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The Holy Quran: A Myth, Miracle or Reality?



By Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam

24 January 2017

           “In the Name of Allah the most Beneficent and Merciful”

The Verses [51:20-23] as shown under references clearly manifest that Allah has kept two most authentic Books of Revelation open for Mankind – one, the Revealed Scriptures - in our case it is the Holy Quran, and the other is the Universe with all its Creations- man, nature and society and everything that exists between the heaven and the earth.

Allah speaks with mankind in the language of divine signs pervading the physical world and through the Books of Revelation. Both are the Media of communication between the Creator and His creations. There is Close Similitude between the Holy Quran and divine signs pervading the physical world. Both are manifestation of divine Truths and there is nothing miraculous in them.

To feel one with the universe is generally treated as a Mystic Approach towards cognition of Realities. Actually it is not so. The feeling of oneness with seen and unseen realities is a logical approach towards cognition of the interconnection of life with its surroundings. This is purely an intuitive drive towards logical and scientific understanding of the reality. Intense urge and yearning for principles of a sublime orderly life underlie such a Drive for attaining a generalized vision of the purpose of evolutionary process of life and the universe.

Referring to verses under Reference  [Verses 2:2-4, verses 69:51, 69:41-42, 69:41-42,& Verses 8613], we can safely conclude that the Holy Qura’n is Not a   Book of Miracles that negate Reality. There is no room for any assumption or conjecture in the holy Quran. Whatever Allah has   said in the holy Quran is based on truth and reality. The Holy Quran deals with the Truth underlying the Realities of Human life and Physical Universe to which the whole life process is intricately connected.  Entire nature and universe, all physical processes and history have been presented by the holy Quran before us as admonition and object of demonstration, to convince humanity on the existence of Allah as the creator and sustainer of the universe and deepen our understanding of divine attributes and purpose of creation.

So to treat the Holy Qur’an as a Miracle seems to be an ideological deviation on the part of Muslims very much likely to give enemies of Islam a tool for spreading falsehood about the Holy Quran and lead the “Huqq”[The Truth] towards alienation from Realities of Life.

Whatever mysterious that might happen in nature and our life beyond the periphery of human comprehension seems to us as a miracle.

Since Allah is the Eternal Truth and all His creations Seen and Unseen, manifest that Truth, there is no scope of any Miracle or Uncertainty in the Holy Quran.

Allah is Real, Life and death as divine process of Creation and Destruction is Real, Here-after and the Day of Judgment is Real, Angels, Satan, Heaven and Hell, Reward and Punishment all are Real. Amidst Current and Counter-Current of Creation, Revelation, Evolution, Death and Destruction whirling all around us, there is little scope of any conjecture or miracle in the Holy Quran. Quran never approves of any miracle that negates reality.

There are a number of ancient stories in the Holy Quran that sound like miracle but actually not so. The stated competition Between the Prophet Musa(AS) and Sorcerers of Pharaoh ,and similar other stories appear  to be a Miracle but in reality they  reflect the eternal struggle between the truth and falsehood. And in that contest truth always gets upper-hand and wins the battle. The stories clearly uphold the eternal truth that Falsehood might assume any form and dimension, it is bound to fail, but Truth will always triumph.

The Holy Quran is a divine admonition and statement of the Truth that guides humanity and presents a generalized vision of the physical and spiritual realities.    Any quest for Miracles in the Holy Quran stems from lack of knowledge and emerges out of our inherent weakness in Faith.

References

·       This is the Book: In it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah, who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them. And who believe in the Revelation sent to you, and sent before your time,(in their hearts ) have the assurance of the Hereafter”[Verses 2:2-4].

·       “Verily it is the Truth of Assured Certainty”[verses 69:51]

·       “It is not the word of a poet: little it is you believe! Nor is it the word of a soothsayer, little admonition you receive!”[69:41-42]

·       On the earth there are signs for those of assured faith. As also in your own selves: will ye not then see? ---Then by the Lord of Heaven and Earth, this is the very Truth, as much as the fact that you can speak intelligently with each other.” [51:20-23]

·       This is the Word that distinguishes(Good from the Evils)

[Verses 8613]

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Engr. Kazi Wadud Nawaz is an NGO Development Consultant

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TOTAL COMMENTS:-   10


  • I agree "miracles" are like magic - illusion, deceit or fraud.

    The reality of our Universe and existence is full of wonders and not miracles. You don't attribute to God miracles. Yes, God does what God wills but that is not a miracle.

    There are descriptions in the Quran that may be called a miracle such as Jesus (pbuh) fashioning a bird from clay and breathing life into it or Moses (pbuh) cutting a bird to pieces and scattering the pieces and then calling it which then responds by coming alive and flying to him. This was just by way of a lesson to the Prophets about how God creates or brings back to life what is dead. These are outside the scope of what normal human beings can do and is part of what God does. These are called miracles but then these are as miraculous as any other act of God such as creation.

    All the Signs of God fill us with wonder but these are mere descriptions of what God does.


    By Naseer Ahmed - 2/3/2017 12:19:55 AM



  • Dear Dr.Huq,
    Thank you for your comments. I regret to have failed to present the essence of the said article to my readers properly
    Please allow me to  Quote a  line from your comments
     "Certainly Quran is a miracle but in a sense much above this---" This " much above this" is in my sense is reality. Since Allah is not a Miracle,but  eternal  Truth and Reality, all his actions also belong to the domain of reality.
    The holy Quran is simply a Mirror which reflects the divine Truth it cannot but be a reality.
    I would earnestly request you to please go through the article once again.
    Certainly Qur'an is a miracle but in sense much above this. It is a miracle because it narrated number of events totally unknown at the time of revelation to anyone in Makkah or Medina, including the Prophet (SAW) - See more at: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-ideology/the-holy-quran--a-myth,-miracle-or-reality?/d/109832#sthash.vENX5VQV.dpuf

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 9:43:54 PM



  • Dear Aayina,
    I am a man of Science and at the same time a Muslim. To believe that the Holy Quran is a Divine book of revelation is integral part  of my faith and whatever I have written in the said article, I have written with firm conviction and a sense of logic. So It cannot be otherwise. Can anybody in the world  claim that science has solved or capable of solving within anticipated future  span of human existence all mysteries of life and the Universe?Science has its own limitation.
    We know that where Physics staggers Metaphysics runs.

    'Unknown regime of divinely enforced no-fly zone for scientific knowledge constitutes the Aerospace of Spiritual Flights.'

    I would request you  to please study the Holy Quran with a Positive Trend of Mind and you will get the answer. Thanks for your comment.
    Kazi Wadud Nawaz.

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 8:28:25 PM



  • Dear Mr. Iqbal Hussain,
    Thank you for you Comments, and this far and no farther.

    By Kazi Wadud Nawaz - 2/2/2017 4:19:12 AM



  • author seems to be a sensible man although a little bit confused on the subject of  miracles.  however he should not post articles on blogs of  munafaqees (imposters).  from  spiritual point of view this is wrong  
    By iqbal husain - 1/27/2017 11:50:33 PM



  • I like the title of article to draw the readers attention, but it will same usual attempt that Quran is divine truth and only last divine truth of the world that not courropted.

    This type of article are very similar to inter-faith conference and dialogue to prove Islam is best and last uncorrupted relgion, the difference in this type of article and interfaith dialogue is that, here author talk to Himslef do some kind research and prove Islam is truth and only wright guidance to humanity, but westerners had shown more moral behaviours towards their subject and society without the guidance of Quran.

    By Aayina - 1/27/2017 2:55:56 PM



  • I read the article with interest and I am delighted to say that it is a good and balanced article. But I want to put forward one point. The author has taken "miracle" in the worldly sense i.e. happening of something unexpected. If we go by the Oxford dictionary, miracle means:    "An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency:
    ‘the miracle of rising from the grave’".
    Certainly Qur'an is a miracle but in sense much above this. It is a miracle because it narrated number of events totally unknown at the time of revelation to anyone in Makkah or Medina, including the Prophet (SAW). Also, the Qur'an explained large numbers of facts which have been proved true after centuries by the scientists and the process is continuing. It is miracle in that sense not as defined by the dictionary i.e.:
    "rising from the grave" etc. 
     
    By Dr. M.A. Haque - 1/25/2017 11:34:27 AM



  • Excellent article. I cannot agree more. Please see may article in New Age Islam on this topic couple of years ago.

    http://www.newageislam.com/islam-and-science/unlike-most-muslim-scientists,-god-speaks-same-truth-in-and-out-of-mosques/d/97987

    By T.O. shanavas - 1/24/2017 5:24:44 PM



  • "Those who listen to the word, then follow the best of it; those are they whom Allah has guided, and those it is who are the men of understanding." (39:18).


    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/24/2017 2:34:04 PM



  • Excellent article!
    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/24/2017 4:42:47 AM



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