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FAQ-58: Psalm 23 is superior to anything in the Qur'an!

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https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=z86w7fl9pXQ This boast is echoed in the Hadith (Mishkat al-Masabih, volume III, pg.664), which says: "The Qur'an is the greatest wonder among the wonders of the …More
https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=z86w7fl9pXQ
This boast is echoed in the Hadith (Mishkat al-Masabih, volume III, pg.664), which says:

"The Qur'an is the greatest wonder among the wonders of the world... This book is second to none in the world according to the unanimous decision of the learned men in points of diction, style, rhetoric, thoughts and soundness of laws and regulations to shape the destinies of mankind".

Muslims conclude that since there is no literary equivalent in existence, this proves that the Qur'an is a miracle sent down from God, and not simply written by any one man.

In the late 1990s I was invited by Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, the founder and leader of the ‘Muhajiroun’ Party, considered the most radical Muslim group in Britain at that time, to join him on the plinth of Nelson’s Column, at Trafalgar Square, for an impromptu debate in front of around 5,000 of his followers who had congregated for a ‘Rally for Islam’. I agreed and the two of us debated on the merits or not of the Qur’an. After 45 minutes of not getting anywhere the Sheikh finally turned towards me and quoted this phrase from Surah https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=z86w7fl9pXQ-38, demanding that I produce ‘A Surah like it’.

I walked up to the microphone, opened my Bible and started reading Psalm 23, “The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want…” About halfway through they turned off my mic. So, I merely stepped towards the edge of the plinth, and using my ‘Speaker’s Corner’s voice’ (which over the years has increased in volume exponentially) continued to read Psalm 23; and when done, turned towards the Sheikh and asked him to ‘Produce a Surah’ which could equal that…and he asked me to leave the stage.