That's a very good question. In fact, no wise person should take people, especially when making extraordinary assertions, "at their words". But as for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and all Divine messengers), here are some compelling reasons that strongly suggest his truthfulness:
He had no personal gain in the first place to declare himself a ...
Revelation Order of the Qur'an
The first verses to be revealed, according to the most correct opinion
of scholars, are the first five verses of Surat Al-`Alaq, which
happens to be Chapter 96 of the 114 chapters of the Qur'an.
- al-Burhan, by al-Zarkashi, v1, p259
- al-Itqan, by al-Suyuti, v1, p202
- Fathul Bari, by Ibn Hajar al-...
First, please note that the belief in revelations after the Holy Prophet does not whatsoever imply revelation of new religion.
According to Shia Islam, prophets do not leave wealth as heritage but same as the Quran says their heritage is divine knowledge from God. Likewise Prophet Muhammad PBUH left his divine knowledge as a heritage for Imam Ali a.s. This ...
No there is no contradiction, Allah says:
عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلَا يُظْهِرُ عَلَىٰ غَيْبِهِ أَحَدًا (26) إِلَّا
مَنِ ارْتَضَىٰ مِن رَّسُولٍ فَإِنَّهُ يَسْلُكُ مِن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ
وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ رَصَدًا
[He is] Knower of the unseen, and He does not disclose His [knowledge
of the] unseen to anyone (26) Except whom He has approved of
In my view, questions of these types are internally inconsistent.
1) Does the inquirer believe in Allah, and that Allah did send the Revelation through Angel Gabriel to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)? If not, the question is pointless.
2) Does the inquirer believe in Allah, and that Allah did send the Revelation through Angel Gabriel to ...
That argument fails for anyone other than the people who actually witnessed the supposed revelation, as whether it was revealed to one person or many, anyone who didn't directly witness the revelation would have to rely on the words of the people who carried that information to him, and those "carriers" are more reliable in Islam's case than Judaism, where ...
As mentioned in OP, those who devour riba are clearly condemned; the Qur'an is very clear on this when it says "…Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden riba……".
The Qur'an also clearly tells the believers "…do not cooperate in sin and aggression…"; when it is known that taking riba is a clear sin, then knowingly and ...
This is an excellent question and should be asked more often.
Like Wallace said, the Prophet SAW was completely illiterate but came up with the oral tradition of the Quran over a 23 year period, which many consider to be miraculous. Mind you, he was not a prodigy. Revelation started when he was 40 years old. A good question would be, what is so special ...
This answer is more likely to be an assumption, as I'm neither a specialist in the Order of tanzil nor could I find a specific Question on the topic so far. But I could find some links giving a certain order of tanzil (revelation) with complete Suwar/Surahs. AFAIK this order may differ when it comes to Verses, so maybe a Verse of Surah A has been revealed ...
The Hadith is also divine revelation. Allah says:
وما ينطق عن الهوى إن هو إلا وحي يوحى
And he does not speak out of his own desire, it nothing more then a revelation revealing
Hassan bin attyah said:
كان جبريل - عليه السلام - ينزل على النبي - صلى الله عليه وسلم - بالسنة
فيعلمه إياها كـما يعلمه القرآن
Jibreel used to come to the ...
From the Qur'an and the tradition, scholars say that Qur'an was revealed twice.
Once, it was revealed in full at the night of Qadr. Although scholars have not reached a consensus as to its time and place.
Second time it was gradually revealed in a span of 23 years.
Brother, Revelation is of multiple types in terms of where it is placed:
The Qur'an: The Qur'an is the verbatim Word of Allah as it was revealed to the Messenger (SAWS). This can be thought of as the Words of Allah as He spoke them and told Angel Jibril (AS) to convey them, and these Words were conveyed as is by Jibril (AS) -- as they were spoken by Allah ...
I think this is an excellent question. I believe all belief is subjective. You can't prove divine inspiration the way you would prove 1+1=2. It depends on how compelling you find the evidence available to you, which really varies from person to person. For those people who lived with Muhammad, several were made to believe in him due to his personality. Some ...
Linguistic meaning of wahy
In Arabic language both terms (al-Wahy الوحي and al-Ilhaam الإلهام) have a slight difference and can also be synonyms according the context.
Wahy الوحي: inspiration, revelation etc.
فالوحي لغة هو: الإشارة، والكتابة، والرسالة، والإلهام، و الكلام الخفي وكل ما ألقيته إلى غيرك .
In lissan al-'Arab لسان العرب you may find ilham ...
The prohibition on eating dead animal meat is referenced to four surah's in Quran, which you also mentioned in the Question. They are
Al Baqarah (2:173)
Al Maidah (5:4)
Al An'aam (6:145)
Al Nahl (16 :115)
can be confirmed here
Now the question should be, which surah was descended first. As you can see here,
The list shows only Surah Al-An'aam and Al-...
It is known as wahiy and it was only specific to the Prophets like Moses, Jesus, Abraham, Muhammad etc.
No one actually knows how and when Allah may send wahiy to humans.
Some Prophets received it by dreams like Prophet Yousuf. Some received it via voice from fire like Moses. Prophet Muhammad got it via archangel Gabriel or Jibraeel(in Islam).
Therefore, if ...
Before the revelation the prophet pbuh was not known for having followed any of the pagan believes and for rejecting them and rejecting even accepting their deities or to swear by their names.
He is said to have been following the (true) religion of Ibrahim this can be found in the long sahih narrations of al-Bukhari here and here and that of Sahih Muslim... ...
First of all the Qur'an already tells us that the adversaries of Islam and Muhammed() would say that he is ill or ill-minded:
Say, "I only advise you of one [thing] - that you stand for Allah , [seeking truth] in pairs and individually, and then give thought." There is not in your companion any madness. He is only a warner to you before a severe ...
"This explains the seizures he had during the revelations."
Sure. Many things 'could' explain why the Prophet (SAW) had revelations. People also called him a liar. I say he (SAW) really did get Allah's message. So, why is the TLE theory any better than mine?
It is not. The way to determine this is to look at the Quran itself. Does it look like a book ...
Al-Biqa'i, the 15th-century Shafi'i scholar, comes to mind. Walid Saleh (UToronto) wrote,
"He [al-Biqa'i] has a soft spot for the Psalms, and used the book in remarkably sensitive ways to convey to the Muslim reader the sorrow and tribulations of the Jews during the destruction of the First Temple. He not only defended the sanctity of the Hebrew Bible but--...
Allah has revealed His Books to various Prophets for the guidance of their nations.
There are two types of Books:
Kitaabs (the big Books)
Sahifas (the small Books)
The four main Kitaabs are:
Tawrat (Old Testament)
Injeel (New Testament)
Besides these Books, there were smaller Books revealed known as Sahifas.
10 Sahifas were ...
Not all wahy is in Quran . Quran is reserved in the book (Mushaf) , while other wahy , like Hadith, and Hadith Qudsi , are found in Sunna books.
َQuran is known by the prophet, and is taught by him to his companions. Some of them memorized it, and some of them wrote it, (as Quran not Hadith). https://islamqa.info/en/22394
"Did he ask to be covered in a cloak namely because he was initially afraid of the Angel?"
A little detailed answer:
At the beginning, people was believing that Allah is the creator of every creature, however they used to worship other Idols believing they intercedes for them to Allah.
prophet Muhammad was used to sit alone in a cave ...
Wa Alaikumu Salam wa Ramatulahi wa Barakatuh.
And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to
him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein
About guidance, knowing what is right from wrong, is a great indicator of your closeness to Allah (swt) and Allah(swt) guide those who are closest to him. Indeed he is ...
The answer is yes. And you can find the reference in the Quran, surah 2, verse 253:
تِلْكَ الرُّسُلُ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ ۘ مِّنْهُم مَّن
كَلَّمَ اللَّـهُ ۖ وَرَفَعَ بَعْضَهُمْ دَرَجَاتٍ
Those messengers - some of them We caused to exceed others. Among them
were those to whom Allah spoke, and He raised some of them in degree.
Allah spoke to Adam(A.S), Moses(A.S) and Mohamed (S.A.W), (Mohammed S.A.W in the Isra and Mi'raj exactly in the Mi'raj) .
Sources are in arabic:
عن أبي أمامة أن رجلا قال : يا رسول الله أنبيٌّ كان آدم ؟ قال : ( نَعَمْ مُكَلَّمٌ ) قال : فكم كان بينه وبين نوح ؟ قال : ( عَشْرَةُ قُرُون )
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I actually had never heard of the age of Nabuwat
Rasulullah Muhammad SAW was appointed as a prophet at the age of 40 years in the Cave of Hira and his first revelation was 'Iqra' (Surah Al-Alaq)
It all is a provision of God and we should not suppose that Rasulullah SAW being a Prophet at a younger age because verily Allah knows best