Quran is the greatest miracle of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) not because it is the word of God, nor because of the fact that it contains complete guidance for Muslims, rather due to the fact that it is a miracle in itself and each and every aspect of it is unique and has no match compared to any other book or scripture.
The miraculous nature of Quran can be weighed and analyzed from various aspects and perspectives. The lines below discuss the major perspective from which the miraculous nature of Quran can be proven without any doubt.
Before discussing the miracle aspects of Quran, it is imperative that one understands the fact that the mention of these miracles is just to present a case to the ones who are already Muslim and who are inclined towards Quran learning. Those who aren’t believers and have resolved not to believe in it, for them these won’t be anything as they have clogged their senses with oblivion and don’t want to see the truth. For such people, Allah Almighty says in Quran:
“And even if We had sent down unto them angels, and the dead had spoken to them, and We had gathered all things before their very eyes, even then they would not have believed, unless Allah willed, but most of them are ignorant!” (6:111)
From this ayah it is clear that those who do not want to believe, for them even the greatest of miracles would be just a hoax, and they will not believe in the truth. Therefore, those who are inclined towards learning the truth with objectivity, they will find the below mentioned miracles as true to the core.
In Quran, every word is based on truth and there is nothing but the truth in Quran. It is the word of Allah, therefore, it is a part of Muslim belief that there can be nothing false or based on lie in it. In Quran, Allah Almighty puts this claim to challenge by saying:
“And if you are in doubt as to what We have sent down to Our servant, then produce a surah similar to it, if you are truthful. But if you do not do it and of a surety you cannot do it then fear the Fire whose fuel is of men and stones, prepared for the disbelievers.” (Surah al-Baqarah 2:23-24)
This ayah is an open challenge to all those who question the truthfulness of Quran. To such people, Allah Almighty gives an open challenge and tells them to bring about a single verse equal to it if they doubt it. This challenge is equally applicable to the skeptics of today as it was to the Arabs of the days in which it was revealed. Neither the Arabs of that time nor the people of today were able to produce any single ayah that is equal to the depth of truth and reality that Quran has, which proves its miraculous aspect.
Another miraculous aspect of Quran is that it is the most authentic nature of it which is an open challenge to all those who doubt its authenticity. When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recited Quran to the non-believers, they rejected it by saying it something magic or something, which is created by him. To such people Allah Almighty says in Quran:
“Or do they say, He (Muhammad) has forged it! Say: Bring then a Surah like unto it and call upon whomsoever you can, besides Allah, if you are truthful.” (10:38)
This ayah gives a clear challenge to all those people who doubt the authenticity of Quran and think of it as something forged and fabricated by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it not being the word of Allah. Therefore, Quran from that day to present and till the end of days will stand as an open challenge for all those who doubt it. All such doubters are challenged to produce a single Surah like Quran no matter whichever help they seek and whomever they consult.
It is quite natural that something that is Holy or considered a word of Allah Almighty is to come with prediction of future. Quran is the last Book from Allah Almighty, therefore, it is supposed to come with future predictions that can help the people of the future realize its miraculous nature. Thus, for the people of the time when Quran was revealed and for the people of present and the future, Quran contains predictions, which by far have come to be true and would stay the same in future as well. A few examples pertaining to the miraculous nature of Quran are as follows:
“Alif-Laa,-Meem. The Romans have been defeated. In a land nearby, and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years and on that day, the Muslims will rejoice (celebrate) with the help of Allah.” (30:1-5)
This ayah refers to two predictions. The first one is pertaining to the Romans being defeated by the Persians and then them regaining victory over the Persians after few years. This prediction was made by Quran in Arabia when Romans were fighting the Persians in their territory, however, as per Quranic predictions, Romans first got defeated and after seven years they defeated the Persians which proved the word of Quran to be true. The second prediction in the ayah is Muslim rejoicing the same day when Romans would defeat the Persians. The same happened and when Muslims defeated the Kuffar in the battle of Badr, it was the same day when Romans also defeated Persians.
The second prediction or forecasting of Quran that is worth mentioning is the preservation of the body of Pharaoh. About him, Allah Almighty says in Quran:
“This day shall We save thee in thy body, that thou mayest be a Sign to those who come after thee! But verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!” (10:92)
In this ayah, Allah Almighty tells of an incident that had passed more than a thousand years before Islam and Quran. It was the drowning of Pharaoh in the river Nile. Allah tells that He preserved his body so that he could stand as a sign to those who are heedless and do not listen to the orders of Allah. As per Quranic prediction the mummy of his was discovered a few centuries ago, again asserting the fact that whatever Quran has predicted is true and absolutely true.
The eloquence of Quran, the social, political, economic and religious guidelines it brings, the preservation of it to the very word till present, all are the things that are no less than a miracle and which prove that Quran in itself is a miracle embodiment.