Based on the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the term’miracle’is: “An exceptional and welcome event that’s not explicable by natural or scientific laws, and is, therefore, attributed to a divine agency.”
The Quran is really a unique book. It is completely unlike any book you’ve ever read. This really is so because it is the Speech of Allah, God, in the Arabic language. There are lots of things which vouch for the fact that the Quran is divine text and is magic in itself. Listed below are some of the miraculous attributes of the Quran:
The Quran is in the Arabic language, yet no writer, Arab or non-Arab, has ever had the oppertunity to make a text matching the majesty and power of the Quran utilizing the same letters and exactly the same language. In fact, the Quran, itself, has challenged those who scorn it without reading it, to develop a guide much like it, or at least to make just ten chapters equal in grace and depth to those of the Quran; nay, even a single Surah of matching quality. It is really a historical proven fact that no you have ever had the oppertunity to use up the challenge. The reason is simple: the Quran is divine speech and, hence, it cannot be reproduced by mere mortals.
Similar to people of times, Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was totally unlettered. That’s, he could neither read, nor write. There is absolutely no possibility, therefore, that he would have read any divine text, copied from it, and then written the Quran himself. This really is yet another proof that the Quran is divine text and, therefore, a miracle.
Another fact is that there surely is absolutely no contradiction or discrepancy in the Quran. The Quran has survived intact, word for word, for countless years. It’s still as consistent and accurate since it was when it was revealed almost fifteen hundred years back, and you will find no signs that this will ever change. No other book on earth has survived unchanged for that long a period.
There are many scientific facts related in the Quran regarding various branches of science, from medicine and biology to astronomy and physics, the discovery of which came to exist many centuries later, although they’d been accurately mentioned in the Quran. Scientists are, therefore, astounded when they see the Quran.
The Quranic text, hence, is really a divine miracle. All miracles are from the main one, omnipotent and omniscient, God, even the ones that people have a tendency to ascribe to other people or things.
A parable of how divine speech differs from human speech – and the one which is applicable for many God’s creation – can be observed in the most popular earth soil upon which people walk every day. This soil is composed of elements whose properties have now been thoroughly studied by scientists and are well established. Yet, the most advanced products man has had the oppertunity to manufacture out of soil is bricks, tiles, assorted containers, such as for example pots and jugs, or at the most various kinds of composite buildings. But Allah, on another hand, has established life with these same elements of the soil.
The Quran – The Speech of Allah in the Arabic language – is similar to the example just given in so it uses though it employs the letters of the Arabic language, yet it is far more advanced than the normal Arabic language in its meaning and grammar. The second Surah, or chapter, of the Quran opens with these words:
“Here is the Book; there is without doubt about this; a guidance for people who are aware of, and fear, God.” Al Quran, Surah 02, Ayah 02.
This really is an implicit exemplory case of the divinity of the Quran. The Arabs of times when these verses of the Quran were revealed couldn’t imagine producing anything like it, even though it was a period once the Arabic language was at its finest and most refined form. Yet, neither the Arabs of that era, nor has anyone since – Arab, or non-Arab – had the oppertunity to replicate the superior vernacular of the Quran. That’s why the individuals of those times were sure the Quran was divine speech and they readily embraced its message of true monotheism. This holds true even nowadays. Anybody who reads the Quran becomes certain that it is The Speech of Allah and accepts Islam despite every effort to portray Islam negatively.
Thus the Quran first establishes the divine origin of its message, and then clearly proclaims that only the individuals would take advantage of it who fear God. That the Quran is the unadulterated word of God, there is no doubt. Anybody who reads the Quran by having an open mind and an unbiased heart will discover this fact right away. All it takes is clearing one’s heart of any traces of arrogance; for arrogance is the mark of obstinate people, and read Quran with a sincere want guidance and knowledge.