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21) What is implied when it is said that the Qur’an is a supernatural
sign?

What is implied when it is said that the Qur’an is a supernatural
sign?
It can be understood from the revealed scriptures that the
messengers of God, who were appointed by God Himself, had been
given supernatural signs to convince people of the truth of their
prophethood. These signs, or miracles, were intended to enable people
to appreciate the fact that their claims to prophethood were, indeed,
true. The staff given to the Prophet Moosa (a), which he would turn
into a serpent, is an example.
These miracles were, however, present and relevent only during
their own life times. None of these miracles ever survived after them.
Nor were they meant to do so in the future. However, the miracle that
manifested itself through the last messenger is certainly not of that
kind. Like his mission, it too will survive upto the Last Day. This
marvellous miracle is the Qur’an. The Qur’an may be examined by
any upto the Last Day. The wonders within it may confirm as to
whether the prophethood of Muhammad () is, in fact, genuine.The Qur’an, which constitutes, at one and the same time, a
religious scripture and a supernatural sign, is, in itself, the ever lasting
miracle of miracles that is to remain till the Last Day.

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