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Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

The Prophets and Messengers sent to mankind were given miracles by Allah, in order to strengthen their dawah. Thus Musa alaihi salam was able to divide the sea with a strike of his staff, Isa was able to mould birds from clay which then became alive by Allah’s permission. So what was the miracle given to the last prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam? It is a miracle which, unlike the parting of the sea, is not experienced by only a group of people, but by the whole humanity until the Last Day. It is the Quran, the direct speech of Allah. Wait, let me repeat that, Quran is the direct speech of Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. I don’t think we really understand the significance of this fact, otherwise we would treat the Quran differently. We would be reading the Quran 24/7, trying to figure out what the Creator is saying in His own words! Let us see some of the proofs from the Quran and sunnah of the uncreated nature of the Quran, in order to strengthen our belief in it in sha Allah.

The obvious meaning of the word ‘speech’: We take the obvious meanings of words, unless explicitly mentioned otherwise in the texts. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in the Quran:

وَإِنْ أَحَدٌ مِّنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ اسْتَجَارَكَ فَأَجِرْهُ حَتَّىٰ يَسْمَعَ كَلَامَ اللَّهِ

And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah. [9:6]

The Qur’an was sent down, and will be taken up again: It has come from Allah سبحانه وتعالى, and to Him it will return. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in the Quran:

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ

Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion upon His Servant . . . [25:1]

Also,

قُلْ نَزَّلَهُ رُوحُ الْقُدُسِ مِن رَّبِّكَ بِالْحَقِّ

Say, [O Muhammad], ‘The Pure Spirit has brought it down from your Lord in truth . . .’ [16:102]

The Prophet ﷺ said, ‘ . . . In one night the Book of Allah will be taken up until not a single verse from it will remain on the earth.’ [ibn Majah]

Allah’s challenge in the Quran to bring something like it. The challenge itself is proof that the Quran is not part of creation, since there can be nothing like it. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in the Quran:

قُل لَّئِنِ اجْتَمَعَتِ الْإِنسُ وَالْجِنُّ عَلَىٰ أَن يَأْتُوا بِمِثْلِ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنِ لَا يَأْتُونَ بِمِثْلِهِ وَلَوْ كَانَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ ظَهِيرًا

Say: ‘If humans and the jinn gather together to produce something similar to this Qur’aan, they will not bring anything similar to it, even if some of them helped each other.’ [17:88]

Also,

وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَىٰ عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُوا بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِ وَادْعُوا شُهَدَاءَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah if you should be truthful. [2:23]

Allah will punish those disbelievers who say Quran is the word of human being:

سَأُصْلِيهِ سَقَرَ       o   إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا قَوْلُ الْبَشَرِ   o   فَقَالَ إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ يُؤْثَرُ   o ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ

Then he turned back and was arrogant. And said, ‘This is not but magic imitated [from others]. This is not but the word of a human being.’ I will drive him into Saqar. [74:23-26]

Allah taught the Qur’an.6 Imam Ahmad used in his argument with the Caliph these verses in Surah Ar Rahman where Allah سبحانه وتعالى said:

عَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ o   الرَّحْمَٰنُ

The Most Merciful. Taught the Qur’an. [55:1-2]

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