Continuing our process of pulverizing Islamic beliefs based entirely upon their own sources, the history, facts and truth regarding the collection and compilation of Muhammad’s Quran prove how utterly irrelevant the declarations of Muslims that their Quran was Uncreated (divinely written on tablets with Allah) then revealed piecemeal over the inordinately long period of 23 years to Muhammad, then collected after his death and has been unaltered for 1400 years.

Every follower of Muhammad believes sincerely that the verses of the Quran that they have today are EXACTLY the same as the ones recited to his companions 1400 years ago.

How TRUE is their Perception?

There is absolutely no doubting the sincerity of their belief. This is after all, exactly what their scholars have taught them throughout their life and without actually researching the subject with an open mind, they shall continue to believe this utterly untrue narrative.

Let us investigate the records left to us by the scholars of Muhammadan Islam themselves and the intense researches made on this subject thereafter.

At the very beginning of ‘Islam’, Muhammad’s Quran was mostly being memorized by several of his companions (the absolute majority of the Pagan Arabs were illiterate) and not yet compiled into a written form especially since as long as Muhammad was alive and allegedly receiving ‘revelations’ – over a very long period of 23 years – new verses/ayat and suras/chapters were being added while others were being revised, deleted and or abrogated.

A few of his companions who were literate wrote down some of his unproven revelations as and when he recited them. Actually, as we shall prove in a further article, they were all “Made to Order”revelations whenever he needed any of them.

Al Ankabut 29: 45 “Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee and establish Regular Prayer…”

Al Fatir 35: 31  “That which We have revealed to thee of the Book is the Truth confirming what was (revealed) before it”

All verses in the Quran that speak of it as a ‘Book’ are deceiving and wrong since the Quran was NOT in book form while Muhammad was alive.

When Muhammad died, there existed no singular codex of the Quranic text, that is, there was not in existence any collection of ‘revelations’ in a Final Review form.

Also, there was not a single memorizer who knew all the verses of the Quran; all these verses were scattered in the memories of hundreds of Huffath (memorizers).

Without a doubt, Muhammad failed utterly in his primary mission of giving his followers a single Authorized Scripture because in reality he died without authenticating a unified codex of his Quran. The fact that he left his followers with SEVEN modes/versions of the Quran, speaks volumes about his total failure.

The consequences of this disaster became paramount when his followers were reciting different versions of the alleged ‘words of Allah’ in different parts of the Arab empire. This fiasco has endured- and continues – for the last 1400 years.

All attempts by his present followers to gloss over this fact are doomed to fail since the records of the Muslim scholars in the centuries after his death attest to otherwise.

After Muhammad’s death and as the memorizers (Huffath), were becoming extinct through slaughter in battle or otherwise, Umar ibn al Khattab (Muhammad’s companion and second Khalifa/Caliph),recommended that it should be committed to writing. Abu Bakr (the first Khalifa) entrusted the task to Zayd ibn Thabit of al Medina who used to be Muhammad’s secretary.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.509  Narrated by Zaid bin Thabit

{Abu Bakr As-Siddiq sent for me when the people of Yamamah had been killed (i.e., a number of the Prophet’s Companions who fought against Musailama). (I went to him) and found ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab sitting with him. Abu Bakr then said (to me), “Umar has come to me and said:

‘Casualties were heavy among the Qurra’ of the Qur’an (i.e. those who knew the Quran by heart) on the day of the Battle of Yamamah, and I am afraid that more heavy casualties may take place among the Qurra’ (reciters) on other battlefields, whereby a large part of the Qur’an may be lost. Therefore I suggest, you (Abu Bakr) order that the Qur’an be collected.”

So I started looking for the Quran and collecting it from (what was written on) palmed stalks, thin white stones and also from the men who knew it by heart, till I found the last Verse of Surat At-Tauba(Repentance) with Abi Khuzaima Al-Ansari, and I did not find it with anybody other than him.

All were brought together and a text was constructed}

From the above quotes, it means that the pagan Arabs had not by then mastered the art of writing or use of writing materials such as clay, papyrus, metal sheets or even skins of animals. The Arabs of theHijaz – contrary to all the efforts of Muhammadan propaganda – were mostly illiterate, uncivilized, superstitious pagan nomadic tribes.

Then the complete manuscripts of the Quran remained with Abu Bakr till he died, then with ‘Umar till the end of his life, and then with Hafsa, the daughter of ‘Umar.

In 651AD, Uthman bin Affan (the third Khalifa), canonized the Medina codex and ordered all others (SIX other versions of parts of the Quran written by some of his literate companions) Destroyed.

One should ask that if it were true that there were many ‘memorizers’ of the Quran, why then did they need to collect the Quranic verses from diverse and unrelated ‘documents’ such as leafstalk, bone, parchments as well as the memories of men?

What is also blatantly problematic to the Muhammadan scholars are the variations in the several extant Qurans of the time making it impossible to tell which version is the alleged ‘word of Allah’,since ‘his word’ should have been only ONE and not several.

By the way, we need to point out that unlike the Bible which is sequential in its Time Line and flows serenely like a mighty river, the Suras/Chapters of Muhammad’s Quran are utterly jumbled up like a tossed salad without rhythm or rhyme, nor are they sequential according to times of revelation. For example, the first verse of the first surah is now number 96 called al Alaq. Chapter 2 Al Baqara should have been chapter 114.

In fact, there were several metropolitan codices in Arabia, Syria and Iraq with divergent readings blamed on the defective nature of Kufic script which contained no vowels, and so the consonants of verbs could be read as actives or passives, and, worse still, many of the consonants themselves could not be distinguished without diacritical dots which were added much later.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.510 Narrated by Anas bin Malik

{Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman came to Uthman at the time when the people of Sham and the people of Iraqwere waging war to conquer Arminya and Adharbijan. Hudhaifa was afraid of their (the people of Sham and Iraq) differences in the recitation of the Qur’an, so he said to ‘Uthman, “O chief of the Believers! Save this nation before they differ about the Book as Jews and the Christians did before.”

So ‘Uthman sent a message to Hafsa saying, “Send us the manuscripts of the Qur’an so that we may compile the Quranic materials in perfect copies and return the manuscripts to you.”

Hafsa sent it to ‘Uthman. ‘Uthman then ordered Zaid bin Thabit, ‘Abdullah bin AzZubair, Said bin Al-As and ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Harith bin Hisham to rewrite the manuscripts in perfect copies.

‘Uthman said to the three Quraishi men, “In case you disagree with Zaid bin Thabit on any point in the Qur’an, then write it in the dialect of Quraish, the Qur’an was revealed in their tongue.”

They did so, and when they had written many copies, ‘Uthman returned the original manuscripts to Hafsa.

‘Uthman sent to every Muslim province one copy of what they had copied, and ordered that all the other Qur’anic materials, whether written in fragmentary manuscripts or whole copies, be burnt.

Said bin Thabit added, “A Verse from Surat Ahzab was missed by me when we copied the Qur’an and I used to hear Allah’s Apostle reciting it. So we searched for it and found it with Khuzaima bin Thabit Al-Ansari. (That Verse was):

‘Among the Believers are men who have been true in their covenant with Allah.’ ” (33.23)}

Dear readers, a further serious impediment which complicated the correct compilation of the Quranis the fact that there were verses which were spoken in Medina but were included in suras which began in Mecca, and vise versa.

The problem that existed and persisted during the life- time of Muhammad for his followers is the fact, that for as long as he was alive, new ‘revelations’ – whereby the omniscient Allah was nonetheless allegedly changing his mind – were very conveniently being added to and some subtracted from the earlier ones (Abrogated and Abrogating verses which affected 71 of the 114 Suras of the Quran).

This is why at the time of Muhammad’s death there existed no singular codex of the ‘sacred text’. It is also reported that some major parts of a Sura were eaten by a domestic animal (a goat).

Another Sura, that of Al Rajm, was asserted by Umar ibn al Khattab (a most intimate companion of Muhammad) to have existed but is not included in the Quran.

The final text of the Quran was actually fixed c. 933AD, 300 years after Muhammad’s death.

Since the Quran is supposed to be the word of Allah – who allegedly taught Moses the Torah and Jesus the Injil (Gospels) – then the only and unmistakable conclusion for the enormous inconsistencies and differences between them must be because it was the later Muslim followers of Muhammad who corrupted the Quran to suit their own agenda.

The criminal invariably projects upon his victim his own hatreds, shortcomings and lack of morality and justice; so do the Arab and Muhammadan scholars.

The Muslim leaders have conspired over the centuries – and even at the present – to control all the information that they pass on to the ‘believers’ by perpetuating the myth of a perfect and divine Quran contrary to the historical, philological, linguistic, textual, grammatical and theological records that prove it to be otherwise.

In fact, the greatest threat to Muhammadan ‘Islam’ is the acquisition of knowledge, especially of the Bible, by the masses of ‘believers’.

Of 114 Suras in the Quran, only 43 were not changed. All the others had verses that were either abrogated or abrogating; this means that in the course of 23 years of Muhammad’s mission, their omniscient Allah changed his mind at least 71 times.

Muslim ‘scholars’ assert that the Topkapi Quran in Istanbul Turkey and or the Samarqand Quran in Tashkent, Uzbekistan are Original un adulterated Qurans which of course are pure lies since they not only differ from each other in style of writing but they have hundreds of differences with the Quran they use today.

Furthermore, even more damaging are the Sanaa Manuscripts discovered in the Yemen which are among the earliest recorded and they too have hundreds of differences with the current Quran.

In summation, the following historical and theological facts are crystal clear and indisputable:

1)  The greatest number of ‘traditions’ and fetishes of the ‘Muslims’ are nothing but a continuance, a re-packaging and ‘Islamization’ of pagan rites and actions that pre-existed Muhammad and his Quran.

2)  Almost all the precepts and concepts of importance in the Quran have been plagiarized, plundered, pirated and/or perverted from the Hebrew Bible and Scriptures, from the New Testament and Apocrypha, from pagan Arabian religion and also from Zoroasterian religion and traditions.

Abu’l Fath Muhammad Shahrestani (479/1086-548/1153), in his valuable book on sects and religions (al Melal wa’lNihal) asserts that many of the rites and duties of ‘Islam’ are continuations and practices which the pagan Arabs had adopted from the Jews.

3)  Even if Muhammad were illiterate (not able to read or write), does not negate his ability to compose and recite prose and or poetry. Most of the poets of Arabia were illiterate but masters of the spoken language.

The oral poetic tradition of the Arabs was their greatest legacy since they left almost nothing in the form of writing thus proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that poetry and prose in Arabia was completely independent from literacy.

4)  Muhammad’s Quran is only a tossed salad bowl of stories, concepts and precepts plagiarized, plundered, pirated and or perverted at will from the beliefs of other peoples, to suit Muhammad’sagenda of inventing a suitable scripture for his fellow pagan Arabs to equal if not rival those of the People of the Book.

No copy of any masterpiece, no matter how well done it may be, can ever equal to, let alone surpass an original.

5)  The followers of Muhammad can try their utmost to obfuscate, contort, pervert and twist the facts to ‘prove’ otherwise, but it is a Mission Impossible to accomplish.

That is why when they cannot counter the truth with facts or logic, they invariably resort to violence to silence their opponents just as was done earlier by Muhammad.

6)  The so-called Arabic Quran contains at least 118 words of paramount and vital importance that are actually totally foreign and are derived from Hebrew, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Syriac, Greek, Persian to name just a few.

In conclusion, the followers of Muhammad, contrary to all proofs and logic, reject the universal record of history and the Bible, but assert and believe that ONLY Muhammad’s Quran is true; but we all know better and as usual we challenge any Muslim to refute anything we reveal in this or any other article we have put up.

Iraqi exile, Arabic speaker, scholar and author. Eager to debate any Imam or Infidel and ready to answer any question. Asserts that The Koran is not a Holy Book; it is a roadmap to total war with western civilization. I.Q. al Rassooli is among the foremost authorities in the world on the subjects of Islam. Author of Lifting the Veil - his monumental trilogy of "Lifting the Veil: The True Faces of Muhammad & Islam" should be a must read for those who really want to know the facts.