Many are unaware of the fact that Muslims themselves invalidate the Qur’an by rejecting some of the most essential verses of the Qur’an. This article will provide the references of the specific Qur’anic verses which Muslims reject as obsolete and no longer valid. You will also be shocked to learn how Muslims desperately try to persuade Christians to disbelieve parts of the Qur’an in order to win their arguments against Christians. If you find these claims unbelievable or even perplexing, please read this article carefully. This article is a must for all those who desire to share the Good News of God’s Kingdom with Muslims. We openly challenge any Muslim to disprove the facts presented in this article.
The Qur’an repeatedly instructs the Jews and the Christians to read the Torah and the Gospel. Addressing the Jews, Allah gave them the following instruction:
Surah 3:93: “You bring the Torah, and read it, if you are men of truth.” (Syed Vicar Ahamed)
And when the Jews turned to Muhammad for judgment, Allah reprimanded them:
Surah 5:43: But why do they come to you for Judgment when they have the Torah which contains Allah’s commandments? Yet they turn back after that. In fact, they are not true believers. (Farook Malik)
Allah was astonished that the Jews turned to Muhammad for judgment when they had in their possession something far superior. They had the Torah with them. They had in their possession the very Book of Allah to guide them in everything. And Allah instructs the Christians:
Surah 5:47: Therefore, let those who follow the Gospel judge according to what God has revealed in it. Those who do not judge by what God has sent down are rebellious. (W. Khan)
The above Qur’anic verse clearly states that Christians should believe in their Gospel and judge matters by its teachings. Therefore, as testified in the Qur’an itself, Allah admonishes:
The Jews to judge by the Torah.
And the Christians to judge by the Gospel.
And addressing both the Jews and the Christians, Allah stated the following:
Surah 5:66: If they had observed the Torah and the Gospel and what was revealed to them from their Lord, they would surely have been nourished from above and from below. (W. Khan)
Surah 5:68: Say: “O followers of the Bible! You have no valid ground for your beliefs unless you truly observe the Torah and the Gospel, and all that has been bestowed from on high upon you by your Sustainer!” (Asad)
The Fifth Surah containing the above two Qur’anic verses is known in Arabic as Surah Al-Maidah. The complete Surah was revealed piecemeal during the period spanning the last five years of Muhammad’s life. The time period for the compilation of the entire Qur’an was 23 years. Surah Al-Maidah was revealed progressively from the eighteenth to the twenty-third year. This proves that even when the Qur’an was nearing its completion, it was never the intention of Allah to replace the Torah or the Gospel with the Qur’an. Even at this late stage of the Qur’an’s compilation, Allah commanded the Jews and the Christians to follow the teachings of their own sacred Scriptures. In other words, the Qur’an is not meant for them. The Torah and the Gospel was indeed sufficient for them.
In contrast, Allah repeatedly commands Muslims to believe in the Torah and the Gospel which were revealed to the Jews and the Christians:
Surah 3:84: Say: “We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in the Books given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam).” (Yusuf Ali)
Surah 3:84 needs no explanation. It simply commands Muslims to believe in the previous Books of Allah. The previous Books of Allah are the Torah, the Psalms and the Gospel.
Surah 2:136: Say (O Muslims): ‘We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac and Jacob, and the tribes and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinctions between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.” (Pickthall)
Surah 2:136 is an important Qur’anic verse for Muslims to consider seriously. Note carefully that in addition to commanding Muslims to believe in the earlier Scriptures of Allah, it also warns Muslims to make “no distinctions between any of them.” Therefore, a Muslim cannot exercise faith in the Qur’an without exercising an equal amount of faith in the Torah and the Gospel.
Surah 4:136: O you who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent to those before him. Any who deny Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Day of Judgment, have gone far, far astray.” (Yusuf Ali)
Surah 4:136 sternly warns Muslims of the consequences of those who “deny His Books.” It states that such ones “have gone far, far astray.” Notice, it does not say Book but Books. Since no Books were revealed by Allah after the time of the Qur’an, it must therefore be referring to the Books that were revealed before the Qur’an. The Qur’an recognizes only four divine Books by name. The four divine Books are the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel and the Qur’an. Three out of the four Books mentioned here can only be found in the Bible which is in our possession today.
And in the following Qur’anic verse, Allah commands Muslims to accept as true everything that is written in the Scriptures of God. Those who accept some parts as true while rejecting other parts as corrupted should pay close attention to the following warning of Allah:
Surah 2:85: “Then is it only a part of the Book that you believe in, and do you reject the rest? But what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life? – And on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what you do.” (Yusuf Ali)
The Qur’an clearly teaches that if a Muslim accepts only the Qur’an as true while rejecting the Bible, he has “gone far, far astray” and a “grievous penalty” awaits him. All the above commandments to believe in the Torah and the Gospel that were given to the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims can still be found in the Qur’an today.
Even the Prophet of Islam was commanded to consult “those who have been reading the Book from before him” in order to clear his doubts regarding the Qur’an. Those who have been “reading the Book” before the time of Muhammad were the Jews and the Christians:
But if you (Muhammad) are in doubt as to what We have revealed to you, ask those who read the Book before you. Verily the Truth from thy Lord hath come unto thee. So be not thou of the waverers. (Pickthall)
Let us carefully analyze the full implication of this single verse in the Qur’an. The commandment of Allah in Surah 10:94 imposes upon Muhammad the commitment to recognize the Holy Bible as the only existing source of divine revelation that was available to determine the validity of the Qur’an. This Qur’anic verse is clearly stating that the Bible functions as the standard for Muhammad to determine whether the Qur’an is true or not. Therefore, the Bible functions as the judge to determine whether Muhammad’s revelations are genuinely from God or not. The Bible’s evidence is critical for the confirmation of the authenticity of the Qur’an.
Since the Bible is the standard of truth with which the Qur’an must agree, it stands above the judgment of the Qur’an. It is the Qur’an and not the Bible that has to be viewed in the light of previous Scriptures. It is the Bible that evaluates the Qur’an and not the other way round. Having these points firmly established, let us consider Surah 5:47 once again:
Surah 5:47: And let the people of the Gospel judge according to what Allah has revealed therein, and whoso judges not by what Allah has revealed, these it is who are the transgressors. (Sher Ali)
Surah 5:47 clearly admonishes Christians to judge by the rule of the Gospel. Therefore, Christians are commanded to judge everything in the light of the Gospel. And this includes judging the Qur’an. We are commanded to judge the validity of the Qur’an by the divine teachings found in the Torah and the Gospel. And Muslims must remember that this admonishment comes from none other than Allah. And this admonishment of Allah can still be found in the Qur’an today.
However, when we examine the Qur’an in the light of the Torah and the Gospel, we can clearly see that the Qur’an contradicts the divine teachings that were revealed to the Jews and the Christians. That is why the Jews and the Christians who were contemporaries of Muhammad rejected him as a true prophet. Therefore, when we judge the Qur’an, according to the admonition of Allah in Surah 5:47, it becomes apparent that the Qur’an is false. And this automatically means Islam is a false religion.
As expected, Muslims will now come up with their usual argument: “The Bible you have today is corrupted.” We can provide numerous evidences from both the Qur’an and Islamic sources to thoroughly refute their argument. However in this article, we will use the same methodology that Muslims use against the Bible. We will use their very own argument against the Qur’an. We will begin by considering two very important teachings in the Qur’an:
TEACHING NUMBER ONE:
The Qur’an reveals that the Torah and the Gospel are the Words of Allah. It also clearly states that these Scriptures were revealed by him:
Surah 5:44: “Lo! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light.” (Pickthall)
Surah 3:3: He has revealed to thee the Book with truth, verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Torah and the Gospel. (Maulana)
Surah 5:46: “And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, confirming that which was revealed before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was revealed before it in the Torah – a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off evil.” (Pickthall)
TEACHING NUMBER TWO:
The Qur’an teaches that no one can change the Words of Allah:
Surah 6:115: And the Word of your Lord has been perfected in truthfulness and justice. There is no one who can change His Words. And He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (M. Tahir-ul-Qadri)
Surah 10:64: “None can change the Words of Allah. This is indeed the Supreme Triumph.” (Pickthall)
Surah 18:27: No one can change His Words. You will never find any safe haven apart from Him. (A. Bewley)
However, Muslims are telling us not to believe these verses of the Qur’an since the Bible has now become corrupted. By rejecting these Qur’anic verses, Muslims are actually claiming that some parts of the Qur’an are false. This proves that the Qur’an is outdated and no longer accurate. It is no longer trustworthy because it is instructing people to read Books that are corrupted and no longer valid. Therefore, the Qur’an must be updated to remain relevant for Muslims today. Muslims need a new prophet to update and rectify the existing errors in the Qur’an.
This leads to the inevitable conclusion that Muhammad cannot be the Seal of the Prophets as claimed in Surah 33:40. Muslims need another prophet to correct and update the outdated information in the Qur’an. Therefore, the Qur’an cannot be the final revelation because it is teaching people to read and believe in false information. Since Muhammad does not qualify as the Seal of the Prophets, it proves Surah 33:40 is false. This means Muhammad is a false prophet.
Whenever Muslims claim that the Bible is corrupted, they are in effect saying that the Qur’an is no longer accurate enough to be trusted. If the Bible is truly corrupted as Muslims claim, then it is an admission by Muslims that the Qur’an is outdated since some of its verses are no longer true. Of course, we do not believe the lies by Muslims that the Bible is corrupted. God Almighty guarantees that the Bible will be preserved forever. And it will remain authentic for all eternity:
Isaiah 40:8: the green grass dries up, the blossom withers, But the Word of our God endures forever.
And the Qur’an agrees:
Surah 10:64: “The Word of God shall never change. That is the Supreme Triumph.” (W. Khan)
In conclusion, we would like to quote Psalms 57:6:
They have dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it themselves.
When Muslims use deception and lies to deceive people into believing that the Bible is no longer the Word of God, they do not realize that they are actually deceiving themselves. They deceive themselves by failing to see that they are actually rejecting the teachings of the Qur’an. The dilemma for Muslims is that by trying to prove the Bible false they are proving the Qur’an false. By trying to protect Islam, they end up becoming apostates of Islam. Muslims have indeed “gone far, far astray.” We are not the ones saying this but Allah.
Dr. Max Shimba for Max Shimba Ministries