The 47th surah is as warped as the man it was named after' "Muhammad." Qur'an 47:1 "Those who disbelieve and hinder (men) from Allah's Path, He renders their actions vain and ineffective. But those who believe and work good deeds, and believe in what is revealed to Muhammad - for it is the Truth from their Lord - He will remove from them their ills and improve their condition."
I'd like to put that to the test - to see if Muhammad is telling the truth for a change. If what he said is accurate, you'd expect Christian and Jewish nations to be impoverished and Muslim nations to be flourishing. How is it then that the productivity per capita in Islamic nations is the lowest in the world? Why doesn't any Muslim country produce a single manufactured product of sufficient quality to sell on world markets? Why doesn't Islam have a single world-class university or boast of a great advancement in literature or science? Why are freedoms and human rights trampled amongst people who have faith in what was revealed to Muhammad? Why are women and minorities abused in such nations if Allah has "improved their condition?" Why isn't there a single Muslim state that succeeds as a democracy? Why hasn't there ever been one? Why is the inverse true in Christian and Jewish countries? Why is the disparity so large, universal, and unflattering between Islam and other creeds? And why did Muhammad's Muslim militants have to live like parasites - plundering their way to infamy - if Allah could improve their condition? You don't suppose that Islam could be at fault because Muhammad was lying, do you?
Muslims will protest that between 750 and 850 A.D. they made great strides in science. But even that is misleading, as all they really did was have literate Christian slaves preserve the Greek manuscripts they had stolen from the Byzantines. During this period educated Persians, not ignorant Arabs, were in control of Islam. And the timing was crucial. Oral recollections of Muhammad's savagery and deception had faded, as five generations had come and gone since his death. The Sira, the first written account of Muhammad's poisonous and destructive dogma, was distributed by way of Hisham's and Tabari's manuscripts and Islam's golden age ended. Fundamental Islam damned Muslims and impoverished their condition.
Qur'an 47:3 "This because those who disbelieve follow vanities, while those who believe follow truth from their Lord: Thus does Allah coin for men their similitudes as a lesson. Whoever denies faith , his work is of no account, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers." This is written at the level of a grade-school bully. You'd think that if you were going to claim that the Qur'an was written by God, you'd do a better job. German scholar Salomon Reinach agrees: "From the literary point of view, the Qur'an has little merit. Declamation, repetition, puerility, a lack of logic and coherence strike the unprepared reader at every turn. It is humiliating to the human intellect to think that this mediocre literature has been the subject of innumerable commentaries, and that millions of men are still wasting time in absorbing it."
Yet we must expose it because Allah wants Muslims to smite, wound, kill, overpower, subdue, and imprison infidels. Qur'an 47:4 "So, when you clash with the unbelieving Infidels in battle (fighting Jihad in Allah's Cause), smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. At length, when you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making (them) captives. Thereafter either generosity (free them) or ransom (them based upon what benefits Islam) until the war lays down its burdens. Thus are you commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam." That was especially vicious.
Pretending to be more powerful than he really is, Lucifer cries: "But if it had been Allah's will, He Himself could have exacted retribution and punished them (without your help). But He lets you fight in order to test you. But those who are killed in Allah's Cause , will never let their deeds go to waste." Keep in mind that the Qur'an is talking about the deeds of Jihad terrorists. (One doesn't get "killed" in a "spiritual struggle.") The "test" is of a Muslim's ability to kill.
The Islamic reward for terror, kidnapping, and murder is Allah's Garden of Bliss. Qur'an 47:5 "Soon will He guide them and improve their condition, and admit them to the Garden which He has made known to them. Believers, if you will help (in the Cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm."
Qur'an 47:8 "But those who reject (Allah and Islam), for them is perdition and destruction, and (Allah) will render their deeds ineffective. That is because they hate the (Qur'an and Sunnah) Revelation; so He has made their deeds fruitless. Have they not traveled through the earth to see the fate of those before them? Allah wiped them out, bringing utter destruction, and similar (fates await) them." Not only is Islam's dark spirit destructive now, he's always been that way. Death litters his path.
Qur'an 47:12 "Allah will admit those who believe and do good deeds to Gardens while those who disbelieve will enjoy and eat as the beasts eat; and the Fire will be their abode." Muhammad told Muslims that they will always be brutal and vengeful. Bukhari:V8B76N542 "Allah's Apostle said, 'The believers, after being saved from the Fire, will be stopped at a bridge between Paradise and Hell and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another. After they are cleansed and purified through the retaliation, they will be admitted into Paradise.'" In Islam, retaliation cleanses and purifies, not atonement.
Qur'an 47:12 "And how many cities, with more power than your city (Muhammad) which has driven you out, have We destroyed?" I don't know. How many, besides New York and Washington, Beirut and Jerusalem?
Lucky us. Allah is about to share another parable. Qur'an 47:15 "(Here is) a Parable of the Garden which those who fear and keep their duty are promised: in it are rivers of unpolluted water; rivers of milk which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a delicious joy to the drinkers; and rivers of running honey pure and clear. In it there are all kinds of fruits with pardon from their Lord. (Are those in such Bliss) like those who shall dwell forever in the Fire, and are given to drink, boiling water that tears their bowels to pieces, and cutting their intestines to shreds?" Allah is such a lovely storyteller.
According to the Qur'an, those who lived with Muhammad didn't believe him. Qur'an 47:16 "And among them are men who listen to you (Muhammad), but in the end, when they leave you, they say: 'What is this he is saying now.' Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed, and who follow their own lusts," the hypocrite declared.
Qur'an 47:20 "Those who believe say, 'How is it that no surah was sent down (for us).' But when a categorical surah is revealed, and fighting and war (Jihad, holy fighting in Allah's Cause) are mentioned and ordained, you will see those with diseased hearts looking at you (Muhammad) fainting unto death. Therefore woe unto them!" "Woe" is a bad thing. It usually precedes destruction or damnation. Here it's being used to warn the "diseased," peaceful Muslims - which as you have surmised, is an oxymoron. According to the Qur'an, a peaceful person cannot be a Muslim. Those who believe otherwise are hypocrites.
The Qur'an's last surahs could be reduced to "obey, pay, and fight." Islam is now completely devoid of peace, prosperity, and freedom. Qur'an 47:21 "Were they to obey, showing their obedience in modest speech, after the matter (of preparation for Jihad) had been determined for them, it would have been better. Is it to be expected that if you were put in authority and given command that you would do mischief in the land and sever your ties of kinship. Such men are cursed by Allah. He has made them deaf, dumb and blind." Once again, Muhammad/Allah is acting like Satan. He is demeaning his followers by projecting his own flaws onto them. And it's hard to fathom "mischief" worse than that depicted in the Islamic Hadith.
Still rebuking the men he made deaf, dumb, and blind, Muhammad, speaking as Allah, asks: Qur'an 47:24 "Do they not understand the Qur'an ? Nay, on the hearts there are locks preventing them from understanding."
Those who translated the Noble Qur'an for the Fahd family dictators in Saudi Arabia wanted us to know how Muhammad interpreted these verses. Bukhari:V6B60N354 "The Prophet said, 'Allah created His creation, and when He had finished it, the womb got up and caught hold of Allah whereupon Allah said, "What is the matter?" On that, the womb said, "I seek refuge with you from those who sever the ties of kin." On that Allah said, "Will you be satisfied if I bestow My favors on him who keeps your ties?" The womb said, "Yes, my Lord!" Then Allah said, "If you wish, you can recite: 'Would you then if you were given authority do mischief and sever your ties of kinship?'"'"
The Qur'an protests: Qur'an 47:25 "Those who turn back as apostates after guidance was manifest to them, Satan has seduced with false hopes. This, because they said to those who hate what Allah has revealed, 'We will obey you in part of this matter.'" The peaceful Muslims didn't like the fighting and stealing part of Islam. Their consciences couldn't handle the strain. So Allah ordered the good killer Muslims to put the peaceful ones out of their misery. Qur'an 4:89 "They wish that you would reject Faith, as they have, and thus be on the same footing. Do not be friends with them until they leave their homes in Allah's Cause. But if they turn back from Islam, becoming renegades, seize them and kill them wherever you find them." It's not much of a choice. If you are a good Muslim you're a bad person. If you're a bad Muslim you're a dead person.
The Islamic god continued to terrorize the peaceful former Muslims. Qur'an 47:27 "But how (will it be) when the angels take their souls at death, and smite their faces and their backs? This because they followed that which angered Allah and hated that which pleased him, . So He nullified their deeds. Or do those with diseased hearts think that Allah will not bring to light their rancor and malice?" Living peacefully is now called "rancor and malice." Peace makes Allah angry and Jihad pleases him. Swell.
Allah confirms the criterion upon which he judges men. Qur'an 47:31 "And We shall try you until We know those among you who are the fighters; and We shall try your reported (mettle)." A god who knows and sees all doesn't need a "test" to determine which Muslims are the best terrorists. And testing a man's willingness to fight might be a worthy measure for the military but not for a religion.
Qur'an 47:32 "Those who disbelieve, hinder (men) from the Cause of Allah and resist the Messenger after Guidance has been clearly shown to them will not injure Allah in the least." It's hard to hurt a rock god, I suppose.
Returning to the Qur'anic chorus: Qur'an 47:33 "Believers, obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and make not vain your deeds! Those who disbelieve and hinder (men) from the Cause of Allah, then die rejecting, Allah will not pardon them. Do not falter; become faint-hearted, or weak-kneed, crying for peace. You have the upper hand, for Allah is with you. He will not grudge (the reward of) your deeds." So why do so many Muslims reject their god's orders and cry: "peace?" Peace is a sign of weakness. Don't they know that such words are an express ticket to the Islamic Hell? The fact is: if you are a peaceful Muslim, your "god" hates you.
Placed in context of the terror these words have inspired, I find this entire Jihad surah repulsive. While Islamic terror was a game to Muhammad, it isn't for his victims. Qur'an 47:36 "The life of this world is but play and amusement, a sport and frivolity. If you believe and fear Allah, He will not ask for your possessions. But if He were to ask you for all of them, and press you to spend in Allah's Cause, you would hoard it, acting niggardly." But surely, Muhammad wouldn't ask them for their money just to fund some frivolous terrorist campaign. Qur'an 47:38 "Behold and beware: you are those invited to spend (of your substance) in the Cause of Allah : But among you are some who are niggardly at the expense of their own souls. If you turn back and retreat Allah will substitute other people instead of you!" Muhammad's Jihad fighters were as expendable as his wives. Loyalty was not valued in Islam. And that's not good if you're a suicide bomber, bartering this life for the next.