The Taurat and the Injeel… guide to mankind!
“BISMILA-HIR RAHMA-NIR RAHIM”.
The Honored Qur’an tells us why we need to read the Taurat and the Injeel, (the Bible Scriptures). In Aal-E-Imran 3:3 it tells us the following:
‘It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) [Taurat] and the Gospel [Injeel] (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).’
It makes it very plain that the Law and the Gospel were given for all people… “as a guide to mankind”. That mankind includes all people, not just a select few.
It teaches us in the Honored Qur’an that through Isa al-Masih (Christ the Messiah) the Gospel (Injeel) was sent. It was given as ‘guidance’ and as ‘admonition’ to those who fear Allah.
‘And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law[Taurat] that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel[Injeel]: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.’
Sura 5:46 Al-Maeda
This admonition (Taurat and Injeel) is a warning, or reproof of faults, it counsels us against wrong practices. This admonition is for instruction and direction while we are here on planet earth. Men of sound wisdom, whose ear is willing to receive Allah’s instructions, will always heed admonition from Heaven, as did Moses in the (Injeel) Hebrews 8:5. Allah has carefully guarded His Words as it is recorded in Sura 5:48. Al-Maeda “To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the Scripture (Bible) that came before it, and guarding it…”
How comforting to know that Allah protects His Words and guards them, that we today may have a sure guide as to what is right and wrong.