The 3 holy books are known as the Tawrat, Zabur, and Injil.
This paper will not deal with the Muslim belief in abrogation of previous scriptures, nor will it major on the Muslim belief in the corruption of the scriptures by Jews and Christians.
(surah ,48a) From this quotation it can be seen that the holy Koran highly esteems the Tawrat ("guidance and light"), and as having been revealed by Allah.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the various opinions held regarding these 3 holy books. Let it be stated here that this author has confidence that the Tawrat, Zabur and Injil extant today amongst Jews and Christians (i.e.
the Holy Bible), are the same as those books originally given by almighty Allah.
A multiplicity of authors for the various New Testament books is a new concept to them.
To top this all off, reference must be made to Abd-al-Rahman Azzam, respected Muslim leader and founder of the Arab League, as well as one who was instrumental in steering Malcolm X towards a more orthodox Islam: The Imam Ibn-al-Qayyim said, "God (may He be praised and glorified) sent His messengers and revealed His books that people may measure with the justice on which Heaven and earth have dwelt." (Azzam, The Eternal Message of Muhammad, pg.
72.) Others however, would say that the Tawrat is more or less the entire revelation given to the Jews: The religious dissociation of Abraham and other religious personalities from the main body of Jews and Christians was an inevitable consequence of two strands among Jews and Christians.