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Did Muhammad Make Up the Quran?
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10 Answers To Common Questions
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NOTE: Comments at bottom of this article show some people are confused about this. They attack the author on his honesty and integrity. Your comments could help. Please write clearly and make good points to these people. Ask Allah to guide them, inshallah.

"Didn't Muhammad make up and write the Quran himself?"

No. Muhammad, peace be upon him, did not write the Quran. He was not able to do so, because he was illiterate. He could neither read nor write and there are many who attested to this fact.

"So, if Muhammad did not write the Quran, then WHO DID?"

No person "made up" the Quran.  The Quran came down to Muhammad, peace be upon him, from Almighty God (Allah) by way of the angel Gabriel (Jibril in Arabic) and then it was memorized by him and he then in turn, would teach it orally to his companions.

Quran allahsquran2The word "Quran" actually means the "Recitation" (spoken words). How do you "write sounds" recited sounds? - You actually only write what you hear and represent it with pen and ink on paper. Actually people can only write down words they hear of the "Quran" (Recital) as Muhammad, peace be upon him, recited it to them. The actual tone, pitch and sound are not really captured on paper.

When we have the Quran in written, book form it is usually referred to as 'scripture' ('mus-haf' in Arabic), although it is still Quran to us. So, while it is of course, possible to write down in book form, what we hear in some form or another, the main point is that Muhammad, peace be upon him, did not make up, fabricated or invent the words in the Quran. And there would be no way he could, as he was illerate and unable to read or write.

So, the question would be correct to ask in this way...

--- "OK - Who first recited the Quran?"

Now this question is easy.

According to the Quran's teachings, it came directly to Muhammad, peace be upon him, from the angel Gabriel (Ar. Jibril), who received it from Almighty God (Allah) and then he recited it to Muhammad, peace be upon him, piece by piece, sentence by sentence, revealing small and large portions of it over a period of 23 years.

The actual assembly and order of verses was never changed by Muhammad, peace be upon him. It was Jibril, the Angel of Allah, who instructed as to what should go where every time more of the Quran was revealed.

"If Muhammad didn't know to read/write, then his friends needed to write Quran (like the Bible) -- right?

NO! Again, they didn't need to write it down to preserve it, althought they did. They all completely memorized it from what they heard.
Some of them wrote it down on animal skins, others on large stones or palm leaves, because the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, instructed them to do so. So, they did write down what they had heard and that is Quran in written form. They all memorized the Quran for themselves and passed it down the same way they got it. The mouth to ear method of memorizing is still used the same way today for modern Muslims.

-- Could they have misinterpreted or did they possibly modify or add or delet any verses of Quran?"

NO! Allah tells us in the Quran itself, "If you are in doubt about it, bring a book like it" - So, we see that it is a book, yes. But it is not the same as an ordinary book written or made up by humans and that is our main point here.

Get the facts for yourself - straight from the source - from Allah's Quran (in Arabic)
Then decide what you think about "Allah's Quran"

Question: Active Image"May I ask - about the people who wrote the first Quran? (You said Prophet Muhammad didn't know to read/write, and his friends wrote the Quran after his death). "Did they interpret or modify or add or delet any verses of Quran?"
Answer: TEN POINTS OF UNDERSTANDING QURAN'S REVELATION

You are most welcome to review the facts and consider for yourself.

Now here is your chance to verify these claims, as the Quran makes these claims within itself about its own authenticity:

* "This is the Book (Qur'an) wherein there is no doubt"
*"Have not the unbelievers considered that if it were from other than Allah, it would contain many contradictions?"
* "Allah shall show them the Signs within themselves and on the farthest horizons."
* "If you are in doubt about it, bring a book like it."

Reading Mus-haf (the written form of the Quranic Recitation)To date, none have been able to produce anything even close to the Quran in beauty, style, meaning and prophecies. The scientific proofs and evidences make the Quran the most talked about book in the intellectual world today.

Enjoy reading more about the Quran, Islam and Prophet Muhammad on our websites. Please visit our pages on the miracles of the Quran at:

www.AllahsQuran.com/read

www.ScienceIslam.com

www.Qtafsir.com

www.TubeIslam.com

Peace to all who seek truth and guidance, ameen.
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Last Updated (Sunday, 21 June 2015 09:03)

 

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#56 manisha 2015-06-25 06:51
Quoting Mohmed:
Quoting zion:
who is jesus according to islam and the quran

According to Islam and the Quran, Jesus peace be upon him is a prophet of God as Adam, David, John, Abraham, Noah, and Mohammad... etc, peace be upon them all. Every Muslim believes in all prophets among them Jesus (pbuh) who was in charge to guide his people from darkness to light as Allah had ordered him.
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#55 ahmad 2015-06-11 03:17
Inshallah!
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#54 Mohmed 2015-05-19 00:56
Quoting zion:
who is jesus according to islam and the quran

According to Islam and the Quran, Jesus peace be upon him is a prophet of God as Adam, David, John, Abraham, Noah, and Mohammad... etc, peace be upon them all. Every Muslim believes in all prophets among them Jesus (pbuh) who was in charge to guide his people from darkness to light as Allah had ordered him.
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#53 arif chishti 2015-05-18 13:50
ITS CLEARLY MENTIONED IN QURAN, ALLAH SAYS THAT HE REVELED IT AND WILL SAVE IT (EVEN WORDS) TILL DOOMS DAYS. AFTER EACH & EVERY WAHI (REVELATION)HAZ RAT MUHAMMAD S.A.W TOLD TO HIS COMPANIONS WHO MEMORIZED IT ALSO WRITE IT IN SKIN. DURING HAZRAT ABU-BAKAR SIDDIQUE(R.A)RU LING TIME THERE WERE THOUSAND OF SAHABAS(COMPANI ONS OF HAZRAT MUHAMMAD S.A.W.) WHO MEMORIZED QURAN BY HEART.
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#52 Dr Zakir Hussain Soo 2015-05-18 13:18
It was Greatest Miracle and still remain unchanged, all words are truth by examination.
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#51 Manar Jb 2015-05-18 10:22
Quoting zion:
who is jesus according to islam and the quran

Jesus peace be upon him is a messenger sent by Allah
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#50 Kweku 2015-03-24 00:09
If he could not read or write
How did he memorised it pls£
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#49 Vinie 2015-02-15 00:05
The Quran came down to Muhammad, peace be upon him, from Almighty God (Allah) by way of the angel Gabriel (Jibril in Arabic) and then it was memorized by him and he then in turn, would teach it orally to his companions.
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#48 zion 2015-01-28 21:55
who is jesus according to islam and the quran
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#47 muham 2014-10-30 12:18
Quoting Aniruddha:
If u say that quran is the best literature then it is absurd to believe that muhammad(illiterate) could remember it that too in the original way that too for over 23 years.

u say that all other religious books have been corrupted but quran wont be...that means u say that god is not impartial.
u say that muhammad broke the moon into two halves..that means he is the one who can go against the will of allah
the truth is that most of the facts of the quran have been copied from other texts


muhammad performing a miracle is the will of allah not going against it
Also the fact that you think that the prophet pbuh couldnt remember the quran in 23 is absurd. Today kids who cant read or write at the age of 4 or 5 are memorizing the entire quran. The beauty of the quran is its simplicity that makes it so easy to remember but so powerful against the ignorant people, might I add, like you.
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