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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Prophet with 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.
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 ...
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-...
Yes, but it's very rare and hard (actually for most people, impossible) to individually verify.
Quran mentions various individuals other than prophets who received some form of inspiration from Allah, examples being Mothers of Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus peace be upon them. Lady Maryam in particular saw Gabriel or Jibri'il.
In Sufi and Mystical ...
In a simplfied manner one would say the difference was clear to the sahabah (). As if the prophet () received a revelation he would have called or gathred his scribes to write it down or recited it in public, giving a prior information about it being a new revelation!
There was revealed: 'Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and ...
the difference was much evident between the divine revelation (wahi) and the prophet's instructions (hadith). there are authentic reports of prophet PBUH clearly stating that it's a revelation before reciting it to the companions (sahabah) and there are other reports that those around him clearly witnessed the revelation sent down to him. let ...
The Quran is the direct word of Allah. It is divine, heavenly, and authentic, a miracle come through a normal human, Muhammad ﷺ. whose greatness is based on the greatness of God.
That is - in brief - what we say about the nature of the Holy Quran.
In the following, I will try to expose how we can respond to people who compare the revelation/descending of ...
The Quran mentions 3 previous revelations.
Tawrat (Torah) sent to Mussa (moses)
Zabur (the psalms) sent to Dawud (king David)
Injil (the bible) Sent to Isa (Jesus)
The Tawrat in quran
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا التَّوْرَاةَ فِيهَا هُدًى وَنُورٌ ۚ يَحْكُمُ بِهَا
النَّبِيُّونَ الَّذِينَ أَسْلَمُوا لِلَّذِينَ هَادُوا
وَالرَّبَّانِيُّونَ وَالْأَحْبَارُ بِمَا ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
"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 ...