Quranic Knowledge Far Ahead of Human Progress* (6:125 – 6:135)

Quranic Knowledge Far Ahead of Human Progress*

[6:125] Whomever GOD wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky.* GOD thus places a curse upon those who refuse to believe.
*6:125 Centuries after the revelation of the Quran, we learned that the proportion of oxygen diminishes as we climb towards the sky, and we gasp for air. 

[6:126] This is the straight path to your Lord. We have explained the revelations for people who take heed.
[6:127] They have deserved the abode of peace at their Lord; He is their Lord and Master, as a reward for their works.
[6:128] The day will come when He summons all of them (and says): “O you jinns, you have claimed multitudes of humans.” Their human companions will say, “Our Lord, we enjoyed each others’ company until we wasted the life span You had set for us.” He will say, “Hell is your destiny.” They abide therein forever, in accordance with GOD’s will. Your Lord is Wise, Omniscient.
[6:129] We thus match the wicked to be companions of each other, as a punishment for their transgressions.
[6:130] O you jinns and humans, did you not receive messengers from among you, who narrated to you My revelations, and warned you about the meeting of this day? They will say, “We bear witness against ourselves.” They were totally preoccupied with the worldly life, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were disbelievers.
[6:131] This is to show that your Lord never annihilates any community unjustly, while its people are unaware.
[6:132] Everyone will attain a rank commensurate with their deeds. Your Lord is never unaware of anything they do.
[6:133] Your Lord is the Rich One; possessor of all mercy. If He wills, He can remove you, and substitute whomever He wills in your place, just as He produced you from the progeny of other people.
[6:134] What is promised to you will come to pass, and you can never evade it.
[6:135] Say, “O my people, do your best, and so will I. You will surely find out who the ultimate victors are.” Certainly, the wicked will never succeed.

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6:132 says that everyone reaches a rank commensurate with their deeds:

[3:155] Surely, those among you who turned back the day the two armies clashed have been duped by the devil. This reflects some of the (evil) works they had committed. GOD has pardoned them. GOD is Forgiver, Clement.

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Questioning God’s Wisdom (6:124)

Questioning God’s Wisdom*

[6:124] When a powerful proof comes to them, they say, “We will not believe, unless we are given what is given to GOD’s messengers!” GOD knows exactly who is best qualified to deliver His message.* Such criminals will suffer debasement at GOD, and terrible retribution as a consequence of their evil scheming. 
*6:124 Jealousy and ego are human traits that provoke some people to question God’s wisdom in selecting His messengers. Corrupted Muslim scholars have uttered this same utterance regarding the revelation of the Quran’s mathematical code through God’s Messenger of the Covenant.

Why does God allow the leading criminals to plot and scheme?

The purpose of this life is to show our real convictions. God allows people to reach the limits of belief or disbelief. 

[3:178] Let not the disbelievers think that we lead them on for their own good. We only lead them on to confirm their sinfulness. They have incurred a humiliating retribution.

[6:112] We have permitted the enemies of every prophet – human and jinn devils – to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.

[47:31] We will certainly put you to the test, in order to distinguish those among you who strive, and steadfastly persevere. We must expose your true qualities. 

Additionally this is part of freedom of choice. God didn’t design us to be robots, but to make decisions for ourselves to bring our true beliefs to light.

Freedom of Choice

[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.* 

The Book of Esther
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When God selects a messenger with the exception of Jonah the people always reject them. When Jesus lived he only had a dozen disciples. The vast majority of people of his time rejected him. Moses only had two followers. Muhammad only had a select few of followers. Afterwards these messengers have been immortalized and held so highly as more than human.

God knows exactly who is best qualified to be His messenger. Being a messenger or prophet is an immense responsibility. So much so that Jonah tried to abandon his mission. Moses feared the people and questioned his abilities.

Is it ego when we question God’s judgment?

“If you trust in the source then you don’t need to hear the argument”

Understanding is different than questioning. As submitters if we confirm the source is from God then it is our obligation to follow God’s word. We can still choose to attempt to understand, but to question means that we doubt God’s commandment.

To say that I refuse to follow God’s commandment until it is proven to me shows lack of belief in God.

[21:23] He is never to be asked about anything He does, while all others are questioned.

[21:27] They never speak on their own, and they strictly follow His commands. 

[21:7] We did not send before you except men whom we inspired. Ask those who know the scripture, if you do not know.

[21:8] We did not give them bodies that did not eat, nor were they immortal.

[5:7] Remember GOD’s blessing upon you, and His covenant that He covenanted with you: you said, “We hear and we obey.” You shall observe GOD; GOD is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.

Crucial Advice

[17:36] You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them.

“In God we trust, all others must bring data”

Chance to Remember God: Mention God’s Name Before You Eat (6:119 – 6:123)

Chance to Remember God: Mention God’s Name Before You Eat

[6:119] Why should you not eat from that upon which GOD’s name has been mentioned? He has detailed for you what is prohibited for you, unless you are forced. Indeed, many people mislead others with their personal opinions, without knowledge. Your Lord is fully aware of the transgressors.
[6:120] You shall avoid obvious sins, as well as the hidden ones. Those who have earned sins will surely pay for their transgressions.
[6:121] Do not eat from that upon which the name of GOD has not been mentioned, for it is an abomination. The devils inspire their allies to argue with you; if you obey them, you will be idol worshipers.* 
*6:121 Dietary prohibitions instituted by other than God represent idolatry.

Does the changing of the dietary prohibitions limit to idol worship as in 6:121?

If God gives us a commandment and we choose to follow commandments of someone else that contradicts God’s commandment then by definition we are putting a source beside God and this is idol worship. So since God tells us that we need to mention God’s name before we eat or what is specifically prohibited and if we were to choose to do otherwise then we are committing idol worship. 

Does this mean that if someone else’s name is mentioned on that food does it make it an abomination or not?

The act of not saying God’s name is an abomination. The act of saying someone else’s name is an abomination. This does not mean that the food is prohibited.

[6:122] Is one who was dead and we granted him life, and provided him with light that enables him to move among the people, equal to one in total darkness from which he can never exit? The works of the disbelievers are thus adorned in their eyes.
[6:123] We allow the leading criminals of every community to plot and scheme. But they only plot and scheme against their own souls, without perceiving.

6:122 shows that when we questioned God’s absolute authority we were put to death and God granted us life.

Two Deaths and Two Lives for the Disbelievers*

[2:28] How can you disbelieve in GOD when you were dead and He gave you life, then He puts you to death, then He brings you back to life, then to Him you ultimately return?

How is it that we were nothing and God created death?

[19:9] He said, “Thus said your Lord: `It is easy for Me to do. I created you before that, and you were nothing.’ “

[19:67] Did the human being forget that we created him already, and he was nothing?

[76:1] Is it not a fact that there was a time when the human being was nothing to be mentioned?

The nothing may have to do with the physical body not the soul.

There must have been a time that God created the souls that ultimately became the human being and prior to that we were nothing.

We Are Born With Instinctive Knowledge About God*

[7:172] Recall that your Lord summoned all the descendants of Adam, and had them bear witness for themselves: “Am I not your Lord?” They all said, “Yes. We bear witness.” Thus, you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection, “We were not aware of this.”

The communities that become unappreciative are represented by their leaders:

Prohibiting Lawful Food Brings Deprivation

[16:112] GOD cites the example of a community that used to be secure and prosperous, with provisions coming to it from everywhere. But then, it turned unappreciative of GOD’s blessings. Consequently, GOD caused them to taste the hardships of starvation and insecurity. Such is the requital for what they did.

Quran: Fully Detailed (6:114 – 6:118)

Quran: Fully Detailed*

[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed?* Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.  
[6:115] The word of your Lord is complete,* in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
*6:113-115 Upholding any source beside the Quran reflects disbelief in the Quran (Appendix 18). 

[6:116] If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.
[6:117] Your Lord is fully aware of those who stray off His path, and He is fully aware of those who are guided.
[6:118] You shall eat from that upon which GOD’s name has been pronounced, if you truly believe in His revelations.

What are examples of us having sources of law aside from Quran?
If there is civil law that contradicts the Quran, as submitters we should not stand for that law. It is our duty to follow the Quran first.

[17:36] You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them. 

What do we do if in a society two understandings of a verse how do we know which law to follow?
The Quran brings out our true convictions. Just like any other law human beings will twist the law to fit their world view or idea.

Numerically Structured Books

[83:7] Indeed, the book of the wicked is in Sijjeen.
[83:8] Do you know what Sijjeen is?
[83:9] A numerically structured book.

[83:18] Indeed, the book of the righteous will be in `Elleyyeen.
[83:19] Do you know what `Elleyyeen is?
[83:20] A numerically structured book.

[5:101] O you who believe, do not ask about matters which, if revealed to you prematurely, would hurt you. If you ask about them in light of the Quran, they will become obvious to you. GOD has deliberately overlooked them. GOD is Forgiver, Clement.

[3:7] He sent down to you this scripture, containing straightforward verses – which constitute the essence of the scripture – as well as multiple-meaning or allegorical verses. Those who harbor doubts in their hearts will pursue the multiple-meaning verses to create confusion, and to extricate a certain meaning. None knows the true meaning thereof except GOD and those well founded in knowledge. They say, “We believe in this – all of it comes from our Lord.” Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.

If we are sincere God will correct us. The process is the more important part, as you can come to the right answer in the wrong way and still fail.

David and Solomon

[21:78] And David and Solomon, when they once ruled with regard to someone’s crop that was destroyed by another’s sheep, we witnessed their judgment.
[21:79] We granted Solomon the correct understanding, though we endowed both of them with wisdom and knowledge. We committed the mountains to serve David in glorifying (God), as well as the birds. This is what we did. 

According to 6:116 should I obey anybody or nobody at all?
Ultimately the only person we obey is God.

[3:32] Proclaim: “You shall obey GOD and the messenger.” If they turn away, GOD does not love the disbelievers.

Follow the Word of God

[39:18] They are the ones who examine all words, then follow the best. These are the ones whom GOD has guided; these are the ones who possess intelligence. 

[17:36] You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain, and you are responsible for using them.

 The Majority of People Do Not Believe

[12:103] Most people, no matter what you do, will not believe.
[12:104] You are not asking them for any money; you simply deliver this reminder for all the people.
[12:105] So many proofs in the heavens and the earth are given to them, but they pass by them, heedlessly!

The Majority of Believers Destined for Hell

[12:106] The majority of those who believe in GOD do not do so without committing idol worship. 

[12:8] They said, “Joseph and his brother are favored by our father, and we are in the majority. Indeed, our father is far astray. 

Maintaining the Status Quo: A Human Tragedy

[2:170] When they are told, “Follow what GOD has revealed herein,” they say, “We follow only what we found our parents doing.” What if their parents did not understand, and were not guided?

How can we do a better job remembering God before we eat (6:118)?
It is a great lesson from other faiths how most Christians will say grace before they eat. Traditionally I just say “Bismillah” and eat. I know this is the minimum requirement, but may be good to make more of a deliberate emphasis on God and being thankful. It is a real blessing to be able to reflect and be appreciative.

Verse 118 uses the word “pronounce” to me this means being verbal, not just saying it to ourselves. Contemplating where the food came from and taking a minute to reflect on the blessing of food that God gave us. The most important part of pronouncing God’s name is to remember God.

[20:14] “I am GOD; there is no other god beside Me. You shall worship Me alone, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) to remember Me.

[29:45] You shall recite what is revealed to you of the scripture, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), for the Contact Prayers prohibit evil and vice. But the remembrance of GOD (through Salat) is the most important objective. GOD knows everything you do.

Appendix 27 – Who is Your God?

  1. Glorify God day and night: When we eat anything, we shouldn’t be like animals; we must reflect on God’s creation of the food we are eating – the flavor, our enjoyment due to the senses God has given us, the perfect packaging of the banana or the orange, the varieties of sea foods created by God, etc. – and glorify Him as we enjoy His provisions. When we see a beautiful flower, or animal, or sunsets, we must glorify God. We must seize every possible opportunity to remember and glorify God, so that God may be our God.

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Appendix 20 – Quran: Unlike Any Other Book

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The Quran is God’s Final Testament to the world, and He has pledged to protect it from the slightest distortion (15:9). Thus, the Quran is surrounded by invisible forces that guard it and serve it (13:39, 41:42, 42:24).

Unlike any other book, the Quran is taught by God (55:1-2); He teaches us what we need at the time we need it. This is why we read the Quran hundreds of times without getting bored. We can read a novel, for example, only once. But the Quran can be read an infinite number of times, and we derive new and valuable information from it every time. On the other hand, the insincere readers – those who read the Quran to find fault with it – are diverted from the Quran (7:146, 17:45, 18:57, 41:44). In fact, God’s invisible forces help them find the faults they seek. Since the Quran is perfect, such “faults” serve only to reveal the stupidity of God’s enemies.

God uses His own attributes to describe the Quran; He calls the Quran ” `Azeem = Great” (15:87), “Hakeem = Full of wisdom” (36:2), “Majid = Glorious” (50:1), and “Karim = Honorable” (56:77). What can we say?  

Since the Quran is God’s message to all the people, regardless of their language, the Quran is accessible to the believers, regardless of their language (41:44). This explains a profound phenomenon: the believers who do not know Arabic know the Quran better than the Arabic speaking unbelievers. Because of the invisible forces serving the Quran, it is readily and enjoyably accessible to the sincere believers, and utterly inaccessible to the unbelievers (17:45, 18:57, 56:79).

 

Important Criterion (6:113)

Important Criterion

[6:113] This is to let the minds of those who do not believe in the Hereafter listen to such fabrications, and accept them, and thus expose their real convictions.* 
*6:113 The Quran provides criteria that tell us whether we truly believe in the Hereafter or merely give it lip service. These important criteria are stated here, and in 17:45-46 and 39:45. *6:113-115 Upholding any source beside the Quran reflects disbelief in the Quran (Appendix 18).

According to the Quran what is the criteria to tell if we believe in the Hereafter? 

Disbelievers Cannot Understand Quran

[17:45] When you read the Quran, we place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier.

Quran: The ONLY Source

[17:46] We place shields around their minds, to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears. And when you preach your Lord, using the Quran alone,* they run away in aversion. 

The Greatest Criterion*

[39:45] When GOD ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied.*

Hadith & Sunna: Fabrications by the Prophet’s Enemies (6:112)

Hadith & Sunna: Fabrications by the Prophet’s Enemies

[6:112] We have permitted the enemies of every prophet – human and jinn devils – to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications. 

All major religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam put the majority of their study and follow texts other than their scripture; Jews with the Talmud, Christianity with the writings of Paul and the Saints and Islam with Hadith and Sunna.

God is the one who permitted this to take place, to show our true convictions and to expose those who truly believe from those who are just doing lip service. This is part of God’s master plan. Because of this we shouldn’t be upset that this is taking place.

It is our duty to obey the messenger. Hadith and Sunna are false teachings accumulated hundreds of years after the prophet’s death that are fabrications that contradict the Quran.

Appendix 19 – Hadith and Sunna – Satanic Innovations

Which Hadith, other than God and His revelations, do they uphold? [45:6]

The Quran is not a fabricated Hadith; …it details everything. [12:111]

Some people uphold vain Hadith to divert others from the path of God. [31:6]

The only Sunna to follow shall be God’s Sunna. [17:77, 33:62, 48:23, 6:114]

The Quran informs us that some enemies of the Prophet, described as “human and jinn devils,” will fabricate lies and attribute them to the Prophet (6:112, 25:31). This is precisely what happened after the prophet Muhammad’s death; Hadith (oral) and Sunna (actions) were invented and attributed to the Prophet. Hadith and Sunna are satanic innovations because they:  

[1] defy the divine assertions that the Quran is complete, perfect, fully detailed, and shall be the only source of religious guidance (6:19, 38, 114 & 45:6-7),

[2] blaspheme against the Prophet and depict him as a vicious tyrant who did not uphold the Quran, and

[3] create false doctrines based on superstition, ignorance, and indefensible nonsensical traditions. The prophet Muhammad was enjoined, in very strong words, from issuing any religious teachings besides the Quran (69:38-48).

Some Muslims compromise: “If a Hadith agrees with the Quran we will accept it, and if it contradicts the Quran, we will reject it!” Such premise proves that these people do not believe God’s assertions that the Quran is “complete, perfect and fully detailed.” The moment they seek guidance from anything besides the Quran, no matter how “right” it seems, they fall into Satan’s trap (see 63:1). For they have rejected God’s word and set up another god besides God (18:57). See Appendix 33. The Quran’s mathematical miracle provides mathematical evidence that the Quran shall be our only source of religious teachings. Here are just 2 examples:

  1. “We did not leave anything out of this book,” is in Verse 38 (19×2) and consists of 19 Arabic letters (6:38).
  2. “He sent down this book fully detailed,” is in Verse 114 (19×6) and consists of 19 Arabic letters (6:114).

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A Consequence of Their Own Decision (6:111)

A Consequence of Their Own Decision

[6:111] Even if we sent down the angels to them; even if the dead spoke to them; even if we summoned every miracle before them; they cannot believe unless GOD wills it. Indeed, most of them are ignorant.

Anyone who chooses God will see the miracles, but for those who refuse to believe in God will be blind to all the miracles right in front of them.

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