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Muhammad ('alaihi 's-salâm) Is A Prophet

Muhammad (alaihi 's-salâm) proclaimed that he was the Prophet and displayed mu'jizas (miracle peculiar to prophets, alone, and worked by Allâhu ta'âlâ) to prove his word. This fact has been transmitted up to the present time with tawâtur, i. e. , with unanimity. The greatest mu'jîza is Qur'ân al-kerîm.

Qur'ân al-kerîm is mu'jiz, that is, no one can produce its equivalent. He challenged: "Go ahead and say the like!" Famous poets of Arabia did their best, but could not say the like. The 34th âyat of Sûrat at-Tûr declared: "Then, say the like of it!" The 13th âyat of Sûrat al-Hûd declared: "Tell them: 'Now you try and say ten sûras like the sûras of the Qur'ân, which you suppose I said by myself!'" The 23rd âyat of Sûrat al-Baqara declared: "If you have any doubts about [what We have stated in] the Qur'ân, which We have revealed to Our slave [Muhammad ('alaihi 's-salâm)], you, too, try and say one sûra like it! For doing this, ask for help from all those you trust. You will not be able to say one sûra like it!"

In those days, the Arabs had a special interest in poetry. There were many poets among them. They organized poetry contests and were proud of the winners. They all cooperated to compose a short sûra that would resemble those of Qur'ân al-kerîm. They strove hard. Before taking these poems to Muhammad ('alaihi 's-salâm), they compared them with a sûra in Qur'ân al-kerîm. Because they could see the eloquence in the sûra, they were ashamed of their own poetry and could not take them to Rasûlullah ('alaihi 's-salâm). Nonetheless, they could not find a solution other than giving up opposition through knowledge and taking up coercive measures. They drew swords and attacked Muslims.