The Muslim Theological Perception of the Scriptures of the Ahl al-Kitāb


Malakand University Research Journal of Islamic Studies (MURJIS), cilt.1, sa.2, ss.9-19, 2019 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 1 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: Malakand University Research Journal of Islamic Studies (MURJIS)
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9-19


This article highlights the need for Muslims to accurately understand the scriptures of the Jews and the Christians, both as they are depicted in the Holy Qur’an, as well as how they are described in their own individual faith. This study will attempt to depict the Muslim theological understanding of the earlier revealed scriptures based upon the Qur’an and Muslim scholarship in comparison to how Judaism and Christianity view their own currently held. Therefore, the main objective of this article is to demonstrate the main differences that exist between what Muslims perceive and understand as revelation and the earlier scriptures in contrast with the above mentioned faiths own depiction of their scriptures. Moreover, the different views of Muslim theologians on the issue of taḥrīf (distortion) of these scriptures of the previous religious communities will also be discussed in this study