Muslims are proud of the Quran’s authenticity. They claim that the Quran is 100% God’s Word, which Allah directly revealed to Muhammad. Is this really true? If so, why are so many of Muhammad’s own expressions in it?
Muhammad’s Expression in Quranic Verses
Here are two verses that contain Muhammad’s expressions:
“Only You are the One we worship.” “Show unto us the straight path.“ These verses are from the Fatihah (the opening of the Quran).
“Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go on a night from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque [Al Aqsha mosque, Jerusalem] …” (Qs 17:1).
Aren’t these phrases from a human, not Allah? Human prayers are not the Word of God! Human prayers are from human beings.
Angel’s Expressions in the Quran
“Your companion does not err, nor does he go astray; Nor does he speak out of desire. It is naught but revelation that is revealed, The Lord of Mighty Power has taught him,” (Qs 53:2-5).
“[The angels say], ‘There is not among us any except that he has a known position’” (Qs 37:164).
Muslims claim that an angel acted as an intermediary between Allah and Muhammad. This means Allah didn’t speak directly to Muhammad. If angels’ and Muhammad’s expressions are in the Quran, then it can’t be 100 % God’s word as Muslims always claim.
The Taurat and the Injil are God’s Word Written by Men
Christians believe the Bible is 100% God’s Word. Allah didn’t dictate directly to a person, or through an angel. The Taurat and the Injil were written by 40 godly men over a span of 1,500 years. They all came from different backgrounds. They used different forms of literature: poetry, narration, history, law, and prophecy.
It’s amazing to know that none of the writings contradict each other! Instead, they complement each other perfectly. This unity proves that the Holy Spirit was actually the main writer of the Taurat, Zabur, and Injil. He worked through these men.
The Bible begins with the Taurat prophesying about the coming of Isa Al-Masih. Then, it continues with the Injil telling about Isa’s life on earth. Through the Injil, we know that Isa Al-Masih died for us. He had to die to pay for our sin. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Injil, Romans 6:23). God wants everyone to know this. He also invites all of us to receive this gift of eternal life.
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“And indeed, the Qur’an is the revelation of the Lord of the worlds. The Trustworthy Spirit has brought it down Upon your heart, [O Muhammad] – that you may be of the warners – In a clear Arabic language. And indeed, it is in the scriptures of former peoples. And has it not been a sign to them that it is recognized by the scholars of the Children of Israel?”
The Quran has been the focus of attention for people across the globe for centuries. Because of its meaning, its fascinating linguistic beauty and poetic flow, it has remained captivating for both scholars and common people alike.
According to the Holy Quran, all Muslims must believe in- and know the earlier authentic books which is called the word of Allah. These books are a “light and guidance” to fully understand Islam and humanity, namely: Tawrat, Zaboor, Injil, Sahifa-i-Anbian ( Prophets), all part of the Bible from beginning until today.
Thank you for your very good comment. Yes, the Quran confirms that the Taurat, Zaboor and Injil are God’s Words. As God’s Words, Muslims should read and learn these Books.
Anna Botha says
As a Christian, I am not sure your first point is valid. Doesn’t the Bible also contain prayers?
Thank you for your comment for the article above. Yes, the Bible contains prayers. Christians acknowledged that the Bible is God’s Word, but we don’t claim that it’s directly given by to men. In fact, the Bible was written by men who came from different backgrounds. They were inspired by the Holy Spirit when they wrote the Bible.