You say that the Torah, Psalms (Zabur) and Gospel (Injeel) that we have now is corrupted.
You acknowledge that the Torah, Psalms and Gospel during the time of Muhammad in the 7th century AD was the uncorrupted, orginal ones.
Let’s consider the facts. Please read very carefully keeping in mind that the Books were unchanged during Muhammad’s time.
1. The Torah that Muhammad referred to in 600 AD as “the light and revelation” is the Torah that had existed from the time of Moses (Musa) in 1400 BC. This means for 2000 years, the Torah was preserved and uncorrupted from Moses to the time of Muhammad. For 2000 years, this Torah was taught and read and preached and memorised. Many thousands of copies were made and distributed in different translations in Europe, Asia and Africa.
2. The Psalms (Zabur) that Muhammad referred to in 600 AD as “the light and revelation” is the Psalms that had existed from the time of David (Daud) in 1000 BC. This means for 1600 years, the Psalms was preserved and uncorrupted from David right up to the time of Muhammad. For 1600 years, this Psalms was taught and read and preached and sung. Many thousands of copies made and distributed in different translations in Europe, Asia and Africa.
3. The Gospel (Injeel) that Muhammad referred to in 600 AD as “the light and revelation” is the Gospel that had existed from 60 – 90 AD. This means for more than 500 years, the Gospel was preserved and uncorrupted until the time of Muhammad. For 500 years, this Gospel was taught and read and preached, for which martyrs died for. Many thousands of copies made and distributed in different translations in Europe, Asia, Africa.
If the Torah, Psalms and Gospel were corrupted BEFORE the time of Muhammad, that means during the time of Muhammad, there were TWO versions of the Torah, Psalms and Gospel!
Is this what the Quran teaches? NO.
The Quran praises the earlier revelation, tells Christians and Jews to judge by their books. Allah even directs his apostle to ask the People of The Book if he had any doubts. (10:94). This proves that the books in the posession of the Jews and Christians at the time were honored and highly regarded.
If the Torah, Psalms and Gospel were corrupted AFTER the time of Muhammad, it would be VERY VERY EASY to spot the corruption.
Just by comparing the corrupted version with the many thousands of clean copies faithfully preserved and taught for thousands of years!
If someone decided to corrupt the Torah, Psalms and Gospel after the time of Muhammad, how is he going to do it?
Does he begin by making the alterations on new copies of the Torah, Psalms and Gospel?
Is he going to collect all the thousands of existing copies all over the world? And do what? To make the same alterations in tthousands of old copies that had existed for 2000 years? Is he going to make the exact same changes In multiple languages that the book had been translated into?
Remember, these original books were in the hands of many ~ Jews, Christians, Muslims. Even Hindus and Buddhists and atheists could own these books.
Did the Jews, Christians and Muslims co-operate to hand over their holy books so that someone could corrupt their scriptures? Wasn’t there even a single honest, truthful, God-fearing Jew or Christian or Muslim who sounded the alarm on what was happening?
If you were living then, wouldn’t you have protected your holy Torah, Psalms and Gospel? Of course you would.
Yet, until today for 1400 years no one has ever brought or shown a different Torah, a different Psalms and a different Gospel from what we have today.
But what we have are THOUSANDS of copies of Torah and Psalms and Gospel. For example: We have over 20,000 manuscripts for the Gospel alone, including fragments from as early as the 2nd century AD! They are virtually the same as what we have today.
Please just bring one authentic manuscript that shows a different Torah, a different Psalms and a different Gospel from what we have today.
P.S. The Gospel of Barnabas has been proven to be a 15th century forgery filled with errors. I said authentic.
4 thoughts on “The Uncorrupted Books In Muhammad’s Time”
“The Samaritan Pentateuch is a later recension of the Hebrew Torah text, less faithfully rendered than in the Masoretic Text.”
Tend to stay away from polemic or apologetic websites such as Answering Islam. Most of the topics are from those who can be considered worst of creatures (in Islamic understanding).
Besides, the Torah, Zabur, and Injil, are in my opinion to be oral transmission from “the God” preached to the people of the time. Much like the revelations of the praised one. Later they were written into papyri, doctrines coded and modified to the benefit of the masters (hence the “corruptions”). Most of the original meanings got lost into history, therefore, prophets have revealed the scriptures in the understanding/consciousness of the day. The Recitation is no exception.
On-topic, any proof that the historical Muhammad or his successors had access to the previous scriptures in their own language is appreciated. Just don’t mention Waraqa, that was before the confirmation of prophethood.
Worst of creatures? Anyone can insult anyone else.
Muhammad/Allah indulging in ad hominem big time was just a defense mechanism.
As for whether the “previous revelation” were in written form during the time of Muhammad, the koran itself confirms it.
Read 7:157 and 10:94.