The Noble Qur’ān as a Miracle – II

The Noble Qur’ān as a Miracle – II

It is an obvious aspect of the noble Qur’ān’s miracles that Arabs of the era of Holy Prophet (PBUH) were the first addressees of this unchallengeable divine book; while its main addressees were and are the next generations.

It is an everlasting miracle as the Qur’ān calls on people: “If mankind and the jinn were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur’ān, they could never produce the like thereof, even if they backed up one another.” [Qur’ān 17:88]

It would be amazing for readers to know the words of Allah Exalted and sayings of Holy Prophet Muhammad, prayer & peace be upon him, are totally different in style and method. People who are accustomed with the both sources can easily feel the diversity. It is only the feature of the last messenger of Allah SWT who has presented two sorts of orations different methodically; both are quite considerable in rhetoric which were codified and collected separately.  It came from a person who had never learned anything from the renowned poets and scholars of the time, had never recited even a single piece of poetry in their congregations, and never attended the company of soothsayers.

The extraordinary rhetoric and eloquence of the noble Qur’ān is another angle of its eternal miracle; this unique eloquence is peerless, neither its method can be found in the words of the Arabs of the 6th and 7th centuries nor the linguists of the next centuries could bring any similar oration. It is clear that the Qur’ānic style is very unique and unexampled; you can not find any resembling method of it in the Arabic literary. The noble Qur’ān can not be declared a speech, a rhyme, a prose-as literators define it-, a poem, a magic, or a proverb; its style differs openly from all available literary texts. No one could come near of its style yet and nobody would get this ability in future as well. The rhetoric of the Qur’ān is unapproachable comparing to all Arabic literatures.

Among other things, the Qur’ān contains stories of some nations of past-which were unknown for the first addresses of the Qur’ān- and prophecies of future events, many of which have come to pass. It answered many questions made by Jews but asked by the Makkan idolaters such as the stories of the People of the Cave, meeting of Moses with Khidr, Dhul-Qarnayn and etc.

Predictions of the Qur’ān about the Romans and Persians wars made people flabbergasted; Allah says: “…The Romans have been defeated, in the land close by. And after (this) defeat of theirs, they will soon be victorious within a few years. To Allaah belongs the command before and after and on that day the Believers will rejoice in Allaah’s help…” [Qur’ān 30:2-4] For those who were aware of the military situation concerning the Romans and Persians, this prediction was absolutely incredible.

The message of the Qur’ān is very comprehensive and universal as none of books can reach about it. The long history of Muslims witnesses many eternal ordinances as well as numerous rules and principles have been derived from limited texts of the noble Qur’ān. This glorified process is continued yet and people enjoy the brilliant teachings of the Qur’ān. Every book has a particular age, all writings and scripts become expired after some days, months, or years; they might be counted as ‘artifacts’. It is the noble Qur’ān that is an everlasting and endless living book; it leads mankind in every era.

Mostly the verses of the Qur’ān used to be revealed in response to any question of people, or objections and any event; rarely the beloved prophet, peace and prayer be upon him, asked for any revelation. But he was ordering to place the verses and chapters where he knew it should be. After conclusion of these steps, a very unique and amazing arrangement of the Qur’ān came out that is another miracle.

By late Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad Ghazi
Translated into Persian by Muhammad Shahnawazifar





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