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PostSubject: The Amazing Quran   Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:16 am



Calling the Qur'an amazing is not something done
only by Muslims, who have an appreciation for the book and who are pleased with
it; it has been labeled amazing by non-Muslims as well. In fact, even people who
hate Islam very much have still called it amazing.






One thing which surprises non-Muslims who are
examining the book very closely is that the Qur'an does not appear to them to be
what they expected. What they assume is that they have an old book which came
fourteen centuries ago from the Arabian desert; and they expect that the book
should look something like that - an old book from the desert. And then they
find out that it does not resemble what they expected at all. Additionally, one
of the first things that some people assume is that because it is an old book
which comes from the desert, it should talk about the desert. Well the Qur'an
does talk about the desert - some of its imagery describes the desert; but it
also talks about the sea - what it's like to be in a storm on the sea.
Some years ago, the story came to us in Toronto
about a man who was in the merchant marine and made his living on the sea. A
Muslim gave him a translation of the Qur'an to read. The merchant marine knew
nothing about the history of Islam but was interested in reading the Qur'an.
When he finished reading it, he brought it back to the Muslim and asked, "This
Muhammed, was he a sailor?" He was impressed at how accurately the Qur'an
describes a storm on a sea. When he was told, "No as a matter of fact, Muhammed
lived in the desert," that was enough for him. He embraced Islam on the spot. He
was so impressed with the Qur'an's description because he had been in a storm on
the sea, and he knew that whoever had written that description had also been in
a storm on the sea. The description of "a wave, over it a wave, over it clouds"
was not what someone imagining a storm on a sea to be like would have written;
rather, it was written by someone who knew what a storm on the sea was like.
This is one example of how the Qur'an is not tied to a certain place and time.
Certainly, the scientific ideas expressed in it also do not seem to originate
from the desert fourteen centuries ago.
Many centuries before the onset of Muhammed's
prophethood, there was a well-known theory of atomism advanced by the Greek
philosopher, Democritus. He and the people who came after him assumed that
matter consists of tiny, indestructible, indivisible particles called atoms. The
Arabs too, used to deal in the same concept; in fact, the Arabic word dharrah
commonly referred to the smallest particle known to man. Now, modern science has
discovered that this smallest unit of matter (i.e., the atom, which has all of
the same properties as its element) can be split into its component parts. This
is a new idea, a development of the last century; yet, interestingly enough,
this information had already been documented in the Qur'an which states:
" He [i.e., Allah] is aware of an atom's weight in
the heavens and on the earth and even anything smaller than that..."
Undoubtedly, fourteen centuries ago that statement
would have looked unusual, even to an Arab. For him, the dharrah was the
smallest thing there was. Indeed, this is proof, that the Qur'an is not
outdated.
Another example of what one might expect to find in
an "old book" that touches upon the subject of health or medicine is outdated
remedies or cures. Various historical sources state that the Prophet gave some
advice about health and hygiene, yet most of these pieces of advice are not
contained in the Qur'an. At first glance, to the non-Muslims this appears to be
a negligent omission. They cannot understand why Allah would not "include" such
helpful information in the Qur'an. Some Muslims attempt to explain this absence
with the following argument: "Although the Prophet's advice was sound and
applicable to the time in which he lived, Allah, in His infinite wisdom, knew
that there would come later medical and scientific advances which would make the
Prophet's advice appear outdated. When later discoveries occurred, people might
say that such information contradicted that which the Prophet had given. Thus,
since Allah would never allow any opportunity for the non-Muslims to claim that
the Qur'an contradicts itself or the teachings of the Prophet, He only included
in the Qur'an information and examples which could stand the test of
time."
However, when one examines the true realities of
the Qur'an in terms of its existence as a divine revelation, the entire matter
is quickly brought into its proper perspective, and the error in such
argumentation becomes clear and understandable. It must be understood that the
Qur'an is a divine revelation, and as such, all information in it is of divine
origin. Allah revealed the Qur'an from Himself. It is the words of Allah, which
existed before creation, and thus nothing can be added, subtracted or altered.
In essence, the Qur'an existed and was complete before the creation of Prophet
Muhammed, so it could not possibly contain any of the Prophet's own words or
advice. An inclusion of such information would clearly contradict the purpose
for which the Qur'an exists, compromise its authority and render it inauthentic
as a divine revelation.
Consequently, there was no "home remedies" in the
Qur'an which one could claim to be outdated; nor does it contain any man's view
about what is beneficial to health, what food is best to eat, or what will cure
this or that disease. In fact, the Qur'an only mentions one item dealing with
medical treatment, and it is not in dispute by anyone. It states that in honey
there is healing. And certainly, I do not think that there is anyone who will
argue with that!
If one assumes that the Qur'an is the product of a
man's mind, then one would expect it to reflect some of what was going on in the
mind of the man who "composed" it. In fact, certain encyclopedias and various
books clam that the Qur'an was the product of hallucinations that Muhammed
underwent. If these claims are true - if it indeed originated from some
psychological problems in Muhammed's mind - then evidence of this would be
apparent in the Qur'an. Is there such evidence? In order to determine whether or
not there is, one must first identify what things would have been going on in
his mind at that time and then search for these thoughts and reflections in the
Qur'an
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PostSubject: Re: The Amazing Quran   Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Amazing Quran   Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:41 pm

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