Nov 10, 2011

The Qur'an linguistic challenge - Can anyone do better?

God chose Arabic to be the language of the Qur'an--His final Message to humankind: "Lo! We have revealed it, a Lecture in Arabic, that ye may understand." (Yusuf, 2); "Thus have We revealed it, a decisive utterance in Arabic..." (Ar-Ra'ad, 37)

Muslims regard the Qur'an as the greatest miracle of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as proof of his Prophethood. The challenge to produce 3 verses like the Qur'an ( to discredit the Prophethood of the final messenger) still exists today.

I have made a challenge to the rest of the world to produce something as good as the Quran. The aim is to demonstrate that the speech of Allah ( Most high) is by far superior to anything man can come up with. Please watch this video to see the challenge.


Some non Muslims are suggesting that the challenge I have put up is subjective and are trying to undermine it.  
MY RESPONSE IS: In arabic we have an objective science that we study to understand all the rhetorical devices used to make something eloquent. e.g word choice, word structure, mentioning or omitting a word, giving vast meanings in a few words, simplifying something which is complex, why we choose to say it this way and not another way i.e.defending our work from literary criticism.... and so on. 

My first challenge will be posted up very soon Insh'Allah so please stay tuned for that. To keep informed please subscribe to my channel.


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