“THE GREATEST MIRACLE: THE HOLY QUR’AN”
The Holy Qur’an is the last divine message sent by Allah the Almighty (swt) to all humanity. From the moment it was revealed until the Day of Judgment, it is a sacred text for all of humanity in every field and a divine guide in religious, legal, and ethical fields. It is the greatest manifestation of our Lord’s (swt) deep compassion and mercy to His servants. It is the greatest miracle of our beloved Prophet (saw) who was sent as mercy to the worlds. The rulings of the Qur’an are valid until the Day of Judgment. Not a single letter of it has changed and will never be altered. This is because the Qur’an is under the protection of our Lord (swt) through divine and human measures, and His promise is always true: “It is certainly We Who have revealed the Reminder, and it is certainly We Who will preserve it.”1
In recent days, heinous attacks against the Qur’an and Islam target not only Muslims, but all the shared values of humanity and social peace. Undermining human dignity, attacking sacred values, and ignoring rights and law cannot be normalized under the guise of freedoms. Freedom of expression cannot justify insulting any faith and its members. Freedoms do not allow anyone to violate the rights of other people. On the contrary, freedoms require respect for everyone’s beliefs and opinions, and respect for the rights and laws of others despite all differences. Therefore, it is not only the duty of Muslims but also of all humanity to stand against such heinous attacks on our faith and sacred values.
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
The best response to the attacks against Islam and its great values is to learn and represent Islam in the most proper way. For this, we must put in more efforts to recite, understand, live by, and keep the Qur’an alive. We should make more efforts to convey its life-giving principles, its understanding of rights and justice, and its messages of love and peace to all humanity in a wise language and in a beautiful manner. I would like to conclude this Friday’s khutbah with our Lord Almighty’s (swt) following verse:
“They wish to extinguish Allah’s light with their mouths. But Allah will certainly perfect His light, even to the dismay of the disbelievers.”2
 Hijr, 15/9.
 Saf, 61/8.