Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Quran Being Divine: Part 1

I greet you all, my brothers and sisters of my muslim relatives with the Islamic greeting of peace, assalamualaikum wbt.

Before we go to our main ideas and purpose in this entry, let us salawat to our prophet Muhammad s.a.w (peace be upon him) and start with the most important part in which let us start with bismilahirrahmanirrahim. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Start our work with bismillah, insyaAllah, Allah will bless us as stated in hadith by prophet Muhammad s.a.w (peace be upon him) "any work started without reciting bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim is without blessing"

There is a lots of evidences that show how the Quran being divine and now in this entry, I will share on a certain parts of it. The Quran was revealed to prophet Muhammad s.a.w (PBUH) a thousands years ago, but it is already states about the nature that human discovered about it not that long ago. Yes, the most common part to show how the Quran being divine is through the science.

However, before we go to that point, we must firm that the Quran cannot be emulated, reproduce or even copy which pertaining to its unique literacy form of the Quran. How can it be a copy from another source when it is the sole source of the new civilizations' philosophical, political and spiritual outlook and became the cause of the dramatic intellectual of deserts Arabs, and even after 13 years of the first revelation it became the only reference for a new state in Medina ?

If You doubt towards the Quran, then take this challenge; as has been stated in the Quran...

"If you are in doubt of what We have revealed to Our messenger, then produce one chapter like it. Call upon all your helpers, besides Allah, if you are truthful"

"Or do they say he fabricated the message ? Nay, they have no faith. Let them produce a recital like it, if they speak the truth"

*noted: this is just an extra knowledge for those who still do not know about this. If you notice that the term 'we' usually used in any of the Koran's translation. Well, don't get confuse, it does't mean that there is many of our god as muslim, but the reason is because when it is regards to His 'zat' (characteristics), He would use the plural pronoun to refer to a form of power. Interpretations among scholars, both past and then, for instance, Ibn Jarir al-Tabari, Ibn al-Andalusi Athiyyah, Ibn Kathir, Muhammad Ali al-Sabuni and many others agree that it is meant to refer to Allah swt.

Alright, let us get back to our main topic. As we can see that this is the challenge and this challenge to reproduce the Koran was showed in three stages.

1. The whole Quran.

'''say: ' if the whole mankind and jinss were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support''' (Al-Isra verse 88)

2. Ten chapters.

"Or they may say "He forged it." say "Bring ye then ten surahs forged, like unto it, and call (to your aid) whomsoever ye can, other than Allah!-if ye speak the truth!" (Hud verse 13)

3. One chapter.

"And if ye in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Surah like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (if there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true" (Al-Baqara verse 23)

To be continue....

*guys, that's all for "The Quran Being Divine: Part 1" from me. I need to take a rest. It's already 4.03, Friday in the morning. I'll continue for second part after solat jumaat k. If I'm still have the strength to continue before solat jumaat, I will continue. ^^


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