In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
Whoever says Mohammad wrote the Qur’an is in error or trying to mislead; (even if Mohammad wrote the Qur’an, no Scripture can be shown to be superior to it). Mohammad did not know to read or write–(Qur’an 7:158; 29:48; Bokhari Vol. 1, #3).
Even if Mohammad knew to read and write he could not have known there are more than one world–(Qur’an 1:1; 7:54; 41:9), that there are living beings on other planets–(Qur’an 19: 93-95; 42:29), or be the author of prophecies and teachings on science (see Qur’an-prophecies; Qur’an-science).
If Mohammad wrote the Qur’an it is the miracle of all ages that statements on science and history coming from the mouth of a Seventh Century unschooled desert dweller have proved true.
If Mohammad knew to read or write surely there were many in his family and society (and in his forty years prior to his call to Divine Messengership) who must have known that he could read and write. Thus, if Mohammad knew to read and write he would have been exposed as a liar (by his enemies such as his uncle, Abu Lahab, who was a venomous opponent of Mohammad) and even lose his followers when he gave them the revelation that he was an Ummi (unlettered) Prophet who had not read or written a book–(Qur’an 7:158; 29:48).
But Mohammad was not only free from reproach, even his enemies esteemed him as al-Amin– the Truthful/Trustworthy.
Also, a thousand years before Charles Darwin, the Qur’an taught Evolution which no man of Mohammad’s time knew (in Islam Creation is not opposed to Evolution).
It teaches that Allāh creates by command and by process–(Qur’an 2:117; 41:11-12; 7:54; 30:11); that Allāh created man directly–(Qur’an 38:75); and created animals from water–(Qur’an 24:45).
And it informs us: “Allah has made subservient to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth”–(Qur’an 31:20; 45:13. Whose utility can only be possible through scientific knowledge. As one Muslim is noted as saying that to be a Muslim is to be a scientist).
Four of the ninety-nine Names of Allāh God are:
(1) Rabb–“the Originator of things and their Combiner to create new forms. It means the Law-giver, Who frames Laws under which He propounds the shapes which things must assume and the ratio and proportion in which various ingredients must combine with each other. He is the Regularizer, i.e., the Lord Who puts things on the way to perfection. He is the Arranger of the different stages through which they have to pass on their way to completion.” (Ref. Qur’an 87:1-3; 25:2; 54:49).
(2) Al-Badi’–He Who creates out of nothing;
(3) Al-Bari–He Who originates things with various faculties in them;
(4) Al-Khaliq–He Who combines things in a given proportion to create new things.”1
Evidently, Mohammad could not be the author of the Qur’an. (See also Creation or Evolution).
If Mohammad wrote the Qur’an he has written the best Book in Scriptural history.
“I am Allah, the Seeing. (This is) a Book
which We have revealed to you
(Mohammad) (that you may) bring forth
men, by their Lord’s permission, from
utter darkness into light to the way of
the Mighty, the praised One;”
“Say: If you love Allah, follow me:
Allāh will love you, and grant you
protection from your sins.
And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful”
(Qur’an 14:1; 3:30).
No human invention can give a life in Paradise. Paradise lies in following the Divine “light.”
Allāh loves us.
Allāh wants to guide us.
Allāh wants us to be pure.
Allāh wants us to have a life in Paradise.
1. Kamal-ud-Din, Khwaja, Introduction to the Study of the Holy Qur’an, pp. 25-26).