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The Koran Six

The complete Koran organized and explained in a way we can all understand in six paperbacks are now available as web pages. If you found these valuable please consider buying a book. In the web edition of the Koran Six, footnotes, where appropriate, have been integrated within the text and longer paragraphs broken into smaller segments to improve readability on electronic devices.

Read Me First

GETTING TO KNOW ALLAH

(book)

1 - Dedication

Insights into Omnipotence

2 - Allah's Mercy

A Conditional Type Of Mercy

Terrified Into Believing

3 - Salih and The Destruction of Thamud

Al-Rass

4 - Allah’s Way of Old

5 - Allah Days

A Litany of Death and Destruction

6 - Allah and the Crime of No Longer Believing

The Example of Pharaoh

Repentance Denied

"Kill them wherever you find them"

Telling Apostates and Believers Apart On Judgement Day

7 - Allah’s Parables

Revealing Parables About Slavery

Intriguing Comparisons and Mixed Metaphors

The Patently Obvious

Allah, Two Boys and A Dog

8 - Allah's Do Not Do List

Grave Sins - An Introduction

The Greatest Sin of All

The Top 40

10 Made Up Sins

Tips for Avoiding the Grave Sins

9 - Allah and the Ptolemaic Universe

The Near-Earth Constellations

10 - Allah and the Shape of the Earth

Floating on a Sea of Mud

Pointed Revelations About a Flat Earth

Who Stops the Sky From Falling?

Full Circle in Seven Verses

11 - Allah’s Calendar

The Names Of The Months

Year Zero

12 - Allah and the Beginnings of Life

A Fluid Beginning

Bones Then Flesh

Beware of the Clot

It's All About the Sperm

Things Which Don’t Come in Pairs

Allah as Proof that Imperfection Is Pervasive

13 - Allah and the Jinn

The Myth and the Reality

How the Jinn Heard About the Koran etc.

How the Jinn Heard About the Koran

Jinn and Men Together on Judgement Day

Messengers to the Jinn

The Jinn and the Prophet's Grandfather

14 - Allah and She Who Blows in Reeds

15 - Allah and the Unseen

16 - Allah is Self-Sufficient and Without Scruples

17 - Allah Knows the Secrets Within the Breasts

18 - Allah's Bounties

19 - The Rainmaker

20 - Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

21 - The Eternal Adolescent

Doomed Children at Play

Hooked On Praise

The Responsible Adult v. The Adolescent

I AM the Greatest! Worship ME!

Allah’s quid pro quos:

2:152 Remember Me (by glorifying Me) then I will remember you (by rewarding you). Give thanks to Me (by obeying Me) and do not be ungrateful (by disobeying Me).

2:186 And when my servants ask you about Me, say: I am near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls; so they should answer My Call (by obeying me) and believe in Me, that they might be rightly guided.

Like most gods, Allah is somewhat insecure in His Omnipotence. The most visible manifestation of this insecurity is His obsession with “what they worship” apart from Himself. His pathological need for reassurance that He is better than them is reflected not only in the praise He heaps upon Himself, but in the amount of time He expects His minions to spend at worship, praise’s ultimate expression:

1) the five daily prayer sessions that consist mainly of repeating in unison verses from the Koran;

2) the greater and lesser pilgrimages—the Hajj and the Umrah respectively;

3) and the month of Ramadan.

All are occasions for immersion into the Koran, along with its mass of unavoidable verses damning these other gods and those who worship them, almost all ending with self-praise for the one doing the damning.

22 - Allah vs. Alleged Associates

The Largest and Heaviest of Gods

Phantasmagorical Creations of God and Man

“Is there, then, another god with Allah?”

Goddesses and the Fathers Who Worshipped Them

Children! Do Not Obey Parents Who Worship ...

Judgement Day

A Transcending Obsession

What About the Devil?

23 - Prayers

One-on-One with Allah

Negotiating the Prayers

The Call to Prayer

Prayers in War and Peace

An Answer to a Prayer

The Night Too Is For Praying

The Prayer of the People of Paradise

24 - The Hajj

The Importance of Mecca

Safa and Marwa

Deaths, Molestations and Managing the Hajj

Safely accommodating millions more pilgrims at the Hajj

Post Pilgrimage Rituals and Early Departures

The Anthropological Impact of the Hajj

25 - Ramadan

Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

If Truth Be Told!

26 - Allah on the Present Life

27 - Allah's Charity Is Not All It Seems

28 - Allah Does Not Care for Homosexuals

29 - Allah Despises the Riba-Eaters

The Prophet as Borrower

30 - Allah Loves His Cattle

An Ode to Cattle

Brought Down from Paradise

Water, Men and Cattle

Allah on the Versatility of His Cattle

Slicing the Ears of Cattle

31 - Oaths

32 - Slavery

A God’s Dilemma

Why Slavery Cannot Simply Be Abolished

Slavery and the Prophet

33 - The Babylonian Exile and the Roman Diaspora

34 - Trees to Impress a God

35 - You Are What You Eat

The Table Is Set

Pork is for Other Gods

Vegetarians are not Muslims

What Do the Jews Have To Do With It!

Where You May Dine

Why Some Gods Go Hungry

36 - Tolerance Abrogated

Two Once Extraordinary Verses About Tolerance

The Clear Proof(s)

37 - Tidbits

38 - “Déja Vu All Over Again”

39 - 99 Names of Allah

SHARED PROPHETS
Biblical Figures in the Koran - What They Said and Did

(book)

40 - An Unfair Comparison

How the Bible Came To Be

How the Koran Came To Be

Repetitions

The Torah

41 - Adam

Paradise Lost I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Adam's Dust Origins

Adam's Clay Origins

Allah's Covenant with Adam's Progeny

Eve, First in a Verse

42 - Cain and Abel

Law of Retaliation

Setting the Price of a Human Life

43 - Noah

A Simple Storyline

The Noah Surah

Noah's Age, and What Became of His Wife

The Answerer

The Boiling Oven

Noah - The Shortest Version

Noah - The Longest Variation

Criminals on the Ark

An Easy to Board Ark

44 - Eber/Hud

Hud I

Hud II

The Great Calamity

Scare Tactics

Hud the Archetypal Messenger

45 - Abraham

A Friend of Allah’s and the Father of all Muslims

Challenger and Buster of Idols

Isma`il

Abraham at Mecca

Abraham and His Father

Allah's Safety Argument

Abraham Uninterrupted

46 - Lot

Lot Uninterrupted

The Foul Act

47 - Joseph, Son of Jacob

Jacob and the Breaking of Blood Ties

The Vision

Sold Into Slavery

Joseph and the Governor's Wife

Joseph in Jail

Joseph and the King's Dream

Appointed Treasurer

A Camel's Load

Joseph and the King's Drinking Cup

The Other Brother

All's Well That Ends Well

Why the News from the Unseen?

48 - Jethro

Day of the Parasol

49 - Moses I

A Favourite of Allah

The Fire on the Mountain

The Golden Calf and Want of a Death Wish

Moses and Pharaoh’s Magicians

Magicians as Sorcerers

Moses and the Hidden Believer

The Tenth Plague

Allah’s Gift to the Jews

Death of Pharaoh

Egypt Changes Ownership

Why Forty Years in the Wilderness

The Ten Commandments

The Never-Ending Punishment of the Jews

Fear My Presence and My Threats

Moses and Pharaoh from Beginning to End

Moses Uninterrupted I

Moses Uninterrupted II

Moses Uninterrupted – Six Short Variations

50 - Moses II

Moses and the Bad Samaritan

Moses vs. Karoon a.k.a. Korah

Moses and Khidr

51 - Saul

52 - David

The Psalms

David and Solomon Together

53 - Solomon

Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

The Light-Footed Horses

Death

54 - Job, Elijah, Ezekiel and Enoch

55 - Jonas

The Gospels

56 - Mary

Jesus - Conceived

Jesus - Birth

Jesus - First Words

57 - John the Baptist

58 - Jesus

The Prophet Jesus

If Allah had wanted a Son

A Mere Servant

The Last Supper

The Crucifixion Myth

Resurrection

The Holy Spirit

The True Story

Muhammad’s Petition

59 - Allah and People of the Book

60 - The Way - Jesus or Muhammad?

61 - Afterword

Can We Be Friends

62 - Appendices

The First Korans

Mary the Erstwhile Messenger

WOMEN AND THE KORAN

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63 - Dedication

64 - A Devine Bias

Why Muslim Men Are Always Right

65 - Who Gets What - Wills and Testaments

Wills and Witnesses

Husband Dies

Wife Dies

A Vicious Circle

66 - Marriage

Women As Fields To Be Ploughed

A Contractual Affair

Women of the Faith

Women of the Book and Slave-Girls

Daughters-in-Law

Widows

Orphaned Girls

Spinsters and Prostitutes

The Suckling Imperative

The Coitus Imperative

Polygamy – For or Against?

67 - Divorce

Divorce by Zihar

68 - The Perfect Wife

A Man and His Wives

In the Prophet's House

A Taste of Honey

A Child Bride’s Indiscretion

69 - Stoning

A Lost Verse Remembered

The Stoning Ritual

70 - The Satanic Verses

71 - An Androcentric Universe

A Prophet and a Prude

The Cult of Masculinity

72 - Women and What It Means To Be Civilized

Women of Islam

Women of Sumer

Civilization In The Balance

73 - Appendices

Would-Be Dressers

Marital Rape India and Foreign Objects

What Aisha Saw

THE HEREAFTER

(book)

74 - Life in the Grave

75 - Judgement Day

The Great Blasphemy

The Punishment is Coming, the Punishment is Coming!

Answering Your Questions about the Day 

Questions About Bones

Gog and Magog On the Last Day

Judgement Day Uninterrupted  

76 - Paradise

The Nuts and Bolts

A Man's Paradise

77 - Hell

On the Wall Between Heaven and Hell

78 - Hadiths

Judgement Day

Paradise

Hell

Women on Fire

79 - Afterword

A Real Life Example of the Appeal of Scriptural Sadism

JIHAD IN THE KORAN

(book)

War’s First Casualty

48:28 It is He Who sent forth His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may exalt it above every other religion. Allah suffices as Witness.

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4:71 O believers, be on your guard; so march in detachments or march altogether.

4:72 Indeed, among you is one who will stay behind, so that if a disaster befalls you, he will say: “Allah has favoured me, since I have not been a martyr with them.”

4:73 If, however, a bounty from God comes to you, he will say, as though there was no friendship between you and him: “Would that I had been with them; then I would have won a great victory.”

80 - The Enemy

The Antagonizers

The Meccans and their allies

Hypocrites and Apostates

The Reluctant Immigrants

The Jews

Christians

Polytheists

Reformers

The True Believers

Conscientious Objectors

Atheists

The Niggardly

Your Flesh and Blood

Rules and Rewards

Narrated Abu Huraira:

A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward)."

He replied, "I do not find such a deed."

Bukhari 52.44

81 - Killing Unbelievers Haram

Idolaters

Christians and Jews

82 - Killing Unbelievers Halal

83 - Killing During The Sacred Months

The Murder of Amr-ben-al Hadra’mi

84 - Jihad As Penance

85 - Stay-at-Home Warriors and Female Jihadists

86 - Emigrating in the Cause of Allah

Someone’s Gotta Die

87 - Calling for Peace

88 - The Booty

Sex and the Booty

Greetings and the Booty

89 - Conscientious Objectors

90 - War, the Life-Giver

Sedition, A New Definition

Genesis

91 - Women Choose Sides

92 - Battle of Badr

Sparrows at War

Spoils of War

93 - Battle of Uhud

Who's to Blame for the Defeat

94 - Medina

The Jews of Medina

Battle of the Ditch

The Massacre of the Banu Qurayzah

An Avoidable Tragedy

The Broken Covenant

A Change of Direction

95 - The Treaty of Hudaibiyah

96 - Battle of Khaybar

The Bedouins Learn Their Lesson

97 -Mecca Surrenders

Spend Freely and Spend Wisely

98 - Battle of Hunayn

Expansion

99 - Announcing a Universal War

War's First Casualty

100 - Tabuk

The Destruction of the Christian Mosque of Medina

The Three Sincere Believers Who Lied

101 - The Religion of Peace in Persia

Who First Destroyed the Birthplace of Zoroaster

War and Fantasies

102 - A Pitch for Martyrs

103 - A Winning Strategy

104 - The Saudi Way

Afterword

105 - Wars Never-Ending

Special

106 - Raising a Holy Warrior

Lessons In Cruelty

107 -A Woman Who Slept Around Confronts the Conqueror

FROM MERCHANT TO MESSENGER
Muhammad's struggle for legitimacy as revealed in the Koran

(book)

108 - Dedication

109 - Introduction to the Second Edition

110 - Overarching Narratives

111 - Genealogy

112 - A Book Revealed

The Enwrapped

The Koran Is Not the Work of the Devil

What Does Grammar Have To Do With It?

113 - Christianity as a Reason Not to Believe

114 - Slander

He Made It Up

Accusations of Plagiarism

Sorcerer

Laughing Stock

Madman

Gullible

A Poet Possessed

Liar

A Man Bewitched

Not Worthy

An Object of Curiosity

A Poor Man

Allah Mocked  

115 - Allah's Response to the Mocking

Not a Soothsayer, Nor a Madman, Nor a Fabricator

A Retribution Double Standard

You Are Not the First to be Mocked!

Bear With It

Be Patient

Take a break

It’s Not Your Fault

The Last Laugh

Angels Would Make No Difference

The Jinn Believe in Muhammad

116 - Muhammad’s Duty and His Fate if He Lied

117 - Rhetoric to the Rescue

A Variation on the Socratic Method

A Twist on Hypophora

Say, Say, Say!

118 - You Are Not Their Keeper, Guardian or Overseer

119 - The Medium and the Messenger 

What About a Foreign Messenger?

What About a Foreign Koran?

Angels as Messengers?

120 - A Teacher and His Star Pupil

The Pupil Admonished

A Question of Wages

121 - Muhammad vs. Moses

122 -A Prophet on His Own

123 - When in the Presence of the Prophet

124 - He Who Must Be Obeyed

Muhammad Held Harmless

Deuteronomy 22:23-4 Upheld

125 - The Reckoning 

The End is Near

The Seal of the Prophets

The Happy Ending

Muhammad and the Reckoning

126 - For the Love of a Father?

127 - The World Before and After the Messengers

Why No Roofs and Stairways of Silver

Allah’s Covenant with His Prophets

128 - Iteration Upon Iteration

129 - Death of Muhammad

The Official Cause of Death

130 - Aftermath

A Hundred Years of Nothing

The Antichrist in Palestine

 Three Murders and Two Desecrations

131 - Epilogue

Arabs: Before and After

The Cartoon Protest

Competing Worldviews

The Damning of Innovation

132 - Afterword

The Skimper, the Profligate and the Pious

Appendices

133 - Mughirah - Enemy of the Prophet

Abu Jahl

134 - Muhammad’s Introduction to Christianity

Waraqa  

135 - The Prophet's Last Sermon

136 - Wives of Muhammad

Khadijah, Sauda, Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab b. Khuzayma, Umm Salama, Zaynab b. Jahsh, Juwayriyya, Rayhanah, Umm Habida, Safiyya, Mariya, Maymuna, Asma

137 - Rukaya Saves Her Father

138 - Majid Fakhry vs. Yusuf Ali and Others

139 - Forgotten Witness