ALLAH THE NOT SO CONFIDENT ONE: QUESTIONING ISLAM

The Quran censures Muslims for asking questions whose answers may cause them to lose their faith and reject Islam:

O ye who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if ye ask about things when the Qur’an is being revealed, they will be made plain to you, God will forgive those: for God is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.807 Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith.808 S. 5:101-102 Y. Ali

Pay close attention that it’s not the questions that will cause people trouble, but rather it is the answers of Allah and his messenger that will lead them to lose their faith!

Note how the late Quranic Translator Abdullah Yusuf explained this passage:

Many secrets are wisely hidden from us. If the future were known to us, we need not necessarily be happy. In many cases we should be miserable. If the inner meaning of some of the things we see before our eyes were disclosed to us, it might cause a lot of mischief. Allah’s Message, in so far as it is necessary for shaping our conduct, is plain and open to us. But there are many things too deep for us to understand, either individually or collectively. It would be foolish to pry into them, as some people tried to do in the time of the Prophet. Where a matter is mentioned in the Qur-an, we can reverently ask for its meaning. That is not forbidden. But we should never pass the bounds of (1) our own capacity to understand, (2) the time and occasion when we ask questions, and (3) the part of the Universal Plan which it is Allah’s purpose to reveal to us. (Ali, fn. 807 http://www.alim.org/library/quran/surah/english/5/YAT#ayanote-807; bold emphasis mine)

For example, the merely fractious questions asked of Moses by the Jews: ii. 68- 71. They showed that they had no faith. When foolish questions are asked, and there is no answer, it also shakes the faith of the foolish ones. (Ibid, fn. 808 http://www.alim.org/library/quran/surah/english/5/YAT#ayanote-808; bold emphasis mine)

And here is a slew of English renderings of v. 102:

A people before you indeed asked such questions, and then became disbelievers on account of them. Shakir

A folk before you asked about them; then became disbelievers because of it. T. B. Irving

Indeed, people asked such questions before you, then on that account they became disbelievers. Abdul Hye

A people before you asked about these things, then came to be disbelievers therein. The Study Quran

Surely, brought up question about it, a nation before you; afterwards they became, because of it, as disbelievers (since they could not bear and digest the reply to their questions). Dr. Kamal Omar

Some people before you did ask such questions and later lost their faith because of those very things. Farook Malik

People before you asked such questions, and then, as a result, became disbelievers. Muhammad Taqi Usmani

A nation prior to you had asked questions concerning such matters. As a result they lost their faith. Dr. Munir Munshey

Some people before you asked such questions, and for that reason (they) lost their faith. Syed Vickar Ahamed

A people asked such [questions] before you; then they became thereby disbelievers. Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)

People before you have asked such questions, yet on the morrow they disbelieved therein (or lost their faith). S. Aziz  

A group (of people) before you have asked them, then they became disbelievers in them. Ali Bakhtiari Nejad

Some people before you asked such questions, and consequently lost their faith. A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)

Indeed some people before you had asked such questions and in consequence fell into unbelief. Maududi

A nation asked about them before you, and with it they became unbelievers. Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah

A nation from before you had asked/questioned (about) it, then they became with it disbelieving. Muhammad Ahmed – Samira

Some people before you asked such questions; then they were driven toward the disbelief in account of their very own questions [as they could not face the answers.] Bijan Moeinian

People before your time inquired about them, and on that account they came to deny the truth. Sayyid Qutb

Some of those who preceded you had peered inquisitively into such matters and asked all sorts of questions, and when the nature of such matters was overtly declared, they simply lost faith; they dismissed the idea and were no longer loving subjects but disobedient rebels. Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur’an al-Karim

To make matters worse, the ahadith plainly state Allah dislikes, in fact hates, that his followers should ask too many questions:

1407. It is related from ash-Sha’bi, “The scribe of al-Mughira ibn Shu’ba related, ‘Mu’awiya wrote to al-Mughira ibn Shu’ba, “Write for me something which you heard from the Prophet.” He wrote to me, “I heard the Prophet say, ‘Allah hates three things for you: Idle chitchat, wastage of wealth AND TOO MUCH QUESTIONING.”‘” (Aisha Bewley, The Sahih Collection of Al-Bukhari, Chapter 29. Book of Zakat; bold and capital emphasis mine)

Narrated by Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba:

The Prophet said, “Allah has forbidden for you, (1) to be undutiful to your mothers, (2) to bury your daughters alive, (3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and (4) to beg of men (begging). And Allah has hated for you (1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others, (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and (3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance). (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 41, Number 591 https://sunnah.com/bukhari/43/23)

25 Extravagance in Building (207)

Chapter: Extravagance in Property

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah said, “Allah is pleased with you about three things and He is angry with you about three things. He is pleased that you worship Him, not associating anything with Him, that you all take hold of the rope of Allah and that you give good counsel to those that Allah has put in authority over you. He dislikes you engaging in chitchat, ASKING A LOT OF QUESTIONS and squandering wealth.”

Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani)

Reference: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 442

In-book reference: Book 25, Hadith 1

English translation: Book 25, Hadith 442 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/adab/25/1; capital emphasis mine)

The foregoing should lead the readers to ask, what kind of god is this that threatens folks from questioning his revelations, since the answers is what will cause them to lose their faith? And how can the true God tell people that he hates that they ask too many questions? If Allah were truly god then he would be omniscient and therefore would have no fear whatsoever by the questions raised by his followers.      

This should trouble everyone reading this since this is a typical tactic of mind controlling cults. Cult leaders try to control the way their followers think, and forbid them from asking critical questions lest such questioning leads them to see through the farce and lies of the authority figure in question.

It is, therefore, crystal clear that that Muhammad was nothing more than an insecure, fearful narcissist who used his god to strike fear and terror into the hearts of Muslims in order to control and get them to blindly carry out all of his whims and desires.

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