THE QUR’AN: WHOSE WORDS? By Alkali Buhari
THE QUR’AN: WHOSE WORDS?
In the name of Allah the most beneficent the most merciful. All praise and thanks be to Allah the Lord of the worlds. May the peace, blessings and mercy of Allah be upon our noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW), his household, his companions and all those who follow him in truth till the last day.
Bismillahi-Rahmanir-Rahim wa salamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh!
I urge readers, Christians especially, to read this manuscript with open and unbiased mind in order to understand what is contained in their Bible as expected of every seeker of truth.
It is said and believed by the Christians that Muhammad (SAW) is the author of the Qur’an and the wordings therein are all his. By this claim they have not only blaspheme the name of Allah (Al-Aleem) but they have also belied the prophesies of Jesus Christ (pbuh) and all the Prophets (pbut) about Muhammad. How laughable and mirthful it is that the Christians carry the Bible everyday and go about their evangelism with it and yet ignorant of the teachings of the Bible, Or better still disagree to agree with the teachings of the Bible.
This paper is intended to clear the air and disabuse the minds of the Christians regarding the fallacy that Muhammad (SAW) is the author of the Qur’an. Allah says in Surah Al-Jathiya (Qur’ân 45:2) and Surah Al-Ahqaf (Qur’ân 46:2) that “The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Almighty, the all Wise“.
What does the Bible really say about the Qur’an and its Author? Let the Bible speak.
The Old Testaments:
Deuteronomy 18:18 “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him“.
The above verse is a conversation between Almighty God and Prophet Moses (pbuh). God was telling Moses (pbuh) that He will raise a Prophet like Moses and that Prophet will NOT say anything of his own authority but will tell the people only what He (God) has commanded him to say. That Prophet is no other person but Muhammad (SAW) and this prophesy is fulfilled in Surah An-Najm (Qur’ân 53:3-4) “And he (Muhammad) did not speak of his own authority, but only speak what was revealed to him“.
Isaiah 29:12 “And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned“.
What book is this prophesies referring to? Who is that person that will be commanded to read and he will say I am not learned? Where can we find the fulfillments of this prophesy?
The book that was being prophesied is the Qur’an, the one that was commanded to read was no other person than Muhammad (SAW) and the prophesy is fulfilled in the Quran in Surah Al-Alaq (Qur’ân 96:1) “Read in the name of your Lord Who created“. Chapter 96 of the Holy Quran was the very first revelation administered to Muhammad from Allah through angel Gabriel and when the Angel came to him, he commanded him to read and Muhammad affirmed to him that I am not learned
The above prophesies of the old testaments are also confirmed in the new testaments.
The New Testaments
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears“.
Jesus stated it clearly that his own message was in part. This is because he was sent only to a particular part of the world (Israel) and as such he came with a message meant only for them (Israelites). How could he have brought a message meant for the whole world to just a particular part of the world? Is tantamount to saying you want to feed the whole world with food meant for only Nigerians. Of course it is not feasible. This is to tell you that Jesus message was NOT universal as it being perpetrated by the contemporary Christians.
Since Jesus message was only partial and not universal, what complete revelation was Jesus then referring to?
The answer is simple, it is the Qur’ân. Allah says in Q3:3 “He has revealed to you the Book in truth, verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Torah and the Injeel aforetime”.
It is scripturally clear that the Qur’ân is the only complete book on the surface of the earth that satisfy this prophesies of Jesus Christ (pbuh) in 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 because it contains not only Jesus message (Injeel) but it also contains the Torah as evident in the aforementioned verse.
Qur’ân 3:3 also fulfilled the prophesy of Jesus Christ (pbuh) in John 14:26 where he said “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you“. The only Book existing on the surface of the earth which satisfy this prophesies is the Holy Qur’ân’an. This is because it is only the Qur’an that contains and reminded the world of the teachings of Jesus Christ (pbuh) as evident in Qur’ân 3:3.
John 16:12-14 “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you“.
Jesus said in John 16:13 “he shall not speak for himself“. This is a confirmation of the prophesies of Moses in Deuteronomy 18:18 and the Quran also confirm this fact in Qur’ân 53:3-4 “And he (Muhammad) did not speak of his own authority, but only speak what was revealed to him.”
It is scripturally apparent that Muhammad (SAW) didn’t say anything in the Qur’an but only spoke what God Almighty commanded him to say.
Revelation 14:6 “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people“.
Carefully looking at the prophesies in Isaiah 29:12 and John 16:12-14, how on earth could an unlettered Prophet who could neither read nor write come up with a great Book that will be preached to the whole world, tribe, language and nation as mentioned in Revelation 14:6? It is also clearly stated in the same Revelation 14:6 that the Book was brought by an Angel directly from heaven, so how unreasonable it is for one to say that Muhammad (SAW) who could neither read nor write is the author of the Qu’ran.
WHY ARE THE CHRISTIANS SAYING MUHAMMAD (SAW) WROTE THE QUR’AN?
The Christians base their claim on some Qur’anic verses, but to their greatest dismay, the account of the Qur’an and its Author has been prophesied in their book. They don’t know this fact because they are consumed by hatred not only for Muhammad (SAW) but also for the Muslims in general and they have ignorantly disobeyed Jesus Christ (pbuh) for rejecting Muhammad (SAW). This is because Jesus said in John 14:15; “If you love me, you will keep my commandments“. The Christians have not only disobeyed the commandments of Jesus but have also made it apparent that they don’t love him because if they truly love him like they claim then they wouldn’t have rejected Muhammad (SAW) by disobeying the command of Jesus in John 14:15, as part of the commandments of Jesus is to obey his prophesies and among his prophesies is the coming of Muhammad (SAW).
The Christians wrongfully buttress their claims that Muhammad wrote the Qur’an because of some of the following verses from the Qur’an (Translation):
Qur’ân3:31 Say: If you love Allah, then follow me..
Qur’ân3:32 Say: Obey Allah and the Apostle.
Qur’ân 72:1 “Say: It has been revealed to me that a party of the jinn listened, and they said: surely we have listened to a wonderful Quran.”
Qur’ân 109:1 “Say: O unbelievers.”
Qur’ân 112:1 “Say: He is Allah, the One.”
Qur’ân 113:1 “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn.”
Qur’ân 114:1 “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind.”
And other verses with similar commands.
All these Qur’anic verses only proves right the prophesies in the Bible which says; that Prophet (Muhammad) will not speak of his own authority but speaks only what God commanded him to say. That is why in all these Qur’anic verses mentioned above, Allah was telling Muhammad (SAW) to “Say and this is only a fulfillment of all the biblical prophesies.
From all the biblical evidences highlighted in this manuscript, it is apparent that the claims of the Christians are futile and it is a slap to their faces for repudiating facts enshrined in their own book. The Qur’anic verses mentioned above are only a confirmation and fulfillment of the prophesies enshrined in the Bible but unfortunately the Christians don’t know it and they don’t want to know because of selfish interests. The Qur’an also gives a testimony of the prophesies in the Bible about Muhammad and vindicated him from the mendacious claims of the Christians as mentioned in Q53:3-4 “And he (Muhammad) did not speak of his own authority, but only speak what was revealed to him.
Conclusively, Muhammad (SAW) didn’t say anything in the Qu’ran but only spoke what God commanded him to say as prophesied in the biblical verses presented in this paper. The same is the case of Jesus Christ (pbuh) as he said in John 14:24, John 7:16-17 and John 12:49-50 and all the Prophets of Allah (pbut).
Wa salamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
© Alkali Buhari
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