- [6.42] And certainly We sent (apostles) to nations before you then We seized them with distress and affliction in order that they might humble themselves.
- [16.63] By Allah, most certainly We sent (apostles) to nations before you, but the Shaitan made their deeds fair-seeming to them, so he is their guardian today, and they shall have a painful punishment.
- [29.18] And if you reject (the truth), nations before you did indeed reject (the truth); and nothing is incumbent on the apostle but a plain delivering (of the message).
Why is there no historical record of these islamic apostles punishing the pagan nations down through history? Mohammed cannot corroborate any of his claims by appealing to any historical writings, apart from Jewish and Christian sources, that confirm the truth of his message. No pagan nation has left anything on record about the experience of being confronted by an islamic prophet and then attacked by that same prophet for the sin of shirk. No hint whatsoever from any pagan source in the history of the world. But according to Mohammed this must have been happening on a regular basis, unless Allah had capitulated and abandoned the world to paganism, because he was too weak to eradicate it. Another strange coincidence associated with Islam?