Friday, 14 September 2012
The Qur’an is a Divine Miracle of Literature
In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
THE QURAN IS THE WORD OF Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) AND AN UNDENIABLE PROOF FOR MUHAMMAD (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)'s PROPHETHOOD
The Qur’an is completely different from all the other books in the world
When we study the Qur’an even superficially from the viewpoint of its wording, styles,
And meaning, we will certainly conclude that it is completely different from all the other books in the world.
So, in rank and worth it is either below all of them-even Satan cannot claim this, nor does he conceive of it-or above them.
Since it is above all of them, it must be the Word of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
The Qur’an, which he brought, has challenged all mankind with all their literary geniuses and scientists,
From the first day of its revelation to the Last Day, to produce a like of it or even a single chapter of it
The Qur’an openly declares:
You (O Muhammad) was not a reader of any Scripture before it, nor did you write (such a Scripture) with your right hand, for then those who follow falsehood might (have a right) to doubt it. (Al-Ankabut, 29.48)
It is an established, undeniable fact that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), was unlettered.
Whereas the Qur’an, which he brought, has challenged all mankind with all their literary geniuses and scientists,
From the first day of its revelation to the Last Day, to produce a like of it or even a single chapter of it:
If you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down onto Our servant (Muhammad),
Then produce a chapter of the like thereof, and call your witnesses, supporters, who are apart from God, if you are truthful. (Al-Baqarah, 2.23)
Mankind have since been unable to produce a like of only one of its chapters, including, of course,
Its shortest ones like Sura al-Ikhlas or Sura al-Kawthar; those who have ventured to do that have all laid themselves open to ridicule.
This is a clear proof for the Divine authorship of the Qur’an.
The transmission of the Qur'an, from the day of its revelation up to the present day, is flawless.
The chapters and verses have been in constant use amongst Muslims and have been passed on perfectly intact from one generation to the other.
The Qur'an we know today is the same Qur'an which was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), some fourteen centuries ago.
The Qur’an speaks to "mankind"
Qur’an speaks to all of mankind on a general basis without regard to race, tribe, color, social position, financial condition or genealogy.
Allah the Almighty says:
"O Mankind! What has seduced you from your Lord so Generous?"
[Noble Qur’an 82:6]
The Qur'an does not stand in need of historical proof for its identity or authenticity, (although history too confirms its validity).
Since a book which claims to be the actual unalterable word of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and attests to this in its own text, does not need to resort to others to prove its authenticity.
The clearest proof that the Qur'an we have with us today is the same that was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), and that no alteration has taken place in its text is that very superiority which the Qur'an claimed for itself at the time of its revelation and which still exists. The Qur'an says that it is a book of light and guidance, a book which shows man the truth and reality of existence; it says that it explains all things, that is, everything necessary for man to live in accordance with his own natural character; it says that it is the word of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and challenges man and jinn to produce similar words; it invites them to find someone like the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), , who could neither read nor write and grew up in an age of ignorance as an orphan without instruction; the Qur'an challenges them to find any inconsistency in its method, Sciences, or laws, such as one might find in any ordinary book.
They obviously cannot for the superiority of the Qur'an remains after its revelation.
Likewise, the guidance for man contained in the Qur'an is still valid;
It still expounds a complete world view which is in accord with the purest of intellectual proofs and is the source of man's well being in this world and in the next.
By the benevolence and care shown by the Creator for His creation in the Book, it still invites man to belief. The Qur'an cares for the needs of man
By giving him a vision of reality based on Divine Unity. All knowledge and belief spring from this view of reality. At no point does the Qur'an fail to explain in the most comprehensive fashion the reality of this oneness.
It devotes much attention to explaining the behavior and transactions expected of the individual in society and shows how correct action is that which accords with the natural character and capability (Fitrah) of man. The Qur'an leaves the detailed description of man's behaviour to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), who’s daily life was an example of how man was to apply what was contained in the Qur'an.
Together the Book of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and the example (or Sunnah) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), delineated an astoundingly comprehensive life-pattern for man, namely, the way of living in tune with the reality which is Islam. The Qur'an deals precisely with all aspects of individual and social life and, despite having been revealed in another age, does not contain the slightest inconsistency or incompatibility even today. It describes a "din", a comprehensive way of life, whose programme of living is beyond the imagination of the world's most capable lawyers and sociologists.
The Qur’an is a Divine Miracle of Literature [Prophesy - Science - Warnings - Wisdom - Truths]...and it has been Preserved in the Original Language - for over 1,400 years!
Humanity has received Divine Guidance only through two channels:
The Prophets inspired by the Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to communicate His Will to mankind.
These two things have always been going together, hand in hand.
More important though, there were at that time, tens of thousands of his companions ("Sahaba" in Arabic) who memorized the complete Qur’an from the instruction of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), Even the prophet himself (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), used to recite it with angel Gabriel once a year and in the last year of his life he recited it two times just before the month in which he died.
The miracle of the Qur'an has in it clarity and eloquence, rooted, as it is, in the language of a nation famed for the purity and power of its language. The Qur'an is a miraculous sun whose light shines far brighter than the finest poetry of the time, indeed of any age. During the Islamic conquests of the first century after Hijra, the resulting admixing of non-Arabic words with the Arabic lessened the purity of Arabic language used in the Qur'an causing it to disappear from the every-day speech of the people.
The Qur'an does not merely challenge man by the use of its language but also by the depth of its meaning.
Those familiar with the Arabic language (both prose and verse writings) are reduced to silence and astonishment when they attempt to describe it.
The Qur'an is neither poetry nor prose but rather seems to draw qualities from both; it is more attractive and dazzling than poetry and clearer and more flowing than prose. A single verse or phrase from the Qur'an is more illuminating, more penetrating, and more profound than the complete speech of most eloquent speakers.
The profundity of meaning in the Qur'an remains as miraculous as ever; its complex structure of beliefs, morals and laws stands as proof that the Qur'an is the word of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). Man, and in particular someone who was born and raised in circumstances similar to those of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), , could never have created such a system; the Qur'an is a harmonious whole despite having been revealed during twenty-three years in greatly varying circumstances.
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Himself confirms that the Qur'an has been preserved from change; in chapter XV: 9 He says, "Indeed We, even We, reveal the Reminder and indeed We are truly its guardian," and in chapter XLI: 41-42 He says, “for indeed it is an unassailable Book. Falsehood cannot come at it from before or behind it. (It is) a revelation from the Wise the Owner of Praise." Only a divine Book could remain preserved for fourteen centuries in a world where the enemies of truth and of Islam are numerous.
The Qur’an was so meticulously preserved because it is the Book of Guidance for all of humanity for all times.
That is why it does not address just the Arabs, in whose language it was revealed.
In fact Arabs today do not comprise more than 15% of the Today of Muslims in the world today.
The Holy Qur'an says [Holy Qur'an, 84:6]:
O Human being,
Surely you are striving
Towards your Lord
And you shall meet Him
. Human Being
The Human Being is struggling on a path
The path leads to His Lord
The struggle is laborious
He would meet His Lord
Rumi in his celebrated masterpiece, Mathnawi metaphorically and in a beautiful style begins by narrating the speech of the human soul who is at pain and yearns to return back to his dwelling of peace:
HEARKEN to the reed-flute, how it complains,
Lamenting its banishment from its home:
"Ever since they tore me from my osier bed,
My plaintive notes have moved men and women to tears.
I burst my breast, striving to give vent to sighs,
And to express the pangs of my yearning for my home.
He who abides far away from his home Is ever longing for the day he shall return.
The abode of the human being and his true home is somewhere else.
He is a stranger in this world in the true sense of the word and his place is the proximity and nearness of the only Beloved.
So long as he resides in the straits of this realm, the pain of separation has always to remain.
It is by the wings of knowledge and action that the bird of his spirit can leave the cage of material attachment and fly to the realm of the Beloved.
But he needs to know the way and style to soar to the abode of peace to which the Beloved himself invites him:
And Allah continually invites
To the abode of peace
And continually Guides whosoever He wants
To the straight path
As long as he has not deciphered the true path, which the Holy Qur'an calls "sirat al-mustaqim" (the straight path), he should never dream to migrate to his hometown.
The Beloved, who yearned that his lovers return to His neighborhood where their homes lay, sent His messengers so that they may guide the birds of perplexity to their destination.
There has never been or will be any book in the whole universe which claims to stand equivalent to the Holy Qur’an in its superiority and worth.
The Qur’an is the book of the Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
A holy book which was revealed, by the creator of the whole universe, Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) , on the most superior Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), through the most superior angel, Hazrat Jibril (A.S) and in the most superior Islamic month of Ramadan.
By no mean, anyone in the whole universe can challenge the authenticity and truthfulness of the holy Qur’an.
This book has been revealed for the whole human beings, for any time and for any territory.
The holy Qur’an is entitled to last forever and unaltered.
Even today the aspect of Socrates has a quote large place in the religious world irrespective of the distractions amongst other religions.
Since Islamic education is based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah,
it is considered to be as empirical since that it’s based on divine guidance due to the fact that knowledge is based upon recollection alone.
This philosophy is based on the fact that people could grasp their reality only according to their senses, since the reality is actually beyond the senses.
It’s not unknowing to understand that the visible world is the least understood when compared to the invisible world.
In other words it could be said that this physical world is like a shadow, which would also disappear into the shadow too! Islamic education has also been affected by the theory of metaphysics.
The last and final message sent by Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) –
The Qur’an – has accepted this challenge by completely diminishing this Socratic-Platonist concept as precisely mention
In Chapter 38, verse 27, “And we did not create the heaven and the earth and that between them aimlessly.
That is the assumption of those who disbelieve so woe to those who disbelieve from the Fire”.
It’s also explained in Chapter 53, verse 31 as, “And to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth –
That He may recompense those who do evil with [the penalty of] what they have done
And recompense those who do good with the best [reward]”. Additionally Chapter 45, verse 22 says,
“And Allah created the heavens and the earth in truth and so every soul shall be recompensed for what it has earned, and they will not be wronged”.
These three verses of the Qur’an mentioned above clearly show that the people, who wander about the land and do not observe the worship of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), are in fact unbelievers.
It also identified the believers as those who contemplate on the Creation of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and strive to understand this world and how it all functions.
The Qur’an has told the Muttaqoon or the believers to follow the methodology as given in Chapter 17 verse 36,
“And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed the hearing, the sight and the heart – about those entire one] will be questioned”
The Qur’an mentions in Chapter 7 verse 179, “And we have certainly created the Hell many of the Jinn and mankind.
They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have eyes with which they do not hear.
Those are like livestock rather they are more astray, it is they who are the heedless”.
This precisely shows the fact that the disbelievers are actually worst than even the livestock!
Because even the animals believe and worship their Creator and by doing so they know and have a purpose of life,
But the disbelieving human being has absolutely no purpose for his life at all and only wanders about the land searching for no reason at all!
The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of 'smoke' (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition). This is one of the undisputed principles of standard modern cosmology. Scientists now can observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that 'smoke'. The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that 'smoke' material. God said in the Qur’an:
Then He turned to the heavens when it was smoke...
[Noble Qur’an 41:11]
Because the earth and the heavens above (the sun, moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc.) have been formed from this same 'smoke' we conclude that the earth and the heavens were one connected entity. Then out of this homogeneous 'smoke', they formed and separated from each other. God said in the Qur’an:
Have not those who disbelieved known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, and then We separated them?
[Noble Qur’an 21:30]
Professor Alfred Crooner is one of the world's well-known geologists. He is a Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, and Mainz, Germany. He said, "Thinking where Muhammad came from ... I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advance technological methods that this is the case." Also he said, "Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind, for instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin."
"I am leaving two things among you, and if you cling to them firmly you will never go astray; one is the Book of Allah and the other is my way of life." (Farewell Pilgrimage: Muwatta).
My friends do not lose heart. Keep the following Hadith in the back of your mind:
“Recite the Qur'an, for on the Day of Resurrection, it shall come as an intercessor for its companion.” [Muslim]
The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:
“The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.”
May Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) give us the Tufiq to be able to study the Qur’an and implement it in our daily lives in accordance to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)?
"O Lord, grant me your love, grant me that I love those who love you; grant me, that I might do the deeds that win your love.
Make your love dearer to me than the love of myself, my family and wealth." (Tirmidhi)
I ask You by every name that You have, that You have called Yourself by, that You have taught any of Your Creation, that You have revealed in Your Book, or that You may have kept secret with Yourself. Make the Qur’an the spring of my heart .Ameen.
May Allah Subhanahu wata`aalaa grant us what is best in this world and the next!
Action speaks louder then words my friend’s practice Islam the way of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) did.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........
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