Belief in Divine Books




Quran – an intricate and beautiful book that is a light, a warning, a promise for Muslims. It was divinely revealed over fourteen hundred years ago. Ever since, the Quran remains a Muslim’s solace, hope, and guide.

Quran, the holy book of Islam

The Quran, the holy book of Islam, was given to Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam. The Quran contains many references to other books that God sent to prophets at different times in history – namely, the Book of Abraham, the Torah (Taurat) to Moses, the Psalms (Zabur) to David and the Gospel (Injeel) to Jesus. Believing in all four books is an essential part of the Islamic creed.

Each book was revealed by God to these messengers who then passed His words onto their people. While the Book of Abraham has been entirely lost, the Psalms, the Torah, and the Gospel, according to Islam, are no longer in their original state. They have been added to, cannot be traced directly to their prophets, or were simply altered. Only the Quran has been preserved in its original state, exactly as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. (Learn more, Quran: A Brief Overview)

Quran affirms the messages that preceded it

The Quran affirms the core message present in the former books. It verifies that each contained divine guidance and elaborates upon their beliefs. At the same time, it points out the modifications and reinforces the correct message. Hence, the Quran, the final revelation for all of humankind until Judgment Day, was sent to confirm, explain, and to an extent, correct the books that already existed.

“We sent Jesus, son of Mary, in their footsteps, to confirm the Torah that had been sent before him: We gave him the Gospel with guidance, light, and confirmation of the Torah already revealed– a guide and lesson for those who take heed of God. … We sent to you [Muhammad] the Scripture with the truth, confirming the Scriptures that came before it, and with final authority over them.” (Quran, 5:46, 48)

Despite their differences, the central beliefs in all four books are the same. Each text preaches that there is one God. They share the concept that God sends prophets to teach the common people how to live their lives according to God’s instructions. The four books also say that we will all be held accountable on the Day of Judgment, and that, eventually, everyone will end up in either hell or paradise. (Find out about the miracles of the Quran.)

Each holy book is greatly significant to its people, and every Muslim must believe in them. After all, they were sent down by the One God, with one purpose: to guide people to His worship which enables them to lead righteous lives. And, although all four books are, by now, very different, they are still bound, as one, by the same message: that God is eternally, infinitely one.


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  1. Gafhet Canseco Peña says:


  2. Peter Myers says:

    Jesus has the sermon on the mount. Krishna the Bhagava-gita. Buddha, the Dhammapada. Where are the words of wisdom in the Quran? It just tells you why other people are fools for NOT believing. Prove me wrong. Tell me something inspiring from the Qumran. What makes it more inspiring then other religions? Probably because you will be killed, if you do not believe in Allah or severely shunned. Because that's what a loving Islam God would want? Why would a Muslim believe that a woman is responsible for tempting men. Have Muslims never heard of self-control? By a Muslims logic, since women need to wear veils because the, would other wise temp men, so then why not veil attractive houses and cars. Do they not tempt Muslims? If a man is tempted by a woman, then not a woman by a man also. So veil the men! Or do the looks of the average Muslim not tempt a woman at all? Fair must be a foreign concept to Muslims, as well as equal rights. Anyone wish to defend Islam should reply back to this post. I wish to know Why. No matter what religion or country, all should be treated equal. That is the Truth!

  3. Nazma Akhter says:

    I think you got the answer to ur question when you compared women with objects. And further in Islam both men and women are supposed to be covered that's called equality, you see all the Muslim women covered but do u not see the men covered as well? If you are really eagered to know the truth, seek further knowledge. FYI if you were to know a practicing Muslim women you would how independent we are, just because we choose to cover our self doesn't mean that we are not being treated equally.

  4. Well for your first question we have Muhammad's Farewell speech that was very inspirational ! And What you said about Muslim women and Hijab isn't true at all . Muslim women wear Hijab as a personal choice to become closer to Allah and to feel more identified as Muslims. Also, we believe as Muslim MEN it is our responsibility to lower our gaze from women, and the Shariah has very harsh consequences for rapists and the Shariah treats the women as victims. Something you would know if you read the Qur'an and a little hadith. And our religion is all about being fair and just ! Again fairness and justice are all stressed in our scriptures. And veil the men ? In most Islamic countries men cover their heads, wear a Keffiyah, or a Shemagh. If I was allowed to wear one to school I would wear one ! But I live in America so I can't.

    Point is that you are very uninformed about Islam as most Americans. You're just another American who just repeats the lies about our beautiful religion of Islam you heard on Fox News.

  5. how do muslims believe in a book that does not exist? if islam claims that the torah, the psalms and the gospel have been corrupted and yet commands muslims to believe them, how so?

  6. Hs Abbasi says:

    just like Christians believe in Christ, Abraham, Isak. even Moses while they are there anymore….. so we believe these books were revealed to those Prophets(pbhm) by Allah when they were alive…. any confusions..???????

  7. John Ekodeu says:

    why are Muslims not believing in the Bible what about injeel which prophet was it revealed to ?

  8. Hanaa Vina McDermott says:

    The injeel is the Gospel of Jesus.

  9. Wasn't there a specific time after Muhammad wrote the Quran that Muslim separatists took the book and or added Jihad to justify a war between Islamic Kings 300 years after it was written?

  10. Whosoever Follows Allah guidance, on them Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

  11. Asra Asgher says:

    because people have change their wordings

  12. Charles Farnes says:

    Asra Asgher Please would you explain to me what proof you have of this?

  13. muslims believe in bible than the christians themself! this is becourse muslims believe in all the books send by allah despite their differances.the central believe in all four books are the same.each preaches that there is one god. they share the concept that god send prophets to teach and common people how to live their lives according to god"s instructions.any muslim a believer who accepts only the three books and reject one is said to to be none muslim believer and allah promise him a severe punishment in the here after.

  14. it was not written by prophet muhammad pbuh it was revealed on him

  15. Leilah Zaidi says:

    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did not write the Quran. He was infact illeterate. The Quran was reavealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the angel Gabriel. Jihad is a word which means struggle, and it is about the inner struggle we all go through to improve ourselves as people. Tis is considered to be the greater Kihad, or struggle, in life. The Jihad of war, is actually Islamically the lesser jihad, and is only resorted to for certain situations.

  16. Frozen Olaff says:

    for ur question related the women ….. it is not said that the women tempt men In QURA"AN in surah Al-Ahzab ayat e hijab are reveled which says "O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful"
    it was just a way to protect themselves from getting abused by the non-muslims thats alll and for men it is said to lower their gazes so that they may secure their NAFS……
    and i would request plz to read the QURA'AN let it be as a book everything is very clear…. i promise u will not need to askk others or collect the descriptions in order to understand …

  17. Hawa Amadu says:

    Whosoever Follows Allah guidance, on them Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

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