The Holy Qur’an ItselfOnce a non-Muslim friend asked a question which be began with the words this book by Muhammed Sahab, the Qur’an …… (may Peace and Blessing be upon the Holy Prophet).
Now there is the first rub. The book descended on the blessed heart of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), he did not write or create it. This is Lord’s book. There is no other way to make sense of it.
Any number of evidences can be given from the book that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is not its writer. Jewish and Christian writers have been hinting for 1432 years that, may Lord forgive us for saying these things, that the Holy Prophet lived among Jewish and Christian people and borrowed from their ideas and beliefs. Present set of posts are not aimed at refuting these claims. The aim of these posts is to present Signs of Allah.
Verily Lord Most High has said that those who deny (Signs of Lord and hence Lord Himself) it is same whether you warn them or not. Thus when one is writing to refute the Jewish and Christian claims about Islam even then your audience is really Muslim. In the present context we are anyway focusing on those people with an open mind.
Thus the Holy Quran is not a book written by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) because he said that it is from his Lord-our Lord. It is a book of Lord because that is what Lord Most High says in it. Ergo it is a Sign of Allah.
It was revealed over a period of 23 years. Humans change continuously. The message of the Holy Qur'an remained the same in those twenty three years. Thus it can not be human creation.
And so on. This line of argument can be continued with profit for nearly every Verse of the Holy Qur’an. We shall have a look at few of such things in this series.
We are talking about faith. Faith is a personal decision for whom a person is responsible in this life and the hereafter. This fact should be kept in mind to profit from Signs of Allah that are being described in this series.