A Koran manuscript believed to date back to the 7th Century on display at Pilgrims try to enter a cave on Mount Hira on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi For example, the sequences of verses within the suras were the same. life began with the first revelation of the Qur'an when he was meditating in a cave on Mount Hira. Eightyfive of the Qur'an's suras date from this period. Muhammad in CE while he was in prayerful retreat in a cave on Mount Hira, outside Mecca. The verses and chapters, or suras, were at that time scattered fragments of the writings of . The Qur'an and Its Interpreters, 2 vols. to date.
He received them while on a retreat in mountain in cave Hira, just outside the city of Makkah in CE. He saw in himself the power of prophecy. Another reason is that when the person suffering from hysteria recovers from such indispositions, and comes to an ordinary state, that person does not remember anything from what he has seen or heard in his state of hysteria, while the contrary was the case with the Holy Prophet of Islam. After the first 8 ayahs were revealed, Muhammed left cave hira, and then surahs Ad-Duha, Nashra, and the second part of this surah were revealed after 6 months.
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He created the human being from a clot. Recite and your Lord is Most Honorable, Who taught to write with the pen, taught the human being what he knew not His high spirit had now found a sacred support and an eternal refuge. He saw in himself the power of prophecy. No longer was any worry or agitation to be found in his blessed being. There was now just peace and confidence within him. Was the Prophet really going through the learning process in that cave on Mount Hira?
Some orientalists and foreign authors have answered this question in the affirmative. There he spent his time in meditation and enjoyed this intellectual meditation'. This remark is meant to imply that he was a self-made man who invented the religion of Islam by studying and carefully thinking about the Old and New Testaments! But there are certain documents that attest to the contrary, some of which are: If the Holy Prophet of Islam had derived the Qur'an from the Bible and from the teachings of the prophets before him, the conceptions and contents of the Qur'an would have had to perfectly resemble those in the Old and New Testaments, whereas the purport of the Qur'an is quite different from that of the Old and New Testaments.
The magnificent and extremely beautiful wording and style of the Qur'an have brought the greatest literary men of the ages to their knees, proving that the Holy Prophet of Islam has been in direct contact with the Creator of the world. The Holy Prophet could have derived such a style from no other book. No credible authentic source has ever mentioned such false accusations. Rather, these bigoted rumors are made by the Christian clergy and by the western orientalists who have selfish, hostile motives.
If the Qur'an had been brought into existence through study of the Old and New Testaments, those intending to fight against the Qur'an through tampering with some of its verses could have more easily made reference to the Old and New Testaments and would have achieved their purpose with a great deal less trouble.
All agree that the Prophet was unlettered. Is it logical to believe that an uneducated, unlettered person, brought up in an ignorant, backward society that was devoid of any knowledge, learning or scholarly books could offer such an amazing book, full of startling facts and extremely advanced learning? How is it possible for an unlettered man who has not been taught by any teacher nor gone to any school, to make predictions of the future and relate events of the past?
The Cave is situated on mount Al-Noor on way to Mina near Makkah and its peak is visible from a great distance. Muhammad peace be upon him had just stepped into the forty-first year of his life, when during a night in the month of Ramadan the first 5 verses of the Surah Al-Alaq 96 were Revealed to him.
What is certain is that there have been relations between prophets and the Creator of the universe, that they have received the facts from the original source of creation, and that these relations have had to do with their purified selves and, fortified spirits. It is obvious that if these relations with the divine source were taken away from the prophets, they would have no such supreme position.
All the honor and value of the prophets lie in their having relations with the divine source. Such people often have no realization of what they have discovered. In fact, their claims are often mingled with fantasy and mere imagination and are sometimes untrue. The superiority of prophets to such people is so obvious as to need no explanation. Divine prophets have seen and said nothing but the truth, and not even one single unclear, ambiguous point has ever been found in their speeches and teachings.
Thus, divine revelation has resulted from a relation between God and His prophets. This relation has sometimes been made through the medium of Gabriel and sometimes directly, without any medium. Is Revelation a kind of Hysteria? Some western writers who are no doubt prejudiced have been dubious about the descent of revelation upon our Holy Prophet and have considered it a sort of disease called hysteria.
Fortunately, this false accusation is so vain and baseless that it calls for no arguments to prove its falsehood. When asked about it later, he said that he had seen a vision of a ditch right in front of Muhammed, filled with fire and a ghoul with fiery wings. After Muhammed heard about the remark, he said: By God, with on call I can fill this valley with supporters!
These ayahs are talking about how Allah created human beings from Alaq clay. These ayah stress the importance of an education for a Muslim. As time goes on, things progress and advance, and everything comes from Allah. Allah opens peoples brains to new things, and this ayah stresses the importance of furthering your education.
This hadeeth in relation to this ayah was revealed which says: Even though Allah does so many things for us we still disobey him. Some people say that they do not need Allah. It does not matter because everyone will return to him on the Day of Judgement. They also emphasize that if someone is praying not to stop them because Allah is always watching. His body was thrown into a well and they dragged him by his hair, which is specifically in reference to ayah The Islamic Quarterly, Vol.
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