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Annotated Qur'an
Sura 98: The Proof
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Qur'an 98:1[edit]

Those who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture, and the Polytheists, were not apart, until the Clear Evidence came to them.

Qur'an 98:1 Notes[edit]

Ok, so Jews/Christians and polytheists were alright people until Allah comes along. Wait...

Qur'an 98:2[edit]

A messenger from God reciting purified scripts.

Qur'an 98:2 Notes[edit]

The pages were bleached with a mixture of windex, a smidge of dichlorodifluoromethane and a pinch of love.

Qur'an 98:3[edit]

In them are valuable writings.

Qur'an 98:3 Notes[edit]

Of all of the hundreds of Koran additions with their minor corrections and errors...be sure one of them is correct.

Qur'an 98:4[edit]

Those who were given the Scripture did not splinter, except after the Clear Evidence came to them.

Qur'an 98:4 Notes[edit]

Wait... so everyone was united UNTIL the Quran showed up? And this is proof that the Quran is good?

Qur'an 98:5[edit]

They were commanded only to worship God, devoting their faith to Him alone, and to practice regular prayer, and to give alms. That is the upright religion.

Qur'an 98:5 Notes[edit]

Hold on. Hooold on. The true religion is the one that caused everyone to revolt on one another. Are you sure about that?

Qur'an 98:6[edit]

Those who disbelieve among the People of the Scripture, and the Polytheists, will be in the Fire of Hell, where they will abide forever. These are the worst of creatures.

Qur'an 98:6 Notes[edit]

Yep, it's the ones that were doing just fine before you came along that are the real villains here. Got it.

Qur'an 98:7[edit]

As for those who believe and lead a righteous life—these are the best of creatures.

Qur'an 98:7 Notes[edit]

...which you would think wouldn't be the people creating a civil war.

Qur'an 98:8[edit]

Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eternity beneath which rivers flow, where they will abide forever. God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him. That is for whoever fears His Lord.

Qur'an 98:8 Notes[edit]

One of the benefits of living your entire life in fear of a beaded tyrant in the sky and a chronic sense of horror that you might be tortured for eternity...is the idea that you'll be one of a handful of truly perfect moral super-humans that make it into heaven!