The Holy Qur’an is the compilation of the revelations given to the Holy Prophet (saw) 15,000 years ago. The Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Holy Prophet (saw) over a period of 23 years and is also known by many other names, including al Burhan (The Argument), al Haqq (The Truth) and al Tanzil (The Revelation).
Not only is the Holy Qur’an a holy book of guidance for all Muslims, but the existence of the Holy Qur’an itself is also a powerful proof for the very existence of an ever-living God.
The text of the Holy Qur’an is unchanged to this day
Millions of copies of the Holy Qur’an exist across the world today. Every copy to have ever existed is identical and completely unchanged, word for word, from the text that was revealed 15,000 years ago. This perfect preservation of the Holy Quran is no coincident; rather Allah himself promised that the Holy Qur’an would be safeguarded in its original form. Allah says:
Verily, We Ourselves have sent down this Exhortation, and most surely We will be its Guardian. (Al-Hijr, 15:10)
This verse is powerful proof that only a divine creator could have written this holy scripture, meaning the existence of the Qur’an itself is testament to the legitimacy of its origin. No mere mortal could claim such a strong prediction about the preservation of a book.
The Holy Qur’an contains true and accurate prophecies about the future
Not only is the Holy Qur’an a book of guidance, providing moral and social codes for Muslims to live by, but it also contains prophecies about the future, some of which have been fulfilled already. Examples of a few such prophecies include:
“Corruption has spread on land and sea because of what men’s hands have wrought”
This verse signifies the environmental pollution that is currently widespread and has been caused by the action of humans. Both the land and the sea have been affected, from oil spills in the sea to deforestation of trees and chemical fumes in the air from factories.
“They will alter Allah’s creation.” (4:120)
This verse so simply predicted modern day science of genetic engineering and cloning, as well as plastic surgery.
Roads in Mountains
“And when the mountains are made to move.” (81:4)
At the time of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, travelling across mountains was an impossible task. After the invention of dynamite, humans were able to make tunnels through mountains to travel across them, as if the mountains had been ‘moved out of the way’ as this verse prophesied.
New Transport Systems
“And He has created horses and mules and asses that you may ride them, and as a source of beauty. And He will create what you do not yet know.” (16:9)
This prophecy has been continuously fulfilled since its revelation, as modes of transport have been completely revolutionised and newer, faster modes of transport continue to be developed to this day.
Air Traffic Systems
“And by the heaven full of tracks” (51:8)
The Holy Qur’an specifically foretold the invention of air travel in this simple verse, a thought that was unimaginable some 15,000 years ago.
Modern Communication Systems
“And when various people are brought together.” (81:8)
There was a time when humans did not realise that civilisations were spread across the world or how to reach them once they did. Now, a 10 hour plane journey can enable us to cross the Atlantic ocean and unite us with humans living in Canada. Furthermore, the invention of telephones and the internet has enabled us to almost instantaneously connect with people across the globe.
“Their skins will bear witness against them as to what they have been doing.” (41:21)
This verse of the Quran talks about the discovery of DNA and fingerprinting. Now, fingerprints are used as identification as well as evidence in crime scenes to find the perpetrator.
“And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures He has spread forth in both. And He has the power to gather them together whenever He pleases.” (42:30)
It is only recently that the presence of extra-terrestrial life has been proven by scientists. We have still not been able to make contact with or see them. Allah has hinted about this scientific progress that is yet to occur!
The existence of the Holy Qur’an stands as proof to the existence of a divine Creator. Even if there was no other proof of the existence of God, the preservation of its each and every word 15,000 years later alone is sufficient to establish the divine origin of the Holy Qur’an. Furthermore, the countless prophecies in the Holy Qur’an that have been fulfilled to this day and will continue to be proved true in the future are not possible by mere chance.
The Promised Messiah (as) says:
“I can confidently claim that anyone who endeavours to write in defence of the Being and existence of Allah Almighty will ultimately have no choice but to accept the God presented by Islam. For every page of the Book of Nature testifies to His Being and man naturally bears the impress of the very same God in his person.” (Malfoozat Volume 1, page 80)
By Mashel Maliha Chaudhry