Mar 9, 2013

The precision of the Quran ( base letters)

Muslim Scholars are of the belief that the Language of the Quran has been  divinely inspired. There are many proofs of this and one of these is related to the base letters of Arabic words together with their associated meanings.

An example of this are 3 words used in the Quran that could be considered synonyms for the word  rain. They are:

الودْق            المطر       الغيث

I have already covered the word الودْق in a 2 part video presentation which can be watched HERE

We have the 2 other  words which are 

المطر    and    الغيث

Let us examine the word المطر and identify the meanings of it in classical dictionaries as well as the hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him) 

Lisanularab says:  

المَطَرُ: الماء المنكسب من السَّحاب

المطر is the rain obtained from the clouds

In a Hadith narrated in Sahih Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, The Prophet ( peace be upon him ) is quoted as saying, when it rained: 
مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَتِهِ

 “It has rained by the bounty of Allah and His Mercy”

What is miraculous,  is the way the Quran uses this word. It doesn't use it to mean the rain from the clouds. 

What makes the Quran unique

Islamic scholars such Imam Suyuti believe that the language of Quran, every word, sentence structure, ayah position etc. has been perfected. It is as if the Arabic language was specifically created for the Quran and the Quran alone. This is why 2 words in the Quran can never mean the same thing because of the precision in the Quran.

In the Quran, words associated with the 3 letter root of  المطر  i.e  م ط ر  , occur for punishment and harm

Examples in the Quran include: 

وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِم مَّطَرًا ۖ فَانظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ

And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals. Quran 7:84

فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهُ عَارِضًا مُّسْتَقْبِلَ أَوْدِيَتِهِمْ قَالُوا هَٰذَا عَارِضٌ مُّمْطِرُنَا ۚ بَلْ هُوَ مَا اسْتَعْجَلْتُم بِهِ ۖ رِيحٌ فِيهَا عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

And when they saw it as a cloud approaching their valleys, they said, "This is a cloud bringing us rain!" Rather, it is that for which you were impatient: a wind, within it a painful punishment, Quran 46:24

In every instance (besides one) it is used to mean a punishment falling upon a nation.

In the single instance in the Quran it refers to a physical rain, but is used to mean a rain that causes harm to one. 

إِن كَانَ بِكُمْ أَذًى مِّن مَّطَرٍ أَوْ كُنتُم مَّرْضَىٰ أَن تَضَعُوا أَسْلِحَتَكُمْ ۖ وَخُذُوا حِذْرَكُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابًا مُّهِينًا

...if you are harmed by rain or are ill, for putting down your arms, but take precaution. Indeed, Allah has prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.  Quran 4:102

In Arabic, we have a lexical tool that is used to obtain further meaning regarding a word, that is used in the Quran. It should be noted that no other speech or text uses words with this precision, not even the authentic ahadith of the Prophet (SAW).

If we rearrange the root letters of  م ط ر we obtain the root  ط  م ر

Words on the root ط  م ر   mean is to conceal, bury something as well as to bury a corpse.

We have these 2 entries from classical dictionaries Lisanularab and Qamus Al Muheet

طَمَرَ البئرَ طَمْراً: دفَنها

He buried a well i.e. He covered it up.  

as well as

الطَّمْرُ: الدَّفْنُ

الطَّمْر  is burying a corpse  

Therefore we obtain a nuance that adds further meaning to the word المطر .

In the Quran, this rain is used for the punishments that befell the previous nations that cover up and buried those who were destroyed.

There is only one place that doesn't use it for a punishment from a sky and this is found in the ayah I quoted above in Surat Al Nisa 4:102. In this case it's used for harm that an injured soldier gets if exposed to the rain. Obviously it's not referring to a sting or slight discomfort but is referring to a major injury during a battle where he fears harm or death . The soldier therefore is given permission to conceal the wound and not exposed it to the rain. 


A newly discovered miracle

I have recently discovered a miracle related to the Quran usage of the word   نُّطْفَة
In classical dictionaries such as lisanularab this word can be used for a small amount of fluid, a large body of water such as a sea and also used for the seminal fluid of a male. In the Quran however the word is used for a more  specific meaning which I explain here:

Regarding the challenge I made in the video i.e. to come up with a better word than  نُّطْفَة  the best and only response I received was "a fish like object" :). I also got many insults and accusations.

Here are some of the comments I received:

Comments regarding the Quran miracle



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    Objection 4 to Embryology in the Quran: Much Ado about Nothing