Allah Promises to Obliterate the Quran

The Quran plainly states that Allah will annihilate everything in existence with the exception of his face:

And invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Everything will perish save His Face. His is the Decision, and to Him you (all) shall be returned. S. 28:88 Hilali-Khan

All who are in or on it are ones who are being annihilated, yet the Countenance of thy Lord will remain forever, Possessor of The Majesty and The Splendor. S. 55:26-27 Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar

This means that Allah will destroy or wipe out of existence the heavenly tablet, also known as the mother of the book which exists alongside of him:

Allah blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz). S. 13:39 Hilali-Khan

And each and everything they have done is noted in (their) Records (of deeds). And everything, small and big is written (in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz already beforehand i.e. before it befalls, or is done by its doer) (See the Qur’an V.57:22). S. 54:52-53 Hilali-Khan

No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz), before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah. S. 57:22 Hilali-Khan

(It is) in Records held (greatly) in honour (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz). Exalted (in dignity), purified, In the hands of scribes (angels). Honourable and obedient. S. 80:13-16 Hilali-Khan

This is the same tablet or book which contains the Quran since it is the source/origin that the Muslim scripture came out from:

We verily, have made it a Qur’an in Arabic, that you may be able to understand (its meanings and its admonitions). And Verily, it (this Qur’an) is in the Mother of the Book (i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz), before Us, indeed Exalted, full of Wisdom. S. 43:3-4

That (this) is indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur’an). In a Book well-guarded (with Allah in the heaven i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz). Which (that Book with Allah) none can touch but the purified (i.e. the angels). A Revelation (this Qur’an) from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). S. 56:77-80 Hilali-Khan

Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’an, (Inscribed) in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz (The Preserved Tablet)! S. 85:21-22 Hilali-Khan

The foregoing clearlt shows that the Quran itself will be annihilated out of existence, which in turn introduces a problem.

The Quran is supposed to be the uncreated speech of Allah, and therefore one of Allah’s essential attributes:

The substance of the creed of the Ahlas Sunna wal Jama’ah in this matter is that whenever Allah wills He speaks AND SPEECH IS ONE OF HIS ATTRIBUTES which is established with His Self. He speaks with it according to His Will and Power and He is always speaking and will always remain so whenever He wills. And whatever statement Allah made that is established with His Self AND IT IS NOT A CREATURE SEPARATE FROM HIM as claimed by the Mu‘tazilah. Nor is it implied in His Self in such a way as life is implied according to the claim of the Asha‘irah. It is rather obedient to the Will and Power of Allah.

Allah called Moses aloud, called Adam and Eve aloud, and will call His slaves aloud on the Day of Judgement; and He speaks aloud while imparting revelation. But the words and the style with which Allah spoke ARE HIS ATTRIBUTES WHICH ARE UNCREATED and they do not resemble the words and style of the creatures even as the knowledge of Allah which is established with His Self is not like the knowledge of His slaves. Allah does not resemble His creatures in any of His Attributes…

And Allah says, “And if anyone… Word of Allah.” These blessed verses show that the pronounced Qur’an which has been recited, heard and written from cover to cover of the Book alone is the true Statement of Allah. This is not an interpretation and description of the Statement of Allah as the Asha‘irah do. Relating this statement to Allah the Magnificent, it is clear that THIS IS HIS ATTRIBUTE which is established with His Self. This is not a conjunctive phrase like Bait-ullah (House of Allah) or Naqat-ullah (She-camel of Allah). This conjunction of the meaning is towards the Self which argues the proof of the meaning for the Self. The conjunctive phrase of the house or the camel are conjunctions of the apparent and the externally existent things. This thing refutes the statement of the Mu‘tazilah that the Speech of Allah is created and is separate from the Self of Allah. These verses also tell us that the Qur’an has descended from Allah. Allah spoke by using voice and this was heard by Gabriel and he carried and gave it to Muhammad exactly as he had heard it from Allah the Magnificent.

The substance of the discussion is that the Arabic Qur’an is the Speech of Allah; it has been sent down; it is uncreated. It began with Allah and will return to Him. It is really Allah Who has spoken this and therefore it is His Speech rather than any other. If people read the Qur’an or write it in a book form, then such an act will not exclude it from being the Speech of Allah. In fact, the speech will be related to Him Who uttered it originally and not to him upon whom it was bestowed. Allah spoke with his syllables, words, meanings. It does not have the speech of anyone else neither of Gabriel nor Muhammad, nor of anyone else other than them. Allah called it His Speech in His Own Voice. When the slaves recite it they do so in their own voice. For example when a reader says in his voice Alhamdu Lillahi Rabbil Aalmeen’ this heard speech is the Speech of Allah and not the speech of the reader. But he has recited it in his own voice rather than in the Voice of Allah. And just as the Qur’an is the Speech of Allah SO ALSO IT IS THE BOOK OF ALLAH, for He had recorded it in the Guarded Tablet… and also because it is recorded in Scriptures. Allah said…

“That (this) is indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur’an). In a Book well-guarded (with Allah in the heaven i.e. Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz).” (Surah Al-Waqi‘a, 56:77, 78);

and said…

“Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’an, (Inscribed) in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz (The Preserved Tablet)!” (Surah Al-Buruj, 85:21, 22)

and said…

“(It is) in Records held (greatly) in honour (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz). Exalted (in dignity), purified, In the hands of scribes (angels). Honourable and obedient.” (Surah ‘Abasa, 80: 13-16)…

This means a thing that has been sent down from Allah and recorded from cover to cover of the manuscript, its recitation is an act of worship, and by whose small Surah a challenge has been thrown; the name of that speech is the Qur’an.  (Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taimiyah, Sharh Al-Aqeedat-il-Wasitiyah (Fundamental Beliefs of Islam & Rejection of False Concepts), commentary by Dr. Muhammad Khalil Harrass, translated by Muhammad Rafiq Khan, translation revised by Hafiz Muhammad Tahir & Abdul-Qaadir Abdul Khaaliq [Darussalam Publications, 1996], pp. 114, 116-118; capital emphasis mine)

With this being the case, the Muslims are now faced with the conundrum of their god wiping out and destroying one of his own defining qualities, namely his very speech, thereby transforming himself into a deity that literally becomes dumb!

This in turn implies that Allah will undergo a profound change in his essence and mode of existence by losing a defining characteristic, thereby going from being perfect to becoming an imperfect, mutable, mute monad!

We will let the Muslims solve this huge blunder caused by the revelation of their god which he transmitted through his supposed messenger.  


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