Lesson 12: The Everlasting Miracle of the Prophet of Islam
In The Name Of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The Holy Qur'an is the everlasting miracle of our great Prophet, and learned people who have heard and reflected on its verses know that they are not the words of Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.W.), but the words of Allah. When knowledgeable and truth-seeking people hear the Qur'an and think about its verses, they find that the Qur'an is the word of Allah and they learn about what a special relationship Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) had with Allah that such beautiful and meaningful words were brought through him. Allah states in the Holy Qur'an: If in this Qur'an -which we sent, you imagine or doubt that this is the word of Allah and believe that it might be the work of an ordinary human being, then write a verse equal to one of the verses in the Qur'an. Allah also states, “If all men gathered together and worked together they could never write a book like the Qur'an.”
Truly, no one can produce words like the Qur'an because no matter how intelligent and skilled they are, they are still the creation of Allah and do not have His power or proficiency and cannot perform the special works of Allah. For this reason, no one has been able to write a book like the Qur'an and no one ever will.
The Qur'an, this Book of human guidance and great everlasting miracle of Allah's Prophet, Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.W.), is at our service. We must recognize its power and pay our respect to it, read it, and learn through the guidance of the Divine prophets and religious scholars and accept its leadership and this vital Heavenly Book with its outlines for living, so that in the next world we may have salvation and blessings.
Many stories of people's past are told in the Holy Qur'an so that we may learn a lesson from their lives and from these Divine lessons learn the lesson of life.
1. What is meant by the everlasting miracle of the Prophet?
2. What do the truth-seeking people learn from the Qur'an?
3. How do we know that the Prophet of Allah revealed the Qur'an?
4. What has Allah said about the fact that the Qur'an is a miracle?
5. How is it proved that the Qur'an is the word of Allah?
6. Is it possible for someone to write a book like the Qur'an?
7 How can we pay respect to (or honor) the Qur'an?