Answer the following questions:
-Why do Muslims believe that the Quran is a "standing miracle?"
-What impact does the recitation of the Quran have on these children and the listeners?
- What is the relationship of the Quran with the Old and New Testaments?
a) The Quran was considered a standing miracle because Muhammad - who was illiterate - was chosen by God to convey his final message to humanity over a period of 23 years, according to Islamic beliefs. Muhammad's companions memorized the Quran and wrote it down. Similarly, it was an event of transcendent power that confirmed the authority of Muhammad to convey the words of God, and it evoked such wonder in those who heard the words recited that many reported being converted to the new faith by the power of the language alone.
b) People who listen to the recitation of the Quran by the children make them better human beings as a whole and help them gain Allah's mercy and eternal reward.
c) The Quran mentions the Torah, the Zabur ("Psalms") and the Injil ("Gospel") as being revealed by God to the prophets Moses, David and Jesus respectively in the same way the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, the final prophet and messenger of God according to Muslims.