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. Thank you.

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1 - Allah's Mercy

A Conditional Type Of Mercy

Terrified Into Believing

2 - Salih and The Destruction of Thamud


3 - Allah’s Way of Old

4 - Allah Days

A Litany of Death and Destruction

5 - 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

6 - Allah’s Parables

Revealing Parables About Slavery

Intriguing Comparisons and Mixed Metaphors

The Patently Obvious

Allah, Two Boys and A Dog

7 - 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

8 - Allah and the Ptolemaic Universe

The Near-Earth Constellations

9 - 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

10 - Allah’s Calendar

The Names Of The Months

Year Zero

11 - 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

12 - 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

13 - Allah and She Who Blows in Reeds

14 - Allah and the Unseen

15 - Allah is Self-Sufficient and Without Scruples

16 - Allah Knows the Secrets Within the Breasts

17 - Allah's Bounties

18 - The Rainmaker

19 - Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

20 - The Eternal Adolescent

Doomed Children at Play

Hooked On Praise

The Responsible Adult v. The Adolescent

I AM the Greatest! Worship ME!

21 - 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?

22 - 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

23 - 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

24 - Ramadan

Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

If Truth Be Told!

25 - Allah on the Present Life

26 - Allah's Charity Is Not All It Seems

27 - Allah Does Not Care for Homosexuals

28 - Allah Despises the Riba-Eaters

The Prophet as Borrower

29 - 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

30 - Oaths

31 - Slavery

A God’s Dilemma

Why Slavery Cannot Simply Be Abolished

Slavery and the Prophet

32 - The Babylonian Exile and the Roman Diaspora

33 - Trees to Impress a God

34 - 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

35 - Tolerance Abrogated

Two Once Extraordinary Verses About Tolerance

The Clear Proof(s) 

36 - Tidbits

37 - “Déja Vu All Over Again”


 Biblical Figures in the Koran - What They Said and Did


38 - An Unfair Comparison

How the Bible Came To Be

How the Koran Came To Be


The Torah

39 - 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

40 - Cain and Abel

Law of Retaliation

Setting the Price of a Human Life

41 - 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

42 - Eber/Hud

Hud I

Hud II

The Great Calamity

Scare Tactics

Hud the Archetypal Messenger 

43 - Abraham

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

Challenger and Buster of Idols


Abraham at Mecca

Abraham and His Father

Allah's Safety Argument

Abraham Uninterrupted

44 - Lot

Lot Uninterrupted

The Foul Act

45 - 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?

46 - Jethro

Day of the Parasol

47 - 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

48 - Moses II

Moses and the Bad Samaritan

Moses vs. Karoon a.k.a. Korah

Moses and Khidr

49 - Saul

50 - David

The Psalms

David and Solomon Together

51 - Solomon

Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

The Light-Footed Horses


52 - Job, Elijah, Ezekiel and Enoch

53 - Jonas

The Gospels

54 - Mary

Jesus - Conceived

Jesus - Birth

Jesus - First Words

55 - John the Baptist

56 - Jesus

The Prophet Jesus

If Allah had wanted a Son

A Mere Servant

The Last Supper

The Crucifixion Myth


The Holy Spirit

The True Story

Muhammad’s Petition

57 - Allah and People of the Book

58 - The Way - Jesus or Muhammad?

59 - Afterword

Can We Be Friends

60 - Appendices

The First Korans

Mary the Erstwhile Messenger



61 - A Devine Bias

Why Muslim Men Are Always Right

62 - Who Gets What - Wills and Testaments

Wills and Witnesses

Husband Dies

Wife Dies

A Vicious Circle

63 - Marriage

Women As Fields To Be Ploughed

A Contractual Affair

Women of the Faith

Women of the Book and Slave-Girls



Orphaned Girls

Spinsters and Prostitutes

The Suckling Imperative

The Coitus Imperative

Polygamy – For or Against?

64 - Divorce

Divorce by Zihar

65 - The Perfect Wife

A Man and His Wives

In the Prophet's House

A Taste of Honey

A Child Bride’s Indiscretion

66 - Stoning

A Lost Verse Remembered

The Stoning Ritual

67 - The Satanic Verses

68 - An Androcentric Universe

A Prophet and a Prude

The Cult of Masculinity

69 - Women and What It Means To Be Civilized

Women of Islam

Women of Sumer

Civilization In The Balance

70 - Appendices

Would-Be Dressers

Marital Rape India and Foreign Objects

What Aisha Saw



71 - Life in the Grave

78 - 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  

79 - Paradise

The Nuts and Bolts

A Man's Paradise

80 - Hell

On the Wall Between Heaven and Hell

81 - Hadiths

Judgement Day



Women on Fire

82 - Afterword

A Real Life Example of the Appeal of Scriptural Sadism



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.


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.”

83 - The Enemy

The Antagonizers

The Meccans and their allies

Hypocrites and Apostates

The Reluctant Immigrants

The Jews




The True Believers

Conscientious Objectors


The Niggardly

Your Flesh and Blood

Jihad - Rules and Rewards

90 - Killing Unbelievers Haram


Christians and Jews

91 - Killing Unbelievers Halal

92 - Killing During The Sacred Months

The Murder of Amr-ben-al Hadra’mi

93 - Jihad As Penance

94 - Stay-at-Home Warriors and Female Jihadists

95 - Emigrating in the Cause of Allah

Someone’s Gotta Die

96 - Calling for Peace

97 - The Booty

Sex and the Booty

Greetings and the Booty

98 - Conscientious Objectors

99 - War, the Life-Giver

Sedition, A New Definition

100 - War and Fantasies

Jihad - Genesis

101 - The Enemy Within

Kinsmen, Parents and Children

Women Choose Sides

102 - Battle of Badr

Sparrows at War

Spoils of War

103 - Battle of Uhud

Who's to Blame for the Defeat

104 - Medina

The Jews of Medina

Battle of the Ditch

105 - The Massacre of the Banu Qurayzah

An Avoidable Tragedy

The Broken Covenant

A Change of Direction - The Qibla Revelations

106 - The Treaty of Hudaibiyah

107 - Battle of Khaybar

The Bedouins Learn Their Lesson

108 - Mecca

Mecca Surrenders

Spend Freely and Spend Wisely

109 - Battle of Hunayn

Jihad - Expansion

110 - Announcing a Universal War

War's First Casualty

111 - Tabuk

The Destruction of the Christian Mosque of Medina

The Three Sincere Believers Who Lied

112 - A Pitch for Martyrs

113 - The Religion of Peace in Persia

Who First Destroyed the Birthplace of Zoroaster

114 - The Saudi Way

115 - Wars Never-Ending

Jihad - Children

116 - Raising a Holy Warrior

A Very Special School

Lessons In Cruelty

117 - Lebensraum

Willing Executioners


Muhammad's struggle for legitimacy as revealed in the Koran


118a - Dedication

118b - Introduction to the Second Edition

118c - Overarching Narratives

118d - Genealogy

118e - A Book Revealed

The Enwrapped

The Koran Is Not the Work of the Devil

What Does Grammar Have To Do With It?

118f - Christianity as a Reason Not to Believe

119 - Slander

He Made It Up

Accusations of Plagiarism


Laughing Stock



A Poet Possessed


A Man Bewitched

Not Worthy

An Object of Curiosity

A Poor Man

Allah Mocked  

120 - 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

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

122 - Rhetoric to the Rescue

A Variation on the Socratic Method

A Twist on Hypophora

Say, Say, Say!

123 - You Are Not Their Keeper, Guardian or Overseer

124 - The Medium and the Messenger 

What About a Foreign Messenger?

What About a Foreign Koran?

Angels as Messengers?

125 - A Teacher and His Star Pupil

The Pupil Admonished

A Question of Wages

126 - Muhammad vs. Moses

127 -A Prophet on His Own

128 - When in the Presence of the Prophet

129 - He Who Must Be Obeyed

Muhammad Held Harmless

Deuteronomy 22:23-4 Upheld

130 - The Reckoning 

The End is Near

The Seal of the Prophets

The Happy Ending

Muhammad and the Reckoning

131 - For the Love of a Father?

130 - The World Before and After the Messengers

Why No Roofs and Stairways of Silver

Allah’s Covenant with His Prophets

132 - Iteration Upon Iteration

133 - Death of Muhammad

The Official Cause of Death

134 - Aftermath

A Hundred Years of Nothing

The Antichrist in Palestine

 Three Murders and Two Desecrations

140 - Epilogue

Arabs: Before and After

The Cartoon Protest

Competing Worldviews

The Damning of Innovation

141 - Afterword

The Skimper, the Profligate and the Pious


142 - Mughirah - Enemy of the Prophet

Abu Jahl

142 - Muhammad’s Introduction to Christianity


143 - The Prophet's Last Sermon

144 -Wives of Muhammad

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

145 - Rukaya Saves Her Father

146 - Majid Fakhry vs. Yusuf Ali and Others

147 - Forgotten Witness