The Consistency of the Quran
Cont’d from page 2
This shows us that the consistency of the Quran is its own miracle. It proves that the author of the Quran can only be God, and God alone.
Let’s take a look at a few aspects of the Quran’s writing style, like content, writing genres, tone, audience and time-frame, God willing.
A few of the Quran’s topics are:
Science: [27:88] When you look at the mountains, you think that they are standing still. But they are moving, like the clouds.
Art: [39:21] ...produces with it plants of various colors, then they grow until they turn yellow... [43:71] ...and they will find everything the hearts desire and the eyes wish for.
Law: [2:178] O you who believe, equivalence is the law decreed for you when dealing with murder…
History: [7:101] We narrate to you the history of those communities.
Biology: [39:6] He creates you in your mothers’ bellies, creation after creation, in trimesters of darkness.
The Quran’s writing style is wide and varied as well. It contains lengthy policy / law styles of writing, as in sura 2; “story/play”, sura 12 Joseph; easy to remember “rhymes”, sura 111-114; short stories, sura 19; etc. There’s even a writing challenge, [11:13] … produce ten suras like these, fabricated, and invite whomever you can, other than GOD, if you are truthful.”
The tone of the Quran also changes from empowering, [7:174] We thus explain the revelations, to enable the people to redeem themselves, to hopeful, [22:15] …let him turn completely to (his Creator in) heaven, and sever (his dependence on anyone else). He will then see that this plan eliminates anything that bothers him.
Democratic, [43:38] Their affairs are decided after due consultation among themselves, to serious, [38:65] Say, “I warn you; there is no other god beside GOD, the One, the Supreme. Even dramatic,
[28:31]… When he saw it moving like a demon, he turned around and fled. “O Moses, come back…”
The Quran also contains every kind of example, but they don’t stick out like sore thumbs, they are woven beautifully into the mix by God’s will. [39:27] We have cited for the people every kind of example in this Quran. And note that the examples are not just linguistically woven, but mathematically as well, making the Quran’s consistency even more miraculous.
The audience enjoying the Quran is so vast. They are people from different cultures, ages, tongues, professions, and even times. [68:52] It is in fact a message to the world.
The time-line which the Quran covers is amazing, it’s ALL time, and beyond: [2:30] Recall that your Lord said to the angels, “I am placing a representative (a temporary god) on Earth.”
[21:104] On that day, we will fold the heaven, like the folding of a book. Just as we initiated the first creation, we will repeat it. This is our promise; we will certainly carry it out.
[2:162] Eternally they abide therein.
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[16:98] When you read the Quran, you shall seek refuge in GOD from Satan the rejected.
[55:1-2] The Most Gracious. Teacher of the Quran.
[27:6] Surely, you are receiving the Quran from a Most Wise, Omniscient.
[7:204] When the Quran is recited, you shall listen to it and take heed, that you may attain mercy.
[10:37] This Quran could not possibly be authored by other than GOD. It confirms all previous messages, and provides a fully detailed scripture. It is infallible; for it comes from the Lord of the universe.
[76:23] We have revealed to you this Quran; a special revelation from us.
[12:2-3] We have revealed it an Arabic Quran, that you may understand. We narrate to you the most accurate history through the revelation of this Quran. Before this, you were totally unaware.
[20:2-4] We did not reveal the Quran to you, to cause you any hardship. Only to remind the reverent. A revelation from the Creator of the earth and the high heavens.
[4:82] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.
[17:9] This Quran guides to the best path, and brings good news to the believers who lead a righteous life, that they have deserved a great recompense.
[10:15] When our revelations are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet us say, “Bring a Quran other than this, or change it!” Say, “I cannot possibly change it on my own. I simply follow what is revealed to me. I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the retribution of an awesome day.”
[17:88-89] Say, “If all the humans and all the jinns banded together in order to produce a Quran like this, they can never produce anything like it, no matter how much assistance they lent one another.” We have cited for the people in this Quran all kinds of examples, but most people insist upon disbelieving.
[41:44] If we made it a non-Arabic Quran they would have said, “Why did it come down in that language?” Whether it is Arabic or non-Arabic, say, “For those who believe, it is a guide and healing. As for those who disbelieve, they will be deaf and blind to it, as if they are being addressed from faraway.”
[54:17] We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?
[85:21] Indeed, it is a glorious Quran.