Islamic view of the Torah (Tawrat)
The Qur’an mentions the word Torah eighteen times and confirms that it was The Word Of GOD. However, they believe that there have been additions and subtractions made to the Torah.
Islamic view of the Book of Psalms (Zabur)
Sura An-Nisa 4:163 of the Qur’an states “and to David We gave the Psalms”. Therefore, Islam confirms the Psalms as being inspired of GOD. The Qur’an mentions the word Zabur three times.
Islamic view of the Gospel (Injil)
When the Qur’an speaks of the Gospel, it is believed to refer to an original Divinely revealed Book that came to Jesus Christ. It does not refer to any Gospel written by any of Jesus’s disciples, such as the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and other lost Gospels such as that of Peter.
Although Muslims believe that Jesus’ original Gospel has been lost, they believe that hints of the Message of the original Gospel are still evident in the traditional Gospels of Christianity. However, they believe that there have been additions and subtractions made to the real story in these Gospels, much like they do the Torah
Muhammad and the Bible
Certain passages in the Bible have been interpreted by some Islamic scholars as prophetic references to Muhammad, such as Deuteronomy 18:15-22. Verse 15 says: “…a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me;…”
Though Muhammad was not an Israelite, according to Islamic tradition, he was a descendant of Ishmael and therefore traced his descent back to Abraham, like the Israelites.
Mention of Parakletos (English translation commonly “Comforter”) in John 14:16, 15:26, 16:7 and 18:36 have been taken to be prophetic references to Muhammad by Muslims. Christian scholars, on the other hand, interpret Parakletos as the Holy Spirit.
Similarly, the Spirit of truth mentioned in John 16:12-14 has been claimed by some Muslims as a prophetic reference to Muhammad, though Christians consider it another reference to the Holy Spirit.
Qur’anic references to other persons in the Bible
Some of the people found in both the Qur’an and the Bible include; Aaron, Abel, Abraham, Adam, Cain, David, the disciples of Jesus, Elias, Elisha, Enoch, Eve, Ezra, Goliath, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Jesus, John the Baptist, Jonah, Joseph, Lot, Mary, Moses, Noah, the Pharaohs of Egypt, Samuel, Saul, Solomon, and Zacharias.
ASH suggests always seeking its own personal interpretation of Sacred Texts. Unintentional translation errors, and conscious tampering of the Writings, have been used too often to modify the Texts and control the thought of the masses. There are many reliable links on the web where you can find interlinear translations of the Texts in the original language. However, the web have to be used sparingly and only in support of the studies, but we still thank everyone who makes available their knowledge to the community. LINKS: Bible Hebrew Interlinear (OT) Bible Hebrew-English Bible Septuaginta LXX Old Greek-English Bible Vulgate Latin-English Holy Quran Arab-English Holy Quran Trasliterated-Arab-English