Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864 –1930)

“From such close intercourse with the Muslims and so diligent a study of their literature when we find even so bigoted an opponent of Islam as Alvar acknowledging that the Quran was composed in such eloquent and beautiful language that even Christians could not help reading and admiring it.”

Sir Thomas Arnold, “The Preaching of Islam” book, Chapter 5, P.109

Washington Irving (1783 – 1859)

“What greater miracle that they have than the Quran itself, a book revealed by means of unlettered man; so elevated in language, so incontrovertible in argument, that the united skill of men and devils could compose nothing comparable. What greater proof could there be that it came from none but God Himself? The Koran itself is a miracle.”

Washington Irving, “The life of Muhammad” book, Chapter 9, P.49

Maurice Bucaille (1920 - 1998)

“I first examined the Qur'anic Revelation. I was looking for the degree of compatibility between the Qur'anic text and the data of modern science. I knew from translations that the Qur'an often made allusion to all sorts of natural phenomena, but I had only a summary knowledge of it. It was only when I examined the text very closely in Arabic that I kept a list of them at the end of which I had to acknowledge the evidence in front of me:

Maurice Bucaille, “The Bible, The Quran and Science” book, P. 8 & 9 

The Qur'an did not contain a single statement

that was assailable from a modern scientific point of view. I repeated the same test for the Old Testament and the Gospels, always preserving the same objective outlook. In the former I did not even have to go beyond the first book, Genesis, to find statements totally out of keeping With the cast-iron facts of modern science. On opening the Gospels, one is immediately confronted with a serious problem. On the first page we find the genealogy of Jesus, but Matthew's text is in evident contradiction to Luke's on the same question. There is a further problem in that the latter's data on the antiquity of man on Earth are incompatible with modern knowledge.”

Maurice Bucaille, “The Bible, The Quran and Science” book, P. 8 & 9


“These scientific considerations, which are very specific to the Qur'an, greatly surprised me at first. Up until then, I had not thought it possible for one to find so many statements in a text compiled more than thirteen centuries ago referring to extremely diverse subjects and all of them totally in keeping with modern scientific knowledge. In the beginning, I had no faith whatsoever in Islam. I began this examination of the texts with a completely open mind and a total objectivity.”

Maurice Bucaille, “The Bible, The Quran and Science” book, Chapter 3, P. 82


“My approach was to pay special attention to the description of numerous natural phenomena given in the Qur'an; the highly accurate nature of certain details referring to them in the Book, which was only apparent in the original, struck me by the fact that they were in keeping with present-day ideas, although a man living at the time of Muhammad could not have suspected this at all.”

Maurice Bucaille, “The Bible, The Quran and Science” book Chapter 3, P. 83


“How could a man, from being illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of literary merit, in the whole of Arabic literature? How could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human being could possibly have developed at the time, and all this without once making the slightest error in his pronouncements on the subject?”

Maurice Bucaille, “The Bible, The Quran and Science” book Chapter 3, P. 86