Thursday, 14 December 2006

Imaan 103

THE BASIS OF A MUSLIM'S FAITH


The Divine Scriptures

A Muslim believes in all the previous Divine scriptures.

The Holy Qur'an states:

"...(Muslims are those) who believe in revelation sent to thee and before thy time."

Some of the known Divine Scriptures are:

The Taurat - given to Musa AS (Moses)
The Zabur - given to Dawud AS (David)
The Injil - given to Isa AS (Jesus)
The Qur'an - given to Muhammad SAW


The Qur'an

The Qur'an is the speech of Allah, revealed in its precise wording and meaning and protected by Allah Himself.

Allah states in the Qur'an:

"We have sent down the Qur'an and We will certainly preserve it (from corruption)."

The Qur'an is the last and final scripture of Allah Almighty sent to humankind.


The Qur'an and Contemporary Scriptures

The Holy Qur'an states:

"It is He who has sent down to thee in truth, the book confirming what went before it. And He sent down the Torah and the Injil before this, as a guide to mankind. And He (ultimately) sent the criterion (of Judgment between right and wrong i.e. the Qur'an)."

Thus the Qur'an is the standard or criterion by which all other books are judged. Aspects of the bible that conform to the Qur'anic precepts Muslims accept as Divine truth, while those that go against the criterion Muslims regard as human interpolation.

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