The Quran was placed in prophet Muhammad's heart (2:185, 17:1, 44:3, 53:1-8, 97:1) on the 27th night of Ramadan, 13 B.H. (Before Hijra) or 610 A.D. Subsequently the Quran was released to prophet Muhammad's memory with angel Gabriel's mediation over a period of 23 years.
WE MADE THE QURAN EASY TO LEARN [54:17]
This above verse is repeated numerous times in Sura 54. Contrary towhat is taught by the scholars and others that the Quran is difficult, our Creator and the Author of the Quran states otherwise - "We made the Quran easy to learn. Does any of you wish to learn?"
PROPHET MUHAMMAD WROTE THE REVELATIONS WITH HIS OWN HAND
The Quran has no support of the opinion that Muhammad was illiterate.
The first revelation was "Read," and included the statement "God teaches by means of the pen" (96:1-4), and the second revelation was "The Pen" (68:1). The only function of the pen is to write.
Muslim scholars of the first two centuries after the Quran could not understand the Quran's challenge to produce anything like it. They had no idea about the Quran's mathematical composition (see TRUEFAQ #5). When similar work in literary excellence was produced the Muslim scholars then decided to proclaim Muhammad an illiterate man! They figured that this would make the Quran's extraordinary literary excellence truly miraculous. The word they relied on to bestow illiteracy upon the Prophet was "UMMY." Unfortunately for those "scholars," this word clearly means "Gentile," or one who does not follow any Scripture (Torah, Injeel, or Quran) [see 2:78, 3:20,75, 62:2]; it does NOT mean "illiterate."
The Prophet was a successful merchant. The "Muslim scholars" who fabricated the illiteracy lie forgot that there were no numbers during the Prophet's time; the letters of the alphabet were used as numbers. As a merchant dealing with numbers every day, the Prophet had to know the alphabet, from one to one-thousand.
The Quran tells us that Muhammad wrote down the Quran -Muhammad's contemporaries are quoted as saying, "These are tales from the past that he wrote down. They are being dictated to him day and night" (25:5). You cannot "dictate" to an illiterate person. The Prophet's enemies who accuse him of illiteracy abuse Verse 29:48, which relates specifically to previous scriptures.
When the Prophet died, he left the complete Quran written down with his own hand in the chronological order of revelation, along with specific instructions as to where to place every verse. The divine instructions recorded by the Prophet were designed to put the Quran together into the final format intended for God's Final Testament to the world (75:17). The early Muslims did not get around to putting the Quran together until the time of Khalifa Rashed `Uthmaan. A committee was appointed to carry out this task.
QURAN - A BOOK LIKE NO OTHER
The Quran is God's Final Testament to the world, and He has pledged to protect it from the slightest distortion (15:9). Thus, the Quran is surrounded by invisible forces that guard it and serve it (13:39, 41:42, 42:24).
Unlike any other book, the Quran is taught by God (55:1-2); He teaches us what we need at the time we need it. This is why we read the Quran hundreds of times without getting bored. We can read a novel, for example, only once. But the Quran can be read an infinite number of times, and we derive new and valuable information from it every time.
On the other hand, the insincere readers - those who read the Quran to find fault with it - are diverted from the Quran (7:146, 17:45, 18:57, 41:44). In fact, God's invisible forces help them find the faults they seek. Since the Quran is perfect, such "faults" serve only to reveal the stupidity of God's enemies.
God uses His own attributes to describe the Quran; He calls the Quran " `Azeem = Great" (15:87), "Hakeem = Full of wisdom" (36:2), "Majid = "Glorious" (50:1), and "Karim = Honorable" (56:77). What can we say?
Since the Quran is God's message to all the people, regardless of their language, the Quran is accessible to the believers, regardless of their language (41:44). This explains a profound phenomenon: the believers who do not know Arabic know the Quran better than the Arabic speaking unbelievers. Because of the invisible forces serving the Quran, it is readily and enjoyably accessible to the sincere believers, and utterly inaccessible to the unbelievers (17:45, 18:57, 56:79).
Note: In the above, parts of appendices from Dr. Khalifa's translation have been reproduced.
QURAN - FULLY DETAILED AND ONLY SOURCE OF RELIGIOUS LAW
"The only people who truly believe in our revelations are those who fall prostrate upon hearing them. They glorify and praise their lord, without any arrogance." Quran 32:15
We learn from the following verses of the Quran that the Quran is detailed in religious law. A worshiper of God alone will not seek an outside source for religious LAW.
[6:36] ..We did not leave anything out of this book..
[6:19] Say, 'Whose testimony is the greatest?' Say, 'God's. He is the witness between me and you that this Quran has been inspired to me, to preach to you and whomever it reaches. Indeed, you bear witness that there are other gods beside God.' Say, 'I do not testify as you do; there is only one god, and I disown your idolatry.'
[6:114] Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.
[6:115] The word of your Lord is complete in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient."
[7:52] We have given them a scripture that is fully detailed, with knowledge, guidance, and mercy for the people who believe.
[10:73] This Quran could not possibly be authored by other than God. It confirms all previous messages, and provides a fully detailed scripture. It is infallible; for it comes from the Lord of the universe.
[12:111] In their history, there is a lesson for those who possess intelligence. This is not a fabricated Hadith; this (Quran) confirms all previous scriptures, provides the details of everything, and is a beacon and mercy for those who believe.
[17:46] We place shields around their minds, to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears. And when you preach you Lord, using the QURAN ALONE, they run away in aversion.
[18:27]You shall recite what is revealed to you of your Lord's scripture. Nothing shall abrogate His words, and you shall not find any other source beside it.
[18:54] We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature.
[18:109] Say, 'If the ocean were ink for the words of my Lord, the ocean would run out, before the words of my Lord run out, even if we double the ink supply.
[18:110] Say, 'I am no more than a human like you, being inspired that your god is one god. Those who hope to meet their Lord shall work righteousness, and never worship any other god beside his Lord.'
[39:27] We have cited for the people every kind of example in this Quran, that they may take heed.
QURAN - ONLY ACCEPTABLE HADITH/SUNNAH
Both the words Hadith & Sunnah are in the Quran. Both of them refer to God's Sunnah and God's Hadith. There is no such thing as prophet Muhammad's Hadith or prophet Muhammad's Sunnah. Most the Muslims fail to realize that following words other than that of God is defined in the Quran as idolatry (6:19).
SOME VERSES IN THE QURAN PROCLAIMING THE QURAN TO BE THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE HADITH
[7:185] Have they not looked at the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all the things God has created? Does it ever occur to them that the end of their life may be near? Which hadith, besides this do they believe in?
[31:6] Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless Hadith, and thus divert others from the path of God without knowledge, and take it in vain. These have incurred a shameful retribution.
[39:23] God has revealed herein the best Hadith; a book that is consistent and points out both ways (to heaven and hell). The skins of those who reverence their Lord cringe therefrom, then their skins and their hearts soften up for God's message. Such is God's guidance; he bestows it upon whomever He wills. As for those sent astray by God, nothing can guide them.
[45:6] These are God's revelations that we recite to you truthfully. In which hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?
[52:34] Let them produce a hadith like this if they are truthful.
[68:44] Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this Hadith; we will lead them on whence they never perceive."
[77:50] Which Hadith other than this do they uphold?
THE ARABIC WORD SUNNAH REFERS TO GOD'S SUNNAH AND NEVER AS THE PROPHET'S SUNNAH
[17:77] This has been consistently the case with all the messengers that we sent before you, and you will find that our system (Sunnah) never changes.
[33:62] This is GOD's eternal system (Sunnah), and you will find that GOD's system (Sunnah) is unchangeable." 33:62
[48:23] Such is GOD's system (Sunnah) throughout history, and you will find that GOD's system (Sunnah) is unchangeable.
HADITH/SUNNAH - INVENTION OF PROPHET'S ENEMIES
Most Muslims fail to understand the fact that the Hadith and Sunnah DID NOT come out of the prophet's mouth. Hadith and Sunnah are fabrications created by simple minded individuals and the enemies of the prophet, who created stories (fabrications) which allege something took place two hundred years prior to that time. The Quran states clearly that fancy words (hadith/sunnah) are creation of the prophet's ENEMIES.
[6:112] We have permitted the enemies of every prophet - human and jinn devils - to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications.
REASON WHY GOD ALLOWED FABRICATIONS (Hadith/Sunnah for Muslims, Trinity for Christians; and Mishnah/Gemarrah for the Jews).
The fabrications (hadith/sunnah) attributed to the prophet are a test for those who claim to be believers. The worshippers of God alone will discard them while those do not believe in the Hereafter will accept them
[6:113] This is to let the minds of those who do not believe in the Hereafter listen to such fabrications, and accept them, and thus expose their real convictions.