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Are Muslims encouraged to read the Bible and/or the Torah? Why or why not?

Refernce(s) for prohibitting it Those who may say that it is not allowed for Muslims to read the Torah and the Bible or any other "Holy Book" would refer to a narration which was compiled by ...
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Jerusalem in the Qur'an?

The IslamWeb fatwa Kilise mentions in the comments summarizes the situation nicely: The city of Jerusalem is not mentioned with this name in the Quran, but what is mentioned is the Holy Land and the ...
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Are Muslims encouraged to read the Bible and/or the Torah? Why or why not?

This answer is based on two lectures I gave a few months ago on what Quran itself says about Injil and Torah. In my lectures I went over every verse in Quran that refers to Injil, Torah, the book, the ...
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Why would Muslims believe the Bible has been changed?

The Qur'an affirms that the Gospel, sent to the Prophet Isa (Jesus), is an Islamic holy book. Then We sent following their footsteps Our messengers and followed [them] with Jesus, the son of Mary, ...
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Why does Islam reject the current versions of the Bible and Torah?

The Torah and Gospel were originally from Allah, may He be exalted, and Muslims are obliged to believe in them, because Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Say (O ...
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How is the Holy Trinity and John 5:7 of the Bible interpreted in Islam?

The Islamic position is that additions, omissions and distortions have been done to the previous scriptures by the people, and they are not relied upon for any theological purposes because we can't ...
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If we had access to the original Bible, would we still need the Qur'an?

I assume that by the Bible you are referring to both of what are known today as the Old and New Testaments; in Islamic parlance these correspond to the Taurah and Injil respectively. According to the ...
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What does Islam say about Samson?

The Quran and authentic hadith do not mention Samson. So we can't make a decisive claim on the authenticity of his story in the Bible. The twelve leaders of Israel mentioned in [5:12] could ...
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Why was Quran sent down?

Please quote the verse in full. And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing. (Qur'an 6:115) It is not talking ...
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How do we know the Quran will never change while we consider the Bible as corrupted and manipulated?

No, we are clearly told that the Qura'an will never change. BUT the same have not been said about the other books. We have also been told we cannot believe OR disbelieve anything in the other holy ...
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Why did Allah send more than one book to mankind?

Allah ﷻ informed us in the Qur'an the reason for having multiple books: legislation. The religion of all books and prophets is Islam. The creed in all revealed books is monotheism (Allah is the only ...
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Does the Quran endorse the Bible?

The Qur'an only endorses the Torah and the Gospel that have been revealed by Allah, not the versions that are among us now, which we believe contain both a version of the truth as well as corruption. ...
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Islamic basis for Deteuronomy 18:15-20 allowing an Ishmaelite prophet fulfillment?

The word "brothers" is used for relatives, for example Lot is called Abraham's brother in Genesis 14:14-16, although he was his nephew. Edomites are refered to brothers of Israel in Deuteronomy 23:7 ...
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Is there historical/scientific evidence that Jews and Christians altered the original message of God?

First of all, no, I do not think or at least have not seen that there is too much historical evidence to that effect. This is simply because there is very little record of Jesus (AS)'s life in general ...
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Is it mentioned why God protected the Qur'an from corruption but not the Bible?

Through empirical evidences we know that there are variations within the Bible. These different variations are sometimes conflicting with other variations.3 Different Churches have different views on ...
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Did the companions of Prophet Isa (P.B.U.H) stay truthful to the original message?

The Holy Quran is silent over this question like many other details of Jesus' life. The only information that Quran gives us about Jesus' disciples is that they vowed to support Jesus in spreading ...
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Why did the Quran says only the people of jonah benefited from faith?

From Tafhim al-Qur'an, by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, in his tafsir on Yunus As regards the question why the threatened torment was warded off from the people of Jonah as an exception to the Divine ...
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Is Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) part of Ibrahims(PBUH)'s family?

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) is a descendant of Abraham through Ishmael. This is stated in the Quran: Quran 2:127-129 And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House and [with him] ...
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Is the God of the Qur'an the same god as the God of the Bible?

Muslims believe there is one God. This is the first pillar of Islam, and is probably the single most important aspect of Islam. This is the same God as People of the Book (including Christians): ...
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To what extent have the Psalms, Torah, Prophets and Gospel been corrupted?

I'm quite not sure if both of your basic questions have not yet been answered on the site. Therefore I'll refer in my answer to some other posts where I'm aware of at least partial answers! To what ...
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Are any parts of the Bible generally accepted as the authentic word of Allah?

The ulema in general divide people into two categories while studying books of God other than the Quran. The first group is ordinary people, those who have no knowledge and those who are weak in ...
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Does Qur'an 5:48 imply that Allah wants Jews to follow the Torah and Christians to follow the Gospel, instead of the Qur'an?

Does Qur'an 5:48 imply that Allah wants Jews to follow the Torah and Christians to follow the Gospel ... Yes. ... instead of the Qur'an? No. Al-Ma'idah 5:44 clearly stipulates that Allah is ...
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Jerusalem in the Qur'an?

It's Mentioned but in public In Quraan. First of Surah Al Israa (17) Aya (1) : English trans. Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose ...
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Incoherence and errors in past revelations

Well, you cannot say that Quran has corrected all the errors in bible, Quran is a separate book and bible of the time when Quran was revealed was corrupted, but muslims do agree it was not VERY ...
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Does the Quran endorse the Bible?

A few explicit verses: "Are you then eager that they [the People of the Book] should believe you, though a part of them would hear the word of Allah and then they would distort it after they had ...
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Is the Islamic prophet Muhammad mentioned in the Bible? If so, where is it?

From Mentions/References of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) in the Bible Today when we go through the Bible, we find that numerous references to him have survived. Below is a compilation of many of the ...
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How is the Holy Trinity and John 5:7 of the Bible interpreted in Islam?

Let us also mention that the earlier gospels in the new testament; Mark and Matthew; never mention this trinity concept. Any references as Yeshua or Eesa (pbuh) being son of God are only in a ...
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Which Haman is right?

The biblical book of Esther I believe mentions Haman as a builder of the tower of Babylon. Muslim were made fun of this fact till the Egyptian language was rediscovered as it was dead even before ...
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Is the God of the Qur'an the same god as the God of the Bible?

The God of Christianity and the God of the Bible are distinct In order to properly answer this question, it is necessary to understand that the body of the question actually asks two distinct ...
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