Maududi introduces our next divine revelation. "In the 81st surah, Allah defends his Messenger. 'Whatever Muhammad is presenting before you is not the bragging of a madman, nor an evil suggestion inspired by Satan, but the word of a noble, exalted and trustworthy messenger sent by Us, whom Muhammad has seen with his own eyes in the bright horizon of the clear sky in broad daylight.'"
The 81st surah begins as the 80th ends. Qur'an 81:1 "When the sun is wound round and its light is overthrown; When the stars fall; When the mountains vanish like a mirage; When the pregnant she-camels are neglected; When the wild beasts are herded together; When the oceans become a blazing fire or overflow; When the souls are sorted out and joined with their bodies ; When the female buried alive, is questioned - for what crime she was killed?" We remain mired in the prophet's favorite subject, the Day of Doom. Qur'an 81:10 "When the pages are laid open; When heaven is stripped off and torn away; When the Hell Fire is lighted and the Blazing Fire is kindled to fierce heat; When the Garden of Bliss is brought near. (Then) every person will know what he has brought." Sorry Islam, but you can't have it both ways. Allah can't predestine men as he did in the previous surah and then say that their fate is based upon their deeds. This is an irreconcilable contradiction. It confirms that the author wasn't rational.
Qur'an 81:15 "So verily I swear by the planets that recede. I swear by the stars that run swiftly and hide themselves; and by the Night as it dissipates; and by the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness." This may sound poetic in Arabic, but it's between senseless and pagan in English. Hopefully it's leading somewhere... Qur'an 81:19 "Verily this is the Word (the Qur'an brought by) a most honorable Messenger imbued with power, the Lord of the Throne, Mighty, One to be obeyed." We have reached the core of Islam - the seed from which the religion emerged. Muhammad proclaims: I am "honorable." I am "imbued with power." I am a "Mighty" man. I am "One to be obeyed." I am "Lord of the Throne." "I'm the authority, kissing cousin to god."
Loving, caring, compassionate, and wise didn't make the prophet's list. But no matter; all of this, all of Islam, is summarized by these words: "I am the 'Messenger imbued with power, the Lord of the Throne, Mighty, One to be obeyed.'"
Qur'an 81:22 "And people, your comrade is not one who is possessed, or one who has gone mad." A man who must repeatedly protest that he isn't possessed, is. The reason the protestation is repeated so often is because the charge was leveled with regularity. The Meccans recognized that "revelations" this demented had to be mired in hell. They further realized that revelations this delusional were hallucinogenic, the product of insanity: Qur'an 81:23 "And without doubt he saw himself on the clear horizon." Some translations say he saw "Him," as in "God," on the horizon. Others say Muhammad saw himself. They are equally true. In Islam, man created god in his image. Muhammad modeled Allah's persona.
Maududi's interpretation of this verse is consistent with Ali's translation. They claim Muhammad saw his Lord, as in Allah. But that's a problem because Aisha said: Bukhari:V4B54N457 "Whoever claims that the Prophet Muhammad saw his Lord is committing a great fault for he only saw Gabriel in his genuine shape in which he was covering the horizon." The Noble Qur'an translation agrees with the Hadith. It claims that it was Gabriel on the horizon and goes so far as to add the angel's name to the text. But surely the Islamic god isn't suggesting that "Gabriel," a mere angel, is the Lord of the Throne?
So we are left with nothing but bad choices. The most direct reading has Muhammad saying these grandiose things about himself as the list follows the "Messenger." And it's senseless to promote an angel to the status of "Lord" unless, of course, that angel is really Lucifer, whose life's ambition is to be: "imbued with power, the Lord of the Throne, Mighty, One to be obeyed."
Let's take this one step further: Bukhari:V6B60N378 "Masruq asked Aisha, 'O Mother of the faithful, did Muhammad see his Lord.' Aisha said, 'What you have said makes my hair stand on end! Know that if somebody tells you one of the following things, he is a liar. Whoever tells you that Muhammad saw his Lord, is a liar. Whoever tells you that the Prophet knows what is going to happen tomorrow, is a liar. And whoever tells you that he concealed, is a liar.' Aisha added. 'The Prophet saw Gabriel in his true form twice.'" So, Muhammad lied when he said he was a prophet. What's more, if Muhammad only saw Gabriel twice, the Qur'an is 112 surahs too long.
Knowing the truth, Muhammad desperately tried to deny it. But the more he protested, the more obvious his scam became. Qur'an 81:24 "Neither is he a concealer, withholding knowledge of the unseen. Nor is it (the Qur'an) the Word of an evil spirit accursed, the utterance of a devil, the curses of Satan." The accusation was very close to being accurate. The Qur'an is "the word of an evil spirit accursed, the utterance of a devil, the curses of Satan."
According to the Hadith, Aisha was asked about her husband's nature. She said: "Muhammad's character is the Qur'an." In other words, he was his god. And his psychopathic delusion and visions of grandeur continued to the bitter end of the surah. Qur'an 81:26 "Then where are you going? Verily this (Qur'an) is no less than a reminder to all the Alamin (men and jinn )."
Muslims are quick to criticize any criticism of Islam, claiming that all critiques are inaccurate because they only focus on verses that make their religion look bad. They may be right. Having analyzed a thousand verses thus far, every one has been bad.
Others claim that infidels unfairly take their scriptures out of context. Times have changed, they say. But this charge is a two-edged sword. If the Qur'an is no longer relevant to our times, why follow its teachings?
Some give up defending Islam and simply point an accusing finger at their antagonists, calling them hatemongering racists. Having read these surahs, I'm sure you recognize that for every accusing finger they thrust forward, three more point back at them. In this regard, Muslims are similar to Communist propagandists. They project their flaws onto their opponents and thereby confuse enough people to thwart an assailant's effectiveness. Yet the inverse of their charge is true: it is Islam that is racist, hateful, and intolerant. It demonizes all who don't surrender.
It is therefore permissible, even proper, to hate Islam (without hating Muslims) just as it was possible to despise Nazism without hating Germans. In fact, the German people were the biggest beneficiaries of our fight against Hitler's demented doctrine. Our awakening and resolve, our courage and sacrifice, freed Germans, as it may someday free Muslims from an oppressive-racist-warmongering and demented doctrine.