Posts Tagged ‘Quran’

One can almost hear the Prophet’s protestation as recorded in the Qur’an; “Say: I am only a mortal like you. My Lord inspireth in me that your God is only One God. And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work, and make none share of the worship due unto his Lord.” (Qur’an 18:110)

The Qur’an repeatedly stresses his mortality; “Muhammad is no more than an Apostle. Apostles before him have passed away. If he dies or is slain, will ye then turn on your heels? And he who turneth on his heels shall not in the least injure Allah. And Allah will soon reward the grateful.” (Qur’an 3:144)

Abu Bakr in his wise and poignant speech at the Prophet’s death made this point clear; “O men, If you have been worshiping Muhammad , then know that Muhammad is dead. But if you have been worshiping Allah, then know that Allah is living and never dies.

The Qur’an points out that not just Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) but all of the messengers were human; “And We sent none before thee, but men to whom We made revelation — question the People of the Remembrance, if you do not know — nor did We fashion them as bodies that ate not food, neither were they immortal.” (Qur’an 21:7-8)

The Qur’an makes it clear that he is not an angel, or an incarnation of God but a human being who would live and die like other humans ; “What kept men back from Belief when Guidance came to them, was nothing but this: they said “Has Allah sent a man (like us) to be (His) Messenger? Say “If there were settled, on earth angels walking about in peace and quiet, We should certainly have sent them down from the heavens an angel for an messenger.” (Qur’an 17:94-95)


Miracle of The Prophet

Posted: October 26, 2011 in Islam, Prophet
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All the miracles, which were given to all the prophets, were time related. They cannot be seen by the present generation. For instance Moses was given the miracle of splitting the sea and transforming the stick into snake. During the period of Moses, magicians were the most powerful in their society, and Allah gave the miracle to Moses that overpowered the magicians of that period. Similarly, during the period of Jesus the physicians were
powerful in the society, but they had no cure for blindness, leprosy and death. Jesus was given the miracle to cure the blind and the lepers and revive the dead and overpowered the physicians of his time. These are mentioned in the Quran and we do believe in them, yet we cannot see them happening now.

The Prophet peace be upon him was born at a time when literature was at a very high standard in the Arabian Society. Yet those poets and people well versed in the Arabic language who keenly tried their very best, could not produce a single verse as
compared to the Quran that was revealed through the tongue of an illiterate person. This Quran is now in our hands and until today the challenge, to produce a single verse like it still remains unanswered.

When reading the Quran in Arabic, the feeling one has is different than reading it in any other language. As such the translation is not sufficient enough to convey the noble and lofty meanings of the Quran as it would in Arabic. Thus, the non-Arabic speakers will find it little bit difficult to appreciate and savor the linguistic miracle of the Quran. Yet, even today we find men moved to tears when listening to the verses of the Holy Quran in any language especially after they understand the meanings of the verses.

The linguistic Miracles of the Quran: We have mentioned previously that at the time the Quran was revealed Arabs were a nation with a pure language of high linguistic skill. They love to listen to poets as well as literature and prose. Among them were poets and eloquent speakers attesting that communication skill is part of their culture. The Quran was revealed in an exceptional form of fluency that overpowered those people, and it challenged
them to produce one chapter equivalent to that of its content.
The poets not only failed to meet the challenge, they could not
even produce a single verse. This challenge will stay till the day of
judgement. It is worth mentioning here that even though some of
the Arabs did not believe that it was revealed from Allah, they
still admitted that it was a unique book.

We can say that the eloquence of the Quran appears in the following areas:

  • Articulations of its words. Every word was situated in its proper place in such a way that no other word can be substituted instead.
  • Perfect, beautiful, and exquisite composition of the sentences.
  • Perfectly composed beautiful wordings consisting of correct and great meanings, prescribing the essential guidance to the human beings, inviting them to the worship of Allah and to be obedient to His commandments. They clarify the way of worship, Halal from Haraam, good morals against bad manners, information on decades of history, warning of the day of judgement etc.

A person who reads the Quran will never be bored in spite of reading it repeatedly. Every piece of literature without exceptional eloquence has a limit in enjoyment for the reader in terms of the number of times he reads it. A person can memorize the Quran when young or read it in his old age. Yet every time he reads it, he feels that he is reading it for the first time in his life, as the Quran gives out more meanings and explanations every time a person reads it. This is true whether a person reads it in its original form, which means in Arabic or in its translation.

The Quran gathers wide meaning in one single, short summarized form.
Verily Allah enjoins Al-adl (i.e. Justice and worshipping none but Allah alone Islamic monotheism) and Al-Ihsan (i.e. to be patient in performing your duties to Allah, totally for Allahs sake and in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon him in a perfect manner), and giving (help) to kith and kin; and forbids Al-Fahsga (i.e. all evil deeds) and al-Munker (i.e. all that is prohibited by Islamic law) and al-Baghy (i.e. all kinds of oppression). He admonishes you, that you may take heed.
[Qur’an 16:90]
See how Allahs commands are given in this single verse, giving moral teachings prohibiting bad morals.
The other is when Allah said about Moses, commanding the mother of Moses to throw away the child in the water and the assurance that Allah will bring him back as the prophet to the people of Pharaoh.
So we sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: suckle him (Moses), but when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not, nor grieve. Verily, We shall bring him back to you, and shall make him one of (Our) Messengers.
[Qur’an 28:7]
This sentence contains two glad tidings, two commandments and assurances.
The Quran has wonderful and marvelous spiritual effect on everyone who hears it. The non-believers felt the fear and warnings seeping when they heard it recited unto them.

While reading the Quran, you will feel deep inside you that whoever said these verses has knowledge of what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, and knows about the previous nations, clearly describing what is in your soul. You will feel that He is the creator of this universe and He is talking to you. Should He, who created not know, and He is the most kind and courteous? You will feel that these words you are reading are very close to your nature signifying that such words cannot be man made.
Taking into account all the previous points, you realize that Allah has revealed His words to Muhammad peace be upon him who is an illiterate person. “Read” [Qur’an 29:48]. It is a sign of his Prophethood that he is an illiterate person. The knowledge he preached to his people, is not the kind of knowledge disseminated through reading and research. It is a knowledge that can only come from the creator of the universe.

These days we read a lot of books found in libraries around the world, talking about the Quran being revealed to this illiterate person.

If we deeply look into all these things together, we reach the conclusion that putting together all these things and arranging them in the proper order is beyond the reach of a human being. For this reason, those who reject the Quran said, that it is plain poetry. Some said it was magic and some said it was all about fables and legends, yet they could not even produce a single sentence as appearing in the Quran.

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Say, “He is Allah , [who is] One,

Allah , the Eternal Refuge.

He neither begets nor is born,

Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”