The 'Sure Reality' for the Muslim cult's true believers is Islam, and only Islam. This means that the thing Allah and his creation the Koran, must be followed. If you don't follow the Koran, then your people, your tribe, your empire, your state and your individual existence will be wiped out. For example this Sura states that the destruction of the ancient pagan Arab tribes the 'Ad, and Thamud by the thing Allah was because they had rejected his 'signs' and his or its 'truth'. The annihilation of these pagans is thus served up as a warning to others who might make the mistake of not joining the moon cult. As a reward they shall be utterly destroyed:
“What is the Sure Reality?.....He made it rage against them seven nights and eight days in succession....Then do you see any of them left surviving?” [69:2, 7, 8]
That then is the 'Sure Reality'. Don't follow the Allah thing and your eradication is assured. The Koran on numerous occasions – well over 100 – makes the rather bizarre claim that not being Islamic has fated once mighty states, empires, and independent tribes to doom and destruction. Pharaonic Egypt is often cited in the Koran as an example of this inevitable fate for those who resist Islam. The tribe of Noah is also cited in this Sura, as a warning to anyone who might try to avoid the inevitable tide of Muslim submission. This is of course rather odd since Islam was invented 600 years after Egypt was conquered by Rome and the allusions to the great Pharaoh Ramses II predates Islamic theology by some 1900 years. Noah's great flood is a story told by all ancient societies which relates the flooding of the Mediterranean littoral at the ending of the last ice age some 12.000 years ago. This event and Noah's ark, has about as much to do with Islam and al-Allah as the Koran does with science, rationality and the making of gun powder [When Napoleon invaded Egypt he asked an Imam that if the Koran 'knows all', it must demonstrate how to make gun powder. The Imam assured the totalitarian that the Koran does indeed show how to make gun powder though no one could explain to Napoleon where or how one could find such science].
The 'Sure Reality' is the oft-repeated and execrably well-worn call to submit to the Allah thing, and Islam. If you don't you are doomed! This is clearly stated in this rather disorganized Sura in the following verses, in which those who do not believe are chained, punished and killed:
“And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, ....Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me! Of no profit to me has been my wealth! My power has perished from me!....And you burn him in the Blazing Fire. Further make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High,” [69:25,27,28,29,31,32,33]
Notice the hatred of wealth and the violence of the action. Chain him! Burn him! Damn him! The wealthy man seems condemned by the thing Allah due solely to his accretion of material assets. This is rather strange since Mohammed became fabulously rich from caravan plundering, theft of Jewish and Christian assets, taxes, booty from battle, and profits from slave trading. Would Mohammed thus be enchained, tortured and killed by the Allah? Since Mohammed did make offers to charity and to the indigent it is clear that the Allah thing, the great impersonal force which governs every object every second and every action and thought, would grant the Messenger a reprieve.
It is obvious that this Sura was written before the apogee of Mohammed's power over the cult. It was devised as a law of pre-destination which targeted rich Jews and Christians and any wealthy pagan who did not submit to the mores and rituals of the Allah moon cult, including the Zakat or obligatory funding of indigent Muslims. In Muslim theology, wealth in good Marxist-Socialist fashion, must be redistributed. Too much wealth which could provide a challenge to the cult's center of power, is not long tolerated within Islamic society. Muslim states are fundamentally communal and Marxist – or should be according to the Koran which states regularly that wealth is to be viewed with suspicion.
This is especially true for Jews and Christians. Thus do we find throughout Koranic injunctions not only to take this infidel wealth, but to rage against Unbeliever material gain and property. It is therefore okay for Muslims such as Mohammed to wage war, plunder, pilfer and acquire Infidel private property of course. He is simply redistributing wealth from the damned and immoral – the Infidel – to those most deserving – the true believers. How convenient that the moon idol, invented by Mohammed would agree to the forced reallocation of Unbeliever property. Whatever Mohammed does is sustained and supported by the Allah.
In this Sura the Allah also makes it clear that Mohammed is not just a vagabond poet or messenger of low-repute. He is the only transmission vehicle of the moon idol and its cult. If Mohammed was not the preferred messenger he would be severely punished. So states Allah in this Sura. Since he has not been assaulted by Allah, or tortured, it means that he is the only voice of the moon idol. But notice the illogic of theses statements. Since Mohammed is the one who invents the immanent divine power of the moon idol al-Allah [which comes from Hubal, and Baal worship]; we have a tautology. Basically we have Mohammed who is the same as Allah in the Koran, telling the reader that he is the true voice and righteous exponent of Allah's doctrine. Not only is this tautological, this also might be termed 'convenient' or 'insane', depending on your view of Mohammed's psychology and pathology:
“That this is verily the word of an honored Messenger; It is not the word of a poet: little it is you believe! Nor is it the word of a soothsayer: little admonition it is you receive...And if the Messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name, We should certainly seize him by the right hand, And we should certainly cut off the artery of his heart;” [69:40-46]
Since Mohammed was not maimed or killed by Allah Koranic 'reason' asserts that he is a valid 'Prophet'.
There is nothing in this Sura about an ethical program. There are a few lines about the benefits to the true believers and the lusts, wine, water and fruits, which await them in the lush garden of paradise. There is no openly rampant Jew hatred which is surprising. Most likely this Sura was written or developed in Mecca before the flight to Medina, and before the battles and genocide against the Jews had begun.
[Note: This sura is taken from 'The Holy Quran', translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, reprinted in 1995, Goodword Books. Regarded as one of the best translations from Arabic to English of the Koran.]