Why should an
intellectual embrace Islâm?
We are going to prove herein
that the truth and perfection of the Qur’ân,
revealed between the years 611 and 632 A.C. could not have possibly been the
work of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islâm (peace be upon him), nor of any human
being in history. it could only have been an outside revelation to Muhammad
from a most knowledgeable super-natural source. The role of the Prophet did
not exceed that of an honest Messenger, as well as a human model for all
Our approach will be both scientific and historical. We shall
repeatedly underline certain verses of the Qur’rân
that have stated or pointed to some modern scientific facts and concepts, in
unequivocally precise terms. Such facts and concepts were beyond the reach of
human knowledge at the time of
revelation and for centuries thereafter. This establishes beyond doubt that
the source of Qur’ân
is : Superior to mankind, Absolutely Knowledgeable, and Most Truthful. Such
perfection can only be possessed by the Creator of this infinite universe the
One God: (in Arabic) Allâh,
Glorified and Exalted is He:
they not consider the Qur’ân
carefully? Had it been from other than Allâh, they would surely, have found therein
many a contradiction. [4/82]
Here are several pieces of evidence, each of which could prove the
scientific truth of the text of the Qur’ân.
In this third edition, citations of the meanings of Qur’anic texts have
been based mainly on:
Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’ân,
by: M. Muhsin Khân
and M. Taqiy-ud-Dîn
Understanding the Ever-Glorious Qur’ân, by: M. Mahmûd Ghâli,
Universities Publishing House.
It is stressed here that it is almost impossible to translate the
text, such as to precisely convey the Arabic meaning. This explains the
frequent use of explanatory words or phrases between parentheses.
References to the meanings of Qur’anic Verses are shown between
brackets as: [Sûrah (Chapter) number/ Verse number].