The Glorious Qur'an is a Book whose verses are firmly arranged then distinguished from the All-wise, the All-aware. (11 :1)
Almighty Allah has revealed to His servant and messenger (peace be upon him and his progeny) that he may be a warner to the worlds.
A Book We have sent down to thee that thou mayest lead men out from the darkness into the light, by their Lord's permission, to the way of the All-mighty, the All-laudable. ( Qur'an, 14:11)
The Glorious Qur'an is Allah's eternal message, His clear testimony, final argument, undeniable proof and His eternal living miracle which He has given to the last of His messengers and the Best of His creatures - Muhammad ibn `Abdillah (peace be upon him and his progeny) -as an evidence verifying his prophethood, a proof of his apostleship and a light guiding mankind to the firm religion of Allah and a guide leading towards the right path.
If you be in doubt about what We have sent down to Our servant (Muhammad) then produce a chapter like it, and call your witnesses other than Allah, if you be truthful. (Qur'an, 2:23)
This booklet -The Living Miracle -has been written by Br. Yusuf Fadhl in English, dealing with some subjects to do with the miracles of the Holy Qur'an and with some virtues of the everlasting message of Allah in a very appropriate form. His reason is to write as it may be understood by the English readers, taking into account their present way of living, their circumstances, affiliations and their educational and religious needs as is obvious from the explanation. And this is a straight presentation.
This booklet was first published in England, and our Organization has reprinted it many times; and during this period we received a criticism of it from Br. I. M. Noorani of Karachi (Pakistan). He pointed out to us the errors, ambiguity and obscure point appearing in it.
In this edition, we have tried to make corrections as far as possible in consideration of the size of the booklet and its general printing.
We would like to thank the learned brother for his eager sincerity towards the religion and knowledge.
Now we reprint this booklet in modified and revised edition. Finally, it is Almighty Allah, from Whom we rely for success, achievement, help and support, for surely He is the best Lord and the best Helper.
WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR ISLAMIC SERVICES,
(Board of Writing, Translation and Publication)
Muharram 1, 1400 A. H.
November 24, 1,979 A. D.