Belief In His Books

Muslims believe in all of the original scriptures revealed by God to His Messengersp. A Muslim must believe in every scripture mentioned by God in the Qur’an. God, The Giver, revealed them and they were, in their original forms, the actual word of God. The scriptures God mentions in the Qur’an are as follows:

  1. The original Scrolls as revealed to Abrahamp
  2. The original Torah as revealed to Mosesp
  3. The original Psalms as revealed to Davidp
  4. The original Injeel (Gospel of Jesus) as revealed to Jesusp
  5. The Qur’an as revealed to Muhammadp (which is still available in its original form)

Muslims do not consider the scriptures revealed before the Qur’an, which are presently in circulation in various editions and versions, to be an accurate representation of their original revealed form. According to the Qur’an, people have distorted these scriptures for their own worldly gain. These distortions have occurred in many different ways, such as additions or deletions of text or changes in the meaning or the language. These distortions were adopted over time and what remains is a mixture of the original divine text with man made interpretation and contamination. Although Muslims believe in all the previous revealed books, the final means by which they judge different matters and seek ultimate guidance is sought through the Qur’an and the authentic traditions of the Prophet Muhammadp.