A Final Post on what makes the Quran Miraculous

29Mar09

In sha Allah, this will be my last post on this topic – the sciences of the Qur’an – but I will continue sharing my notes from IlmSummit, as well as other AlMaghrib classes and lectures.

Other things that make the Qur’an miraculous:

>> concept of stories found in the Quran – This is something that is still troubling to the orientalists to this day. Arabia was a society where there was no school. Less than 1% of society was literate. There was not a single library, especially in the Hijaaz. Even the concept of education was unknown.

Where could these stories have come from if not the Qur’an?

Allah ta’ala says,

تِلْكَ مِنْ أَنبَاءِ الْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهَا إِلَيْكَ ۖ مَا كُنتَ تَعْلَمُهَا أَنتَ وَلَا قَوْمُكَ مِن قَبْلِ هَـٰذَا ۖ فَاصْبِرْ ۖ إِنَّ الْعَاقِبَةَ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to you, [O Muhammad]. You knew it not, neither you nor your people, before this. So be patient; indeed, the [best] outcome is for the righteous. [11:49]

This verse, as well as others ([10:16] [12:3] [28:44-46] [3:44]) all say the same thing, and no one has any answer to it, an answer to how RasulAllah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) had access to these stories.
>> the effect the Quran has on those who listen to it – As previously mentioned, but I wanted to add a story to this:

Abu Jahl himself in the middle of the night was caught standing outside the house of RasulAllah sal Allahu alayhi wa salam listening to the Quran. This is something you should think about. RasulAllah sal Allahu alayhi wa salam said Abu Jahl was the Firawn of our ummah, and yet when he heard the Quran being recited, he fell in love with it. Imagine him, being in his house, tossing and turning thinking about the Quran, and it gets him out of his bed at night, so he sneaks through the alleyways of Makkah in the middle of the night to listen – until one day someone catches him, he makes an excuse, and stops. This was the enemy of Islam who gave up his bed and sleep to listen to the Quran. What an impact the Quran has, especially in the voice of RasulAllah sal Allahu alayhi wa salam.

The effect the Qur’an has on the believers goes without saying.

What other book is there that will make you believe in it just by listening to it even if you don’t understand it?

What other book can cause grown men to cry, men who will not even cry when a loved one dies.



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