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Deconstructing surat al-ikhlas and Allah meets Aristotle and it is a disaster

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 17, 2012 at 09:09

Our dear Amin your Allah says is surat al-ikhlas that he is "one of" so who are the other gods besides Allah any guesses? and what a disaster the word ahad is a loan word from either Syriac or Hebrew in a book that claims to be Qurana 3Arabiyya (sic)

Now let us turn to al-Tabari so see what he says about this little disaster (you will find the same story in the sira by Ibn Ishaq pages 572-573)

1. He says that the word ahad should be wahid right our dear Amin? What a disaster he is correcting the author's poor Arabic

2. Then we have the funny story that is supposed to be sabab al-nuzul or the reason for revelation for this little gem and here we go

الْقَوْل فِي تَأْوِيل قَوْله تَعَالَى : { قُلْ هُوَ اللَّه أَحَد } ذُكِرَ أَنَّ الْمُشْرِكِينَ سَأَلُوا رَسُول اللَّه صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ نَسَب رَبّ الْعِزَّة , فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّه هَذَا السُّورَة جَوَابًا لَهُمْ . وَقَالَ بَعْضهمْ : بَلْ نَزَلَتْ مِنْ أَجْل أَنَّ الْيَهُود سَأَلُوهُ , فَقَالُوا لَهُ : هَذَا اللَّه خَلْق الْخَلْق , فَمَنْ خَلَقَ اللَّه ؟

So al-Tabari is saying that it was either the polythiests or may be the Jews that asked your so called prophet so which group was it the jews or the polytheists oh let me guess al-Tabair has no clue

For the readers the polythiests posed the following queation to Muhammad: who Allah's nasab (read this as lineage or ancestors and also read it as who created Allah) and them the Jews asked Muhammad if Allah created this creation then who created Allah?

What a disaster: so who created Allah our dear Amin?

For the readers: this is the famous Aristotelian problem and the Jewish rabbis that lived with the Greeks and understood the profound Greek logic were exposing the God of islam as no match to Greek logic. And the Jewish Rabbis never claimed that their ethnic God is the only God or that he is the God of any one else but the Jewish people but again this was beyond Allah and his rasul

Oh the polytheists? the idea of monotheism to them was a flawed idea as can be proven by simple Greek logic

Oh Neoplatonism? it was beyond Allah and his rasul but it made it to the Qur'an too and for the readers I will explain it more in the next post

Now let us turn back to al-Tabari to see Muhammad's response and with Gabriel's help we are told that the so called god of the universe revealed

{ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّه أَحَد

What a disaster Allah is one of! and not one!

Oh and then we are told

أَتَى رَهْط مِنْ الْيَهُود النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ , فَقَالُوا : يَا مُحَمَّد هَذَا اللَّه خَلَقَ الْخَلْق , فَمَنْ خَلَقَهُ ؟ فَغَضِبَ النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَتَّى اِنْتَقَعَ لَوْنه ; ثُمَّ سَاوَرَهُمْ غَضَبًا لِرَبِّهِ , فَجَاءَهُ جِبْرِيل عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام فَسَكَّنَهُ , وَقَالَ : اِخْفِضْ عَلَيْك جَنَاحك يَا مُحَمَّد , وَجَاءَهُ مِنْ اللَّه جَوَاب مَا سَأَلُوهُ عَنْهُ . قَالَ : يَقُول اللَّه : { قُلْ هُوَ اللَّه أَحَد

And here the Jews are asking Muhammad if Allah created this creation then who created Allah? Oh it gets better: then Muhammad got angry! And his color was beet red! Oh and Gabriel comes to the help and tells him to lower his wing read this as cool it and take a chill pill! and then Allah revealed his the Allah is one of! and not one!

What a disaster Abul Qasim was having a hissy fit!

And as expected neither the jews nor the polytheists were satisfied with this poor and bogus answer and the Rabbis knew very well that this is no more than bogus circular reasoning and the Greeks would have rejected such answer so they went back and asked Muhammad more questions

But this was beyond Muhammad and his response was that he became angry again

فَغَضِبَ النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّه عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَشَدّ مِنْ غَضَبه الْأَوَّل , وَسَاوَرَهُمْ غَضَبًا , فَأَتَاهُ جِبْرِيل فَقَالَ لَهُ مِثْل مَقَالَته , وَأَتَاهُ بِجَوَابِ مَا سَأَلُوهُ عَنْهُ

So instead of understanding the logical implications of his answer he becomes angry! What a disaster

Well the Jews and the polytheists were not happy with the answer and they asked him

قَالُوا : صِفْ لَنَا رَبّك كَيْفَ خَلْقه , وَكَيْفَ عَضُده , وَكَيْفَ ذِرَاعه

Or and this is interpretation: but how did he (Allah) do it and which limbs did he use?

Oh and yes Muhammad got mad again and yes gabriel came to the help and Allah revealed 39:69 where Allah utters threats but never answer this very profound logical question!

Oh the Jews? I'm sure they left realizing that your so called prophet was no match to the Aristotelian logic

Oh and polytheists? they must have realized that Muhammad was no prophet and Allah and his rasul were no match to Greek logic

You see our dear Amin it is your sources that tell us about these disasters so if you do not like it then destroy them and good riddance

Oh next? the strange word al-samad

Submitting....

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