original Judaism and Christianity verify Islam
of Judaism are known as Jews.
in its original form was nothing but Islam. Jews still believe in Hazrat Moosa
(Moses) who was a true messenger of Allah.
name of Hazrat Musa (as) has appeared 136 times in 37 different chapters of the
Holy Quran. Hazrat Moosa (as) is among the five great prophets. Allah Subhanahu
taala has admired his sincere efforts and great contribution in the Quran.
mention in the Book Musa. For He ( Hazrat Musa ) was an apostle, a prophet , and
a chosen man. (19:51)
Hazrat Musa ( as ) preached to
his nation, the Ten Commandments, which are described in the Holy Quran. He taught
his people that, There is no god except Allah and I (Musa) am His messenger.
as the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (sws), Torah ( Taurait ) was
revealed to Hazrat Musa ( as ). Quran has confirmed that Taurat was a true Divine
book which was revealed to the Prophet Musa (as ).
has revealed to you the Book with the truth, confirming what preceded it; and
he has already revealed the Torah (Laws of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) for
the guidance of mankind, and the distinction between right and wrong. (3:3)
was We who revealed the Torah (law to Moosa): therein was guidance and light.
But today the religious book of Jews, the first
five books of the Bible, which is called the Pentateuch or the Old Testament or
the Torah, is not the same book which was revealed to Hazrat Moosa (as ).
Muslims believe that Taurait, the original religious book of Jews, is a true Divine
book which was revealed to Hazrat Musa (as ) from Allah but do not recognize the
present Torah as a Divine book as it has been changed.
is important to note that some of the unchanged traditions of Hazrat Musa (as)
which Jews could not change and which they still observe are present in Islam.
Jews still practice circumcision
which is also compulsory in Islam.
not eat pork which is also strictly forbidden in Islam.
Jews do not eat shrimps, and other kinds of shellfish.
Jews follow certain acts of Islamic slaughtering.
Jews spiritual leaders Rabbis keep beard and cover their head.
Jews observe burial formalities as soon as possible.
is intersting to note that Christians, who also recognise Hazrat Musa as the Prophet
of God and consider Torah as the part of their Bile do not follow any of the above
Jews also believe in Hazrat Ibrahim ( as ), the
great prophet of Islam and the ancestor of the Holy Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad
Mustafa (sws ).
The grandson of Hazrat Ibrahim (as )
was Hazrat Yaqoob ( Jacob ), who was also called Israel. He had 12 sons. They
founded the 12 tribes that became the Israelites. Over a period of time, many
of them (the descendants of Hazrat Yaqoob) settled in Egypt, where they eventually
became slaves. In the 1200s B.C, Hazrat Musa (as) freed them from the captivity
of Firaun ( Pharaoh ) and led them out of Egypt to Cannon (Palestine ).
is unfortunate that the followers of Hazrat Musa and the descendants of Hazrat
Yaqoob and Hazrat Ibrahim (as) were the staunch enemies of the Holy Prophet (sws)