Quran – The Timeless Miracle – Embracing Quran
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Now, the way this talk actually came about was a couple of weeks ago, me and Haji Rashid were sitting and talking, and as we're talking, we started talking about the miraculous nature of the Quran. So he requested that maybe I should give a talk on this particular subject. So I said Bismillah it's a great topic to discuss. So that's how the idea of the talk essentially came about Quran a timeless miracle, okay. Now, firstly, what exactly is a miracle? What makes a miracle constitutes a miracle? And what do we call a mere miracle within the Arabic language? Now we know within the Quran, Allah azza wa jal calls the Quran itself and is right. This is in the Quran
multiple times mentioned about the Quran and also the ayat that other prophets had been given as well. Right? So we have the ayat that the Prophet Musa, Prophet Risa, all of the prophets of God, all of the messengers of God, were given specific ayat that were appropriate for their time, their space, their situation, their contexts, their people, and whatever their people happen to be best at. Right? So this was the Ayat of those prophets.
And later, the topic of the miracle of the Quran, or the miracle in general, the Muslim philosophers in later times, perhaps within the second century, or the early third century, okay?
They ended up coining a new term for this idea of miracle and they called it a mortar Gza okay. And they said that a more user has to have a couple of different things.
They defined it, saying that it has to be a supernatural occurrence something that is beyond normal, not normal, but beyond normal, it has to be by means of a messenger. So a messenger is the one who will be doing, you know, who will be bringing about this particular occurrence by the leave of course of God, by the isn't or the by the will of Allah azza wa jal, right. And the third thing they said is that it has to be coupled together with a challenge that the Prophet gives that a prophet gives to his people. Okay. So we have three things, then it has to be a supernatural occurrence, something that is beyond normal paranormal, okay. And then it has to be with a prophet or a
messenger. And it has to be coupled together with a challenge that this prophet gives. This is the, the broad definition of emerges of a miracle, right? It's applicable to Islam. And it's applicable to other religions as well. How so we can look at the ayat or the more desert of the previous prophets as well and see if they happen to be supernatural occurrences. Like the occurrences that happened to Ibrahim Ali Salaam.
Yeah, now Cooney Barudan was salam and Allah Ibrahim pol fire become coolness and ease and peace for Ibrahim Ali Salam. So this was a supernatural occurrence. And it happened to a by means of a messenger. And not just that he made the claim that I am a messenger, this is the challenge that I'm giving you bring something of its nature. Okay. So the first few minutes are going to be a little bit technical. And after that, I'm going to start getting into examples later on and everything in sha Allah data will start to fall into place, but we need to get into those technicalities in order for us to then really understand the examples okay. So the first thing is what, that it has to be a
paranormal or supernatural occurrence, okay. So that means that all normal events cannot be deemed miraculous. This is very important because many, many times, even as Muslims, we look at something that is absolutely normal, perhaps even within our religion, and we become, you know, we say Subhan Allah, this is so this is the miracle of the Quran, or this is the miracle of the prophets or send them the Prophet told us of this 1400 years ago, perhaps there was record of it even prior to 1400 years ago, right. So it has to be something that is extra normal. That is what amazes people, and that is what can be a proof that someone happened to be an apostle of God, or a prophet of God,
right. That's the first thing. The second thing is the second condition is that
that a challenge must be placed for forward. We know that all of the prophets are many of the prophets and many of the messengers, they would come to their people. For instance, Risa Ali Salam, he said, Allah Azza wa salam ala Bernice right Allah had sent him as a messenger to the Israelites. What did you say? I need a G to come be it Mirabai come I have come to you, to you with a sign from your Lord, I need to come be it metal become I've come to you with a sign from from your Lord. Okay, so here's a sign a prophet proclaiming that I have assigned and challenging his people that I have assigned. And then he gives them a long list of signs that recently Saddam was given. Now, of
course, this is not the topic of our discussion, so we'll keep going right? But recently Saddam at that point, he gave a lot of signs about why he is in fact a prophet to the Israelites, right.
So, the second thing that is that there has to be a challenge, this challenge can be implied or it can be explicit. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given a clear explicit challenge, which is the Quran, and he was given a plethora of implied challenges. Okay, some of the spoilers, they said that, that the mortgages out of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam are over 1000 words, is that, okay? Whether that number is an exaggeration or not, we know that there are really many, many more Jews out of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam Ana collected a small book in which I gathered around 60 Odd miracles of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, there are many, okay. But the point is that
the one which happens to be with a challenge is of course, the Quran, the others, they're called De La Nouba. They're called proofs of prophethood. But they may not be from a semantical perspective, they may not be referred to as mergesort. Okay, according to some, but anyways, the point is, all of them prove that this was a messenger because something supernatural is occurring at the hands of this messenger. Okay?
The fourth thing, and this is very important, the more Jesus should occur just as the claimant made the claim, okay, so if if a person says that, I'm going to, for instance, spit inside of this well, and the weld will then start to gush with water, okay. And when he spits in the inside of this, well, the well becomes completely dry. And this is exactly what happened to an impostor prophet at the time of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by the name of Muslim al Kitab. Because they went to him. And they said to him, that you are a prophet of God, is some of the people who believed in his prophet, he was an impostor, right? And the Prophet title, they allocate them. So
they said to him, we have a well it's starting to dry and we're afraid that it's going to completely dry. So he said, Okay, I will take some of that water, I put it in my mouth, and I'll spit in it and it will become lots of water, right? And the water will start to increase. But Subhan Allah, Allah azza wa jal made his attempt to gain a merge is what they call an ohana or humiliation. Right. So technically, anything that comes against the claim of the claimant is called a Hannah. And similarly, the same person one day, some people came to him, and they brought a child who, whose hair was falling off. So they said to him, that we want you to take your blessed hand and want you
to rub it over your over the child's head, Perhaps Allah will bring about the hair of this child. So he said, Okay, I mean, he was deluded by his own lies. So he took his hand and he started wiping it on top of this child and the hair, all of them, they started to fall off. Okay. So this is again and Hannah. So this is, of course, not a more jeiza Why even though something supernatural, it's not natural for someone to spin in a well, and the world becomes dry. It's not natural for someone to wipe someone's head and then the hair start to fall off. So it's supernatural, but it is against the claim of the treatment. He's saying, I'm a prophet, and I'm going to do this and it'll get fixed and
the opposite happens. So Allah is showing the people that this person is actually an imposter. Okay.
And last but not least,
the this the first condition, the the man who has made that claim to a miracle must also make a claim to profit or because there are people even within the OMA to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who will get what we can call in English, we can call them miracles, okay? They're called corroborated Arabic.
But we but from, from a technical perspective, we don't call them miracles because we use the term miracle specifically to the prophets, right. Basically what that means is they will get something supernatural as an honor for their righteousness within this world. This shouldn't need creed is that the pious amiss? The OMA may be granted old karma
We call it karma to earlier. Okay? And this is something we have great records of within history from the time of the web and rather from the time of the Sahaba downwards till the later generations, okay? Some of those Kurama were similar to the merges out that were given to the Prophets themselves. For instance, we know that Ibrahim Ali Salam, Allah azza wa jal made the fire cool for him, right? Abu Musa Abu Muslim Alhamdulillah and he was also among the people within our Ummah, for whom Allah azza wa jal made the fire cool and remarkable Hartog when he met him, he embraced him and he said, you know, he was so glad that he met a person from amongst the owner of
Mohammed who was given the same supernatural occurrence that happened to Ibrahim Ali etc, but no claim of Prophethood was there. So then obviously, this person is not a prophet, right? So supernatural occurrences can be characterized in multiple different ways. Okay, even till today we sometimes see people going through supernatural occurrences for different reasons. Sometimes, for instance, Raj, sometimes Rihanna, sometimes for Kurama sometimes, and so forth, right. Now let's try taking all of this information and applying it to the Quran.
Let's apply all of this to the Quran. Is it really true that the Quran happens to be a paranormal or a supernatural occurrence? Was there ever a challenge that occurred from the Quran are from Allah's Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling the people this is my this is my liturgies to you. This is my miracle to you. Okay, firstly, was the Quran something supernatural? Now we know that the Quran which is recorded in massage all across the world, it rests on bookshelves like these ones right here, just as other books restaurant bookshelves as well. So one may assume that it is not actually a supernatural occurrence. Why? Because we have it right before us right.
But the way we know that the Quran is in fact, a supernatural occurrence is if we look at the way Allah subhanaw taala had addressed the pagans of that time within the Quran. So when the pagans first heard about this Quran, the first thing that they have that happened to them was they felt immediately that they cannot replicate this, why not? Okay, why not? To understand this, I need to tell you two things, okay? The first thing is there's something called mumble
and then there's something called mental, okay?
There's something called there's something which is poetic, and there's something which is normal writing, okay. Now, normally poetry has a certain meter by which it you know, rhymes, okay. So it rhymes in a certain way. And Arabs have 16 Odd different meters that they use to calculate the rhymes of things, okay, and I write poetry in Arabic, so I am aware of these meters. Okay, so that's the first thing. And the second thing is just normal writing. Normally, normal writing doesn't come with a melodious rhyme that poetry comes with. However, poetry is captivating and that it all sounds rhythmic, right. So you have rhyme on one end, and then you have regular writing. On the other hand,
Quran comes and it brings the two and it mixes the two in a very, very captivating way, where there is no pattern. If you look at the Quran, throughout the Quran, you will never be able to pinpoint a specific pattern. By the way, not even within certain soil. You will not be able to find specific patterns in the way things are rhyming but they're all rhythmic.
And that's why when people hear the Quran, they become, you know, dumbstruck dumbfounded they become awestruck because of how beauty beautiful and how melodious the Quran is. But there happens to be no single pattern that the entire Quran uses because the Arabs and it's very, very specific patterns, one vowel here, one vowel there and you've messed up the patterns. That's how they used to write poetry at that time, was definitely known Mr. Freeland, Mr. Freeland, Varun McPhatter, you don't know.
Everything happens to have a specific pattern, one letter this way, one letter that way, one vowel this way, one vowel that way, that's it. The poetry has fallen apart, but the Quran has no Patrick Garan whatsoever, and yet it sounds more melodious than poetry. Okay.
And on top of that, it happens to be regular writing, but still it has all of the all of the features of poetry as well. In addition to that, poetic language normally has a problem and that is that a poet can be very, very fluent and very, very eloquent and so on and so forth. But at the end of the day, because of the meters he gets stuck, and he can't express himself to the best of his ability
Allah azza wa jal inculcates all of the features of this poet poetry in terms of its rhythm, in terms of its beauty, but Allah azza wa jal places every single word as we'll find out today, in a very, very specific way, in what we call the epitome of eloquence, and by the way, Muslims and non Muslims alike who happen to be Arabic literary, admit that the Quran happens to be the epitome of what they know to be literature within the Arabic language. We believe that it is the epitome of literature in every language, and we have reasons for that. So the Arabs immediately they realize that this is not something that they can do. Right. So then they started to accuse the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of fabricating and concocting this Quran. So Allah azza wa jal, he replied to them, and he said, we're not gonna have the Quran, a Ufa, Rahman Dooney Allah, this Quran couldn't have been fabricated. It couldn't have come from anyone other than Allah azza wa jal. So this response, this was the first now there's going to be a dialogue. Basically, there's a pattern of thought that occurred in order to finally the final challenge the final energize the final the head the the final challenge to come to the herbs, what is that final challenge? I'm getting to that but there's a chronological order of discussion that took place between Allah azza wa jal and the
pagan Arabs of that time, right. So the first thing is a simple the Quran is a fabricated, Allah says the Quran is not fabricated. Now, the second step that takes place is that they try to explain away the Quran by saying it is poetry, even though they know the smarter ones, I missed them, they say we know poetry and this is not poetry. Right? In the private quarters, they would say that we know this is we know poetry and this is nothing like poetry, so it cannot be poetry. OKAY.
they say Shah, they say, then they say, okay, you know what, he's a magician. Some of them they come back and they say, You know what, it cannot be a magician as well.
Let's at least call Him a liar or something like that. Right. Welcome. Kathy Aruna. hada Sahelian Kozub, the cofounders of Quraysh they said that this person happens to be a saccade he happens to be a magician and he happens to be a lawyer as well. Right after the law, he gets even MBE Jinda. Now they're starting to say that he happens to be much known he's gone that sallallahu alayhi wasallam they keep going and Allah azza wa jal is going to give them a response for each of these in a very, very direct way in a very, very clear way. Then they go and they say, again, he's fabricating they keep on going back to the same lies he's fabricating he's doing this he's a liar, he happens to be a
magician, he's a shattered and Allah subhanaw taala says, Look, if all of that is true, he happens to be a liar. He happens to be a poet he happens to be but you don't. Then um, surely you have poets who are known poets from a Mister Mister society, bring one of them, he can develop something like this. They're not able to do that.
If he's a liar, liar like him and show us your life. They're not able to do that. If he's crazy, bring one of your fools and see what he does and says he's not able to do they're not able to do that. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says failure to be Hadith immediately he Encanto saw the thing, then let them bring something of speech like it is there happened to be truly truthful to the claim that they're making. But now this now the challenge is beginning now bring us something like the Quran right? But they want to forego this challenge and sometimes when people are challenged to beyond their scope, they try to forego the challenge by saying this challenge is underneath beneath me
right? So they start to go down this route what either to to allow him to now when I oughta recited upon them, or look at semi low inertia.
We've heard the challenge if we wish we could have said something entirely of its like as well in her mother in law, southeastern welline This is nothing more than fables and tales of the past people, right? So they want to try to forego this challenge. We're saying this is just a simple challenge. If we wish we can do that. But Allah azza wa jal when they go to this point, now they're saying this is a simple challenge. We can do that if he so please Allah subhanho wa Taala says, put in each Turner attic insulation,
Allah to be mystery hardened Quran, they are to not be Miss Lee we know kind of out of the homely violin while here all say oh Mohammed, if all of mankind and all of jinn time were to come together and they were to attempt to bring something like this Quran, they would never be able to do that. Even if all of them gathered together to attempt to do that. They would never ever be able to do that. Okay, so now Allah is giving them this daunting challenge to bring the entire the likes of the entire Quran. So this
got to play the games as well. What do they say now? They say you know what the information within the Quran is such that rage doesn't have it. He met people in a sham. He met people here in his travels. And he ended up writing down this information from them. And that is what he's narrating on to the people they say Allah subhanaw taala quotes were called who saw the wedding they say that it is just the fables of the early people extended a half a year to now and a book written while so yeah, he ended up writing them down and they are being dictated to him morning and nighttime so it's as if he's taking the information from someone else Allah subhanaw taala doesn't let them go on this
as well. Allah subhanaw taala said well up at the NA Allah we know of assurity and near homea coluna in nama your le Mubasher they say that there's no one teaching him except a man. It's not an angel bringing weapon it's just a man teaching him. Lisa new leather you will say dona la arginine. We'll have a listen on
the tongue that they try to point to it happens to be our Jimmy it happens to be a foreign tongue that doesn't know how to speak Arabic. But this happens to be explicit, clear, eloquent Arabic. How can a person of that you know genre a person who's not Arab, bring something like this? Again, they're stumped. Again. They're stuck. So Allah subhanaw taala takes it a bit easier on them because they go back to the same claims. They said the information we don't have the he's a Saturday secondaries. So Allah subhanaw taala says me after Are they still saying that he happens to be fabricating right to the actually sewer in Mithila him Staraya then bring to me just 10 sewers of
it's like most our yard which you end up fabricating on your own just as he as you claim and fabricated the Quran. Just bring me 10 He's brought you 114 You just bring me 10 And he continues to bring you on a daily basis. And then you say there's someone helping him right well the rumen is stopped I mean don't you lie in Quito sada you claim that there's other people helping him as well? Was the room minister I don't call whoever you so please other than Allah azza wa jal if you so happen to be truthful, right? Call everyone gathered the entire people you think he went to shot him you have people that want to jump? You think he went there here you think there's someone non Arab
that is speaking to him that has information and tales and fables from India, and other places, you have all that as well. So go ahead and bring everyone together and still you will surely indefinitely feel.
Now they're stumped and they're stuck. So Allah azza wa jal wants to perfect the challenge. And the last challenge and this is what the challenge of the Quran stuck out till the Day of Judgment and it continues to remain, you know, oh, no, NAFTA? I mean, I call no one after they do they say that he has fabricated, then do what fact to be Sula, Timothy just bring one suit or like the Quran, one surah and we know that the shortest Surah of the Quran is what is three ayat with the exclusion of an L Bismillah. Okay, and it happens to be just 10 Odd words. So Allah azza wa jal is saying that bring me just 10 words no one miss it. Don't the Arabs know all of these words we say the Quran is
revealed in Arabic. So the herbs can obviously put together a sentence it's not about how what sentence they put together, and the words that they know, it's about how you use those words, you and I all know the, you know the different words out there but literary experts have a different way of writing true literary is have a different way of writing literature and they're able to bring something that you and I despite the fact that we know the same words cannot bring Allah azza wa jal pleased within the shortest Surah of the Quran. And there happens to be surah qilta Allah placed within that so many rhetorical instruments, that no other person within this world can place such
rhetorical beauty within just 10 words, okay. And I have online a lecture on Surah telco for about an hour long I can get into a little closer itself because that is
that will take a long time because every single literally every single lecture you stop at anything and there's some meaning within it, and there's something to think about within that. So you can Inshallah, look that up, and you'll find within that in sha Allah somehow when it comes to the jars that Allah has placed within within the surah and I don't claim that the lecture entails everything because Allah subhanaw taala this Quran is beyond the one talk or one, you know, lecture or even a series intending everything within it from them, where is that? Okay.
Now the third part so the first two questions are answered, there was a challenge. There was in fact a challenge and there was a more Gza the Quran is in fact supernatural.
Was there anyone who fulfilled this
Challenge. That's the second question. Okay. Is there anyone out there who ended up fulfilling the challenge of trying to bring about something like the Quran or 10 sutras like the Quran or the final challenge and that is just one surah like the Quran, by the way, there is no challenge in the Quran that says when I keep that in mind, sometimes people when they get carried away they say one I know Allah azza wa jal, the bare minimum challenge that he made is one swallow, because the surah has its own personality. Okay, so who can write a chapter B? It's very small, that has a complete personality to itself that it carries a deep meaning within it. Okay? So
was there anyone who was able to bring something like the Quran three Ayat 10 words or something of that nature, we have 14 140 odd years, and we're still running. Until today, there hasn't been a single person who has been successfully able to bring something that is of literary excellence par up to the Quran, the powers up to the Quran. Now, one may say, you know, that might be subject that might be a subjective claim. But the reality is that, you know, if we think about literary experts within the world, there has been Arabic literary experts who are Arabs born and bred, but they they're not Muslims. Okay, even till today. You know, I don't want to mention any names to promote
people who are
who happen to be that way. But there are names till today of people who happen to be literary experts, people whose books are studied in even sometimes Believe it or not Kulia to Sharia
or, or kuliah to lower the colleges of Arabic language that happened to be non Muslims and they're here till today.
Books that you will be shocked at when you look at the excellence of how this person happens to be a writer on narrow or sought for Bulava or so on and so forth. And specifically have a name in mind who happens to be a Christian? Okay.
But and they use by the way, I asked Qurani when they're when they're writing their books on grammar as well. Because they know that even non Muslim experts or the Arabic language know that there is nothing beyond the Quran when it comes to the Excellence in language. Okay.
So till today, there hasn't been a single person who's been who's rightfully made a claim that they've brought something like the Quran, not a single person. Okay. Was there ever such a claim in the past?
Sorry, was there a claim to profit? Of course, we know that there was a claim to profit right from the beginning. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam made his call right in the beginning he went up on to the gerbil the mountain and then he screamed, ya Saba, ha, ha, Saba, oh, destruction, may afflict in the morning time, and so on and so forth. For he gathered together, he told them, do you, what do you say if I were to tell you that there happens to be an army right behind me on this mountain, right sofa. And they said, We will accept you your claim because you happen to be truthful. And we know that you're standing in a position that you can see we cannot, right.
So he said, In the interview in the campaign ad, as I've been shooting, then I happen to be a warner to you for a punishment that happens to be very severe. So from the very get go from the very beginning, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gave this challenge, or he told the people that he happens to be a prophet of Warner, right? And there's so many other examples of where the prophets of salaam told so everybody knows the prophets have said limit proclaimed prophet. Right? Now, the question is, how do we know that? This is, in fact, a miracle? We said that the Arabs who happen to be the most perfect and eloquent people at that time, right? They were not able to, they
were not able to bring something like the Quran and throughout the centuries, no one was able to but one may say I don't speak Arabic. I don't know Arabic. How am I to know something is a miracle and something is not a miracle, right? Well, firstly, you can use your intellect to derive that because if we think about the fact that the people who knew their own language just by the way, Arabic is only considered her job that is spoken, it's only considered an evidence within the first 200 odd years give or take different scholars have different measurements, right? Okay. So after that the Arabic has changed to a point where people when they speak Arabic that is not considered proof in
terms of us device defining meanings. Arabic is not like English. English is the language that develops consistently. Arabic is a language that doesn't develop consistently first is first of all, it is a language that is based on derivatives. So every time there's a new object, you can make a word from within the language. Okay? That is the case also with English to some degree, but it's not as evidence as evidence as it
is within the Arabic language, okay? Everything Is Everything is derived from three or four letter root words. Okay? That's the difference between Arabic and other language languages for that reason, you don't add new words to the language, you add new ideas and then the Arabic language forms words within the forms that are already within it. Okay? Now, what do we consider an evidence when it comes to meanings within the Arabic language? Only the first 100 odd years of Islam or pre Islamic times? Why am I saying this? Because this means that these were the people who knew the language of the Arabs best. And most particularly the people whose language was the most bright was the people
whom the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was sent to they used to boast about their language, if they were not able to replicate the Quran or 10 Surahs like the Quran are one surah like the Quran, then who else will be able to but nonetheless, we can still see the miracle of the Quran in other ways as well. If you use your intellect, then that's enough of a proof but let's say you don't want to go that route we can find and we can ponder the Quran ourselves and see that there is in fact, very many forms of miracles within the Quran.
So far, we should have already recognized that the primary type of miracle in the Quran is what
the primary type of miracle within the Quran is the Arabic miracle, the linguistic miracle. Okay, so let's try let's attempt Okay, of course, the more Arabic You know, the closer you get to try to recognizing the miraculous nature of the Quran from the linguistic angle, but still, if we try to ponder the Quran, we can still come to some degree of recognition. We're all people of intellect and intelligent people. Isn't that so? Right? So I'll give you an example. Firstly, whenever we're trying to perfect a statement, we have to do three things within Arabic. Okay, and within other languages as well. Firstly, we have to perfect the word choice. Okay, that's the first thing. The
second thing that we need to do is we have to perfect and especially in languages, which are based on derivatives, we have to perfect the form that we choose, in order for us to express ourselves, okay, that's what they call morphology. The third thing that we have to do is we have to perfect the sentence structure that the sentence is placed in, right?
How the sentence has been structured, I can say one thing in multiple different ways, right? That's why when you're writing a book, for example, or you're writing is writing anything, you sit there taking the sentence and restructuring it again and again, and again, to get the perfect meanings that you want, right? So sentences can be structured in many ways. workplaces are many and forms that you use, especially in languages that are based on derivatives, that they happen to be many as well. So you have to pick all these, all of these three things. Now the claim is that every single time the Quran picks the best word, and it picks the best form, and it picks the best sentence
structure as well. Okay? Every single time without exception, okay. And there hasn't been tilted in any one who's been able to successfully make a claim that the Quran structured a sentence in a way where it rendered a meaning that's good, but there could be a better meaning.
Because in that location in that particular context, the way Allah azza wa jal had structured that is in fact the best Okay. So let me give you an example of how the Quran picks the perfect for okay?
Now we know that throughout the Quran, Allah azza wa jal speaks about and Hayato dunya and Hayato aka or aka or dunya and so on and so forth, right?
We're in an era so he's talking about how, but there's only one place in the Quran where Allah azza wa jal says and higher one, okay, how many of you know what the word Haiwan means higher one. Now, we know many times this is used also to refer to animals and so forth, right? But it actually means that life and higher one means life. So Allah azza wa jal said, well, Ma, how did you hit Hayata dunya. Listen to it carefully, that Allah said that this hayyat, the worldly life, the life that is closer to you that you're living in a dunya in LA Allahu Allah, it's nothing more than amusement and diversions. Okay.
It's amusement, because you happen to have your car within and you happen to have your house within it. You happen to have marriage, you happen to have children. It's so eventful. There's all these occurrences that happened and there's all these things that are constantly happening, you know, how yacht is happening in some people, their hierarchy is more happening than other people, right? And that's why people get jealous of other people they say look at that person. His life is so eventful. He did this he did that nowadays. We see it on Facebook, Twitter, and all these places. So we start to even meet feel more. You know, sometimes you
Unless of the fact that other people's lives happen to be so eventful, right? They're doing this and they're doing all these different things, right? But that's what Allah is. See, this hierarchy is law when it happens to be eventful. It happens to have immune amusement it happens to have diversions. But Allah wants to tell you that the hare after is even further and more eventful. It's even more amusing. It's even more greater. It's even more occupying there's so much more within this hill Oscar, that you will never be able to find all of that within this world. Okay. So how does he say that? How does he say that now we come to the word choice. Throughout the Quran, Allah has been
using the word al-hayat and yatta yatta. But now Allah azza wa jal says, we're in Dar Al Hirata, Lehi al Higher One and the hereafter, that is the one who which happens to be a higher one, that is the one that truly is the lively life because they say in Arabic any word that comes on the form of Phylon, like Haiwan, any word that comes on this form, like firebomb, for example, for flood, you know, a flood comes, it's very eventful, you know, all these things are being pulled out of the ground and uprooted and houses sometimes coming off, and it's very eventful. So they call the Arabs, they have a very, very unique way of picking words, even the forms, they look at the form and the
meaning that the implied meaning within the form, so they say for your Bong, right, the floods in that way, because it's very eventful. So Allah says this hereafter, however, it is a higher one. So the perfect word in the perfect place. Why? Because in this place, Allah is establishing that this life is eventful. So you shouldn't forget that the hereafter is further eventful, and further lively, right?
So this is just one example of how Allah azza wa jal picks the perfect word in the perfect way. Now, one may say, Isn't that possible? Isn't that within the capacity of also other people as well? It is, it is. This is the point it is within the capacity of other people. But it is not within the capacity, that every single instrument that is used, I'm only showing you one thing here, every single instrument that's used, every single word that is placed, happens to be just perfect. And that's why we have an entire art within the Arabic language called Inuk, the Adobe Arabic literary criticism, right? What does that mean? Literary Criticism, it means that there happens to be
literature. And there are people who happen to be critics of this literature. So they will go and look through every single passage that early authors, late authors, previous generations, even pre Islamic poets have given and they will criticize, they'll say, he could have used this word, and it would have been better, he could have done this secretive, move this letter this way, it would have been better and so on and so forth. But no one has successfully been able to criticize the NUS Qurani because every single time you criticize, you look deeper and you find a reason why Allah azza wa jal had picked this way, in that specific place. Right. So that's an example of the word choice
to form trees. Then an example of the word choice. Okay, an example of the word choice. Lapa Enza Na Na Khan kita been a lot of velocity while Janelle says Surely We have revealed to you a Kitab a book fee, the crew come in this book happens to be your ticket, okay? And happens to be your ticket. Now, of course we all do this all the time after Salah before Salah we do they can when we're walking in sha Allah where people have they can be in the lighter Allah, right. So we know a little bit of what the word Viken means, right? But in essence, the word vicar has multiple different meanings. Okay, the first meaning of the word thicket is which is known to all of us, and that is the Dhikr that we
do with our tongues we mentioned things, right. So we mentioned different ADKAR, right. Another meaning of the word thicket is mentioning something or remembering something with your heart. So you mentioned something with your tongue and then you remember it also with your heart as well.
Then another meaning of the word Vicodin is a reminder itself that key to remind someone else, and other meaning of the word Viken happens to be fame, reputation and being remembered, remember, so you're reminded, and you're reminded and you are remembered as well. Another meaning of the word vicar happens to the honor and glory as well. These are the five odd meanings that can be found scattered across the dictionaries, in terms of what the word thicket means, okay?
So, we look at this word verse, Allah subhanaw taala says we
have revealed to you a book fee the Croco inside of it happens to be your thicker. Now when we look deeper, Allah azza wa jal, he could mean it happens to have your mansion It could mean happens to have your mansion by the heart, it could mean it happens to be a reminder It could mean it happens to be a way for fame and reputation and being remembered it happens to be something you can get honor from, right? But if we look at it from another perspective, a deeper perspective we find that in this case, Allah azza wa jal means all five of these meanings and not one specific meaning at one time, and not only that, within this word vicar in the way Allah has placed it, Allah azza wa jal is
giving you an entire system, he's describing an entire system, how so? Allah azza wa jal is saying fie. The crew come within that happens to be your mansion, or if you want to do thicker than the Quran is going to be the best place for you to find your thicker, okay?
See the curriculum, if you want to be reminded by your heart, if you want your heart to be moved, if you want your heart to be reminded, then what's going to be what's going to be reminding your heart that happens to be also the thicker, right? Generally, when your heart starts, starts to move. Now you want to be among those people who have been given that kid for that kid for in the vicarage. And then furthermore, many remind for verily, the reminder helps the believers. So when your heart is moved, then you will gain this reminder that moves the believers. And once you are finally moved, that's when you will be elevated and that's when you will be honored. And when you are honored, when
you are elevated rather, that is when you will gain your remembrance within the land. And that is when you will gain the reputation within the land. So all of those things are connected and every single meaning is meant by Allah Buddha is that you are right. So it says if Allah is giving you a formula picking now Allah could mean dhikr meaning you should remember the Quran so there could be another word used for that. Allah could mean honor, there could be no shut off. He could use the word shut off. He could mean reputation sleet, Allah azza wa jal could use another word for as good as well. So if he says kita wouldn't have all the other meanings, right? So Allah azza wa jal use
now the perfect word, and also use the perfect form as well, to examples, right. And in terms of the perfect sentence structure, I'm not going to give you heard that I'm going to refer you back to the lecture or similar to the closer that I did, okay. Because I'm sort of the Goethe I explained the sentence structure of solids or cloth completely, because I want to move on to the other forms of miracles within the Quran as well. Okay, so this is the linguistic miracle within the, then there happens to be the legislative or theological miracle within the Quran. Now, if we look at the entire theological system, or
the entire legislative system, the Sharia and the Arcada, we will find the entire system actually happens to be a miracle on its own. But to study the complete miraculous nature of the system that requires a separate lecture altogether, I'm going to give you one example. Okay. One example, one example is this, okay? We know that that modern type of research that we do, whether that be psychological research, whether that be research, lab research, and other forms of research, we know that all of these, they don't just use one person to try to come to a conclusion, they use a plethora of different specimens. Okay? So if they're trying to look for the means to decrease
depression, they will look at hundreds of people and sometimes 1000s of people and also from different classes and different types of religions and all sorts of things. Right. Okay. So similarly, when they're looking at a type of medical, whether medicine, whether it works or not, they will try to apply it on a number of different specimens and, and then they will finally come to their conclusions and they'll present even that was much clearer, right? This is how the modern methodological research is done, right.
However, in the past, research was not done in this way. We didn't have specimens looking at especially within the Arabian society to whom the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was sent, you know, things were not so intricate and detailed and research hadn't gotten to that level paper wasn't even there for people to write down results of research in that sort of way, right? But despite all of that, Allah azza wa jal gives us a remedy in the Quran for something that we experience within the society in many, many different cases, okay? And that is the case of sadness and depression, okay? sorrow and grief and depression and so on and so forth. Okay.
Now, we know that grief and sorrow doesn't necessarily have one solution, but maybe a host of different solutions can work, but we also know that some solutions have been prescribed by within the Quran itself. Okay. One of those solutions that
represent prescribing the Quran is your belief in Allah, but in the correct way, what's the correct way? Allah azza wa jal tells us of this in the Quran when Allah says, Now sabem in mercy button, fill all the way laughy and physical, a Laffy Kitab in public and Abraha there is no mercy but that occurs to you, within your the land or within yourselves, except that it happens to be within a book prior to the manifestation of that masiva the calamity that occurred within your life, okay? So Allah is telling you that there happens to be something called divine decree. And we know that divine decree is in fact, one of the ways we believe in Allah azza wa jal, right one of the keys one
of the pillars of our belief in Allah azza wa jal happens to be the belief that Allah azza wa jal has decreed everything right? We'll see it a Colombo will just forget that the pens have been raised, and the scrolls are dried as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, okay, so everything has been written down and there is everything happens to be within a book. Allah azza wa jal says in Gallica Allah See, writing all of this down happens to be very simple for Allah Allah Buddha, is that the agenda? It's nothing hard for Allah. Allah Buddha is a theologian. Now he gives you the reason of why Allah had placed divine decree. And Allah I told you that he could have left us not
knowing of the fact that there happens to be divine decree. But Allah azza wa jal told us of that. And he said there's a reason for that. The gala
will not be my darkroom. Wala hula, you hit the hole, so that you don't end up becoming sad and grieved aggrieved, and you don't end up becoming depressed and so in sorrow, that is the reason why Allah azza wa jal has told you of something called divine decree that Allah azza wa jal has placed everything in a scroll prior to the occurrence of it when it happens within this world, right? Why is that because when you know that there's someone else in charge, making sure that everything is happening correctly, then immediately you don't use the pressure gets lifted. This happens also, when this happens also within a micro level within our own lives, as well. Many of you might own
companies or something of that nature, you know that the top guy in every company is the one who happens to have the headache of the entire company, even if he happens to have the best salary, people look at him, they say, subhanAllah, he's living such a luxurious life. But the money is not allowing him to live in luxury, because he's got the headache of the entire company behind him, right? Everybody else, they get themselves the salary, they go home after that, and they don't have to worry about it, right? So Allah azza wa jal tells you that I've placed the system in this way of the world as well. So you don't have to go through grief. Now, when we look at modern research, we
find that it reveals that the chances of people who have a belief in a supreme power meaning someone who's controlling everything becomes for them to become depressed is a lot less is infinitely less, okay. And the chances for them to recover from depression, if they happen to be within it are also a lot more as well. Okay. So the chart chances of depression occurring are a lot less than the chances of it recovering are also a lot more as well. And I'm not going to quote any research it's very simple to Google this because there's a lot that really there is, you know, hundreds of papers written on this particular subject, so you can go and in Google Search it you'll find it
immediately. Okay, the last thing that I want to discuss or the second last depending on how much time we have
20 minutes, okay, this fella by so then I'll go for both of the things. Okay, the last two things that are the last two forms of the miracles of the Quran. Now, there's many different types of miracles. Some of them are a little bit contested. Everything that I've mentioned prior to this happens to be not at all contested, okay?
The scientific miracle of the Quran, the scientific miracle of the Quran, what does that even mean? Now, firstly, I want to say a disclaim. There are a number of scholars in the recent days specifically, who are coming out and they're denying the idea of a scientific miracle within the Quran, okay? They're saying that the Quran happens to be a miracle within its legislative power, it happens to be a miracle within its belief, perhaps it happens to be a miracle in other ways, but there is no such thing as a scientific miracle. Now, I can confidently say that this is not a new claim. Okay. And I can confidently say that in the past, also, there happened to be many scholars
who used to believe that there are in fact, scientific miracles, why can I confidently claim this? The reason for that is because this is my field of specialization. You know, Quranic studies, that's what I study and that's what I've dedicated my life to. So considering that at
If we look at history, you'll find many, many scholars who used to claim who used to actually accept the idea of,
of Quranic miracles, okay, or at least something called seed or ilmi. Scientific.
Dempsey, okay. But they said that, including Imam Al Ghazali, including a number of Razi, including any moment stupidly, including from the later generations, whatever a person has to say about their other opinions, but including Muhammad Abdul Mohammed Rashid, Al Mustafa, corollary, I'm not endorsing all the opinions of these individuals. But I'm telling you that these are names that have said this, and most recently, a man who's very famous tilt right now in the world as well, Mohammed erotica and novels, he came here to Malaysia as well, a couple of months ago, okay. And he has a 10 volumes of seed that is printed, and I have a copy of it as well, very recently, a couple of years
ago, in which he gathered the scientific
Tafseer of the Quran, along with many other angles as well. Okay. So I'm just trying to say that there are a lot of scholars who have said and continue to say there is something called Scientific proceed within the Quran, okay. But we cannot get carried away away and call everything a miracle. That's the clause that we have to make. Okay? Because whenever we're doing FC, remember, we're not using conclusive information, we're using speculative information. I'm getting a little bit deep, because if you've ever heard that criticism of scientific deceit, then it will be relevant to what yourself? If not, then it doesn't matter. Move on to the next point that I'm going to say. Okay. So
if it happens to be conclusive, if the scientific, you know, fact happens to be a fact, that's the only time we call it a miracle. So we have a fact, which is scientific, and we have an IRA, which is completely conclusive as well. Now, the response to that, that is given normally, is that there's no such thing as conclusive Science, Science, by its very nature is not conclusive. So we say that there's another way that the scholars, they refer to the scientific miracle as well, and they say, that is the word desert, that gdb the empirical miracle, okay?
And whether you want to call it scientific, or you want to call it empirical, the semantic difference doesn't matter. The meaning is what matters. Okay? So it doesn't matter if you have a problem with the word science, because of the fact that science by its very nature is not conclusive.
It doesn't really matter why because the people who are using the term scientific miracle, they're not using your definition of science. They're using the meaning empirical miracle. Okay, so an example of the empirical miracle. And what does that mean? Because one may say, if it's empirical, how can it be a miracle?
If it can be physically tried? How can it be a miracle? The miraculous nature of something empirical today, being able to test it empirically, is in the fact that 1400 years ago, it wasn't known to people empirically. Okay? That's where the miracle within science lies, quote, unquote, science. Right?
That was I know a little bit technical, but it doesn't matter because if you've heard the criticism, you'll understand what I'm trying to respond to over here. Okay, if you haven't, it doesn't matter. Let's go to the miracles themselves.
And exam example, while give you one example, there are literally dozens of example and there are books written on this subject that are probably translated in Malay as well and you might even have some of them over here in reality, so there is no need to get into too many example but one example of this is when Allah azza wa jal says Bella ADINA, Allah and Musa we are banana. We are in fact capable of, of making a person's fingertips. Okay? Because the beginning of these verses goes that yes, I will in sun. Allah Nedjma. Obama, doesn't matter, man think that will never be able to put his bones back together. Okay, so a man may think that he'll never be resurrected on the Day of
Judgment. Allah azza wa jal says, not only will we be able to put his bones back together, but even beyond the bones will do something. And that is Bella Catarina, Allah and Musa banana, rather were even capable of taking his fingertips and putting them back together in the right way as well. Now why would Allah Azza wa didn't speak of the fingertips of all angles, right? And the obvious answer to that today, it's quite obvious is because of the fact that Allah azza wa jal was referring to the uniqueness of every single person's fingerprints right. Every single person and by the way, the uniqueness of the fingerprints was not recognized at that time at the time of the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wasallam it was only within the 18th century that a German anatomist by the name of Johanne Meyer he was able to make her he was able to come to a conclusion and recognize the fact that that fingerprints of every single
Individual happened to be unique, right? And Allah azza wa jal is saying that he'll be able to bring your fingerprints completely back to normal your fingertips completely back to the way they used to be. You know, if you have a little bit of a scar on your finger and the scar when it starts to heal, you actually physically see if you've ever had that on your finger, you'll physically see your fingerprints coming back, right? So Allah azza wa jal says, We're not only capable of bringing your bones back, we're also going to be able to bring your fingertips back to the way they used to be, right? This is one example of the empirical miracle, or the scientific miracle if you so please,
within within the Quran. Now there's something called also the factual miracle. Okay, fact testing the Quran. So, Allah azza wa jal may give you give the Quran give me give the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam certain facts that are not known to society at that time, right? And it's only later on that we get to know that these facts are actually facts, okay? And Allah azza wa jal actually told the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam of this as well when he said Tilikum in combat. These are simply news that I'm giving you of rape of the unseen world you don't have any information about it, or marketing data otherwise you don't know about it. And that you want to have a look at
and your people don't even know about it. I mean, company has before all of this none of you happen to know anything of it first. But But when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would bring these facts, the people would say, where did you get this from? Are you just making it up? Because they had no way to verify it. Now at that time, they already know the news of Quran is miraculous because they were the people who could recognize the linguistic ability of the Quran. But later on Allah azza wa jal allowed in every single generation, for some of the miracles of the Quran to come surface, come to life and surface before us so that US people can recognize those miracles of the
Quran. An example of that is Allah azza wa jal in the story of throne and Musa gives us speaks of a man went around says, Oh man, I owe my leaders now I live to recommend a lion Heidi, I know of no Lord except myself for you for Oh, good, Li ya man. So Ohama
ignite the fire for me, I left the federal police or one go and basically start to cook up the clay and make a building for me that is very, very long and so on and so forth. So I can go really high and then I can see whether there happens to be a law of Musa or not, right, a lot of Musa or not. Now in the process, Allah use the term hammer,
the Arabs of that time. And in fact, no one at that time in the entire planet knew who her man was. Okay, there was not a single person based on the records that we have that knew who her man was no one at all. It was only within our time, okay, that a man by the name of again, this is quite circulated as well, a man by the name of Bori Dr. Maurice, he, when he was researching the Quran, he came across the word Hamas. So you went to an Egyptologist and he said to them, that I came across this word called Hamas. Right. He was a specialist in hieroglyphics. So he said to him that this is from established from a text that dates back definitely to the seventh century. So is it possible
for us to find any cross reference within hieroglyphics of the term Hama Okay, so he said it is impossible for anything from hieroglyphics to be cross reference to our time that is the seventh century because in seventh century Arabia and anywhere in the planet, people didn't know hieroglyphics the language had already died. Okay.
So he said but if you really want to try you can go look at this dictionary it can. It collects all of the titles and the names of people that were found within the hieroglyphics language that was surfaced later on, in our times, pretty much right. So he did so Dr. Morris, and lo and behold, he discovered the term Harmon within this dictionary.
Makuta Lemma and telecom okay. You didn't know about it, Muhammad, neither you or your people as well. So at that time, even the prophets of Allah who it was sent him didn't know who I was, like, what I mean by that is before Allah azza wa jal told the prophets of Allah who it was send them off it, right.
So this is an example of a fact in the past that happened to be an accurate. Now there's also examples of facts which happened to be in the present, ie during the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam himself, right. For example, someone would be doing something and the prophets I send them would get ya that Falana is doing such and such. There's many examples of this, but I'll go straight to the future. Okay. The future again, we have many, many examples as well. One of the most common
In a clear example that all of you know, okay, is the example in which Allah subhanaw taala says the batea da be lobbying with a Nah Nah, man who am I cousin? So yesterday on our on data lab, one bra to hammer letter help, PGD hablo members of all of you know certain muscles, right? So within the Surah, Allah azza wa jal says, and you know, very early time, remember that incident that I told you of the Prophet, you know, going on top of a mountain and saying Wasaga how you also Maha it was at that time that Allah revealed this particular surah in relation to that, because Abu Lahab got up and he said, the Mecca sir era Yom yom, but he said, May destruction come to you, oh, Muhammad for
the rest of the day. Is this why you've gathered us together? Ali? Hi there, Jim. Ratana. Right.
So, at that moment, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been given this revelation in relation to that the Prophet SAW Selim had given given this relation, this particular ayat, and the serata batida be happy what made the hands of Ebola be destroyed, and may He himself be doomed as well. Now, if
Abu Lahab was not doomed,
all you have to do are if Abu Lahab wish to prove the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his prophecy in the Quran. Wrong all he had to do was accept Islam and that would be the end of the prophecy right? But throughout his life, he continued to remain an m&e, enemy of the Prophet SAW Selim, and not just that, his wife as well. She continued to also remain an enemy of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and continue to arm the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam throughout as well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says to him now that his wife is going to be carrying the firewood, right.
So she's going to be basically burning as well Fiji Dr. Hablando method, and in her in her neck will also be a necklace of fire as well. So she will be burned as well. So this is one example of a miracle in that Allah has prophets or Sanlam was given a prophecy or a fact. And it proved true. And there is many many examples of for example the prophets Islam was told before the Battle of better SEO as well you will lose on a double the people that are coming to fight you and whether they will all lose and you will be victorious and then they will have to turn back and go back to their cities. And that's exactly what happened. For example, Allah has told the prophets and send them for
Allahu Similkameen and NAS Allah Allah will protect you from the people. They were not able to murder Rasul Allah Salah Salem, for example, the last prophet to send them was told in Surah In fact, that Holmdel Masjid Al haram, you will enter a Masjid Al haram and they entered the Masjid Al haram. All of these could have proven wrong. And these are all revelations that came to the Prophet system prior to their occurrences as well. So these are just some angles of the miraculous nature's nature of the Quran. And there are in fact, as I said, other angles as well. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the tofield. To practice to convey it is very important for us to get acquainted
to this because today we're living in a time where people continuously try to contest the supremacy of the Quran, but they fail every single time. But sometimes what happens is people we are human beings, right when we hear the doubts that are being circulated at times, it may affect our hearts as well young and old alike. We never know when it is that the man within us might be might be taken out. And we never know when the heart which is gone wrong may be able to come back to Allah azza wa jal I asked him Allah subhana wa Tada to grant us the tofield to practice to convey and I asked a lot of Buddha as it was July to establish our hearts on faith are SallAllahu ala Sayidina Muhammad
Ali he also have huge Marian and we can now Inshallah, proceed for Salah is that going to go ahead and for your patience with cinema Alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato