Questions relating to the Torah, Zaboor and Injeel

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Please answer the following questions:

1. Were the Torah, Bible and Psalms that existed in the time of Hadhrat Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) original and unadulterated versions?

2. Did the Torah that was being read by Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) before being corrected by Hadhrat Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) an original authentic version?

3. Is it correct to refer to the Torah that was being read by Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) before being corrected by Hadhrat Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as a ‘Kafir Book’?

4. Can the Torah, Bible, and Psalms that exist today be labeled as ‘Books of kufr.’?

5. Can the Torah, Bible, and Psalms that exist today be labeled as ‘Books of Filth and Evil’?

6. Is the following a statement of Kufr? “The present day Torah, Bible and Psalms are books of Kufr despite whatever original revelation from Allah Ta’ala they may contain.”

Bismillaah

A:

1. The Qur’aan Shareef says that they were adulterated.

2. It is possible that he was reading from the extracts that were still correctly preserved.

3. How can it be said that he was reading a kaafir book when we are commanded to believe in all the divine scriptures as they were revealed by Allah.

4 – 6. It is ignorance to say that they are books of kufr, for as there are verses that are distorted there are verses that are correct. Hence to say that all the verses are wrong and kufr is ignorance and stupidity.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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