Some Evidence for the Truth of Islam

God supported His last Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) with many miracles and much evidence which proved that he is a true Prophet sent by God. Also, God supported His last revealed book, the Holy Qur’an, with many miracles that prove that this Qur’an is the literal word of God, revealed by Him, and that it was not authored by any human being.This chapter discusses some of this evidence.

(1)The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran

The Qur’an is the literal word of God, which He revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) through the Angel Gabriel. It was memorized by Muhammad (Pbuh), who then dictated it to his Companions. They, in turn,memorized it, wrote it down, and reviewed it with the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). Moreover, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) reviewed the Qur’an with the Angel Gabriel once each year and twice in the last year of his life. From the time the Qur’an was revealed, until this day, there has always been a huge number of Muslims who have memorized all of the Qur’an, letter by letter. Some of them have even been able to memorize all of the Qur’an by the age of ten. Not one letter of the Qur’an has been changed over the centuries.

The Qur’an, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago, mentioned facts only recently discovered or proven by scientists. This proves without doubt that the Qur’an must be the literal word of God, revealed by Him to the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh), and that the Qur’an was not authored by Muhammad (Pbuh) or by any other human being. This also proves that Muhammad (Pbuh) is truly a Prophet sent by God. It is beyond reason that anyone fourteen hundred years ago would have known these facts discovered or proven only recently with advanced equipment and sophisticated scientific methods. Some examples follow.

The Great Challenge to Produce One Chapter like the Chapters of the Holy Quran

God has said in the Qur’an: "And if you are in doubt about whatWe have revealed (the Quran) to Our worshiper {Muhammad (Pbuh)}, then produce a chapter like it, and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides God if you are truthful. And if you do not do it, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones. It has been prepared for disbelievers. And give good news (O Muhammad) to those who believe and do good deeds, that for them are gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow.) (Quran, 2:23-25)

Ever since the Qur’an was revealed, fourteen centuries ago, no one has been able to produce a single chapter like the chapters of the Qur’an in their beauty, eloquence, splendour, wise legislation, true information, true prophecy, and other perfect attributes. Also, note that the smallest chapter in the Qur’an (Chapter 108) is only ten words, yet no one has ever been able to meet this challenge, then or today.

Some of the disbelieving Arabs who were enemies of the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) tried to meet this challenge to prove that Muhammad (Pbuh) was not a true Prophet, but they failed to do so.

This failure was despite the fact that the Qur’an was revealed in their own language and dialect and that the Arabs at the time of Muhammad (Pbuh) were a very eloquent people who used to compose beautiful and excellent poetry, still read and appreciated today.The smallest chapter in the Holy Qur’an (Chapter 108 is only ten words, yet no one has ever been able to meet challenge to produce one chapter like the chapters of the Holy Qur’an.