Quran’s View of Torah and Gospel

Quran’s View of Torah and Gospel June 2, 2018

Quran on Gospel (Injil): Guidance and Light

In the verses preceding the one quoted below, the Quran makes references to the Torah and the prophets that followed Moses and the rabbis who protected the Torah, followed by Jesus being given the Injil and that it was a guidance for the Muttaqeen (God conscious, or in awe of God).

And We sent after them in their footsteps Jesus, son of Mary, verifying what was before him of the Torah and We gave him the Gospel in which was guidance and light, and verifying what was before it of the Torah and a guidance and an admonition for Muttaqeen. And the followers of the Gospel should have judged by what God revealed in it; and whoever did not judge by what God revealed, those are they that are the transgressors. 5:46–47

 Other Passages on the Gospel

In the first verse quoted below, the Quran addresses Mary in reference to Jesus Christ and says that he was born with the knowledge of the prior Scriptures, including the Torah:

And He [God] will teach him [Jesus] the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and the Gospel. 3:48

When Allah will say: O Jesus son of Mary! Remember My favor on you and on your mother, when I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit, you spoke to the people in the cradle and when of old age, and when I taught you the Book and the wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel. 5:110

It is He Who sent down to you (step by step), in truth, the Book [meaning the Quran], confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) [Torah] and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong). 3:3

Not only was Injil (Gospel) mercy and guidance, the Qur’an proclaims that God endowed those who followed him with kindness and mercy.

Then We made Our messengers to follow in their footsteps, and We sent Jesus son of Mary afterwards, and We gave him the Gospel and We put in the hearts of those who followed him kindness and mercy. 57:27

It is also of note that the Qur’an proclaims the Scriptures we see now are in an altered state without indicating how ‘original” they are. However, this does not distract from their sacred sources or the commandments to believe in them as referenced in numerous verses, some of which are quoted above.

 

This is an adaptation from my book, The Three Abrahamic Testaments: How the Torah, Gospel and the Qur’an Hold The Keys To Healing Our Fears

 

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