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THE LETTER CODES OF THE QURÂN


              Six  verses  dealing  with  this  challenge  in  the  Qurân  draw  our
              attention:

              ❶ Chapter 2, "THE COW", verse 23:

              "And  if  you  were  hesitating  in  what  We  Sent  down  upon  Our
              Servant, then bring a chapter of the like thereof and invoke your
              witnesses, aside from God; if you were credible! 23"
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              ❷ Chapter 10, "JONAH", verse 38:

              "Or  they  say:  ‘He  fabled  it’,  say:  ‘So  bring  a  chapter  the  like
              thereof and invoke whoever you can, aside from God; if you were
              credible!’ 38"
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              ❸ Chapter 11, "HÛD", verse 13:

              "Or they say: ‘He fabled it’, say: ‘So bring ten fabled chapters,
              the like thereof, and invoke whoever you can, aside from God; if
              you were credible!’ 13"

              ❹ Chapter 17, "THE ROUTING", verse 88:

              "Say:  ‘Assuredly  if  humans  and  genes  (al-jinn,    نجلا)  were  to
              gather  together  in  order  to  bring  the  like  of  this  Qurân,  they
              would not bring the like thereof, and [even] if a part of them was,
              for a part, manifest’ 88"

              ❺ Chapter 28, "THE NARRATION", verse 49:

              "Say: ‘Then bring a writing From God, which is more-guiding
              than both of them [Torah, Qurân], may I follow it; if you were
              credible!’ 49"
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