mistakes in the Quran


Q. Dr. Zakir, you said there is not any mistake in Qur’an. I see more than 20 mistakes in Arabic grammar, and I will tell you some of them. …(Arabic)… Which is right, Assabeun or Assabreen?
A. (Dr. Zakir): The brother has asked a very good question. ­­­­­­I would like to be more concordance – and agreeing, he has mentioned all 20 grammatical points. ­­­­­­And the book he is referring to, “Is the Qur’an infallible by Abdul Faadi”.

I will answer all 20 together, because I have read the book – I will answer all 20, Insha Allah… Insha Allah. ­­­­­­Point No. 1 to be noted – that all Arabic grammar is taken from the Qur’an. ­­­­­­ Qur’an was the highest Arabic book – A book which has the maximum level of highest literature. ­­­­­­All the Arabic grammar has been derived from the Qur’an. ­­­­­­Qur’an is the textbook of grammar. ­­­­­­Since Qur’an is the textbook of grammar, and all the grammar is derived from the Qur’an, the Qur’an can never have a mistake.­­­­­­ Point No. 2 – It is like, you know… taking a ruler, and the ruler is there… has a measurement, and your saying the measurement is wrong – It sounds illogical. In different Arabic tribes, the grammar keeps on changing. ­­­­­­In some Arabic tribe, the word is feminine; the same word is even masculine in the other tribe. ­­­­­­Same word in different tribes – the grammar keeps on changing – Even the gender keeps on changing. ­­­­­­ So will you check Qur’an, with that faulty grammar? – No! ­­­­­­And further more, the eloquence of Qur’an is so high – It is so high, it is far superior. ­­­­­­And you know there are various books – On the Internet you go, 12 grammatical mistakes, 21 grammatical mistakes – Abdul Faadi – 20 grammatical mistakes. ­­­­­­Do you think the Christian people took out these mistakes? ­­­­­­Who took out these mistakes? – Do you know who took out? ­­­­­­The Muslims! The Muslim scholars like Zamak Sharif – what they did – that the Qur’an grammar is so high, that it goes against the conventional use of the Arabic. The Qur’an grammar is so high – To prove the Qur’anic grammar was high, they gave examples. ­­­­­­And I will give you a couple of examples, which will answer all his 20 questions. ­­­­­­They gave the example – like we read in the Qur’an, it says that… ‘The people of Lut Alaihis salaam, they rejected all the messengers.’ ­­­­­­‘They rejected the messengers’… it is mentioned. ­­­­­­ Dr. William Campbell said… ‘The people of Noah – they rejected the messengers.’ ­­We know from history that there was only one messenger sent to them – So it has a grammatical mistake. ­­Qur’an should have said – The people rejected the ‘messenger’ not ‘messengers.’ ­­­­­­I agree with you – with layman grammar like how you and I know, it may be a mistake. ­­­­­­But if you read the books written by Arabs – What is the beauty of the Qur’an? ­­­­­­The beauty of the Qur’an is – Why does the Qur’an refer ‘messengers’, instead of ‘messenger’? ­­­­­­You know why? ­­­­­­Because we know that the basic message of all the messengers, was same – That there is one God – About Tawheed – About Allah Subhanawataala. ­­­­­­By mentioning, the people of Lut alaihis salaam… the people of Noah, rejected the messenger – It says, by rejecting Lut alahis salaam, they are indirectly rejecting all the messengers.’ ­­­­­­

See the beauty, see the eloquence… Alhamdulillah! (Praise be to Allah) ­­­­­­You may think it is a mistake – It is not a mistake. ­­­­­­ Similarly, people like Anis Shorrosh says, that Qur’an says…‘Qun fa ya Qun…Be and it is’ – It should be ‘Qun fa qaana’ – ‘Be’ and it was. ­­­­­­Agreed – Past tense is Qun fa Qaana in Arabic – it is not Qun fa ya Qun. ­­­­­­But the Qun fa ya Qun is more superior – It says… Allah – it was, it is, and can do – Past, present and future.