It must be stated at the beginning of this work, that Muslims do not seek to demean or desecrate the Holy Bible. It is a fundamental pillar of faith for Muslims to believe in the original revelations that came to Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus, just as it is important for Muslims to believe in the revelation of the Qur’an that came to Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) .
The key word here, however, is “original”. As we all know, the origin of the Bible is obscured with centuries of copying, translating and transmitting information, now lost, with only copies of the remaining manuscripts to remind us of what the Bible once was.
Furthermore, it should be noted that Muslims do not seek to destroy the belief of Christians or Jews in the Word of God, but it is an obligation of Muslims to consider what is right and to stop what is bad. Certainly, causing the “People of the Book” (as the Qur’an refers to Christians and Jews) to fall into disbelief and leave any faith in God, it is exactly the opposite of the direction that Muslims should follow by presenting any comparison between Islam and what came in the past, from Allah the Almighty.
We only seek to bring more light to people who seek guidance and we pray that we will all succeed with our Lord in this life and the next. and we ask for your guidance and support in doing this, amen.
There are now a number of different versions in the ancient Hebrew language of the Jewish Book, called Torah [Law], and this is generally referred to in Christianity as the Old Testament. Of course, there have been many different translations for a large number of languages over the centuries and they cannot be expected to be identical in text or meaning. What we have in English today still remains somewhat similar to large quantities of these older documents.
There are also different versions of the Gospel or what is commonly called the New Testament in the Greek and Latin languages and these also have many translations into other languages. Even between English translations there are big differences.
It is worth mentioning two very clear differences, such as, for example; the Catholic Bible [c. AD 325] contains 73 books in total, while the Protestant Bible contains only 66 books, and although the new version (Protestant) was taken from the Catholic Bible, these books still do not quite match each other. There is no common denominator for any of the many different versions of the Bible.
Dead Sea Scrolls
Various scrolls and scrolls have been found in places around what we call the “Holy Land” over the centuries, no less than those often called “Dead Sea Scrolls” or, as they are known by scholars, “Wadi Qumran Scrolls ”. They were discovered in the last century around 1930 and proved to be very old and could be older than any other existing manuscript.
Much of what has been translated from these scrolls is similar to some of the oldest manuscripts, but there are still very important differences worthy of attention. We would like to recommend some important readings on this topic at the end of this article.
The word Qur’an means: Recitation
The word ” Qur’an ” means “that which is recited; or what is dictated in the form of memory ”. As such, it is not just a book, nor is it something that comes to us only in writing. Written documentation of the Qur’an has been preserved in museums worldwide, including the Topekopi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the museum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and also in England.
The Qur’an is still printed today with the verification and supervision of advice from scholars who have the Qur’an in mind and who make sure that there are no misprints.
Only One Version – Arabic
There are no different versions of the Qur’an in Arabic, only different translations and, of course, none of them would be considered as comprehensive of the value and authenticity of the original Arabic Recitation. The Koran is divided into 30 equal parts, called “Juz” (parts) in the Arabic language. They are learned by Muslims from their earliest days as children.
Memorized by Millions – Totally
The important thing to keep in mind about the Qur’an is the memorization and transmission of the real “Recitation”, just as it came to Muhammad ﷺ through the Angel Gabriel and was learned and memorized by his companions and they, in turn, passed on to his followers and it continued like this until we see today, more than 10,000,000 (ten million) Muslims who put the whole Qur’an in memory.
This is no small feat. After all, how many other works of literary value have been memorized and transmitted through so many generations, in the original language, without a single change in a single sentence?
Every Muslim Has a Memorized Quran
All Muslims memorize a part of the Qur’an in Arabic, as this is an important part of their daily prayers. Many Muslims memorize large portions of the Qur’an, from one tenth, then half, followed by the entire Qur’an, and all in the original Arabic language. It should be noted that there are more than one and a half billion (1,500,000,000) Muslims worldwide and only about 10% are Arabs, the rest are learning the Koran in Arabic as a second language.
God speaks in First Person to Humanity in the Quran
The Qur’an contains clear statements from God (Allah), the Almighty and it is Him speaking to us all in the first person. He tells us about our own creation, the creation of everything in the universe and what happened to those before us and what will become of us, if we do not heed the warnings clearly announced in His Revelation.
He also speaks to Muhammad ﷺ to show that Muhammad ﷺ is not making this up and even berates Muhammad ﷺ for making human assumptions, rather than waiting for revelation on subjects (see Surah At-Tahrim and Surah Abasa).
The Quran Mentions Itself
The Qur’an refers to itself as “The Qur’an” (The Recitation) and mentions that it is for all mankind and jinn (another creation of Allah, similar to humans, who could make choices as to whether or not to obey God’s Commandments, and they existed before humans).
The Quran Exactly Describes the Nature of God
The Qur’an is clear about who God is and who He is not. There is no room for doubt after reading the Koran in Arabic: God is One. He is the Only Creator, Sustainer and Owner of the universe. He has no partners. He has no relatives, wives, daughters or sons. He is not like His creation and He does not need it for His existence, while all the time creation is totally dependent on Him.
Its attributes are clearly defined as the epitome of each and every one. He is, for example, the Omniscient; What everything hears; What everything sees; The Pardon; The Most Lovable; The Merciful; The only God. There is never a contradiction with this anywhere in the Qur’an.
The Quran Challenges Readers
The Qur’an makes the clear challenge, that if you are in doubt about it – then bring a book like it. In addition, bring ten equal chapters and finally bring a single chapter like his. 1,400 years – and no one has been able to duplicate its beauty, recitation, miracles and ease of memorization. Another challenge for unbelievers to consider;
“If this (Qur’an) belonged to someone other than Allah, you would find many contradictions within it.” [Holy Quran 4:82]. And yet, another challenge offered by Allah in the Qur’an is for unbelievers to look for evidence. Allah says that He will show them His signs within themselves and on the most distant horizons.
Scientific Miracles in the Quran
The scientific miracles of the Qur’an could not have been understood at that time, but today we take for granted many things included in the revelation of the Qur’an.
Some are worth mentioning: The formation of the embryo in the mother’s womb (sura 98); offshore divisions; waters that do not mix; clouds and how they rain and how lightning is caused by ice crystals; formation of the mountains of the earth in the deep subsoil; orbits of planets, stars and moons – and even the mention of space travel (sura 55:33).
Comparison of the Bible and the Koran
[Dr. Gary Miller- commented by Yusuf Estes]
Bible and collection of writings-Quran is God’s Recitation to Muhammad ﷺ
Whereas, the Bible is a collection of writings by many different authors, the Qur’an is a saying (or recitation). The speaker in the Qur’an – in the first person – is God (Allah), the Almighty, speaking directly to man.
In the Bible there are many men writing about God and in some places, the word of God is perceived referring to men and, still, in other places, some men simply writing about history or personal exchange of information among themselves (ex: Epistle of John 3).
The Bible, in the English version of “King James”, consists of 66 small books. Approximately 18 of them begin by saying, “This is the revelation that God gave for this and that”, the rest make no statement as to its origin. There is, for example, the beginning of the book of Jonah, which begins by saying: The word of the Lord came to Jonas, the son of Elmitaeh, saying: quote and then continue for two or three pages.
Compare that to the beginning of the “Lucas” book, which begins by saying:
1- Many have already dedicated themselves to elaborating an account of the facts that were fulfilled among us,
2- as transmitted to us by those who were eyewitnesses and servants of the word from the beginning.
3- I myself investigated everything carefully, from the beginning, and decided to write you an orderly report, most excellent Teófilo,
4- so that you can be sure of the things that were taught to you ”.
We see the author of the book “Lucas”, essentially saying: “Many people have written about things, it seems appropriate for me to do that too”.
“Lucas” says it seems to him that, while others are taking something into account to write about it, even though they are eyewitnesses to the whole thing, he feels that, although he was not, he still has “perfect understanding of everything from the beginning. ”.
So this is just a letter from one person to another, none of whom knew Jesus, peace be upon him, nor were they eyewitnesses to anything that happened. [Yusuf Estes]
If you compare this to one of the four accounts of Jesus’ life, Luke begins by saying, “Many people have written about this man, it seems appropriate for me to do that too.”
That’s all – no clamor to say – these words were given to me by God, here they are a revelation to you – there is no mention of that.
“Bible” is not in the Bible
The Bible does not contain self-reference, that is, the word “Bible” is not in the Bible. Nowhere does the Bible talk about itself. Some scriptures are sometimes pointed out in the Bible, saying: Here, where she talks about herself, we have to look closely. 2 Timothy 3:16 is the favorite who says:
“All scripture is inspired by God”
There are those who would say: this is where the Bible talks about itself, says it is inspired by God, all of that. But if the whole sentence is read, you will notice that this was a letter written by Paul to Timothy and the whole sentence says to Timothy:
“Since you were young you studied the holy scriptures, all the scriptures inspired by God When Timothy was young, the New Testament did not exist, the only thing he was talking about was the scriptures – which are only part of the Bible – of before that time. It could not mean the entire Bible.
The Bible Curses Church Fathers Who Removed the Book of Revelation
There is a verse at the end of the Bible that says:
Because I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy in this book (Revelation): if anyone adds to these things, God will add the plagues that are written in this book:
And if anyone takes the words out of the book of this prophecy, God will take his part of the Book of Life, the holy city and the things that are written in this book. [Y. These]
“Anyone who takes it out of this book or adds it to that book is cursed.” This is also sometimes pointed out to me saying: This is where it comes down to as a whole. But look again and you will see that when he says: Let no one change this book, he is talking about that last book, 66 (or is it 73 in the Catholic Bible?), The Book of Revelation. It also has why any reference will tell you that the Book of Revelation was written before certain other parts of the Bible were written. It happens today, because it is stacked at the end, but there are other parts that came later, so it cannot be referring to the entire book.
(Incidentally, according to different manuscripts much older than the King James version, there are different words at the end of the book of Revelation, so how could we resolve this issue? – YE)
Note: The Book of Revelation has been removed from the Bible several times, then replaced and then removed and replaced according to various Church Councils throughout Church history. Didn’t the Church priests read the curse at the end of the book?
Whose is the Word?
It is an extreme position, held only by some Christian groups, that the Bible – in its entirety – from cover to cover is the revelation of God in every word, but they do something smart when they mention it, or make that statement. They will say that the Bible in its entirety is the word of God; inerrant (without errors) in the original writings.
So, if you go to the Bible and point out some errors that are in it, you will be informed: These errors were not there in the original manuscript, they have infiltrated us to see them there today.
They are going to have a problem in that position. There is a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah 40: 8, which, in fact, is so well known, that some Bibles printed it on the inside cover as an introduction and says: The grass is dried, and the flower falls, but the word of our God remains forever. Here is a statement in the Bible that the word of God will remain forever, will not be corrupted and will not be lost.
So if today you find an error in the Bible, you have two choices. Either that promise was false, and when God said the word would not disappear, he was mistaken, or the portion that has the error in it was not a part of God’s word in the first place, because the promise was that it would be safeguarded, not would be corrupted.
Are There Errors?
I have often suggested that there are errors in the Bible and the accusation comes back very quickly: ” show me one ”. Well, there are hundreds. If you want to be specific, I can mention a few. You have, for example, in 2 Samuel 10:18 a description of a war waged by David, saying that he killed 7,000 men and that he also killed 40,000 men on horseback.
In 1 Chronicles 19 the same episode is mentioned saying that he killed 70,000 men and 40,000 men were not on horseback, they were on foot.
The point is that the difference between pedestrian and non-pedestrian, is fundamental.
How Did Judas Die?
Matthew 27: 5 says that Judas Iscariot, when he died, hanged himself. Acts 1 says no, he jumped off a cliff first. If you study logic, very soon you will arrive in your course at what they call “undecidable propositions”, “meaningless sentences” and statements that cannot be decided because there are no false ones contextually. One of the classic examples found is something called the Effeminates paradox.
This man was a gypsy and he said: “gypsies always lie”, is this statement now true or false? If he was a gypsy and he says they always lie, is he lying? If he is not lying, then he is telling the truth, soon gypsies do not always lie! See that it can’t be true and it can’t be a lie, because the statement comes back to itself. It’s like saying, “What I’m saying now is a lie.”
Would you believe it or not? You see that the statement has no real content. It can’t be true and it can’t be a lie. If it is true, it is always a lie. If it is a lie, it is also true. Well, in the Bible, in Titus 1:12, the writer is Paul and he speaks of the gypsies. He says that one of his own men – a prophet – said that “gypsies always lie” and he says that what this man says is true.
It is a small mistake, but the point is that it is a human error. You will not find this if you are going to carefully examine the true content of that statement. It cannot be a true statement.
Who is the author?
Now I go back to the Qur’an, and as I mentioned, the speaker in the Qur’an – in the first person – is God. The book claims that it is the word of God. It is called 70 times as Koran. He talks about his own content. Has self-reference.
The Qur’an states in the first Surah after Al-Fatiha, that “This is the Book. There is no doubt about it. It is the guidance for the conscious of God… and so on ”. It starts that way and continues like that, stressing that.
And there is a very surprising statement in the Qur’an when you arrive at the fourth Surah, 82nd Ayah, which you do to those who say that the Qur’an is something other than the word of God, a challenge saying: “And do they not ponder the Qur’an? And, if it came from someone other than Allah, there would be many discrepancies in it. ”
Some of you must be students. Would you dare to hand over a paper after you have completed a research paper, putting in the background something like “You will not find mistakes in that.”? Would you dare to challenge your teacher in this way? Well, the Qur’an does that. It is saying: if you really think you know where it came from, then start looking for errors, because you will not find any.
Another interesting thing that the Qur’an does is to quote all its critics. There has never been – in hundreds of years – any suggestion about the book’s origin, but the Qur’an not only mentioned this objection, but responded to it. You will often find the verse saying something like: They say such and such, tell them such and such. In all cases, there is an answer. More than that, the Qur’an claims that the evidence of its origin is in itself and that, if you look at this book, you will be convinced.
Thus, the difference between Christianity and Islam comes down to a question of authority and appeal to authority. The Christian wants to appeal to the Bible and the Muslim wants to appeal to the Koran. You cannot stop saying: This is true because the book says it is, and someone would say that something else is true because my book says differently, it cannot stop at that point, and the Qur’an does not stop. Christians can point to some words that are recorded that Jesus said, and say that it proves my point.
But the Muslim does not simply open the book and say: No, no, the Qur’an says that, because the Qur’an does not simply deny something that the Bible says and says something else in its place. The Koran takes the form of a replica, it is an orientation, as the opening says (Huda lil mutakeen).
So, for every suggestion that the Christian can say: My Bible says such and such, the Qur’an will not simply say: No, this is not true, it will say: They say such and such then ask this and that. You have, for example, Ayah who compares Jesus and Adam. There are those who can say that Jesus must have been God (Son of God) because he had no father. He had a woman who was his mother, but there was no human father. It was God who gave him life, so he must have been a son of God.
The Qur’an reminds the Christian in a short sentence to remember Adam – who was his father? – and, in fact, who was your mother? He also didn’t have a father and, in fact, he didn’t have a mother, but what does that make him? So that the likeness of Adam is the likeness of Jesus, they were nothing and so they became something; they worship God.
The Quran Invites – Does Not Require
The Qur’an does not require belief – the Qur’an invites belief, and here is the fundamental difference. It is not simply delivered as: Here is what you should believe, but throughout the Qur’an the statements are always: Have you thought of such and such, have you considered this and that? It is always an invitation for you to look at the evidence; now what do you believe?
Special Bible Claim
The quote from the Bible often takes the form of what is called Argumentation: Special Request. This is when the implications are not consistent. When you take something and say, Well, it must mean something, but you don’t use the same argument to apply it to something else.
To give an example, I have seen it in publications many times, claiming that Jesus must have been God because he worked miracles. On the other hand, we know very well that there is no miracle ever performed by Jesus that is not also recorded in the Old Testament, as having been worked on by one of the prophets.
You had among others, Elias, who is reported to have healed the leper, to give life to the dead boy and to have multiplied the bread for the people to eat – three of the most favorite miracles cited for Jesus. If the miracles performed by Jesus proved that he was God, why don’t they prove that Elijah was God? This is a special request, if you understand what I mean.
The implications are not consistent. If that implies that, in that case, it must also imply the same thing. We have those who would say that Jesus was God because he was taken to heaven. But the Bible also says that Einah did not die, he was taken to heaven by God. Whether it is true or not, who knows, but the point is that if Jesus is being led to prove that he is God, why not prove that Einah was God? The same thing happened to him.
Clear Parts & Difficult Parts of the Bible
I wrote to a man once, who wrote a book on Christianity, and I had some of the objections I have just mentioned. And his answer to me was that I’m making things difficult for me, that there are portions in the Bible that are crystal clear and that there are parts that are difficult, and that my problem is that I’m looking at the difficult part instead of the parts clear.
The problem is that this is an exercise in self-deception – why are some parts clear and some parts difficult? It is because someone has decided what this clearly means, now it makes it very difficult.
To give an example, John chapter 14, a certain man said to Jesus: Show us God, and Jesus said: If you saw me, you saw God. Now, without reading about, the Christian will say: See Jesus claimed to be God, he said that if you saw me, you saw God.
If that is crystal clear, then you have a difficult part when you go back only a few pages to chapter 5, when another man came to Jesus and said: show us God and he said he never saw God and he never heard his voice .
Now, what did he mean by that, if the other time he meant he was God? Obviously, you made things difficult by deciding what the first one meant. If you read in chapter 14, you will see what he said. He was saying the closest you are going to see God is the work you see me doing.
The Bible Does Not Affirm that Jesus Claimed to Be the Son of God
It is a fact that the words “holy of God” are not found on Jesus’ lips anywhere in the first three accounts of the Gospel, for he was always calling himself the Son of Man. It is a curious form of reasoning that I have seen so many times that it is established from the Bible that he claimed to be God because – see how the Jews responded. They will say, for example, he said such and such and the Jews said that he is blaspheming, he claimed to be God and they tried to stone him.
So they argue that he must have claimed to be God because he looks! – the Jews tried to kill him. They said it was what he was claiming. But the interesting thing is that all the evidence is then built on the fact that a person is saying, ‘I believed that Jesus was the son of God, because the Jews who killed him said that was what he used to say!’ enemies used to say that, so he must have said, that’s what it means.
On the other hand, we have the words of Jesus saying that he would keep the law, the law of Moses and we have the statement in the Bible, “Why did the Jews kill him?” Because he broke the law of Moses. Obviously, the Jews misunderstood him, if he promised to keep the law, but they killed him because he broke the law, they must have misunderstood or lied about him.
Bible Writers – Out of Context
When I talk about the Bible and quote several verses here and there, I am often accused of putting things out of context, to say that something was taken from what I was talking about and given meaning. I don’t want to answer the charge as such, but it doesn’t seem to occur to many people that perhaps those who wrote portions of the Bible in the first place were guilty of the same thing.
Perhaps they – some of these writers – believed in a certain thing and to prove the quote from their scriptures – the Old Testament, the Hebrew writings – quoted out of context to prove their point of view. There are examples of this type of thing. In Matthew 2, it was said that a king wanted to kill the baby Jesus, so that he and his family would go to Egypt and stay there until the king died and then returned.
When the writer of Matthew, who he was, why the name of Matthew will not be found in the book of Matthew; when he described this event saying that he came back from Egypt, he said, “This was to fulfill a prophecy that is written” and then he quotes Hosea chapter 11 “From Egypt I called my Son”.
Then he said that Jesus went to Egypt and then returned from Egypt and we have this passage in the Hebrew scriptures “out of Egypt I called my son”. Jesus must have been the son of God. If you look and see what he was quoting, Hosea 11: 1, he quotes the second half of a full sentence, the full sentence says: “When Israel was young, I loved him and from Egypt I called him my son”. Israel, the nation was considered to be the son of God.
Moses was told to go to Pharaoh and say to him: ” If you touch that nation of people, you will touch my son ”; warning him, and warning Pharaoh: ” don’t touch that nation ”, calling the nation “the son of God”. So this is the only thing spoken of in Hosea 11: 1. ” Out of Egypt I called my son ”, can only refer to the nation of Israel. I mentioned this point a few months ago in another lecture, to which a young lady objected that Israel is a symbolic name for Jesus.
Você terá dificuldade em encontrar isso em qualquer lugar da Bíblia, porque não está lá. Você pode pegar um índice da Bíblia e procurar a palavra “Israel” em todos os lugares em que a palavra ocorre e nada será encontrado em nenhum lugar que possa conectar a palavra Israel com Jesus. Mas não importa – suponha que seja verdade, continue lendo, o segundo verso que diz – ‘’e depois disso ele continuou adorando Bal’’ , porque era disso que os israelitas eram culpados, muitas vezes, eles continuavam caindo na adoração dos ídolos.
So if Israel really means that Jesus is the son of God who came from Egypt, they must also say that Jesus, from time to time, used to bow to that idol Bal. You have to be consistent and keep going. So the point is who wrote Matthew and Chapter 2 was trying to prove a point, quoting something out of context, and he fell apart, because if you move on, it can’t be that way.
Quran Has Internal Evidence
Now I can go back to the claim that the Qur’an has internal evidence of its origin. There are many ways to see this. As an example, if I highlight someone here and say, ” You know, I know your father ” – he will doubt that, he never saw me with his father. Would he say, what is he like? He is tall? Does he wear glasses? And so on, and if I give him the right answers, he’ll soon be convinced: “Ah, yes, you met him.” If you apply the same kind of thinking when looking at the Qur’an, here’s a book that says it came from the one who was there when the universe started. So you must be asking yourself: ” So tell me something to prove it. Tell me something that shows me that you must have been there when the universe was starting. ”
You will find in two different verses the statement that the whole of creation started from a single point and, from there, has been expanding. In 1978, they gave the Nobel Prize to two people who proved that this is the case. It is the origin of the universe’s big bang.
It was determined by the large radio receivers they have for telephone companies, which were sensitive enough to pick up satellite transmissions and continued to encounter background noise that they could not explain. Until the only explanation came to be that the energy left over from the original explosion fits exactly as predicted by the mathematical calculation of what that thing would be, if the universe started from a single point and exploded outwards.
So they confirmed it, but only in 1978. Centuries before that, the Qur’an is saying that the heavens and the earth in the beginning were a piece and were divided, and it says in another verse: “from heaven we are expanding it”.
Quran Has Exact Precision
Let me talk about a personal investigation, when it occurred to me that there are a number of things that can be found in the Qur’an and that evidence its origin – the internal evidence. If the Qur’an is dictated by a perfect individual; it originates with God, so there must be no wasted space, it must be very significant.
There should be nothing that we don’t need or that can be cut, and there should be nothing missing. And everything there really is for a specific purpose. I started to think about the verse that I mentioned earlier, which says: “Jesus’ likeness is Adam’s likeness”. It is an equation, which uses the Arabic word (Mithel), says Jesus and Adam, equally.
You go to the index of the Qur’an, search for the name ISSA in the Qur’an 25 times, look for the name Adam who is there 25 times too. They are the same, through scattered references, but 25 of each. Follow this and you will find that in the Qur’an there are 8 places, where a verse says that something is like something else. Using this (Mithel), you will find in all cases and take both sides of them, whatever the word, look for it in the index and it will be, say, 110 times, and looking for another word will be said and equal to the same 110 .
This is a hell of a coordination project, if you even try to write a book that way yourself, so that everywhere is mentioned that such and such is as such and you check your index, filing system, or your IBM punch cards or whatever, to make sure that throughout this book you have mentioned both the same number of times. But this is what you will find in the Qur’an.
The Quran Provides Reason
What I am talking about is based on something that is called logic: I use and mention a word. When a word is used, its meaning is in use. When a word is mentioned, the symbol is being spoken, without the meaning.
For example, if I say that Toronto is a big city – I used the word Toronto as I meant this place Toronto is a big city. But if I tell you that Toronto has 7 letters, I’m not talking about the place (Toronto), I’m talking about this word – Toronto. So, revelation is above reasoning, but it is not above reason.
This means that we are more likely to not find something in the Quran that is irrational, but we can find something that we would never have discovered for ourselves.
A Single Word Self-References in the Quran
The author of this sentence said that if this book came from someone other than God, then many Ikhtalafan (inconsistencies) will be found. The word Ikhtilaf is found many times in the Qur’an. But the word Ikhtalafan is found only once. Therefore, there are not many Ikhtilafan in the Qur’an, there is only one – where the sentence is mentioned. So, see how things fit together perfectly.
It has been suggested to humanity: Find a mistake. The man was not able to deceive himself, and he is very smart, because that phrase can also mean: Find many Ikhtilafan and then he quickly goes to the index to see if he can find many of them and there is only one … Sorry, smart.
Previous Scriptures and Quran – Originally Both of Allah
Conclusion: Both previous scriptures and the Qur’an came to us through God (Allah), the Almighty, through the angel Gabriel, going to the prophets (peace be upon them). However, when the next step comes into play (that of human beings transmitting it faithfully to others and future generations), we find that Allah has only preserved His Last and Final Revelation for all time. And He certainly didn’t need humans to do that.
Respect for the Holy Books
Muslims must respect the Bible because it still contains some of Allah’s original teachings. But there is no need to go to Bible classes or buy one to read, or to try to learn what our purpose is here in this life. The Qur’an makes it clear that God really perfected our “way of life”, gave us His favor and chose for us to submit to Him in Islam.
We would like to suggest to non-Muslims that they consider obtaining a Quran (ask for a free one on our website if you want) and then investigate for yourselves what the Quran really is and what it might mean for them in their lives.
Final comment by Yusuf Estes
I would like to affirm that after years of studying the Bible and learning the Arabic language to read the Qur’an, as it was originally recited to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ by the angel Gabriel, I came to a surprising conclusion.
It seems to me that the Bible and the Qur’an are definitely from the same source and complement each other very well. In fact, it appears that the Bible does not contradict the Qur’an, except in the same places where it itself contradicts itself.