Is the Qur'an Miraculous?

"On what foundation do you rest your claims?" is one important question we have to ask in regard to the claims of any religion. The validity of Islam rests first and foremost on the nature of the Qur'an and therefore it means to ask mainly:

This page has the goal to investigate the particular claim that the eloquence of the Qur'an is miraculous and therefore the Qur'an has to originate in God Himself.

The Challenge: "Bring a sura like it!"

The Muslim claim: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], ... [19a1,a2,b]

Challenging the challenge

Meeting the challenge

Note: As we have made clear in the first section: We do not believe that there is a valid challenge. But many Muslims nevertheless insist that we bring texts and do not "run from the challenge with philosophical arguments". If you are one of them, then please read the texts provided in the above section and explain carefully why they are not like the Qur'an. If you cannot do this in an objective way, how can you believe the challenge itself is in any way reasonable?

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