A lunatic pastor by the name of Terry Jones burned the Koran
Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

In our present time we see hearts even harder than stones, yet among massive stones are some, which rivers gush out, in copious flow, others would split to allow water to flow out in streams, and others would fall down for fear of Allah. Yet, we find some hearts harder than rocks and went to the extent of burning the Koran as an act of sheer bravado!

A lunatic evangelical preacher by the name of Terry Jones, with an extraordinary huge moustache covering most of his face, and hiding behind a huge inferiority complex, as well as black hatred and bigotry, burned a copy of the Koran in a small Florida church after finding the Holy Book “guilty” of crimes! The event of burning was presented as a trial of the book in which the Koran was found “guilty” and therefore “executed.”
This showed clearly that the man has not read the Koran, or read it with all the hatred he carries in his sick heart towards Islam. His criminal act has without doubt terrible consequences. On the Day of Judgment the Fire shall come upon him suddenly, dumbfounding him, and shall not be able to repel it, nor shall be respited. This shall be his hospitality in the Day of Doom. He will realize then, how terrible his shameful act was. He will experience how horrible Allah’s punishment is!
The Koran he burned is a Book of unsurpassable greatness. Either untruth cannot enter it from the front or from behind, i.e., there is no possibility of interference with it from any side. It cannot be distorted either directly or indirectly. Moreover, this holds true now and for all time to come. Allah has sent down the Koran and none rejects it except the wicked.

Mere rejection of the Koran by men will not silence the signs of Allah, which work continuously with the fullest potency.

Surely, it is a Book sublime; falsehood comes not to it from before it nor from behind it, a sending down from One All-Wise, All-Laudable (Fussilat, 42).

The Koran is for those who believe a guide and a healing. And those who disbelieve, the Koran is deafness in their ears and blindness in their eyes. They are those who are called from a place far away so they neither listen nor understand.

Say: ‘To the believers it is guidance, and a healing; but those who believe not, in their ears is heaviness, and to them it is blindness – they are called from a far place.’ (Fussilat, 44).

Allah has closed his ears and denied him sense of hearing, and made his mind grow dim; he shall suffer a fitting punishment:

Allah has sealed their hearts and their ears, and over their eyes, there is a covering. They will have a terrible punishment (Al-Baqarah, 7).

The Koran is a divinely inspired Message sent from Allah to His Messenger Muhammad. It is a universal Message for all people, and a clear proof against them, in order that they be warned thereby, and that they may know that Allah is One God, and none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone – and that men of understanding may take heed.

The Koran says:

This is a Message to be delivered to humankind that they may be warned by it, and that they may know that He is One God, and that all possessed of minds may remember (Ibrahim, 52).

Terry Jones – this ignorant moron – should have guarded himself against the Fire whose fuel is men and stones. His terrible doom is stated clearly in the Koran:

Those who deny and reject Our signs shall be the inhabitants of the Fire; therein shall they abide forever (Al-Baqarah, 39).

The lunatic soaked the Koran for an hour in kerosene, then put it in a metal tray in the center of the church, and started the fire with a barbecue lighter. The event was open to the public, but fewer than 30 people attended.

What kind of church is this? Has anyone heard a church, which is supposed to be the house of God, burning His Holy Book? The silly answer would be ‘But the Koran is not divine; it is rather the invention of Muhammad’. We Muslims say as Allah said:

No! I swear by the falling of the stars, and that indeed a mighty oath, did you but know it. It is surely a noble Koran in a hidden Book none but the purified shall touch, a sending down from the Lord of all Being. What, do you hold this discourse in disdain, and do you make it your living to cry lie? (Al-Waqi’a 75-82).

An insane pastor had burnt the last Word of Allah to the world entire. A pastor who carries a heart stigmatized with dullness of comprehension and eyes, which lack of perception and he has no ears for admonition. He stands similitude exact of cattle, in fact even worse. He has so deadened his faculties of reason that they do not work, they are as it were made for Hell.

Allah says about people like him:

We have created for Gehenna (Hell) many jinn and men; they have hearts, but understand not with them; they have eyes, but perceive not with them; they have ears, but they hear not with them. They are like cattle; nay, rather they are further astray. Those – they are the heedless (Al-A’raf, 179).

The ignorant moron and his hypocrite applauders do not realize that those who deny Allah’s revelations and signs shall cast themselves headlong to Hell. It is Allah’s plan to give them plenty of rope to allow them free scope, which encourages them in sin and transgression so that the torment in the Hereafter is doubled. When they are finally seized by the wrath of Allah they will be caught suddenly and utterly unprepared. Allah’s punishment is decisive, conclusive, strict and unfailing; it strikes at the root.

Allah says in the Koran about such morons:

And those who cry lies to Our signs We will draw them on little by little whence they know not; I will give them respite – assuredly, My guile is sure (Al-A’raf, 182, 183).

The lunatic Terry Jones humiliated Allah the Lord of the universe when he burned the Koran. He forgot that the sender of the Koran is Allah, the Creator, Master and Sovereign. He forgot His blessings on His servants. Without Him, they were mere dust. He created man and bestowed upon him the faculties of learning, speaking, understanding and discerning right from wrong and good from evil. He granted man freedom of choice, freedom of will, freedom of action. He gave him authority to acquire and make use of the things around him. He granted him a kind of autonomy, appointed him as His representative on earth and instructed him to live in accordance with His Guidance. However, he never wished that a crazy pastor burnt His last Word to the world!
The fool burned the Koran which recites the grandeur of Divine Lordship expressed by the verses: The whole earth is His handful on the Day of Resurrection; the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand; and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand (Al-Zumar, 39.67); The day when We shall roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (Al-Anbiya’, 21.104); Allah, nothing on the earth or in the heavens is hidden from Him. He it is who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases (Al-Imran, 3.5-6); not a moving creature but He grasps it by the forelock (Hud, 11.56); How many a moving creature there is that bears not its own provision. Allah provides for it and for you (Al-Ankabut, 29.60); He has created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light (al-An‘am, 6.1); He creates you and knows what you do (Al-Saffat, 37.96); He gives life to the earth after its death (al-Rum, 30.50); Your Lord has inspired the bee (Al-Nahl, 16.68); The sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His command (Al-A’raf, 7.54); His Seat includes the heavens and the earth, and he is never weary of preserving them (Al-Baqarah, 2.255); He is with you whensoever you may be (Al-Hadid, 57.4); He is the First and the Last and the Outward and the Inward, and He knows all things (Al-Hadid, 57.3); Truly, We have created man and know what his soul whispers to him, We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (Qaf, 16); The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day the span of which is fifty thousand years (Al-Ma‘arij, 70.4); Allah bids to justice and good-doing and giving to kinsmen, and He forbids indecency, dishonour, and insolence, admonishing you, so that haply you will remember (Al-Nahl, 16.90); No vision can take Him in, but He takes in all vision (Al-An’am, 103).
The Koran including all this grandeur of divine Lordship was burned! Allah is not heedless of the terrible sin Terry Jones had committed. Nothing is hidden from Allah so much as the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven. Not what is less than that or what is greater than that but is written in a clear record.

When this crazy pastor claimed that the Koran is evil and he found it guilty, he but in fact invented a lie against Allah. What think he on the Day of Resurrection? Does he think he will be forgiven? If he possessed all that it is on the earth, he will eagerly wish to pay it in expiation of his guilt when he is confronted with the horrid punishment awaiting him.

We listen to the Koran:

If every soul that has done evil possessed all that is in the earth, he would offer it for his ransom; and they will be secretly remorseful when they see the chastisement, and justly the issue is decided between them, and they are not wronged (Yunus, 54).

Those who reject Allah’s Messages shall come to know the fatal consequences of their denial of Allah’s authority, when in time they bear the yoke and be dragged in chains, plunged into boilers and from thence into Hell where they suffer torment. It will then be said to them, ‘Enter the gates of Hell to abide therein and indeed what an evil abode of the arrogant.’

The Koran says in this respect:

Prophet, do you see how deluded those who dispute Allah’s Messages are – those who reject the Scripture and the Messages We have sent through Our Messengers. They will find out when, with iron collars and chains around their necks, they are dragged into scalding water, and then burned in the Fire, and then it is said to them, ‘Where now are those you called upon besides Allah?’ They will say, ‘They have abandoned us: those we called upon before were really nothing at all.’ This is how Allah lets disbelievers go astray. That is because you rejoiced in the earth without right and ran wild. Enter the gates of Hell, there to remain – an evil home for the arrogant (Ghafir, 69-76).

Burning the Koran – The last Word of the Creator to all humanity – amounts to falling down from the status of humanity to a status of a dog. A dog pants on good treatment as well as on bad. This is the condition of such a man. When Allah blessed him, he became arrogant. Actually, he should have been grateful and thanked Allah for His blessing, but instead, he burned the Koran, the road map to paradise!

Instead of pondering the Koran, he simply tried to find defects in it, cast a slur on it, thus making it the target of condemnation! Imputing defects to the Koran and making false allegations against it, let alone burning it, means belying the signs of Allah, the Creator. The mere rejection of Allah’s signs will not silence His signs, which work with fullest potency. Allah’s truth is fully guarded on all sides. No one can get the better of it by attacking it from before or behind it, openly or secretly, or in any way whatever.

The Koran says:

Those who disbelieve in the Remembrance (the Koran) when it comes to them – and surely it is a Book Sublime; falsehood comes not to it from before it nor from behind it, a sending down from One All-Wise, All-Laudable (Fussilat, 41, 42).

The Koran is for those who believe, a guide and a healing, and for those who deny it, there is deafness in their ears, and the Koran is blindness for them. They are those who are called from a place far away so they neither listen nor understand.

The Koran says:

…To the believers it is guidance, and a healing; but those who believe not, in their ears is heaviness; – those are called from a far place (Fussilat, 44).

Terry Jones read the Koran and his sick mind concluded that it was evil and deserved to be burnt. Allah gave him a heart, eyes and ears but he deadened his faculties so not to discover the truth. He covered his eyes with veils, plugged his ears, and kept the door of his heart shut and remained mindless like the animals. He could not see the brilliant light of Allah. He could not hear the melody of divine song. He became oblivion to the voice of truth. He is one of those whose hearts Allah desired not to purify; for him is degradation in this world; and in the world to come awaits him a mighty chastisement. On the Resurrection Day Allah shall let him taste the chastisement of the burning. There is nothing left for him except eternal destruction in Hell-Fire.

The seeing and the blind are not alike, nor are those blessed with faith and those without. The former seek Allah, and attain peace and blessedness in their hearts, and a final home of rest. The latter are in state of curse and their end is terrible. If Allah in His wisdom postpones retribution, it is for a time. His promise never fails; it will happen in His good time. In all things, it is for Him to command.

After reading the signs of Allah in the Koran, Terry Jones instead of bowing and prostrating to Allah in total submission, he burned the Koran! He thus deserves the punishment described in the next verse:

Those are they that disbelieve in their Lord; those – on their necks are fetters; those shall be the inhabitants of the Fire, therein dwelling forever (Al- Ra’d, 5).

By burning the Koran, he thought that he was silencing the voice of Allah: in fact, he was piling up misery for himself in the Hereafter, for Allah’s voice can never be silenced. Nothing this wretched moron can do, however outrageous, will escape its fit punishment.
The Koran says:

The unbelievers say, ‘Do not give ear to this Koran, and talk idly about it; haply you will overcome.’ Therefore, We shall let the unbelievers taste a terrible chastisement, and shall recompense them with the worst of what they were working. That is the recompense of Allah’s enemies – the Fire, wherein they shall have the abode of Eternity as recompense, for that they denied Our signs (Fussilat, 26. 28).

Allah has disposed to the abode of Hell many of the jinn and mankind whom He had foreknown that they would be borne to be losers; they carry hearts which are stigmatized with dullness of comprehension and eyes which lack perception, and they have no ears for admonition. These are like cattle; in fact, even worse, these are the losers.

As we read in the Koran:

We have created for Hell many jinn and men; they have hearts, but understand not with them; they have eyes, but perceive not with them; they have ears, but they hear not with them. They are like cattle, nay, rather they are farther astray. Those – they are the heedless (Al-A’raf, 179).

We also read:

And whosoever is blind in this world shall be blind in the world to come, and he shall be even further astray from the way (Al-Isra’, 72).

Satan made his evil deed alluring to him, and kept him back from the right path. Satan is leading him by the nose to the gates of Hell wherein he will suffer the torment of the Blaze.

By burning the Koran, the miserable moron had denied the truth, so Allah will punish him with terrible agony in this world, and in the world to come, and Hell suffices as a Blaze.

The Koran says:

Whomsoever Allah guides, he is rightly guided; and whom He leads astray — thou wilt not find for them protectors, apart from Him. And We shall muster them on the Resurrection Day upon their faces, blind, dumb, deaf; their refuge shall be Hell, and whensoever it abates, We shall increase for them the Blaze (Al-Isra’, 97).