Braheen Footnote 11

Significance of Footnote 11

This footnote starts in Volume 3, around page 150, and continues until the end of Volume 4. As such it forms the bulk of this book. In Volume 1 the author says that as it is published, footnotes would add to the size of the book already written. It is thus safe to assume that footnotes are not part of the original book, of which 299 out of 300 arguments are missing.

It is primarily a polemic against a certain Hindu pandit, and delves into a listing of the authoris divine inspirations, also known as Ilhaams.

On this point, some fools (who are not used to deep thought) present this doubtful issue: doubtlessly, letters and root words are common between the speech of God and human speech, concluding that in letters and root words man is a peer of God. The answer, as written in the main text in detail (this footnote is longer than all the main text of the book) is that the teaching of languages is from God and that humans have not invented them out of their intelligence. What humans invent is only the construction of sentences, i.e. only this action is of the choice of, and earned by, man that he construct some text to present a topic in which he lays certain phrases in certain places, and one construct in one place and another construct in another. This grammar and dictation is up to the human. (tbd page 252).

circa page 495
Braheen sub-footnote 3

circa page 774
This matter will itself open up to any person who first looks at my book and how I have given proof of the need for Divine revelation (wahi) and also given proof of its existence, and then looks at the writing of the Pandit Sahib that he has written in competition and what answer he has given to my arguments. Pandit Sahib cannot throw a veil on the souls of those from Pandit Sahib's nation who read this book with concentration, unless there is some natural veil.