First, before delving to the actual answer, I want to ask you and I will provide the answers for these questions as well:
1) How can you trust a doctor, a pharmacist, car mechanic or anyone you are dealing with?
2) What tools would you use to verify and vet any information you receive?
1) Now, for you or anyone to trust a doctor, pharmacist, mechanic, or anyone rather than a prophet, you ask about them from various sources and find out about his reputation within his community.
2) Not only about his reputation but also his historical financial transactions, dealing with everyone, whether he was famous for being truthful or a liar.
3) Other signs and evidence to support and corroborate all the above from other third-party sources.
The above mentioned are when we are talking about normal people, but when we are talking about the last and final prophet and a messenger, there is much more than the normal average person, such as miracles given to him by Almighty God.
Regarding what tools we would use to verify and vet any information we receive, the answer would definitely be clear neutral logic and our senses that would accept crystal clear evidence such as the clear logic and scientific evidence in the Holy Quran.
Previous prophecies in previous books, with various supporting evidence prophesising his coming, and evidence from within the message he is delivering.
Regarding Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him, the holy Qur’an was sent in a clear Arabic language challenging the most sophisticated and fluent Arabs on Earth, Arab poets of the time. They were amazed by how beautiful the holy Qur’an is and how it is impossible to mimic in the structure. This is lot of them embraced Islam. Additionally, Prophet Muhammed was famous among his community for the sincere and honest BEFORE he was chosen by Almighty Allah.
The Noble Qur’an words comes from higher authority in which one of the verses of the Noble Quran says to prophet Muhammed:
“And if the messenger were to invent any sayings in Our name, we should certainly seize him by his right hand, And We should certainly then cut off the artery of his heart, nor could any of you withhold him (from Our wrath), But verily this is a Message for the Allah-fearing. And We certainly know that there are amongst you those that reject (it).
But truly (Revelation) is a cause of sorrow for the Unbelievers. But verily it is Truth of assured certainty So glorify the name of thy Lord Most High Surah Al-Haqqah=Chapter the Reality (69:44- 52)
As the reader can see from the above-mentioned holy verses, are truly clear and it is impossible that Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him would be able to make up these verses as they demonstrate him as the slave and servant of Almighty Allah.
Every single word and letter in the Noble Qur’an had been examined by the enemies of Islam during prophet Muhammed peace be up him who were sophisticated and super fluent Arab poets, unlike the Arabs of today.
Moreover, endless logical, circumstantial, miraculous had been revealed, witnessed by both his enemies at the time who most of them reverted to Islam from Jews, Christians and even Arab Pagans.
Even scientific evidence had been discovered by non-Muslim Scientists which no one can turn around and say Muslims are fabricating such scientific evidence to promote their religion and book.
It is impossible for an unlettered=someone who did not read and write to:
· Impossible to come up with all this knowledge about various legislations in Islam, rules, and regulations.
· Impossible to know about all the scientific evidence that has been discovered day after day.
· Impossible to know the past, present and future unseen and unknown and foretell about them in the form of a huge number of prophecies, a lot of them had been achieved.
· Many Prophecies about Prophet Muhammed were foretold about him in the Torah and Bible and lot of Jews and Christians during his time accepted Islam.
17 Famous Western Scientists Reverted to Islam and why?
Famous Scientists Reverted to Islam
Prophet Muhammad was unlettered= did not read or write. It is impossible to come up with this overwhelming past, current and future knowledge in all these fields without the guidance of our creator.
The Noble Quran and authentic Hadith and Sunnah are from Almighty Allah and not from himself, his enemies knew his trustworthiness.
During one of the treaties, Ali ibn Abi Talib (was a cousin and son-in-law of prophet Muhammad asked prophet to delete his name
But prophet Muhammad could not read where it was on the treaty paper.
(Adab Mufrad 1/234)
Neither did you (O Muhammad) read any book before it (this Qur’an), nor did you write any book (whatsoever) with your right hand . . .’
[al- ‘Ankaboot 29:48].”
In that case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted.’ [al-‘Ankaboot 29:48]
He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book and al-Hikmah (al-Sunnah). And verily, they had been before in manifest error.”
Allah wanted him to read because he was initially learnt and mended during that night of revelation descension.
Proof is that Jibril hugged him thrice for that purpose.
Like the rectification of Al Mahdi (last caliph of Muslims in the end of time)
It was narrated from ‘Ali that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
“Mahdi is one of us, the people of the Household. Allah will rectify him in a single night.” Sunan Ibn Majah 4085
That is exactly how Allah rectified (filled him with knowledge and guidance) prophet Muhammad’s heart by filling it with literacy instead of illiteracy.
Yes, he was illiterate in terms of reading and writing only but not of guidance and knowledge.
Al-Mawardi said: ‘What is good about the fact that Allah sent an unlettered Prophet? There are three things:
(i) His message fulfilled the foretelling of the previous Prophets.
(ii) This made him like other Prophets (illiterates).
(iii) This would eliminate all suspicion that he had learned the message he preached from books and writings that he had read.” I say: all of this is evidence of the miraculous nature and truth of his Prophethood.
The angel came to him in it and asked him to read. The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied, “I do not know how to read.” (The Prophet (peace be upon him) added), “The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and again asked me to read, and I replied,
“I do not know how to read,” whereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it anymore. He then released me and asked me again to read, but again I replied, “I do not know how to read (or, what shall I read?).” Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me and then released me and said, “Read: In the Name of your Lord, who has created (all that exists). Has created man from a clot. Read and Your Lord is Most Generous…up to. Sahih al-Bukhari 6982
Yet he is the illiterate who taught university professors nowadays who learn from him.
Yushidi Kusan and Keith L Moore. Who used Sunnah and Hadith to teach students at university?
List of 17 Famous Western Scientists Reverted to Islam and obviously there are many more.
Keith L Moore
Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto.
He was amazed by the accuracy of the statements made in the Quran in the 7th century. Statements about embryology. Before anyone knew anything about it. These statements in the Quran could not be based on scientific knowledge of the time so it must have come from God.
E Marsha Johnson
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, and Director of the Daniel Baugh Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
He also talked about embryology in the Quran. He said that Prophet Muhammad must have got this info from some source and that he has no issues that it came from God.
T V N Persaud
Professor of Anatomy, and Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He said for a man to make such profound statements about science in the seventh century is amazing. He said it could not be a mere chance.
Joe leigh Simpson
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. He said he sees no conflict between genetics and Islam. He said Islam could guide science. He said the knowledge in the Quran is from God.
Gerald C Goeringer
Professor and Co-Ordinator of Medical Embryology in the Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
He said the Koran described human development and commingling of the gametes through organogenesis. He said nothing in history has seen such a feat besides current day science.
Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Germany.
He talked about the origin of the universe and how it would be impossible for a man like Prophet Muhammad to know
about this from his own mind. He said science today proves what the prophet said 1400 years ago.
Director of the Tokyo Observatory, Tokyo, Japan. He talks about astronomy and using telescopes. He said that the Quran has true facts about astronomy.
Professor Armstrong works for NASA and is also Professor of Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. He was amazed by what the Quran says about astronomy and how the ancient writing of the Quran agrees with modern science today.
Professor of Oceanography, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
He was extremely interested how this information in the Quran could have this science in it and that it must be from God.
Professor of Marine Geology teaching at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He said that the Quran could not be simple human knowledge and must be from a Supernatural Force.
Professor of Marine Geology, Japan.
He said the Quran is almost unbelievable and a very remarkable book.
Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and is the former Dean of the faculty of Medicine, University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
He said all the facts of science in the Quran can be scientifically proven today.
Dr Maurice Bucaille
Born in 1920, former chief of the Surgical Clinic, University of Paris, has for a long time been deeply interested in the correspondences between the teachings of the Holy Scriptures and modern secular knowledge.
He said it is impossible to explain how a book produced at the time of prophet Muhammad could contain ideas that have only been discovered today. How could a man know these facts without the slightest of error?
Robert Dickson Crane
And this gentleman who was the United States National security advisor and counter-terrorism advisor to President Richard Nixon, he reverted to Islam many decades ago.
Jacques Cousteau pioneered scuba gear. With his iconic red beanie and famed ship Calypso, the French marine explorer, inventor, filmmaker, and conservationist sailed the world for much of the late 20th century, educating millions about the Earth’s oceans and its inhabitants—and inspiring their protection
The very famous American Boxer, we are positive you have known of him, heard of him, and probably watched one of his great boxing games.
Is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
And the list goes on
For more information please do some Google search about Scientifc Evidence in Islam and the Holy Qur’an.
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan
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