Tuesday 15 March 2022

How Qur'an is the Word of God? (Scholars' Viewpoint) - 1st Part

We have written a number of posts on Qur'an, it genesis, compilation and its importance to the Muslims around the world. We as Muslims believe without any exception and doubt that Qur'an is the word of God, revealed unto last of the Prophets Muhammad ﷺ more than 1400 years ago and it still maintains its original form as God Himself has taken the responsibility to keep it clean from any adulteration and additions/substructions as has been the case of the earlier three Divine Scriptures, namely Psalms, Torah and Bible.

Yet many non Muslims and even people of the other three books claim it to be written by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ by incorporating verses from other three books. Well even it be that so, there are many revelations in the Qur'an which have had no answer for the last over 1000 years and it has been only recently that some of the answers to those questions and queries or hidden meanings have started to be unearthed and proven to be true. 

So how is it that if Qur'an was written by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and such things were included in the Qur'an by him for he was an illiterate, not an astrologist or fortune teller. How could such hidden things could be there in Qur'an which science and modern research has now got the answers for?

However, despite its universality, Qur'an has been subject to criticism by people of other faiths, specially Christians, for it challenges many a misconceptions and concoctions that have crept into the Divine scriptures and for the reason that Islam has started to get more popular despite a severe media campaign all over the world that Christianity. More and more people are reverting to Islam and some critics of Islam fear that by 2050, many presently Christian dominated countries will be dominated by Islam.
In order to belittle Islam as a Divine religion, there has been a school of thought which has started propagating that Qur'an is in fact written by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by listening to earlier scriptures. Had it been so, well read Christians, including some theologians and mathematicians had not embraced Islam. Additionally, there so many scientific miracles explained in the Qur'an the knowledge of which was not known to science of the time, like the miracle of birth of human fetus, its development, the movement of sun and moon, the presence of mountains which are holding the earth firmly, and many more.
So here are some of the hidden things in Qur'an that now stand true. We will publish a few posts on the matter giving out 2-3 points in each post researched by scholars of Islam. The points covered in today's post include the following:
  • Drowning of the Pharoah while in pursuit of Prophet Musa (Moses, may peace be upon him) and preservation of his body by Allah so that his body becomes a living symbol of those who contest Allah and His messengers. No one knew of this fact and it was 1000 years later the body of Pharaoh was discovered confirming the claim of the Quran.
فَالۡيَوۡمَ نُـنَجِّيۡكَ بِبَدَنِكَ لِتَكُوۡنَ لِمَنۡ خَلۡفَكَ اٰيَةً  ؕ وَاِنَّ كَثِيۡرًا مِّنَ النَّاسِ عَنۡ اٰيٰتِنَا لَغٰفِلُوۡنَ
We shall now save your corpse that you may serve as a sign of warning for all posterity, although many men are heedless of Our signs.  (Surah 10 Yunus :92) 
Even today the place, where the dead body of Pharaoh was found floating, is pointed out by the inhabitants of that region. It lies on the western coast of the Sinai Peninsula and is now known by the name of Jabl-i-Firaun (Pharaoh’s Mount). There is also near to it a hot spring called Hammam-i-Firaun (Pharaoh’s Bath), which is situated at a distance of a few miles from Abu Zenimah, where, they say, Pharaoh’s dead body was found lying. That is how, Allah shows signs to the people over and over again so that these should serve as warnings and be the means of teaching them lessons, but it is a pity that they do not learn lessons even from such signs as the dead body of Pharaoh.
  • Then Qur'an mentions that everything is made of water - a scientific fact not known 1400 years ago, not even many hundred years after. It is now being known that living thing is created from water and that more than 80% of human body consists of water.
اَوَلَمۡ يَرَ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡۤا اَنَّ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالۡاَرۡضَ كَانَـتَا رَتۡقًا فَفَتَقۡنٰهُمَا​ ؕ وَجَعَلۡنَا مِنَ الۡمَآءِ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ حَىٍّ​ ؕ اَفَلَا يُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ‏ 
Did the unbelievers (who do not accept the teaching of the Prophet) not realize that the heavens and the earth were one solid mass, then We tore them apart, and We made every living being out of water? Will they, then, not believe (that We created all this)? (Surah 21. Al-Anbiyaa: 30)

The second verse also talks of the theory of Big Bang, which we shall cover in one of our nest posts.  

Now listen to the explanation of the above said verses by Dr Waheeduddin Ahmed, a well known  :
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the video above are that of the concerned scholar . We have shared these view as added information in better understanding of Islam. The reader may or may not agree with the view owing to their own perception. If any one differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

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