The Miracle of The Quran      Bashar A. Shala      Ramadan 1425
?“What is a “Miracle            ‫المعجزة‬An Extraordinary EventA Devine SourceCan not be replicated by humans.– The Arabic...
?“What is a “Miracle            ‫المعجزة‬Comes to challenge people in a matterthey have mastered– Musa’s (PBUH) miracles c...
The Miracle of The QuranThe Quran is a miracle that is notlimited by place and time.The Quran combines The Message andThe ...
The Miracle of The Quran The Devine Source Could not have been scripted by The Prophet PBUH  – The illiterate ProphetAnd y...
The Miracle of The QuranThe Devine SourceCould not have been scripted by TheProphet PBUH– Quran was not revealed according...
The Miracle of The Quran   The Devine Source   Disagreement with some of   The Prophet’s actions.[1] (The Prophet) frowned...
The Miracle of The QuranThe Devine SourceCould not have been scriptedby The Prophet PBUH – Disagreement with some   of The...
The Miracle of The Quran The Devine Source Could not have been scripted by The Prophet PBUH  – Disagreement with some    o...
The Miracle of The Quran   ChallengingSay: "If the whole of mankindand Jinns were to gathertogether to produce the like of...
The Miracle of The Quran   Challenging[13] Or they may say, "He forgedit." Say, "Bring you then tenSuras forged, like unto...
The Miracle of The Quran   Challenging in MeccaOr do they say, "He forgedit?" Say: "Bring then a Suralike unto it, and cal...
The Miracle of The Quran   Challenging in MadinaAnd if you are in doubt as towhat We have revealed fromtime to time to Our...
Alif-Lâm-Râ. (Thisis) a Book, theVerses whereof areperfected (in everysphere ofknowledge), andthen explained indetail from...
The Miracle of The QuranThe Language of the Quran– The Arabic Language: The richest in  vocabulary.– The most derivative f...
The Miracle of The Quran192] Verily this is aRevelation from theLord of the worlds:[193] With it came downthe Trustworthy ...
‫يوسف 21 : 2‬‫طه 02 : 311‬ ‫الزمر 93 : 82‬                 ‫الرعد 31 : 73‬
‫الزخرف 34 : 3‬     ‫فصلت 14 : 3‬‫الحقاف 64 : 21‬                 ‫الشورى 24 : 7‬
The Miracle of The QuranThe Language of the Quran– No word can replace another.– Al-Asma’y‫ل ل‬ّ ‫و س رق و س رقة ف طع أ دي...
The Miracle of The QuranNo word can replace another..."O my son! I see in visionthat I offer thee insacrifice: now see wha...
The Miracle of The QuranThe Beautiful Internal Rhythm of Quran
The Miracle of The QuranThe Rhythm is appropriate to the meaning.        42-24 : 80 ‫عبس‬
The Miracle of The Quran   The Rhythm is appropriate to the meaning.O you who believe! what isthe matter with you, that,wh...
The Miracle of The Quran Each word and letter has a purpose.O my son! establish regularprayer, enjoin what is just,and for...
The Miracle of The Quran…kill not your children on aplea of poverty - We providesustenance for you and forthem… 151 : 6‫ال...
The Miracle of The Quran   : 42   ‫الشورى‬             43
Repeated syllables, repeated actions
Repeated syllables, repeated actions
Parables of the QuranTimeless.Accurately portraits the idea and goalbehind it.Understood regardless of cultural orethnic b...
Parables of the Quran"`And made the moon a lightin their midst, and made thesun as a (Glorious) Lamp?… 16 : 71‫نوح‬ "`Bles...
Parables of the QuranO ye who believe! Cancel notyour charity by reminders ofyour generosity or by injury,like those who s...
Parables of the QuranAnd the likeness of those whospend their substance, seekingto please Allah and tostrengthen their sou...
Parables of the QuranThe parable of those who takeprotectors other than Allah isthat of the Spider, who builds(to itself) ...
Parables of the Quran175- Relate to them the story ofthe man to whom We sent OurSigns, but he passed them by: soSatan foll...
Parables of the QuranThere are among men somewho serve Allah, as it were, onthe verge: if good befalls them,they are, ther...
Alif-Lâm-Râ. (Thisis) a Book, theVerses whereof areperfected (in everysphere ofknowledge), andthen explained indetail from...
Themes in The QuranSura Al-Kahf ‫سورة الكهف‬Four Stories– The Youth of The Cave.– The Two Friends, one of wealth and  arro...
Themes in The QuranSura Al-Kahf ‫سورة الكهف‬             ‫ف‬  ‫أن النبي صلى ال عليه وسلم قال “من حفظ عشر آيات‬‫من أول سورة...
Themes in The QuranSura Al-Kahf ‫سورة الكهف‬Four Stories – The Youth of The Cave.    Trials by religious persecution.– The...
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  1. 1. The Miracle of The Quran Bashar A. Shala Ramadan 1425
  2. 2. ?“What is a “Miracle ‫المعجزة‬An Extraordinary EventA Devine SourceCan not be replicated by humans.– The Arabic root of the word ‫عجز‬Challenging.Comes after beginning of Prophecy(Message).
  3. 3. ?“What is a “Miracle ‫المعجزة‬Comes to challenge people in a matterthey have mastered– Musa’s (PBUH) miracles challenged Magic.– Issa’s (PBUH) miracles challenged Medicine.– Muhammad’s (PBUH) miracle challenged the Language Arts of the Arabs. Khaled bin Uqba or Al-Walid bin Al-Mugira “..these are not the words of a human..” Islam of Umar
  4. 4. The Miracle of The QuranThe Quran is a miracle that is notlimited by place and time.The Quran combines The Message andThe Miracle at the same time.The Miracle of the Quran goes beyondlanguage into many aspects.
  5. 5. The Miracle of The Quran The Devine Source Could not have been scripted by The Prophet PBUH – The illiterate ProphetAnd you were not (able) torecite a Book before this(Book came), nor were you(able) to transcribe it withyour right hands: in thatcase, indeed, would the 48 : 29 ‫العنكبوت‬talkers of vanities havedoubted.
  6. 6. The Miracle of The QuranThe Devine SourceCould not have been scripted by TheProphet PBUH– Quran was not revealed according to the request and the needs of the Prophet PBUH The Falsehood Event ‫( الفك‬A whole month waiting)
  7. 7. The Miracle of The Quran The Devine Source Disagreement with some of The Prophet’s actions.[1] (The Prophet) frowned and turned away,[2] Because there came to him the blind man(interrupting).[3] But what could tell you but that perchance hemight grow (in spiritual understanding)?[4] Or that he might receive admonition, and theteaching might benefit him?[5] As to one who regards himself as self-sufficient,[6] To him you attend;[7] Though it is no blame on you if he grow not(in spiritual understanding).[8] But as to him who came to you striving 48 : 29 ‫العنكبوت‬earnestly, 1 : 66: 80 ‫عبس‬ 10-1 ‫التحريم‬[9] And with fear (in his heart),[10] Of him you were unmindful.
  8. 8. The Miracle of The QuranThe Devine SourceCould not have been scriptedby The Prophet PBUH – Disagreement with some of The Prophet’s actions.O Prophet! Why do you hold tobe forbidden that which Allahhas made lawful to you? Youseek to please your wives butAllah is Oft-Forgiving, MostMerciful. 1 : 66 ‫التحريم‬
  9. 9. The Miracle of The Quran The Devine Source Could not have been scripted by The Prophet PBUH – Disagreement with some of The Prophet’s actions.It is not fitting for a Prophet thathe should have prisoners of waruntil he has thoroughly subduedthe land. You look for thetemporal goods of this world;but Allah looks to the Hereafter:and Allah is Exalted in might,Wise. 67 : 8 ‫النفال‬
  10. 10. The Miracle of The Quran ChallengingSay: "If the whole of mankindand Jinns were to gathertogether to produce the like ofthis Qur-an they could notproduce the like thereof, even ifthey backed up each other with 88 : 17 ‫السراء‬help and support.
  11. 11. The Miracle of The Quran Challenging[13] Or they may say, "He forgedit." Say, "Bring you then tenSuras forged, like unto it, andcall (to your aid) whomsoeveryou can, other than Allah! if youspeak the truth![14] "If then they (your falsegods) answer not your (call),know you that this Revelation issent down (replete) with theknowledge of Allah, and thatthere is no god but He! Will youeven then submit (to Islam)?" 14-13 : 11 ‫هود‬
  12. 12. The Miracle of The Quran Challenging in MeccaOr do they say, "He forgedit?" Say: "Bring then a Suralike unto it, and call (to youraid) anyone you can besidesAllah, if it be you speak thetruth!" 38 : 10 ‫يونس‬
  13. 13. The Miracle of The Quran Challenging in MadinaAnd if you are in doubt as towhat We have revealed fromtime to time to Our servant,then produce a Sura likethereunto; and call yourwitnesses or helpers (if thereare any) besides Allah, if 23 : 2 ‫البقرة‬your (doubts) are true.
  14. 14. Alif-Lâm-Râ. (Thisis) a Book, theVerses whereof areperfected (in everysphere ofknowledge), andthen explained indetail from One(Allâh) Who is All- 1 : 11 ‫هود‬Wise Well-Acquainted (with allthings).
  15. 15. The Miracle of The QuranThe Language of the Quran– The Arabic Language: The richest in vocabulary.– The most derivative from one root. (40 words vs. 12 for English)– Poetic Language: An art mastered by Arabs before Islam. They hung poems on Ka’aba.
  16. 16. The Miracle of The Quran192] Verily this is aRevelation from theLord of the worlds:[193] With it came downthe Trustworthy Spiritof Faith and Truth,[194] To ypur heart andmind, that you mayadmonish (them)[195] In the perspicuousArabic tongue. : 26195-192 ‫الشعراء‬
  17. 17. ‫يوسف 21 : 2‬‫طه 02 : 311‬ ‫الزمر 93 : 82‬ ‫الرعد 31 : 73‬
  18. 18. ‫الزخرف 34 : 3‬ ‫فصلت 14 : 3‬‫الحقاف 64 : 21‬ ‫الشورى 24 : 7‬
  19. 19. The Miracle of The QuranThe Language of the Quran– No word can replace another.– Al-Asma’y‫ل ل‬ّ ‫و س رق و س رقة ف طع أ ديهم جز ء بم كسب نك ل من ّ و‬ُ ‫.. َال ّا ِ ُ َال ّا ِ َ ُ َاقْ َ ُوا َيْ ِ َ ُ َا َ َا ً ِ َا َ َ َا َ َا ً ِ َ ا ِ َا‬ 38 : 5 ‫المائدة‬
  20. 20. The Miracle of The QuranNo word can replace another..."O my son! I see in visionthat I offer thee insacrifice: now see what isthy view!" (the son) said:"O my father! do as thouart commanded 102 : 37 ‫الصافات‬ Behold, Yusuf said to his father: "O my father! I did see eleven stars and the sun and the moon: I saw them prostrate themselves to me!" 4 : 12 ‫يوسف‬
  21. 21. The Miracle of The QuranThe Beautiful Internal Rhythm of Quran
  22. 22. The Miracle of The QuranThe Rhythm is appropriate to the meaning. 42-24 : 80 ‫عبس‬
  23. 23. The Miracle of The Quran The Rhythm is appropriate to the meaning.O you who believe! what isthe matter with you, that,when you are asked to goforth in the Cause of Allah,you cling heavily to theearth? Do you prefer the lifeof this world to theHereafter? But little is thecomfort of this life, ascompared with the Hereafter. 38 : 9 ‫التوبة‬
  24. 24. The Miracle of The Quran Each word and letter has a purpose.O my son! establish regularprayer, enjoin what is just,and forbid what is wrong;and bear with patientconstancy whatever afflictsyou; for this is firmness (ofpurpose) in (the conduct of) 17 : 31 ‫لقمان‬affairs.But indeed if any showpatience and forgive, thatwould truly be an exercise ofcourageous will andresolution in the conduct of 43 : 42 ‫الشورى‬affairs.
  25. 25. The Miracle of The Quran…kill not your children on aplea of poverty - We providesustenance for you and forthem… 151 : 6‫النعام‬Kill not your children for fearof poverty: We shall providesustenance for them as well : 42 ‫الشورى‬as for you. Verily the killing 31 : 17 ‫السراء‬ 43of them is a great sin.
  26. 26. The Miracle of The Quran : 42 ‫الشورى‬ 43
  27. 27. Repeated syllables, repeated actions
  28. 28. Repeated syllables, repeated actions
  29. 29. Parables of the QuranTimeless.Accurately portraits the idea and goalbehind it.Understood regardless of cultural orethnic background.
  30. 30. Parables of the Quran"`And made the moon a lightin their midst, and made thesun as a (Glorious) Lamp?… 16 : 71‫نوح‬ "`Blessed is He Who made constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light; … 61 : 25‫الفرقان‬
  31. 31. Parables of the QuranO ye who believe! Cancel notyour charity by reminders ofyour generosity or by injury,like those who spend theirsubstance to be seen of men,but believe neither in Allah norin the Last Day. They are inParable like a hard barren rock,on which is a little soil; on itfalls heavy rain, which leaves it(just) a bare stone. They will beable to do nothing with whatthey have earned. And Allahguides not those who rejectFaith. 264 : 2‫البقرة‬
  32. 32. Parables of the QuranAnd the likeness of those whospend their substance, seekingto please Allah and tostrengthen their souls, is as agarden, high (elevated ground)and fertile; heavy rain falls on itbut makes it yield a doubleincrease of harvest, and if itreceives not heavy rain, lightmoisture suffices it. Allah seeswell whatever you do . 265 : 2 ‫البقرة‬
  33. 33. Parables of the QuranThe parable of those who takeprotectors other than Allah isthat of the Spider, who builds(to itself) a house; but truly theflimsiest of houses is theSpiders house; if they butknew. . 41 : 29 ‫العنكبوت‬ The Structural Weakness The Family Life Weakness
  34. 34. Parables of the Quran175- Relate to them the story ofthe man to whom We sent OurSigns, but he passed them by: soSatan followed him up, and hewent astray.176- If it had been Our Will, Weshould have elevated him with OurSigns; but he inclined to the earth,and followed his own vain desires.His similitude is that of a dog: ifyou attack him, he pants, or if youleave him alone, he (still) pants.That is the similitude of those whoreject Our Signs; so relate thestory; perchance they mayreflect. . . 176 : 29 ‫العنكبوت‬
  35. 35. Parables of the QuranThere are among men somewho serve Allah, as it were, onthe verge: if good befalls them,they are, therewith, wellcontent; but if a trial comes tothem, they turn on their faces;they lose both this world andthe Hereafter: that is loss for allto see! . 11 : 22 ‫الحج‬
  36. 36. Alif-Lâm-Râ. (Thisis) a Book, theVerses whereof areperfected (in everysphere ofknowledge), andthen explained indetail from One(Allâh) Who is All- 1 : 11 ‫هود‬Wise Well-Acquainted (with allthings).
  37. 37. Themes in The QuranSura Al-Kahf ‫سورة الكهف‬Four Stories– The Youth of The Cave.– The Two Friends, one of wealth and arrogance, then denial of the day of judgment.– Musa (PBUH) and the Knowledgeable Man.– Thi Al-Quarnayn ‫ : ذي القرنين‬The mighty righteous King.
  38. 38. Themes in The QuranSura Al-Kahf ‫سورة الكهف‬ ‫ف‬ ‫أن النبي صلى ال عليه وسلم قال “من حفظ عشر آيات‬‫من أول سورة الكهف عُصِم من الدجال” صحيح مسلم‬Those who memories ten verses of thebeginning of Al-Kahf will be protected fromthe False Massaiah (Fitna-Trials andTribulations).
  39. 39. Themes in The QuranSura Al-Kahf ‫سورة الكهف‬Four Stories – The Youth of The Cave. Trials by religious persecution.– The Two Friends, one of wealth and arrogance. Trials by wealth.– Musa (PBUH) and the Knowledgeable Man. Trial by knowledge.– Thi Al-Quarnayn : The mighty righteous King. Trials by Might and Power

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