There are many proofs that the present Qur’aan is the same Book as was revealed to our Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم). Here we tell
some of the obvious proofs:
First Proof: The Tawaatur of the Holy Qur’aan. It has continuity since the time of the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم), without a change or break. A thing which is proved by such continuity is absolute and above suspicion.
Second Proof: Millions of people have been learning the Holy Qur’aan by heart since the days of the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم). Even today there are hundreds of thousands of Muslim children, youth, and old men who have the whole book safe in their hearts. Such a person is called a Haafiz. A Book which has been safeguarded and learned by heart by so many people since its revelation should not be subject to any doubt in its being safeguarded and pure۔
Third Proof: In the Qur’aan itself, Allâh has said:
اِنَّا نَحۡنُ نَزَّلۡنَا الذِّكۡرَ وَاِنَّا لَهٗ لَحٰـفِظُوۡنَ
Thus, when Allâh Himself has taken the responsibility of safeguarding the Holy Qur’aan, it is necessarily proven that the present book is the same as was revealed to the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم). Since Allâh promised to safeguard it, it is safeguarded up till today, and Allâh-willing, it will remain so until Qiyaamat۔
Fourth Proof: It was claimed by the Holy Qur’aan, when being revealed, that nobody could equal its text and style. This is true up till today. Nobody has succeeded in presenting the match of the Holy Qur’aan as it exists to this day, nor can anyone ever match its text and style. This is an open proof that the present book is the same Book that was revealed to the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم)۔