The Miraculous Inimitability of the Word of Allah

The Qur’an is the inimitable, eternal Divine address to mankind. *This article is the transcription of a talk given in a workshop. The Qur’anic Miracles (al-Mu’jizatul Qur’aniyya) is one of the most important “risalas” (which means epistle or treatise) in the Risale-i Nur. And the subject is al Mu’jizat al-Qur’aniyya, the Qur’anic miracles, the miraculousness or as you might call it inimitability of the Qur’an. Iʿjaz (اعجاز) literally means to make someone impotent, to make someone powerless, and to make someone unable to act. What the Qur’an does in its…

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What is the Qur’an?

What is the Qur’an and what is the definition of it?* Answer:  • The Qur’an is the entire book of the revelations sent down by Allah (SWT) to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) over his 23 years of prophethood. • The Qur’an is “the last heavenly book.” • The Qur’an is “the word of Allah” which is also known as “Kitabullah: the book of Allah”; Furqan; Tanzil (that which is sent down); Mushaf (the manuscript bound between two boards, written book); Kitab (Book); Nur (Divine light); Dhikr (remembrance) and “Umm-ul Kitab”…

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Pronoun “we” in the verses

In some verses of the Qur’an we see that Allah Subhanahuwata’ala uses the pronoun “we” instead of “I”. This raises a question in minds: There is only one god, so what does this “we” mean? • First of all, with the affirmation and witness of the whole universe, from the smallest atoms to the largest stars; there is no doubt in the fact that “Allah (swt) is the only one God.” • In the Quran, the usage of the plural noun referring to Allah is only seen for “the first…

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History of the Qur’an

From the first revelation to the first copy, and till today, everything about the Qur’an has occurred in the clear light of history. The Glorious Qur’an was revealed in the Arabic language into the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Allah (SWT) through the angel Jibril Amin (peace be upon him), in twenty three years verse by verse, surah by surah, in a blessed time (month of Ramadan) and in the blessed place, that is Mecca. The honour of time and place met for the sake of the Qur’an. Both the wording…

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The Qur’an in the language of the Qur’an

Since the Age of Bliss hundreds of thousands of lovers of the Qur’an have written exegesis, books, poems and essays about the Qur’an so far. All of them have showed  maximum effort to depict the Qur’an. However, the Qur’an has been portrayed in the best way again by the owner of the Qur’an. Some names and some kinds of attributes that the Qur’an uses to tell about itself identify it better and facilitate its understanding. Allah (SWT) has named his word as the Qur’an. However he has given other names…

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Why Qur’an is Arabic?

“Mighty and perfect versification of the Qur’an’s letters and words, which the letters compose have impressed people since it was revealed. Each person who is not against Qur’an cannot help hearing the music belonging to this language of its coherence, writing and the deep effect it does on the human soul.” “Whenever a person recites one letter from the Book of Allah, one good deed is recorded for him. One good deed is equal to ten good deeds the like of it. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is a…

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The History of Qur’an

The Glorious Qur’an was revealed in the Arabic language into the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Allah (SWT) through the angel Jibril Amin (peace be upon him), in twenty three years verse by verse, surah by surah, in a blessed time (month of Ramadan) and in the blessed place, that is Mecca. The honour of time and place met for the sake of the Qur’an. Both the wording and the meaning of that book are divine. When a verse or a surah was revealed by Allah, our Prophet used to make…

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Quran Addresses Everybody

How does Quran address everybody? (From “Ask a Question to Us” website) Each letter and each word of the Qur’anic verses indicate so many meanings and aspects that it is impossible for the human mind to comprehend the whole. And also, all people’s benefitting from a book equally cannot be expected. So, the Quran uses a facilitated method of statement that everybody from a child to an uneducated elderly can reflect upon, in order to approach the subjects which the addressees can’t fathom directly to their understanding levels. Allah (SWT)…

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A Book Everyone Should Read

The best seller ever, the world’s mostly read and memorized book… It is being read any time, any minute, any second in any place from east to the west… Millions have been reading, and most probably many more will be reading in the future. Tens of thousands have memorized it from cover to cover, word by word; and they can recite every page of it by heart as easy as their names. Interesting, isn’t it?This is a book reviewed thousands and thousands of times by its rivals to disproof and…

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Correct Understanding of the Quran

“Whatever befell the children of Israel will all befall my people step by step. If one of them openly commits adultery with his mother, there will be one out of my people who will do this. The children of Israel divided into 72 nations. My people will divide into 73 nations (sects). All except one nation (community) among are doomed for Hell.” They asked, “O the Herald of Allah! Which (nation) is that?” He said, “Those who are in my and my companions’ way.” (Tirmidhi , Ebu Dawood, Taberani) Let’s assume…

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