Qur'an 13:13 - "He flingeth the thunderbolts and striketh whomsoever He will."
Qur'an 16:70 - "Some are sent back by Us to a feeble age, so that they know nothing after having known much."
Qur'an 21:11 - "How many were the populations We utterly destroyed because of their iniquities."
Qur'an 64:11 - "No kind of calamity can occur, except by the permission of Allah."
Qur'an 2:10 - "In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease and grievous is their Penalty."
Qur'an 2:20 - "Allah can take away the faculty of hearing and seeing; for Allah hath power over all things."
Qur'an 2:65 - "To those who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath, We said to them: "Be ye apes despised and rejected."
Qur'an 2:213 - "Allah guides whom He will to a path that is straight."
Qur'an 2:253 - "If Allah had so willed, succeeding generations should not have fought among each other (over religion)."
Qur'an 2:269 - "He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth."
Qur'an 2:284 - "Allah forgiveth whom He pleases and punishes whom He pleases."
Qur'an 3:6 - "He it is Who shapes you in the womb as He pleases."
Qur'an 3:47 - "Allah createth what He willeth."
Qur'an 4:89 - "If they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them."
Qur'an 5:33 - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messengers ' is execution or crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides."
Qur'an 5:38 - "As to the thief, male or female cut off his or her hands."
Qur'an 5:45 - "We ordained for them: Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, wounds equal for equal."
Qur'an 5:60 - "Those who incurred the wrath of Allah ' He transformed into apes and swine."
Qur'an 6:65 - "He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below."
Qur'an 6:95 - "And He is the One to cause the dead to issue forth from the living."
Qur'an 6:137 - "If Allah had willed, they would not have done so. (slaughtered their children)."
Qur'an 6:165 - "It is He Who hath made you ' inheritors of the earth: He hath raised you on ranks, some above others: that He may try you in the gifts He hath given you."
Qur'an 8:12 - "Allah called on the angels to "smite all their finger tips off them. (the unbelievers)"
Qur'an 10:88 - "And send hardness to their hearts so they will not believe until they see the grievous Penalty."
Qur'an 10:99 - "If it had been the Lord's Will they would have all believed."
Qur'an 13:8 - "Allah doth know what every female womb doth bear."
Qur'an 13:26 - "Allah doth ' grant ' the sustenance to whom so He pleases."
Qur'an 14:7 - "But if ye show ingratitude, Truly My Punishment is terrible indeed."
Qur'an 17:13 - "Every man's fate We have fastened on his neck."
Qur'an 17:46 - "And We put coverings over their hearts lest they should understand the Qur'an."
Qur'an 17:68 - "Do you feel secure ' that He will not send against you a violent tornado."
Qur'an 17:69 - or that "He will not send a heavy gale to drown you at sea because of your ingratitude."
Qur'an 19:86 - "And We shall drive the sinners to Hell, like thirsty cattle driven to water."
Qur'an 21:15 - "And that cry of theirs ceased not, till We made them as a field that is mown, as ashes silent and quenched."
Qur'an 23:41 - "Then the earthquake overtook them with justice as We made them as rubbish of dead leaves - so away with the people who do wrong."
Qur'an 24:2 - "The woman and the man guilty of zina (fornication) flog each of them with a hundred lashes ' and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment."
Qur'an 28:40 - "So We seized him and his hosts and We flung them into the sea."
Qur'an 28:81 - "Then We caused the earth to swallow him (Qarun) up and his house '"
Qur'an 30:34 - "Then enjoy your brief day, but soon ye will know your folly."
Qur'an 35:45 - "If Allah were to punish men according to what they deserve He would not leave on earth a single living creature."
Qur'an 40:5 - "It was I that seized them. And how terrible was My Requital."
Qur'an 40:85 - "And even thus did the rejecters of Allah perish utterly."
Qur'an 42:49 - "He leaves barren (of children) whom He will."
Qur'an 44:16 - "One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed then exact Retribution."
Qur'an 47:4 - "When ye meet the Unbelievers in jihad smite at their necks."
Qur'an 47:23 - "Such are the men whom Allah has cursed for He has made them deaf and blinded their sight."
Qur'an 47:34 - "Those ' who die rejecting Allah, Allah will not forgive them."
Qur'an 48:17 - "And he who turns back (in the jihad) Allah will punish him with a grievous Penalty."
Qur'an 56:55 - "Indeed ye shall drink (the Boiling Water) like diseased camels raging with thirst."
Qur'an 82:8 - "In whatever form He wills does He put thee together."
The source counted 817 cruel/ ambivalent verses in the Qur'an. Many of them are similar to each other.
Fundamentalists literally believe in the above scripture. Modernists must seriously consider the Reformation of the Qur'an.
We fear that such negative attitudes towards mankind in the Qur'an can affect men who are dispossessed, damaged or perhaps inadequate, to hold life in low esteem and engage in the terrible acts which presently characterize Islam, many in the name of Islam.
Muhammad and Tolerance of Other Religions:
Qur'an 43:66 - "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims."
Qur'an 48:29 - "Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other."
Qur'an 60:4 - "Enmity and hatred will reign between us until ye believe in Allah alone."
Qur'an 8:39 & 2:193 - "Make war on them until idolatory does not exist any longer and Allah's religion reigns universally."
Qur'an 9:123 - "Fight the unbelievers in your surroundings, and let them find harshness in you."
Qur'an 9:5 - "Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them, capture and besiege them and prepare for them every kind of ambush."
Qur'an 5:72-73 - "For he who believes in the Trinity, "the Fire will be his abode ' a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemer."
Hadith Sahih Muslim 43:63 - "You (the Jews) should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle and I wish to expel you from this land (Arabia)
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More Quotes About "Palestine"
"There is no such country as Palestine. 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. 'Palestine' is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it".
- Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 -
"There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not".
- Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946 -
"It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria".
- Representant of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956 -
Concerning the Holy Land, the chairman of the Syrian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919 stated:
"The only Arab domination since the Conquest in 635 c.e. hardly lasted, as such, 22 years".
"There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilea); not for thirty miles in either direction... One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee... Nazareth is forlorn... Jericho lies a mouldering ruin... Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation... untenanted by any living creature... A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds... a silent, mournful expanse... a desolation... We never saw a human being on the whole route... Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country... Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes... desolate and unlovely...".
- Mark Twain, "The Innocents Abroad", 1867 -
"In 1590 a 'simple English visitor' to Jerusalem wrote: 'Nothing there is to bescene but a little of the old walls, which is yet remayning and all the rest is grasse, mosse and weedes much like to a piece of rank or moist grounde'.".
- Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund,
Quarterly Statement, p. 86; de Haas, History, p. 338 -
"The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil".
- British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s -
"Palestine is a ruined and desolate land".
- Count Constantine François Volney, XVIII century French author and historian -
"The Arabs themselves cannot be considered but temporary residents. They pitched their tents in its grazing fields or built their places of refuge in its ruined cities. They created nothing in it. Since they were strangers to the land, they never became its masters. The desert wind that brought them hither could one day carry them away without their leaving behind them any sign of their passage through it".
- Comments by Christians concerning the Arabs in Palestine in the 1800s -
"Then we entered the hill district, and our path lay through the clattering bed of an ancient stream, whose brawling waters have rolled away into the past, along with the fierce and turbulent race who once inhabited these savage hills. There may have been cultivation here two thousand years ago. The mountains, or huge stony mounds environing this rough path, have level ridges all the way up to their summits; on these parallel ledges there is still some verdure and soil: when water flowed here, and the country was thronged with that extraordinary population, which, according to the Sacred Histories, was crowded into the region, these mountain steps may have been gardens and vineyards, such as we see now thriving along the hills of the Rhine. Now the district is quite deserted, and you ride among what seem to be so many petrified waterfalls. We saw no animals moving among the stony brakes; scarcely even a dozen little birds in the whole course of the ride".
- William Thackeray in "From Jaffa To Jerusalem", 1844 -
"The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population".
- James Finn, British Consul in 1857 -
"The area was underpopulated and remained economically stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880's, who came to rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained "The Holy Land" in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other immigrants - both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts... Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen... The plows used were of wood... The yields were very poor... The sanitary conditions in the village [Yabna] were horrible... Schools did not exist... The rate of infant mortality was very high... The western part, toward the sea, was almost a desert... The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants".
- The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913 -