The Miracle of the Quran
The Quran contains all kinds of belief, deed and ethics principles that will provide mankind with real happiness. It is the greatest and eternal miracle in terms of both its words and meaning.
The Prophet stated the following regarding the issue:
“There was no prophet among the prophets but was given miracles because of which people had security or had belief, but what I was given was the Divine Inspiration which Allah revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will be more than those of any other prophet on the Day of Resurrection.”
Indeed, the miracles of the other prophets ended when their period ended. The miracle of the Quran is abiding until Doomsday.
In various verses of the Quran, it is insistently stated that the Quran is a miracle:
“Say: "If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Qur'an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support.” (al-Isra, 17/88). (See also: al-Baqara 2/23-24; Hud 11/13; at-Tur 52/33-34)
As a matter of fact, nobody has been able to and will never be able to produce something similar to the style and eloquence of the Quran….
Both the meaning and the words of the Quran are miracles.
Our Prophet could not read or write. He did not learn anything from anybody. Therefore, he was regarded as illiterate. However, the book he brought contained the highest truths; 14 centuries ago, it informed us about many scientific truths that science and experience put forward after efforts that lasted for centuries. It shows that the Quran is the direct word of Allah.
For instance, the scientific and archeological discoveries that the sun rotates around itself, that it proceeds toward a fixed point with its planets, and the discovery of the mummies of the Pharaohs in the pyramids were made in the last century. However, the Quran informed us about them and many other truths many centuries ago.
The advancements in the science and social sciences will make it easier to explain and interpret the Quran. As Badiuzzaman said, “As time gets older, the Quran gets younger; the truths that it contains become manifest more brightly.”
Another miraculous sign of the Quran is that it foretold many events that happened later. The events that it foretold happened exactly (the prophecies that the Romans would defeat the fireworshippers, that Makkah would be conquered, etc…)