Problems in the Koran: Child Marriage (65:4)

Summary The point of this post is to note that the Koran permits the marriage of a man to a pre-pubescent girl. The fact that if the man is considering divorce he must wait three months to see if his wife is pregnant implies that sexual intercourse between the man and the pre-pubescent girl is…

Problems in the Koran: Apocryphal Apings (3:35-55)

Introduction Verses 35-55 of chapter 3 of the Koran contain a narrative primarily about Mary and Jesus. It is a text riddled with historical problems. I will begin this post by interpreting the Koranic passage and noting where it agrees with and differs from earlier traditions. It will be clear that the author of the…

Problems in the Koran: Solomon Did Disbelieve (2:102)

Koran 2:102 claims that King Solomon did not disbelieve: They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon: the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such things as came down at babylon to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone…

Problems in the Koran

This post serves as an index to problems in the Koran. In short, it is a list of problems (by no means exhaustive) that lead me to believe that Muhammad was a false prophet. I welcome Muslims who disagree with me to discuss these problems and try to convince me that they are not true…