“If you then fail (to compose anything like the Qur’aan), and you will never ever succeed (in it),
then beware of Hellfire whose fuel is humans and stones; prepared for the disbelievers.” (Surah Baqarah, Aayat 24)
What fury, frenzy and anxiety must have the declaration, “and you will never ever succeed,” ignited in them [the kuffaar]! And in spite of draining the last drop of sweat and blood in their endeavour to compose anything on par to the Qur’aan, their dismal failure is absolute proof that the Qur’aan Majeed is a living miracle.
And it is absurd to aver that someone must have authored something in challenge only for it to have been lost. The nonsense of this is on account of the fact that the defenders of the Qur’aan Majeed were in all ages less, yet it was preserved. On the other hand, adversaries of the Qur’aan were in all ages in larger numbers who would never have displaced or lost any such competing writing. The idea of such a composition is therefore baseless.