I have a question regarding the miracles of the Quraan and Prophet Muhammad (saw). It is generally stated by scholars that the miracle of a prophet was relevant to the society at the time. The miracle would confirm the prophet’s truthfulness by virtue of its overwhelming superiority over the pinnacle of the people’s own achievements. Thus we see that Prophet Musa’s (as) miracles challenged the top magicians of his time, Prophet Isa’s (as) miracles challenged the top physicians of his time, and Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) main miracle (the Qur’an) challenged the Arabs’ claim of mastery over their language. However, the previous prophets were designated for a specific people or a specific time while Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) prophethood was designated for all peoples and all times to come. Thus, one would think that Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) miracles should bear relevance to today’s society and should challenge the heights of accomplishment of today’s society. This is especially significant since the majority of the people today are not Arabs and cannot realize the miraculous nature of the Arabic of the Qur’an. Since my knowledge of the Qur’an is not much more than reading the translation (I use the one that you worked on), I am hoping you can answer this question of the miracles of the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (saw) as can be seen and understood in the context of this day and age. I know this is a detailed subject but I am hoping you can give me some answers or at least refer me to some books to read?
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