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What is the proof that Qur’an is really the book of Allah? And Prophet (PBUH) was really a prophet?

Qur’an (29:50-51) But they say, “Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord?” Say, “The signs are only with Allah , and I am only a clear warner.”. And is it not sufficient for them that We revealed to you the Book which is recited to them? Indeed in that is a mercy and reminder for a people who believe.

If someone is unsure then they should “read”. The proof of Qur’an’s authenticity is in the message of Qur’an, not anywhere else.

The first verse revealed on a nation in which most could not “read” or “write” was:

Quran (96:1) Read in the name of your Lord who created –

In the same surah Allah asks us to read twice and reminds us of the favor of teaching us how to read and write.

Quran (96:3-4) Read, and your Lord is the most Generous – Who taught by the pen – Taught man that which he knew not.

Most of those people did not live in an environment that facilitates learning Qur’an. We have all the facilities available to us.

Did we not go to school? Did we not learn to read and write? Did Allah not give us eyes and a tongue and taught us speech?

I’m 30 years old. If today is my last day, what excuse do I have tomorrow that I spent 30 years on earth but did not get time to “read” the Qur’an translation cover to cover even once.

Qur’an (55:3-4) Created man, taught him speech.

Qur’an (23:78) And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.

How many articles, news, Facebook posts, whatsapp messages and emails have we read? How many novels and books have we read? Have we read the only book Allah sent us out of His love and mercy to us?

Qur’an (17:36) …Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart – about all those [one] will be questioned.

What is Allah telling us in His book? We should “read” the Qur’an before it is read for us. It is only few hundred pages.

Qur’an (87:16-17) But you prefer the worldly life, While the Hereafter is better and more enduring.