There was an interesting post on alt.folklore.urban discussing several examples of Muslim hoaxes alleging there have been people who were recently cursed by Allah, for one reason or another, and transformed into bizarre animals.
For instance, Arabic newspapers ran one story about a girl who threw the Quran at her mother and was transformed into a large, rat-like creature. (The story became a popular video as well.) An image (below) accompanied the story, showing what the girl had become.
In reality, the image of the rat-like creature was lifted from an art exhibit titled "Leather Landscape" by Patricia Piccinini. Piccinini posted a statement online disavowing any knowledge of how the 'cursed' story originated and expressing sympathy for anyone disturbed by it.
Leather Landscape by Patricia Piccinini
Piccinini's statement disavowing the hoax
A second story circulating in Arabic-language communities (via a youtube video) details the case of a girl who kicked the Quran and was transformed into an ugly mermaid-like creature. In reality, the creature shown is a guitar fish.
If the punishment for kicking or throwing the Quran is to be transformed into an animal, then what's the punishment for making bizarre stuff up to scare people?
Good question. You know, there's actually no prohibition in the Quran of throwing the book itself (not that I'm advocating throwing books), whereas lying IS prohibited.
Becoming a religion?
And after all, to get to the main poitn of the articel, is this any stranger than some of the more bizzarre claims of the eco-warriors, like the idea that DDT causes cancer and human diseases?
Not a thing.
I love research.
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even where against ya..... tudulle tooo
Ask any Muslim how they'd describe God (or Allah to any Muslims reading this), they'll usually say "merciful" or "forgiving", as in he'd NEVER do shit like this.
And seriously, is transforming a human into an animal physically possible? I think not.
So there, just another hoax.
But in the .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% chance this is a true story, the message here is "Don't fuck with God"
The Qur'an is one of the two sources which form the basis of Islam. The second source is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). What makes the Qur'an different from the Sunnah is primarily its form. Unlike the Sunnah, the Qur'an is literally the Word of Allah (swt), whereas the Sunnah was inspired by Allah but the wording and actions are the Prophet's (saw). The Qur'an has not been expressed using any human's words. Its wording is letter for letter fixed by no one but Allah.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur'an is the last Message which Allah (swt) has sent to us. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been superseded. It is an obligation - and blessing - for all who hear of the Qur'an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves. Allah (swt) has guaranteed that He will protect the Qur'an from human tampering, and today's readers can find exact copies of it all over the world. The Qur'an of today is the same as the Qur'an revealed to Muhammad (saw) 1400 years ago.
These are ALLAH dua's that we say, and read in order 2 pray and respect our GOD and profets! ALLAH is the GREATEST! and has the power 2 do as they plead! AMEEN!
I am not muslim so I feel no need to respect the Quran and NO ONE can force me to. I won't overtly provoke muslims by disrespecting the Quran in their presence, I am, after all, civil. But I do take offense at Muslims (or Christians, or Jews, or Hindus, etc) having the audacity and bigotry to tell me what I can and cannot do with any book that belongs to me. (I own several Qurans, Bibles, Torahs, Bhagavad Gitas, Popol Vuhs, etc, and I'll do whatever I damn well please with them) Suffice it to say, if any of these religious mythologies were true, I'd be a bug-eyed simian horse shoe crab.
BTW, the Quran used today is not the one that was "revealed" to Mohamed, but was the final compilation approved by Uthman ibn Affan, third Caliph of the Rashidun Empire (644 to 656)
I'm a Muslim, and I strongly hope that the ones that came up with this idea get punished sooner or later cuz they deserve it!
Ppl who updated d pics suck 2 d core...
It me tell u abt quran .
Quran is a fake book
It has oly false teachings
Ppl who r reading it r suckers
Inside d book Der is oly kamasutrai.e. sex positions
Just nw I kicked and tore a quran but nothing happened
Let me tell u & the dirty Islamic ppl ole thing. Quran is a fake book containing oly abt sex ... don't read it....
And a special thanks to bob and lee ... "tnx guys 4 trying d research".... I think we must try wiping our shit wit it..
On d whole. Quran & Islam suck 2 d core..
Deepak, how old are you, kid??
you should AT LEAST consider using proper grammar and spelling when you're trying to prove you have an opinion..
Otherwise, we will think that you are a either a mindless Chav or a Member of Parliament.
And the video you put there was just someone taking a video of that picture from a website. F A I L .
dat jesus iz allahs son(which according to us is not correct)
u guyz treat quran bad
shame on u!! u guyz treat ur own religion bad as allahz iz jesus father n who iz greater dan jesus
u treat his quran as tissue wallah u ill be punished
Well I tell you, in my case there are not many people with Internet access in my country, so people will be like "wow that's cool" if they see something like this. But these people are mostly those with less educational background.
Unfortunately not everybody checks the source of their information. It happens in other places as well. Still that's not a reason for us Muslims to upload funny videos claiming "another miracle" from Islam. Islam needs no such claims. For those who seriously study Islam, or practice it will know what I am talking about.
Thanks again for your page. Hope to visit it again.
The countless contradictions don't help much either, oh and most every religion claims to be the one true religion. How do you respect the opposing beliefs of other religions when they directly contradict your own? I even see some Muslim comments here, demanding respect while disrespecting Christian beliefs, and you see this behaviour, vice versa, all over the internet! I'll stick with reality, science and skepticism, never blindly accept anything as truth, never imposing arbitrary or authoritarian limits to what topic is and what isn't acceptable to question. Failure to do so results in stupid behaviour, like believing ridiculous hoaxes like this.
That said, I respect all people as people, as an egalitarian and a humanist. You can respect your holy books all you like, I would fight for your right to freedom of expression, but I don't have to respect them myself. You can be offended all you like when I criticise the books, but you do not have the right to impose your beliefs on me and demand that I censor myself or give respect(which needs to be earned, by the way, not given automatically) to something I personally have no reason to respect.
If my non-belief and lack of respect for your religion is threatening, despite the fact that I would never demand that anyone else adopt the same opinions as me, perhaps your faith ain't all that strong. c: