AN EVALUATION OF THE OBJECTIONS OF NON-MUSLIM SCHOLARS REGARDING THE INCOHERENCE AND INCONSISTENCY OF THE HOLY QUR’AN

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Quran and Hadith, Al-Mustafa International Research Institute, Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Quran and Orientalists, Faculty of Quran and Hadith Specialized, Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran.

3 Ph.D. Student, in the Family Jurisprudence, Al-Mustafa Open University, Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran.

Abstract

The coherence of Quranic verses and its chapters are one of the vital topics evidencing the eloquent structure of the holy Quran. This coherence can be seen in the sentences of its verses and further within its various chapters. Systematic Investigation and research regarding the coherence and cohesion of the Quran has a deep impact on accurate understanding of the Quran. Scholars of Quranic studies have examined more than twenty aspects of the Holy Quran’s coherence; however, some non-Muslims doubt the harmony and have presented various objections and disapprovals with regards to the Quranic verses’ fragmentation. Emphasizing the divinity of the Quran and defending its sacredness, the authors of this paper, by adopting an analytical-descriptive method and using a critical approach, seek to refute these non-Muslims’ claims by providing evidence that the holy Quran has verbal and semantic cohesion. Hence the objections of the non-Muslims are a result of negligence in differentiating between the thematic and the artistic versatility of the holy Quran, and not considering its existing cohesion and hidden connections.

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