Contradictory Passages in the Quran
The contradictions in the Quran itself are more than enough the reject
the whole of Muslimism. Any Muslim knows
that the Koran
declares that it is perfect. So to find not just a few but dozens upon dozens
passages in the Koran that are in utter contradiction of one another should
shake the faith to the roots of any HONEST MUSLIM SEEKER OF TRUTH. contradiction of
Besides what is
laid bare in this article for all to see and examine, there are many other reasons
equally substantial of why any HONEST MUSLIM SEEKER OF TRUTH can no longer believe
the Quran came from the one true God. You will find those discussed on other
pages of this web site in other weighty and detailed articles.
This page is intended
to shine the light of truth on what has long been hidden and obscured by the evil
and corrupt Mullahs Muffis and Imams of Muslimism who knowing the truth all
along have locked the door or knowledge to prevent others from peering therein
to see the lies and falsehoods that have kept untold millions bound and abused
in the name of pleasing their Mosque’s earthly masters and rulers of darkness.
Important notice: This is an overview page which only gives short
summaries of the observed contradictions. Before you respond to any of them,
first click on the link to the detailed discussion of the individual
4:82: Do they not
consider the Qur'an (with
- care)? Had it been from other than
would surely have found therein much discrepancy.
- Who suffers
loss if Muhammad was wrong? Sura 34:50 commands Muhammad to say, "If I go astray, I go astray only
to my own loss," The truth is Muhammad going astray from what was
revealed first to the people of the book [The Old and New Testaments by
former prophets and holy men] Muhammad’s going astray would then
also lead astray all who would follow after Mohammad in his corrupt and
perverted ways and path. In other
words if Muhammad went astray and became a false prophet all who would
then follow his words and doctrine would also be condemned to eternal
death with him. This is
a severe error in the Qur'an as well as -- contradicting the teaching of the
Qur'an in a number of other verses.
Adam, and the Angels. There are a great number of problems and
inconsistencies between the several accounts of Adam's creation, Allah's
command to prostrate before Adam, Satans refusal, etc.
- Who Was
the First Muslim? There can only be one first Muslim and
yet we read Muhammad [6:14, 163], Moses [7:143], some Egyptians
[26:51], or Abraham [2:127-133, 3:67] or Adam, the first man who also
received inspiration from Allah [2:37]?
- Can Allah be seen
and did Muhammad see his Lord? This can
only be answered yes or no, yet we read Yes [S. 53:1-18, 81:15-29],
No [6:102-103, 42:51].
- Were Warners
Sent to All Mankind Before Muhammad? Allah had supposedly sent warners
to every people [10:47, 16:35-36, 35:24], Abraham and Ishmael are
specifically claimed to have visited Mecca
and built the Kaaba [2:125-129]. Yet, Muhammad supposedly is sent to a
people who never had a messenger before [28:46, 32:3, 34:44, 36:2-6]. This article also raises other issues: What about Hud and Salih who supposedly were sent to the Arabs?
What about the Book that was supposedly given to Ishmael? Etc.
- What will
be the food for the people in Hell? The food for the people in Hell
will be only "Dhari" [Sura 88:6], or only foul pus
from the washing of wounds [S. 69:36], or will they also get to eat from
the tree of Zaqqum [S. 37:66]? Together, these verses constitute three
Angels Cause the Death of People? The Qur'an attacks those who worship
anyone besides God (e.g. angels or prophets) because those can neither
create, nor give life, nor cause anyone to die. Yet, the Qur'an explicitly
states that one angel or several angels are causing certain people to die
[Sura 4:97, 16:28, 32, 32:11].
Concerning Identity of the Spirit and Gabriel (a long discussion of
dozens of references)
- 'Iddah rules for
divorced and widowed women appear to be arbitrary and inconsistent.
- Is there
a minimum age of marriage for girls?
Marry or Not to Marry? The Qur'an forbids believers to marry
idolatrous women [Sura 2:221], and calls Christians idolaters and
unbelievers [9:28-33], but still allows Muslims to marry Christian women
- Will it
be accepted of them or not?
- Will Allah
reward the good deeds of Unbelievers? S. 9:17 and 9:69 clearly say no.
However, S. 99:7 implies yes. Moreover, S. 2:62 promises Christians reward
for their good deeds. But S. 9:28-33; 5:17, 72-73 calls Christians
idolaters, and S. 9:17 is very clear that idolaters will have no reward.
Muslims Accept Peace or Not?
All People Until They Do What?
- Compel them
They Disbelieve in the Last Day and be Safe?
Muslims show kindness to their parents? On the one hand, the Quran
commands all Muslims to show kindness to their parents, even if they are
disbelievers [17:23-24, 31:14-15, 29:8, etc.]. On the other hand, it
demands not to show any love or friendship to those who oppose Muhammad,
even if they are their parents [9:23, 58:22].
one be a believer in God and oppose Muhammad at the same time?
- How many
mothers does a Muslim have? Only one [58:2, the woman who gave birth
and none else], or two [4:23, including the mother who nursed him], or at
least ten [33:6]?
- And it just
doesn't add up: Sura 4:11-12 and 4:176 state the Qur'anic inheritance
law. When a man dies, and is leaving behind three daughters, his two
parents and his wife, they will receive the respective shares of 2/3 for
the 3 daughters together, 1/3 for the parents together [both according to
verse 4:11] and 1/8 for the wife [4:12] which adds up to more than the
available estate. A second example: A man leaves only his mother, his wife
and two sisters, then they receive 1/3 [mother, 4:11], 1/4 [wife, 4:12]
and 2/3 [the two sisters, 4:176], which again adds up to 15/12 of the
- How many angels
were talking to Mary? When the Qur'an speaks about the announciation
of the birth of Jesus to the virgin Mary, Sura 3:42,45
speaks about (several) angels while it is only one in Sura
19:17-21. (This article has received many Muslim responses which are
quoted or linked and/or discussed at the end of the article.)
- Further numerical
discrepancies Does Allah's day equal to 1,000 human years (Sura 22:47,
32:5) or 50,000 human years (Sura 70:4)? --- According to Sura 56:7 there
will be THREE distinct groups of people at the Last Judgement, but
90:18-19, 99:6-8, etc. mention only TWO groups. --- There are conflicting
views on who takes the souls at death: THE Angel of Death [32:11], THE
angels (plural) [47:27] but also "It is Allah that takes the souls
(of men) at death." [39:42] Angels have 2, 3, or 4 pairs of wings
[35:1]; but Gabriel had 600 wings. [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54,
- How many days did
Allah need to destroy the people of Aad? One day [54:19] or several
days [41:16; 69:6,7]
- Six or eight days
of creation? Sura 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, and 25:59 clearly state that God
created "the heavens and the earth" in six days. But in 41:9-12
the detailed description of the creation procedure adds up to eight days.
(This topic also includes many Muslim responses and further discussion.)
- Quick or Slow
Creation? Allah creates the heavens and the earth in six days [7:54]
and many Muslims want to be modern and scientific, and make that six eons,
but then again, He creates instantaneously [2:117], "Be! And it
- Heavens or Earth?
Which was created first? First earth and then heaven [2:29], heaven
and after that earth [79:27-30].
- Calling together
or ripping apart? In the process of creation heaven and earth were
first apart and are called to come together
[41:11], while 21:30 states that they were originally one piece and then
- What was man
created from? A blood clot [96:1-2], water [21:30, 24:45, 25:54],
"sounding" (i.e. burned) clay [15:26], dust [3:59, 30:20,
35:11], nothing [19:67] and this is then denied in 52:35, earth [11:61], a
drop of thickened fluid [16:4, 75:37]
were jinn created from?
- The descent
of the Quran: Piecemeal or all at once?
the inherent problems with the descent of the Quran
half the Quran already fully detailed?
Detailed Or Incomplete? The Qur'an claims for
itself to be (fully) detailed, that nothing is left out of the book [6:38,
6:114, 12:111, 16:89 etc.]. However there are plenty of important issues
which are left unclear in the Qur'an. This article discusses the confusion
found in the quranic statements on wine.
- Is the Quran
Completely Clear or Not?
Perspicuity of the Quran and It’s Mysterious Letters
the Same or a Different God? Muhammad is commanded to speak to the
disbelievers: ... nor do you worship what I worship [109:3]. However,
other verses in the Qur'an state clearly that those disbelieving his
message are in fact worshiping the same God, Allah.
- Did the
Meccan Polytheist Believe That Allah Was The Supreme Being?
- To Intercede
or Not To Intercede? - That is the Question! The Qur'an makes
contradictory statements whether on the Day of Judgment intercession will
be possible. No: [2:122-123, 254; 6:51; 82:18-19; etc.]. Yes: [20:109;
34:23; 43:86; 53:26; etc.]. Each position can be further supported by
the Islamic Doctrine of Intercession undermines Allah's Omniscience
- Where is Allah and his throne? Allah is nearer than the
jugular vein [50:16], but he is also on the throne [57:4] which is upon
the water [11:7], and at the same time so far away, that it takes between
1,000 and 50,000 years to reach him [32:5, 70:4].
- The origin of
calamity? Is the evil in our life from Satan [38:41], Ourselves [4:79], or Allah [4:78]?
- How merciful is
Allah's mercy? He has prescribed mercy for himself [6:12], yet he does
not guide some, even though he could [6:35, 14:4].
- Does Allah
command to do evil? No [7:28, 16:90]. Yes [17:16, ].
Two examples are also given, where Allah clearly commanded or permitted
indecent actions [2:229-230, 2:187].
Muhammad Get Paid Or Shouldn’t He?
Contradiction Regarding Muhammad's Fatherhood
- Will there be
inquiry in Paradise? "neither will they
question one another" [23:101] but nevertheless they will be
"engaging in mutual inquiry" [52:25], "and they will ...
question one another" [37:27].
- Are angels
protectors? "NO protector besides Allah" [2:107, 29:22]. But
in Sura 41:31 the angels themselves say: "We are your protectors in
this life and the Hereafter." And also in other suras is their role
described as guarding [13:11, 50:17-18] and protecting [82:10].
- Is Allah the only
Wali? On the one hand, Allah is supposedly the only wali (protector,
helper, friend) [9:116, 17:111, 32:4, 42:28], on
the other hand, the messenger and the believers are walis [5:55, 9:71],
Allah has walis [10:62], and he raises walis [4:75].
Allah Act Alone Or Does He Have Partners That Assist Him?
- Is Allah
the Only Judge or Not?
Allah the only sovereign or isn’t he?
- Are all
obedient and prostrating to Allah? That is the claim in 16:49 and
30:26, but dozens of verses speak of the proud disobedience of Satan
[7:11, 15:28-31, 17:61, 20:116, 38:71-74, 18:50] as well of many different
human beings who reject His commands and His revelations.
- Does Allah
forgive shirk? Shirk is considered the worst of all sins, but the
author of the Qur'an seems unable to decide if Allah will ever forgive it
or not. No [4:48, 116], Yes [4:153, 25:68-71]. Abraham committed this sin
of polytheism as he takes moon, sun, stars to be his Lord [6:76-78], yet
Muslims believe that all prophets are without any sin.
and the Sun
Progeny? How the Qur'an messed up Abraham's family tree
- Did All
Prophets Receive the Same Book?
- The event of
worship of the golden calf: The Israelites repented about worshipping
the golden calf BEFORE Moses returned from the mountain [7:149], yet they
refused to repent but rather continued to worship the calf until Moses
came back [20:91]. Does Aaron share in their guilt? No [20:85-90], yes
- Was Jonah cast
on the desert shore or was he not? "Then We
cast him on a desert shore while he was sick" [37:145] "Had not
Grace from his Lord reached him, he would indeed have been cast off on the
naked shore while he was reprobate." [68:49]
- Moses and the
Injil? Jesus is born more than 1,000 years after Moses, but in 7:157
Allah speaks to Moses about what is written in the Injil [the book given
- Can slander of
chaste women be forgiven? Yes [24:5], No [24:23].
- How do we
receive the record on Judgment Day? On Judgement day the lost people
are given the Record (of their bad deeds): Behind their back [84:10], or
in their left hand [69:25].
- Can angels
disobey? No angel is arrogant, they all obey Allah [16:49-50], but:
"And behold, we said to the ANGELS: 'Bow down to Adam'. And THEY
bowed down, EXCEPT Iblis. He refused and was haughty." [2:34]. This article includes links to answers to four Muslim
- How many
wings does an angel have? Angels have 2, 3, or 4 wings [35:1]; but
Gabriel had 600 wings according to Sahih al-Bukhari.
- Is Satan an
angel or a jinn?
contradictions in 2:97 and 16:101-103 Who
brings the revelation from Allah to Muhammad? The ANGEL Gabriel [2:97], or
the Holy Spirit [16:102]? The new revelation confirms the old [2:97] or
substitutes it [16:101]? The Qur'an is PURE Arabic [16:103] but there are
numerous foreign, non-Arabic words in it.
- Do not say,
"Three"!? It is impossible to recite Sura 4:171 without
transgressing the command contained in it.
- The infinite
loop problem Sura 26:192,195,196: "It (the Qur'an) is indeed a
revelation from the Lord of the Worlds, ... in
clear Arabic speech and indeed IT (the Qur'an) is in the writings of the
earlier (prophets)." Now, the 'earlier writings' are the Torah and
the Injil for example, written in Hebrew and Greek. HOW can an ARABIC
Qur'an be contained in books of other languages? Furthermore, it would
have to contain this very passage of the Qur'an since the Qur'an is
properly contained in them. Hence these earlier writings have to be
contained in yet other earlier writings and we are in an infinite loop,
which is absurd.
- Is the Torah
like the Qur'an, or is it not? The Muslim claim of the corruption of
the Bible leads to a contradiction between S. 2:24 and 17:88 on the one
hand, and 28:49 and 46:10 on the other.
Jews and Christians follow the Bible or the Quran?
- "An old
woman" and God's character About the
story of Lot: "So we delivered him
and his family, - all exept an old woman who lingered behind." [Sura
26:170-171] And again: "But we saved him and his family, exept his
wife: she was of those who lagged behind. [Sura 7:83]. Either this is a
contradiction or if indeed Lot's wife is
derogatorily called "an old woman" then this does not show much
respect for her as a wife of a prophet.
- More problems
with the story of Lot "And his people gave NO answer but this:
They said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who
want to be clean and pure!" [Sura 7:82 & 27:56]. Yet: "But
his people gave NO answer but this: They said: "Bring us the Wrath of
Allah if thou tellest the truth." [Sura 29:29]. Obviously these
answers are different.
"pleasure" of Allah? Is God's action of punishment or mercy
and guidance or misguidance arbitrary?
- Did Abraham
smash the idols? The accounts of Abraham, Suras 19:41-49, 6:74-83
differ quite a bit from Sura 21:51-59. While in Sura 21 Abraham confronts
his people strongly, and even destroys the idols, in Sura 19 Abraham shuts
up after his father threatens him to stone him for speaking out against
the idols. And he seems not only to become silent, but even to leave the
area ("turning away from them all"). This story is from the book of Jasher
- What about
Noah's son? According to Sura 21:76, Noah and his family is saved from the flood, and Sura 37:77 confirms that
his seed survived. But Sura 11:42-43 reports that Noah's son drowns.
- Was Noah driven
out? "Before them *the people of Noah* rejected (their
messenger): They rejected Our servant and said,
'Here is One possessed!' And he was driven out." [Sura 54:9] Now, if
he is driven out [expelled from their country] how come they can scoff at
him while he is building the ark since we read "Forthwith he (starts)
constructing the Ark:
Every time that the Chiefs of *his people* passed by him, they threw
ridicule on him." [Sura 11:38] He cannot be both: Driven out and near
enough that they can regularly pass by.
Magicians: Muslims or Rejectors of Faith? Did the Magicians of
Pharaoh, Egyptians, become believers in the God of Moses [7:103-126;
20:56-73; S. 26:29-51] or did only Israelites believe in Moses [10:83]?
- How many
gods did the Egyptians worship?
repentance in the face of death? According to Sura 10:90-92, Pharaoh
repented "in the sight of death" and was saved. But Sura 4:18
says that such a thing can't happen.
"The words of the Lord are perfect in truth and justice; there is
NONE who can change His words." [Sura 6:115] Also see 6:34 and 10:64.
But then Allah (Muhammad?) sees the need to exchange some of them for
"better ones" [Sura 2:106, 16:101]. And it is not for ignorant
people to question Allah because of such practices!
- Guiding to
truth? "Say: 'God - He guides to the truth; and which is worthier
to be followed ...?" [Sura 10:35] But how much is left over of this
worthiness when we also read: "Allah leads astray whom he pleases,
and he guides whom He pleases, ..." [Sura
14:4]. And how do we know in which of Allah's categories of pleasure we
fall? How sure can a Muslim be that he is one of those guided right and
not one of those led astray?
- What is the
punishment for adultery? Flogging with a 100 stripes (men and women)
[24:2], "confine them to houses until death do claim them (lifelong
house arrest - for the women) [4:15]. For men: "If they repent and
amend, leave them alone" [4:16]. 24:2 contradicts both the procedure
for women and men in Sura 4. And why is the punishment for women and men
equal in Sura 24 but different in Sura 4?
- How are the sexually immoral supposed to be punished?
Problem of Divine Sovereignty, Predestination, Salvation and Human Free
Will There all were Roman Catholic Doctrines
taught widely by Augustine who had some connection with Muhhamad
suffers the consequence of sins? The Qur'an declares that everyone
will be held responsible only for his own sins [S. 17:13-15,
53:38-42]. Yet, the Qur'an accuses the Jews of Muhammad's day for the sins
committed some 2000 years earlier by other Jews, e.g. worshipping
the Golden Calf idol.
enter Paradise or go to Hell? Sura 2:62 Those who believe in the
Quran...and the christians...shall have their reward with their Lord; on them
shall be no fear, nor they shall grieve. and
5:69 say "Yes", Sura 5:72 (just 3 verses later) and 3:85 says
- God alone or
also men? Clear or incomprehensible? The Qur'an is "clear Arabic
speech." [16:103] Yet "NONE knows its
interpretation, save only Allah." [3:7]. Actually,
"men of understanding do grasp it." [3:7]
- Was Pharaoh
Drowned or Saved when chasing Moses and the Israelites? Saved [10:92],
drowned [28:40, 17:103, 43:55].
- When Commanded
Pharaoh the Killing of the Sons? When Moses was a Prophet and spoke
God's truth to Pharaoh [40:23-25] or when he was still an infant
- When/how are the
fates determined? "The night of power is better than a thousand
months. The angels and spirit descend therein, by the permission of their
Lord, with all decrees." [97:3,4] "Lo!
We revealed it on a blessed night." [44:3] To Muslims, the
"Night of Power" is a blessed night on which fates are settled
and on which everything relating to life, death, etc., which occurs
throughout the year is decreed. It is said to be
the night on which Allah's decrees for the year are brought down to the
earthly plane. In other words, matters of creation are decreed a year at a
time. Contradicting this, Sura 57:22 says, "No affliction befalls in
the earth or in your selves, but it is in a Book before we create
it." This means it is written in the Preserved Tablet, being totally
fixed in Allah's knowledge before anyone was created. All of the above is
contradicted by "And every man's fate We
have fastened to his own neck." This says that man alone is
responsible for what he does and what happens to him. [17:13]
- Wine: Good or
bad? Strong drink and ... are only an infamy
of Satan's handiwork. [5:90, also 2:219]. Yet on the other hand in Paradise are rivers of wine [47:15, also 83:22,25]. How does Satan's handiwork get into Paradise?
- Good News of
Painful Torture? Obviously, announcing torment and suffering to anyone
is bad news, not good news. However, the Qur'an announces the good news of
painful torment [3:21, 4:138, 9:3, 9:34, 31:7, 45:8, and 84:24].
- Jinns and men
created for worship or for Hell? Created only to serve God
[Sura 51:56], many of them made for Hell [Sura 7:179].
for Hell? S. 17:70 says that Allah prefers (all) the children of Adam
over many of his creatures, but S. 98:6 declares the majority of men to be
the worst of creatures, many of them being even created specifically for
Hell (S. 7:179). This is a Christian Doctrine
currently called predestination that was taught by John Calvin and Martin
Luther. This doctrine was an important doctrine of Augustine who was alive
at the time of Muhammad and had some connect to Muhammad as his uncle was
a Roman Catholic Priest and at one point Mohammad himself
wanted to become a Roman Catholic Priest.
people stay in Hell forever, or not?
- Will all Muslims
go to Hell? According to Sura 19:71 every Muslim will go to Hell (for
at least some time), This is another Roman Catholic Doctrine called Pergatory
in which they teach all Catholics shall go to the hell of pergatory. while another
passage states that those who die in Jihad will go to Paradise
- Will Allah
disgrace Muslims? On the day of judgment
Allah will not humiliate or disgrace the Prophet and those who believe in
him [S. 66:8]. However, 19:71 says that everyone will enter Hell, and 3:192
states that whomsoever Allah sends to Hell, is
- Will Jesus burn
in Hell? Jesus was raised to Allah, [Sura 4:158], near stationed
with him [Sura 3:45], worshiped by millions of Christians, yet Sura
21:98 says, that all that are worshiped by men besides Allah will burn in
Hell together with those who worship them.
- Is Jesus
God or Not? In Sura 16:17, 20-21 and S. 25:3 we find a criterion to
distinguish the true God from false gods. Yet, according to S. 3:49, 55, 4:157-158,
5:110, 6:2, and 38:71-72 Jesus satisfies the definition and should be
considered true Deity.
Jesus Like Adam? S. 3:59 makes this claim, but how
many aspects of likeness are there really?
there be a son without a consort? Allah cannot have a son without a
consort [Sura 6:101], but
Mary can have a son without a consort because that is easy for Allah [Sura
- Who is the
father of Jesus? A more involved argument that is difficult to
summarize in one sentence.
- Begetting and
Self-sufficiency A self-contradiction on account of confused
- Could Allah have
a son? Sura
39:4 affirms and Sura 6:101 denies this possibility.
- Did Jesus Die
already? Sura 3:144 states that all messengers died before
Muhammad. But 4:158 claims that Jesus was raised to God (alive?).
- One Creator or
many? The Qur'an uses twice the phrase that Allah is "the best of
creators" [23:14, 37:125]. What other creators are in mind? On the
other hand, many verses make clear that Allah alone is "the creator
of all things" [e.g. 39:62]. There is nothing left for others to be a
- From among all
nations or from Abraham's seed? Sura 29:27 states that all prophets came
Abraham's seed. But 16:36 claims that Allah raised messengers
from among every people.
- Marrying the
wives of adopted sons? It is important that Muslims can marry the
divorced wives of adopted sons [Sura 33:37], yet it is forbidden to adopt
sons [Sura 33:4-5].
- Messengers were
never sent to other than their own people? So it is claimed in Sura
14:4 and 30:47. However, the Bible and the Qur'an, and the Muslim
traditions confirm that Jonah was sent to a different nation.
Were Sent Only to Their Own People? Sura 14:4 states that never was a
messenger sent except in the language of his own people. Yet, the Quran
itself claims that Jesus is supposed to be a sign to all people, that the
Torah and Gospel are for all people, that Moses was sent to Pharaoh of
Egypt, and that Muhammad is sent to all of mankind. The hadith also claim
that Noah was sent to "the inhabitants of the earth".
- Did Allah
give a Greek Injil to the Jews?
kind of book is the Injil?
Amongst the Jinns and Angels? Allah sent only
men as messengers [Suras 12:109, 21:7-8, 25:20-21] but there seemingly
are messengers from Jinns and Angels [6:130; 11:69,77;
22:75; etc., see article for details].
- Do all of
God's messengers eat food?
Messenger from among the beasts? Allah sent only men as
messengers [Suras 12:109, 21:7-8, 25:20-21]. Yet, the Qur'an also speaks
about a beast that is a messenger from Allah to men [S. 27:82].
Muhammad Only A Warner or a Prophet/Messenger?
the Messengers Perform Miracles?
Prophets Did the Jews Kill?
- Another eleven
Further pages with Muslim responses:
· A summary
response to (some of items) above
Al-Kadhi's response titled "Does the Word of God in the Noble Qur'an
Contain Contradictions?" He never informed me that he was writing about me
... Maybe he hoped that as long as I don't know about it he will not be
refuted? Carefully compare my reasoning and his reply, since many times he only
responds to the short abstract given on this page, without paying any attention
to the detailed discussion of each of these contradictions, found when one
follows the given links.
· The same approach was taken by Laaman Ball in his Response to Internal
Contradictions which prompted my question
· Some interesting responses from the sectarian Qur'an Only
· Osama Abdallah also put together a number of responses [*]
Islam's Critics is Shabir Ally's
new page in response to the Qur'an Contradictions. Having just written a
response to only the first entry above, he already claims they are all invalid.
That seems somewhat premature to us.
- Solomon listening
to ants? In Sura 27:18-19 Solomon overhears a "conversation of
Is this possible based on our knowledge about the mode and complexity of
- The stars
and the moon The Qur'an teaches that there are seven heavens one above
the other [67:3, 71:15], and that the stars are in the lower heaven [67:5,
37:6, 41:12], but the moon is depicted as being in/inside the seven
heavens [71:16], even though in reality the stars are much further away
from the earth than the moon.
- Qur'an and
Science: Section Four in Dr. Campbell's book
- Qur'an and
- Can non-living
matter think, feel and have a will?
- The human
- The place of Sun
rise and Sun set
- Stars created to
be thrown at devils?
- Sun and moon are
subject to man?
- Mountains and
- The impossible
- Solomon and the
- Shaking the trunk
of the palm tree?
- Thinking with
- All things are
made in pairs? Sura 51:49 claims that everything is created in pairs.
But this is not true! There are quite a number of things that have no
counterpart and species where only one gender exists.
- Are Fruits
Male and Female?
- The Qur'an
Attacks ... Christianity?
Joseph for a few Dirhams? (before coins were even invented)
- Moses and the
- The farthest
- Alexander the Great,
- None else was named
"John" before John the Baptist?
- Two Pharaohs who
- Burnt bricks in
- How many
gods did the Egyptians worship?
the Quran and the Promised Land
- Were they utterly
kind of book is the Injil?
- Jesus was not
anachronistic title al-`Aziz given to Potiphar [with special gratitude to Islamic Awareness
for making such a big deal about a minor point on a defunct web page, and
forcing the issue into public attention.]
The Qur'an in
Contradiction to the Earlier Revelations:
Ultimately, the strongest, most serious problem of the
Qur'an is that it affirms the scriptures of the Jews and the Christians as
authentic and true revelation from God (cf. what the Qur'an says
about the Bible), while radically denying central aspects of their message,
e.g. the core themes of sacrifice and atonement in the Torah, the crucifixion of Jesus,
the deity of Jesus and
even the mere messianic
title "Son of God" for Jesus, the very nature of God, the fall
and the sinfulness of man (*, *), necessity and means of
salvation, etc. For this reason Muslims had to invent the unwarranted theory of
corruption of the earlier scriptures, even against the clear testimony of the
In the following some smaller discrepancies between the
Qur'an and the scriptures it supposedly confirms.
- Saul, David,
Gideon and Goliath
- A Samaritan
tempting the Israelites in Moses time?
- Prophets and
Kings in Israel before the time of Moses?
- Moses and the
- Punishment for
- Mary, the
sister of Aaron?
- Pharaoh and
- A Pharaoh
Who Forgot to Die in Time?
there a second period of slaying the sons of the Israelites?
- Moses or
Joseph's parents go to Egypt?
- Abraham's name
- Abraham and
Other contradictions in
comparison to the Bible:
- Did God teach
Adam the names of the animals?
- Noah's Age
Believers Really Called Muslims Before the Time of Muhammad?
- The Quran’s
Mistakes regarding the Biblical Patriarchs
Adopted Moses: Pharaoh’s Daughter or Pharaoh’s Wife?
by Adaption analyzes various discrepancies inf
the quranic version of the stories of Moses and Joseph.
- A Flood in
the time of Moses?
the Quran and the Promised Land
- The Quran,
Moses and the Tablets of Stone
Working with Demons
Response to the Covenant: ‘We Obey’ or ‘We Disobey’?
- Where is the
Prophets Did the Jews Kill?
kind of book is the Injil?
sacrifices for Christians?
- Why did the
Queen of Sheba come to Solomon?
- Ezra the Son of
- Jesus reached
- Did the golden
calf say 'Moo'?
- Did disobedience
result in extra commandments?
- How many
messengers were sent to Noah's people?
Further discussion: Who
are those messengers that were rejected by Noah's people?
- The Progeny of
- Two young men?
- How many
wings does an angel have?
contradictions between Qur'an and Bible
Do they not ponder on the Qur'an?
Had it been from other than Allah,
they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.
-- Sura 4:82
Since this verse is claiming that there is "no
contradiction / discrepancy" in the Qur'an, therefore itself has to be
part of the list of contradictions because it contradicts the existence
of the above listed contradictions. Or would you say because it says
"much" and the above aren't "enough of them" yet to qualify
for "much", all is actually fine?
If you want to use these contradictions when talking to
your Muslim friends, then read this.
A book on this topic, listing several
hundred difficult issues in the Qur'an is:
Is the Qur'an Infallible?
Order Number VB 4009 E
Light of Life, P.O.Box 13, A-9503
Also available in Arabic.
Other Pages on these topics:
in the Qur'an
6 - 11 in the book "Behind the Veil"
in the Qur'an
Partial List of Problems and Contradictions in the Quran
· Quran Contradictions
the Claims of the Qur'an
Answering Islam Home Page