HOW TO BELIEVE IN THE QUR’AN and PROPHECY OF MOHAMMED?
A child was born in the province of Mecca. His grandfather called him Mohammed. His father Abdullah had died three months before he was born. This half-orphan child was being grown up under the care of Abd al-Muttalib, his grandfather, along with Amina, his mother. When he turned six, his mother passed away as well. Now he was orphaned from both sides. He spent his days taking care of the camels, orchards, and vegetable gardens of his grandfather. Subsequent to decease of his grandfather, he remained under the care of his uncle Abu Talib …
He never left the city where he was born and led his life before the eyes of all. His contemporaries knew well about his birth and each stage of his growing-up. He was one of them. He never went to school and never took classes like grammar, literature, history, law, sociology, and pedagogy from anyone. He was never interested in the Jews and the Christians around him and in their religions and cultures. Everyone witnessed this. He had been a very clever, honest, moral, industrious, and reliable lad.
When he was twenty five, he married to Khadijah, one of the rich widows of the town. He was happily married and had six children from this marriage. He managed the commercial affairs of Khadijah.
When he turned forty, he suddenly started to utter words that were perfectly compliant with the rules of grammar; literary in the manner that can astonish all the literary persons; bearing the utmost level law, history, philosophy, and sociology knowledge and principles; and oriented to enlightenment and happiness of all the societies, without any contradiction and incongruity.
Everyone was surprised. He was asked how this took place. He could not explain how it happened. He only answered, “These are revealed to me; they are imprinted into my mind by a power I don’t know of. And I just put them into words.”
Despite some people who believed in him as a result of their reliance on his identity and personality, majority of the people of that time did not; and they denied him, started to look for the domestic and foreign mentors who, they think, were backing him. They started to observe him. They controlled him for months and years. But, there was no domestic and foreign person behind Mohammed, who could teach all these to him. In that age, none of the denizens of the region knew what he communicated; and hence, they could not teach them.
This man was not asking for any fee in return of what he taught or what he would teach and spending his taintless personality for the sake of his cause, for humanity.
The name of those miraculous sets of knowledge revealed to him (in terms of content and structure) was Qur’an.
It was of course impossible for a person who had never known a book (grammar, literature), belief (religion; law, philosophy, history, sociology, pedagogy) until that period of his life to make up the knowledge called Qur’an.
In the literature of “religion,” such persons subject to revelation are called “Rasul (Messenger) or Nabi (Prophet).”
However, believing that the Qur’an is the Book of Truth without analyzing it and that Mohammed is a prophet without studying his past, identity, personality, and the stages of his communication of the Qur’an, is not sufficient to make persons “convinced believers.” Hence, it must be observed that a Mohammed who had such features before being subject to the revelations cannot communicate a scripture like the Qur’an, which contains many sets of universal knowledge and many principles that are not debatable regarding social life, to the people by himself or by taking classes from others. A way to do this is the thorough scrutiny and comprehension of the Qur’an because the availability of some scientific realities that were found in the 20th century is sufficient that such Scripture cannot be provided by a person. In addition, the Qur’an is a perfect admonition and law book. For example, it stated acquiring slaves does not befit humans in the 600s and rejected this inhuman application (law book); brought its believers to the age of maturity thanks to the most accurate ways it had shown (psychology, philosophy, logic; a morality book); and stated that the societies that fail to take corrective actions, to recommend each other the truth (righteousness, justice), and assiduous working (while doing it) will be subject to loss (sociology book). There are moral agreements in terms of them and other admonitions in the Qur’an regarding the fact that they cannot be qualified as “outdated” despite passing of 14 centuries and that they will not be old fashioned until the end of humanity.
As a result, it will be seen through in-depth scrutiny and comprehension of the Qur’an that this Scripture was sent down only by a Unique Creator, Allah; and Mohammed is a messenger elected and assigned for the communication of this perfect book to the humanity by Allah.