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"Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice."Suratul-Hadid 57:25

We believe that Allah has revealed books to His Messengers so that they can be a proof against the worlds and a guide for those who abide and live by them, and so that the Prophets can teach people the religion and guidance through them and they can purify their hearts. We also believe that Allah revealed a book to all Messengers. As Allah the Most High says:

"Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice."Suratul-Hadid 57:25

Some Heavenly Books
Out of those books we know of the following:

Tauraat: which was revealed upon Prophet Musa (as) and which is a magnificient book of Bani Isra’eel. Allah says:

"Verily, We did send down the Tauraat (Torah) (to Musa ), therein was guidance and light, by which the Prophets, who submitted themselves to Allah's Will, judged the Jews. And the rabbis and the priests [too judged the Jews by the Tauraat (Torah) after those Prophets] for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah's Book, and they were witnesses thereto." Suratul-Ma'idah 5:44

Injeel: which was revealed upon Prophet Isa (as) and which was in affirmation of Torah and which its completion. Allah the most High says:

"And in their footsteps, We sent 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), confirming the Tauraat (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Tauraat (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2)."Suratul-Ma'idah 5:46

And Allah says:

"And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Tauraat (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allah and obey me." Surah Aali Imran 3:50

Zuboor: This book was revealed upon Prophet Dawood (as).

Suhuf: These Scriptures were revealed upon prophet Ibraheem (as) and prophet Musa (as).

Qur’an: This book was revealed upon the last Messenger, prophet Muhammad (saw). Allah the Most High says:

" a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)."Suratul-Baqarah 2:185

Qur’an is the protector of all heavenly books and Allah is the protector of Qur’an
Allah says in Qur’an:

".. confirming the Scripture that came before it and Mohayminan (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures)." Suratul-Ma'idah 5:48

Accordingly, Allah the Most High abrogated all the previous books through Qur’an and He took the responsibility of preserving it against the deceit and fraud of every imprudent and one who changes (from original). Allah , the Most High says:

"Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)." Suratul-Hijr 15:9

So that till the last day it remains preserved as a proof and evidence for the creation.

Some examples of change, subtraction or addition in the previously revealed books
As for the past heavenly books, they were revealed only for a limited period of time, and the newly revealed heavenly books would abrogate them. And these newly revealed books would clarify what occurred of change in the older books, because those books were not preserved form change and modification, rather there occurred in them alteration and many such deficiencies. Allah the Most High says:

"Among those who are Jews, there are some who displace words from (their) right places .." Suratun-Nisa 4:46


"Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, "This is from Allah," to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby." Suratul-Baqarah 2:79

And He said:

"Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Who then sent down the Book which Musa (Moses) brought, a light and a guidance to mankind which you (the Jews) have made into (separate) papersheets, disclosing (some of it) and concealing (much).” "

And He the Most High said:

"And verily, among them is a party who distort the Book with their tongues (as they read), so that you may think it is from the Book, but it is not from the Book, and they say: "This is from Allah," but it is not from Allâh; and they speak a lie against Allah while they know it. It is not (possible) for any human being to whom Allah has given the Book and Al-Hukma (the knowledge and understanding of the laws of religion, etc.) and Prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshippers rather than Allah's."" Surah Aali Imran 3:78-79

And He said:

"O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our Messenger (Muhammad SAW) explaining to you much of that which you used to hide from the Scripture and passing over (i.e. leaving out without explaining) much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allah a light (Prophet Muhammad SAW ) and a plain Book (this Qur'ân). Wherewith Allah guides all those who seek His Good Pleasure to ways of peace, and He brings them out of darkness by His Will unto light and guides them to a Straight Way (Islamic Monotheism). Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary)." Suratul-Ma'idah 5:15-17