The power of the Qur’aan

“And if there was any Qur’aan by which the mountains would be removed or the earth would be broken apart or the dead would be made to speak, [it would be this Qur’aan], but to Allah belongs the affair entirely. Then have those who believed not accepted that had Allah willed, He would have guided the people, all of them? And those who disbelieve do not cease to be struck, for what they have done, by calamity – or it will descend near their home – until there comes the promise of Allah . Indeed, Allah does not fail in [His] promise.” [Surat ar-Ra’d: 31]

Ibn Kathir (رحمه الله) said concerning this ayah:

“This Qur’aan is more worthy to cause all of this, because of its marvellous eloquence that defies the ability of mankind and the Jinns, even if all of them gather their forces together to invent something like it or even a Surah (chapter) like it. Yet, these idolators disbelieve in the Qur’aan and reject it…

Surely, there is not a miracle or evidence more eloquent or effective on the heart and mind than this Qur’an. Had Allah revealed it to a mountain, you would see the mountain shake and be humbled from fear of Allah. The Sahih recorded that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:

‘Every Prophet was given (a miracle) the type of which would make (some) people believe. What I was given, however, is a revelation from Allah to me, and I hope that I will have the most following among them (Prophets) on the Day of Resurrection.’

This Hadith indicates that every Prophet’s miracle disappeared upon his death, but this Qur’aan will remain as evidence for all times. Verily, the miracle of the Qur’aan will never end, nor will it become old the more it is read, nor will scholars ever have enough of it. The Qur’aan is serious and is not meant for jest; any tyrant that abandons it, Allah will destroy him; he who seeks guidance in other than the Qur’aan, then Allah will misguide him.”


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