Al Dukhan (The Smoke) (44)- 59

1        Ha Mim.

2        By the Book that makes things clear

       #4689 The Qur-an is its own evidence. In the last Sura (xliii. 3) stress was laid on the fact that everyone could understand it. Here the stress is on the fact that it is a Message of Mercy from Allah in that it warns mankind against evil.#

       *** It should be clear by now, that even the greatest master of the Arabic language, could not possibly understand the Quran WITHOUT referring to the Bible.

        There are no background explanations for the characters filling it.

       They have no beginnings, no countries of origin, no dates, no context of TIME or SPACE.

       Nothing except for the fact that they appear in the pages of the Quran willy nilly and without references of any kind ***

3        We sent it down during a blessed night: for We (ever) wish to warn (against Evil).

       #4690        Usually taken to be a night in the month of Ramadhan, say the 23rd, 25th, or 27th night of that month. It is referred to as the Night of Power in xcvii. 1-2. See also ii. 185. But perhaps we need not fix it literally by the calendar. The night that a Message descends from Allah is indeed a blessed night like a day of rain for a parched land.#

       *** While in the Torah all the miracles and astounding events occurred in plain view of the people in daylight, the Quran was 'revealed' only to Muhammad invariably in the darkness of the night and without witnesses.

       The most astounding and incredibly revealing matter regarding this alleged event is the FACT, that Muhammad could NOT REMEMBER on which night of the month of Ramathan it occured.

       How is it possible to allege that Muhammad was the 'greatest of all the prophets' if he  could not even remember the date of the recent and most MOMENTOUS event of his life? ***

4        In that (night) is made distinct every affair of wisdom

5        By command from Our presence.  For We (ever) send (revelations)

6>        As a Mercy from thy Lord: for He hears and knows (all things);

7>        The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all between them if ye (but) have an assured faith.
8>        There is no god but He: it is He Who gives life and gives death the Lord and Cherisher to you and your earliest ancestors.

9>        Yet they play about in doubt.

10>        Then watch thou for the Day that the sky will bring forth a kind of smoke (or mist) plainly visible.

11>        Enveloping the people: this will be a Penalty Grievous.

12>        (They will say:) "Our Lord! remove the Penalty from us for We do really believe!"

13>        How shall the Message be (effectual) for them seeing that an Apostle explaining things clearly has (already) come to them

14        Yet they turn away from him and say: "Tutored (by others) a man possessed!"

15>        We shall indeed remove the Penalty for a while (but) truly ye will revert (to your ways).

16>        One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught We will indeed (then) exact Retribution!

17>        We did before them try the people of Pharaoh: there came to them an apostle most honorable
18>        Saying: "Restore to me the servants of Allah: I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust;

       *** According to this verse as well as to numerous others in the Quran, the Israelites knew of Allah. Of course - in a manner of speaking - they did since Allah is only the 'Islamized' Arabic name for (Elohim) God of Israel ***

19>        "And be not arrogant as against Allah: for I come to you with authority manifest.

20>        "For me I have sought Safety with my Lord and your Lord against your injuring me.

21>        "If ye believe me not at least keep yourselves away from me."

22>        (But they were aggressive): then he cried to his Lord: "These are indeed a people given to sin."

23>        (The reply came): "March forth with My servants by night: for ye are sure to be pursued.

24>        "And leave the sea as a furrow (divided).  For they are a host (destined) to be drowned.

       #4708 For the passage of Moses and his following, the sea had divided: they were to pass through the gap or furrow and leave it alone, to lure on the Egyptian host, on which the sea afterwards closed in, totally destroying them.#

       *** The reader has to be reminded incessantly, that the interpreter of the Quran, who alleges that the Torah that is available today is a perverted version from the original, nontheless, plagiarizes, pirates, plunders and/or perverts from the same to explain each and every relevant Quranic verse without shame or hesitation***

25        How many were the gardens and springs they left behind.

26        And corn-fields and noble buildings.

27        And wealth (and conveniences of life) wherein they had taken such delight!

28        Thus (was their end)! And We made other people inherit (those things)!

29        And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite (again)

30>        We did deliver aforetime the Children of Israel from humiliating Punishment

       #4711        The Israelites were held in bondage prior to the Exodus. Their hard taskmaster placed every indignity on them, and by Pharaoh's decree their male children were to be killed, and their females were to be kept alive for the Egyptians.#

31>        Inflicted by Pharaoh for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors.

32>        And We chose them aforetime above the nations knowingly

       #4712        From degrading servitude, Israel was delivered, and taken, in spite of many rebellions and backslidings on the way, to "a land flowing with milk and honey", where later they established the glorious kingdom of David and Solomon. This was not merely fortuitous. In Allah's decree it was to be a link in furthering His Plan. But their being chosen did not mean that they could do what they liked. In that sense there is no "chosen race" before Allah. But Allah gives every race and every individual a chance, and when the race or individual fails to live up to it, he or it must fall and give place to others.#

       *** The word 'chosen' has been misunderstood and in many cases deliberately misrepresented and misapplied for invariably nefarious reasons as by the interpreter above.

Exodus 19:6." And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the people of Israel"
God has chosen you to be a special people to himself, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth"

        The meaning is very clear and has nothing to do with racial or cultural superiority. The Israelites were to be at all times morally superior in BELIEF to all others who do not believe in the One and Only God and who are not Just.

       It is because of the Torah and the Israelites that Christianity and Muhammadan Islam EXIST ***

33>        And granted them Signs in which there was a manifest trial.
       #4713        Among the "Signs" given to Israel were their own Revelation under Moses, their prosperous land of Canaan, their flourishing Kingdom under David and Solomon, their prophets and teachers of Truth, and the advent of Jesus to reclaim the lost ones among them. All these were trials. When they failed in the trials, they were left to wander desolate and suffer.#

       *** It is refreshing to find the interpreter telling the TRUTH for a change***

34        As to these (Quraish) they say forsooth:

       *** The reader should be aware that the (parenthesis) are used repeatedly to make sense of the otherwise UNINTELLIGIBLE Quranic verses ***

35>        "There is nothing beyond our first death and we shall not be raised again.

36>        "Then bring (back) our forefathers if what ye say is true!"

37        What! are they better than the people of Tubba and those who were before them? We destroyed them because they were guilty of sin.

       *** This is another verse to prove the earlier point, that the Quranic characters appear on the scene willy nilly, out of no where and without relevance either to the earlier or to the subsequent verses.

        Does the reader know who or what is/are the Tubba? ***

38>        We created not the heavens the earth and all between them merely in (idle) sport:

39>        We created them not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand.

40>        Verily the Day of Sorting Out is the time appointed for all of them

41>        The Day when no protector can avail his client in aught and no help can they receive.

42>        Except such as receive Allah's Mercy: for He is exalted in Might Most Merciful.

44:43        Verily the tree of Zaqqum

       #4721        Now follows a word-picture of the horrors to which Evil must lead us. What human language and what figures of speech can adequately describe them? 4722        The opposite of "delicious Fruits" is the terrible tree of Zaqqam, which is further described in xxxvii. 62-68, where see n. 4073. Also see xvii. 60, n. 2250.#

       *** What follows are dreadful verses coming right out of Muhammad's conception of HELL. The pagan Arabs had none of these ideas which Muhammad plundered from the traditions of the Jews adding his own 'improvizations' to it.

       The tree of Zaqqum is Muhammad's own invention since it does not appear in the vocabulary or the tradtions of the Arabs, the Jews, the Christians, the Zoroasterians, the Egyptians, the Hindus or the Ethyopians***

44        Will be the food of the Sinful

45        Like molten brass; it will boil in their insides

46        Like the boiling of scalding water.

47>        (A voice will cry:) "Seize ye him and drag him into the midst of the Blazing Fire!

48>        "Then pour over his head the Penalty of Boiling Water;

49        "Taste thou (this)! Truly wast thou Mighty full of honor!

50        "Truly this is what ye used to doubt!"

51        As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security

52        Among Gardens and Springs;

53        Dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade they will face each other;

54        So; and We shall Join them to Companions with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.        

       *** The Quran promises the believers beautiful female companions in Paradise. These companions are not meant to be of the Platonic relationship type ***

55        There can they call for every kind of fruit in peace and security;

56>        Nor will they there taste Death except the first Death; and He will preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire

57>        As a Bounty from thy Lord! That will be the supreme achievement!

58        Verily We have made this (Qur'an) easy in thy tongue in order that they may give heed.

59        So wait thou and watch; for they (too) are waiting.