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While much of religion is faith, are there any statements in the Koran we can point to that prove its authenticity?

Using the Torah as an example, one of the things Jews point to is the fact that the Torah says there is only one animal that has split hooves but doesn't chew its cud (the pig). Only God can make that statement since nobody else could be sure enough, and if proven wrong, the religion would fall apart.

What can we say about the Koran that accomplishes the same thing?

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    I don't know about Jews, but as a Christian, I can say that if we were to discover some other animal with split hooves that doesn't chew it's cud, it would not cause Judaism nor Christianity to "fall apart." Using that litmus test, the Torah and other parts of the Jewish and Christian scriptures would already have fallen apart centuries ago. Most modern scholars hold a view that when such scripture was written, it was done from the understanding of the culture writing it (with obvious exceptions for divine intervention). – Flimzy Jul 3 '13 at 20:52
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    If you want an example from Jewish scripture of its divine inspiration, the most obvious place to look (from the perspective of Christians, anyway) is the book of Isaiah, which foretells the coming of the Messiah. – Flimzy Jul 3 '13 at 20:52
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    @Flimzy Can you give an example of something in the Torah that has been proven false that would cause it to fall apart by the litmus test I suggested? – Curious1 Jul 8 '13 at 17:05
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    I think you missed my point. I don't think the Torah ever can "fall apart," so no, I can't prove that it would fall apart. My point is that split hooves isn't a very interesting test. I can't prove my highschool math text is wrong either--but that doesn't make it special. Judging a religious text by its scientific accuracy is silly. Judge it by its religious accuracy. The Torah does talk about the earth being flat--but that doesn't prove it's wrong, it just proves it's written in poetic language. – Flimzy Jul 8 '13 at 19:39
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    @Flimzy "Judging a religious text by its scientific accuracy is silly. Judge it by its religious accuracy." I have no idea what "religious accuracy" is supposed to mean, can you explain? – G. Bach Apr 5 '17 at 14:01
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Quran says in chapter 2, verse 23-24

And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful. But if you do not - and you will never be able to - then fear the Fire, whose fuel is men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.

and in chapter 4, version 82

Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah , they would have found within it much contradiction.

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    I am not sure what you are getting at – Curious1 Jul 3 '13 at 15:38
  • @Curious1, it s pretty self defining, even then, thi may help, the phrase "what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad]" refers to Quran. so in even simpler words, it's a challenge to the non-believers to create a single Surah (chapter) which is equivalent and good enough as the Surah's of Quran. – Tauseef Mar 28 '17 at 7:55
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Allah's promise in the Qur'an:

 “Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will
be its guardian.” (Q.15:9). 

“Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an? If it had been from [any]
other than Allah , they would have found within it much
contradiction.“ (Q. 4:82)

“Say, "What thing is greatest in testimony?" Say, " Allah is witness
between me and you. And this Qur'an was revealed to me that I may warn
you thereby and whomever it reaches. Do you [truly] testify that with
Allah there are other deities?" Say, "I will not testify [with you]."
Say, "Indeed, He is but one God, and indeed, I am free of what you
associate [with Him]."“ (Q. 6:19)

“And this is a Book which We have sent down, blessed and confirming
what was before it, that you may warn the Mother of Cities and those
around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it, and they
are maintaining their prayers.“ (Q. 6:92)

“And indeed, [O Muhammad], you receive the Qur'an from one Wise and
Knowing.“  (Q. 27:6)

The revelation of the Book is from Allah , the Exalted in Might, the
Wise. (Q. 45:2)

The Qur'an has been preserved in both oral and written form in a way no other book has, and with each form providing a check and balance for the authenticity of the other.

if you need some human explanation, you can find it at this link and this


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Based on comments of OP, I'd like to add it to my answer because I realized that it related.

OP said, "You're simple quoting some text written by and about one man. I could have written the same thing."
I just simple quoting because he has same arguments for Quran tafseer. I wouldn't write it again. Just simply linked to it.

OP said, "Additionally, your assertion that no other book has been preserved like the Qura'an is false. Prime example being the Torah, off of which the Qura'an is based. (as verified by discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls)"
About Torah, I realized and believed that it exist. If you are Muslim, you will find different how Quran preserved and Torah (generally, people of book) preserved. I'd like to add verse Q. 3:78 about it.

 And indeed, there is among them a party who alter the Scripture
with their tongues so you may think it is from the Scripture, but it
is not from the Scripture. And they say, "This is from Allah ," but it
is not from Allah . And they speak untruth about Allah while they
know. (Q. 3:78)
  • You're simple quoting some text written by and about one man. I could have written the same thing. – Curious1 Jul 8 '13 at 17:07
  • Additionally, your assertion that no other book has been preserved like the Qura'an is false. Prime example being the Torah, off of which the Qura'an is based. (as verified by discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls) – Curious1 Jul 8 '13 at 17:08
  • thanks for your comment, you can looked up at my EDIT label. – Ahmad Azwar Anas Jul 9 '13 at 0:43
  • @Curious1 There is only one version of Quran. Do you claim there is only one version of Torah? Not recognized version, but just version. – user2350 Jul 24 '13 at 21:49
  • @mezhang multiple variations of the Quran have been found. The Dead Sea scrolls have been dated at nearly 2000 years old and are identical to the current Torah. It seems likely everything has been the same all along for the Jews. – Curious1 Jul 25 '13 at 20:28
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I believed in Holy Qur'an by it's scientific miracles.

Update: This is in need of one's own research, which quite depends on the person's science background, and surely God the Compassionate the Merciful will help in this path. This is a broad concept with broad detail and discussion, and not something that one could get the essential parts from it without the details. Maybe even better not to be provided incompletely. So I'm not pointing to this site as a reference, I'm providing it as an example, and even not an example to base the whole issue upon. Just to show you how an example could be.

You can find a description of some of them here: The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran

  • I wrote an update to resolve the misunderstanding. To describe it even further, I have been working for quite a few hours on another question which is related to just "one" scientific miracle, trying to provide a yet "brief" answer that does not get denied just because of the incomplete reasoning provided in support of it. I will post it soon if God wants, and then I will put the link to it here as a reference to what I'm talking about. – Small Boy Dec 25 '16 at 12:34

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