Doubts about Allah in the Koran being the Best of Planners and that his Idea of Tricking People is Good
The Koran is some book.It claims it is from God and not from Satan:
“O men, eat of what is in the earth lawful and good; and follow not the steps of Satan; he is your manifest/avowed enemy.
He only commands you to evil and indecency, and that you should speak against God such things as you know not.”
The Koran says Allah is the Best of Planners
Or as the Arab word is also translated:plotter,schemer,crafty one,deviser.
“And they devised/plotted/schemed/planned,
and God devised/plotted/schemed/planned,
and God is the best of devisers/plotters/schemers/planners.
When God said, “Jesus, I will take you to Me and will raise you to Me and I will purify you of those who believe not. I will set your followers above the unbelievers till the Resurrection Day. Then to Me will you return, and I will decide between you, as to what you were at variance on.”
“And when the unbelievers were devising/plotting/scheming/planning against you, to confine you, or kill you, or to expel you,
and were devising, and God was devising/planning/scheming/plotting;
and God is the best of devisers/schemers/plotters/planners.”
“Now in the city there were nine persons who did corruption in the land, and put not things right; they said, “Swear you, one to another, by God.We will attack him and his family by night, then we will tell his protector, We were not witnesses of the destruction of his family; and assuredly we are truthful men.”
And they devised a device/plotted/schemed/planned,
and We (note:Allah) likewise devised a device/plotted/schemed/planned, while they were not aware;
and behold, how was the end of their device! For We destroyed them and their people all together”
“Were they therefore secure from the stratagem/devising/craft/planning of God? But none will think himself secure from the stratagem/devising/craft/planning of God, except the people who perish.”
Allah made it seem Jesus was not Killed but Rescued
“And for their (Note:the Jews) unbelief, and their uttering against Mary a mighty calumny,
and for their (Note:the Jews) saying, “We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God”yet they did not slay him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown to them.
Those who are at variance concerning him surely are in doubt regarding him; they have no knowledge of him, except the following of surmise; and they slew him not of a certainty,no indeed.
Jesus is Rescued in the Koran:
“God raised him up to Him; God is All-mighty, All-wise.”
One Muslim Argument
It is said that here Allah used deception against Jesus’ enemies.Some Muslims say you can not accuse Allah of being a deceiver here since it does not say “We(Note:Allah) made it seem he had been killed” but it says “it was made to seem”.
That means Allah is not implicated,others,humans, could have plotted and it seemed the real Jesus died.
Allah is still the Best of Planners/Plotters/Schemers/Devisers
Let us accept the argument.If Allah is the best planner then:
1.Why did he take 600 years to tell the world Jesus was never killed?
2.Or if he told Jesus’ disciples that Jesus was never killed why didn’t Allah plan/plot/scheme/devise a way to prevent that knowledge from being lost for 600 years?
Allah in the Koran also Tricks his own Believers
Verse 44 refers to the Battle of Badr,according to Muslim sources.It was a battl that took place in 624 AD,2 years after Muhammad fled to Medina.In it 300 Muslims defeated a Meccan army of 1,000.
First it talks of Trickery by Allah in a Dream
1.Showed you them in your dream as though they were but few
2.But had He shown you them as though they were many, you would have been timid,
3.And you would have quarrelled about the matter,but God preserved you; verily, He knows the nature of men’s breasts.”
Then it says Allah Tricked his Believers in Real Life
“And when He:
1.Showed them to you, as you encountered them, as few in your eyes
2.And made you seem few in their eyes
3.That God might accomplish a thing that was as good as done; for to God do things return!”
Allah here says in the battle of Badr he made it seem to the Muslims that their enemy was few in number.He tricked them since he is the best of planners.Later he told Muhammad of the trick.
The question is:”If Allah does the practice of tricking people,even his believers then what guarantee is there that he did not trick Muhammad regarding other things?”
To verify the Koranic citations go to quranbrowser.com
1.Six translations by Muslims.
2.Four translations by Non-Muslims.
3.The text in Arabic,with Latin letters.