Lesson – 43
Challenge by the Word of God (Qur’aan)
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 23 of 286, Section – 3 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Holy Qur’aan is a proof of its truth itself. It claims that if unbelievers do not accept it as the Word of God, then they must produce any speech like this by making themselves. If Holy Qur’aan is made by any humankind or it has been invented by the Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) from His heart (Let us flee to God), then they certainly can succeed in creation of such word.
God Almighty commanded in one verse of Holy Qur’aan, “Make and produce ten surahs (Chapters) like Holy Qur’aan”. At another place commanded, “Bring only three like this written by you”, and in this Surah, it is commanded, “if not, then produce at least one Surah like this, which should be created by you. You can call and collect your all protecting friends to try, but there is only one condition that your speech would have all those literal and meaningful qualities, which are held in this Speech of God, and your speech should affect the life of human being as the Chapters of Holy Qur’aan”.
Before Islam, the Arab nation was in the rear from other nations in many matters. Morally, she had lost essence of humanity. Socially and economically they were at the lowest stage. They did not have any political sense. They were plain from the conception of the religion. Indeed they were brave, but ignorance and bigotry had made them idiots and oppressors.
Allah Almighty revealed this Holy Word upon His last Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) and by means of it, this nation became Spiritual Guide of the entire world. The Messenger of God Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) had never learned from any human being teacher. He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) did not know “How to read or write” absolutely. He (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) did not have any information about any other part of the world. The people of His (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) country were also illiterate and they were proud of being ignorant and illiterate.
With the Word of God (Holy Qur’aan), the Illiterate Prophet (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) carried His illiterate and ignorant nation on such stages of development and perfection that there is no comparison to them in the history of the world. The same Arabians became Guides of the nations of the world in morality, spiritualism, sociology, economics, politics, sovereignty and the religion i.e. every field of life.
In the Islamic history of one thousand four hundred years, no scholar or learned person could accept this challenge of Holy Qur’aan. During the time of Caliph Haroon Rasheed, Ibn maqna’ and some centuries earlier, the scholars and writers of Lebanon tried boundless, but they could not write the answer of even seven verses of “The Opening” (Surah ‘al-Faatihah).