From Merchant to Messenger

The Prophet Muhammad's struggle for legitimacy as revealed in the Koran

Iteration Upon Iteration

From Merchant to MessengerFollowing are more relevant revelations about the topics at hand, which could not be avoided if The Koran Six is to contain every revelation in the Koran. If you are left with the impression that you have read it all before, many times over, it is because you have, and not because of duplications on our part. 

10:39 No, they deny that (the Qur’an) whereof they have no knowledge, and whose interpretation has yet to come to them. That is how those who came before them denied [it]. Look, then, what was the fate of the wrongdoers.

10:40 Some of them believed in it, and some do not; but your Lord knows best the mischief-makers.

10:41 If they deny what you say, then say: ”What I do is mine, and what you do is yours. You are quit of what I do, and I am quit of what you do.”

10:42 And some of them listen to you; but can you make the deaf hear, even if they do not understand?

10:43 And some of them look at you; but can you guide the blind, even if they do not see?

10:44 Surely, Allah does not wrong people at all, but people wrong themselves.

10:45 On the Day He musters them, it is as though they have only tarried for one hour of the day, recognizing each other. Those who have disbelieved in meeting Allah are the real losers, and are not well-guided.

10:46 And whether We show you part of what We promised them or cause you to die, surely unto Us is your return; and then Allah is witness of what they do.

10:47 (see Chapter "The Reckoning – The Seal of the Prophets")

10:48 And they say: “When is this promise, if you are truthful?”

10:49 Say: “I have no power to harm or to profit myself as Allah will. To every nation there is a term, when its term comes, it will not put it back a single hour, nor will it put it forward.”

10:50 Say: “Tell me, if His punishment overtakes you by night or day, what part of it will the wicked sinners seek to hasten (after seeing the terrible punishment, will the wicked sinners still seek to hasten it through mockery and disbelief)?”

10:51 It is then, when it has overtaken you, that you will believe in Him? Now [you believe] while you were seeking to hasten it!

10:52 Then it will be said to the wrongdoers: “Taste the everlasting punishment. Will you be rewarded except for what you did?”

10:53 And they ask you to tell them: “Is it true?” Say: “Yes, by my Lord, it is the truth, and you cannot escape [punishment].”

10:54 Had every soul which did wrong possessed whatever is on earth, it would offer it as a ransom, and they will feel remorseful when they see the punishment; but they will be justly judged, and they will not be wronged.

10:55 Indeed, to Allah belongs what is the heavens and in the earth. Indeed, Allah’s promise is true, but most of them do not know.

How many times have you heard 10:56 before?

10:56 He gives life and causes death, and unto Him you shall be returned.

10:57 O mankind, there has come to you from your Lord an admonition (the Qur’an), a healing for what is in the hearts, and a guidance and a mercy for the believers.

10:58 Say: “In Allah’s Bounty and Mercy – in those let them rejoice. It is better than that which they amass.”

10:59 Say: “Have you considered the provision Allah has sent down for you, and how then you made some of it unlawful and some lawful?” Say: “Has Allah allowed you or are you lying about Allah?”

10:60 And what will those who impute lies to Allah think on the Day of Resurrection? Allah is bountiful to mankind, but most of them are not thankful.

10:61 You (Muhammad) do not go about any affair, nor do you recite any portion of the Qur’an, nor do you (the Prophet and the Muslims) do anything, but We are witnesses thereof, as you press on with it. And not a speck’s weight in the earth or in the heavens escapes Allah; and nothing smaller or bigger than that, but is in a Manifest Book.

10:62 Indeed, the friends of Allah have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

10:63 Those who believe and are righteous;

Allah would annul or modify more than 240 of His Revelations, Revealed Truth 10:64 notwithstanding (recommended: Let Me Rephrase That!, Boreal Books).

10:64 Theirs is the good news in the present life and the Hereafter. And there will be no alteration of the Words of Allah. That is the great triumph.


31:6 There are some people who purchase idle talk in order to lead away from Allah’s Path without any knowledge; and take it in jest. Those will have a demeaning punishment.

31:7 And if Our Revelations are recited to him, he turns away arrogantly, as though he did not hear them, or as though there is a heaviness in his ears. Announce to him, then, the news of a very painful punishment.

31:8 Those who have believed and do the righteous deeds will inherit the Gardens of Bliss.

31:9 Dwelling therein forever, having been given Allah’s True Promise. He is the All-Mighty the All-Wise.


31:23 Whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief sadden you. Unto Us is their return and then We will tell them what they did. Allah knows well the secret of the breasts.

31:24 We allow them to indulge themselves a little, then We will compel them to taste a harsh punishment.

31:25 And if you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth”, they will certainly say: “Allah.” Say: “Praise be to Allah.” However, most of them to not know.

31:26 To Allah belongs what is the heavens and the earth. Allah, is indeed, the All-Sufficient, the Praiseworthy.


32:28 And they say: “When will this victory come, if you are truthful?”

32:29 Say: “On the day of victory, their profession of faith will not avail the unbelievers and they will not be given respite.”

32:30 So turn away from them and wait; they too shall be waiting.


34:28 We have not sent you but to the whole of mankind, as a warner. Yet most people do not know.

34:29 They say: “When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful?”

34:30 Say: “You have the appointment of a Day from which you shall not be delayed nor advanced a single hour.”


34:50 Say: “If I go astray, I only go astray to my loss; but if I am guided, it is merely by reason of what my Lord reveals to me. He is All-Hearing,