At length, unexpectedly, the Truth (the angel) came to him and said, Read! I cannot read, he Muhammad said. The Prophet described: Then he took me and squeezed me vehemently and then let me go and repeated the order: Read! I cannot read said I, and once again he squeezed me and let me till I was exhausted. Then he said: Read! I said: I cannot read. He squeezed me for a third time and then let me go and said:
Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! and your Lord is the Most Generous. [96:1-3] The Prophet repeated these verses. He was trembling with fear. At this stage, he came back to his wife Khadijah, and said, Cover me, ... cover me. They covered him until he restored security. He apprised Khadijah of the incident of the cave and added that he was horrified.

There are two important points:

1) Muhammad was illliterate! He could not read! Why did a God sent angel keep on torturing him by suffocating him repeatedly to make him read when he was unable to? Didn't gabriel know that muhammad could not read? How ridiculous!

2) In the bible and other scriptures we often read of instances of angels appearing to humans, but in all instances the angel reassured and comforted the person whilst in the case of muhammad the angel terrified him, tortured him and then allowed him to live in a state of terror. As a consequence muhammad remained in a state of suicidal depression for many months. A moder physician would clearly diagnose a case of serious psychosis. Another muslim source says that: 'The angel came to him like the toll of a bell and this was the most difficult form because the angel used to seize him tightly and sweat would stream from his forehead even on the coldest day' This again shows high anxiety and psychosis.

3)We are told by Ibn Hesham, who wrote Muhammad's biography, that Khadija tested the spirit who squeezed Muhammad. She said to Muhammad: "Would you please tell me when the spirit comes to you?" When Muhammad told her of the spirit's arrival, Khadija said "Muhammad, sit on my left thigh." Muhammad sat on her left thigh. "Do you see the spirit?" she asked. "Yes." "Then sit on my right thigh." Muhammad sat on her right thigh. "Do you see the spirit?" she asked. "Yes," he answered. "Then sit on my lap." Muhammad sat on her lap. "Do you see the spirit?" she asked. "Yes," he answered. Khadija uncovered a feminine part of her body while Muhammad was sitting on her lap. "Do you see the spirit?" "No," he answered. Then Khadija said, "Muhammad, that spirit is an angel, not a devil" (Ibn Hesham, part 2, pages 74, 75). What a strange way to test a spirit!

Some good links if you are interested to read more about his episode: Link 1 - Link 2 -

Contradiction 1 - Why is allah praying to himself and praising himself? Remember that allah is supposed to be the speaker in the quran.

1/1 - 7. “In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgement. Thee do we worship and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way, The way of those Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray”.

This really is a bad one as it is a prayer to Allah, it is not Allah speaking. A clear mistake compared to what Islam tells: It is all sent down by Allah - and Allah does not pray to himself!! (The Quran is said to be either made by Allah, or never made, but has always existed.).

Contradiction 2 - The belief of 7 firmaments was an old tale common on those days

2:29 ] It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth; then He turned to the heaven and made them into seven firmaments. And of all things He hath perfect knowledge.

There aren't seven heavens or seven firmaments. That was a common belief held in those days by various schools of astronomy like the Greek and Egyptian. ones. Muhammad simply repeated those erroneous believes. As per usual muslims try to justify it by saying that seven in arabic does not mean seven but it means many (sic)! This is probably one if the funniest excuses given for a ridiculous verse.

Contradiction 3 - The torah was written over a long period of time and it was not revealed at one go to moses!

[2: 53] And remember We gave Musa the Scripture and the Criterion (between right and wrong), there was a chance for you to be guided aright.

The 10 commandments were given to Moses and that could be interpreted as 'the criterion' mentioned in the above verse however it is now clear that the main jewish scriptures or Torah were written over a long period of time by many authors. The belief that the torah had been revealed in one occasion was an erroneous belief held by some jews at that time. Muhammad simply copied it. Further reading

Contradiction 4 - Where is the evidence that allah transformed jews into apes?

[2:65] And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath; We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected." [2:66] So We made it an example to their own time and to their posterity, and a lesson to those who fear Allah

Here allah clearly says that he transformed some jews into apes as an example for posterity. However there is no evidence whatsoever of any human being transformed into an ape. So posterity will not witness this lesson and example of allah's wrath!

Contradiction 5 - How can a book with so many contradictions and inconsistencies be revealed by god?

2/101: “And when there came to them a Messenger from Allah ....

How can a book with so many mistakes and inconsistencies be divinely inspired?

Contradiction 6 - First muhammad says that the quran is a 'clear' book then he says that much of it is of no clear meaning!

12:1 these are the Verses of the Clear Book 26:2 these are the Verses of the Clear Book 28:2 these are the Verses of the Clear Book

These verses clearly state that the quran is a clear book and easy to understand, however many arabs particularly the meccans used to confront muhammad about the contradictions and inconsistencies of the quran, so conviniently muhammad recited the following two verses

3:7 ] He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book; in it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book: others are not of well-established meaning. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is not of well-established meaning. Seeking discord, and searching for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its true meanings except Allah. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the whole of it is from our Lord:" and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.

This is truly unbelievable. Allah is saying that some verses are easy to understand and of clear meaning but there are verses which are obscure and impossible to understand cause only allah knows its true meaning. Why would God send down verses that nobody can understand or should try to understand? Is God just writing a memo for himself? This is probably a good way out for muhammad whenever he came up with verses that did not make any sense to anyone or to himself.

Contradiction 7 - Muhammad admits that the quran is full of contradictions but since it is from allah no contradictions are there!!!

4:82 “.. Had it been from other than Allâh, they would surely have found therein much contradictions...

If you read this verse carefully you will see that it is saying that if someone read the quran without anyone telling them that it is from allah they will find it full of contradictions. however once they know that it is from allah then they don't see any contradictions because they have been taught that allah cannot make mistakes! This verse is clearly stating that the quran is fill of contradictions and inconsistencies but blind faith can mask them.

Contradiction 8 - HOW LONG DID ALLAH TAKE TO CREATE THE HEAVENS AND EARTH?

Quran 10: 3 Verily your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and earth in SIX DAYS.
Quran 41: 9 Is it that ye deny Him who created the earth in TWO DAYS ?
Quran 41: 12 So He completed them (heavens) as seven firmaments in TWO DAYS

TWO PLUS TWO DOES NOT EQUAL SIX!!!!!!

Contradiction 9 - allah did not know that the moon does not follow the sun.

[91:2] By the Moon as it follows (the Sun);

since when does the moon follow the sun! This is ridiculous.

Contradiction 10 - Whenever muhammad wants to change his mind about something he creates a different verse.

[2: 106] None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things?"

Why would an all-knowing God have to change what He says and bring something better? Can God not give the best to start with? That is a lie, because the old verses are still remembered. This is again muhammad covering his back whenever he wanted to change a revelation to suit himself.

Contradiction 11 - One of the biggest mistakes in the quran is muhammad confusing Miriam the mother of Moses with Mary the mother of Jesus. Miriam the mother of Moses lived about 1300 years before Mary the mother of Jesus!

Again and again muhammad keeps on getting facts wrong and one of the most serious errors is when 'allah' describes the parents of Mary the mother of Jesus. In this case again we can see that allah is just a figment of the immagination of a very ignorant person.
19:28] "O sister of Harun! thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"
Harun was the brother of Moses and Miriam was their mother, 'allah' is confusing Miriam the mother of Moses and Harun with Mary the mother of Jesus.
In the quran chapter 3 named Miriam allah narates how a daughter was born to the wife of Imran the father of Moses, she was called Miriam and she became the motherr of Jesus. [3:35-45] 3:35] Behold! a woman of 'Imran said: "O my Lord! I do dedicate unto Thee what is in my womb for Thy special service: so accept this of me: for Thou hearest and knowest all things." 36] When she was delivered, she said: "O my Lord! behold! I am delivered of a female child!" - and Allah knew best what she brought forth - "and no wise is the male like the female. I have named her Maryam, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from the Evil One, the Rejected." Again if you read these verses from 3:35 to 3:45 you can see the huge mistake made by muhammad in describing that Mary the mother of Jesus was the daughter of Moses. Moses is supposed to have lived 1300 years before Christ! How big a mistake is that!
And yet again one more time in verse [66:12] we see allah making the same mistake. "And Maryam, the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of his Revelations, and was one of the devout (Servants)."

Contradiction 12 - allah did not even know that the earth is not flat!

Look how many times the quran says that allah created the earth flat! This mistake appears so many times in the quran that a new page is needed to list them all. Click here.

Contradiction 13 - Allah says that he joined heaven and earth but another verse says that he split them apart!

21:30] Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe. [4:11] Moreover, He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: "Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come (together), in willing obedience."

The quran says that allah had sent the gospel to jesus so allah did not know that the gospels were written as accounts of his life many years later

[5:46] And in their footsteps We sent 'Isa the son of Maryam, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.