Distortions in the previous books

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Q: My question is more of a request for an explanation. I got into a… Lets say debate with a non Muslim and I’ve answered almost every answer correctly. His one question was if in the Quran it says Allahs word will never change. And if the Bible and Psalms are god’s words, why do we say it’s changed? The ayah he gave was this one.

The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all. Surah 6:115

I found another ayah where Allah says:

And recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord. There is no changer of His words, from Surah Kahf.

I told him whatever God has revealed to Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) will never be changed. But he wants to know about ayah 6:115. He says I’m changing the subject and wants to know exactly where in the Quran it says the the Torah and Injeel have been changed.


A: To say that the Qur’aan Shareef says that it will not be changed, this is the incorrect translation of the verse. What it means is that no person should change the word of Allah.

Do you hope that they would believe for you while a group from them used to hear the words of Allah and then distort it (the Taurah) after they had understood it while they were knowing? (Baqarah: 75)

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.