Many times, Muslim use “faith” interchangeably with “Iman.” But what is Iman in Islam? Iman is heartily accepting all of Islam’s essential and foundational beliefs. So are there any foundational principles of Iman? Yes, there are strong pillars of Iman. “The Pillars of Iman” or “Arkan Al-iman” refer to the fundamentals of the Islamic faith…
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Books of Allah
Allah Almighty sent numerous books on different messengers but below we will discuss the major four magnificent books of Almighty Allah. The only book which is in its original form till now and will be till the Day of Judgment is the Holy Quran.
The Injeel is the holy book of Allah Almighty that revealed to Prophet Eesa (Jesus, AS). Like numerous other Books of Allah (SWT), the actual text of Injeel is no longer available. Just like other holy books of Allah, the message of the Injeel is also maintained in the message of the Holy Quran.
The Holy Quran is the fourth and last spiritual book of Allah Almighty. It was revealed on the last Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Its main message is the message of Tawheed, or Islamic monotheism. The Noble Quran is the only book of Allah that is still available in its original text. Allah Almighty promised in the Holy Quran that His message will be maintained forever, and 1400 years later on, that is still real. The Quran that we utilize to study today is exactly the like the one used over a thousand years back. And since the Quran remains in Arabic, we constantly have one, standardized version of it. The Holy Quran is the final book of Allah (SWT), and its core message cover the message of all holy books of Allah Almighty. Allah Almighty states in Quran:” [It is] He Who has sent down the Book (the Quran) to you (Muhammad (PBUH)) with fact, validating what came before it. And he sent out down the Torah and the Injeel. Aforetime, as an assistance to humanity, And He sent down the Furqaan (The Criterion) [of judgment between wrong and ideal (this Quran)]” (Quran, 3:3 -4).
Being a Muslim it is our belief that Allah Almighty sent down magnificent holy books for the guidance of mankind on various Prophets. Allah Almighty revealed these holy books on His messengers in order to convey the message of Allah to mankind. These books call individuals to praise Allah alone and that He is the Creator, Proprietor, and Owner of this world and the Hereafter.
The Holy Quran.
The Zabur is the book of Allah that was exposed to Prophet Dawud (AS). It means “songs” in Arabic, as this discovery came to Prophet Dawud (AS) in the form of a series of songs or chants. The initial text of this holy book just like Tawrat is no longer with us. Due to the fact that the Prophet Dawud (AS) preached Tawheed, the original message of the holy book Zabur is still maintained in the Holy Quran. In Holy Quran Allah Almighty says: “… and to Dawood We gave the Zaboor.” (Quran, 4:163).
This is the revelation sent out down by Almighty Allah to Prophet Musa (AS). The Tawrat typically indicates the “Law” in the Quran. Particularly, the Law of Moses. Many individuals associate the Tawrat with the Torah of the Jewish faith or the Old Testament of the Christian faith. The real text of this holy book has been lost Muslims think that Tawrat is the holy book in which real commands exposed on Prophet Musa (AS) by Allah Almighty. In Holy Quran Allah (SWT) stated: “Verily, We did send out down the Torah [to Musa], therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who sent themselves to Allah’s Will, judged the Jews. And the rabbis and the priests [too judged the Jews by the Torah after those Prophets] for to them was turned over the protection of Allah’s Book, and they were witnesses thereto. Therefore fear not guys but fear Me (O Jews) and offer not My Verses for an unpleasant price. And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has exposed, such are the disbelievers.” (Quran, 5:44).
The Four Books of Allah.
Being a Muslim we must believe in all the incredible books and likewise believe that they are from Allah Almighty. We should remember one thing that the belief of the Muslims in the “Books of Allah” refers exclusively to the ‘initial assistance’ received by their Prophets, and not to the present-day variation of these Holy Books except the Holy Quran.