The existence of the authentic Gospel before Islam
Fatwa No: 108258

  • Fatwa Date:15-5-2008 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 10, 1429
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Question

Assalamu Alaykum, Before the advent of prophet Muhammad PBUH, there was a muslim sect following the correct teachings of Eesa PBUH (The original injil). Did the original uncorrupted gospel in its original language exist when Prophet Muhammad PBUH received his revelation? Thank you

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

 

We have not come across any evidence which proves whether or not the authentic Injeel (Gospel) existed before the advent of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). However, the fact that some people followed the right religion which ‘Eesa (Jesus)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention came with at that time, does not necessitate the existence of the authentic Injeel. People might have conveyed this religion without the existence of that Injeel which was revealed on ‘Eesa (Jesus)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.

Allaah Knows best.

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