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How would a Muslim respond to the following quote: "The Qur'an is just and ordinary book and Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man".

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Rehana Bhayat How would a Muslim respond to the following quote: "The Qur'an is just and ordinary book and Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man". Islam is for the entire mankind and to say "The Qur'an is just and ordinary book and Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man". Would be a great slander against this religion. To prove my point that the Qur'an is not just an ordinary book I have the following points: The Qur'an cannot be an ordinary book because millions and millions of people in the world read it. Even when a Muslim has a problem, the first thing that they turn to is the Qur'an, because basically the Qur'an has a solution for every problem that faces a human in a lifetime. There is also no other book in the world that has the solution to all daily problems. It just can't be an ordinary book. The Qur'an cannot be an ordinary book because there would be a contradiction in the book itself. It has been about 1400 years and not 1 single letter or punctuation has been changed, and this will nit change until the day of judgement. No other scripture has this guarantee as the Bible, Gospel and the Torah have all been changed. There is also only one version of the Qur'an and this is the one that everyone turns to, everyone reads, everyone obeys. Many people also have the great honour of knowing the whole Qur'an by heart. ...read more.

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We were also told about the creation of the universe, we were told how a baby grows and scientists and biologists are just revealing all of these things today. The Qur'an discovered this 1400 years ago and if the scientists referred to the Qur'an some time ago, then they would have found out ages ago. So even other things are written down in the Qur'an, which scientists have not even revealed yet. Also if they even refer to the Qur'an today and they know that it is all true, then why not revert to Islam. So now the scientists have found out about things that were in the Qur'an 1400 years ago, then that must mean that the Qur'an is special and very holy. These are just a few examples to prove that the Qur'an is not just an ordinary book and that it is very accurate. If you have read everything I have mentioned carefully then you should notice that Allah already noted every matter and situation, taken place. Even some things are written right now in the Qur'an about all sorts of things. If you are not satisfied with my points given then I think you should refer to the Qur'an yourself and see how inspiring it is. Maybe you will even be shocked by its teachings. Now that I have proven my point about the Qur'an not just being an ordinary book, but being a special book to Muslims. ...read more.

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The people knew that if they followed in his footsteps then they wouldn't be lead astray. Also when the prophet (PBUH) was born, many events took place. A Jew in Medina saw a bright star. A fire burning continuously for 1000 years in Persia (Iran) was extinguished. A bright light arose in Makkah and this was seen as far as Syria. An angel had appeared in the dreams of the prophet (PBUH)'s mother, and the angel told her, that the boy that was to be born to her should me named "Ahmed". This certainly shows that the prophet (PBUH) was going to be special because lots of amazing events took place before his birth. Another amazing story goes. Once a man met the prophet (PBUH) in a street to make a business transaction. The trader told the prophet (PBUH) to wait for him and that he would return shortly, to continue the business. The prophet (PBUH) waited there for three days for the man to return, but when he did so, he realised that the prophet (PBUH) kept his promise and waited there for him. What an incredible thing this is. An ordinary man would never do such thing. He would wait there for about 10 minutes and then go away. These are all but just a few examples of many, to prove that "Muhammad (PBUH) is just an ordinary man". And if you still think that he is an ordinary man then you probably haven't read my points carefully enough. As for my conclusion, both parts of the quote were proved wrong in my view according to my proofs. ...read more.

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