An Investigation of Basic Aspects of the Quranic Miracle

Hassan Rezaee Haftador
2015 Asian Social Science  
The Quranic miracle is an important issue in Quranic studies and Islamic philosophy (kalām) that provides evidence for the miraculousness of the Quran. Muslim scholars have presented wide-ranging discourses on the basic aspects of the Quranic miracle. Three basic aspects have been propounded by scholars including literary, legislative, and scientific miraculousness, each of which is discussed in the present study. Even though the Quran consist of common letters and words in the Arabic language,
more » ... he Arabic language, the eloquence (faṣāḥat wa balāghat) and unique placement of words in the Quran are miraculous. The special style of the Quran is neither poetry, nor prose, not even rhymed prose (sajʿ). It is a unique style that cannot be imitated. The laws presented by the Quran are comprehensive, complete, and based on rational principles. The scientific miracle of the Quran relates to scientific truths that exist in some verses of the Quran though enumeration of these truths is not the main purpose. This is because the Quran is a book of guidance, and its main purpose is to direct the course of human lives and show the path to eternal happiness, not to discuss scientific matters.
doi:10.5539/ass.v11n7p38 fatcat:fe5vy4vm6bcz5phi2lwgsa5xvy