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Is the Quran the Word of God

Is the Quran the Word of God

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While Muslims hold a high view for all Scriptures, including the Old and New Testaments, they
demand a unique and supreme position for the Qur'an, claiming its ascendancy over all other
scriptures, because, according to them, initially, it was never written down by men and so was
never tainted with men's thoughts or styles. For reasons such as this it is often referred to as
the "Mother of Books" (taken from sura 43:3-4).

C1: The Qur'an's Makeup

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Muslims claim that the superiority of the Qur'an over all other revelations is due to its
sophisticated structure and eloquent literary style. They quote from suras 10:37-38, 2:23, or
17:88, which say:

"Will they say Muhammad hath forged it?' Answer: Bring there- fore a chapter like
unto it, and call whom ye may to your assistance, besides Allah, if ye speak truth.'
This boast is echoed in the Hadith (Mishkat III, pg.664), which says: The Qur'an is
the greatest wonder among the wonders of the world... This book is second to
none in the world according to the unanimous decision of the learned men in
points of diction, style, rhetoric, thoughts and soundness of laws and regulations
to shape the destinies of mankind."

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