Instilling Yaqeen – Lesson #5 – Proofs for the Truth of the Quran

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa salatu salam ala milania Allah, Allah He

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while early he was Sofie woman, we heard you

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were standing up soon at

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about a Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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After we looked at the concept of prophethood, last week, we covered

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the concept of prophethood.

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And how

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not only is

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Prophethood something possible, logically,

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but also something necessary.

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Because

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for many reasons that we mentioned, but among the most important reasons, that basically

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that basically

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it's illogical to believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala, being the All Merciful to all wise all just for him to create us, and then just to leave us to wander in confusion without sending a guide to us.

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And so it was necessary, it is logically necessary that Allah subhanho wa Taala sends a prophet, and this is what we spoke about. And then after that, we looked at the various evidences proving the prophethood of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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showing that indeed he was a true prophet, and messenger sent by Allah subhana wa tada and that he was not an imposter or a liar, or a false prophet.

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So after that,

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we now come to look at the Revolution,

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the revolution that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam brought

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and how

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this revolution the Quran basically, is not

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something

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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brought from himself

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and all the evidences that we use in the last class, to prove the truth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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all of those evidences can be used to prove that the Quran is the word of Allah subhana wa tada

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because the two go hand in hand, if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed a true prophet, and we've proven that, therefore his claim that this Quran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is a true claim based on those evidences, but we're going to look at

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additional evidences evidences that are related to the Quran itself, proving that it could not be from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam himself.

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But before starting, we need to understand what exactly do we mean by the Quran being from Allah subhanahu wa tada

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because that's what we're discussing in this class.

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proofs that prove that the Quran is from Allah.

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So what do we mean

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by our statement that the Quran is from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Basically the scholars they define the Quran as being the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The words of Allah subhanho wa Taala every single word, in fact, every single letter of the Quran is the literal spoken words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So basically, Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke these words

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He spoke them

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and they were heard by jabril arias Salaam,

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directly.

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And gibreel Allah has Salam

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brought these words as he heard to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starting

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from the day in which he received the first revelation. And that was, you cannot miss Mirabella the HELOC in the cave of Hira at the age of 40.

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And so,

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when we say that Allah Subhana who would Tyler is the author of the Quran, when we say that Allah subhana wa tada is the author of the Quran, or when we say that Allah subhanahu wa tada sent down the Quran.

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It doesn't mean

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a physical book.

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Yes, throughout the Quran, Allah refers

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to it as a book.

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But it's not something that was brought as a book, with pages with binding. That's not how it was set to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in fact, the Quran

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the written Qur'an that we have today

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was not something that was there in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And so we have to understand this first, that when we say the Quran, is from Allah, we don't mean a physical book, the physical book that we have in our hands, but rather what we mean is the spoken words of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that were memorized word for word letter, for letter by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, who then pass them on, passed on these words,

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to his companions, and they heard these words, and the prophets of Salaam taught them these words,

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time and time again,

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until they have properly memorize it. And then they also pass it on

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to the next generation, and so on and so forth until the time of its model the time

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when he compiled it in one book.

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Now, when we look at all the possibilities of the origin of the Quran,

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when we look at all the possibilities of the origin of the Quran,

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we can narrow them down to three possibilities,

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we can narrow them down to three possibilities.

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The first is

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that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself author the Quran.

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So it was from himself.

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The second possibility is that

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some other human being authored

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some other human being authored it, or the process, took it from took that information from, from other people.

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And the third and final possibility is

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that

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these are not the words of any human being not the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam nor anyone else.

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Therefore, they have to be the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so when we look at the proofs for the Quranic authenticity,

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what we do is, we look at these possibilities.

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And we minus each one out, basically through a process of elimination.

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And then we arrive at the conclusion that these words that this person has to be from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And so we'll look at could the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam have altered it on him on his own?

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And then we look at Could he have copied it from others?

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Or did he get it from others? And then,

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once we've established that none of that is possible, then we look at those evidences that prove that

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these can't be the word of any human being. So it's twofold. When you look at the evidences for the authenticity of the Quran. First we we basically

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look at the claims or the possibilities

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and we minus all these possibilities.

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And the natural conclusion therefore is that

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the Quran is the word of Allah, but then

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In addition to that, in addition to that, we have other evidences that show that the Quran is indeed from Allah subhana wa. So let's go through these proofs for the authenticity of the Quran or for the Quran being from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The first proof is something that we touched on in the previous class, when we looked at the proofs for prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being a true prophet from Allah.

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He's claimed that he is a prophet and a messenger from Allah. One of the most important evidences for that claim is

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by looking at his personality, and his character.

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And so there was the evidence here is the personal, and the moral integrity of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so looking at the life of the Prophet, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam,

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one finds a human, who had reached

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the highest level and standard

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of integrity, in both his personality, and in his character.

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And so he was known,

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to be honest, to be trustworthy, to be reliable,

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to be humble, to be just,

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and not. And he didn't have these qualities like other people who have them,

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but rather he had reached the highest level of these qualities.

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And this is something that was acknowledged about him,

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by his own people, who rejected him as a prophet from Allah.

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And this is something that was acknowledged even afterwards.

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Anyone who reads his biography,

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even if he is a Catholic, or an orientalist, they acknowledge that the prophet SAW Selim was a man of high moral,

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integrity,

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and character.

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And anyone who reads his life finds that

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he had these two qualities of honesty, and trustworthiness, before he ever claimed to be a prophet, or a messenger.

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And so basically, 40 years of his life,

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40 years of his life, was testimony,

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that he never spoke a lie, that he was honest, and so on, and so forth. This is something that his own people acknowledged.

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And we mentioned examples of that last week.

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And how when the prophet SAW sort of first started, his dad will openly He called on the leaders of kurush, and gathered them. And he asked them a very simple question. Because he knows there's gonna be resistance.

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So he wanted to establish a fact

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that they agreed on, and that they saw in him, and that was his honesty. So he said to them, After gathering them, if I was to tell you

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that an enemy was waiting behind this valley, and he's about them, they were about to attack you. Would you believe me?

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He's trying to see,

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will they claim that he's a liar? Or do they believe him to be honest?

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So they said, Yes, of course, we will believe you, because we've never known you to ever lie. Why would you lie about this?

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So the prophet SAW Selim said

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that today, I stand here as a warner have a terrible punishment to come. And then Abu lahab. He said, This is why you gathered us on this day,

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may your hands be destroyed.

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So that is when Allah revealed sudo to lab.

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And

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that's because it's impossible, that a man who

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has been known throughout his late 40 years of his life

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to have you know, these high standards of honesty, trustworthiness, reliability, it's impossible that now after 40 years, he would want to come and

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make up a story like this.

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And so this is exactly why

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the

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Emperor of Rome. And we mentioned this example last week as well, when he was asking Abu sufian those questions.

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And he asked them about the honesty of the prophet SAW seldom. And he said, No, we've never known him to lie. Then at the end,

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as he was explaining to Abu Sufyan, why he asked these questions, he said, When I asked you, you know, have you ever accused him of lying before, before his claim to Prophethood? Your apply was no. So he said, the emperor of Rome heraclius, he says, so I wondered how a person who does not tell a lie about others

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could tell a lie about a loss and paranoia what.

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Also, if we were to say that

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam authored the Quran,

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being motivated by some personal interests,

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like seeking fame,

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or glory or nobility among his people,

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or for the sake of wealth,

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or for the sake of leadership.

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If we were to say that, you know, this is

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something that he was motivated by, then Firstly, we say the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam already had qualities

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that

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made him a noble person among his people.

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They considered him to be

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a noble person, they considered him to be

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a person who they would give leadership.

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It's not an issue for them to give them leadership, he deserves that. And there's something that they recognized. Secondly,

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when he was offered these things, and this is after he began his Dawa,

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and they became frustrated with him.

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They offered him

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they offered him leadership, they offered him women, they offered him wealth. And so they said, if it is poverty, that that is your problem, then we will gather wealth for you until we make you the richest man on the kurush.

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And they said, if it is women that you want to choose any of the women of Croatia, and we'll give you 10 of them to marry.

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So if that is what he wanted, then why did he put down those offers?

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He put those offers down.

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And so if it was true, that he desired, his personal glory, or leadership or fame, then why would he declined the offer, when it was presented to him, and instead, instead of that, to live, a humble life,

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a simple life not only that, but to be persecuted, to be to have sanctions to put on him,

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to have him and his followers to be attacked.

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Why would he go through all that, if it was for the sake of

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you know, for the sake of these dunya we purposes.

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So from all of this, we see that the prophet SAW Selim was a person of high personal and moral integrity.

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And he didn't bring down that standard

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after he became or after he claimed to be a prophet. So all of this shows us that

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he couldn't have lied about

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they couldn't have lied about.

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Moving on to the second proof.

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Moving on to the second proof

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for the Quran being the word of Allah subhana wa tada

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and that is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was known to be unlettered,

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to be unlettered

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and in the Arabic language, we refer to this as me as being me. And some people, they translate to this to be illiterate, but a better word than illiterate is to say unlettered. And that's because being illiterate, comes with a certain negative connotation.

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Being illiterate. It comes with

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negative connotation where people think that you know, such person is ignorant,

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and he's not intelligent. So it's better to use a word like unlettered or

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unlearned. And so basically, the prophet SAW Selim never learned how to read or write.

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That doesn't mean that he's unintelligent. No, it just means that he didn't learn how to read or write. If he was taught how to read or write, he would have learned it.

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But the point of mentioning this is, because how many times in history

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how we have we found a person

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who never knew how to read or write. And yet he brought a book as amazing as

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Has that ever been recorded in history? book as sophisticated

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and as comprehensive

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and as accurate as the Quran?

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How could a person

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who didn't know how to read or write he didn't have those skills to author a book,

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a book even of lesser standard than the Quran?

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How could he authored the Quran?

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And so if we were to say, for argument's sake,

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that it is possible that a person can

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author a book,

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even though

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you know, even though

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they're not, they're not educated and they're not learned. And they haven't learned how to read or write. If we were to say, for argument's sake,

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that that's possible because maybe certain people are gifted with intelligence so they can quickly learn it.

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So yes, apostle Salaam didn't learn when he was younger, maybe.

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Later on, he learned.

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Then

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how about the fact that

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he brought a book like dakara,

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as you mentioned, in all of its sophistication,

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and completeness, and as we're gonna come later on, talking about its miraculous nature.

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And this is something that was known to his own people.

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This is something that was known to his own people, they knew him and they knew that he never learned how to redirect. So no one can come now today to say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, learned the Quran from others and gathered this information

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and then came up with it

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on his own.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the prophet SAW Selim being

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a Latina, Latina, Toby Runa, Rasulullah, Nabi, mi, la de una homak, to benign don't turati will enjoy those who follow

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those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whose description they find in the Torah and the NGO.

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Not only that, but we find that the Quran

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has never been

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edited,

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or revised.

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As it was never in need of that to begin with.

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Unlike other books,

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no matter how sophisticated a person is, no matter how intelligent they are, no matter how educated they are, whenever they write a book, they always have somebody to edit it for them. And they always have someone to review it for them. And they always come with mistakes.

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Whether it be a small minute mistake,

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or whether it be something greater.

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But yet, we find

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that this Quran,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought it, and yet he was an Arab in seventh century Arabia,

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with no formal education, or having the ability

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to educate himself.

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And so when and where in history,

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Is there even a similar example to this not even something close.

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And so this is one of the common proofs to prove that the Quran could not be from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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himself.

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Moving on to the third proof

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and this proof

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is

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looking at the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on several occasions

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he was mocked,

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and he was made fun of

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all because

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the revolution

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would not come to him to defend him.

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And so he put up with that mockery.

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several occasions presented themselves where they could have fabricated versus if you want it.

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If the Quran was from himself,

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then he could have come up with verses to defend himself.

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And so they would mock him, because nothing would come.

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And so the first example of this is when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, after the first revelation came, there was a pause.

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There was a pause and nothing came through the process and for a while,

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until the people they waited to hear for more.

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And so then they start to make fun of him. And they said, that your Lord has abandoned you.

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And then finally, after some time,

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Allah subhana wa tada revealed surah

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and what does Allah say in order to Buddha? What do you have a lady that such a man or a woman, Allah, your Lord has not abandoned you, nor has he become hateful, have you?

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And so here a lot reveals these verses in that context.

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Also, another example

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is

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that,

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and this is much later on in Medina.

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When the hypocrites the mafia, Kuhn accused,

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the wife of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, hi, Sharon.

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And they slandered her

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accusing her of Xena

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't know what to do.

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And a long time passed

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more than a month.

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And there was no revelation, defending the process and defending his honor.

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If he wanted to, if he was a false prophet making up the core, and then he could have

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and he should have any sane person would.

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any sane person would stand up to defend himself. But since the Quran is not from him, so long rallies,

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but rather it is from a lot he would wait. And he waited. And he went through a very difficult time as a result of that. And so the Chateau de la Wagner, the entire community of believers went through a very difficult time because of that. And then finally, Allah revealed the verses proclaiming, actually a long line has been innocent. And this is the famous story of the if.

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And last versus here are revealed in children.

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So the point is that the processor went through that, and he put up with all of that, proving

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that the Quran is from Allah, because if it was from himself, then he would have, he would have put an end to that mockery. And he would have stood up to defend himself.

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The next proof

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is similar to this

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in that it's from the Quran itself.

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And so we have many instances where

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the Quran criticizes the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam

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and sometimes, using very strong words.

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And so how can a false prophet blame himself

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accused himself criticize himself when doing so

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would potentially make him to lose followers.

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He could put them in danger of losing

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respect,

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and losing followers.

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And we have many examples of this.

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And so for example, a loss isn't

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Two to three right from the beginning yeah you never you Lima to her remove her Lola who letter to bitterly mother daughter as logic Oh prophet? Why do you prohibit yourself from what Allah has made lawful to you seeking to please your wives?

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Which False Prophet would accuse himself as such as he?

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Also, we have this famous incident of the Sahabi

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who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he's getting down to the moose, raccoon,

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and he ignored him. And this was the blind Sahabi

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and so a lot of reveals, you know, sort of Tabitha with very strong words. I had this and what

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he found, meaning the promises sort of frowned and turned his attention away. And just a whole ama

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that, you know, this blind person came to him

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Well, what a manager, okay, yes, sir.

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Or Allah says of the of the copier. As

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a Minister hoona

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ministers gonna ask for the one who, you know, he doesn't need your dour. He feels himself to be

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self sufficient. For n Taylor, who knows what they're giving you you're giving him your undivided attention? What a meme and jack ASR as for the one who's coming to running Wireshark, and he fears a lot. And

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you're ignoring him, meaning that blinds are happy. Now which sane person would blame himself like this?

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If we were to say that this is that these are the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And so, if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to hide anything,

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he would have hid these verses.

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But instead, he recited them.

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In all honesty, and truthfully, and so if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself

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had been the, the author of the Quran,

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then he would have made sure that you know, there is nothing that can jeopardize

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my, my theme and my followers and my supporters.

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And so,

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this is also one of the evidences that proves that the Quran could not be the source of the Quran could not be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself. Moving on to the next evidence.

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So these evidences that we've looked at, they basically show us that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam, could not be the author of the

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How about others, or other sources, then a lot of times,

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and especially Christians, they like to claim that

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the similarities, the similarities between the Quran and the Bible and other scriptures proves that the prophets of Salaam learned from Christian sources or Jewish sources, or that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam copied and plagiarized from the Bible, or other sources, basically, that the source of the Quran is from someone else.

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And so what we say is, this is actually proof that the Quran is from Allah.

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similarities between the Quran and other scriptures,

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it doesn't necessarily mean that one has been copied from the other, but rather, it's evidence that both of them

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are from a common source.

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And that it's from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now obviously, when we say the Bible or the Torah, we don't mean the one that we have today.

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That this is from Allah,

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but rather the ones that Allah revealed to musang or Isa, before they became distorted and changed. Those are from Allah.

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As for what they have today, it is not from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So how can we disprove the claim that the Quran was copied

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from the Bible or other

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scriptures?

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In brief, we can say Firstly, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, what did we say earlier? He was

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he was

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yes

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He was unlettered, he didn't know how to read or write. So how could he have copied from other sources without knowing how to read or write. Secondly, the interactions that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had with Jewish and Christian and Christian scholars, whatever interactions he had, was very, very limited.

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In order for this to be true that he copied off of the Bible or other sources, he must have spent years learning with them

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and then copying from them.

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But the recorded instances of him meeting with them are very, very limited, you can count them on the fingers of your hand.

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One example is what are called the nofal.

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The uncle of Khadija, the Allahu Allah,

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and his interactions with him was only twice in his life.

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And

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he died after the first revolution. So after Allah revealed,

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he went to work at Novell. And what occurred to Novell? Who was he, he was, he was a monk, who was who knew the Scripture. And so what have I been offered, said, this is the same angel who came to Musashi, Salah,

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and you're going to be sent on a huge mission. And if I'm alive to be with you, I will support you. But he soon died after that.

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And likewise with others, his his interactions were very, very limited.

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Thirdly, we can say that

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his travels to Christian areas also was very limited.

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The travels that he had made to areas that were known to be Christian areas like northern north of Arabia, a sham Syria, he did travel to these places, but it is recorded that he only traveled twice in his entire life.

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Once was with Abu Talib, his uncle on a business mission,

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and the other was with his wife Khadija,

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probably along

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and even then,

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we're talking about traveling for a few days, not enough to learn and then copy and write something like that.

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Fourthly, we say that whatever discussions that he had, with Christians and Jews, like proper discussions, where he sat with them, and had proper discussions with them about religion was when

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it was more than 13 years after the revelation of the Quran, in Medina. So after he migrated to Medina, and he met the Jews there, then he, you know, he had he had actual dialogue with Al Kitab.

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And that's where the Christians then towards the very end of his life, when that group came from neutron, the Christians of ninja Ron, and we have pseudo alien Ron, that was revealed in this context.

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But how about prior to that?

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How about prior to that

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none of that could have been copied from any other source.

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Also, the Arabic version

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of the Bible never existed in the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.

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For them to say that he copied it from the Bible. The earliest Arabic version of the Old Testament

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is said to be in the year 900,

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which is almost 250 years after the death of the Prophet Allah values. As for the New Testament, than the earliest recorded Arabic translation of it, was published in 1616 1000 years, more than 1000 years after the death of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And the prophet SAW Selim did not know any other language besides Arabic, so it's impossible that he had copied it from other sources.

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Also,

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do you are serious differences between the Quran and you know, the present day Bible or the Bible that existed in the time of the Prophet I'll send them in terms of foundational matters? Yes, there are similarities.

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And for this, we say that there's a common source

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but in terms of different

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You know, we're talking about issues related to tearsheet. And ship, the concept of resolving Salah, who was he and Maria,

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and other foundational matters in both religions, we see complete differences.

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We see complete differences. Also Finally,

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we can say that

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the critics of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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from among Croatian others,

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they had kept a close eye on him

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throughout his life, and even after he claimed to be a prophet,

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if he was learning from somebody else,

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then there is no doubt that they would have noticed it.

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And they would have tried to use it against them. And there is an instance where they tried to say that he's learning from somebody else. And this was basically a Roman blacksmith, who used to live on the outskirts of Mecca. So some of them said that he goes, and he learns from him.

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There were only a few times when the prodigal son would go and watch him.

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So they said, he goes to him and he learns from him, simply because he happened to be Roman. So Allah refutes this in the Quran

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by saying

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that the language that he speaks, is how Jimmy

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Walker has gone out of the movie. As for this person, it is in a clear Arabic language, meaning that Roman blacksmith

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never used to speak Arabic. And so there's a huge difference there. So the point is that the machico does matter, they used other other ways of trying to discredit the prophet SAW Selim.

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If this was something serious, and for sure, they would have used it.

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To say that the process was copying off of others, we move on to the next proof

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proving the

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the authenticity of the Quran or proving that the Quran is from the it's from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And this is by looking at the Quran, and its miraculous content.

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So what we've done so far, is we've eliminated the first two possibilities. And that is that the Quran could could be from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself that he authored it. And the second

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that the Quran is from another source other than the prophet SAW Selim.

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And other scripture, or another person that he that he, the author did for him, or that he copied off of

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that leaves us with the third possibility. And that is that it could only be the words of Allah Subhana. Who would because there's no other possibility.

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So now what we do we look at,

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we look at proofs that further strengthen the fact that it is from Allah Subhana water.

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The first way we do this is by looking at the miraculous content of the Quran.

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When we read the Quran, and we see what's in it, we find things which are miraculous in nature, meaning

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that this information in the Quran

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no human being could have had knowledge of it.

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And this is basically three things

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detailed news of the past

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and prophecies of the future

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and scientific discoveries today that that proves that what is mentioned before and basically

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is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because because they they coincide with one another.

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So as for detailed news of the past, an example of this is

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the fact that the Quran refers in the story of use of allihies salam

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to the ruler of Egypt as what

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the ruler of Egypt in the Quran in the story of the use of Allah His Salah

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is he referred to as a pharaoh?

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No, he's referred to as Al Aziz,

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the ruler of Egypt,

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but the Bible in the story of use of Joseph

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mentions that it was the Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt at that time was a pharaoh.

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And today,

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archaeologists and historians see that the Quran is accurate in this case, because in those days, there were no Pharaohs.

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So this is an example of news of the past. That, you know, is very accurate.

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And it's impossible for the process to have known this on his own.

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As for prophecies of things that are going to occur in the future, then we have

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the fact that a law says that we're going to preserve the body of film,

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we're going to preserve it until the day of judgment. And this is something that has happened today, where they have recovered his body and preserved it. And it's in a museum

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until the day of judgment. And another example is,

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sort of to room and how Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the Persians will soon have victory, or the Persians have had victory over the Romans. And this was in the time of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam. The Persians were victorious over the Romans. And then Allah says, in a few years, the Romans will, once again defeat the Persians. And that's exactly what ended up happening.

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So this is an example of

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prophecies of the future, how would the prophet SAW Selim have known that that would happen, and it happened exactly right.

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Allah mentioned,

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as for some time as for scientific discoveries, and this is something that

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is very well known, and something that doesn't require much discussion. This is something that has been taught over and over again, that the scientific discoveries of today

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match perfectly with what is mentioned in the Quran on so many different issues. But we have to point out here that we shouldn't go to an extreme that some have gone into, into these scientific miracles.

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And so there are many cases where

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people have tried to find, you know, things in the Quran, which you don't say that these are scientific miracles. And then it turns out, that it's not really that accurate. So we shouldn't, we shouldn't use everything that's mentioned. But there are certain things which are, which are without a doubt, scientific discoveries, that the Quran mentions accurately, such as what happens to the fetus, in the womb of the mother, and the different stages that it goes through.

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This is something that has only been discovered in modern times,

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and other geological

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discoveries, such as the mountains, and how they're used as pegs, in stakes, and, you know, other discoveries, all of these could not have been known by

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an unlettered unlearned man in seventh century Arabia.

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Rather, no one in the entire world at that time, had knowledge of this.

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So that proves it can only be from

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Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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After that, we move on to the next proof, and that is the miraculous style of the Quran.

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The miraculous style of the Quran. And so the Quran is a literary masterpiece of Arabic, which was in the past,

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an unrivaled piece of work.

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And so

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the rhythmic nature of the Quran, the style of the Quran, it's something that shook that society

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when they heard these words,

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they were mesmerized by these words. And they were a people who used to indulge in poetry

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and these to have competitions to see who can come with the best poetry. When the Quran was revealed. All of those competitions came to a halt.

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And they wondered, where could Where could this person be coming from.

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And there are many instances of poets and people who recognize poetry. They admitted that these are no words of any poets.

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Impossible that these could be the words of a poet

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And so,

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because of this,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala use the ER n as a proof against them and challenge them

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to produce something like when we say produce something like it, it doesn't mean something as good as it in meaning etc know, what is meant is

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produced something similar to it something like it

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in its eloquent nature

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and all aspects surrounding it. And this was a challenge that allowed me to run

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which those Arabs in those days field to meet.

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And this challenge has still been unmet until this very day.

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And

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the fact that the Quran is a miracle when we say the Quran is a miracle, this is what we mean that the Quran itself is a miracle.

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And it refers to this challenge that Allah has made to produce something like it, and yet they weren't able to produce anything like so this is the miraculous title. We move on to the last and final proof concerning the Quran being from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is

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by looking at the preservation of the Quran.

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And the Quran is preservation we can say it's twofold. The Quranic preservation is twofold

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preservation of its words,

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and preservation of its meanings.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala said, in national decra what

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it is, we have revealed the Quran, and we will surely preserve it.

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And so the Quran has been preserved every word of it, every letter of it. And as we mentioned earlier on, it was passed on by memorization.

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And so when we say preserve, we don't mean in a particular book, although Yes, we have manuscripts that date very early on,

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that show us the Qur'an we have today matches with those manuscripts. But when we say that the Quran is preserved, we mean that Allah has preserved it in the hearts of the believers.

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And so there is no difference in a single letter of the

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withdrawal regards to the meanings of the Quran, then there's no inconsistency.

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There's no contradictions.

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The Quran has been preserved from having any of consistencies. That's why Allah subhana wa tada says, affilaite, the Bruna Quran, do not reflect on the Quran will Academy? Do you really know what to do? Because if they were, if it was to be from other than Allah, they would have surely and certainly have found many inconsistencies in it.

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Like

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the Bible and the other scriptures, look at the inconsistency in those books, and the contradictions and the errors, all because

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the authors were human beings, whereas the Quran, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And so

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these are some of the evidences and some of the proofs that we can use to show that the Quran is indeed from Allah subhanahu wa tada and not from anyone else. With that we come to the end of

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the foundations of Islam that we wanted to discuss

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the proofs for Allah subhanho wa Taala, the proofs for the Prophet hood, and the proofs for next week, what we'll do is, we'll move on to looking at some of the beauties of Islam. And some of the things that make Islam unique

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and therefore make it to be considered to be the truth, the truth from Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah Moby Dick, Shadwell, La Ilaha Illa and I still fuuka Where to go?