"Who Wrote the Holy Quran"
Quran, in Arabic, could only have been written by ONE of 3
1 the Arabs
2 Mohammad (peace be upon him)
3 Allah (GOD)
(NOTE: The first part is not meant to be a rigorous proof. It is
something to ponder upon. However, the second part, about
Mohammad [pbuh] wrote it' contains more extensive proof.)
Besides the above mentioned sources, Quran couldn't possibly
have been written by ANYONE else.
No other source is possible, because Quran is written in pure,
rich, and poetic Arabic, which was not known to anyone other
than the above mentioned sources, at that time. The Arabic
language was at its peak in expression, richness, vocabulary,
artistic, and poetic value during the time the Quran was being
revealed. Anyone speaking the classical Arabic ( the Arabic of
Quran at the time it was revealed) would argue that a non-Arab
entity couldn't possibly have written such an extensive and
brilliant piece of literature in the Arabic language. Quran
could only have been written by an Arabic speaking entity. An
entity, who's knowledge, style, vocabulary, grammar, and way of
expression was so powerful that it impacted the entire Arabian
peninsula, the east, the west, and continues to impact people
all over the globe today!
At no other time, in the history of Arabic language, had it ever
achieved its peak in expression, literature, and development,
than the time of Arabia during the 6th Century, the time when
Quran was being revealed. At no other time in the history of
Arabic language had the language ever achieved its highest
potential than the time of Arabia during the 6th Century, the
time when Quran was being revealed. The language reached its
peak in richness, artistic value, and poetry, during that
time. With the Arabic language at its peak, and the best of
Arabic writers, poets present in Arabia, it is impossible that a
non-Arabic speaking entity would write a book like Quran and
have such a dynamite impact on the Arabs!
So only an Arabic speaking entity could have write Quran. With
that in mind, we're left with three choies:
1 - the Arabs wrote it
2 - Mohammad (pbuh) wrote it
3 - Allah (swt) wrote it
Lets examine the three choces one by one.
(1) Arabs Wrote it ? ---------------------
What Quran teaches goes DIRECTLY against the pagan Arab culture,
religion, and gods, that existed before the Quran was revealed.
Quran condemns idol worshipping, but the Arabs, loved their idol
gods, and worshipped them regularly. Quran raised the status
of women; the Arabs treated women next to animals. The Arabs
would never write something that goes against their most
important belief of idol worshipping. Quran goes against most
of the social habbits (such as backbiting, slandering, name
calling, etc) which the Arabs were heavily indulged into. For
example, the Arabs would call insulting nicknames such as Abu
Jahal (the father of ignorance). Quran condemns and prohibits
taking interest on money, whereas, the Arabs freely levied heavy
interest rates in loans and businesses. Quran condemns and
prohibits Alcohol drinking, whereas, the Arabs consumed alcohol
freely. The Quran condemns and prohibits gambling, whereas,
the Arabs were some of the worst gamblers. The Arabs would
never write something so comprehensively against just about all
of their customs and culture and religious beliefs, as the Quran
During the time of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), the Arabs would
indulge in all the social habbits that the Quran condemns and
prohibits. How can Arabs then write something that would negate
their entire society's norms and ideologies ?
Did a group of Arabs or an individual Arab write Quran? Perhaps
a rebel Arab beduoin, or a society's misfit, or someone with
different ideals and norms decided one day to write Quran? The
answer to those questions are also 'no'. Because, if we read
Quran, we notice that there is no author ! No individual has
his/her name written on the cover of Quran! Anytime an
individual writes a book, he/she writes his/her name on the
cover. The author's name always appears on his/her book, and
there is always an author who is credited for writing that book.
No one in the history of the world has EVER claimed to have
written the Quran, nor anyone's name ever appeared in front of
the Quran as bein the 'author'. This is the only book in the
world without an author. No one in the world has ever been
accused of writing the Holy Quran, except the Prophet Mohammad
(peace be upon him), by non-muslims.
Quran has no author, and no group or individual in Arabia ever
claimed to have written it, nor any group or an indvidual
recited, taught, and explained Quran except the Prophet Mohammad
(pbuh) and his followers. The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon
him) was the only Arabian who first practiced, explained, and
preached Quran, and ended up making a lot of Arab tribes
enemies. Any historian, Muslim or non-Muslim would argue that
the only possible source of Quran can be the Prophet Mohammad
(pbuh), the man responsible to recite it, teach it, and expalin
it to the people of Arabia. In fact, many historians today
still think that only Mohammad (pbuh) could possibly have
This leads one to conclude that the Prophet (pbuh) must have
written it !
(2) Mohammad (pbuh) wrote it ? ------------------------------
First, he was illiterate !! How can an illiterate person come
up with such a rich, poetic, intellectual, and inspiring text
that it rocked the entire Arabia ?
Mohammad (pbuh) never went to school ! No one taught him. He
had no teacher of any kind in any subjects. How can he have the
knowledge of all the science, astronomy, oceanography, etc that
is contained in the Quran ? ( For example, the mention of
ocean currents, stars, earth, moon, sun and their fixed paths in
Soorah Rahman; and many other scientific statements that are
found in Quran, that I cannot state in this short article)
When Quran was revealed, the Arabic language was at its peak in
richness, poetic value, literature, etc. Quran came and
challenged the best literature in Arabic, the best poetry in
Arabic of the time. Mohammad (pbuh) being illiterate couldnt
possibly have come up with something so immaculate that it even
exceded the best of poetry, and literature in Arabic at the time
of the language's PEAK development. Arabic language had never
been so rich in expression, poetic value, vocabulary, and
variety in literature, as it was in the time of Quran. At a
time like this, Quran came and exceeded the best of Arabic in
all aspects of the language: poetry, literature, expression,
etc. Any classical Arabic speaker would appreciate the
unbeatten, unchallenged, and unmatched beauty of the language of
An illiterate man is simply not capable of writing such a book.
Mohammad (pbuh) had no reason to come up with something like
Quran, and cause the entire society of Arabia to become his
enemy. Why would he do something like that? Why would he write
something going against almost all of the norms of the society,
and lose his family, relatives, friends, and other loved ones ,
and not to mention all the wealth he lost ?
Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years ! A very long
time! Is it possible for someone to maintain the same exact
style of Arabic speech , as demonstrated in Quran, for over 23
Also, what the prophet Mohammad (saaw) used to say is recorded
in what we call his hadeeth (sunnah). If we look at the Arabic
style of the hadeeth, and compare it with the style of Quran, we
can clearly see that they are clearly DIFFERENT, and
DISTINGUISHABLE Arabic styles. The prophet (saaw) spoke in
public. It does not make sense that a man has two UNIQUE,
Distinguishable, and completely different styles of speech in
public. Yet another reason why Mohammad (saaw) couldn't
possibly have written Quran.
Quran was revealed over a period of 23 years ! A very long
time! Is it possible for someone to maintain the same exact
style of Arabic speech , as demonstrated in Quran over 23 years
Here's what our famous Muslim Scholar, Ahmad Deedat said:
[From Ahmed Deedat]
WAS QURAN WRITTEN OR INSPIRED? ------------------------------
"Behold! The angels said: "O Mary! God has chosen you and
you - Chosen you above the women of all nations."
THE SOURCE OF HIS MESSAGE
"Chosen you above the women of all nations." Such an honour is
not to be found given to Mary even in the Christian Bible!
Knowing full-well, and believing as we do, that the whole Quran
is the veritable Word of God, we will nevertheless agree, for
the sake of argument, with the enemies of Muhammed (pbuh) for a
moment, that he wrote it. We can now expect some cooperation
from the unbeliever.
Ask him, "Have you any qualms in agreeing that Muhammed (pbuh)
was an Arab?" Only an opinionated fool will hesitate to agree.
In that case there is no sense in pursuing any discussion. Cut
short the talk. Close the book!
With the man of reason, we proceed. "That this Arab, in the
first instance, was addressing other Arabs. He was not talking
to Indian Muslims, Chinese Muslims, or Nigerian Muslims. He was
addressing his own people - the Arabs. Whether they agreed with
him or not, he told them in the most sublime form - words that
were seared into the hearts and minds of his listeners that Mary
the mother of Jesus -A JEWESS- was chosen above the women of all
nations. Not his own mother, nor his wife nor his daughter, nor
any other Arab woman, but a Jewess! Can one explain this?
Because to everyone his own mother or wife, or daughter would
come before other women.
Why would the Prophet of Islam honour a woman from his
opposition! and a Jewess at that! belonging to a race which had
been looking down upon his people for three thousand years? Just
as they still look down upon their Arab brethren today.
SARAH AND HAGAR
The Jews get their cock-eyed racism from their Holy Bible, where
they are told their father, Abraham, had two wives -Sarah and
Hagar. They say that they are the children of Abraham through
Sarah, his legitimate wife; that their Arab brethren have
descended through Hagar, a "bondwoman", and that as such, the
Arabs are inferior breed.
Will anyone please explain the anomaly as to why Muhammed (pbuh)
(if he is the author) chose this Jewess for such honour? The
answer is simple - HE HAD NO CHOICE - he had no right to speak
of his own desire. "IT IS NO LESS THAN AN INSPIRATION SENT DOWN
TO HIM." (Qur'an, 53:4).
There is a Chapter in the Holy Quran, named Sura Maryam "Chapter
Mary" (XIX) named in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ
(pbuh); again, such an honour is not to be found given to Mary
in the Christian Bible. Out of the 66 books of the Protestants
and 73 of the Roman Catholics, not one is named after Mary or
her son. You will find books named after Matthew, Mark, Luke,
John, Peter, Paul and two score more obscure names, but not a
single one is that of Jesus or Mary!
If Muhammed (pbuh) was the author of the Holy Quran, then he
would not have failed to include in it with MARYAM, the mother
of Jesus, his own mother - AMINA, his dear wife - KHADIJA, or
his beloved daughter - FATIMA. But No! No! this can never be.
The Quran is not his handiwork!
Another Muslim writes:
From: Abu Abdullah; Subject: Re: Mohammad Wrote the Quran ??
[KORAN] Date: Sat, 05 Aug 95 12:44:14 EDT
I was reading about the charge that the prophet, Mohammed
(pbuh), has written the Quran himself. Before you go any further
in reading this post, please ask yourself whether you are a
honest truth seeker or just another argumentative person, if the
former, continue, otherwise, save your time and jump to the next
Islam is based on faith that is supported by a number of
strong miracles such as knowing what events to take place
ahead of time or coming up with supernatural deeds in front of
people. The holy Quran has these signs and much more. First, The
holy Quran predicted many events to take place ahead of the time
of the revelation of that verse; for example, predicting the
destruction of Persian empire at a time where the later had a
monumental victory over Rome. If the prophet, as some people
claim, has written the Quran, then he would have put his future
in real jeopardy (50% chance) since neither satellite photos nor
on-ground intelligence personnel were available to him at the
revelation time. Further, numerous details about many natural
phenomena were detailed in the Quran and, until recently, they
were proven by experts to be amazingly accurate. For example of
the physical development of the fetus inside the womb along with
timing given by many verses matches exactly what leading
authorities in Embryology are claiming to be recent
discoveries. Moreover, verses that gives descriptions about the
creation of the universe and the function of mountains in
balancing earth and many other descriptions/explanations are
available to be read and to be understood. If the prophet was
the author, wouldn't he be prone to make weak inferences similar
to those who claim that earth is square and whoever says
otherwise should be killed?
The prophet also has demonstrated many supernatural
miracles not by his own power, but by the power of the
creator. He went to Jerasalem back in one night and gave a
detailed description of the carnival that was traveling on that
route and also specific accedint happend to them at that noght
(in those days, it takes a month or so for a round-trip). In
another ocasion, he provided water for an entire army from a
small plate between his hands. There are many other miracles
that require serious truth seeker to read about and to think
From the above, it reasonable to conclude that the Quran is
PROPHET CREATION. HE HAD NO WAY TO PREDICT ALL THESE EVENTS AND
TO BE RIGHT ALL THE TIME, ESPECIALLY WHEN KNOWING THAT THE
PROPHET HIMSELFE WAS ILLITERATE !!!
Embryology and Life Sciences in Quran
"The Developing Human. Clinically Oriented Embryology"
5th Edition, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co. (1982) ISBN
07216 4662-X $33.95
The work by Prof. Keith Moore is probably the most detailed
study of the subject. Prof. Keith Moore is Professor and
Chairman of the Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto.
His books on anatomy and on embryology are used at many medical
school as standard instruction books. The Yale Medical school
uses both his books. The Yale Bookstore phone number for
Medical books is: (203) 772-2081. Their general information
number is (203) 432-4771. (New Haven, Connecticut)
He is *the* authority on embryology. I strongly recommend the
latest edition of the latter book as it mentions how accurately
the Qur'an describes embryo development.
Prof. Moore has said:
"It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify
the Qur'an about human development. It is clear to me that
these statements must have come to Muhammed from God or Allah
because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until
many centuries later. This proves to me that Mohammed must
have been a messenger of God or Allah."
Prof. Marshal Johnson, Professor and Chairman of the Department
of Anatomy and Director of the Daniel Baugh Institute, Thomas
Jefferson University, Philadelphia
"The Qur'an describes not only the development of external
form but emphasizes also the internal stages -- the stages
inside the embryo of its creation and development, emphasizing
major events recognized by contemporary science.... If I were
to transpose myself into that era, knowing what I know today
and describing things, I could not describe the things that
were described. I see no evidence to refute the concept that
this individual Mohammed had to be developing this information
from some place, so I see nothing in conflict with the concept
that Divine Intervention was involved...."
To receive a copy of the article that Moore wrote about
'Highlights of Human Embryology in the Koran and Hadith' please
e-mail me at email@example.com
That leaves us to our third option: God wrote it !
May Allah Guide Us All to Straight Path. Ameen.
QURAN: Chapter 4, Verse 82:
"Do they not consider (ponder) on the Quran?
If it had been from anyone except Allah, they would
surely have found in it much discrepency
Still unsure or doubtful ? Quran is the word of Allah. Allah
challenges to His creations:
Chapter 2, Verses 23 & 24
2: 23. "And if you are in doubt as to what We have revealed
to our servant, Then produce a Chapter like thereunto;
And call your witnesses or helpers besides Allah, If
you are true."
2: 24. "But if you cannot, and surely you cannot, Then fear
the fire Whose fuel is men and stones, Which is
prepared for those who reject."
Try reading and understanding the meaning with explanation of
the following verses also !
Chapter 10, verse 38 Chapter 11, verse 13 Chapter 17 verse 88
Wa salamo alaykum,
May Allah Guide Us All to Straight Path. Ameen.