The Corruption (Tahrif) of the Previous Books

Is the Bible Corrupted or distorted?

God forgives you for blasphemy    إستغفر الله

Al-Hujurat 49:6 “Believers, if an unbeliever brings news to you, be clear, so that you do not afflict people in ignorance. In that case, you would regret your deed.”

“يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءَكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَإٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ” (سورة الحجرات 49: 6)

Who says that contradict the Qur’an itself… for the Qur’an says:

Al-Anaam 6: 34 “There is no exchanging Allah’s words” “there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah”  “ولا مبدل لكلمات الله”

Al-Anaam 6: 115 “And the word of your Lord was fulfilled in truth and justice. There is no substituting his words, and he hears all and knows all”

وَتَمَّتْ كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ صِدْقًا وَعَدْلًا لَّا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

Yunus 10: 64 “and there is no exchanging Allah’s words” “لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ”

However, some believe that there have been additions and subtractions made to the Bible “the Word of God”.

Al-Hijr 15: 9 “We ourselves revealed the reminder, and we are its protectors.”

“إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ” (الحجر 15: 9)

1- Torah.

The Qur’an mentions the word Torah 18 times and confirms that it was The Word of God. The early Qur’an exegete Tabari referred to the Torah from the Jewish as “the Torah that they possess today”.

Al-Baqara 2:53 “We gave Musa the book and the criterion, so that you may be guided”

وَإِذْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ وَالْفُرْقَانَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ

Al-Ahqaf 46: 12 “Before it the book of Musa {was} a leader and mercy. This is a confirming book in Arabic language, to warn the wicked and give good news to those who do good deeds.”

وَمِن قَبْلِهِ كِتَابُ مُوسَىٰ إِمَامًا وَرَحْمَةً وَهَٰذَا كِتَابٌ مُّصَدِّقٌ لِّسَانًا عَرَبِيًّا لِّيُنذِرَ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُحْسِنِينَ

2- Zabur (Pslams)

The Qur’an mentions the word Zabur (Psalms) 3 times. (Al-Nisa 4: 163; Al-Isra’ 17: 55; Al-Anbiya 21: 105).

An-Nisa 4:163 “We inspired you (Muhammad) as we inspired Nuh and the prophets after him. We inspired… and to David We gave the Psalms”. The Qur’an stresses that the Psalms is inspired by God.

Al-Anbiya 21: 105 “We have written in the Zabour after the reminder (Al-Thikr الذكر) My righteous servants will inherit the earth”.

This is a direct quotation from Psalm 37:11 “But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

3- Injil (the Gospel)

The Qur’an mentions the word Injil (the Gospel) 12 times.

Al-Imran 3:3-5 “He revealed the book to you in truth, confirming what is in his possession, and he revealed the Tawrah and the Injil beforehand as guidance, and he revealed the criterion… Nothing on earth or in heaven is hidden from Allah”

نَزَّلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَأَنزَلَ التَّوْرَاةَ وَالْإِنجِيلَ مِن قَبْلُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَأَنزَلَ الْفُرْقَانَ … إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ

Al-Maeda 5:46-47 “We made Isa son of Mariam follow in their footsteps, confirming the Tawrah in his possession, and we gave him the Injil, in which is guidance and light, confirming the Tawrah in his possession, as guidance and an admonition to the godly. So let the people of the Injil judge by what Allah has revealed in it. Whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed are unbelievers.”

Al-Maeda 5: 68-69 “People of the book you have no foundation unless you uphold the Tawrah and Injil and what was revealed to you from your Lord … Truly believers, Jews, Sabeans, and Christians – whoever believes in Allah and in the last day and does righteous deeds shall have no fear, nor will they grieve.”

After all what the Qur’an says about the Bible … Who changed the Bible? When? Why? How? And Where?

Some forgets that the Tawrah and the Zabor are the same books that both Jews and Christians are using today, so Jews and Christians should agree to change which is impossible. Some of the Christian paid their lives for their beliefs, and you think they will die for something that is corrupted? That is impossible…

Who is stronger God or human beings? For the Qu’ran says that the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel are from Allah and Allah’s words cannot be changed, exchanged, or substituted?

If Allah will allow the Tawrah, Zabor, and Injil to be changed and could not protect them, how would he protect the Qur’an?

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