The Quran is the literal word of
Allah (God), which He revealed to His
through the Angel Gabriel. It was memorized by Muhammad
, who then dictated it to his Companions. They, in turn, memorized it, wrote it
down, and reviewed it with the Prophet Muhammad .
Moreover, the Prophet Muhammad
reviewed the Quran with the Angle Gabriel once each year, and twice in the last
year of his life. Since the Quran was revealed until this day, there has always
been a huge number of Muslims who have memorized all of the Quran, letter by
letter. Some of them have been able to memorize all of the Quran by the age of
four. Not one letter of the Quran has been changed over the centuries.
The Quran, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago, mentioned facts only
recently discovered or proven by scientists. This proves without doubt that the
Quran must be the literal word of Allah, revealed by Him to the Prophet Muhammad
, and that the Quran
was not authored by Muhammad
or by any other human being. This also proves that Muhammad
is truly a prophet sent by Allah. It is beyond reason that anyone fourteen
hundred years ago would have known these facts discovered or proven only
recently with advanced equipment and sophisticated scientific methods. For
In the Holy Quran, Allah speaks about the stages of manís embryonic
"We* (Allah) created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him as a drop in a
place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech,
suspended thing and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah
(chewed-like substance)... "
of the usages of 'we' in Arabic is for glorifying and indicating the greatness
of a person. Here it indicates greatness and not plurality.
Literally the Arabic word alaqah has three meanings:
- Leech, (2) suspended thing, and (3) blood clot.
In comparing a leech to the embryo at the alaqah stage, we find
similarity between the two, as we can see in figure 1. Also, the embryo at this
stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech,
which feeds on the blood of others.
1: Drawings illustrating the similarities in appearance between a leech and a human embryo
at the alaqah stage. (Leech drawing from Human Development as
Described in the Quran and Sunnah, Moore and others, p. 37, modified from Integrated
Principles of Zoology, Hickman. Embryo drawing from The Developing Human,
Moore and Persaud, 5th ed., p. 73.)
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