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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The verse is elaborating Qisas (retribution), and Qisas has also been explicitly ordained for us:
يا أيها الذين آمنوا كتب عليكم القصاص في القتلى
O you who have believed, prescribed for you is legal retribution for those murdered
— Quran 2:178
والحرمات قصاص فمن اعتدى عليكم فاعتدوا عليه بمثل ما اعتدى عليكم
And for [all] violations is ...
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), ...
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 ...
Yes from Ibn Abbas (RA):
Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 613:
Ibn 'Abbaas said, "How can you ask the people of the Scriptures about
their Books while you have Allah's Book (the Qur'an) which is the most
recent of the Books revealed by Allah, and you read it in its pure
Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 614:
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.
Yes. Islam believes in revelation at Sinai . Allah says in the Quraan verse 15 chapter 79 " Has there reached you the story of Moses? -
( 16 ) When his Lord called to him in the sacred valley of Tuwa,"=Sinai
This is the evidence that there was a revelation there .
Allah (god) did not reject the Jews. They are the ones who rejected His message when He ...
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
Good that you asked before. Any ways, mocking the Qur'anic verses by non believers is expected,
But you wonder, while they mock, And when they are reminded, they remember not. And when they see a sign, they ridicule And say, "This is not but obvious magic...." (Qur'an 37:12-15)
But why would you ever want to create disparities and conflicts and more ...
Verily, We did send down the Taurat (Torah) [to Musa (Moses)], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allah's Will, judged the Jews. And the rabbis and the priests [too judged the Jews by the Taurat (Torah) after those Prophets] for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah's Book, and they were witnesses ...
I am not sure if its upto scholarly opinion.
Abrogation is when one revealed command is replaced by another, so the first one is no longer acted upon (it was meant for a specific period to address a certain issue) and the second one is to be acted upon.
Its in the Quran that through Jesus, Allah abrogated some of the prohibitions of the Torah:
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?
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 ...
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 ...
stretch both of your arms in front of you and look between your hands. the area that you see between your hands is what is called "between the hands"
as you said. yes it's an old Arabic idiom that means "In front of". it is an old idiom that is not used today.
old Arabs was using it to mean a "place" in front of as in this example
رب in the Quran is used almost exclusively to refer to Allah.
وإن الله ربي وربكم فاعبدوه هذا صراط مستقيم
[Jesus said], "And indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path."
— Quran 19:36
إن ربكم الله الذي خلق السماوات والأرض في ستة أيام ثم استوى على العرش يدبر الأمر ما من شفيع إلا من بعد إذنه ذلكم الله ربكم ...
The hadith has been classed as Daeef by some such as al-Arnaa’oot in his grading of Sunan Abu Dawud and has been classed as Hasan by others such as by al-Albani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel.
Within its chain, a transmitter of interest is Hisham bin Sa'd al-Madni - he has been weakened by a group of the Imams including Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Ibn Ma'in, Nasa'i, Abu Hatim, ...
There is another avenue of proving that the original Torah doesn't exist. Simply, showing where Allah corrects the current Bible and Gospel.
In the Bible, Eve was tempted by the serpent and ate the fruit:
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like ...
Here are words of Allah in Torah in Hebrew bible.
Word of God Elohim is derived from name of Allah אלח in ancient hebrew lexicon
Compressive hebrew etymological dictionary state that etmyos means "that which is true sense" is the only true word in Hebrew. Means truth can be found using etymology. So there is no God no elohim but Allah
That is why ...
Starting on a tangent but did you know that in Islam there is a Prophet named Zakariyah (aka Priest Zechariah in Bible) who is the father of Prophet Yahya (aka John the Baptist in Bible).
Coming back to your question about Genesis 17:
1. Prophet Ibrahim (aka Prophet Abraham in Bible):
In the Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 124:
"And [mention, O Muhammad], when ...
If I understand correctly, Islam accepts several holy books as authored by Allah. Obviously, Muslims are encouraged to read the Quran, but among these books are the Bible (or Gospel) and the Torah, and it's not clear to me whether or not Muslims are encouraged to read them too.
Not necessarily. The Injil is recognized to be authored by God but there is ...
They are the same as people of the tawrath and Enjeel. As Zaboor was revealed to the Prophet David/Dawod (Peace be upon him) as we can read in different Verses of the Qur'an:
...and to David We gave the book [of Psalms] (4:163)
...and to Dawud (David) We gave the Zabur (Psalms). (17:55)
And We have already written in the book [of Psalms] after the [...
First of all, we can't say anything about torah or injil in their current state, how can we say for sure this is averse from God and this is not, if it was possible, some christian or jew would have preserved book in their hand, which they don't have.
So, coming to the verse you mentioned, no one can conclude anything related to riba as being halal or haram ...
Well There is no harm in reading but you should remember that Shaytan (Satan) is a psychological manipulator and you should keep this in mind that Bible came to correct the induced corruption in torah, and now Qur'an is the replenishment of the true message and has a
privilege by Allah himself that it is being guarded from corruption by Allah Azawajjal ...
Assalaamualaikum brother. As you know Allah sent messengers over time and sent down books on some of them, four of which we know are The Psalms (Zuboor), The Torat(Taurah) , The Gospel(Injeel) and The Quran.
If you see, the books that were sent before had a messenger that would be coming in the future, and that period of time wasn't the end of revelations ...