جهود العلماء في بيان إعجاز القرآن العظيم

محمد الدكتور محمد بن موسى الشريف

Abstract


THE EFFORTS OF SCIENTISTS IN THE STATEMENT OF THE MIRACLE OF THE KORAN

All praise is for Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his household and companions.

Great efforts accumulates throughout centuries to highlight the miraculous side of the Noble Quran. Prominent scholars who were masters in knowledge and good deeds, intelligence, accuracy and deep understanding worked for this objective, and exerted their precious time on highlighting invaluable pearls of these miracles. And they invented great researches excavating minute notes. However all what they have uncovered is but a drop in an ocean. The following verse emphasizes this reality:
( 85 Issrae )   And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, "The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little."
The Noble Quran continues to be a roaring sea full of knowledge and signs that were not known to the predecessors. Minute signs Allah wishes to show to whom He wants in every period of time. The following verse emphasizes this Quranic fact:
“We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?” Fosselat 53
Allah Most Exalted in His Power wished to show mankind mysterious miraculous signs in the Quran in every age which will lead those who seek the truth to faith and belief. And strengthen the certainty in the hearts of the faithful.
It is worth mentioning that all efforts that were exerted for this objective  so far is but a handful of knowledge from a vast sea. This is a strong proof that the noble Quran: Falsehood cannot approach it from before it or from behind it; [it is] a revelation from a [Lord who is] Wise and Praiseworthy.Fosselat 42.
Nevertheless,we should admit that  this time is gifted by multiplied efforts of scholars to clarify various aspects of I,ejaz.accompnied by creative intellectuals,active forearms,and hearts that believed and submitted to Allah. They were aided by the modern technical means, consequently mysterious finite notes of the Quranic miraculous aspects were revealed through mindboggling ways. As result, I,ejaz was lifted to a new rank and become influencing in intellectuals and laymen alike, the young and the old. It is really not known how many people were guided to the straight path by it. Nor how many tongues and hearts were led to the right course by it. however, such mysterious aspect is another story. It won’t be suitable to tackle it here despite its greatness in influencing hearts and minds, it is worthy to be singled out with special research. This research is intended for documenting the past and present efforts realizing that I can’t fulfill this subject or even come close. Nevertheless, I am content with general outlook and mentioning the scholars efforts in this regard. I have followed the coming forth method in this research:
Firstly: I mentioned scholars whom I may label  as the founding fathers of this type of knowledge..Their researches were the great first Brick upon which this great construction was built. And the first main pillar that most of the successors rely on. They are a group of many ,however, I will only mention the most influencing among them.
Secondly, I came across the scholars efforts after that class up to our time. Classifying them according to their mastering sciences doing all I can to fulfill their rights. Avoiding the preference between them except what is necessarily required by research.
Thirdly, I have mentioned the work of those prominent  scholars briefly guided by the opinion of those before me as much as possible. And I may be expressing my own opinion in cases that I studied myself and came to a conclusion as a result of a prolong study and contemplation.
Fourthly, I didn’t include researches that has some link to this topic such as the denial of some of the scholars of the times to some aspects  of I,ejaaz. Although this relates to this topic since the denial of such aspect is indeed a denial of those same  efforts exerted  for the purpose of highlighting those aspects.
I mean by “some aspect”the scientific I,ejaaz that emerged greatly in this time. and it become increasingly hard for some scholars to accept a lot of it.

I didnt tackle this side of the topic because i see – And God knows better- that this issue lacks consensus and a well agreeable decision among scholars to be singled out in an independent research. I didn’t also include the numerical I,ejaaz because its bases have not yet established, and because there is a famous large dispute concerning it among considerable scholars I didn’t want to be involved in that dispute and clarify the difference between it and the overall scientific I,ejaaz. I do see the bases for the Scientific I,ejaaz has already been established and become well defined. And the well considerable scholars have accepted it already, only few have come out of such consensus. Unlike the Numerical I,ejaaz ..that is why I included the first and excluded the second.
Fifthly, I have chosen to summarize this  extended topic rather than going into details, otherwise the book would have been multivolume which I originally intended not to do.
Allah is the guide of all.
After all Allah knows better ..And peace and blessing be upon our Prophet Mohammad and His companions and family.
Praise is for Allah the Lord of the worlds.    

 


Keywords


The efforts of scientists, centuries of research, the miracle of the Koran

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