How was the Qur'an revealed?
Is it the very Word of Allah or only a revelation to the Messenger who expressed it in human words? If the Qur'an is truly the Word of Allah, does Allah speak like humans? If Allah speaks like humans, then we are worshipping a being that speaks like us?
The Qur'an is the very Word of Allah both in letter and meaning. Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, spoke it and Gabriel (peace be upon him) heard it from Allah and then revealed it to Muhammad (peace be upon them both) without changing or altering a word of it. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
And truly, this (the Qur’ân) is a revelation from the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists),
Which the trustworthy Rûh [Jibrîl (Gabriel)] has brought down
Upon your heart (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you may be (one) of the warners,
In the plain Arabic language.
(Part No. 3; Page No. 210) Allah (Exalted be He) took it upon Himself to preserve the Qur'an and to entrust it to the heart of Muhammad (peace be upon him) along with its explanation. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’ân) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).
Allah also says:
Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’ân, O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) to make haste therewith.
It is for Us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) the ability to recite it (the Qur’ân).
And when We have recited it to you [O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم through Jibrîl (Gabriel)], then follow its (the Qur’an’s) recital.
Then it is for Us (Allâh) to make it clear (to you).
Allah's Speech is different from the speech of humans, Jinn and angels. The qualities and manner of Allah's Speech are specific to Allah (Glorified be He). Allah Alone knows the truth about these qualities. He is not similar to any of His Creation in anything. Allah (Glorified be He) says:
There is nothing like Him; and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.
Just as His Essence is different from all other essences, His Attributes are different from the attributes of all other beings. Exalted is Allah and High above what the sinners claim.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.