How can we be sure the Qur’an is from God and not from other unseen creatures?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
The Qur’an makes a claim to be from Allah, and then it proves this claim with many rational proofs and miracles. These affirm and support the fact that it is from Allah Himself.
As for being from other unseen creatures, we would have to ask who? It cannot be from men, jinn, and angels because the revelation accurately told us many future events. Men, jinn, and angels are temporal beings, so they do not know the future, nor the undocumented past.
If it is not them, who could it be? They would have to have divine qualities that we affirm for Allah in order to reveal the Qur’an with its various miracles. There cannot be more than one individual as rational proofs show this to be impossible.
That leaves one potential being. Is this someone using a pseudonym in the Qur’an? No. The truth of the Qur’an and all that is in it is also proven on many levels, so that leaves only one option: it is from Allah.
Please study a course on Belief and our ‘Ulum al Qur’an course. The arguments are more fleshed out there. I pray that helps.
May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.