Allâhu ta’âlâ has gathered in His darling all the visible and invisible advantages, all the superior traits and all that is beautiful and which can exist in a person. For example, his face was the most beautiful among all human beings and was very luminous. His blessed face was white mixed with red and shone like the moon. His words were so sweet that they pleased hearts and attracted souls. His mind was so great that, although he came from among the very violent and obstinate people of the Arabic Peninsula, he handled them very well, endured their persecutions and thus brought them to tenderness and obedience. Many of them abandoned their religions and converted to Islam; for the cause of Islam, they even fought against their fathers and children. For his (the Prophet’s) sake they sacrificed their property and homelands and shed their own blood. However, they were not used to such things. He was so good-tempered, so tender, so forgiving, so patient, so kind and so benevolent that everybody admired him. Those who saw him or heard about him, became Muslims willingly. No unseemliness or defect was ever noted in any of his actions, in any of his words. Though for his own sake he never became offended with anybody, he was harsh and severe against those who spoke ill of or laid hands on the religion. If he hadn’t been tender and affable towards everybody, it would have been beyond anybody’s strength to sit beside him or to listen to him owing to his awe-inspiring prophethood and his great manners ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’.
Despite the fact that he had not read or learned anything from anybody, that he had never been able to write, and that he had come from people who did not travel and who knew nothing of past history and of those around them, he communicated facts written in the Tawrat (the book which was revealed to Hadrat Mûsâ) and the Injil (the real Bible) and in all other heavenly books. He conveyed information about the states of ancient people. Giving evidences and proofs, he silenced all the notables of every religion and every profession. As the greatest mu’jiza (a Prophet’s miracle), he put forward the Qur’ân al-kerîm, and though he made the challenge: “You cannot express anything like even one of its six thousand and two hundred and thirty-six âyats (verses),” nobody was able to meet his challenge, though all the enemies of Islam all over the world co-operated and poured out their possessions and wealth in order to do this for more than fourteen hundred years. And today, Jews, priests and masonic lodges, however hard they are striving, by spending millions and using all their forces cannot compete with it. In the early days of Islam, the Arabs were much more advanced in literary arts such as poetry and eloquence than in any other area, so that most of their accomplishments were based on literature. Yet they had to admit that they would fall far short of saying anything to compete with the very powerful expressive style of the Qur’ân. Being unable to surpass the Qur’ân, many of them came to reason and converted to Islam. And the ones who did not believe had to fight in order to prevent Islam from spreading.
There are innumerable things in the Qur’ân al-kerîm that nobody can do or say. We will explain six of them here:
Firstly: I’jâz, and balâghat. This means to convey many facts smoothly and perfectly in few words.
Secondly: Though its letters and words are like Arabic letters and words, the prayers, that is, words and sentences, are quite unlike the words, poems and orations of Arabs. The Qur’ân alkerîm is not human: it is Allah’s word. The comparison of human words to the Qur’ân al-kerîm is like the resemblance of pieces of glass to diamonds. After understanding this very well, philologists admit it.
Thirdly: A person does not become bored with the Qur’ân alkerîm, no matter how much he reads it. His desire, zeal, love and pleasure increase. On the other hand, no such desire or taste occurs while reading the translations of the Qur’ân al-kerîm or other types of its written forms or all other books; instead, boredom sets in. Getting tired is different from getting bored.
Fourthly: Many known and unkown facts about the states of past people are told in the Qur’ân al-kerîm.
Fifthly: It foretells the things that will happen in the future, many of which have already happened and are still happening.
The fact that the Qur’ân al-kerîm is a mu’jiza (miracle) is explained very well in the book Herkese Lâzım Olan Îmân (Îmân Which is Necessary for Everybody), published by Hakîkat Kitâbevi in the Turkish and English languages, and in the sixteenth letter of the third volume of the book Maktûbât-i Ma’thûmiyya. The Turkish and English translations of this letter exist at the end of the books Cevab Veremedi and could not answer, respectively. the books Cevab Veremedi and could not answer, respectively.
This means to say that, for wise and reasonable people, it is a very obvious fact that a person who, while having been born and raised in a big city among its inhabitants and having lived for forty years together with them and having never read books or travelled or recited poems or made speeches, suddenly brought a book which nobody can write and which, with its subtleties –six of which we have explained– is above any word or any book, and who is in every respect, the best of all the people and Prophets ‘salawâtullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaihim ajma’în’, owing to his beautiful habits and superior manners, is Allah’s beloved Prophet.