Ad Hominem in the Quran
(Dr. Naik) Qur’an
calls such people, as in Surah Baqarah Ch. 2, Verse 18…(Arabic)… ‘The
deaf, the dumb, the blind, they will not return to the true path.’
The Bible says the same thing in Gospel of Mathew, Ch. No. 13,
Verse No. 13… ‘Seeing they see not, hearing they hear not, neither
will they understand.’
Sina) This is
called poisoning the well or the famous ad hominem fallacy. The Quran fails to give
one solid argument that cannot be successfully refuted. Instead of proof,
Muhammad tried to undermine the intelligence and sincerity of those who
agree with his irrational claims. He did not stop there. He then went on
ordering his demented followers to fight, and wage war against the
unbelievers, to crucify them, to cut their fingertips and to slay them
wherever they find them.
vs. the Bible
(Dr. Naik) And regarding the
other parts of ‘Embryology’, I will deal in my rebuttal InshaAllah, if
time permits - I have to do justice to the other part also… regarding
‘Bible in the light of science.’ At the outset let me tell you,
that Qur’an says in Surah Rad, Ch. 13, Verse. 38, that… ‘We
have given several Revelations.’ By name only 4 are mentioned -
The Torah, the Zaboor, the Injeel and the Qur’an.
The Torah is the ‘Wahi’ the ‘Revelation’, which was
given to Prophet Moses, (peace be upon him). The Zaboor is the
‘Wahi’, which was given to David, (peace be upon him). The Injeel
is the ‘Wahi’, the ‘Revelation’ which was given to
Jesus, (peace be upon him). And Qur’an is the last and final
Revelation, which was given to the last and final Messenger Prophet
Mohammed, (peace be upon him).
Let me make it very
clear to every one, that this Bible which the Christians believe to
be the word of God, is not the ‘Injeel’ which we Muslims
believe, was revealed to Prophet Jesus, (peace be upon him). This Bible
according to us, it may contain the words of God - But it also contains
words of Prophets, words of historians, it contains absurdities,
obscenity, as well as innumerable scientific errors.
the Bible and the Quran contain absurdities, obscenities and innumerable
scientific errors. However since the thinking Christians and Jews know that the
Bible is not the verbatim word of God, but stories written by men who
allegedly were inspired but nonetheless fallible, they take their
scriptures with a grain of salt. This allows them to adapt to the changing
time and let
their intelligence be their guide.
Because Muslims think the Quran is the verbatim words of God, they
can’t change it. They are
stuck in the 7th century and can’t go forward. Other religions are living. They are growing and changing. Islam is fossilized.
This will bring the downfall of Islam. Because Islam is unchangeable it is
bound to break and fall apart. Precisely because of this reason, other
religions have a future, but Islam has none.
Other religions will survive this century and many more, but Islam
will not. Islam will meet its death, thanks to its own rigidity. It
is pathetic for Muslims to point out to the errors of the Bible in
response to the errors that exist in the Quran. The Christians and
the Jews can overlook those errors and attribute them to the fallibility
of the scribes. The Biblical prophets were humans and they could have
This is a luxury that Muslims can't afford. They must either accept the
Quran as one package or reject it in its entirety. This claim of
authenticity that Muslims think is the strength of the Quran, is actually
the cause of its fall.
Jesus said: "I
have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the
Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth".
The spirit of the truth has come. It
is the new age of enlightenment. The gates of knowledge and understanding
are flung open and new truths are being revealed every day. Christians
know that knowledge of God is not limited to what is in the Bible. They
know that truth is infinite. They are open to learn new things. Muslims
don't know that. Muslims foolishly think God’s knowledge is limited.
That everything He wanted to say He has already said it in the Quran and
there is nothing more to learn. They think the hands of God are tied and
his wisdom is dried out. That is why Christianity, and all other religions
that allow change are alive and Islam is dead.
(Dr. Naik) If there are
scientific points mentioned in the Bible - there are possibilities
- why not? It may be part of the word of God, in the Bible.
But what about the scientific errors? - What about the unscientific
portions? - Can you attribute this to God?
what about the unscientific portions of the Quran? The Quran is completely
unscientific. There is absolutely
nothing scientific in this book while everything it says is
There is not a single scientific statement in the Quran that was unknown
at the time of Muhammad.
purpose of my
presentation on ‘Bible and science’ is not to hurt any
Christian’s feeling. If while presenting, if I hurt your feelings, I do
apologize in advance.
Naik is gauging Christians with Islamic yardstick. It’s Muslims
who get offended, make riots, burn churches and embassies and kill
innocent people if their religion is criticized. Christians have been
taking criticisms for a long time and if those criticisms were correct, they have changed their ways and beliefs. That is why I call
Christianity a living faith and Islam a dead and fossilized faith.
(Dr. Naik) The purpose is only
to point out, that a God’s Revelation cannot contain scientific errors.
thank you doctor Naik! We will hold you to your own word and expect you to explain
Quran with so many errors can be God's Revelation. It’s clear that
the Quran is wrong and the adamant denial of Muslims, their riots,
hooliganisms and threats do not make it right.
Few Muslims will bother to read this rebuttal, but most of those who do
will first think how to kill me. Why instead don't you exert an effort to
refute me and prove me wrong?
(Dr. Naik) As Jesus Christ,
(peace be upon him) said… ‘Search ye the truth, and the truth
shall free you.’ We have the Old Testament, we have the New Testament - Now
you should follow the Last and Final Testament, which is the Glorious Qur’an.
As far as Dr.
William Campbell is concerned, I can be more liberal with him - Because he
has written a book ‘The Qur’an and the Bible in the
light of history and science.’ He has given a presentation, and he is a
medical doctor - I don’t have to be very formal with him. As far as the
other Christian brothers and sisters are concerned, I apologize if I hurt
your feelings during the presentation. Let us analyze what the Bible
says about modern science –
of the Universe in the Quran
(Dr. Naik) First we deal with Astronomy.
The Bible speaks about the creation of the universe. In the
beginning, 1st Book, Book of Genesis, 1st
, it is mentioned - It says… ‘Almighty God created the Heavens and the
Earth, in six days and talks about a evening and a morning, referring to a
24 - hour day. Today scientists tell us, that the universe cannot be
created in a 24 hour period of six days. Qur’an too speaks about
six ‘ayyams’. The Arabic word singular is ‘yaum’
plural is ‘ayyam’. It can either mean a day of 24 hours, or it
is a very long period, a ‘yaum’, an epoch. Scientists say we
have no objection in agreeing that the universe - it could have been
created in 6 very long periods.
Dr. Naik is vividly revealing the hypocrisy and the double standard that characterizes the Muslim mind. The story of the creation stated in the Quran is
borrowed from the Bible. So, logically, what is true about the
original version is also true about its copy. What is good for the
goose is also good for the gander. However Dr. Naik says that the days
stated in the Bible should be interpreted as 24-hours days while the days
stated in the Quran should be interpreted as unspecified periods of time -
Why this double standard? It is because the Muslim mind is a sick mind,
bereft of fairness and commonsense.
story, whether in its original version stated in the Bible or in its
plagiarized version rehashed in the Quran is fairytale. No scientist has ever said that the
universe has been created in six phases. Geologists have divided the history of the Earth in several epochs, which
have nothing to do with the Biblical and the Quranic version of creation, but the history of the universe is not
demarked by phases. This is clearly an error.
the Quran contradicts itself in relaying this fairy tale.
or eight days of creation?
7:54, 10:3, 11:7, and 25:59 say that God created "the heavens
and the earth" in six days. But this is contradicted in Sura 41:9-12
Say: Is it that ye
deny Him Who created the earth in TWO
And do ye join
equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds.
set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it,
and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measure therein
all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in FOUR
in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (Sustenance).
He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been
(as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: "Come ye together,
willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come
in willing obedience."
He completed them as seven firmaments in TWO
and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned
the lower heaven with lights, and (provided it) with guard. Such is
the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge
days of creation
is a clear contradiction. Furthermore, verse 7.54 says “Your
Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days,
and is firmly established on the throne (of authority): He draweth
the night as a veil over
, each seeking the other in rapid
This statement can be accepted as poetry but
it is not scientific:
Darkness is the absence of light, therefore the cannot be
compared to a "veil" drawn over the day.
Also this account is anachronistic.
The Earth is part of the universe. It is a speck floating in a vast ocean
of empty space. It could not have been created before the sky. Even
if everything else in the Quran was right, just this gross error is enough to reject
this book as a book of God.
(Dr. Naik) Point No.2 - Bible
says in Genesis Ch. No. 1 Verses No. 3 and 5,…‘Light was created on
the first day.’
, 1 Verses, 14 to 19… ‘The cause of light - stars and the sun, etc.
was created on the fourth day’. How can the cause of light be
created on the 4th day - later than the light which came into
existence on the first day? - It is unscientific.
Sina) The Quran says Allah created the Earth in
two days. Then he set mountains on it and covered it with vegetation in
four days. Then he designed the sky which had been as smoke. (Sky's
creation comes after the creation of the Earth) Then he
entered into a cute conversation with two inanimate objects – the sky
and the earth and told them "Come ye together, willingly or
unwillingly." They said: “We do come (together), in willing
obedience." This is stuff for children’s fairytale. But it is an embarrassment
for grown up adults to believe in this fatuity. “So He
completed them as seven firmaments in two days, and He assigned to each
heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with
and (provided it) with guard.”
are these seven firmaments? Muhammad is talking about the ancient pagan
myths. The pre Copernican concept of the universe was geocentric, i.e.
they thought that the Earth is flat and is located at the center of the
Universe which consisted of solar system only. They believed that the Sun and the Moon along with Saturn,
Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury that are the seven known objects of the
heaven are deities. These were the only bright objects people could observe with
their naked eyes moving in the sky while the stars appeared to be fixed.
They believed that each one of these planets/gods had its own sphere or firmament. These layers are not the
same as the orbits that we know. The planets did not orbit the Sun but
they all revolved around the flat Earth in this order:
The closest to the Earth was the Moon and
the farthest, was the Saturn. Therefore the concept of the 7 layers
of heaven is based on ancient astronomy, where each celestial body
occupied a crystal sphere, one placed on top of the other like layers of an
onion. The stars were tiny lamps attached to the lower sphere and they were
there to adorn the sky like Christmas lights and also to be used as missiles thrown at the Jinns to
keep them away from climbing the sky and listening to the
conversation of the Exalted Assembly. i.e. the assembly of gods.
Reference to this Exalted Assembly is made in 37.8
This is what Muhammad is talking about. This is not science. It is
mythology. The Biblical story of creation, from where Muhammad got his
information, is also mythology. Dr. Naik, like all Muslims, is capable to
see that the story of the creation narrated in the Bible is mythology but
he thinks that when Muhammad plagiarized it, the same mythology became
science. Muslims are magic thinkers.
Not only Muhammad believed that the sky has
seven layers, which is ludicrous, he also believed that the earth has
seven layers too.
Allah is He Who created seven
Firmaments and of the earth a similar number.
Is this scientific? Below is a
cross section of the Earth showing its layers. As you can see the Quran is
(Dr. Naik) Further, the, Bible
says Genesis, Ch. 1, Verses 9 to 13… ‘Earth was created on the 3rd
day. How can you have a night and day without the earth? The day
depends upon the rotation of the Earth Without the earth created, how can
you have a night and day?
point. But the same absurdity exists in the Quran. As we see in 41:9-12
Allah first created the earth, then he set mountains and vegetations on
it. No sun and light so far. Then he fashioned the sky that up until then was only smoke.
Only in the last two days of the creation, i.e. in the seventh and the
eighth day he created the firmaments, the sun, the moon and the stars.
This order of the creation is also stated in verse 7:54
. Is this
scientific? All we need is one error. How many we found so
Naik had problem with the fact that the plants in the Biblical version of
the creation remained without sunlight for one day especially if that day
is to be interpreted as a long period of time. In the Quran we see
that they remain in the dark for more days or as Dr. Naik says eons. The plants are created during
the third and sixth day while the Sun and the Moon are the last things
created, i.e. in the eighth day. Dr. Naik assures us that days in the Quranic
version of creation are epochs. Maybe millions or billions of years. How
can plants survive without sunshine for such a long time?
is this an accurate account of the Big Bang and the creation of the
universe? I don't think there is any need to explain how the universe came
to be. Every school child knows that. It definitely has no resemblance to this silly story stated in the Quran.
According to the Quran the Earth is created first and the sky next. Isn't
sky the space in which the earth and all other planets, suns and galaxies
float? How can this be logically possible? "All we need is one error",
says Dr. Naik. Don't we have enough already?
(Dr. Naik) Point No..4,
No. 1 Verses 9 to 13 says… ‘Earth was created on the third day.’
Genesis Ch. No. 1 Verses 14 to 19 says…‘The Sun and the Moon were
created on the fourth day.’ Today science tells us… ‘Earth is part
of the parent body… the sun.’ It cannot come into existence before the
sun – It is unscientific.
Sina) Yes the
Bible is unscientific and so is the Quran that rehashed this fairytale.
(Dr. Naik) Point No. 5, the Bible
says in Genesis, Ch. No.1, Verse No. 11 to 13…‘The vegetation, the
herbs the shrubs, the trees - they were created on the 3rd day
And the Sun, Genesis, Ch. No. 1, Verses. 14 to 19, was created on the 4th
day. How can the vegetation come into existence without sunlight, and how
can they survive without sunlight?
same exact absurdity is stated in in the Quran. How can Dr. Naik see this
error in the Bible and he is so blind that he can’t see the same error
in the Quran?
(Dr. Naik) Point No.6, that the
Bible says in Genesis, Ch. 1, Verses No.16, that…‘God created
two lights the greater light, the Sun to rule the day, and the lesser
light the Moon, to rule the night. The actual translation, if you go to
the Hebrew text, it is ‘lamps’…‘Lamps having lights of its own.’
And that you will come to know better, if you read both the Verses –
No.1, Verse. 16, as well as 17. Verse No.17 says…‘And Almighty God
placed them in the firmament, to give light to the earth… To give
light to the earth.’ Indicating, that Sun and the Moon has its own light
- which is in contradiction with established scientific knowledge that we
same error also exists in the Quran.
We will discuss that later.
of the Days of Creation
(Dr. Naik) There are certain
people who try and reconciliate, and say that the six days mentioned in
the Bible, it actually refers to epocs - like the Qur’an
long periods - not six, 24 hour day. It is illogical - you read in the Bible,
evening, morning - It clearly states 24 hours, it indicates. But even if I
use the concordance approach - no problem. I agree with your illogical
argument - Yet they will only be able to solve the 1st
scientific error of 6 days creation, and second, of first day ‘light’
and 3rd day ‘earth.’ The remaining four, yet they cannot
solve. Some further say that… ‘If it is a 24-hour period, why cannot
the vegetables survive for one 24 hour day without sunlight?’ I say
‘Fine - If you say that the vegetables were created before the sun, and
can survive for one 24-hour day, I have got no objection. But you cannot
say the days mentioned are 24 hours as well as epochs - You cannot have
the cake and eat it, both. If you say it is long period, you solve Point
No.1 and 3, the remaining 4 are yet there. If you say the days are 24
hours day, you solve only Point No.5 - the remaining 5 are yet there - It
becomes unscientific. I leave it to Dr. William Campbell, whether he wants
to say… ‘It is long period’, and say that there are only 4
scientific errors - or say… ‘It is a 24 hour day’, and say there is
only 5 scientific errors in the creation of the universe.
Sina) In the
Quran plants are created between the 3rd and the 6th
day and the firmaments i.e. the sky, the sun and the moon are created in
the 7th and 8th day. So the same difficulty exists
also in the Quran.
in the Bible and the Quran
(Dr. Naik) Regarding the concept of Earth, there are various Scientists who have described… ‘How
will the world end.’ Hypothesis - Some may be right, some may be wrong.
But either the world will perish or the world will live forever. Both
cannot take place simultaneously – It is unscientific. But this is
exactly what the Bible says. It is mentioned in the Bible,
in the book of Hebrews, Ch. No.1 Verses No.10 and 11, and the book of
Psalms, Ch. No.102, Verse No.25 and 26, that…‘Almighty God created the
Heavens and the Earth, and they will perish.’ Exactly opposite is
mentioned in the book of Ecclesiastics, Ch. No.1, Verse No.4, and the book
of Psalms, Ch. No.78, Verse No.69, that… ‘The earth will abide
forever.’ I leave it to Dr. William Campbell to choose which of the two
Verses are unscientific - the first pair or the second pair. One has to be
unscientific - Both cannot take place. The world cannot abide forever as
well as perish – It is unscientific.
indeed, there are many contradictions in the Bible. But there are even more contradictions in the Quran. I will list a
few of them at the end of this paper. Let us mention one of them
say that Allah's day equal to 1,000 human years. But 70:4
says that it equal to 50,000 years.
Sky a Dome?
(Dr. Naik) Regarding ‘the
Heavens’, the Bible says in Job, Ch. 26, Verse 11,
that…‘The pillars of the Heaven will tremble.’ Qur’an says
in Surah Luqman, Ch. 31, Verse No.10, that…‘The Heavens are without
any pillars - Don`t you see? Don’t you see the Heavens are without any
pillars? - Bible says heaven have got pillars. Not only do
the Heavens have got pillars – Bible says in the first book of
Samuel, Ch. No.2 Verses No.8, as well as the book of Job Ch. No.9, Verse
No.6, and the book of Psalms Ch. No.75, Verse No.3, that… ‘Even the
earth have got pillars.’
Sina) In the verses
that we already discussed, Muhammad says that after creating the earth and
putting in it the mountains so it does not shake with people and covering
it with vegetation then he erected
the sky. ثُمَّ
picture we get here is that the sky is like a dome. First the foundation
which is the earth is built and once it is finished Allah turns to the sky
and lifts it up, as if it was a tent, and adorns
it with stars.
do not contradict the Bible. They only state the obvious that these
alleged pillars holding the sky in place cannot be seen.
002:022 syas that the sky is bana
بِنَاء. While in reality sky is
just and empty space. See how bana is translated:
||Who hath appointed the earth a
resting-place for you, and the sky a canopy;
||Who has made the earth your couch, and the
heavens your canopy;
||Who has made the earth a resting place for
you, and the sky as a canopy,
||Who made the earth a resting place for you
and the heaven a canopy
||WHO made the earth a bed for you,
and the heaven a roof,
||The One who made the earth habitable for
you, and the sky a structure.
||who assigned to you the earth for a couch,
and heaven for an edifice,
||who made the earth for you a bed
and the heaven a dome;
||Who hath made the earth a bed for you, and
the heaven a covering,
||who hath spread the earth as a bed for
you, and the heaven as a covering,
cosmology as understood from the Book of Enoch 24
the right is a representation of Islamic cosmology as understood from the Quran and hadith. The flat
earth is floating in the middle of the ocean surrounded by insurmountable mountains of Qaf and
the dome of sky is supported by invisible pillars. The sky has seven
layers each layer is a firmament for one planet. The lower layer of the sky is adorned by
we can see why Muhammad said mountains are like pegs that prevent the
earth from shaking. If the earth is flat and is floating on water, (an idea
that was confirmed by the fact that water gushes out when a well is dug
out), then if you jump on it, it could rock with you like a small boat.
To stop the earth from shaking you need to secure it to the bottom of the
ocean and that is the function of the mountains that like pegs, firmly
keep the earth from shaking. Dr. Naik assured us that mountains, like
icebergs, go deep into the earth and only a small part of them are visible.
picture makes everything clear. The function of mountain as pegs is
described in the Quran 31:10,
He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake