Quran describes allah as the best deceiver!

The Quran describes Allah as the best deceiver there is, a liar who is not above using the same evil and wicked schemes of his opponents.

For example, the Quran calls Allah a makr, in fact the best makr there is.

But they (the Jews) were deceptive, and Allah was deceptive, for Allah is the best of deceivers

(Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu wa Allahu khayru al-makireena)!

In chapter 3 verse 54

YUSUF ALI: And (the unbelievers) plotted and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah.

PICKTHAL: And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.

SHAKIR: And they planned and Allah (also) planned, and Allah is the best of planners.


In chapter 8 verse 30

YUSUF ALI: Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.

PICKTHAL: And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad) to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth; and Allah is the best of plotters.

SHAKIR: And when those who disbelieved devised plans against you that they might confine you or slay you or drive you away; and they devised plans and Allah too had arranged a plan; and Allah is the best of planners.


Other texts that identify Allah as a makr include: Are they then secure from Allah's deception (makra Allahi)? None deemeth himself secure from Allah's deception (makra Allahi) save folk that perish.

In chapter 7 verse 99

YUSUF ALI: Did they then feel secure against the plan of Allah?- but no one can feel secure from the Plan of Allah, except those (doomed) to ruin!

PICKTHAL: Are they then secure from Allah's scheme? None deemeth himself secure from Allah's scheme save folk that perish.

SHAKIR: What! do they then feel secure from Allah's plan? But none feels secure from Allah's plan except the people who shall perish....


So they schemed a scheme: and We schemed a scheme (Wamakaroo makran wamakarna makran) , while they perceived not. S. 27:50

The word for deception/ deceiver/scheme is makr. The lexical sources define the term as:

Miim-Kaf-Ra = To practice deceit or guile or circumvention, practice evasion or elusion, to plot, to exercise art or craft or cunning, act with policy, practice stratagem.

See, Lanes lexicon classical arabic dictionary Vol 7, page 256.

Hans Wehr dictionary, page 917.
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