Words in the Mouth
the prophecy proceeds further: '...
would i not be putting these unheard words of a foreign tongue which you utter, into your mouth?" the dominee agreed that it was indeed so. in an identical manner, i said, the words of the holy qur'an, the revelation vouchsafed by the almighty god to
muhummed were revealed.
history tells us that muhummed was forty years of age. he was in a cave some three miles north of the city of
which means read! or proclaim! or recite! muhummed is terrified and in his bewilderment replies:, ma-ana’ beqaari which means: i am not learned! the angel commands him a second time with the same result. for the third time the angel continues:
now, muhummed, grasps, that what was required of him was to repeat! to rehearse! and he repeats the words as they were put into his mouth:
"read! in the name of thy lord
he who taught (the use of) the pen, —
(sura 'alaq) holy qur'an 96: 1-5
these are the first five verses which were revealed to muhummed which now occupy the beginning of the 96th chapter of the holy qur'an.