Answer to the "Does the Qur'an, which was revealed in seventh-century Arabia, address today's needs?" Deceit
Some biased people who do not appeal to their wisdom and conscience frequently repeat their heretical ideas regarding that the Qur'an addresses the Arab community of 1400 years ago and that it would not be acceptable for today's societies. However, Qur'an is the last holy book which Allah sent down to every people who lived on earth since our Prophet's (pbuh) time and will live in future.
Qur'an is the word of Allah, it is protected and has not been distorted. One of the many proofs of this fact is the miracles in the Qur'an. The scientific, mathematical and historical miracles in the Qur'an prove that it is the word of Allah.
Those who have doubts about the Qur'an, despite these facts, are referred to as follows:
People who read the Qur'an with an open mind recognize that the kind of people and societies described therein have existed throughout history as well as in our day. The Qur'an gives an account of all of the wrongs, misdeeds, and distortions committed by those societies that are far from religious morality. Their reactions to Allah's message and the detailed character descriptions instruct us today, which are further indications that the Qur'an addresses all times and all people. Those who are committed to reading the Qur'an and to living by it will witness, with an ever-deepening faith, that it permeates their lives, for the Qur'an gives a detailed account of what events they will face and the ideal behaviors expected of them.
In the Qur'an, the unreasonable judgments and fallacies against the Qur'an are referred as lack of comprehension unique to unbelievers. As the Qur'an informs us, unbelievers who lived thousands of years ago also referred with their simple minds to religion as "myths and legends of previous peoples" (Surat an-Nahl, 24) In the same manner, unbelievers who lived at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), asked him ignorantly to amend certain parts of the Qur'an. As we read:
The unbelievers to whom the above verse refers were living at the Prophet's (pbuh) time and actually witnessed the Qur'an's revelation. They objected only because adhering to the Qur'an's morality would, in their opinion, harm their interests.
Today, some people with similar reasons oppose the morality and the lifestyle introduced by Islam, even though in their conscience they know that the Qur'an is the truth. However, their struggle against Qur'an, their slanders and false claims are all futile efforts, for in compliance with "We have sent down the Reminder, and We will preserve it," (Surat al-Hijr, 9) each letter of the Qur'an is preserved exactly as it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Qur'an is Allah's final message to humanity, and so divine revelation has ceased. Thus, the Qur'an and the hadiths of our Prophet (pbuh) are —and will remain—the only way to salvation for the rest of time.