Allah sent His Books to various Prophets for the guidance of their nations. The larger Books are known as Kitabs while the smaller Books are known as Sahifas.
The Kitabs that were reveled are:
1. Tawrat (Torah)
Sent to Hazrat Musa (Moses) (‘alaihis salam)
2. Zabur (Psalms)
Sent to Hazrat Da’wuud (David) (‘alaihis salam)
3. Injil (Gospels)
Sent to Hazrat ‘Isa (Jesus) (‘alaihis salam)
Qur’an is the Final Book of Allah and was revealed to Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha (salLallhu ‘alaihi wa salLam). All the other Kitabs were revealed at once, except the Noble Qur’an, which was revealed over a period of 23 years.Muslim believe that the other three Kitabs no longer appear in their original revealed format and changes, alterations, additions and omissions have been made to them over the centuries. Whereas Allah Has promised to safeguard the text of the Qur’an till the end of time.
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The Noble Qur’an has been memorised by thousands of believers from the very beginning of Islam right to the present day.
Besides the four Revealed large books, many more smaller Kitabs (known as Sahifas) have been revealed to various Prophets (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon all of them). These include:
- 10 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat Adam (Alayhis-Salaam ).
- 50 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat Shies (Alayhis-Salaam).
- 30 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat Iris (Alayhis-Salaam).
- Between 10 and 30 Sahifas were revealed to Hazrat Ibrahim (Alayhis-Salaam).