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Rebuttal to Agniveer: Contradictions in Quran


[Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Raheem]

Written by Abdul Fatir


Agniveer :

Note: By Quran we imply the modern Quran and its translations as patronized by dominant representatives of Islam like Zakir Naik et al. There are alternate interpretations by minority scholars who are considered apostates by these dominant representatives and are victimized. These minority views do not form focus of the article.

My Response :

There is no such thing as a ‘Modern Qur’an’ , Qur’an is the same as was recited by The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 1400 years ago and was transferred to generations by recitation and memorization. We will provide dictionary references  for all our translations.

Agniveer :

Modern Quran is supposed to be a perfect book, devoid of any errors. We have already analyzed in detail why this supposition is a great joke. In this brief article, we shall survey certain points where Quran contradicts itself.

The reasons for the contradictions are obvious:
a. Quran was not supposed to be downloaded in the brain of Muhammad in one go. On contrary, as per the needs of the situations, Gabriel would come and Muhammad would have an epileptic fit, and Ayats would be revealed.

b. In any case, entire Quran is hearsay compiled by Muhammad’s followers much after his death. Now these followers were killing each other and even murdered the first compiler of Quran.

c. Most Ayats were revealed in the bed of Aisha. And Aisha was enemy of most beloved follower of Muhammad – Ali.

When fanatics like Zakir Nayak are caught with such contradictions, they run away saying, “Allah knows the best!”.

The current article is for the more rational ones though! You will see how Muslim fanatics would quote one stand to showcase Islam as noble, kind and gentle, and conveniently ignore the contradictions.

My Response :

Yes, The Noble Qur’an is a perfect book and I challenge you to give one error in the Noble Qur’an.

a) Yes , Gabriel (pbuh) recited the Qur’anic Verses to the Prophet. Muhammad (pbuh) had epilepsy , That’s a lie !!

b) Qur’an was continuously memorized by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and was written down.




c) Again that’s a lie.

Let’s see what “contradictions” you bring up.


Agniveer :

1. Good and Evil deeds
Stand: Good and evil deeds are not equal. Reply to bad deeds done on you with good deeds. (Surah Hamim 34)


Take revenge of death for death – kill a free man in revenge of free, slave in revenge or slave and woman in revenge of woman! (Surah Bakar 178)

Allah is enemy of those who are enemy of Rasul and angels (Surah Raku 98)

I have created enmity and jealousy among them till doomsday (Surah Mayda 64)

Allah does not advise Kafirs (Bakar 264)

Be as hard with them as they were with you (Nahal 126)

Muslims, Fight the Kafirs around you so that they understand what hardness is (Tauba 123)

My Response :

And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.

-Surah Fussilat (41:34)

This means responding to bad against you with good deeds at a personal level but this does not mean that we become impotent and leave Justice aside. Now let us expose the misquotes of Mr. agniveer :
O you who have believed, prescribed for you is legal retribution for those murdered – the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But whoever overlooks from his brother anything, then there should be a suitable follow-up and payment to him with good conduct. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy. But whoever transgresses after that will have a painful punishment.

-Surah Baqarah (2:178)

This verse prescribes a judgment for those who are murdered , it is a law and not at a personal level.

Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael – then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers.

-Surah Baqarah (2:98)

This verse tells that whoever disbelieves deliberately and becomes an enemy of Allah and his angels and messengers then Allah too is like an enemy to such people.

And the Jews say, “The hand of Allah is chained.” Chained are their hands, and cursed are they for what they say. Rather, both His hands are extended; He spends however He wills. And that which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in transgression and disbelief. And We have cast among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war [against you], Allah extinguished it. And they strive throughout the land [causing] corruption, and Allah does not like corrupters.

-Surah Maidah (5:64)

Allah does not cause animosity uselessly , it was a punishment for their continuous disbelief and abuses against Allah and waging war against the messenger of Allah.

O you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders or injury as does one who spends his wealth [only] to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. His example is like that of a [large] smooth stone upon which is dust and is hit by a downpour that leaves it bare. They are unable [to keep] anything of what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.

-Surah Baqarah (2:264)

The verse clearly states that people who do good deeds only to show off are disbelievers. Disbeliever means who knows the truth and intentionally rejects it. So Allah does not guide such stubborn people.

And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are patient – it is better for those who are patient.

-Surah Nahl (16:126)

The verse means that if the enemies fight and wage war against you and afflict you with problems then we too have to fight against them but if you be patient it is better.

O you who have believed, fight those adjacent to you of the disbelievers and let them find in you harshness. And know that Allah is with the righteous.

-Surah Tawbah (9:123)

This verse talks about the fight going on in the battlefield. No army general will say “Don’t fight them , Run away !”
Agniveer :

2. Allah knows everything

Stand: He is beginning and He is end. He is evident and He is hidden. He knows everything. (Hadid 3)
Whatever is there is skies and earth is known by Allah
(Mayda 13)


That day Allah will ask Hell if she has been filled and she shall answer that there is still some space left! (Kaaf 29)

He asked Earth and Sky whether they came with happiness or out of compulsion. Both said that they came with happiness. (Sajdah 11)

Why does Allah need to ask questions when he already knows the correct answer as well as the answer that the examinees would give? Or does he enjoy drama and nautanki? But then why is drama Haram in Islam then? Or may be He cannot tolerate anyone else doing drama except he himself!

My Response :

He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.

-Surah Hadid (57:3)

That is so you may know that Allah knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth and that Allah is Knowing of all things.

-Surah Al-Maidah (5:97)

Wrong reference provided above its not [5:13] its [5:97].

Regarding the verse where Allah will ask the Hell if it is filled its Surah Qaf Verse 30 not 29.

Allah is all-Knowing but he asks certain questions from his creation as is evident in the following verse of the Noble Qur’an :

And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'” He will say, “Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.

-Surah Maidah (5:116)

Also by the following Hadith and many others :

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah ‘s Apostle said, “Allah has some angels who look for those who celebrate the Praises of Allah on the roads and paths. And when they find some people celebrating the Praises of Allah, they call each other, saying, “Come to the object of your pursuit.’ ” He added, “Then the angels encircle them with their wings up to the sky of the world.” He added. “(after those people celebrated the Praises of Allah, and the angels go back), their Lord, asks them (those angels)—-though He knows better than them—-‘What do My slaves say?‘ The angels reply, ‘They say: Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar, and Alham-du-lillah, Allah then says ‘Did they see Me?’ The angels reply, ‘No! By Allah, they didn’t see You.’……..

-Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 75 :: Hadith 417


Regarding the verse where Allah asks the universe (i.e. Heaven) to come into being its Surah Fussilat Verse 11 not Surah Sajdah.

And I don’t know what Mr. Agniveer wants to argue on that verse , Let me just explain the verse :

Then He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, “Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion.” They said, “We have come willingly.”

-Surah Fussilat (41:11)

Here Allah commands the heaven to come into being i.e. the creation of celestial bodies because before that heaven was in form of smoke , I doubt if Mr. Agniveer has understood the verse.


Agniveer :

3. Relations in Paradise

Stand: When doomsday shall come, there shall remain no more relations and they shall not talk to each other.


In Paradise, they shall go along with their wives and good children. (Raad 23)

Obviously it means that relations shall continue in Paradise. Hence Quran contradicts itself.

My Response :

First of all there is no reference for your “Stand”. Perhaps you are talking about these verses of the Noble Qur’an :

On the Day a man will flee from his brother And from his mother and his father,And from his wife and his children.Each one of them, that Day, will have enough concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.

-Surah Abasa (80:34-37)

You can clearly see the deception by Mr.Agniveer , the above verses are about The Day of Judgment meaning that on that day everyone will forget all relations and think about himself. And Surah Ra’d (13:23) says :

Gardens (Paradise) of perpetual residence; they will enter them with whoever were righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying],

-Surah Ra’d (13:23)

This verse is talking about Paradise , I think Mr. Agniveer needs to learn Islam from basics to know the difference between Day Of Judgment and Paradise.


Agniveer :

4. Master of destiny

Stand: Allah is all-forgiving. If He wanted, He could have immediately punished them. But no one can move even a bit from His decision. (Kahf 48)

All promises of Allah are already written (Raad 38)


Whosoever wants rewards now, I give him immediately. Whosoever wants on doomsday, I give him then. And those who doubt, I shall take revenge from them soon. (Imran 145)

So people have a choice on when they want the rewards. This contradicts the original stand that Allah has already decided.


My Response :

Surah Kahf verse 48 reads :

And they will be presented before your Lord in rows, [and He will say], “You have certainly come to Us just as We created you the first time. But you claimed that We would never make for you an appointment.”

-Surah Kahf (18:48)

So we would like Mr. Agniveer to give the correct reference from where he is quoting ?

Surah Ra’d Verse 38 reads :

And We have already sent messengers before you and assigned to them wives and descendants. And it was not for a messenger to come with a sign except by permission of Allah . For every term is a book (revealed).

-Surah Ra’d (13:38)
The verse tells that there were revelations in every age before The Noble Qur’an , Again we would like Mr. Agniveer to give the correct reference.

So there is no point of contradiction but still for Mr. Agniveer’s understanding let me explain Surah Ale-Imran Verse 145 :

And it is not [possible] for one to die except by permission of Allah at a decree determined. And whoever desires the reward of this world – We will give him thereof; and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter – We will give him thereof. And we will reward the grateful.

-Surah Ale-Imran (3:145)

It means that whoever desires the worldly rewards will be given here but in the hereafter he will be among the losers but whoever desires reward of the hereafter will be given on the Day of Judgment.


Agniveer :

5. Allah and Mischief

Stand:Allah does not want mischief (Bakar 205)


Allah said that He created big criminals in each habitation so that they keep doing mischief. (Anaam 123)

My Response :

Allah does not like mischief as evident in verse 205 of Surah Baqarah.

Surah Anaam verse 123 reads :

And thus We have placed within every city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive [it] not.—Surah Anaam (6:123)

The verse does not say that created them to do mischief , they just conspire and plot but Allah the exalted says that they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive [it] not.The Tafsir of the verse reads :

Ibn Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas explained the Ayah
(. ..great ones of its wicked people to plot therein.) “We give the leadership to these wicked ones and they commit evil in it. When they do this, We destroy them with Our torment.” Mujahid and Qatadah said that in the Ayah,
(great ones) refers to leaders.

-Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Agniveer :

6. Allah’s consistency

Stand: I never change my stand and I never do injustice (kaaf 28)


I can send an Ayat and then send a better or equivalent one (Bakar 106)

When I change an Ayat and send a new one to replace it, only I know the revelation (Nahl 101)

My Response :


[ Allah ] will say, “Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning.

-Surah Qaf (50:28)

So Please give the correct reference. Now let me explain Surah Baqarah Verse 106 :

We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?

-Surah Baqarah (2:106)

And when We substitute a verse in place of a verse – and Allah is most knowing of what He sends down – they say, “You, [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies].” But most of them do not know.

-Surah Nahl (16:101)

It means that Allah reveals a judgment and law which is suitable for a specific time and area and after that time he substitutes it with something better or similar when time changes or there is a gradual change from one law to other.


Agniveer :

7. Per-capita power of a Muslim

Stand: Incite Muslims to fight, because if you stick to fighting, 20 of you will be more powerful than 200 kafirs and 100 will be more powerful than 1000 kafirs. (Anfal 65)


If you stick to fighting, 100 of you will be more powerful than 200 kafirs and 1000 will be more powerful than 2000 kafirs. (Anfal 66)

As per first Ayat, one Muslim was more powerful than 10 kafirs, but in next one, he is more powerful than only 2 kafirs. Allah forgot his maths perhaps!

My Response :

First of all the verses are talking about fighting with those who fought against the believers but if they incline to peace , peace is better :

And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah . Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing.

-Surah Anfal (8:61)

Secondly , only if Mr. Agniveer had read the verses properly in context he would have understood what it means :

O Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.Now, Allah has lightened [the hardship] for you, and He knows that among you is weakness. So if there are from you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you a thousand, they will overcome two thousand by permission of Allah . And Allah is with the steadfast.

-Surah Anfal (8:65-66)

The verse are so clear that they don’t need an explanation still for people like Mr. Agniveer let me explain :

The first verse asks one believer to overcome ten disbelievers but in second later Allah eases the the task for the believers to overcome two disbeliever per believer because they became weak after fighting.


Agniveer :

8.  Self-control

Stand: Keep your gaze low and control your private organs from wrong deeds. (Nur 30)

Those who are not married should control themselves. (Nur 33)


Your slave girls are Halal (justified) for you and so are other women that you marry. (Nisa 24)

There is no sin in having sex with wives and slave-girls (Momunoon 6)

Obviously, concept of Brahmacharya and considering all women except one single wife as mother/sister in unheard in Islam. That is why even the hoax of self-control is contradicted by Quran itself!


My Response :

Islam calls for self-control i.e. not to commit adultery and unlawful sexual intercourse. Regarding slave girls Islam allows consensual sex with slave girls not rape only by their permission and it is lawful in Islam so where is the contradiction ?

So, Mr. Agniveer do Vedas prohibit polygamy ? Of Course not :

As yearning wives cleave to their yearning husband, so cleave our hymns to thee, O Lord most potent.

-Rig Veda [Book 1: Hymn 62 : Verse 11]

So, before criticizing the Qur’an you need to learn your Vedas.


Agniveer :

9. Help from Angels

Stand: Allah listened to your prayers and sent 1000 angels to help Muslims and kill the kafirs. (Anakal 12)


People of Mecca challenged Muhammad that if you are indeed true, why don’t you call angels in front of us. But Allah does not send angels! (Hij 6-8)

My Response :

[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”

-Surah Anfal (8:12)

We do not send down the angels except with truth; and the disbelievers would not then be reprieved.

-Surah Hijr (15:8)

Is there a contradiction here ? . Does the verse say that Allah does not send down angels at all ?


Agniveer :

10. Test of authenticity of Quran

Stand:If you doubt that this book is not authentic, then bring one Surah (verse) like it. (Bakar 23)


If you doubt that this book is not authentic, then bring ten Surahs (verses) like it. (Had 13)

My Response :

Surah means ‘verse’ ?

There is no contradiction , Allah challenges in Surah Isra verse 88 :

Say, “If mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants.”

Then Allah makes the challenge easier by asking to produce only ten Chapters in Surah Hud (not Had) verse 13 :

Or do they say, “He invented it”? Say, “Then bring ten surahs like it that have been invented and call upon [for assistance] whomever you can besides Allah , if you should be truthful.”

Then Allah makes the challenge still easier by asking only one Surah like it in Surah Baqarah verse 23 :

And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful.

So there is no contradiction Allah is simply making the challenge easy for you disbelievers.But you will never be able to do it.


Agniveer :

Earth and Sky


I made sky with my own hands. (Zariyat 47)

Allah made sky and earth in 6 days and then sat on his throne. (Araf 54)


He asked Earth and Sky whether they came with happiness or out of compulsion. Both said that they came with happiness. (Sajdah 11)

Obviously this Ayat implies that Earth and Sky were already present but came from somewhere. But as per previous Ayats, they were created by Allah and not present before that!


My Response :

Allah created the heavens and the earth .Regarding the verse where Allah asks the universe (i.e. Heaven) to come into being its Surah Fussilat Verse 11 not Surah Sajdah.

And I don’t know what Mr. Agniveer wants to argue on that verse , Let me just explain the verse :

Moreover He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, “Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion.” They said, “We have come willingly.”

-Surah Fussilat (41:11)

Here Allah commands the heaven to come into being i.e. the creation of celestial bodies because before that heaven was in form of smoke , I doubt if Mr. Agniveer has understood the verse.


The verse says that the universe was in a state of dukhan (Smoke) which is scientifically miraculous because the universe was indeed in form of hot gaseous elements after Big Bang So , here Allah orders the smoke to come [into being] i.e. form celestial bodies out of that matter. It does not say that heaven was present before and Allah did not create it.


Agniveer :

12. Rebirth


Those who refuse to believe in past life and Allah are full of ego and deny the truth. (Nahl 22)


Allah gave you birth first time and shall again raise you after doomsday. (Anukvoot 20)

First Ayat clearly refers to previous birth before existing one, but second Ayat denies it!


My Response :

I don’t know from where Mr. Agniveer is quoting. Just have a look at what the verses say :

Your god is one God. But those who do not believe in the Hereafter – their hearts are disapproving, and they are arrogant.

-Surah Nahl (16:22)

Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah , over all things, is competent.”

-Surah Ankaboot (29:20)

Who thinks that the above two verses contradict in any way needs a Psychiatrist .


Agniveer :

13. Process of Creation


When Allah wants something to be created, he simply says, “Kun” and it gets created. (Nahl 40)


Allah created earth and sky in 6 days. (Hud 7)

Allah created earth and sky in 8 days. (Hamim 9-12)

Many Islamic experts would try to justify discrepancy in last 2 ayats through crazy arguments. Since none of them were present during creation, they are not the right authority to comment in first place! After all entire Islam is based on stories that one only hears but humanity has never and can never verify in this life.

Further what about one verse stating things happen by saying “Kun” and others saying they take up to 6-8 days? This is a blatant contradiction.


My Response :

Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, “Be,” and it is.

-Surah Nahl (16:40)

And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six periods

-Surah Hud (11:7)

Say, “Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? That is the Lord of the worlds.” And He placed on the earth firmly set mountains over its surface, and He blessed it and determined therein its [creatures’] sustenance in four days without distinction – for [the information] of those who ask.Simultaneously (Thumma) He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, “Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion.” They said, “We have come willingly.”And He completed them as seven heavens within two days and inspired in each heaven its command. And We adorned the nearest heaven with lamps and as protection. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.

-Surah Fussilat (41:9-12)


Surah Fussilat verses  9-12 say that Allah created the heavens and earth nowhere in these verses the word eight is mentioned , Mr. Agniveer has just counted the days given in each verse and his no knowledge of Arabic is exposed here the word in verse 12 is Thumma which means Then, Moreover , Besides , simultaneously etc.

Arabiclookup Dictionary:


: نتيجة
afterwards; then
next immediately afterwards
then at that time; after that or therefore.


1. then
2. moreover
3. simultaneously

Lanes Lexicon, Volume 1, Pages 390-391:
“to pick up, collect, repair, heap up (thing in a place). thamma – over there, here, in that direction, there in, thither. thumma – then, afterwards, moreover, mostly used as a conjunction indicating a sequence in line or order to be rendered as then/thereafter, also used as a more simple conjunction – and.”
I think Mr. Agniveer knows the meaning of simultaneously. So no need of more explanation here.

When Allah decrees a matter he says to it “Be” and It is. Now, does that give us the time in which Allah created the heavens and earth by his Kun . The creation of universe was a long process not an instant coffee cup. Allah said “Be” and the creation happened , for Allah it was just the utterance and it gradually completed in six periods.The Arabic word for “be” in this verse is “Kun” (*) which comes from the root: Kaf-Waw-Nun which means

Sakhr Dictionary:
“formalize , make , frame , constitute , compose , create , shape , form , set up , fashion.”

So, Allah SET UP the heavens and Earth which means he began the creation, and it began. It began, and took 6 periods of time as I have proved

Agniveer :

Stand: Do not bow down to anyone except Allah. (Hud 2)


Allah asked angels to bow down to Adam. Everyone did but Satan refused. Hence he was punished. (Taha 116)

So Satan faced the punishment for obeying Allah!

My Response :

[Through a messenger, saying], “Do not worship except Allah . Indeed, I am to you from Him a warner and a bringer of good tidings,”

-Surah Hud (11:2)

The verse is a command to mankind not to worship anyone except Allah.

And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except Iblees; he refused.

-Surah Taha (20:116)
This was a command to Iblees and angels to prostate to Adam (peace be upon him) , it was just a command of Allah and not the prostration of Worship (Sajdah Ibadat). Satan did not refuse because he wanted to obey Allah , He refused because of Ego , Pride and Arrogance. Here is the verse (Mr. Agniveer is a Ph.D in misinterpreting verses) :

[ Allah ] said, “What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?” [Satan] said, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay.”

-Surah Araf (7:12)


Agniveer :

All open-minded people can clearly see that Quran is nothing but a hotch-potch of verses written by several people over several years and has nothing to do with the Supreme or Spirituality.

All wise people should discard false texts which are full of contradictions, promote intolerance, unscientific, full of petty stories and imaginations and come to path of Vedas.

Because Vedas alone are free from contradictions, contain no history, depict scientific principles and call for compassion for all living beings.

May the truth prevail!


My Response :

So here we are Mr. Agniveer , all your false claims , mis-references , mistranslations , misinterpretations , partial quotes are refuted badly. So finally I just give u a challenge from the Noble Qur’an itself regarding the topic :

Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an?
If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction.

-Surah Nisa (4:82)

I challenge Mr. Agniveer to come up with a single contradiction from The Noble Qur’an but its a matter of fact that he will never be able to do that.


Regarding your “scientific” , “uncorrupted” , “non-contradictory” and “eternal” Vedas we have written articles and will be writing more Insha’Allah.


I end by the following verse from the Noble Qur’an :

And say, “Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.”

-Surah Al-Isra (17:81)

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