Qurʾān Surat An-Naml (The Ant)

27:16 And Solomon inherited David. He said, “O people, we have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty.” Arabic is a language of birds? Or they know Arabic and birds languages? 27:55 Do you indeed approach men with desire instead of women? Rather, you are a people behaving ignorantly.” Mentioning of gay. It’s funny that the Sodom site was believed to be found and excavated in Jordan’s southern Jordan Valley. 27:58 And … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat Al-Furqān (The Criterian)

25:4 And those who disbelieve say, “This [Qur’an] is not except a falsehood he invented, and another people assisted him in it.” But they have committed an injustice and a lie. More doubt. 25:53 And it is He who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting partition. The knowledge was very localized to the middle east. … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat An-Nūr (The Light)

24:27 O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you ascertain welcome and greet their inhabitants. That is best for you; perhaps you will be reminded. A lesson learned from his adopted son’s wife, i.e., his cousin, I guess. 24:29 There is no blame upon you for entering houses not inhabited in which there is convenience for you. And Allah knows what you reveal and what you conceal. Abandoned shelter is OK to enter. 24:30 Tell … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat Al-Ĥaj (The Pilgrimage)

22:5 O People, if you should be in doubt about the Resurrection, then [consider that] indeed, We created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging clot, and then from a lump of flesh, formed and unformed – that We may show you. And We settle in the wombs whom We will for a specified term, then We bring you out as a child, and then [We develop you] that you may reach your [time of] maturity. And … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat Al-‘Anbyā’ (The Prophets)

21:3 With their hearts distracted. And those who do wrong conceal their private conversation, [saying], “Is this [Prophet] except a human being like you? So would you approach magic while you are aware [of it]?” 21:5 But they say, “[The revelation is but] a mixture of false dreams; rather, he has invented it; rather, he is a poet. So let him bring us a sign just as the previous [messengers] were sent [with miracles].” People were doubting him. 21:30 Have those who … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat Ţāhā (Ta-Ha)

The first half concerned Moses encountered the Pharaoh with his sneak stick and led the Israelis out of Africa; the second half talked about Adam. 20:134 And if We had destroyed them with a punishment before him, they would have said, “Our Lord, why did You not send to us a messenger so we could have followed Your verses before we were humiliated and disgraced?” 20:135 Say, “Each [of us] is waiting; so wait. For you will know who are the companions … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat Maryam (Mary)

19:19 He said, “I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy.” 19:21 He said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.’ “ 19:22 So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a remote place. So Mary was impregnated by an alien? 19:97 So, [O Muhammad], We … Continue reading >>

Qurʾān Surat Al-Kahf (The Cave)

18:31 Those will have gardens of perpetual residence; beneath them rivers will flow. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and will wear green garments of fine silk and brocade, reclining therein on adorned couches. Excellent is the reward, and good is the resting place. A rather detailed description of heaven. 18:46 Wealth and children are [but] adornment of the worldly life. But the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for [one’s] hope. I … Continue reading >>