Is it Fine to Say Quran has Numerical Miracles?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Is it okay to say Quran has numerical miracles?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The Quran is full of miracles. Its wonders will never end. It is mentioned as part of a lengthy hadith, “The secrets and treasures of the Quran are never ending” [Tirmidhi; Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba; Ahmad]. Scientifical and Numerical miracles are observations and secondary to what we should believe about the Quran. This is why some have written in criticism of it.

The purpose of the Quran is threefold, recite and ponder, follow and spread the message to all. Numerical miracles are just one example out of many miracles in the Quran. One has to remember in all of this that the actual call is to guidance:

Indeed, this Quran guides to that which is most suitable [Quran, 17:9]

Guidance for those conscious of Allah [Quran, 2:2]

As guidance and good tidings for the believers [Quran, 27:2]

As guidance and mercy for the doers of good [Quran, 31:3]

As guidance and a reminder for those of understanding [Quran, 40:54]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.