Debate: "What Is the Quran's View of the Christian Scriptures?" (David Wood vs. Shabir Ally)

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Most Muslims are convinced that, according to the Qur’an, Jews and Christians corrupted the Torah and the Gospel. But is this what the Qur’an really teaches? In this debate (held on April 26, 2016), David Wood and Shabir Ally discuss the Quran’s claims about the Bible. Some of the passages discussed are:

Quran 2:79—Woe, then, to those who write the book with their own hands and then say, “This is from Allah,” so that they may take for it a small price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn.

Quran 3:3-4—He has revealed to you the Book with truth, verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Torah and the Gospel aforetime, a guidance for mankind, and He revealed the Criterion.

Quran 3:78—And lo! there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with their tongues, that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the Scripture. And they say: It is from Allah, when it is not from Allah; and they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly.

Quran 5:43—Why do they come to you for judgment (O Muhammad), when they have the Torah before them, wherein is the judgment of Allah? Yet they turn back after that, and these are not the believers.

Quran 5:47—Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.

Quran 5:68—Say: “O People of the Book! You have no ground to stand upon unless you stand fast by the Torah, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.”

Quran 6:114-115—Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? And He it is Who has revealed to you the Book made plain; and those to whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed by your Lord with truth, therefore you should not be of the disputers. And the word of your Lord has been accomplished truly and justly; there is none who can change His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

Quran 7:157—Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel … it is they who will prosper.

Quran 10:94—But if you (O Muhammad) are in doubt as to what We have revealed to you, ask those who read the Book before you; certainly the truth has come to you from your Lord, therefore you should not be of the disputers.

Quran 18:27—And recite what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord, there is none who can alter His words; and you shall not find any refuge besides Him.


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