Muslims commonly makes claim about the Quran, which do not exist in reality. Islamists claim that the Quran is inimitable and has unique linguistic features.
It is important to note that the Quran itself doesn’t claim to be a unique example of Arabic literature.
Generally, it is believed that the Quran is the example of all linguistic structures of Arabic. If you carefully read the passages of the Quran, you will find inconsistencies, and will note that it is not in compliance with Arabic grammar.
For example, in Sura 2:177, “wa assabireena" should be “assabiruna”. In Sura 5:69, “sabiuna” should be “sabiina”. Similar errors occur in Sura 7:160, 20:63, 3:39, 4:162, 7:16, 21:3, 22:19, 49:9 and 63:10. The Quran also has incomplete sentences and phrases that have been omitted. This obscures the meaning. Ali Dashti, an Iranian-born Muslim scholar, writes that the Quran contains sentences that are incomplete and not fully intelligible without the aid of the commentaries.
The Quran also contain foreign words, unfamiliar Arabic words, and words used with other than the normal meaning, adjectives and verbs inflected without observance of the concords of gender and number. Imam Suyuti in his Itqan discusses this matter.
If the text of the Quran were so unique, obviously there would have been no need for witnesses, and the text would have been self-authenticating. In fact, we learn that there was quite a big disagreement between the companions of Muhammad about several parts of the Quran.
Ibn Masood, a prominent companion of the prophet, did not accept the first and the last two Suras as being the part of the Quran. So, if the Quran had been unique in terms of its inimitability, Ibn Masood would not have had such reservations. On the other hand, Ubay b. Kab included two extra Suras namly, Al-Hafd and Al-Khal. A version of these Suras, though not part of the present Quran, is still recited in the late evening prayer, ISHA.
If the Quran is unique, then why do some sects of Islam have doubts about part of the Quran? Islamists often rant about the uniqueness and inimitability of the Quran. But the Quran is the only book on the face of the Earth that you cannot understand without the help of the Tafsir (Commentary). The Tafsir is the opinion of the Muffasir (The Commentator). A Muffasir cannot claim that only his Taffsir is authentic.
Often Muslims claims that the best of Arab poets, rhetoricians, linguists of the time failed in reproducing an equivalent of the Quran. These are deliberate attempts to undermine the famous Arab poets. There were so many Arab poets, who rejected the Quran on the basis of linguistic features. One of them was Abdulah-bin-Zubery. He was one of the best poets during Muhammad’s times.
This man was qualified critic of the Quran that the ordinary Arabs were thinking that he had made Muhammad speechless. His poetry was more realistic in Arabic grammar. People clapped their hands on his poetry. We find reference of this in the Quran and the full detail in the commentary. For example, Sura 43:57-58 states that when the son of Mary is quoted as an example, “Behold! the folk laugh out, and say, are our Gods better, or is he? They raise not the objection save for argument. Nay! But they are contentious folk”.
In the history of Ibn Hasham, the reason for the revelation of the above verse has given as below:
The Sura, The Prophets, Verse 98, states: “Lo! Ye (Idolaters) and that which ye worship beside Allah are fuel of hell. There unto ye will come”.
When Muhammad recited this verse in the presence of idolaters, among them Walied ibn Mugharah was present there.
When Zubary came to this Majjles – gathering, Mugharah mentioned to him that Muhammad had said such thing about our Idols. Zubary said, “I swear to Allah, if he had said such thing in front of me, I would have shut his mouth. But you go and ask Muhammad: Is it true that every thing which has been worshiped apart from Allah will be the fuel of hell?” We worship the Angel’s and Jews worship Ezra (Repentance, Verse 30) (probably Isaiah) and Christians worship Jesus the son of Mary.
All the people that were sitting in the meeting were very pleased and clapped their hands on his answer and said (subhan Allah) praise Allah, Zubry has defeated Muhammad in his logic. When people took this message to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, he was completely stunned and puzzled and starts waiting for the new revelation but the revelation did not come until he died.
So, Muhammad and his Allah didn’t and couldn’t provide answers to Zubry. And in frustration and anger, Muhammad aka Allah revealed the above mentioned verse, 43:57-58. I’m sure the Mullahs of this age could give answer to this question!
From the above incident, we can imagine that the Arab poets were very intelligent and they were able to reproduce a lot better linguistic literature then the Quran and they did. As Muhammad gained the political and military power in the Arab world, Muslims started destroying those pre-Islamic literature.
The blind faith and love of Quran forced Muslims not to leave behind the pre-Islamic literature. The fear was prevailing over their minds that if the pre-Islamic literature survived and people would compare this with the Quran, the truth would come out. It would have disgraced the Quran. The Quran was inferior to pre-Islamic literature. Pieces of materials that escaped from the hands of Muslims were not the only treasures of pre-Islamic literature.
Muslims often deny that they did not destroy pre-Islamic Arab literature. What Muslims can tell us about the Christian scholar Warqa Ibn Nufal’s book, 1. Al Katab Al Arby), 2. Hakmit-e-Luqman- The Scripture, 3. The Scripture of Nazar Ibn Harat, 4. Book of Musalma, and 5. The Book of Mutnbey – the King of Arab poets, which was containing 114 (Abrah) Sura and many other poets.
We know from the distorted history of Islam that people mostly ignored Muhammad’s Quran, but as soon the verse of sword was revealed, everything changed.
Those Arab poets were highly qualified in Arabic language and were intelligent, but they were Kafirs. This is understandable why Muslims have destroyed the literature of those Arabs. Even Muslims did not forgive and spare the Mushaafs (Manuscripts) of the Quran, which were different copies of the Quran and they belong to many Suhabas, the companions of Muhammad. Muslims had burned them all.
For example, Ibn Masood, Ibn Kaab, and some Kafir intellectuals Masalama Hanfi, Aswad-e-Aansi. Muslims believe that the Quran is inimitable and incomparable in eloquence, but they cannot see the absurdities and rudeness in Suras like this.
Verses such as 2:166-167 are meaningless garbage, but Muslims find great wisdom in them. The love for the Quran has made them brainless zombies! The Quran, instead of being an inimitable outstanding piece of Arabic literature, is mine of garbage and a curse upon mankind. It is an abomination that will destroy every decent secular achievements of human civilization. And in this drive of destruction, the gullible politically-correct politicians and intellectuals, particularly those on the Left-Marxist axis will aid its blind followers.