The Miracles of
By Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi
Translated By Dr. M Alserougii
Edited By Abd Al-Latif Salazar,
Muhammad Isa Waley and
Mrs Huda Khattab
Paperback 275 Pages
Dar Al-Taqwa 2009
For Muslims, the Holy Qur'an is
an inexhaustible and hauntingly beautiful source of guidance, consolation and
enlightenment. Above all, it is the very Word of God as revealed to the Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) and protected for all time against falsification. Muslims'
absolute certainty on this point is often difficult for others to comprehend,
however majestic and eloquent the text, even in translation.
Shaykh ash-Sharawi, a distinguished contemporary scholar from Egypt, has written
a book designed to be read by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In plain and wholly
logical language, ash-Sharawi presents objective and well documented evidence of
the miraculous nature of the Qur'an.
The Miracles of the Qur'an, now presented in a fluent English translation, is
divided into three parts. Part 1 discusses the nature of miracles and examines
those linguistic and rhetorical characteristics of the Holy Qur'an which Muslims
believe - and history had shown to be inimitable by man. In parts 2 and 3 the
author demonstrates, by profound analysis of numerous passages from the text,
that the Qur'an contains irrefutable proof of its direct Revelation from Allah,
the Omniscient Creator.
This authoritative and highly readable book is essential reading for anyone
concerned in understanding the nature if the Holy Scripture of Islam
Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi was
born in a middle class family in the village of Daqadus in Egypt. Educated at
the famours Al Azhar University where Scholars where scholars such contributed
Shaykh Ahmad Yusuf Nagati , Shaykh Ahmad `Imara , Shaykh Ibrahim Hamrush, Saykh
Muhammad Mustafa al-Maraghi .
Shaykh al-Sha'rawi mentions other non-Azharites whose knowledge he benefited
from including Imam Hassan al-Banna who had a unique mythology of lecturing.
Shaykh al-Sha'rawi started his Azharite teaching work in Tanta's institute of
religious studies. He was then transferred to equivalent institutes in al-Zaqaziq,
Alexandria and King Abd al-Aziz al-Sa'ud university in Makkah
He retired from the Azharite career in 1976. In the same year he was appointed
by president Sadat as a minister of Waqf. He stayed in that position for two
In 1980 he started his famous Friday lessons on
the Egyptian television. His speaches in Qur'an interpretation (Tafsir)
attracted a massive audience that is probably unparalleled by any contemporary