Leaving Islam




9. Zayd wrote: ………there is no God beyond Him


The Holy Qur’an says:

There is only one God and all should bow to Islam...21:108

021.108 Say: "What has come to me by inspiration is that your Allah is One Allah: will ye therefore bow to His Will (in Islam)?"

There is no God but He, the supreme…27:26

027.026 "Allah!- there is no god but He!- Lord of the Throne Supreme!"


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

Every life returns to God, the ultimate judge…6:62

There is no similitude for God…16:74

Can’t set up any God beside Allah…17:22

If there were gods besides God, there would be chaos… 21:22

All messengers were inspired to worship one God only…21:25

Sovereignty belongs to God; there is no God but Him. Everything will perish except God's face…28:88

No helper or protector besides God…29:22

There is no God but He…35:3

There is only one God…37:4

Muhammad is a warner; there is no God but one supreme…38:65

God is the most high, the most great...42:4

God is the only deity in the heavens and the only deity on earth...43:84

God is the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them…44:7

God is the first and the last (alpha and omega)...57:3

All Kingships is with God…67:1

God is one and the only...112:1

None is like God...112:4


10. Zayd wrote: You can hide nothing from God


The Holy Qur’an says:

God has a clear record of everything; nothing is hidden from him…27:75

027.075 YUSUFALI: Nor is there aught of the unseen, in heaven or earth, but is (recorded) in a clear record.
PICKTHAL: And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in a clear Record.
SHAKIR: And there is nothing concealed in the heaven and the earth but it is in a clear book.


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

God knows what you hide or reveal... 3:29

The hypocrites pretend to be believers when they meet Muhammad but they are actually against the faith; God knows all that they hide...5:61

Can't hide from God: He knows the innermost secrets of our hearts...11:5

God knows what is secret and what is hidden...20:7

God knows what is in your open speech and what you hide in your heart...21:110

God knows all hidden and open secrets; He has no partner…23:92

God knows everything that you hide and reveal…27:74

God is the knower of all things hidden and open...32:6

God knows what the unbelievers hide and what they disclose…36:75

God knows all things secret and open...59:22

God knows the innermost secret of everyone…64:4

Whether declared or secret, God is aware of our innermost thoughts…67:13


11. Zayd wrote: … the upright way has become clear


The Holy Qur’an says:

No compulsion in religion; the truth is clear from error...2:256

002.256  Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

Qur’an is a clear revelation; the disbelievers are evil people...2:99

The Qur’an is a clear book... 5:15

The Qur’an makes things clear...15:1

Qur’an is a clear sign from God...22:16

God has made things clear in the Qur’an and He guides to a straight path whomever He wills…24:46

The Qur’an makes things clear…26:1

Muhammad does not recite any poetry; the Qur’an is a clear message…36:69

God has sent down clear revelations (Qur’an)…57:9

The straight and the right religion involves the worshipping of God sincerely, be true to faith, establish regular prayers and practice regular charity (Zakat)...98:5



12. Zayd wrote: And will not worship another God beside thee


The Holy Qur’an says:

Can't worship anything other than God; Islam is the only right religion... 12:40


012.040  "If not Him, ye worship nothing but names which ye have named,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah hath sent down no authority: the command is for none but Allah: He hath commanded that ye worship none but Him: that is the right religion, but most men understand not..


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

God’s covenant with the Children of Israel (i.e., the Jews) were: 1. to worship God only 2. honor parents 3. regard relatives, orphans and the poor 3. treat people amicably 4. observe contact prayers 5. give obligatory charity 5. no shedding of blood 6. not to evict each other from homes...2:83-84

It is not possible for the people of the Book to worship any idol other than God alone…3:79

Worship God alone; you will ultimately go back to Him…7:29

Worship only God privately and publicly…7:55

Cannot set up religious leaders and scholars as lords; God had commanded to worship only one God…9:31

Muhammad does not worship that others worship; he worships only God…10:104

Qur’an teaches to worship none but God and Muhammad is a Warner who brought glad tidings…11:2

God sent apostle to every people; Muhammad had been commanded to worship God and nothing else; God guided some but made errors on some... 16:36

Do not worship two gods; there is only one God, worship Him alone...16:51

All messengers were inspired to worship one God only…21:25

Muhammad is commanded to worship God only…39:11

The believers must worship God even if the disbelievers dislike it…40:14

Muhammad is forbidden to worship any idol; commanded to worship God only…40:66

Muhammad is to worship only God; he has neither power to harm nor to guide people…72:20-21

The entire Sura Kafiirun (Sura 109)


13. Zayd wrote: ………a messenger to Moses as a herald


The Holy Qur’an writes:

They (Moses and his servant) met God’s angel there (at the junction of the two seas)…18:65


018.065 So they found one of Our servants, on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own Presence.

018.065 So they found one of Our servants, on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own Presence.


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

God spoke to Moses and chose him as His messenger among his people…7:144

God spoke to Moses directly...4:164

God spoke directly with Moses and he was the first to believe in Islam...7:143

Moses sought the permission of the angel to follow him to learn from him…18:66

God sent Moses and his brother Aaron with His revelation and a profound proof… 23:45

 God chose Moses as a messenger and told him to worship Him alone… 20:14

God sent Moses the Book and made Aaron, his brother his assistant (minister)…25:35


14. Zayd wrote: Say to Pharaoh: Did you spread out this earth without supports……….?


The Holy Qur’an says:

God raised heavens without pillars (first?), (then?) established His throne, (then?) subjected the sun and (then?) the moon to run their courses; He regulates all affairs...13:2

013.002 Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; is firmly established on the throne (of authority); He has subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law)! Each one runs (its course) for a term appointed. He doth regulate all affairs, explaining the signs in detail, that ye may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord.

Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

God created heavens without pillars (supports) so that you can see and He set mountains firm for the earth not to shake; He set scattered beasts of every kind in pairs...31:10

God agreed to appoint Aaron, Moses’ brother to be his assistant and assured Moses’s victory against the Pharaoh…28:35

God asked Moses to go to Pharaoh to redeem him…79:17-19


15. Zayd wrote: …….set the moon in the middle thereof As a light to guide when night covered it……


The Holy Qur’an says:

God made the moon a light (i.e. moon gives light) in the midst of heavens and the sun a lamp...71:15-16


071.015 "'See ye not how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another,

071.016 "'And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?

Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

God made the constellations in the sky and put a lamp (the sun) and a shining moon (i.e., the moon gives light)…25:61

God made night and day, the sun and the moon are subject to man... 16:12

God created the sun and the moon for day and night and for the reckoning of time…6:96

God made the sun a shining glory and the moon a beauty and having its stages; the sun and the moon are used to reckon the years and time…10:5

The sun and the moon are subject to courses...14:33

God merges night into day and subjected the sun and the moon running its courses...31:29

God has appointed mansions (or stages) for the moon till she returns like an old weathered palm leaf…36:39

The sun is not permitted to catch up with the moon; the night cannot outstrip the day…36:40


16. Zayd wrote: Who planted seeds in the dust that herbiage might grow……


The Holy Qur’an says:

God has created His signs in plant and vegetable…13:4

013.004 And in the earth are tracts (diverse though) neighbouring, and gardens of vines and fields sown with corn, and palm trees - growing out of single roots or otherwise: watered with the same water, yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who understand!

It is not in the power of men to cause the growth of plants and trees…27:60


027.060 Or, Who has created the heavens and the earth, and Who sends you down rain from the sky? Yea, with it We cause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty of delight: it is not in your power to cause the growth of the trees in them. (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Nay, they are a people who swerve from justice.


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

The rain, the plants on earth and the hay are the signs of God; he is all-powerful… 18:45

God sends down rain from sky for plants to grow and gives life to the dead land (part of water cycle?)...50:9-11

God has germinated us like plants from earth...71:17


17. Zayd wrote: Therein are signs for the understanding


The Holy Qur’an says

The Qur’an is full of blessings and book of signs; only men of understanding can resolve the genuine doubts in Qur’an…38:29

038.029 (Here is) a Book which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.


Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of the night and the day, in the sailing of the ships through the ocean, the rain from the sky, and the springing of vegetation on a dead earth, the scattered beasts, the change of winds and clouds are the signs of God...2:164

The earth and the alternation of night and day, are the signs of God...3:190

The alternation of night and day and all that on earth are the signs of God...10:6

The rain, the plants on earth and the hay are the signs of God; He is all-powerful… 18:45

Signs of God is in cattle of pastures; God created human from earth, they will end in earth and will be brought out in earth again...20:54

On earth there are signs of faith...51:20


18. Zayd wrote: …..deliver Jonah who spent nights in the belly of fish


The Holy Qur’an says:

God saved Jonah (Dhan Nun) from the darkness (belly of a big fish)…21:87-88


021.087 And remember Zun-nun, when he departed in wrath: He imagined that We had no power over him! But he cried through the deptHs of darkness, "There is no god but thou: glory to thee: I was indeed wrong!"

021.088 So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.

Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

Because of his rebellion, a big fish swallowed Jonah…37:142

But Jonah repented and prayed to God and God rescued him from the big fish…37:143-144

God made the fish throw Jonah into a desert…37:145


19. Zayd wrote: The earth …….spread out…..fixed mountains on it


The Holy Qur’an says:

God made earth spread out like a carpet (flat), set mountains firm... 15:19


015.019 And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.


Other similar verses from the holy Qur’an

God spread out the earth (flat), set mountains, put night as a veil...13:3

God set up mountains firm lest the earth shake... 16:15

God made earth like a carpet spread out (flat); God created diverse pairs of plants...20:53

God set mountains high lest the earth shake with them and laid the highways to guide people...21:31

God made the earth to live in; He made the rivers on earth, set the immovable mountains and the separating waters …27:61

The earth is like a carpet spread out (flat) and God built roads and channels in it...43:10

God spread out earth (flat) and set mountains standing firm...50:7

God made mountains standing firm and provided sweet water...77:27

God put mountains as pegs (or stabilizers) to hold the earth in place...78:7

The earth is spread out (flat)...88:20

God established mountains firmly fixed...79:32

Mountains are fixed firmly...79:32

Mountains are set firm by the power of God...88:19


20. Zayd wrote: ….clouds which bear sweet water….


The Holy Qur’an says:

God sends down water from the clouds to grow vegetables and gardens..78:14-16


078.014 And do We not send down from the clouds water in abundance,

078.015 That We may produce therewith corn and vegetables,

078.016 And gardens of luxurious growth?

Other similar verses from the Holy Qur’an:

God sends the winds to carry the heavily laden clouds to fall as rain in a dead land to produce agriculture (part of water cycle?)...7:57

God moves clouds and causes rain and snow…24:43

God sends winds, winds raise the cloud; God spreads the clouds in sky, breaks clouds in fragments until rain drops (part of water cycle?)...30:48

God made mountains standing firm and provided sweet water...77:27




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