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Miraculous Nature of the Language of the Qur’an: The Case of the Missing “And”

DR.PASHA | June 16, 2016 | Section: Articles | 513 reads

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Miraculous Nature of the Language of the Qur’an:
The Case of the Missing “And

Dr. Pasha

(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time!
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And which One Does Not?)

People, correct me if I am wrong. 

There is any number of places in the Qur’an where Allah’s one name is coupled with another. 

When I say name, I am referring to God’s attributive names -- like the Most Generous; the Most Forgiving; and so on.

For, Allah’s name is Allah (Ismudh-Dhaat) and every other name of God we have in the Qur’an refers to God’s attributes and qualities -- Sifaat.

And there are other names of God -- Attributive Names -- that are not cataloged in the Qur’an.

And each and everyone of these things is most miraculous in its own right.

But what leaves me speechless with wonder is how, at least in most cases, the conjunction “and” is missing from these constructions that combine one name of Allah with another. 

The Arabic equivalent for “and” is the letter “Waawu” of the Arabic alphabet -- 27th letter, I think it is.

And this conjunctive letter Waawu is conspicuous, not by its presence where logic and grammar would indicate it must be present. But by its absence.

And almost uniformly so -- that is practically in every one of these cases, if my memory serves me right.

Or at least in most cases, let me put it that way.

Here is an easy check for all of you to do. Go find where the Qur’an mentions the word Rahmaan. Then see if the Qur’an in the same sequence also mentions Raheem.

And then check to see if these two names of Allah are separated by an “and” -- the conjunction Waawu.

Again, if my memory serves me right, there is not a single place in the Qur’an where Ar-Rahmaan is joined to Ar-Raheem using a Waawu!

That means it is always -- that is what I seem to remember --Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem

And never, not even once, if, again, I remember it right, Ar-Rahmaan War Raheem!

So, if what I am saying is true, and I am quite confident it is, can you find another event in life that could be more amazing -- more jaw dropping as they may say -- than this?

Shouldn’t you be asking: 

  1. How many times was the Qur’an edited and revised to produce this level of consistency of expression?
  2. And just who precisely did the revising and editing and proofreading?

And if you answer by saying, “Why, Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) of course!” Then I would say that this is perhaps the most foolish answer anyone can give.

For, the man, Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), could neither read nor write. That is a firmly established historical verity -- fact.

So, what accounts for this consistency of language in the Qur’an?

Most plausible and meaningful answer has to be: The fact that this Qur’an is from Allah.

As a result, this consistency of the language of the Qur’an is a strong argument in favor of the divine nature and origin of the Qur’an.

Congratulate yourself! Pat yourself on the back! Shake your own hand if you want!

For, you have just witnessed a most powerful divine miracle with your own bare eyes!





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