CONTRADICTIONS IN THE QUR’AN ARE NUMEREOUS, HERE IS ONE Embryonic Sex Determination : One of the references on human reproduction which Muslims often quote from the Quran is verse 53:45-46. This is interpreted as a reference to the determination of sex at the fertilization stage itself. However, elsewhere, the Quran says that the sex of a developing embryo is determined well after the leech…-like clot stage! (53:45-46) “That He did create the pairs – male and female from a sperm-drop* (nutfah) when lodged (in its place)” (75:38-39) “Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)? Then did he become a leech-like clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion. And of him He made the sexes, male and female” Note the absence of ovum required for fertilization.
This view is further supported by this Hadith: “When 42 nights have passed over the drop (nutfah), Allah sends an Angel to it, who shapes it and make its ears, eyes, skin, flesh and bones. Then he says, “O Lord, is it male or female?” and your Lord decides what He wishes” (Hadith, Muslim, Book 33, No. 6392)
By 630 Muhammad conquered Mecca and cleared the Kabaa of the Idols that the Arab´s pagan religions worshipped. Muhammad wanted the support of the most powerful tribe in the Kabaa (The Quraysh) so he choose Allah the moon God (Allah is the Arab word for The God and Hubal was The God that the Quraysh tribe worshipped). Allah originated from the Moon Deity that the ancient Sabeans worhsipped who mar…ried the Sun Deity and had daughters.
CONTRADICTIONS IN THE QUR’AN ARE NUMEROUS Who misleads people? Satan or Allah?
According to verse 4:119-120, Satan (the rejected one) is the one who creates false desires and misleads people. Refer also 15:42. However, according to verse 16:93, it is God who leaves people astray as He wills! See also 4:78. (4:119-120) “I will mislead them, and I will create in them false desires…..” (says Satan) “Satan make them promises and creates in them false hopes….” (vouched by Allah) (16:93) “If Allah so willed, He could make you all one people. But He leaves straying whom He pleases and He guides whom He pleases …..”
It should not come as a surprise that the word “Allah” was not something invented by Muhammad or revealed for the first time in the Quran. The well-known Middle East scholar H.A.R. Gibb has pointed out that the reason that Muhammad never had to explain who Allah was in the Quran is that his listeners had already heard about Allah long before Muhammad was ever born (Mohammedanism: An Historical Survey, New York: Mentor Books, 1955, p.38).
Dr. Arthur Jeffery, one of the foremost Western Islamic scholars in modern times and professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Columbia University, notes: “The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Africa” (Islam: Muhammad, and His Religion, New York: The Liberal Arts Press, 1958, p. 85).
The word “Allah” comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article “the” and ilah is an Arabic word for “god.” It is not a foreign word. It is not even the Syriac word for God. It is pure Arabic. (There is an interesting discussion of the origins of Allah, in “Arabic Lexicographical Miscellanies” by J. Blau in the Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. XVII, #2, 1972, pp. 173-190). Neither is Allah a Hebrew or Greek word for God as found in the Bible. Allah is a purely Arabic term used in reference to an Arabian deity. Hastings’ Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics I:326, T & T Clark, states: ‘”Allah” is a proper name, applicable only to their [Arabs’] peculiar God. ‘
According to the Encyclopedia of Religion: ‘”Allah” is a pre-Islamic name . . . corresponding to the Babylonian Bel’ (Encyclopedia of Religion, I:117 Washington DC, Corpus Pub., 1979). For those who find it hard to believe that Allah was a pagan name for a peculiar pagan Arabian deity in pre-Islamic times, the following quotations may be helpful: “Allah is found in Arabic inscriptions prior to Islam” (Encyclopedia Britannica, I:643)
. “The Arabs, before the time of Mohammed, accepted and worshipped, after a fashion, a supreme god called Allah” (Encyclopedia off Islam, I:302, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1913, Houtsma). “Allah was known to the pre-Islamic . . . Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities” (Encyclopedia off Islam, I:406, ed. Gibb).
“Ilah . . . appears in pre-Islamic poetry . . . By frequency of usage, al-ilah was contracted to Allah, frequently attested to in pre-Islamic poetry” (Encyclopedia off Islam, III:1093, 1971).
“The name Allah goes back before Muhammad” (Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, I:41, Anthony Mercatante, New York, The Facts on File, 1983). “The origin of this (Allah) goes back to pre-Muslim times.
Allah is not a common name meaning “God” (or a “god”), and the Muslim must use another word or form if he wishes to indicate any other than his own peculiar deity” (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, I:326, Hastings).