Note

This article serves as the first essay in a series on the topic of iʿjāz al-Qur’ān, the miraculous nature of the Qur’an, and addresses the foundations of iʿjāz, its history, scope, and facets, as well as an introduction to the literary miracle of the Qur’an. The subsequent essay addresses the inimitability of the Qur’an, various plagiarism attempts throughout history, and the role of the Prophet Muhammad .

Say, “Even if all mankind and jinn came together to produce the equivalent of this Qur’an, they could not produce its equal, however much they helped each other.”[1]

Introduction

What is the Qur’an?

The iʿjāz of the Qur’an

History of the doctrine of iʿjāz al-Qur’ān

The scope of iʿjāz al-Qur’ān

The facets of iʿjāz al-Qur’ān

The inimitability of the Qur’an

The literary miracle of the Qur’an

Conclusion

Notes