𝐇𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐬
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Did the authentic Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammed state about the distortion and corruption of both Torah and the Bible?
Evidence from the Prophetic Sunnah and the narrations of the Companions about the distortion and corruption of the Torah and the Gospel
After the above-mentioned verses from the Glorious Holy Qur’an, we will mention evidence from the Authentic Sunnah and Hadith proving the distortion and corruption of the Torah and the Bible in detail.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)’s Views of the Bible and other Islamic Scholars views of the Bible
In Islam the Quran and Prophet Muhammad are deemed to be the most authentic authorities when it comes to discussing matters of theology.
As we’ve seen the Quran clearly tells us that the Bible is corrupt. However, it is not only the Quran which informs us that the Bible is corrupt
But Prophet Muhammad himself had said that the Bible (the Jewish and Christian scriptures) are corrupt:
Al-Hakim related in Al-Mustadrak the following Hadith…
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Abdullah As-Saffar told us: Ahmad Ibn Mahdi Ibn Rustum Al-Asfahani told us: Mu’azh Ibn Hisham Ad-Distwani told us: my father told me: Al-Qasim Ibn ‘Awf Ash-Shaybani told me: Mu’azh Ibn Jabal – radiya Allahu ‘anhu – told us that he went to Sham and saw the Christians prostrate to their Bishops and priests and saw the Jews prostrate to their Rabbis and scholars.
He said, “Why do you do this?” they answered, “This is the greeting of Prophets (peace be upon him)”. I said, “We better do this to our Prophet”. Allah’s Prophet – peace be upon him – said, “They lied about their Prophets just as they distorted their Book.
If I were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone, I would command woman to prostrate to her husband for his great right upon her. No woman will taste the sweetness of Faith till she does her husband’s rights even if he asks herself while she is on a Qutub”
(Al-Hakim commented, “This hadith is authentic according to standards of Al-Bukhari and Muslim, but they did not relate it” This hadith was also related by At-Tabarani in “Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabir” vol. 8, p.31 but it includes An-Nahhas Ibn Fahm who is a weak narrator.
Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal related it with a sound chain of transmission in his Musnad vol. 4, p. 381 (online source) with the following chain: ‘Abdullah told us: my father (Ibn Hanbal) told me: Mu’azh Ibn Hisham told us: my father told me:
Al-Qasim Ibn ‘Awf – a man from Al-Kufa, one of Bani Murra Ibn Hammam – told me: Mu’azh Ibn Jabal – radiya Allahu ‘anhu – told us that .. and mentioned the hadith. This hadith has been authenticated by Ibn Hajar Al Haytami in his Majma’ Al Zawaaid, Volume 4, page 312. He said of the narrators in the chain ‘their men are men of authenticity’ )
Islamic Scholars Views on the Bible
Also Muslim commentaors such as Al-Tabari, Ibn Kathir, Ibn Abbas, Ibn Hazm, all say that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is corrupt.
Below I will quote them:
Also, Ibn Kathir quotes Imam Tabari as saying…
Ibn Jarir said, “The Qur’an is trustworthy over the Books that preceded it. Therefore, whatever in these previous Books conforms to the Qur’an is true, and whatever disagrees with the Qur’an is false.” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir’s commentary on Quran 2:41, You can also see Al Tabari saying this himself in his commentary on
Ibn Kathir states:
I [Ibn Kathir] say: As for the Arabic Torah in their hands, no sane person doubts its alteration, textual corruption, change of stories and words, additions, and obvious clear omissions. Glaring lies and extreme errors are so abundant in it.
As regards what they recite with their tongues and write with their pens, we have no access to, but it is assumed they are dishonest liars who frequently invent forgeries against Allah, His Messengers, and Books.
As for Christians, their four Gospels on authority of Marks, Luke, Matthew, and John are much more divergent and different by addition and omission than the Torah.
They disobeyed the rulings of the Torah and the Injil in so many things they legalized for themselves. (Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidayah wa Al-Nihayah, Volume 2, pages 152-153)
Ibn Abbas was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), an Islamic scholar and a important commentator of the Quran, who
was given a special prayer by the Prophet to teach the Quran.  Ibn Abbas, clearly states that the Bible (or the Jewish and Christian scriptures)
Narrated ‘Ikrima:Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “How can you ask the people of the Scriptures about their Books while you have Allah’s Book (the Qur’an) which is the most recent of the Books revealed by Allah, and you read it in its pure undistorted form?” (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 614)
Narrated ‘Ubaidullah bin ‘Abdullah: ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas said, “O the group of Muslims! How can you ask the people of the Scriptures about anything while your Book which Allah has revealed to your Prophet contains the most recent news from Allah and is pure and not distorted?
Allah has told you that the people of the Scriptures have changed some of Allah’s Books and distorted it and wrote something with their own hands and said, ‘This is from Allah, so as to have a minor gain for it. Won’t the knowledge that has come to you stop you from asking them? No, by Allah, we have never seen a man from them asking you about that (the Book Al-Qur’an) which has been revealed to you. (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 614)
Ibn Abbas position is clear. According to him, the Jews and Christians have corrupted their scriptures.
Ibn `Abbas said, “Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Qur’an) which has been revealed to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) is newer and the latest?
You read it pure, undistorted, and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, ‘It is from Allah,’ to sell it for a little gain.
Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!”
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 7363 In-book reference : Book 96, Hadith 90 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 9, Book 92, Hadith 461
In Conclusion Islam teaches that the Bible is corrupt. The Christian missionary cannot get around this fact.
Who Wrote the Gospels? (Hint: It wasn’t Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)
The fact is we don’t know who wrote the Gospels. We don’t know when they wrote them, or where they wrote them or
even whether their sources are reliable or not. As Bart Ehrman states:
“The Gospels were written by anonymous Greek speaking and writing Christians living in the late first century…. they are
not eye witness accounts….. some time in the later second century were the names of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John added to these anonymous books”.
Of course, the hadith are better preserved that the Gospels .
Problems with Paul/Jesus in Paul’s writings.
Christian’s missionaries are apparently embarrassed by Paul’s silence about Jesus. Paul never mentions anything about Jesus. Paul never met Jesus,
Paul never mentions anything about Jesus. Paul never mentions Jesus’ virgin birth, his miracles, his sayings, etc. This is important because. Paul made the claim that he met with the actual disciples of Jesus. Where is the proof for this claim? It’s just not there.
Moreover, how did Paul know how Jesus looked like? Paul never met the historical Jesus– so how did Paul know it was Jesus who came
to him in that vision to the road to Damascus?
Allah knows Best