Flood of Noah Sura 71 (Nuh)

First, we’d like to say that we love Muslims we don’t hate them, we want them to go to heaven. We do not curse them as they do us every day in their prayers, but we pray for them to come to know the love of Jesus Christ who wants a loving relationship with them.

How many times have we heard Muslims make statements such as “This God, according to the Bible, is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children.”

Muslims are completely ignorant of the fact that their Qur’ān affirms the Bible. For instance, in the Bible, we have the account of Noah found in the book of Genesis 7 (Torah), where do they get this story from if not from the Bible they reject. If you’d like to read the story in its entirety you can read chapter 7 here.

Since Allah claims to be the same God of the Bible, then are Muslims saying that Allah is responsible for mass murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children? According to the Qur’ān Allah sent the flood, Allah says he was the one who sent the Torah and Gospel.[1]

In the Qur’ān, it’s explained that Allah sent the flood in Surah Nuh copying the story from the book of Genesis. Muslims believe Allah is the same God spoken of in the Bible, this means Muslims are calling Allah a mass murderer and blame him for killing unborn children according to their own words. You can read Surah Nuh in its entirety here

In [71.1] Allah says that he sent Nuh (Noah) to “Warn your people before there come upon them a painful chastisement.” Allah seems to be threatening people for doing what he wants them to do, I realise this doesn’t make sense now but read further as I’ll explain how illogical Islam is.

Ibn Abbas in his Tafsir says: “And from his narration on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas that he said regarding the interpretation of Allah’s saying (Lo! We sent): ‘(Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn your people) from Allah’s wrath and punishment (ere the painful doom come unto them) in the form of drowning.”[2]

Christians don’t deny the violence of the Old Testament but without understanding the context of those verses one might wonder why did God bring a flood to wipe out those upon the Earth?

The answer is the God of the Bible was protecting the Earth, in Genesis 6:5 we read of the “wickedness of man” and that mankind was doing “evil continually.”[3] Verse 11 also says “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” Men in their sinfulness were living a life of corruption, this grieved God “it grieved him at his heart”, this speaks to the tenderness and compassionate God Christians worship and serve.[4] The major difference between Yahweh and Allah is in the Bible God justly punishes sin, as these people were doing horrendous evil in His sight.

But Allah according to the Islamic sources causes people to sin and then he wants to punish them for doing what he was already determined/decreed for them to do.

The following quote is from islamqa.info in answering this Muslim’s question “Was doing any sin previously written and predetermined by Allah? If the answer is yes, then why does Allah destine for some to commit sins, and for others to do good deeds, while we all are humans?.”

Islamqa.info responded: “That Allaah, may He be exalted, is the Creator of all things, and nothing happens in the universe except by His will. He knows what is to come and He decreed all of that and wrote it in a Book fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, as is stated in a saheeh report from our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He is Just and does not wrong anyone in the slightest, because He is independent of His creation and has no need of them. He is Kind and Gracious to them constantly, so how could He wrong them? … Man has free will and choice by means of which he does some things and refrains from others, and he believes or disbelieves, and he obeys or disobeys, for which he will be brought to account and rewarded or punished, although Allaah knows what he will do, what he will choose and what his ultimate destiny will be. But Allaah does not compel him to do evil, or to choose kufr, rather He clearly shows him the path and He has sent Messengers and revealed Books, and shown him the right way. Whoever goes astray does so to his own loss,.” [5]

Talk about a contradiction Muslims believe that Allah writes the destinies of all of mankind BEFORE creation. That nothing happens in this universe except by Allah’s will, meaning that Allah’s will is for man to do evil to choose to be a disbeliever. Then islamqa.info says Allah shows them the path sending messengers and books to show them the right way. And here’s the kicker “Whoever goes astray does so to his own loss”. The problem is in Qur’ān 35:8 it says that Allah leads people astray.

Ibn-Kathir in regards to this ayat says “(Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills.) means according to His decree. (So destroy not yourself in sorrow for them.) means, do not grieve about that, for Allah is Wise in His decree and He leaves astray whomsoever He leaves astray, and He guides whomsoever He guides, and in doing so He has perfect knowledge and wisdom.”[6]

So where’s the “free will” islamqa.info was speaking of?! Another example, according to the Sunnah of Muhammad there’s a Sahih Hadith that says Allah made Adam sin which caused them to be kicked out of Jannah. Doesn’t sound like Adam had free will either.

This Hadith from Sunan Abi Dawud is graded Sahih, Muslims can try to deny it but they will only be denying their own books. We’re told that Moses blamed Adam for getting kicked out of Paradise. Adam responds telling him that Allah decreed it to happen so Moses cannot blame Adam.[7] The god of Islam wants people to sin, this will be discussed further in an upcoming article.

The True God of the Bible hates sin and gives people free will to choose if they will live a life that is pleasing to God or will they live a life of sin, Yahweh doesn’t make them sin.

It’s pretty understandable that the God of the Bible and the god of the Qur’ān are not the same. Muslims actually worship Muhammad unknowingly as he fabricated Qur’ān. Getting back to the story of Noah in the Qur’ān, Allah caused the people to sin according to the Hadith above then he bullies them.

How can Allah drown the people in [71.25] “because of their wrongs” this is a false statement in the Qur’ān how can it be the people’s “wrongs” if once again Allah determined for them to do wrong? And that’s not all he also puts them in the fire the funny thing about this ayat is Allah does all of this to them and then says “so they did not find any helpers besides Allah”.

Allah will help them from himself?! How silly does a person have to be to believe in this garbage religion?

In [71.26] we see the lack of grace from the Islamic version of Noah as he says “Leave not upon the land any dweller from among the unbelievers.” Nuh is asking for the destruction of all the people on earth. In contrast, Noah in the Bible never wished for the death of the people.

Here we go again [71.27] says the disbelievers will lead astray, “for surely if Thou leave them they will lead astray Thy servants, and will not beget any but immoral, ungrateful children”. In reality, it’s Allah who’s leading people astray according to Surah 35:8, this is a huge contradiction!

About this ayat Ibn-Kathir says: “(If You leave them, they will mislead Your servants,) meaning, `if You leave a single one of them they will lead your servants astray.’ This refers to those whom He will create after them. (and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers.) meaning, wicked in their deeds and disbelieving in their hearts. He (Nuh) said this due to what he knew about them since he remained among them for nine hundred and fifty years.”[8]

Who’s doing the leading astray here, let’s not forget what islamqa.info said: “nothing happens in the universe except by His will”. Therefore, Allah is causing people to go astray then he punishes them for doing what he decreed they would do.

Lastly in [71.28], Nuh is asking Allah to destroy polytheists and disbelievers “and do not increase the unjust in aught but destruction!” Muslims are believing in a sadistic god who leads people astray and then destroys them for doing exactly what Allah wants them to do.

Conclusion

It’s abundantly obvious Allah is unjust he causes people to sin and then destroys them for obeying his will as there’s no free will in Islam. In stark contrast, Yahweh allows for men to have free will and is completely just in punishing them because he didn’t force them to do evil acts. Muslims leave this cult, Muhammad is nothing but a madman who stoled and fabricated stories. God came in the form of a Man, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin and He took the punishment for your sins on the cross. He was crucified, buried and after 3 days He rose from the dead proving who He is, God in the flesh.

References

[1] Surah Al-Baqarah 2:4 https://quran.com/2

[2] Tafsir Ibn Abbas https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=73&tSoraNo=71&tAyahNo=1&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=2

[3] Genesis 6:5 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+6%3A5&version=KJV

[4] Genesis 6:6 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+6%3A6&version=KJV

[5] If things are decreed, then how can a person be called to account for them? Islamqa.info (Publication: 29-04-2007)

[6] Ibn Kathir https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/ibn-kathir/surah/35/7

[7] Sunan Abi Dawud 4701 https://sunnah.com/abudawud:4701

[8] Ibn Kathir https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/ibn-kathir/surah/71/25

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