Bismillahiramanirrahim. Assalamualaikum wbt.
Alright, lets continue for part 2.
note: read from the first part (The Quran Being Divine: Part 1) so that you will understand better and it is easier for you to see the chronological of the facts.
At the time of Prophet Muhammad saw (PBUH), there are many of Quraishee poets tried to copy the Quran and yet, they end up with nothing and failed to do so. At the time of the Quran was revealed, there's no single person at that particular time had successfully imitate it. Even now, there's no one had done so. No matter how great that person, another person could imitate his or her style of writing. For instance, Shakespeare. His style of writing had been imitate by our modern poets, but for the Quran, none of them capable to do so.
If you read carefully about the Quran literacy form, you will see the difference between the Quran literacy form and Arabic poetry. In facts, the Quran is not a poetry.
"the Meccans still demanded of him a miracle, and with remarkable boldness and self confidence Muhammad appealed as a supreme confirmation of his mission to the Quran itself. Like all Arabs they were connoisseurs of language and rhetoric. Well, then if the Quran were his own composition other man could rival it. Let them produce ten verses like it, If they could not (and it is obvious that they could not), then let them accept the Quran as an outstanding evidential miracle" ~ Professor and Arabist Hamilton Gibb.
Now, we came to a part of the Quran vs science. The Quran which was revealed about 1400 years ago already states about the formation of the universe and our modern western scientist support it with their research, studies and discovery not that long ago.
Take one example, the creation of the earth and the heaven (langit dan bumi) were stated in the holy Quran.
"Lo! your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself upon the Throne, directing all things. There is no intercessor (with Him) save after His permission. That is Allah, your Lord , so worship Him. Oh will ye not remind?" (Yunus verse 3)
*note: if you notice that in this translation the first letter of the word 'Days' was in capital letter. I'm not doing so in purpose, it is already with the capital letter in the Quran translation and it is refers to 6 periods of time. You might go for translation in Bahasa Melayu, and you will find out like this; "...Allah yang menjadikan langit dan bumi dalam enam masa kemudian Dia bersemayam di atas Arasy mentadbirkan segala urusan. ...."
So, don't get confuse, it does not refers to 6 days, but it refers to 6 periods of time.
To make it clear so that you won't get confuse by the word 'Days', in Arabic, the word 'Yaum' bring the definition of day, but in all of these 6 ayat (Yunus verse 3, Al-A'raaf verse 54, Furqaan verse 59, As Sajdah verse 4, Qaf verse 38 and Al Hadiid verse 4), Allah swt used the word 'Ayyam' which is more accurately bring the definitions of 'period of time'.
In 1929, Edwin Hubble in which he is an American astronomer has discovered evidence that the universe began with a big explosion (big bang theory) and this great explosion is what seperates all of the body that was originally from one, seperated by a burst from each other. BUT, the Quran already states about this more than 1400 years ago. Even the smartest person in the world, the great scientist, Albert Einstein made a mistake which not even we, but Albert Einstein himself regarded that it is the biggest mistake of his career when he was initially believes that the universe had no beginning.
There's many more ayat that shows how this ayat go parallel with the theories proposed by science.
One last example.
"He had created the earth and heavens with truth. He maketh night to succeed day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He contraineth the sun and the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the Forgiver?" (Az-Zumar verse 5)
The words that say 'night to succeed day' and 'day to succeed night' is very important because the Arabic word that has been used is 'takwir' = 'membalut' or in english means 'make a wrap things' which is used to tell that 'night wrap day and day wrap night'. This particular information actually tells the exact form of the earth. and this 'wrap' thing will only happen if the earth is in the form of 'sphere'.
See, it's already stated in the Quran that the earth is in the form of sphere even though at that time an astronomies believes that the earth is flat.
That's all for this entry. Enjoy reading, and observe. ^^
"Will they not then ponder on the Quran? If it had been from other than Allah they would have ound therein much incongruity." (An-Nisa verse 82)