Al-Jaʿd ibn Dirham, tutor to the Umayyad Caliph Marwan, said "The Qur'an's eloquence is not a miracle and people can do the like of it and better."(1)
The Mu'tazilite scholar Abu Musa said "People are able to produce the like of the Qurʾān as regards eloquence, and composition and rhetorical beauty."(2)
The 11th century Sunni scholar Abu al-Qushairy said: "We do not claim that everything in the Qurʾān is in the highest rank of eloquence."(3)
Ibn al-Rawandi (former Mu'tazilite scholar) (d. 910 ad) said "Indeed the Qurʾān is not the speech of a wise god. In it are contradictions and mistakes and passages that are in the realms of the absurd."(4)
1. Mustafa Sadiq al-Rafiì, "The Miraculous Nature of the Qurʾān and the Prophetic Rhetoric." Page 160.
2. Al-Baghdadi, "The Difference Between the Groups" Page 164--165; and
al-Shahrastani, "The Book of Sects and Creeds", 1/68--69.
3. Al-Baghdadi, "The Difference Between the Groups" Page 164--165; and al-Shahrastani, "The Book of Sects and Creeds", 1/68--69.
4. Quoted from Dr. Abd al-Rahman Badawi, from "History of Disbelief in
Islam" page 216.
Al-Razi Quote in video is from Dr. Badawi, from "The History of Disbelief in Islam," p 218
For a fuller rational analysis of the Qur'an see: محنتي مع القرآن
English version of "My Ordeal With the Qur'an" (Partial Translation):
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