A Short Introduction To The Quran Religion Essay
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Muslims regard Islam as a total ideology of life, and Al-Qur'an is the holy book consists of universal message for entire humanity. It's a source of life guidance, solution, healing and mercy for believers.
"Alif-Lâm-Râ. A book which We have revealed unto you (O Muhammad SAW) in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness (of disbelief and polytheism) into light (of belief in the Oneness of Allah and Islamic Monotheism) by their Lord's Leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praise." [Ibrahîm: 1]
The Qur'an is an sources of wide range knowledge includes civilization, morals, social justice, administration, leadership, economics, spiritualism, marriage, family. This Book promotes personality development through parables and metaphors.
"We have indeed sent down (in this Quran) manifest Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, lawful and unlawful things, and the set boundries of Islamic religion, etc. that make things clear showing the Right Path of Allah). And Allah guides whom He wills to a Straight Path (i.e. to Allahs religion of Islamic Monotheism)." [An-Nuur: 46]
"Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding. It (the Qur'an) is not a forged statement but a confirmation of that which was before it and a detailed explanation of everything and a guide and a mercy for the people who believe." [Yusuf: 111]
The Holy Qur'an is a divine scripture that was revealed in the Arabic language over fourteen centuries ago.
"We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an, in order that ye may learn wisdom." [Yusuf:2]"
"Do they not then consider the Quran carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions." [An-Niisa:82]
Tawheed (Oneness of God) comes first, however the Qur'an use "We" which refers to God himself. It does not suggest plurality; rather it presents the highest status in the language. Arabic, Persia, English, Hebrew and many other languages use term "We" to address royal figure, highest status, and dignity.
The Qur'an are evidently self-explanatory. Speaking of authenticity of the Qur'an, this book has presented its own answer and challenges to the unbelievers through several verses.
"Alif-Lâm-Râ. These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings." [Al-Hijr:1]
"Say: "If the mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur'ân, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another." [Al-Isrâ': 88]
"And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then produce a Sura like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true." [Al-Baqarah: 23]
"Or do they say: "He (Muhammad SAW) has forged it?" Say: "Bring then a Sûrah (chapter) like unto it, and call upon whomsoever you can, besides Allâh, if you are truthful!" [Yûnus: 38]
"Or they say, "He (Prophet Muhammad SAW) forged it (the Qur'an)." Say: "Bring you then ten forged Sûrah (chapters) like unto it, and call whomsoever you can, other than Allâh (to your help), if you speak the truth!" [Hûd: 13]
During lifetime of Prophet (pbuh), the Idolators' claim that the Qur'an was taught by a human, they referred to a foreign (i.e., non-Arab) man who lived among them as the servant of some of Quraysh clan who used to sell goods by As-Safa. They claim that possibly the Prophet (pbuh) used to sit with him sometimes and talk to him a little. However he was a foreigner who did not know much Arabic, only enough simple phrases to answer questions when he had to. So in refutation of their claims of fabrication, Allah said:
"And indeed We know that they (polytheists and pagans) say: "It is only a human being who teaches him. The tongue of the man they refer to is foreign, while this (the Qur'an) is (in) a clear Arabic tongue." [An-Nahl: 103]
In "The Choice: Islam and Christianity Vol. 2" by Ahmad Deedat, the Arab Christians in the Middle East had a try to produce Qur'anic verse alike, not to be outsmart, launched -a sixteen-year project lately and generated selected portions of the New Testament in Arabic, with a large verses adopting of words and phrases word to word from the Arabic Qur'an. In this brassy plagiarism, every chapter of this new Arabic New Testament of theirs begin with the first verse of the Holy Qur'an -
"In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful." [Al-Fatiha: 1]
None has been capable to produce Qur'anic alike, not even a single verse. Thousands people memorized the Qur'an during the lifetime of the Prophet (pbuh), then this memorization went across from teacher to student, from one nation to another, from generation after generation. Today there are over nine million Muslim living worldwide. Every single Muslim has memorized at least several parts of the Quran in the original Arabic that it was manifested in over fourteen centuries ago; word to word, and many who have completely memorized the entire Qur'an in Arabic, Prophet (pbuh) did fourteen centuries ago.
Finally â€¦"And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colors. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge." [Ar-Ruum: 22]
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