As a Muslim, why should I trust what the Bible says?

Muslims should trust what the Bible says because the Qur’an commands them to say to Jews and Christians, “We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you...” (Sura 29:46). And what are the revelations that came down to the People of the Book? Sura 3:3 states that God Himself sent down the Law to Moses and the Gospel to Jesus. Suras 5:44, 46 state that both Books are filled with “guidance and light.” In addition, Sura 17:55 says that God gave the Psalms to David.

For these reasons, Muslims around the world believe that four books came from Heaven, that God gave four books to mankind. They believe that first book was the Tawrat (the Torah), the Law given to Moses. The second book, the Zabur (Psalms) was given to David. The third book, the Injil (Gospel) was given to Jesus. And they believe that the final book that came from Heaven was the Qur’an. 

Now, the Qur’an states that it’s the responsibility of Muslims to have equal faith in all four books. Sura 3:84 declares, “We believe in ... the Books given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them...” You are to have faith in the other three books as well and believe in them equally. What does this mean? It means that it is therefore the responsibility of every Muslim to check out these books. Don’t let anyone discourage you from reading them. It’s your right to know what’s written in these three books; you need to know what they say.

Do you wonder where you can get a copy of them? The good news is that they can all be found together in the Bible. The name “Bible” comes from the Greek word biblia, which means “the books.” That is because the Bible is a collection of many inspired and prophetic books.