Saturday, September 16, 2006

Is the Quran truly the Word of Allah?

I had a hard time trying to find some material regarding the authenticity of the Quran. My perseverance finally paid off when I stumbled upon this site:

http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/appendices/introduction.html

I re-produce below an extract of what was said about the Quran by the author, Rashad Al Kalifa, an Egyptian Muslim who moved to the United States as a student of biochemistry in 1959 and later become a citizen. He established an Islamic group called United submitter international whose beliefs include the dedication of all worship practices of God alone and the rejection Hadith/Sunnah as a source of doctrine. For many years he was Imam of a mosque in Tucson, Arizona.

Proof of Authenticity:Physical, Tangible, Irrefutable.
With the advent of the computer age, we discover that the Quran's mathematical code is "One of the great miracles" as stated in 74:30-35. While the miracles given to previous messengers were limited in time and place, the Quran's miracle is perpetual. Only a few people witnessed the miracles of Moses and Jesus, but the Quran's miracle can be witnessed by anyone at any time. Furthermore, the Quran's miracle documents and proves all the previous miracles (5:48).As detailed in Appendix 1, the Quran's mathematical miracle is based on the number "19." To share this awesome miracle with the reader, the word "GOD" is printed throughout the English text in bold capital letters, and the cumulative number of occurrences is shown at the lower left corner of every page. The total occurrence of this most important word is shown at the end of the Quran to be 2698. This total is a multiple of 19. Additionally, when we add the numbers assigned to every verse where the word "God" occurs, the total comes to 118123, also a multiple of 19 (19x6217). The cumulative sum of verse numbers where the word "God" occurs is shown on the lower right corner of every page. These simple physical facts are easily verifiable by the reader, and they suffice to prove the super-human nature of the Quran's mathematical composition.
Total Count of the Word "God"(Shown at the lower left corner of every page)2698 (19x142)
Total Sum of Verse Numbers(Shown at the lower right corner)118123 (19x6217)

Proof of Authenticity to be Verified by the Reader
In addition to the Quran's extraordinary mathematical composition, wefind a large number of Quranic facts which are proven or theorized bymodern science. Here are a few examples of such advance scientificinformation:
The earth is egg-shaped (39:5, 79:30).
The earth is not standing still; it moves constantly (27:88).
The sun is a source of light, while the moon reflects it (10:5, 25:61, 71:16).
The proportion of oxygen diminishes as we climb towards the sky (6:125).
The "Big Bang Theory" is confirmed (21:30).
The "Expansion of the Universe Theory" is confirmed (51:47).
The universe started out as a gaseous mass (41:11).
Evolution is a fact; within a given species, evolution is a divinely guided process (21:30, 24:45, 32:7-9, 18:37, 15:28-29, 7:11, 71:13-14, Appendix 31).
The man's seminal fluid decides the baby's gender (53:45-46).

The number '19' does show an uncanny way of manifesting inself in the Quran. More details can be found in the link below.

http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/miracle/index.html

Most of us are also aware of the book that tells us of the 'Bible Codes' in which events that has happened in the world seems to have been foretold in the Bible and events that will happen in the future are apparently foretold. Only time will tell if these will come true.

So which book shall we believe is the TRUE WORD of GOD?

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