CHAPTER THREE: BELIEF IN ALLAH’S BOOKS
The meaning of Belief in the Books
Belief in Allah’s Books is a pillar of Eeman. A person is not a believer without this pillar. AllahSWT says
O you who believe! Believe in Allah, and His Messenger, and the book that He has sentdown to His Messenger, and the Scripture that He sent down to those before, andwhosoever disbelieves in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the LastDay, then indeed he has strayed far away.
Belief in the books entails:
Believing in the previous Books
that Allah revealed to His messengers. Included arethose that Allah has specifically mentioned in the Quran such as:
The scriptures of Ibraheem:
And this is in the former Scriptures, the Scriptures of Ibraheem and Moosa.
….and unto Dawood We gave the Zaboor.
Verily, We did send down the Tawrah [to Moosa]. Therein was guidance andlight.
Then, We sent after them, Our messengers, and We sent 'Eesa son of Maryam,and gave him the Injeel….
There are many other books of an unknown number and with unknown names.
Allah had told the Prophet (PBUH) that other Prophets were not believed before,even though they were given books and clear proofs.