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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 al-Bazzar and Imam Ahmad and qualified as weak by some scholars: It was narrated from Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab ...


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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 Al-Aqsa Mosque. Night journey: The Quran mentions the Prophet's night journey to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The Aqsa mosque is generally understood to ...


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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 books, ... directly or indirectly. There is not even a single verse in Quran that forbids reading Injil/Torah, there is not even a single slightly negative ...


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Thank you for your question. Your question actually includes multiple questions. I will try to answer all sequentially, but forgive me if I miss any. Just so that it is easy for any reader, I will quote parts of your question followed by my answers. The Qur'an testifies to the truth and authenticity of all the previous Scriptures ...Yes this is TRUE And ...


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The Qur'an itself doesn't use the word "Bible", but "Torah", "Zabur" and "Injeel" which were revealed to Moses, David and Jesus respectively. Meanwhile, the Bible was written by some 40 authors, many of whom the Qur'an doesn't recognize. For example, a large chunk of the New Testament was written by Paul, whom the Qur'an doesn't recognize as a Prophet, so ...


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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم I think you'd better say: " Why did not Allah send his last prophet, Mohammad (S), at first? then I will tell you that, as you know, Allah has gradually developed Islam since the advent of Adam (s). The more the people were growing and the more aspects of their lives needed to be explained and reformed, the Almighty Allah sent his ...


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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, and gave him the Gospel. And We placed in the hearts of those who followed him compassion and mercy and monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe ...


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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 Qur'an, the Injil was meant to be a supplement to the Taurah, both confirming it and making lawful some of what the Torah had forbidden. The Qur'an however ...


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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 know what is from Allah and what is human corruption; though works of Tafsir (exegesis) and Tarikh (history) quote them as Israelite traditions where they ...


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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 Muslims), ‘We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibraaheem (Abraham), Ismaa‘eel (Ishmael), Ishaaq (Isaac), ...


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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 potentially allude to the Biblical judges, but not much authoritative detail is present in the Islamic sources. Samson ( شمسون ) is briefly mentioned in some Islamic ...


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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 about altering the scriptures, but it is talking about, "Once a decision has been made by the creator none can dare changing it." Authenticity of Scriptures ...


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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 books because we don't know what is the truth and what is not the truth in them. But overall, they are the predecessors to the Qura'an and we should work by what ...


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There are references to a similar attempt by Pharaoh of Egypt in Sura Qasas and Sura Ghafir of the Holy Quran. In Sura Qisas: Pharaoh said, “O nobles, I know of no god for you other than me. So fire-up the bricks for me O Hamaan, and build me a tower, that I may ascend to the God of Moses, though I think he is a liar.” (28:38) In Sura Ghafir: And ...


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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 deity to be worshipped). However, legislation was contextual to adapt to the conditions at the time or used as a form of punishment or test. وَأَنزَلْنَا ...


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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. The quote you posted is a very long quote in specific, and the topic is a wide topic in general, to address in one post. So, I will answer you with titles. Any ...


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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 and Numbers 20:14, although they are the children of Esau and not Jacob. Canaanites have been called brothers of the Israelites in Genesis 9:25, although their ...


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Taken out of context. "and I will shake all nations, and the choicest things of all nations(חֶמְדַּת )," This is a reference to a particular event, not a human. It shouldn't surprise you that Hebrew and Arabic have similar words. Nearly every Arabic word has an identical looking Hebrew consonant. The same process can be used for Jesus, even more so, because ...


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Quran states the story of some magicians from all around the Egypt who were gathered by Pharaoh to compete with Moses accompanied by his brother Aron --peace be upon them. However, Quran doesn't name any of them, only tells the story that the snake of Moses ate the magics of the magicians and they fell in prostration and became believers in God of Moses as ...


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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 which versions are correct. Unlike that of Christianity according to the two major sects that make up the majority of Muslims, Sunni and Shi'a Muslims both ...


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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 religion, (3:52, 61:14), they became inspired by Allah (5:111), and they asked Jesus for a meal from heaven, as a miracle that would strengthen their faith (5:112-...


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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] Ishmael, [saying], "Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing. Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from ...


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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 corrupted. We cannot compare that time's bible with today's bible. So, i don't know how quran would have corrected anything which was corrupted after its revelation ...


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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): And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that ...


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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 extent corrupted Basically the Quran is the source which says that these books have been corrupted there are statements in it which are very clear and there are ...


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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 surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing. "whose surroundings We have blessed, " it points to a places arround ...


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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 referring to the Torah that Allah has sent down, not the one that has been corrupted; only the one revealed by Allah. إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا التَّوْرَاةَ فِيهَا هُدًى ...


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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 faith. They are recommended not to study these books so that they will not be confused by that which has been introduced into them of falsehood, and so that they ...


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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 understood it, and they knew [what they were doing]? When they meet the faithful, they say, ‘We believe,’ and when they are alone with one another, they say, ...


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