Allah is our Cherisher and Sustainer.
He has showered many blessings upon us like the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breath, the earth we live on and the warmth and light of the sun.
Of all Allah’s blessings the most precious is the guidance Allah has sent through his Prophets [a].
Allah has sent His guidance to His Prophets [a] in the form of books.
The Arabic word for book is ‘Kitab’.
The plural of ‘Kitab’ is ‘Kutub’.
These books were sent as revelation through the archangel, Jibra’il [a].
The Arabic word for revelation is ‘Wahi ’.
These books contained the very words of Allah, the Creator of all existence.
All these books taught the very same message, the message of Islam, the message of submission and obedience to Allah.
Allah has sent many books to earth with His Prophets [a].
The Prophets [a] taught the people the message of Islam revealed in these books.
The Prophets [a] guided the people with these books.
After the death of the Prophets [a] people would still read the books they brought and take guidance from them.
But as time passed many of these books were forgotten and lost and many more were changed by evil, greedy men.
Many incorrect beliefs and ideas were added to these books.
Many of the commands of Allah that evil men disliked were removed from these books.
It is now very difficult to say what the original message of Allah was in these books.
All the books of Allah have been changed by evil, greedy people through time, except the Qur’an.
The Qur’an was the last book revealed by Allah.
The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad [s].
In the Qur’an, Allah tells us about some of the books He revealed to previous Prophets [a].
– The Suhuf (Scrolls) were revealed to Prophet lbrahim [a].
– The Tawrah (Torah) was revealed to Prophet Musa [a].
– The Zabur (Psalms) was revealed to Prophet Dawud [a].
– The Injil (Evangel or Bible) was revealed to Prophet ‘Isa [a].
– The Qur’an, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (S).
The Suhuf of Prophet lbrahim [a] were lost and nobody knows where they are.
The Tawrah of Prophet Musa [a] was changed by the Jewish rabbis because of greed, pride and faithlessness.
The ‘Injil of Prophet ‘Isa [a] was changed by the Christian priests because of ignorance, foolishness and evil desires.
The Qur’an is the only book of Allah which has not been changed.
The Qur’an is the word of Allah as uttered by Him.
The Qur’an is the final revelation of Allah and, as such, is protected by Allah.
Both its words and its meanings (the Hadith – the sayings of Prophet Muhammad [s]) are safeguarded by Allah.
The Qur’an was also revealed to correct the changes made in the previous books.
The Qur’an was revealed in the ancient Arabic language, the language of the Prophets and the angels.
It is still recited in its original language, just as it was revealed.
No new book will be revealed after the Qur’an.
Anyone who claims to receive new revelation is a kafir, a disbeliever.
Muslims believe in all the books of Allah as they were originally revealed.
Those who deny even a single book of Allah are disbelievers.