Based on the Oxford English Dictionary, this is of the phrase’miracle’is: “An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws, and is, therefore, related to a divine agency.”
The Quran is a unique book. It is wholly unlike every other book you have ever read. That is so because it’s the Speech of Allah, God, in the Arabic language. There are many things which vouch for the fact the Quran is divine text and is magic in itself. Here are a few 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 opportunity 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 produce a guide just like it, or at least to create just ten chapters equal in grace and depth to those of the Quran; nay, even just one Surah of matching quality. It is a historical undeniable fact that no one has ever had the opportunity to take up the challenge. Associated with simple: the Quran is divine speech and, hence, it can’t be reproduced by mere mortals.
Like most people of the time, 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 may have read every other divine text, copied from it, and then written the Quran himself. That is still another proof that the Quran is divine text and, therefore, a miracle.
Another simple truth is that there is absolutely no contradiction or discrepancy in the Quran. The Quran has survived intact, word for word, for hundreds of years. It’s still as consistent and accurate since it was when it was initially revealed almost fifteen hundred years ago, and you will find no signs that this will ever change. No other book on the planet has survived unchanged for that long a period.
There are several scientific facts related in the Quran related to various branches of science, from medicine and biology to astronomy and physics, the discovery which came to exist many centuries later, although they had been accurately mentioned in the Quran. Scientists are, therefore, astounded when they see the Quran.
The Quranic text, hence, is a divine miracle. All miracles are from the main one, omnipotent and omniscient, God, even those who people tend to ascribe to others or things.
A parable of how divine speech differs from human speech – and one which is applicable for all God’s creation – may be observed in the normal earth soil upon which people walk every day. This soil is made up of elements whose properties have been thoroughly studied by scientists and are well established. Yet, the most advanced products man has had the opportunity 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 the other hand, has established life with one of these same aspects of the soil.
The Quran – The Speech of Allah in the Arabic language – is similar to the example just given in that it uses though it employs the letters of the Arabic language, yet it’s far superior to the standard Arabic language in its meaning and grammar. The second Surah, or chapter, of the Quran opens with one of these words:
“This is actually the Book; there is undoubtedly about it; a guidance for folks who are aware of, and fear, God.” Al Quran, Surah 02, Ayah 02.
That is an implicit example of the divinity of the Quran. The Arabs of the time when these verses of the Quran were revealed could not imagine producing anything want it, although it was a time 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 opportunity to replicate the superior vernacular of the Quran. That’s why the individuals of those times were certain that the Quran was divine speech and they readily embraced its message of true monotheism. This is true even nowadays. Anyone 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 those individuals would benefit from it who fear God. That the Quran is the unadulterated word of God, there is no doubt. Anyone who reads the Quran with an open mind and an unbiased heart will discover this fact right away. All it will take 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.