The Qur’an with the miraculous exposition, the greatest miracle of The Honour of the World (Blessings and Peace be upon Him) in his claim for prophethood, disables others from producing a similar one of it with its extraordinary features and thus proves its authenticity. This is called i’jaz miracle.
I’jaz is the divine seal on the Qur’an indicating that it is the word of Allah.
It is an attractive feature of the Qur’an and the greatest evidence which demonstrates that it comes from Allah as well as the biggest obstacle to its corruption.
If all sorts of words which don’t belong to the Qur’an would be gathered, they would not resemble one of its shortest verses, let alone the whole of it.
Though every single verse has a separate meaning and a different way of expression, they all point out -with their specific languages- to Divine Unity revealing the very same truth with their seals of i’jaz on them.
I’jaz is a wonderful light as a result of the gathering of the pearly glitters in the expressions of eloquence. The most important aspect and basis of the i’jaz, which is like an elixir, is the eloquence in the versification of the Qur’an.
Every single aspect of the Qur’an and every part of it, from the surahs to its letters is a miracle without any exception; so human is helpless to imitate it.
A miracle is an extraordinary thing given, as a proof of their claim of prophethood, to the prophets, who are sent in order to inform the people of the commands and prohibitions of Allah, The Lord of the Realms and the requirements of religions and to teach people how to grasp the meanings of wisdom within the pages of the universe and to teach them the secrets and the real meanings of creation and the life after death. People are helpless to produce an equal one of it and that’s why it is called miracle. Prophets’ miracles have changed in accordance with the times when they are sent and with the peoples of which they were members.
As an example, since during the time of Moses (PBUH) magic was highly advanced. His miracles were of that sort which surpassed those of magicians. The miracles which Jesus (PBUH) performed were related to medicine, for medicine had been quite famous at those times and he could even resurrect dead bodies with Allah’s allowance.
Rasulullah (PBUH) was given the mission of prophethood at a time when eloquence, fine speech, rhetoric, poetry, soothsaying and informing of the unknown were much popular and at their peak points. Those were the times when informing of the past peoples and knowing some creational events were of much value as well. The greatest miracle of Rasulullah (PBUH) is the Holy Qur’an and he himself is also a miracle of the Holy Qur’an with his own words and behaviours.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PRODUCE A LIKE OF THE QUR’AN!
Ever since the time when it first began to be revealed, for exactly 1400 years, the Qur’an has challenged the jinn and the mankind with many verses such as “And if you are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down to Our slave, then bring a surah of the like thereof and call your witnesses besides Allah, if you are truthful.” (2/23) and “But if you do it not, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire whose fuel is men and Stones, prepared for the disbelievers.” (2/24).
In conclusion, people have not been able to produce a like of the Qur’an as is shown in the verse: “Say: “If mankind and the jinn were together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.” (17/88) and they all had to surrender and they highly respected the eloquence of it listening to it with admire.
The Qur’an had removed and terminated their rules of the most famous poems, known as Muallaqat Sab’a (the seven hangings) and their pride, which were hung with golden letters on the wall of Kaaba.
Besides, when the daughter of the famous poet Lebid was removing the poem of her father from the wall of Kaaba, she had to confess: These have no more value when compared with the verses.
Furthermore, many people from companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) among whom was Umar (RadhiAllahu Anh), entered the bright circle of Islam expressing that “This word (The Qur’an) is by no way a word of a human.”
History accounts and narrates us the words of famous polytheists like Abu Jahil as they listened to the Qur’an recitation of Our Prophet (PBUH) in admiration from the window of their houses though they were still polytheists. In addition, when some polytheists heard the verses and prostrated, they were asked: Have you become a Muslim? They said: No, I respect the eloquence of this verse.
That a similar one of the Qur’an hasn’t been able to be produced for 1400 years indicates the seal of i’jaz miracle on it evidently just like the sun and the seal of i’jaz on the Furqan proves decisively that it is the Word of Allah.
THE QUR’AN IS SUPERIOR TO ALL BOOKS
Believers, the friends of the Qur’an, have written millions of books so their way of expression would be like that of the Qur’an. The enemies of the Qur’an have produced many books in order to criticize it and to disprove the facts within it, too. There are millions of books as such and are out there in the market. Every single person who would scrutinize them fairly comparing with the Qur’an will have to confess and say: “This Qur’an is not like them and in their rank”, admitting that they cannot catch up with it.
Now that it is not like any of them, it must be either inferior to them all or superior to them all. Not a single person in the world, even Satan, can claim it is inferior. Is it at all possible that a book like this which mentions so sublime and unparalleled facts and which impresses every soul could be inferior to all the books?
Then the Qur’an with Miraculous Exposition is superior to all the books.
The Qur’an, whose way of expression is miraculous itself, cannot even be compared with other sorts of words and it cannot be approached, let alone surpass. If its source is taken into consideration, the degree of its eloquence, sublimity and beauty will be understood. Because the Qur’an is the unparalleled, eternal word of The Lord of All the Realms which does not include at all a sign pointing out to its superficiality or that it is an imitation.
It is not possible at all to produce a like of the Qur’an, which expresses and clarifies the creation of the universe and the matters relating to the godly purposes within it and the happiness in the two realms (world and the afterlife); and describes and teaches who its Artist is by way of showing every corner of the enormous universe like a map or a clock or a house. Its degree of eloquence cannot be surpassed either.
It can be understood from the sublime way of expression of the Qur’an that Clear Book is the word of whoever is the one to have created the universe with his unlimited might.
Neither can a sign be found in the Qur’an showing that it is as if one has uttered it on behalf of someone else nor a doubt of imitation. Nor does it include any sign of superficiality or fancy in any aspect. With its reality, purity and its bright and luminous exposition, the Qur’an says: I am the declaration and word of the creator of the universe, just as the sunlight says I’ve come from the Sun.
In fact, just as it is not possible to attribute the light enlightening the world to anything but the sun; the Qur’an, which removes the veil over the secrets of the universe and discovers the wisdom of creation and enlightens the world with its light, can only be the word of the Lord of the Realms.