I know that Surah Al-E-Imran 3 states:

He has revealed to you the Book with the truth, confirming what has been before it, and has sent down the Torah and the Injil.

Thus, we know that it is Allah who sent the words of the Torah and Gospel before the Quran.

What are the reasons that Allah first gave these books? I am confused as to why the Bible implies that the text is His final message, with words like:

If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book --Revelation 22:18-19

I would like to understand the reason that Allah gave us messages like these, knowing that he would later give us the rest of His guidance. Why did Allah give us these other texts from before the Quran, which include such messages that lead people astray?

  • 1
    Salam and welcome to Islam SE. I'm pretty sure that one will find a similar question with the correct keywords/tags on the site. At the moment I Failed to find it. – Medi1Saif Jun 27 '18 at 5:18
  • The book of Revelations is neither Torah nor Gospel. – UmH Jun 27 '18 at 16:29

My answer is that, i believe the Quran out of all the former scriptures has the most commands , and duties to fulfill for the ones whom it was sent to, the humans, apart from this we understand from this that Allah sent the Quran down appr. 1400 years ago , which considering the amount of time the human has walked the earth- is very recent. So taking into consideration the fact that the human develops and progresses with the passage of time intellectually, but weakens physically, it may be because the people of the earlier times couln't have comprehended it, and things to support this idea is that the Quran is the hardest to understand out of all the scriptures sent down by Allah, so the reason which these books were sent down before the Quran was that the people at that time wouldn't have been able to comprehend it's sayings because it would have been harder for them to understand than for the people of the present, also note that the bible was preserved by Allah even after he ascended Isa (Jesus) alayhi as-salaam until Allah decided to not preserve it from (partial) corruption anymore, so the recent bible is not perfect and has some words of truth and some are inventions, so if you see something which worries you and seems corrrupt, know that it may be something added theere by the people, and the reference you made to the bible- it seems like the majority of the people have not obeyed that command, however, Allah by his will, decided to preserve the Quran and guard it from corruption proof for this is

Indeed, it is we who sent down the remembrance (Qur'an) and indeed, we are for it protectors. 15:9

so to simplify, the Quran is the complete guidance for the mankind of the time whom it was sent to proof for this is:

"... This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin - then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." 5:3 source http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=5&verse=3

So from here we understand that Allah has completed and perfected for us our religion islam which was from the beginning of creation until the end of time, but- we are the ones upon whom it was completed and that is a great favor and honor upon us, and is a sign from Allah that we are the only ones who are able to bear it out of all the generations of mankind, proof for this is:

Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." source https://quran.com/2/286

| improve this answer | |

Salam From what I know, everything is not misleading. I think everything is the same as teaching to believe in Allah, Prophet, Angel, Kitab (bible), and qodo qodar from Allah. It's just that the way of delivery is not as perfect as the Prophet. And even the delivery of the prophet is not wrong, different human interpretations. And in all kitab like torah and gospel states there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad SAW is the Prophet.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.