Holy Quran and all the heavenly books are true and whatever Almighty Allah عزوجل has said through them, is to be believed in. However, due to distortion, their originality has been brought into question. The preservation of these Holy Scriptures was entrusted to their respective followers, and rather than preserving the books in their memories and on tablets, the books suffered alterations.
The outcome was that these books could not be relied upon to be the same as when they were originally revealed and those who had vested interests altered the words and letters to change the meanings in order to make them conveniently suit their personal interests. They even indulged in addition and deletion in accordance with their whims and fancies. This kind of distortion in respect of the Scriptures is called “Tahreef.
It is therefore advisable that when we come across anything mentioned in previous Scriptures. We would accept it only if it is in conformity with the Magnificent Quran. But if it is contrary to the Holy Quran we should deem it to be an outcome of “Tahreef. In the case of confusion over a thing being consistent or inconsistent with the Glorious Quran. We should neither accept those things immediately nor should we deny it outright. Our stand in such cases should be cautious.
The Glorious Quran, the Last Testament of Almighty Allah عزوجل
Almighty Allah عزوجل sent down many Holy Scriptures through many Prophets علیھم السلام Four of them are the most famous:
- The Taurat (Torah) revealed to Prophet Musa علیھم السلام.
- The Zabur (Psalms) revealed to Prophet Dawood (David) علیھم السلام.
- The Injeel (Bible) revealed to Prophet Isa علیھم السلام.
- The Glorious Quran revealed to our Beloved Prophet Sayyiduna Muhammad صلی الله علیہ وسلم, the Seal of the Prophets.
There is no scope of any superiority or inferiority as far as the Holy Word of Almighty Allah عزوجل is concerned. However, the Holy Quran stands out to be the most rewarding.