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Wow! Four posts in one day! It’s the summer, and I have more time on my hands. I’ve been keeping as busy as possible, which means reading, analyzing, and critiquing materials. And I have more time to blog (I also … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #7: How long did it take Allah to create the heavens and the earth?

The Judeo-Christian bible tells us that god (AKA Allah) created the heavens and the earth in six days and rested on the seventh. In the Quran we can find a verse that supports this claim. On the other hand, the … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #6: What should we do with non-believers?

When Muhammad invented his new religion he had to contend with a lot of different religions — like Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and even many people with no religion at all. So what do we do with all of these people … Continue reading

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Allah: “The earth is flat!”

In 1996 it was (possibly erroneously) reported that Saudi Arabian Salafist Islamic scholar Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz claimed that the earth was flat. He allegedly later changed his mind about the flat earth after hanging out with an astronaut who … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #5: Is slavery ok?

The Christian bible makes no qualms about slavery. It condones it at every twist and turn, even condoning returning runaway slaves to their brutal masters. But the Quran is a little less certain about the morality of slavery. In Surat … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #4: Is alcohol ok?

When I lived in Beirut I was surrounded by booze. From the nightclubs in Gemmayze to the pubs in Hamra, alcohol was a part of a balanced breakfast (quite literally). Although not technically legal to drink on the streets, the … Continue reading

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Contradictions in the Hadith #2: Selling gold for silver?

Can we trade gold for silver? If we listen to the Prophet Muhammad we won’t know what to do. First, Momo tells us clearly that we must trade gold for gold, which kind of defeats the entire purpose of capitalism. … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #3: Could Allah have a son?

Christians believe that Jesus Christ was the son of god (Allah). Islam follows from both Judaism and Christianity, building upon them, absorbing Jesus into the Quran, but not his divinity. So when the question comes up — did Allah have a son? … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #2: Does everyone obey Allah?

  According to the Quran in verse 30:26 everyone in heaven and on earth obeys Allah. But if we rewind to verse 2:34, we see that Iblees (also spelled Iblis and a version of Satan) disobeyed Allah. To a follower of Muhammad … Continue reading

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According to the Quran, Allah tricked everyone into joining a fake religion (Christianity)

Jesus is a very important figure in Islam. Muslims believe that the bible is 100% correct regarding everything about Jesus, except, of course, the things the bible got wrong. Namely, Jesus was not the son of god. He was merely … Continue reading

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