Initial notes on the post ‘The Miracle of the Quran’

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By a member of the Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

The following is a set of notes I took of a sermon on the miraculous nature of the Qur’an from the following link. Now, I know that the sermon is given by a speaker who has been panned on the theologically-related sciences by the traditional Sunni scholars. But I thought that it was appropriate to mention some of the points he makes with respect to the Qur’an’s miraculousness, especially since he does not bring up these points in connection with Allah and His Attributes, and a few things he says are not mentioned in other places from what I recall, so there should not be any problems coming from these angles[1]. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on the article ‘The Quran’s Challenge: a Literary and Linguistic Miracle’

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Notes from the article ‘The Quran’s Challenge: a Literary and Linguistic Miracle’ written by Hamza Andreas Tzortis (available here)[1]

o    The article starts by pointing out the beginning Verses of the first revelation (Sura al-‘Alaq). The fact that the Prophet was illiterate is contrasted with the huge revolution brought about by the Qur’an, which combined a new literary genre with a comprehensive and concise basis for Islamic theology, law and spirituality. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on ‘Matchless Eloquence: Al -Kawthar’

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Notes on the work ‘Matchless Eloquence: Al-Kawthar’, available at this link.

This is a commentary on the article “Matchless Eloquence: Al-Kawthar” which is written by the convert to Islam Hamza Andreas Tzortzis. Many people point to Sura Al-Kawthar, since it is the smallest Chapter of the Qur’an yet it retains the inimitability so crucial to the Qur’anic challenge. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on ‘Inimitability of the Qur’an and some evidences on it being from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)

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Salam Alaykum.

In these series of notes, what is being done is commenting on a series of articles under the heading of ‘Inimitability of the Qur’an and Some Evidences of It Being From Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala)’. Continue reading