Vague ,primitive,verses in the so-called scriptures (or the "word of god/allah") are even supposed to contain all the science of humanity till date and also those yet to be discovered/invented by humanity in the future! Their concept of creation of this world/universe around 6000 years ago in a matter of 6 days is the most ridiculous,preposterous nonsense that has ever been wriiten and billions of gullible dolts swallowing it as a fact/truth revealed by the so-called god/yahweh/allah that should not be disputed but can be manipulated to suit modern scientific discoveries!Can anything be more inane,stupid,nonsensical than these tall claims? That is why the prophetic religions are the greatest frauds on humanity.

Name: what abt the animals from america,austrialia etc ???
Date: Monday October 08, 2007
Time: 22:59:45 -0700


asgarji,u forgot : what abt the animals and plants etc...from america austrialia etc... how noah got kangaroo from austrialia to middle east...then re-transported them back ?? same for all other animals tress insect etc...ver funny.

Name: vbv
Date: Tuesday October 09, 2007
Time: 02:38:49 -0700


Continuing ,prophets impose their will on people using the name of a non-existing creature called 'god' and wield tremondous poltical power and authority tyranising the common folks ,browbeating them into submission puting the fear of 'god' into their gullible hearts and mind threatening them with dire consequences in the imaginary 'hereafter'! This is a way of duping and ruling over people with fear and tyranny mastered by the prophets of the Abrahamic religion and perfected by Mohamed for his 'islam'.Stupid and gullible people swallow the lousy and illogical tales like the Noah and the flood literally ,absolve moral responsibilties of their so-called prophets' sexual orgies , barbarity,cruelty ,robbery,plunder,and massacres!

Name: vbv
Date: Tuesday October 09, 2007
Time: 02:41:43 -0700


Continuing ,prophets impose their will on people using the name of a non-existing creature called 'god' and wield tremendous poltical power and authority tyranising the common folks ,browbeating them into submission puting the fear of 'god' into their gullible hearts and mind threatening them with dire consequences in the imaginary 'hereafter'! This is a way of duping and ruling over people with fear and tyranny mastered by the prophets of the Abrahamic religion and perfected by Mohamed for his 'islam'.Stupid and gullible people swallow the lousy and illogical tales like the Noah and the flood literally ,absolve moral responsibilties of their so-called prophets' sexual orgies , barbarity,cruelty ,robbery,plunder,and massacres!

Name: vbv
Date: Tuesday October 09, 2007
Time: 02:48:34 -0700


A good question was asked- "what about the animals of America,Australia,etc???" Noah wouldn't have heard of anything beyond the middle-east . I would also add what about India,China,South East Asia,Japan,etc where atleast 50% of world's population always lived in the history of human species ??? Noah story is another fraud foisted on the gullible people!!!

Name: Marie
Date: Tuesday October 09, 2007
Time: 14:37:46 -0700


Muhammed was not a prophet and Allah is a false god. A diety never does any to their nature like promoting war to nonbelievers while be proclaimed merciful and loving and prophet's never take advantage of their position, like using their prophesies to gian material wealth.

Name: B
Date: Tuesday October 09, 2007
Time: 15:41:22 -0700


Kangaroos and koalas from australia - how did they cross the ocean to reach Noah's ark... its a mystery!!!!!!!

Date: Tuesday October 09, 2007
Time: 15:43:32 -0700


When the ark landed on mount arafat and the animals were freed, why didn't the cats eat the rats and make them extinct ... how did the polar bears make their way back to the north pole and why didn't the winter animals not die in the heat, why didn't animals not used to mountains not die on mount arafat...

Name: how polar bears survived in the lower latitudes
Date: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Time: 00:20:07 -0700


how did polar bears survive in the lower latitudes where tis hot ?? how did hippos,rhino etc survive etc ?? most did he get blue whales world biggest creatures onto his boat and what did he feed them ??

Name: vijay
Date: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Time: 05:13:39 -0700


Read HG Wells. He states in his book " The World of Wars" and other books " Man has not reached an evolved state. The day is still far, till then there will be wars. Finally when they reach a tranquil state of mind will there be total peace and nations will unite to make a United States of the World with one givernment." Does it mean to say that the west and the middle east are still primitive with no concept of how to achieve peace. No wonder they will tow the line of Hindus when they will have tired of killing each other.

Name: dobropet
Date: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Time: 09:56:20 -0700


Very inciteful and questionative. Alot is left out of the Bible and Quran that my have shed light on the Ark, and the varying possibilties of its construction and actual redition upon ledgible paper. In one instance, a comment was made refering to all of mankind as part of nature, which is not completely true given the fact that scientists are now baffled at the presence of man on earth, which lacks the true compatabilty to create such a creature upon this earth. True, evolutionists have evidence that points to possible long term evolving of our species, but too many scientists and scholars alike, believe this evolving process is not what explains our presence on this earth. When given the words taken from the bible or koran, we were created, by what means, and for what purpose? There are also comments on the exact process of determining and retrieving animals to occupy the Ark, by which if we look at the evidence given by geologists and, once again scientists, the popular belief is that all of the continents were once part of a huge landmass called pangea. So, by all accounts, there exists the possiblity that many of these animals may have all existed together, in a very localized place. This is not to say that there was only one place that all of these animals could have been to be readily available to access, some may have been left out, others may have had trainers and/or caretakers that could easily have handed over some of the more aggressive animals, but to see the numerous possibilties, of which some are speculative, is it not suffice to say that some of the critical information has been deliberatly left out of the Bible and/or Quran? And as for the validity of the flood, all geologists and scientists are in agreement that there is sufficient evidence to point to a natural event taking place on earth. So if the historical records of the Bible and Quran are correct, yet they only vary on the principalities of religion, but both agree upon a flood, what was the true purpose of mentioning such a story, to persuade one to believe in anothers religion? Lastly, there has been uncovered evidence of pictographs displaying a cloaked man standing near an oversized stone and appearing to either worship or acknowledging the presence of someone in the drawing. It has been revealed that the man is actually facing the stone and is in fact speaking to it, this has been determined by decifering the writing that accompanied the pictograph. Most of this evidence has been confirmed and is covered and discussed in a book entitled "The 12th Planet". Be informed..

Name: ahmed acquilon
Date: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Time: 11:32:29 -0700


Name: ahmed acquilon
Date: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Time: 11:32:39 -0700


Name: Bobby
Date: Wednesday October 10, 2007
Time: 18:55:15 -0700


If you want people to believe in your lies and shut the door to other people reasoning with you - just make sure you tell them to beware of people who work for satan who will try to mislead you. Evidently it works! It locks people forever in your stupid fairy tales and anyone trying to show them otherwise is viewed with suspicion.

Name: the evil allah
Date: Thursday October 11, 2007
Time: 05:10:41 -0700


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