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Did God actually turn people into apes for breaking the sabbath?

Bible: No       Qur'an: Yes

1 Timothy 1:4 – Neither give heed to fables... which minister questions rather than godly edifying.

1 Timothy 4:7 – refuse profane and old wives’ fables.

Al-Baqarah 2:65-66 – 65. And you know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: “You shall be detested apes.” 66. We made their fate (changing into the state of detested apes) an example to their own generation and to those who followed them, and a lesson to the God-fearing.

Note: Yusuf Ali in his translation, The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an, admits that this is only a fable: p. 34, footnote 79.

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