The literary aspect is not the only miracle of the Quran
Fatwa No: 97212

  • Fatwa Date:24-6-2007 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 9, 1428
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Question

Is the miracle of the language of the Quran (style, meaning, grammar, sounding, etc.) the main miracle of the Quran (and that is why it is said that every Muslim must learn Arabic) or is it only one of many alongside the scientific miracles, miracles related to future events, etc.? If the language is the most important miracle, is there any proof of that in the Quran itself or in the Ahadeeth (narrations)?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

 

We have already issued Fatwa 91361 clarifying that the miracle of the Quran in its wording and style is one of the many kinds of miracles and not the only miracle. The miraculous quality of the Quran is in many aspects: wording, structure, meaning, rhetoric, eloquence, and style, and it is different from the speech of the Arabs in poetry, prose and public speech. Additionally, despite the fact that the letters of the Quran are used in the normal speech of the Arabs, and its meaning is expressed in their public speeches, and its words are used in their language yet it stands out elegantly and is far superior to it. Its miracle is also in the way it affects the hearts of the people, and there are other kinds of miracles.

As for the evidence of this, Allaah The Almighty challenged the humans and Jinn to bring the like of the Quran, and they are unable to. He even lowered the challenge to just one single chapter like it, and they remain unable to bring the like of it.

For more benefit on the status of the Arabic language, please refer to Fatwa 82407.

Allaah Knows best.

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