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Qur'an, The Miracle of Islam!

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The Holy Qur’an is the everlasting miracle of Islam. It carries
amongst its words, meanings, explanations, and facts manifest proof of
the truthfulness of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an from the AllKnowing Creator, for all people and for all times.
The Qur’an is Allah’s everlasting miracle, by which He endorsed His
latest prophet: Muhammad (SAWS)2
. Allah (SWT)3 undertakes to
preserve it until the Day of Judgment to remain as a concrete proof that it
is the authentic revelation from the Lord of the worlds4
. The Qur’an is a
proof that addresses all people; each according to one’s understanding,
level of intelligence, and the amount of education received. Its greatness
and magnificent style touches the common people and the elites alike.
Even the eloquent persons fail to come up with a discourse like it. It
overwhelms scholars and wise people with its sublime logic together
with its precise scientific and historical signs. However, there is a joint
aspect between all those who listened to the Qur’an with both their hearts
and minds, and adopted its faith accordingly: It is this feeling of Allah’s
Majesty in the qur’anic discourse, and their inability to describe it or
determine its origin.

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Contents 1
Qu r ' a n , Th e M ir a cle
of I sla m !
Pr oof s of Scie n ce , H ist or y & Log ic
Qur'an, The Miracle of Islam! 2 Title: Qur'an, The Miracle ofIslam? Author: Dr. Nabil A. Haroun Edition: Third Date of Issuance: 2011 Copyright: All Rights Reserved Publisher: Dar AnNashr Liljami'at Deposit No.: 2011/10906 ISBN: 9789773163984 Code: 3/441 Warning :No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission. No part of this book may be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any from or by any means including electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. تﺎﻌﻣﺎﺠﻠﻟ ﴩﻨﻟا رادDar AnNashr Liljami'at  Egypt P.O. Box (130 M. Farid) Cairo 11518, Egypt Telefax: (00202) 4502812 Email: Darannshr@yahoo.com
Contents 3
Qu r ' a n , Th e M ir a cle
of I sla m !
Pr oof s of Scie n ce , H ist or y & Log ic
D r . N a b il A. H a r ou n
Qur'an, The Miracle of Islam! 4
ﻢﻴﺣﺮﻟا ﻦﻤﺣﺮﻟا ﻪـﻠـﻟا ﻢﺴﺑ
I n t h e N a m e of Alla h , t h eAll -
M e r cif u l, t h e Ev e r M e r cif u l
Con t e n t s
Contents 5
Pr eface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Pa r t I Lin g u ist ic I n im it a b ilit y
Chapt er 1 Qur 'an: Whose Speech is I t ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Chapt er 2 The Pr ophet and t he Rev elat ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9
Chapt er 3 The I nim it abilit y of t he QuranicRhet or ical
St y le . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5
Pa r t I I Qu r ' a n on Ea r t h a n d U n iv e r se
Chapt er 4 Univ er se and Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7
Chapt er 5 The Ear t h . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4
Pa r t I I I Qu r ' a n on Biolog y a n d M e d icin e
Chapt er 6 Liv ing Cr eat ur es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 7
Chapt er 7 Man’s Cr eat ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 3
Chapt er 8 Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 8
Chapt er 9 Public Healt h. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 1
Qur'an, The Miracle of Islam! 6 Pa r t I V Fu r t h e r Pr oof s
Chapt er 1 0 Gener al Scient ific Not ions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 9
Chapt er 1 1 Fact s of Hist or y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 6
Chapt er 1 2 Pr ophecies Fulfilled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 6
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Preface 7
1 I n t h e N a m e of Alla h , t h eM ost Be n e f ice n t , t h e M ost M e r cif u l
Pr e f a ce
 The Holy Qur’an is the everlasting miracle of Islam. It carries amongst its words, meanings, explanations, and facts manifest proof of the truthfulness of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an from the All Knowing Creator, for all people and for all times.
The Qur’an is Allah’s everlasting miracle, by which He endorsed His 2 3 latest prophet: Muhammad(SAWS). Allah(SWT)undertakes to preserve it until the Day of Judgment to remain as a concrete proof that it 4 is the authentic revelation from the Lord of the worlds . The Qur’an is a proof that addresses all people; each according to one’s understanding, level of intelligence, and the amount of education received. Its greatness and magnificent style touches the common people and the elites alike. Even the eloquent persons fail to come up with a discourse like it. It overwhelms scholars and wise people with its sublime logic together with its precise scientific and historical signs. However, there is a joint aspect between all those who listened to the Qur’an with both their hearts and minds, and adopted its faith accordingly: It is this feeling of Allah’s Majesty in the qur’anic discourse, and their inability to describe it or determine its origin.
The Holy Qur’an includes extremely precise referents and expressions, in addition to some prophecies, that exceed the human capability at the time
1 The word Allah is the Arabic term for God. Although the use of the word "Allah" is most often associated with Islam, it is not used exclusively by Muslims; Arab Christians and Arabic speaking Jews also use it to refer to the One God. The Arabic word expresses the unique characteristics of the One God more precisely than the English term. Whereas the word "Allah" has no plural form in Arabic, the English form does. Allah is the God worshipped by all Prophets, from Adam to Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. 2 SAWS =Salla Allah alayhe Wa Sallam[All Prayers and Peace of Allah be upon him]. 3 SWT =Suhanahu wa Ta'ala [Glorified and Exalted Be He]. 4 Mankind,jinnand all creation.
Qur'an, The Miracle of Islam! 8 of revelation and for centuries afterwards. This affirms the impossibility that such referents, expressions and prophecies were produced by a human being, and that their source is the AllKnowing Creator, the One Who has sustained and protected the universe from the beginning of time to eternity. Undoubtedly, there are some Qur’anic expressions that we do not yet know the true scientific significance of, but, with the progress of science, the concepts behind these expressions will be clarified (as was the case previously) so that future generations may have even more certainty.
Preamble  The Forgotten Ordinance Allah(SWT)addresses the Muslimummah(Muslim nation): Allah says what can be translated as,“You have been the most charitable nation brought out to mankind: you command 1 beneficence, and forbid maleficence, and believe in Allah…” (TMQ , 3:110). Allah says what can be translated as,“And thus We have made you a middle nation to be witnesses over mankind, and (for) the Messenger to be a witness over you…”(TMQ, 2:143). Allah says what can be translated as,“Surely (the ones) who keep back whatever supreme evidences and guidance We have sent down even after We have made them evident to mankind in the Book, Allah curses those (people), and the cursers (also) curse them.” (TMQ, 2:159).Then, Allah(SWT)addresses His Prophet(SAWS):Allah says what can be translated as,“Say, “O you mankind, surely I am the Messenger of Allah to you altogether…” (TMQ, 7:158). Allah says what can be translated as,“And in no way have We sent you except as a constant bearer of good tidings and a constant warner to
1 TMQ = Translation of the Meaning of the Qur'an. This translation is for the realized meaning, so far, of the stated (Surah:Ayah) of the Qur'an. Reading the translated meaning of the Qur'an can never replace reading it in Arabic, the language in which it was revealed.
Preface 9 the whole of mankind; but most of mankind do not know.” (TMQ, 34:28). Allah says what can be translated as,“O you Messenger, proclaim whatever has been sent down to you from your Lord; and in case you do not perform (that), then in no way have you proclaimed His Message; and Allah safeguards you from mankind...” (TMQ, 5:67).The Prophet(SAWS)He alsoconveyed the Qur’an and taught it to us. detailed its outline, cleared its features, and embodied it in hissunnah(the Prophet’s tradition) as a practical live model to be followed until the Day of Judgment: Allah says what can be translated as,“…and We have sent down to you (i.e. the prophet) the Remembrance that you may make evident to mankind what has been sent down (ever since) and that possibly they would meditate.” (TMQ, 16:44).
The Prophet(SAWS) said, “I leave behind two things for you; if you follow them you will not go astray: Allah’s Book and my Sunnah 1 (tradition). They will never separate until they come to the fount .” [Al Hakim].
The Prophet(SAWS)ordered, urged, and made us love to strive and guide all the people to the light of Islam:
2 “Tell on my behalf, even if it were only anayah(of Qur’an or perhaps of Prophetic traditions)”. [AlBukhary].
“It is incumbent upon those who are present to inform those who are absent ; perhaps the present might inform that who can comprehend better than him.” [Agreed upon].
1 Fount = The Prophet’s fount at which the true believers will meet him to drink from his hands on the Day of Judgment. 2 Ayah= Verse of the Qur’an.