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Annotated Qur'an
Sura 50: Qaf
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Qur'an 50:1[edit]

Qaf. By the Glorious Quran.

Qur'an 50:1 Notes[edit]


Qur'an 50:2[edit]

They marveled that a warner has come to them from among them. The disbelievers say, “This is something strange.

Qur'an 50:2 Notes[edit]

Yes, it is strange and bizarre.

Qur'an 50:3[edit]

When we have died and become dust? This is a farfetched return.”

Qur'an 50:3 Notes[edit]

When we have died and "become dust", as you say, we are decomposed and turned back into simple organic matter. Period.

Qur'an 50:4[edit]

We know what the earth consumes of them, and with Us is a comprehensive book.

Qur'an 50:4 Notes[edit]

Very comprehensive, just that most of this is endlessly about how glorious the sky-tyrant is, how his miracles are true although they do not have a shred of proof, and how heretics will all be endlessly tortured by this merciful God, and how all their painstakingly established science is false.

Qur'an 50:5[edit]

But they denied the truth when it has come to them, so they are in a confused state.

Qur'an 50:5 Notes[edit]

The truth. Are you sure about what that is?

Qur'an 50:6[edit]

Have they not observed the sky above them, how We constructed it, and decorated it, and it has no cracks?

Qur'an 50:6 Notes[edit]


Qur'an 50:7[edit]

And the earth, how We spread it out, and set on it mountains, and grew in it all kinds of delightful pairs?

Qur'an 50:7 Notes[edit]

Oh, so mountains aren't formed by tectonic activity, but were magically placed by this sky-God's hand?

Qur'an 50:8[edit]

A lesson and a reminder for every penitent worshipper.

Qur'an 50:8 Notes[edit]

In sober language: more meaningless drivel on the way.

Qur'an 50:9[edit]

And We brought down from the sky blessed water, and produced with it gardens and grain to harvest.

Qur'an 50:9 Notes[edit]

That is water vapour that condenses and falls - seriously, has there was at least some elementary understanding of the water cycle when Muhammad was around. Zheesh.

Qur'an 50:10[edit]

And the soaring palm trees, with clustered dates.

Qur'an 50:10 Notes[edit]

They evolved in the desert. Seriously, this guy needs a primary science book.

Qur'an 50:11[edit]

As sustenance for the servants. And We revive thereby a dead town. Likewise is the resurrection.

Qur'an 50:11 Notes[edit]

Which no one has ever seen.

Qur'an 50:12[edit]

Before them the people of Noah denied the truth, and so did the dwellers of Russ, and Thamood.

Qur'an 50:12 Notes[edit]

Copy-pasted from that older and equally weird book - though this one is surely a lot more into the torture stuff.

Qur'an 50:13[edit]

And Aad, and Pharaoh, and the brethren of Lot.

Qur'an 50:13 Notes[edit]

More copy-paste.

Qur'an 50:14[edit]

And the Dwellers of the Woods, and the people of Tubba. They all rejected the messengers, so My threat came true.

Qur'an 50:14 Notes[edit]

Watch as this sky-God threatens his own creations.

Qur'an 50:15[edit]

Were We fatigued by the first creation? But they are in doubt of a new creation.

Qur'an 50:15 Notes[edit]

The writer of this book would have gotten along really well with Andy Schlafly.

Qur'an 50:16[edit]

We created the human being, and We know what his soul whispers to him. We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.

Qur'an 50:16 Notes[edit]

I haven't heard my soul yet.

Qur'an 50:17[edit]

As the two receivers receive, seated to the right and to the left.

Qur'an 50:17 Notes[edit]

Receive what?

Qur'an 50:18[edit]

Not a word does he utter, but there is a watcher by him, ready.

Qur'an 50:18 Notes[edit]

This sky-God's spying can also be delegated to his underlings.

Qur'an 50:19[edit]

The daze of death has come in truth: “This is what you tried to evade.”

Qur'an 50:19 Notes[edit]

Nobody is evading death here. We know we are going to die. That isn't controversial.

Qur'an 50:20[edit]

And the Trumpet is blown: “This is the Promised Day.”

Qur'an 50:20 Notes[edit]


Qur'an 50:21[edit]

And every soul will come forward, accompanied by a driver and a witness.

Qur'an 50:21 Notes[edit]

Ah, Allahs curious kangaroo court.

Qur'an 50:22[edit]

“You were in neglect of this, so We lifted your screen from you, and your vision today is keen.”

Qur'an 50:22 Notes[edit]

Negligent driving? Oh, sad.

Qur'an 50:23[edit]

And His escort will say, “This is what I have ready with me.”

Qur'an 50:23 Notes[edit]


Qur'an 50:24[edit]

“Throw into Hell every stubborn disbeliever.

Qur'an 50:24 Notes[edit]

Ooh, how scary!

Qur'an 50:25[edit]

Preventer of good, aggressor, doubter.

Qur'an 50:25 Notes[edit]

Atheist bashing. Ugh.

Qur'an 50:26[edit]

Who fabricated another god with God; toss him into the intense agony.”

Qur'an 50:26 Notes[edit]

Freedom of religion be damned - believe in the one true God!

Qur'an 50:27[edit]

His escort will say, “Our Lord, I did not make him rebel, but he was far astray.”

Qur'an 50:27 Notes[edit]

No one went to attack a non-existent God.

Qur'an 50:28[edit]

He will say, “Do not feud in My presence—I had warned you in advance.

Qur'an 50:28 Notes[edit]

Too late, chum.

Qur'an 50:29[edit]

The decree from Me will not be changed, and I am not unjust to the servants.”

Qur'an 50:29 Notes[edit]

Very just human rights violator bloodthirsty tyrant non-existent conception God indeed.

Qur'an 50:30[edit]

On the Day when We will say to Hell, “Are you full?” And it will say, “Are there any more?”

Qur'an 50:30 Notes[edit]

Allah relishes in torture. No limits.

Qur'an 50:31[edit]

And Paradise will be brought closer to the pious, not far away.

Qur'an 50:31 Notes[edit]

Just keep worshipping this imaginary Sky-tyrant, and He will surely take you to an equally imaginary paradise.

Qur'an 50:32[edit]

“This is what you were promised—for every careful penitent.

Qur'an 50:32 Notes[edit]

Good enough, just trust this Muhammad person who suddenly heard the sky-tyrant's voice one day and lists a lot of pseudoscientific bullshit the wonderful miracles of this God.

Qur'an 50:33[edit]

Who inwardly feared the Most Gracious, and came with a repentant heart.

Qur'an 50:33 Notes[edit]

Repent for all the violence you did fighting for an imaginary sky-tyrant.

Qur'an 50:34[edit]

Enter it in peace. This is the Day of Eternity.”

Qur'an 50:34 Notes[edit]

You can enter wonderful places in your dreams.

Qur'an 50:35[edit]

Therein they will have whatever they desire—and We have even more.

Qur'an 50:35 Notes[edit]

Yes, there is no limit to dreams.

Qur'an 50:36[edit]

How many generations before them, who were more powerful than they, did We destroy? They explored the lands—was there any escape?

Qur'an 50:36 Notes[edit]

Allah destroys his own creation once in a while to show the rest how great he is.

Qur'an 50:37[edit]

In that is a reminder for whoever possesses a heart, or cares to listen and witness.

Qur'an 50:37 Notes[edit]

Yes to the former, no to the latter.

Qur'an 50:38[edit]

We created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six days, and no fatigue touched Us.

Qur'an 50:38 Notes[edit]

Wonder why Conservapedia is Islamophobic - this is exactly what they would love.

Qur'an 50:39[edit]

So endure what they say, and proclaim the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before sunset.

Qur'an 50:39 Notes[edit]

All hail!

Qur'an 50:40[edit]

And glorify Him during the night, and at the end of devotions.

Qur'an 50:40 Notes[edit]

And once more.

Qur'an 50:41[edit]

And listen for the Day when the caller calls from a nearby place.

Qur'an 50:41 Notes[edit]

You cannot terrify your audience enough in this book to make them believe in nonsense.

Qur'an 50:42[edit]

The Day when they will hear the Shout in all truth. That is the Day of Emergence.

Qur'an 50:42 Notes[edit]

This book is equating truth with some fictional prediction that some guy made up when he wrote Revelations, probably while tripping on some primitive drug.

Qur'an 50:43[edit]

It is We who control life and death, and to Us is the destination.

Qur'an 50:43 Notes[edit]

I think nature takes care of life and death quite well on its own without the need of divine intervention.

Qur'an 50:44[edit]

The Day when the earth will crack for them at once. That is an easy gathering for Us.

Qur'an 50:44 Notes[edit]


Qur'an 50:45[edit]

We are fully aware of what they say, and you are not a dictator over them. So remind by the Quran whoever fears My warning.

Qur'an 50:45 Notes[edit]

Allah is THE ultimate dictator. Remember that, weakling mortals! And this book from the rambling sayings of a hallucinating man in a cave, written down after is death based on the faliable memory of others and their likely creative edits...ARE THE UNQUESTIONABLE TRUTH THAT CAME DIRECTLY FROM GOD!!!!!