QUR’AN PLAGIARIZED FROM THE BIBLE:
Is it not true that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has copied the
Qur’an from the Bible?
Many critics allege that Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) himself was
not the author of the Qur’an but he learnt it and/or
plagiarised (copied or adapted) it from other human sources or
from previous scriptures or revelations. Some of these
allegations (and the rebuttal) are as follows:
1. MUHUMMAD LEARNT THE QUR’AN FROM A ROMAN BLACKSMITH WHO
WAS A CHRISTIAN
Some Pagans accused the Prophet of learning the Qur’an
from a Roman Blacksmith, who was a Christian staying at the
outskirts of Makkah. The Prophet very often used to go and
watch him do his work. A revelation of the Qur’an was
sufficient to dismiss this charge - the Qur’an says in Surah
An-Nahl chapter 16 verse 103: "We know indeed that they say,
‘It is a man that teaches him,’ The tongue of him they
wickedly point to is notably foreign, while this is Arabic,
pure and clear." [Al-Qur’an 16:103]
How could a person whose mother tongue was foreign and could
hardly speak little but of poor broken Arabic be the source of
the Qur’an which is pure, eloquent, fine Arabic? To believe
that the blacksmith taught the Prophet the Qur’an is some what
similar to believing that a Chinese immigrant to England, who
did not know proper English, taught Shakespeare.
2. MUHUMMAD (PBUH) LEARNT FROM WARAQA - THE RELATIVE OF
Muhummad’s (pbuh) contacts with the Jewish and Christian
Scholars were very limited. The most prominent Christian known
to him was an old blind man called Waraqa ibn-Naufal who was a
relative of the Prophet’s first wife Khadijah (r.a.). Although
of Arab descent, he was a convert to Christianity and was very
well versed with the New Testament. The Prophet only met him
twice, first when Waraqa was worshipping at the Kaaba (before
the Prophetic Mission) and he kissed the Prophet’s forehead
affectionately; the second occasion was when the Prophet went
to meet Waraqa after receiving the first revelation. Waraqa
died three years later and the revelation continued for about
23 years. It is ridiculous to assume that Waraqa was the
source of the contents of the Qur’an.
3. PROPHET’S RELIGIOUS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE JEWS AND
is true that the Prophet did have religious discussions with
the Jews and Christians but they took place in Madinah more
than 13 years after the revelation of the Qur’an had started.
The allegation that these Jews and Christians were the source
is perverse, since in these discussions Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
was performing the roles of a teacher and of a preacher while
inviting them to embrace Islam and pointing out that they had
deviated from their true teachings of Monotheism. Several of
these Jews and Christians later embraced Islam.
4. THE PROPHET LEARNT THE QUR’AN FROM THOSE JEWS AND
CHRISTIANS THAT HE MET OUTSIDE ARABIA
historical records available show that Muhummad (pbuh) had
made only three trips outside Makkah before his Prophethood:
At the age of 9 he accompanied his mother to Madinah.
Between the age of 9 and 12, he accompanied his uncle Abu-Talib
on a business trip to Syria.
At the age of 25 he led Khadija’s Caravan to Syria.
It is highly imaginary to assume that the Qur’an resulted from
the occasional chats and meetings with the Christians or Jews
from any of the above three trips.
5. LOGICAL GROUNDS TO PROVE THAT THE PROPHET DID NOT LEARN THE
QUR’AN FROM JEWS OR CHRISTIANS
day-to-day life of the Prophet was an open book for all to
see. In fact a revelation came asking people to give the
Prophet (pbuh) privacy in his own home. If the Prophet had
been meeting people who told him what to say as a revelation
from God, this would not have been hidden for very long.
The extremely prominent Quraish nobles who followed the
Prophet and accepted Islam were wise and intelligent men who
would have easily noticed anything suspicious about the way in
which the Prophet brought the revelations to them - more so
since the Prophetic mission lasted 23 years.
The enemies of the Prophet kept a close watch on him in order
to find proof for their claim that he was a liar - they could
not point out even a single instance when the Prophet may have
had a secret rendezvous with particular Jews and Christians.
It is inconceivable that any human author of the Qur’an would
have accepted a situation in which he received no credit
whatsoever for originating the Qur’an.
Thus, historically and logically it cannot be established that
there was a human source for the Qur’an.
6. MUHUMMAD (PBUH) WAS AN ILLITERATE
theory that Muhummad (pbuh) authored the Qur’an or copied from
other sources can be disproved by the single historical fact
that he was illiterate.
Allah testifies Himself in the Qur’an. In Surah Al-Ankabut
chapter no.29 verse 48: "And thou was not (able) to recite a
Book before this (Book came), nor art thou (able) to
transcribe it with thy right hand: in that case, indeed, would
the talkers of vanities have doubted." [Al-Qur’an 29:48]
Allah (swt) knew that many would doubt the authenticity of the
Qur’an and would ascribe it to Prophet Muhummad (pbuh).
Therefore Allah in His Divine Wisdom chose the last and final
Messenger to be an ‘Ummi’, i.e. unlettered, so that the
talkers of vanity would not then have the slightest
justification to doubt the Prophet. The accusation of his
enemies that he had copied the Qur’an from other sources and
rehashed it all in a beautiful language might have carried
some weight, but even this flimsy pretence has been deprived
to the unbeliever and the cynic.
Allah reconfirms in the Qur’an in Surah Al A’raf chapter 7
verse 157: "Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered
Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures) in
the Law and the Gospel"
The prophecy of coming of the unlettered Prophet (pbuh) is
also mentioned in the Bible in the book of Isaiah chapter 29
verse 12.: "And the book is delivered to him that is not
learned." [Isaiah 29:12]
The Qur’an testifies in no less than four different places
that the Prophet (pbuh) was illiterate. It is also mentioned
in Surah A’raf chapter 7 verse 158 and in Surah Al-Jumu’a
chapter 62 verse 2.
7. ARABIC VERSION OF THE BIBLE WAS NOT PRESENT
Arabic version of the Bible was not present at the time of
Prophet Muhummad (pbuh). The earliest Arabic version of the
Old Testament is that of R. Saadias Gaon of 900 C.E. - more
than 250 years after the death of our beloved Prophet. The
oldest Arabic version of the new Testament was published by
Erpenius in 1616 C.E. - about a thousand years after the
demise of our Prophet.
8. SIMILARITIES IN THE QUR’AN AND THE BIBLE DUE TO COMMON
Similarities between the Qur’an and the Bible does not
necessarily mean that the former has been copied from the
latter. In fact it gives evidence that both of them are based
on a common third source; all divine revelations came from the
same source - the one universal God. No matter what human
changes were introduced into some of these Judeo-Christian and
other older religious scriptures that had distorted their
originality, there are some areas that have remained free from
distortion and thus are common to many religions.
It is true that there are some similar parallels between the
Qur’an and the Bible but this is not sufficient to accuse
Muhummad (pbuh) of compiling or copying from the Bible. The
same logic would then also be applicable to teachings of
Christianity and Judaism and thus one could wrongly claim that
Jesus (pbuh) was not a genuine Prophet (God forbid) and that
he simply copied from the Old Testament.
The similarities between the two signify a common source that
is one true God and the continuation of the basic message of
monotheism and not that the later prophets have plagiarised
from the previous prophets.
If someone copies during an examination he will surely not
write in the answer sheet that he has copied from his
neighbour or Mr. XYZ. Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) gave due respect
and credit to all the previous prophets (pbut). The Qur’an
also mentions the various revelations given by Almighty God to
9. MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN THE TAURAH, ZABOOR, INJEEL AND QUR’AN
Four revelations of Allah (swt) are mentioned by name in the
Qur’an: the Taurah, the Zaboor, the Injeel and the Qur’an.
Taurah, the revelation i.e. the Wahi given to Moosa (a. s.)
i.e. Moses (pbuh).
Zaboor, the revelation i.e. the Wahi given to Dawood (a.s.)
i.e. David (pbuh).
Injeel, the revelation i.e. the Wahi given to Isa (A.S.) ie.
‘Al-Qur’an’, the last and final Wahi i.e. revelation given to
the last and final Messenger Muhammad (pbuh).
It is an article of faith for every Muslim to believe in all
the Prophets of God and all revelations of God. However, the
present day Bible has the first five books of the Old
Testament attributed to Moses and the Psalms attributed to
David. Moreover the New Testament or the four Gospels of the
New Testament are not the Taurah, the Zaboor or the Injeel,
which the Qur’an refers to. These books of the present day
Bible may partly contain the word of God but these books are
certainly not the exact, accurate and complete revelations
given to the prophets.
The Qur’an presents all the different prophets of Allah as
belonging to one single brotherhood; all had a similar
prophetic mission and the same basic message. Because of this,
the fundamental teachings of the major faiths cannot be
contradictory, even if there has been a considerable passage
of time between the different prophetic missions, because the
source of these missions was one: Almighty God, Allah. This is
why the Qur’an says that the differences which exist between
various religions are not the responsibility of the prophets,
but of the followers of these prophets who forgot part of what
they had been taught, and furthermore, misinterpreted and
changed the scriptures. The Qur’an cannot therefore be seen as
a scripture which competes with the teachings of Moses, Jesus
and the other prophets. On the contrary, it confirms,
completes and perfects the messages that they brought to their
Another name for the Qur’an is the ‘The Furqan’ which means
the criteria to judge the right from the wrong, and it is on
the basis of the Qur’an that we can decipher which part of the
previous scriptures can be considered to be the word of God.
10. SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON BETWEEN QUR’AN AND BIBLE
you glance through the Bible and the Qur’an you may find
several points which appear to be exactly the same in both of
them, but when you analyse them closely, you realise that
there is a difference of ‘chalk and cheese’ between them. Only
based on historical details it is difficult for someone who is
neither conversant with Christianity or Islam to come to a
firm decision as to which of the scriptures is true; however
if you verify the relevant passages of both the scriptures
against scientific knowledge, you will yourself realize the
Creation of the Universe in Six Days
As per the Bible, in the first book of Genesis in Chapter One,
the universe was created in six days and each day is defined
as a twenty-four hours period. Even though the Qur’an mentions
that the universe was created in six ‘Ayyaams’, ‘Ayyaam’ is
the plural of years; this word has two meanings: firstly, it
means a standard twenty-four hours period i.e. a day, and
secondly, it also means stage, period or epoch which is a very
long period of time.
When the Qur’an mentions that the universe was created in six
‘Ayyaams’, it refers to the creation of the heavens and the
earth in six long periods or epochs; scientists have no
objection to this statement. The creation of the universe has
taken billions of years, which proves false or contradicts the
concept of the Bible which states that the creation of the
Universe took six days of twenty-four hour durations each.
Sun Created After the Day
The Bible says in chapter 1, verses 3-5, of Genesis that the
phenomenon of day and night was created on the first day of
creation of the Universe by God. The light circulating in the
universe is the result of a complex reaction in the stars;
these stars were created according to the Bible (Genesis
chapter 1 verse 14 to 19) on the fourth day. It is illogical
to mention the result that is the light (the phenomenon of day
and night) was created on the first day of Creation when the
cause or source of the light was created three days later.
Moreover the existence of evening and morning as elements of a
single day is only conceivable after the creation of the earth
and its rotation around the sun. In contrast with the contents
of the Bible on this issue, the Qur’an does not give any
unscientific sequence of Creation. Hence it is absolutely
absurd to say that Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) copied the passages
pertaining to the creation of the universe from the Bible but
missed out this illogical and fantastic sequence of the Bible.
Creation of the Sun, The Earth and the Moon
According to the Bible, Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verses 9
to 13, the earth was created on the third day, and as per
verses 14 to 19, the sun and the moon were created on the
fourth day. The earth and the moon emanated, as we know, from
their original star, the Sun. Hence to place the creation of
the sun and the moon after the creation of the earth is
contrary to the established idea about the formation of the
Vegetation Created on the third day and Sun on the fourth day
According to the Bible, Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verses
11-13, vegetation was created on the third day along with
seed-bearing grasses, plants and trees; and further on as per
verses 14-19, the sun was created on the fourth day. How is it
scientifically possible for the vegetation to have appeared
without the presence of the sun, as has been stated in the
If Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) was indeed the author of the Qur’an
and had copied its contents from the Bible, how did he manage
to avoid the factual errors that the Bible contains? The
Qur’an does not contain any statements which are incompatible
with scientific facts.
The Sun and the Moon both Emit light
According to the Bible both the sun and the moon emit their
own light. In the Book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 16
says:"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule
the day, and the lesser light to rule the night".
Science tells us today that the moon does not have its own
light. This confirms the Qur’anic concept that the light of
the moon is a reflected light. To think that 1400 years ago,
Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) corrected these scientific errors in
the Bible and then copied such corrected passages in the
Qur’an is to think of something impossible.
11. ADAM (PBUH), THE FIRST MAN ON EARTH, LIVED 5,800 YEARS AGO
per the genealogy of Jesus Christ given in the Bible, from
Jesus through Abraham (pbuh) to the first man on earth i.e.
Adam (pbuh), Adam appeared on the earth approximately 5800
1948 years between Adam (pbuh) and Abraham (pbuh)
Approximately 1800 years between Abraham (pbuh) and Jesus (pbuh)
2000 years from Jesus (pbuh) till today
These figures are further confused by the fact that the Jewish
calendar is currently on or about 5800 years old.
There is sufficient evidence from archaeological and
anthropological sources to suggest that the first human being
on earth was present tens of thousands of years ago and not
merely 5,800 years ago as is suggested by the Bible.
The Qur’an too speaks about Adam (pbuh) as the first man on
earth but it does not suggest any date or period of his life
on earth, unlike the Bible - what the Bible says in this
regard is totally incompatible with science.
12. NOAH (PBUH) AND THE FLOOD
Biblical description of the flood in Genesis chapter 6, 7 and
8 indicates that the deluge was universal and it destroyed
every living thing on earth, except those present with Noah (pbuh)
in the ark. The description suggests that the event took place
1656 years after the creation of Adam (pbuh) or 292 years
before the birth of Abraham, at a time when Noah (pbuh) was
600 years old. Thus the flood may have occurred in the 21st or
22nd Century B.C.
This story of the flood, as given in the Bible, contradicts
scientific evidence from archaelogical sources which indicate
that the eleventh dynasty in Egypt and the third dynasty in
Babylonia were in existence without any break in civilisation
and in a manner totally unaffected by any major calamity which
may have occurred in the 21st century B.C. This contradicts
the Biblical story that the whole world had been immersed in
the flood water. In contrast to this, the Qur’anic
presentation of the story of Noah and the flood does not
conflict with scientific evidence or archaeological data;
firstly, the Qur’an does not indicate any specific date or
year of the occurance of that event, and secondly, according
to the Qur’an the flood was not a universal phenomenon which
destroyed complete life on earth. In fact the Qur’an
specifically mentions that the flood was a localised event
only involving the people of Noah.
It is illogical to assume that Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) had
borrowed the story of the flood from the Bible and corrected
the mistakes before mentioning it in the Qur’an.
13. MOSES (PBUH) AND PHARAOH OF THE EXODUS
story of Moses (pbuh) and the Pharaoh of the Exodus are very
much identical in the Qur’an and the Bible. Both scriptures
agree that the Pharaoh drowned when he tried to pursue Moses (pbuh)
and led the Israelites across a stretch of water that they
crossed. The Qur’an gives an additional piece of information
in Surah Yunus chapter 10 verse 92: "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!" [Al-Qur’an 10:92]
Dr. Maurice Bucaille, after a thorough research proved that
although Rameses II was known to have persecuted the
Israelites as per the Bible, he actually died while Moses (pbuh)
was taking refuge in Median. Rameses II’s son Merneptah who
succeeded him as Pharaoh drowned during the exodus. In 1898,
the mummified body of Merneptah was found in the valley of
Kings in Egypt. In 1975, Dr. Maurice Bucaille with other
doctors received permission to examine the Mummy of Merneptah,
the findings of which proved that Merneptah probably died from
drowning or a violent shock which immediately preceeded the
moment of drowning. Thus the Qur’anic verse that we shall save
his body as a sign, has been fulfilled by the Pharaohs’ body
being kept at the Royal Mummies room in the Egyptian Museum in
This verse of the Qur’an compelled Dr. Maurice Bucaille, who
was a Christian then, to study the Qur’an. He later wrote a
book ‘The Bible, the Qur’an and Science’, and confessed that
the author of the Qur’an can be no one else besides God
Himself. Thus he embraced Islam.
14. QUR’AN IS A BOOK FROM ALLAH
These evidences are sufficient to conclude that the Qur’an was
not copied from the Bible, but that the Qur’an is the Furqaan
- ‘the Criteria’ to judge right from wrong and it should be
used to decipher which portion of the Bible may be considered
as the Word of God.
The Qur’an itself testifies in Surah Sajda chapter 32 verse 1
to 3: Alif Laam Meem. (This is) the revelation of the Book in
which there is no doubt – from the Lord of the Worlds. Or do
they say, ‘He has forged it’? Nay, it is the Truth from thy
Lord, that thou mayest admonish a people to whom no warner has
come before thee: in order that they may receive guidance."
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARY AND MIRIAM
It is mentioned in your Qur’an that Mary was the sister of
Aaron (pbuh). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who wrote the Qur’an did
not know the difference between Miriam the sister of Aaron (pbuh)
and Mary the Mother of Jesus (pbuh), the time span between
both of them was about a thousand years.
1. IN THE SEMITIC LANGUAGES SISTER ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT
The Qur’an mentions in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 verses
27-28: "At length she brought the (babe) to her people,
carrying him (in her arms). They said: ‘O Mary! Truly an
amazing thing hast thou brought! O sister of Aaron! Thy father
was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!’" [Al-Qur’an
Christian missionaries say that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did
not know the difference between Mary the mother of Jesus (pbuh)
and Miriam the sister of Aaron (pbuh). The time span between
both was more than a thousand years.
In the Arabic construction of the sentence, sister is also
considered as a descendant. Thus, when the people said to
Mary, Ukhta Haroon i.e. ‘sister of Aaron’ it actually means
descendant of Aaron (pbuh).
2. SON ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT
It is mentioned in the Gospel of Mathew, Chapter 1 verse
1: "Jesus Christ, the son of David,..." [Mathew 1:1]
Gospel of Luke Chapter 3, verse 23: "And Jesus himself began
to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the
son of Joseph..." [Luke 3:23]
DID JESUS (PBUH) HAVE TWO FATHERS?
What do you call a person who has two fathers? The
explanation of the phrase that Jesus (pbuh) was the son of
David (pbuh), is that Jesus (pbuh) was a descendant of David (pbuh).
‘Son’, here means a descendant.
JESUS (PBUH) DID NOT DIE
Is it not true that your Qur’an mentions in Surah Maryam,
Chapter 19 verse 33 that Jesus (pbuh) died and was
JESUS (PBUH) SAID, "THE DAY THAT I DIE", NOT "THE DAY THAT
It is mentioned in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 verse 33: "So
Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die and the
Day that I shall be raised up to life (again)". [Al-Qur’an
The Qur’an mentions that Jesus (pbuh) said "Peace is on me the
Day I was born, the day that I die". It is not stated "the day
that I died". It is in the future tense and not in the past
1. JESUS (PBUH) WAS RAISED UP ALIVE
The Qur’an further says in Surah Nisa, Chapter 4 verse
157-158: "That they said (in boast), ‘We killed Jesus Christ
the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah’ – But they killed him
not, Nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them,
and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no
(certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a
surety they killed him not – Nay, Allah raised him up unto
Himself; and Allah is exalted in Power, Wise." [Al-Qur’an
JESUS IS "A WORD" OF ALLAH AND A
"SPIRIT" FROM ALLAH
Does not your Qur’an mention that Jesus is Kalimatullah –"The
Word of Allah (swt)", as well as Ruhullah – "The Spirit of
Allah", indicating his Divinity?
1. JESUS (PBUH) "IS A WORD FROM ALLAH" NOT "THE
WORD OF ALLAH"
The Qur’an mentions in Surah Ali ‘Imran Chapter 3 verse 45:
"Behold! The angels said: O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad
tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus. The
son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter
and of (the company of) those Nearest to Allah. [Al-Qur’an
Jesus (pbuh) is referred in the Qur’an as a word from Allah
and not as ‘the word of Allah’.
"A word" of Allah means a message of Allah. If a person is
referred to as "a word" from Allah, it means that he is a
Messenger or a Prophet of Allah.
2. THE TITLE OF A PROPHET (PBUH) DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT
EXCLUSIVELY BELONGS TO THAT PROPHET (PBUH)
Different titles are given to different prophets (pbut).
Whenever a title is given to a prophet (pbuh), it does not
necessarily mean that the other prophets do not have the same
characteristic or quality. For e.g. Prophet Abraham (pbuh) is
referred to in the Qur’an as Khaleelullah, a friend of Allah.
This does not indicate that all the other Prophets (pbuh) were
not the friends of Allah. Prophet Moses (pbuh) is referred to
in the Qur’an as Kaleemullah, indicating that God spoke to
him. This does not mean that God did not speak to others.
Similarly when Jesus (pbuh) is referred to in the Qur’an as
Kalimatullah, "a word from Allah", it does not mean that the
other Prophets were not "the word," of Allah.
3. JOHN THE BAPTIST (PBUH) IS ALSO CALLED "A WORD" OF ALLAH
Yahya (pbuh) i.e. John the Baptist (pbuh) is also referred
to in the Qur’an as Kalimatullah i.e. a word of Allah in Surah
Ali ‘Imran, Chapter 3, verses 38-39: "There did Zakariya Pray
to his Lord, saying: "O my Lord! Grant unto me from Thee a
progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth prayer!
While he was standing in prayer in the chamber, the angels
called unto him: "Allah doth give thee glad tidings of Yahya,
witnessing the truth of a Word from Allah, and (be besides)
noble, chaste, and a Prophet – of the (goodly) company of the
righteous." [Al-Qur’an 3:39]
4. JESUS (PBUH) REFERRED AS RUHULLAH – A SPIRIT OF ALLAH
Jesus (pbuh) also never referred to as Ruhullah "a spirit
of Allah" but as a spirit from Allah in Surah Nisa Chapter 4
verse 171: "O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your
religion: nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Jesus Christ
the son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah, And
His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding
from Him: so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not
‘Trinity’: desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One
God: glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son.
To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And
enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs." [Al-Qur’an 4:171]
5. SPIRIT OF ALLAH IS BREATHED IN EVERY HUMAN BEING
A spirit from Allah does not indicate that Jesus (pbuh) is
God. The Qur’an mentions in several places that Allah breathed
into the human beings "His Spirit" in Surah Al-Hijr, chapter
15 verse 29 in Surah Sajdah, chapter 32 verse 9. Surah Al Hijr
Chapter 15 verse 29: "When I have fashioned him (in due
proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down
in obeisance unto him." [Al-Qur’an 15:29]
Surah Sajdah Chapter 32 verse 9: "But He fashioned him in due
proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And
He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling
(and understanding): little thanks do ye give!" [Al-Qur’an
IS NOT THE QUR’AN WRITTEN BY SATAN?
The Qur’an is not the Word of God but on the contrary the
handiwork of Satan.
In reply to a similar allegation put forward by the
pagans of Makkah, that the prophet (pbuh) received the
revelations from Satan, the following verses were revealed:
Surah Waqiah, chapter 56 verses 77-80: "That this is indeed
A Qur’an most honourable, In a Book well-guarded, Which none
shall touch But those who are clean: A Revelation from the
Lord of the Worlds."
Kitabim Maknoon means a book well guarded or a protected book,
referring to Lauh-e-Mahfooz in the heaven, which none shall
touch except the Mutahhareen. i.e. those who do not have any
uncleanliness or impurity or evil like sin. This refers to the
angels. The satan is absolutely prohobited.
Thus since it is impossible for satan to come anywhere close
to it or touch it, the question of him writing the verses of
the Glorious Qur’an does not arise. It is further mentioned in
Surah Shura, chapter 26 verse 210-212: "No evil ones have
brought Down this (Revelation): It would neither suit them Nor
would they be able (To produce it). Indeed they have been
removed Far from even (a chance of) Hearing it."
Many people have a wrong concept of satan. They think that
satan can probably do everything, except a couple of things
that God can do. According to them, satan is slightly below
God in power. Since the people do not want to accept that the
Qur’an is a miraculous revelation, they say that it is satan’s
If satan would have written the Qur’an, he would not have
mentioned in the same Qur’an in Surah Nahl, chapter 16 verse
no. 98: "When thou does read The Qur’an, seek Allah’s
protection from Satan the Rejected One." Is this how you feel
satan would write a book? Does he tell you; "Before you read
my book ask God to save you from me?" There are several verses
in the Qur’an which will give enough evidence that satan is
not the author of the Qur’an.
In Surah Al Aaraf chapter 7 verse 200: "If a suggestion from
Satan assail your (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He hears
and knows (all things).
Why would satan tell his followers, that whenever he gives any
suggestions to them, they should seek refuge in Allah (swt) to
whom he is an avowed enemy.
In Surah Baqarah, chapter 2 verse 168: "O ye people! Eat of
what is on earth, lawful and good; and do not follow the
footsteps of the Evil one, For he is to you an avowed enemy."
In Surah Yasin, chapter 36 verse 60: "Did I not enjoin on you,
O ye children of Adam, that ye should not worship Satan; for
that he was to you an enemy avowed?"
Satan is intelligent, no wonder that he can put this idea into
the minds of people that he himself wrote the Qur’an. Compared
to Almighty God, Satan is insignificant, and Allah (swt) is
far more intelligent. He knows satan’s evil intentions and
hence no wonder that He has given the reader of the Qur’an
several proofs to show that Qur’an is God’s word, and not
The Bible mentions in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 3, verses
24-26: "And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that
kingdom cannot stand." "And if a house be divided against
itself, that house cannot stand." "And if Satan rise up
against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an