Texts Of The Revelation Which Confirm That Islam Is A Divinely-revealed Religion
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that you could supply me with some texts of Qur'aan
that confirm that Islam is divine in origin.
Praise be to Allaah.
There is no difference between using the Qur'aan or
Sunnah as evidence, because both are Revelation (wahy)
from Allaah to His Prophet Muhammad (Peace And
Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him), and the Sunnah
explains the Qur'aan. Allaah, may He be exalted, has
commanded us to accept that which His Prophet (Peace
And Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him) brought and to
abstain from that which he forbade. Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning):
"And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you,
take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from
The Sunnah is the wisdom (al-hikmah) that is mentioned
in the Book of Allaah in many verses, such as the
following (interpretation of the meaning):
"Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you), We have
sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad) of your own,
reciting to you Our Verses (the Qur'aan) and purifying
you, and teaching you the Book (the Qur'aan) and the
Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah, Islamic laws and Fiqh
jurisprudence), and teaching you that which you used
not to know"
"And treat not the Verses (Laws) of Allaah as a jest,
but remember Allaah's Favours on you (i.e. Islam), and
that which He has sent down to you of the Book (i.e.
the Qur'aan) and Al-Hikmah (the Prophet's Sunnah
legal ways Islamic jurisprudence) whereby He
instructs you. And fear Allaah, and know that Allaah
is All-Aware of everything"
What prompted us to point this out is what is said in
the question about looking for Qur'aanic texts which
prove the divine origin of Islam. If the question had
been about texts of Revelation or evidence from the
Qur'aan and Sunnah, that would have been better and
Islam is a divinely-revealed religion, and it is
revelation (wahy) from Allaah, may He be exalted. The
Qur'aan and Sunnah both come from Allaah. Allaah has
made this religion the final religion, and has made
its Prophet Muhammad (Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be
Upon Him) the final Prophet and Messenger.
Every attempt on the part of the kuffaar and atheists
to destroy Islam or distort it has ended in failure
and loss, because Allaah has guaranteed to protect the
foundations of this religion, namely the Qur'aan and
This is sufficient evidence for the divine origin of
Islam. Whoever studies the attempts to destroy Islam
or distort the Qur'aan and Sunnah, and studies how
Allaah has protected His religion, will know that if
this religion was of human origin, the product of
human thought, it would now be unknown, but Allaah
promised to protect His religion, and moreover He gave
us the glad tidings that it would prevail over all
other religions and spread throughout the world.
There follow some of the Qur'aanic texts which show
that Islam is divine in origin:
1 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"This day, I have perfected your religion for you,
completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you
Islam as your religion"
2 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr
(i.e. the Qur'aan) and surely, We will guard it (from
3 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"And (remember) when Allaah took the Covenant of the
Prophets, saying: 'Take whatever I gave you from the
Book and Hikmah (understanding of the Laws of Allaah),
and afterwards there will come to you a Messenger
(Muhammad) confirming what is with you; you must,
then, believe in him and help him.' Allaah said: 'Do
you agree (to it) and will you take up My Covenant
(which I conclude with you)?' They said: 'We agree.'
He said: 'Then bear witness; and I am with you among
the witnesses (for this)'"
[Aal 'Imraan 3:81]
4 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Do they seek other than the religion of Allaah (the
true Islamic Monotheism worshipping none but Allaah
Alone), while to Him submitted all creatures in the
heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly. And
to Him shall they all be returned"
[Aal 'Imraan 3:82]
5 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Say (O Muhammad): 'I don't tell you that with me are
the treasures of Allaah, nor (that) I know the Unseen;
nor do I tell you that I am an angel. I but follow
what is revealed to me.' Say: 'Are the blind and the
one who sees equal? Will you not then take thought?'"
6 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"And when Our clear Verses are recited unto them,
those who hope not for their Meeting with Us, say:
'Bring us a Qur'aan other than this, or change it.'
Say (O Muhammad): 'It is not for me to change it on my
own accord; I only follow that which is revealed unto
me. Verily, I fear the torment of the Great Day (i.e.
the Day of Resurrection) if I were to disobey my
16. Say (O Muhammad): 'If Allaah had so willed, I
should not have recited it to you nor would He have
made it known to you. Verily, I have stayed amongst
you a life time before this. Have you then no sense?'"
[Yoonus 10:15, 16]
7 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad) the
Dhikr [reminder and the advice (i.e. the Qur'aan)],
that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down
to them, and that they may give thought"
This indicates that the Sunnah is one of the sources
of the divine sharee'ah.
8 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs,
and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance
(justice) that mankind may keep up justice. And We
brought forth iron wherein is mighty power (in matters
of war), as well as many benefits for mankind, that
Allaah may test who it is that will help Him (His
religion) and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily,
Allaah is All-Strong, All-Mighty"
9 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"O mankind! Verily, there has come to you a convincing
proof (Prophet Muhammad) from your Lord; and We sent
down to you a manifest light (this Qur'aan)"
10 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from
your Lord (i.e. the Qur'aan, enjoining all that is
good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing
for that which is in your breasts, a guidance and a
mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things) for the
11 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"And thus We have sent to you (O Muhammad) Rooh (a
revelation, and a mercy) of Our Command. You knew not
what is the Book, nor what is Faith? But We have made
it (this Qur'aan) a light wherewith We guide whosoever
of Our slaves We will. And verily, you (O Muhammad)
are indeed guiding (mankind) to the Straight Path
(i.e. Allaah's religion of Islamic Monotheism).
53. The path of Allaah to Whom belongs all that is in
the heavens and all that is in the earth. Verily, all
matters at the end go to Allaah (for decision)"
12 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"By the star when it goes down (or vanishes).
2. Your companion (Muhammad) has neither gone astray
nor has erred.
3. Nor does he speak of (his own) desire.
4. It is only a Revelation revealed"
13 Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"O Messenger (Muhammad)! Proclaim (the Message) which
has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you
do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. Allaah
will protect you from mankind. Verily, Allaah guides
not the people who disbelieve"
And there are many verses which speak of this
principle. We advise you to ponder the Book of Allaah
for yourself as you read it, and thus you will find
what you are looking for and more, in sha Allaah. You
can also seek the help of some trustworthy tafseers
(commentaries) such as the Tafseer of Ibn Katheer or
Ibn Sa'di, and so on.
In the Sunnah of the Prophet (Peace And Blessings Of
Allaah Be Upon Him) there is evidence that points to
the divine origin of Islam and proves that its source
is Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, and that
the Prophet (Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon
Him) is no more than the conveyor of the Message that
his Lord revealed to him. For example:
1 It was narrated that al-Miqdaam ibn Ma'di Karib
al-Kindi said: The Messenger of Allaah (Peace And
Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him) said: "I have been
given the Book and something similar along with it."
Narrated by Abu Dawood (4604) and classed as saheeh by
al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
2 It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be
pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace
And Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him) said: "I do not
give to you and I do not withhold from you, rather I
am a distributor and I allocate things where I am
commanded to." Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2949).
3 It was narrated from Jubayr ibn Mut'im that a man
came to the Prophet (Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be
Upon Him) and said: O Messenger of Allaah, which part
of the land is worst? He said: "I do not know." When
Jibreel (peace be upon him) came to him he said: "O
Jibreel, which part of the land is worst?" He said: "I
do not know, until I ask my Lord, may He be glorified
and exalted." Jibreel (peace be upon him) went away,
and stayed away for as long as Allaah willed that he
should stay away. Then he came and said: "O Muhammad,
you asked me which part of the land is worst and I
said I did not know. I asked my Lord, may He be
glorified and exalted, and He said: Its markets."
Narrated by Ahmad (16302); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani
in Saheeh al-Targheeb (325).
4 It was narrated that Jaabir said: The Messenger of
Allaah (Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him)
said: "I have been commanded to fight the people until
they say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah. If they say Laa ilaaha
ill-Allaah, their blood and their wealth are protected
from me, except in cases dictated by Islamic law, and
their reckoning will be with Allaah." Then he recited:
"you are only one who reminds. You are not a dictator
over them" [al-Ghaashiyah 88:21,22].
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2786) and Muslim (21)
5 In the lengthy hadeeth which speaks of Abu
Sufyaan's meeting with Heraclius, which is a hadeeth
full of lessons, it says that Heraclius sent for him
to come with a group from Quraysh, who were merchants
trading in Syria at the time when the Messenger of
Allaah (S) had made a peace treaty with Abu Sufyaan
and the kuffaar of Quraysh. He summoned them to his
council where he was surrounded by the great men of
Byzantium, then he called them and his translator and
said: Which of you is closest in kinship to this man
who claims that he is a Prophet?
Abu Sufyaan said: I am closest to him in kinship.
He said: Bring him close to me, and bring his
companions close and put them behind him. Then he said
to his translator: Tell them that I am going to ask
this one about this man, and if he lies to me they
should tell me that he is lying.
Among the wise questions that Heraclius posed to Abu
Sufyaan was: Did you ever accuse him of lying before
he said what he said?
And at the end of the questioning, Heraclius explained
to Abu Sufyaan his purpose in asking these questions.
He said concerning these questions: I asked you
whether you accused him of lying before he said what
he said, and you said no. I knew that if he did not
tell lies about people, he would not tell lies about
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (7) and Muslim (1773).
And Allaah knows best.