Before mentioning the rhetoric in Qur'an, it is important to mention that the holy Quran cannot be written by Muhammad (Peace be upon him ) for many reasons. One of them is that Quran includes many verses that talks about Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in a way that he could not say it if he was the writer. For instance, Allah the Al Mighty says: “Say (O Muhammad): "I am not a new thing among the Messengers (of Allah i.e. I am not the first Messenger) nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am but a plain warner." [Surat Al-Ahqaf (The Curved Sand-hills): 9]
Allah the Al Mighty says: “Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful.” [Surat Al Imran (The Family of Imran):144] Allah the Al Mighty says: “Say: "It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to the Right Path." [Surat Al-Jinn (The Jinn): 21]
Allah the Al Mighty says: “Say (O Muhammad): "I possess no power over benefit or harm to myself except as Allah wills. If I had the knowledge of the Ghaib (Unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance of wealth, and no evil should have touched me. I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe." [Surat Al-A'raf (The Heights or The Walls with Elevations): 188]
Is there any self-interest in these words? They may let some of Muhammad's followers turn away and leave him! In fact, some verses admonish him. Allah the Al Mighty says: “The Prophet (Peace be upon him) frowned and turned away. Because there came to him the blind man (i.e. ‘Abdullah bin Umm-Maktum, who came to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) while he was preaching to one or some of the Quraish chiefs). And how can you know that he might become pure (from sins)?” [Surat Abasa (He Frowned): 1-3]
The previous verses have been revealed when Muhammad was preaching to some of his people chiefs. He was hoping for their belief on Allah. While that, suddenly, a blind man came to him. He disliked the man's coming at that moment. Hence, Allah admonishes Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Later, whenever Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saw that man, he said "Welcome who Allah admonished me because of him!"
If the Qur’an was written by the prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), he might write his worries and grief. Actually, his wife Khadijah and his uncle Abo Talib died in the same year. They were his supports in life. His disaster on them was indefinite. However, the Holy Quran does not mention any of these disasters. Moreover, the Holy Qur’an does not mention even anything about his son death.
The radical difference appears between the style of the Holy Quran and the style of the noble Hadeeth (The words) of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). No humankind can write something like Qur’an. Otherwise, Arabs can write something alike. Even though Arabs are so fluent during the time of the revelation of Qur’an, Allah challenged them to combine together and cooperate to write something alike. They could not write even one verse like Qur’an. They appreciate the mighty of the Holy Qur’an. The phrases of Qur’an are recent and unique in their constructions.
There were no any phrases in Arabs' previous literature like the phrases of Holy Qur’an. There are no following phrases like the phrases of Holy Qur’an. We are facing words that are independent by itself which are not a poetry or a prose. There are an extreme precision and an amazing regulation throughout the Holy Qur’an. Each letter is in its right place. There is no postponed or precedent thing. Every term has been chosen with a precise scale.
Allah the Al Mighty says: “…kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; …” [Surat AL-An'am (The Cattel): 151], and He says: “And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We shall provide for them as well as for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.” [Surat Al-Isra (The Journey by The Night): 31]
When they were poor, Allah precedes their sustenance before their children' sustenance because they need the sustenance currently. However, when they were not poor but fear the poverty if they bring up children, Allah precedes their children's sustenance to increase their feeling of contentment that their children's sustenance will exist by the time of their existing.
Allah the Al Mighty says: “O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.” [Surat Al-Baqara (The Cow): 264]
Allah the Al Mighty describes the reminding of generosity or injury after Sadaqah (charity) as the heavy rain, and He describes the Sadaqah (charity) as the little dust on a smooth rock. Therefore, the continues reminding of generosity or injury is like the continues heavy raining on the little dust that is on the smooth rock. How much dust can be hold on this smooth rock which has no digs or cavities to hold anything? As much the reminding of generosity increases, the rain increases and rub out all bits of Sadaqah (charity).
Allah the Al Mighty says: “And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully.” [Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow):188]
Note that the word tudluw (to pour something from the top to the bottom). In spite of that the ruler is always on the top not in the bottom, the Holy Quran corrects the situation. It shows that the hand that takes the bribe is in the bottom even if it is the hand of the ruler. Here the word tudluw (to pour something from the top to the bottom) expresses rhetorically the abjection of the bribed.
Allah the Al Mighty says: “We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a thick torment.” [Surat Luqman (Luqman): 24]
Look how the Holy Quran transfers the torture from being just a concept to something thick and solid by using the words Athab Galeed (thick torment).
Allah the Al Mighty says: “Verily, We shall send down to you a weighty Word (i.e. obligations, laws).” [Surat Al-Muzzammil (The One Wrapped in Garments): 5], and He says: “Verily, these (disbelievers) love the present life of this world, and put behind them a heavy Day (that will be hard).” [Surat Al-Insan (The Man):27] Qur’an transfers the Word which has no density and the Day which is time and intangible to two things that have density and weight.
The style of Qur’an cannot be duplicate. By using short phrases, Qur’an gives great meanings. By using the same utterance, it addresses the scientists, the public people, the young and the adult, and the male and the female. It affects them all. Each one of them feels that it addresses himself/herself personally whereas the verses are the same. They have not changed or replaced. In fact, if you read Qur’an hundreds of times, you are not going to feel any kind of boredom, but actually you will calm and will be influenced each time you read it.
The Holy Qur’an is easy to memorize. Even that it is over five hundred pages, you find it easy to memorize. Millions of people memorize it by heart. Some of them are under ten years old. In fact, some people memorize the whole Qur’an whereas they cannot speak Arabic. Which humanly book can be like this Holy book?
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