There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff — we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.
If everyone seeing this today donates $5, we will meet our goal for 2018.
| Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.|
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with !
RationalWiki:Annotated Qur'an/The Unity
|RationalWiki Annotated Qur'an|
|Sura 112: The Unity|
Alternate translations and related tafsirs
|Previous sura||Following sura|
Say: He is Allah, the One! </td> <td valign=top>
Qur'an 112:1 Notes
Okay, I will say it: "He is Allah, the One!"
Did some prayer beam shoot out of my skull towards the heavenly skies and register in Allah's database of human praise? </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top>
Allah, the eternally Besought of all! </td> <td valign=top>
Qur'an 112:2 Notes
Yep, said this too.
Though I must also say, I have never implored Allah to do anything. And before Islam existed, nobody ever did. And after humanity is all dead, nobody ever will. I'm not entirely sure where the "eternal" and "of all" parts come from. </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top>
He begetteth not nor was begotten. </td> <td valign=top>
Qur'an 112:3 Notes
It's unlikely that an all powerful God was born from an all powerful God, so this sort of goes without saying. (Maybe someone should tell the Christians?) </td></tr> <tr><td valign=top>
And there is none comparable unto Him. </td> <td valign=top>
Qur'an 112:4 Notes
Definitely incomparable. I certainly cannot think of a more violent, angry, petty, fury driven and immoral fictional character in all of literature except for maybe the clown in Stephen King's "It" or, uh, whathisname from the Bible. </td></tr> </table>