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Re: Koran phrases appear on Russian baby's skin
By:Umar
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 3:06 pm

Br. Arif,

Depends on what the definition of a miracle is. If it’s Kapil’s Devils lifting the ’83 World Cup against all odds, yes, it was a miracle. Or Ryan Giggs’ slaughter of Arsenal’s defense en route his extra time goal for Manchester United in the ’99 FA Cup semifinal: for a diehard Arsenal fan like me, the goal was heart wrenching, but it was a miracle nonetheless. Norman Mailer called James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” a miracle. And certainly, a miracle it was. My uncle, debilitated by polio, being admitted to an inferior school because he couldn’t walk to the better school (and his parents couldn’t afford the rickshaw fare), but still growing up to be a widely respected newspaper editor: that’s a miracle from which I take daily inspiration.

Miracles are humankind’s extraordinary achievements, accomplished by developing her “self”, and guiding herself towards that achievement with unerring determination and hard work.

On the other hand, events like a baby’s recitation of the Qur’an by heart, or Qur’anic verses mysteriously appearing on a child’s skin, or a human’s metamorphosis into a lizard because he took a false oath on the Qur’an, are hoaxes and not miracles.

In the same breath, Allah doesn’t need to prove His majesty by resorting to illusions better suited to David Copperfield. If He did feel that need, he would have provided ample miracles in the Prophet’s time itself, when the unbelievers were demanding such miracles from Muhammad bin Abdullah. If Allah didn’t do it at the most crucial juncture in the history of man, He certainly doesn’t need to do it now.

Additionally, Allah doesn’t amend or break His physical and moral laws once He has prescribed them. Consequently, all the “miracles” mentioned in the Qur’an have a sound rational explanation to them. Sir Syed, Chiragh Ali, Tamanna Imadi, GA Parwez, and Dr. Shabbir (in historical order) have substantiated this excellently. Our historians blindly copied Biblical texts and Aesop’s Fables to make it seem like the Qur’an endorsed the Bible authors’ flights of fantasy, and that’s where the entire problem began.

But why am I explaining this to a brilliant person such as you? Was yours a trick question? :D

Kind regards,
Umar

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Koran phrases appear on Russian baby's skin
Umar -- Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 4:33 pm
Re: Koran phrases appear on Russian baby's skin
Arif Shamim -- Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 7:56 am
Re: Koran phrases appear on Russian baby's skin
Umar -- Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 3:06 pm
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Arif Shamim -- Thursday, 22 October 2009, 7:30 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 8:22 am
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UmeAimon -- Thursday, 22 October 2009, 7:54 am
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Waqas Raja -- Thursday, 22 October 2009, 9:15 am
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Friday, 23 October 2009, 7:23 am
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Dr. Shabbir -- Saturday, 24 October 2009, 2:53 pm