Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Discover God | Al-Risala, May 1987, p. 13
There are many parts of the Quran which, on the surface, appear to be mere assertions, there being no evidence to support them. But the fact is that these statements are their own proof, for the language in which they are couched is superhuman. It is God alone – and no other – who is able to utter such words.
“It was God who created the heavens and the earth” (The Quran, 14:32). This is a sentence which can never be uttered with regard to any being other than God. This in itself is evidence of its truth, for the only One who can make such a statement is He who is, indeed, the creator of the heavens and the earth. None other could ever dare make a statement of such vast significance. Indeed, throughout the history of the world, there is no record of anyone ever having had the audacity to say: “I have created the heavens and the earth.”
Ask them, ‘Tell me, if God were to extend perpetual night over you till the Day of Judgement, is there any deity other than God that could bring you light? Will you not listen?’ Say, ‘Tell me, if God were to extend perpetual day over you till the Day of Judgement—is there any deity other than God that could bring you night, in which to rest? Will you not then see?’ (The Quran, 28:71-72)
It befits no one other than Allah to utter these words, and that is why no one has had the courage to make such a statement. This in itself is ample proof that these are the words of God.
It is said in the Quran that “Surely, God holds the heavens and the earth, lest they should deviate [from their orbits]. Were they to deviate, none could hold them after Him. Surely, He is forbearing and most forgiving” (The Quran, 35:41). Ponder over these words. Who could ever have the temerity to utter them? Only one who is above the heavens and the earth could say such a thing, One, who in actual fact has the power to keep the heavens and the earth under His control. No one could say such a thing as a matter of postulation. No human being has it in him to make divine utterances with his human tongue. This is a divine statement such as could only have been made by God.