First, the word, "Quran" does not mean a 'book' - it is far greater in understanding than that. To be specific, it means "Recitation" and it is the exact reciting of the Angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
The most unique thing is that it is the actual "Speech" of Almighty God, Himself, to His Arch Angel Gabriel and then to Muhammad, peace be upon him Then from him on down to his companions and they recited it to the next generation, who recited it on to the next generatio.
All of this demonstrates how over 20 million Muslims have totally memorized the entire Quran from cover to cover.
And today we have well over 20 million who have memorized the entire Quran in Arab - although over 88% of them are not Arabs.
Now to our subject --
According to both Muslim and Non-Muslim scholarship, the Qur’an cannot be described as any of the known forms of Arabic speech; namely poetry and prose.
Taha Husayn, a prominent Egyptian Litterateur, during the course of a public lecture summarised how the Qur’an achieves this unique form...
The inability of any person to produce anything like the Qur'an, due to its unique literary form is the essence of the Qur'anic miracle. A miracle is defined as "events which lie outside the productive capacity of nature".
The argument posed by Muslim theologians and philosophers is that if, with the finite set of Arabic linguistic tools at humanity's disposal, there is no effective challenge; then providing a naturalistic explanation for the Qur'an's uniqueness is incoherent and does not explain its inimitability.
This is because the natural capacity of the text producer, or author, is able to produce the known literary forms in the Arabic language.
The development of an entirely unique literary form is beyond the scope of the productive nature of any author, hence a supernatural entity, God, is the only sufficient and comprehensive explanation.
It is the purpose of this article to explain how the Qur'an achieves this unique literary form, thereby explaining the miracle of its inimitability.
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