Wikipedia says:

The current Psalms are still praised by many Muslim scholars.

Since the Zabur is corrupted, I wondered which scholars, if any, actually praise this corrupted Psalms.

Question: Which scholars praise the current Psalms?

  • Well wikipedia offers two sources Abdullah Yusuf Ali's The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary and Martin Lings's Mecca; Abdul Malik, In Thy Seed one may try it there.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Feb 3, 2018 at 20:55

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Al-Biqa'i, the 15th-century Shafi'i scholar, comes to mind. Walid Saleh (UToronto) wrote,

"He [al-Biqa'i] has a soft spot for the Psalms, and used the book in remarkably sensitive ways to convey to the Muslim reader the sorrow and tribulations of the Jews during the destruction of the First Temple. He not only defended the sanctity of the Hebrew Bible but--here is the rub--he used it extensively to explain the biblical material in the Qur'an."


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    I have not come across any writing that said that Al-Biqa'i "defended the sanctity of the Hebrew Bible." He definitely referred to previous scripture in hos Nazm al-Dorrar, but referring to books does not automatically mean defending their sanctity. Where specifically did he defend such sanctity?
    – III-AK-III
    Commented Feb 4, 2018 at 15:14

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