Particular attention will be paid to the founder and the scripture or scriptures of each faith.The reason for this should be self-evident: it is very easy for someone to make claims regarding himself, proving them is an entirely different matter.(chapter) , is that its beauty and eloquence is self-sufficient proof that the author is God: Say: “If the whole Of mankind and Jinns Were to gather together To produce the like Of this Qur’an, they Could not produce The like thereof, even if They backed up each other With help and support.” In a footnote within his translation of the Qur’an, Yusuf Ali states, “No human composition could contain the beauty, power, and spiritual insight of the Qur’an.” However, Muslims do not believe that the Qur’an is a miracle solely because of its eloquence and beauty, but also because in surah 7 Muhammad is referred to as “The unlettered Prophet.” Believing that he was illiterate, they ask how such a man could produce the Qur’an.A final claim concerning the Qur’an’s literary achievement is that it is so consistent throughout that no human could have devised it Suzanne Haneef asks “how the whole Qur’an could be so utterly consistent” if it did not originate from God.However, there is a series of verses in the Qur’an which promise that the Muslims will be victorious, both at home and abroad.…we find prophecy after prophecy announced in the surest and most certain terms to the effect that the great forces of opposition should be brought to naught…that Islam should spread to the farthest corners of the earth and that it should ultimately he triumphant over all religions of the world.Finally, under the Caliphate of Uthman all copies of the Qur’an were ordered to be brought in and any that deviated from Uthman’s text were burned.We have no quarrel with the Islamic position that since the Recension of Uthman the Qur’an has remained intact.
This, then, is one of their “proofs” that the Qur’an is a “miracle” from God.
Finally, there is one recent work, written by a French surgeon named Maurice Bucaille, that attempts to vindicate the divine origin of the Qur’an by showing its supposedly remarkable affinity with modem science. Bucaille concludes that …it is inconceivable for a human being living in the seventh century A. to have made statements in the Qur’an on a great variety of subjects that do not belong to his period and for them to be in keeping with what was to be known only centuries later.