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Quran is an eternal word of God which is uncreated, that I know but, For example, if a non-Muslim burns a copy of the Quran, he has burnt the Quran itself or a copy of the Quran composed of pages & letters written via pen/ink?

How is the majority opinion that Quran is uncreated even in books according to the answers here ??

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    You can't burn the qur'an as the qur'an is the orally transmitted word of Allah- What you find between two bookshelves is not the qur'an, but a Moshaf. And you will find plenty of answers saying so.
    – Medi1Saif
    Nov 1, 2020 at 14:08
  • Your question should eb is the Moshaf created or uncreated?
    – ياsr
    Nov 8, 2020 at 17:09
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    @Medi1Saif "You can't burn the qur'an as the qur'an is the orally transmitted word of Allah"... When a Hafidh is gone from this world, does that mean the Quran is also gone with him/her or it still remains ??
    – user45050
    Aug 6, 2021 at 0:12
  • @Ghz... what logic is that? Of course the qur'an will remain.
    – Medi1Saif
    Aug 6, 2021 at 1:27
  • @Medi1Saif What do you mean when you say "Quran is the orally transmitted word of Allah" and "What you find between two bookshelves is not the Quran but a Moshaf" ?
    – user45050
    Aug 6, 2021 at 1:49

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Qur'an itself is not created; it is the words that Allah had spoken. Perhaps this idea started from the Mushaf being something solid and toucheable. I might find the link where I learned this but I don't promis anything. It's very reliable but i dont know where it is. if i find it i will send it here. Salam Alaykom


The Quran, as in the words of Allah, are not created.

As for the paper and ink, they are created. The voice of a person that is reciting is created.

But, what is written and what is recited are the words of God which are uncreated.

If a non-Muslim burns a book, he burns a book. But, the Quran still exists.

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    "If a non-Muslim burns a book (Quranic Mushaf), he burns a book. But, the Quran still exists.". So, the Quran which we read in Mushafs is not the real Quran?
    – user45050
    Aug 5, 2021 at 12:15
  • If he burns a book, he is not burning what is written, only the medium or place of writing
    – The Z
    Aug 5, 2021 at 18:14
  • That is not what I am asking..
    – user45050
    Aug 5, 2021 at 18:45
  • What is written in the mushaf is the Qur'an, the speech of Allah
    – The Z
    Aug 5, 2021 at 21:47
  • @Ghz.. ping....
    – The Z
    Aug 5, 2021 at 21:48

The Quran is a book and is created.

“And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings for the Muslims.”- Quran 16:89

Anyone who denies the Quran being a book is denying the words of Allah.

  • So 90% of all Muslims are denying the words of Allah? No one denies that Quran is in the form of a book (actually, not even necessarily. We have Quran in the form of apps and websites as well now) but it is noentheless, eternal speech of Allah SWT that is uncreated. Allah also says in the very same Quran that it is his speech. So how do you reconcile these? You say that the Quran itself is uncreated and the speech of Allah while the medium we read and recite it through are created. The physical mushaf/books are created but the words themselves are eternal and uncreated. May 3 at 15:33
  • 90% of Muslims can be wrong the Quran is a production not just Allah speaking it’s a book made by Allah May 3 at 18:01
  • Allah says that the Quran is his speech. Speech is an attribute. How can you say that an attribute of the creator can be created when the creator is eternal? The people who claim the Quran is created use the same logic for there being a created son of God (They are similar to Christians in that way). The belief that the Quran is created is kufr as it entails an essential attribute of Allah not being eternal, which is impossible as Allah is perfect and eternal. May 3 at 18:03
  • So please, Arthur, tell me how something can be an attribute of Allah and still be created. And, on a secondary note: The hadith of the Prophet SAW mention that his ummah will never unite on falsehood, so no, 90% of the ummah cannot unanimously be wrong about such an essential piece of belief. May 3 at 18:03
  • Power is Allah’s attribute which his power he created earth May 4 at 21:50

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