1Sahil Badruddin = ""While the concept of the Umm al-Kitab (“the Mother of Books”) means that the Quran is spiritually
connected to other sacred scriptures, unlike the Torah and the Gospels—both of which consist of individual
books written by many different writers over hundreds of years, conveying the experience of encountering
the Divine in history—the Quran is considered to be direct revelation (tanzil), the actual words of God
handed down through Muhammad, who was little more than a passive conduit. In purely literary terms, the
Quran is God’s dramatic monologue. It does not recount God’s communion with humanity; it is God’s
communion with humanity. It does not reveal God’s will; it reveals God’s self. And if the doctrine of tawhid
forbids any division in the Divine Unity, then the Quran is not just the Speech of God, it is God."-No god but God, Reza Aslan "