All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has sent down to His slave
(Muhammad SAWS) the Book (the Quran), and has not placed therein any crookedness.
The Quran was conveyed to mankind in Arabic to Muhammad (SAWS) about 1,400 years ago.
The length of time over which the Qur'ân was revealed was 23 years.
There are 114 chapters in the Qur'ân and over 6000 verses.
It uses a very high standard of arabic that no man, to this day, has been able to replicate.
But as humans, we find it difficult to believe in the Creator until we are intellectually
convinced, and the 'divine' message must be examined and proved. There needs to exist a rational
proof for the validity of the text, not a blind emotional argument. And Allah (ST), in His
Glory and Knowledge, has commanded us to remove our doubts by prooving the Qur'an false.
Let us consider some of the verses in the QQuran that deal with
human reproduction. The Qur'ân states:
"Was man not a small quantity of sperm which has been poured
out? After that he was something which clings. Then Allah fashioned him in due
proportion and harmoniously" [EMQ 75:37-38]
"We fashioned the thing which clings into a lump of chewed
flesh and We fashioned the chewed flesh into bones and We clothed the bones with
intact flesh" [EMQ 23:14]
"From a small quantity of liquid Allah fashioned him (i.e. man) in due proportion
and ordained his fate" [EMQ 80:19]
There are other examples too such as the preservation of the body of the
pharaoh. A verse of the Quran says:
"This day we save you in your body so that you may be a sign for those who come
after you. But verily, many among mankind are heedless of our signs." [EMQ 10:92]
The mummified body of Merneptah, son of Ramesses II was discovered by Loret in 1898 and
still can be seen today preserved in a museum in Egypt. Nowhere in any other scripture, does
it mention the preservation of Pharaohns body.
Clearly, either man communicates with that Creator or that Creator communicates
with us to explain our existence. Man, however is limited and unable to
comprehend or perceive the unlimited and as such cannot communicate with the
Creator. This obvious fact means that the communication had to come form the
"And if you are in doubt as to what we have revealed from time to time
to our servant then produce a chapter like thereunto; And call your witnesses or
helpers beside Allah if your doubts are true" [EMQ 2:23]
The Qur'anic challenge is unique because the Creator pushes man to use his
ability to undermine the authenticity of the Qur'an. Such a profound, yet simple
challenge. Imagine, throughout the history of Islam, all her enemies simply
needed to defeat this challenge to destroy the whole basis of Islam. Yet not one
non-Muslim Arab or non-Arab has been able to do this even though the tools of
the Arabic language are at their disposal.
"Do they not ponder about the Qur'an? If it had not come from God they would
surely have found therein much contradictions" [EMQ Al-Nisaa:82]
Muhammad (SAWS) was the first to commit the Revelation to memory after Jibraeel
(AS) conveyed it to him.
The Messenger Muhammad (SAWS) then declared the
revelation and instructed the companions to memorise it. According to Imam
Sayuti (Al-Itqan) 20 companions memorised the revelation including the Khulafa
Rashideen (the rightly guided Khalifs).
The Revelation after the Messenger (SAWS) was available both orally and written
down on various materials. Its internal order was known to the Muslims and
strictly observed by them.At the battle of Yamama, in the time of Abu Bakr (RA),
a number of Muslims who had memorised the Qur'ân were killed. Abu Bakr (RA)
instructed Zaid bin Thabit to collect the Quarâ€™an that was written and also
from those who had memorised it. The Qur'ân was collected by mutawatir
The compiled Quran was kept by Abu Bakr (ra) until he died, then by Umar bin
Khattab (RA), and when he died he gave it to his daughter Hafsa (RA) for
safekeeping. Various companions such as Abdullah ibn Masud, Ubay bin Ka'âb and
Ibn Abbas (RA) had their own Masahif (collected pages).
During the Khilafah of Uthman (RA) differences in reading the Qur'ân led to disputes and
after consultation with the companions, Uthman had a standard copy prepared by
Zaid bin Thabit, Abdullah bin Zubair, Said bin Al Asn and Abdul-Rahman bin
Harith bin Hisham. Copies were made and distributed, and it is this Qur'ân
which is found anywhere in the world today. Also, if one was to compare letter by
letter a copy of the Qur'an published today to one of the first copies of the Qur'an
available then one would find that not a single letter has been omitted or added.
Two of these original copies can still be found in the Topkapi museum in Istanbul
and in Tashkent.
The Quran is the Word of Allah. It is complete.
It provides answers for all of life's
affairs and it has kept its authenticity over time; Nothing has been removed or added
to it by any man since it was revealed to Muhammad (SAWS).
Statistical Study by Dr. Tariq Al-Suwaidan:
Words / Meaning Mentioned in the Quran:
- Al-Dunya This world 115
- Al-Akhira The hereafter 115
- Al-Mala'ikah Angels 88
- Al-Shayateen Satan 88
- Al-Hayat Life 145
- Al-Maout Death 145
- Al-Rajul Man 24
- Al-Mir'ah Women 24
- Al-Shahr Month 12
- Al-Youm Day 365
- Al-Bahar Sea 32
- Al-Bar Land 13
If we add up the total words of both "sea" and "land" we get 45.
Now if we do a simple calculation:
32/45 X 100% = 71.11111111%
13/45 X 100% = 28.88888888%
Above is what we know today, the percentages of Water (Sea) and
Land in the world. Yet another miracle in the Quran.
The Miracles of the Quran will never end. There will never be a
time where mankind can fully take in the knowledge that is in this
holy book. It is a miracle to all mankind, the word of God. There is
no value that one can set to the words of the Creator. It is a
treasure of which guides those that want to succeed in this life and the
A listing of sites containing Quranic text and audio.
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