Braheen Volume 3
(footnotes are separate linked pages on this site. The paper volume spans about 190 pages)
Situation of Muslims, Poverty of Islam and some Important Matters
An ad saying "the book is now over 300 juz (up from the 100 that were written, without footnotes, in 1880. A juz is 4-32 pages each) and really worth 100 rupees but people are only being asked to pay 10-15 rupees"
Important Request to Muslim Associations
Exhortation to Muslims to obey the British government and to consider it a great blessing
Proofs that are Internal and External Evidence of the Truth and Superiority of the Holy Quran
Before writing the proofs of this theme, it is important to mention certain preliminary matters that are basic principles for finding out the meaning of the following arguments, and to understand their context and substance. Here I write these preliminaries:
(page 143, 1st ed page 140)
Page 143-150 - a definition of terms and what types of evidence is acceptable in logic.
(page 149, 1st ed page 146)
Whatever comes into being with just Divine Power, even if it is one of His creation or a book from among His pure books that are literally and figuratively emanating from Him, has to have the characteristic that none from Creation is capable of creating something similar. This principle, that is true of each thing that emanates from God, is proven in two ways:
First, by reason: because based on correct and solid reasoning it is essential that God be Unique, without peer, in His person, attributes and actions, and it is not allowed that any of creature should be equal in any of His creation or word or action. The proof of this is: if there was any creation or word
in mid-sentence on page 150 Footnote 11 begins and this footnote is about 90% of the rest of the book. In the footnote, the author tries to bridge the gap between God's words and human words and starts to lay the argument for the author's claims of Divine communications.
or action in which a creature was allowed to be His equal, then it would be allowable in all His attributes and actions, and if it is allowed in all attributes and actions, then the appearance of another God should also be allowable for the thing in all the Divine attributes are found is named god.
And if some attributes of the Exalted Nurturer are found in something, even then it is equal to the Exalted Nurture in something, and being equal to the Nurturer is prima facieforbidden by reason. Therefore, by this argument, it is proven that God, in all his attributes and words and actions, is essentially without peer and His person is free from all base matters which lead towards the emergence of an equal to the Nurturer.
The second proof is through inductive reasoning: (tbd continue from page 153)
- Page 150-204 (main text - about 2 pages and a poem excluding the footnotes): "O stupid people, is the word of God not even like an insect that has been created by God."
- Pages 205-246 (main text - about 2 pages in all excluding the footnotes): It is obvious and mentioned in the Qur'an that for the Qur'an to be the word of God it should be better than the word of humans.
- Pages 247-310 (main text - about 3 pages without footnote): One does not need great Arabic knowledge to know Qur'an and there is no knowledge that is not in the Qur'an and there is a challenge to anyone to produce anything in any language that cannot be found in the Qur'an. Even if one were to be threatened with death to produce something like the Qur'an, he would not be able to.
- This Volume 3 stops in mid-sentence.
- Pages 311-312 - Ad mentioning an excuse to those who had pre-paid for the very long gap to print volume 3 (1881-1884). The excuse is that the printing press was closed for a very long time. The printing press was owned by a Christian priest and to answer the question why another press could not be chosen, the author says it was because Riaz Hind Princess (priest's press) does a good job.
- The author is also apologetic that Volume 3 is still yet only laying down the basics. It is very apparent that the 300 juz (1200+ pages) of Braheen was never written but had been claimed, and therefore the excuses appear everywhere throughout Braheen.