Definitions for i'jaz
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Inimitability of the Qur'an is the belief that no human speech can match the Qur'an in its content and form. According to this doctrine the Qur'an is a miracle and therefore it is the proof granted to Muhammad in authentication of his prophetic status. It serves the dual purpose of proving the divine source of the Muslim book and the genuineness of Muhammad's prophethood to whom it was revealed. The doctrine of miraculousness of the Qur'an waited for two centuries until the middle of the 9th century that it became inappropriate to find fault with the Qur'anic style and in the late 10th century the first works on the doctrine were composed. The Arabic term used to describe the inimitability of the Qur'an is "I'jaz". The precise meaning of I'jaz is not 'inimitability', but 'invalidation' or 'prevention' of any attempt at a challenge.
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