Sunday, August 30, 2009

Qur'an and Miracles

Font sizeQur’an is the holy book of Islam, as the word of Allah and a miracle. The Qur'an has been created miraculously as a revelation from Allah (God), as a perfect copy of what was written in heaven and existed there from all eternity.

Therefore the verses of the book are referred to as ayat, which also means "a miracle" in the Arabic language. It is believed that the Qur'an as we know it today is the same as was revealed to Muhammad in the year 610. The Qur'an itself gives an open challenge for anyone who denies its claimed divine origin to produce a text like it.

The miracles in the Qur’an can be classified into three distinct categories:

• Inimitability

• scientific miracles

• prophecies


Inimitability is the theological and literary term for the matchless nature of the Qur'anic discourse. The insuperable literary style of the Qur'an is a proof of its divine origin, claiming that the Qur'an is written in a perfect, inimitable style that cannot be matched by human endeavor.

Scientific Miracles:

The belief that Qur'an had prophesied scientific theories and discoveries has become a strong and wide-spread belief in the contemporary Islamic world; these prophecies are often provided as a proof of the divine origin of the Qur'an. The scientific facts in the Qur'an exist in different subjects, including creation, astronomy, the animal and vegetables kingdom, and human reproduction.


Qur'an mentions events which were yet to come. These studies argue that such prophecies show another proof of the divine origin of Qur'an. For example, Islamic scholars believe that the Qur'an had predicted the eventual defeat of the Persians by the Romans in the 620s.

So make Quran Recitation a habit and devote some time to join Islamic school to learn the meaning of Qur’an.