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Have the Writers of the Bible ever Met or Seen Jesus?

Have the writers of the Bible ever met or seen Jesus (peace be upon him)? Who are the men who wrote the Bible? Can the writers of the Bible such as Mark, Luke, Mathew, John and Paul be just pen names? What are their last names? When did they write the Bible? Did they know Jesus (peace be upon him)? Did they walk with Jesus (peace be upon him)? Did they eat with Jesus (peace be upon him)? Did they talk to Jesus (peace be upon him)? Who did invent the word Trinity?

Watch this video to know how Khalid Yasin answers such important questions.

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Source: Islam Is Perfect, Humans Aren’t Youtube Channel

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The Qur’an claims that the evidence of its origin is in itself, and that if you look at this book you will be convinced.

 

Whereas, the Bible is a collection of writings by many different authors, the Qur’an is a dictation (or recitation). The speaker in the Qur’an –in the first person– is God Almighty (Allah) talking directly to man. In the Bible, you have many men writing about God and you have in some places the word of God speaking to men and still in other places you have some men simply writing about history or personal exchanges of information to one another (ex: Epistle of John 3). The Bible in the English King James Version consists of 66 small books. About 18 of them begin by saying: This is the revelation God gave to so and so… The rest make no claim as to their origin. You have for example the beginning of the book of Jonah which begins by saying: “The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Elmitaeh saying… quote and then it continues for two or three pages.

We see the author of the Book of “Luke” saying essentially, “Many people have written about things, it seems fitting for me to do so too.” “Luke” says it seems to him that as long as others are taking in hand to write something about it, even though they were eye witnesses to the whole thing, he feels that even though he was not, he still has “perfect understanding of all things from the very first.”

Therefore, this is only a letter from one person to another, neither of whom knew Jesus, peace be upon him, nor were eyewitnesses to any of what had taken place. [Y. Estes]

If you compare that to one of the four accounts of the life of Jesus, Luke begins by saying: “many people have written about this man, it seems fitting for me to do so too”. That is all… no claim of saying “these words were given to me by God here they are for you it is a revelation”, there is no mention of this.

“Bible” Is Not in the Bible

The Bible does not contain self-reference, that is, the word ‘Bible’ is not in the Bible. Now here does the Bible talk about itself. Some scriptures are sometimes pointed to in the Bible, say: Here where it talks about itself, but we have to look closely. 2nd Timothy 3:16 is the favorite which reads: “All scripture is inspired of God” and there are those who would say, here is where the Bible it talks about itself, it says it is inspired of God, all of it. But if you read the whole sentence, you read that this was a letter wrote by Paul to Timothy and the entire sentence says to Timothy: “Since you were a young man you have studied the Holy Scriptures, all scriptures inspired by God” and so on… When Timothy was a young man the New Testament did not exist, the only thing that stems he was talking about are scriptures –which are only a portion of the Bible- from before that time. It could not have meant the whole Bible.

Bible Curses Church Fathers Who Removed Book of Revelations:

There is at the end of the Bible a verse which says:

Rev 22:18 “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book (Revelations): If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book:

19. And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, god shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” [Y. Estes]

“Let anyone who takes away from this book or adds to this book be cursed”. This is sometimes pointed to me saying: Here is where it sums itself as a whole. But look again and you will see that when it says: Let no one change this book, it is talking about that last book, 66 (or is it 73 in the Catholic Bible?), the Book of Revelation. It has too, because any reference will tell you that the Book of Revelation was written before certain other parts of the Bible were written. It happens today to be stacked at the end, but there are other parts that came after, so it cannot be referring to the entire book.

(Incidentally, according to different manuscripts much older than the King James Version, there are different words at the end of the Book of Revelation, so how would we resolve that matter? (Y. E.)

Note: The Book of Revelation was taken out of the Bible several times and then replaced and then taken out and replaced according to various Church Councils throughout Church history. Guess the Church Fathers didn’t read the curse at the end of the book?

Whose Word Is It?

It is an extreme position held only by some Christian groups that the Bible – in its entirety – cover to cover is the revealed word of God in every word, but they do a clever thing when they mention this, or make this claim. They will say that the Bible in its entirety is the word of God; inerrant (no mistakes) in the original writings.

So if you go to the Bible and point out some mistakes that are in it you are going to be told: those mistakes were not there in the original manuscript, they have crept in so that we see them there today.

They are going on problem in that position. There is a verse in the Bible Isaiah 40:8 which in fact is so well known that some Bibles printed it on the inside front cover as an introduction and it says : “The grass weathers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever”.

Here is a claim in the Bible that the word of God will stand forever, it will not be corrupted, it will not be lost. So, if today you find a mistake in the Bible you have two choices. Either that promise was false that when God said my word will not fade away, he was mistaken, or the portion which has the mistake in it was not a part of the word of God in the first place, because the promise was that it would be safeguarded, it would not be corrupted.

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Source: www.bibleislam.com

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The Qur’an claims that the evidence of its origin is in itself, and that if you look at this book you will be convinced


Are There Mistakes?

I have suggested many times that there are mistakes in the Bible and the accusation comes back very quickly: Show me one. Well there are hundreds. If you want to be specific I can mention few. You have for example at 2nd Samuel 10:18 a description of a war fought by David saying that he killed 7000 men and that he also killed 40000 men on horsebacks. In 1st Chronicles 19 it mentions the same episode saying that he killed 70000 men and the 40000 men were not on horsebacks, they were on foot. The point be what is the difference between the pedestrian and not is very fundamental.

How Did Judas Die?

Matthew 27:5 says that Judas Iscariot when he died he hung himself. Acts 1 says that, no he jumped off a cliff head first. If you study Logic very soon you will come in your course to what they call an “undecidable propositions” or “meaningless sentences” or statements that cannot be decided because there is no contextual false. One of the classic examples sited is something called the Effeminites paradox. This man was Cretan and he said “Cretans always lie”, now was that statement true or false? If he was a Cretan and he says that they always lie is he lying? If he is not lying then he is telling the truth then the Cretans don’t always lie! You see it cannot be true and it cannot be false, the statement turns back on itself. It is like saying “What I am telling you right now is a lie” would you believe that or not? You see the statement has no true content. It cannot be true and it cannot be false. If it is true it is always false. If it is false it is also true.

Well in the Bible at Titus 1:12 the writer is Paul and he is talking about the Cretans. He says that one of their own men – a prophet – said “Cretans always lie” and he says that what this man says is true. It is a small mistake, but the point is that it is a human mistake, you don’t find that if you carefully examine the true content of that statement. It cannot be a true statement.

Who is the Author?

Now I come back to the Qur’an, and as I mentioned the speaker in the Qur’an is – in the first person – is God. The book claims throughout that it is the word of God. It names itself 70 times as the Qur’an. It talks about its own contents. It has self-reference. The Qur’an states in the first Sura after Fatiha that “This is the book, there is no doubt in it, it is a guidance for those who are conscious of God” and so on and so on… It begins that way and continues that way stressing that. And there is one very amazing statement in the Qur’an when you come to the fourth Sura 82nd Ayah which says to those who say Qur’an is something else than the word of God. It challenges them saying: “Have they not considered the Qur’an, if it came from someone other than God they will find in it many mistakes”. Some of you are students, would you dare to hand in a paper after you completed a research work or something at the bottom you put down there “You will not find mistakes in this”. Would you dare to challenge your professor that way? Well the Qur’an does that. It is telling: If you really think you know where this came from then starts looking for mistakes because you will not find any. Another interesting thing the Qur’an does is that it quotes all its critics. There has never – in hundreds of years – ever been some suggestion as to where that book came from but that the Qur’an does not already mention that objection and reply to it. Many times you will find the Ayah saying something like: Do they say such and such and so, say to them such and such and so. In every case there is a reply. More than that the Qur’an claims that the evidence of its origin is in itself, and that if you look at this book you will be convinced.

Qur’an Invites – Not Demands

So that the Qur’an does not demand belief – the Qur’an invites belief, and here is the fundamental difference. It is not simply delivered as: Here is what you are to believe, but throughout the Quran the statements are always: Have you O man thought of such and such, have you considered so and so. It is always an invitation for you to look at the evidence; now what do you believe?

Bible Does Not Claim Jesus Claimed to Be Son of God

It is a fact that the words “son of God” are not found on the lips of Jesus anywhere in the first three Gospel accounts, he was always calling himself the Son of Man. And it is a curious form of reasoning that I have seen so often that it is established from Bible that he claimed to be God because – look how the Jews reacted. They will say for example he said such and such and the Jews said he is blaspheming, he claimed to be God and they tried to stone him. So they argue that he must have been claiming to be God because look! – the Jews tried to kill him. They said that’s what he was claiming. But the interesting thing is that all the evidence is then built on the fact that a person is saying: I believed that Jesus was the son of God because the Jews who killed him said that’s what he used to say! His enemies used to say that, so he must have said it, this is what it amounts to. In other hand, we have the words of Jesus saying he would keep the law, the law of Moses and we have the statement in the Bible, why did the Jews kill him? Because he broke the law of Moses. Obviously, the Jews misunderstood him, if he promised he would keep the law, but they killed him because he broke the law, they must have misunderstood him, or lied about him.

Writers of Bible – Out of Context

When I talk about the Bible and quote various verses here and there I am often accused of putting things out of context, to say you have lifted something out of what it was talking about and given it a meaning. I donot want to respond to the accusation as such, but it doesn’t seem to occur to many people that perhaps those who wrote portions of the Bible in the first place were guilty of the same thing. Maybe they – some of those writers – believed a certain thing and in order to prove it quoted from their scriptures – the Old Testament, the Hebrew writings – quoted out of context to prove their point. There are examples of that kind of thing. In Matthew 2 it said that a king wanted to kill the young child Jesus so he with his family went to Egypt, and they stayed there until that king died, and then they came back.

When the writer of Matthew, whoever he was, because the name Matthew will not be found in the book of Matthew; when he described this event saying that he came back out of Egypt, he said: “ This was to fulfil a prophecy which is written” and then he quotes Hosea Chapter 11 “Out of Egypt I called my Son”. So he said because Jesus went to Egypt and then came back out of Egypt and we have this passage in the Hebrew scriptures “out of Egypt I called my son” Jesus must have been the son of God. If you look and see what he was quoting, Hosea 11:1 he quotes the second half of a complete sentence, the complete sentence reads: “When Israel was young I loved him and out of Egypt I called my son”. Israel the nation was considered as the son of God. Moses was told to go to Pharaoh and say to him: If you touch that nation of people, you touch my son; warning him, warning Pharaoh: don’t touch that nation, calling the nation “the son of God”. So that this is the only thing talked about in Hosea 11:1. “Out of Egypt I called my son” can only refer to the nation of Israel.

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the Torah, the Injeel and the Zabur

Does the Bible contain the Torah, the Injeel and the Zabur?

The followers of the divine messages believe that God sent messengers to people and that some of those prophets left behind Holy Scriptures God had revealed to guide people.

However, controversy rages among the followers of the divine messages over those scriptures in terms of, most importantly, whether or not they are free from the worldly blemishes and the human intervention, and less importantly, the correct names to be given to the contemporary versions of those scriptures many centuries after their revelation.

Muslims believe in all Holy Scriptures, mainly Torah, Injeel, and Zabur, beside Qur’an. But, they do not believe that those scriptures are included in Bible

For example, many people believe that, beside the Qur’an, the most important scriptures sent down to prophets are the Torah, the Injeel and the Zabur. In particular, the Torah was revealed to Prophet Moses, the Injeel was revealed to Prophet Jesus, and the Zabur was revealed to Prophet David.

However, do the Torah revealed to Prophet Moses, the Injeel revealed to Jesus or the Zabur revealed to David continue to exist up to date? Are the Torah, the Injeel and the Zabur really imbedded in the so-called present-day “Holy Bible”? Did the content of this Bible survive the human intervention, either addition or deletion? Can we give the Bible’s contents any of the following names: the Torah, the Injeel or the Zabur?

It is bitter, old albeit renewed, controversy among the followers of the various divine messages, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which will never come to an end until the Judgment Day.

As Muslims, we may express our stance on the stated scriptures, how our faith in their divinity should look like and what names should be given to the current versions of those scriptures. We will handle those scriptures according to the historical importance of each of them:

The Torah

Muslims believe that God sent down to Prophet Moses a holy scripture as a criterion dividing between right and wrong. In the Qur’an, God says:

And [recall] when We gave Moses the Scripture and criterion that perhaps you would be guided. (Al-Baqarah 2:53)

In the Qur’an, several references are made to the holy scripture sent down to Prophet Moses. It is sometimes referred to as “Suhuf” (sheets). In the Qur’an, we read:

Nay, is he not acquainted with what is in the sheets of Moses (An-Najm 53:36)

We also read:

Indeed, this is in the former sheets, the sheets of Abraham and Moses. (Al-A`la 87:18-19)

Moreover, in the Qur’an, Moses’ scripture is also referred to as “Alwah” (tablets). God says:

He said: O Moses! I have preferred thee above mankind by My messages and by My speaking (unto thee). So hold that which I have given thee, and be among the thankful. And We wrote for him, upon the tablets, the lesson to be drawn from all things and the explanation of all things, then (bade him): Hold it fast; and command thy people (saying): Take the better (course made clear) therein. I shall show thee the abode of evil livers. (Al-A`raf 7:144-145)

No matter what the exact name of the scripture revealed to Moses was, Muslims believe in it and its contents. Anyway, Muslims believe that “the Torah” is a generic name given to the revelation God sent down to Prophet Moses as a law, which prophets from the children of Israel even after Prophet Moses’ demise used for judgment among Jews. In the Qur’an, God says:

Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light. The prophets who submitted [to Allah ] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted of the Scripture of Allah, and they were witnesses thereto. So do not fear the people but fear Me, and do not exchange My verses for a small price. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the disbelievers. (Al-Ma’idah 5:44)

Is the Torah the Same as the Old Testament or even the First Five Books?

Though Muslims believe in the Torah, they do not believe that the Torah is the same as the Old Testament or even the first five books thereof. Rather, Muslims believe that the original Torah has been distorted throughout centuries, and so numerous interpolations and omissions have been made until the first five books assumed the deplorably corrupted form they have for the time being.

Some Muslims have gone further, holding that the first five books went beyond distortion and went through a farther stage that is alteration and substitution, which make it impossible for one to believe that the first five books are even partly the word of God for the uncertainty whether the part which is attributable to God is still in the same pure wording revealed by God. According to those Muslims, the first five books are the word of man, partly inspired from the word of God, which makes it unsafe to believe that the first five books are totally or even partly the word of God.

As for the rest of the Old Testament books, they are not a part of the Torah revealed to Moses by consensus among Jews, Christians and Muslims. In fact, they are not more than annals of some prophets from the children of Israel which succeeded Moses. Such books may be quoted from some books revealed to prophets after Prophet Moses’ demise. However, there is no evidence for this probability which makes it difficult to believe that those books are from God either by wording or meaning.

Evidence that the Torah is not the Old Testament or even the First Five Books

Indeed, the evidence that the Torah is not the same as the Old Testament or even the first five books is uncountable:

* Human Narration rather than Direct Talk by God: when we read the Old Testament, we feel that a human being quotes God or narrates to us (Genesis 1:1), unlike the case in the Qur’an, where we feel that God directly talks to us.

* Neither the Old Testament nor the First Five Books were Written in Moses’ Lifetime: supposing that the Torah is the Old Testament or even the first five books thereof, that necessarily means that they, according to the Islamic concept, were revealed and written down, in their current form, in Prophet Moses’ lifetime. However, the conclusion of the last of the five books indicates that those books were written down only after Moses’ demise in times other than Moses’ (Deuteronomy 34:5-6).

* Contradictory Genealogies in the Old Testament: for example, the names of Jacob’s eleven sons in Genesis (Genesis 35:22-26) contradict those in Revelation (Revelation 7:4-8). Likewise, the names of Simeon’s sons in Genesis (Genesis 46:10) contradict those in 1 Chronicles (1 Chronicles 4:24). Similarly, the names of Levi’s sons in Genesis (Genesis 46:11) contradict those in Ezra (Ezra 8:18) and those in (1 Chronicles 6:1). Besides, the names of Benjamin’s sons in Genesis (Genesis 46:21) contradict those in Numbers (Numbers 26:38-41), those in 1 Chronicles (1 Chronicles 7:6) and those also found in 1 Chronicles (1 Chronicles 8:1-2).

* Contradictory Numbers in the Old Testament: for example, the number of Jacob’s family members who went to Egypt in Genesis (Genesis 46:26-27) contradicts those in Acts (Acts 7:14).

* Contradictory Historical Facts in the Old Testament: for example, the name of the buyer of the tomb of Jacob and his children in Joshua (Joshua 24:32) contradicts that in Acts (Acts 7:15-16).

* Contradictory Rulings in the Old Testament: for example, the Old Testament sometimes prohibits alcohol consumption (Leviticus 10:8-9), (Numbers 6:3-4), and sometimes permits alcohol and tells us that even prophets themselves used to consume alcohol (Genesis 9:20-24), (Genesis 19:32-35).

* Contradictory Proper Names in the Old Testament: contradictory names of persons, things and places are commonplace in the Old Testament, e.g. (2 Samuel 23:8), (1 Chronicles 11:11). See Dictionary of the Most Important Contradictions in the Bible

* Excessive Violence & Brutal Killing in the Old Testament: the Old Testament books and chapters abound in terms and contexts excessively permitting and even inciting wrongful violence and killing. (Exodus 23:23-24), (Exodus 13:15)

* Sexually Explicit Content in the Old Testament: sexually explicit contexts are rife in the Old Testament, especially the Song of Songs and other similar books. See: Glossary of Sexual Terminology in the Bible and their Counterparts in the Qur’an

* Blatant Racism in the Old Testament: going against the simplest concepts of justice and equality, overt racism is rampant in the Old Testament. Explicit discrimination is practiced in favor of the children of Israel against all other peoples and nations based on no fair or equitable grounds. Moreover, discrimination is wrongfully practiced in favor of some children of Israel against other children of Israel (Genesis 27:37-40).

* Duplication & Identity in the Old Testament: many of the Old Testament books and chapters are reproduced from one another with contradictions instead of complementation among those books and chapters. See: Dictionary of Long Duplication & Identity within the Chapters of the Bible and the Qur’an.

The Injeel

Muslims believe that God sent down to Prophet Jesus a holy scripture called “Injeel”. In the Qur’an, God says:

And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Injeel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous. And let the People of the Injeel judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient. (Al-Ma’idah 5:46-47)

In Islamic terms, the Injeel, like the Torah and the Qur’an, is a scripture God revealed to Prophet Jesus. It was written down neither by Jesus nor his disciples nor the disciples of his disciples.

Is the Injeel the Same as the New Testament or even the Four Gospels?

Though Muslims believe in the Injeel, they do not believe that the Injeel is the same as the New Testament or even the four gospels thereof. In fact, the New Testament contents, including gospels narrating the biography of Jesus or books narrating the acts of Jesus’ apostles or containing their letters to people or dreams, are just man-made writings. They were written down neither by Jesus nor the disciples but by anonymous authors who were not contemporary with Jesus or his disciples and wrote about Jesus and his disciples in a language not spoken by Jesus or his disciples.

Evidence that the Injeel is not the New Testament or even the Four Gospels

Indeed, the evidence that the Injeel is not the same as the New Testament or even the four gospels is uncountable:

* Oldest New Testament Manuscripts not Written in the Language of Jesus or his Disciples: the oldest New Testament manuscripts are written down in Greek though the language of Jesus and his disciples was most preponderantly Aramaic. This means that the author of the New Testament books was Greek and was not one of Jesus’ disciples.

* Long Interval between the Times of the Gospel Authors and the Times of Jesus & the Disciples: the New Testament involves numerous indications confirming that there was a long interval between the times of Jesus and the disciples and the times of the gospel authors (Luke 1:1-4), (John 21:24-25) and (Acts 1:1) amidst multitudes of fanciful tales about Jesus and his disciples. There is no clearer evidence than the fact that two out of the four gospels are attributed to Mark and Luke who were not disciples of Jesus. Furthermore, there is no single usage of the first person pronoun in the Gospel of Matthew indicating that it was written down by Matthew, the tax-collector, who was Jesus’ disciple. Only third person pronouns are used for the above-mentioned Matthew which confirms that he is not the author of the Gospel of Matthew. In the Gospel of John, no mention is made of any John except for John the Baptist. There is no evidence that John, Jesus’ disciple, is the author of this gospel. Besides, the four gospels and the Book of Acts involve indications that they were written down long time after the times of Jesus and the disciples. (Matthew 27:3-8), (Luke 1:1-4) and (Acts 1:1).

* Writings by People other than Jesus’ Disciples: epistles attributable to Paul and others are included in the Bible and considered the word of God though Paul and some epistle authors were not Jesus’ disciples.

* Human Narration rather than Direct Talk by God: when we read the New Testament, we feel that a human being quotes God or narrates to us, unlike the case in the Qur’an, where we feel that God directly talks to us.

* Multiplicity and Contradictions among Gospels: had the four gospels been from God, only one gospel would have been sufficient. Should there have been multiple gospels, they should have complemented rather than contradicted one another as the four gospels do.

* Contradictory Genealogies of Jesus: the simplest information about Jesus, that is, his genealogy, is contradictory. Jesus’ genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 1:1-17) contradicts his genealogy in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 3:23-38).

* Contradictory Proper Names in the New Testament: contradictory names of persons, things and places are commonplace in the New Testament, e.g. (Matthew 8:28), (Mark 5:2) and (Luke 8:26).

* Contradiction between the New Testament and the Old Testament: though the New Testament came as a complement to the Old Testament, we notice flagrant contradictions between the New Testament rulings and the Old Testament ones, e.g. (Matthew 5:31-32).

* Quotations not Found in the Old Testament: the New Testament includes quotations supposed to be from the Old Testament, but they are not found in the Old Testament (Romans 10:11), (James 4:5). This means that the Old Testament is either incomplete or that the New Testament misquotes the Old Testament.

* Having Dreams as the Word of God: the New Testament ends in the Book of Revelation, which contains dreams of John considered words of God

The Zabur

Muslims believe that God sent down to Prophet David a holy scripture called “Zabur”. In the Qur’an, God says:

Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Zabur. (An-Nisaa’ 4:163)

God also says:

And your Lord is most knowing of whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And We have made some of the prophets exceed others [in various ways], and to David We gave the Zabur. (Al-Israa’ 17:55)

 

Is the Zabur the Same as the Book of Psalms in the Bible?

In a prophetic statement (hadith), Prophet Muhammad told us that Prophet David had psalms. Abu Musa reported that Prophet Muhammad said: “O Abu Musa, you have been given a psalm of the Psalms of David’s family.” (Al-Bukhari)

However, Muslims do not believe that the Zabur is the Book of Psalms in the Bible. Since Moses’ Torah and Jesus’ Injeel were distorted in the Bible, the Book of Psalms is more likely to have been distorted if it is David’s Zabur.

Conclusion

To conclude, Muslims believe in all Holy Scriptures, mainly the Torah, the Injeel, and the Zabur, not to mention the Qur’an. However, they do not believe that those scriptures are currently included in the Bible either for distortion and alteration like in the Torah’s case, or for loss and substitution with the word of man like in the Injeel’s case or for inclusion in an apparently man-made context which makes it open to corruption like in the Zabur’s case.

References:

  1. The Glorious Qur’an
  2. Sahih Al-Bukhari
  3. The Holy Bible

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