By: Maged Taman
When you search and research the Quran you find it a very logical book. But you may say it is not enough information for me to believe it is from God for just being logical. You are right that is why I want you to read first these verses of The Quran:
2:1 Alif. Lam. Mim.
2:2 THIS DIVINE WRIT - let there be no doubt about it is [meant to be] a guidance for all the God-conscious.
ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ (2:2)
2:3 Who believe in [the existence of] that which is beyond the reach of human perception, and are constant in prayer, and spend on others out of what We provide for them as sustenance;
الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ (2:3)
2:4 And who believe in that which has been bestowed from on high upon thee, [O Prophet,] as well as in that which was bestowed before thy time: for it is they who in their innermost are certain of the life to come!
والَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَبِالآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ (2:4)
2:5 It is they who follow the guidance [which comes from their Sustainer; and it is they, they who' shall attain to a happy state!
أُوْلَـئِكَ عَلَى هُدًى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ (2:5)
In the above verses which start by A L M in Arabic letters which tell you that the Quran in your hands is made of these letters, The same the Arab have been using thousands of years and only the Quran can declare attest it is from God. God described those who believe in the Quran as God-Conscious those who believe that the world around them and the human soul inside them attest to creator. They have enough evidences that they accepted the unseen that God would tell them as his existence, Angels, hell and heaven. As a proof to their faith they pray and give money to the poor two of the most important deeds to God. God assert these believers do not only believe on what came to Muhammad but the books of the Bible. He asserts their belief in the day of judgement. So it is simple you need to be ready to believe if convinced and prove your faith with actions. If you do not want and/or not willing to prove your faith, no book will convince you.
Going back to the logic of Quran:
1- The speaker is God, He talks to Muhammad and us.
2- The narrator is God. Who turns from speaking to us to narrating to us when appropriate.
3- The most spoken about in the Quran is God and his attributes.
4- Muhammad name was mentioned only 4 times in the whole Quran.
5- The Quran main topic is faith in God glorifying and having him in our hearts and minds.
6- Muhammad religious life mentioned in Quran and not his personal life except occasionally when God wants to use it for religious purposes.
7- Quran talks a lot about the universe, since it is God creation.
8- The best to make you believe in God is to look around and ask yourself about the creator.
9- The most evident of creation is the sun, the moon, the sky, the day and the night that is why God mention them the most.
10- The most common comparison is between the believers and disbelievers.
11- A third group is the hypocrites who were Muslims and were the worst enemies of Islam. In the same time they are a proof of Islam. Without the enemies of Islam including the hypocrites people today would raise the question if Muhammad and group of Arabs conspired to create the Quran.
12- The Jews and Christians mentioned many times in the Quran which you expect if he is the same God of Abraham.
13- The story of creation mentioned several times including the creation of Adam, Eve and their eternal enemy Satan.
14- The good and evil as eternal struggle mentioned in a lot of verses.
15- The praying to God which is the main way of communication with the creator requires reading of verses of Quran during prayer.
16- The comparison between this life which is short and the afterlife which is far much longer made in many verses.
17- The birth of human which is the most important science related to creation is mentioned accurately in many verses.
18- The sciences of universe particularly space and geology which are the most obvious of creation were mentioned accurately in the verses of the Quran.
19- The human psychology which is important to understand religion is explained well in the Quran. These include the ideas run in one's mind and the human weaknesses.
20- Other sciences touched upon as well.
21- The laws of sharia which close to the laws of Moses is given in the Quran.
22- The most famous story of the Bible the oppression of beno Israel in Egypt and the liberation of God by them was mentioned several times in the Quran. Which is in fact the common story of religion the oppressed believers by the non-believers or hypocrites.
23- The history of religion particularly that of the Bible is mentioned in the Quran.
24- Jesus was mentioned many times in the Quran. He was commonly mentioned as Son of Mary to assert his not son of God. God tell us what this confusion all about. He does not blame Jesus since He know it is Satan who deceived people again. Muslims are clearly pro-Christ.
25- The message of the Quran was completed before Muhammad death.
26- Quran does not demand you to believe in most part but it invites you to believe. For stone hearted it warns them of the hell of fire. For those who look for a good deal it invites them to the enjoyment of faith and of afterlife.
27- The Quran invites you to dispute it, I do not recall any book did that over human history.
28- The violence, wars and terror in the Quran in some verses do not agree with other verses of beauty of creation in the Quran. The problem is us not the Quran, it is like the old testament wars and violence against the killers and oppressors. Most of time wars in the world were and are for domination and economic reasons. God wants for us peace, Justice and living according to his commandments, the same Jesus was sent for.
29- The very rare doubt of Muhammad of the Quran God answer it to him and us.
30- Quran answers all questions and accusations that it is Muhammad creation, paranoid thoughts, collected poems, Satanic inspirations....
31- Quran is a speech that is concise and in few words you get great meanings. One of its teaching purposes is to incite you to read it and study. Thus to understand Justice of God you collect all verses of Justice in Quran and you find the firm principals of Justice.
32- The wording and speech is different from that of humans.
33- The statements about wisdom, religion and knowledge are both accurate and magnificent.