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Simple Proof for the Authenticity of the Quran
Secret Companions of Prophet Muhammad!!
Prophet Muhammad has been accused with all sorts of lies. One of the accusations of the Pagans in Makkah that he had secret Christian and Jewish companions that taught him the Jewish and Christian history. Past and present critics of Islam enjoy this theory of secret companions
If this theory holds, we would like to add other names to these “secret” companions such as the American astronomer Vesto M. Slipher, Dr. Edwin Hubble, and Professor Alan Guth among many other astronomy and physics scholars. In 1912 the American astronomer Vesto M. Slipher (1875-1969), working at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, discovered the "red shift," which paved the way to the Big Bang, one of the greatest discovery in the twentieth century. Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) studied at the Yerkes Observatory, and in 1917, received a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Chicago. Hubble developed a classification system for the Galaxies he observed. In 1924, he saw a large number of galaxies beyond our Milky Way. It was then he discovered that Galaxies were moving away from each other at a constant rate in 1929. He announced the discovery of the linear relation between distant galaxies and their red shifts. This relation, which was called Hubble constant, helps astronomers to introduce the Big Bang, determine the age of the universe, and prove that the universe was expanding.
Professor Alan H. Guth, of MIT introduced the inflation theory that explained a number of puzzling features of the conventional Big Bang in 1998. It accounts for the fact that the closely packed infant universe expanded neither so slowly that gravity could crush it back into nothingness, nor so fast that it could thin out before galaxies and stars could form. The inflation theory proposed a fine balance of the density of the universe. Too much density would close the universe round on itself and collapse; too low density would open out the universe uncontrollably.
The Big Bang and expansion of the universe are considered the most awesome discoveries of the twentieth century. The evidences the Big Bang and expansion of the universe are so powerful to the extent that they are considered a fact. The discussions of cosmologists are focusing now on the mechanism and the factors that affect this expansion. The Quran refers to the Big Bang in one short Ayah (verse}, presenting an accurate outline to the conditions that led to creating the universe:
Surah (chapter) 21, Ayah (verse) 30 "Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation) before We clove them asunder?"
In the above Ayah, Allah declares clearly that the universe (the skies and the earth) was joined together, and then Allah caused it to explode. There is a very important choice of words in the original Arabic text whose translation is given above. The Arabic word “ratq” translated as "joined together" means "mixed in each, blended" in Arabic dictionaries. It is used to refer to two or more different substances that make up a whole. The phrase "We clove them asunder" is the verb “fataqa” in Arabic and implies that something comes into being by tearing apart or destroying the structure of “ratq.” In this Ayah, skies and earth are at first subject to the status of “ratq” and then they exploded. Intriguingly, cosmologists speak of a "cosmic egg" that consisted of all the matter in the universe prior to the Big Bang. In other words, all the heavens and earth were included in this egg in a condition of “ratq.” This cosmic egg exploded violently causing its matter to “fataqa“ and in the process created the structure of the whole universe.
The accuracy of the Arabic words of such divine description of starting the universe is well
beyond comprehension. A cosmic fact was revealed to an unlettered Arab that took humanity one thousand and four hundred years to discover. This Ayah addresses the unbelievers with an overwhelming challenge. No one can claim that Muhammad had knowledge of spectroscopic observations or he had instruments to measure red shifts of distance galaxies. Also, he was not a genius mathematician. This Ayah, as with
many of the scientific miracles in the Quran, addresses the unbelievers in a strong challenge. If they could not use their intuition to figure out the existence and the uniqueness of One Creator and to believe in the authenticity of the Quran, then they can listen to an unlettered Arab explaining the creation of the universe.
Allah refers to the expanding universe in the following verse:
Surah (chapter) 51, Ayah (verse) 47 "We have built the firmaments with might and we indeed have vast power."
The above translation does not reflect the actual meaning of the Ayah. Any Arab speaking person will translate the above verse as follows:
"We have built the skies with might and we indeed are expanding (them)"
The Arabic verb used means continually expanding, and refers to the previous noun that is the skies. Other translations of this verb include "width and generosity", and "to make them wider." One of the translations called "The choice" or in Arabic "Montakhab", stated clearly its Arabic meaning that the universe is expanding.
The fact is that Allah described the expansion of the universe in a short sentence. Muhammad stated this fact that took humanity ages to discover and measure. Who told him that? This fact could not be envisioned in the seventh century and authored by an unlettered Arab when he had no previous knowledge about cosmology. It must have been a divine inspiration from the Creator of the Universe!
The fact is the Quran is authentic and valid for all times, ages, and places. The above
two verses confirm this fact, when these verses were understood and validated after 14 centuries of the revelation. It is now obvious the powerful statement of the Quran which states:
Surah (chapter) 15, Ayah (verse) 9 “We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).”
The purity of the Arabic text of the Quran through fourteen centuries is a foretaste of the eternal care with which Allah’s Truth is guarded through all ages. Allah’s Pure and Holy Truth will never suffer eclipse in any time or in any place. Unlike the Bible, in the present day, millions of Muslims (Arabs and non-Arabs) memorize the whole Arabic text of the Quran by heart. Some of them have been able to memorize the entire Quran by the age of ten. This is a simple and yet an overwhelming fact. Not only did God preserve the Arabic text of the Quran, but also the style of reciting the Quran by today’s Muslims is exactly the same style of recitation as that of Muhammad himself. Muslims, when reading verses of the Quran, stop where the Messenger of Allah stopped, and continue where he continued.
One may really wonder about the strength of God’s promise to preserve the Quran in writing as well as in reading. When one recites the Quran, one is reading the authentic Words of the Only God, with the exact reading style of Muhammad, the greatest man ever lived. This is definitely an enormous spiritual experience.
The Quran was introduced to Prophet Muhammad to humanity as a revelation from God.
At this point we have a tremendous challenge. We have only two choices:
1. Accept the whole Quran as the authentic revelation from God.
2. Add other names such as the American astronomer Vesto M. Slipher, Dr. Edwin Hubble,
and Professor Alan Guth among many other astronomy and physics scholars to these “secret” companions of Prophet Muhammad!!
It is now your option to pick up one of the above two choices. You be the judge!
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