Miracles of the Quran #3
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MIRACLES OF THE QURAN #3
- PROTECTION OF THE QURAN FROM CORRUPTION
- EASE OF MEMORIZING THE QURAN
- VICTORY OF ROMANS
- CONQUEST OF MAKKAH
- THE UNLETTERED PROPHET
- THE SIMPLE EVIDENCES OF THE QURAN
I was relying on a sheet on regimes Valera Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad not only he was a big Marine, my beloved brothers and sisters, I said I want a Kumara llahi wabarakatu or Praise to Allah subhanaw taala and I should have Allah, Allah, Allah we witnessed that and has the right of worship besides Allah, we thank him and we beseech him and we ask him of his mercy and His guidance, in this basic month of Ramadan in this Blissett day of Juma may send us his his forgiveness may remove this pandemic that is upon all of humanity. And may we return to goodness amin, we also send our greetings and love and salutations to the Prophet Muhammad
Sallallahu Sallam and all the prophets before him, and to his pious and pure family to his companions, and all those who follow His guidance until the end of time. Will we be upon the guidance of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in this life and his companionship in the life after amin Al Hamdulillah. Al Hamdulillah, we continue with part three of our series the miracles of the Quran, and we try to analyze the Quran in the series to determine Is it a miracle? is its origins divine? Or is it just a book of human production? Is there any evidence to show that it is something that we should believe, and it's a sign for for mankind? As we going through the analysis of the Quran, we
began Firstly, two weeks ago looking at the Quran from a linguistic standpoint. And we concluded that you know, and this is corroborated by the greatest minds in the Arabic language of the last 1400 years, even many Arabs who are non Muslim who don't believe it as a as a divine book. Undoubtedly, it is the most prolific, the most profound, the most influential book in Arabic language, no book in the Arabic language has had a great influence in the Quran, we know that it is a literary masterpiece, its style, its themes, its usage of Arabic language is of the highest authorship, and it is still studied at the tertiary level in universities across the world. And so
there's no doubt that the Quran is a masterpiece from a linguistic standpoint. We then also looked at the Quran last week in terms of what we'll call the scientific miracles of the Quran. Now, the Quran is not a book of science, it doesn't talk about principles and laws of science, you don't learn science from the Quran, it does draw your attention to the natural phenomena. And it gives very interesting comments as to how nature works. And in those comments, and in those analogies of the Quran, users are so precise that it could not have been known 1400 years ago, any describes natural phenomena that will very, very clearly only discovered in recent times, for example, the
expansion of the universe, the phases of the embryo as it develops the mountains, keeps the earth from shaking with the sky protects people on earth, and so many other things that we discussed last weekend. So these comments, how do we explain them? Wow, could they possibly have been put in there by coincidence? And so that is another very interesting genre of the Quran that you look at. And we we need to ask ourselves, how is this possible? And as we mentioned at the beginning of the series, we have to keep that definition of a miracle in mind, is this possible? Is it reproducible? Is it something that goes according to logic and rational science? Or is it something beyond the norm? And
so so far, as we said, from an acoustic standpoint, the fact that it's the first book in the Arabic language, so many scientific facts that were impossible to know, 1400 years ago, we need to ask ourselves, is this possible, we then also began and will continue with a certain prophecy. So the Quran Of course made certain prophecies, events that would come through in the future, and those events did come to pass. And so we began we spoke about very boldly, very confidently, the Quran says that this book will not be corrected as we believe Muslims believe that God Almighty sent a number of revelations in the past, he sent the devil to Nabil Moosa is in the Psalms as opposed to
every doubt. I mean, he seen the Gospels to be easier to Jesus. And these books were not meant to be preserved. It was God's intention that he would seen revelation after revelation, and he would seem to different times and places a new revelation for its people, but this could on Gods it was pantalla audain. With this will be the final testament. It's the last testament that God isn't going to see any more revelations. And so he says, in that naturalism ethical, or in Allah will be the one that really indeed we sent down this book, the reminder, and we'll protect it and preserve it until the end of time, they will be no fabrications, there'll be no doubts as to its authenticity. And as
we mentioned, this is the only religious scripture, we we know with 100% certainty that there is no doubt there is no issues around authenticity. This is the version This is the carbon copy of what was revealed to the Prophet peace be upon him. And we know that because the book has been committed to me, many, many millions of people over the years have memorized this book from beginning to end. And as we go back in time, and we discovering new manuscripts I mean, I think just a few months ago, a v v old perhaps the oldest manuscript of the Quran was discovered in a museum in Europe, and we will compare those very old manuscripts the oldest manuscripts that date only a few years after the
death of the Prophet peace be upon him. They are a perfect match.
Not even we would say close matches are a perfect match to the current that we have, whether it's in China, whether it is in America, it's perfectly to one, there is no second version of the Quran. And this is something that we should not take for granted because no other religious scripture can claim this level of authenticity. For most of the walls, if not all the scriptures of a religious nature throughout the world, we have to take it with a pinch of salt and say, Look, the original one has been lost. And over time, it has been recreated and reproduced. And over time, things have gone in and been taken out. For example, if you look at the Catholic Bible has seven more books in the Old
Testament, then the Protestant Bible if you compare the Greek Orthodox to the Ethiopian Bible, so there's many versions of the of the Bible, and it has been, you know, it evolved and parts and chunks are taken out and added to it. And so this kind of uncertainty, you know, all the religious books have this level of uncertainty, the Quran does not have it. And what is amazing is that edits, edits revelation, while it was being developed, it made a very bold statement, he said, This thing will stand the test of time and it will be unchanged forever. And he has done so the 1400 years. We also another very interesting point, the Quran said what are called as of now called early victory
for Halloween with decades of the Quran says that this book will be very easy to memorize, it will be very, very easy to to be committed to memory. So who is willing to take it to heart, we know that without a doubt, this book is the most memorized book in the world. The honor is, you know, there are very few books in the world where people memorize it verbatim. This book, which is like 600 pages, so it's quite a lengthy book, we have 1000s, if not hundreds of 1000s of people across the world and millions over the last 1400 years that has memorized it eight to eight to eight, and by verbatim and what's also amazing is that the vast majority of these memorizes and recitals of the
Quran, are not native speakers of the Arabic language and in fact they don't even understand the Quran from it's in Arabic. And so they are reciting and memorizing a book that has become made easy for them. And yet they don't understand the language. And this is something you know, it's a medical on top of a medical that just to memorize a book verbatim is difficult. I mean, again, ask yourself, what are the book in the world has been memorized completely at said, and then make it even more, you know, strange for the memorizer not to understand the single letter but he has memorized it. And so this is something which the Quran the point of the thing is the Quran has said that it is it is
easy to memorize, it will be easy to be committed to memory. And so it has been. We spoke about the victory of the Romans coinciding with the victory of the of the Muslims in the first battle. And this was as was prophesized in the chapter of Romans. We continue on
to the conquest of Makkah and the in the pilgrimage of the Muslims in Makkah. And so a bit of bit of backstory here something to understand before what as we introduce this, this, this prophecy.
So the Prophet peace upon him, came from a city called myka. And the people of the city rejected him we didn't follow his his message after 13 years and eventually the Prophet peace upon him and, and his disciples, his companions had to leave Makkah and immigrate to a city called Medina. And they weren't there was technically the two cities were at war Medina and Mecca were at war, and the muscles were not allowed to enter into Makkah. And then the Prophet peace upon him has a dream and he dreams that he will, that the believers, human, the believers, they would go and they'll perform a pilgrimage. And they would do so safely and they'll be able to intercede and they will leave
safely. Now, this was you know, unthinkable because they were technically at war with Makkah and any any of them that the mccanns were captured, they actually killed them. And so the Prophet peace be upon him nonetheless, if you know this, the dreams of prophets are a prophecy. And so Allah says in the Quran, Allah has confirmed his messengers vision, with through fuel into the sacred mosque in Makkah, safely, God willing shaving your heads and cutting your hair without any fear. This is shaving your heads and cutting your hair is a side note here is his reference to once the pilgrimage is complete, completed, you would you would shave your head and the verse continues, or God knew
what you did not know. And ordain in place of this an imminent victory. So the Muslims went, they were unable to perform the pilgrimage as they had hoped. But then they went the following year to perform the pilgrimage and it fulfilled the vision they came in there was unharmed, they were unscathed, and the vision the tick's of the currencies, and soon you will have a victory and it wasn't long after that, that marker itself was consolidated within within Islam. So this is a very specific
prophecy, you will perform pilgrimage in this way, you will be safe there will be no fighting. And after that, you will actually have victory over them. And this is exactly what happened. Another miracle actually this this was a promise not to the Prophet peace upon him but also the promise to the Prophet Abraham who has actually the the
Founder of the city of Mecca. So, Prophet Abraham, we believe he came to Makkah and he settled his son Ishmael, in that city and we established that city. And this is in the middle of nowhere, it's in the middle of the desert. And so God Almighty system of Ebrahim or anything Naseby hunch that proclaim to mankind that they need to come to this place. I mean, you know, I mean, they meet, they need to come here, and they need to perform a pilgrimage. And you know, Abraham says, like, you know, I'm in the middle of nowhere visiting this, there's no civilization here. This is the visit. And Allah says, you just call you tell them to come to courage. erigeron Allah Cooley Domini Yachty
I'm equally Khalifa genomic, you call them and these people will come from all over the world on foot. On every lean camel on every mode of transportation, they will come from every deep and distant mountain highway from every nation, they will come here and they will perform pilgrimage. Today, we know that perhaps one of the biggest pilgrimages in the world is the pilgrimage to the sacred house in Macomb. This happens every year. And from every country in the world. Basically, we have pilgrims that will congregate and will perform this pilgrimage. So this is a promise of the currencies. They will come from every part of the world and they will perform the pilgrimage here.
So it's an amazing miracle. It's a prophecy that could not have been thought of
both from the time of Abraham and also the time of the prophets of Salaam, which was Makkah was basically a backwater, unknown city in the middle of the desert in the middle of nowhere. We continue on, and this is the next prophecy is that of the prophecy of Abu lahab. Abu lahab was the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. And he was one of the most vicious enemies of the Prophet, peace be upon him. And so he rejected the message. And he went out of his way to harm and abuse the Prophet peace be upon him. And everything the Prophet did, he would do the opposite of everything, he was the Prophet peace and would say, I would encourage people to do the opposite of
that. And he said, his mission was to, to ruin this religion of Islam and to,
to, to, to, to hinder the Prophet peace upon him in his in his message and to disagree with him. And so because of this, the Quran has this chapter which is really unique in that he's the only criminal on the wall a number of criminals that harm the Prophet peace be upon him, like all prophets, you know, Prophet Musa Hadees, had the Pharaoh, those few of those who tried to kill Jesus Christ specie upon him. And so every prophet comes, you know, comes with a territory that you will have people that will harm you. Now, the Quran did something very unique with Abu lahab. It actually named him in he's named in the Quran is the only one of the criminals was mentioned by name. And he promised
that he would die on this belief. And so the Quran says that Allah is the one that is cursed, and he will never ever believe and he will die on disbelief. Now in this verse, When this chapter came down, this was about more than 10 years before Allah had died, and Abu lahab, whose mission was to destroy Islam, it didn't occur to him that look, if I become a Muslim, then and I embrace this religion, then obviously this would contradict the Quran. And you would have a chapter that says, you know, God says, I'm going to die, I'm never going to be a Muslim, and I become a Muslim. And so then the whole of Islam falls apart. And it's quite strange that I would have never, it never
occurred to him to do this. And so for more than 10 years, this chapter is being recited, I will hope you're never going to accept Islam, and indeed, he never did. And he actually died on his on his disbelief and in your, as the Quran had mentioned, this is how he's going to die. That's exactly how he, how he died. The last
prophecy or, or, you know, for foreshadowing that the Quran mentions is that the Quran says, then if you're in doubt concerning that which we have sent down to you to our servant, you're in doubt about the scram, then produce a chapter like it and call your witnesses besides God, if you are truthful, and if you do not do so and you will never do so, then fear the fire. So this was a challenge of the Quran gave to the Arabs and he gave to all of mankind. Look, if you don't believe that this is a book of Revelation, if you believe that this is a man made fiction. When produce something like it, they bring something similar to it, bring something that has of equal weight, something as
influential, and mean, this would you know, you defeat the Quran, but this challenger stood and God You know, he emphatically says you will not be able to do this. The challenge has stood for 1400 years, and no one has been able to do it. It is still the greatest book in the Arabic language, it still holds this really special place amongst all the literature's in the world. And so this is one of those prophecies that still stands until until today.
The next section we're going to look at is something I call simple evidences. These are basic, basic evidences you don't have to think about they just are like amazing Wow, how is this possible? And there is nothing like it some some things about the Quran to stand out and there's no book on earth that that can replicate an industry God. So the first thing is, you have to accept and understand that the Quran is the most
Followed or believed book in the world, there are over 1 billion Muslims in the world and they all believe in the review of the Quran. Now I know many of you would say, but there's more Christians and Muslims. And indeed that is true. But as I said, as I mentioned earlier, they are different versions of the Bible. And so you have a Bible for the Catholics, you have a Bible, Protestants, you have Bible for the Coptic Christians. And so we are different types of Bible. Now, when you, you know, when you basically split the Christian faith by that by those each by those denominations, then the the the religious texts that has the most, you know, followers that unanimously agree or
not, this is the religious things in the world that has the most followers. And that is a special thing. And it's something that is that stance,
you know, in a very prominent position in the wall that this is the most followed to religious things on Earth. Also, the Quran is currently being read at every single second, it is the most rabid religious text, how do I know that? Because Muslims, as you should know, have to pray five times a day. And they pray depending on the position of the sun as we pray to the sun, but rather than the sun is used as a, as a marker to keep time as as you know, as you saw, as the solar calendar does as well. And so after sunset is appear before sunrise is a pay off the noon is a pray five times a day. And so every single Muslim on Earth has to pray five times a day, every single
day. And part of the P and in an integral an integral part of P is to read the opening chapter, the first chapter of the Quran. And this chapter, pretty short. Interestingly, when God revealed this chapter, he calls it the Saba muthoni, the seven verses that will be continuously recited. Now, when it was revealed, we were only like a handful of Muslims, maybe even just two, three, the Prophet and his and his wife, they were the first believers. And God says, I'm giving you this this chapter, it is the chapter that will be revealed, will be cited continuously. So now, somewhere in the world, it is sunset and the group of Muslims that are reciting that chapter, somewhere in the world is
standardized, and the group of Muslims is taking their chapter. So this chapter, the opening chapter of the Quran, is continuously being recited all the time, every single Muslim more than
one with a billion Muslims memorize this chapter, and in the Arabic language, and really cited five times, not five times a day, 17 times a day, actually. Because within the pay, you have to be cited more than once. So 17 times a day, every single Muslim recites this chapter. And it's amazing that its name is fetch, it is fat verse, the seven verses that will be decided all the time.
Amongst the amazing things about the Quran is as we said before, it is the most memorized book on Earth, it is the only book on earth that is memorized on this, to this extent, in the 1000s and hundreds of 1000s. In every single country on Earth, you will find a memorizer that is someone that has memorized the entire Quran, verbatim, you know, so 600 pages, you can close the book and you can ask someone aside from this part, that part and the only cited. And what's even more amazing is we said the bulk of them, don't speak on up native, Arabic, Arabic language. And so something really amazing. What's also interesting is even those of us that have not memorized the Quran, we make an
effort to memorize parts of it and read as much as we as we can, especially in the month of Ramadan, most Muslim society, the entire Quran, and we try to read it in the Arabic language. So most Muslims don't speak Arabic because we're not Arabs. But we read the book and we read a book that we don't necessarily understand it directly, we obviously have a translation as well. But we understand the book can only be transmitted in the speech of God, which was in Arabic. And so we ask, Is there any other book in the world that is read on mass in the hundreds of millions in a language that is not spoken by those people? And again, you'd asked yourself on the you know, or the English people that
eating you made millions, a book in French or French people in millions reading a book in Chinese? And obviously, the answer is no. And so this book is a very unique book. What also is obviously what makes the Quran quite profound, is that it is it has stood the test of time, and it's universal. It was revealed 1400 years ago, to a backwater Arab world, a group of people that are very different to the world that we live in today. And yet in today's world, the modern 21st century, we still need it, we still find deep meaning we still find guidance in it. It relates to people of different backgrounds, it relates to the you know, the rich can relate to it, the poor can relate to it, you
can relate to it in terms of ease and comfort. And so we this really stood the test of time and so the author and inverted commas if you can't see me doing live weather commerce certainly was, you know, one of the great authors of the Walter to produce a book so profound that it's still being used 1400 years ago. It's very easily for a book with a you know,
any part of any any type of literature or any type of production to fall out.
Have you no favor after a few years or a few decades, this is something which is amazing about the Quran that it's the universal, the universal, and this of the Quran, and the wait addresses society and the issues that societies will will confront. It continues throughout the ages 1400 years as possible. So when you stack all these things up, it is the most memorize book in the world. It is the most cited book in the world, it is always being recycled, it is
a book that has been has stood the test of time, 1400 years ago, it has gone beyond its original borders, it has been, it has impacted many, many hundreds of billions of people. One thing obviously considers that this is one of the great books of humanity it is it is surely an amazing piece of literature. And you have to accept that. And then again, you say, well, then who was the author? If you say to Muhammad, it's very difficult to say he's the author, because as we know, we said that he was completely unlimited. He never read a book in his life, and he wrote a book in his life. So that can't be the answer, what is the what is the alternative? And in our next section on our section for
today, I will give, you know, very detailed reasons why the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him could not have written the Quran, they have, you know, very clear, clear indications that he is not the author. And so, if he is ruled out of the equation, the next question is we ask, Well, if you don't accept that he is a divine origin, then someone has to provide a another answer as to who the author is of the Quran.
So our next section is about how the Prophet peace be upon him, homily could not have been the author. Reason number one, as I say that he that he was Unlimited, that he was not someone that even learned to read or write, to show you the extent of how, you know how the Prophet was unfamiliar with a written text was that the Prophet peace upon him entered into a peace treaty with the Mickens and the same people that tried to stop them from entering in the pilgrimage. And so they had a peace treaty. And during the peace treaty, it was written, this is a treaty between the people of Makkah, and Muhammad, the Messenger of God, and the Mackenzie, hold on, we don't recognize you as the
Messenger of God. So remove this messenger of God story from the from the treaty. Now the scribe who wrote was writing was dictating the terms of the agreement was one of the disciples of the Prophet peace be upon him. And so when they told the scribe, remove the word, messenger of God, say, this is between Makkah and Mohammed, this, naturally the disciple said, I'm not gonna remove it, I recognize I believe he's the Messenger of God. And so the Prophet peace be upon him wanting to, you know, facilitate the peace process. He said, Give me the pin, show me where it says messenger of God, because he couldn't read. He said, Show me the paper, when it's all show me the, the the parchment
wasn't paper, obviously, show me where it says messenger of God and I will strike it out. So this is the how unfamiliar the Prophet peace be upon him was with a written text. And the Quran mentions this very clearly we could answer is
Mr. Kuhn d'etat looming problem in GitHub is too hot to be comedic. Allah says in the Quran, that and you did not recite before it Allah says to the Prophet peace upon him, or Mohammed, you did not recite before it any scripture, you've never really cited the scripture in your life, nor did you inscribe this book with your right hand. Otherwise, the falsifies who would have had any would have a cause to doubt if you were literate if you were able to if you were known to have read many manuscripts and you wrote books before this, we naturally will be assumed that you would have authored this book. And you know, the Quran continue saying that there are other this Quran has
distinct verses that are preserved within the chests of people of knowledge. And none reject these verses, except those who do are wrong. So the Quran specifically and very
explicitly says, Muhammad, you have never read a single book in your life and you've written a single book in your life. The Quran goes you know, further if you if you were to look at the style, as I say the Quran is a very unique style. It's a very powerful style and it's and it's and its themes and messages change as the context and you know, as Islam evolved, and we'll talk more about, about the themes of the Quran as it as it developed, we also have many of the sermons of the Prophet the way he spoke, the way he loved a lot of it has been recorded isn't in fact, his entire life has been recorded. He is perhaps the most documented human being in history. We know how we went to the
toilet, we know how he spent his time indoors, outdoors for 2030 years, we know basically every detail. We even know how many gray hairs he had in his beard. So we know the way he spoke, and we know the way he gave sermons. And when you look at his speech and his style of speaking, and the way he gave instructions, it is very, very different to the way the Quran speaks. And you can see the language is very different. The Quran, as we said, is high, highly arithmetic and it's poetic and eloquent. The Prophet peace was also eloquent but not on the same level. And for those of us who are,
you know, studied the tradition
We studied the Quran and we studied the prophets, tradition and his sayings and his sermons. It is very difficult, for example, to memorize one of the sermons of the Prophet because it's the word of a man is a human being, yes, he is inspired, but those are his words, God's words. And as the Quran said, it is easy to memorize, you could memorize, you know, pages and pages of the Quran, but you'd struggle to memorize a few of the sermons of the Prophet peace be upon him even of the very short, because the two are not the same source, the one is the origin is divine. And the other one is from a man, a prophet of God. And so we see the the style of the of the Quran versus the Prophet style is
And so this is another indication that he is not the author of the Quran. Another powerful example, you know, for those who are not Muslim, you would assume, okay, Muhammad wrote the Quran, and therefore, since he's the author, and he claims to be a prophet, of course, if you don't accept him to your profit, and of course, is a is a false prophet wave a fraud, you would make a lot about the Quran about himself, he would put yourself in a position of the central theme or central character of the Quran would be him. In fact, if we look at the Quran, and we just go through some of the main characters in the Quran, the most by far the most mentioned person in the Quran is the Prophet
Moses, you know, almost 150 times the Prophet Moses is mentioned. And he's works with the children of Israel, he sees his dealings with Pharaoh, you know, his whole life is documented. We have Prophet Abraham Petri upon him, he's mentioned 70 times almost in the Quran, Jesus Christ is mentioned 25 times by names the name Jesus mentioned 25 times. And then when we add, he's titled The Messiah, the Son of meeting, when it comes to close to 100 times. Now what's amazing is that Mary herself, the mother of Jesus is mentioned 34 times. So she's actually mentioned more than Jesus by name, Mary. And there's an entire chapter chapter meeting with ninth chapter of the Quran. She's the
only female mentioned by name in the Quran. So the Prophet missionaries are mentioning his own mother. I mean, if you were to be the author, why wouldn't he put his own mother or his wife or your daughter, but he puts the name of Mary and she's the only woman that is mentioned mentioned so many times we look around, and throughout Mary, in fact, is mentioned more times in the Quran in the Bible, and something you can check us you might shock you the name Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ is mentioned more by name in the Quran, in the Bible itself. And so this is an amazing you know, an amazing thing to consider, as well Muhammad peace be upon him. He's only mentioned five times in the
Quran by name. So, you know, much less than all these prophets and all these other characters, he's not a main character within the Quran, you see his into he is addressed, you know, he is given instructions, he has to relay messages. So God will say, say, oh Mohamad this and tell your people this and teach them this and if they ask you to say that, so he's obviously being addressed directly, but his name is, it only appears five times in the Quran versus the other characters, as I mentioned in the Quran. The Quran also if you look at when when God Almighty speaks to the Prophet, peace be upon him. So as I said, there are many direct messages, the Quran, you know, the Quran
says, ohama do this. Prophet do this will say this, those things sometimes even rebukes or reprimands, the Prophet peace upon him. Because remember, a prophet of God is a servant of God is a slave of God. He's a doing a, a mission on God's behalf. And sometimes because the prophets of God are human, they might do something which God disapproves of. And so Allah subhanaw taala, will put that and immortalize the rebuke in the Quran. And this is something to think about, why would an author put something in the Quran that is not
very flattering? So for example, one of the examples,
you know, is we, the prophet peace be upon him was was entering into a debate with one of the leaders of the Meccans. So he's discussing with him and he's getting headway with with them, and they are listening to him, and things seem to be going in the right direction. And then one of his disciples who was a blind man comes and looks for him and calls him. And obviously during this, you know, so he's busy talking to his, you know, to these, you know, he's in a very intense meeting, and he's being called by one of his disciples. And so the the Meccans basically say, look, you want me to follow your religion and your religion has the likes of this man, this blind person that, you
know, we look down on him, and we, we and him can never be on the same religion. And so, this moment, in the Prophet became very disappointed that he felt like he was having headway, and now he became, and now they backtracked. And so out of his frustration, he found the Prophet found. A blind man can't seem frowning, but the Prophet found and God did not approve of this. So God Almighty Allah says, Allah Azza wa Taala, or prophet of Allah you found and you turn away, because they came to him a blind man
So continue on the verses, he says, Allah says, As for ye who thinks himself without needs, so these, these leaders, these big shots, they have no need of God, to them to him, you give attention, you give all your attention to them. But as for he who comes to you striving for knowledge, this, this poor blind man is coming to you sincerely, well, and he feels God from him, you turn away you are distracted from so God says, I don't approve of that you should have given your attention to the blind man because he's sincere. As for these big guys, these wealthy guys, they're not sincere, so you shouldn't even be focusing on them. Now this is a rebuke it's you know, it's it's quite the same
you did it you made a mistake. And it's immortalized in the Quran is recited for 1400 years. there even is more to it. Like there's more examples of this physical through them. So the Prophet peace upon him. One of the examples that we we reference here in the Quran.
The next example, the Prophet peace upon him once he was a leader of a state, he had within any state, those who believed and those who, you know, were not believers, but they they feigned faith, they were hypocrites, they were, you know, undercover. And they cause harm internally. And so every time there would be a need for for the community to come together, there was a communal crisis, these hypocrites will always find an excuse not to participate, and they would make an excuse when something happened and, and we can't be part of the community, the community effort. And so, the prophet as his nature was he didn't judge people on the inside baseball is the purview of God.
People would ask him, why don't you punish these hypocrites? And he says, Look, I don't want people to say that Muhammad kills these people. What's inside the heart belongs to God. Only God can judge who is a true believer and not a believer. And so they would come with the lame excuses. And he would always accept them. He would accept them as truthful. And he would say, finding that if there was some some mistake, then you know, you have an excuse. You are exempt. You don't have to participate in this expedition. You don't have to participate in defending the city. And so God actually rebukes the prophets Allah, Allah says, Allah anger. May Allah have pardon, you may may god
pardon you, Lima advincula. Why did you grant him permission? Why did you accept the excuses before it became obvious to you as to who was speaking the truth? And before you came to know the liars, so they came with false excuses, but you just, you know, you accepted all of them as okay. And God says, Why did you do that you should have you should have been more discerning we met. And it's, of course, the soft nature on the Prophet peace be upon him.
Another example is this perhaps more harsher rebuke from God Almighty, during one of the expeditions, the Prophet peace when he was actually struck in the face by one of the mykines they actually hit him with a sword in his face, and he was, you know, he's he's his cheek was broken. Any one of his teeth, or one of his teeth were actually damaged. And so during the battle and being harmed and bleeding, like any human being, he was frustrated. He was, he was angry. And so he said to them, how would God ever forgive a people that you know, strikes the face of the Prophet? How can God forgive you after doing something this God in almost immediately reveals versus saying, Lisa,
like I'm in I'm gonna shake, you have no right to this. You have no right to say?
Oh, you're tubal Allahu Oh, you are the boom, it is the decision. You have no right in deciding who God forgives and who God punishes. This is the decision lies with Allah, Allah alone decides who will punish and who he will forgive. This is not for you to say. So this was a statement the probably some medium made out of frustration, you know, how can God forgive you after you've done this to me? When God reveals verses and you have no right to say this, and these words are immortalized in the Quran. It is, you know, it's really told today, either way, the prophet said it and God actually said What you said was wrong. Another example is when the prophets uncle is a
different Uncle, uncle who raised him Uncle we loved very much, an uncle who supported him and uncle who believed that he was a prophet, but didn't have the courage to, to profess his faith. He didn't have the, the, you know, he wanted to remain on his traditional background. He said, Look, I can't leave the ways of my forefathers. I know what you're saying is truthful. I love you, I support you. You are like a son to me. But I, I do not want to openly profess your faith. And so he died a disbeliever. And after he died of disbelief of the Prophet still continued to beseech God, you know, make an exception. You know, the rule is if you die the spirit within you, you know, you're not
going to be admitted to paradise. And so God so the Prophet peace won't continue to beseech God and say make an exception when the rules for him. And so God Almighty reveals these verses in Nicola dataman app that you owe Mama, you don't give guidance to whom you want. It is only God that gives guidance. This is not for you to decide who is saved and who is not saved. guidance is in the hands of God. It is not for you to say, and so stop, you know, don't continue on this on this track anymore. And more examples why the Prophet peace unit could not have been the author. Look at this verse.
occurances lautoka when are they gonna bother a call, we'll have nermeen who be the amine to Malacca and amin when Allah says and if Mohammed had made up anything about us some false things, they if any of if Muhammad peace be upon him, inserted any of his own sayings in this Quran, we would have seized him by his right hand and we would have cut him from his aorta, and there is none who could save him from us. So, so this is this is the Quran, you know, in fact, the Quran is threatening the Prophet peace upon him that if you do not relate, if you were able to insert any of your own sayings in this, where you were to hide anything of it, when there would be none to protect you against God,
you are a messenger, your job is to relay the words through relay the words of God, just as the Quran, you know, correct. The Prophet instructs the Prophet peace upon him the Quran also consoles, the prophet, the Prophet peace upon him like any any human being, he had these ups and downs, he had difficult times. And so the Quran gives lots of condolences to him. And this is again, if you say the Quran was written by Muhammad, Hassan, why would he give himself condolences? So we have an example here. The Quran says, maybe need to pick up imagination. So the Prophet peace upon him his hearing is receiving words from God is getting revelation. Now a normal sane person would think I'm
going mad. And so the Quran says to him, and this is one of the very early revelations right at the beginning, when he was still scared, he was still unsure what is this that I'm receiving. And the Revelation says, you owe Muhammad by the favor of God, you're not mad. This is not madness. This is a revelation from God. In another verse, you know, in the Prophet peace, when he was going through a very, very difficult time in his life, he had lost his companion, the love of his life, his teacher, his wife, up until the age of 50, he was married to her, she died. She was his first follower and supporter, she died. So personally he was he was broken on the inside. And you know, the uncle that
we spoke about who died and disbelief he passed away. And it seemed like the people of Makkah completely rejected his faith. So the Prophet was in a bit of a depression. And what made matters even more difficult for him. He wasn't receiving revelation, as he usually received. And so there was a period of absence of Revelation. And the Prophet began to ask himself, as God lift me, have I done something to earn God's displeasure, and perhaps, because of my failure as a prophet at this point, he felt I'm a failure. I haven't succeeded in convincing my people to follow the guidance. And so he felt maybe called you've left me. And then our last panel responds very beautifully swore
to her. God says, I swear by the morning likeness, what do how will they leave their serger and by the night as it covers any comms and it settles everything, Mauer. dakara buka marcada your Lord has not left you. I have not deserted you will not color and I don't hate you. I am still here with you. When I ask you not to hire let me know Allah and the end will be better for you, the end will be better than it is now. Don't worry, I'm still with you. Now these verses, one needs to ask how is it possible that Muhammad himself will write this in the Quran, we need to ask as we go through this the CDs, who is the author of the Quran, if it's not divine as Muslims claimed, it's hard to
substantiate, it's hard to accept that the Prophet peace. Muhammad is the author of the Quran as we said he couldn't have written it, because he didn't have the ability or the the means of doing it. The language is different to his own language. The verses in the that are not so flattering to him are mentioned in the Quran. They are verses that speak to him directly. And also we need to ask what would his motivation have been? We know that before the revelation came, he was he was happy. He was wealthy, he was in the best position in his life, he started off as an orphan, struggling as a young man. And then, you know, he married his wife and they lived you know, that a good life together. And
then this revelation comes, and it puts him in at loggerheads with his entire community get shunned by his community. He goes through a lot of hardship, his family deserts him, his own community pushes him out, he loses financially, physically, he's abused. So why would he do this? And we know that the Quran says that you are not allowed, like all prophets of God, you're not allowed to take payment from this, you are not allowed to charge your people money. And the curator even offered him they said, Look on Hamad. We will pay you to stop preaching this message. If you want to be the king of Morocco, we'll make you the king. If it is power that you want, we'll give you power. If it's
money that you want, we'll give you as much as you want, even women that you won't name the women will, you will have. And the Prophet says to them, I am just the Messenger of God, I have no say in the matter. I need to preach these words that are inspiring me, I have to do it. And he says if you were to give me even the sun in my my right hand and the moon in my left hand, who will save me from God, if I will finish obey Him. And so one needs to ask what is the motivation of the Prophet peace be upon him. As I said, his life is the most documented life of anyone. There's no way you can fake revelation. You can't have your entire life being documented. And we have forgeries that's
happening. So again,
The fact that anyone that claims that the Quran is authored by the prophet peace be upon him, that does not stand up impossible for that to be. And so you know, you either accept that is a divine revelation, or a third alternative needs to be made and until today, there is no third alternative. One needs to consider this person will never spoke, never read, has no motivation. These words were placed in his mouth, like the prophets of old and this is a book divinely inspired by God. I hope so far that this has been beneficial to him. So far, we haven't even spoken about what the Quran speaks about. We spoke about how its structured. We spoke about certain miracles from a science and a
prophetic nature we spoke about certain amazing, you know, more than the observations you could have we spoke about why couldn't be the Prophet peace upon him that he wrote this book. Up until now, we haven't actually asked what is the subject matter of the Quran? What does it actually want you to do? What is it? What are its themes, its messages, and that we will talk about next week in Sha, Allah. Hi, thank you so much. I said I want ye obrigado