Challenge Of The Holy Qur’an

Question

The verse 23 of Surah al-Baqarah (2) challenges man to create verse like the Holy Qur'an. Is it, God forbid, not possible for any human being to produce a false copy of the Holy Qur'an?


Answer

We are in fourteenth century AH. The Holy Qur'an set this challenge almost fifteen centuries ago but nobody ever dared to bring about such thing as comparable to the Holy Qur'an. During this course of time, many of the people falsely claimed being divine prophets and some even presented the examples of what they called revelation. But in reality, their speech is so much different from the Holy Qur'an that it cannot be compared to the difference between silk and sackcloth. There are thousands of writers of Arabic literature. Their writings present the best example of the language usage. But when they insert some passage of the Holy Qur'an in their literary works, the difference between the Quranic text and their writing becomes evident.

The fact is that the Holy Qur'an is such book that has never been imitated neither in Arabic nor in any other language. Its miraculous style has impressed many classical writers but none could ever steal its uniqueness.

About the Author

Talib Mohsin


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and writing under the auspice of Al-Mawrid and has also been teaching in the Institute.

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