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Certainly, even today one would have a hard time trying to find an Arab who would tell you, "I was so
afraid that I ran home to my wife." They just aren't that way. Yet Muhammad (s) felt comfortable
enough with his wife to be able to do that. That's how influential and strong woman she was. Although
these examples are only a few of the subjects that would have been on Muhammad's mind, they are
sufficient in intensity to prove my point.
The Qur'an does not mention any of these things - not the death of his children, not the death of his
beloved companion and wife, not his fear of the initial revelations, which he so beautifully shared with
his wife - nothing; yet these topics must have hurt him, bothered him, and caused him pain and grief
during periods of his life. Indeed, if the Qur'an was a product of his psychological reflections, then
these subjects, as well as others, would be prevalent or at least mentioned throughout.
Scientific Approach to the Qur'an
A truly scientific approach to the Qur'an is possible because the Qur'an offers something that is not
offered by other religious scriptures, in particular, and other religions, in general. It is what scientists
demand. Today there are many people who have ideas and theories about how the universe works.
These people are all over the place, but the scientific community does not even bother to listen to
them. This is because within the last century the scientific community has demanded a test of
falsification. They say, "If you have theory, do not bother us with it unless you bring with that theory a
way for us to prove whether you are wrong or not."
Such a test was exactly why the scientific community listened to Einstein towards the beginning of the
century. He came with a new theory and said, "I believe the universe works like this; and here are
three ways to prove whether I am wrong!" So the scientific community subjected his theory to the
tests, and within six years it passed all three. Of course, this does not prove that he was great, but it
proves that he deserved to be listened to because he said, "This is my idea; and if you want to try to
prove me wrong, do this or try that."
This is exactly what the Qur'an has - falsification tests. Some are old (in that they have already been
proven true), and some still exist today. Basically it states, "If this book is not what it claims to be,
then all you have to do is this or this or this to prove that it is false." Of course, in 1400 years no one
has been able to do "This or this or this," and thus it is still considered true and authentic.
Falsification Test
I suggest to you that the next time you get into dispute with someone about Islam and he claims that
he has the truth and that you are in darkness, you leave all other arguments at first and make this
suggestion. Ask him, "Is there any falsification test in your religion? Is there anything in your religion
that would prove you are wrong if I could prove to you that it exists - anything?" Well, I can promise
right now that people will not have anything - no test, no proof, nothing! This is because they do not
carry around the idea that they should not only present what they believe but should also offer others
a chance to prove they're wrong. However, Islam does that.
A perfect example of how Islam provides man with a chance to verify it authenticity and "prove it
wrong" occurs in the 4th chapter. And quiet honestly, I was very surprised when I first discovered this
challenge. It states (Surah An-Nisa, 4:82):
"Do they not consider the Qur'an? Had it been from any other than Allah, they would
surely have found therein much discrepancy."
This is a clear challenge to the non-Muslim. Basically, it invites him to find a mistake. As a matter of
fact, the seriousness and difficulty of the challenge aside, the actual presentation of such a challenge
in the first place is not even in human nature and is inconsistent with man's personality. One doesn't
take an exam in school and after finishing the exam, write a note to the instructor at the end saying,
"This exam is perfect. There are no mistakes in it. Find one if you can!" One just doesn't do that. The
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