The Quran tells Muslims to read the books that came before it, the Torah, the Zabur, and the Injil. The Quran refers to these books, and their followers multiple times. There are quite a few similarities between the Quran and the Injil. It is obvious that Muhammad used teachings from the Torah and the Injil to write the Quran. The Quran tells Muslims to ask “followers of the Book” if they have questions about things in the Injil and the Torah that they don’t understand (Qs 10:94).
“…He revealed the Torah and the Gospel before as a guide for the people…Those who reject the revelations of God will face the most severe torment” (Qs 3:3-4). Based on these verses aren’t Muslims supposed to believe the Torah? If not, what else could this surah mean?
A Clear Revelation from Allah?
Isn’t this a clear statement from Muhammad? “We believe in God and what he has revealed to us and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, and their descendants, and what was revealed to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction among them and to God we have submitted ourselves” (Qs 2:136). If no distinction is made, then obviously all of the prophets’ writings must be read, studied and obeyed.
So Shouldn’t Muslims Read the Torah and the Injil?
According to the above surahs, Muslims must read the Torah, the Prophets, and the Injil. This is one of the clear statements in the Quran. Christians believe that anything true is from God, no matter where it is found. The unique thing about the Torah and the Injil is that everything in them is true! The Torah and the Injil don’t just contain some truth, as the Quran does. They are Truth.
The only way to fully understand Allah as He revealed himself to Abraham, Isaac, and Moses is to read the Torah. The Torah tells how Allah revealed himself to the prophets. The Injil tells how Allah revealed himself through His Word, Isa Al-Masih.
The Injil Gives a Full Picture of God’s Plan for the Ages
Although the Quran tells about the prophets and Isa, it doesn’t give a full picture. By reading the Torah and the Injil, a person gets the full picture of the prophets pointing to the coming of Isa Al-Masih.
Isa Al-Masih – the Way to Allah
Only the Injil gives Isa Al-Masih’s true teaching about the way to the Father. Isa Al-Masih said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (Injil, John 14:6).
The only way to fully know Allah is through Isa Al-Masih! We are separated from Allah because of our sin (Romans 3:23). But Isa Al-Masih became the sacrifice to pay for our sin so that we don’t have to be separated from Allah. We encourage you to learn more about how to be right with God.
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