The Quran about signs 6
In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Signs in the structure of the Quran
According to the messages from the Quran itself (the article “The Quran – Literature”), the Prescription was sent down entirely, at once to the prophet Muhammad. Of course, the explanation was not done by reciting the Quran entirely, but by certain parts on a particular topic. In this connection, the Creator Himself divided the Quran into chapters (surahs). In turn, the chapters consisted of certain signs.
We do not abrogate a sign or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that God is over all things competent? (2:106)
It is He who has sent down to you the Prescription. In it are precise signs – they are the foundation of the Prescription – and others similar. As for those in whose hearts is deviation, they follow that of it which is similar, seeking to charm and seeking to interpret it. And no one knows its interpretation except God! (3:7)
Or lest you say, “If only the Scripture had been revealed to us, we would have been better guided than they.”
So there has come to you a clear evidence from your Lord and a guidance and mercy! Then who is more unjust than one who denies the signs of God and turns away from them? We will recompense those who turn away from Our signs with the worst of punishment for their having turned away! (6:157)
And when We substitute a sign in place of a sign – and God is most knowing of what He sends down – they say, “You are but an inventor!” But most of them do not know! (16:101)
And thus have We sent the Quran down as sign of clear evidence! Verily, God guides whom He intends! (22:16)
And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet to whom the disobedient did not throw into his dreams, when he indulged in dreams. But God abolishes that which the disobedient throws in; then God makes precise His signs. Verily, God is Knowing and Wise! (22:52)
We have certainly sent down distinct signs! God guides whom He wills to a straight path! (24:46)
And indeed, it (Literature) is the revelation of the Lord of the worlds. The trustworthy Spirit has brought it down upon your heart, – that you may be of the warners – in a clear arabic language. And indeed, he is in the first Scriptures! And has it not been a sign to them that he is recognized by the scholars of the children of Israel? (26:193-197)
It is He who sends down upon His servant signs of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses into the Light! And indeed, God is to you Compassionate and Merciful! (57:9)
As a result, it turns out that the signs in nature and history differ from those signs fixed on the parchment. Proceeding from what, according to the meaning of the term itself, we are entitled to call the written prescriptions as signs.
Signs of Prescription
And We have certainly revealed to you signs as clear proofs, and no one would deny them except the apostates. (2:99)
Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the signs of the wise Prescription! (10:1)
Alif, Lam, Ra. Prescription. Whose signs are perfected and then presented in detail from Wise and Acquainted! (11:1)
Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the signs of the clear Prescription. (12:1)
Alif, Lam, Meem, Ra. These are the signs of the Prescription, which have been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, but most of the people do not believe. (13:1)
Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the signs of the Prescription, a clear Literature (Quran). (15:1)
Ta, Seen, Meem. These are the signs of the clear Prescription. (26:1-2)
Ta, Seen. These are the signs of the Literature (Quran), a clear Prescription. (27:1)
Ta, Seen, Meem. These are the signs of the clear Prescription. (28:1-2)
Alif, Lam, Meem. These are signs of the wise Prescription. (31:1-2)
Before us is the unequivocal fact that the Lord specifically refers to the harfs (letters) as signs of the Prescription. I.e. in written form, each arabic letter (harf) is considered as ayats (signs). Thus, the current digitization that breaks the Quran into verses is not legitimate. A careful reader will not miss the fact that often the numbers that signify the end of the verse interrupt the sentence or the thought. On the contrary, in the case of reading without digitization, the picture is complete and gives an adequate perception of the text. The Quran was not originally divided into the present ayats, but was delimited by surahs (chapters) which boundaries were defined by the formula “in the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.”
After analyzing all the information about the signs of God, we come to the following conclusions:
Signs are divided into three categories:
- Historical events;
Natural and historical events are limited to the description of phenomenon. Fixed in the written form, signs are determined by the signs (harp) on the parchment.