The Quran is the eternal miracle of the Prophet (S). It is the Word of Allah which no human anywhere will ever be able to compose something like it at all times and everywhere. Allah challenged the Arabs, who were very skillful people, to compose something like it, ten chapters or even one chapter. Allah, the Almighty, says (what means):“Say: “If the mankind and the Jinn were together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.” [Quran 17:88]Allah also says (what means):“Or they say: `He (Prophet Muhammad) forged it (the Quran).` Say: `Bring you then ten forged chapters like unto it, and call whomsoever you can, other than Allah (to your help), if you speak the truth! ”[Quran 11:13]In another verse, He says (what means):“Or do they say: `He (Muhammad) has forged it? ` Say: `Bring then a chapter like unto it, and call upon whomsoever you can, besides Allah, if you are truthful!” [Quran 10:38]It was normally expected that such challenge would urge some eloquent Arabs to try to mimic the Quran. Yet, they failed to do so although they were challenged to do a thing that they skillfully mastered.
They avoided such challenge by turning round the bushes by accusing the Prophet (S) with madness, magic and falsifying the Quran. Al-Waleed Ibn Al-Mugheerah testifies to the miraculous nature of the Quran: The non-believers of Makkah admitted, in their private talks about the Holy Quran, that it is miraculous and that it is not forged by a human being. Even though, they did not announce such opinion. It is reported that Al-Waleed Ibn Al-Mugheerah, one of the most unmitigated enemies of Islam, listened to the Prophet, sallAllahu `alayhi wasallam, reciting the following verses from chapter Ghaafir (whichmeans):”Ha-Meem. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. The revelation of theBook (this Quran) is from Allah the All-Mighty, the All-Knower. The Forgiver of sin, the Acceptor of repentance, the Severe in punishment, the Bestower (of favors), La ilaaha illaa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), to Him is the final return.” [Quran 40:1-3]After that, Al-Waleed said: “I swear by Allah, I listened to a speech never forged by a human being or Jinn.
It is very sweet and heart-touching. It exalts (other speeches) and is never excelled (by them). It could never be forged by a human being.”The miraculous nature of the Quran is attributed to several points. Its words are eloquent and its style is rhetorically elevated. It is easy to recite and it has a touching effect on listener. It takes the heart by thrilling storm. It foretells about future events. It preaches utopian high morals, and it contains scientific facts and all-comprehensive legal rulings that are just and valid for any time and everywhere. Besides, the Quran is free from any contradictions or disagreements, as Allah says (what means):”Do they not then consider the Quran carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction.”[Quran 4:82]The Quran has such characteristics although it has been revealed to an illiterate man who could neither read nor write. Besides, (S) was brought up in a polytheist environment and he never received education at the hands of a teacher, and he never wrote a single letter with his hand.