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17 REASONS WHY THE QU'RAN IS A WISE BOOK {JANUARY 23 2014)



17 REASONS WHY THE QUR'AN
IS A WISE BOOK

January 23 2014 / 21 Rabi Al Awwal 1435 Hijri

By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

Noted By TI-Nspire & Khmer Muslim

Hujjah By @AT3/AT9/Nzinghak

Edited By Abu Hafiza & Jansep2001

- Allah (SWT) refers the Quran is a wise book in Surah Yasin.

Ya-Sin. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.] By the Qur'an, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs), Truly, you (O Muhammad SAW) are one of the Messengers,

(Ya-Sin 36:1-3)

- Scholars gave us 17 Reason why the Quran is a wise book.

REASON #1: ALLAH (SWT) IS THE SOLE AUTHOR OF THE QUR'AN

- One of the name and attribute of Allah (SWT) is al-Hakeem (the wise).

- So people want to read the book of the Wise i.e. al-Hakeem.

-One of the names and attributes.

REASON #2: THE QURAN CONFIRMS SCIENTIFIC FACTS

We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?

(Fussilat 41:53)

- Allah (SWT) told us that He will show us His signs in His book.

REASON #3: THE QURAN COINCIDE WITH ALL SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES

- Allah (SWT) told us that He will show us His Signs in His book.

We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?

(Fussilat 41:53)

- So this is the reason the Quran is a wise book, because it doesn't contradict science.

No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock A lying, sinning forelock.

(Al-'Alaq 96:15-16) Sahih International

- For example, the brain surgeons concluded that the part of the brain that is used to lie, is the forelock.

REASON #4: THE QURAN DOES NOT CONTRADICT ITSELF

Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions.

(An-Nisa 4:82)

- because Allah (SWT) is the author of the Quran, there is no contradiction.

- As for the bible, there are many contradictions.

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

(Numbers 23:19) King James Version

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

(Genesis 6:6) King James Version

- These are clear contradictions found in the bible.

- It is impossible for such contradictions in the Quran.

REASON #4: SOME SURAHS WERE REVEALED IN MAKKAH AND SOME IN MEDINA

- The surahs revealed in Mecca, they focused on Tawheed (monotheism).

- The surahs revealed in Medina, were more focused on shariah issue (fiqh).

- example how to fast, how to pay zakat, etc were revealed in Medinah.

REASON #5: THE QURAN ABROGATED ALL PREVIOUS BOOKS

It was reported that the Prophet (SAW) became angry when he saw that ‘Umar had a page with something from the Torah written on it, and he (SAW) said: “Are you in doubt, O son of al-Khattab? Have I not brought you something shining and pure? If my brother Musa were alive, he would have no choice but to follow me.”

[Musnad Ahmad (3/387) No. 15195 and Sunan al-Darime (1/126) No. 435]

REASON #6: THE QURAN IS SUITABLE FOR THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE

-So the Quran is relevant to all time.

-So the Quran explainer needs to make it relevant to current time.

REASON #7: THE QURAN IS REVEALED IN THE BEST LANGUAGE

Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur'an in order that you may understand.

(Yusuf 12:2)

- The Arabic language has no ambiguity as compared to other languages such as English.

- Allah (SWT) has revealed the best book (most sacred), the wisest book, via His closest angel Jibreel, to the best prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), in the best month Ramadan, in the best city Makkah.

REASON #8: THE QURAN MAKES ACCURATE PREDICTIONS

Alif ­Lam ­Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious.

(Ar-Rum 30:1-3)

Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians),

(Ar-Rum 30:4)

- An example of a prediction is that the Romans will defeat the Persians in the lowest land.

- Another example, Abu Lahab will die as a kafir.

And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed you would do mischief on the earth twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant!

(Al-Isra 17:4)

- Another example, the Jews will spread mischief in earth twice.

- The first mischief was done by the Jews was after the death of prophet Suleiman (AS) 938 BC death of Suleiman.

- they started to kill prophets and get involved in black magic.

- The second time the Jews started to spread mischief on earth is when they started to kill Muslims of Palestine to establish Israel in 1945.

And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook him, he said: "I believe that La ilaha illa (Huwa)  (none has the right to be worshipped but) He," in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)" Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, corrupts, etc.).

(Yunus 10:90-91)

- Another example of a prediction in the Quran, Allah (SWT) said the body of Pharaoh will be preserved, the body of Pharaoh was under water for over 3000 years.

So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs , revelations, etc.).

(Yunus 10:92)

REASON #9: THE QURAN IS FREE FROM ALL GRAMMATICAL ERROR

- The Quran is free from all grammatical error and spelling error from a illiterate person (Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam).

REASON #10: THE QURAN DOES NOT BURDEN YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN BEAR

Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. "Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness.
Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people."

(Al-Baqarah 2:286)

REASON # 11: THE QURAN COINCIDES WITH ALL OF OUR NATURAL INSTINCTS

Some religions go against them; trading is made halal, but Riba' is haram; because it's our natural instinct to love wealth, so Allah (SWT) allows trading.

That is because they say: "Trading is only like Riba (usury)," whereas Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury).

(Al-Baqarah 2:275)

It is our natural instinct to be attracted to a variety of women, so polygamy is allowed.

Communism failed because its our natural instinct to love wealth, and communism went against our natural instinct.

It is where everything is owned by the state and you are a slave working for a factory for the state.

Capitalism will fail because it is all about greed and no spirituality (greed and selfishness).

So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq­illah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Tafsir At­Tabari, Vol 21, Page 41]

(Ar-Rum 30:30)

Fitra means natural instincts that we are created with, every child was born on fitra, it is the parent which makes him a Jew, Christian, pagan etc.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger said, “Every child is born on the religion (of Islam). Then his parents make him a Jew, a Christian or a polytheist.” Someone said, “O Messenger of Allah, (what about) those who die before (their parents convert them)?” He said, “Allah knows best what they would have done (if they had survived).”

[Al-Bukhari (6599) and Muslim (2658]

REASON 12: THE QURAN WAS REVEALED IN A RHYTHMIC FORM TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO MEMORIZE

REASON 13: THE QURAN WAS REVEALED PIECE BY PIECE, SURAH BY SURAH, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO MEMORIZE, UNDERSTAND, AND IMPLEMENT

And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?

(Al-Qamar 54:17)

And the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) will say: "O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'an (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and orders).

(Al-Furqan 25:30)

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) complained that the ummah did not pay attention to the Quran.

The Hafiz can intercede for 10 members of his family (weak hadith).

Hazrat Ali relates that our holy Prophet said “Whoever recites the Qur'an, memorizes it, accepts its halal (lawful things) as halal and haram (forbidden things) as haram (i.e. his beliefs in these matters are correct), Allah, the Exalted, will enter him to Paradise and accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family upon whom entry into Hell has become incumbent (i.e. Allah will forgive them because of his intercession)

(Tirmidhi, Fadailu'l-Quran, 13; Ibn Majah, Muqaddima, 17.)

REASON 14: IT WAS REVEALED TO SOLVE PROBLEMS OF THE PROPHET PBUH

To correct or solve problems, when the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) faced a dilemma.

(The Prophet (Peace be upon him)) frowned and turned away, Because there came to him the blind man (i.e. 'Abdullah bin Umm-Maktum, who came to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) while he was preaching to one or some of the Quraish chiefs).

('Abasa 80:1-2)

The shia says it was Abu Jahal who frowned in the above surah and not Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam)

They brought an Ayah to checkmate the sunnis: 68:4

And verily, you (O Muhammad SAW) are on an exalted standard of character.

(Al-Qalam 68:4)

And the shia says, the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) would not frown as he had the best character.

That is the tafsir of the Shiites; Shiites pick and choose from Bukhari, what to believe
which coincides with their beliefs?

Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah the wife of the Prophet SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater share therein, his will be a great torment.

(An-Nur 24:11)

Usama bin Zaid told Allah's Apostle of what he knew about the innocence of his wife and of his affection he kept for her. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! She is your wife, and we do not know anything about her except good." But 'Ali bin Abi Talib said, "O Allah's Apostle! Allah does not impose restrictions on you; and there are plenty of women other than her. If you however, ask (her) slave girl, she will tell you the truth."

[Al-Bukhari (4750) and Muslim (2770)]

The Quran was revealed to solve the problems, and correct the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) when he made a mistake.

Many people disagree that the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) made mistakes; this is what the Shiites and Barelvis claim.

It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.

(Al-Anfal 8:67)

Prophet! Why do you ban (for yourself) that which Allah has made lawful to you, seeking to please your wives? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Allah has already ordained for you (O men), the dissolution of your oaths. And Allah is your Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.) and He is the All-Knower, the All-Wise.

(At-Tahrim 66:1-2)

REASON 15: IT IS COMPREHENSIVE WITH ALL THE SUBJECTS OF LIFE

For example psychology, sociology, history, rhetoric's, grammar, logic, criminology, science, geography, all the subjects of life.

When the brothers of  Yusuf (AS) dumped him in the well, its sibling rivalry, psychology.

The story of Nuh (AS), is an example of history.

The brothers of Yusuf (AS) claiming wolf ate him but the shirt is intact, is criminology.

The mountains are pegs to keep the earth still so it does not wobble, this is science.

There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.

(Al-An'am 6:38)  

All the various branches of knowledge can be found in the holy Quran, nothing is left out.

REASON 16: IT INFORMS US ABOUT THE PREVIOUS NATION PROPHETS FOR US TO TAKE LESSON

We take lessons from them because history repeats itself.

(They took to flight because of their) arrogance in the land and their plotting of evil. But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it. Then, can they expect anything (else), but the Sunnah (way of dealing) of the peoples of old? So no change will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing), and no turning off will you find in Allah's Sunnah (way of dealing).

(Fatir 35:43)

There are three reasons why history repeats itself:

1- because the human nature doesn't change

2- because the strategies of Iblees (Shaitan) doesn't change

3- because the Sunnah of Allah (SWT) doesn't change

REASON 17: THE QURAN IS PROTECTED FROM HUMAN INTERFERENCE

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).

(Al-Hijr 15:9)

Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah).

(Fussilat 41:42)

REASON 18: IT TEACHES US HOW TO CHECK MATE THE KUFFAR

Say to (them) : "If the home of the Hereafter with Allah is indeed for you specially and not for others, of mankind, then long for death if you are truthful." But they will never long for it because of what their hands have sent before them (i.e. what they have done). And Allah is All-Aware of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers). And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who - ascribe partners to Allah (and do not believe in Resurrection - Magians, pagans, and idolaters, etc.). Everyone of them wishes that he could be given a life of a thousand years. But the grant of such life will not save him even a little from (due) punishment. And Allah is All-Seer of what they do. (Al-Baqarah 2:94-96)


The above Ayah means Jesus and his mother could not be Gods because they ate food. Once you eat food, you cannot be God.