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The Miraculous Nature of the Quran #03

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Ismail Kamdar

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Malik

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Alameen wa salatu salam ala NBL Kareem. He was Javier Medina my bad qualities that it's that you're having a problem with the projector, inshallah it's working fine now.

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So, today inshallah we're going to try and complete what was supposed to be the previous presentation, right? I put together a compilation of about 20 examples of miracles from the Quran. And we got about halfway through to slide number 10.

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And we will continue from there from slide 10 to 21 and inshallah hopefully finish all today.

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Can't guarantee that but we will try. And then we will complete this.

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This series next in two weeks time was a final session, where we'll look at one surah and all the miracles related to it. And then I'll give a step by step solution for dealing with the objections raised by the Islamophobes. And people like that against this topic, right? There are a lot of websites put out there by Chris Christian, Christian missionaries and eight years and ex Muslims, where they try to find faults in the Quran mistakes in the Quran. So how do you deal with that? We'll cover that in the final topic, which inshallah we will do in two weeks time. So for today, Inshallah, we're going to continue looking at some examples of miracles in the Quran. And going back

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to the second slide that we did,

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two weeks ago, we were looking at how the Quran predicted the future in very radical and very accurate ways. Right, and we look at the example of the Romans defeating the Persians, that this verse was revealed at the time when it looked like the Romans were about to lose. And it stated that within 10 years, they will be victorious and nine and a half years they were victorious. Today upon another beautiful example of that one that really got me thinking surah hajj by Surah Hodge was revealed a few months before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the HITCHER to Medina and in the Surah, Allah Subhana Allah says, Then he told the prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam to call the

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people for Hajj and he says they will come. They will come from every part of the earth on camel that horseback and every means of transportation. Now, think about this verse in the context of its revelation. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions were basically about to flee maca. They were being exiled from Africa. There's no guarantee that they ever going to get back to Makkah. But Allah is revealing gene to him that Ibrahim Ali Salam has made a to

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that he has made a dua that people will come from all over for Hajj. And Allah said this will happen. This will happen. So this is a message to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that not only will he returned to Makkah, and he and his companions make Hajj to Mecca. But there will come a time when people from all over the world will travel to Makkah for hajj. And in the wording of this verse dutiful in so many ways. Number one is the optimism to Rasulullah sallallahu. So number two is the prophecy that this will happen, which is something you know, in our lifetime, we have all seen for the past 1400 years. Every year, people from all over the Earth traveled for Hajj to Mecca,

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except in years where there are exceptional circumstances like the pandemic that we're going through at the moment. But in general, for the bulk of our history. People travel from all over the earth. And again, look at the wording Allah shahada says they will come you know what the camels and horses and every type of cancer patient, some of the translators say, You know, chances are chance petitions that haven't been invented yet. And the choice of wording, a wash mother keeps it so broad and open ended. That includes any type of transportation that will be invented until the end of time. Because today, people are traveling with every part of the earth for Hajj, and they are going

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you know, through with the with airplanes and with cars and with trains and things that people didn't even think were possible even 500 years ago, liberal 1400 years ago, and in many other layers, this first again, it just shows how the Quran prophesized a future and how that prophecy is very clear for us to see that it has come true. Right so where we stopped last week we are looking at the verse in Surah Yusuf and we said that to the user makes a distinction between the king of Egypt

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At the time of use of Elisa Lam at the time of Busan, Salah, and it calls the king of Egypt at the time of use Ali salaam, a king, and he called the King of Egypt at the time of Musa Ali salaam, a pharaoh. Now, it's only been discovered relatively recently, that the word Pharaoh was in the title value was invented a few generations of the use of Elisa Lam's time, meaning the king of Egypt at the time of use of Ali salaam, could not have had the title battle because the title had not been invented yet, why?

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The Bible has the mistake of calling the king at the time of use of at least a battle. The Quran corrects his mistake and says he was not a battle with the king. Very, very precise historical accuracy to a level that honestly, nobody would even realize or recognize that this is like a very, very deep level of historical accuracy. The next aspect of the medical of the Quran is what we call the, the descriptions of nature. Now, this is what is commonly put forward as the

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scientific medical of the Quran. And I don't like to call it the scientific miracle of the Quran because it puts science on a pedestal. Right, it's, it's building into the atheist argument, that science is the deciding factor between should therefore, we shouldn't buy into a paradigm that everything is judged by science. Rather, we should accept science for what it is a human effort to understand the world around us, that is constantly evolving and improving, and which is subject to mistakes. So we don't call these scientific miracles, we can call these, you know, incredible descriptions of nature, that are divine in nature, they're not, they're not like something that a

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human being would write, right the the level of details, the choice of words, the the feeling, it inspires in your heart, the actions that motivate you to all of these things are on the level that is beyond human. So to give you two examples, instead of saying that Allah causes the night to come after the day, Allah says he turns the 90 today and he turns the day tonight, right, he wrote, The word used to mean like rapid voltage, kind of giving a picture of the rotation of the earth. And giving the idea that, you know, that that Allah is the one in control of Allah is the One who has said this push this precise plan of how the Earth rotates from day into night without ever missing,

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you know, its formula for a split second, it is on point as per the will of Allah subhanho wa taala. Now, yes, you can build science upon this and the only Muslim to do that the early Muslims looked at verses like this, they used it to inspire the scientific research. And they arrived with the conclusion that the earth is spherical, hundreds of years before the West, hundreds of years before the West, I discovered this, the Muslims or scientists have already come to the conclusion. And this thing doesn't say that this is a scientific vertical in the Quran. Because the Quran agrees with science, rather they studied the Quran reflected on it and pulled the science upon death. Right? So

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it was actually the Quran that influenced the science of the early Muslims, not the other way around.

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The other example that's very commonly quoted is that of embryology. Right, the description of how a child grows in the womb of a mother. Again, the level of details is astounding, from a scientific perspective. We do know that, you know, there was quotations from from scientists who said that this is you know, something that couldn't have been known at that time, then the others have said, No, the way people will use that time. But you know, when you talk about it from this perspective, we missed out on the actual, actual purpose of these verses, the purpose of these verses is not science. The purpose of verses like this is to realize the creative powers of ALLAH SubhanA wa, to

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be in awe of the Creator, to reflect on the creation as a sign of the existence of the Creator. And for that, to bring us an awful lot of a handle to make us grateful for his blessings, and to make us worship you out of gratitude. So when Allah subhanaw taala describes how he takes a lifeless thing in the womb of a mother and grows it slowly over nine months into a loving human being. And then that human being comes out of the mother and grows into a, you know, it way into an adult who has a variety of capabilities. Every adult has their own capabilities, and their own consciousness and their own personality. And then you grow old, you know, and then they passed away. I was watching

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this talk about the employer, he talks about the entire circle of life and says this is you know, a sign of the power of a Holic. Who is it that

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which consciousness into a soul? Who is it that gives a personality to a fetus? Why is it that some babies are literally born with a sense of humor, and others are born with a sharp temper, and others are born with a with a strong intellect? Where does all of this come from? Right? This is the sign that ALLAH SubhanA does. So what is versus should do is they should inspire in us a sense of or they should get us to reflect on the creation. So it shouldn't be that we use science and say the Quran is true because it needed science, but the opposite we should study the Quran and based on following the Quran that should make us delve into science. For example, lush mandala told us in the Quran,

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will you not look at the camel and how it is created? So what this verse is telling us to do is to study biology, study how things are created, how do things work? How do things you know, exist? What are they made up of what's going on, on the inside, Allah is calling upon us to study this, and to reflect on this for what purpose, Allah doesn't say, look at the camel and how it exists. Instead, look at the camel and how it is created. The key word here is Holy God created bring you back to a Holic, the creator, that you have this all for the creator and that you fall in love with the Creator and that you worship the Creator. So this is the real purpose of these verses. And when you

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study these words, from this perspective, you don't just see a miracle in the Quran, you experience the miracle of the Quran, you see the choice of words that the poetry language, the divine perspective, impact on the heart, the impact on the soul, the impact on the world, because much of the modern world today comes from the reflections of early Muslim scientists during the Golden Age of Islam, who build designs upon us versus US versus told them to go out and study the world, they went out and study the world and the revolutionary science based on that. And that is the impact of the Quran on this world. A lot of people take for granted.

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The next miracle of the Quran is one that I don't actually see people talk about, right you don't really see this one spoken about in,

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in most lectures about the miracle of the Quran. But to me, as a teacher of the FCM This to me is one of the deepest miracles of the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala tells us that if, if the oceans were in, and and and the trees were pens, you will not be able to write all of the words of Allah, meaning that the column Allah is infinite, the speech of Allah is infinite, we get a glimpse of the infinite nature of the speech of Allah subhanho wa taala. In the obscene why, because Intersil you can take one verse of the Quran and write 1000 pages explaining, then somebody else can come look at the same verse, and deriving different 1000 pages worth of deceit. And this has been going on from

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the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to today,

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to how this time 1000s of books of Tafseer have been written, There is literally no entry Tafseer you know, this is the real medical years. Okay, if you have a book, you can write a commentary on the go to commentaries, maybe 10, maybe 20. But somewhere down the line, 100 200 300 years, you're gonna run out of things to say, like how much can you say explaining a book, the Quran has been around for 1400 years, and still writing today, new fields are being written, analyzing the Quran from new angles, deriving new meanings of the Quran, and showing deeper levels of the Quran. And this will continue until the Day of Judgment, that each generation of the Mufasa rune build upon the

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work of those who came before them. And they always discovering new and deeper meanings to the Quran. This does not in any way, invalidate what came before it's just building upon it. So a single verse of the Quran you have 1000s of pages of Tafseer, when you think about the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu was he was in the middle of, of the market era, why he is being oppressed by his people, and his family is dying. And he's going through boycotts, and he's dealing with, you know, what's been your, the injustice of his people, and he's dealing with all these things versus can be revealed, like, oh, who Allah who had that one verse, you can explain it 4000 pages, right, the

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preciseness of the wording, the depth of the wording, the meaning of each word implication of it, Nikita can take up 1000s and 1000s of pages. And then you look at the back that not only is there so much of Tafseer but there are so many methodologies of when you go into the field of the field, you will find it every author has his own approach. And they lumped together into many broad categories. Right so we have seen by NARRATION So let's end it up. See students Yo what's up see by the ratio

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anyone knows?

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You

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Like Allah said this, this is how Rasulullah saw I'm explaining what Allah said this is how the Sahaba explained. So, you narrating from those who came before you buy this is the foundation of deceit. You see what you will find the robbery, even Cassia and many of the earlier works that they will rate from those who came before them. And that is the foundation of Pepsi. Then building upon that you have Pepsi by opinion, that's the common name in English. I prefer to call it Pepsi by HD heart, I have seen by HD heart. So what this is, is that you, you use your HD heart, okay, now, anyone who considers call up Pepsi uses his HDR to derive a deeper meaning from a verse that

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somebody before him did not think about. And this has been happening from the time of the sahaba. Right, for example, when the when Surah, Nasser was up, right, he's a jazz robot, he was back when the shooter was revealed. The majority of the Sahaba understood it to mean no, that they conquered Makkah, and a lot of people are converting to Islam, what a few of the Sahaba understood it to mean, the Rasulullah sallallahu was he was actually so this was the in depth understanding of the Surah, which ends up being the correct understanding and a proper understanding. So from the first generation, you wish Osama who would look at the verse and understanding on a deeper level. And very

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often this would come from the he had to we have the explanations or Abdullah ibn Abbas, I shall be the backer and many others from the first generation from the second generation where arsenal, bursary, and many others and each generation we have the scholars who will now dive into the Quran and extract from it the old opinions right? Today, for example, the 20th century we have this huge 30 Volume work by the great Tunisian Malik is calling even assured which is hfcl by HDR, where he goes into contemporary issues and extracts contemporary meanings from the Quran. And this is the volume flaw. It's one of the most brilliant works of Pepsi rapper that when he was written in the

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20th century, that this process of Pepsi by HDR is still going on, right until today. I know the coach the duck see is the seal, from a physical perspective to these are books that just extract legal meanings of fit from the Quran. For example, we have tough seals, by scholars they calculate to be right could go to be his subsea, you take a verse, and then he will list out all the issues from those verses. And you'll describe all the different opinions related to those issues. Then we have the modern approaches to Tafseer, which are also acceptable, like the magic of the magic of seal is something which is only been become common in the past 100 years. And that is where you look

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at the sutra and you analyze the theme of the school. Like how I mentioned last week, one of the themes of Surah one young is the Rama of Allah subhanho wa Taala that you find the name of Last Man on every page and you find the mention of other malefic beach. And this concept of Rama flows throughout the surah. So analyzing something from a thematic perspective, is a relatively new form of the field that is also acceptable. It's the same with analyzing something from a scientific perspective. This is something that came about in the past 200 years, and some people do go to extremes in it, but in of itself, it is an acceptable methodology. And then you get spiritual

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oxygen, this is the most miraculous one. Anyone gets what the spiritual

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so when a pious scholar is doing the double of the Quran, Allah just puts into his heart, a deeper understanding of of us, there's no interest at heart going into it. It's just you know, maybe they're sitting and thinking, are they bringing 100? Are they making dua and then the deeper meaning just this first you can extract this lesson from it. And so they write it down. Like this is called a Shari tafsir or spiritual tafsir. It's something that I love. This is the hearts the Punisher opens the heart to deeper meanings of the Quran. And this is something you find throughout history. One example is even Paymo Josie Elohim Allah, a lot of his stuff scene is spiritual in nature, that

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he would just be sitting and thinking about the verse, Allah will just put the meaning of the person is right, you're right like a 30 page seed on that verse 30 pages about a person. There's no narrations, there's no HDR decoder, it's just something Allah festival right. So this is called a spiritual Tafseer. So the endless nature of Tafseer is indicative of the infinite nature of the word of Allah subhanaw taala what kind of a book would would inspire almost infinite explanation. The only kind is that which is infinite in of itself, that which comes from the infinite that which comes from the Creator.

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Another example of a miracle of the Quran is its coherence. Now, again, this is something we don't take time to think and understand. The coherence of the Quran is a miracle. What do I mean by this? The means

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The Quran is consistent, the tone of the Quran is consistent, the voice of the Quran is consistent. Now, the Quran was revealed over 23 years, 23 years going from Rasulullah sallallahu. These times middle age to his older age, going from the market era into the medina era, going from a time of peace to a time of war to a time conquest, going to all these different phases, yet the tone is consistent, the message is consistent, the voice is consistent. It doesn't seem like it's been written by a human being. There's no reflections of what Rasulullah saw son was experiencing at any time, because this is not from him. This is from Allah. But the medical goes deeper than this,

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because this also has a consistent tone message. And the tone of the Quran is different from the tone of IDEs, indicating they have different authors, meaning when you recite the Quran, you will notice a certain style of speech. And when you learn how to use you notice a different style of speech. Clearly, the Quran is coming from one author and the hadith is coming from a different model. The Quran is coming from Allah, the hadith is coming from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and one of the ways that some of the more scollard bodies are able to recognize the fabricated IDs is that the tone isn't, it doesn't sound like something Rasulullah Lysa would say,

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because when you study 1000s of pieces, you get used to Rasul Allah, for some style of speech, get used to his tone, his choice of words, his lead of speech, that you know, the way you would express something you get used to it. So when you come across a fabric in ideas, the first thing is, he doesn't talk like this. Somebody else has said this, because this is not a style of speech. It's not his methodology. This is not his way of wording things. For example, very common example.

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In general, the majority of adhesives are like five or six or 10 pages long, are fabricated. Why? Because one of the consistent things about the tone of hadith is that Rasulullah salsa would be concise and spiritual, you will be concise in speech, the majority of ideas are like one line two lines or three lines.

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i There are a few way they're preserved long messages like his final sermon, but very few. Now when you hear a long Hadees, describing the entire day of judgment, in full details, from the time people come out to the grave, right until the end agenda, it could be a mixture of different authentic ideas and other weaker diesel fabricated uses all mixed into one by the water. But how do people recognize this because they know the tone of it. And when they read this, they say this sounds like it's coming from somebody else. So the Hadith has a consistent tone of voice and that is the tone and voice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has the Quran also been from Rasulullah

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sallallahu would have had the exact same tone of voice. Because every author has a voice, right? Every author has a voice. If the Quran was on him, it would have sounded like something he said. But it's very clear, reads a passage from the Quran read a passage from Hadith and you can see for yourself that these are two different speakers. The Quran tone is divine. And the Hadith his tone is human. Right the Quran stone is divine and Elisa stone is human. The Quran has a divine voice, it's God speaking to you. You can feel it as if ALLAH is talking to you directly, as if you are having a conversation with Allah. The hadith is a human speech, it is the speech of Rasulullah flightsim

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explaining the meanings of the Quran explaining the details about religion, when you can see the humanity of speech, you know, sometimes you will say something, and it's about won't understand it, and they'll ask him a question. If you explain it. You can see, you know, humans in the speech itself, that sometimes the people's understanding sometimes there'll be

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a need to repeat himself. Sometimes they make a need for him to go into details. All of this is not found in the Quran, because the Quran is a different author from the Hadith and that symbolical in itself, that firstly, the fact that we have authentic hadith preserve, would complete change of the readers going back to Rasulullah slaley or salah, right? And by doing between Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and ourselves, how many people do you think are in a change in his 1400 years?

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The average is 25 to 29. On average, if you count your teachers going backwards from yourself to Rasulullah, to like some of the average person's chain of teachers just between 25 to 29 people, right and most of us have our change preserved we know who we learn it from who they learn it from who they learned, and it's from going all the way back to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that itself is a miracle. Then you have the same when you go to the Quran, that every recitation of the Quran has its chain of teachers going back to Rasulullah sallallahu, sunnah, and then both of these have a different voice to clear

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They have different authors. So if someone is saying that Rasulullah Celexa invented the Quran or the Quran, why does not sound like his speech, you have the speech, look at how he talks, look how the Quran is, it's not the same person. It's not one is clearly from him and one is really from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Finally, the other aspect of the coherence of the Quran is that there are no contradictions in this in its message. So the message of the Quran is consistent. And again, I know there are some Islamic books that bring up so called mistakes in the Quran, but we will address that in the next session and how to deal with these so called contradictions that they bring up.

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Another aspect of the miracle of the Quran that people take for granted is the laws that it came with the Sharia, the Sharia is itself company.

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Again, with this in context to understand this vertical in context, human beings are able to invent a law system that is perfectly just

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and every law system that human beings invent within 10 or 20 years they find it outdated.

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Right. Okay, look back at communism and what how hyped up it was, you know, a few decades ago, that's gone. Right? Look at

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the capitalism how people are now becoming disillusioned with it. Now look at what's happening in modernism is over now moving into postmodern AI is always the shops and everybody looks back and says, Oh, no, my parents were backwards and yet culture was backwards and the laws were backwards, just going back 50 or 100 years, any man made law is outdated within 50 to 100 years. Yet the Quran, still in the laws revealed in the Quran 1400 years later, still remain the most just a practical set of laws. They include solutions to problems today that humans can't figure out your things like global poverty. The Quran has solutions, climbing the climbing South Africa, this one has two

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solutions to it. You know, the walk up system, there's a car system of the punishments for crime. Again, it's a comprehensive system and not just taking one isolation, you have to put it all together. Whatever issues we have today. The Quran has the solution. The Quran came with a system of law that is universal, it can be applied anywhere in the world at any time. It is perfectly just the justice of the Quranic law system is something unheard of in human history. For example, this was the first ever system of law that had no racism. The first ever racism was explicitly back 1300 years before I just started thinking maybe racism.

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Right? I mean, how recently was racism outlawed in Africa during our lifetimes.

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And the Quran outlawed in 1400 years old, perfectly just flexible. Again, the flexibility of Islamic law is mind boggling. That in the desert of Arabia and unlimited businessman came if he was the one who invented the Sharia, how did he invent such a perfectly just a flexible law? I mean, look into flexibility we are experiencing the flexibility of Islamic law in this day and age in how we react to the pandemic. The flexibility in you know from Salah in Jamali wajib to Becoming You know, sooner the flexibility to do with social distancing, the flexibility of you know whether you can be a master when even start up. This shows us how our system of law is adaptable to different situations.

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And of course, that's a different topic, but that's part of the vertical of the Quran. The Quran comes with this built in and we look at the verse of fasting if a human being wrote it so you're fasting Ramadan, but the Quran look at the Quran wording now he says when the month of Ramadan kung fu should pass but if you are sick or traveling, make it up later. Because Allah was easy for you. He didn't know what difficulty for you. Allah gives the law it gives the flexibility he gives the reason for the flexibility all in one course. Right? This becomes a comprehensive system. That's That's unheard of anywhere else in the world. Imagine Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. His was a man

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who has not studied law. He did not study long didn't go to law school or anything. I didn't study the philosophy of justice and economics or anything like that. So how did he living towards living to these people who are trying to kill him? According to all these problems, come with a system of law that is so perfect, that even today it has all the solutions to our problems. It's because it's not from him. It's from Allah subhanho wa taala. That right to today, the Sharia remains the only perfect system of governance, governance that can solve all the problems. People are trying to figure out the problems to the interest based banking system and all the properties causing Islam to

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really solve that. By the problem today.

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We don't have any Islamic State modeling to show people in action. Right? Because unfortunately Western have adopted the Haram practices of the West that area, crime, Islam sub crime on both fronts in terms of taking care of the poor. And in terms of having harsh penalties for those who are professional criminals. When it comes to racism, Islam has very strict laws against racism, morality, Islam has the best morality system this world has ever seen. And the fact that you know, there you see what's happening in the world today, in terms of how immortality is getting out of control, and everything evil is becoming normalized, that itself is proof of how important the

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Islamic models is. And you know, Islam is the only thing that's like the standard that's that standing on the wall against the morality of the words, everybody else is just giving it the Christians giving the Jews gave and everybody else is giving it like, Okay, this is no longer taboo, we won't concede this is fine, okay, this is fine when they just giving in and to schedule C and E, the only people standing public, they say, No, it's still wrong, or the Muslims, because of the system that we have, that we know is so perfect, and so right. And again, the fact that this system is from the Quran, and it still works 1400 years later, is itself prove that the Quran is divine,

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because only a happy the most wise could have revealed such a wise system of law. Okay, we have 20 minutes left and five more

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examples to go through. So if we to move a little bit faster, the next miracle of the Quran is the way it agrees with the fitrah. And I spoke about this in our first session, that when I studied and research the lives of people who are converted to Islam, I found that the number one reason that people converted to Islam was because the Quran message was consistent to what they naturally do. So what happened to a lot of converts is that they go through this phase in their life, where they no longer believe in what the parents taught them. Right? Whether it's Christianity or Hinduism, or atheism, they no longer create what they pray for them. So they begin to introspect, they begin to

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look inwards, to begin to think, Okay, what makes sense, and they come to certain ideas, they must be a God, they must be afterlife, they must be a purpose to life, you must have sent the message must be, you know, this is wrong, justice is wrong. So it justice is right, and justice is wrong, you know, whatever they come through. When they study the Quran, they find that the Quran matches with water what's naturally already with,

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that you human beings naturally believe in one God, that is the natural medium of humanity. And the Quran is consistent upon that. So what the Quran does is, it matches with what humans already naturally believe. And it builds upon that. We naturally believe in one God, the Quran teaches us His names and attributes, and how to worship Him, we naturally believe the ease and after that, the Quran teaches us the descriptions of the afterlife and how to save yourself in afterlife, we naturally believe you must have a purpose. I mean, in the modern world, what's one of the main things that that people are peddling these days? The Self Help field, finding your purpose in life?

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Why would people make so much money teaching workshops on how to find your purpose in life, because human beings naturally by the Bidra people purpose, deep in your heart, everyone knows there must be a purpose, there has to be more to this. And because they don't have Islam in the making of the purpose, but Islam is Islam, the purpose of life in Islam is the one that makes the most sense. It's the one that gives your heart satisfaction, that you remain dedicated purpose for the rest of your life. Because it just makes sense. It just feels right. And that leads to what's already in your heart.

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Justice, the compassion, the modesty of Islam, all of this is in agreement with the fitrah. So what it does is it takes what's already naturally within us, and it builds upon that. So our Vitra is our natural goodness. The message of Islam is the perfection of that goodness. For example, human beings naturally believe in good character, and good manners. What the Rasulullah sublicensee He said, I came to perfect character. Do we naturally believe good manners, a good character, but what's the height of it? What's the best man the best character? How do we take this thing that we you know, Fidra really believe it and take it to its best form. Because that's what the Quran the Quran came

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with all of this, at its best at its height.

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Building upon that part of this miracle of the Quran, including without fitrah he said it has the best and the deepest description of Allah subhanho wa taala. And again, this is one of the things that caused many people to convert to Islam, by the many of the converts that I spoke to and research. They said not only did the Quran agree with

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fitrah but it's the only description of God that they read that actually makes sense.

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Because think about it, this is the only description of Allah and it's free from anthropomorphism

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that does not put a picture of a man in your head.

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Any other description of God in almost any other religion, you end up with some kind of image that you worship?

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Yeah, I was watching a documentary with Morgan Freeman, where he was traveling the world it was the people from different religions. And when he visited the Muslims, and he asked him about the court, and they explained that we don't have an image of God. Right. And he looked at the mind boggles like so what do you worship? Because they are so used to the idea that you have an image you have a statue, you have something you can see that you can worship.

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And then the Shetty was talking to explain to him that we think about God being most Merciful. And we worship the Creator based on his mercy. We think about his blessing. The worshiping nation is gratitude. That is not an image. It's his ideal qualities. And his mind blown by that May Allah guide him one day.

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And everybody make dua, anybody you meet with other guys make dua to Allah.

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So the point is that our concept of the god, description of God is something unique. And it's something that we, we we take for granted because we born in Islam and religion, Islam, many of us take it for granted, not realizing how radically unique it is compared to any other religion. And yes, we have a different model of Aqeedah, you know, but there's much Amazon's default and secondary, if they default on the explanation of Allah's name, the attributes, right? They don't default on the fact that there's only one Allah and he's perfect in every way. And there's nothing like all three Muslims of Akita agree on that point, right? Whether someone is actually or not to

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really, or actually, they all agree there's only one Allah is perfect in his name, attributes, and there's nothing like you just report on secondary details. So we shouldn't make that an issue to fight over. Because that's secondary, that's not important.

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The Quran has the best definition of quantity. So it has the, the description of Allah that does not lead to any worship of any image, and it is one that agrees with your fitrah it makes sense. Like, again, I was talking to an atheist and asked her why she doesn't believe in God. And she said, I'm not gonna worship a man.

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I'm not gonna worship a man.

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In every religion, you know, you have this old man in the White here that people worship set up on the worship that tournament in Islam, we don't have the image of God. God is not a man, God is not a woman, God is beyond this world, beyond our imagination, beyond anything that a human mind can conceive. That's the Muslim understanding of God. And again, oh, my God, oh, my god, like, what is a religion out there that teaches this, because her fitrah could not accept the idea that you worship an image of us. So when she heard that there was a religion, that that teaches you that God is not an image, and that God is beyond human disruption. That piqued the interest on the left, she took

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some books to learn about Islam and be allocated to Islam, some people are still on their journey.

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But the point is, this is something we take for granted something extra in class, these four lines, and the description of Allah and these four lines, nothing like it can be found in any other region. And this is just four lines. The just Surah Islam itself is proof that the Quran is divine, it is proved that the Quran is from Allah, you can break it down layer by layer, the choice of words the poetry, the message, the depth of the key, the description of Allah, the human to the feature, all of it is found in this one surah.

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Okay, three more examples, and then we are done with the session. The next vertical of the Quran is its impact on the heart. There is nothing in this world that can transform a human being the way the Quran can

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think about the amount of people in the world today who went to prison as the toughest in the meanest and the baddest of people. And then in prison, they met Muslims, and they studied the Quran, and they came out completely transformed into the most pious of people.

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The radical transformation that takes place in a person's heart when he man and does it, there is nothing like it. This itself is a proof of the summit. That's why we say the greatest proofs of Islam are not.

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They are not things that you can talk about, right? They're not intellectual. They are spiritual, you have to feel it. What is the greatest proof of Islam? The sweetness of Eman? The greatest proof of Islam is experiencing the sweetness of emotion. When you experience the sweetness of emotion in your heart, you reach a level of yucky you can have no doubts. But you can't intellectualize this you can't discuss this in a in a lecture. It's something you have to feel for yourself. But you can see in people's lives

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How the Quran transforms people.

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Look at the Hatha rajula This is one of the most radical transformations of a human being just when interacting with the Quran. This is a man who leaves his house with a thought to go and kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he stops and he reads one page of the Quran. And he becomes the greatest defender of

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one page of the Quran. He had such a radical, transformational effect on his heart that he went from the man who wanted to kill the prophet to his biggest defender, to one of the greatest heroes in the history of Islam.

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How does I mean, how does it even happen?

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Again, we don't understand the power of the Quran.

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Some of the wish that all of us could just read the first page of surah Taha and have that same transformational experience that Omar has to just feel it the way he felt it, because it something hit him on that page that completely changed his personality, and completely changed who he was as an individual. The two people looked at him and you know, when you went back to the Kaaba after that, people look at him and said, This is not the same person coming back. They just looked at his face in the new he's a new person, something had changed. Even in the junction, you know, when when Surah Maryam was resigned in the court of Dynegy, he's, he's pleased with

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the impact on the hearts that even a sincere non Muslim will cry will feel something will feel the presence of the Divine when you listen sincerely to the recitation of the Quran, nothing in the world has an impact like this, like the recitation of Al Quran, recent example, you know, the transformation of Cat Stevens and your use of Islam. All of us know history. I mean, he he came here any any, any you totally restored, right? We all know him. We all know who he was and who he became. Again, you just look at the way a person talks before Islam in Artesia and you wonder how does such a radical transformation take place? And you can use the Quran was to the user base case. surah Taha

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in the case of OMA Raja Surah Maryam in the case of the Joshy, to use him in the case of use of Islam. In this is another vertical of the Quran. Each person a different surah is going to be the transformation. Each person in different surah hits them and just changes everything. But one person is your partner, but somebody else is gonna baccarat in all of these stories is different surah but the power of the Quran is so deep that for every sincere person out there, there is a Surah that is going to radically transform them. And the fact that the Quran does this is itself a proof that it is from the Divine. But it's a proof to the one who experienced it. You can't you can't read this to

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someone who already blocked their mind. It has to be slop, and it's not going to convince that person of Islam. It's something a person has to experience for themselves. And you will only experience it when you approach the Quran message with an open heart and sincere seeking.

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But the impact of the Quran is not just a person, it's on society as a whole. The Quran brought radical change to this entire world that we still experience right up till today. We do not realize because we are gone in this day and age post it up. But after the Ottoman Empire, we did not realize how radically the Quran changed the entire world.

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Number one, it produced two major empires that made this world a bit of this, right. First was the Arab empire.

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The Romanians and the opposites and then the Turkish Empire the Ottomans. Now yes, amazing thing. The Arabs before Islam were a tribal society. They had no government. They had no real economy. They had no policies, you know that government had accepted tribal policies, each tribe they had no civilization as in, you know, many people living under one ruler, they were just separate tribes, Islam comes and within 50 years, they are ruling a large portion of the earth. They have a system of government that works perfectly, extremely just so just the Christian has been telling the Muslim please come here and save us our rules, because they seem the justice in the Muslim that they grow

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into the most powerful empire on earth. At the height of the basket and obey the rule. They were the most powerful, the most civilized, the most advanced society the work

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then the dark ages happened. The Mongols hit the setting of that, but in the whole cycle repeats itself a tribal society, right anyone who's seen it you know what I'm talking about the tribal society of dogs, living separate tribes. The attacked by the Mongols attacked by the Crusaders, the former town, the fight of the rebels, and then they grow

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into a civilization just as big as the previous one just as powerful just as transformative and the height of the power the occupants are ruling over 30 countries spread across three different continents as the most powerful empire on Earth and again,

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how is it that we had two societies at two different points in history that started off as basically nothing in the eyes of the people, and through Islam, they became the most powerful nation, inshallah it will happen again our lifetime to adult society.

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And not only did they grow into the largest empires of the time, but they became the world leaders in every field.

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Education, Science, Technology and all of this is the power of the Quran. The Quran is what the society is we build upon the legal system came from the Quran, the desire to study science came from the Quran, the entire justice system came from the Quran, all of it was Quranic. It was based on the Quran, we don't even realize a large part of modern society is based upon the Quran. One of the main new pillars of modern society is people are innocent until proven guilty. Do you know where this concept came from? came from the Quran.

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Came on the Quran. Before that there was this, the the Christian will didn't have an answer to proven guilty. They thought somebody is a witch. They were burned at the stake by Islam saying we think someone's doing something wrong, bring four witnesses, or bring two witnesses depending on what the crime is. It must be just it must be pious, you must have seen with your own eyes, we're not just going to punish someone, do they have an excuse? It came with a system of people are innocent until you can prove the guilt without

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this system came from itself. We are living in such a system in the world today. Because of the Quran. People don't realize it comes from the Quran. So many other aspects of the modern world come from the Muslim world. For example, the idea of universities, the idea that you need you to study and complete a degree in a field and go out there for working this cave on the Muslim world. You know, look at the field of medicine, the field of medicine before it. Basically anyone could go out there say they were a doctor and treat people as they want the absolute best. Muslims came and said hold on, we need a system. They built Medical Colleges, they came up with the concept of an ijazah

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you need permission from your teachers before you start practicing medicine. People had to go study at the Medical College, get it in Georgia, which we call the bachelor's, right, your masters or PhD but it originally was called an each other and then only they could practice medicine you needed what would be at that time or to call to the medical license. Back then it was calling each other this whole system came from the Muslim world and where does it come from? It came from the Muslims idea that whoever's in charge of people's body. Is it Amanda from Allah? Is it just from Allah, we can't just give it to anybody. We have to make sure we're giving it to someone who knows what they

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are doing. And that whole concept is built upon Qurani principles. And again, we see in every area, our mathematical system today comes from Muslims, we have the algebra system, which comes from Alcoa resmi, who developed algebra to solve Islamic intelligence problems, right we have the Islamic intelligence system. And once the world is full of billionaire, billionaire Muslims, that became very context. So he came up with the whole concept of algebra to solve these inheritance problem with its problems. And the whole modern world is based on algebra. But it goes back to Muslims dealing with problems that the Quran introduced in the Quran comes to these ideas, but you have to

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give inheritance on the set portions you have to pay this amount percentage of Sokka. And Allah knowing that from this number will come mind that you do that it produced people were able to come up with deeper mathematical concepts that allow them to do this. And then from the deeper mathematical concepts can be entire modern world, the impact of the Quran can be felt everywhere in the world today in science, education and medicine in every field, especially in the field of justice.

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I mean, now come to the last two, these are the common ones, the lack of contradictions, right? We have the powerful verse in the Quran, do they not reflect on the Quran? Has it been from anyone besides Allah, you have found in many mistakes or contradictions. So we know the common argument that the Quran is from Allah and one of the proofs of it is that there's no mistakes and there's no contradiction when you see a human being cannot write something without making mistakes. We just cannot do it. I as an author can tell you, it's not possible. There have been books that have written the times they have written a book. I read it, I edited it, I send it to three different

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editors.

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They already give it to a group of reviewers all proofread it, put it out and publish it. One week later, someone points to the typing.

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How? Because we are humans, Allah showing us

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You can never be perfect. You are always going to make mistakes. A human being cannot be perfect. The Quran comes down from day one is never a mistake is never a mistake now. Yes, I know. I know that nowadays you go on the Christian missionary website and it lists 1000 mistakes in the Quran. When you read through it, it's absolute absolute nonsense. Right there. We'll discuss that in the next session where we'll go through your the main points for refuting those ideas. There's a few basic points you can apply. And you're in reality, when you read the Quran, and you study the Quran across all 10 recitations, you will find alternative meanings, alternative recitations, but you'll

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never find contradictions. This is a book 600 pages over 23 years, in 10 different ways of reciting between the 10 the alternative meanings, but still not a single actual contradiction. What's a contradiction? A contradiction is two opposites that can't be reconciled. That's the key it can't be reconciled. Very often, when the Islam point out the so called contradiction in the Quran is something that easily can be reconciled. It just didn't bother researching to find out how to do so. Right, we'll discuss that Inshallah, in our last session. Finally, the final vertical of the Quran and we close up on this one is the immutability factor. Now, this is something that in general, this

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is normally the first medical we present our children, but the way we do it, the only way to understand, right we tell we tell our children, that the proof that the Quran is from Allah is that nobody can write a single chapter like, and a single single chapter, you don't need three verses. Now that's correct. But the average English speaking child can understand that. But when you take into all of this first, then they get some understanding of it. There Hold on, this is 600 pages where there's no mistakes, there's no contradictions, perfect wording, wording, you know, there's perfect choice of word perfect poetry, consistent theme, consistent tone, prophecies that became

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fulfilled, perfect historical accuracy in agrees with the pitra. It agrees with what already in our heart, it transforms hearts just form society.

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Yes, no one can write something.

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Nobody can write something like that. It is not humanly possible. By the end. That's why usually we present this as the first medical, I'd like to present the at the end. Take a person through a journey, show them all the different ways in which the Quran is miraculous. Because then when you tell someone that nobody can produce one sutra like it, they get some inkling of an idea of what you say that yes, for me to produce four verses that have perfect wording perfect rhyming in the meaning, you know, that I've seen of it will go on for years and decades and centuries. It doesn't contradict itself. It doesn't. It's consistent in its tone consistent, basically agrees with the

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fitrah. It has perfect prophecies that perfect historical accuracy. This is not humanly possible. This is not humanly possible. And so there's two ways to show the inevitability factor Way number one, is what we just did. The second way, just look at the Arabs, the Arabs, were the experts evaluating. And instead of trying to copy the Quran, they said it's magic. They couldn't come up with any other explanation. They said it's magic. And the only time when somebody is claiming something from God, and your own explanation is it's magic. You know, it's not humanly possible. Otherwise, why don't you give some logical explanation? Right. So the Quran is unmatched and equal.

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And yes, there are people who have tried from Lucila Mancozeb. To the ex Muslims of the modern world, there are many people who have tried it, whatever they produce is absolutely ridiculous and nonsensical adjust into making a mockery of themselves. Really, you know, Mozilla, Mozilla Mancozeb, the false prophet at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when he made up a surah his own friends laughed at him and said, You know that I know you are lying. But he just was just so ridiculously bizarre. And some people see that that's also part of the article that when somebody tries to imitate the Quran, Allah,

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Allah, humiliate Allah make sure that what they produce is so ridiculous that they become laughingstock for trying to challenge Allah subhanho.

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So this is the journey that we have taken to the Quran. And I hope that what these three sessions have done is inshallah helped us to gain some understanding of why the Quran is a miracle how it is a miracle. Again, every single slide you went to was just an example. For each of those topics. You can bring 1020 100 examples.

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Rarely this topic you can teach your whole year.

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That's how deep it is. But this is a glimpse for us to understand, to, to put Yaqeen into our own hearts to be able to explain

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to our children to be able to use it in the dour. This is why we study this. This is why we teach the inshallah in the final session in two weeks time to do a case study of a surah and then we'll go through what are the main arguments that the Islamophobes raised against this? How do you respond to that today? Today arguments right? How do you respond to it? That's going to be our final session inshallah with that we come to an end are there any questions?

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Okay, so with that we come to conclusion. Hannah.

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Hannah with them, I suppose. Also Nina will have the last