Say: “O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah. that we associate no partners with him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.” If then they turn back, say ye: “Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah’s Will). (The Glorious Qur’an;3:64)
The first part of Izharul Haq deals with the Bible itself.
The Bible is divided into 2 main parts: The Old Testament, and The New Testament.
The Old Testament are claimed to have been sent down to Prophets before the time of Jesus Christ. The New Testament are believed to have been written through the inspiration after Jesus.
M. Rahmatullah Kairanvi explained the the 73 books in the Bible (66 for the Protestant). It’s a shock to me that there are arguments between Christian Scholars about the origin and the authenticity of some of those books.
Without going any further questions, just one question arises. How can people claimed that the Bible is the Word of God, when they argue about the authenticity of it’s books?
No matter where the Muslim are, we believe without a doubt that the Qur’an is The Word of God. You can’t be a muslim if you reject even one tiny part of the Qur’an.
Taking one small example, The Gospel of John. In the gospel, There are passage in which John (who is supposed to be the author) is referred to as a third person. If John was supposed to be the writer, he should refer to himself as a first person, not a third person. (First person : I am, I will. Third person : John said, John wrote, He said, He cry etc..)
Furthermore, in John21:24 :
“This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.” describing Apostle John. This shows that the writer is not John himself. Maybe the writer is someone who found John’s script and write it according to his understanding, making some omission and addition to it’s original text.
There are also many things that we can discuss, but I’ll leave it to this now.
And there are among them illiterates, who know not the Book, but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:”This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby. (Qur’an;2:78-79)