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Single Idea 6817

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 6. Islam]

Full Idea

This Koran could not have been composed by any but Allah. It is beyond doubt from the Lord of the Creation. If they say: 'It is your own invention', say: 'Compose one chapter like it. Call on your false gods to help you!'

Gist of Idea

The Koran is certainly composed by Allah; no one could compose a chapter like it


Mohammed (The Koran [c.622], Ch.10)

Book Reference

Mohammed: 'The Koran', ed/tr. Dawood,N.J. [Penguin 1968], p.67

A Reaction

I find this unpersuasive, firstly because I couldn't imitate the sonnets of Shakespeare either, and secondly because the authority of a text must be asserted outside the text, not within it. Scribble "this is a ten pound note" on a scrap of paper.