Plagiarism & The Qur’an

Plagiarism in the Qur’an:

Quran 8:31: When Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: “We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients.”

The reason the Quraish said that is of course because they were tales from before Muhammad.

Moshay: “It has been established that verses 1,29, 31 and 46 of Sura 54 (Surat al-Qamar) were lifted from a poem of a pre-Islamic poet, Imraul Qais. Even at the time of Muhammad, some sneered at the challenge to ‘produce a chapter like it.’ For example the poet Imraul Qais’ daughter was still alive when Muhammad started his religion. One day this lady was listening to Muhammad reciting the ‘revelations’ he had just received hot from heaven from his Angel Jubril. She recognized the verses from her father’s poems, and stood aghast and amused, wondering how these could be a revelation written by Allah and preserved in the ‘Preserved Tablet’ in heaven from before the creation of the world!

Another time, this lady met Fatima, Muhammad’s daughter, reciting the first verse of Surat Qamar. Qais’ daughter said:

‘Oh that is what your father has taken from my father’s poems (‘Mollaqat’) and calls it something that has come down to him from heaven!’

If the original works of a secular Arab poet could be seen in the Qur’an, then it is scarcely of any use to maintain the claim that the Qur’an is so wonderful that the most learned Arab or even a spirit could not produce it’s kind.”

“The Bible records that the Lord Jesus was born in a manger. The Qur’an says that he was born under a palm tree. Sura 19:29-31 speaks of a one-day-old baby Jesus speaking in the cradle. These errors did not originate in the Qur’an. They were lifted from an Arabic apocryphal fable written in Egypt titled First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ. The original fable says:

‘…..Jesus spake even when he was in the cradle, and said: ‘Mary, I am Jesus the son of God. That word which thou didst bring forth according to the declaration of the angel…..’

In the Qur’an, however, the expression ‘son of God’ was changed to ‘slave (or servant) of God.’

There is also the story of a young Jesus making a live bird out of clay. There is no biblical basis for such a story. But this story is found to have been culled from the anthology of fables called “Gospel of Infancy’ referred to above. Several of such stories abound.” – Anatomy of the Quran by G.J.O. Moshay

Any Christian would readily accept the challenge to “produce a chapter like it”, indeed far more beautifulthan anything the Quran has to offer, from a book that was penned hundreds of years before Muhammad was ever born.

I would suggest that any rational follower of Muhammad that reads “Anatomy of the Qur’an” by G.J.O. Moshay, will run from Muhammad’s anti-religion like a scalded dog.

From Dr. Rafat Amari’s 20 year full-time study: THE TRUE STORY OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE OF MECCA:

“Asa’d Abu Karb, also called Tubb’a, occupied the city of Yathrib before coming to Mecca.[vi][6] It seems he found many temples in Yathrib, but when he came to Mecca, he didn’t find any temple there. Because the inhabitants were recent emigrants from Yemen, Asa’d Abu Karb built them a modest temple in the Yemeni style. He did this to connect the people with himself. He also wrote a poem in which he described the sun setting in a spring of black mud, something Mohammed included in the Qur’an.”

“Tubb’a also tried to build bridges with the Jewish community in Yathrib. He learned their religious thoughts and rites. He learned the Jewish myths, such as the legend of the hoopoe bird that announced the kingdom of Saba to Solomon. This myth came from the Jewish mythological book called the Second Targum of Esther. Mohammed incorporated the same myth into the Qur’an.”

More on Islamic fables and myths.

Waraqa bin Naufa

Muhammad’s first wife Khadijah’s cousin, Waraqa bin Naufal, was an occult Ebionite priest. It was Waraqa to whom Khadijah sent Muhammad, when he became suicidal over a dry spell in his “revelations”. Waraqa, being an Ebionite, may well be properly credited with Muhammad’s denial of the whole subject of the Gospel – the crucifixion of Christ. The Ebionites received their Gnosticism by way of men like Saturninus and Basilides, who were disciples of the famous first century Gnostic Simon Magus. Simon Magus was also known as Simon the Sorcerer, and Simon the Magician, and early church fathers dubbed him the “father of heresies”. He was such a Satan driven fraud that he even “….taught that it was himself who appeared among the Jews as the Son, but descended in Samaria as the Father while he came to other nations in the character of the Holy Spirit.”

The following from Basilides reads like it could have been quoted directly from some of Muhammad’s followers on the web:

Chapter XXIV.—Doctrines of Saturninus and Basilides.

4. “He appeared, then, on earth as a man, to the nations of these powers, and wrought miracles. Wherefore he did not himself suffer death, but Simon, a certain man of Cyrene, being compelled, bore the cross in his stead; so that this latter being transfigured by him, that he might be thought to be Jesus, was crucified, through ignorance and error, while Jesus himself received the form of Simon, and, standing by, laughed at them.

A description of the Ebionites reads like a description of Islam:

“The majority of Church Fathers agree that the Ebionites rejected many of the precepts central to Nicene orthodoxy, such as his pre-existence, divinity, virgin birth, atoning death, and physical resurrection.[5] The Ebionites are described as emphasizing the oneness of God and the humanity of Jesus as the biological son of both Mary and Joseph, who by virtue of his righteousness, was chosen by God to be the messianic “prophet like Moses” (foretold in Deuteronomy 18:14–22) when he was anointed with the Holy Spirit at his baptism.[4][59] Origen (Contra Celsum 5.61)[60] and Eusebius (Historia Ecclesiastica 3.27.3) recognize some variation in the Christology of Ebionite groups; for example that while all Ebionites denied Christ’s pre-existence there was a sub-group which did not deny the virgin birth.[61]”

Conclusion

In light of Muhammad’s having pirated, plundered and plagiarized his cobbled together collection of so-called “revelations”, it’s no wonder that an amazing 71 out of only 114 chapters in the Quran are subject to abrogation. Naskh, or Al-Nasikh wal-Mansoukh is the Islamic doctrine of abrogation, and title of the classic Islamic book by esteemed Islamic scholar Abil-Kasim Hibat-Allah Ibn-Salama Abi-Nasr, that details all of the abrogated verses, and what they have been abrogated by.

Muhammad even being compelled to initiate the doctrine in his own day, because of the cacophony of folks that recognized all of the contradiction:

Surah 2:106 (Asad) Any message which, We annul or consign to oblivion We replace with a better or a similar one. Dost thou not know that God has the power to will anything?

Muhammad’s having made such a contradictory mess of his “revelations” over the short space of just 23 years, obviously indicates not divine revelation, but the changing whims of the author. No less so than Muhammad switching the direction he originally had his followers face to pray which was toward Jerusalem, later on to Mecca, after the hijra. When Muhammad’s also switched his followers “holy” day from the Sabbath to Friday. Yet through abject ignorance no shortage of Muhammad’s followers actually parrot suggestion that Muhammad’s unholyanti-religion has something to do with the old covenant law, when they don’t even keep the Sabbath! Not unlike when Muhammad’s followers proclaim they believe in Jesus, even as they blaspheme the Son of God and reject the whole subject of the Gospel, and the whole purpose for which the Messiah – the Passover Lamb of God – was revealed to us. For the remission of sin through faith in his shed blood.

Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

No surprise Muhammad was stuck having to try to excuse away these problems, to the cacophony of those around him, who recognized his pirating and plagiarizing:

Surah 16:101 When We substitute one revelation for another, and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages), they say, “Thou art but a forger”: but most of them understand not.

Given all of the difficulty, it’s no wonder Mohammed cautioned his followers away, from seeking out the truth:

Surah 5:101 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, Allah will forgive those: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.

Perhaps like not asking questions about how Ishamel traveled across 1200 kilometers of harsh, barren, unexplored, untraveled desert – over a thousand years before a caravan route was established along the Red Sea – in time to join Isaac to bury their father Abraham in Hebron! Let alone why there is not a shred of historical or archaeological evidence that suggests that Mecca ever existed prior to the 4th century AD.

The reason Muslims are instructed to avoid asking questions is made clear in the very next verse:

102 Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith.

Lost their faith in Muhammad alone. Illustrating Islam’s 1400 year fear of Muhammad’s follower’s coming to know the love of the one true God, through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The same reason that Mohammed had poets killed and to this day prohibits his followers from befriending non-Muslims.

Quran Sura 5:51: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

After all, what could be worse than for a Muslim to become “of” Christians, when Muhammad’s followers are expected to believe that each and every Christian throughout a period of nearly 2,000 years, has lived and died in a state of committing the single most “heinous” and ONLY UNFORGIVABLE sin in Islam, by confessing that Jesus is the Son and God His Father as proclaimed by hundreds of verses, and even for praying in Jesus’ name. The same reason the Gospel is banned or restricted in Islamic countries.

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