Islamic Books

Islamic books are those books that guide Muslims in all aspects of their lives. The laws that are stated by Allah which governs all aspects of their lives are mentioned in these books and Muslims believe these books to be holy and follow them with complete faith.

 

Quran

Quran is considered to be the most sacred books among Muslims. Quran is the main and the central book in Islam that every Muslim follows without any doubts as it is said to be revealed by Allah to Prophet Muhammad through angel Gabriel. It took around 23 years for the complete book to be revealed. As the text were dictated by Muhammad, many of his companions wrote down the book. There are 114 chapters in Quran, from which the first chapter is recited the most. Download The Holy Quran PDF here

 

Sunnah

Sunnah consists of written records of what was preached by Prophet Muhammad and also what was interpreted by the actions and sayings of the prophet. The Sunnah consists of laws describing how a Muslim is supposed to lead his life. The teachings of Quran and the Sunnah, when combined together forms the basis of the law that governs a Muslim’s life, the Shariah law. It is considered compulsory for all the Muslims to live his/her life as per mentioned in the Sunnah and Shariah law.

 

Tawrat

According to Islam, there are four books that were revealed by Allah to the prophets – Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad. As mentioned in Quran, Musa was the one who received the Tawrat from Allah on the mount Sinai. The literal meaning of the word is instruction or the way of guidance. As the book has been translated many number of times, Muslims do not believe the book to be in its original form anymore.

 

Zabur

Before Quran, there were three books that were revealed to the prophets and Zabur is one of those four books and is considered holy by the Muslims. The book was authored by Dawud, when it revealed to him by Allah. The book is said to be revealed to him as chants. Even though the original texts of the book is said to be lost, most of the Muslims read and follow it.

 

Injil

Injil is one of the four holy books of Muslims that was revealed to Jesus by god. It is believed by many that Injil points towards the new testament, but it has been stated as per many scholars that the Injil points towards Gospel – not the translated one, but the original one that was truly revealed to Jesus. According to Muslims, Jesus was a prophet, not the god himself.

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These are the books that must be read by all the Muslims at least once in their lifetime. These holy books of Islam not only teaches them about the foundation of their faith, but also describes their behaviour in the contemporary world. These books are a must-read for those who want to learn about Islam and its people.

 

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