Hell’s Menu and the Qur’an’s Test for Itself

Allah lays the following challenge before those who dare to question the Qur’an: “Do they not reflect on the Qur’an? It it had been from other than Allah, they would have found in it much contradiction” (Qur’an 4:82)

In a rather delicious (!) irony the menu of hell provides us with an opportunity to answer this challenge. Here is what Allah has in store:

Qur’an 69:36: Those sent to hell will have no food but the discharge of wounds (i.e. pus)

Qur’an 88:6: Here unbelievers in hell will have no food but Dhari (a poisonous plant)

The above is a clear contradiction. To which we can add Qur’an 37:66 which adds yet another menu ‘The tree of Zaqqum’. This introduces yet another contradiction. The Islamic hell’s kitchen is clearly quite perplexing. Even to Allah!


For many more questions about Islam’s truth-claims see  Peter Townsend’s ‘Questioning Islam – Tough Questions and Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion’