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The Importance of the Qur’an and Muhammad to Islam

The Importance of the Qur’an and Muhammad to Islam

Islam is for the entire mankind and to say “The Qur’an is just and

ordinary book and Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man”. Would be a

great slander against this religion. To prove my point that the Qur’an

is not just an ordinary book I have the following points:

The Qur’an cannot be an ordinary book because millions and millions of

people in the world read it. Even when a Muslim has a problem, the

first thing that they turn to is the Qur’an, because basically the

Qur’an has a solution for every problem that faces a human in a

lifetime. There is also no other book in the world that has the

solution to all daily problems. It just can’t be an ordinary book.

The Qur’an cannot be an ordinary book because there would be a

contradiction in the book itself. It has been about 1400 years and not

1 single letter or punctuation has been changed, and this will nit

change until the day of judgement. No other scripture has this

guarantee as the Bible, Gospel and the Torah have all been changed.

There is also only one version of the Qur’an and this is the one that

everyone turns to, everyone reads, everyone obeys. Many people also

have the great honour of knowing the whole Qur’an by heart. This holy

book cannot be just a normal book. Do you really think that people

today like me and you go and learn a storybook all by heart? Your

probably thinking NO! The Qur’an is a one of a kind and nothing will

ever overcome the great fact.

The Qur’an is no ordinary book because Allah created it for the whole

of mankind. He himself made it guidance for all humans regardless of

race and religion. Many people read the Qur’an and are inspired by

it’s teachings, so they always turn to the Qur’an for guidance to any

situation, that comes to ones mind. If Allah made it for guidance then

don’t you think that’s why many people are being guided towards the

straight path. If it is for any religion or race, then why are so many

people becoming Muslims? It’s because they have probably read the

Qur’an and understood its language and so that person knows Islam is

the right religion, so they become a Muslim.

The Qur’an is also not just a book because it is a miracle, which

benefits people from the day it was revealed to the day of judgement.

It benefits the person by telling them what is wrong and what is right

and it also reminds people that one day this world is going to end. It

is also a warning to the people of the world that you will be

questioned at the time of death and there will be a life after death.

There is a saying in the Qur’an, which goes “Do not live, as if you

are going to live forever”. This indicates that he who lives life like

he is never going to die will have the time of his life in this world.

He will have a very severe punishment after death and it will be

nothing like how he was living life in the world. And he, who lives

life-fearing Allah, will have the best life ever after death. A life

that no human mind can ever imagine. If these are just some of the

virtues of the Qur’an then do you really still think that it is just

an ordinary book? Is any normal book that you pick up at your local

library the same as the Qur’an? This is impossible, as the Qur’an is

unique in its own kind, and it was sent down to earth as a token of

Allah’s kindness and gratitude, to help all the good people in the

world. All of the people in the world who deserve to go to a better

place, with Allah’s help, they will end up where they want to end up.

The Qur’an is also a miracle because it was revealed to an unlettered

prophet; therefore the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) can never be the source

of the Qur’an. This also means that the Qur’an must have to be special

if it was revealed to such an incredible person, person being Muhammad

(PBUH). So if the Qur’an wasn’t very special then it could have been

sent down to any normal person like you and me. But obviously not, as

it is very valuable and precious to the Muslims.

The Qur’an cannot be an ordinary book because no scientific or

biologic advance in science contradicts the Qur’an. (i.e.) 1400 years

ago we were told that the sea was exactly half salty and half fresh

water, and that they never mix or collide into each other. We were

also told about the creation of the universe, we were told how a baby

grows and scientists and biologists are just revealing all of these

things today. The Qur’an discovered this 1400 years ago and if the

scientists referred to the Qur’an some time ago, then they would have

found out ages ago. So even other things are written down in the

Qur’an, which scientists have not even revealed yet. Also if they even

refer to the Qur’an today and they know that it is all true, then why

not revert to Islam. So now the scientists have found out about things

that were in the Qur’an 1400 years ago, then that must mean that the

Qur’an is special and very holy.

These are just a few examples to prove that the Qur’an is not just an

ordinary book and that it is very accurate. If you have read

everything I have mentioned carefully then you should notice that

Allah already noted every matter and situation, taken place. Even some

things are written right now in the Qur’an about all sorts of things.

If you are not satisfied with my points given then I think you should

refer to the Qur’an yourself and see how inspiring it is. Maybe you

will even be shocked by its teachings.

Now that I have proven my point about the Qur’an not just being an

ordinary book, but being a special book to Muslims. I will now also

prove my fact to the quote given:

“Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man”. To prove that this quote is

not right and to show my view that he is not an ordinary man, I will

now bring the following points to you:

Muhammad (PBUH) is not just an ordinary man because he was the chosen

prophet to guide all of mankind. He was also the last ever prophet to

be named. This fact proves that he was no ordinary man, as no normal

man today can become a prophet just like that. Also he had to have

been the most knowledgeable and the most inspiring person, so he would

be able to guide everyone to the good path. So don’t think that he

isn’t special because he is as he was chosen to specifically be the

last prophet ever.

Muhammad (PBUH) is not just an ordinary man because he has also

performed many amazing miracles right in front of people’s eyes. Some

of the things were just between him and Allah. Some examples of

miracles are: when he split the moon into two. This was performed

right in front of some non-Muslims eyes, because they did not believe

that he was the prophet of Allah. So they asked him to perform a

miracle. He did as he was told and he split the moon in two, and then

put them back again. The non-Muslims were amazed and immediately

became Muslims. Can a normal person do this right now? Another one of

the amazing miracles was when an angry mob of people where after him

and he never knew where to hide. So on the way of searching for a

place to hide, he came across a cave. He then decided to hide in this

cave. There was a spider, which spun a web on the door and right

across the cave. This kept the prophet (PBUH)’s identity hidden. When

the angry mob had reached the cave, they stopped and thought. ‘no one

can get into this cave because then the spiders web would have been

broken. On seeing this they went away. Just like these there are many

more other miracles. He has to be a special man because no person can

ever perform a miracle as such. If a man saw a spider he would

obviously be tempted to kill it. However do you really think a small

little spider would defend a human these days?

The prophet (PBUH) was born illiterate and he stayed this way until he

passed away. No normal man could have a book of this magnitude

revealed through them. This is a great way of observing his

speciality. No one now could be this amazing because most people can

read and those who can’t don’t bother with them at all. He was a very

special and kind man and was very lucky to receive this special book.

At the age of only 8 the prophet’s (PBUH) heart was washed in the holy

water called ZAMZAM. An angel came to him and miraculously took his

heart and washed it and cleansed it in the water. Then he placed the

heart back in its place and it was like nothing had moved. Do you

still think that he is an ordinary man? Do you really this can happen

to someone normal? He was an amazing person and many people looked up

to him. This is because he was leading everyone to the straight path.

The people knew that if they followed in his footsteps then they

wouldn’t be lead astray.

Also when the prophet (PBUH) was born, many events took place. A Jew

in Medina saw a bright star. A fire burning continuously for 1000

years in Persia (Iran) was extinguished. A bright light arose in

Makkah and this was seen as far as Syria. An angel had appeared in the

dreams of the prophet (PBUH)’s mother, and the angel told her, that

the boy that was to be born to her should me named “Ahmed”. This

certainly shows that the prophet (PBUH) was going to be special

because lots of amazing events took place before his birth.

Another amazing story goes. Once a man met the prophet (PBUH) in a

street to make a business transaction. The trader told the prophet

(PBUH) to wait for him and that he would return shortly, to continue

the business. The prophet (PBUH) waited there for three days for the

man to return, but when he did so, he realised that the prophet (PBUH)

kept his promise and waited there for him. What an incredible thing

this is. An ordinary man would never do such thing. He would wait

there for about 10 minutes and then go away.

These are all but just a few examples of many, to prove that

“Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man”. And if you still think

that he is an ordinary man then you probably haven’t read my points

carefully enough. As for my conclusion, both parts of the quote were

proved wrong in my view according to my proofs.

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