Islam and Miracles
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Many apologists claim that the Qur'an contains information that could not have been known to people at the time the Qur'an was created, and that it contains within its pages many other miracles.
Scientific miracles are claims that the Quran talks about things that weren't known 1400 years ago and therefore Muhammad couldn't be the author of the Quran. Usually after science discovers something new, promoters of "scientific miracles" re-interpret some vague Quranic verse and claim that this was predicted in the Quran. Although the Quran supposedly had this knowledge before it was discovered, for some reason, no Muslim derived these facts from the Quran before those facts were discovered by science.
Word Count Miracles in the Qur'an
One of the most popular claims of miracles is that the word yawm (singular of day) is repeated 365 times in the Qur'an, its plural and dual forms "days (ayyam and yawmayn)" together are repeated 30 times, while the number of repetitions of the word "month" (shahar) is 12. The first flaw with this is that the Islamic calendar consists of 355 days, so these apologists are essentially favoring Christianity. Secondly, these counts are manipulated, generally in unstated ways, to produce the striking totals. Most people do not have the time or energy to count so they just assume it is true.
These are articles on Islamic miracles.
- Islamic Prophecies - This in-depth study refutes false claims of fulfilled Qur'anic prophecies
Other Core Articles
Core articles contain an overview of other articles related to a specific issue, and serve as a starting point for anyone wishing to learn about Islam:
- Islam and Apostasy
- Islam and Homosexuality
- Islam and Pedophilia
- Islam and Propaganda
- Islam and Science
- Islam and Scripture
- Islam and the People of the Book
- Islam and Violence
- Islam and Women